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    Disappointed doing something, didn't mean hitting 308...

    I'm 5 pounds heavier than you now - we should be candles in the wind together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Skillin View Post
    Dude, you're one of us skinny kids that Rip yells at now. I will buy you a burrito or gallon of milk.
    Why not both, Skinny Skillin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derf123 View Post
    Disappointed doing something, didn't mean hitting 308...
    I've made many bad choices in life. This, perhaps, being the worst.
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    Decent day today. My press is basically for shit these days, but I suspect that has to do with cutting. I had a stronger press at the same or lighter bodyweight back in 2013, because I was moving up in BW, if slowly. I know I can press more at this BW, just having trouble doing it while actively cutting. But in all my lifts, I have the feeling that they're at the bottom end of a rebound. Not that they've been awful, at all, but they've all struggled at times in this rehab/cutting process. If I do continue cutting, it will be much slower and I think I will be able to creep my lifts back up to PR and beyond. The way I feel right now and what I've done lately, I think this process has already started and will start to reveal itself in actual numbers soon.

    Was up late last night watching the Cubs game and surviving multiple heart attacks. But my boys won, dammit, WE WON! I really never thought I'd be able to say Cubs: World Series Champions. I grew up going to a few games every summer. Then I got my first job at the stadium, selling Pepsi, then peanuts, then hot dogs as I moved up the seniority ranks year after year. I did vending for four years overall, and still have really fond memories of those summers, despite their 287-366 record over the four years I worked there (typical Cubs of yore). Anyway, point being: I was tired today but for good cause.

    Squat - high bar only
    135x3, 185x3, 235x3, 275x3
    315x3, 345x3, 365x3, 335x3 - belt
    Notes: Did high bar only (instead of also doing paused LBBS at each weight) both to rest my elbows and to reduce volume in anticipation of a heavy squat workout tomorrow. Pretty easy.

    GO CUBS High Bar Squat

    Press
    220x1, 235x1 @9.5, 245xf; 225x2x2@9.5, 9; 185x9
    Notes: As noted above, this was pretty disappointing. But I feel a breakthrough coming on - I did 215x5 in the middle of volume day last week. This is going to translate to the heavier weights again before long. 225 isn't going to stay heavy for much longer.

    Clean & Jerk
    45 x warmup stuff, 95x2, 135x1+2, 155x1+2, 175x1+2, 195x1x2, 215x1x2, 225x1x2, 235x1x2, 245x1x3, 225x1x2, 185x1+1x2
    Notes: Still a little sloppy with my footwork as it gets heavier, and having some issues during the dip/downward phase of the bounce that got me forward at 245. But none of these were hard. Just need to work on a bunch of technique stuff. Obviously practicing only 1x/week isn't ideal but I'm still really focused on my strength stuff right now so it'll have to do.

    Chins
    5,6,6,6,6,6,6,5 = 46. Easy.
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    Pretty great day today. The small reduction in volume last Friday and Mon/Tues this week paid off exactly as I wanted it to. A very very mini peak hitting some post-OP PR/milestones, without having to restart a whole new volume base.

    Squat - SBDs, belt
    475x1 @6, 505x1 @7, 530x1 @9, 550x1 @10, 405x10
    Notes: 550 was slower than I expected but is only five lbs less than my all time gym PR (have hit 562 and 575 at meets), so was really happy to hit that today - 15-20 lbs lighter than anytime I've hit 545 or above. Other than my 530 single at camp 4 weeks ago, I haven't really touched anything above 500 since surgery, so my comfort and recruitment at weights closer to my actual 1RM hasn't been practiced in a long time. That's probably why 550 was as hard as it was. 505 would've gone for 4, maaaaybe 5 reps, which would have been a 5 rep PR too. I'm feeling good about squats, and think I'm going to turn a corner that will end at finally hitting that 600 milestone before long. I'm 99% sure I could have hit it right before my injury so if I catch a hot streak of training, it's really just regaining previously held strength and might end up above 600. Feeling the juju. 405x10 back-off was going to be 15 but I could feel quads and erectors getting tired and didn't want to ruin any chance of a heavy DL, so racked it at 10.

    550 dual angle squat on IG

    Close Grip Bench
    250x5, 265x5, 275x5x2, 265x5, 225x10
    Notes: These were easy, but still feeling the elbow-itis some so didn't push it.

    Deadlift - belt
    475x1, 525x1, 565x1 @7.5, 600x1 @10 - mixed
    475x5 @7 - straps
    Notes: My tweaky back hasn't been much better so I was playing this by feel, and had mentally accepted that I might not go heavy today. But 525 and 565 went up smoooove so went for 600. It would've been an @8.5, but I let it pull me towards my toes when the bar was around my knee. Reacting my body back to midfoot while holding 600 lbs in my hands took a ton of effort and it ended up being close to a max rep. But it's the first time I've pulled 600 in over a year, since my injury. And knowing how well it came up and would've gone had I not made a dumb form error, really stokes me too. My DLs have been giving me trouble for a long time now - also since my injury. Finally feel myself turning this corner too. 700 isn't as far off as it seems.

    Will post vid on IG tomorrow.

    HSPU - tripod style
    2,2,5,5
    Notes: Apparently being lighter makes these easier. Despite being at the end of the above workout and tripod style which is much harder, I did two sets of five after 2x2.

    C2 Erg: 20/1:20 x 8
    Paces: 1:43, 1:36.1, 1:26.9, 1:24.7, 1:31.3, 1:31.7, 1:23.3, 1:35.2 = avg of 1:31.5
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    Sweet.

    Do you recommend shoulder and back injuries as a route to progress?

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    In case you want to hear my absolutely terrible singing voice doing cheesy karaoke to AC/DC's Thunderstruck and then see my 600 pull from yesterday, here it is: 600 Deadlift on IG

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris McCarthy View Post
    Sweet.

    Do you recommend shoulder and back injuries as a route to progress?
    Considering I still am not yet back to hitting PRs in any of my lifts (except SN and C&J, which don't count since I wasn't doing them before), I can't say I recommend shoulder surgery as a route to progress. Not even as part of the "two steps back" in the TSFTSB program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    cheesy karaoke to AC/DC's Thunderstruck
    Nice! Have you tried ballet?


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    Awesome lifts- glad to see everything coming back.

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    That singing is going to come back and bite the online coaches...

    Nice pull, and surgery is a huge detour.
    Last edited by Bryan Dobson; 11-06-2016 at 07:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Knowland View Post
    Nice! Have you tried ballet?
    Tried, mastered, needed a new challenge.

    Quote Originally Posted by JimB View Post
    Awesome lifts- glad to see everything coming back.
    Thanks Jim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryanccfshr View Post
    That singing is going to come back and bite the online coaches...

    Nice pull, and surgery is a huge detour.
    OR is it gonna singlehandedly nab us a couple hundred new clients?! Amirite?!?!

    Thanks Byran. Feels good to be hitting numbers I worked long and hard to get to, but couldn't do for a year. Surgery sucks, for sure.
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