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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    2. Left shoulder (non-repaired side, but injured badly 4+ years ago) has been feeling pretty bad lately. Wondering if having a repair on that side at some point is inevitable.
    3. My left foot has been killing me - dorsally, medially, near the ankle. Probably navicular. Wondering if I somehow developed a stress fracture there. Fuckin Wolf's Disease, man.
    No. Just no

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    I feel like starting a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to fight Wolf's Disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingCurls69 View Post
    How do you feel about sour beers? Also will you give us the pump quarantine rating after getting some bro-work done?
    If good, I like them for a taste but not a whole pint.

    Quote Originally Posted by Satch12879 View Post
    To me, they are the measure of a brewer's skill and a drinker's palate.
    So I guess I don't measure up to your palate expectations. Sad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Arnold View Post
    No. Just no
    Wolf's Disease: The #1 killer of gainz in the USA, 5 years running.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lex_Anderson View Post
    I feel like starting a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to fight Wolf's Disease.
    FINALLY. We need to get the recognizton we deserve to fight this pernicious disease!

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    Dead Stop Strict Press
    95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 170x5,5,6 (did the second rep TnG so did an extra)
    Notes: All easy, solid.

    CGBP
    135x5, 195x5, 245x5, 265x5x3
    Notes: Also all easy, solid.

    Chins
    BWx3, +10x3, +20x3, +26x3x3
    Notes: First time doing weighted chins in a while since my elbows and brachialis had been killing me so much. If there's one positive to this back tweak, it's that the layoff has calmed them down. The 3 week layoff when I was sick didn't help at all, and both my knees and elbows felt worse after one session back from those three weeks off than they had beforehand. But this non-virus induced layoff has allowed things to calm down enough. Hoping I can avoid the itis when I get back under the bar.

    Speaking of, today was also the first day that my back felt noticeably better. Not fine but a noticeable improvement. If this continues I should be able to begin squatting on Monday. Bodyweight back down to 267.5 this morning.

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    A satisfying conclusion to upper body/bro week with a nice bench PR.

    Bench Press - belt
    365x5 @9 - PR!
    Notes: I was ambitiously planning on a new 5 rep max today, based on how good and fast 335x5 was on Monday. I thought 360x5 would be great, especially considering how inconsistently I've trained the last 6 weeks. But warm-ups felt so hot that I pushed it up to the 365 plate milestone and CRUSHED it with a rep in the tank. Looks like maybe more than one rep but my bench and press fade so fast, I don't know. Maybe it's an 8.5 but I'm fine giving it a 9 without actual bar speed data on my lifetime of bench press to compare to.

    This may be my last 5 Rep plate milestone, so I enjoyed it muchly. 405x5 would be awesome, and I'll train like hell for it and give it my all. But it took me what, 4-5 years to get from 325x5 to 365x5. The next 40 lbs are unlikely to be faster, and I'm at a less advantageous age than I was 5 years ago. Still, it's possible that I *could* have hit 365x5 three years ago when I hit my 420 all time 1RM, but wasn't pushing the 5RMs as hard then, so I may be just catching up to what I already could have done. In which case 405x5 is more likely. It's fun to speculate but relatively pointless. I'll keep building up my bench as long as I can and try to hit 405x5. But if I don't, this was a nice milestone.

    365x5 bench press PR on IG

    Press - belt + wraps
    190x5, 207.5x5x3 @7, 7.5, 8; 190x5
    Notes: Solid, AND didn't aggravate my back at all. Back is overall feeling much better. I was tempted to try to squat today but my good judgement won out. A few more days of rest and I'll squat Monday, assuming it doesn't regress.

    Chins
    BWx9x5 = 45 total. A little harder than Mondays 5x8 but still very solid. Last rep of last set @8.5.

    EZ Curl Bar Curlzzzzz
    57x10, 67x8, 77x8
    Notes: I never liked or was very good at these, even in my broiest of bro days when I 'did arms' for an hour+. Went pretty light just to start off.
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 01-27-2017 at 09:21 PM.

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    Congrats!

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    made that look easy Wolf,

    so I might understand breathing there,
    1st 3 reps, then a breath, 4th and fifth, did you breath between ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris McCarthy View Post
    Congrats!
    Thanks Chris.

    Quote Originally Posted by neilc1 View Post
    made that look easy Wolf,
    so I might understand breathing there,
    1st 3 reps, then a breath, 4th and fifth, did you breath between ?
    I did the first three reps on one breath, then breathed between reps 3 and 4. I think I breathed again between the 4th and 5th rep, but I'm not 100% sure. Novices are better off learning to take a breath each rep, and can easily learn later on how to do multiple reps per breath.

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    Solid upper body day today, with some disappointing lower body attempts.

    Press - belt + wraps
    230x3 @8.5, 240x2 @8.5, 250x1 @9, 240x2 @9.5 (got out in front of me)
    Notes: Very happy with how solid the first three sets were. Last was just a technique error. In light of what happened to my press at the last meet (missed my 3rd attempt because of the lack of practice without a focal point 5-10' away), I pressed on the platform today with my focal point about 25 feet away. The ceiling at solace is a lot lower than at Gantry, and the focal point there with the meet setup is also further away, but this was just a start, 2 months out.

    Press Medley on IG

    Bench Press - belt
    305x5, 325x5, 340x5 @8, 320x5x2
    Notes: Solid, not much to report.

    Squat
    45x5x2, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 255x5, 275x5, 300x5 - belt for 225 and up
    Notes: Felt fine at super light weights but started feeling my back tweak again around 275-300 so shut it down. It didn't hurt but I could feel its presence. More below.

    Deadlift
    155x5, 245x5, 295x5
    Notes: Same as the squat. Didn't hurt at all but I could feel the area of the tweak get irritated at 295 so stopped. It's still irritated now, 5 hours later. It doesn't hurt, but I can feel it. I'm hoping this didn't set me back again, but I'll probably find out over the next couple days. Very frustrating. Took 3 weeks completely off all squats and DLs and it's still not only not back to normal but not even able to handle 300x5 without getting irritated. Time is quickly running out to work my squat up to 600 before the meet.

    Chins
    BWx7x7 = 49

    Standing EZ Curl Bar Skull Crushers
    77x10, 87x10, 97x10
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 01-30-2017 at 09:25 PM.

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    Back feels worse today, which is just awesome. Very frustrating. Upper body continues to be on 24/7 swole patrol.

    Press - dead stop, strict
    95x5, 135x5, 157.5x5, 172.5x5x3

    Close Grip Bench Press
    135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 255x5, 270x5x3

    Chins
    BWx3, +10x3, +20x3, +30x5,3,3
    Notes: Lots of gas in the tank here. Just increasing slowly since I'm doing these on my lighter day, so as not to interfere with Friday's work by ramping up too much too soon.
    +30x5 on IG

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