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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Stanton View Post
    You are falling apart. Someone duct tape this man together! Stay healthy.
    Always have been injury prone, as far back as I can remember, probably always will be.

    At least that stress fracture I was worried I had in my foot seems to have been some other random thing that went away. But I do a few other more major things - not truly major, just the kinds of things that require an actual "procedure" - that will take me out of training for a bit that I need to address this year.

    Or maybe I should just get some duct tape.

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    Good news and not as good news from today.

    Press - belt+wraps
    235x5 @9 - PR!
    255x1 @8.5
    Notes: 235 moved so well, I was extremely pleased and mildly surprised. I was confident I'd get it before the set, but thought it'd be a 9.5 or 10.

    Wolf's Disease Chronicles
    : immediately after the 235x5 PR set, my left trap felt irritated and mildly painful. Didn't notice anything before. Still hurts now, 7 hours later.

    235x5 PR Press Set on IG

    Bench Press - belt
    335x5x3 @7-7.5
    CGBP
    315x5x2 @7
    Notes: All moved fast and well.

    Wolf's Disease Chronicles
    : Planned 335x5x5. Went an inch narrower than usual grip (which I moved, ~20 months ago, to an inch narrower than my long time and preferred grip), as a precaution. It was moving well but the left pec irritation was returning so I dropped 20 lbs and moved to full on close grip. Seemed better after that. Hopefully didn't cause a major recurrence that'll prevent bench training. But I'm treading on thin ice here, methinks.

    Ring Rows
    BWx10x4
    BWx8x2
    Notes: Easy, fast.

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    : Replaced chins with these lame things again. Ugh.

    LTEs
    87x10, 102x10x2
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    Light day + no bench because Wolf's Disease + Still can't squat and DL = Sad Face.

    Press - dead stop, strict
    95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 175x5x3

    Ring Rows
    BWx8x5

    Belt Squat
    BWx5, 25x5, 44x8, 70x8x5

    HSPU
    BWx10 - PR city!
    Notes: Figured since I was skipping CGBP today, I could pop a set of HSPU in without over-doing it on light day. Got 10 reps, which is PR by 4 reps, which is Fucking Yooooge. Now granted I'm about 10 lbs lighter than I've been + I usually do these at the end of a 3-4 lift workout that includes heavy work on press or bench, but that was still a nice surprise.

    It didn't hurt, per se, but I could feel my pec issue today in a way that indicates it's not fine, so blargh and harrumph.

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    Lotta good things today: 2 PRs and FINALLY a squat that didn't feel like complete dog shit.

    Bench Press - belt
    370x5 @9 - PR
    Notes: Was a little nervous about this and from the first empty bar warm-up rep through the last rep of 370, I was ready to rack it if I felt anything in my pec. But with a good warm-up and a finger-width narrower grip than usual, it felt fine at the time and still feels fine nearly 12 hours later. #blessed



    Press - belt+wraps
    217.5x5x5 @ 7.5 first set to 8.5 last set.
    Notes: Though not as exciting as a new 5RM bench, a 5x5 Press PR can only be made if you really got stronger, to sustain the extra weight over five sets of five with my extreme lack of layback, triceps-bottlenecked press. I don't remember exactly when it was but hit 215x5x5 some time in 2015. Been a long time. So 217.5x5x5 today was very sweet. With the RPEs today, it doesn't seem impossible that I might hit a 225x5x5 workout in this cycle before the meet. Which would be real nahce.

    Squat - belt
    135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 265x5, 295x5, 325x5, 345x3, 365x2
    Notes: OK, so it didn't feel "fine," but it wasn't painful and I could just tell something qualitatively different in the way the discomfort manifested today, that wasn't making things worse or setting me back or dangerous. But I have no idea how to describe it. Because it still didn't feel completely fine and back to normal, I stopped at 365. But I'm excited and optimistic that I can start actually training my squat at some point next week. Will I have enough time to get back, by April 2, to where I was in early December before I caught the flu? Unclear. But I'll try.

    Ring Rows
    BWx8x8 - easy

    DB Alt Curls / Crossfit Open Workout 17.1
    50x8, 10
    Curls/17.1 on IG
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 02-25-2017 at 01:54 AM.

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    A 225 5x5 press will be fucking lit.

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    Congrats on the PR's! Good to see you making Lemonade when dealt Lemons, and all that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasingCurls69 View Post
    A 225 5x5 press will be fucking lit.
    But will it be Lit AF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris McCarthy View Post
    Congrats on the PR's! Good to see you making Lemonade when dealt Lemons, and all that...
    Doing my best over here. Gonna try 365x5, 385x3, and 405x2 today, if back feels alrighty as I go up. Or hell, maybe a little more if it REALLY feels alrighty. We shall see. I beseech thee, Muscle Jesus. And Muscle Moses. And Muscle Mohammed. I'll take whoever is listening over here.

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    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I am indeed made of glass. Damn you! Damn you all to hell!



    Press - belt + wraps
    240x3x3 @8,9,8
    Notes: Still a little arm fatigue from Friday's PR bench and volume PR press, but these still moved really well. Didn't get tight and locked in for the second set but the third was solid again. Next week I'll go for a PR double, 255-265, depending on how warm-ups feel.

    Third set of 240x3 on IG

    Bench Press - belt
    340x5x5 @6.5, 7, 7, 7, then suddenly 8.5 for the last set
    Notes: Higher RPE on the last set is because I think I cut off my rest too early. I wasn't monitoring it closely today, but I think I took about 5 mins for the previous sets and only about 3 mins for the last. These moved really well. They FELT like @9s but moved like @7s. I first did 335x5x5 in summer of 2014. I equaled it again about two years ago in winter of 2015. Finally getting past it feels vera nahce.

    Squat - Belt, wraps for thumbs around
    135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 325x5, 365x5 - all fine
    405x2 - dinged!
    Notes: 405 was fast and easy but once again being dinged my back at the bottom. Can't tell yet how bad, but I guess I wasn't ready yet. I could probably not squat from now till April 2nd and make 500-525 at the meet. But DAMMIT.

    Deadlift
    It felt very minor at first so began to DL: 135x5, 225x3, 315x3, 365x2 - started feeling not good here to cut it. DAMMIT.

    Ring Rows
    BWx10x6

    LTEs
    92x10
    107x9,10
    Notes: Just miscounted on the first set here. Caught it on the video. NBD.

    I filmed these in case some people want to see an example of the SS style LTE. Last set of 107x10 here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I am indeed made of glass. Damn you! Damn you all to hell!



    Press - belt + wraps
    240x3x3 @8,9,8
    Notes: Still a little arm fatigue from Friday's PR bench and volume PR press, but these still moved really well. Didn't get tight and locked in for the second set but the third was solid again. Next week I'll go for a PR double, 255-265, depending on how warm-ups feel.

    Third set of 240x3 on IG

    Bench Press - belt
    340x5x5 @6.5, 7, 7, 7, then suddenly 8.5 for the last set
    Notes: Higher RPE on the last set is because I think I cut off my rest too early. I wasn't monitoring it closely today, but I think I took about 5 mins for the previous sets and only about 3 mins for the last. These moved really well. They FELT like @9s but moved like @7s. I first did 335x5x5 in summer of 2014. I equaled it again about two years ago in winter of 2015. Finally getting past it feels vera nahce.

    Squat - Belt, wraps for thumbs around
    135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 325x5, 365x5 - all fine
    405x2 - dinged!
    Notes: 405 was fast and easy but once again being dinged my back at the bottom. Can't tell yet how bad, but I guess I wasn't ready yet. I could probably not squat from now till April 2nd and make 500-525 at the meet. But DAMMIT.

    Deadlift
    It felt very minor at first so began to DL: 135x5, 225x3, 315x3, 365x2 - started feeling not good here to cut it. DAMMIT.

    Ring Rows
    BWx10x6

    LTEs
    92x10
    107x9,10
    Notes: Just miscounted on the first set here. Caught it on the video. NBD.

    I filmed these in case some people want to see an example of the SS style LTE. Last set of 107x10 here.
    *Cue Sarah McLachlan singing*

    Do you know someone suffering from Wolf's Disease? Are they always never healthy? They're not alone, for just $5.00 a day you can help provide a gallon of milk to those who suffer from this vicious disease and gainzz stealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex_Anderson View Post
    *Cue Sarah McLachlan singing*

    Do you know someone suffering from Wolf's Disease? Are they always never healthy? They're not alone, for just $5.00 a day you can help provide a gallon of milk to those who suffer from this vicious disease and gainzz stealer.
    Ha! Not bad Lex, not bad.

    Back isn't feeling as bad as I feared it would today. But based on how things have been going, unless it feels completely fine and normal again, I may just not even squat at all before the meet. I could probably squat 500 and pull 550 without any training of those lifts for months, which would be the case. Maybe even 5%-10% more. At this point I really won't have time to work things back up to 600 / 700 territory again so why go through all the pain and frustration. I could open at 455 and 495, or the kilo equivalents I guess, and just go by pain and feeeelz the day off. I won't get the ~1600 total I wanted but it'll still be nice to hit a solid press and get back on the platform for the first time in 18 months. I had very high hopes for this meet, but will just have to put em off. Again.

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