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    OK, first day back since the cyst removal and getting the stitches in. 5 total days off and treading carefully re: not ripping the wound open, so just testing the waters today. It was a successful test.

    Squat
    45x5x2, 89x8, 111x8, 133x5, 155x5, 177x5, 199x5
    Notes: All felt fine. I've been having some right lower back tightness and discomfort (which has gotten worse, if anything, during my recent time off). Wondering if it's related to my recent right glute twinginess. I rolled out the back extra before starting and glute was very cooperative. So maybe.

    Press
    45x5x2, 67x5x2, 89x5, 111x5, 122x5, 133x5
    Notes: All easy, no problem with neck. Attempted to use the lighter weights to practice some double layback action. Verdict is I still need A LOT of practice with it to get anything actually resembling a legit DLB that would increase the weight I can press.

    Deadlift
    133x5, 199x5, 243x5
    Notes: Felt good. Glute twinginess has been showing up here, too, and didn't feel it at all.

    TRX Rows
    BWx8x3
    Notes: 60s rest so a bit hard by the third set.

    Overall I felt better at the end of the workout than when I started. Not just because it was the first time in a month where I got under the bar knowing I'd be able to train consistently for the foreseeable future, but literally physically felt better. Back has been aggravating me a bit, and it felt completely 100% fine after lifting. It's not been pain, just tightness and low level discomfort but all that was gone after warming up and training. Even light.

    The stitches are in for another full week, till next Monday, so I won't be going hard this week. It'll be a slow ramp-up, which will pick up a bit more steam next week when the stitches are out. I'm still hoping to do the American Open in December, but will depend how quickly I can ramp back up. It doesn't make sense to go to all the trouble of traveling and dealing with the size of a big national meet if I'm not on track to PR. We'll see. Too soon to tell.

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    Glad to see you back at it, albeit treading lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Israel View Post
    Glad to see you back at it, albeit treading lightly.
    Thanks, Is. Added some load today and rested less (even though rest yesterday was already very short), but sweat less and overall felt less 'winded' today. It's astounding, when you think about it, how quickly the baseline conditioning comes and goes. Weights felt easy both days, but the heart rate response, amount of sweat, and recovery between sets was quite different yesterday to today. I basically did every set today with the only rest being the changing of the plates, with heavier weights, and still felt easier.

    Squat
    45x6x2, 89x5, 133x5, 177x5, 210x5, 232x5x2

    Deadlift
    133x5, 221x5, 287x5

    CGBP
    45x6, 89x6, 111x6, 133x6, 155x6, 177x6x2
    Notes: Though my shoulder has felt fine, I'm easing back in to bench here after 11 days off it and a very irritated shoulder the last time I did em. Did sixes here just because it's been SO long since I've done CGBP, I accumulated more than an entire set's worth of extra practice.

    TRX Rows
    BW x 9 x 3
    Notes: Rested 45s and then 60s, plus added a rep from yesterday so the last rep or two burned a bit. Had it set up about as low as I could go and get full arm extension at the bottom of the movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Thanks kel. Taking the dressing off in a couple hours. Excited to see my first ever stitches.
    Lucky dude. I have stitches, literally from under my toes(climbing razor wire) to a scar above each eyebrow.

    Count in 26 and 30 stitch cuts on my knee and calf respectively, and I can imagine my parents' fraught nerves when I was a kid.
    Last edited by lewabbit; 09-10-2014 at 12:10 PM.

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    The march back continues. Felt good overall today, everything was easy.

    Squat
    45x6x2, 111x5, 155x5, 199x5, 232x5, 265x5, 287x5

    Press
    45x5, 78x5, 100x5, 122x5, 144x5, 155x5, 166x5
    Notes: Attempted, somewhat half-heartedly, to work on the double layback again today.

    Deadlift
    155x5, 243x5, 331x5

    Chins
    5,6,7

    Tricep Rope
    52.5x15

    Cable External Shoulder Rotation
    7.5x15

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    Stitches come out Monday, so unless I decide to train over the weekend, this will be my last day purposely holding back. I won't attempt to jump right back to previous working weights and will take some time to ramp back up, but it'll be nice to put some weight back on the bar. My body also feels good. Other than some minor lingering tightness in my left lumbar area, my aches and pains - the ones that you tend to always carry around when you're lifting heavy 4x/week every week - are either gone or significantly reduced. Feel ready to ramp back up and then set some new PRs.

    Squat
    45x6x2, 111x5, 177x5, 221x5, 265x5, 309x5, 320x5

    CGBP
    45x5, 89x5, 133x5, 166x5, 188x5, 210x5x2

    Deadlift
    177x5, 265x5, 360x5

    BW Chins
    7,7,7

    DB Curlzzzz
    40x12

    Cable External Shoulder Rotation
    7.5x15x2

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    Sweet! I think this layoff may have been OK for you. You are set up for a great cycle now. Freaking rock it out until 12/14 and then lets crush that shit.

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    I've been meaning to ask you for more thoughts on that Kirk Karwoski quote. Being that angry all the time, and wanting to be so, seems like a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medwards View Post
    I've been meaning to ask you for more thoughts on that Kirk Karwoski quote. Being that angry all the time, and wanting to be so, seems like a bad idea.
    Jog my memory here: which quote? I remember recently posting somewhere about Kirk channeling his anger into his success on the platform. And what exactly is your question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Jog my memory here: which quote? I remember recently posting somewhere about Kirk channeling his anger into his success on the platform. And what exactly is your question?
    Yeah, that one, from your Tumblr.

    I understand anger. I've felt very angry with the world. It's a very all consuming thing. It'll totally engulf you if you let it. At the same time, I can't comprehend walking around angry like that almost constantly. I can't imagine being able to summon that anger with little effort just so I can pour it into lifting a barbell. And, he must have a supply of it on hand in order to make use of it. To keep a supply, he must keep it burning. I can't comprehend maintaining that anger on purpose and carrying it around inside of me all the time. It sounds unhealthy and dangerous.

    You don't seem to have that kind of anger, or at least you don't present yourself that way. Do you comprehend what he's describing?

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