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    Checkin in Ryan. Just went over your log, pretty impressive how you went from prepping for a meet to hernia repair to competing in a meet to now getting stronger haha. Nice job man!

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    Thanks Robert. There has been much up and down these past few months. Hoping for mostly up from now on!

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    6/15/16

    Recovery Day

    Squat: 245x5x2
    Bench: 205x5x3
    Volume Chins: BWx3x6
    Conditioning: F That

    Felt very tight and stiff today. Probably still carryover from the weekend. Oh well. And the NBA Finals is going to keep me from a full night's sleep before Friday. I think I can still make my planned on sets of Fahve tho

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    6/17/16

    Intensity Day

    Squat: 355x5

    355x5 - YouTube

    Press: 165x5

    PC: 175x3

    Didn't feel good going in. Was unsure if 355 was going to go for 5. Then a hot girl offered to film it so that solved that problem. Hit the pins on the 4th rep but recovered for the 5th. Because...I had to.
    Press felt good.
    Some idiot walked in front of me on my top set of PC and I had a sloppy rack and bent my wrist pretty good. But it seems minor.
    Another weekend of travel and manual labor ahead. I don't think that mixes too well with Texas Method but I'm surviving so far

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    6/20/16

    Volume Day

    Squat: 305x5x4
    Bench: 230x5x5
    DL: 410x3 (mixed grip)

    410x3 - YouTube

    Only slept 6hrs last night due to NBA Finals and hammies were super tight today as a result of much garden work this weekend. However I was pleased that nothing felt particularly brutal today.
    After some deliberation I've decided to go back to a mixed grip for the DL. The hook took me to a 456 DL but I think my path to 500 will be mixed. This is not due to me being a pussy, its the fact that my hands are too small. I can only get my pointer finger around my thumb and grip just doesn't hold at work set weights, therefore limiting my all important Gainzzzzz. I hate the asymmetry of the mixed grip but its gainz I want and gainz I shall have

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    6/22/16

    Recovery Day

    Squat: 250x5x2
    Press: 130x5x3
    ID Chins: BWx5, BW+15x5

    Nothing to report. Onward

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    6/24/16

    Intensity Day

    Squat: 360x5

    360x5 - YouTube

    Bench: 255x5 - forgot to do backoff set. Damn.

    PC: 180x3

    Squats were pretty grindy. Plate milestone next week is going to be tough. But I shall overcome.
    Was actually kinda pissed I forgot to do a backoff set of bench. I think those are necessary since TM neglects the UB lifts a bit. Probably why 255 went so smooth today. Oh well.
    PC is getting heavy and starting to bother the wrist a bit (ganglion cyst) but not severely.
    And yet another manual labor weekend ahead. #activerest

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    6/27/16

    Volume Day

    Squat: 310x5x4

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    Bench: 235x5x5

    DL: 415x3x2 - Alternate Grip

    Filmed squat from 2 angles because I wanted to see how forward I was getting of midfoot. To me it seems just a little bit, which I can live with. Others feel free to weigh in.
    Bench was Nice and Smooth. You know, like the rappers.
    DL. Houston we have a problem. I switched to alternate grip last week because my hook was really becoming limiting at work set weights. (I have teensy weensy thumbs and can't hook properly). So the alternate grip felt great last week and this week. But then my sometimes training partner informed me my squeeze was shit. Low back not getting arched enough. So I'm going to film next week and see how they look. So I'm thinking the palm forward hand is just not letting me get my chest up enough. Also I scraped my shin pretty good, indicating I'm back on my heels too much, which training partner guy noticed also. Anyway, pending video next week I'm wondering if using straps would be the next logical step? Only question then would be how do I pull in the Meet - hook or mixed? We'll see how it goes I guess. At least they FELT good. But that seems to be the only good news of the day. Oh well. 1st World lifter problems I guess
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    6/29/16

    Recovery Day

    Squat: 255x5
    Press: 135x5
    Chins: BWx3x2

    Its a stretch to even call this a workout, at least its Recovery Day. I'm sick. But figured probably best to get something in if I could. Going to Urgent Care in a bit. This feels like an ear infection and I really hope it isn't.

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    7/1/16

    Intensity Day

    Squat: 365x5

    365x5 - YouTube

    Bench: 260x5

    PC: 185x3

    185x3 - YouTube

    Well today was certainly a pleasant surprise. I've been sick all week. Felt awful for recovery day workout. So was a little worried about today. But not only did squats move quicker than last week, everything else was smooth and easy too. I guess I'll be bringing my gear to San Diego and finding a gym next week. Can't miss time unless absolutely necessary. Finally healthy and adding weight to the bar every week. A great feeling. PC felt good despite me realizing from the vid my elbow position is horrible. I'll need to focus on getting them more horizontal and maybe doing some wrist/forearm stretching

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