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    11-21-2018
    Squat 347.5x5x3
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    11-23-2018
    Squat 470x5x3
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    11-26-2018
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    11-28-2018
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    11-30-2018
    Squat 480x5x3
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    12-3-2018
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    Jee-Sus dude. Looking at your log makes me wonder why I even bother lifting, bro! Do you have a coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee F. Stewart View Post
    Jee-Sus dude. Looking at your log makes me wonder why I even bother lifting, bro! Do you have a coach?
    Lee, your words make me think of my favorite John McCallum article:

    Concentration, Part Three - John McCallum (1965) Strength & Health

    "I remember the first time I squatted with 500 pounds. It was kind of a goal with me but I'd been stuck at three reps with 430 for months.

    I'd just learned fractional relaxation and auto-suggestion. It was the first time I put them to work.

    I went to the gym that night and squatted with my usual 430 x 3. Then I walked over and sat on a bench and did the concentration thing I'm going to show you. Then I went back to the rack and did singles with 450, 470, 490, and then three full consecutive reps with 500.

    Everybody thought it was good except me. I thought it was terrific. I never even stopped for a shower. I boiled home, bounded through the door, threw both arms overhead, and flexed dramatically in front of the wife.

    "I did it!" I shouted. "I did it!" I was a little out of breath.

    She was reading. She didn't look up but she smiled politely. "Did you, dear?" she said. "That's nice."

    "Yes, indeedy," I lowered one arm and shifted gracefully into a three-quarter back pose. "Fabulous," I admitted to myself.

    She stifled a yawn.

    I turned around again. I never liked back poses too much on account of I can't see myself in the mirror.

    "Well," I said. "There I was. I'd just done the 430, see? Everybody thought I had it. But not me." I dropped my voice to a tense whisper. "I went over to the . . ."

    "Bring me a tiny glass of water on your way back, will you dear?" she said.

    "Back? I ain't goin' nowhere. Listen, I don't think you . . ."

    My daughter came into the room and said goodnight. I picked her up and put her knee. She had her pajamas on. She was a real cute little girl even then, with big dark eyes and thick hair and already starting to act like her mother.

    "Honey," I said. "Take your hand out of Daddy's pocket and pay attention. I want to tell you what I did tonight."

    She reached up and pinched my nose.

    "Now," I said. "Get the picture." I was getting kind of choked up with emotion. "There's this gym, see? An' it's of weights. Tons of weights layin' around all over the place. And . . ."

    "And you lifted them all. How nice." She slid off my knee. "Goodnight, Mummy."

    You'd probably like to impress your family, too. I'll tell you how to do it."

    You see no one cares how much you can lift. Just train to be strong and useful. I am using the SSOC Club service to keep my ego in check.

    12-5-2018
    Squat 352.5x5x3
    Bench 280x5x3
    Deadlift 510x5
    BW 240.2

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    Right on. Nice article. I'm over at SSOC as well. Team Sims. Very impressive log! Keep it comming!

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    12-7-2018
    Squat 490x5x3
    Press 207.5x5x3
    Row 255x8x3

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