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    I lack the requisite eloquence to sufficiently elucidate the dizzying volume of basketball I participated in over the course of this week.

    Monday 9-16-2019
    Basketball:
    I seriously don't even know, at least six games, I stopped counting. The last one was 2v2 for extra running around in literal cirlces.
    Deadlifts: 515 lbs 1x1 Speed Reps: 365 lbs 6x3 Normal Reps: 405 lbs 4x7
    Bench Press: 300 lbs 1x1 265 lbs 6x4
    Floor Press: 245 lbs 5x3
    DB Bench Press: 75 lbs 5x10

    I NORMALLY try to do some conditioning on Tuesday, but since I played so much basketball on Monday, I figured I'd give it a rest.

    Tuesday 9-17-2019
    Squats:
    1x1 515 lbs
    3-1-0 Tempo Squats: 385 lbs 4x6
    Barbell Row: 195 lbs 5x10
    Barbell Curl: 70 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8

    Wednesday 9-18-2019
    Basketball:
    Two 2v2 (ugh) games
    Deficit Deadlifts: 405 lbs 6x4
    Power Snatch: 185 lbs 5x2
    Close Grip Bench Press: 225 lbs 4x8
    Chin Ups: 5x12

    I NORMALLY try to do some conditioning on Thursday, but since I played some basketball on Wednesday, I figured I'd give it a rest.

    Thursday 9-19-2019
    Squat:
    515 lbs 1x1
    Safety Bar Squat: 340 lbs 5x8
    Barbell Row: 195 lbs 5x10
    DB Preacher Curl: 40 lbs 5x12
    Bow Jumps: 5x8

    Friday 9-20-2019
    Deadlifts:
    515 lbs 1x1 405 lbs 4x8
    Paused Deadlifts: 445 lbs 4x2
    Basketball: 3 games.

    I NORMALLY try to do some conditioning on Saturday, but since I played even more basketball on Friday AND that caused me to be unable to bench press before the gym closed, I gave it a rest and did the bench press on Saturday.

    Saturday 9-21-2019
    Bench Press:
    300 lbs 1x1 285 lbs 4x2 225 lbs 4x8
    Chin Ups: 5x12
    DB Bench Press: 75 lbs 5x10

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    Not as much basketball and, coincidentally I'm sure, my ankles, knees, calves, quads, hips, glutes, back, and legs aren't as bloody stiff and sore as they were after the week before.

    Monday 9-23-2019
    Basketball:
    2 games
    Squats: 515 lbs 1x1 Speed Reps: 365 lbs 6x3 Normal Reps: 405 lbs 4x8
    Bench Press: 300 lbs 1x1 245 lbs 4x8
    Floor Press: 225 lbs 4x6
    Lying Triceps Extensions: 70 lbs 5x12

    Tuesday 9-24-2019
    Deadlift:
    515 lbs 1x1
    Deficit Deadlifts: ~4inch deficit, 385 lbs 6x6
    Barbell Row: 195 lbs 5x10
    Barbell Curls: 75 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 4x8

    Wednesday 9-25-2019
    Safety Bar Squats:
    380 lbs 5x6
    High Clean Pulls: 265 lbs 6x3
    Feet Up Bench Press: 225 lbs 4x7
    Chin Ups: 4x12

    Thursday 9-26-2019
    Deadlifts:
    515 lbs 1x1
    Deficit SLDLs: ~2inch deficit, 315 lbs 4x10
    Barbell Rows: 195 lbs 5x10
    DB Preacher Curl: 40 lbs 5x12
    Ab Wheels: 4x10
    Running: 14 laps

    Friday 9-27-2019
    Squats:
    515 lbs 1x1 405 lbs 5x7 Box Squats: 405 lbs 3x4
    Bench Press: 300 lbs 1x1 215 lbs 5x10
    Seated DB Press: 55 lbs 5x10

    Saturday 9-28-2019
    Chin Ups:
    5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8
    Running: 14 laps

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    Monday 9-30-2019
    Deadlifts:
    515 lbs 1x1 Speed Reps: 365 lbs 6x3 Normal Reps: 405 lbs 4x7
    Bench Press: 300 lbs 1x1 265 lbs 6x4
    Floor Press: 235 lbs 4x6
    DB Bench Press: 75 lbs 5x10

    Halfway through this workout, I was walking across the basketball halfcourt to the bathrooms and someone shooting around missed a shot that bounced kind of towards me. I lunged to grab it and toss it back, and in landing all upon my right foot, I felt like I kind of jammed my quad, if that makes any sense. I THINK that was the cause of intermittent knee pain for all of two days.

    Tuesday 10-1-2019
    Squats:
    525 lbs 1x1
    3-1-0 Tempo Squats: 385 lbs 4x6
    Barbell Row: 195 lbs 5x10
    Barbell Curls: 75 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8

    The side of my knee kind of hurt doing some things and not others. I had to bail on snatches because the knee bend on the catch REALLY make it complain, but deficit deadlifts were no issue. I dunno.

    Wednesday 10-2-2019
    Deficit Deadlift:
    415 lbs 6x4
    Spoto Press: 235 lbs 4x6
    Chin Ups: 5x12

    My knee ache MIGHT have been a tight IT band. Because stretching it appeared to make it a lot better, to the extent I was able to do all the squats I intended to do, even though walking down stairs caused mild ache before leaving for the gym.

    Thursday 10-3-2019
    Squat:
    525 lbs 1x1
    Safety Bar Squats: 340 lbs 5x8
    Barbell Row: 195 lbs 5x10
    DB Preacher Curl: 40 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8
    Running: Ran 4 laps fairly briskly, walked one, x3

    Friday 10-4-2019
    Deadlifts:
    525 lbs 1x1 405 lbs 4x7
    Paused Deadlifts: 455 lbs 4x2
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 285 lbs 4x2 235 lbs 4x8
    DB Bench Press: 75 lbs 5x10

    Saturday 10-5-2019
    Chin Ups:
    5x12
    Box Jumps: 4x8
    Ab Wheels: 4x8
    Running: 14 laps

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    Monday 10-7-2019
    Squats:
    525 lbs 1x1 Speed Reps: 365 lbs 6x3 Normal Reps: 415 lbs 3x8
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 265 lbs 6x4
    Floor Press: 235 lbs 4x6
    Lying Triceps Extensions: 70 lbs 5x12

    Tuesday 10-8-2019
    Deadlift:
    525 lbs 1x1
    Deficit Deadlifts: ~4 inch deficit, 385 lbs 6x6
    Barbell Rows: 205 lbs 5x10
    Barbell Curls: 80 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8

    Wednesday 10-9-2019
    Safety Bar Squats:
    380 lbs 5x6
    High Clean Pulls: 265 lbs 6x3 (These felt like they were being pulled a shade higher than normal, either I'm delusional or SUPER SWOLE. Possibly both)
    Feet Up Bench Press: 235 lbs 4x7
    Chin Ups: 5x12

    Thursday 5-10-2019
    Deadlifts:
    525 lbs 1x1
    Deficit SLDLs: ~2 inch deficit, 315 lbs 4x10
    Barbell Row: 205 lbs 5x10
    DB Preacher Curls: 40 lbs 5x12
    Ab Wheels: 5x8
    Running Stuff: 4 laps running, 1 lap walking, 2x2

    Friday 10-11-2019
    Squats:
    525 lbs 1x1 405 lbs 5x7
    Box Squats: 405 lbs 3x4
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 220 lbs 5x10
    Seated DB Press: 55 lbs 5x10

    Saturday 10-12-2019
    Chin Ups:
    5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8
    Ab Wheels: 4x8
    Running: 14 laps (ugh)

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    Monday 10-14-2019
    Deadlifts:
    525 lbs 1x1 Speed Deadlifts: 385 lbs 6x3 Normal Reps: 415 lbs 4x7
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 265 lbs 6x4
    Floor Press: 245 lbs 4x6
    DB Bench Press: 70 lbs 5x12

    Tuesday 10-15-2019
    Squats:
    525 lbs 1x1 3-1-0 Tempo Reps: 385 lbs 4x6
    Barbell Rows: 205 lbs 5x10
    Barbell Curls: 80 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8
    Running: 7 laps

    Wednesday 10-16-2019
    Deficit Deadlifts:
    ~4 inch deficit, 415 lbs 6x4
    Power Snatch: 185 lbs 5x2
    Spoto Press: 235 lbs 4x6
    Chin Ups: 5x12

    Thursday 10-17-2019
    Squats:
    495 lbs 4x2
    Safety Bar Squats: 330 lbs 5x8
    Barbell Row: 205 lbs 5x12
    DB Preacher Curl: 40 lbs 5x12
    Jump Rope: 1:20x4

    Friday 10-18-2019
    Deadlift:
    525 lbs 1x1 415 lbs 4x7 Paused Reps: 465 lbs 4x2
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 290 lbs 4x2 225 lbs 4x10

    Saturday 10-19-2019
    Chin Ups:
    5x12
    DB Bench Press: 70 lbs 5x12
    Box Jumps: 5x8
    Running: 7 laps 2x1

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    All right, I'm going to skip recounting the two week gap because it's basically the same as the two weeks before it and I'm lazy. I also pulled my right trapezius muscle doing a snatch last Wednesday, which had mostly recovered by Sunday. But between that and several other parts of my beginning/continuing to ache, I'm taking a Recovery/Bitch Week. This is that week.

    Monday 11-4-2019
    Squats:
    525 lbs 1x1 Speed Reps: 315 lbs + ~80 lbs of bands, 3x3 Normal Reps: 365 lbs 1x10
    Bench Press: 305 lbs 1x1 225 lbs 4x8
    Rear Flies: 10 lbs 3x10 (Trying to loosen up a shoulder ache)

    Tuesday 11-5-2019
    Deadlifts:
    525 lbs 1x1 405 lbs 3x5
    DB rows: 70 lbs 3x10
    Barbell Curls: 80 lbs 4x10
    Running: 10 laps

    Wednesday 11-6-2019
    Standing Press:
    145 lbs 4x6
    Chin ups: 5x12
    Glute/Ham Raises: 4x8
    Jump Rope: 1:15 x3

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    I switched from powerlifting to strongman and have not even thought about going back for year. Meets are way more fun. They take about half the time. You should give a local amateur strongman meet a go.

    I will say that now that I can qualify for "Masters" I have thought about giving Powerlifting another go. But after hearing your story I do not miss 9 hr meets to to 9 lifts!

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