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  1. #61
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    I've been doing a lot of dips and chins on Tuesday. Single leg squats and deadlifts on Thursday. Hammer curls and tricep pushdowns on Saturday for these past two weeks. I've been doing them for 10x10 (superset; back-to-back).

    Weight scale is not working. Also hopefully, I could get back under the barbell by January... I sure I'm missing it and kind of reminiscing those squat grinders lol.

    I've looked into my superannuation and still have $200; I may spend that on knee sleeves and wrist wraps; if i have extra money; i'll probably spend it on squat shoes. I'll make the order by December. Hopefully, wrist wrap (would protect me from elbow and wrist pains), and the knee sleeves (to avoid knee pain), and squat shoes (to suit my poor dorsiflexion). Going to spend the bulk of 2018 from Jan to Oct (10 months of heavy barbell strength training; I hope so...). And of course around october next year hope to lose some fluff; like what I'm trying to do right now.

    Ciao.

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    Well, looks like I'm back...

    I've still been going to the gym consistently, but mainly using machine work, however, I've quelled into my depression, and diet hasn't been that great (also I failed to get a job). I think I've lost around 30 pounds, wanted to lose 40 pounds, gonna take a diet break this week, and start again next week. Anyways, my knees still hurt, but anyways I've gone back into barbell training late December, and it's a little better than before.

    Here's my recent workout from Monday;

    Squat w/o Belt: 185 x 5 x 3
    2ct Pause Bench: 175 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TnG): 285 x 5 x 1
    Chin-ups (Neutral Grip): 190 x 8 x 3 (then did some curls)

    I'm also gonna workout later today on Wednesday. I think I'm doing the advanced novice program, may get myself into Heavy/Light/Heavy instead of Heavy/Light/Medium, which is what Andy Baker recommends for cutting.

    Trying to use my hips more on the squat and focusing on keeping my knees out. Hopefully, the low bar position doesn't my elbows, and I wish I could get a job soon, so I could buy some wrist wraps, before handling heavier weights, also knee sleeves would be great also.
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    Wednesday's workout, 10th of Januarary:

    Squat w/o Belt: 220 x 5 x 3
    Strict Overhead Press: 90 x 5 x 3, 65 x 10 x 2
    Barbell Rows: 135 x 5 x 3, 90 x 15 x 2
    Tricep Extension: 30 x 20 x 3

    Friday's workout, 12th of January:

    Squat w/o Belt: 240 x 5 x 1 (Gonna bump to 255 next monday and do light days on Wednesday to let my knees recover faster).
    2ct Pause Bench: 185 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TnG): 285 x 5 x 1
    DB Shoulder Press: 35 x 12 x 3

    Did some single leg press (to rehab the knees), after Friday's workout.

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    My shoulders and knees were hurting. But my shoulders hurt the most today, especially around the second set of benching... The knee pain was there in the first two sets, practice using more hips, and once I've gotten into the third. Some of my knee pain kind of dissapated out, a bit.

    Monday's workout, 15th of January

    Squat w/o Belt: 255 x 5 x 3
    2ct Pause Bench: 200 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 335 x 5 x 1 (Gonna added lesser weight, I was losing my grip today, as I have no chalk because I'm too poor).
    Chin-ups (Neutral Grip): 180 x 8 x 3 (then did some curls).

    Gonna go for an early morning walk to kick off, my short weight-loss journey once again.
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    Wednesday's workout, 17th of Januarary:

    Pause Squats: 130 x 5 x 3 (slowly working the tempo to rehab the knees)
    Press: 100 x 5 x 3, 75 x 10 x 2
    Pendlay Rows: 155 x 5 x 3, 130 x 10 x 2
    Tricep Extension: 40 x 15 x 3

    Friday's workout, 19th of January:

    Squat w/o Belt: 265 x 5 x 3 (Knee pain is slowly subsiding, gotta focus on using my hips, and bringing my knees out more).
    2ct Pause Bench: 185 x 2 x 1 (Immense shoulder pain; couldn't work up to 210).
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TnG): 335 x 5 x 1 (My grip strength was horrible).
    Facepulls: 70 x 15 x 3 (To rehab my shoulder pain from the bench press).
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    My shoulders are still in a bit of pain and my left knee hurt a lot today, as the workout went along, it dissipated a bit, all I have to do is keep moving. The worst thing you could do with an injury is stopping moving.

    I also tried experimenting with a closer grip on bench and shoulder felts better, it also enables me to touch lower at the chest than upwards. I have to stay stable on a bench and keep breathing heavy on squats to avoid some injuries.

    Monday's workout, 22nd of January

    Squat w/o Belt: 275 x 5 x 3 (Getting a little tough)
    Closegrip Bench: 90 x 10 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 340 x 5 x 1 (Grip felt pretty strong today).
    Chin-ups (Neutral Grip): 180 x 10 x 3 (upped the reps from 8 to 10 and then did some curls).

    Then I did some shoulder rehab stuff.
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    Wednesday's workout, 24th of January:

    The other day I was fiddling around with bench press. I found out using a closer grip on the bench doesn't bother my shoulders much. May have to ditch the press, as it bothered my shoulders a lot today.

    Pause Squats: 155 x 5 x 3 (Easy, knees starting to feel better)
    Press: 90 x 7 x 3 (My right shoulder was hurting... I have to go lighter on pressing and benching for these coming weeks).
    Pendlay Rows: 165 x 8 x 3 (Did more reps, grip started giving out later)

    Then some tricep and shoulder rehab work.

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    I couldn't go to the gym due to being asked to do something every hour... The good news is that my shoulders are feeling better. Best thing you could with an injury is keep moving, if you stop moving, well a little fucked...

    Here's some of my recent workouts:

    Friday's workout, 26th of January (went lighter today)

    Squat w/o Belt: 242 x 2 x 1
    Closegrip Bench: 185 x 5 x 3 (went closer grip on the bench to protect my shoulders)
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 220 x 8 x 3 (Went light on deads).
    Some shoulder rehab work:.

    Wednesday's workout, 31st of January (missed Monday's and Tuesday's session).

    Squat w/o Belt: 290 x 5 x 3 (Gotta becareful with my elbows)
    2ct Pause Bench: 205 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 360 x 5 x 1 (Grip gave out on the very last rep).
    Chin-ups (Neutral Grip): 180 x 12 x 3 (upped the reps and did some curls).

    Gonna have a light day tommorrow, even though I've already trained today, I still want to maintain my Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.

    Gonna use smaller jumps and start doing more cardio soon.
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    Elbows hurting a little. Knees and shoulders starting to feel better.

    Monday's workout, 5th of January

    Squat w/o Belt: 295 x 5 x 3
    TnG Bench: 210 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 365 x 1 x 1 (Couldn't do an extra rep, I felt dizzy towards the one of the workout).

    Finished off with some shoulder raises.

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    knees hurt and starting to stall on deads/bench, gonna ramp the weights back up aggressively. i need a 210kg/463lb squat, 140kg/308lb Bench, and 220kg/484lb dead before my birthday in three months.

    university is coming around, so im going to have to change my schedule around instead of monday/wednesdays/fridays, its going to be tuesdays/thursdays/saturdays.

    Tuesday's workout, 20th of February 2018

    Squat w/o Belt: 310 x 3 x 1, 220 x 5 x 3
    TnG Bench: 230 x 3 x 1, 210 x 5 x 3
    Deadlift w/o Belt (TNG): 375 x 1 x 1. 310 x 10 x 1 (felt strong).

    Finished off with chins and curls.

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