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Thread: Geezer's Long March Toward the Elite Sneaking Up On the Finish Line

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    Tuesday night training John the Special Olympian. He had a cold, so I kept him to sets of 5 @ 50% to 75%. After squatting and benching, I started him at 115 for the deadlift and he grimaced after coming up with the first rep. I stopped him immediately and asked if his "stomach" (his hernia) was OK. Nope, it was his lower back. And THAT was the end of that for the night. I told him about my own back deadlifting this morning when he broke my heart saying he was sorry for the deadlifting.

    Also, I asked about the bug looking thing on the hat. It was (what else?) a lightning bug for Team Lightning Bolt.
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    Weight: 225.8.

    Since my back was a little tetchy from yesterday today was arms only rowing, speed bag, elliptical, cable crunch, side medicine ball throws (a bad idea with the back as it turned out), and stretching.

    Average HR was 125 bpm @ 82% of MHR. Cinching up my belt for deadlifts yesterday also indicates drilling another hole may be in the offing.

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    Weight: 225.

    Seated Press: 135: 7-7-6. Struggling back up.

    Rope Handle Curl: 250 for 3sets of 8.

    Pullover and Press: 115 for 3 sets of 6.

    Claw Curl: Sets of 5, 100-110-120.

    Average HR was 116 bpm @ 76% of MHR.

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    Last minute call to train the shotputters. So DB and I hied ourselves off to the fairly new and very impressive grounds of Carterville HS.

    There, I met Jareth, John C., Lena, and another young woman whose name escapes me just now. Jareth was a HS age guy and big. He worked his way up to an impressive set of throws. John C is tall and lanky and used his leverages well. The name forgotten woman had no discernible form whatever but had enough upper body strength to manage a good set of distances. Lena is also a deadlifter who I need to get to use more knee bend to get her legs into her throws. She could be doing much better, but I think I can help her.

    John was home sick with bronchitis and I am wondering if he will be able to make the meet next Saturday. Fingers crossed for him.

    Lots of good camaraderie with these Special Olympians. It truly is rewarding working with them. Jareth and John C. were gabbing about MMA, so I showed them some escapes from grabs and chokes. Who knows? They may show up at my Jujitsu class next week.

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