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    Thurs., 10/11. 217.6#. Beef & Brocolli with Fried Rice, all out of a bag. Not bad, but needed a lot of protein added (eggs).

    SQ: 45x..., 135x8, 225x5, 270x6, 310x4, 345x2. Really wanted 3, but rep 2 had a major sticking at... you guessed it: the sticking point. Squats have been more uncomfortable than usual lately, which I'm blaming on the weird L lumbar thing. It's probably just another disc disintegrating. Once it's completely gone, and the joint ossifies, I'll be fine again.

    Bench: 45x..., 135x5, 155x5, 175x4, 195x9. Well, that's gotta be a PR.

    Chins: 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4. (40) coming along.


    pulled pork, squash, sweet potatoes.

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    Sun., 10/14. 219#. tacos, pizza, tension headache.

    DL: 135x8, 225x5, 285x6, 330x4, 370x3. Made my headache go away.

    Therapy Front Squats - all the way down, paused, breathing at the bottom: 135x3, 140x3, 145x3. Kinda restarted the headache, but good on my hips & back.

    Dips: 15, 17-PR, +5# x 14. My first weighted dips. God Bless America.

    CoC: trainer x5, then #1 x 1R, 0.95L. First time I've solidly closed the #1.


    Goddamn pork chimichanga with queso. Hell, yeah.

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    Tues., 10/16. Was out for a 2.75 mile hike in the woods, when I thought, "I'm gonna go press."

    OHP: 45x20, 95x5, 135x5, 155x2, 175x1, 180x1, 185x0. The 180 was one of the best reps I've ever done. No wasted time after the unracking, super smooth, good speed, all in one breath. The 185 was just me getting greedy and in a hurry. However, the sticking point was over my head - at least a 3-inch improvement. It hovered there long enough for me to have a complete conversation with myself.

    Me: Oh, neat, it's way up there! I'll just let the triceps do their thing!

    Also Me: Well, it's been a while, and the bar's not moving. Shouldn't you stop?

    Me: Nnnnaaahh, I'll just get tighter. It'll be fine.

    time passes.

    Also Me: Hey. Psst - hey, dude. Dude, you're gonna pass out.

    Me: No, It's fine.

    Also Me: No, dude, you're losing it.

    Me: Aw, crap. My vision's getting blurry. It always does that, though - I can still make it!

    Also Me: No, dude, call it.

    Me: Dammit, you're right. Let me at least do a controlled eccentric.

    Also Me: Well, hurry up. You're getting tunnel vision.

    Me: Yeah, I know, I just don't want to embarrass myself.

    Shoulders: Aw, shit! What the hell, man?

    Me: Sorry. I'll do some shoulder stuff next time.

    Shoulders: You fuckin better. You don't treat us right, we'll fuck your shit right up. You remember that last time, right?

    Me: I said I'm sorry. Don't be mad at me. I love you.

    Stomach: Heeyyyou guuuyyyss! We gotta go. There's nothing to eat here!


    Lamb shoulder chops with fried cabbage.

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    Sat., 10/20. 216.4#.

    Squat & Leave: 45x..., 135x8, 250x8, 290x6, 325x4.

    some RDLs with 65 to stretch the legs between sets, then a one-handed 'clean' into a Bent Press to celebrate finishing.


    Pigs in Blankets, sausages, chips, dips, chains, whips...



    Sun., 10/21.

    Bench: 45x... 95x12, 145x6, 165x4, 185x2, 205x1, 225x1, 250x1 - PR. bar path was good, speed was slow, shit was tite. Most of the volume this cycle has been in the 50% - 75% range, so that's something to think about.

    DL: 135x8, 265x8, 310x6, 350x5.

    Bear Complex: PC into FSquat into OHP into HiBarSQ into BTN PushPress into FSquat. 95#x3,3,2,3. Wife thinks they look badass, so, that's cool.

    Plate Halos: 35x5,5,5,5. R shoulder is achy. Wonder why.



    beef brisket curry over rice with eggs.

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    Tues., 10/23. 217.8#. Lunch was chili from a can. Feels very manly, but now I can't trust any farts. #lifebetweenpaychecks

    Press and Leave:

    OHP: 45x..., 95x8, 130x6, 150x4, 165x4, 135x5,5,5,5,7. Aww, push it.

    Paused Squats: 135x5,5,5.

    lots of rubber band stuff for the R delt. The bases of both thumbs are very achy, the elbows are okay, but the wrists feel like they're one stupid move away from pain. I guess that's what happens when you just train volume but don't train intensity.


    roast pork, cabbage, eggs. early bedtime.

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    Mon, 10.30. 220#. I've become a cereal killer.

    GHRs: 2x15
    Rotatorcuffs: 220 bands
    Abs: boat pose 30 sec x 2. Just some quick warmup stuff.

    Hi-Bar SQ: 1355, 1857, 2056, 215x5,5,5,5,5.

    Bench w/pause: 45..., 956, 145x6, 175x5, 185x5,5,5,5.

    DL 2" deficit: 185x8, 205x6, 225x5, 245x5,5,5.

    Seated DB ohp: 25x8, 30x8,8,8.


    Venison Liver pate, flank steak, cabbage, mushroom sauce, sweet potatoes.


    Thurs, 11.01. 221.6#. Old Forester goes well with snickers, peanut butter cups, and pistachios. Not so well with kit-kats. Also, it doesn't seem that kids are watching Bojack Horseman. None of them got my costume. (Sample Dialogue: "What are youuuu doing heeere?" "We're trick-or-treating, obviously <eye roll>.") Probably because of good parenting.

    GM: 45x10,10
    Banded Cuffs: 220
    Boat pose: 30 sec x 2

    Squat: 45..., 1356, 1656, 2256, 2754, 2905,5,5,5.

    CGBP with board: 45..., 9510, 1456, 1605, 177.55,5,5,5. Thought I was being smart by using a magnetic plate as a self-service 'board'. Then realized I forgot it weighed 2.5 #. Oh, well. The triceps are evil. They deserve it.

    Sumo DL. Yeah, you read that right: 1856, 2056, 2255, 2755,5. These are weird. Not only does the bar skin my knees, my hands abrade the inner thighs. I was not ready for that.

    Chest supported rows, supine grip: 4524, 24.


    To the taqueria, where a giant burrito al pastor is had, with a ripe avocado and club soda, while I watch the climactic scene of the Rambo movie where he releases all the POWs. Life is good.


    Sat., 11/03. 222#. I got the big bags of cereal, FYI.

    GHR: 2x15
    facepulls: 2x20
    HLR: 2x15

    Frunt Squat: 45x..., 95x5, 125x5,5, 155x4,4,4,4.

    Med. Grip BP w/board: 45x..., 105x6, 145x6, 170x5, 185x5,5,5,5. I strapped the board to my chest Cross-My-Heart-Bra style with a rubber floss band. Got many compliments. It's a good look for me. Very supportive.

    DL: 135x6, 245x6, 270x5, 295x5,5,5,5. 2sets doh, 2 sets hook.

    Rows: 135x8,8,8.
    facepulls: 30x8, 40x8,8.


    Rotochix, spinach dip, and some kind of vegetable, while we have a Longmire/Sabrina marathon.

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    Mon, 11/05. 221.6#. Bison Pie. It's just shepherd's pie with bison, but it's goood.

    SLDL: 45x..., 95x6, 115x6, 135x5, 155x5,5,5.

    OHP: 45x..., 95x6, 115x6, 130x5, 140x5,5,5,5.

    3/4 Squat - you go all the way down, then 3/4 of the way up: 185x6, 205x6, 215x5,5,5,5. These are kinda fun, even if they make it hard to breathe. The set's over with really quickly.

    Chins: 6,5,3,3,3. Should not have stopped doing these.
    Lat Raise: 20x8,8,8.
    Tri Pushdown: 100x8,8,16. damn cable machine don't have 'nuff weight.
    FB Bar Curlz: 70x8,8,8.

    I like this every-other-day thing. We'll see how long I can keep it up.


    Bachelor chow with sweet potatoes, chicken poblano soup, doritos.

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    Wed., 11/07. 223.6#. I found a small jar of creatine stuffed in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Delicious white powder, I have missed you.

    Ok, chicken thighs are in the oven. Gotta cruise.

    HIBar Pause Squat: 45x..., 135x3, 185x5, 205x5, 225x5,5,5,5,5. These go fast.

    Paused Bench: 45x..., 105x6, 145x6, 175x5, 200x5,4,4. Just not used to 80% of 1RM on this lift yet. Cut out one work set.

    DL 2" deficit: 185x6, 225x5, 260x5,5,5. super squeezy.

    DB OHP: 30x8, 35x8, 40x8,8.

    GHR x 10,10.

    flew through all that in 1 hour 15. Get home, and chicken is perfect.
    I'm toasted. Lat insertions painful to the touch, quads are a little numb, lower back is pumped, and what the hell is wrong with my L delt? It's like a bruise or someth... ohhh, right, I got a flu shot yesterday. Cool.

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    Sat., 11/10. 222.8#. And there you have it. If I need a day off, I take a day off.

    Banded Cuffs 2x20

    SQ: 45x..., 165x6, 225x6, 275x5, 312.5x4,4,4,4.

    Sumo DL: 185x6, 205x6, 225x5, 280x4,4. These are much better. Wear long socks, slick shorts, and make your lats arch your spine like the crescent moon. Bar slides right up.


    Wife made hi-protein banana bread! Bison tacos.


    Sun., 11/11.
    Got my first pair of elbow sleeves. Stoic. 5mm inside, 7mm outside. Nice and warm, a bit of compression.

    CGBP with 2" board. The real lifters saw me setting up my banded board bra, and demanded that I use the gym's foam block. I eventually acquiesced. I also didn't know the gym had its own block.
    45x..., 85x10, 145x6, 160x5, 180x5,5,5,10. elbow sleeves=good.

    Row: 135x8, 185x8,8,8,8.

    Cleaned OHP: 135x5,5,5.

    DB Curlz: 30x8,8, 35x8,8.

    face pulls: 30 x infinity.

    GHR: 3x10.
    banded & DB rotatorcuffs: 6x20. or maybe eight sets, I dunno. If you do more than five sets of something, does it matter anymore?
    abs x 2.


    To the taqueria! cabesa de reys tacos, burrito al pastor, avocado, while we watch whatever's on Univision. No idea what it was.

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    Mon., 11/12. 223#.

    banded cuffs: 2x20.
    GHR: 2x10.

    F Squat: 45x..., 125x5,5, 155x4,4, 165x4,4. all beltless.

    Med Grip BP with 2" board: 45x..., 105x6, 145x6, 175x5, 200x4,4,4,4.

    DL: 225x6, 275x5, 315x4,4,4,4 - one side is heavier than the other, so what do I do? Farmer's walk all around the gym, matching plates? Or do I just face the other way for the next set? Yeah, you guessed it. I'm here to lift weights, not change plates. Hook grip.


    Pork chops, cabbage.

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