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    Fri., 5/02. 213.75#. had a root beer float last night.

    Chins: 4. good enough for now.

    Squats: 45, x..., 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 3, 285 x 5,5,5.

    OHP: 45 x 10, 95 x 5, 135 x 5,5,5. Thank you, Jimi Hendrix and old Metallica.

    Deadlift: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 1, 345 x 5. I finally get my belt set right, and with a bit of encouragement from bystanders, this was an easy 5 reps.

    Celebratory Lat Pulldowns: 70# x 10, 10, 10
    Pullovers @ 20#, 3 sets of 20-something.

    Ribeye steak with sweet vermouth cream pepper sauce (a bit sweet for me, but wife loves it), and braised short rib/pork hock stew, with creamed corn and mushroom rice, washed down with whiskey & bitters.

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    Sat., 5/03. Yardwork. Our street is getting ripped up next week, so we have to save the plants we want from the terrace. Much shoveling & carrying of water buckets.

    Pro Tip: always use a wheelbarrow with a flat tire. This prevents you from pushing it when it's carrying any weight, and pulling it behind you while you lean forward makes you look cooler. Works the grip, too.

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    Mon., 5/05. 212.5#.
    Got bored this weekend and ran my numbers through the navy BF calculator.
    213# @ 5'10", Waist 40", Neck 17" = 25%BF, LBM = 160 Hah! 160. There's an 18 year-old me inside me!

    Chins: 3,3,3,3.

    Squats: 45 x 15, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 3, 295 x 5, 225 x 5,5.

    OHP: 45 x 10, 95 x 5, 140 x 4, 1. Now that was a tough rep. Stuck halfway up, but I would not let it down. So I stood there, with the bar just overhead, for about an hour or two. It was only when I grunted out just a tiny bit of air that I was able to lockout. 100 x 5, 8.

    Deadlift: 225 x 5, 315 x 3, 355 x 1. That felt good.

    Rows: 135 x 5,5,8.

    Lat pulldowns: 80 x 10, 10, 10.

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    My week-long absence from training: let me 'splain to you: Yardwork. Lots and lots of yardwork. Shoveling big piles of dirt into a wheelbarrow with a snow shovel, moving dirt, dumping it, repeat. Digging holes, transplanting, mulching, picking up logs & stumps & pavers, pulling up rogue saplings with my bare hands. In the rain, in the sun. Celebrated Sunday night with a fire and some good Mezcal (con gusano).

    This is why I started strength training in the first place! It's all so much easier now, from carrying groceries, to moving furniture, to shoveling snow, to taking my shirt off...

    Two years ago, the sheer volume of this work crammed into four days would have killed me. As it is now, all I have to show for it is a sore left erector spinae and right rectus abdominus. (I tried to remember to switch sides shoveling, but it wasn't always possible.)

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    Mon., 5/12. 212#.

    Maybe I should take it easy. After a week, plus all that shoveling, I could be de-trained.

    Nahhh. Reps, or GTFO!

    Chins: 3,2,2,2,2,2,2,2.

    Squats: 45x10, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 235 x 5,5,5,5,5.

    OHP: 45x10, 75 x 5, 95 x 5, 110 x 5,5,5,5,5.

    Deadlift: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 5.

    That took almost 90 minutes. Dang.

    Chicken burritos! Oh, so good.

    My wife got me a present: big 'ol jar of Creatine Monohydrate. The Loading Begins! I can already feel the placebo effect kicking in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erok View Post
    My week-long absence from training: let me 'splain to you: Yardwork. Lots and lots of yardwork. Shoveling big piles of dirt into a wheelbarrow with a snow shovel, moving dirt, dumping it, repeat. Digging holes, transplanting, mulching, picking up logs & stumps & pavers, pulling up rogue saplings with my bare hands. In the rain, in the sun. Celebrated Sunday night with a fire and some good Mezcal (con gusano).

    This is why I started strength training in the first place! It's all so much easier now, from carrying groceries, to moving furniture, to shoveling snow, to taking my shirt off...

    Two years ago, the sheer volume of this work crammed into four days would have killed me. As it is now, all I have to show for it is a sore left erector spinae and right rectus abdominus. (I tried to remember to switch sides shoveling, but it wasn't always possible.)
    Isn't it nice to see the fruits of your labor both literally and figuratively.
    Great work!

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    Thurs., 5/15. 211#.

    Chins: 5, 5, 3.75.

    Squat: 45 x 10, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 5, 265 x 5. just warming up for:

    Power Cleans: 50kg x 3, 59 x 3, 61 x 3,3,3,3,3. These are mostly good. Maybe I'll up the weight someday.

    Bench: 45 x 25, 95 x 5, 125 x 5, 145 x 5, 165 x 5,5, 135 x 5,5,5. wiiide grip.

    DB Bent Press: refining my form, I work up to 2 per side with 40#, then 50#. These are lots of fun. My shoulders feel awesome.

    pork chops with mushrooms!

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    Default Somebody said, 'Faaair Warning!' Well, Looooord, strike that poor boy dyooown!

    Sat., 5/17. 211.25#. I'm one of five people in the gym today.

    Chins: 3,3,3,3,3. Just gonna crank these out.

    Squats: 45x..., 135 x 5, 185 x 3, 225 x 5, 255 x 3, 295 x 5,5,5. Mmmm, tree-fiteen, I can taste you! Rawr! Feeling beastly, and gasping desperately for air.

    OHP: 45x..., 65 x 5, 95 x 5, 115 x 3, 125 x 3, 140 x 3,3, What?! Curls in the squat rack! right next to me! Even under the neoprene arm wrap and pretty gloves, I can tell his arms are hyooge. He's doing 115 for reps. My, those gloves look nice. I get all amped up, and go again: 140 x 4. That last rep almost didn't happen, but I un-stuck it with Rrrayge!

    Deadlift: 135 x 5, 225 x 5, 315 x 1, What's that song playing? Mean Streets! That's my jam, yo! (furious air guitar happens on the platform, creating clouds of chalk) 355 x 5 and no hitching! Thanks, Van Halen!

    Victory Meal: A triple bacon deluxe butterburger, cheese curds, triple mushroom & swiss butterburger, and a large vanilla malt (with whey powder, creatine, and chocolate milk). I love living in Wisquatson.

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    Lol just dropped in to say I love this thread..and butterburgers. Keep on keepin' on.

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    Mon., 5/19. 213.25#. Whatevs. I got till the end of July before I have to take my shirt off in front of people.

    Chins: 5,3,3,2.75. Guess I'm microloading.

    Squats: 45 x 10, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 1, 240 x 5,5. Belt is really broken in comfy - no more bruised muffin!

    OHP: 45 x 15, 75 x 5, 100 x 5, 112.5 x 5,5,5,5,7.

    Rows: 145 x 5,5,5,5,5.

    Lat Pulldowns: 80 x 10, 10, 10. These feel much lighter than I thought they would. I switch to the newer Cybex machine next to me and do 80 x 5. Wayyy heavier! I'm going to make a note of that: no-name machine < Cybex. It's a shame, because the no-name machine looks so much cooler.

    Good Mornings: 45 x 8, 95 x 8,8,8. Gotta do these, right?

    Bent Press: DBs to start, up to 35#, then I dig out a little 30# bar, and work up to a couple tens: 50# x 3 a side. Lots more fun with a bar - really slows you down. In hindsight, it may have been a little crowded in CurlBro Corner for me to be doing these, but hey, I didn't drop anything.
    A bunch of curls, then some presses and standing tricep extensions before I put the bar away.

    Nice walk home from gym, then a longer walk with the dog before supper (leftover grilled chicken thighs with broccoli & mushroom sauce).

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