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    Wed., 4/06. 221.4#. Dammit. Why is it so hard to gain weight? I'm an AMERICAN, for cryin' out loud. Monday's pork roast becomes Tuesday's carnitas tacos becomes Wednesday's enchiladas. It's not that complicated.

    Squat & Leave: 45x..., 135 x 10, 225 x 5, 275 x 3, 325 x 5,5,5.


    Chocolate Milk with whey powder, Sweet Beef with cream cheese, fried eggs, peas, mushrooms, and rice, consumed to the point of bursting. Maybe that will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erok View Post
    Wed., 4/06. 221.4#. Dammit. Why is it so hard to gain weight?
    You suck (as I type this hungrily)! Have tried Dr Nick's approach? It worked for Homer.

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    I love pork shoulder with just salt slow roasted in its own juices. Zomg. What's sweet beef?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ithryn View Post
    I love pork shoulder with just salt slow roasted in its own juices. Zomg. What's sweet beef?
    Yep. That's what I call Porky Pork. It don't need nothin' else.

    Sweet Beef (sung to the tune of "Sweet Leaf" by Black Sabbath) is ground beef browned in a skillet with your choice of spices, fruits, and/or veggies, optionally served with fried eggs on top. When I make it for myself, I usually just add a ton of Sambal Oelek and some blueberries & cinnamon. Wife likes it with mushrooms and cream sauce. Infinitely versatile recipe.

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    Sat., 4/09.

    OHP: 115 x 8,8, 120 x 8,8. plates always rattle at the top.

    Pullups: 4,4.

    Power Cleans - 135 x 3, a couple presses.

    DL: 225 x 5, 315 x 3, 335 x 3, 345 x 3, 355 x 3, 360 x 3, 315 x 8. Well, I wanted volume. I retire to the restroom and hold my hands under the cold running water for a few minutes. Thank you, hook grip.

    Wife gets her bench up to 95, convinces me to try a set. I pump out 15 without my shoulder hurting. So, I'll probably bench again someday. Can't avoid it forever, right?

    To the BBQ Joint! Full rack of ribs, a mess of chicken, and two beers.

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    Mon., 4/11. 222.2#. In a pressing mood today - while changing out the water jug at work (48pounds?), I flip it up over my shoulder kettlebell style and press it one-handed for two reps. Pretty cool, but the seam on the plastic chewed up my knuckles. As we said in the theatre: Save it. For the STAGE.

    Log Press, from the rack - hard to start these, because you're skipping the clean, and kind of quarter-squatting under the log while rolling it on the safeties and setting it on the chest. Very easy to fall backwards. Twice. Okay, maybe almost three times. Once you get the feel of it, though, it's lots of fun. Like swimming underneath an unsuspecting kid at the pool, then exploding off the bottom and flipping them off their flotation device. Not that I've ever actually done that. That's mean.
    90 x 10, 110 x 5, 140 x 5, 150 x 3, push press: 160 x 3, 170 x 3, 3, 175 x 3, 180 x 2, 185 x 2, dropset: 90x12, then hold the last rep at lockout and walk sideways through the obstacle course that is the gym floor on Monday evening to put the log away.

    Pullups: 4,4,4,4.

    Military press - protocol is to press whatever the wife is squatting, so: 145 x 5. (she did sets across.)

    Z Press: 45x..., 95 x 8, 125 x 8,8.

    Curlz: 35 x 12, 45 x 12, 55 x 12, 12.
    LTE: 60 x 15, 70 x 15, 15, 60 x 12.


    Chicken curry over rice with eggs. Works every time.

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    Thurs., 4/14. 222.4#. I took your advice, vanslix. Had fried chicken for lunch, and when I was done, the paper plate had turned transparent.

    Front Squat: 45x..., 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 215 x 5, 245 x 5, 265 x 3, 285 x 2. kinda cool. kinda wore me out.

    Squat: 315 x 1, 335 x 1, 355 x 1, 365 x 1. these are mostly good, with a slow descent and the tiniest bit of a pause at the bottom.


    Sweet Beef with mushrooms & cream cheese.

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    Sat., 4/16. 221.8#. such a nice, warm day. let's have an outside session.

    OHP: 65x10, 95 x 8, 115 x 5, 135 x 5.
    power clean - 135 x 5.

    Tire Flip: 600# x 13. oh, such ouch. got my technique refined, though. I had been stepping right up to the tire, squatting down and lifting it straight up. Efficient, right? Turns out, no, and very hard on the biceps (the most common injury in tire flippin' is distal bicep tear). You start feet back about a foot/foot-and-a-half in a power clean stance, set the grip wider than the feet, chest & shoulders pressed against the tire, face over the top edge like you're going to vomit into the tire. There's a blend of forward and upward force applied to the tread edge, and the tire comes up to a point where you're supposed to knee-kick it the rest of the way up. Haven't mastered that part yet, so I just take more steps, trying to run over the tire. It's kinda what I imagine football to be like. So, yeah, I've got some amazing bruises all over my arms and shoulders. Wife is horrified.

    Milk Can (Farmer's Walk): 175# per side for a total of forty feet, about three breaks to let the grip restore. Will probably bring out my steel toe work boots for these next time.


    ham & swiss & other things on a baguette, covered in olive oil. X 2. very satisfying.

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    Mon., 4/18. 225.4#. Whatever I did over the weekend, it worked. I do remember a pizza being involved.

    OHP, while I wait for the platform: 45x..., 95 x 5, 115 x 5, 135 x 5,

    Log Clean & Press: 90 x 5, 110 x 3, 130 x 3, 140 x 3, 155 x 1,1,1,1,1. These are pretty good overall, but not as consistent as I'd like - I blame Saturday's tire session.

    OHP whatever the wife squats: 115 x 5, 135 x 5, 150 x 5,5,5. She borrows my knee sleeves, and instantly falls in love with them. another pair is on order!


    leftover thai chicken noodles, Roto chix and brussels sprouts.

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    Wed., 4/20. 224.0#.

    Front Squat: 45x8, 135 x 5, 185 x 5, 225 x 3, 250 x 3,3,3. actually feeling heavy. supersetted with:

    Pullups: 3,3,3,3,3.

    Squat: 45x..., 275 x 4,4. out of gas.

    Not enough time to set up the sled, and the rain cometh, so-
    Low Rows: 100x12, 120 x 12,12,12. out of time.


    smoked brisket & salad.

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