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    Having a bad time at the minute. Everything seems so dreary and exhausting and I'd rather just not anything. Press tonight was a PR, which is nice, but not really feeling even that.

    Tuesday 12th

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 65 x 2 x 5. Fine.

    Press 15 x 2 x 5, 20 x 5, 25 x 3, 30 x 1, 33.5 x 3 x 5. Last reps were all hard, I reckon about an @10, @9.5 and @10. But I got it. Last rep of last set had stopped about forehead but found something else from somewhere. This, pathetic as it is, is a major PR for 3x5 and a PR for 5.

    Rows 46 3 x 5

    Chins (blue band) 3x4
    Dips (red band) 3x8

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    A bit better. Still feel crappy, but less acute.

    Thursday 14th

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 70 x 1, 81 x 3 x 5. Working on simultaneous hip-knee break. Probably a hair too upright, but that is improving at least. And that really does help against the knee pull back/caving. Felt like lead though.

    Incline bench 20 x 2 x 5, 25 x 5, 30 x 2, 33.5 x 1, 37 x 5, 4, 3. Last rep of set one took an age, and just didn't quite have anything left.

    RDL 60 x 5, 76 x 3 x 8. Fine.

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    Yesterday and today, a bit of awkward object fun getting 2 large (18") CRT monitor up and down stairs and into and out of a car among other things. Left shoulder was clicking and sore all day, but no problems lifting.

    Sunday 17th

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 70 x 1 (no belt, felt super light), 80 x 1, 87.5 x 1 (felt much heavier), 93 x 2, 78.5 x 2 x 2

    Bench 20 x 2 x 5, 30 x 5, 35 x 3, 40 x 1, 43.5 x 1, 47.5 x 1, 52.5 x 3 x 2. A bit wobbly, but fast.

    Deadlift 60 x 5, 85 x 5 (DOH), 100 x 2, 117.5 x 2. Fine.

    Intervals 45 sec at 12kph, 60 sec at 5.5, for 4 rounds, then 1:30 at 12, 60 at 5.5 and topped it up to a mile total at 9kph

    DB OH 3.75 eae, 8, 8, 7

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    Cool 6 month summary

    Last Wednesday marked 6 months return to lifting after a solid few years off. I've missed one block of about 2 weeks for work travel, but basically nothing else except one or two lighter sessions when ill. So I am comparing this weeks doubles to the goals I wrote down way back then.

    Squat - wanted 90. Blew through that and got 93 for a double (actually, about 96 because my plates are on the cheap end)

    Bench - originally wanted 50. Blew through that in January, so upped to 55. Got 52.5 for 3x2 tonight without much trouble, so I think that's right there to be had. I'm not calling it until I actually do it, and I'm not messing with training just for some arbitrary date, but it's there.

    Deadlift - aim was 120. 117.5 for a double with no trouble, so ditto. (Again, this is actually about 119)

    Press - aim was 35 originally, seriously blew that away right back in December, but am not quite there for the revised goal of 40 I set. Best so far is 36 for 2, although I have set new RMs at everything lower, including 4 reps at 35. Hoping for 3x2 at 36 this coming Tuesday anyway.

    I wanted to have chins back, and I'm close but just not quite there.

    Bodyweight wise, I used to sit around 66kg, was up about 75 when I started and have trimmed down a couple of kilos in the last month. I'm trying to get back below 70, maybe aim to stay around 68.

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    Nice work, congrats!!! very impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny View Post
    Nice work, congrats!!! very impressive.
    It seems pretty solid going - I'm back where I was in 2014 before life happened, and that was 5 years after I started lifting. I was worried I'd lost everything, but it came back really quite fast.

    Goals for the rest of the year are to beat all my old PRs and to finally, jeepers please finally, bench one plate. I suck so badly at benching...

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    Scratch "pretty solid", I think actually things have gone really well. I managed, painfully slowly, but absolutely cleanly, both a chinup and a dip tonight, which were the last 2 goals. So yeah, if I allow that I could probably get the squat, DL and bench singles if I tried, the only goal I haven't hit is the press at 40 which was ambitious, but it seemed silly to set a goal closer than 5 kilos. If I'd been saner and set 37.5 as the revised number I think I'd have it.

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    Cool

    Tuesday 19th

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 70 x 2 x 2. Fine and fast, 3 mins rest, but never feel easy.

    Press 15 x 2 x 5, 20 x 5, 25 x 3, 30 x 1, 33.5 x 1, 36 x 2, 2, "3" (aim was 3x2) I thought I had 3 reps on the last set so I tried it. It happened, but it was the ugliest press rep I have ever done, way uneven and some uncontrollable sideways swaying. Perhaps shouldn't have, but I seriously wanted it.

    Rows 47 x 3 x 5

    Chins - time to drop bands in favour of a slight high start. Got 3, 1 like that, then tried full palms facing grip (instead of 45 deg) and got 1! whole entire chinup. First time in 5 years, damn.

    Dips 1 unassisted, then 3x5 with the mini-red band.

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    Thursday 21st

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 70 x 1, 80 x 1, 87.5 x 3 x 2. Everything from the last warmup felt like lead. Got the reps, but they felt _hard_, and some knee position wonkyness. Good simultaneous hip-knee break. Seconds reps were all super-grinders, although not bad as far as my grinders go.

    Incline bench 20 x 2 x 5, 25 x 5, 30 x 2, 35 x 1, 39 x 3 x 2

    RDL 60 x 5, 77.5 x 3 x 8

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    Mowed lawn, trimmed a bunch of stuff etc. Felt generally tired even coming in to session, feel wiped out now after.

    Sunday 24th

    Squat 20 x 2 x 5, 40 x 5, 50 x 3, 60 x 1, 70 x 1, 78 x 8, 66 x 2 x 8.
    Not terrible, decent hip-knee break. Having real trouble with my knees though. They don't slide forwards at the bottom, but they do immediately pull back a bit out of the hole. I can stop it with pretty light weights, but I can't concieve of what the difference is.

    Bench 20 x 2 x 5, 30 x 5, 35 x 3, 40 x 1, 45 x 3 x 8. Not bad. 6th rep of last set drifted face-wards, but I corrected, and 7th and 8th reps did not repeat the error.

    Deadlift 60 x 8, 80 x 8 (DOH), 100 x 8 Alright, last rep a bit soft, left thumbnail splitting under the hook.

    Treadmill intervals 45:60, 12.5:5.5 4 rnds, then 5th chunk at 12.5 for 75 seconds, then cool down. Total 1.5k in 10:53

    Seated DB OH (3.75 eae) 9, 7, 3 (just done for)

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