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    I've been forced to do some ĘbullĘ work this week. My parents had a huge willow tree (one of three) in the yard with a huge split in a large limb leaning toward their garage (my gym). It was definitely ready to go anytime, so we had the whole tree taken down on Tuesday. We put a pretty good dent in the cleanup so far, but it will probably take at least a couple more weeks. My workout was going well this morning, but ended up with a twinge in my low back following my last set of good mornings, and due to the holiday weekend, may have to wait till next Tuesday to see my chiro.
    Bwt. - 191
    One arm DB swing: 27 1/2 x 11
    OHP (Oly. bar): 70x5, 88x2, 105x1, 120x2, 2, 2
    Good morning: 45x8, 65x8, 85x8, 105x8, 125x8
    Fat bar CG floor press: 126x3, 144x2, 160x1, 176x3 - all reps paused at bottom

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    Its always nice to help parents! Hope the back tweak is a minor one.

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    I was especially happy with today's workout...I managed to self-adjust the back tweak I sustained on Friday, and despite the heat and humidity, it ended up being a great workout. I benched 196 for a good triple, and I know I haven't done that since the last time I competed, five years ago. My first two reps were very solid, but I lowered the third a little out of position, and had to grind it out, but I wasn't going to quit, and I got it!
    My squats also went very well, though I was hesitant going into my work set with 254. I took my time with them, stayed tight, and they were all solid. I finished up with a great series of dips, ending with +65 lbs x 3 good reps. I'm on track for a good competition in September, that is if it truly happens this time.
    Bwt. - 191.5
    One arm DB swing: 27.5 x 12
    BP: 125x3, 150x2, 175x1, 196x3, 175x6 sec. iso hold
    Face pull: 55 x 6, 6, 6
    SQ: 160x3, 190x2, 220x1, 254x3
    Dips: bwt x 5, +35 lbs x2, +65 lbs x 3

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    Nice work! It sure seems the heat is on.

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    I just returned from a two-day camping/hiking trip in the Adirondacks with my oldest son Chris, and his 11-year old son Reilly. Chris invited me just about two weeks ago to hike one of the 46 high peaks there. Unbeknownst to us when we started, he had chosen one of the most difficult trails of the 46. He had decided on Giant Mountain, and in my mind, the name certainly fits.

    We did all reach the summit, though it took about half the day for me. This was my first real hike of the year, while my son has been hiking weekly for awhile now. Chris is a nurse and has been fighting a weight problem for some years now. This year he had a real breakthrough, and has lost 60 pounds since January...from 240 down to 180. He seems to be really committed to the program, and I┤m very proud of him!

    I had moved my Friday workout this week to Thursday due to the trip and it was another good workout, but following this torturous hike, I will most likely take this upcoming week off from training...I know it wouldn't hurt. Lord knows I could use the rest now.
    Thursday, July 9
    Bwt. - 190.5
    One arm DB swing: 27.5x12
    Fat bar OHP: 56x5, 76x3, 96x2, 111x1, 126x1, 136x1*PR
    Good morning: 50x10, 70x10, 90x10, 110x10
    Fat bar CG floor press: 126x3, 146x2, 163x1, 180x4*PR

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    That sure sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.

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    I took most of the week off after last weekend's adventure, had my first workout back this morning. I haven't done actual deadlifts in months, so I didn't push them hard, they went pretty well nonetheless. I'm also subbing in press behind neck for awhile.
    Bwt. - 189.5 (weight's still down a bit)
    DB swing: 40x12
    Press behind neck (standing): 45x5, 65x3, 85x2, 105x1, 115 (not close)
    DL: 165x5, 205x3, 245x1, 280x3 (all done without belt)
    Fat bar CG floor press: 126x3, 146x2, 166x1, 183x2*PR
    Hammer curls: 20 lbers x 5, 30 lbers x 8

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    I had a very good workout this morning, still managing to keep the momentum going forward. Still racheting up the intensity slowly, with about seven weeks to go till the meet (fingers crossed). I wanted to go for a triple with 200 in the BP today, but had to settle for a solid double, pleased with that. I was also intending a triple in the SQ with 260...settled for a double with good depth. I did push the envelope a bit on my dips, once again, a solid double with an extra 70 lbs. Also threw in a little accessory work following squats, as a back-off, two sets each of leg press and leg extension.
    Bwt. - 191
    DB swing: 40x15
    BP: 120x5, 140x3, 160x2, 180x1, 200x2 (attempted 3rd, not there)
    Face pull: 55x8, 8, 8
    SQ: 150x5, 180x3, 210x2, 240x1, 260x2
    Leg press b/o: 150x8x2
    Leg ext.: 50x8x2
    Dips: bwt. x 5, +35 x 2, +70 x 2

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    Great workout this morning, just trying to stay positive and keep training smart.
    Bwt. - 193
    DB swing: 42x15
    Press behind neck: 45x5, 60x3, 75x1, 92x5x3
    DL: 165x5, 205x3, 250x1, 288x5 without a belt
    Fat bar CG floor press: 126x3, 146x2, 166x1, 183x2 (tough set)
    Hammer curl: 65x8
    Reverse hyper: 50x12, 70x10, 90x8

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    A couple pics of some of my implements, and the grip/conditioning workout I did this morning.IMG_20200727_103759.jpgIMG_20200727_103527.jpg
    Bwt. - 192.5
    Ext. rotator: 25 x 8, 7, 7
    BB complex: DL, Barski clean, front squat, push press, back squat, push press behind neck, all done in continuous series for 8, 6, 4, 2 reps, with 60-90 seconds between each series.
    Cannonball: 22.5, 25, 27.5, 30 lbs x 5 sec. hold
    Hub grip: 25, 27, 29, 32, 35 lbs current PR
    Wrist roller: 45 lbs x 2 continuous series forward and backward

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