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    • texas starting strength seminar september 2020
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    10/18/2019 Friday@Work (D/H)

    I skipped running this week and moved Thursday's workout to today because of a stomach virus. Even though I was still feeling a bit weak I had to get in some work. Since I only lift twice a week skipping a workout is a big deal.
    I was a bit surprised that 360 on deads went up for 5 reps. Form was off on the last rep. The bar left contact with my shins. I will video the deadlift next week and see what's going on. Ran out of time for rows but will try to make them up on Monday.

    Squats 290X5X2
    Bench 235X2, 220X4X2, 210X4
    Deadlift 360X5

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    10/21/2019 Monday (S/L)

    Still not right since having the stomach bug. I lost a bit of weight and can take my lifting belt in an additional hole which is not good. It showed in that I had to back off on the weight a bit.

    AM@Home
    Squat 320X1, 300X3, 290X5,4

    Lunch@Work
    KB Press 20X10, 35X10, 53X6X2 L&R
    DB Row 140X9 L&R
    DB Curl 35X12
    DB Tri Kickbacks 25X12



    10/24/2019 Thursday (D/M)

    I got too far forward on the 3rd set of squats and had to set the bar down on the pins. My system is still not fully recovered from the stomach bug. I am still lacking some energy.
    Dropped the heavy single and reset the weight on deads in order to work on form. Form was much better and there is no residual lower back fatigue.

    AM@Home
    Squat 290X5,5,2,5

    Lunch@Work
    Deadlift 125X5, 225X5, 315X1, 350X5
    Bench 220X5,4,3
    Chins BW+20# X6X2
    Last edited by Ken_L; 10-24-2019 at 03:04 PM.

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    10/25/2019 Friday Cardio

    Treadmill 12 minutes for a distance of 1.35 miles: 5min@6.4mph, 1min@8mph, 4min@6.4mph, 1min@7mph, 1min@8mph
    ABS silly stuff with 16 pound med ball.
    DB Curls 35X12X2 L&R
    DB Tri Kickbacks 25X12X2 L&R

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    10/28/2019 Monday (S/H)

    Bench was weak today. I was tired after squats and also had a very busy weekend. We'll see what happens next week.
    It's funny how a 2 day stomach virus can throw a monkey wrench into the works that takes a month to fully recover from! I had to reset squats, deadlift, and bench as a result. Guess that's how it goes when your not that young anymore.
    Rows went well. At least I was able to PR something today.

    AM@Work
    Squat 325X1, 300X4X3
    Bench 235X1, 220X3, 205X6X2

    Lunch@Work
    One Arm DB Row 140X10 L&R PR 145# next time.

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    10/31/2019 Thursday (D/L)

    My back would not have been stable enough to do a 6th rep on deads. Some extra back work may be beneficial. I am thinking about Romanian deadlifts on Monday at the end of the workout. May also add Kettlebell swings to the end of Thursdays workout like I did today.

    I am going to make a sleight change to the upper body portion of my program. It will change from H/L/M to M/L/H. This should allow full recovery each time heavy day comes around.

    AM@Home
    Light Squat 285X5X3

    Lunch@Work
    Deadlift 135X5, 225X5, 315X1, 350X5
    KB Press 20X10, 35X10, 53X6X2 L&R
    2 Hand KB Swing 35X15

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    11/1/2019 Friday Cardio

    Treadmill 12 minutes for a distance of 1.35 miles: 5min@6.4mph, 1min@8mph, 4min@6.4mph, 1min@7mph, 1min@8mph
    ABS crunches and side twists with 16 pound med ball.
    DB Curls 35X13X2 L&R
    DB Tri Kickbacks 25X13X2 L&R

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    11/4/2019 Monday (S/H)

    AM@Work
    Squat 325X1, 300X4,5,4
    Bench 235X1, 220X3, 205X6X2
    One Arm DB Row 145X7 L&R

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    It's been a while since I have posted here, since around Thanksgiving! I did have quite a few interruptions to my lifting schedule over the holidays but I still kept at it when possible. Vacation and spending time with family that live about 8 hours away did get in the way. In mid January I started an LP to get the ball rolling again. At present I am all caught up and even ahead in a few lifts. I am going to continue the LP for as long as I keep getting gains. For me and my age an LP means lifting the same weight 2 or 3 sessions until 3 sets of 5 are completed. As a mile stone last year at this time I posted a video of a squat single at 315. This morning I did 3 sets with 315. 4 reps on the first and 5 on the next two sets. That is a personal best for me and on Thursday when I lift again I expect to get 315X5X3!

    My workouts have not changed much, they are still full body twice a week on a 3 workout rotation. I stretch the normal 3 day a week plan out to 10 days to allow for more recovery and less stress on the joints mostly my shoulders. What has changed due to time constraints I have gone to a lower/upper split.

    Monday: Lower
    Tues: Upper
    Thurs: lower
    Fri: Upper

    Today Monday 2/24/2020
    Squat 315X4, 5, 5 (for some reason the first set is always the hardest)
    Treadmill 1 mile

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    2/25/2020 Tuesday@Home

    Bench 217.5 X 5, 5, 4
    Chins BW+20#X9X2

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    2/27/2020 Thursday

    @Home Squat 315X5X3 This has been a long time coming and is a big milestone for me! And it wasn't overly hard either.
    @Work Deadlift 350X6, 315X8
    Treadmill 1 mile: Very hard after squats and deads. My legs felt like I was wearing sandbags instead of sneakers.

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