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    4/17/21

    Cycle Three Week Four - reps/sets

    Deadlift - 70kg 5*3, 120kg 3*3, 140kg 3*2, 160kg 2*2, 180kg *1, 195kg X
    Big Wheel Pulls - 167.5kg 7*2
    Paused Bench - 85kg 3*3
    Kroc Rows - 105lbs 8*3
    PullDowns - 120lbs 10*4
    Banded Goodmornings - grey band 12*3
    Leg Extensions slow eccentric - 50kg 8*3
    Step Downs slow eccentric - bw 8*3

    Missed Thursday's session as my trusty steed broke down on the way to the gym...

    So today was catch up with Deads and Bench only.

    Pulls from the floor are problematic at the moment, but Big Wheel Pulls are just ducky. So we're pulling with Big Wheels until we start to peak for Natls. Hope to be able to lower the bar incrementally during peaking so that by the end, I'm on the floor with the plates.

    I've been stubborn about this, but there is wisdom in doing what can be done without pain, and not being stupid beating one's body up for no good reason. Austin 1:1-3...

    Interestingly, my knee was much less swollen on Thursday. I've never seen such a "recovery". The expert agree, this is a good thing!

    Bench was strong, probably and 8 / 8.5...

    Not sure if there's a de-load coming up, or we go right into the next training block.

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    It sure throws the rythym off when an unexpected event interupts a planned workout. Your sure getting the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynJerry View Post
    It sure throws the rythym off when an unexpected event interupts a planned workout. Your sure getting the job done.
    It really does...it shouldn't, but there you are!

    As to getting the job done...I thought I wasn't (all things considered these days), but my coach informs me that he's proud of how I've handled the past 18 months, and that he knows I'm doing the best I can, with what I have available at the moment.

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    4/19/21

    Fourth Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Squat - 70kg 5*3, 90kg 3*3, 110kg 2*2, 130kg 1*2, 137.5 / 145kg *1
    Squat - 112.5kg 5*2
    Tempo Down Squat - 100kg 1*3
    Kettlebell RDL to Mid Row - 56kg 8*4
    Single Leg RDL - 40kg 10*3
    Oblique Rotations - #8 10*3

    So we're eight weeks out and I'm having my usual crisis of confidence prior to Natls. This is where I really appreciate having a coach. We had a heart to heart about where I am right now, and my expectations versus the reality in front of us. Coach gave me his views on what he thinks about our current situation, and that perspective has helped me re-frame things.

    Todays session was made that much better for the little chat before hand. Squats might have been a tad high, but they moved nicely and without pain...wooohooo!

    Might have stumbled onto something with the Tempo work, we'll see if it's a thing come Saturday's Squat session.

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    Quote :As to getting the job done...I thought I wasn't (all things considered these days), but my coach informs me that he's proud of how I've handled the past 18 months, and that he knows I'm doing the best I can, with what I have available at the
    Don't sell yourself short. Anyone following your log would agree with what your coach sees in person

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynJerry View Post
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    Don't sell yourself short. Anyone following your log would agree with what your coach sees in person
    Thanks Jerry!

    Sometimes it's hard to maintain a proper perspective...

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    You've been, and are, one hell of an inspiration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bingley View Post
    You've been, and are, one hell of an inspiration
    I appreciate that Mr. B, thank you...

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    4/21/21

    Fourth Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Paused Bench - 50kg 5*3, 60kg 3*3, 70kg 3*2, 77.5kg 1*2, 85 / 91kg *1
    Paused Bench (at #8) - 72.5kg 5*2
    Close Grip Spoto (at #7) - 62.5kg 5*3
    Single Arm Incline Dumbbells Press - 40/45/50lbs *10
    LTE - 30/35/40kg *10
    Tri Pulldown - #12 10*3
    Overhead Tri Extension - #8 10*3
    Palof Press - #10 15*3

    Good session considering I slept like shit, and forgot the pre-workout.

    Four years of programming and this is the first time I've seen Close Grip Spoto on the schedule...hits my shoulders in all the worst ways, I had to be really careful working my way into these. Fortunately the RPE was low and I found a way to make sure I was in a good position off the chest down and up.

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    4/22/21

    Fourth Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Big Wheel Pulls (@8) - 83kg 5*4, 133kg 3*3, 153kg 3*2, 173kg *2, 183kg / 195kg *1
    BWP (@7) - 175kg 5*2
    Dumbbell Hip Thrusts - 60lbs 15*3
    Face Pulls tempo out - #10 12*3
    Single Arm Hi Row - #10 10*3
    Planks - 60sec *3
    Hammer Curls - 50lbs *15, 60lbs *12, 70lbs 10*3

    Great success today: No Pain Pulling!!!

    I was able to initiate the pull by pushing through the floor for the first time in ages. I can't fully express how happy I am to be able to attack the bar again. Everything felt good, and looked good too...

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