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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anders View Post
    Sorry to hear that, Browndog. I, too, often have an awol brain during these workouts.

    You will get it next time!
    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynJerry View Post
    I would say you did the smart thing. From reading your log I know your not a quitter. I think sometimes you have to go with your gut feeling.
    Quote Originally Posted by dalan View Post
    I think you did the right thing too. Sometimes you just get a feeling that something isn't right. That's not awol brain, that's knowing yourself. Imo.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bingley View Post
    we ain't in our twenties. erring on the side of caution is never a bad thing now.
    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for you thoughts on the matter. Upon reflection, you're all correct.

    Which leads me to a minor epiphany: I've been chasing the "old me" for two years, trying to "make it happen". I think that I'm capable of getting back to my previous PRs, if not better. However, for that to happen I have to be willing to listen to my body.

    My injuries in Year One were due to the stress from the Cancer treatments (and other things). My injuries this past Year Two, have been due to pushing a little too hard at the wrong time in a training cycle.

    I'm committed to not redlining my lifts. In other words, if the day allows for more weight on the bar - great. If the day hands you lemons - I'll make lemonade.

    I've had Austin in my ear about "less being more", and watching his progress this past year is proof that this approach works. My coach has been working to dial in this type of programming, I just need to communicate better. Too often I've not been completely honest as to my fatigue factor on some days...especially off the floor.

    God willing, I'll to hit 70 y/o (three years away). I have goals of being a very competitive Raw Masters 4...before the really strong guys show up. That's a two to three year window before David Ricks shows up...LOL. I think I can accomplish this by letting the training come to me, rather than me to it...if that makes sense to y'all.

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    1/3/22

    8th Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Low Bar Squats - 130kg *1, 110kg 3*2
    Tempo 2 Tempo Goblet Squats - 40/50/60/70lbs *8
    Single Arm Cable Mid Row - 24kg 10*3
    IYT - 10lbs 12*4
    Single Leg Ext - 110kg 15*4
    Hammer Curls - 25lbs 40*3

    Looks like a meet is in the offing, sometime late March / early April.

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    1/5/22

    8th Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Bench - 80kg *1
    Paused 2 Board - 70kg 3*2
    Dumbbell Bench - 50lbs 12*3
    Dumbbell Incline Bench (0-0-3) - 40lbs 10*3
    LTE (0-0-3) - 30kg 10*3
    EZ Bar Curls 90-0-3) - 40kg 10*3
    Overhead Tri Ext (0-0-3) - 16kg 10*3

    Shoulder rehab continues. Single off the chest felt OK.

    The bigger news is I weigh 206lbs at the moment. I've never weighed 205 before! I've been working for years to get my weight up...it's hard as I hate to eat, and I have the metabolism of a shrew.

    2022 starts with a PR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndog View Post
    1/5/22
    2022 starts with a PR!
    The right way to start it...congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndog View Post
    1/5/22
    2022 starts with a PR!
    That is fantastic, Browndog. Congratulations!

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    1/6/22

    8th Cycle - Week One reps/sets

    Deadlift - 180kg *1, 155kg 3*2
    Glute Ham Roller - 10*3
    Single Leg Ext (0-3-0) - 110kg 10*3
    Cable Mid Row - 140lbs 12*3
    Revs Fly 25lbs 15*4
    Banded Tempo2Tempo Leg Lifts - 60sec *3
    Single Leg Ext - 110kg 20*3
    GHR - bw 10*3

    Ugly single...all back, no legs. Need to work on creating tension right from the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anders View Post
    That is fantastic, Browndog. Congratulations!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred J View Post
    The right way to start it...congrats!
    Thanks gents...

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    I understand the "all back" thing. Last time I tried a heavy for me DL, I got a comment " nice SLDL". They used say say hips low, dip and rip at the gym when we DLed.Now it seems they want hips high. Tough lift if you have long legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynJerry View Post
    I understand the "all back" thing. Last time I tried a heavy for me DL, I got a comment " nice SLDL". They used say say hips low, dip and rip at the gym when we DLed.Now it seems they want hips high. Tough lift if you have long legs.
    I've always been more of a "back" deadlifter, than a "leg drive" deadlifter. However, with the knee issues, I turned into a SLDLer.

    As my knee has improved I'm more or less able to get into a normal (for me) position. What I need to focus on is creating tension prior to the pull.

    If only I could bottle my 500lbs pull from 2019...sigh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndog View Post
    If only I could bottle my 500lbs pull from 2019...sigh...
    That 500 may be on your want list but look at what you have done since and survived...That takes strength!

    And didn't you just pull 195kg *2 one week ago?

    I don't know many of us on that wouldn't love to pull that or anything close!

    Also you might not be fully recovered from that pull...that was a lot of weight.

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