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    Default Root gets strong AND healthy

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    Starting a new log to go along with my adjusted priorities. I've been eschewing any kind of cardio or GPP work for too long. I get winded walking up stairs, my blood pressure has gone up along with my resting heart rate, and I generally feel like shit.

    I all but stopped training after this October's Fall Classic, and have succumbed to the darkness blues more this winter than ever before.

    2016 goals
    - Regain and maintain at least 500 DL and 400 SQ
    - Squat 315x20
    - Get to a 300 BP and 200 OHP
    - Compete as a 220 in the Fall Classic or other meet
    - Get a healthy resting heart rate and blood pressure, and some goddamn endurance
    - Build killer bis and traps, bruh

    Changes to make
    - Prowler, prowler, prowler
    - Do some sort of cardiovascular exercise every day
    - Eat *something* for breakfast consistently
    - Cut down on shitty carbs and fast food
    - Sleep more and drink less, at least during the week
    - Curls for the girls, shrugs for the thugs

    Starting......wait for it..............NOW

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    12/28/2015 - Getting the suck out of the way before the new year

    First time back in the gym in 2+ months.

    BW 240

    Did OHP, Curls, HGPU, DBOHP. Didn't push anything too hard. Don't need to make the soreness any worse than necessary.

    Prowler - worked up to one sprint at 275* and heart was pounding out of my chest. Ugh.

    *going to count prowler weights as if the empty prowler was a barbell. So 275 is two 45s and a 25 per side. This way I don't have to, y'know, think.

    Onwards and upwards.
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    I want to look good naked.

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    Get to work! Some music to get you started...


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    Quote Originally Posted by manveer View Post
    Get to work! Some music to get you started...

    I feel like I've heard that before

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    12/29/2015 - Shaking out more cobwebs

    Squat 275x3, a few sets at 225. Not too hard.
    PC, worked up to a single at 195

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    Quote Originally Posted by allent View Post
    315x20? Are you crazy?
    Yeah. Even 135x20 sucks.

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    Maybe the 315x20 was a little overambitious, but if I'm training higher reps regularly, it might be possible, right? And the 230 loaded on the prowler really wasn't so bad. My conditioning was by far the limiting factor, not strength. Those things slide pretty easy on the astroturf or whatever it is. Plus I only did one sprint. Haven't tried the bikes yet, but I know that I hate rowing.

    Yeah allen, let's train while you're in town. I could do Sunday or noonish on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    I want to look good naked.
    Don't we all, don't we all...

    Those are some fine goals. Wishing you the best.

    EDIT: I've found EMOM stuff and Clean & Press to be good hybrid S/C movements. Might fit with what you're going for as well.
    Last edited by ud2o; 12-30-2015 at 10:03 AM.

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    Looking back at my old log, I trained 20 rep squats for a very short time and got to 200x20, which at the time I reported was "not too bad." Plus, I was doing it after my work sets. A long way from 315x20 of course.

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