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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumboots View Post
    My body is rebelling against me. I woke up with a hug headache, and after slamming ~6 cups of water, 800mg of ibuprofen, and 100mg of caffeine it started to go away.
    I don't know whether codeine is prescription or not where you're from, but we sell paracetamol tablets 500mg each with 30mg codeine over here (albeit they are prescription), a couple of those bad boys and any headache is dead, absolutely saved me yesterday. I'm pretty sure I had them left over from a broken wrist a while back.

    What are your stress levels like outside of the gym at the moment?

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    I don't think that I would use codeine to get rid of a headache no matter how bad it was.

    Finals are coming up, so I think it is fair to say stress levels are relatively high. Debated about this for quite a while, but I'm going to skip my 'light day' today as well. Under the circumstances, light day would not accomplish what it is supposed to. I'll wait until Friday to lift a barbell.

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    Straight edge mother fucker

    That's completely fair man, it's all about long term progress. I hope you feel back on track soon.

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    Thanks T

    Today's Nutrition
    : 3350 calories
    : 205g protein
    : 15/16 (+/- 2%)
    : 94% compliance

    back on the horse with eating habits. Now if I can just go to bed before midnight...

    also, it has now been 8 days at 3300 calories. Conclusion? Move up to 3400 calories for 8 days and see what that does. Protein stays at 205g.

    EDIT: I went to bed at 10, didn't fall asleep till 1. Lovely, Sleep: 6.5 hrs
    EDIT2: 4/7/16, Afternoon Weight: 184lbs, hmm...
    Last edited by Gumboots; 04-07-2016 at 07:09 PM.

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    Today's Nutrition
    : 3335 calories
    : 201g protein
    : 16/17 (+/- 2%)
    : 94% compliance

    Looking forward to tomorrow.

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    PNP2 Week 2 Friday
    Morning Weight: 181lbs
    Sleep: 8hrs (step in the right direction)
    Caffeine: 170mg
    Music: Onslaught - Pain
    Gym Time: 2 hours (took my time)

    Squat
    lighter warm-up...
    175lbsx3
    200lbsx2
    225lbsx1
    250lbsx1
    275lbsx1
    295lbsx1

    Bench
    lighter warm-up...
    135lbsx3
    155lbsx2
    175lbsx1
    185lbsx15@10
    185lbsx5x5

    Deadlift
    lighter warm-up...
    225lbsx1
    275lbsx1
    295lbsx1
    315lbsx1 DOH, no chalk
    335lbsx1 DOH, no chalk
    355lbsx1 DOH, no chalk

    Notes: So I came into today's session very cautiously. I decided against higher rep Squats and Deadlifts, instead I let my body feel out slightly heavier weights. I'll go back to what I am supposed to do on Monday. I somehow didn't realize I had 185lbs on the Bench instead of 190lbs, so I guess I should repeat that weight too. No feelings of over exertion today, thank god. Overall happy with this session. Everything was beltless.

    Monday's Weights
    : Squat 250lbs
    : Bench 190lbs
    : Deadlift 300lbs

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    Today's Nutrition
    : 3420 calories
    : 206g protein
    : 17/18
    : 94% compliance

    Feeling good. Ready for GPP tomorrow.

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    Deadlift competition with friends
    * I would just like to say how little you think about recovery when you get to compete with friends. There were four of us, two of them don't Deadlift and workout occasionally, the other one goes to the gym 6 or 7 times per week and pushes himself, no real programming or nutrition, but I like his work ethic. I happen to have a standard 15lbs bar in my dorm room with about 400lbs of iron. They came over a little after midnight and well...

    235lbsx10 - Everyone did this. One of the dudes who doesn't Deadlift weighs about 155lbs, so I was kinda surprised he got this.
    265lbsx2-12 - I went first and did 10 more reps, next dude did 11, next dude did 12. The guy who weighs 155lbs got 2 and his grip slipped on the 3rd.
    305lbsx10 - I think one of us three might have gotten 11, but I'm pretty sure we all got 10. I was very surprised (and a little jealous) that an untrained guy got 305x10 his second or third time Deadlifting.

    345lbs is where things got interesting. I went first, and did 7 reps. I predicted (correctly) that the other 2 guys wouldn't be able to get 7 reps. Lifter 'A' tried and didn't get any. Then Lifter 'B' (my roommate) got 1 rep. 'A' saw this and got 2 reps. 'B' got 3 reps. 'A' saw this and decided to go all out, hoping 'B' wouldn't be able to catch him. 'A' got 5 reps. Unfortunately for him, 'B' got 6 reps. After that the lighter guy got focussed, came in, and got 345lbs up to right below his knees. I was damn impressed. That was 2.2x his bodyweight to the knees with ZERO training EVER. Like wtf?

    Moral of the story: I now realize that a proper powerlifting gym with strong lifters is not an option for me, it is a must. When I can afford it, I will be making the switch to a more 'hardcore' gym. Oh, and all Deadlifts were done without a Belt or chalk (or caffeine or music)

    EDIT: And it is fucking hilarious that we are in a college dorm on Friday night, lifting weights. This is seriously awesome, imo

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    PNP2 Week 2 Saturday
    Sleep: 2hrs (admittedly, I fucked up)
    Caffeine: None
    Music: None

    GPP
    45 Pull-ups in 7 minutes
    65 Hanging Leg Raises in 7 minutes
    45 Hammer Curls (35s) in 7 minutes
    HIIT Conditioning
    Hamstring Mobility

    All good

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    PNP2 Week 3 Sunday
    Sleep: 8.5hrs
    Caffeine: 200mg
    Music: Korn/Eminem/Disturbed

    Bench
    lighter warm-up...
    135lbsx3
    155lbsx2
    175lbsx1
    PR 190lbsx13@8 e1RM 292lbs (higher reps are harder to predict and easier to over predict, in my experience)
    190lbsx5x5...

    ...S/S with Chin-ups, 50-60 total.

    EZ Curl 65lbs for sets of 20-10, 5-6 sets total.
    Rope Tricep Pushdowns 135lbs for sets of 30-20, 5-6 sets total.
    DB Hammer Curl 35s-25s for sets of 20-50, 3 sets total.

    The pump was fucking unreal. I looked like a solid 195lbs with 9-10% in the mirror. Don't know what I did differently (other than getting a pump) but vascularity was through the roof as well. I stopped at 13 reps on the Bench Press cause my right pec was feeling just a little bit tight, taking no chances. I know I should've waited until tomorrow to Bench, but I wanted to see if I could recover on ~48 hours for Benching. Almost, but not quite. I'll Bench again on Tues/Wed, then Friday and I'll be back on track.

    Tomorrow's Weights
    : Squat 250lbs
    : Deadlift 300lbs

    EDIT: Forgot to add in yesterday's nutrition stats...
    : 3420 calories
    : 202g protein
    : 18/19
    : 95% compliance

    I've been eating 2 junior chickens from McDonald's as part of my dinner most nights now. Broke student life, haha. 770 calories and 26g protein of solid food for $3.55
    Last edited by Gumboots; 04-10-2016 at 12:10 PM.

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