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    Quote Originally Posted by allent View Post
    Kid was doing well, took him to daycare for his first week, he made it three days before getting his first cold. Sleep was steadily improving until it wasn't.
    *Sigh*. Petri dish those places. My GF is a preschool teacher, so I partially understand. Hope he bounces back quickly and builds up a good immunity (as if he has a choice).

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    30 Aug 2017
    SQ: 365x5x3
    BN: 195x5x3 - Fail
    DL: 385x5 - Fail
    BW: 210.5



    Had to move my Tuesday to Wednesday and my Thursday to Friday due to a work blow up (servers conspire, my friends...)

    SQ:
    I have a strong interest in getting things back to serious training so I can see some serious progress. Some of the obsticles to that are out of my control (obviously the home and work life being so insane right now can't be helped). I fully own the food. And I am fully owning my recently developed form troubles. To that end I wanted to get you a little more data. If this is utterly unhelpful excuse the inclusion of these sets. The videos go: Last warmup at 335x1, First Set @ 365x5 and Last Set @ 365x5. More data is better, if it's useful data.

    Last Warmup: Looks good. No real shift at the bottom. Sent my hips up and the chest dropped a little, but personally I want to emphasize my hip drive in my warmups to cement this in. Knees look out to me. Wanted slow control and tightness here. Really trying to follow the model.

    First Set: Worked on staying really tight and trying to push the knees out. This looks to have corrected depth. I think I would have gotten a red light on my second rep. I can't quite see what changed on the 5th rep but based on what my head and elbows do vs what they did NOT do in the first 4 I'm guessing I got into my chest. It sucked, for sure. The long pause at the top is just me running through the following "Get as tight as you can, Knees all the way out, ass all the way back, GO!"

    Last Set: Got into my chest on that last one. Last rep that's obviously where the slow down happened. I think the hips look pretty good, and the knees are decent. They come in a little bit (I can see the tib/fib moving around at the very bottom, but not as much as previous workouts). If I'd have kept my head and arms down I think that last one would have been snappy.

    Overall they feel like they're VERY HEAVY, but bar speed says otherwise.

    BN:
    I like my bench lately. Could have lined the arms up a little better at the bottom.

    DL:
    Was a shits show today. 365 was my last warmup, and it felt like my last workset felt. Couldn't get the bar to budge for the worksets. Probably because I'm out over my toes. Cardinal sin. I dunno WTH my problem here is. Weak minded in the pull maybe.

    Food was an issue yesterday, but obviously I slogged through a squat and a bench today. The food thing has to stop, too. I know I've got to hit them calories. I'm going to look back through my log and see what I weighed last time I was squatting 365 for sets. Can't really do that comparison for my pull, cause I never have pulled 385 for a set acceptably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allent View Post
    Nose is clearing up, on to a cough now, but he only woke up once last night. That's fewer times than I did (once to pee because of a poorly timed protein shake right before bed, once because the kid farted so loudly it woke me up).

    Keep up the work, and attempt incremental improvements. They add up!
    I'd have to imagine you're feeling much better now! Or at least I hope.

    Things seem to be back on track. I hit 370x5x3 recently so I'm not terribly far off peak. Crawling my way back to it. Food is back up as well. They recently changed the way we post our logs (app only, no more forum) so I've got some catching up to do for those following along.

    As it stands I'm planning to compete in the next Spring Classic. <strikethrough>Hoping</strikethrough> Going to get a greater than 500lbs pull and squat and something north of 225 for a press.
    Last edited by kfreeman85; 09-08-2017 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Screw Hope

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