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    Demographics
    Age: 50
    Weight: 200 lbs / 91 kg
    Protein: 160g + a day
    TDEE: around 2400 (I'm aware this looks wrong, but it's not)
    Cardio: Walk 80-100 miles a month

    Ending LP numbers
    Squat: 295 lbs / 134 kg x 4
    Deadlift: 330 lbs / 149.5 kg x 3
    Bench: 195 lbs / 88.5 kg x 3
    Seated Press: 107.5 lbs / 48.5 kg x 5

    Wilks (based on estimated 1RMs): 252.92

    Program
    Hanley's HLM recommendation as listed here.

    Commentary

    I've been feeling beat to hell all the time as I chased the 5-day LP to the bitter end and starting missing fairly regularly for the past month. It got to the point where I wasn't having any fun, dreading sessions, and just dragged my ass from day to day. I took this week off and came back to the tried-and true program Coach Hanley wrote up for me in 2015 today.

    2016 was pretty much a wash as far as lifting went. I added to my squat and deadlift, got nowhere on the bench, and regressed a bit on press. The press is still an ass - mostly I think because I have a basement gym and have to do a seated press variant - but all the other lifts are going up with the additional body weight pushing the plates to new highs. I finally got my deadlifts and squats straightened out, did a lot of work on the bench press form, and things are going decently on that front.

    I've managed to avoid upper respiratory illnesses this spring into summer, partly by daily antihistamines and partly due to an elevated sleeping position that prevents the fluids from backing up into my sinuses. That more than anything else robbed me of a good sleep, and with recovery on a stronger track, progress has been a lot easier.

    Back to what worked before, and we'll see how it runs.

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    Squat

    45 x 10 - all paused reps
    100 x 5
    145 x 3
    190 x 2
    215 x 2

    240 x 6 - Tough last rep
    240 x 6 - Much tighter and controlled
    240 x 6 - Felt like shallow depths

    Bench

    45 x 10
    65 x 5
    95 x 3
    125 x 2
    145 x 2

    160 x 6
    160 x 6
    160 x 6

    Pendlay Row

    65 x 5
    95 x 3
    115 x 2

    135 x 6
    135 x 6
    135 x 6

    Notes

    A long but decent session. My lumbar is not happy with all the work given I've been sitting more this past week, but feels good to be back under the bar and not getting bashed into submission by misses.

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    Seated press density block

    45 x 10
    55 x 4
    75 x 2
    85 x 2

    95 x 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 (21 reps total)

    Supine grip Yates row from blocks

    65 x 3 x 18 (54 reps total)

    Notes

    Going for 95 pounds on the first round of seated press density blocks was apparently very optimistic. Three reps fell off pretty quickly and ended with a lot of singles.

    I cannot do a chin up to save my soul, can't find the box I use to curl my legs under so I can do full reps, and I don't have a lat pulldown machine in the home gym. I substituted in supine grip Yates rows starting from the top of a pair of milk crates as a bad substitute. Sixty-five pounds was far too light as evidenced by eighteen sets completed.

    Better next time.

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    Good luck to you, and may the gainz be with you for the remainder of 2017!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGish1984 View Post
    Good luck to you, and may the gainz be with you for the remainder of 2017!
    Thanks, and damn I hope so. I've had a good run on the front part of the year.

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    Squat

    45 x 10 - all paused reps
    110 x 5
    165 x 3
    220 x 2
    245 x 1

    270 x 3 - Quick three - seven minutes set
    250 x 3 - six minute rest
    250 x 3 - Pain under top of left kneecap??!

    Bench

    45 x 10 - paused
    70 x 5
    105 x 3 - go fast off the chest without popping out scapulae
    140 x 2
    157.5 x 1

    173 x 3 - right wrist hard twinge after rerack
    162.5 x 3 - No pain now, fast & solid
    162.5 x 3 -

    Deadlift

    120 x 5
    185 x 3
    240 x 2
    270 x 2 - all sets double overhand

    300 x 5 - back felt off but can't describe, tough reps in squat shoes

    Notes

    A long session in heat and humidity. took just over an hour and a half all told. I'm glad I did the water with salt before the session, because I was sweating like a whore in church.

    The new HD camera setup is quite nice, but needs a little work on angles and such. Also, any suggestions for software to allow multi-camera recording simultaneously?

    Squat video


    Bench Video


    Deadlift Video

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    I'll be following your new log, then. You'll get the thousand for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowmotion View Post
    I'll be following your new log, then. You'll get the thousand for sure!
    The pursuit, I think, is more important that the number.

    Squat

    45 x 10 - all paused reps
    95 x 5 - checked knee slide with TUBOW, non detected
    145 x 3
    190 x 2
    215 x 2 - feels good

    240 x 6 - Nice set
    240 x 6 - DEPTH! Feel quad stretch, don't guess
    240 x 6 - mixed bag of issues
    240 x 6 - fourth rep was bad all over - high and quat-morning

    Seated Press

    45 x 10
    55 x 4 - don't get lazy on rerack!
    70 x 2
    80 x 2

    87.5 x 6 - fast and good form
    87.5 x 6
    87.5 x 6
    87.5 x 6

    Deadlift

    95 x 2 x 5
    145 x 3 - right foot cramping
    190 x 2 - same; loosened shoe laces
    215 x 2

    240 x 5 - easy
    240 x 5 - controlled and good

    Notes

    I think this is the longest session I've ever done at an hour and forty two minutes. I haven't looked at the videos yet.

    Squats felt good other than some perceived depth issues. The seated press went light clockwork other than a slight foot slide on the first working set rep. Deadlifts I laughed at when I called them a "light day" are realized how far I've come from my shit-assed form struggles at two plates way back when. All deadlift reps ere double overhand.

    All squat and deadlift videos are here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...hOw9RsmQHAo_Fw
    Last edited by I_iz_a_fatass; 07-22-2017 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Added playlist link

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    Hey. Saw your log and your latest bench video. I don't think you look like a fatass, but is that an Experts Exchange t-shirt? If so, then that qualifies you as a geek (like me). Welcome to the club! Good luck on your 1000lb goal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irongeek View Post
    Hey. Saw your log and your latest bench video. I don't think you look like a fatass, but is that an Experts Exchange t-shirt? If so, then that qualifies you as a geek (like me). Welcome to the club! Good luck on your 1000lb goal!
    It is indeed an Experts Exchange shirt - the latest one I've 'earned' for answering questions on the site. My job title claims "IT Systems Architect" these days.

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