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    Rip, I知 having some trouble programming deadlifts currently. I am a mason and we are building a stone house, and will be for the next year, but my back is getting exhausted from the frequent bending down to pick up the stone. It痴 been three months so I am pretty acclimated to the stress of this particular job, but my back just feels like shit and tight all the time. When I was younger I had no problem doing stonework and lifting, maybe I知 feeling my 30s for the first time.

    I知 not sure if I知 just being a bit of a pussy, but I want to lp my deadlift back to my normal numbers which usually ends around the low 400s. I知 concerned with will hurt my back grinding a 5th rep after a long day of work. Is this a real concern, or should I just start my lp light and slowly work up? I haven稚 consistently lifted in over a year but can pull in the low 300s no problem for singles, so I was thinking of starting at 225.

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    P 135x2
    B 185x2
    S 135x5 (can稚 reach the bar with my fucked up shoulders, am going to see a coach)
    Dl 335x3

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    Let me get this straight: you're detrained and out of shape, and you're wondering why your back is tired from working a normal job that never was a problem before, when you were training. Is this correct?

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    Anecdotally, as a fairly well trained man in my mid fifties, I moved and placed sand bags for over 14 hours for a local Pueblo that was at imminent risk for post fire flooding. Other volunteers did a few hours or prepared sandwich痴 etc. I trained the very next day per usual.

    Being well trained is not easy but it痴 the best insurance there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Let me get this straight: you're detrained and out of shape, and you're wondering why your back is tired from working a normal job that never was a problem before, when you were training. Is this correct?
    I feel a different back pain that I’ve never experienced before, that’s my main concern. This includes a little bit of what feels like sciatica and just old person back pain. I guess I’m just worried that my overworked back might give out on a limit deadlift after working all day. Mind you our laborers keep quitting because the job is too hard so I’m making my own mud and moving my own materials too, it is far from a normal construction job on a physical level

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Charles View Post
    Anecdotally, as a fairly well trained man in my mid fifties, I moved and placed sand bags for over 14 hours for a local Pueblo that was at imminent risk for post fire flooding. Other volunteers did a few hours or prepared sandwich’s etc. I trained the very next day per usual.

    Being well trained is not easy but it’s the best insurance there is.
    I need to get back to well-trained for sure, I’m just trying to find the best and safest way to do so. And one day doesn’t bother me, I’m doing this shit six days a week for a year straight

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    If you are not eating at least 5000 calories a day, you're making this worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    If you are not eating at least 5000 calories a day, you're making this worse.
    Got it. I値l do a regular nlp, still planning on starting conservatively light and will eat a ton of protein and calories.

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    Are you still doing BJJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HailMary View Post
    Are you still doing BJJ?
    Yeah, I didn稚 even want to put that part in because it makes my situation sound even more stupid unfortunately

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    Work out prior to shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Str8shutr View Post
    Work out prior to shift.
    That痴 a good idea, but leave my house at 530am, the gym doesn稚 open til 6. Time for a home gym it seems.

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