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    Dustyís Iron Odyssey

    How you doing to all the ironmongers out there!
    Iím Dusty Millar a 5í9Ē 187lbs (appox) of pure northern Irish ginger Adonis, well 4 out 5 aint bad. Iíve been planning on trying SS for quite some time now after being introduced to Crossfit by some USMC buddies.( Semper Fi ) whilst serving with the Royal Marines Commandos. Although now a well and truly fat civi, I have endeavoured to keep on training granted its not as easy when your life doesnít depend on it.

    Needless to say in true civi fashion I have done fuck all in about 6 months. And all this after setting up a Crossfit box for myself and a couple of mates, what a cock! ( me I mean, I didnít just see one or anything )

    So on wed 27th Jan 2010 that changed.

    I decided to go down the 1RM route just to see how far past hopeless it had all become.

    So here are the vital statistics ;

    SQUAT :110kg - 242lbs
    BENCH PRESS :90kg - 198lbs
    DEADLIFT :140kg - 308lbs
    PRESS :60kg - 132lbs
    CLEAN :70kg - 154lbs

    Clean was very lose, technical skill was a big factor.

    So there it is, it only gets better from here on in.
    And hereís a thought for today :

    Feelings of unimportance are often caused by a lack of importance
    Banish your feelings of unimportance by becoming
    PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    Good luck. Those are nice starting numbers. It will be interesting to see how far you can take SS.

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    Thanks for the support infact i was a little dissapointed in the numbers.
    I think i'll post a photo to compair with in a couple of months. I'll take it before my 1st workout tomorrow and post it tomorrow night.

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    So today I learned 2 things,
    1: Im not going deep enough on my squat ( granted my wife's been telling me Im not going deep enough for years )

    2: I have rounded back on my deadlift.

    all in all NOT GOOD!

    I decided not to take a photo, maybe a little too bodybuilder'ish and went with video insted much more helpfull. As soon as i figure out how to post it I will.

    Any way on with the vital statistics :
    SQUAT :100KG X3 X5
    BENCHPRESS : 80KG x3 x5
    DEADLIFT : 120KG x3 x5

    Does any one think this is a over optimistic starting point?
    bench felt very comfortable, squat would have been much harder at the correct depth, deadlift was good but I need to sort out my back I think my tight hamstrings are the problem cause my form wasn't bad previously.
    any way GOMAD time.

    Thought for today :
    Stress management, when experiencing stress in the work place, there's nothing more soothing than a mug of herbal tea. Make the tea in a nice big mug making sure it nice and hot. Then pour it over the PRICK thats been stressing you out.

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    I think I am going to enjoy your log. Good luck!

    By the way, I was with the USMC from '95-'99 and got to spend a couple weeks with the Royal Marines in '97. Great bunch of guys. Good luck to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyMillar View Post

    Does any one think this is a over optimistic starting point?
    bench felt very comfortable, squat would have been much harder at the correct depth,
    Sucks to say it, but I think you should lower the squat weight and make sure you're going deep enough.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyMillar View Post
    Thought for today :
    Stress management, when experiencing stress in the work place, there's nothing more soothing than a mug of herbal tea. Make the tea in a nice big mug making sure it nice and hot. Then pour it over the PRICK thats been stressing you out.
    i very much like this. personally, i plan to kill their pets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiburon View Post
    Sucks to say it, but I think you should lower the squat weight and make sure you're going deep enough.

    Good luck
    You know what I feel a little ashamed to admit it but I thank thats probibly the best course of action going to drop it to 85kg for work out B tommorow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TartanEagle View Post
    I think I am going to enjoy your log. Good luck!

    By the way, I was with the USMC from '95-'99 and got to spend a couple weeks with the Royal Marines in '97. Great bunch of guys. Good luck to you!
    Pleased to meet you Tartan. How did you find it working with BootNecks? I had a blast working with all you Jar Heads, we helped train some of your Young Officers at camp Barret in Quantico they took real good care of us. ( 2 days Sober out of a mounth, and thats only because I was teaching some of our weapon's systems ) then spent a few weeks at Little Creek. Boy, you guys have a lot of toys.

    The thought for today is dedicated to Semperteno,
    I like your style, you could also try Pissing on the graves of their ancestors!

    Thought for today :
    The Inner Core, Lie down in a grassy park and relax completely. close your eyes. Access your deep inner core by listening to your breathing. After a few minutes, you will find yourself suffusedby feeling of warmth.
    Double check you haven't been Pissed on by a dog / bum.

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    starting strength nutrition camp
    Let me begin with a little poem

    " Ode To Rip "
    God bless my glutes and lower back
    On the last set of deadlifts I heard a crack,
    I squat through the pain
    Press through the night,
    Tighten my sphincter in case I shite
    Competition Iv'e conquered
    The meet I have won
    Praise the l Lord
    Rips program I'd done

    On to the more serious matters. I made sure I was getting the right depth on my squats today, though I'm not so sure every one would be pleased if you used my tactic in your local Globo gym.

    I decided to whip my balls out and sit on them.
    At 5'9'' a medicine ball is real good depth so I ensured every squat had a little ass kiss. problem solved.

    the numbers:
    squat : 2x5@20kg - 45lbs squats felt real good.
    1x5@40kg - 90lbs
    1x3@60KG - 132lbs
    1x2@70kg - 154lbs
    3x5@85kg - 187lbs
    press : 2x5@20kg - 45lbs difficult but achieved lockout each rep.
    1x5@30kg - 66lbs
    1x3@35kg - 77lbs
    1x2@45kg - 99lbs
    3x5@55kg - 121lbs
    clean : 2x5@20kg - 45lbs form greatly improved never missed a rep.
    1x5@30kg - 66lbs
    1x3@40kg - 90lbs
    1x2@50kg - 110lbs
    3x5@60kg - 132lbs

    Realy pleased with todays proformance looking forward to FRI.

    Thought for today :
    Repetitive stress syndrome, thinking about other people can be very stressfull. If you do it all the time you could become a victim of repetitive stress. avoid this by thinking about your self as much as possible.

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