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  1. #31
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    • phoenix arizona seminar date
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    I haven't eaten a carb in 2.5 weeks and am down nearly 20 pounds. No journaling, no planning, no tracking. Just no carbs. Simple, but not necessarily easy.

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    Good work. Sounds like the induction period of Atkins. Guess I'll get started.

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    Embarassingly long absence. Previously on the journal...

    52 year old male
    5'10"
    327 lbs (around 350 at heaviest)

    10/9/2010
    squat: 260x3x5
    press: 135x3x5
    power clean: 95x5x3

    10/11/2010
    squat: 265x3x5
    bench press: 180x3x5 Second set was slow and hard, rested a little longer and 3rd set was ok
    deadlift: 245x1x5 grip was weak on the last one

    I quit logging here for some reason but I kept training for a little longer. i recall PRs of
    squat: 3x5x315
    bench: 3x5x195

    Now 9 years later...

    Started training at Starting Strength Gym - Dallas

    61 year old male
    5'10"
    295 lbs

    Work sets x reps x weight

    8/5/19 Monday
    Squat 2 x 5 x 95
    Bench 1 x 5 x 125
    Deadlift 1 x 3 x 135

    8/7/19 Wednesday
    Squat 3 x 5 x 95
    Press 1 x 5 x 75
    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 135

    8/12/19 Monday
    Squat 3 x 5 x 100
    Bench 3 x 5 x 125
    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 145

    8/14/19 Wednesday
    Squat 3 x 5 x 105
    Press 3 x 5 x 75
    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 150
    Last edited by psc15771; 08-31-2019 at 11:09 AM.

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    8/16/19 Wednesday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 110
    concentrate on knees out, increasing depth

    Bench 2 x 5 x 135
    1 x 4 x 135
    Failed last rep on 3rd set. I have a problem with planting my feet on floor due to what i think is some kind of piriformis issue i've had for a while. I started my warm ups with a couple 20Kg plates to allow me to press down. I decided to try and work thru it for the rest of the warm ups and work sets without the plate assistance. i was ok until that last rep. i couldn't push hard enough into the floor and couldn't maintain form on the last rep. I'll work on stretching for the next few days and use some kind of assistance if needed next bench day

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 155
    set up for each rep, seems to work better. concentrate on taking up the slack before the pull and pulling bar into shins
    Last edited by psc15771; 08-21-2019 at 07:46 AM.

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    8/19/19 Monday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 120
    concentrate on knees out, increasing depth

    Press 3 x 5 x 77.5
    Switch to Press 1.5 next time

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 160
    concentrate on taking up the slack before the pull, pulling bar into shins, pushing from floor

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    8/21/19 Wednesday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 125
    concentrate on knees out, increasing depth

    Bench 3 x 5 x 140
    work on mechanics, work on being able to plant feet on floor without plates

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 165
    work on set up and finishing

  7. #37
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    Welcome back, and keep up the good work!

    I myself returned from a multi-year absence earlier this year, and so far, I've stuck with it much longer than any of my previous runs. And the gains are there. Hoping you have the same experience

  8. #38
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    Thanks, Sean. It's been really good to get back to it.

    8/23/19 Friday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 130
    depth better, less time resting which helps speed the workout while weights are light

    Press 3 x 5 x 80
    work on 1.5, exhale at lockout and reset

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 170
    set up and finish better, keep shoulders back because bar is swinging forward when I pull
    Last edited by psc15771; 08-23-2019 at 09:51 PM.

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    8/26/19 Monday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 135
    depth better, less time resting

    Bench Press 3 x 5 x 145
    assisted with 45 plates to put feet on. sharp pain in left glute after each set (piriformis). need to work on form and not punching the bench. continue stretching and working on pirifomis

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 175
    work on set up and pull. keep the bar on shin with lats. push the floor away.
    Last edited by psc15771; 08-29-2019 at 08:49 AM.

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    8/28/19 Wednesday

    Squat 3 x 5 x 140
    pause at bottom, depth better

    Press 3 x 5 x 85
    1.5 press, control on way down, concentrate on keeping elbows leading bar close

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 180
    think about keeping body back, keep the bar on shin with lats. push the floor away.
    Last edited by psc15771; 08-31-2019 at 10:29 AM.

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