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  1. #21
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    Sleep: abt 7 hours
    BW: 191 lbs
    Nutrition: I'm basically on a seefood diet (damn..., I didn't see any bacon and eggs this morning)

    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 80 lbs
    1x6 at 105 lbs
    3x8 at 125 lbs

    Squats:
    2x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 65 lbs
    1x5 at 95 lbs
    1x3 at 125 lbs
    1x2 at 145 lbs
    3x5 at 155 lbs

    Dead lift:
    2x5 at 135 lbs
    1x5 at 150 lbs
    1x3 at 165 lbs
    1x1 at 185 lbs
    1x5 at 215 lbs

    Friday's shoulder MRI revealed "mild tendinopathy" in a couple places, and mild subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis -- along with some other details that the ortho specialist will have to explain to me. Good news is, there are no tears. Bad news is that certain movements do cause some impingement, so I cannot even press a broomstick with good form.

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    Default Almost caught up from my "vacation" with physical therapy

    Sleep: abt 8 hours
    BW: 193 lbs
    Height: 5'-11" (no change there)

    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 85 lbs
    1x8 at 105 lbs
    1x4 at 120 lbs
    3x8 at 130 lbs

    Squats:
    2x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 75 lbs
    1x3 at 100 lbs
    1x2 at 125 lbs
    1x1 at 150 lbs
    3x5 at 175 lbs

    Dead lift:
    2x5 at 135 lbs
    1x5 at 160 lbs
    1x3 at 180 lbs
    1x1 at 205 lbs
    1x5 at 225 lbs

    Shoulder is still a bother, but I thought I would experiment while I'm waiting to see the ortho specialist (he's in currently out of the country for a couple of weeks). Over the weekend, I started doing some "shoulder breaker" stretches with a 60-inch walking stick. I thought I could maybe gently force some external rotation for the upper arm to alleviate some of the pain I have to contend with when holding the squat bar in the low bar position. Funny thing is, it does seem to have been easier to get under the squat bar for the last two workout sessions -- I can almost get the left elbow back like it's supposed to be. The shoulder still pinches like hell when I bring the walking stick down from a press lock-out position, but I've still got a couple of weeks before somebody with medical training tells me I shouldn't be doing that.
    Last edited by YoungOpa; 04-07-2016 at 09:55 PM.

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    Sleep: abt 7 hours
    BW: 194 lbs (not sure why this is inching up at this point)
    Height: 5'-11" (no change there)

    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 75 lbs
    1x8 at 90 lbs
    1x6 at 105 lbs
    1x4 at 120 lbs
    3x8 at 135 lbs (gotta do something for upper body until I can get back to pressing)

    Squats:
    3x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 75 lbs
    1x3 at 115 lbs
    1x2 at 155 lbs
    3x5 at 185 lbs
    Squat worksets felt heavy (but it's still 10 pounds below where it was prior to my physical therapy reset). I seem to be psyching myself out on squats -- I'm apprehensive about holding the bar on my cranky left shoulder, although once I start each workset, there's no glaring problem in execution.

    Dead lift:
    2x5 at 135 lbs
    1x5 at 160 lbs
    1x3 at 185 lbs
    1x1 at 215 lbs
    1x5 at 235 lbs
    Looking forward to the next dead lift session... if all goes as planned it will be breaking new ground for this YoungOpa -- first time at 245!!!

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    Sleep: 8 hours
    BW: 191 lbs

    Spent much of yesterday afternoon milling and duplicating various replacement parts for yard furniture (and sweating off some of those mysterious few pounds I gained in the past week).


    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 80 lbs
    1x8 at 100 lbs
    1x5 at 120 lbs
    3x8 at 140 lbs

    Squats:
    2x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 75 lbs
    1x3 at 105 lbs
    1x2 at 135 lbs
    1x1 at 165 lbs
    3x5 at 195 lbs
    My squats are finally back to pre-physical therapy weights, but they were a lot harder than I had expected. Had to abort my first set on the first rep because my cranky shoulder wouldn't let me control the bar -- it seemed to want to slide down as I came up out of the hole. Regrouped, set the bar just slightly higher and managed a full (but shaky) set of 5. The second and third set felt more stable, but hard.

    Dead lift:
    2x5 at 135 lbs
    1x5 at 160 lbs
    1x3 at 185 lbs
    1x1 at 215 lbs
    1x0 at 245 lbs (urk!)
    1x5 at 235 lbs
    Today would have been my first DL at 245 pounds, but while I was at the scuttlebutt for a drink, somebody nailed the bar to the floor.

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    Today would have been my first DL at 245 pounds, but while I was at the scuttlebutt for a drink, somebody nailed the bar to the floor.
    Let me know when you catch that bar-nailing bastard - he has ruined many a workout for me!

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    I hate when that happens. I'll walk around the fire hall getting psyched up only to find the damn thing has settled even farther into the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farback View Post
    I hate when that happens. I'll walk around the fire hall getting psyched up only to find the damn thing has settled even farther into the floor.
    You may be onto something there... I probably should have gotten that drink BEFORE loading the bar for my work-set.

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    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 75 lbs
    1x8 at 90 lbs
    1x6 at 105 lbs
    1x4 at 120 lbs
    1x2 at 135 lbs
    3x8 at 145 lbs

    Squats:
    2x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 75 lbs
    1x3 at 105 lbs
    1x2 at 135 lbs
    1x1 at 165 lbs
    3x5 at 185 lbs (uh-oh!)
    Weak as water... didn't go to the gym yesterday 'cause I just wasn't feelin' it and thought I might benefit from one extra day for recovery. I can't imagine how I could have done any worse. Wonder if I need to report a gravity anomaly, is there an 800-number for that? That workset wasn't even close to the 205 I was planning.

    Dead lift:
    2x5 at 135 lbs
    1x5 at 160 lbs
    1x3 at 185 lbs
    1x1 at 215 lbs
    1x5 at 235 lbs
    The 215 warmup pull felt heavier than it should have. Luckily, about three minutes ago some chick grabbed the 5-pound plates I was going to use to load up a 245... but after my squat disappointment, I thought "Screw it! -- just pull the 235 for a workset and call it a day."

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    Everyone has off days, don't worry about it.

    Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you.

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    4/18/2016

    Lat pull-downs:
    1x12 at 60 lbs
    1x10 at 90 lbs
    1x8 at 120 lbs
    3x6 at 150 lbs


    Squats:
    2x5 at 45 lbs
    1x5 at 75 lbs
    1x3 at 105 lbs
    1x2 at 135 lbs
    3x5 at 165 lbs

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