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    7/10/2016 (68 YO Male -- BW: 188 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11")
    Sleep: about 6 hours
    Nutrition: Typical Sunday... donuts and coffee in the morning, braunschweiger sandwich and chips for lunch (looking forward to liver and onions post workout... yum!)

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@100; 1x2@125; 1x1@150
    Workset: 3x5@180 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: still feeling some minor adductor discomfort in the right leg, unrelated to weight on the bar

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@60; 1x1@65
    Workset: 3x5@75 lbs (RBWS = 3mins)
    note: no shoulder issues

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@160; 1x3@185; 1x2@205; 1x1@220
    Workset: 1x5@240 lbs

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    7/12/2016 (68 YO Male -- BW: 189 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11")
    Sleep: about 7 hours

    Working at the school's weight room today so I can experiment with Flip cam videos...

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@105; 1x2@135; 1x1@165
    Workset: 3x5@185 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    note: video of my bar-only warm-ups showed that I was achieving good squat depth on each rep, but my workset squats were consistently missing depth by from 1 to 2 inches (the only logical conclusion is that the added weight on the bar is somehow pushing the floor further away under my feet, making me miss depth) -- I'll redo this weight on Thursday and shoot for better depth before progressing (don't know if the spongy shoes played a role, but foot pain and swelling are down enough where I should be able to get my foot back into my weight lifting shoes again); still feeling some minor adductor discomfort in the right leg, unrelated to weight on the bar

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@65; 1x1@70
    Workset: 3x5@80 lbs (RBWS = 3mins)
    note: no shoulder issues

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@165; 1x3@195; 1x2@225
    Workset: 1x5@245 lbs

    Chin-ups...
    strict, with neutral grip: 6, 6, 6

    Post work-out BW = 187 lbs
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    7/14/2016

    Today's workout for me was kind of a bust -- nothing worth logging beyond some light warm-ups. The upside is that I was able to go through the basics of Starting Strength squats, presses, dead lifts, and bench presses with a potential workout buddy at the school's weight room -- managed to get a starting baseline established.

    I'll go over to the local globo-gym tomorrow to make up for today's lost ground. The extra recovery day might actually be a plus for me.

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    7/15/2016 (68 YO Male -- BW: 190 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11")
    Sleep: about 7 hours

    "Big box" gym today -- too crowded to set up a camera

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@105; 1x2@135; 1x1@165
    Workset: 3x5@185 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    note: same workset as previous session with greater attention toward achieving depth; will have to wait until Tuesday at the school weight room to get on camera.

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@65; 1x1@75
    Workset: 3x5@85 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: no shoulder issues, but my presses are weak from neglect during my bout with tendonitis... the weights are getting to be a challenge; will see how 90 pounds go on Sunday.

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@165; 1x3@195; 1x2@225
    Workset: 1x5@250 lbs
    note: had been for days feeling a dull ache in the gluteus area on the left side, mainly when sitting on the balance ball at my desk; after today's dead lifts, I'm now starting to feel a similar ache on the right side -- now that it's a bilateral thing, I don't know if that's good or bad.

    Chin-ups...
    Body weight, strict: 7, 7, 6 (RBWS = 4 mins)

    Post work-out BW = 188 lbs

    I'm looking forward to start hitting some new personal best numbers again in the next 10 days, or so.
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    7/17/2016 (68 YO Male -- BW: 190 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11")
    Sleep: about 6 hours (plus a 2-hour nap -- it's OK, I'm retired)

    "Big box" gym again today

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@105; 1x2@135; 1x1@165
    Workset: 3x5@190 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@70; 1x1@80
    Workset: 2x5, 1x3, 1x4@90 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins) failed
    note: no shoulder issues, but failed to complete set 3; need to either increase rest between sets or maybe switch to 5 sets of triples.

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@165; 1x3@195; 1x2@225
    Workset: 1x5@255 lbs
    note: no glute aches today.

    Post work-out BW = 189 lbs

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    7/19/2016 at the St. Philip's College weight room

    68 YO Male -- BW: 190 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11"
    Sleep: about 7 hours (mid-morning workout -- no time for a pre-exertion nap)


    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@105; 1x2@135; 1x1@165
    Workset: 3x5@195 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    note: squats continue to mess with my mind... always think I'm going too deep when I'm actually just barely hitting depth

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@60; 1x3@75; 1x1@85
    Workset: 6x3@90 lbs (RBWS = 2 to 3 mins)
    note: repeat of previous failed session weight, but I went for triples instead of sets of 5... did a 6th set of 3 for penitence.

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@165; 1x3@195; 1x2@225
    Workset: 1x5@260 lbs
    note: no glute aches today; weak-hand grip is barely hanging in there.

    Time for a quick nap, then off to a Boerne Village Band concert in the park
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    7/21/2016 at the St. Philip's College weight room

    68 YO Male -- BW: 193 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11" (not sure where the extra 3 pounds came from... must've been water weight as it was gone post workout)
    Sleep: about 6 hours (I really need to start getting into the rack earlier)

    Feeling somewhat lethargic today, but I gotta suck it up.

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@80; 3x5@115; 1x2@145; 1x1@175
    Workset: 3x5@200 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    note: 1st rep out of the hole was tough, but I got the depth... subsequents sets didn't seem so bad.

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@60; 1x3@75; 1x1@85
    Workset: 5x3@95 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: planned to do 3 sets of 5 at previous weight but forgot and loaded the bar for a progression; too lazy to adjust the bar so I went for 5 triples; the last rep got half way up and stalled, but I wasn't going to let gravity spoil my last set -- kept pushing 'til it started moving again and managed to lock it out.

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@170; 1x3@205; 1x1@235 (hmm... feels kinda heavy)
    Workset: 1x0@265 lbs ==fail== I'm outta gas!
    1x5@235 lbs
    note: I think last night's sleep shortage caught up with me.

    Chin-ups...
    Body weight, strict: 7, 7, 7 (RBWS = 4 mins)

    Post work-out BW = 190 lbs

    I'm finally sneaking up on some new personal best numbers again.

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    Didn't get much accomplished in the way of LP training these past two weeks -- kind of haphazard. My nephew and his two sons (ages 6 and 8) were house guests from New Zealand for a week, and there were some things they just had to do on their first visit to Texas (and a visit to the gym was not on the itinerary). While the Alamo got rained out, they loved the Mission's baseball game (ended with a walk-off grand-slam home run, no less), absorbed the many fascinating activities at the San Antonio "Do-seum", wandered the Toilet-Seat Museum in amazement, and roasted marshmallows under the stars. Then there were the side trips: tubing on the Guadalupe near Canyon Lake, hours exploring the USS Lexington at Corpus Christi from stem to stern, capped off with a visit to the Space Center in Houston before heading back to New Zealand.

    I did manage to work in a couple of half-hearted attempts at a gym just to keep from suffering total atrophy, though...

    7/26/2016 at the St. Philip's College weight room
    BW: 191 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11"

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@80; 3x5@115; 1x2@145; 1x1@175
    Workset: 3x5@205 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@60; 1x3@75; 1x1@85
    Workset: 3x5@85 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: I backed off 10 pounds from my previous session of five triples at 95 lbs because I wanted to do sets of five (and that last session was five days ago -- since my shoulders are shit right now anyway, I didn't feel that any heroics were in order)

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@170; 1x3@205; 1x1@235 (hmm... feelin' heavy)
    Workset: 1x5@225 lbs
    note: feeling a little defeatist, there's no way I'm going to get anywhere near the 260 I pulled in the middle of July


    8/2/2016 at the St. Philip's College weight room
    Two new people want to learn about this Starting Strength "thing" so I'm spending a lot of time explaining about squatting (and LBBS in particular). Between explaining, demonstrating, and determining good starting weights, I'm just going to consider today a "light" day...

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@80; 3x5@115; 1x2@145
    Workset: 3x5@175 lbs (RBWS = 3 mins)

    Press...
    Two sets of ten with the bar only, ...

    Screw it; Thursday's another day, but I did throw in 3 sets of 6 strict chin-ups out of guilt


    8/4/2016 at the St. Philip's College weight room
    BW: 191 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11"

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@80; 3x5@115; 1x2@145; 1x1@175
    Workset: 3x5@205 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    note: same workset as last week, but shooting for good depth before I start loading more weight on the bar; I've got this nagging little ache in the left glute

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@65; 1x1@75
    Workset: 3x5@80 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: Left shoulder feels fine since the ortho visit, but ever since those 95-pound triples, my right shoulder now seems like it wants to catch when I press -- I'm playing it cautious

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@170; 1x3@205; 1x1@235
    Workset: 1x5@235 lbs
    note: 235 seemed heavy but doable; left glute and hamstring aren't what could be called painful, but there is an ache that doesn't feel normal -- I'm not yet ready to say that age has anything to do with it (nor am I willing to admit to being stuck, at least not until I get back onto a more "regular" schedule). Of course, that regular training schedule continues to be interrupted -- the school gym will close for a couple of weeks before the fall semester, and I've got a couple of cross-country trips coming up.

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    8/7/2016 (68 YO Male -- BW: 193 lbs//Altitude: 5'-11")
    Sleep: about 6 hours (plus a 2-hour nap -- it's OK, I'm retired)
    Nutrition: donuts and a ham sammich, then a protein shake after my nap

    Boy, did I have a lot of good excuses for skipping the gym today... then I reasoned that if I even just waved the empty bar around, it would be better than doing nothing, so picked my sorry ass up and headed out to the...

    "Big box" gym again today

    Squats...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@75; 3x5@105; 1x2@135; 1x1@165
    Workset: 3x5@195 lbs (RBWS = 5 mins)
    Note: backed off the weight a bit to let me concentrate more on actual form and balance (and less about struggling out of the hole at all costs)

    Press...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@45; 1x5@55; 1x3@70; 1x1@80
    Workset: 3x5@85 lbs (RBWS = 4 mins)
    note: no shoulder issues this time

    Dead lifts...
    Warm-ups: 2x5@135; 1x5@165; 1x3@195; 1x2@225
    Workset: 1x5@245 lbs

    Post work-out BW = 190 lbs

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    Lets see if I remember how to do this -- it's been a while, and it turns out I'm not 68 any more...

    5/8/2018: 70 YO male -- 5'-11" and 194 lbs

    Worksets today:
    Squats: 3 sets of 5 at 215 lbs
    Press: 3 sets of 5 at 100 lbs
    Dead Lift: 1 set of 5 at 245 lbs

    My LP (Linear Programming) has been more like "Lumpy" Programming due to a nagging shoulder issue (some long-term tendinitis)... that and an inability to stick to a rigid training schedule.

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