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    • wichita falls texas december seminar 2020
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    Spring Challenge further musings.

    Well run event. Judges and Officials very helpful. Loaders / spotters flawless.

    My number in pounds from Fall. Squat / Press / Dead Lift / Total
    Squat Press Dead Total
    Fall Classic 2018 233.2 / 94.6 / 248.6 / 576.4
    Spring Chal 2019 276.5 / 114 / 301.2 / 691.9 +115.5

    BW: 276.2

    Stupid penalties on press and dead lift.
    Foolishly did not repeat press at 124, (foul) and no lift at 134.

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    Wow, a 115# gain in ~6 months? That's very impressive!

    Also, it's a 20% gain for the total, but it's also very close to 20% for each individual lift, so it's very balanced gains. Or, do I have to say "gainzzz"?

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    It sure is good to see a fellow geezer improve, gives me hope.

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    Thanks Sean and Jerry. Pretty excited to see those gains myself.
    Thinking that the occasional Heavy single is in my future.
    I had to look it all up because I didn't feel like I made all that much progress.

    Rip's rehab suspended arc and reverse press.
    22x5
    92x5x3

    Figured this would be a good "day off" activity.
    Shoulders feel better every time I do this.
    Tomorrow heavy squats.

    BW:270
    This is an area of increasing focus because at 6'2", I'm not strong enough to weigh 270.
    My thought is 230 is a lot closer to where I should be,
    52" is sort of not the ideal stomach measurement, so a long way to go to below 40".
    So lifting and eating better is the simple plan.
    We'll see how the lifting belt holes go, as we progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesepuff View Post
    Thinking that the occasional Heavy single is in my future.
    I hear that. I've actually never tried for a 1RM for any lift. Since the NLP doesn't call for it, and I lift alone in my basement, I've been in no hurry to determine a 1RM.

    At some point, I'll have to try, especially if I go for a 5/3/1 or something similar for an intermediate program.

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    5/4/2019 Saturday

    Squat
    45x5
    135x5
    225x0
    205x5x3

    Not my best showing ever. But I'll get over it.

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    5/6/2019 Monday

    Bench
    45x5
    165x5x3 *OGPR*

    corrected a grip that was too narrow, for a change following Rips clear and concise advice.
    Until now this had escaped me somehow.

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    5/8/2019 Wednesday

    wt: 271.0 14,000 / 175,000 8.00%

    Simple math and simpler assumptions suggest that 275 lb Mike needs a calorie deficit of 175,000 to be 225 lb Mike.
    So my journey to to the 175k deficit began with my reaching the strength level I had in college at the Spring Challenge.
    My goal, 225 at the fall classic which will require a calorie deficit of 175,000 / 175,000, aka 100% over that period.

    An May 10 I turn 65. 70 year old Mike should not weigh 275. But 225 is not carved in stone either. But I intend to "try it out"
    The big part of this effort is redesigning and executing the "change" to my relationship with food.
    I have studied myself and others. The truth is quite ugly and unpleasant.
    Upon reaching my desired calorie deficit, I will buy myself a long desired Kayak. (Hobie Adventure)
    Since motivation and strategy are critical, I have spent a great deal of time on my full plan.
    However, none of this would be possible without Sully and Rip's guidance / books.
    Let us begin

    Farmer walk,
    110x160'



    5/9/2019 Thursday

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    Lat Pull down
    40x5
    110x5x3

    Generally, my programming switch to single lift evenings.
    I will slowly start rolling in some minimalist HIIT. Since lifting consistently and staying injury free is critical to my strategy, I need to avoid the impulse to over train.
    As a long time triathlete, compulsive over training is an ever present danger. Yet, the other end of the spectrum is also a danger for me. Just drifting away from training is very easy.

    Just thought I'd throw this out for general amusement. Win, lose or draw, this will be amusing.

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    I'm close to 70 now and have been feeling that if I do too much it affects me for a few days. Keeping my weight down is also a problem. I don't eat that much but my metabolism surely slowed down as I got older. I took a trip to NC last week and missed a few WO's . I gained 5lbs. I squatted and did one set of SLDL on Monday and am still sore today.
    I sure know its easy to stop training, some life situations got me off track for a few years. I'm not going to let it happen again. Good luck with your goals.

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    Happy birthday, tomorrow! My son's birthday is Saturday

    Grats on getting the kayak. Stupid question for the water-sports impaired.... would you be using that in the west branch DuPage? I see stretches in some of the local forest preserves which look like they might be fun places to check out, if I owned such a craft.

    Best of luck with the d**t (the dreaded d-word) and keeping injury-free!

    Bob

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