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  1. #141
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    Default Fri - 10/09/2020 - noon - 65 min

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    am BW 234

    Bench and Dead are frustrating and disappointing this LP run. I expected 10lb increases up to 195 and 315 respectively.

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    165x1
    195x1 b
    220x5x3 b / 4 min

    Left elbow was barking after last session. Review of final work set video showed significant wrist flexion (oddly, right wrist remains neutral). Keyed on pulling elbows down and the "feeling" of wrist extension today. A couple of reps on WS1 were high - I assume due to the focus on the left arm. Final 2 sets looked pretty good.

    Bench
    45x8,7
    95x5
    125x3
    155x1
    175x5x3 / 3 min

    Unfortunately, it's going to be +5 next time.

    Dead
    135x5
    225x3 b
    265x1 b / h / c
    290x3 b / h / c
    290x1 b / h / c

    Backed up a shade more. Brain fails to communicate with body after 1 rep. Supposed to be 290x5.

    Tunes
    The Edgar Winter Group: They Only Come Out at Night

    First time listening to the album. It is a shame I didn't pick this up in the mid-80's out of bargain/used bin when I was using NDSL money to purchase stereo equipment and albums. Like everyone, I am familiar with Free Ride and Frankenstein. I found the rest of the album enjoyable and familiar.
    Last edited by mangen; 10-16-2020 at 12:39 PM. Reason: bad words

  2. #142
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    Default Sun - 10/11/2020 - 11am - 65 min

    am BW 237 (oops)

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    175x1
    205x1 belt
    225x5x3 belt / 4 min

    Kept left wrist mostly straight. Better at getting knees set on time.

    Press
    43x5x2
    68x5
    88x2
    98x5x3 / 3 min

    Deadlift
    135x5
    225x3 belt
    265x1 belt / hook
    290x3x2 belt / hook / chalk / 3 min

    You know what it was supposed to be.

    Tunage
    Shinedown: Us and Them

  3. #143
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    Default Tue - 10/13/2020 - noon - 65 min

    am BW 235

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    175x1
    205x1 b
    230x5x3 b / 4.5 min

    Last rep or two in S2&3 high. Left arm didn't look bad, but it played in the bench.

    Bench
    45x8,7
    95x5
    135x3
    160x1
    180x5x3 / 4 min

    Dead
    135x5
    185x3
    225x1

    Music
    Gary Moore: Victims of the Future.

    I saw Gary in the summer of '83 at Alpine Valley opening for Krokus (Headhunter) and Def Leppard (Pyromania).

    I wish that: 1) someone would have introduced me to Gary prior to this concert, but since that didn't happen 2) I would have went out and bought a couple of his albums.

    It seems likely that his band included:
    Drums: Ian Paice (all versions of Deep Purple)
    Bass: Neil Murray (Whitesnake: Trouble through Slide It In [US Mix])
    Keys: Neil Carter (UFO: The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent through Making Contact).

    I already owned the UFO albums and within two years I would have all Deep Purple and Whitesnake albums through the time period. I recall enjoying Gary and the band, but had no familiarity with the songs. A missed opportunity.

  4. #144
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangen View Post
    I saw Gary in the summer of '83 at Alpine Valley opening for Krokus (Headhunter) and Def Leppard (Pyromania).
    Wish we could have met a couple years sooner than we did. Would have been great to go to most of those shows you went to back then.

  5. #145
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    Default Fri - 10/16/2020 - noon - 50 min

    am BW 234

    Switching to a 4-day upper/lower split. Because:

    a) I can't seem to exit the struggle bus. Food and sleep are no worse than usual. Maybe age and recovery have caught up with me.
    b) Left arm tendonitis from squat creeping back into the picture. Hopefully a couple of days off between squat and bench will allow me to keep bench moving.

    Going to see if I can run each lift as a 2x/wk LP for 2+ weeks. Should be no problem with squat. I'll bail on others as soon as needed. Move each lift to H/L when LP fails. Adding some assistance exercises as outlined by Andy Baker in his 4 day TM template.

    The clearing of The Great Corn Desert was halted due to mechanical issues. If those are resolved, I'll keep the weights moving at less than an optimum pace.

    Press
    43x5x2
    73x5
    93x2
    103x5x3 / 4 min

    It got cold in the Stables last night. Wore gloves. Don't worry, they are thin and did not clash with my shoes.

    Bench
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    165x1
    185x5x3 b / 5 min

    Easier than 180 3 days ago.

    CGBP
    95x8x2

    +10 and (maybe) an extra set next time.

    Music
    Skid Row: Slave to the Grind

    "Can't close the closet on a shoebox full of bones."
    "Hit me with a shovel 'cuz I can't believe that I dug you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by swan View Post
    Wish we could have met a couple years sooner than we did. Would have been great to go to most of those shows you went to back then.
    15 miles, a town over and down was an ocean apart back then.

    If the BB tournament that I first became aware of your existence was early in the season, we could have (with stars in our eyes) sat in the last row at the Metro Centre to see a jukebox inflate (no Spinal Tap measurement errors), smell dope and watch people with double vision throw up.

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    Default Sat - 10/17/2020 - 1pm - 60 min

    am BW 235

    Squat
    45x5x2
    135x5
    175x3
    215x1 belt
    235x5x3 belt / 5 min

    Dead
    135x5
    225x3 belt
    265x1 belt / hook
    295x2x2 belt / hook / chalk
    255x3 belt / hook

    BB Row
    135x5 belt

    BB Curl
    45x6x2

    Tunes
    Badlands: Badlands

  8. #148
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    Default Mon - 10/19/2020 - 5pm - 45 min

    am BW 237

    Press
    43x5x2
    63x5
    83x2
    98x1
    108x5x3

    Bench
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    170x1
    190x5

    Planned 3x5, but that wasn't going to happen. Greedy trying to progress both presses on the same day at my age and this far along for this LP run.

    CGBP
    115x6x3

    Tunes
    Led Zeppelin: IV (Untitled, ZoSo, Runes, The 4th Album)

    Does anybody else remember Stairway being the #1 daily requested song on WLS's Top 10 @ 10 through the late '70's.

  9. #149
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    Default Tue - 10/20/2020 - noon - 55 min

    am BW 237

    Squat
    45x5x2
    135x5
    175x3
    215x1 belt
    240x5x3 belt / 6 min

    Dead
    135x5
    225x3 belt
    265x1 belt / hook
    295x2 belt / hook / chalk
    255x5 belt / hook

    Among other issues, left bicep tendonitis affecting grip.

    Some Inverted Rows and BB Curls.

    Tunes
    Megadeth: Countdown to Extinction

  10. #150
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    Default Thu - 10/22/2020 - 6pm - 50 min

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    am BW 237

    A day early: a) possible schedule conflicts tomorrow b) nice day, bar was warm

    Press (H)
    43x5x2
    63x5
    83x3
    103x1 belt
    113x5x3 belt / 5 min

    Bench (L)
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    170x5x3

    CGBP
    135x7x2

    Music
    Bob Seger: Night Moves

    "..with only one thing in common, they got the fire down below"

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