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  1. #181
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    Default Mon - 12/07/2020 - 5pm - 70 min

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    am BW 242

    Apparently I want to weigh 240 more than I want to weigh 220. But..... Christmas cookies.....

    Bench (H)
    45x5x2
    95x5x2
    135x3
    170x1
    200x1 belt
    220x5x3 belt / 8 min

    S1: lack of focus
    S2&3: no prob (?)

    Likely +5 again next week.

    Old Man SS PR's from Mar '18 220x5,5,4 & 222.5x4. I'll claim a set PR.

    All time PR was 250x1 around 19 years ago at a BW of 195.

    Press (M/L)
    53x5x2
    83x5
    108x1
    120.5x5x3

    Eyes, Quads, Abs....

    CGBP
    165x8x3

    Tunes
    Quiet Riot: Metal Health

    Soundtrack to Senior year football. Every practice, every game.

    Another missed musical opportunity. I saw Quiet Riot open for Sabbath in Nov '83 (Sr year). We chose to leave about 3 songs into Sabbath's set. It was cool when the bloody abortion came out and ran around on the Stonehenge set. This was Sabbath's Born Again tour with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame on lead vocals. Unfortunately:

    a) I was not aware of Sabbath
    b) I was not aware how much I would come to appreciate Gillan's voice and storytelling.
    c) I was not aware how much I would enjoy the Born Again album.

    Beverage
    Kamikaze: Wheatley Vodka, Dekuyper Triple Sec & juice of a lime.
    Last edited by mangen; 12-08-2020 at 08:16 AM.

  2. #182
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    Default Tue - 12/08/2020 - noon - 55 min

    am BW 240

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    165x1
    185x5x3 belt / 3 min

    Dead
    135x5
    225x3 belt
    255x1 belt
    275x5 belt

    Form sucks.

    Inverted Row (pronated, -4 from squat height)
    3x10 E3MOM

    Sneaking in some Chins. Sets limited to 2's and 1's at this point. Maybe I'll total these at end of week

    Tunes
    Alice Cooper: Billion Dollar Babies

  3. #183
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    Default Fri - 12/11/2020 - 11am - 80 min

    am BW 240

    Press (H)
    43x5x2
    78x5
    108x3
    125.5x1 belt
    140.5x5x3 belt / 8+min
    128x5 belt

    All R5's: GRIND
    All R4's: slightly less than grind

    Dropped a back-off set and will reduce CGBP on Mon to 2x6 instead of 3x8. Triceps were still a bit fried today. Past two weeks for Press have doubt creeping in about how much longer current programming will work for that lift. Bench still seems to be moving well.

    So, dropping volume 1st to see what next Fri brings.

    Bench (M/L)
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    170x1
    192.5x5x3

    CGBP
    170x6x2

    Tunes
    Joe Walsh: The Confessor

  4. #184
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    Default Sat- 12/12/2020 - 9am - 60 min

    am BW 240

    Ambivalence toward the lower day split has turned into IDGAF.

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    175x1 belt
    195x5x3 belt / 3 min

    S1: kinda high
    S's2&3: some good, some close & some high

    Deadlift
    135x5
    225x3
    255x1 belt
    285x1 belt / hook

    Video of all sets. How can a 5-step process be that difficult? Rethink approach to align form and confidence.

    Inverted Row (supinated, -4 from squat height)
    1x5
    2x8

    Chins (after the 1st IR set)
    BWx2,2,2,1

    All would be red-lighted in a chin competition. Need to start somewhere.

    Tunage
    Pantera: Cowboys from Hell

    I enjoyed the songs Cowboys from Hell and Walk, but not a Pantera "fan" when the albums came out. Recently watched the Cowboys video and noticed Diamond (as he called himself then) was wearing a Judas Priest British Steel t-shirt. Quick research led to earlier Pantera albums and the influence of Priest, the first two Def Leppard albums and other early 80's NWOBHM bands on Diamond. After listening to the 4 Pantera albums previous to Cowboys, I found their evolution intriguing and now hear the NWOBHM influence on the Cowboys from Hell and Vulgar Display of Power albums.

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    Default Mon - 12/14/2020 - 5pm - 70 min

    am BW 243

    Bench (H)
    45x8,7
    95x5x2
    135x3
    170x1
    202.5x1 belt
    225 x 5 x 3 belt / 8 min

    +2.5 seems a judicious selection next week.

    Press (M/L)
    53x5x2
    83x5
    108x2
    123x5x3 4 min

    Tough. Not much plate rattle at lockout.

    CGBP
    175x6x2 4 min

    Music
    Fates Warning: Parallels

    Not sure how missed these guys back in the day. A nod to Uncle Shug for playing an album by the band Redemption which led me to the way back machine and Fates Warning.
    Last edited by mangen; 12-15-2020 at 10:02 AM.

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    Default Tue - 12/15/2020 - noon - 50 min

    am BW 241

    Squat
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    175x1 belt
    200x5x3 belt / 4 min

    Somewhat better form.

    Deadlift
    135x5
    185x5x2

    Video and adjust....

    BB Curl
    50x10x2

    Tunage
    Testament: The Ritual

  7. #187
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    Default Fri - 12/18/2020 - noon - 90 min

    am BW 239

    Received a couple of new tools: EZ-curl bar & wrist wraps. I was so excited that I forgot to Chin last night.

    Press (H)
    43x5x2
    83x5
    108x3
    128x1 belt
    143x 5 x 3 belt / wraps
    133x5 belt / wraps

    All reps tough & slow. 3rd set did seem to move the best. B/O sucked. Enjoyed the wrist wraps.

    Experiencing some program paralysis for the presses. I'm fairly certain that the overhead is coming to an end. Going to continue some minor tweaking hoping for a couple more weeks - which would result in a load PR.

    Bench (M)
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    175x1
    197.5x5x3 belt

    LTE
    50x8x3

    Just getting a feel for weight / reps. We'll see how tri's feel tomorrow.

    Tunage
    Bad Company: Bad Company

    Here is a man asking the question, "Is this really the end of the world?"

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    Default Mon - 12/21/2020 - 9am -60 min

    am BW 240

    Spent 20 of 24 hrs on Saturday sleeping with a nose running like a high-pressure hydrant.

    Yesterday, today and tomorrow - roofing. Pushed this session a bit due to the roofing project.

    Bench (H)
    45x8,7
    95x5x2
    145x3
    175x1
    205x1 belt
    230 x 2 belt / wraps
    230x 5 belt / wraps
    230x3+f belt / wraps

    S1: set up too far behind hooks. Hit left side on both reps
    S2: R5 - the dangerous drive it to hooks instead of locking out first.
    S3: nice to know one has the safeties at the proper height.

    Since 10 is not equal to 15, I will be repeating next Monday.

    Press (L)
    53x5x3
    83x5
    103x2
    118x5x2

    Light day pressing is miserable.

    cgbp
    185x 6 x 2 ezpz

    Music
    Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach

    Didn't everyone have a sweet Melissa?

    Thanks to Redz Band and/or Mal(sp?) Hombre for introducing me to such a wonderful tune.

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    Check out Desdemona

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    Well that sounds like a fun weekend & start to the week.

    I've crashed the hooks from below as well. Sure burns a lot of gas to recover from.

    Mal Hombre, I believe, but it could have been either or both since they shared a bunch of songs.

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