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  1. #21
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    Two week summary.

    Squat is 159.5 lbs, up 49.5 lbs (22.5kg)
    Deadlift is 209 lbs, up 55 lbs (25kg)
    Bench is 132 lbs, up 22 lbs (10kg)
    Press is 77 lbs, up 11 lbs (5kg)

    Squat and deadlift were feeling heavy today, glad I've got 2 days off.

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    Failed on 220 pound deadlift today, but mostly due to lower back pain.

    I'm goint to reset the weight on both squat and deadlift to give my lower back a chance to heal up.

    Probably drop deadlift down to 180 pounds and slowly work back up to 220.

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    First, awesome progress.

    Sorry to hear about your back. Was your lower back hurting during the warm-ups? Also, were you using the Valsava/breathing thing? I get a lot of guff at my gym for lifting without breathing (including from the owner) - I ignore it, because I worry more about my back than my blood pressure (as advised in SS book). Also, among all my health issues, high blood pressure has miraculously never been one of them.

    If I interpret the guidance in the books correctly, if you can't get back to nearly full range of motion during your warm ups, you should consider that an injury, skip the worksets, and if it persists for awhile see a doctor. If the pain mostly goes away during the warmups and you have full ROM, you were probably just a little sore and should go ahead.

    -->Adam

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    I have full range of motion but have pain which I'm almost certain is due to a slightly herniated disc.
    I first aggrivated it during overhead press 2 weeks ago.
    In the past when I have experienced this it has always seemed to fix itself.
    It hurts to jump so probably won't be doing powercleans for a while but I'm pretty sure I can still squat and deadlift at lower weights.
    I might just do sets of 8 reps with lower weight till it improves.

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    Today's workout

    Squat 143 lbs (65kg), 3 sets of 5
    Bench Press 143 lbs (65kg), 3 sets of 5
    Seated Pully Rows 170 pounds, 5 sets of 3

    Dropped weight on squat and swapped power cleans with seated pulley rows to give my lower back some time to recover.

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    Purchased some shoes today. Won't probably receive them for a couple of weeks.

    My back is feeling somewhat better. I practiced jumping and only experienced minor stabbing pain.
    By monday I think I should be good to start doing powercleans again but at reduced weight.

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    I'm happy to say the sharp stabbing pain in my back is now gone.
    I was able to jump today, so tomorrow I will start power cleans.
    I'm working my way back up to where I was on both squat and deadlift before the injury, hopefully by Friday I will be there.
    The injury has put me 2 weeks behind schedule in terms of progress, but I'm relieved that the pressure on the nerves in my spinal chord has gone down.

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    Have you checked in with one of the starting strength coaches in Australia? You really should if you have not.

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    I will, but the closest one is 500 miles away, so it might be a while before I get to one.
    Thanks for helping me out.
    I guess I could call them on the phone.

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    there may be an online option, where you can send videos directly to them for help

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