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    Iterative Refinement: Epoch #3

    I tend work through SS and intermediate programming, achieve significant strength/size gains.....and then use "life" as an excuse to quit lifting.

    Here I am again after almost year away from lifting.

    Rather than beating myself up over this quitter behavior pattern, I'll just call it "Iterative Refinement".

    This is my 3rd Epoch. During this iteration, I will mix in more mountain biking....about 1 hour hill climb twice per week.


    Age: 58
    Weight: 192 (down from 218 lbs)
    Height: 6'2"
    Last edited by Kitsuma; 05-26-2019 at 08:56 PM.

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    Date: 5/11
    Mtn BIke - 1 hour - nearly puked - really out of shape

    Date: 5/13
    Weight: 192
    Squat: 135 - 5,5,5
    Bench: 135 - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 135 - 5

    Date: 5/14
    Mtn Bike - 1 hour - no urge to puke, but miserable nonetheless

    Date: 5/16
    Weight: 192
    Squat: 145 - 5,5,5
    Press: 95 - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 145 - 5

    Date: 5/17
    Mtn Bike - 1 hour


    Date: 5/18
    Weight: -
    Squat: 155 - 5,5,5
    Bench: 145 - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 155 - 5

    Date: 5/20
    Mtn Bike: 55 minutes - paying my dues

    Date: 5/21
    Weight: -
    Squat: 165 - 5,5,5
    Press: 105 - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 165 - 5

    Date: 5/22
    Mtn Bike: 51 minutes - getting less slow, feeling better, past the misery phase

    Date: 5/24
    Weight: 193
    Squat: 175 - 5,5,5
    Bench: 155 - 5,5,6
    Deadlift: 175 - 5

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    Date: 5/28
    weight: 194
    Squat: 185 lbs - 5,5,5
    Press: 110 lbs - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 185 lbs - 5
    pullups: 4,4,5
    Last edited by Kitsuma; 05-28-2019 at 10:40 AM. Reason: pullups

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    Date: 6/2
    Weight: 197 (creatine weight gain)
    Squat: 195 lbs - 5,5,5
    Bench: 165 lbs - 5,5,6
    Deadlift: 195 lbs - 5 - all warmups were power cleans
    Pullups: 5,6,5

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    Date: 6/4
    Weight: 196 lbs
    Squat: 205 lbs - 5,5,5
    Press: 120 lbs - 5,5,5
    Power Cleans: 95 - 5, 115 - 5, 135 - 5 (instead of deadlift warmups)
    Deadlift: 205 lbs - 5

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    Date: 6/6
    Weight: 198 lbs
    Squat: 215 lbs - 5,5,5
    Bench: 175 lbs - 5,5,5
    Power Cleans: 95 lbs - 5,5, 115 lbs - 5, 135 lbs - 5
    Deadlift: 215 lbs - 6
    Pullups: 7,5,5

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    Date: 6/9
    Weight: 197.5 lbs - (hungry and empty)
    Squat: 225 lbs - 5,5,6
    Press: 130 lbs - 5,5,5
    Power Cleans: 95 lbs - 5,5, 115 lbs - 5, 145 lbs - 5
    Deadlift: 225 lbs - 7

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    Date: 6/10
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Mtn Bike: over 1 hour - solo ride - added 2 big hills - total climbing about 1500 feet

    Pushed it hard today

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    Date: 6/11
    Weight: 200

    Jacked Stumps ALL DAY in the sun. I'm gonna call this a workout

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    Date: 6/12
    Weight: 201 lbs
    Squat: 235 lbs - 5,5,5
    Bench: 185 lbs - 5,5,5
    Deadlift: 235 lbs - 5

    Normally would rest after yesterday's stump-fest, but "heavy" weights when I am relatively weak is much less stressful than "heavy" weights when I am relatively strong

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