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  1. #11
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    Default 60 yr old Day One

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    Ran out of weights today, was going to borrow a pair of 45s, but I have to pick them up tomorrow.

    Sooo I had to choose between pushing my workout a day, or deadlifting just 5lbs more today.
    Went for 5lbs today... got a late start so no hill climb.

    Summary
    Tue 3-2-21
    Body 210.4
    Fat 28.4
    Squat 125
    Bench 95
    Deadlift 140


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    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 03-04-2021 at 08:21 PM.

  2. #12
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    Default 60 yr old Day One

    Still haven’t picked up those 45s, but I didn’t want to skip the day.
    So just deadlifted 140 again. Thought about doing 1x6, but just stuck with 1x5 at the same 140
    I’m eating eggs, steak, hamburger, salmon, yogurt, peanut butter on a banana, drinking a half gallon of 1% milk. I love it.
    Video says I need to work on my squat depth. It “feels” like I’m going down far enough, but the camera doesn’t lie...
    Raining so no hill climb today

    Summary
    Thu 3-4-21
    Body 210.0
    Fat 28.4
    Squat 135
    Press 60
    Deadlift 140


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  3. #13
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    Welcome! Running out of weights is a good problem to have.
    Unfortunately the "used market" is not what it used to be.

    Very good start! Carson knows his stuff.

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    Thank you


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    Well well well... doing squats correctly is a lot harder.

    Saturday I picked up that pair of 45s. And also assembled my power rack. (I ordered it before I started NLP, but it shipped w/o the nuts and bolts).

    Sooo, with a power rack I can finally go full squat depth w/o fear. And wow, I’ve been “cheating”.
    First I set the safety bars at just the correct depth thinking that the “clink” sound would be the perfect cue. Bad idea, yes sometimes it worked but others I “thought” I was down and started to come up in my brain, but wait, no “clink”, hang on go deeper... well that messed with my balance and rhythm. Once enough to wobble and dump the bar. Yeah, the safetys work just fine. And all this while still on the warmup weight.

    Ok plan B. Set the safetys one more hole down and just fearlessly squat full depth. Started over with the empty bar for 5 reps, add 10lbs and repeat, and 10lbs more, etc. got to 95lbs as about too much. Did 3x5.

    I’m not going to call this a reset, since I was “cheating” before, my squat never really made 135.

    Anyway, yeah I’ve got those 45s, now I can move up on my deadlift.

    After all that, I was too lazy to do the hill climb.

    Summary
    Sun 3-7-21
    Body 212.1
    Fat 27.3
    Squat 95 (real squats)
    Bench 100
    Deadlift 150


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    My weightlifting shoes came from Amazon, fit fine. Feels like they help a lot with squat depth. I had been wearing loafer/sneakers with a pretty soft sole and heal.

    Had errands downtown in the morning, pushed the workout to evening, no hill climb after dark. I need to get back to AM workouts.

    Finally felt like my squats were worthy of review, sent them and the deadlifts in via the ss app. I’ll see if the make the cut for the Friday YouTube review...

    Summary
    Tue 3-9-21
    Body 214.5
    Fat 28.4
    Squat 105
    Press 65
    Deadlift 160


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    Squat depth seems ok, now I need to get over my fear getting stuck at the bottom, I have my power rack now, and try and do the “bounce” at the bottom.
    It always feels like I’m going way deeper than I am. If I’d just bounce, that would be that.

    Summary
    Thu 3-11-21
    Body 212.1
    Fat 27.6
    Squat 115
    Bench 105
    Deadlift 170
    Hill climb 30:56


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  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Durbin View Post
    Well well well... doing squats correctly is a lot harder.
    yep, it is at first. i'm glad you listened to carson, and you will be too. great slow and steady progress, keep it up

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    Thank you


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    The cue "bounce" can be misinterpreted as I used to do. My bounce amounted to a small dive bomb in which I lost most of my tension and sometimes got stuck at the bottom. If you find this to be a problem you may want to ask a SS coach if the cue "do an tiny 1/2 second or 1/4 second pause at the bottom" might be of help. It did wonders for me. BTW I use the same cue for bench presses.
    Now, if I could just figure out a working cue for overhead presses.

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