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  1. #241
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Durbin View Post
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    Sat 11-13-21
    Body 226.1*
    Fat 29.1
    Squat 212.5 x 4,4,4
    Bench 127.5 x 5,5,5
    Deadlift 240 x 5,5
    Chin downs 3,3,3 bit less plummetty

    plummetty...

    Why did Adam drop you to 4's on squats. Less load?

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    Hey Fred, I asked, he said to mitigate excess fatigue and keep weight on the bar.

    Myself, I know itís not because I was going to fail the 5th reps. But I am coming back from my second ďinjuryĒ from heavy (to me) squats. So I think the extra deadlift sets, the 2.5 lb jumps, and the 4 rep squats, are all related to getting my back stronger without running up the weight and hurting something againÖ I think.
    Having a coach do the programming letís me just say, yes sir.

    Summary
    Mon 11-15-21
    Body 229.7* (oh my)
    Fat 29.1 (whew)
    I do the navy method, which really means my waist is holding between 42 and 43 inches as I add pounds.
    Squat 172.5 x 5,5,5,5
    Press 108* x 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlift 225 x 5,5,5
    Chin downs 3,3,3,3 Adam said I should up these to 5 x 5 until I can slow the plummet. Iím going to ease up to that.

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    Wed 11-17-21
    Body 228.1
    Fat forgot
    Squat 215 x 4,4,4
    Bench 130 x 5,5,5
    Deadlift 242.5 x 5,5
    Chindowns just 4, these were with a concerted effort to hold at the top. Fail, no hold, but less plummetty on rep one, and just silly by the 4th. Iíll see what Adam thinks will work bestÖ

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    Sat 11-20-21
    Body 227.3
    Fat 29.1
    Squat 217.5 x 4,4,4
    Press 109* x 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlift 245 x 5,5
    Chindowns skipped. I need to do these in the morning so I donít skip them when itís too late in the evening.

    Oh, Adam says keep at the Chindowns for a few weeks and see if I can slow them.
    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 11-21-2021 at 09:09 AM.

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    Mon 11-22-21
    Body 228.0
    Fat 29.8
    Squat 175 x 5,5,5,5
    Bench 132.5 x 5,5,5 last rep real slow
    Deadlift 227.5 x 5,5,5
    Chindowns 3,3,3,3,3

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    Default 60 yr old Day One

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    Wed 11-24-21
    Body 226.4
    Fat 29.1
    Squat 220 x 4,4,4
    Press 110* x 3,3,3,3,3
    Deadlift 247.5 x 5,5
    Chindowns 4,4,4
    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 11-25-2021 at 01:47 AM.

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    Thursday I was moving firewood in the back yard with my three boys. As I was backing up with the empty (thank God) wheelbarrow, I tripped over a big chopping block. As the wheelbarrow was in my hands, that got the death grip until Iíd already landed on my butt, I did let go and get my elbows down as I flopped on my back and bounced my head on the thick grass (again, thank God).

    I began starting strength because I wanted to be stronger, so if I tripped in the yard I wouldnít plant my face.

    Well, Thursday instead of rolling on the ground and saying ouch, I leapt to my feet and started cussing (sorry God, a life long struggle). Which is what my younger self typically did.

    Iíve got a bruise on my calf, scrape on my shin, and my neck is sore from the ďwhiplashĒ, but - wow, otherwise Iím just fine.

    So, yeah, stronger is better - even a little.

    Summary
    Sat 11-27-21
    Body 226.7
    Fat 28.4
    Squat 222.5 x 4,4,4
    Bench 135 x 3,3,3,3,3 Adam switched me to 3ís
    Deadlift 250 x 4,4 Adam dropped me to 4ís on heavy days
    Chindowns 5,5,5 last rep real plummetty

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    That's the unheralded benefit of being stronger, that's for sure. Glad that you're (relatively) unscathed.

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    It sure is. Thanks Bill.

    Summary
    Mon 11-29-21
    Body 227.2
    Fat 29.1
    Squat 177.5 x 5,5,5,5
    Press 111* x 3,3,3
    Backoff 105 x 3,3 Adam changed the last two sets to backoff. I thought these would be easy. But the last rep was just as hard as the last work set rep. I bet thatís the whole point.
    Deadlift 220 x 5,5,5 Adam lightened my light day a bit.
    Chindowns 3,3,3,3,3

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    Thanks for the comment on my log. It's kind of tough to keep myself motivated to lift when most likely the weights don't increase. But from prior experience when due to life issues I didn't touch my weights, I know for sure that I am at least slowing down the regression.
    The plus to having what I have in my garage is having my grandson 14yo old come over and get stronger every week.

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