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  1. Thanks Seth. As for the big three, I guess 600. I don't bench as I don't own a bench, so the 600 is just squat and DL. I would like to think I could probably bench 165? I have a mid morning flight but should be able to get to the spreadsheet sometime tomorrow night. Thanks again.
  2. I just figured out my 1RM on squats today too. Topped out at 300 lb, which is good, as I have no more plates to add, but is bad in that I still weigh more than that, so it's not very impressive in that regard. Fortunately, I do not have video as I'm a hideous monster and don't wish to offend sensibilities <wink>. #tryingnottostealanythunder I said it in your thread, but I'll echo it here: awesome job Vix! Such impress. Much squat.
  3. I've read support for both. I think it might be one of those whatever works for you things. I do chin down personally but I find myself lifting it when I'm struggling. Overall down feels better for me though. Good job on the 70kg squat! Awesome. Your progress is nuts! #keepitup
  4. Finally, an easy one to catch up on! Glad it's going well for you so far sir. Carry on! #bombeverywall
  5. Kiwi! Dropped by to give you a Rawr, and catch up later. Keep up what I'm assuming to be the good work! #rawr
  6. Thanks D! I'm really lagging on catching up to everyone this go round. Strength! I set out to find my squat 1RM, and ended up at 300 lbs. I couldn't get another rep out. I did manage 165 lb push press 5x5 afterword though, but it felt like a light day since there wasn't as much volume. Food! Wednesday I ate like crap. Lunch with work people, pizza for dinner, and an oath to eat no more pizza this year. Thursday, was much better. Back on track. Other! Nothing to report! #!
  7. Food - Wednesday. Lunch with work friends, and pizza dinner. Bad day was bad. Calories: 3,369 / 2,660 Carbs: 293 / 67 Sugar: 65 / 16 Protein: 154 / 166 Fat: 164 / 192 Food - Thursday. Salad lunch, chicken and butternut leek soup for dinner. Workout. Calories: 2,882 / 2,660 Carbs: 197 / 67 Sugar: 27 / 16 Protein: 295 / 166 Fat: 96 / 192 Workout! Squat: 8 reps @ 125 lb 5 reps @ 150 3 reps @ 175 1 reps @ 200 1 reps @ 225 1 reps @ 250 1 reps @ 260 1 reps @ 270 1 reps @ 280 1 reps @ 290 1 reps @ 300 I tried to get a second rep at 300, but it was NOT happening. PP: 5 reps @ 45 lb 5 reps @ 95 5 reps @ 115 5 reps @ 135 5 reps @ 155 5 reps x 5 @ 165 A small improvement.
  8. Crap, didn't see this till today. If you're still taking more people, let me know. If its a PITA, no worries, my fault for not keeping up with the forums. Good luck everyone!
  9. I see your truffle shuffle and raise you white people: #sillyhonkies
  10. I agree with Hatter and Fork. Doing things that scare the shit out of you often leads to growth, and other good things. There was a time when I was scared of joining a forum and talking to strangers about my terrible, horrible, no good flesh shell. Now I'm only moderately mortified! In all seriousness though it sounds like a girls only competition is probably a pretty supportive environment. Go for it! #GLHF
  11. Bad news / Good news? Worked out tonight. I set up to find out what my 1RM deadlift would be. I based it on an online calculator using 5 reps of 275 lbs as my best so far. That gave me a theoretical 1RM of around 310 to 315 lbs. Which seemed reasonable. The problem is I only have enough plates to get 300 lbs total. I assumed I'd be able to lift it once, and maybe even three times, and that I'd have a pretty good idea after that of what I can DL. I followed the plan I set up, except I capped it at 300 instead of 310 based on the aforementioned lack of MOAR IRONS. DL:8 reps @ 155 lb5 reps @ 1853 reps @ 2151 reps @ 2451 reps @ 275Here is where I get confused.10 reps @ 300Yup, 10. Not three, not five, 10.5 reps @ 300Gotta do another set, right?3 reps @ 300Feeling a bit ragged, but if I do two more, I'll have 20 reps @ 300!3 reps @ 300Craziness. I was a bit surprised when I hit 5 reps, but pretty shocked when I got the 10th out (barely). Clearly I shocked myself. This is the good news, I can lift heavier than I thought. This brings on the bad news: I'm really glad one of my goals is to learn, as clearly I've no clue what the fuck I'm doing. So, I need to learn, and also buy more plates. I didn't feel like doing the BOR's afterword so I did Bear Complexes instead: 5 reps @ 45 lbs5 reps @ 75 lbs5 reps @ 95 lbs5 reps @ 115 lbsI can see how bears can kill people, because that last one sucked. So bad. Anyway, decent night, if a bit confusing. #seriouslywtf
  12. Food - Tuesday. Salad lunch, chicken and sweet potato dinner. Lots of other stuff. Calories: 2,774 / 2,660Carbs: 156 / 67Sugar: 74 / 16Protein: 250 / 166Fat: 129 / 192Had to eat some macadamias and a coconut bar thing to bump calories after dinner, as I worked out today. Workout #4, done Friday 11/15. DL:8 reps @ 155 lb5 reps @ 1853 reps @ 2151 reps @ 2451 reps @ 275I set up to find my 1RM, but my set is 300lb total, so at this point I couldn't add weight. I figured I'd get three reps or so and fail. Here's what happened.10 reps @ 3005 reps @ 3003 reps @ 3003 reps @ 300Craziness. I was a bit surprised when I hit 5 reps, but pretty shocked when I got the 10th out (barely). Then I decided to do more sets because why not? Gotta get at least 20 reps in.BOR:5 reps @ 45Got really bored with that warmup set and my back wasn't feeling the bent over rows at this point, so I finished with Bear Complex(es).BEAR!:5 reps @ 455 reps @ 755 reps @ 955 reps @ 115At this point, I was cooked. Good day but I'm so confused now. Really self, WTF? Am I over-repping on my normal deadlift sets? Too much warmup? #?
  13. You guys are crazy. I love it. I gotta go find some fun pics before I'm even allowed back in my own thread! #brb
  14. Thanks! Can't wait to inevitably disappoint you with my lack of updating! #jk #notreally I knew I could bait you into it! Not that it's hard. You'd have probably done it anyway <colonrightparentheses> Thanks Kiwi! Same to you. Sorry I haven't been by yet. Week #1 late udpate: So I think I did pretty well overall. Strength - A: I got three workouts in and did pretty well overall. I finished the week at:Squat - 215 lbs 5x5.DL - 275 lbs 5x5.BOR - Can't remember, maybe 135.PP - 155 5x5.Diet - A: ​I tracked everything, and overall didn't eat too horribly. I had some drinks over the weekend but ate primarily eggs, meat, and veggies so it was a bit of a wash.Learn - ?: ​This one is going to be rough to track week to week. I briefly looked into switching up my program, but not enough to put anything into action yet. I am going to see if I can find my 1RM on DL tonight, but I'm worried I might not get an accurate test. I only have a 300lb weight set, and theoretically I can lift that more than once, although I haven't tried. I've set up a plan though and I'll get to 300 and then if I feel good, I'll just see how many reps I can get at 300.So so far it's going well. #cheers
  15. Always behind... ah well. Food - Friday. Spinach salad, chili for dinner, also alcohol because I'm down with whatever Rebecca Black was saying. Calories: 3,074 / 2,660Carbs: 106 / 67Sugar: 48 / 16Protein: 189 / 166Fat: 165 / 192Workout day; calories and protein look good and carbs were ok for a workout day. Food - Saturday. Eggs, sausage, beer, rinse, repeat. Wife and kids were out of town so boring meals are go. Calories: 2,989 / 2,660Carbs: 108 / 67Sugar: 19 / 16Protein: 103 / 166Fat: 158 / 192Not great, not the worst. Food - Sunday. Eggs, sausage, sweet potato. Calories: 2,339 / 2,660Carbs: 93 / 67Sugar: 45 / 16Protein: 160 / 166Fat: 144 / 192Boring. Food - Monday. Bad wings and popcorn for lunch, Vietnamese (maybe Thai, I forget) food for dinner. Baaaad tasty day. Calories: 2,974 / 2,660Carbs: 433 / 67Sugar: 34 / 16Protein: 221 / 166Fat: 241 / 192Numbers are probably not that accurate. No workout. Wife and kids finally came back and the day was pretty well shot to hell. Ah well. Workout #3, done Friday 11/15. Squat:5 reps @ 45 lb5 reps @ 755 reps @ 955 reps @ 1355 reps @ 1655 reps @ 1855 reps @ 2055 reps x 5 @ 215Got back to where I used to be. Still feels really heavy though.PP:5 reps @ 455 reps @ 755 reps @ 955 reps @ 1155 reps @ 1355 reps x 5 @ 155Eh, I didn't really feel great this workout. Kind of generally meh.I missed working out on Monday, so this week is pushed back a day. Hooray!
  16. Don't sweat it Ash, you're doing great. As long as more than one person still posts here then the Brigade is doing its job. Don't over think it! Definitely don't let it stress you. I had a good weekend and I'll post results here after I update my thread later. #cherrsandwaffles
  17. Finally got around to dropping by and reading what happened. #ouch Glad you're okay and even more proud that you're not giving up, and that you have a plan on getting back into the swing of things. Try to keep the sides of your insides inside your sides this time, okay? #foxsoxboxknox
  18. No prob, glad you're at least on the mend. For purely selfish reasons of course. Who else would come by and leave all these smilies laying around? I keep shoveling them into a corner, but the room is getting full. And creepy. #somanysmilingheads
  19. As always, thanks for the encouragement Ash! Food - Thursday. Spinach salad, chili for dinner, also some popcorn because I am evil and hate my stomach. Calories: 2,598 / 2,660Carbs: 97 / 67Sugar: 29 / 16Protein: 130 / 166Fat: 187 / 192Not a workout day, but I should probably get that protein up. After eating the popcorn and feeling like I'd swallowed the Hindenburg, I didn't feel like eating much else.
  20. Thanks Wover! I'm confident that I'll get under 300 soon. Even better if I get 300 DL at the same time, I'm getting closer. I finished all the HTML stuff on codecademy so I'll definitely give udacity a look. Planning on learning photoshop this weekend so it may be a bit before I get some jank geocities looking web page built. #needsmoreflare #needsmoregifs
  21. Will do! So far, I understand that they start out low, and the. You make them go up, hopefully in a straight line. And if its hard to do, that's good. The rest is a mystery. #callscoobandthegang
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