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  1. Bench on Tuesday Barbell Bench Press 45 lb x 5 reps 45 lb x 5 reps 65 lb x 4 reps 75 lb x 3 reps 85 lb x 2 reps 90 lb x 3 reps 90 lb x 3 reps 90 lb x 3 reps 90 lb x 3 reps 90 lb x 3 reps (PR) 65 lb x 10 reps 65 lb x 10 reps 65 lb x 10 reps Body Weight Inverted Row (Let Me Ups) 10 reps 12 reps 10 reps Push-Up 8 reps 8 reps 8 reps Squats today Barbell Squat 45 lb x 5 reps 45 lb x 5 reps 95 lb x 5 reps 115 lb x 4 reps 135 lb x 2 reps 155 lb x 3 reps 155 lb x 2 reps 155 lb x 3 reps 155 lb x 3 reps 155 lb x 3 reps Front Barbell Squat 65 lb x 10 reps 65 lb x 10 reps 65 lb x 10 reps Side Lunges 12 reps 12 reps 12 reps
  2. Whee, half marathon! Good luck. Following for dissertation encouragement (and the lifts, of course). I'm sorry to say that I quit lifting almost entirely while I was dissertationing. Oh, academia...
  3. Registered for my first powerlifting meet! November 12th-13th, 2016 USA Powerlifting Arizona 2016 Fall Classic Powerlifting Chandler, AZ Website and Facebook Event I don't think there's streaming... will make my husband take lots of photos though! My singlet came in the mail last week, but I haven't tried it on yet.
  4. I keep forgetting to post here, but I have updated logs on fitocracy. Got a cold and bronchitis AGAIN that just wouldn't go away and had another lifting break (unfortunately). I've been getting back in the swing of things, and I signed up for my first powerlifting meet (12 weeks); will post my progress/prep here!
  5. And I'm super late, but still wanted to say congrats! Strongman is awesome.
  6. Whee, so I went MIA a bit between: 1) pre vacation craziness 2) vacation without internet or a gym 3) nasty bronchitis post vacation 4) post vacation/being sick craziness getting my life back together 5) laziness getting back into a good routine Before vacation, I veered from my programming a bit so I could test out my 1 RPM with deadlifts. Aaaaand I got a new PR, whee! Also a front squat PR, but I haven't really trained front squats before recently so I'm more excited about breaking 200 lbs with my deadlift. 6/5/2015 Barbell Deadlift 85 lb x 5 reps 115 lb x 5 reps 135 lb x 3 reps 155 lb x 2 reps 175 lb x 2 reps 205 lb x 1 reps (PR) Standing Barbell Shoulder Press (OHP) 45 lb x 5 reps 50 lb x 10 reps 50 lb x 10 reps 50 lb x 10 reps 50 lb x 10 reps Front Barbell Squat 65 lb x 1 reps 85 lb x 1 reps 125 lb x 1 reps (PR) 105 lb x 3 reps 105 lb x 3 reps 105 lb x 3 reps + accessories (supermans) and warmups. Today, I got over the impending DOMS and my scheduling laziness, and headed back into the gym with some lower weights to get back in the groove of things. Mostly it's about the initial activation energy. I tend to have problems getting restarted with a regular lifting a schedule when I stop for a bit, but once I'm going, I'm generally OK keeping a schedule. 7/19/2016 Bench 2 5 55% 45 to 5RM then 95% 1x5, 1 5 65% 55 90% 2x5 1 3 75% 65 1 5 AHAP 75 1 5 -5% 70 2 5 -10% 65 Squat 2 5 50% 65 to 5RM then 95% 1x5, 1 5 60% 85 90% 2x5 1 3 70% 100 1 5 AHAP 115 1 5 -5% 110 2 5 -10% 100 Fun fact: I insisted on carrying the heavy things, including groceries, when we were on vacation, which threw off the guys a little bit, hehe.
  7. Week3/Day3: This last week was crazy. Thought I'd be here earlier. Day 3: Wednesday June 1st, 2016 Squat 2 5 55% 80 4x10 @ 90% 10RM 1 5 65% 95 2 3 70% 105 3 10 -10% 125 Bench 2 5 50% 45 4x10 @ 90% 10RM 1 5 60% 50 1 3 70% 60 3 10 -10% 75 Bench Dips 3 8 BW Good morning 3 5 65 Pre and post-workout mobility: jump rope, X-band walks, terminal knee extensions, cossack squats, squat jumpts/kettlebell swings/kettlebell squats superset, squat stretch, general stretching/yoga, foam rolling, ROMWOD.
  8. I might try some chalk, since it is allowed at my pantsless gym. My hands get sweaty too, especially with these 10 rep sets, so I keep wiping off my palms on my shirt mid set. Or, it may be less of an issue when I go back to 5 rep sets. I've been avoiding mixed grip too, because grip strength, rawr.
  9. Week3/Day2: Shoulder presses felt good today. Lost my grip in my left hand for the last rep of the -5% set of deads and didn't have any grip left to finish the rest. Day 2: Thursday May 26th, 2016 Shoulder press 2 5 50% 35 to 10RM then 95% 1x10, 1 5 60% 40 90% 3x10 1 3 70% 45 1 10 AHAP 55 1 10 -5% 50 3 10 -10% 45 Deadlift 1 5 50% 95 to 10RM then 95% 1x10, 2 4 60% 105 90% 3x10 1 4 70% 115 1 10 AHAP 155 1 9 -5% 145 0 0 -10% 135 Supermans 50 Chins 1 5 -40 Pre and post-workout mobility: Yoga sequence (3x), X-band walks, terminal knee extensions, kettlebell squats, squat stretch, general stretching/yoga, foam rolling, ROMWOD (testing the free trial).
  10. Thanks for stopping by and for the advice! I think that's what I will end up doing. I'm going on vacation in early June so the timing will work out nicely for a rest week (well two).
  11. Yeah, as much as I want to increase the weights, no point in getting injured! The work retreat was nice; did some yoga and hiking/walking as planned and ate lots of good food (and not too many "bad" things). Was not feeling like workout out today and did it anyway... and GUYS. I DEADLIFTED MY BODYWEIGHT FOR TEN REPS. And I know it's not super heavy or anything, but I still feel pretty badass. I may or may not have reacted like this afterwards. Alas, I did not video myself deadlifting today because I may or may not have worn pants. #homegym My grip was torched afterwards though, so I didn't finish the deloading sets. Which leads me to ask... when do you decide to swap grips and/or use things like chalk? I know that grip strength is something to always work on (and this was my left hand giving out) but I don't know when to switch to mixed grip (and/or sudo from conventional) and when to start adding things like chalk, knee sleeves, and belts. Soooo many options!
  12. Thanks! Hopefully I will meet you in November. Oh wow. Nice! How many comps do you do a year?
  13. Feeling a bit off today. Had to cut squats short because there's a muscle twinge just above my right knee. I don't know how to explain it other than a bit of a twinge. Added in some romanian deadlifts instead of the ham raises. This makes me feel like I salvaged it a bit. I could probably use a couple of rest days with some mobility work. I have a company retreat thing the next two days, and there's supposed to be some hiking and yoga so I think that will be good. I was going to lift Thursday night but I might put it off depending on the twinge. (I feel like there should be a better word, haha). Just reminding myself that the off days are part of the process. Not every day is going to feel super.
  14. Week3/Day1 PartB: Not feeling great today. Muscle twinge just above the right knee. Squats felt great up to the 105 lb set, and then the 145 set felt OK but not great. Then muscle twinge started in, so didn't finish set or other sets. Added in some Romanian Deadlifts as a Ham Raise sub, so I feel like I salvaged the workout a bit. Squat 2 5 50% 75 to 10RM then 95% 1x10, 1 5 60% 90 90% 3x10 1 3 70% 105 1 7 AHAP 145 1 4 -5% 140 1 2 -10% 125 Good morning 3 5 55 Romanian Deadlift 4 8 95 Pre and post-workout mobility: Yoga sequence (4x), X-band walks, terminal knee extensions, cossack squats, kettlebell swing/squat supersets, squat stretch, general stretching/yoga, foam rolling, ROMWOD (testing the free trial).
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