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I have no interesting goals this time around, just need to keep doing what I'm doing. My focus will be spread pretty wide with lots of little goals.

 

GOALS

No STR goals - still running a moderate intensity program and not expecting any PRs to fall.

Don't re-destroy my adductor: +1 CON for a working leg at the end of the challenge.

Follow the program without going off book: +1 CON, +1 WIS

Submit all my assessments: +1 WIS

Do well on those assessments: +1 INT for each good result

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 0 - mid week

 

Training:

 

Monday

Squat: 5's at 75kg (working this up slowly)

Block Pulls: 3's at 140kg (RPE 8)

Leg Press + Back extensions

 

Wednesday

Bench + 10kg chains: 1 at 112.5 (RPE 9ish), 5's at 90kg (RPE 8)

Pendlay Rows: 5's at 85kg (RPE 8)

Push Press: 8's at 45kg

Pullups + Pushdowns + curls

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Been a little lazy. I have multiple lectures to catch up on and 5 assessments due. I've done the groundwork for 2 of them.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 0 - friday

 

Training:

 

Block Pulls: 1 at 170kg (RPE 8), 5's at 140kg

Squats: 8's up to 75kg - leg felt super unstable and had trouble hitting depth without pain

SLDLs + 10kg chains: 8's at 100kg

Lunges and copenhagen leg exercises

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Still grinding away with assessments.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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what's the plan to keep adductor stable and in working order? PT stuff before workouts?

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6 hours ago, CourtnieMarie said:

what's the plan to keep adductor stable and in working order? PT stuff before workouts?

 

Nope. Doping anything before training will likely just pre-fatigue the adductor and lead to further injury.

 

I'm just keeping an eye on intensity and load management and giving it some time.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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15 hours ago, JessFit said:

yay for training! Any training is better than no training.

 

This is true... but I really miss lifting heavy

Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 0 - Saturday

 

Training:

 

Closegrip Bench: single at 115kg (RPE 8), 5's at 95kg

Pendlay Row: 8's at 80kg (this is now multiple sets with my 8RM)

DB Bench: 25kg DBs for 8's

Seated row, pushdpwns and curls for lots.

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Still grinding away with assessments and now have a few lectures to catch up on due to laziness.

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 1 - Monday

 

Training:

 

Today has been... annoying. Mrs Blocky and I had a long drive yesterday to do some stuff (6hrs in total) and because of stupid car chairs my adductors (both) are super tight and achy today. On top of that I put a knife through the middle finger of my left hand while making salad... AND 5 minutes later gave myself a decent burn to the middle finger on my right hand while getting some chicken out of the oven. Good thing it's not deadlift day... no... wait... it is. Damn.

 

Squats: 5 x 5 at 5kg... tight adductors made hitting depth problematic, but I did what I could.

Block Pulls: 3's up to 150kg (with straps obv - still hurt the fingers though).

Pause Bench: technique work up to 1 at 105kg

Leg Press, Back extensions, copenhagen leg exercises.

 

Didn't break the adductors, but nothing felt great today. I think I'm going to hand out at 75kg for my squatting until it feels solid.

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

1 lecture to catch up on,  but otherwise prepared for the week.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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w man sorry to hear about the kitchen injuries! that sucks. but it sounds like you're making smart decisions and still getting your schoolwork done!

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Week 1 - Wed

 

Training:

 

Bench + 10kg chains: 1 at 110kg + chains (RPE 8), many 5's at 92.5kg + chains.

Pendlay Row: 5's at 90kg

Push Press: 8's at 47.5kg

Pullups, pushdowns, curls

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Chugging along nicely.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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12 hours ago, Blocky said:

Bench + 10kg chains: 1 at 110kg + chains (RPE 8), many 5's at 92.5kg + chains.

Pendlay Row: 5's at 90kg

Push Press: 8's at 47.5kg

Pullups, pushdowns, curls

One day I'll join a gym with chains or have my own at home. 

"You're going to be amazing." 

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Games: God of War, Kingdom Hearts 3, Destiny 2

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Week 1 - Wed Fri

 

Training:

 

Squats: 8's up to 75kg. Felt a lot better today than it has recently.

Blockpulls: 1 at 170kg (RPE 8), many 5's at 130kg.

Lunges: lots.

SL DLs + 10kg chains: 8's at 100kg + chains.

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Chugging along nicely.

 

1 assessment finished - ran it through the university's anti-plagarism software and only got 1 match (ie: I need to re-word 1 sentence). Not too bad.

1 assessment 50% completed

1 assessment 30% completed

2 assessments not started - but still have 5ish weeks.

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STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 1 - Sat

 

Training:

 

Closegrip Bench: single at 115kg (RPE 8), 5's at 92.5kg (shoulder is starting to feel a lot better).

P Row: 8's at 80kg

DB Bench: 8's at 30kg DBs

Seated Rows, pushdowns and curls.

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

Nothing today.

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 2 - Mon

 

Finally made some progress with squatting today...

 

Training:

 

Skwaats: 5 x 5 at 80kg, with a shit load of warm up sets. Probs could have done more but I'm limiting myself to a 5kg jump at maximum per session.

Block Pulls: many 3's at 140kg. Back's been feeling a bit funky lately, likely from the increase in DL volume.

2 count pause bench: up to a single at 110kg. Shoulder pain is finally subsiding, this felt pretty good and only 5kg off my 1RM for pause bench and 2.5kg under my comp 1RM.

Leg press, back extensions and copenhagen leg thingies...

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

About to head off some exciting chemistry lab work...

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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12 hours ago, Blocky said:

Skwaats: 5 x 5 at 80kg, with a shit load of warm up sets. Probs could have done more but I'm limiting myself to a 5kg jump at maximum per session.

You're limiting yourself? And making reasonable weight increases? Who are you and what have you done with Blocky?

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"You're going to be amazing." 

Fantasy Football league 2019

The Grumble Battle Log

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Books: 

Shows: 

Games: God of War, Kingdom Hearts 3, Destiny 2

Level 15  Wookie Warrior

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On 4/30/2019 at 12:35 AM, JessFit said:

Wowza on the skwatz! Lifting seems to be going really well for you! 

 

Strangley enough, you've managed to check in during a time when my lifting is going... averagely.

 

This is me actively holding myself back and it's doing my head in.

 

On 4/30/2019 at 3:06 AM, Grumble said:

You're limiting yourself? And making reasonable weight increases? Who are you and what have you done with Blocky?

 

It is not enjoyable... at all...

Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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Week 2 - Wed

 

Training:

 

Bench + 10kg chains: 1 at 110kg, 5's at 90kg. Shoulder pain is back and being a dick.

Pendlay Rows: The only thing that felt good today... 5's at 85kg.

Push Press: 8's at 50kg.

Pullups, pushdowns and curls for assistance stuffs....

 

Brainy Stuff:

 

University yesterday was 8hrs of back to back things ALL IN THE SAME ROOM. Ugh.

 

We also had a fire drill. I get that they have to do it... BUT I'm paying a ridiculous amount of money to be there and it was disruptive. The fire warden was unhappy when I called him an asshole and asked if he was going to reimburse me for the wasted time. There are scheduled breaks between classes which they could have done it in.

 

The rest of today will be assisgnmenting... yay...

 

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Neutral Gargoyle Warrior with a dash of Ranger/Monk/Adventurer. Now LEVEL 9!  My Instagram

STR 78, CON 31, DEX 1, INT 21, WIS 13.5, CHA 4

Meet lifts: SQ 175kg, B 112.5kg, Dead 215kg.   Gym lifts: SQ 185kg, B 132.5kg, Dead 220kg

Nerd Stuff: Sci Fi TV, Sci Fi + Fantasy Books, Classic Space Lego, Warhammer 40K...

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9 hours ago, Blocky said:

 

Strangley enough, you've managed to check in during a time when my lifting is going... averagely.

 

This is me actively holding myself back and it's doing my head in.

 

Sometimes that is what we need though, it doesn't mean lifting is going bad, it means lifting is fitting in to your life in the way you need it to. 

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