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Eek! Well I am glad you went to dr. Hope it's not serious and it all gets worked out soon so you are back to your normal awesomeness!

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Here's how I've been spending the last two days:

 

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Asleep on the couch with my very attractive breathing mask on, hoping for death.

 

For variety, sometimes there's a cat on me.

 

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You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
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This does seem rather serious :/ hope you get that fully checked out!

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After some consideration, the next time I get a wave of feeling better, I'm gonna go to the craft supply store and buy some markers and then paint my mask to look like Bane.

 

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Hmm, it probably wouldn't work as well with paint all over it, would it?

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
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Cats are good healers...  Don't know if this would make a difference or not, but I'd personally recommend visiting a naturopath for this kind of thing instead of a regular MD. Naturopaths tend to offer less drastic and often more effective approaches to these kinds of things. At least that's been my experience. Glad the mask is helping, at least. Feel better soon!

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Whoa, scary. Does it get better if you're away from the house? I'd find a coffeeshop to camp out in for a while, if so - and maybe hire someone to clean the entire house, if that's possible. I hope you get it figured out soon!

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Starting to feel a bit better -- woohoo!!  Is it the folic acid?  Is it the nasal steroids?  Is it the fact that I spent an hour deep-cleaning my place yesterday?  Is it placebo?  No one knows!!  Either way, I'll take it.

 

I'm behind on reporting some workouts -- including them below.  They're a little less intense than normal, cuz of all this health shit.

 

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Hanging scapular retractions:
10 / 10

 

Close-grip pulldowns

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

60 x 3

70 x 3

80 x 3

90 x 3

100 x 3

110 x 2

 

Reverse grip bb row

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

55 x 3
60 x 3
65 x 3
70 x 3
75 x 3
[60 sec pause and reset]
55 x 3
60 x 3
65 x 3
70 x 3
75 x 3
Stopped on these as soon as I started using arms instead of lats.
 
Rack pulls

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

95 x 3
135 x 3
185 x 3
225 x 3
[60 sec pause and reset]
95 x 3
135 x 3
185 x 3
225 x 3
Ahhhhhhhh ELECT style reps on rack pulls are sooooooo glycogen demanding...

 

Deadlift

(totally fucking exhausted by this point)

170 x 4

170 x 4

 

Bent-over side laterals

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

3 x 3
5 x 3
8 x 3
10 x 3
12 x 3
[30 sec pause and reset]
3 x 3
5 x 3
8 x 3
10 x 3
12 x 3
 
DB Bench
27.5 x 12
27.5 x 12
 
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PB holds
(30 sec on / 30 sec off)  4
 
BB incline bench

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

55 x 3
60 x 3
65 x 3
70 x 3
[30 sec rest and reset]
55 x 3
60 x 3
65 x 3
70 x 3
 
Incline DB Press

27.5 x 8

27.5 x 8

27.5 x 6

27.5 x 6

 

Shoulder-saving close grip bench press (explosive)

65 x 8

65 x 8

 

DB Pullover

30 x 8

30 x 8

30 x 8

30 x 8

 

Lat pulldowns

90 x 8

90 x 6

 

BB curls

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

15 x 3
20 x 3
25 x 3
30 x 3
 
Close-grip chins

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

80 x 3
90 x 3
100 x 3
110 x 3
 
Hammer curls

15 x 8

15 x 8

 

Bench dips

8 / 10

 

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Hollow body holds

(15 on / 30 off) x 4

 

L-sit progression

Couple pulses up.  Still sucks. :)

 

1 arm 1 leg deadlift

30 x 12

30 x 12

30 x 12

 

DB sumo deadlift

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

60 x 3
70 x 3
80 x 3
90 x 3
100 x 3
[60 sec pause and reset]
60 x 3
70 x 3
80 x 3
90 x 3
100 x 3
 
BB Squat press-pause (3 sec pause in hole)
95 x 7
95 x 7
Man, adding this huge time under tension is way harder than it looks.
 
Angled Leg Press

(ELECT reps + no rest btw sets)

135 x 3
160 x 3
185 x 3
210 x 2
 
Stiff legged deadlift

90 x 12

90 x 12

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
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Re: Pause squats. OMG yes. I did these 5x5 for my 'back-off' sets for the program I was doing at the beginning of the year and even starting at half my 1RM felt hard. I was able to keep adding weight without failing better than I expected but every time felt super grindy.

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I'm behind on reporting some workouts -- including them below.  They're a little less intense than normal, cuz of all this health shit.

See, I read this and I saw your workout and I'm scared to see you intense O.o

 

Cats, I hope you're feeling better and I hope that your new Darth Vader/Bane alter ego doesn't take over other cities/planets :P

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Re: Pause squats. OMG yes. I did these 5x5 for my 'back-off' sets for the program I was doing at the beginning of the year and even starting at half my 1RM felt hard. I was able to keep adding weight without failing better than I expected but every time felt super grindy.

 

I know, right?!

 

I was aiming for sets of 10, but I kept finding that while I sat in the hole ("ONLY 3 secs...c'mon Catspaw...") I'd lose tension somewhere and getting it back is pretty much impossible until you get back to the top.  In that respect, they almost felt more plank-like than squat-like. :)

 

so glad you are feeling better!

 

Me toooooo...

 

I had a particularly bad spell today, but the majority of the day was a whoooole lot better.

 

Your progress on stuff is really good. You really attack weak points. It pays off in the long run.

 

Coming from you, this is a huuuuuuge complement.  It's my fave complement of the day.  And today I had a stranger (male) say to me: "I love your hair.  If I wasn't all about the dick, I'd have a huge crush on you."  So that's the kind of competition you're up against.

 

Bb squats are hard! If you decide they don't suck enough try squatting from the pins...it's aweful.

 

Same sort of deal, right?  Complete and utter stop at the bottom.

 

The 3 second pause at the bottom at 95 lbs is about equal in difficulty for me to maybe 155 lbs back squat in normal circumstances.  I chose 95 lbs because the plates fit nicely (heh heh heh) but I might deload it further next time to bust out even more reps instead.

 

Glad you're feeling better!

 

Meeee tooooo.

 

See, I read this and I saw your workout and I'm scared to see you intense O.o

 

Cats, I hope you're feeling better and I hope that your new Darth Vader/Bane alter ego doesn't take over other cities/planets :tongue:

 

I dunno, Red, I'm flying to NY tomorrow morning............

WATCH OUT, NEW YORK.

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
Current challenge: Catspaw Starts Strong

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Happy to hear your mystery plague is subsiding. Though the Bane mask isn't a terrible worst case scenario :)

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Pause squats and squatting from the safeties is kind of similar, yeah, though the later you have to get tense at the bottom to start the lift and the former you're holding on the tension for longer than usual. So I'd guess pause squats are better for helping you maintain tension at the bottom and squatting up from the safeties is good for helping you recover if you lose tension while in the hole.

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Had a health incident on the plane ride.  I think it was due to the nasal steroids, though who really knows -- unrelenting pressure headache that caused nose bleed and tears in pain.  Fortunately, the It's Complicated was there so I didn't have to deal with it alone.

 

Going off all "whatever this is" related things (nasal steroids, antihistamines, folic acid, tylenol-1) for a few days to see if I can get my system to calm the fuck down, reset, and then try again.

 

Health mysteries are fun! :P

You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.
PM me with any questions about, well, anything! :)
Current challenge: Catspaw Starts Strong

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Had a health incident on the plane ride.  I think it was due to the nasal steroids, though who really knows -- unrelenting pressure headache that caused nose bleed and tears in pain.  Fortunately, the It's Complicated was there so I didn't have to deal with it alone.

 

Going off all "whatever this is" related things (nasal steroids, antihistamines, folic acid, tylenol-1) for a few days to see if I can get my system to calm the fuck down, reset, and then try again.

 

Health mysteries are fun! :tongue:

Does not sound fun at all. :( I hope you feel better and your body cooperates... a pain but you usually seem to get a reign on your system anyhow. ;) <3

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