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Just putting this here to save it.  Continuing Greyskull from last challenge, and maybe add other stuff.

 

So this Nerd walks into a barbell, it goes CLANG and he says "well that was stupid".

 

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2 hours ago, Mark D said:

Just putting this here to save it.  Continuing Greyskull from last challenge, and maybe add other stuff.

 

So this Nerd walks into a barbell, it goes CLANG and he says "well that was stupid".

 

I took the skin off a patch of my head last week.  Didn't duck far enough getting in position to squat.  No blood though.

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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10 hours ago, wildross said:

I took the skin off a patch of my head last week.  Didn't duck far enough getting in position to squat.  No blood though.

I gave myself a lump the same way.

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This morning:

 

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

60 lb 5/5/7

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x3

105 lb 5/5/8

 

Legs were rubbery afterward but not as bad as they'd been.  Mentally I wasn't really into it this morning, didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked to.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mark D said:

This morning:

 

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

60 lb 5/5/7

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x3

105 lb 5/5/8

 

Legs were rubbery afterward but not as bad as they'd been.  Mentally I wasn't really into it this morning, didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked to.

 

 

 

But you went and gave it a good whack anyway! That is the spirit. :) 

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On 6/8/2016 at 8:45 AM, Mark D said:

This morning:

 

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

60 lb 5/5/7

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x3

105 lb 5/5/8

 

Legs were rubbery afterward but not as bad as they'd been.  Mentally I wasn't really into it this morning, didn't sleep as well as I'd have liked to.

 

 

BUt you went, which is the important part.

Warriors don't count reps and sets. They count tons.

My psychologist weighs 45 pounds, has an iron soul and sits on the end of a bar

Tally Sheet for 2019

Encouragement for older members: Chronologically Blessed Group;

Encouragement for newbie lifters: When we were weaker

 

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Yesterday morning:

 

This morning:

 

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

62.5 lb 5/5/10

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x3

110 lb 5/5/10

 

Amazing, I get more reps at higher weight almost every time.

 

Yesterday was the first time I went back to the belt for squats, I find it helps me get MUCH tighter, and since I'm doing this to get healthy I figure the more muscles I have working the better off I am.

 

 

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55 minutes ago, Mark D said:

Yesterday morning:

 

This morning:

 

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

62.5 lb 5/5/10

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x3

110 lb 5/5/10

 

Amazing, I get more reps at higher weight almost every time.

 

Yesterday was the first time I went back to the belt for squats, I find it helps me get MUCH tighter, and since I'm doing this to get healthy I figure the more muscles I have working the better off I am.

 

 

 

That is awesome! I'm glad the change in programming is working out for you. :) 

Jǫrð, Delvian Nomad - Level 12 { Battle Log }

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Saturday morning:

 

BP:

45 lb 1x10

80 lb 5/5/10

 

10 body weight squats to warm up for deadlifts

 

Deadlift

135 lb 1x5

160 lb 3/5

 

I tried using my belt for the work set on deadlifts, did three reps and found the belt was too tight, loosened it a notch, did five more and still couldn't get it to work with the belt.  I think the belt is too wide (4") and it's interfering with me getting into the proper starting position, so I think I need to deadlift without the belt and just use it for squats (which is where I find it does me the most good anyway).

 

 

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No gym session this morning.  The last couple days my back has been REALLY sore, I suspect from a draft (I have an A/C vent right behind me at work).  The muscle is very tight, and I didn't want to risk hurting myself.  I've had back muscles go POP before and can do without.

 

I have a fleece vest on today to keep the draft away, and I'll probably put some Ben Gay on tonight.  

 

 

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Last Saturday:

OHP:

45 lb 1x10

67.5 lb 5/5/7

 

Squats

45 lb 1x10

95 lb 1x5

120 lb 5/5/8

 

This morning:

BP:

45 lb 1x10

85 lb 5/5/10

 

10 body weight squats to warm up for deadlifts

 

Deadlift

135 lb 1x5

170 lb 1x10

 

Getting stronger!

 

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Well, now that the challenge has ended, here's how I did:

 

Only missed one work-out because my back was bothering me, so good going there.

 

Weights lifted continue to increase, and I'm definitely getting stronger as I progress.

 

Twice a week is better for me, I don't feel as worn out with the extra recovery time.  At age 53 I just have to accept that I can't progress as fast as a man half my age.

 

Next challenge I think I'll add some accessory work, maybe rows or curls (because Bro!), the one thing lacking in this program is upper-body pulls (although I can definitely feel the deadlifts in my traps).  Not sure if I'll add to my existing work-out or go a third day a week.

 

Thanks for all the support all!

 

 

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