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The theme (motif?) this month: positive lifting, positive eating, positive weighing in, positively jamming out to excellent music. 

Goals:

1.  Lift 3x per week - likely my last month of SL - make it count!

2.  Solid and positive food choices, continue to send daily food log to TZ, as long as she is willing.  :-)

3.  weigh in each day - treat this as data - post here - not the actual weight (too much stress), but a simple up or down will suffice for now. 

 

LUYL:

FUN!  Music makes everything better.  So I will post some of my favorite tunes on my thread.  Beware, nerds, my musical tastes are eclectic at best, bizarre at worst.  Please to enjoy. 

 

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Following :D I am hopping over with the Warriors this 4WC so you will be my lifting inspiration

Also looking forward to the music.

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6 minutes ago, Volki said:

Following :D I am hopping over with the Warriors this 4WC so you will be my lifting inspiration

 

You are a Warrior, Volki.  You know it.  I know it.  Maybe a Ranger Warrior, but Warrior is in there, for sure!

 

But I can't be your inspiration when YOU are one of MY inspirations!  #AssassinWinners

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2 hours ago, BarbarianBassBro said:

Following for:

Fun

Positivity

The Rock

Welcome!

 

2 hours ago, Grizzy said:

Woot woot! I probably missed this, but what are you switching to after SL, and what made you decide it was time to switch?

Going to 5/3/1 as soon as my home gym is finished.  Leaving SL because I feel like I need a program that isn't quite so intense.  Squatting 3x per week heavier every time is feeling pretty brutal.  Also I need something with some room for conditioning and something that doesn't make me quite so hangry.  I'm not officially "cutting" but I am heading in that direction (weighing for data, keeping an eye on my food choices, etc.), and while I love-love-love lifting heavy, I need to pull back just a tad to help with all of the stuff just mentioned. 

 

2 hours ago, ixaera said:

Here for this!

And I am glad that you are! :-)

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1 minute ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

Going to 5/3/1 as soon as my home gym is finished.  Leaving SL because I feel like I need a program that isn't quite so intense.  Squatting 3x per week heavier every time is feeling pretty brutal.  Also I need something with some room for conditioning and something that doesn't make me quite so hangry.  I'm not officially "cutting" but I am heading in that direction (weighing for data, keeping an eye on my food choices, etc.), and while I love-love-love lifting heavy, I need to pull back just a tad to help with all of the stuff just mentioned. 

Sounds like your goals are generally similar to mine. I really enjoy lifting, but trying to get just the right balance of food to lift heavy while losing weight is hard, unless I can also find the time to sleep for 10-12 hours per night. And honestly, I do enjoy and want to do other fitnessy things.

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Today:

down on the scale from yesterday a smidge

Training Session, in pounds:

Squats

2 x 5 at 45

1 x 5 at 95

1 x 5 at 135

1 x 3 at 185

3 x 3 at 200 (PR for reps!)

 

OHP

2 x 5 at 45

1 x 5 at 65

1 x 3 at 85

3 x 2 at 110 - just didn't have that third rep in me on any of them.  Still!  PR!!! and for reps!!!

 

DL

1 x 5 at 45 RDL

1 x 5 at 135

1 x 5 at 185

1x 2 at 215

1 x 1 at 185

1 x 5 at 135

 

So, DL was a bit of a mess.  It didn't feel "right" so I backed down the weights.  I'll need to video to see what the heck is going on.  I felt like my DL form felt pretty good until all of a sudden, it didn't.  215 is still a deload for me, but it feels sloppy and round instead of tight and hinged.  (To compare, 225 felt tight and hinged, then I took 2 weeks off cuz of hip trouble - which I think was actually caused by benching, not by DL - now working back up it feels sloppy.) Sigh.  I am okay with deloading, though.  Not too much ego, just don't want to hurt myself. 

 

Oh...and I most definitely was not silent at the gym today.  ;-)

 

(Yes, the original is incomparable, but this one of the better covers I have heard of this heavily covered song.  I'm not a huge Disturbed fan, but in my opinion, this is very, very good.  Plus they killed it live on Conan, too.  A really nice crescendo.  The singer gets pretty gritty, without losing the melody & key, too - which is difficult.) 

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6 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

So, DL was a bit of a mess.  It didn't feel "right" so I backed down the weights.  I'll need to video to see what the heck is going on.  I felt like my DL form felt pretty good until all of a sudden, it didn't.  215 is still a deload for me, but it feels sloppy and round instead of tight and hinged.  (To compare, 225 felt tight and hinged, then I took 2 weeks off cuz of hip trouble - which I think was actually caused by benching, not by DL - now working back up it feels sloppy.) Sigh.  I am okay with deloading, though.  Not too much ego, just don't want to hurt myself. 

 

Oh...and I most definitely was not silent at the gym today.  ;-)

 

(Yes, the original is incomparable, but this one of the better covers I have heard of this heavily covered song.  I'm not a huge Disturbed fan, but in my opinion, this is very, very good.  Plus they killed it live on Conan, too.  A really nice crescendo.  The singer gets pretty gritty, without losing the melody & key, too - which is difficult.) 

Oh my god, I love this song. His voice sounds mesmerizing in this cover too.

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1 hour ago, Grizzy said:

Oh my god, I love this song. His voice sounds mesmerizing in this cover too.

Agreed. 

 

1 hour ago, miss_marissa said:

SO MANY PRS all the time.

Gotta love those linear gainz! 

 

35 minutes ago, Volki said:

Awesome job and i hope the DL starts to feel better soon.

Thanks.  It doesn't hurt, just feels like my form is off.  Frustrating more than anything.  I'll get there.  :-)   Feeling pretty positive, overall (and not just cuz my challenge says so!). 

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2 hours ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

 

(Yes, the original is incomparable, but this one of the better covers I have heard of this heavily covered song.  I'm not a huge Disturbed fan, but in my opinion, this is very, very good.  Plus they killed it live on Conan, too.  A really nice crescendo.  The singer gets pretty gritty, without losing the melody & key, too - which is difficult.) 

 

Not usually one to spam people with my self-promotion, but my band did a version of this song a while ago as well...

Edit: Jesus, that embed's huge. Sorry.

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5 minutes ago, calanthrophy said:

 

Not usually one to spam people with my self-promotion, but my band did a version of this song a while ago as well...

 

DAMN! That was badass! :D

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Following!

Thanks.  It doesn't hurt, just feels like my form is off.  Frustrating more than anything.  I'll get there.  :-)   Feeling pretty positive, overall (and not just cuz my challenge says so!). 

I have a similar issue with deadlifts... they'll be going swimmingly and then I start to have trouble with my back rounding and they feel blegh. I think I figured out the setup issue that was hindering me this latest time - I'm sure with some experimenting you'll do the same!

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Just now, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

The Studio is ready for Inspection!!! 

(Some aesthetic things still to be done, but the husband is calling for inspection tomorrow!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-pjhN4N22OMQmtIb1Z2Wk5CUXc/view?usp=sharing

 

It looks awesome, I know you guys put in a ton of work on it. Oh did you decide what equipment you are going to put in there?

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And I have to say, I a freakin loving all of this positivity you are positively radiating here!!! What a wonderful way to start a new cycle. :D I'll be keeping a close open palm ;) def something we can all use. You positively rock indeed!!!!

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