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Happy Zero Week everyone! ZERO WEEK!!!!

 

It's time to go on this weird trip that's been looming over my calendar like some sort of mysterious fog that may or may not turn us all inside out. I've absolutely been looking forward to it - I always have a blast with this corner of the family, and we tend to meet up in pristine bits of nature hidden away from the chaos of life... But it's also a solid two weeks away, and I've been using it as an excuse avoid life things, pushing a lot of it off for "after." 

 

Well, after this last challenge of soul searching, none of that really matters now, and I have a determined path going forward, but I am still looking forward to both going away, and also hitting the ground running when I get back, both of which will be hapenning during this challenge! :D 

 

I'm also quite sure that I'm completetly unsure of what my connectivity will be like while I'm away (the campgrounds boast "poor service" and "limited wifi" in order to enhance our unplugged experience), so I'll do my best to stay up on stuff here, but I may ghost cause unplugged :P 

 

ZERO WEEK! 

 
Is for max testing to see where I'm at after this first round of PHUL. Resting today with some yoga, testing tomorrow on Tuesday, cleaning the house, using up groceries, packing - everything to get ready to leave on Thursday (at like 3 in the morning. Why is it so hard to get a reasonably timed flight??) 
 
~Max test
~Adult for trip
 
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WEEK 1
 
I'll be gone doing wildernessy stuff, also sleeping, eating, and generally being lazy. I have a planned break from heavy lifting during this time, and have already stopped myself mid google - looking for gyms with day passes ;) I'll be doing plenty of other physical things, and will allow copious amounts of BW stuff like pushups and squats if I want it, and am planning on packing the TRX even if I don't use it. ACE materials as well. Expect pictures when connectivity allows :D 
 
~Don't lift!!!
~Don't cut!!!
~Don't stress!!!
 
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WEEK 2
 
Will essentially serve as my zero week for the next round of PHUL, feeling out working set numbers and adjusting hypertrophy choices for weaknesses and aesthetics. I will also be starting (or continuing... we'll see how travel study goes), a strict routine for ACE certification prep. It's too soon to make the overall projections, but I want to be ready for the test as soon as possible. 
 
~Don't let holiday lazy seep into real life
~Be realistic about hyper alternatives
 
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WEEKS 3 & 4
 
I should be back to a normal routine by week 3, training a minimum of 4X a week, studying on the regular, and ironing out the last of the kinks in the play before production starts in September. 
 
~Lift
~Eat
~Study
 
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8 minutes ago, Emerald_Dragonfly said:

Happy zero week!

 

Challenge looks good!

 

:D:D:D Happy zero weeeeeeeeek!!!!!!! :D:D:D

 

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I'm excited for you and max testing! I know at least I look forward to that part of my program. Although in my case it is AMRAP test vs 1 rep test, but it is still exciting! Get lots of sleep, hydrate, eat and fuel those gains! 

 

And then after that you get to do wildernessy stuff, which is THE BEST! 

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2 hours ago, Taddea Zhaan said:

I'm excited for you and max testing! I know at least I look forward to that part of my program. Although in my case it is AMRAP test vs 1 rep test, but it is still exciting! Get lots of sleep, hydrate, eat and fuel those gains! 

 

And then after that you get to do wildernessy stuff, which is THE BEST! 

 

I'm super excited to be getting in the hiking and the fishing and the lake sitting and all the nothing but sitting and watching :D AMRAP is intense and kind of freaks me out lol, but it's always nice to have a benchmark to look forward to! Maybe one day I'll join you in an attempt... maybe one day <.<

 

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Let's see that fancy zero week tee!!!!!

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11 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

Let's see that fancy zero week tee!!!!!

 

You know it! I'm wearing it for tomorrow's testing ;) 

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Okay zero week! ZERO WEEK!

 

Did the testing. Ate the foods. Had a great weigh in this morning for a testing day at 107.4#

 

Squat went well enough, I took a 20#PR from 155 to 175# 

I think I probably could have gone up once more, but I'm being very cautious with my knees for now. I can see I'm at parallel, but I could stand to go a bit lower. Something I'll be working on with training and mobility work.

 

Bench fell flat, I failed on my previous PR of 105# so, clearly didn't have it in me to go for more!

 

Deadlift was sort of a trainwreck success, if we don't count the part where I almost blacked out right after - I totally got video :P But, terrible form with rounded back and near blackout aside, I took a 10# PR and my first ever double plates at 225#! :D 

 

Wilks for today was super close, capping in at 294.14. Kicker is I would have hit 300 if I had pushed the 105# bench. Ah well, I'll def be switching up my tricep accessories for the next round, and have some good ideas now for body weight work in Idaho (more dips, pushups, lat stuff, squats of course ;))

 

So I'm more than a little exhausted, and that session feels satisfactory to leave behind as my last lifting session before the break! 


(Videos are also posted on form check board if anyone feels like making any suggestions! )

 

 

 

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^^Nice numbers!

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5 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

^^Nice numbers!

 

Thanks Sam!! And... that's 15# past 1.5% BW for squat! I'm coming for ya!

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6 minutes ago, Grymm said:

You got the 175# squat?  That's spectacular!  I assumed you'd get the 225# because you're mighty like that.

 

None of it was pretty lol but...

 

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2 minutes ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

None of it was pretty lol but...


 

Quote

 

I'm the best at what I do, and what I do ain't pretty!

 

-Lilacor

 

 

 

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Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Agree on you own comments. Great drunk walk and recovery

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5 minutes ago, ixaera said:

QUESTION FOR YOU

do the 95+ lb squats ever start feeling "light"

or after it gets heavy is it just always heavy and now you can move it and before you couldn't

 

That's an interesting question... I'd say, sometimes? For me, yeah, there's def still weight on my shoulders, but it's easier to move. Then again, there are some days (particularly mid moooooon cycle :abnormal:) where everything feels flat out light. 

 

It also seems that over time, (and presumably, as I build more muscle) the weight that is still "heavy" but still manageable or easy to move, slowly gets higher! So I'd say, yeah, 115# felt heavy at one point, but is a light warm up weight now. 145# feels heavy now, but we'll see what happens in the future...

 

So I'm not sure if the heavy stuff ever truly feels light (I keep thinking about the way I can still feel pressure but not pain with Novocain at the dentist) but at the same time it seems logical that it does, probably much slower as the weight gets higher. Just a guess!

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24 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:


 

 

 

OMG this is the best! Where can I get work doing voice over for obnoxious sentient objects?!!!

 

23 minutes ago, wildross said:

Agree on you own comments. Great drunk walk and recovery

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LOL yeah it's getting easier to see the issues, and more and more tempting to post lighter lifts so I can see better form :P But thanks! I can't believe I almost blacked out... It's kind of funny, but only because I didn't actually eat floor... 

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10 minutes ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

That's an interesting question... I'd say, sometimes? For me, yeah, there's def still weight on my shoulders, but it's easier to move. Then again, there are some days (particularly mid moooooon cycle :abnormal:) where everything feels flat out light. 

 

It also seems that over time, (and presumably, as I build more muscle) the weight that is still "heavy" but still manageable or easy to move, slowly gets higher! So I'd say, yeah, 115# felt heavy at one point, but is a light warm up weight now. 145# feels heavy now, but we'll see what happens in the future...

 

So I'm not sure if the heavy stuff ever truly feels light (I keep thinking about the way I can still feel pressure but not pain with Novocain at the dentist) but at the same time it seems logical that it does, probably much slower as the weight gets higher. Just a guess!

 

Interesting! Thanks for the insight. I realized I could NOT remember if 80# ever felt very heavy or not ... I should write notes in my fitness journal to track this.

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9 minutes ago, ~RedStone~ said:

OMG this is the best! Where can I get work doing voice over for obnoxious sentient objects?!!!

 

I don't have a good answer to this, but here is a list of voice actors for BG2.

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

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Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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13 minutes ago, ixaera said:

 

Interesting! Thanks for the insight. I realized I could NOT remember if 80# ever felt very heavy or not ... I should write notes in my fitness journal to track this.

 

Yeah! Why not? ;) To some degree this is when I know it's time to move forward - if I can get X5 reps that I don't struggle through I can try reps at the next weight... or if I'm doing working sets at a higher number and I do triples - once I can do those with relative ease, then I can move on to X5. 

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14 minutes ago, AugustaAdaByron said:

Following but not quite literally because apparently you walk like a drunk person! :P 

 

Great numbers! :D 

 

How DrunkStone deadlifts:

 

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