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October 7, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "B" Routine

Front Squats: 5x5@45lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Felt ok, not great because this is new to me so I have to get used to it

  • Took video of third set for the Form Check forum

  • Will do the same weight for the next couple of weeks before I consider moving up

Overhead press: 5x5@45lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good, I’m ready to move up by 5lb next time

Deadlifts: 5x5@75lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good, I’m ready to move up by 5lb next time

 


 

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  • Good workout, looking forward to moving up in weight and putting in more effort in a workout

 

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LN: Rickards = Canadian brand of Beer -> Beer

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October 11, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "A" Routine

Warmup:

  • Static and dynamic stretching

  • Static stretching was added because I thought that I had significant mobility issues but while I likely do have mobility issues, I don’t think they are as severe as I had thought so I’m going to move static stretching to the end as a cool down. I added them because Alan Thrall (YouTube) recommended that they go at the front.

Back Squats: 5x5@80lb - completed: 6a, 4b, 5, 5, 5

  • (a=forgot how many reps I was supposed to be doing, b=correction for a)

  • Nice and slow, back a bit sore from something I did on the weekend,

  • Otherwise, felt good, increase by 5lb next time

Bench press: 5x5@80lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good weight, increase by 5lb next time

Bent Over Rows: 5x5@80lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Stomach a bit sore, not sure why but wife is worse and taking day off work

  • Weight was good but slightly uncomfortable because of stomach, will increase by 5lb next time anyway

 


 

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  • Recovering from too much food this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend

  • It was good to get out to the gym and stay with the routine

Other exercise

  • Cycing, 6.7km to work in 4C/39F temps, coldest day this fall, will cycle the 6.7km home later today in much warmer temperatures.
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Cycled to work today, 6.7km, will go home the same way and then I'm leading a community bike ride of about 17km this evening and then gym workout at about 10 tonight.

 

Oh yeah, I probably have to put in some work today. :P

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October 13, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "B" Routine

Warmup:

  • Dynamic stretches

Front Squats: 5x5@45lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, use same weight one more time

  • To see if I need heel raise to complete these, I did one rep without plates under my heels but I couldn’t do the rep properly so I will continue to use heel support but every once in a while, I’ll try to see if I can do them without

Overhead press: 5x5@50lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, no issues with right shoulder

  • Increase by 5lb next time

Deadlifts: 5x5@80lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Cool down:

  • Static stretches

 


 

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  • Good workout

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15 hours ago, FamilyBeer said:

19 km ride this evening, second half in the rain, replacing gym workout with a hot bath. Gym tomorrow morning instead.

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That's a nice long ride! I was planning to ride yesterday also, but then it rained. :P

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6 minutes ago, miss_marissa said:

That's a nice long ride! I was planning to ride yesterday also, but then it rained. :P

 

I would rather not ride in the rain but sometimes, you can't avoid it. At least it was relatively light rain and not too cold, I hate cold rain, even hard cycling can't overcome the chill.

 

A couple of weeks ago, I was on a charity ride and on the third day, we rode ~130km/80mi, and about half of the day was in rain, some of it was in a downpour but it was 22-23C/72-74F so it wasn't so bad and I was wearing a wool baselayer so I felt fine. However, we agreed not to have lunch on the road by the truck (cold sandwiches) and instead, stop at a restaurant for hot food. I pity the staff who had to wipe up the wet benches after we had finished.

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3 hours ago, FamilyBeer said:

 

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  • Good workout

 

The best. Who doesn't love to hear that? :D:D:D 

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1 minute ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

The best. Who doesn't love to hear that? :D:D:D 

 

I try always to end my daily log with a positive note, even if part of it might be complaining about failing to complete a set or other. The positive ending is intended to raise my spirits if the rest of the workout didn't go as planned.

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Just now, FamilyBeer said:

 

I try always to end my daily log with a positive note, even if part of it might be complaining about failing to complete a set or other. The positive ending is intended to raise my spirits if the rest of the workout didn't go as planned.

 

YAY!!! Love that. I need more of that in my life right now, I bet most people do lol ;) 

 

 

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Another cool morning, 4C/39F, clear and no breeze or rain so a nice 11km bike ride in to work. Actually, I said that the sky was clear but it was hard to tell at 6:30am, being dark and all.

 

Part of today's ride was along a 1km, unlit, dirt road that is adjacent to a lake on one side and a large wooded area on the other that essentially connects with forest south of the city. It was still dark at about 7:15 as I was riding along this road when in front of me, about 100m/yd away, I saw 2 or 3 large black objects at the side of the path. I start making noises because they could be bears (there have been a lot of them in the city this year) and they slowly move off the path into the woods. As I pass by where they were, I notice 2 of them on a side trail and one of them called out to me, "Good morning", oh, dog walkers and their dog, never mind.

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October 15, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "A" Routine

Warmup:

  • Dynamic stretches

Back Squats: 5x5@85lb - completed: 5@0, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Bench press: 5x5@85lb - completed: 5@0, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good weight, increase by 5lb next time

Bent Over Rows: 5x5@80lb - completed: 5@0, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Cool down:

  • Static stretches

 


 

Comments

  • Good workout, feeling the additional weight today

  • During my awesome 85lb bench presses, the guy beside me was doing a measly 275lb, pffft

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Just came back from a 5 km bike/walk with the dog. It is a beautiful, sunny warm fall day with lots of colors in the trees.

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22 hours ago, FamilyBeer said:

 

  • During my awesome 85lb bench presses, the guy beside me was doing a measly 275lb, pffft

 

LOL welcome to my world :P in which, btw, 85# benches are indeed, freakin awesome!!!

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October 17, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "B" Routine

Warmup:

  • Dynamic stretches

Front Squats: 5x5@45lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Overhead press: 5x5@55lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, no issues with right shoulder

  • Increase by 5lb next time

Deadlifts: 5x5@85lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Cool down:

  • Static stretches

 


 

Comments

  • Good workout, feeling stronger already
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FN: Julian -> Jules -> Family Jewels -> Family

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October 19, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "A" Routine

Warmup:

  • Dynamic stretches

Back Squats: 5x5@90lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • I’ve changed the squat routine slightly as a result of a suggestion by @Gainsdalf the Whey to do them, not slowly with a pause at the bottom but 1 sec down/no pause/1 sec up/pause because that is more like what I need for improving strength for cycling. I’m still adapting to the change but it felt good.

  • I’m feeling the increase in weight but I will still increase by 5lb next time

Bench press: 5x5@90lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good weight, feels good, increase by 5lb next time

Bent Over Rows: 5x5@90lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • I’m feeling it in the lats, it feels good to stress them

  • Good lifts, increase by 5lb next time

Cool down:

  • Static stretches

 


 

Comments

  • Good workout, feeling the additional weight today

Other exercise

  • I got to the gym earlier today so I had some time to play with at the end. I went to the Gravitron (LOL, yes, that’s its name) to try out some assisted dips and pullups. The Gravitron has measured plates that you can set to whatever weight you want and it offsets your body weight by that amount so if you think you can do dips or pullups or chinups with only a 70lb load, you subtract 70 from your weight and set the plates to the difference. I also tried assisted pullups on the Smith machine using the technique that NF Steve and Staci showed in a recent video. I’m liking doing those so for the next challenge, I’m going to do one day/week of bodyweight exercises.
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October 21, 2016

 

Stronglifts: "B" Routine

Warmup:

  • Dynamic stretches

Front Squats: 5x5@50lb - completed: 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Fairly good lifts, sore lower back interfering with good feeling

  • Increase by 5lb next time anyway

Overhead press: 5x5@60lb - completed: 5@50, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good weight, feeling stronger

  • Increase by 5lb next time

Deadlifts: 5x5@90lb - completed: 5@45, 5@65, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

  • Good lifts, lower back sore still increase by 5lb next time

Cool down:

  • Static stretches

 


 

Comments

  • Tired this morning, really clenched my teeth last night, jaw a little sore (but I think I know what’s causing me to clench)

  • I have a bit of a sore lower back from poor posture at work the last couple of days

  • Will watch back but will continue with gym exercises as usual

Other exercise:

  • Cycled 9km to work this morning, 3C/37F, coldest morning of cycling so far but I wore long shorts and long, wool cross-country ski socks so my legs were nice and warm

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Hi Followers:

 

This will be my last post in this log as the challenge is over today and I'm not going to the gym today (although I might go for a bike ride).

 

I probably won't participate in the next challenge as I will be making changes to my routines over the next couple of weeks and I don't want that to be part of my challenge. However, I will be posting to my Battlelog until the following challenge so if you wish to see what I'm doing, you're welcome to stop by there.

 

Best of luck to all my Warrior friends, see you in a couple of challenges (if not beforehand).

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46 minutes ago, FamilyBeer said:

Hi Followers:

 

This will be my last post in this log as the challenge is over today and I'm not going to the gym today (although I might go for a bike ride).

 

I probably won't participate in the next challenge as I will be making changes to my routines over the next couple of weeks and I don't want that to be part of my challenge. However, I will be posting to my Battlelog until the following challenge so if you wish to see what I'm doing, you're welcome to stop by there.

 

Best of luck to all my Warrior friends, see you in a couple of challenges (if not beforehand).

 

Good luck!! I'm not super great keeping up with battle logs... but starting to branch out. I'll try to pop in! 

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