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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2016, 08:05:28 AM »
Squats 5x5 @ 170#
Benchpress 5x5 @ 150#
BOR 5x5 @ 170#

Squats felt easy, for once.  Benchpresses were good, BOR were rough.  May stall them a week or two. 

Scale isn't quantifying much progress,  mirror is.  Now if only I could walk around real life with this awesome basement downlighting.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2016, 09:56:40 AM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 130#
OHP 5x5 @ 110# (Last was more of a push press set)
Deadlift 5x5 @ 245# Grip issues, not sure if I'll stall at raw or break out the straps.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2016, 12:02:52 PM »
Looks like you're hitting it hard still. I've pretty much stopped counting on my scale for anything. Haha

I wish I could walk around looking like I do in the gym mirror right after I finish working out.  ;D
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2016, 02:48:30 PM »

I wish I could walk around looking like I do in the gym mirror right after I finish working out.  ;D

Don't we all  ::)
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2016, 09:49:09 AM »
Damn, been a whole week.

Fighting the snow has had consequences.  For one, whole midsection is torn up from tossing snow. Secondly is a bit of realization that I'm in need of addressing my stamina,  had to take 5 minute breathers between shoveling.  Wasn't too bad,  I just like choosing when to take a break, not my heart/lungs.

Today's fun:
Dreadmill 10 minutes light
Squats 3x5 @ 175#
Benchpress ramp up and down. 
No BOR.  Not pushing that envelope.
Dreadmill 10 minutes light

That's all for today.  Didn't mark today as progress on my whiteboard,  will skate through a SL 5x5 B workout either tomorrow or Saturday,  then hopefully everything will get back to normal and pick up progression where I left off.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2016, 05:07:33 PM »
Let's re-boot this journal, good to see I'm keeping with the title's theme.  Haven't been keeping the faith, fighting the good fight.  Since my last official post in the journal section back in January, things have tapered off a bit, then fizzled out completely over the past three months.  No real reason besides the lack of living with priorities. Pure & Simple as that.

Did a light session of bodyweight and bar only squats (these tend to take the most time to get back without injury) deadlifts, and followed it up with some light incline DB presses and few minutes on the treadmill. Plan for tomorrow will be the same squats and deads with DB rows and a few minutes on the treadmill. Nothing fancy. 
Plan is to do this for two weeks and start adding weight and playing with rep/sets. 

Got a little soft in the midsection as well, easy to do when I'm not really paying attention.  So that'll be the other main priority when it comes to this journal.  Not going to go all scientific-y like my past all-or-nothing attempts, just going to eat slightly smaller portions all around and see how it reflects on the scale before adding more work for myself.

Summer season is winding down at my employer, so there is less pressure on that facet of life.  Big goals will be simple as going to bed on time, getting quality sleep, punching the clock on workouts and good sensible eating.

Let's see how far I can go on common sense.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2016, 05:08:49 PM »
hit it harder than ever
EVERYTHING you put in your body matters IF you want to reach your maximum potential.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2016, 05:12:32 PM »
Was thinking about you the other day, welcome back.  8)
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2016, 07:15:12 PM »
hit it harder than ever
In due time. ...
Was thinking about you the other day, welcome back.  8)
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2016, 07:17:32 AM »
Welcome back Tim. Glad to see you back, working out and journaling.
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2016, 09:11:19 AM »
Welcome back Tim. Glad to see you back, working out and journaling.
Thanks. 

ION, didn't get anything accomplished yesterday as something special happens when I start squatting, and it resides somewhere in the hamstrings toward the inner thigh.  Not bellyaching, just noting.

Today, did another super-light day of BW and Bar only squats, 135 deads, EZ & DB rows, some crunches, and a few minutes on the treadmill. 

My longest run of consistency was the every-other day program with disregard for how it fell in the week, so I'll be starting down this road.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2016, 10:43:16 AM »
I skipped legs this week AGAIN... I did something to my left knee, I think from running. It feels like I pulled something, hurts when I poke at it. ;)

I'm gonna give it another week and see how it is.

Hope you didn't do anything to your hamstring. Being injured really sucks.
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Squat - 255 :(
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #57 on: August 04, 2016, 10:32:02 PM »
Nah, just part of the fun in being inconsistent.  Once I get back into the swing of things,  it'll be good again.  No other muscle gives me as much grief as that damn inside part of the hammy.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2016, 04:32:51 PM »
Debated making a post today. 

I did set the alarm clock to get up early,  win.

I did wake up,  win.

Then I saw the text message of a staffer calling out for her 6am shift, fail.

So no basement training today, just an unavoidable 15 hour shift.

Been doing BW squats whenever and wherever I can,  got some tendons that are being pussies right now, but no muscle strain anymore.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2016, 08:49:17 AM »
Another light, re-introduction session.

Squats BW 3x8+
Deadlifts 135#, 4x8
DB Incline press x8, 30#,35#,40#
OHP 45# 2x8, 65# 2x8

Got some plantar faciatis (sp?) bugging the hell out of me. Chalk it up to shaking out the cobwebs, fight on (just not on the treadmill, for now).

Cheers.