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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1140 on: May 25, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »
30:13 of fat walking today (this is what I have starting doing at work during my lunch time). Legs tonight

 I'm scuuuurrd of how bad my max squat is going to be.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1141 on: May 28, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »
Happy Monday to one and all!

 So last week turned out rather well I would like to think. I managed some big wins during week 11. For whatever reason I was bitten by the PL bug pretty bad so I decided to take this week to test my current 1 rep in the big 3's. I'm quite happy to say the least.

385/335/425.

 Bench was the biggest shock out of all the lifts. My previous best was a 325x1 from last year when I was training at Primal. Squat and dead I'm happy with since I did them both raw (I went on to use wraps on my second run for 385).

 This gives me the opportunity to now make adjustments to my current training.

 Today starts Week 12, I'm pretty excited. I've made some really good progression. There is still room for improvements, mainly for nutrition (as always).

 Anyways, have yourselves a wonderful day!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1142 on: June 04, 2018, 07:25:49 AM »
So last week I took off.

 I've had a few aches and pains that have been nagging at me and I felt it was time to take a week off and rest up. Right now I feel well rested and ready to take on another 12 weeks or so of complete debauchery.

 I've been struggling with the idea of changing things up and trying 12 weeks of a PL peaking cycle or staying with what I have been doing. I'm giving myself the remainder of the day to figure out just what it is I'm going to do.

 I'm keeping this post kinda short, it's looking to be a hectic day.

 Happy Monday!

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1143 on: June 11, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »
Morning!

 Last week was fairly uneventful as far as training is concerned. I popped into the gym in the later part of the week and did some upper body (2 sessions). Yesterday was going to be a lower body day but instead Mrs.M and I had an unexpected nap that took us past the gym's open hours.

Nutrition=Shit.

 This week will be better.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1144 on: June 12, 2018, 08:59:53 AM »
Quick and dirty workout last night.

 12 min bike (LISS)
 Incline Bench 3x6 185 (Weak sauce)
 Machine Rows 3x6 135 (Weak sauce x2)
 Single Leg Leg press 3x15 165 (Weak sauce x3)
 Single Leg Hyper extension 3x15 BW (Death)
 Bird Dog 3x10 (Back = Cooked)

 Those hypers were harder than I thought, seriously. Once I was done the hypers my legs and lower back were done. The bird dogs didn't help the matter! The lower back pump was real!

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1145 on: June 19, 2018, 07:45:55 AM »
Morning

 Last week was a fail. I trained the one and put off the other two training days until later on in the week. This then turned into not going at all.

 On a good note I finally got the results back for my sleep study I did a couple months ago.

 Things aren't good, not at all. I have severe sleep apnea. Actually I severe case is when a person stops breathing 30 times in an hour....I stop breathing 90 times in an hour. I'm having an emergency sleep study done this coming Wednesday night (normally it takes 4-5 weeks to get in and then another 4-5 weeks to get the results.

 I was really lucky getting in last time, my doctor knows a guy that knows a guy and got me in quicker than most. Though the results took the same times as the next person. Though this time everything has a rush put on it.

 The strain being put on my heart with the lack of oxygen is bad.

 Anyways I'm now having to make some life changes to try and help with this.

 I was shocked to know that if I go for surgery I have to let them know I have sleep apnea because it can create complications with the anesthetic.

 

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1146 on: June 22, 2018, 07:43:27 AM »
Wednesday nights sleep study went well. I didn't think I was going to sleep a wink, having 20 wires stuck all over as well as a CPAP machine stuck on my face. But oddly I slept really well! I cannot wait for the results and hopefully I'll have a CPAP machine asap. From the sleep study I went for blood work and an ECG.

 Anyways, training and nutrition has been the poop, all the poop.
 

 Happy Friday!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1147 on: June 22, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »
Results are back from the blood work yesterday.

 All is well other than high cholesterol, LOL.

 I was told to lower carbs and exercise!


 BAW HAW HAW HAW HAW!!!!


 idiots.
“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
 – Socrates