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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #315 on: December 02, 2014, 11:25:10 PM »
Tuesday Dec. 2 - Deadlift Day

Deadlifts:
135 lb x 10
135 lb x 10
205 lb x 5
255 lb x 5
275 lb x 5
295 lb x 5
305 lb x 5
315 lb x 3

Reverse Flys on FreeMotion Machine:
60 lb x 15
70 lb x 10
80 lb x 10
90 lb x 8
90 lb x 6

That is IT!  That was my best deadlift session in over a year, and it plum tuckered me out even with 3 to 4 minutes rest between sets.  It was late November last year when I wrenched my lower back from poor form on DL's.  After that I started over from 135 lb to work on my form.  Then I lost my Versa Gripps in the spring and went about 6 months bare handed which slowed down the comeback, but I eventually got up to 305.  Now with new grips, I'm finally back where I was last year before the back incident.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 11:28:35 PM by tobymax »
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #316 on: December 03, 2014, 07:12:04 AM »
Looks like a damn good session to me Toby. Great job getting back.

Now you'll be killing those numbers before too long.
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #317 on: December 03, 2014, 10:36:33 PM »
Thanks again for the positive reinforcement, Eric.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Squats/Legs

Squats:
45 lb x 15 ... 2 sets
135 lb x 5
185 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
195 lb x 5
Slow progress...

45 Degree Donkey Calf Presses:
(total plate weight)
90 lb x 20
180 lb x 15
230 lb x 10
230 lb x 10
230 lb x 10

Lying Leg Curls:
90 lb x 10
90 lb x 10
90 lb x 6
90 lb x 5
90 lb x 5
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #318 on: December 07, 2014, 11:30:13 PM »
I got in a good shoulder workout Friday Dec. 5.  Seated BB OHP, lateral raises, front raises, and shrugs.  I got some good DOMS going from all of the past week's workouts.

Now.  I'm going to take off a few weeks, maybe until the New Year.  My blood pressure is up, and for the past couple of weeks it's been spiking after workouts to the point that I feel discomfort for hours afterwards.  I can feel it in my face and head when my BP is up, and I can feel my heart pounding especially in the middle of the night, so I'm not sleeping well.  So I'll get to the doctor for a check up and get my BP medication adjusted, and will probably do a stress test within the next few weeks.  It's been 5 years since I did one.  Meanwhile I have to do some traveling for work, and then we have Christmas and New Year, so I'm going to take off three weeks from weight training.  I'll try to make it into the gym a few times for some yoga, maybe a massage.  I'll keep checking in here at IS.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #319 on: December 08, 2014, 01:49:12 AM »
Good call, watching your BP is important, especially for someone who lifts as strenuously as you. Keep at 100% man
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #320 on: December 08, 2014, 12:13:26 PM »
I got in a good shoulder workout Friday Dec. 5.  Seated BB OHP, lateral raises, front raises, and shrugs.  I got some good DOMS going from all of the past week's workouts.

Now.  I'm going to take off a few weeks, maybe until the New Year.  My blood pressure is up, and for the past couple of weeks it's been spiking after workouts to the point that I feel discomfort for hours afterwards.  I can feel it in my face and head when my BP is up, and I can feel my heart pounding especially in the middle of the night, so I'm not sleeping well.  So I'll get to the doctor for a check up and get my BP medication adjusted, and will probably do a stress test within the next few weeks.  It's been 5 years since I did one.  Meanwhile I have to do some traveling for work, and then we have Christmas and New Year, so I'm going to take off three weeks from weight training.  I'll try to make it into the gym a few times for some yoga, maybe a massage.  I'll keep checking in here at IS.

Damn Toby, sorry to hear about the BP issues. I know how bad this sucks. I went through a period of HIGH BP a year or so ago ( one test was 182/110 ). My Dr wanted to put me right on meds but I said no. I'm pretty sure it was stress related, and I do suffer somewhat from whitecoat syndrom ( I hate going to the Dr. )  :(

I've had so many blodd tests done in the past year and a cat scan ( for other issues ). Everything came out good and my BP is normal now so no meds. I know the whole thing can be no fun so I sure hope things work out for you and quickly.
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #321 on: December 08, 2014, 12:26:42 PM »

Damn Toby, sorry to hear about the BP issues. I know how bad this sucks. I went through a period of HIGH BP a year or so ago ( one test was 182/110 ). My Dr wanted to put me right on meds but I said no. I'm pretty sure it was stress related, and I do suffer somewhat from whitecoat syndrom ( I hate going to the Dr. )  :(

I've had so many blodd tests done in the past year and a cat scan ( for other issues ). Everything came out good and my BP is normal now so no meds. I know the whole thing can be no fun so I sure hope things work out for you and quickly.

Thank Eric and Cali.  I've had slightly high BP and have been on a low dose of meds for 10 or 12 years now.  It hasn't fluctuated much in all that time; it's either slightly high without meds or normal with meds.  But now it's high with meds.  151/83 for a few days now.  The doc has always said he thought we would have to increase the dosage at some point, and we may have reached that time.  It's concerning because of an extensive history of HBP and heart attack deaths at a young age in my family.   
« Last Edit: December 08, 2014, 12:28:24 PM by tobymax »
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #322 on: December 08, 2014, 12:35:46 PM »

Damn Toby, sorry to hear about the BP issues. I know how bad this sucks. I went through a period of HIGH BP a year or so ago ( one test was 182/110 ). My Dr wanted to put me right on meds but I said no. I'm pretty sure it was stress related, and I do suffer somewhat from whitecoat syndrom ( I hate going to the Dr. )  :(

I've had so many blodd tests done in the past year and a cat scan ( for other issues ). Everything came out good and my BP is normal now so no meds. I know the whole thing can be no fun so I sure hope things work out for you and quickly.

Thank Eric and Cali.  I've had slightly high BP and have been on a low dose of meds for 10 or 12 years now.  It hasn't fluctuated much in all that time; it's either slightly high without meds or normal with meds.  But now it's high with meds.  151/83 for a few days now.  The doc has always said he thought we would have to increase the dosage at some point, and we may have reached that time.  It's concerning because of an extensive history of HBP and heart attack deaths at a young age in my family.

Damn, sorry to hear that. I hope everything goes back to normal real soon.
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #323 on: December 08, 2014, 05:39:18 PM »
Sorry to hear about the BP. I had it when I was obese but it was only borderline high.  You are in fantastic shape so I wouldn't know what to do other than see the doc.  Best of luck to you.  Take care of yourself man.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #324 on: December 19, 2014, 11:21:51 AM »
Got an appointment with my doctor on Tuesday for a blood pressure and heart check-up.  BP has been fluctuating from 130/85 to 152/85 which isn't terribly high, but since I'm already taking medication it shouldn't even be that high.

What was really bothering me was the higher spikes after workouts, and a general feeling of non-well-being after workouts (overly fatigued and palpitations), usually into the next day.  So I haven't been to the gym since Dec. 5.  The rest has seemed to help, but this morning the BP was back up in the 150's right upon waking, which is when it's supposed to be at its lowest.
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #325 on: December 19, 2014, 12:22:45 PM »
That sucks. Hopefully your Dr. can figure this out.

I get that crappy feeling after working out too but not the palpitations. I did get bad palpitations last winter after shoveling a lot.

Let us know how you make out. Best of luck.
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #326 on: December 19, 2014, 12:43:39 PM »
Your meds probably need adjusting or something, best of luck getting it sorted out.
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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #327 on: December 19, 2014, 03:07:13 PM »
Hope you get that BP sorted Toby. I've had issues in the past too.
Usually, my diet was the culprit. Stress messes with my BP also.

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #328 on: December 29, 2014, 05:50:45 PM »
Sunday Dec. 28

Did my first workout since December 5.  It was unplanned and very light, and I didn't even log the numbers, but roughly it was:

Squats:  3 sets with the bar, 3 sets with 95 lb.  (that's embarrassing to put in writing).
OHP:  2 sets with the bar, 3 sets with 95 lb.
Pull Ups:  3 sets of 5.
Lying Leg Curls:  3 sets.

Then I did a 45 minute brisk walk with the dog.

I wanted to get in a workout to see if I would get through the day without palpitations and shortness of breath afterwards.  I did not.  After the dog walk I got home and did a few light chores, and was short of breath all day and evening.

Went to the doc last week.  He prescribed a slightly stronger dose of blood pressure drug, plus an inhaler to see if the breathing problem was an asthma-like symptom rather than heart related.   I used it yesterday and it did nothing at all.

If I don't workout I'm pretty much fine; just some very slight shortness of breath, but hardly noticeable.  I have a Jan. 9 appointment for a stress test and a dye test to check the arteries.  It may be nothing; maybe just stress or anxiety.  Work is getting a bit more stressful, and I could have some anxiety about getting close to 51, the age that my father and grandfather both were when they croaked from heart attacks.  I'm generally laid back and the exact opposite of anxious.  Anyway, gotta get it checked out.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 05:53:17 PM by tobymax »
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Tobymax's first attempt at journaling ... 2014
« Reply #329 on: December 29, 2014, 07:19:50 PM »
^^^ smart way by getting checked out.
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr