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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #435 on: June 25, 2015, 02:36:49 AM »
Easy DL, everything else fuckin sucked. Hurt my right elbow which I broke several years ago, hurts same place. Took two advils and I'm about to pass the fuck out.
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #436 on: June 26, 2015, 02:41:33 AM »
Played some pick up basketball tonight. My friend tried to break my ankles but FUCK NO, THAT SHIT AINT HAPPENING! My defense is on point.
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #437 on: June 27, 2015, 02:50:20 AM »
My whole back is sunburned, but I lifted anyways.

Ran ~120cals
Squat: 5x5 @ 155lbs easy, 1x5 @ 225lbs ATG (knee felt sus)
Bench: 5x5 @ 125lbs, 1x3 @ 135lbs, kinda felt weird
Rows: 5x5 @ 140lbs, ok
15 dips, easy
60 push ups, easy

Only thing that sucked today was my bench, everything else was pretty good. I wasn't sore, and I wasn't weak- just felt like my arms were getting fatigued too quickly or something.

I'm gonna peel like a banana tomorrow, the bar was sitting on the worst part of the sunburn too lol
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #438 on: June 27, 2015, 10:56:35 AM »
Played some pick up basketball tonight. My friend tried to break my ankles but FUCK NO, THAT SHIT AINT HAPPENING! My defense is on point.

I played ball in university, but I had 9 years of gym ratting by then.
set a defensive pick for the incoming guard driving in for a lay up and BHAM!
He's on his ass by the foul line.
Never train arms or legs and then play ball...it will end up in air balls and torn quads.

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #439 on: June 29, 2015, 04:04:31 AM »
Hahaha

I played again tonight at the gym, put my height to work lol. Did some lighter weight higher rep deadlifts, did curls for the first time in probably 6 months, and hit the pool area.
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #440 on: June 30, 2015, 03:03:52 AM »
Worked out with my form-nazi friend today. Busted my balls for lifting barefoot and he wants me to get some lifting shoes. He's like "you don't have enough ankle mobility to squat barefoot, it's a dumb idea."

I BLAME FLEX hahaha


Anyways,
Squat: 5x5 @ 160lbs
DL: 1x5 @ 265lbs
OHP: 5x5 @ 95lbs

Elbow is starting to recover a little, OHP felt better. 265 was easy enough on the deads, and I'm polishing up the skwats.
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #441 on: June 30, 2015, 07:05:37 AM »
Just keep at it. Consistency is key. :thumbsup:
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #442 on: June 30, 2015, 11:35:17 AM »
Just keep at it. Consistency is key. :thumbsup:

Yup, I deadlifted the day before too and that was a bad idea:
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #443 on: June 30, 2015, 12:35:42 PM »
Just keep at it. Consistency is key. :thumbsup:


Yup, I deadlifted the day before too and that was a bad idea:


I used to DL on Fridays and then do legs on Mondays. That gave me the weekend to recover.

Now I can't DL or do legs at all.

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

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #444 on: July 02, 2015, 02:27:31 AM »
No training partner, no problem. One of my best workout days by far. So good that I'm contemplating lifting alone from now on.

Bench: 2x5 @ 135lbs, 3x5 @ 125lbs
Squat: 5x5 @ 165lbs
Rows: 5x5 @ 145lbs
Did a handful of dips just to see if my elbow has recovered, since they aggravated it. It's definitely getting better.

No running warm-up, it takes up valuable time and also tires me out. Pick-up basketball is a good substitute a couple times a week.

Bench is improving since I brought my grip closer again. Feels stronger and I'm more confident with it. Index or middle finger on the ring compared to index outside the ring before.

Rows felt pretty good too, feeling more muscle activation.

Squatted with 5lbs under my heels and it's really helping with both my form and working muscles. My quads are actually getting sore now. Might be good to get some squatting shoes.

Ran into a friend from the gym who I last saw several months ago, and he said I put on a lot of mass. At least it's becoming a little more noticeable.
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #445 on: July 02, 2015, 07:24:19 AM »
Good to hear Matt. Keep at it.  8)
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #446 on: July 02, 2015, 09:16:50 AM »
Cali- How long are your running for warm up?  If your goals are to lift more, keep your warm up to a minimum...5 minutes is enough at an easy jogging pace.  If you are getting tired from your warm up you're doing cardio not warming up.   
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« Reply #447 on: July 02, 2015, 11:56:52 AM »
Thanks and GnF:

I'd run/sprint for about 10-12 minutes on the treadmill. Steady speed at 6 with bursts up to 10 (max) speed, 1.5 incline.
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« Reply #448 on: July 04, 2015, 01:50:06 AM »
Another good lifting day, without my usual partner lol.

Light 5 min jog for warmup
Deadlift: 1x5 @ 275lbs (easy)
OHP: 5x5 @ 100lbs (elbow's good again, felt smooth)
Squat: 5x5 @ 170lbs (used plates under my heels, absolutely roasted my quads)

Weight's going up again, plan to keep it that way. Getting closer to a 2 plate squat, 3 plate deadlift, and still nowhere near a one plate OHP lol
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Re: Cali's Journal: A Journey towards Excellence
« Reply #449 on: July 04, 2015, 09:39:24 PM »
Legs kinda sore today. At a BBQ someone asked me why I'd do 5x5 if I want to build a physique rather than become a powerlifter. The struggle  :o
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