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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #270 on: November 06, 2014, 07:08:19 AM »
There is always all kinds of solid progress going on around here. That's the good thing about IS.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #271 on: November 08, 2014, 11:41:28 AM »
Saturday Nov 8th, 2014
Home with a sick kid yesterday so moved the workout to Saturday.

Haircut then off to the gym.

Workout B
Squats @145 1x5
OHP @85 5x5
DL @195 5x5

Warmed up for a bit with the bar on all lifts.

DL's gave me trouble since my forearms were still sore from wrenching on the Jeep the other day. Back and legs felt good but I almost lost my grip a couple times.

Saw something pretty cool today. A dad and his boy. Looked to be about 12 yrs old. Dad had him doing weights with proper form. Always enjoy seeing that.

Time for a shower then off to Costco, Lowes and then Verizon. Leaves can wait until the wind dies down tomorrow.
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Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #272 on: November 08, 2014, 03:14:55 PM »
How old is your child? You can make the gym into father-child bonding time. I wish my dad took me to the gym when I was younger, because he used to be a pretty good weightlifter and boxer. He could have taught me a lot, but I'm stuck learning it on my own.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #273 on: November 08, 2014, 06:22:31 PM »
Oldest is 16 and he's been going with me off and on. Our schedules are different so he usually heads down, most times, by himself. Middle son is 13 and doesn't want to go, period. Can't seem to talk him into it and I don't want to force him.
Youngest is 10 and is in so many sports right now I'll have to wait a few years before seeing if he's interested.
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Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #274 on: November 08, 2014, 06:24:19 PM »
The more you can get involved, the better. Maybe they'll get more encouragement as they get older. I never thought to get into bodybuilding when I was younger, but envy is a good motivator.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #275 on: November 10, 2014, 02:47:51 PM »
Monday Nov 10, 2014

SL 5x5
Workout A

Lest someone think I don't warm up prior to the working sets I'll include my warm up sets.

Squats:
BWx10
BBx10
95x5
125x3
155 5X5

Bench
BBx20 (2 times)
135x5
155x5
175x3
190 5x5

Rows:
BBx20 (2 times)
Row Machine 70x10
95 5x5

Wide grip pulldowns
80x10
100x5
120x3
130 5x5

In spite of being tired today it was a good workout. Pants are a little snug but not terrible and I'm enjoying the weights going up each week.
It's taking a while to get back where I was with the lifts except for, oddly enough, squats. Squats seem to be ramping up a lot faster, even faster than when I was running 531. Without going back to double check in my journal, if I hit 165 5x5 next week that will be a pr for me.
Eric

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Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #276 on: November 10, 2014, 04:31:31 PM »
That squat caught me off guard compared to your bench! They're going back up anyways, so no worries.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #277 on: November 10, 2014, 05:06:40 PM »
That squat caught me off guard compared to your bench! They're going back up anyways, so no worries.

Former bench monkey right here  :)

Neglected legs when I was younger. Biggest damn mistake I ever made as far as lifting goes.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #278 on: November 10, 2014, 05:13:26 PM »
You can always make it up, squat increases faster than anything else IMO
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #279 on: November 12, 2014, 02:32:29 PM »
Wed Nov 12, 2014

SL5x5

Workout B
Sq
OHP
DL

Squats
Warm up
BWx10
BBx10
95x5
135x3

Working set
155x5x1

OHP
Warm up
45x10
65x5
80x3

Working sets
90x5x5

DL
Warm up
135x5
155x5
175x3
195x1

Working sets
205x5x5

Nothing much to say today. Was neither up nor down, just went in an did my sets.
Almost on autopilot today.



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Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #280 on: November 14, 2014, 02:14:10 PM »
Fri Nov 14, 2014

SL5x5

Workout A
Sq
BP
Rows

Squats
Warm up
BWx10
BBx10
95x5
135x5

Working set
155x5x5

BP
Warm up
BBx20
95x10
135x10
155x3
175x2

Working sets
190x5x5

Rows
Warm up
50x20
65x10
100x5

Working sets
115x5x5

This was one of those 'odd' days. Felt good, plenty rested, two greek yogurts 45 mins prior to lifting. Felt like a really good day.
But,.....hitting the gym, geeze the weights felt heavy. Got all sets with all reps, still.....
Funny thing is, I know I can get the next increases for next week based on today, even though the weights felt heavy.
Just an odd day in the gym.
Eric

Pork belly body......

Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #281 on: November 14, 2014, 03:02:30 PM »
This was one of those 'odd' days. Felt good, plenty rested, two greek yogurts 45 mins prior to lifting. Felt like a really good day.
But,.....hitting the gym, geeze the weights felt heavy. Got all sets with all reps, still.....
Funny thing is, I know I can get the next increases for next week based on today, even though the weights felt heavy.
Just an odd day in the gym.

Good work going on here, don't sweat this, we all have those days.
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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #282 on: November 14, 2014, 09:47:09 PM »
Yup. Those 45's sure can feel light/heavy depending on the day.  Never understood why,  just the ups and downs of life.

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #283 on: November 17, 2014, 02:44:00 PM »
Monday Nov 17, 2014

SL5x5

Workout B
Sq
OHP
DL

Squats
Warm up
BWx10
BBx10
95x5
135x3

Working set
165x5x1

OHP
Warm up
45x10
65x5
80x3

Working sets
95x5x5

DL
Warm up
135x5
155x5
175x3
195x1

Working sets
215x5x5

Good day in the gym.
Everything felt pretty good. Shoulders were burning by the end of set 5 on OHP. That carried over some on my DL warm ups.
Had to rest for about 3 mins on the last two sets of DL today. I don't recall needing to rest that long before but I certainly needed it today.
I'm not setting myself up to mentally fail but I think I'm getting close to stalling out with OHP. Maybe two or three more weeks where I might have to hold at that weight for a week or two before progressing. Time will tell.....
Eric

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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Rebuilding one day at a time
« Reply #284 on: November 20, 2014, 03:47:34 PM »
Thurs Nov 20, 2014

SL5x5

Workout A
Sq
BP
Rows

Squats
Warm up
BWx10
BBx10
95x5
135x5
145x3

Working set
165x5x5 <--pr on sets...whoo hoo

BP
Warm up
BBx20
135x10
155x3
185x3

Working sets
200x5x5

Rows
Warm up
50x20
65x10
100x5

Working sets
120x5x5

Had to move my workout from Wed to today.

Hoo boy, those working sets on squats were grinders. A pr on the number of sets and reps at 165. Doesn't sound like much but man I'm glad I got them done. Last couple reps on the last two sets went up slow but up they went.

Increase BP by 10lbs for the working sets. Now it's starting to feel right. Those went up relatively easy.

Need to increase the weight on Pendlay rows a bit more. Even with the progression I don't think they're where they need to be.

Looking forward to the next workout on Saturday.
Eric

Pork belly body......

Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr