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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #450 on: July 21, 2015, 09:22:09 PM »
Glad you're okay!

Now get back to the gym and hit that 545….now…..
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #451 on: July 22, 2015, 07:08:02 AM »
Dizzy when squatting is no bueno Merk. Hope everything's ok with you.

I'm beginning to wonder if this has something to do with my blood
Pressure, hmmmmm

(My blood pressure has been 150/100 on the average over the past couple of months...I'm booking an apt to have it checked out)

That's nothing to mess with. I was having issues like that at one time. The one time my Dr. checked and my BP was 180/120. Since then it's been pretty nearly normal though.

Get that crap figured out man.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #452 on: July 22, 2015, 07:12:44 AM »
Damn Merk, sounds like you had an interesting morning commute. Glad you're ok.

My buddy got hit by one of those things on the way to work one time. It flew off the truck ( just the tread part ) and smacked his windshield. Fortunately it glanced off and didn't come through.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #453 on: July 22, 2015, 03:50:35 PM »
So today's training was put off until tomorrow.

 Instead I took off to the doctors after work and got the ball rolling with this BP issue. I have blood testing for tomorrow at 8:30 am. Once those results come in we will proceed with a stress test, sleep study, etc.

 I was told I have a "thick" mid section because I eat at night..... :S I then began to correct his archaic knowledge on nutrition and how I eat and why.  Shortly thereafter I gave up, he clearly wasn't listening and had the "look at me and look at you" look on his face.

 I did mention I have had some weight gain in recent history.

...he asked me why did I do that.

 I was then asked if I take steroids.

  :S :S :S

  I laughed and told him I wish.

 ...he stared blankly at me. I'd rather tell the man the truth than lie to him (and I told him that as well....he again stared at me blankly).


 It was an amusing apt to say the least!

 So....blood work tomorrow, 2 weeks of BP monitoring, and then another apt....we go from there.

 

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #454 on: July 22, 2015, 04:17:18 PM »
lol @ u being on AAS   :P
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #455 on: July 22, 2015, 04:30:08 PM »
^^^ and this was a real MD?  :o
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #456 on: July 22, 2015, 05:09:20 PM »
lol @ u being on AAS   :P

 Right?!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #457 on: July 22, 2015, 05:09:51 PM »
^^^ and this was a real MD?  :o

 Dr. Pao to be exact.

 (I'm not making this shit up)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #458 on: July 22, 2015, 08:56:22 PM »

 I did mention I have had some weight gain in recent history.

...he asked me why did I do that.

 I was then asked if I take steroids.

  :S :S :S

  I laughed and told him I wish.

 ...he stared blankly at me. I'd rather tell the man the truth than lie to him (and I told him that as well....he again stared at me blankly).


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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #459 on: July 23, 2015, 09:14:54 AM »
Blood work done
ECG done
Pee in a container done
Picking up Mrs. M for work....almost done  ::)
Then back to work.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #460 on: July 23, 2015, 12:18:47 PM »
Blood work done
ECG done
Pee in a container done
Picking up Mrs. M for work....almost done  ::)
Then back to work.

I hope everything is good.  I may have missed it in this thread, but what has your BP been running?

I've been on blood pressure meds for some 15 years now, actually two different drugs now.  Nothing I did in the way of diet, weight loss, or exercise ever helped to lower my BP.  It sucks being on drugs all the time, but you do what you gotta do to stay alive.  My dad had a heart attack and died at age 51.  I'm 51 now and I aim to make it to 52.

I always stop for an egg mcmuffin after having my blood drawn for lab work.  My once-a-year egg mcmuffin.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #461 on: July 23, 2015, 04:11:22 PM »
Blood work done
ECG done
Pee in a container done
Picking up Mrs. M for work....almost done  ::)
Then back to work.

I hope everything is good.  I may have missed it in this thread, but what has your BP been running?

I've been on blood pressure meds for some 15 years now, actually two different drugs now.  Nothing I did in the way of diet, weight loss, or exercise ever helped to lower my BP.  It sucks being on drugs all the time, but you do what you gotta do to stay alive.  My dad had a heart attack and died at age 51.  I'm 51 now and I aim to make it to 52.

I always stop for an egg mcmuffin after having my blood drawn for lab work.  My once-a-year egg mcmuffin.

 Hey! Glad to see you pop by, it's been awhile :)

 BP has been 150/100 for the past couple of months. By random chance I noticed it even (glad I did). I'm beginning to conclude this is why going heavy has been hard lately (meaning I get terribly dizzy under load....my BP goes through the roof!!!). I'm not using that as an excuse why my performance has been terrible, but it has been a small factor I believe.

 Hopefully we can get this sorted out soon. :)))
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #462 on: July 23, 2015, 04:23:57 PM »
07/23/15

-Deads-

Barx6
135x5
205x3
225x3
275x1
315x1
365x1
405x1 ----Hurray! and it was easy!!!
450xFAIL
450xFAIL
450xFAIL
450xFAIL
420xFAIL
 :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame:
405x1 ----Hurray!
315x1
225x1
135x5

-Done-

 I've been down in the dumps with training lately and I've desperately needed to successfully lift something heavy as a morale boost. Nothing fancy, nothing pretty, just dirty ass heavy lifting and nothing else. I can happily tell you today's training gave me hope I might do ok at this upcoming meet. That 405x2 helped, though I got greedy and went for the 450 too quickly....I have it, I know I do....just not quite today.

 Though, today was a day where I wish Mrs. M, Flex, Lisa, and my Dad were there...especially my Dad. There's a good chance it could have changed one of those 450's from a FAIL to a x1!

 Anyways, that's that for that.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #463 on: July 23, 2015, 05:04:49 PM »
Hey! Glad to see you pop by, it's been awhile :)

 BP has been 150/100 for the past couple of months. By random chance I noticed it even (glad I did). I'm beginning to conclude this is why going heavy has been hard lately (meaning I get terribly dizzy under load....my BP goes through the roof!!!). I'm not using that as an excuse why my performance has been terrible, but it has been a small factor I believe.

 Hopefully we can get this sorted out soon. :)))

I always read your journal and others, just don't comment much if I don't have anything new to say!  You'll get the BP sorted out.  Keep on top of it, even if it means finding another doc who doesn't think you're on the juice. 

Nice work on 405x2 DL!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #464 on: July 23, 2015, 06:50:10 PM »
Hope the doc is able to get you all fixed up Merk.  BP is nothing to take lightly.