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Offline tobymax

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #615 on: October 30, 2015, 10:23:43 AM »
Not training definitely affects my mood too.  I get down in the dumps, and my mind wanders from the present as I start thinking about how I could have made time for the gym if I had really tried, and what I need to do in my next gym session...   ::)

Hang in there Merk, you'll get back at it next week. 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #616 on: October 30, 2015, 11:32:29 AM »
Same here, if I'm not training I'm a little difficult to deal with.

No worries Big Merk, it's gonna settle down and you'll be back.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #617 on: October 30, 2015, 06:22:39 PM »
So as I had mentioned earlier this morning on MFP (Myfitnesspal)

"So it has become painfully clear that I am not going to be training heavy, if at all, until/if I get the go ahead from my doctor due to my blood pressure. That leaves me with the ability to take walks...great"

 I do hope this is just a temporary set back until I can get my BP under control. Though I do have to take into consideration and be prepared that I may be left with not being able to powerlift anymore. This may seem like an overreaction but in reality this very well may be something I am left with once we get things sorted out.

 Part of me wants to have the "I'd rather live 30 years a lion than 70 years a lamb" attitude about this whole ordeal but how fair is that to my wife? The idea of her having to take care of me because I had a stroke from pushing myself too hard and my heart couldn't take it just doesn't sit well...or even worse! I actually died and missed out many more years with her, fuck....

 But let's be positive about this, hopefully it's just a temporary setback.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #618 on: October 30, 2015, 06:42:06 PM »
Once you get the weight down, that will help your BP a lot I think.  You are being smart about it though.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #619 on: October 30, 2015, 08:13:38 PM »
Pop tarts........
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #620 on: October 30, 2015, 09:02:32 PM »
Pop tarts........

 I'll Pop tarts you :P

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #621 on: October 30, 2015, 09:31:52 PM »
Eric

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #622 on: October 31, 2015, 05:26:07 PM »
“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.”
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #623 on: October 31, 2015, 05:31:27 PM »
10/31/15

-Push ups-

20
20
20

-Broom handle, couch (box) squats-

10
10
10

 Brisk 2 km walk (33 min)


 Yep, getting bored of this no training nonsense already. Taking the cushions off the couch puts me at the perfect height for box squats....so that's exactly what I did.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #624 on: November 02, 2015, 05:49:06 PM »
11/02/15

-OHP-

45x20
65x20
85x12
100x12
85x10
85x10
85x10
85x10

 25 min on the treadmill

~Fin~

 So....I have come to the idea that I'm going to train "light" so that I keep the groove of my lifts but without causing major stress to my blood pressure (does that make sense?)

 If I don't train I'm easily stressed and grumpy which in turn raises my blood pressure....so what is the worse of the two evils?

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #625 on: November 02, 2015, 06:00:49 PM »

 If I don't train I'm easily stressed and grumpy which in turn raises my blood pressure....so what is the worse of the two evils?

That you blow out an aorta in your brain, causing cerebral damage leaving you a vegetable and unable to enjoy Pop Tarts......
Eric

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #626 on: November 02, 2015, 07:24:52 PM »

 If I don't train I'm easily stressed and grumpy which in turn raises my blood pressure....so what is the worse of the two evils?

That you blow out an aorta in your brain, causing cerebral damage leaving you a vegetable and unable to enjoy Pop Tarts......

 Thanks bro....I needed that :S

 I feel like I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't, sweeeeet
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #627 on: November 02, 2015, 08:20:18 PM »
When do you get test results back?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #628 on: November 03, 2015, 03:24:29 PM »
This week has hit me with a few curveballs. It's left me not being able to train so far this week, it may end staying that way for the remainder. Unexpected vet apts (2 so far 1 more to go), tattoo apt, and running to town hall a couple of times.
That was pretty much me last week. I made it in only Tuesday and didn't get back in until today.

Happens to most folks at some point.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #629 on: November 03, 2015, 03:26:57 PM »

 If I don't train I'm easily stressed and grumpy which in turn raises my blood pressure....so what is the worse of the two evils?


That you blow out an aorta in your brain, causing cerebral damage leaving you a vegetable and unable to enjoy Pop Tarts......


Pop Tarts??? Damn, I love me some Pop Tarts.

Eric


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Bench - 275