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#1123

3/1
garage pullups 7,6

squats, warmup sets, then 5x5 @ 225, 225, 225, 245, 245
cable rows 5 x 5 @ 200

Remodeling project tomorrow so worked out today. Cable rows seemed incredibly heavy; barbell rows @ 245 and machine ones @ 300+ seem lighter.


#1124

No plans to post no plans not to,but no slacking…I’m watching


#1125

3/11

garage

pullups 3 x 8, 6, 6; pushups 1 x 50 under a minute

gym

OHP 5 x 5 @ 95, 115, 135, 135, 135
bench press machine 5 x 5 @ 180, 190, 220, 220, 230
preacher curls 5 x 5 @ 85, 95, 110, 110, 115


#1126

3/12
garage pullups 8,6, 4

deadlift from pins 1 x 7 @ 135, 5 x 5 @ 225, 275, 275, 275, 275
low cable rows 5 x 5 @ 180, 200, 200, 200, 220

Cable rows continue to be really hard. Daily calorie intake reduced by
300 but I don’t think I can blame reduced strength on that.


#1127

3/14
yesterday, 50 pushups under 1 minute

dumbbell bench 2 x 6 @ 45, 60, 5 x 5 @ 65
shoulder machine 1 x 6 @ 90, 5 x 5 @ 180
machine pullovers 3 x 8 @ 160, 210, 225
tricep cable extensions 3 x 8 @ 100, 120, 120

Hit my head hard on a bar as I was in process of lying back on a bench for dumbbell work. Wasn’t fully awake.


#1128

I’ve done that before. It hurts and I always think why did I do that?


#1129

Surprised to read you’ve done that. I’m in better company than I thought.

I still feel somewhat rough 11 hours later…


#1130

Too kind.
It hurts your head and your pride.


#1131

24 hrs later it’s only a pulled right trap muscle.

Pride issue: exactly.


#1132

One week later: < 100%, occasional neck/shoulder aches. This doesn’t feel like my disc problems that resulted in lower back surgery at 30, nor anything like clients’ stories with cervical disc injuries. At least I’m not shopping for a recliner. No gym presently.


#1133

Disc issues usually cause radiation of pain into arm (cervical), leg (lumbar).
Whiplash will often cause local pain- car accident aka MVA or MVC
Wise to give it a little rest.
Hope it’s resolved soon


#1134

Thanks. I must have a whiplash. 45 lb dumbbell in each hand could produce the momentum for that.


#1135

I guess you have something even handstand push-ups can’t fix.