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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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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.

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#1128

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

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#1135

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

#1136

Right.

Nor pushups either. The sight of my garage pullup bar intimidates me. (more than usual.)

I’m finally experiencing the omnipotent car accident injury. Probably rates a “collar” brace, but I’m not that bad. Down to slight lingering (malingering?) now.

#1137

Ouch! Slamming your head like that could give you a concussion. I’m glad you’re feeling mostly better.

#1138

Well, I think I saw one star when it happened. I now feel good enough to ease back into gym later this week. Looking forward to your rock adventures.

#1139

Most of the snow has melted in my yard. So I’m hoping to get outside this weekend and lift some stones. Maybe flip a tire or two as well.

#1140

Biker- man I go away for a little Bit and you are doing Cirque de Soleil stunts in the gym…glad you really didn’t get hurt…back in the day …the bars were a lot harder!! Be well my friend

#1141

Cirque de Soleil. Jeez. Without your help I could not spell that.

End date on your self imposed non lifting?

#1142

I agree, I need my OG lifting fix.