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#1143

3/29

50 pushups under a minute. Slight tweak in upper left trap area but I think I’m good to go now.


#1144

Good to hear. Just build it back up slowly.


#1145

Hahaha, Im still lifting almost every morning at 4AM…

oh,I’m lifting just haven’t been posting. Lifting has been uninspired due to injury and a health issue. Both of which are clearing up. And thanks Crippler


#1146

OG, tell us more.

4/1 back in gym

deadlifts from pins 1 x 6 @ 135, 1 x 4 @225, 1 x 3 @ 245, 1x 3 @ 265, 1 x 3 @ 315
machine rows 2 x 10 @ 160, 270, 1 x 8 @ 360
preacher curls 3 x 8 @ 70, 90, 110

I’m back. Funny how easy 315 deadlift from pins felt.


#1147

4/2

dumbbell bench 3 x 8 @ 35, 55, 75
machine pullovers 3 x 8 @ 160. 190, 225
cable flyes 3 x 8 @ about 140, given up trying to read machine numbers
machine shoulder press 3 x 8 @ up to 115
angled machine press 3 x 8 @ 90, 115, 115
tricep extensions 3 x 8 @ 100, 110, 120

Lingering upper left trap tweak.


#1148

Do you wear bifocals?
It’s very difficult to read on my weight stack. I’m a full time on the glasses.


#1149

Reading glasses, but not in gym. I can read everything there except about 3 accessory lift machines where I estimate weight by feel. My main lifts are normally with free weights, bench press machine when I’m absolutely lazy, and several pressing machines except for OHP work.

I’ve stopped thinking a 495 deadlift is in my future.


#1150

4/5

50 pushups < 1 min


#1151

4/8

dumbbell bench 3 x 8 @ 30, 50, 75 (90s were calling my name)
cable flyes 3 x 8 @ about 140, 170, 200 (machine weight was 325, unlikely)
machine pullovers 3 x 10 @ 160, 190, 225
OHP 1 x 8 @ 95, 1 x 6 @ 115, 1 x 4 @ 135
machine press 3 x 8 @ 90, 160, 180

Took tsp baking soda 30 min before workout.

OHP strength needs work.


#1152

What is the baking soda for pre work out?


#1153

Yeah, what’s the deal with baking soda?


#1154

4/9
garage pullups 8, 6

deadlifts from pins 2 x 6 @135, 225, 3 x 4 @ 275, 315, 325
cable rows 3 x 8 @ 150, 200, 225, 1 x 4 @ 240
free weight machine high rows 3 x 8 @ 180, 230,230
machine preacher curls 3 x 8 @ 90, 110, 110

A memorable prostate experience ended my Plazma usage 3 years ago; recently I found some youtube clips about baking soda as a preworkout supplement. Apparently been used for years by some athletes. Seemed stupid, but I decided to try it. 3+ teaspoons about guarantees diarrhea; I’m using one teaspoon about 25 minutes before lifting.

Yesterday was a good workout, I loafed all weekend on couch, I’m normally wide awake at 5 am, but I felt at workout end I could do more than usual. I kicked myself all day for not benching with 90 lb dumbbells. Maybe a placebo.

Same feeling today. 325 deads felt about like 275, but I stopped anyway. Hopefully next deadllift workout I’ll ramp up faster and attempt higher weight. Cable rows felt as heavy as ever. With no other pulling exercise ideas and nearing bad commuter hour, I quit with same energy as I started. We’ll see.

Watch the videos and you decide.


#1155

Did a little research. Sounds legitimate, buffering lactic acid buildup. Some recommendations for dosing out there as well.
Good lifting.


#1156

That’s encouraging. Even so, my 4+ plate deadlifts will likely remain just memories.

Last evening I fell asleep on couch about 7 pm. A record for me, but an aftereffect?


#1157

I think a lot of people fall asleep on the couch or a comfortable chair early at night.
I see one in the mirror every day.
Doesn’t make you a bad guy.


#1158

I’ve been a drug recognition expert for a while. A stimulant, even a mild one, will have a downside. The downside might be feeling sleepy. Your body wants to stay at homeostasis. When you introduce a stimulant or a depressant, the body naturally fights it.

That being said, I drink a lot of coffee. I also started to drink Bang as a pre-workout. Which is probably terrible for me.


#1159

Just check prostate warnings on supplement container(s). My prostate trouble wasn’t an abrupt change, it “warned” awhile until almost total blockage. Likely pill treatments for early diagnosis in lieu of my needed roto rooter work. Age doesn’t seem to make a difference, judging from the <60 guys in my specialist’s waiting room.


#1160

4/12

dumbbell bench 4 x 8 @ 35s, 55s, 75s, 90s
barbell incline bench 3 x 8 @ 135
machine shoulder press 3 x 8 @ 90, 140, 160
different shoulder press machine 3 x 8 @ 90, 140, 160
SGHP 3 x 8 @ 95, 115, 135
tricep cable extensions 3 x 8 @ 100, 110, 120

last 2 dumbell reps w/90s weren’t pretty, but the weights still went up.
First time doing SGHPs in awhile, didn’t have straps to go higher. 135 felt lighter than I remember.
one teaspoon baking soda


#1161

Nothing wrong with 90’s …well done


#1162

4/17
pullups 8, 5

deadlifts from pins 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 5 @ 225, 1 x 3 @ 315, 1 @ 335
cable rows 1 x 10 @ 100, 1 x 8 @ 160, 1 x 6 @ 225
SGHP 1 X 6 @ 95, 1 X 6 @ 135, 1 X 5 @ 155
preacher curl 1 x 8 @ 95, 2 x 6 @ 100, 115

Still experimenting with baking soda. Hasn’t caused consistent gym visits, yet.

First deadlift 315 rep felt heavy. Cable rows @ 200+ lbs remain heavy; free weight rowing machine’s easy up to about 405; no 100+ dumbbells in gym. So, cables it is. SGHPs have gotten somewhat easier; maybe can break my former 155 limit.