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7/3/13
AM
35 minute ruck with a 44 pound vest and 10 pounds of ankle weights.

So, long story short, strained my back. Not the same as the last injury that took me 6 months to get over though. Just a minor strain. I got off balance and started to fall forward on a front squat, took a step, and felt a twinge. This time I was smart enough to shut it down immediately.

Still training hard and doing everything I can. I’m going to switch to a submaximal program with some more structure than what I’ve been doing, which has been basically a total and utter lack of programming. Bought and read beyond 5/3/1 the other day and there is a bunch of cool stuff I’d like to try. So, I’m thinking I’m going to run 5/3/1 starting out really really light on my lower body maxes and maybe using some alternate movements to take some stress off my back.

Also, I won’t be doing the stair climb. Registration filled up in 12 minutes and our department didn’t get in.

I’ll start logging again monday.

So I lied, I went ahead and started today.

7/13/13
Strict press
bar x 15
85x5
105x5
125x3
135x5
155x5
175x9
185x5
135x16

Pull ups
BWx75 in 5:15

Dips
BWx75 in 1:59

7/15/13
First time squatting since the back strain. I was stiff as hell this morning and didn’t think I’d be able to squat at all. Got it loosened up enough though. Been working really hard on my form. I think I’m getting there, but I’m weak as a kitten squatting this way. Just trying to hit about parallel. I’m completely open to tips and critiques.

Narrow stance high bar squat
barx5
95x3
135x3
155x2
175x2
185 6x3


135x10

Sled pull across the yard
Sled +90 x 2
+135 halfway x4
+180 halfway x2

Sissy squat with a 44 pound vest
x75 in 4:50

Sit ups
x75 in 3:20

Got a long drive today, so I decided to knock it out in the morning before I hit the road.

7/16/13
Bench
barx20
130x5
160x5
190x5
205x5
240x5
270x13
285x5
300x5
205x20

rack rows
x100 in 2:20

Push ups
x75 in 1:58

[quote]Claudan wrote:
I saw the name of this thread and thought “Oh wow, I’ve been thinking about making a thread like this for days now, I love working out while I’m high”.

No… that’s not what this was about. Still enjoyed your videos though.[/quote]

Hehe, I too just had to click :stuck_out_tongue: Didn’t find the Snoopdog style training vids I was expecting

7/16/3
During the drive:
100 closes with the heavy grips 150 (each hand)
30 closes with the heavy grips 200 (each hand)

7/18/13
First deadlift session
All belt-less and reset between reps, Sumo
135x5
185x3
235x3
265x5
310x5
350x12 (grip)
395x4

Cybex lying leg curl
50x75 in 2:13

Hanging leg raise
BWx75 in 4:05

Alt db curls 30sx70 (35 EA)

Back felt awesome. I’m thinking the belt may have been part of the problem. The more my back has hurt the tighter I’ve cinched down my belt. Doing without it felt really good. All these reps were really easy. I found it difficult not to push harder with my back feeling good, but I kept it easy. The set of 350 was grip limited. Super slick bar in the crapy gym + really hot (sweaty) + forgot chalk and straps = tough to hold the bar. My abs were cramping halfway through the leg raises and I kept having to stop and stretch them.

Driving back to Tennessee tomorrow, probably won’t be doing much.

[quote]Cockburn wrote:

[quote]Claudan wrote:
I saw the name of this thread and thought “Oh wow, I’ve been thinking about making a thread like this for days now, I love working out while I’m high”.

No… that’s not what this was about. Still enjoyed your videos though.[/quote]

Hehe, I too just had to click :stuck_out_tongue: Didn’t find the Snoopdog style training vids I was expecting[/quote]

Bait and switch. I’m also not getting to do the stair climb I was going to be training for, so the title is kinda null and void.

I hate taking days off, but I’ve needed them.

7/20/13
Strict press
barx10
85x5
105x5
125x3
145x3
165x3
185x7
195x3
145x18

Pull ups
BWx75 in 4:45

Dips x75 in 1:45

Where in Tennessee do you live? It looks beautiful.

CS

On a farm to the south of Nashville. And yes, it’s pretty awesome.

What type of Hens do you have?

[quote]DSSG wrote:
What type of Hens do you have? [/quote]

Isa browns.

7/21/13
narrow stance high bar squat, no belt
barx5
115x5
145x5
175x3
200x3
230x3
260x8
200x21

front squat to parallel box
95x75 in 4:42

Sit ups x 75 in 3:05

Getting there. Back is probably felling 90% or so.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:

[quote]DSSG wrote:
What type of Hens do you have? [/quote]

Isa browns. [/quote]
Cool, my parents have (a lot of) Rhode Island Red Hens. They make very big, and tasty eggs. :slight_smile:
They’re also pretty nice looking.

7/22 Leg recovery/calves

walking backwards sled pull across yard +90 x2
walking forward sled pull across yard +90 x2
sprinting forward sled pull across yard +45 x4

donkey calf raise BW+Wife 60 seconds on/ 60 seconds off x3 (brutal)

BW squats 10x10

[quote]DSSG wrote:

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:

[quote]DSSG wrote:
What type of Hens do you have? [/quote]

Isa browns. [/quote]
Cool, my parents have (a lot of) Rhode Island Red Hens. They make very big, and tasty eggs. :slight_smile:
They’re also pretty nice looking.[/quote]

Yeah, they lay damn near close to an egg a day each. We just let ours roam so the eggs taste awesome. They eat very little chicken feed. Bugs and table scraps make amazingly tasty eggs.

Ours are also almost pets. Super tame. It might make me a hick, but sitting on our porch in rocking chairs watching the chickens is a favorite past time of mine.

7/23/13
Bench (slight incline)
bar x20
135x5
160x5
190x5
225x3
255x3
285x13

315x3 (flat bench)
330x3
225x21

Rack row BW+44 pound vest x75 in 5:54

Push ups x75 in1:37

EZ bar curl drop set
85x16
65x10
45x11
35x10
25x17
20x30
15x100

Definitely feeling the burn tonight. All the benching up to the 300 set was at a 2.5" to 3" incline, on accident. Forgot to set my bench back to completely flat.

7/24/13
Sumo Deads, paused reps, no belt
Bar x5
95x5
145x5
235x5
255x3
285x3
325x3
365x7
405x3

Med band asisted NGHR x75 in 5:15

hanging leg raise x75 in 2:27

Leg curl 45x45/ partials x25

Deads were tough to lock out. Did leg curls at the end because the NGHRs did nothing but kill my forearms due to the way I was forced to hold the medium band. I think I’ll go to a light band gripped in front of my head and cut down on the reps if I need to next time.

7/26/13
strict press
bar x5
85x5
125x5
155x5
175x3
195x3
205x1
215x1
225x0
155x15

Pull ups x75 in 5:04

Dips BW+10 x75 in 2:26

Felt like crap. Running on only a couple hours sleep and my stomach was upset. Zero power.