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#1561

Have to say I was a bit traumatized after walking about 10 miles at work last night following my lifting. My body was wrecked with pain in my hips, lower back, calves, hammies, and feet. My shoulders were aching and my lats felt as if beaten with a tire iron. There was slight blood in my stool from the exerertion(TMI- I know). So, overall the last couple of days have been great training!


#1562

I felt like that after unloading that mower, but I didn’t think there was anything great about it :unamused:


#1563

Perspective


#1564

A nice lift this evening while discussing Grover Cleveland with my daughter for a school assignment. My girl can almost do a pullup and she does pulldowns with 30 to 40 lbs.

Thursday 2/2/17

Pull-ups:
3 x 6

ME Low Incline Bench Press:
135 x 10
185 x 5
225 x 1 (pause)
265 x 1 (pause)
295 x 1 (pause)

DeadStop Pin Presses (start from chest):
135 x 5
225 x 3
275 x 2 sets x 1

Standing OHP:
135 x 2 x 5
165 x 3
205 x 1
225 x 1

Triceps Push-downs/Dumbbells Hammer Curls (giant sets):
90 lbs x 5 x 12/35 lbs x 5 x 12

Bent-over Rows:
135 x 6
225 x 3 x 6

Prone Rear Delt Raises/Front Raises/Side Lateral Raises:
20 lbs dumbbells x 2 x 12/2 x 12/2 x 12

Standing Crunches:
70 lbs x 20

Happy with my incline and pin press. Exhausted now.


#1565

Nice lift tonight while supervising 3 energetic girls so I took my time and went big.

Friday 2/3/17

ME Squats:(raw)
135 x 1 0
225 x 5
315 x 3
405 x 1
545 x 1

Good Mornings:
135 x 6
225 x 6
275 x 3 x 6

Romanian Deadlifts:
135 x 6
225 x 6
315 x 6
455 x 6

Hanging Knee-ups:
1 x 20

A bit dizzy following this lift but felt strong. Now, the hurt is setting in so therapy.


#1566

I hurt just reading it…good work always man…


#1567

OG, the exhaust and pain today has been fantastic and I’ve walked 14 miles at work.


#1568

Your training looks like it is really picking up, but what is most impressive is you can have a conversation about Grover Cleveland.


#1569

Thanks Crippler. Engaging conversations about presidents really gets the muscle mind connection going.


#1570

So, your secret to any sort of squatting w/600+ is engaging conversation?


#1571

Biker you’ve found me out.
My body has been between a state of exhaustion and various areas of pain, so I lifted and then walked 13 miles at work.

2/6/17 Monday

DE Bench Press:(EMOM)
135 x 10
195 x 9 x 3(alternating grips)

Slingshot Bench Press:
275 x 1
340 x 1

Triceps Push-downs/Dumbbells Hammer Curls:
70 lbs x 5 x 15/35 lbs x 5 x 15

Standing Crunches:
70 lbs x 20


#1572

Lifted between jobs today. I felt like my whole body was an injury this morning and prior to lifting but I finally came out of the fugue.

2/7/17

DE Squats:(EMOM)
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 9 x 3

Good Mornings:(EMOM)
135 x 3 x 6

Dead Stop Pin Deadlifts from mid shin:
135 x 5
225 x 5
315 x 5

Standing Crunches:
70 lbs x 20

Light 30 minutes lift that hopefully gives me chance to recover a bit and then I walked 13 miles at work…Yeah.


#1573

I think I will just pin a post to your log that reads… Impressive as always!

Between work, kids and I’m guessing a host of things we all have to do…you lift with vengeance …even your “light” days


#1574

Nothing stops you. Stay smart.


#1575

your not the only one brother!!


#1576

OG, thank you. A rage in me must have its outlet.
Biker, there is no try, only do.
Bulldog, there is some comfort in the pain but damn it’s nice to be at ease in the odd moment.
Lifting went well tonight while dealing with my girl’s ear infection and playing with my 3 year old between sets.

1/9/17 Thursday

Pull-ups:
3 x 6

ME Bench Press:
135 x 10
185 x 5
225 x 1
265 x 1
320 x 1 (paused)

CG Dead Stop Bench Press from pins 4" above chest:
135 x 5
225 x 3
275 x 3
300 x 1

CG Bench Press:
245 x 3 x 3

Triceps Push-downs/EZ Hammer Curls (giant sets):
90 lbs x 5 x 12/105 lbs x 5 x 12

Bent-over Rows:
135 x 6
225 x 3 x 6

Prone Rear Delt Raises/Front Raises/Lateral Raises (giant sets):
20 lbs dumbbells x 5 x 12/5 x 12/5 x 12

Svend Presses:
50 lbs plates x 2 x 25

Standing Crunches:
70 lbs x 20


#1577

Took my time and had a good lift tonight. I’ve been doing the Shin Box to open up my hip mobility and I think it’s contributing to me having less pain in throughout my body.

ME Squats:(raw)
135 x 10
225 x 5
315 x 3
405 x 1
455 x 1
565 x 1 (fail)
550 x 1

Good Mornings:
135 x 6
225 x 3 x 6

Dead Stop 1/4 Squats from pins:
315 x 3
405 x 3
495 x 3
585 x 3
675 x 3

Romanian Deadlifts:
135 x 6(pauses near bottom)
225 x 6(pauses near bottom)
315 x 6
475 x 6

Standing Crunches:
70 lbs x 20

Total devestation.


#1578

Shin box will have to try that. Ive also found that stretching the calves with elevated front toe helps alot too. Never thought of paused rdl.
Strong work, kick ass session. No helpers tonite.


#1579

I’ve done shin box type yoga stretching in the past but was introduced to it again in an article on here. I’m very thankful because the shin box beginning progression is helping. Hope to learn more progression soon.


#1580

Shin Box must work well for you. Is 675 a PR?