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#261

Week 8 Day 3

Sumo Deadlift
165-2x5
225-2
240-5x2

DB rows
82-3x10/side

SSB box squats
50-5
130-5x5

Bench
45-10
95-3
115-1

Bench 1 board
125-2x2

125-1 no boards
It was hard and ugly but it came up

Ring push ups
3x15

Reverse hyper
145-55

Yesterday my younger daughter turned 18 so today we’re doing birthday activities and going out for dinner.


#262

Week 9 Day (Monday)

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
165-3
195-5x3
These felt a bit heavier than I like and weren’t quite grooving.

Swiss bar bench
50-5
95-4x6

DB pull over
40-3x10

Reverse hyper
235-30
255-30
275-30

Work is inundating and exhausting at the moment. I hope it levels out. The new owner is great and bringing a lot of work from his previous roofing company but I;m trying to get a handle on everything and get it under control. They routinely handed bids in late. I’ve never handed anything late. I may have to ease up on that though. It’s tough being type A sometimes.


#263

Week 9 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-4x4

Bench tng
105-10

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
140-5x5

Jack knife
3x12

BB shrugs
170-3x12

Last night I had my first welding class. I was almost late because I put the wrong city in my phone gps. I ate my dinner while driving and getting fairly pissy. At least I know where to go now.

The first class was mostly safety and review of the different types of welding. We did a tour of the shop and each got to have a go at stick welding. I can’t see f.a. with the face plate down. I may pick up my own at Princess Auto with the adjustable darkening screen. I can’t wait for next week…


#264

The autodarkening helmets are the bomb!


#265

I bought one today. We went to Princess Auto which, because of the name, I always thought was car related. It’s not. It’s an amazing store of every tool you could need. I had a hard time leaving. I can fill all my welding need there for sure. They had a ton of helmets, gloves, leather jackets, fire retardant cotton jackets. Based on the short time I wore the leather one in class, I think cotton may be the way to go. Leather will be hot a.f.


#266

Week 9 Day 3

Conventional deadlift
135-2x5
215-2x3
At this point the power went out due to high gusts of wind. We have no light in the basement because the windows are old and sealed up. Fortunately I love candles and have a shit ton of them so we continued by candle light. We had 7 or 8 spread around the basement.
215-6x3

Meadows rows
45-12
55-12
60-12

SSB Box squats
50-5
135-4x5

Bench
45-10
95-3
115-2x3
117.5-2x3

Fall outs
3x10

As we were putting our shoes away and getting ready to go upstairs, the power came back on. It was kind of fun and romantic to train by candlelight.


#267

Sounds like a shopping trip is in the future. A set of good gloves and a cotton jacket will go a long way. If you are concerned about the fire retardant part, the old guys washed there clothes with borax. It will help them be flame retardant.


#268

“Deadlift by Candlelight” does sound romantic.


#269

That’s some good information. I picked up a good pair of leather gauntlet gloves with deer hide palms. It’s difficult to get gloves for small women’s hands so the softer leather helps offset that a bit.


#270

It was a nice change of pace :smile:


#271

Week 10 Day 1

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
185-3
200-4x3

Swiss bar bench
50-10
100-4x4, 8

DB Pull overs
40-3x11

Reverse Hyper
240-30
260-30
280-30

Thanks continue busy at work. Not much else to report.


#272

Week 10 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-3x5

TNG Bench
105-10
95-10

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
150-4x5

Plate raise
25-3x15

Jack knife
3x10

Reverse Hyper
150-50

Tuesday night was my second welding class. The first half hour was electrical safety and set up. I really had no idea that a welder was like a giant battery. I had to make sure I really understood where the ground went and amperage. I have no real desire for a toni home perm while I learn to weld. I feel pretty comfortable with it now. The rest of the time was welding lines over and over on scrap. I think it’s getting a bit better. I improved my set up, leaning against the wall with one elbow on the work table and my face low near the work. I can appreciate the full face coverage now with sparks flying back. Without the extra support, my hands are too shaky and my vision isn’t great. My auto darkening helmet worked brilliantly.


#273

Once you learn how to ground and weld it’s all a matter of how well you keep a straight line and not over doing your bead. Like anything, it comes with practice.


#274

Fortunately I do well with repetition. One of the things my brother likes about it is the zen feeling of focus. I kind of felt like that when I was grinding my table legs. Kind of mindless but in a nice way…


#275

Week 10 day 3

Sumo deadlift
135-2x5
225-2
255-1 add belt
275-1
295-2x1

DB row
82-3x12

SSB Box squat
50-5
140-5x4

Bench
45-10
95-3
115-3
120-2x2
122.5-1
115-4

Fall out/push up
3x10

Reverse hyper
150-50

Tomorrow my mom is coming down and she, my girls and I are going to a local art show hosted in various homes around the city. I went last year and had a lovely time. There are a ton of talented local artists.


#276

Week 11 Day 1

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
165-3
190-2x3
205-2x2 add belt
175-2x3

Swiss bar bench
50-10
102.5-3x4, 6

Reverse Hyper
240-30
260-30
280-30

DB pull overs
40-3x12

Squats felt heavy. On Sunday we built our raised gardens. Building was easy, filling them with dirt was a long job. It lit my back up like crazy so I guess just hitting all my numbers is a win.

This coming weekend I’ll be picking up the plants to put in them. I’m thinking tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, maybe carrots and radishes.


#277

Nice squats. So far we’ve got tomato, cucumber, squash, eggplant, jalapeno, cayenne, and daikon radish planted. Got me a nice herb garden, too.


#278

Yours sounds nice. I was thinking eggplant as well. Maybe some type of lettuce too. We eat a lot of salad.


#279

Week 11 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-2
112.5-3x3

Bench tbg
112.5-6
105-8

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
150-4x5

Front plate raise
25-3x15

Jack knife
3x10

Reverse hyper
150-50

I can’t recall whether I mentioned that I’m signed up for another meet in July. I recently tweaked my cycle to take me up to it. It’s mid July.


#280

Week 11 Day 3

Sumo Deadlift
135-2x5
225-2
245-5x2

DB Row
82-3x13/side

SSB Squat
50-5
145-4x4

Bench
45-10
95-3
115-3
120-3
125-1

Fall out/push up - 30
These gave me quite a bicep/delt pump

Reverse hyper
150-50

We made it to the long weekend. I pushed a large tender out the door at 4:55 today before I left.

Tomorrow I’m picking up some of the vegetables for the garden and going to see the new Avengers movie.