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20 minutes on the elliptical, “weight loss 1” preset.

Woke up with a little ache in my triceps and glutes. Some glute ache the day after squatting is probably good.


Pendlay Row - 1x5x115, 1x5x135 came up a little low on my torso, 1x4x135 better
Paused Bench - 1x5x70, 1x5x100, 1x5x120 first time pausing, trying to keep tension across the chest but still feel it in my shoulders a lot
Flat Bench - 1x5x150
CGBP - 1x8x120
Rack Pull-Ups - 6, 6, 5



Not feeling great today, hope it works out still.
Front Squats - 1x5x105
Back Squat - 1x5x105, 1x5x155, 1x3x205, 1x1x245
Deadlift - 1x5x135, 1x5x185, 1x3x235, 1x0x285 grip didn’t fail but couldn’t quite lock out
Inverse Rows, heel elevated 1.5" - 8
Push-ups - 20

Hit the squat I was after, failed but did way better on the 285 deadlift than last time I tried. Also tried the front squat with a full clean grip and it felt solid in my hands, but also like my hands were supporting more of the weight than I’d think they should have.


Did 20 minutes on the elliptical, “weight loss 2” preset. Has a little more time at higher resistance but was easier to do than the previous one.

The metal of the garage door is slightly painful to touch, it is so hot. Gonna be sweaty. Little upset there is always more crap in my garage when all I do is take junk out. Barely room to row today up near the overhead door.
Pendlay Rows - 5x3x135
Yates Rows - 1x10x135, 1x8x135, 1x6x135
Flat Bench - 1x5x55, 1x5x75, 1x5x105, 1x5x125, 1x3x155, 1x10x125
CGBP - 1x5x125
Rack Pull-Ups - 7, 7, 7 definitely feeling these in my lower lats, but there is also a weird clicking feeling in my forearm on the pull


Front Squat - 1x5x75, 1x5x95, 1x5x125, 1x1x155
Back Squat - 1x5x155, 1x5x205, 1x1x255
Laying leg extension/curl SS - 3x12 each x50lbs with no rests. Preacher attachment on my bench kept my leg curl ROM limited unfortunately. Will need to take it off and up the weight a lot.


Pendlay Rows - 5x3x135 all easier and stricter than last time
Paused Bench - 1x5x60, 1x5x80, 1x5x110, 1x5x130
Flat Bench - 1x2x160

Really low on time and works been so stressful. I did what’s expected to be 22 hours of work the last two days. Absolutely crushing data entry and sending letters is surprisingly draining. I’d have liked to do more this workout but no rest at home either. Bench pr I guess.


Did not quit. But wow it has been a while. Had a mini vacation for our anniversary, took the kids to a boating event, got their adoption papers in, found a job opening that is one step up from where I am now, and got back to work and started on a bunch of lead paint issues and pointless voicemails. The other inspector is in so it shouldn’t be so crushing at work for a while. Only gained a pound despite a week of lounging and eating for pleasure. Used time on my vacation to help another couple from church move, which is totally my kind of activity, carrying a thing downstairs and then jogging upstairs and repeating.

Pendlay Rows - 5x3x145 little more body english than I’d prefer but not terrible
Yates Rows - 1x10x135, 1x9x135, 1x7x135
Flat Bench - 1x5x55, 1x5x75, 1x5x115 (meant to do 105), 1x5x125, 1x4x155, 1x10x125
CGBP - 1x5x125
Rack Pull-Ups - 6, 5 and a crappy 1, 5 I dropped the pins down one notch lower so my torso is much more upright at the top than previously


Front Squat - 1x5x65, 1x5x85, 1x5x105, 1x3x125, 1x1x145, 1x1x165
Back Squat - 1x5x135, 1x5x185, 1x3x225, 1x1x225
Lying leg extension/curl SS - 3x12 eachx70 lbs


Huh… people like leg extensions and curls in my log? :smile: 7/28 was in short a very rough pack / hike. 7/30 we got a 1 and 3 year here as respite care and the rest of the week has not been conducive to having any private time. Where’d I leave off?

Pendlay Rows - 5x3x145 kept better form than last time but didn’t quite reach my chest on a couple reps so not successful
Spoto Press - 1x5x65, 1x5x95, 1x5x115, 1x1x145 felt way better than pausing on the chest
BtN Press - 1x12x65, 1x8x65, 1x6x65
Rack Pull-Ups - 8, 6, 6
Inverse Rows, heel up 1.5" - 3, 4, 5 lol


Dadded the heck out of the kids this morning. Had some weird thing happen in my middle back on the left side when I leaned over; it’d just seized up really hard. I lay down with my legs up on the couch a few minutes and it didn’t do it anymore. Looking at anatomical pics versus where I felt it I guess longisimus but idk. Let’s see how today goes.

Back Squat - 1x5x95, 1x5x135, 1x5x185, 2x2x225, 2x1x225
Deadlift - 1x3x135, 1x3x185, 3x1x235 weird tweak on the left side of my back, stopped early
Glute Bridge/Laying leg raise with my butt hanging off the bench, superset - 30/20, 30/20, 30/11, no rest between

Now ribs and a banana.


Was going to do an upper day yesterday but had a date with my wife instead. Overate sushi.

Pendlay Rows - 5x3x145 did good, successful
Yates Rows - 1x12x135, 1x8x135, 1x8x135
Flat Bench - 1x5x55, 1x5x75, 1x5x105, 1x5x125, 1x2x155-1x3x145-1x4x135-1x5x125 with no rests between except juggling the 5s and 10s, 1x10x125


Lot of reps on the bench. Love sushi. One of my sister in laws is Japanese and her sushi is to die for.


There’s a chain here that started in our home town and happens to have a shop just a couple blocks from where we live now. They offer a lot of unorthodox rolls. Maybe I can grab a picture of our dinner to post (wife always shows off our dinners out on Facebook :slight_smile: )

Pull-Ups - 2x2; Chins - 2x3, 2x2
Paused Front Squats - 5x3x95, a set between each set of pull/chins

Family is home from the river and the kids are all muddy so I’ll need to come back to this…


Back Squat - 1x3x95, 1x2x135, 1x2x185, 4x2x225
Leg Curl/Extensions SS - 12 each, 3 sets, 70lbs, no rests between


Wife moved out, so everything’s been a mess.

Back Squats - 1x12x135, 1x10x135, 1x8x135
Barbell Row - 1x10x95, don’t remember the next two sets, but neither over 10 reps and both 95 lbs
OHP - 2x6x95, 1x5x95

Back Squats - 1x12x135, 1x11x135, 1x10x135
Barbell Row - 3x12x95
OHP - 1x7x95, 1x6x9, 1x5x95


Back Squat - 1x15x135
OHP - 1x10x70

Back Squat - 3x12x135
Barbell Row - 1x10x110, 2x12x110
OHP - 1x8x80, 1x6x80, 1x5x80

These last few days have been split up with the squatting snuck in while doing chores downstairs, then the rest upstairs where the kids’ bedrooms are once they’re in bed. They were tired earlier tonight than usual so I get a whole 30 minutes “extra” in my day today and it’s amazing.

Scale says I’m 173 after eating dinner tonight.