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Light Squats and Mediocre Kung Fu

Yeah, I believe it. It definitely fits with my own experience.

…and when I think about it a minute, I think it is a good reminder that I should probably not make decisions about how or even if I should change anything up until the funk passes.

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I feel like I go through something similar. It’ll stick around for a week or two, then pass and I’ll feel great.

In my case, I think it’s just all of these external factors weighing down on me for an extended period, like lifting, work, home life etc, then I’ll subconsciously back off on something. It’ll be enough to recover from the stress, and the cycle starts again. It feels great coming out of it and I’d love to find a way to feel “defunked” all the time.

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Just some basic pulling today, going for quality over quantity. Plus some curls. Trying actually USE my biceps, as discussed elsewhere.

  • Pull-Up

    • 5 reps
    • 5 reps
    • 5 reps | weighted | 11.3 kg
    • 5 reps | weighted | 15.9 kg
    • 5 reps | weighted | 20.4 kg
    • 5 reps | weighted | 31.8 kg
    • 5 reps | weighted | 20.4 kg
    • 8 reps | weighted | 11.3 kg
    • 15 reps
    • 10 reps
    • 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl

    • 8 kg x 10 reps
    • 8 kg x 10 reps
    • 8 kg x 10 reps
    • 8 kg x 10 reps
    • 8 kg x 10 reps
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Some mojo returning, started feeling better already yesterday, feel great today. @boilerman either talking about it helps a little, or maybe Saturn and Venus are in alignment or something. I have no explanation, nothing has otherwise changed.

Did some squats. Went after 160 again today. It was probably a smidge higher than I like, but it didn’t fold me in half this time so I will count it. Just need to practice it a bit, and probably a bunch more reps at 155 will help as well.

Barbell Squat

  • 60 kg x 5 reps
  • 75 kg x 5 reps
  • 90 kg x 5 reps
  • 105 kg x 3 reps
  • 120 kg x 3 reps
  • 135 kg x 1 reps
  • 150 kg x 1 reps
  • 160 kg x 1 reps
  • 105 kg x 8 reps

No time for anything else today, but that is fine. Body seems to be recovering.

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Few weeks past, time for a check in and up.

Deadlift still maxed at 205, and still don’t care.
Squat was 155, basically hit 160. No new goal yet, I have to clean this up.
Decline was 135, hit 137. 140 is still the goal.
Incline was 110, hit 112. 115 still the goal.
Press was 85 and still at 85. 87 still the goal, should be close I hope.
Push Press goal 110, and I hit that. I suppose I can set it to 115, but not in a hurry.

Bodyweight hovering somewhere aroung 82, it has been pretty static for quite a while.

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Kind of annoyed today because I could not get all my sets in on the incline, because some dude thought 10 minutes between sets was cool. Strong dude, nice dude, knows what he is doing….but speed it up a bit, pal.

  • Barbell Deadlift

    • 75 kg x 5 reps
    • 95 kg x 5 reps
    • 115 kg x 5 reps
    • 135 kg x 3 reps
    • 155 kg x 3 reps
    • 175 kg x 1 reps
    • 195 kg x 1 reps
    • 135 kg x 8 reps
  • Muscle-Up

    • 1 reps
    • 2 reps
    • 2 reps
  • Barbell Incline Bench Press

    • 40 kg x 5 reps
    • 60 kg x 5 reps
    • 80 kg x 3 reps
    • 90 kg x 3 reps
    • 100 kg x 1 reps
    • 110 kg x 1 reps
    • 115 kg x 1 reps (PR)

An annoying PR.

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How so mate ?

Because he’s old, so everything’s annoying. Get off his lawn.

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The best kind of PR?

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Well I was annoyed before, during and after the lift. So yeah, annoying PR. It may as well not even count.