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Maple Syrup Strength (littlesleeper)

09/14/2021
Lower Body Pull
Sumo Deadlift
225 x 5
315 x 5
405 x 3
455 x 3
500 x 5

I forgot to mention, the play before I was struck in the face I tweaked my hamstring sprinting for a ball (apparently I’m not used to that much activity in the morning, maybe I should take a page out of Pwn’s book and start getting in some 4am workouts!).

My hamstring started complaining on that 500lb set, so I called it there. Set was strong, but left hamstring was sending me some signs to quit while I was ahead.

90/90 Hip Stretch
3/side
3/side
3/side

Inverted Rows
12
12
12
12

Ab Wheel
12
12
12
12

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What does a SSB front squat do for you that a normal front squat doesn’t? I’ve never used a ssb so idk how they change things.

Oh man: to be able to sleep in so much!

Still crushing it dude.

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I’m honesty not sure if it does/did anything for me. I think this is just the second time I’ve worked it into some workouts. I thought it might be tougher than an SSB squat but possibly easier/more comfortable than a regular front squat allowing me to hit greater loads.

Once I got heavy, it was not comfortable and actually bothered my shoulders for a few days, so it is unlikely to make a return unless I can alter my positioning to keep it from stressing my shoulders.

Regular SSB squats will likely be in a 5/3/1 rotation coming soon.

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Thank you

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Way to prove that strength athletes aren’t meant for real sports anymore!

Just kidding man, sorry to hear that things went down like they did.

I haven’t really contributed anything here in some time but I’m forever lurking and you’re still doing amazing man!

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Still killing it regardless and it must be the weather here in Ontario because I am a bit baned up also

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@Koestrizer - Haha, thanks Ko. I am starting to feel a little less and less athletic as the years go by! I suppose I need to use it or lose it, but sometimes that comes with taking a baseball to the face…

@bigpappafrance - Thanks bigpappa. Hope you heal up quickly as well!

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09/16/2021
Pull
Log C&P
72 x 5
162 x 5
182 x 3
212 x 5
212 x 5
215 x 5

Chest Supported Row
90 x 12
90 x 12
90 x 12
90 x 12

Incline Bicep Curl
35 x 12
35 x 12
35 x 12
35 x 12

09/18/2021
100 Burpees for Time
10min 13s PR

Oh boy, my chest/lungs were in pain. My chest still seemed to hurt the next day! I was staying above a 10burpee/min pace until around 8mins when I started to (figuratively…obviously) die.

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I’m switching gears and jumping back into 5/3/1. I’m going to run a modified version of SVR II.

Main lifts this cycle:
Log C&P
Sumo DL
Bench
SSB Squat

Sept 20, 2021
SVR II W1D1
Log C&P
162 x 5
192 x 5
212 x 5
162 x 10
162 x 10
162 x 10

DB Bench
70 x 10
80 x 10
90 x 10
90 x 8

Chest Supported Row
90 x 12
90 x 12
90 x 12
90 x 12

Ab Wheel
15
15
15

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Well mine is is a mix of a car accident and sports injury(which would need surgery for 100% recovery which isn’t needed.).

I am starting to put a performance team together to help me keep healthy with chiropractors and such

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Don’t you start doing them as well. Now all I need is @Koestrizer to do them and I will Literally have no excuses.

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Don’t you worry my friend, I won’t disappoint you!

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Good to hear it, we need to stay strong together (big, round and strong) :joy:

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09/22/2021
5/3/1 SVR II W1D2
Sumo DL
135 x 5
225 x 5
315 x 3
405 x 5
445 x 5
500 x 5
585 x 1
635 x 1 ← This was a good strain. Been awhile since I’ve pulled over 600lbs, so I’m glad to still have this in me.

SUPERSET
Back Extensions
20
20
20

Chins - on hanging handles; slow, controlled movement
5
5
5

SUPERSET
90/90 Stretch
3/side
3/side
3/side

Pushups
25
25
25

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A little pressing medley from the other day. These are the weights in a strongman competition that I have my eye on in February (lots of time). The biggest difference is the circus DB. It will be 60kg (~132lbs). The DB I used is only 100lbs, and that was very awkward. I expect that a circus DB would be even more awkward/uncomfortable.
I expect these to get easier with some more practice.

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Video of some deadlifts from today:

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Solid work brother :muscle:t2:

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