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No Promises This Time

I’ve asked the same questions and my answer is that I’ve no requirement to move the weights up quickly. I’m taking the slow route to my goals and hopefully avoiding injuries while accomplishing them. Learning to enjoy the process more than the result.

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ThIs post really made me smile especially the comment about glaring at the guys who looked too long. You are a good man Harry and a great uncle.

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Seated press - (been a while) bar x wu,65x8, 95x6, 115x5, 135x4x3
Wide/right angle seated db press (when doing db press I usually bring down to right by the neck, for the shot put. Started doing them farther out so the arms form a 90 degree angle when coming done. 20 x wu, 25x10, 30x8, 40,45x6
Rear delt raises- 25x10x3
Facepulls-70 x 12x4
Hammer curls-30 x 10 x 4
ez curl bar reverse curls-bar x wu, bar+20x12,+50x10x3
Afternoon1.5 mile run

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Yesterday, Swim in the morning, late night at the dojo. Bag work and an attempt at some stretching.
Today:
Bench - 135wu, 185x8, 205x6, 225x5, 245x4, 265x3x2. Too lazy to change plates so just put 10s on for the next set.
flyes - 30 x 12 x 3
Incline (hammer) 90x12, 160x10, 180x12 x 3
cable xcross over (been awhile) 30x10x3
cgb - 185x10x3
overhead Tri Ext (rope)-50x12x3
Pullups- 10x3
Bent row -175x10x 3
shrugs-185 x max x 4

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Stay safe! Y’all expecting much from the storm?.

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Couple bottles of Jamesons and probably at least a case of Jack and assorted beer in the garage, check. Humidor full of good stogies, check. Couple of old catalogs, check. Beef jerky, dried fish, squid, and octopus, check. Generator’s ruining fine and around a rick of cut wood for the fireplace. Not expecting much but always prepared.

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Already raining so couldn’t swim and didn’t feel like running in it. Wife took the opportunity to have me take her shopping and to eat lunch. Getting some more boxes ready to ship to the Philippines so had to hit every store in town. Did nothing at all physical. I feel myself wasting away. :grinning:

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Deadlift 135wu, 225x1,315x1,365x1, 385x1, 405x1. Went ahead and did the 405 to get it out of the way. No problem. Now I need to re-evaluate the whole back work out.
bent rows 135x12, 185x10x4
straight arm pulldowns 60x12x3
pull ups 10x3
Shrugs 225xmax4
Leg Press 90wu,180x12,270x12,360x10x3
Leg ext 70,80,90x12 (long time since doing these)
leg curls 50x12x3 (even longer time doing these. Very humbling)
Went up on my toes a few times. Called that calve training)

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Pouring rain all day so once again no swimming or running.
Power Clean/Press (right below knees) bar wu, 115x6, 135x5, 155x3, 185x2, 205x1, 225 x FAIL! Press from rack 95 wu, 115x8,135x6, 155x5,175x3,185x2
Rear delt raises 25x10x4
Cable Lat raises 20x12,30x8x3
Facepulls 70x12x4
Hammer curls 30x10x4
dbell reverse curls 25x12x3
Tried using the elliptical machine for some cardio. Owner laughed at me. Told him he was suppose to encourage me. He went in the office and came back and held a cup of coffee in front of the machine. If we weren’t distantly related and he didn’t charge me to use the gym I’d take my business elsewhere. Makes good coffee though.

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No choice. River’s running too high and fast with all kinds of debris. Had to hit the cement pond known as the Aquatic Center. Had to call up and reserve a lane and the maximum time you have the lane is one hour. Managed to get me an afternoon slot. You get to go in the locker room one time to shower before hitting the water. No shower after. You have to dry of at the pool area and leave. First time swimming in a pool in over a year. The smell and feel of chlorine still sucks. Since your hour starts before you hit the locker room to change and shower I ended up with about 40 minutes swim time so just started swimming until they called my time up.

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Bench - 135wu, 185x8, 225x5x5
flyes - 30 x 12 x 4
Incline db - 35,45x12, 55,60x10,
cable xcross - 30x12x3
cgb - 205x10x3
overhead Tri Ext (rope)-50x12x3
Bent row -175x10x 3
shrugs-205x max x 4

After dinner 1.5m run

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Nothing like chlorine smell trapped indoors !! so refreshing !! NOT

Good work as always Harry…I admire the after dinner run… after dinner Im ready for bed

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Bent rows 135x12, 185x10x4
Seated rows 70,100,120x12
straight arm pulldowns 60x12x3
pull ups 10x3
Shrugs 225xmax4
Leg Press 90wu,180x12,270x12,380x10x3
Leg ext 70,80,90x12
leg curls 50x12x3
Still trying to figure out what I want to do with the back and legs. Legs, they just get stronger and tighter. Same with calves. Never grow. But they are pretty.
Wife and all the sister-in-laws were over at Mom’s house making up a huge amount of Brat und Weisswurst. Mini Oktoberfest out at big brothers house tomorrow. Wurst, chickens, kraut, Deutsche Potato Salad, brotchen and a few kegs of beer. No live Umpa band but lots of it recorded.

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Saturday- Ate and drank copious amounts of food and alcohol
Sunday - Ate and drank copious amounts of food and alcohol, again
Monday- Swore I’d never eat and drink copious amounts of food alcohol again, again
Hit the gym in the morning, coffee with the unsympathetic owner, sauna. Afternoon - It’s warmed up again so did 1k swim back in the river.
Today- Feeling refreshed and invigorated after an entire day of abstinence hit the gym early.
Seated press - (been a while) bar x wu,65x8, 95x6, 115x5, 135x5, 155x3x3
Rear delt raises- 25x10x3
Lat raises- 25x10x4
Facepulls-70 x 12x4
Hammer curls-30 x 10 x 4
ez curl bar reverse curls-bar x wu, bar+50x10x3
Evening- 2k run

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There is nothing like that feeling when you wake up the day after the day of your hangover and think it feels great to be alive. Good on ya Harry

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Bench - 135wu, 185, 205x8, 225x6, 245 x 5
flyes - 30 x 12 x 4
Incline (smith) 90wu, 180x10, 240x8x3
cable xcross - 30x12x3
cgb - 215x10x3
overhead Tri Ext (rope)-50x12x3
seated row-70,100,120,140x8
Bent row -205x10x 3
shrugs-215x max x 4

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Another beautiful day. 1.5k river swim
Visited a friend’s new Dojang he had the misfortune of opening right before the COVID hit. He owns the building outright and has other income sources so he’s been able to make do. A 6th Dan he teaches only traditional specified Poomse. In my quest to regain my proficiency there’s none better to go to. - 30 minutes stretching or a reasonable facsimile of. - 2 hours Poomse training. Toboc was drenched when we got through. Felt great.

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Morning
Bent rows 135x12, 205x10x4
Seated rows 70,100,130x12
straight arm pulldowns 60x12x3
pull ups 8x3
Shrugs 225xmax4
Leg Press 90wu,180x12,270x12,4000x10x3
Leg ext 70,80,90x12
leg curls 50x12x3
Evening - 1.5m run
Lunch -

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That hunk of protein looks so, so good.

Please elaborate on the preparation with the typical Harry flair.

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That seems like a big jump, even to me.

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