Sarcopenia Cure

2022-02-12

Upper Body (Volume) #3

Strict Viking Press
155 3x8

MAG Wide Grip Pulldown
205 3x8
Kept form on this go-round and really felt it in the lats.

1-Arm Standing Strict DB Press
65 3x9

Seal Rows
175 3x8
Tapped the bench bottom each time this go-round

Dips
BW+50 3x8

Seated Calf Raise
230 3x10
Rigged up the Smith machine, pussy-pads and a box for this

Good session. Was feeling like death yesterday, but woke up after about 12 hours sleep feeling pretty good this morning.

Really pleased with the dips. Shoulder’s holding up okay at the bottom position.

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Must be doing something right in the gym.
I’ve been married 30 years and my wife has just started calling me ‘juicy’

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Oh Jesus, my wife and i where married 25 years ago last month, she called me “big tasty”, i told her to book an appointment with the opticians, poor girl must be going blind lol

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Happy wife, happy life.

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2022-02-13

Lower (Volume) #3

High Bar Box Squat
275 3x8

Machine Lever Squat
290 3x8

Seated Incline DB Curl
50’s 3x6

DB Pinwheel Curls
45’s 3x6

Leg extensions
140 3x8

Seated Leg Curls
210 3x8

Hard session. Pretty tired going into it and just got more tired. Hit my targets though, so it’s good.

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Time for a deload.

Good opportunity to do some sandbag stuff.

Probably going to rotate in some different movements on lower body. I want to do Hatfield Squats again and some sort of heavy deadlifts.

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I’d better hit the gym tonight, before this deload turns into a layoff.

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Sandbags are the way to go.

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2022-02-16
Deload Week

Push Press
95,115,135,155,175x3
195x2
190x3 (cheap PR @3)

Deficit Deadlift (1 inch)
225,275, 315,355,405 x 3
last set’s reps went up pretty fast.

Barbell Row
195 3x6

1-arm DB Press
70 3x5

Super Close Grip Pulldowns
240 2x5

CG BP (paused)
205 3x3
could’ve done 5s

Standing Calves (top/bottom pause)
300 4x8

Face Pulls
50 4x15

Cable Curls
85 3x6
I like these. The force curve is weird.

Wife is right. I am looking juicy.

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PR is a PR.

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:rofl:

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Nice PR!

2022-02-18
Deload #2

OHP
95,115,135x5
155x3
175x1
185x1
155x5

High Bar Squat
225,255,285x3
315x1
260x5
Knees felt awful.

Meadows Row
90 3x5

Floor Press
135,185,205x5
Something tweaky in my left bicep up near the pec. Ungood feeling. Stopped. Otherwise, not hard.

Bag over Bar (52")
150 5x2
This was the easiest moving that bag has ever been. No struggle at all.

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Barbell squats are so much harder for me than SSB squats. Must be something about the front balance with SSB that works in my favor.

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So are you doing the bag over bar like they do the stones? 4’ 4" be about lower chest on me.

Yup - just like that.

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Whelp, that dude who benched 790-something raw just did an 804 gym-bench.

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Lots of debate over the fact(s) that his best bench in a comp was only in the 500s, and that those are not calibrated (Eleiko) plates.

Supposedly he says he would only do it in a comp if there was enough money…hmmm.

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2022-02-21

Axle Continental Clean and Press
75,95,135,155x3
175,195x1
205x1 (Axle wt PR)
190x3

Multigrip Bar OHP
150 2x5
155x5 (PR)
150x3

MAG Close Grip Pulldown
260 3x6
240x6

Close Grip Bench Press
195 2x5
200x4
190x4

Machine CHest Supported Row
285 3x6

Cable Laterals
side 20’s 3x12
rear 20’s 3x12

Cable Triceps Pushdown
90 3x10

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Glad to see you are still at it.

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