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Swim Your Own Race


#1

The basics:

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 110-ish
Age: 47

Best Squat: 155 lb. raw; 225 lb. geared
Best Bench: barely any raw; 115 lb. geared
Best DL: 225 raw; 248 lb. geared
Compete: USAPL . . . hit the double digits as far as meets go

The best is yet to come!


#2

Hey stranger!


#3

Hey there. What's the status on your foot and recovery?


#4

x2

Whats the plan?


#5

awesome, Snapper~

mind if I tag along?


#6

My surgeon lifted all restrictions on Wednesday. I'm 12 weeks out from having multiple joint fusions and a plate put in my foot. It feels fantastic. So I resumed training today. Humbling.

RDLs
8/45

Conventional DL
8/65
3/10/95

Sheered the skin off my shin on the first pull. I haven't pulled conventional since last July. I felt more in my groove by the last set. I'm pulling both sumo and conventional right now. And may the best man win.

Squat
5/45
4/8/65

Had my coach call depth because I'd reverted to my old habit of squatting to the floor.

Wide-Stance GMs
3/8/60

Stepups to High Box with Slow Eccentric
3/8/NW

Trying to bring my weaker leg up.

Weighted Hypers
3/12/10 (plate behind head)

Decline Situps
3/12/10 (plate behind head)

Pushups
3/10

Chest to the floor on these. Pretty surprised that I could bang out this many.

I was tired. But really happy. The plan for the near future is linear progression. Plain and simple.


#7

So your coach is calling you on "excessive depth"?

I'm glad you are training and logging.


#8

Yep. It's either "good" or "too deep!"


#9

sooooo glad to have you back logging again, I've missed you.

Yea, let's not get back into "too deep" squats.


#10

Absolutely! When you are just back from injury is the only time our squat numbers are comparable. I will enjoy this for the (extremely) short time it lasts.


#11

Yea, you poor thing, squat TOO deep, ha!

Glad to see your back in action!


#12

Yippy!!!! Snaps back!!!


#13

HOORAY! :smiley:


#14

:slight_smile: Nice push ups too!! :slight_smile:


#15

Yeah, definitely want to stay away from those "too deep" squats. makes the rest of us look bad.


#16

I need some adventure, guess I'll to have follow along.


#17

glad you are back!


#18

Another "good to see you back training" post. How's the coach doing?

james


#19

New journal? Good deadlift it seems, you and ouro are motivating me to get my own house in order with it.


#20

Yay. I'm so glad to see you moving forward again. I expect big things soon.