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I’m Joe, I’m a 45 year old who dabbles in powerlifting. I’ve been around a while and those who know me know I’m vain, sarcastic, and I eat to much.

I do a highly modified 5/3/1 routine that would make Wendler puke in disgust at my changes. I’m about to start carb backloading in a week or two, remember that vain part?

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1’s Week Day 1

2 Board Press

5x135
5x185
3x210
4x235* money set
2x255

Seated Shoulder Press

5x95
5x115
3x135

HS Iso-Lat Row

12x 100/side
12x 145/side
12x 190/side
6x 205/side

HS Low Row

8x 55/side
8x 100/side
8x 145/side

HS Shoulder Press

8x 55/side
8x 80/side
5x 90/side

V-bar Pulldowns

10x150
10x170
10x190
8x210

I call First.

Keep us posted on how the CBL works for you, I know I’m curious as hell.

following…

Thirded.

I’ll see your “old and busted” and raise with a “creaky and bitter.”

You can do it man (get stronger, in better shape etc) and you know it.

Sounds like you’re a vet so you know the drill - train hard, rest well eat well.

Do it.

I emphasize with you as I used to be fit but then had 2 years of insomnia and became a ghst of my former self. I self medicated with booze nightly for 2 years and became a fatigued zombie most of the time. I am lucky to not have the alcy gene, so never got tolerance build up.

Am not as old as you but am 36. Am sleeping now due to medical intervention and have begun working out and am feeling great.

If I can come back from that mess, you can come back from whatever your’s was.

Just need the will and the right circumstances.

G.F.I man. Go for it!

lemme know how you like the cbl. I am tinkering with it, it really has to be percise to your goals, metabolism, and tolerance to carbs I am finding. but so far happy with it

[quote]PeteS wrote:
lemme know how you like the cbl. I am tinkering with it, it really has to be percise to your goals, metabolism, and tolerance to carbs I am finding. but so far happy with it[/quote]

I am pretty carb sensitive so I don’t think I’m going to be able to really push them post lifting liek some do. So I’m going to start out lowish and up them until I hopefully hit an equilibrium point.

You’re vain, sarcastic, and eat too much. I’m self centered, a smart ass, and am getting fat, so I’ll be checking in!

hey Joe, how’s the back doing now? CBL seems all the rage nowadays. Good luck with it.

[quote]lil power wrote:
hey Joe, how’s the back doing now? CBL seems all the rage nowadays. Good luck with it. [/quote]

Tt is getting better pulled 355 with no pain today after doing rep work. Still a hundred pounds off but I’m getting there.

Soldier On, Joe.

1’s week Day 2

Deads

5x135
5x185
5x225
5x255
3x290
4x325
1x355

12" Box Squats

9x145
9x185
7x205
5x225
3x245

Feel pretty good so hopefully I’ll stay that way.

[quote]DaCharmingAlbino wrote:
I’ll see your “old and busted” and raise with a “creaky and bitter.”[/quote]

lol!

Good luck with the CBL’ing and everything else you decide to pursue :slight_smile:

What’s up,Joe. Hell, you’re young and still in one piece. Glad to see you still hittin it hard. Seems a lot of the threads are mentioning carb loading now. Hell, I just caught up to the 80’s newest thing. More to learn.

1’s Week Day 3

Bench

5x135
5x185
3x210
3x235
1x255* Came up fast
1x260
3x210
5x185

T-bar Rows

12x45
12x90
12x135
12x180
6x215

1-Arm T-bars

12x50
12x50

Neutral Grip DB

8x75
8x85
5x95

HS Decline Press

8x 55/side
8x 100/side
8x 145/side
7x 170/side

HS High Row

8x 55/side
8x 100/side
6x 115/side

Christ.

Deads are coming back and the bench is strong with this one.

Do, he will.

1’s Week Day 4

Squats

10x135
10x185
5x225
5x245
3x280
3x310
1x345
3x280
5x245

Zercher Squats

8x145
8x185
7x205
5x225

Mountain Dog Arms

10x35
10x40
10x45
9x50

V-bar Pushdowns

12x70
12x77.5
12x85
9x92.5

Seated Preacher Curls

12x60
12x70
12x80
6x90

HS Dip Machine

12x210
12x260
12x280
10x320

Standing BB Curls

8x60
8x70
6x80

Incline DB Curls

15x80
11x80
7x80

liken those squats and zerchers way to goooooo!