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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by powerlifter54 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:09 pm

The Crawdaddy wrote:7/5

Walk the dog

BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/225x2x5
DL: 135x5/185x3/225x2/255x2x5

These morning sessions are tough - no leisurely strolls through sets and I'm a whole lot tighter first thing. And with minimal time available, that's making the extra warmups I really need and want hard to do. May have to evaluate this at the end of July. Give it some time first to see if I settle in.

The only thing that messed up my training more than crossing lots of time zones was a PCS move. may have to build in a mob drill. Have some suggestions if you need them.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:51 am

7/6

Walk the dog down to the river and back.
Hip mobility work.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:03 pm

7/7

Walk dog down to river and back.
5 hours of working in the yard in 100+ heat (cut down 3 20+ft trees and 4-5 smaller ones and hauled the wood/branches to the growing brush pile in the back). Lost about 5 lbs of water weight I think.

7/8

Walk dog (short and level today).
BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/225x2, then singles at: 255/275/295/305/315/325 last two were probably a bit shallow.
SP: 45x10/75x5/105x3/135x2/165x123/111/121
Chins: 8/7/7

Had every intention of pulling, but did the first warm-up and my SI joint said "no," so I'll try a 2x5 tomorrow with the 1x10 for BS. This heat is killing me. Old man sweat is crazy. Definitely not used to the heat and humidity after 3 years up north. Need to HTFU.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:54 am

7/10

a quickie:
walk do
BP: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/215x123/123/122
Push-ups (with handles): 15/15

roasted some coffee too. Bench felt easy since I'm a bit po'd. :axe:
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:50 am

7/11

walked the dog
BS: 45x10/95x5x2/135x3/185x2/225x2x5
DL: 135x5/185x3/225x2/255x2x5
had a slurpee (kidding)

Extra light set and some time in the hole working my hips helped this morning with mobility. Still needs more work in the am, and cuts into my available time.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 am

7/12

BS: 45x10/95x5x2/135x3/185x2/225x5/255x3/275x2
SP: 45x10/75x5/105x3/135x2/145x235/235/235 (RPE-9)
DL: dropped due to time. Crap.

Seems like I can only manage 2 lifts a day effectively. Must revamp my plan.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:32 am

7/13

Walk the dog
Chin: 10/9/9

Roasted coffee and worked my template a bit today. Going to try a minor adjustment to the Easier Strength template to keep me at 2 lifts per day (or a lift and say Yoga) except for weekends when I have more time. If not, I may go back to the straight ladder template.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:41 pm

7/14

Walk dog down to the river and back
BP: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/205x235/235/233
BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/225x2x5
DL: 135x5/185x3/225x2/255x5/265x5

BS still feels crappy out of the hole. I'm kind of waiting for it to feel "easy" like DJ says before I add any weight. DL seems to be moving though. 265 felt "easy." Maybe it has something to do with the weight loss (note: I am not "trying" to lose, but have lost about 8 lbs since the end of May)
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Post by The Crawdaddy » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:56 pm

7/15

Walk dog
BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2x5
DL: 135x5/185x3/225x2/255x2x5

Yard work. Ad nauseum. Ugh.
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Post by The Crawdaddy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:35 am

7/16

Walk dog
BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3/185x2/225x5/245x3/255x2
SP: 45x10/75x5/105x3/135x2/165x123/121/11 - ugh.

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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:30 am

7/18

BS: 45x10/95x5/135x3, then sets of 5:
185/215/225/245/225/235/245

Walk dog.

Switched to a one-lift per day routine for a few weeks to see how that serves. I may bust that a bit on weekends when I have more time, but the main lifts for the weekend will still follow the schedule.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:50 am

7/19

Walk Dog
Clean(power) and Press(strict): 75x5x2/105x5/125x5/135x5/140x5/105x5/125x5 - outta time and gas.

That was harder than I anticipated. Not a push for the press in and of itself, but tiring with the PC worked in. Likey, but will need to find a way to push the limits on the press so it continues to progress.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 am

7/20

Walk dog
row 15', moderate pace. 3330m

Feel old and slow. LB was not my friend even after a moderate row. Not so good. More yoga and rowing in my future. Need more balance.
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Post by The Crawdaddy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:58 pm

7/21

Walk dog to river and back
DL: 135x5/185x3, then sets of 5:
225/245/255/265/225/245/255

Ugh. That was a lot for me.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...but change is!

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:52 pm

7/22

Walk dog
CGBP: 45x10/95x5/135x3, then 5's:
155/165/175/185/165/175/195

Felt good. Hams are tight today. Lots of lumberjack work yesterday and today as a side bonus - the little Irish lady wants some grass in the back forty, so we need to let the sun in. At least there'll be firewood to split and burn.
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...but change is!

Post by The Crawdaddy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:38 am

7/25

I continue to lose weight without really trying. Argh. 203.2
Walk dog
BS, 6x3: 225/245/255/265/275/285
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Re: ....knows changes aren't permanent...but change is!

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:07 pm

7/28

Walk dog to river and back
Change my flat tire (suck)
DL 225x11/10/7
BP: 165x10/155x9/145x7
BS: 185x10/9/7
SP (cleaned from deck): 135x6
Calf raise from rack: 215x12/12
BBCurl: 65x10
2-hand DB Skullcrusher: 60x14

2 min rest between sets. Made me want to puke, and I got a headache right at the end. Nice.
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Post by The Crawdaddy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:49 pm

7/29

5 hours of lumberjack work and clearing brush. Da suck. Da solution?

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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:17 am

7/30 (am)

Walk dog
DL: 135x5/185x15/13/13 - holy shit my hams were tight this morning.
BP: 135x14/12/7 - last set it just kinda disappeared all of a sudden.
BBCurl: 65x15/15/11
Calf Raise: 185x15/205x15/215x15

This was "better" than Saturdays FB session. About 35 minutes, and I didn't feel like I would yak. The 20 set sessions will require some planning, or perhaps splitting, and 6 days per week may be a challenge with traveling to rotten Groton, but I think I might be able to make it work by getting temp passes to use the gym on base (which is a pain in the ass using a rental).
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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:35 pm

7/31

SP: 95x13/13/9
seated trap bar tri extension: 45x13/13/13
BS: 155x15/165x15/175x13
HLR: 13/13/13

Walk dog.
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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:14 am

8/1

CGBP: 165x10/10/7
DL: 225x10/8/7 - this just eats my freaking lunch
Superset BBCurl/Row: 75/135: 10-4/10-5/11-4 (too heavy for rows I guess)
Calf raises: 225x12/12/12
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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 pm

8/3

Walk zee dog.
SP: 105x10/10/11
Overhead tri extension with trap bar: 55x11/11/12
BS: 185x10/195x10/10
KTE: 10/11/10
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Post by The Crawdaddy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 pm

8/3

Walk zee dog.
SP: 105x10/10/11
Overhead tri extension with trap bar: 55x11/11/12
BS: 185x10/195x10/10
KTE: 10/11/10
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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:33 pm

8/4

Walk dog to river and back
3+ hours in the garden swinging the pickax and shoveling. Odd object carrying with 2cuft bags of mulch, garden soil and compost.

Beer, grilled buffalo wings and a freakin' hot fudge sundae with a cherry on top were the prize.

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Re: Time to make the engine bigger...

Post by The Crawdaddy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:16 pm

8/14

DL: skipped. My LB is devastated from weekend work in the yard. Contractor's here this week to finish the heavy work.
BP: 135x15/14/12
BBCurl/row: 65/95: 15-14/14-13/13-13
Calf raise from rack: 225x15/15/15
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