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Old 01-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #91
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I'm not going to give up, just frustrated, and it seems like when squats go bad the wheels just fall off. Oh well tomorrow is another day. I'm going to go down to 215 on the squats and use 5lb jumps from here on out. I knew ten pound jumps would catch up with me sooner than later. Really excited to get in the gym tomorrow and give it my best.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #92
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The more I think about it, the more I'm inclined to try 225 again depending on how warmups feel. I think it'll be good to blast through this weight for me mentally. My diet has been pretty meh lately. I love sweets too much. I have a hard time getting enough protein, and when I do carbs seem way too high.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:40 AM   #93
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The more I think about it, the more I'm inclined to try 225 again depending on how warmups feel. I think it'll be good to blast through this weight for me mentally. My diet has been pretty meh lately. I love sweets too much. I have a hard time getting enough protein, and when I do carbs seem way too high.
Sounds familiar...although if you haven't already, I'd look into intermittent fasting as an approach. Easily allows you to have some sweets even on a diet.

If you've been eating enough, trying 225 sounds like a good idea. If you successfully completed one set of 225, there is no reason other than mental or technique stuff for you to fail the first rep of the second set.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:43 AM   #94
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its weird you say that about the mental stuff. When i did 215 last friday i wanted the **** out of that weight. It was tough but I put it up. When I got to the gym on monday I was almost scared of the weight. Totally psyched myself out.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:44 AM   #95
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The IF stuff seems so confusing to me. I'm so dumb it's scary.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:59 AM   #96
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Basic guide found here: http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html

You can be a nit and follow it to the letter, or just do what I (and I suspect a lot of guys do): eat during an 8-10 hour window and fast the rest of the time. -20% of deficit on rest days and +20% of deficit on workout days.

In practice this means you don't eat very late at night and you skip breakfast. This allows for bigger dinners and a feeling of fullness plus higher discretionary calories on workout days. For example I've eaten triple burgers on workout days, I eat some candy from time to time etc. You still need to be in control of course, gorging on sweets multiple days a week obviously won't work.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:04 AM   #97
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You know what I am going to try it. I've been kicking around the idea for a while, and nothing else is really working right now. Thanks for being so patient with me.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:31 AM   #98
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Try this calculator, it's pretty nice: http://www.1percentedge.com/ifcalc/

I have to subtract around 200 cals to get to my actual caloric expenditure, which may not be true for you. Anyways it's a pretty sweet tool.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:57 AM   #99
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Well I've got good news and I've got some bad news.....


I got the first two sets of 225 done solidly. But I failed on the third rep of the last set. I need to learn how to dump the bar better, my neck is jacked up a bit. Anyway, usually this would totally discourage me from the rest of my workout, but I was determined not to let this happen again. Off to bench I go.

140 for me is huge weight on the bench. I struggled a bit but really focused on keeping my shoulders tight and my grip strong. It was a grind to get all three sets but I'm glad I didn't give up.

Next up wad dl, I was apprehensive because 295 is huge as was 285. But right before my workout I reread some of the form stuff from SS and it helped a lot. My shins are tore up but I got that ****ing weight up there. Really wanted it tonight, kinda bummed about squats but I'll try 215 on friday. I'll drop down because even though I got two sets the bar speed was lol slow, as you'll see in the videos. All in all I'm proud of myself for sticking it out and not giving up tonight.


Here's a GGO from work the other day: I'm dealing 1-2nl at like 3 in the morning and this reg is getting a massage. This guy is a younger kid who is really respectful and nice, but also kinda goofy looking and goofy in his demeanor. He's talking to the massage girl and telling her to rub his arms and lats because "You know the shake weight? Well I've been doing that three times a week, and my arms are burning!" I almost dropped the deck, but I bit my tongue and kept dealing. some people.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #100
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:12 AM   #101
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The more I think about it and read other people's logs I feel like I'm stalling way too early on squats. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #102
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Read my log, it will make u feel good about ur squats.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #103
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hahaha I weigh a hundred pounds more than you!
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #104
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Today was a rough one. I was planning on doing my warm up squats and seeing how I was feeling. I decided to drop down to 215. **** was wayyyyy heavy. I got it done and bar speed was better.

Ohp was a struggle but I got through it. Cleaning the bar from the floor takes a ton out of me.

Then I practiced power cleans at a lower weight of 75. Felt better but the video will tell.

Squats 3x5x215
Ohp 3x5x115 (pr)
Power cleans 5x3x75

I'll post video when I get home from work
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #105
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Press - check out my power lol to get the bar off the ground so bad.



Power Clean - I think I just need to rack the bar more. These still feel unnatural.
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