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Old 07-12-2018, 10:57 PM   #576
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Well like accustomed to guys twirling around to check her out as soon as they walk past her or like they get out of speeding tickets all the time by flashing a little thigh. But...no. As if, in a town without bombshells, whoever is left is the bombshell.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:35 PM   #577
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7/12 -- 245

Front Squats 3x3x265 really hard
Bench Press 2x5x225, 6x225
SSB Squats (like low-bar) 3x5x275
Prowler pushes (12x290)
Pendlay Rows 12x135, 10x225, 8x255, 6x265
Cheat Rows 6x255, 3x6x275
French Press 3x8x87

This workout felt pretty good. Pendlay rows took a while to warm up but last set felt fine. Bench Press probably could have been a bit more. Wanted to make this a "non-deadlift" workout so seemed like a good chance to work on my SSB/low bar form and cram in some cheat rows. Cheat rows did not feel anywhere near max but since it's my first time doing them in a while I figured 275 was enough--and in fact it appears I ripped a fingertip doing them.

I'm doing prowlers as a walk to essentially replicate uphill wheelchair pushing. Also starting lightweight and will increase quickly.

This workout felt quite good and I really needed it as *parts* of today were utterly ****ty and sucked beyond what normals can comprehend experiencing. I generally have a wide range of expectations for each day as I need to be flexible A LOT. For instance, wife was a bit "off" this morning so I start counting on more time and effort for everything and adjusting timeframes and thinking of "how late can I call to cancel", etc. Bad days happen--I deal with it. But this...this was not something I was prepared for. Honestly it's been a while since I said, "I don't have a plan for this...at all." I do not think I could even describe what happened in any detail without violating wife's privacy or boundaries she's set. Plus these sorts of details just typically scare normals anyway. But...man I don't think I deserve this **** sometimes.

Later her last Dr appointment (an important one) happened and went quite well. So overall I guess kind of an average day.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:57 PM   #578
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7/14 -- 246 lbs

Arnold Press 8x35s, 8x45s, 8x50s, 8x55s, 7x60s (f8), 3x6x60s
Pullups ladder 1->5xbw, 5x+30, 4x+55 (f5), 3x3x+55
Archer pullups 3x8
Frenchies 2x2
Incline machine press 3x10x95
Smith Machine ATG Pause HBB "Squats" 6x+180, 4x6x+230
Smith Machine Feet-Forward Squats 2x8x+180

Lateral raises, curls, pushups, crunch machine, scapular pullups

Elliptical 10:00


Yesterday's yoga felt a lot better.

Today I got to the gym and realized they were about to close (3:00). Not the type to get all dressed up for nothing, so worked out in my building's gym. Fine for a substitution, I think. At first I was really frustrated by struggling with just 5x+55 lbs on pullups, but then I realized I'm about 20 lbs heavier than a few months ago when I was strong on pullups--and, you know if I only struggled to hit 5x+75 lbs after taking 4-5 months off I'd probably have been fine with it.

I got no idea what the "bar" weighs on this smith machine. Felt decently challenging at this weight with the deep pause (no tempo). The foot forward thing does quite hit the quads.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:23 PM   #579
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You don't deserve that and your wife doesn't. I often think about what counts at the end. I don't have an answer but thinking of that often helps to choose, may be not the easiest line, but the line with minimal regrets later.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:07 AM   #580
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I feel like I should be trying to give you some sort of little pep talk but can't think how to do it without sounding condescending, annoying, clueless and possibly douchey. Anyway I hope you and your wife have less terrible days.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #581
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7/15 -- 245.8 lbs

Yoga

And just like that (3 classes) I'm mostly back to feeling it and much more flexible/springy. Only "problem" I noticed is couldn't quite bind my hands in side angle but I may need heated for that anyway. Will look to take some of the more advanced classes this week. Really feel a difference on lift days, too. It took a while to balance the lifting with the yoga, but now they definitely feed into each other.

Meanwhile, getting into the ballpark on strength but I've just about had it with the extra bodyweight and am about to start cutting. Vaguely recall how I did it pretty stressless last year and will try to repeat that (for the same reasons). Sleep Lo** with a 1000 calorie deficit for two weeks while (maybe) finishing out my Starting Strength program (and maybe try to ease up on the effort a lil' bit). After that will re-evaluate but may just keep cutting while ramping up a first 5/3/1 cycle.

**To review, Sleep Lo means:
*Lift hard before dinner
*No or Low carb dinner
*Sleep
*Wake up and light fasted cardio (or...partial fasted)
*Eat high carb until dinner (this is the part loco objects to)

I think that was it, anyway.


On another front, I'm probably going to pursue getting some happy pills here. I haven't really been on anything for 3 years but have decided it's a good try to try to get some relief. I think that will mean getting my T levels checked--mostly for reference in case I run into deficits on the meds but also I'm just curious what mine are.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:20 PM   #582
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7/16 -- 245.8 lbs

Slept Lo

Morning extra easy run (hills) 3.87 miles in 56:49 (14:41 pace) 629 alleged calories

Was hot, humid, and hilly but really today's goal was an hour keeping heart rate at about 140. Got up to 143 a couple of times and as low as 132 but generally right around 140. I'm usually in the low 150s on my easy runs.


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Afternoon Yoga

A more challenging class than what I've been taking. I worked up a nice sweat.

Ate non-carb dinner intending to morning exercise bike and late lifting.
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7/17 -- 244.4 lbs

Morning stationary bike ~=40 minutes @ 125 heartrate


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Front Squats 5x135 (53X1), 6x225
Pendlay Rows 10x155 (X1X1), 10x225, 2x6x275, 6x255
HBB Squats 5x275 (31X1), 3x5x320
Cheat Rows 6x255, 2x6x295
Bench Press 5x185, 2x235, 3x235, 2x5x225
Deadlift SSPT 10x1x375


OK, I tried a new sequence and paid the price on bench press, I think. Maybe I needed fresher lats after all? Had sort of a problem getting in sync on bench and found I was stopping a couple of times short of my chest--and first set of 235 kept hitting the safety bar on the left side so I moved it down.

The other experiment was using Cheat Rows as a warmup for deadlifts (plus a few solo DL then walk to rack for loading weights) and I'm pretty happy with that result as I just cold set out on the SSPT sets and it went fine. That is, of course, after using Pendlay rows as a warmup for Cheat Rows (even though today's emphasis was Pendlays).

Just finished another lowlow carb dinner and will shoot for some sort of morning cardio again. Going with morning espresso to make coffee without cream palatable.
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