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Old 05-10-2015, 12:07 PM   #76
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Good reading this. Seen you in golf forum but wasn't aware of your illness.

Are you able to play a full schedule at this point? I'd imagine walking 36 can be pretty draining with arthritis, etc.

I used to play a full schedule until abt 5-6 years ago. Now 45 and glory days are clearly behind me. Wish I had been more consistent in the gym when I was playing.

Posting to follow. Glglgl
Thanks, I'm gonna post some updates in my get better thread over there.

Ship--this talked me into playing the US Am qualifier (36 one day) so I hope to be fit enough come mid July. I have four qualifiers this summer and I hope to go 2/4 or better. USGA and TX Am's and mid-Am's.

I feel really good right now and I just started watching all of Kelly Starrett's mobility WOD stuff to hopefully finally open up my forever stiff posterior chain.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:46 PM   #77
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Sunday treadmill run
2.5mi in 18:31

Monday AM - outdoor "recovery run" 2.85mi in 25:00

Workout #46 Monday PM
HBBS 5x185, 3x1x205

2 rounds
DB lunges 24x20s
DB swings 15x35

Deadlift 2x5x155 conventional - having trouble engaging hamstrings

Leg extensions
Kneeling cable crunches
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:10 PM   #78
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Workout #47
Press 5x110 - expected more after 8x105 on Saturday

3 rounds
Incline BB bench 5x115
Smith machine rows 10x95

Bro work

Started experimenting with a superset of cheat curls with a 10s negative immediately followed by high rep lightweight curls with a squeeze at the top. My arms never grow so I figure why the hell not.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:45 AM   #79
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Wednesday PM
5k treadmill run 23:20

Workout #48
DL 2x5x165 - one conventional one sumo, feel the lift more in my hamstrings with sumo.

HBBS 5x190, 3x1x210

Ab circuit

Weight holding steady around 155 but I've certainly recomped a bit during this process. Legs are still twigs but that should change this winter when I throw on some weight.

May not get to workout for a week or so, heading to lolCANADA for a sales achievement vacation then I have two golf tournaments once I return.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:00 AM   #80
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Last week has been crazy and a lot of fun. Hung out in the Canadian Rockies for four days then returned and qualified for the Texas State Amateur. Full write-up can be found here:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...&postcount=536

Managed to get a couple hotel gym upper body workouts in as well as a 3 mile run around Lake Louise which was awesome.

Workout #49

HBBS 5x195, 3x1x215
DB lunges 2x16x25s
DB swings 2x10x40s

DLs 2x5x175, one conventional one sumo

Leg extensions
Abs

Pretty happy with this, morning workout with no coffee after walking 18 holes the day before.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:30 AM   #81
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Nice. When/where is the tournament proper?
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:16 PM   #82
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Dallas, Bent Tree Country Club June 18-21
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:45 PM   #83
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A week full of travel and drinking finally caught up to me. Got a bit of a head cold that luckily went away after a couple good nights sleep. Think I need to up my Vit C and D supplementation especially because we haven't seen the sun in Dallas in a month.

5k is this upcoming Saturday, still feeling weak but got a 20 minute run today and went 2.43 miles. That's just about pace to break 26 minutes so I'm happy with it.

Really need to find a way to work on my golf game, state Am is 24 days away yet Dallas is under water and my short game needs tons of improvement. Plan is to really hammer mobility in June and introduce sprints back into my workouts. Goal will be 5:30 treadmill mile but might reassess squat and DL goals seeing how I've fallen behind due to illness. Also might just get one heavy leg day this week due to 5k.
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:56 AM   #84
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maybe this will help you with your colitis..

10 years ago I has an emergency appendectomy. The surgeon told me that my appendix was not my only problem. I had colitis and this caused a large infection in my intestine that had spread to my appendix.

He told me to go home and heal from the 1st surgery and come back in a couple of weeks for a colonoscopy to determine the next step. Which was likely removal of some of my intestine if the infection did not heal. He also told me I would be living with colitis for the rest of my life.

I was in a real bind and willing to do anything.......

One of my good friends is a doctor of Chinese medicine. Not just an acupuncturist, but a full doctor (there is a huge difference). She put me on a serious diet. No gluten, no refined sugar, little if no grain, no dairy, no soy, no alcohol, no deep fryer... Basically I was only eating meat, chicken, fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables. She also put me on some gross Chinese herbs too.

I went back for the scheduled colonoscopy after about a month. They found no infection, no signs of colitis and everything had healed!!! Once the surgeon got the results he called me into his office. I was very worried that he saw something. It was the opposite. He called me in to ask what I had done. He said it was the 1st time he had seen someones stomach heal this well, this fast. He actually did not believe me when I told him of the diet I was on and who put me on it. He was not at all interested. He was actually frustrated because he had told me to eat lots of "cream of wheat." He thought it would be easy on my stomach and I had not eaten 1 bite of it.

These days, I eat a much healthier diet then pre surgery. I admit, I do not stick 100% to the diet. If my stomach gets at all irritated (indigestion, diarrhoea, blood..ect). I jump right back on the diet and within a couple days I feel good. I usually stick to the diet and slowly fall off it until needed again. These days I can eat almost any food except pizza. I can handle cheese burgers, fries and a few beers once in a while. But for some reason pizza is a "killer" on my stomach. If I know I have been eating poorly I try to jump back on the diet before my stomach forces me too.

Cheers and good luck...
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:20 PM   #85
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Cheers and good luck...
Thanks, the toughest part about being diagnosed is there is no silver bullet. I had zero relief from dietary restrictions but biologics put me immediately in remission. JayAA on here had to go surgery route. I do wonder if you actually have UC, sounds more like IBS with a case of C Diff. You never had cultures done proving colitis, correct?
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:24 PM   #86
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Workout #50

Still lingering signs of a cold but not enough to keep me out of the gym. Gonna pound the Vitamin C and D today and keep off my immune suppressants until Wednesday when I inject Humira again.

HBBS 5x200, 3x1x225 - easy when fed and rested go figure

Quad superset
HBBS 10x135
DB lunges 20x20s
Leg extension dropset

DL 2x5x185 one conventional one sumo

Hamstring superset
BB RDL 10x135
DB swings 10x35
One leg RDL 20xbw

Ab circuit
Kneeling cable crunch
V ups
Bicycle kicks
Standing cable crunch
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I do wonder if you actually have UC, sounds more like IBS with a case of C Diff. You never had cultures done proving colitis, correct?
As far as I know I never had cultures, unless they were done during the colonoscopy. Thankfully, I started to figure out solutions to many of the problems with my stomach before the surgeon got involved for a second time. The biggest thing for me is to be very aware of my digestion. I am to the point that I have to head off problems before they occur. I know when I have been eating poorly. I can do it for a meal or two, but I need to quickly get on a strict diet and help my stomach out. If I keep eating poorly Im in big trouble. Sadly, to much wheat and dairy combined seem to be my biggest issue.

For me my problems were a combo of diet and stress.

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For me my problems were a combo of diet and stress.
Sounds like IBS not IBD to me, no fun either way.
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Morning "recovery" run 2.25 miles in 20:00

Workout #51
Press 4x110, 2x10x75 then some bro stole the rack to do DL when there are barbells everywhere but just one rack.

Messed around with a few bodybuilding supersets such as

Incline bb bench x 10
Incline DB bench x 10
Push-ups x 10

Smith machine row x 10
Inverted row x 10
Cheat supported row x 10

EZ bar cheat curl x 10
Hammer curl x 10
DB curl x 10
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Really starting to feel rundown, good thing is im gonna stay out of the gym until Monday and just run my 5k Saturday morning.

Workout #52 bro day

3 rounds
Press 10x95,85,75
Seated DB press 10x25s
Lateral raises x10

1 round (because I'm a *****)
Smtih machine rows 10x115
Inverted rows x10
Chest supported DB rows 10x20s

Tricep burnout 40 reps total

6 sets of curls
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #91
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Last update for May, my 5k got rescheduled due to weather so I went and ran one myself.

24:20 (WR!)

Kept a nice even 8min mile pace with a nice kick at the end. Pretty spent but hopefully I can get in the low 20s by end of summer.

Bodyweight today was 158, holding fairly steady which is fine. My two main goals are aesthetics and golf performance. To truly start looking better I need a lot more size but I'm not doing that during summer and golf season.

What I really need to focus on in June is

Mobility
Cardio/leg strength for golf
Continue to slowly progress on strength lifts

Hopefully by September I can get myself to a spot to really get after it in the gym for 6 months or so. Health is good right now.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:06 PM   #92
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Workout #53

Took the last three days off to turn 30 and drink until I couldn't feel feelings. Workout suffered but whatever.

Squat 5x205, 1x230
Grindy at 205 and didn't want to do three singles today.

One round
HBBS 10x135
DB lunges 12x20s
Quad extension burnout

DL 2x5x195 one conventional one sumo

RDL 10x135

Ab circuit
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:05 PM   #93
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Workout #54

Decided to cut out accessory work until my tournament is over next weekend. Legs took forever to recover last time.

HBBS 5x205, 3x1x230
DL 2x5x205 one conventional one sumo

Ab circuit
Kneeling cable crunch
V ups
Bicycle kicks
Standing cable crunch
Planks
V ups
Kneeling cable crunch
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:00 PM   #94
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Workout #55

Incline BB bench 10x115
Going to do these instead of presses this month as my main upper push movement

2 rounds
10x95 incline bench
10x35 DB flat bench
10xbw push-ups

2 rounds
Inverted rows
Lat pull downs
Face pulls

2 rounds
Side raises
Front raises
Scarecrows

Tricep pushdown burnout
Ab circuit
Bicep circuit
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:23 PM   #95
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5k 23:57 (WR!)

Tournament starts Thursday probably it for lower body stuff until its over.

I'm sure I'll be posting updates in the golf forum for anyone who gives a ****.

Link to the event for anyone who wants to follow

http://www.txga.org/2015-Texas-Amateur-Home.html

I'll post my tee time Monday
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:59 PM   #96
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Workout #56

Incline BB bench 10x120

2 rounds
BB incline 10x95
DB flat bench 10x40s
Push-ups x10

3 rounds
Smith machine rows
Lat pull downs
Face pulls

Shoulder circuit
Ab circuit
Bicep circuit

Been eating a lot more lately, over 3k calories per day for the past 4-5 days. Hopefully I'm about as rested and ready to go as possible for the state Am on Thursday.

Weather looks bad here, tee off at 12:30 Thursday, let's GOGOGOGOGOGO.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:53 PM   #97
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Saw your posts. Sorry didn't play better. What's next?

I'm thinking of trying to play a few events towards end of season but need to see a bit of progress first. Haven't played competitive round in 5+ years tho
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #98
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Thanks, couldn't quite put it together this week against arguably the toughest field I ever played against. Still was a bad break and two bad decisions from easily making the cut.

Still have three big qualifiers remaining including US Am, US Mid-Am, and TX Mid-Am.

Told myself at beginning of the summer 2/4 would be sweet and 3/4 would be insane seeing how that would guarantee a USGA major.

Swing and mental approach needs a lot of work to make 3/4 happen but I'm willing to grind on the range and adjust my psyche to be able to free things up come tournament play.

You definitely should try competing again it's fun and man the kids these days are good. Really enjoyed playing with four D1 golfers over the first two days (and one in practice round).
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:26 PM   #99
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Been working out all week but taking it someone easy on the heavy lifts.

Set a few running WRs including 3.5 mile jog and 1:19 quarter mile.

Been grinding my golf game hard because the Texas Am was just one of my four summer majors. Hopefully I can qualify for a few others. Big goals for July will be to grind mobility hard and work more on core stuffs.
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:27 AM   #100
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Nothing interesting to report, barbell incline bench hasn't stressed my shoulder too much. Did 5x135 today. Also ran a 27:30 3.5 miler this morning. Ran same distance is 24:45 just a handful of days ago.

One day into July and I already slacked on my mobility work. Might try to get up early tomorrow to knock out 30 minutes. I think it all comes down to my hamstrings. It makes deadlifting tough and I think it's holding back my golf swing. My left hamstring has been tight my whole life. Been watching Starret's videos hopefully I can loosen these bad boys up.

Diet has generally been good minus a 24 hour period each weekend where I stop giving a ****. If I ever wanted to make true aesthetic changes I would have to start here but I'm happy to maintain in summer and tack on some size starting in September. Have a 36 hole one-day qualifier in 19 days which will be a great test of fitness.
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