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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4860 on: October 15, 2019, 10:51:20 am »
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Tuesday
BS 6x70, 3x92.5, 2x97.5, 1x100, 6x87.5, 6x85, 6x82.5
BX - 3x15xBW (w/ band)
Bike - 25 mins

I dont think i'll ever get used to struggling to rep these worksets lol. Memory effect is nil.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4861 on: October 18, 2019, 03:33:39 am »
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Thursday
OHP 6x50, 2x55, 0Fx57.5, 4x52.5, 5x3x52.5
Chinup 6x3xBW
KB row 3x8x16kg
Neck exercises ~ 10 sets
Row - 17.5min, Bike 20min

Started training my neck lol.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4862 on: October 20, 2019, 07:25:35 am »
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Saturday
BS 3x92.5, 2x100, 1x102.5, 6x90, 6x87.5, 6x85
Bike - 27.5min

Did technique work on squats, deep, paused reps with the bar to finish off the squats. I think that is what made my right glute sore today. Which suggest in some sense it may be 'rehabbing' whatever is broken about my squats right now? Will see.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4863 on: October 21, 2019, 11:59:58 am »
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Monday
BP 6x50(paused), 6x72.5, 6x71, 5Fx71, 6x62.5(paused)
Dips 10xBW, 8xBW, 8xBW
Bike 20min

Got a reality check on my bench ambitions. Apparently unless i take creatine and guzzle gatorade during workouts, im incapable of benching a set of 71kg without failing. And to add insult to injury i didn't bother setting safety pins (for 70kg which used to be a warmup) so i failed it on top of my chest and had to wiggle my way out .. no one seemed to notice which somehow made it worse. I had hoped i could just cruise up to my old worksets 2.5kg/week thanks to the memory effect. No such thing exists it seems. Wish i spent all that time injured on upper body, i prob would have something decent to show for the last 6 months instead of failing warmup weights lol. Or at least just maintain something .. blah. All good, just have to start from scratch i guess.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4864 on: October 23, 2019, 11:03:40 am »
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Weds
BS 3x97.5, 3x6x70(paused)
BX 3x12xThick band
Bike 30 min

The core demands of paused squats are immense. Not just muscular strength but mobility, stability, technique and cns. So ive decided to start over and do it slow and steady via paused squats. The depth on my previous workouts are very questionable and there is no honour is doing ugly 90kg squats anyway. So might as well do it right.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4865 on: October 25, 2019, 03:50:13 am »
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how's the leg rebalancing coming along? you dropped BSS as soon as you picked them up, but might be a good idea to do some unilateral stuff?
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4866 on: October 25, 2019, 11:57:55 am »
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Friday
BS 2x8x20, 8x40
OHP 6x40, 6x50, 3x55, 1x57.5, 0Fx60, 2x2x55, 3x4x52.5
Neck Exercises 3x8x10kg
KB row 3x8x20kg
LPD 3x8x40kg
Row 20 min
Bike 10 min

Notes:
That workout almost killed my interest in training. It took 3 hours from walking into the gym and walking out. To do what? Lift mediocre weights and accomplish nothing. What is even the point? Why am i doing this when i could be doing anything better with my time. So over training when the only reason i used to enjoy training was to chase that ever elusive progress or the idealistic 'goal' which you never ever came close to reaching. And then life would get in the way, maybe an injury or some other setback in life - then start over. It's madness. I know my genetic limits are very close so it's not really something I can realistically change either. I used to believe i could make up for it with hard work but that's just nonsense because limits are real.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4867 on: October 25, 2019, 12:13:52 pm »
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how's the leg rebalancing coming along? you dropped BSS as soon as you picked them up, but might be a good idea to do some unilateral stuff?

hard to say, i think it's gotten better gradually. ive been going for daily walks in the evening with the dog which i think has helped probably hte most. initially i'd get my r knee buckling randomly but lately it hasnt done that! And as far as lifting, squats look less assymetric than they were initially but .. i have made some changes, stopped using rehband sleeves, which i think becuse they wrap around the knee so snugly, it wasnt good with my r knee still having some swelling. may switch back later when the swelling is completely gone to see. but for now im using these neoprene sleeves which are very thin and flimsy, but they don't seem to affect ROM. So how much of is is that ive rebalanced and how much is it that im not using the rehbands? hard to tell without testing. i should probably do that. and also test with the uniltaterally leg machine exercises. I didn't do BSS again becuase the 2nd time it seemed to hurt my knee more than work out my quads. so i thought avoid it, it's def to do with the setup of the box, there is a magic arrangement which allows me to work out painfree but i hvent figured it out, did accidentally get it right the first time i did the BSS that time though!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4868 on: October 28, 2019, 01:09:11 am »
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Saturday
BS 6x70, 2x100, 3x6x72.5(paused)
Bike 32.5mins

Wanted a triple with 100kg, managed a very difficult double with form breaking down on the 2nd. It's almost as if i never did any squatting before the way things feel now. Good news is the hips niggle ive been having seems to have subsided since yesterday. I think i just bothered my hip by doing deep paused squats out of the blue last workout.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4869 on: October 29, 2019, 01:27:59 am »
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Monday
Run ~ 2.5km

Friend was visiting from NZ and we shot some hoops outdoors and then went for a run by the beach in the evening. It felt actually pretty good. My conditioning wasn't bad and knee didn't hurt. I was going at a slow pace and being deliberate about form. My first time running since something like April! Now im going to try very hard not to get addicted to running but i want to think about maybe commiting to 1x a week? My addictive personality will take over and i'll be running 10km/day again and that wont be good for me. Halp.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4870 on: October 29, 2019, 01:32:03 am »
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Just had a 'wow i did that?' moment. In the summer (~9 months ago), I was capable of squatting 150-180kg every day while being fit enough to run 5km every day (minimum) and i could jump 36" and play ball with perhaps the most skill ive ever had. I was in a way 'in the best shape of my life'. And I didn't make enough of a fuss because i thought greater things were just down the next turn (if i hadnt got injured that was probably true). And all of that at 6'3" 90kg while being 35 years old. I did achieve something great. I have nothing to show of it now but i did that!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4871 on: October 30, 2019, 12:25:24 am »
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Tuesday
BS 6x40, 6x50
BP 6x70, 2x75, 2x75, 2x75, 3x72.5, 3x72.5, 3x72.5
DB BP 6x20, 6x22.5, 6x20
Dips 3x8xBW
Neck 3x12x12kg

Found a way to setup the neck harness with a cable pulldown for a different neck exercise so i'll be doing those from next time as well. Skipped cardio for the first time because i went for a run yesterday and i didn't feel like doing 2 days in a row.

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4872 on: October 31, 2019, 10:46:13 am »
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Thurs
BS 6x70, 1x90, 2x100, 3x6x75

Abs have been very torched, to the point where i woke up with crazy spinal weirdness which didnt go away until i stretched my abs. not sure why, dips? bench? anyway squats are not getting any easier. im not sure what to do about it, but having to rest 10 minutes to squat 75kg just makes no sense. going to try find a good physiotherapist..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4873 on: November 03, 2019, 01:31:31 am »
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Saturday
OHP 6x50, 3x55, 6x3x52.5
Chinup 5xBW, 4xBW, 4xBW, 4x3xBW
KB Row 3x8x24kg
Row - 10mins

Kind of have started trying to lose some fat, nothing major just so i can add in creatine and still be around 85kg. R/n im between 86-87.5kg in the gym. So could afford to drop a few kilos before i get to my goal weight.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4874 on: November 04, 2019, 09:29:26 am »
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Monday
BS 3x100(*PR!!), 6x92.5(*PR!); Paused BS6x77.5, 6x77.5
Bike 35min

Finally managed to triple 100kg. I was seeing stars lol. I'll note it as a star PR because this is a new me now. Got through day 2 of cutting. I think 15 days where i'll end it.
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