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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4965 on: March 04, 2020, 02:37:33 am »
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Tue (3/2/2020)
BS 4x3x120
Row 25:00, Bike 30:00

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Tweaked my back again on the 4th set :( Not as bad as last time. My abs and erecttors are too weak, maybe even hamstrings. need to start doing assistance exercises. need to be smarter with weight choices. 
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4966 on: March 05, 2020, 10:13:59 am »
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Thu (5/2/2020)
Rehab/recovery BS 6x90
OHP 5x57.5, 3x60(injury)
Row 37:30, Bike 37:30

Notes:
Well fuck me. I messed up my cervical spine today doing ohp with 60kg for the first time in a year. It's not like i wasn't 'warm' i did a 5 with 57.5kg. Learning two things, (a)im a skinny undermuscled guy who really has no business using heavy weights and b) if i do use heavy weights when not eating enough food or doing a lot of cardio i'll get injured.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4967 on: March 07, 2020, 12:12:40 am »
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Thu (5/2/2020)
Rehab/recovery BS 6x90
OHP 5x57.5, 3x60(injury)
Row 37:30, Bike 37:30

Notes:
Well fuck me. I messed up my cervical spine today doing ohp with 60kg for the first time in a year. It's not like i wasn't 'warm' i did a 5 with 57.5kg. Learning two things, (a)im a skinny undermuscled guy who really has no business using heavy weights and b) if i do use heavy weights when not eating enough food or doing a lot of cardio i'll get injured.

Hopefully the injury isn't too serious and you'll be able to bounce back quickly.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4968 on: March 07, 2020, 02:35:58 am »
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Thu (5/2/2020)
Rehab/recovery BS 6x90
OHP 5x57.5, 3x60(injury)
Row 37:30, Bike 37:30

Notes:
Well fuck me. I messed up my cervical spine today doing ohp with 60kg for the first time in a year. It's not like i wasn't 'warm' i did a 5 with 57.5kg. Learning two things, (a)im a skinny undermuscled guy who really has no business using heavy weights and b) if i do use heavy weights when not eating enough food or doing a lot of cardio i'll get injured.

Hopefully the injury isn't too serious and you'll be able to bounce back quickly.

thanks!! first night was agony couldn't even get out of bed, only could sleep flat or facing the right side. next night was painful but i took some painkillers which helped. today it seems almost back to normal!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4969 on: March 07, 2020, 05:26:19 am »
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Thu (5/2/2020)
Rehab/recovery BS 6x90
OHP 5x57.5, 3x60(injury)
Row 37:30, Bike 37:30

Notes:
Well fuck me. I messed up my cervical spine today doing ohp with 60kg for the first time in a year. It's not like i wasn't 'warm' i did a 5 with 57.5kg. Learning two things, (a)im a skinny undermuscled guy who really has no business using heavy weights and b) if i do use heavy weights when not eating enough food or doing a lot of cardio i'll get injured.

Hopefully the injury isn't too serious and you'll be able to bounce back quickly.

thanks!! first night was agony couldn't even get out of bed, only could sleep flat or facing the right side. next night was painful but i took some painkillers which helped. today it seems almost back to normal!

That doesn't sound too good but the fact that it feels almost back to normal is a positive.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4970 on: March 07, 2020, 11:48:10 am »
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That doesn't sound too good but the fact that it feels almost back to normal is a positive.
60kg feels very challenging compared to the 50s. 5x57.5 warmup prior didn't make it feel any better. im thinking i need to get closer to 60kg using smaller plates (eg up to 59.5kg) before attempting it again. and once i get there i should do a warmup with 60kg with a double. i stupidly went for a triple and that's when my shit snap citied :9. given how ugly the first two reps were, i deserve to be injured for what i did..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4971 on: March 07, 2020, 11:51:31 am »
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Sat (7/2/2020)
BS 6x100, 2x115, 2x112.5, 4x2x110, 13x90
BSS 12x8kg(3 sets with R leg, 2 sets with the L leg)
Row 42:30, Bike 45:00
 
Notes:
I was stupid to go from 100kg training weight up to 120kg even though i had ended the 100kg cycle with a 5x120kg, i was greedy and hurt my back twice as a result (3rd time if you include the cervical one last time). 115kg would have been better but now im paying for it being injured and dropping to 110kg. So good job there!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4972 on: March 08, 2020, 06:26:52 am »
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Ive not got a way to track HR but when rowing id be suprised if it goes over 120bpm. Bike now im averaging 135-140bpm. This is to say my staples of rowing and bike are no longer sufficient for challenging heart & lungs. I can increase the difficulty on the bike but the problem is, it's already challenging for my legs (and insufficiently challenging for CV system). need to find a solution :/
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4973 on: March 09, 2020, 12:54:04 pm »
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Mon (9/2/2020)
Recovery BS 6x2x110
BP 6x4x85kg (failed the last set on the 4th rep though)
Dips 15x10kg, 15xBW
Conditioning - Jump rope & KB swings
Assistance - KB side bends, ab leg raises, incline bp

Notes:
BP was hard af. got pinned on the last rep of the last set (obviously). waved at one guy but he just watched me lol. another guy was in the middle of the set and came over but he wasnt strong enough to take it off my chest and i was too weak to help him. eventually he lifted one side up enough for me to crawl out. how embarrassing. i hate bench press.

That will do pig, that will do. Recomping from tmr on using fat loss supplements..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4974 on: March 09, 2020, 01:08:22 pm »
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Worth making a note that BSS with 8kg kbs got my HR so high that it was like doing intervals. And just 12 rep sets did that with such a modest weight. yeah im definitely off the squat bandwagon now, fools gold. There's way more variety in god's gym than bs. Ive still got sore quads and glutes and hams .. altho it remains to be seen if i can progress them well, already i feel that it's overloading my (rehabbing) R leg and i need to consider dropping the weight but i also know just increasing the weight will work just as well when i ever want to drop down later. may consider doing backoff sets with less weight to hit all the bases.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4975 on: March 10, 2020, 05:29:29 am »
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Mon (9/2/2020)
Recovery BS 6x2x110
BP 6x4x85kg (failed the last set on the 4th rep though)
Dips 15x10kg, 15xBW
Conditioning - Jump rope & KB swings
Assistance - KB side bends, ab leg raises, incline bp

Notes:
BP was hard af. got pinned on the last rep of the last set (obviously). waved at one guy but he just watched me lol. another guy was in the middle of the set and came over but he wasnt strong enough to take it off my chest and i was too weak to help him. eventually he lifted one side up enough for me to crawl out. how embarrassing. i hate bench press.

That will do pig, that will do. Recomping from tmr on using fat loss supplements..

Damn!
That's happened to me before at my old gym where there was no power rack. At the time nobody helped so I ended up just rolling the bar off down my stomach to my hips. After that experience whenever I was going heavy I would always ask somebody for a spot.

Does your gym have a power rack to bench in?
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4976 on: March 10, 2020, 07:24:25 am »
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nope no power rack setup.

I can't even roll it down my body because there is no where to roll it to after getting it to the hips! unless you can pick up bw off your hips while seated (i dont think i could right now).  ive done that at the gym when no one else was around. the pins just are too low .. :/

if im going to bench seriously i have to consider getting a 2nd gym membership just for bench day. but cant really be bothered with that! someone suggested using incline bp since my chest is pretty much untargeted by flat bench and i only end up working triceps which can be worked out well with dips etc..

but maybe i should just switch to dps and do more incline bb now im kind of stuck
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4977 on: March 10, 2020, 10:42:41 am »
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Tue (10/2/2020)
Daily Activity: 10k

Bball - 20 mins (new!)

Notes:
felt like putting some shots up and surprisingly even though i havent been on the court in a year, my touch was pretty good. seems the work i put in last year has made some persistent adaptations which is wild. i was afraid i'd be starting from scratch but im not, more like .. i dont know 80% feels like it? my leg feels good, i did a couple of layups and felt smooth and fast. i know that's just self perception and on video i'd look like im in slow-mo but it felt good.

with bball im making a rule to leave while im enjoying myself. if i turn it into a chore then i'll quickly lose interest again.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4978 on: March 11, 2020, 11:23:06 am »
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Wed (11/2/2020)
Daily Activity: 9k

BS 6x3x110, 15x90
Jumps 5 sets of 3 reps (hit the target on the 2nd rep of the last set!)
Run - 20 mins

Notes:
The highlight today was the jumps. I haven't done any jumping in a year. And was super surprised to see how good my vertical still is. If i was to attribute it to anything, it would be the KB swings. I think the hip work is the best reason why i'm still capable of jumping, lets be both conservative and generous somehow, 30 inches? My squat is obviously not the reason considering my PR with 110kg is 20 reps and im using it for sets of 3. So i'd look elsewhere and i think it has to be the hip work. Good to know..

The run was ok, i just need to be consistent now, im thinking 60min cardio workouts per day with 20min each between rowing, bike and running.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4979 on: March 13, 2020, 11:40:56 am »
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Fri (13/2/2020)
Daily Activity: 6k

Recovery BS 6x2x110
OHP 6x2x59kg
Chinup 5x5kg, 8xBW
DOHP 12x20kg, 12x17.5kg
 
Notes:
What a shit workout .. but got it done. no cardio, was too exhausted. im completely drained by life right now. i prob shouldnt even be going to the gym with the whole covid-19 thing tbh. i was thinking train fri/sun nights when gym is quiet and fix in a sneaky workout during the week either tue or thurs depending on whichever is quieter at the gym (i'll check google). or dust off my home gym but once you've used a proper gym it's hard to go back to shitty garage gyms.. it's just too inferior.

i had somewhat of a revelation today. i had made a conscious decision to use big 25kg plates to make workouts harder (it's easier to use lots of smaller plates than less big ones) but ive never actually tried the other way around. today after finishing my normal recovery squats with the usual plate loading (red and blue), i did a rep with  2x15kgs(yellow) .. and then alternating between pairs of green and yellow. made it all up to equal the training weight of 110kg and it felt so much better than using a red and a blue. im such a fucking twat. when i did that PR with 3 reds a side, if i had just made it up with greens and yellows i bet i get 180kg easier than 170kg in all reds. lost opportunities! for prs it would be interesting to do that.
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