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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4920 on: January 04, 2020, 11:20:15 pm »
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Sunday (5/1/2020)
BW: 77.7kg

Big squat day today (6x6) but not feeling all that great physically. lets see how it goes. also forgot creatine again last night. but ive def gained some weight cos im stabilising >77.5kg.

BS 6x6x90

That was brutal but i made sure to remain super stiff into the descent and didn't exhale until the last 1/3rd of the rep. Technique improvements are welcome but this should NOT be that hard all the same, im sure my PR for 6 reps at a lower bw is 130x6kg @ 77.5kg so i have work to do yet.

Did a massive carb reload tonight.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4921 on: January 05, 2020, 09:33:28 pm »
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Monday (6/1/2020)
BW: 79.5kg

wooo that massive refeed has me gaining 2kg overnight!  :headbang:. Next up is the big 5x5x100kg milestone. in two minds whether to start a diet break or do another week to get sub 77kg. will go by feel
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4922 on: January 07, 2020, 12:10:00 pm »
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Weds (8/1/2020)

BS 6x2x90
OHP 6x50, 4Fx50, 5x5x50
Chinup 5x5xBW
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4923 on: January 10, 2020, 12:37:22 pm »
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Friday (10/1/2020)

BS 3x5x100, 3x5x97.5

Progress is nice but hard to believe how challenging these squats are. No longer banking on creatine  .. just have to accept this is the new normal.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4924 on: January 11, 2020, 01:49:13 am »
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Friday (10/1/2020)

BS 3x5x100, 3x5x97.5

Progress is nice but hard to believe how challenging these squats are. No longer banking on creatine  .. just have to accept this is the new normal.

You're making progress. It always feels hard when you're coming back from where you used to be.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4925 on: January 12, 2020, 11:29:56 am »
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Sunday (12/1/2020)

Recovery BS 6x2x90
BP 6x70, 5x72.5, 5x75, 5x72.5, 5x70, 5x70
Dips 10x10kg, 10x7.5kg, 10x6.25kg, 10xBW

Nothing good about this workout, shitty form on the bench, questionable depth on the dips..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4926 on: January 12, 2020, 11:41:04 am »
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You're making progress. It always feels hard when you're coming back from where you used to be.

i havent really made any progress .. it just seems that way because i started 'conservatively'.. and then ran into stalls much earlier than i should have .. and im still struggling with the reality that that is the new status quo. maybe in 6 months i'll look back and be in a better place but right now im working too hard for too little to show for it
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4927 on: January 14, 2020, 11:35:01 am »
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Tuesday (14/1/2020)

Recovery BS 6x2x100 (PR,+10kg)
Run/Walk - 30 mins

I was planning on doing 6 sets of 5 at 100kg. That become a recovery, my heart was acting weird and i didn't push the agenda. It started after i took 100mg of caffeine. 100mg the entire day. Nothing makes sense except i had a terrible night of sleep and have been kinda stressed out today. Seems those latter two things in addition to weighing 83.something in the gym. I thought as long i was <=85kg i'd be safe but im wrong.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4928 on: January 17, 2020, 02:00:04 am »
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Thursday (16/1/2020)

Recovery BS 6x2x100
OHP 6x6x50
Chinup 8x5xBW(non full ROM on the last 2 reps of each set)
Jump rope

I can understand why i detrained lower body but why am i struggling to rep 50kg on ohp. 2 more days of diet break. it was a trainwreck tbh.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4929 on: January 18, 2020, 09:11:35 am »
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Saturday (18/1/2020)
BS 6x5x100
Jump rope
Pendlay rows

So wasn't feeling very strong going into the first set of squats and the first set was ugly i might have decided to do triples. But form improvements led to hitting the goal of 6x5x100. I think the combo of working with FS and eating a lot helped. But it doesn't seem worth the cost. Still, progress is progress.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4930 on: January 19, 2020, 06:14:25 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!

I get that feeling as well even though I'm 29 but I feel like I have the body of a 39 year old. I took being able to run 11 second 100m for granted when I didn't have any issues with my achilles and wasn't an overweight slob. However, besides sharing a few race results on adarq.org I have no records of them. I was also able to dunk everyday when I was healthy at 5'11, which is a reasonable achievement. Yet instead of videoing my dunks all I have is one shitty youtube video of dunking on an outdoor court. Same as being able to deadlift 5 plates with minimal deadlift training. I took all of that for granted.

I want to get back to where I used to be. This time I'll appreciate the journey more and get more video footage. Tomorrow is promised to nobody.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4931 on: January 21, 2020, 01:58:41 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!

I get that feeling as well even though I'm 29 but I feel like I have the body of a 39 year old. I took being able to run 11 second 100m for granted when I didn't have any issues with my achilles and wasn't an overweight slob. However, besides sharing a few race results on adarq.org I have no records of them. I was also able to dunk everyday when I was healthy at 5'11, which is a reasonable achievement. Yet instead of videoing my dunks all I have is one shitty youtube video of dunking on an outdoor court. Same as being able to deadlift 5 plates with minimal deadlift training. I took all of that for granted.

I want to get back to where I used to be. This time I'll appreciate the journey more and get more video footage. Tomorrow is promised to nobody.

thanks for this. it resonates with me quite well. i remember when i hurt my foot pretty bad i swore i would get a video of my dunks etc just in case i have another setback. went out and bought a nice camera (4k?) just for this purpose. but ofc it just sat in my drawer 'saving' it because The Time To Use It never came. the funny thing is when i bought the camera i actually was capable of a legit 36" but i though it was nothing and 40" was the only thing worth getting on tape. i always thought the best was yet to come and it never did. maybe it never will, that's the lesson in it all. maybe the right thing was to do what adarqui did, just have a lot of fun and record it all along the way . knowing you're on a journey to find your limits is what we should have been documenting not the ephemeral peak that never came or came but we didn't acknowledge their significance because we become fixated on something that you haven't even attained (yet). 

but in all this gloom i think i found some inspiration .. from all places .. the recent joe rogan podcast w/ pavel. pavel might just have reignited my interest in training .. got a lot of good ideas from him that i really would love to try out. something different .. something old .. something that i haven't tried in the same way. do recommend that podcast to you as well, it's worth a watch.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0GNWSKzYs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0GNWSKzYs</a>
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4932 on: January 21, 2020, 04:57:11 am »
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Monday (20/1/2020)
Recovery BS 6x2x100
BP 6x70, 5x77.5, 5x76.5, 5x76, 5x75.5. 4Fx75
Dips 15x5kg, 14FxBW, 14FxBW

I liked the pendlay rows from last time. i like the idea of chasing a goal like 100kg pendlay rows. And pavel has me convinced i need to incorporate kb training. Esp some kind of dynamic hip hinge exercise. kind of exciting lol.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4933 on: January 23, 2020, 10:01:16 am »
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Thurs (23/1/2020)
BS 6x6x100
SL Rehab - BX 3x10xBW, LX 3x10x20kg

Squats ugly .. which is ok since dirty reps seem to build erector strength which later converts to cleaner form with a stronger back. Will try to do rehab on my R leg more consistently starting today.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #4934 on: January 25, 2020, 11:54:02 pm »
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Saturday (25/1/2020)
Recovery BS 6x2x100
OHP 6x50, 4Fx55, 2x57.5, 2x57.5, 3x55, 3x55, 3x55
Chinup 6x2xbw
KB Complex (swings & rows)

the kbs are like a breath of fresh air.
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