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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1350 on: December 12, 2017, 01:29:00 am »
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the scariest thing for me was peeing after drinking a ton of beet juice for the first time, was like holy shit wtf.. oooh, beet juice.

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« Reply #1351 on: December 12, 2017, 05:11:08 pm »
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Havent had it happen again so I'm not sure what happened but definitely something I'll be monitoring!

As for the squat maxes, I'll probably stick to a 365 or 385 top single depending on how I feel that day until the end of the year and focus on 3-4 strength building sets (3-5 reps) and a high rep finish set. I'm happy at this weight for now (184ish lbs) as I think I'll drop 2-3 lbs when i start playing ball consistently again.

Also, no drinking beet juice. Got it. 😂
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1352 on: December 15, 2017, 09:14:20 pm »
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Deadlifted Thursday late, Ok Friday am. Ugh. Didnt make it to the gym til 1am. Tired. And broke my shaker bottle so no pre workout. Fantastic lol!

Warmups actually went very well. Jumps felt great. Couple almost felt like pre injury levels. Got to deads and worked to a 455 top single. Felt heavy. Backed off to 405 fpr 3x2 then a 3x8 at 365. Straight leg dead finisher 20 rep srt at 135. Good burn. Dicked around with some BSS, ham curls and glute kickbacks but was just dead tired.

Hit back today along with some light core work. May attempt some light explosive stuff tomorrow depending on sleep/feel.
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« Reply #1353 on: December 18, 2017, 06:39:57 pm »
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SQUAT day!

BW: 184.4lbs.
Warmups: good. Had one box jump that felt fantastic. Depth jumps had so springiness as well.

Backs squat: bar x10, 135 x6, 225 x3, 315 x1, 365 x1 paused. 315 5x5. 225 x15 paused. <that last set tho. Sheesh. lol

Front squat: 135 3x10, 225 x3.

Hit some stepups, calves and lunges the did some light high rep ham curls and leg extensions to finish. Good workout overall.
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« Reply #1354 on: December 22, 2017, 10:59:28 pm »
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Lets see, had typical back day Tues and shoulders on Wed. Slept like SHIT Wed night (ok more like could NOT sleep, managed an hour and a half) and tried to split my training on thurday like this: morning heavy deads (yea in no sleep, im an idiot), try some light shooting in the afternoon and then hit accessory work for glute/hams. Except... it didnt work that way lol!

Felt lethargic in my warmups but had a few springy depth jumps at the end. On my warmups for lifts 405 single felt heavy so instead of a 475 top i went to 455. Failed. Didnt freakin move. Lets try again. Same shit. WTF. Am i that drained? 3rd time (<dumbass) got it but it fried me. Erectors are toast again. Did 2 405 triples and was just done. No shooting. No accessory work later. Just heating pad and rest. Lots.

Woke up this am, had trouble putting on socks lol! 2 ibuprofen as pre workout and a good stretch out then decided id hit some light low back stuff to get some blood to the area. Couple sets of barbell rows at 135 and some body weight hypers got it feeling really well. Moved on and got 225 5x5 on rows. Um wth? Ok. Finished back work and hit core and my back feels much improved? Im going to roll with it.

In other related stuff Im thinking im going to add some good mornings into my workouts and switch up some lifts. Also, knee is feeling slightly better but i STILL cant do pistols on my left leg because it gives out. So looking like another visit to the doc post Christmas. Yay.
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« Reply #1355 on: January 03, 2018, 06:08:26 pm »
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Kinda took a forced deload last week with my back being tweaked. Contined this week kind of. Stopped at a 365 squat and light back off sets Monday. Not a lot of volume. Will do the same tom for deads (<probably going to use the trap bar for a week or too until the back is 100%) and other work. Bodyweight is right at 186-187 right now and im still decently cut so i guess its upper body mass. Played a few games today for the forst time in forever with no real pain. Only went about 50% but still played well ish. Handle and j are rusty off course and I dont feel bouncy but had a couple decent jumps. ME but the run up was slow on purpose if that makes sense? Real test comes tom when I see how it feels. Ive scheduled another rpund of tests with the docs because the knee just feels "off". Not really painful but its still weak unilaterally and just sore/stiff  sometimes for no reason. I think a buddy got my last jump on his snap so I mught snag it and upload of he sends it to me. Maybe had about 10 jumps total after the 3 games of halfcourt 4v4
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1356 on: January 04, 2018, 08:50:18 pm »
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Deadlift day!

Knee felt better than i expected after yesterday so thats pleasant. Felt slightly springy in warmups as well.

Trap bar deads: 135 x8, 225x 5, 315x1, 405 x1. <Didn't plan on going higher but it felt really smooth. However i can only fit 405 on this bar so. 3x3 at 405 and 2x8 at 315.

BSS (135 x8, x8, 185 x3) felt much much better today. Hit some calves and ham curls as well. BW was 185 today.
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« Reply #1357 on: January 07, 2018, 02:35:49 pm »
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Back is still tight but seems to be getting better slowly. It has shown me i was extremely slack on stretching.

Did some warmups, box and depth jumps along with some banded jump.squats and hang cleans (all light) yesterday and the knee felt ok. Still feeling it out day to day it seems
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« Reply #1358 on: January 08, 2018, 12:57:36 am »
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Chest day and I said f it and went after some stuff...

Bench: 135 x8, 225 x4, 275 x1, 315 x1 :personal-record: :personal-record: yessss. 275 for a 3x2 then 245 for 3x5. 135 x20 paused to finish.

Then got a very random phone call and went to see someone. Came back and hit incline up to a 245 single then a 3x8 at 185. Hammered triceps and delts to finish it up. Great day for me considering i hate chest day lol
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1359 on: January 08, 2018, 06:57:56 am »
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315 is huge!

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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1360 on: January 29, 2018, 04:12:21 pm »
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I'm still here. Kinda. Knee is still fucked. MRI scheduled for this Saturday. I told them to fuck it and scan both knees lol may as well find out if anything is wrong ya know? Haven't lifted in... A week? Apparently I'm subconsciously favoring my knee and it's misaligning my back, which has resulted in me pulling my right side spinal erector twice in two weeks now. We're going to call this a forced deload lol!

Side note: I'll toss that 315 bench up and the one jump I mentioned earlier later as If totally forgotten to post them. (Yup i suck)
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1361 on: January 30, 2018, 12:07:28 am »
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Alrighty here's the 315 bench

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And that jump, def not PR but meh happy considering

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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1362 on: February 06, 2018, 05:23:06 pm »
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Alrighty... Had an MRI on both knees Sat. Squatted Monday because fuck it I haven't done shit in a min. 365 top single, 225 x10, 225 x10, 225 x20. FML lol some accessory work.

Right knee is killing me afterwards.

Get MRI results this morning... right knee is fine (wtf) and the left knee (which ISNT in pain) has a bunch of torn cartilage between my patella and femur. Going to my Ortho to schedule arthroscopic asap. Yayyyy. Now to figure out why TF my right knee is so stiff and in pain with no structural damage.
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Re: Chris' training journal
« Reply #1363 on: February 09, 2018, 02:58:26 pm »
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Sooo. right knee=bursitis. Makes sense now. Hoping it heals up while I'm down for arthroscopic in the left. Prolly have my PT work it over while I'm out so I can come back fresh and ready to goooo.

In the upper body side of things. I'm using Feb to do volume so everything is 4x10-12. I'd forgotten what a real pump felt like lol I looked huge Tues and Wed. Currently at 186lb and trying to stay under 190 so I can cut down to 184ish when I can run and hoop again
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« Reply #1364 on: February 15, 2018, 03:22:41 pm »
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So first week of 4x12 is in the bag and I'm pleasantly surprised. On bench I managed 225 for 12, 12, 12, then 9. Barbell rows 185 for all and had a lot left in the tank. 205 next week. OHP used 115 for reps and got it but the last 2 of each set were a conscious effort lol! BW is still 186.5lbs most days. I'm measuring quad and glute size later this week to at least track size loss in that regard. 

Sitting at the Ortho right now to schedule surgery so updates later!
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