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5/23/2017
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2017, 11:16:22 pm »
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Alright...did some research and decided to switch to Phrak's Greyskull LP. I basically just picked up where I left off weight-wise with SL.

Squats: 2x5 @ 135 lbs, 1x10 @ 135 lbs
Overhead Press: 2x5 @ 70 lbs, 1x7 @ 70 lbs
Chin-ups: 1x5, 2x4, upper body is weak af RIP.gif

Also I had some mental gains. Haven't been able to find my Oakleys for a couple weeks and had a sudden realization of where they were located.

Injuries:

Have some right hip tightness. I woke up this morning and could hardly get out of bed. Once I started walking around, it basically went away, but it has slightly lingered throughout the day. Something to keep an eye on I guess.

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5/25/2017
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2017, 09:30:16 am »
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Played 3 games of 6v6 volleyball (currently undefeated at 12-0) then lifted.

Second day of PGSLP

Bench: 2x5, 1x11 @ 95 lbs
Deadlift: 1x10 @ 125 lbs
Rows: 2x5, 1x10 @ 75 lbs

Will be interesting to see how long I can stay on a program with linear progression. I definitely feel fatigued on volleyball days. Nothing crazy but just not performing my best. I have multiple tournament weekends coming up...thinking I will probably skip Thursday lifting those weeks to allow for additional recovery.

I have kept doing my research and noticed programs like the Juggernaut Method that are geared more towards athletes who are currently in season. Might be something to consider in the near future...

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5/28/2017
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2017, 12:35:45 pm »
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Squats: 2x5, 1x8 @ 145 lbs
Overhead Press: 3x5 @ 72.5 lbs
Chin-ups: 2x5, 1x4

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5/29/2017
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2017, 08:56:35 am »
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I ran 1.5 miles @ 8:09 pace. It was super windy. Like...30 mph in my face for half the run. Not enjoyable. Anyway, I am not super excited for this race in June. I just don't have the motivation to run like I do with other sports.

Injuries

Left achilles - some soreness...nothing too out of the ordinary
Right big toe - Painful again when beginning to run but went away. Not bothering me now.
Left trapezius - Sort of some weird pinching in there at times, but only when not doing anything.

I have a volleyball tournament this weekend, so I will probably take it easy with the weight lifting this week. I will probably lift light tonight then take the rest of the week off. I am so heading out of town for two days to go golfing later in the weekend, so I probably won't get back to it until next Tuesday.

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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2017, 11:50:47 pm »
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2.5 mile walk earlier...got kids so took the double stroller and pushed probably 70-80 lbs. around for about 40 minutes. More difficult than it would seem once you hit hills. #dadlife

LIfted:

Bench: 2x5, 1x10 @ 100 lbs.
Rows: 2x5, 1x10 @ 80 lbs

No legs tonight. Making sure I get plenty of rest before the volleyball tournament on Saturday.

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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2017, 02:29:21 pm »
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Took a few days off from lifting since I had that volleyball tournament on Saturday. Didn't win, but played decent and got a lot of games in. I have another one this Sunday, but I am going to get back to lifting tonight after work.

As far as other shit goes, I played 36 holes of golf over Sunday/Monday then played grass triples volleyball league Monday night and won all 3 games. Going to try to get some running in the next couple weeks since I haven't really made much progress as far as training for that run on June 24....

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6/5/2017
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2017, 11:38:02 am »
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Squats: 3x5 @ 150 lbs
Bench: 2x5 @ 105 lbs, 1x10 @ 105 lbs
Row: 2x5 @ 85 lbs, 1x10 @ 85 lbs

Two vball matches tonight + possibly light lifting. Have another tournament on Sunday.

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6/8/2017
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2017, 03:20:53 pm »
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Did not lift at all yesterday. Played two vball matches and felt really good. Legs felt great.  Had some soreness in my left trapezius though...not sure what that was about since it's not my hitting arm.  Not really noticing it much today.

Achilles continue to be an issue. I know stretching isn't particularly useful for achilles issues, but it's either a placebo effect or something else because it does seem to help. I've also been using a heating pad to loosen it up a little which also seems to help. I'll probably heat it up before I play softball tonight. I'm going to continue trying to incorporate stretching (not just for achilles) into my daily routine. My flexibility is (and always has been) shit. That being said, I don't think I've really run into many injuries due to a lack of flexibility.

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« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2017, 09:21:50 am »
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Haven't lifted since last Tuesday and I'm glad I haven't. Played 20 games of volleyball in 90+ degree weather on Sunday. It was quads so I was constantly at the net jumping either to block or hit the ball.

Ended up getting 3rd place and drove home. Went to Fazoli's to grab some food since we hadn't eaten and ordered it all in the drive thru but had to sit there for a few minutes. Suddenly my left quad started to cramp up, and it was cramping up so bad that I had to get out of the car. So I jump out of the car and I tell my wife she is going to have to drive. She gets in the drivers seat, but I hobble off to the side of the drive thru where there is this trail and I end up lying on my back in the grass for like 10 minutes while waiting for food. In the meantime my wife got me a bottle of water that I drank and poured on my head.

After she got our food, I managed to get back on my feet and hobble over to the car. By this point my whole body was cramping. I made her open up the hatch and I had to lay the seat down so I could lay straight out in the back on the way home. Got home and had to slowly slide out the back of the car and my neighbor asked if I wanted to come stand in the sprinkler he had running. I did that for like 5-10 minutes then went inside and immediately drank 32 oz. of Gatorade. I was able to half shower while cramping the whole time, then I just laid on the floor and drank more Gatorade and water. The full body cramping went on for 4-5 hours before I finally got to bed and fell asleep. I still feel pretty wrecked as far as soreness and stuff goes.

Moral of the story....stay in the shade (AC if possible) and drink plenty of fluids. I probably drank about 1.5 gallons of Gatorade/water at the tournament and generally stayed in the shade between games. But we did play a ton of games.

It was just weird how it came on so suddenly. I was fine while playing and even immediately afterwards. But it hit me after 20-25 minutes in the car. RIP

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« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2017, 05:20:54 pm »
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I feel you. There hasn't been a single Ultimate Frisbee tourney that hasn't ended with me cramping awfully for 5-45 minutes consecutively. Your story sounds horrific. I have heard a few explanations:

-not enough water
-not enough electrolytes
-if the ratio of lifting:sports is stacked too much towards lifting your body is more adapted for lifting and can't handle prolonged sports movements

I remember one particular study saying cramping is very poorly understood. So pretty much you're fucked. I'm sure you know this, but hydrate a lot before the tourney too. I would aim for at least a few extra liters the day before.

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« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2017, 11:17:44 pm »
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also that just sounds like an staggering jump in volume. you'd been playing a few games a week and lifting and bit and suddenly played 20 games in one day.

sounds awful and frankly scary, like you were close to doing some real damage. glad you recovered.
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« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2017, 02:26:59 pm »
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Yeah it was definitely out of the ordinary. Most tournaments you are playing 13-14 games max, and that's if you make it to the championship. 20 was definitely too much. The more I think about it, the crazier it seems.

I drink a lot of water throughout the day and generally don't drink anything that would be a diuretic. I will occasionally have a beer or two at Friday night softball. Being that it was a Sunday tournament though, I know that I probably do not drink as much water when I am at home on Saturday. I drink way more at work. Definitely going to make sure I hydrate up the day/night before I play.

I remember one particular study saying cramping is very poorly understood. So pretty much you're fucked. I'm sure you know this, but hydrate a lot before the tourney too. I would aim for at least a few extra liters the day before.

I've read that too. No one seems to know exactly what causes it...so yeah. Basically hydrate and try not to over-do it.

On a side note, I played like a beast all day.

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6/17/2017
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2017, 06:45:07 pm »
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Back at it. Finally felt "normal" again after the near heat stroke incident last weekend by Thursday/Friday.

Overhead Press: 3x5 @ 75 lbs (was a bit of a struggle....could tell I've taken time off)
Chin-ups: 3x5
Deadlifts: 2x5, 1x10 @ 130 lbs

Definitely lost a little bit progress-wise but feel great after lifting....nice to be back mentally/physically.

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6/20/2017
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2017, 02:00:47 pm »
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Bench: 2x5, 1x7 @ 110 lbs.
Squat: 2x5, 1x7 @ 155 lbs.
Row: 2x5, 1x10 @ 85 lbs.

Played grass triples on Monday. Achilles have been extra sore lately. RIP

Have my 4.4 mile run on Saturday for the relay marathon. I run around 8:15 a.m. or so, and the high temp that day is supposed to be approximately 74 degrees. So it should be in the 60s when I'm running which is ideal.

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6/24/2017
« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2017, 04:20:10 pm »
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Ran the race today. I was on the second section which was 4.4 miles, generally all slightly downhill. There were 3 teams total from my company, and the first team came and went, then 3 minutes later the next team, then 3-4 minutes later my team handed off to me. I ended up running 4.43 miles in 33:57 for a 7:40 pace. I did pass a lot of people on the trail, so I think I made up a decent amount of ground. My team ended up winning among our three teams so that was pretty sweet.  Overall I was pleased with the way I ran considering I hadn't really ran in about 2 weeks, and I've never run that distance before. I think a lot of it was mind over matter though...there were a couple points where I wanted to slow my pace, but I didn't really let it happen. Each mile was a little slower than the next, but I tried to finish strong.

Mile 1: 7:24
Mile 2: 7:46
Mile 3: 7:47
Mile 4: 7:43
Last 0.4: 3:06 (7:18 pace)

My goal was around 8:00/mile pace, so I was able to beat that fairly easily. Weather was perfect considering it's the middle of June....low 60s while I ran.