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« Reply #3300 on: February 01, 2020, 10:24:37 PM »

Today should've rounded off a month of 1RM attempts over all four lifts but the injury means I haven't done singles for either squat or OHP.

I'm going to have to rethink things next time round to make sure I get all the lifts in. Maybe get the single in and then skip the volume work or at the very least drop it right back to avoid over exertion. Possibly change the order so I get bench and OHP out of the way before the riskier (for me) squat and deadlift.

Maximums after the first run through are:

Squat 110kg (double)
Deadlift 150kg
OHP 80kg (double)
Bench 140kg

Total 480kg so another 100kg to find from somewhere..... GULP!!!

To be honest these numbers are close to where I expected to be so not a huge panic. First run through goals were:

Squat 110, deadlift 160, OHP 85 and bench 145.

I hit the squat target for a double so confident I could've beaten that. Deadlift single was really good form so there was more available if I went all in. Ironically I held some back on these so as not to injure myself then went stupid on accessories and f**ked myself up anyway. Bit disappointed not to have a go at OHP singles as I was expecting something big. No chance of even trying though with a weakened lower back so not to be. Might have got 145kg bench if I hadn't gone straight to 150 and burnt myself out completely. Got to try these things though when you're feeling good.

Still loving the programme and learning loads so looking forward to the next run through Smiley
 

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« Reply #3301 on: February 15, 2020, 12:33:40 PM »

Weird week training, I still have real issues with my legs. If I get tired/stressed/anxious anything like that, they go really shaky to the point I have to use the rail to get up the stairs. Really strange, but then other days they seem absolute fine. Today was one of the good days. When I get the above points to my appetite just shuts down, and I am not really in a position where I want to force feed myself just for the cals, I will happily either catch up or just take the risk of some bad recovery and energy. I guess I am lucky like that, as I know a lot of people go completely the other way with their appetite.

I hate going to the gym on a Saturday as its always so busy, people spanner out and they don't put the weights away. But because of the aforementioned issues I had to postpone DL's until today. Glad I did though.

3x5 160kg with probably about 2/2/1 in the tank on each set. Really pleased. Not really light headed after each set, and legs held up really well.
3x8 Deadstop row 87.5kg (which might even be a lifetime PB for that weight, I think it was 3x6 at 90 before)
3x8 DP OHP 28kg, which I am really pleased with, I can confirm there wasn't many left in the tank there
3x6 OAR 42kg
3x8 Chins

Some accessory stuff.

So strange to feel so weak and helpless Thursday/Friday and be able to do that on Saturday. Wish I understand more in the mechanics to why this happens, what's the split between psychological and physiological etc. I don't know how someone can need the rail to get up the stairs then 24 hours can do that. I am currently 83kg to put a bit more perspective into the DL numbers, and nowhere near as lean as I was 2 years ago so I am pretty sure I am carrying less muscle mass. Also training 3x a week and not having it as a main focus point in life is probably more evidence to that.
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« Reply #3302 on: February 15, 2020, 04:54:32 PM »

Legs are funny things, lol. I used to find that my symptoms would sometimes flare up if I got agitated about things, but they'd only get really shaky after exercise or trying to walk to far. Now they're just shot all the time, so I don't have to worry about stress Cheesy

Looks like you're putting in solid numbers. Seriously good, in fact. Have you found that being more relaxed about training has made it more enjoyable? Even though you their was obvious frustrations in relation to everything that transpired.
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« Reply #3303 on: February 18, 2020, 12:01:16 AM »

Weird week training, I still have real issues with my legs. If I get tired/stressed/anxious anything like that, they go really shaky to the point I have to use the rail to get up the stairs. Really strange, but then other days they seem absolute fine. Today was one of the good days. When I get the above points to my appetite just shuts down, and I am not really in a position where I want to force feed myself just for the cals, I will happily either catch up or just take the risk of some bad recovery and energy. I guess I am lucky like that, as I know a lot of people go completely the other way with their appetite.

I hate going to the gym on a Saturday as its always so busy, people spanner out and they don't put the weights away. But because of the aforementioned issues I had to postpone DL's until today. Glad I did though.

3x5 160kg with probably about 2/2/1 in the tank on each set. Really pleased. Not really light headed after each set, and legs held up really well.
3x8 Deadstop row 87.5kg (which might even be a lifetime PB for that weight, I think it was 3x6 at 90 before)
3x8 DP OHP 28kg, which I am really pleased with, I can confirm there wasn't many left in the tank there
3x6 OAR 42kg
3x8 Chins

Some accessory stuff.

So strange to feel so weak and helpless Thursday/Friday and be able to do that on Saturday. Wish I understand more in the mechanics to why this happens, what's the split between psychological and physiological etc. I don't know how someone can need the rail to get up the stairs then 24 hours can do that. I am currently 83kg to put a bit more perspective into the DL numbers, and nowhere near as lean as I was 2 years ago so I am pretty sure I am carrying less muscle mass. Also training 3x a week and not having it as a main focus point in life is probably more evidence to that.

So solid with those dead lifts mate. I managed a triple at 120kg and then 3 x 5 at 100kg last week so I'm miles behind.

My squats are slowly improving which I'm really pleased about. I'm taking it ridiculously slow with them hoping to build strength and hit a decent number later in the year. Started with paused squats now for my volume work which I'm enjoying quite a lot.

Recently started with the dead stop rows after you suggested them via text a while ago..... Only going light at 50kg for now but should be able to get to 80+ reasonably soon I would think.

Hit a 75kg triple on OHP last week. Doubles tomorrow hoping for 80kg+ in preparation for a PR attempt in two weeks time. Looking forward to that.

Keep posting your numbers mate. Love to see your progress.

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