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  • Originally posted by Sean Herbison View Post
    Yeah. That.
    Barbell Zen

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    • Austin Baraki
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      Starting Nihilism: Basic Emotionless Training

    • rho
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      You should start a cult.

  • 1/29

    Developed a sore throat, headache, and chills yesterday evening after training that kept me up all night and left me feeling pretty terrible today, and performance took a hit.

    Deadlift: 260 (573) x 1 @ 7.5, 210 (463) x 5 x 4 sets

    5-3-0 tempo bench: ramping sets of 6 up to 245 lbs (no pain issues with my elbow, just preparing to go into a new training cycle for the bench next week)

    Beltless High bar squat: 120 kg x 10, 140 kg x 10, 150 kg x 10 x 2 sets ... felt bad

    Currently 35,000 feet in the air over Mexico, en route to Australia for the next week.
    IG / YT

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    • rho
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      That's unfortunate, getting sick right before a trip to Australia. Hope you're already felling better.
      Still a nice training under those circumstances.

  • Went right to the airport after training yesterday, flew to Houston, then a 17 hour flight to Sydney. Still felt sick, and didn't sleep much on the plane.
    Met up with the crew on arrival in the airport and went straight to the gym.

    Beltless paused squat: 215 kg x 1, 180 kg x 5 x 4 sets

    Press: 100 kg x 1, 60 x 8 x 4 sets ... first presses since May 2018, lol

    need. sleep.
    IG / YT

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    • rho
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      That's brutal!

      Good night, Austin.

  • 2/1

    in kg

    Beltless Paused DL: 250 x 1, 270 x 1, 210 x 5 x 4 sets

    Close-grip bench: 125 x 6, 140 x 6, 150 x 6

    Some leg presses
    IG / YT

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    • 2/4

      Post-seminar weekend. Sickness continued to worsen over the weekend, with lots of mucus, laryngitis / hoarseness ... ended up losing my voice, but fortunately the gym had a speaker system we could use so I could still deliver my lectures and have people hear / understand me.

      Monday morning (in kg)

      Squat: 230 x 4, 245 x 4, 215 x 4 x 2 sets

      Paused Bench: 100 x 6, 130 x 6, 135 x 6, 140 x 6

      Curls
      IG / YT

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      • 2/5

        Deadlift: up to 290 kg x 1, 230 x 5 x 2 sets, 225 x 5 x 3 sets

        Light close-grip bench: sets of 10 up to 110 kg

        beltless high bar squat: 140 x 10, 160 x 10, 175 x 10

        Flying back home tomorrow
        IG / YT

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        • 2/6
          Fly home from Australia

          2/7
          Paused squat up to 455 x 1, 365 x 4 x 5 sets

          Some light presses up to 135 x 8

          2/8
          Paused DL up to 240 kg x 1, 220 x 5

          TnG Bench 225 x 8, 275 x 8, 300 x 8

          Finally getting over being sick for the past week
          IG / YT

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          • 2/11

            weights in kg

            Squat: up to 250 (551) x 1, then 6-0-0 tempo at 110 kg x 8 x 4 sets.

            Every since I pulled 585 sumo in California last month I've had groin pain in the bottom of every squat rep. I've trained through it since then, expecting it to resolve on its own like most things do (even hit a few rep PRs along the way), but it's still there -- and really messing with my descent speed. Don't really feel it anywhere other than the bottom of a squat with sufficient load, so I did the tempo work today as part of a post-Australia low stress week to address it more directly.

            Paused bench: 100 x 6, 120 x 6, 135 x 6, 145 x 6, 155 x 6 (PR), 142.5 x 6
            IG / YT

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            • Austin Baraki
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              Eh, just part of the game. It'll get better

          • 2/12

            Weights in kg

            Deadlift: 220 x 1, 260 x 1, 285 x 1, 317.8 kg (700) x 1 PR, 275 x 3, 227.5 x 8. Top weight is 317.5 kg in bar+plates (a.k.a. 699.9 lb) plus the pair of plastic collars that I weighed at 378 g to be sure it's over 700 lol. Regardless, moved faster than I expected so there's more in the tank.

            Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtzRG6VgTZD/

            3-0-0 tempo bench: 70 x 10, 90 x 10, 100 x 10, 110 x 10
            IG / YT

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            • 2/13
              3-0-3 Tempo Squat x 8's up to 140 kg

              2/15
              Paused deadlift (beltless) 170 x 5, 200 x 5, 220 x 5, 230 x 5

              TnG Bench: 100 x 8, 120 x 8, 130 x 8, 137.5 x 8

              3-0-3 Tempo Squat x 8s up to 145 kg
              IG / YT

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              • 2/15
                Also, set a PR for answering questions during a training session and turning a one hour session into a two hour session.

                Much appreciated by gym guest, however.

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                • Austin Baraki
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                  Ha! Glad to have you, man.

              • 2/18

                3-0-3 tempo squat: 225 x 8, 250 x 8, 275 x 8, 305 x 8, 325 x 5, 345 x 5, still w/ some discomfort in the bottom but nothing lingering

                Paused bench: 100 x 6, 120 x 6, 130 x 6, 140 x 6, 130 x 6 x 2

                5-0-0 tempo partial pin squat (cut off just at point of discomfort): 70 x 3, 120 x 3, 140 x 3, just experimenting with these, will probably make more use of them to fix this groin up
                IG / YT

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                • Austin Baraki
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                  Yep. I did the same thing to rehab a quad tendinopathy a couple years ago.

              • Originally posted by Austin Baraki View Post

                5-0-0 tempo partial pin squat (cut off just at point of discomfort): 70 x 3, 120 x 3, 140 x 3, just experimenting with these, will probably make more use of them to fix this groin up
                Do you think hese could also help with lower back pain.
                I suspect I squat too deep. So setting the pins just at parallel could be a good point to cut off the ROM.

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                • Austin Baraki
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                  It's probably more related to your loading parameters than it is to "squatting too deep", but may be worth a shot.

                • rho
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                  Thanks for the reply.
                  Usually I have the most discomfort after beltless squats, where I squat just a tad deeper then when wearing a belt.
                  I'll try to decrease intensity on the beltless squats first.

              • 2/19

                Deadlift: 220 x 6, 235 x 6, 242.5 x 6, 220 x 6 x 2

                3-0-0 tempo bench: 100 x 10, 115 x 10, 125 x 10

                Some more experimentation w/ high bar pin squatting
                IG / YT

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                • 2/21
                  Some more tempo pin squatting - up to around 155 kg x 6 @ # 11 on the westside hole spacing
                  Some tempo high bar squatting & single-leg work for the groin
                  5 x 8 light presses

                  2/22

                  1.5" deficit DL (beltless): 210 kg x 5, 230 x 5, 242.5 x 5, 227.5 x 5 x 2 sets. Think my PR here is 250 x 5, not too far off today.

                  TnG Bench: 110 kg x 8, 130 x 8, 143 x 10 @ 10 (PR) ... was only planned for 8 on the top set but felt like taking the last two reps, 315 x 10 is kinda cool.

                  RDLs w/ pound plates: 365 lb x 10, 385 lb x 10, 405 lb x 10
                  IG / YT

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