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  • gymdad150
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    1/18/21

    De-Load Week

    Step Ups
    Side to Side Hops
    Sled Pushes
    Leg Extensions
    3 Board Bench
    LTE / Curlz
    Airdyne

    Just go in and have some fun...move around, get some blood flowing.

    I feel pretty good...tired, but no issues to report. I slept a lot yesterday...

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    Fantastic work, Chas! With your bum knee I wasn't expecting to see anything like those numbers. You'll be a monster when you're back to normal!
    Lots of fun was had. I was surprised at how well my knee felt, and how it held up throughout the day.

    Yeah, with some good fortune going forward, I'm shooting for that 400lbs Squat!

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Fantastic work, Chas! With your bum knee I wasn't expecting to see anything like those numbers. You'll be a monster when you're back to normal!

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  • Wilhelm
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    Huge congratulations!

    Great work, Gymdad \o/

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  • gymdad150
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    1/16/21

    Mustache Mayhem 2021 Recap

    For those of you who are following:

    9 for 9

    Squat - 150kg
    Bench - 97.5kg
    Deadlift - 205kg

    I'm calling them all PR's, considering what I've been through the past year plus. Based on prior performances, I'm within 10% of my maxes on Squat and Deadlift, and right on my Bench max.

    For being knicked up, and beat down over the last eight weeks, I had a great day. My anticipated 3rd attempts were 5kg lower across the board, but I moved the openers so easily that my coach changed the 2nds and 3rds to reflect this new found "pop". I attribute the new found "pop" to the two Aleves I took upon waking this morning at 0 Dark Thirty...that and copious amounts of pre-workout.

    Probably had 155 / 157.5kg in me on the Squat. The Bench flew (for me), and 100kg was there for the taking. Might have been able to pull 210kg. But for not touching anything close to these weights since a year ago October 2019, these are numbers that I can appreciate.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    Good luck, Chas! Here's to a bunch of white lights!
    They were, see below...

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Good luck, Chas! Here's to a bunch of white lights!

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  • gymdad150
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    1/14/21

    Meet Week rep/sets

    Squat - 100kg 1*3
    Bench - 62.5kg 1*3
    Deadlift - 125kg 1*2

    Everything that happens on Saturday is all dependent on how my knee handles the day.

    Most important item on the agenda: get a total!

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  • gymdad150
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    1/13/21

    Meet Week rep/sets

    Taper @ 70%

    Squat - 105kg 1*3
    Bench - 67.5kg 1*3
    Deadlift - 135kg 1*2

    Not much to say. I'll have my attempts from my coach tomorrow. I imagine they'll be around 435 / 445 for a total.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    That's excellent news. I think you'll enjoy the change of pace.
    I am looking forward to the re-building process.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    That's excellent news. I think you'll enjoy the change of pace.

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  • gymdad150
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    1/11/21

    Meet Week rep/sets

    Squat - 115kg 1*3
    Bench - 72.5kg 1*3
    Deadlift - 140kg 1*2

    We're into the taper now. Work days of 75 - 70 - 65%

    Had Skype call with Derek Miles this morning. He is of the opinion that all my issues can be addressed non surgically. I've got a full list of items to attend to that will help the recovery from all the "tweaks" I've been experiencing, as well as work on getting more extensibility in my bad knee.

    With the above items in hand, my next training blocks should have more volume and less intensity to re-build my strength base.

    As much as I wanted to prove that I was bullet proof coming off the cancer treatments, I got out over my skis a bit. That said, he felt no real harm was done. Address the niggles, program intelligently, and have fun solving the puzzle that is powerlifting.

    I consider the hour session money well spent.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    With those numbers it looks like your knee must be basically sound. How does it feel?
    It's really odd.

    I'm not carrying as much fluid on it as I normally do...so that's a good thing.

    My ability to extend the knee is somewhat compromised, like something is blocking it...but there's no pain anywhere.

    I still can't drive away from the floor they way I'd like, and here I have pain on the lateral portions of the knee - above and below the joint itself...it's a strange tendon issue.

    Annnd there's this feeling of instability if I get my knee out over my toes.

    It's not reacting "normally" for what I'm used to.

    I'm hoping tomorrows appointment with Derek Miles can help shed some light on what's what.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    With those numbers it looks like your knee must be basically sound. How does it feel?

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  • gymdad150
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    1/10/21

    Cycle 7 Week Four reps / sets

    SBD Sunday

    Squat - 120kg 1*4
    Bench - 65kg 5*5
    Deadlift - 180kg 1*2

    A rare Sunday session. I actually got a chance to bank some uninterrupted sleep Friday night / Saturday morning, and I took advantage of it. For most of this past year restorative sleep has been hard to come by, and it's really been a problem in November and December. More than likely this lack of sleep has been at he root of my training issues.

    Anyway, with a few good days of sleep in the books, I had a bit more pep in the step today. Squats were much stronger, Bench moved quickly on two minute rest cycles, Deads were better (not great, but better than Thursday).

    One week till Mustache Mayhem. I think there will be a live feed, as well as a Lifting Cast page.

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