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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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  • gymdad150
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    1/7/21

    Cycle 7 Week Four reps / sets

    Deadlift - 70kg 5*5, 120kg 3*3, 145kg 2*2, 165kg 2*1, 175kg / 185kg *1
    Deadlift - 165kg 1*3
    Goblet Squat - 32kg 10*3
    Leg Ext - 30kg 10*3
    Pendlay Row - 65kg 10*3

    last "heavy" pull before the meet...sad to say 185 was a grind.

    Oh well, we're establishing a base to build from.

    And I'm set up with the BBM physios for Monday.

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  • gymdad150
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    1/6/21

    Cycle 7 Week Four reps / sets

    Bench - 50kg 5*3, 70kg 3*3, 80kg 2*2, 85 / 90 / 95kg *1
    Bench - 77.5kg 5*2
    Close Grip - 65kg 5*3
    Shoulder Cluster 10lbs 10*3
    Kroc Rows - 60lbs 15*3
    Tri Ext - #10 8*3

    Butt lift at 95kg...sighhhh.

    We soldier on...

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    With any luck maybe it will just be a matter of working with lighter loads for a while. I'll keep my gnarly old fingers crossed for you.
    Yeah, that is in the back of my mind, but there's a structural element mixed into this mess I fear.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    My knee is regressing daily, and I am not a happy camper. I cannot generate any force out of the left leg under "heavy" load.
    With any luck maybe it will just be a matter of working with lighter loads for a while. I'll keep my gnarly old fingers crossed for you.

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  • gymdad150
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    1/4/21

    Cycle 7 Week Four reps / sets

    Squat -
    70kg 5*3, 90kg 3*3, 110kg 2*2, 120kg 2*1, 130kg *1, 137.5kg *1, 147.5kg X
    Squat -
    110kg 1*4
    Tempo2Tempo Leg Ext - 30kg 8*3
    T2T Goblet Squats - 28kg 10*3
    Cable Mid Row - #16 15*2

    So, 2021 is starting off WONDERFULLY (/s).

    My knee is regressing daily, and I am not a happy camper. I cannot generate any force out of the left leg under "heavy" load.

    To have been almost back to "normal" at the beginning of November, only to find myself here...well to say it's disappointing is a gross understatement.

    I've got a call in to Austin to see what the next step(s) should be. I hope that the BBM physios can work me through this, but I fear I'm going to end up on the table (again).

    You know, I've had my fill of doctors over that last year... #justsayin
    Last edited by gymdad150; 01-05-2021, 01:25 AM.

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by Wilhelm View Post
    Have a good meet, Gymdad! \o/

    Best wishes for that knee.
    Thanks, I appreciate the well wishes...

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  • Wilhelm
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    Have a good meet, Gymdad! \o/

    Best wishes for that knee.

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  • gymdad150
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    1/2/21

    Cycle 7 Week Three reps / sets

    Squat - 115kg 1*4
    Bench - 65kg 5*5
    Deadlift - 165kg - 1*3
    Hi Row - #10 12*3
    Hammer Curl - 50lbs 12*3

    Two weeks out from Mustache Mayhem, and my left knee feels like shit. I'll make it through the meet, but I'm gonna have to have this looked at by the BBM physios or an Orthopod.

    Anyway, I'm still putting in the work as best I can at the moment. Me and my good friend Aleve are gonna get wild...

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