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  • codgerus maximus
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    but I think there was a fifth and a slightly grindy sixth available.
    You're getting well into competition range now!

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  • gymdad150
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    9/24/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week Two

    Deadlift - 180kg *4
    Deadlift - 155kg 4*2
    RDL - 130kg 10*2
    Glute Ham Raise - +8kg 10*3
    Bent Over Reverse Fly - 25lbs 10*3
    Single Arm Hi Row - #9 10*3
    Dead Bug - 60sec *3

    Best session pulling in a lonnnnggggg time. Found it easy to get set up on each pull of the top set. Might have looked slow at the end, but I think there was a fifth and a slightly grindy sixth available.

    Get you some of that!

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    I just looked at one of his video clips where he has a heavily loaded bar resting vertically on the floor beside him. He manages to maneuver the bar up onto his back and proceeds to do some squats...
    He's a beast. My coach knows him, and says he's even bigger than you think...and my coach is no small guy himself.

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  • codgerus maximus
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    dowrey_53
    I just looked at one of his video clips where he has a heavily loaded bar resting vertically on the floor beside him. He manages to maneuver the bar up onto his back and proceeds to do some squats...

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    I think I need a drink of that lemonade.

    BTW, did you see that Mr. Ricks squatted 705 for a triple?
    I did!

    I also saw him spot for Derek Dowrey during a squat attempt 390kg, at a fund raising meet this past weekend. Derek is tall, in addition to being HUGE. David's head came up to the J Hooks. I have no earthly idea how he would have been able to get the bar back in the rack if Derek had a problem...the idea of Pressing 390kg

    Go take a look on Instagram - dowrey_53

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  • codgerus maximus
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    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!
    I think I need a drink of that lemonade.

    BTW, did you see that Mr. Ricks squatted 705 for a triple?

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  • gymdad150
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    Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
    Those are impressive squats--you're coming back really quickly.
    Thanks Tim...

    The return to real training has been a process to say the least.

    The beginning of this process was mentally challenging, Squats and Deads were so far from "normal". Was it the accumulated fatigue from the radiation, and life issues. Was it the residual hormone blockers gradually leaving my system. Was it just being de-trained due to "house arrest".

    More than likely it was all three (four) items, but I thought I was "special", and nothing would effect me...boy was I wrong.

    Fortunately Austin and the team were very helpful in putting everything in perspective. As my strength has returned, my confidence under the bar has grown...or has it been as my confidence has grown, my strength has returned. Seriously, a month ago I wouldn't have bet any amount of money that I would be Squatting close to 300lbs for reps, or pulling close to 400lbs.

    I've learned (and am learning still) a lot during this year, about myself, and how to face adversity in a productive fashion. Guess I took to heart the old adage: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

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  • codgerus maximus
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    Those are impressive squats--you're coming back really quickly.

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  • gymdad150
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    9/21/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week Two

    LBS - 130kg *4
    LBS - 117.5kg 4*2
    Paused LBS - 95kg 8*2
    Step Ups - 24kg 10*3
    Cable revs Fly - #4 10*3
    Kroc Rows - 80lbs 12*4
    Dead Bugs - 60sec *3

    All systems go!

    Right in the sweet spot for the amount of work I can do at the moment. Tiring, but not exhausting...

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  • gymdad150
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    9/19/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week One

    LBS - 112.5kg 4*2
    B - 77.5kg 4*3
    D w/pause - 125kg 8*2
    Row - 75kg 10*3
    Shoulder Cluster - 10lbs 10*3
    Plank - 60sec *3
    Dead Bug - 60sec *3

    End of the first week of this cycle. More sets, more exercises - looking to build work capacity.

    Feels like we're right on the number needed, not too much, not too little - #goldilocks

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  • gymdad150
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    9/17/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week One

    Deads - 170kg *4
    Deads - 145kg 4*2
    RDL - 120kg 10*2
    Glute Ham Raise - 10*3
    Bent Over Revs Fly - 20lbs 10*3
    SIngle Arm Hi Row - #7 10*3
    Dead Bug - 60 sec *3
    Hammer Curl - 70lbs 10*3

    Good sets of pulls. What ever lingering issues with my back tweak from a month ago seem to be behind me (swidt).
    Saturday looks to be a pretty full day...coach is cracking the whip!

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  • gymdad150
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    9/16/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week One

    Bench - 85kg *4
    Bench - 77.5kg 4*3
    Tempo Bench - 80kg 2*4
    Dumbbell Floor Press - 50lbs 7*3
    Dumbbell Incline Press - 50lbs 10*3
    Dumbbell Press - 40lbs 10*3
    Dead Bug - 60sec *3
    LTE/Curl - 30kg 15*3

    Pretty full session. No sleep the previous night took a bit out the top set.

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  • gymdad150
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    9/14/20

    The Road Back rep/sets
    Cycle Four - Week One

    LBS - 125kg *4
    LBS - 112.5kg 4*2
    LBS Paused - 90kg 8*2
    Split Squat - 24kg 10*3
    Cable Reverse Fly - #3 10*3
    Kroc Rows - 70lbs 12 *4
    Dead Bugs - 45 sec *3

    Nice way to start the cycle. Top set was good for lots more than 4. Even the Paused work was, dare I say, fun.

    A few more exercises on the schedule, but I was able to power on through everything with minimal huffing and puffing...VICTORY!

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  • gymdad150
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    9/12/20

    De-Load Deads reps/sets

    Deadlift - 145kg 4*3
    Rows - 70kg 7*3
    Dips - 8/12/16/20kg *5
    Chins - 8/12/16kg *5, 20kg *3

    Nice, easy day...

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  • gymdad150
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    9/10/20

    De-Load Bench reps/sets

    Paused Bench - 90 / 92.5 / 95kg *1
    Paused Bench - 77.5kg 2*2
    Press - 40kg 6*3
    LTE - 40 / 45 / 50kg *1
    Curls - 50kg 5*3
    Dead Bug - 60Sec *3

    The singles moved nicely. Hard to believe my Bench is the bright spot of my training these days, but there you have it...

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