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  • 7/27/20

    The Road Back rep/sets

    Cycle Two / Week Three

    LB Squat - 110kg 6*3
    Paused LBS - 90kg 7*3
    Slow Sled Push - 85kg 30 yards *4
    Reverse Hyper - 50kg 15*4
    Wide Grip Pulldown - 47.5kg 15*3

    Pooped...

    Not a lot of sleep last night, and I payed for it today. The sets weren't hard, just taxing aerobically. Well, the sets were a little hard...

    The f'n Sled Pushes killed me though. I definitely bonked after the third push.

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    • 7/29/20

      The Road Back rep/sets

      Cycle Two / Week Three

      Bench - 75kg 6*3
      Close Grip Larsen - 52.5kg 10*3
      Spoto - 65kg 5*5
      Dumbbell Incline Bench - 50lbs 12*4
      Shoulder Cluster - 10lbs 12*4
      LTE / Curl - 32.5kg 10*3

      Not a bad day on the Bench. In fact, I quite liked it! Strong all the way through the session.

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      • 7/30/20

        The Road Back rep/sets

        Cycle Two / Week Three

        Deadlift - 160kg 6*2
        Deficit Deads - 140kg 6*5
        Reverse Hyper - 40kg 15*3
        Cable Mid Row - #16 15*3
        Dead Bugs - 60 seconds *3

        Another strong session in the books. 3 months past radiation treatments, and two months back in the gym. I'm just now starting to feel "normal". Not back to optimal, but we're on the right path.

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        • You're making amazingly rapid progress. All that persistent training during your treatments must have paid off.

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          • Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
            You're making amazingly rapid progress. All that persistent training during your treatments must have paid off.
            It's a process, but it's trending in the right direction.

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            • 8/1/20

              No scheduled training today, the gym is closed...

              So that we can move into a new, 2.5x bigger space. Took a group of us about 6+ hours to move everything: racks, bars, plates, kettlebells, dumbbells. All the Oly equipment was moved during the week, but ALL the powerlifting gear needed to go today.

              I moved so many 25kg, and 45 lbs plates today. Holy cow I'm tired...

              My fingers, and forearms are gonna be lit up tomorrow.

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              • 8/4/20

                The Road Back rep/sets
                Cycle Two / Week Four

                LB Squat - 100kg 6*3
                Paused LB - 80kg 7*3
                Slow Sled Pushes - 135lbs 30yds *4
                Reverse Hyper - 40kg 15*4
                Neutral Grip Pulldown - 90lbs 15*4

                Had to face a brutal truth AGAIN, my Squats are not to depth (even with a box).

                I put a couple of reps on video for the first time since March...FML.

                As a gym we've been under an edict to not post any "in gym" activities, so as not to bring down the wrath of competitors or the state.

                So I put away my phone and was relying on other folks to "keep me honest" regarding depth. It seems that everyone was being "kind" as I come back from the cancer shit.

                I told my coach to be brutally honest on every rep from here on out.

                As it was, I set up a box about two inches lower than "normal", and that got me to a passable depth. Had to take some kgs of the bar, but that's life at the moment. My hips are extremely tight, and my bad knee is cranky. I'm not gonna lose to much sleep over the issue. I've hit proper depth before, I can do it again.

                That said it was disappointing to see how poorly I was performing...and at such light weights too.

                It didn't help things that the new space is not set up for HVAC yet. OMG was it hot, and soooo humid. Sure hope the HVAC guys come in next week as promised!
                Last edited by gymdad150; 08-04-2020, 09:51 PM.

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                • That said it was disappointing to see how poorly I was performing...and at such light weights too.
                  Light for you but challenging or undoable for most people our age. My squats have been feeling heavy too. But i won't be competing any time soon so there's lot of time to improve.

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                  • Originally posted by codgerus maximus View Post
                    Light for you but challenging or undoable for most people our age. My squats have been feeling heavy too. But i won't be competing any time soon so there's lot of time to improve.
                    Yeah, the competition platform is a long way away for me too.

                    I need to get past the tight hips and wonky knee thing that's going on. Once I have that in hand, I'll be off to the races...

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                    • 8/5/20


                      The Road Back rep/sets
                      Cycle Two / Week Four

                      Bench - 75kg 6*3
                      Close Grip Larsen - 55kg - 10*3
                      Spoto - 65kg 6*5
                      Dumbbell Incline Bench - 45lbs 12*4
                      Shoulder Cluster - 5kg 12*4
                      Curl / LTE - 30kg 10*3

                      Still tired...thankfully it wasn't as hot and humid today.

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                      • 8/6/20

                        The Road Back rep/sets
                        Cycle Two / Week Four

                        Deadlift - 150kg 6*2
                        Deficit Deads - 125kg 6*5
                        Reverse Hyper - 47.5kg 15*4
                        Cable Mid Row - 70lbs 15*3
                        Hammer Curl - 60lbs 10*3
                        Dips - bw 10*3
                        Dead Bugs - 60 sec *3

                        Still tired. I'm under a great deal of "life" stress at the moment, and it truly is effecting my time in the gym, as well as recovery.

                        Keeping things at RPE 8 is the order of the day.

                        And we (folks at the new gym) learned that there will be no Air Conditioning in the new facility - too expensive. There will be industrial fans installed to get air moving, but no AC.

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                        • 8/8/20

                          The Road Back rep/sets
                          Cycle Two / Week Four

                          Tempo SSB - 75kg 5*6
                          Spoto Larsen - 65kg 6*4
                          RDL - 110kg 10*3
                          Curl / LTE - 35kg 10*3
                          IYT - 10lbs 10*3

                          Still tired and creaky...

                          I think next week is a de-load week, YAY!

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                          • 8/10/20

                            The Road Back rep/sets
                            Cycle Three / Week One

                            LBS - 105kg *6
                            LBS - 95kg 6*2
                            Goblet Squat - 24kg 20*3
                            Wide Grip Pulldown - 40kg 15*3
                            Dead Bugs - 60sec *3
                            Straight bar Curl - 25kg *40, 25, 20 (minute rest periods)

                            It appears that my de-load is after this cycle.

                            Solid depth on all reps. And they actually felt good, no tweaks or twinges - YAY!

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                            • 8/12/20

                              The Road Back rep/sets
                              Cycle Three / Week One

                              Bench - 80kg *6
                              Paused Bench - 65kg 6*2
                              1 Arm Dumbbell Bench - 45lbs 12*3
                              Dumbbell Press - 35lbs 12*3
                              Palof Holds - 45 sec *3
                              Dips - +6kg 10*3
                              Hammer Curls - 70lbs 10*3

                              I do enough bitching these days, it's time you hear some positive news.

                              The top set was an honest RPE 8, which puts me back in pre-treatment territory. Hot f'n damn!

                              I'm not bleeding off "stress" as well as I was able to BT (before treatments). That last week of cycle two was an indicator of that stress build up.

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                              • The top set was an honest RPE 8, which puts me back in pre-treatment territory. Hot f'n damn!
                                That news kicks my day up a notch!

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