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  • Therapists can lift too, guys.

    I'm Mike - an Occupational Therapist in North Texas.
    27, Male, 6 ft, 253.7 (as of this morning)

    Started lifting in Nov of last year and ran through the linear progression but my deadlift never really got anywhere (started at 225, felt like I didn't need chalk or wrist straps I'd just eventually get stronger). Got my squat up to 435 for 3 then gave in bought chalk and some wrist wraps and really focused on pulling too much the last 3 months but got my deadlift up to 415.

    Last week was a deload for me to recover and this week I'm working on a H-L-M split to give that a try for the next 8 weeks. I also decided I'd post on here to try and keep track of progress.

    I'm working on being more competitive in Judo - would do much better in the 100kg category someday - so I'm slowly working my way down (from 265) to that by eating an occasional vegetable that's not baked into a slice of pizza and tracking calories and just getting as strong as I can without hurting myself in the process.

    Best lifts are:
    Squat - 435x3
    Deadlift - 405x5
    Press - 200x1
    Bench press - 235x5 (Stopped doing these in favor of increased Press frequency after SS, so it'll be the first time I'm doing these again since March).
    Power Clean - 195x2

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    Morning walk - 30 min LISS (walk)

    After work:
    Heavy Day:
    Low Bar Squat
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5
    405x5
    425x5x2
    425x3

    Bench Press:
    45x10
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5x3

    Deadlift
    135x5
    225x5
    315x5 (Double Overhand for all 5 with no wraps for the first time)
    425x3 (PR)

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    • #3
      Tuesday - 10/10/17 -
      Morning Walk - 30 min LISS - Fasted w/ coffee

      Judo - 90 min


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      • #4
        Wednesday - 10/11/17 -

        Low Bar Squat
        135, 225, 315 - 1x5
        345 - 3x5

        Overhead Press
        135, 145, 1x5
        155 - 3x3 - Planned to go up higher, but couldn't get 5 in warm up so I stayed here. Working on keeping elbows in front of the bar at the bottom and reducing the moment arm at the wrist

        Clean and Jerk -
        135 - 4x1 - Not what I planned for these, probably still frustrated with trying to fix my press and gave up on these. Could have used some more volume and intensity.

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        • #5
          Yesterday -
          Walked (fasted) 35 min first thing in the morning.

          Couldn't make it to Judo yesterday.



          Just in the interest of data (and because I have access to a hand dynamometer) I measured grip strength today - L - 120#, R - 145#.
          Will be interested to track this as my Deadlift gets higher and I work on pulling more without straps.

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          • #6
            10/13
            Squat - No Belt
            135, 225, 315 - 1x5
            365 - 3x5

            Push Press
            135x5, 155x5, 185x4

            Deadlift
            225 1x5, 315 1x3
            335 2x5, 1x3

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            • #7
              10/16
              Fasted 30 min walk with coffee- down to 251.9 this morning.

              TIL @work - if you just move an ultrasound head faster it’s the same as using pulsed ultrasound. (It’s not, but that’s what an educated therapist said)

              Squat
              225, 315- 1x5 405 1x3
              430 3x5

              Bench Press
              45, 135, 185 - 1x5
              225 x2 - I’ll advised large jump, went back to a more reasonable jump
              210 2x5

              Deadlift
              225, 315 1x5 405x1
              430x3, +1 (Form broke down on the last one, decided to reset got one more and form was still terrible so I didn’t try for a fifth.)

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              • #8
                10/17 -
                30 min fasted walk
                Judo - 90 min - Good workout - weighed out at 251.9 (Same as when I first woke up Tuesday morning)



                10/18 -
                Went to the gym before work because I have some errands to run later. That meant no walk this morning.

                Squat -
                135, 225, 315 - 1x5
                345 - 3x5 - Felt really hard today. It wasn't, and I did it but I felt like it was hard.

                Press -
                135, 1x5
                155 3x5 - First set was hard, second set better, the last set actually felt really good.

                Power clean -
                135 - 2x2
                155-2x2
                185-2x1, 1x1 - Failed the second rep.

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                • #9
                  10/18/-
                  30 min fasted walk, Judo 90 min - pretty easy day a lot of technique.

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                  • #10
                    10/19 -
                    Squat - 225, 315, 5x1
                    385 - 3x5

                    Barbell rows -
                    135 - 1x5
                    185 - 2x5
                    Last edited by mbrowne; 10-24-2017, 01:25 PM.

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                    • #11
                      10/23 -
                      Squat - 225, 315, 405, 1x5
                      435 - 3x5

                      Bench Press
                      45, 135, 185- 1x5
                      215 - 1x4, 1x3
                      135 - 1x5 - focus on hip drive

                      Deadlift
                      225, 315 - 1x5
                      435 - 2x1

                      Planning to move my heavy deadlift to wednesday and potentially drop the weight slightly to try to get more than 2 or 3 without feeling like I'm going to puke.

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                      • #12
                        10/24 -
                        30 min fasted walk -
                        Judo - 90 min, Randori (Live practice) - did about 75 min actual competition. Very tired after.

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                        • #13
                          10/25 -
                          Still tired, just wanted to do something, needed to make sure I didn't miss my pressing (i'm borderline too low on my press volume)
                          Overhead press - 45, 85, 105 - 1x5, 135,3x5

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                          • #14
                            10/26 -
                            Judo - 90 min

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                            • #15
                              10/27 -
                              Squat - 135, 225, 315, 1x5, 385, 3x5
                              Pin Press - Chin level - 135x5, 155x3, 175x1

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