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George's Journal

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by George, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. M@

    M@ Monster Maker 2017

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    Is there anyone who isn't sick of social media? :confused:

    :blank:

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    Apart from a few YouTubers, SS has been the only clear form instruction I've absorbed. Who would you recommend besides Rippetoe? :confused:

    Bye! :wave:

    I'm all caught up on George's journal! :spaz:
     
  2. George

    George Senior Member

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    Still on my phone so bear with me:

    I dont have a great answer for your main question. It would depend on your goals as to who I would point you to for form instruction. Since Rippetoe is on the strength side of things you might want to check out Greg Nuckols' extremely lengthy squat articles over on Stronger by Science. Juggernaut training has some good series on some of the power lifts on YouTube (I remember a good one called the squat pillars and I think they have a deadlift one, too). Jeff Nippard has been putting out some good form content lately.

    6/5
    Chin 10, 9, 8
    Row@115 12, 11, 10
    Curl@65 15, 12, 10 @55 15, 12, 12
    Chins felt bad today
     
  3. George

    George Senior Member

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    6/6
    Squat 3x10x130, 2x10x115
    Calf@185 15, 15, 12, 9
    Ima go back to 10x5 squats. Those felt better.

    Edit: 2x10, not 2x50 on the 115 squats, heh
     
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  4. George

    George Senior Member

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    6/8
    Bench@115 19, 13, 10
    OHP@65 17, 15, 13
    CGBP@95 3 sets
    French press 3x10x55
    Forgot the reps for CGBP, it's in the log book. Had a little extra time to do French press. My triceps are more awful than my biceps at the moment and could use more attention.
     
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  5. George

    George Senior Member

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    Chin-up 12, 8, 8
    Row@115 12, 12, 10
    Curl@65 3 sets @55 3 sets
    Nice and boring.

    Got a kitten today. Let's see how much sleep I get tonight.
     
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  7. Spartan88

    Spartan88 Well-Known Member

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    When I got a kitten I was living at my Mother's house whilst I renovated the house I live in now. She came from my mother's neighbour who brought the kitten to the house to show me. She promptly jumped out of my hand and shot through a gap under the kitchen units and hid out of reach. We eventually had to give up trying to tempt her out from under the unit and go to bed. We were woken by an almighty racket when she tried to escape through the window and knocked all the pot plants off the Kitchen window ledge including pots that belonged to my late grandmother. Then found myself in the supermarket at 6am buying kitten food. That night wasn't much fun.

    She'll be snuggled up next to me in bed tonight though!
     
  8. George

    George Senior Member

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    Yikes. How old was the kitten? So far so good with mine. Hasn't destroyed anything, is eating and drinking, and using the litterbox appropriately. Even the dogs are getting along with her for the most part, although we're only allowing them to interact under supervision. My wife is a lot better with animals than me, which helps.

    her name smokey.

    6/10
    Deadlift@140: 12, 12, 30 :lol:
    Lunge 3x10x75
    I miss pushing myself on deadlifts. Thought I would see if I could get 30 reps on my last set and it was still fairly easy. I'm going to stick to 3-4 sets of 10ish and just add 5# every week until it starts getting difficult. Lunges are feeling a little smoother. I'm trying to stick to 30-40 minute workouts. Mostly for time management purposes since I'm lifting 5-6 times a week. If I had the time I would legit love to lift 12 times per week :lol:
     
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    She was probably too young to be separated from her mother, possibly only four to five weeks old. She was tiny. A tough little cat though, she and the rest of her litter were born under a pile of rubbish in next doors garden and endured some cold snowy weather early on.

    I was hoping to convey in my earlier post that despite the early disruptive nature she was now very little bother and slept through the night without disturbing me. Would you believe it, for the first time in a very long time I woke at approx 5am to a cat meowing and scratching at the carpet to get my attention to let her outside. Tonight I go to the back door to find the mutilated corpse of a Robin just outside. Looks like she went hunting at 5am.

    Mine had to get used to the two cats my mum has. They were quite put out to have another cat in the house. Sometimes when I go to my mums for a day or overnight I take my cat with me rather than leave her home alone. They hide themselves away while she has the run of the house.
     
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    I'm ready for her to acclimate

    6/11
    Bench@115 17, 15, 13
    OHP@65 17, 15, 13
    CGBP@95 18, 16, 14

    Took today off
     
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    The muffler fell off of my car when I was leaving work last night. Ended up getting home pretty late and decided to take a second day off.

    6/14
    Chin 10, 8, 8, 4
    Row@115 12, 12, 11
    Curl@65 15, 10, 10 @55 12, 12, 12
    It feels silly lifting so light. I've done a chin-up with 90# in the past and used to do cheaty rows with 225+. And yet, this is probably the best my upper body has ever looked and the risk of injury is tiny. Trade offs blah blah
     
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    Check out the "Pillars of ___" series (e.g. "Squat Pillar #1") from Juggernaut Training Systems (Chad Wesley Smith :dreamy: ). There's 4 or 5 short videos for each of the "big three" and they're really good IMO.

    For squats there's also a great video on the supertraining channel with Chris Duffin. The same guy also has a good deadlift video on the same channel.
     
  13. George

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    6/17
    Bench@115 20, 13, 10
    OHP@65 18, 12, 12
    CGBP@95 19, 10, 10
    Haven't pressed since the 11th due to taking several days off recently. It's funny how much reps improve when I am recovered. For hypertrophy purposes, it might be beneficial to stay a little away from full recovery most of the time (i.e. a certain level of fatigue is good for growth).
     
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    Chest is sore from yesterday. Nothing else is. May need to approach shoulders and triceps differently.

    6/18
    Chin-up 10, 8, 6, 6, 5, 5, 5, 5
    Curl@55 15, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
    Wrote this out already and then forgot to hit the post button. It's fine. Wanted to try doing chins on one day and rows on the other. I figure lats are still getting hit twice weekly this way, just in different planes. We will see what happens.
     
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    Lats are sore today. Abs as well. Usually I am not sore after a pull day. Biceps are not sore, despite all the volume.

    6/19
    deadlift 3x10x145
    lunge 3x10x75
    This took all of 25 minutes. Was not motivated today.
     
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    6/20
    Bench@115 18, 12, 11, 9
    French press@55 15, 12, 13, 11
    Lateral@10 16, 13, 12
    Superset w/
    Upright row@45 15, 13, 12
    Blah blah
     
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    6/21
    row 4x12x95
    curl@55 16, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10
    not motivated at all today. this was pretty boring and I zoned out for a while. Had a pretty rough week at work which I think is bleeding into the rest of my life.
    My genetics professor asked me if I have a background in exercise science because its all that I talk about.
     
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    Did a bunch of yard work earlier in the day

    6/22
    box squat 3x10x135
    calf raise 3x10x185
    deadlift 3x10x150
    Squatting has not felt good lately. I'm going to limit range of motion for a while by doing a box squat with a flat shoe. These feel really good with a slow eccentric. Years ago I did a cycle of these and worked up to 5x275 while in a caloric surplus. My quads and glutes got bigger. Also, I don't experience any valgus knee movement with these when the weights get heavy, which is an issue I have with free squats. Wife called me right after squats so I had a 15 minute break between exercises. Deadlifts felt great at the end of the workout. Really smooth.

    Without sounding like too much of an asshole, I am struggling to eat enough to maintain my weight at the moment. I feel that several factors are at play here:
    1) I'm pretty active (lifting has been 5-6 days most weeks, I'm on my feet for at least a portion of work, and house/yard work occupies several hours of my week)
    2) I don't have the best appetite.
    3) I tend to eat foods that are pretty filling and not super calorically dense (partially because I don't do well with a lot of fat in my diet and partially because I try to shoot for at least a decent amount of fruits, vegetables, protein, etc. every day)
    4) I'm pretty busy right now.
    5) I don't have a lot of tasty, ready to eat stuff laying around.

    I guess there are worse problems to have.
     
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    6/23
    bench@115 17, 13, 11
    ohp@65 15, 11, 11
    cgbp@95 15, 11, 11
     

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