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  1. John Stone

    John Stone Every day is Leg Day
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    Thanks, Mad. :) Hope all is well in Oz!
     
  2. Merk

    Merk Satan is my spirit animal

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    Sorry about that man...I thought you knew I was joking
     
  3. John Stone

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    :mad:
     
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    The calluses on the palms, I can understand...but what happened to your shins?
     
  5. John Stone

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    Deadlifts. Proper form is to keep the bar as close to the shins as possible, so dragging the bar over the lower legs is normal and correct. Bruised and scraped shins are are a small price to pay to avoid injury on the road to a monster back. :nod:
     
  6. JC

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    I'm thinking deadlifts... :mad:
     
  7. jdb-44

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    Ahh. I was thinking you'd developed a new, extra-painful way of doing leg extensions, using barbells resting on top of the shins... yikes, that would hurt!
     
  8. John Stone

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    Great workout tonight, and a terrific finish to week 7 of my 2008 bulk.

    I've been working very hard on my delts this year, and I think I'm starting to see some improvement. Here's a delt progress photo from the side that I took today:
    11142008_delts_side.jpg
     
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    I went through a period of sinching a dumbbell between my ankles with an old belt to do leg extensions/curls.... It worked for a while until I could do more weight than was safe or compfortable in that fashion.:D
     
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    Hey John. Pretty much viewed from the start.

    So sorry to hear of your back. The reason I posted is because I was running at work and my rather scar-tissued hamstring is now playing up. Feel I'm in a similar boat to you.

    Old injuries don't die hard, eh?

    Best of luck recovering. I'm sure your daily update where you state how back in the zone you are isn't that long away.
     
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    John, sorry to read about your injury. Hopefully it'll heal very quickly so that you're back to the weights in short order.
     
  12. Merk

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    Dude, The delt is looking tight in that new picture. Overall you are regaining your mass at a good rate. Its so cool to watch :tucool:

    (sighs)

    I'm so damn sorry to see you messed up your back again. I feel your pain (well not exactly) but I've been have issues with my right foot on and off since last winter and right now its flared up again Ufff.

    For me however I think it might have something to do with improper placement of 2.5 lbs plates under my heels when doing squats and I'm having too much pressure put on the front of my foot near my toes. I don't know, mere speculation.

    BUT! What I do know is that I need to renew my membership and that you need to get better bud. My thoughts are with you and I hope you have a speedy recovery.

    You might want to hit up the ole' benGAY! You'd like it :p
     
  13. John Stone

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    Thanks everyone! :)

    I've been resting today, and keeping the troubled area iced down. This time it is doesn't see to be quite as bad as it has been in the past. I can move around, bend over and walk--none of which I could do the the day after the other two times this has happened. Standing for more than a minute or so is painful, and walking often causes me to hit it "just right", which really hurts. The Aleve is helping quite a bit.

    I'll rest all day tomorrow. No housework for me. Yay. Silver lining. :spaz:

    Monday is leg day and I highly doubt I'll be able to do much of that workout. Squats and lunges are clearly out. I'll see how I feel on Monday.

    I expect that I'll be able to do Tuesday's workout (chest/triceps), and then I have Wednesday off to rest. Thursday is back/biceps/traps. I think I should be able to do most of that workout, minus deads and cleans, of course. I'll play it by ear.

    I'm feeling very positive today. This is only a bump in the road.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear about your injury, John :(. I don't remember if you ever got your back checked out by a specialist. I know my dad used to have tremendous problems with his back many years ago. He'd often wind up with the same kind of pain you've described after lifting something. As far as I know it turned out that it was his mattress that was the culprit. Since he got it replaced, he hasn't had any problems. I'll ask him about it the next time I talk to him.
     
  15. John Stone

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    I think we can cross that off the list. When we bought the new house I purchased all new bedroom furniture, including a new mattress. I didn't skimp on the mattress, either (our old mattress sucked and we hated it). The new mattress is awesome.
     
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    John, at the begining of this bulk I remember you were toying with the idea of intermitent cutting cycles. Have you considered using this period of down time to cut calories and maybe do some lower weight, higher rep type work to keep in the swing of things and maybe drop a little fat?
     
  17. John Stone

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    I think the last thing I'd want to do right now is cut my calories and do lighter weight/higher rep stuff. If I'm going to reduce my calories, I want to lift heavy to help preserve my strength and muscle.

    As I mentioned in my update this morning, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be able to work around the problem while doing most of my usual training. :nod:

    I'm about to go do my traps workout now. :spaz:
     
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    i never got the idea why people thought lower weight higher reps actually would be beneficial in a cut.

    high weight and low reps got you your muscle, so high weight and low reps will keep you hold on to your muscle !
     
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    Ehh thats not set in stone, it might attribute but its mainly your caloric intake. You can get big with either types as long as you at a caloric surplus
     
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    We all know that all activities accumulate stress in the body, so it needs constant maintenance.

    Maybe you should be foam rolling your back John. Have you considered this kind of soft tissue therapy?

    Seems to be applicable to all lifters who try to stay healthy!
     

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