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Old 04-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #81
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Tuesday 4/10/07

Barbell Step-up ---------- 3x5 120 lbs
Bench Press ------------- 3x5 205 lbs
Deadlift ----------------- 1x5 155 lbs

Dips --------------------- 2x8 45 lbs

Notes:
I really miss Squats. Step-ups are OK, but I miss getting the whole body into it. I have my last chiropractor appointment next week. Hopefully I'll be cleared to start them up again.

Bench Press is back to where I was when my back problems started and I took time off from lifting.

Deadlift continues to feel good. I do not feel strain at all in my back now that I changed my technique. We'll see as the weight goes up.

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Old 04-13-2007, 04:11 PM   #82
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Friday 4/13/07

Squats A2G --------------- 3x5 135 lbs
Military Press -------------- 3x5 133 lbs
Rows ---------------------- 3x5 130 lbs

Chin-ups ------------------- 1x8 1x5

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I had to miss yesterday's workout because I donated blood. So I'll be off schedule for a few days.

I'm back to Squatting. I'm starting with low weight and doing them A2G. I wasn't sure if I was going to do actual working sets tonight, but I felt OK after my warmup sets. And I'd been practicing A2G without any weight all week, so I went for it. They were harder than I thought they would be, probably a combination of not doing them for a long time and doing them A2G.

I just reset my Deadlift and Squat. I reset my Bench, Military, and Row a few weeks ago after I took time off, and I'm nearing my potential again for these. I'm thinking I may soon have a mixed workout where I'm progressing each workout for Squats and Deads, but weekly for BP, MP, and Rows. Is that how it usually works, a weekly routine for some and workout to workout for others, or is it recommended to stick with one routine and change everyting all at once?

For the past few weeks, I've also been doing easy back stretches daily and core work on lifting days after my workout. If I made one mistake when starting, it was neglecting my core, especially stretching. I actually made another big mistake, namely Squat and Deadlift technique. I should have started A2G and I should have learned more about Deadlift technique.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:50 PM   #83
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You've reset these weights due to time off from injury and whatnot, correct? Have you had to reset the weights at any time due to being absolutely stuck or is this the only reason?

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Old 04-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #84
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Resets all due to time off and injury, but I was getting close to maxing all lifts before my back thing. I know I'm getting close again on some lifts, not on others.

I'm guessing that since you asked the question, my answer is probably to reset again when the time is right and see where it leads.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:26 AM   #85
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Yes, those other resets don't count. You can do at least one. If not two. Then there are ways to keep moving a little more.

But as far as the qusestion, yes, you could go to a weekly progression for some and keep the others the same. That could mean all sorts of things. Or it could be a bi weekly heavy squat if squat were to fail first with a lighter squat or something in the middle. Bench press could change to more volume once (maybe with 4 sets) and then a low volume high intensity something later on in the week. So on, and so forth.

But take one day at a time and see what happens.
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Sunday 4/15/07

Squat A2G -------------- 3x5 140 lbs
Bench Press ------------- 3x5 210 lbs
Deadlift ----------------- 1x5 165 lbs

Dips --------------------- 2x8 50 lbs

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No accessory exercises today. To get back on schedule, I'll be working out again in two days. So I decided to not do accessories because no three day rest.

I was pretty sore from Friday's first time doing A2G Squats, but a good sore.

I needed a spotter for my Bench, I knew after my second set that my third set was going to be hard to finish. He didn't need to assist, but the last two reps were too close to do alone.
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Old 04-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #87
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Tuesday 4/17/07

Squats A2G --------------- 3x5 145 lbs
Military Press -------------- 3x5 135 lbs
Rows ---------------------- 3x5 135 lbs

Chin-ups ------------------- 1x8 1x4

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Love the A2G Squats. It's easier to "handle" the lower weight. And going A2G, it's already challenging. When I was Squatting (not A2G) 225 a month ago, it was just too heavy for me period. I suspect if I ever work my way up to 225 A2G, my whole body will be ready for it, not just my legs.

Military Press and Rows really took it out of me tonight. I'm going backwards on my Chin-ups progress.
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Thursday 4/19/07

Squat A2G -------------- 3x5 150 lbs
Bench Press ------------- 3x5 210 lbs
Deadlift ----------------- 1x5 175 lbs

Dips --------------------- 0

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I think I've been hurting my right shoulder the way I do dips. My gym doesn't have a dip belt, so I hold a dumbell with my feet crossed. After I put the weight in place, I have to press up to my starting position from a very low position. When I pressed up to start this time, my shoulder hurt quite a bit. It's been hurting for a few weeks, but it seemed to be getting better. Last night is when I finally equated it with my dips. I thought it was because I've been pushing very hard on my Military and Bench Presses lately. I plan to let it get better by not dipping until it stops hurting and buy a dip belt so I can start my dips at a normal position.
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Dips can be pretty tough on the shoulders in any case. If they continue to hurt your shoulders after you get a dip belt just drop them and move on...it's not worth it. You can do some extensions or something.
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Thanks Eric. Sounds good. I'll see how it feels with just bodyweight when it gets better and take it from there.
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