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Old 04-15-2008, 04:24 PM   #221
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Volume, volume, volume over quality, quality, quality, is where these problems come from.
Who said quality wasn't there? If you notice the weights, they were dramatically ramped. I have been focusing entirely on quality. I could go at least 10% heavier in every single lift I have done in the past few months with the exception of flat bb bench press. And even with this, I could go heavier.

What I meant by it getting better is that I'm able to lift on it. I feel it every time that I do any kind of press. I would have to have surgery for it to be "completely" better and then it would still never be quite the same. I've been doing some rehab stuff and that has helped also. But I know it's not altogether better. The fact that I went from aggravating/reinjuring it so frequently to where I am right now shows that I understand the situation very well.

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Old 04-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #222
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Squats - 4X6 225, 225, 225, 255
SLDL - 3X5 155

Chill day...short workout. Looking forward to going heavier Friday.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:22 AM   #223
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Alright, Ross. You do your thing. Maybe it will work out. And good luck on it. It's not like I want your shoulders to go bad, or I wouldn't have said anything. Hopefully you'll have shoulders when you're my age and you can lift heavy when you have grey hairs on your head

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:18 AM   #224
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Shoulder press - 2X6 130, 1X15 95
BB shrugs - 3X8 225
DB Shrugs - 3X8 50, 60, 70
Tricep pulldowns - 4X8 60

I was surprised that 130 felt as heavy as it did. Maybe it was an off day. The last rep of the first 2 sets I had a little help from my legs. So I just did a light, long set to finish those. I noticed this week that my left trap is lagging more than I thought. I don't know whether it's a lack of mind-muscle connection or if I'm cheating at some other lifts. I'm going to make sure I think about it every time I walk into the gym.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:58 AM   #225
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Deadlift (singles) - 275, 285, 295, 305, 315, 325, 335, 345
Leg press - 1X10 245, 2X8 335, 385

I wanted to see where I was with the deadlifting. And I wanted to start going a little heavier, so I decided to do singles... (Thanks Kane) It was a fun workout.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:06 AM   #226
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good bread. keep it up
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:52 AM   #227
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Good work Ross
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Haha I was wondering what Eric was talking about in the shoutbox.."good bread". Thanks Monsta & Widdoes.
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:51 PM   #229
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:27 AM   #230
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Incline bench 3-4X8, alt every few weeks with flat bench 5X5
DB Rows
Pull ups
Face pulls
serratus pressups
biceps

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Squats - 3-4X12, alt every few weeks with 5X5
GH raises
calve raises

Wed - break

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Standing shoulder press
Flat DB press
PNF pulls
front/lateral raises
triceps

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Deadlifts - doubles 275-315, singles 325-345 (10lb inc)
Dip shrugs
Leg press
calve raises

This is kind of what I did last week...it's what I'll be doing this week anyway. Just trying to get things organized. I really liked last week. I think I'll fall into a routine eventually. Focuses are calves, traps, chest, and overall mind-muscle connection. If I start to get worn down, then I'll define the days for specific movements better before I consider a deload...there is some overlap right now. I'm getting along fine...I am responding very well to making up my own workouts. Physique is aesthetically better..I'm getting stronger and still adding mass. I plan on doing 3-4X8 for most lifts...probably go down to 5X5 if I get stuck.

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