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Old 08-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #531
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You did 17 pullups. There are plenty of people who can't do one.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:39 PM   #532
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My little brother always makes fun of me because he can do more, so I suppose I'm a little self conscious about it. I think it helps that he weighs 30lbs less than me. I wish I had been working with the bands all along. I think it would help with my shoulder.

On a positive note, I haven't had a shoulder subluxation in several months now. I also have felt DOMS in my shoulder girdle on my left side, especially in the scapular region on a few occasions since starting my new workout which dedicates a day to accessory/prehab work that focuses on shoulder health. The tide is turning with the imbalances...

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:07 AM   #533
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Squats - 3X5 300 (5R PR)
Leg press - 3X3 400, 420, 430

That was plenty of work. The squats killed me. I guess I'm just full of PRs this week. I'm taking a day or two off.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:57 AM   #534
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Not looking to get kicked out again?

A better approach would be to find a place that doesn't allow DL's and say "I'll be there in five days and I'd like to see you stop me, mutha f-er!" But you know, your way works too...

Congrats on those squats. That is great work!
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:37 AM   #535
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Thanks Andrew & Eric. It feels great to be making some great all around progress.
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Flat bench - 1X5 215, 2X5 205
Push press - 3X3 155, 165, 175
Weighted dips - BW + 48 X 7, 7, 9

I got stuck during 2 reps @ 215 on bench press...a tap on the bar & I got through it. I took some weight off and 205 wasn't too bad at all. This was the first time doing push press in...6 months probably. Maybe longer than that. Dips were fun. My shoulders are hating me right now. I started taking glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and vitamin C again. I need to order some cissus.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #537
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i know hrdgain loves the cissus...but report back on how it works for you
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #538
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I'll say that I think Cissus has some noticeable effect for me as well. I have played around with just taking it when I feel beat up and taking it as a preventative measure. I think that for me, I can just take a bit now and again (before I NEED it, but not every day) and still get the benefits.

I will also say that I take the powdered version (take the leaf or root or whatever the hell and dry it out and grind it up) and have no experience with pills. When I take it I think I'm going about 3x the suggested dose for 2-3 days, then I'll lay off for the rest of the week. It works for me, and I can say that taking it after an injury it usually takes a lot of it to make an impact. Maybe ground is less potent? Who knows. I got a metric crap ton of the stuff for cheap and it works. I'm not one to argue. Oh, and powdered... it tastes like ass. Have fun if you go that route. I have to dilute in iced tea. Wouldn't put it in a protein shake. Iced tea seems to blend nicely... you know, all those ground leaves in harmony.
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Sounds good. I already do a mini shake in the mornings & evenings (GNC's Triflex, a fiber supplement, powdered green tea extract, and a half serving of cycle support). It should be easy to add in. I will go ahead & order now so it will be waiting on me when I get back from vacation.
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Speed deadlifts - 5X3 225 (60 seconds between sets)
One arm DB rows - 3X5 65, 70, 75
Chin ups - 6, 5, 5
DB curls - 35 X 16, 18
Serratus press ups

Fast workout...very little time between sets. I feel like it was kind of a waste of a workout because I didn't feel taxed at all, but I'm on vacation and I'm starting to feel relaxed so it's all good. I will try to get in the gym at least two more times this week. Next workout will be planned out better since I know what's in this geriatric gym now.
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