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Forum: Personal Journals 11-29-2007, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Topshelf
Well after taking a month off, I'm back in the...

Well after taking a month off, I'm back in the game. I didn't plan on taking this long off, but due to some circumstances and a bit of laziness, that's how it turned out. Anyway, I spent this week...
Forum: Training 10-25-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Christ man, you some kind of monster?:biglaugh: ...

Christ man, you some kind of monster?:biglaugh: Those numbers are massive! Unfortunately, those injuries don't sound so good. How did you do so much damage by 19?

Yeah, I've spoken to Eric a...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-25-2007, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Topshelf
Good thing you're always there to smack some...

Good thing you're always there to smack some common sense into me.:biglaugh: I read your PM, and I think I explained wrong the first time. It's definitely not near the hip, it's in the groin...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-24-2007, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Topshelf
Interesting Eric. Almost sounds as though you're...

Interesting Eric. Almost sounds as though you're implying that either I've increased the weight too quickly, or that my form isn't correct. I'm sure at this point you know I'm not taking this...
Forum: Training 10-24-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Thanks Sentinel. I'll schedule an appointment...

Thanks Sentinel. I'll schedule an appointment with my family doctor. They have a guy there that deals specifically with rehab. Maybe some good anti-inflammatory pills and a simple strengthening...
Forum: Training 10-24-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Thanks Cradler. That does make sense. And yeah,...

Thanks Cradler. That does make sense. And yeah, I'm thinking about going to the doctor. Chances are I'm gonna have to hold off on squats for a few weeks until I get this resolved. In the...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-24-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Thanks Eric, I figured not squatting until I got...

Thanks Eric, I figured not squatting until I got this fixed was the best idea, but dam, I was making such good progress. I'm going to continue doing everything else the routine though. Friday is...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-24-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Still have that pain in the adductor. Not 100%...

Still have that pain in the adductor. Not 100% sure how to proceed with this. Completed all 3 sets of the squat today, but I think I'm mentally holding myself back now due to that pain. I also...
Forum: Training 10-24-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Thanks a lot guys! I'll just have to remember to...

Thanks a lot guys! I'll just have to remember to have Eric guilt you in to answering all my questions for now on.:biglaugh:

Sentinel, I believe the above quote from your post perfectly answers...
Forum: Training 10-24-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Hmm, nothing? :02:

Hmm, nothing? :02:
Forum: Personal Journals 10-22-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
After some research, I'm self diagnosing myself...

After some research, I'm self diagnosing myself with a grade 1 groin strain of the adductor muscles. Gonna have to get a wrap and do some isometric stretching to try to strengthen the problem. :(
Forum: Personal Journals 10-22-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Well today I repeated Friday's workout. I still...

Well today I repeated Friday's workout. I still have some soreness in that spot under my ribcage, but I'm under the impression it's a small muscle tear and that it's going to take a long time to...
Forum: Training 10-21-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Oh, and I just wanted to clarify incase I was...

Oh, and I just wanted to clarify incase I was confusing in my post. I am not looking for a way to increase my raw bench. I have no desire to change from the routine I am doing as I'm very happy...
Forum: Training 10-21-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
:biglaugh: Too dam funny man. Yeah, I do...

:biglaugh: Too dam funny man.

Yeah, I do squat and deads on the same day. It's intense, but I don't think I would be able to deadlift more weight if I didn't squat that day. Does that make...
Forum: Training 10-21-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Ha, you're confusing the hell out of me Ross. lol...

Ha, you're confusing the hell out of me Ross. lol

My routine isn't what's listed above, and I should note that it's not a A,B,C, it's and A,B,A,B....

Here's what I'm doing now.

Workout A...
Forum: Training 10-21-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Thanks Jonson. Amazing how simple it is when you...

Thanks Jonson. Amazing how simple it is when you actually eat. lol

Ross, I'm curious to see if I get an answer too. I know I'm not schooled on all this stuff, but I read how the big 3 exercises...
Forum: Training 10-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By Topshelf
Question about SS 3x5 routine

Hey guys, I just finished my 11th week on Rip's SS program. So far I've added just over 30lbs of mass, most of that muscle, and a lot of that is thanks to the help I've received here. Need to up my...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-19-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Dammit, had to stop my workout today after my...

Dammit, had to stop my workout today after my first set of squats. No idea what I injured. I warmed up to 190lbs, got the first 4 reps in fine, they were definitely heavy, but I think I was still...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-18-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
I don't know Eric. I think I'm just very...

I don't know Eric. I think I'm just very frustrated with the whole back workout thing. Feels like I've been able to get all the other exercises down to a very good form, but when it comes time for...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-17-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Another great workout for the most part. ...

Another great workout for the most part. Increased squats and still have room to go. I'm not going to get greedy though, I'll take 5lbs per session for as long as it lasts. I know I felt tired...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-16-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
I got it now. ;) Sometimes the brain takes a...

I got it now. ;) Sometimes the brain takes a while to comprehend this stuff. lol I agree with the whole perfect textbook form statement too. That was really holding me back because I was...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-16-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
:biglaugh: Classic! :) OK, I completely...

:biglaugh: Classic! :)


OK, I completely understand what your original point was. I did get a little confused, but it all makes sense now. Sometimes I do overthink this stuff, but I'd rather...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-16-2007, 05:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
It is an interesting discussion. Been thinking...

It is an interesting discussion. Been thinking about it all night. I truly believe I'm still keeping proper form at this point, but I'm really going to take notice over the next few workouts. Eric...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-15-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
No Eric, I TOTALLY appreciate the info, you know...

No Eric, I TOTALLY appreciate the info, you know that. Being a little older and wiser now at 35, I really take form seriously since I know what kind of damage can happen if I get sloppy. Your post...
Forum: Personal Journals 10-15-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,441
Posted By Topshelf
Added another 5 to the squat today. Felt good,...

Added another 5 to the squat today. Felt good, but had a few that weren't quite perfect. Think I'll add 5 more on Wed since I was exhausted today and then see if I need to back off a little. Also...
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