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    So I was looking for ways to help with my overhead press and the low ceiling syndrome with the weights hitting the tiles on that final shrug move I guess I need to do. I was using my straight barbell and 5 lbs weights and 2.5 lbs weights to try and clear basement ceiling.

    So I built me a weight bar with dropped bar ends for the weights, so I can put on 10 lbs plates that sit below the bar height, I think some refer to the bar shape as a cambered bar or one of those fancy safety squat bars.

    The bar I built works great, it weights only ten pounds and welded really well. It should get me by for now, I loaded 100 lbs on it and tried to press it, failed, my form is not right yet.

    Part of it I struggle with lack of mobility getting my arms straight above my head and I'm bending my back to much with heavy weight. So til I can get my form right I just have to work on getting my arms to stretch where they need to go with the lighter weight.

    Any how I'm happy with new bar and looking forward to the morning to get my first of 2 workouts done tomorrow. Back to 2 workouts in one day on weekends. Got to push to get that 315 bench press, I think these lifts will get me there. I will work in some days of regular bench press in the weeks to come.
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    April 6th A.M. workout

    Pin press

    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    175 x 5
    195 x 3
    215 x 3
    235 x 3
    275 x 0 failed
    235 x 1 removed weight from 275 press this up

    Loaded 305 lbs on barbell, lowered it down slowly 2 times to pins. Wanted to make sure I can unrack that amount and control the weight down to the pins, prepare my body for such weight.

    Pin Rows- worked on speed of bar to belly.
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    175 x 5 at this weight speed is much slower
    155 x 5
    135 x 5
    115 x 5

    Overhead Press with my newly built bar. Bar weights 10 lbs empty

    20 lbs x 5
    30 x 5
    40 x 5
    50 x 5
    60 x 5
    70 x 5
    80 x 5 ya I'm done

    So this overhead press was my first real workout and when the weight hit 70 lbs I could feel me slow down and really feel muscles popping, 80 lbs just took it out of me, started to shake. I don't think my form is just right, but I will keep pressing up. I have to work on getting my arms more over my head and remind myself not to arch the back. Oh and no bounce! just solid straight up press with legs locked and butt tight. 1 hour 15 minutes.

    Rest for 6 hours and hit it again!
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    April 6th Workout P.M.

    Pin Press

    145 lbs x 5
    165 x 3
    225 x 2
    250 x 1
    270 x 0 failed but held it about 2" off pin for several seconds

    Pin Rows
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    175 x 5 Oh so slow moving
    115 x 10 This almost to light reps are fast

    Overhead Press
    40 lbs x 5
    50 x 5
    60 x 5
    70 x 5 So feeling it
    80 x 5 this really burned and I was shaky.

    45 minute workout.

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    4-8-2019

    Pin press/dead press
    125 lbs x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 2
    225 x 2
    245 x 1
    265 x 1 new pr
    305 x 0 unracked and lowered real slow, tried pushing up no go.
    245 x 2 took weight off 305 so I could put bar back up on rack press it twice.



    Pin rows/power rack rows

    125 x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 4 really slow and heavy new pr
    145 x 5

    Overhead press

    50 lbs x 5
    70 x 5
    90 x 4 really shaky plenty heavy new pr

    Started off with slight headache, holding my breath made my head hurt more, so I'm surprised I did this well. Shorten up the Overhead press, instead of doing so many lighter sets, step it up on weight. Having a cambered bar makes the bar shake and it does take more energy to be stable, sure wears me out in a hurry.
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    April 10th 2019

    Workout

    little stretching
    115 lbs x 5
    135 x 5

    Time for the 285 lbs pyramid

    155 lbs x 10
    185 x 8
    215 x 6
    240 x 4 new PR
    250 x 3
    265 x 2 new PR
    215 x 8 all out

    300 x 0 unracked lowered and tried benching it, got it off the chest about 1 or 2" and sputtered out, turned my head and dropped it on the safety bars, felt heavy coming down, think my mind already said your not lifting it. So I called it good for tonight. 45 minute workout. I wasn't 100% little tired from work, body still beat up from yesterday- sun burnt, I lost 5 lbs of fluid yesterday working out in the hot sun digging a trench in the heat of the day. Weighed myself I was still about 3 lbs down from "normal".

    Been working out for just a tad over 6 months and my weight has been the same, yesterday was the biggest drop ever. it varies 1 or 2 lbs from day to day. So I know yesterday was really tough on my body. I was so dehydrated.

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    April 13th workout A.M.

    Had to skip the workout yesterday for another project that had to get done. So I got 1 extra day of rest and hit it this morning. Thought I would shoot for 300 lbs on bench

    Did some stretching for 30 minutes to help with lower back ( sore ) from the Overhead press. Even laying on the floor with back flat - hands straight up - I couldn't get the back of my hands to touch the floor. After some time stretching I could get close, so I am just not limber enough to properly do an overhead press without a severe lower back arch. Something to work on. So my overhead press will have to be light.

    On to bench


    125 lbs x 5
    150 x 5
    175 x 3
    200 x 2
    225 x 2
    250 x 1
    275 x 1
    300 x 0 failed again- took the weights off so I can lift bar back to rack
    165 x 1
    215 x 1
    255 x 1
    300 x 0 failed again, damn!

    1 hour 15 minutes


    Workout P.M.

    120 lbs x 5 Bench
    140 x 5
    160 x 3
    180 x 1
    200 x 1
    220 x 1
    240 x 1
    260 x 1
    280 x 0 failed
    300 x 0 failed

    30 minutes to do this, I just stopped, little ticked off, I should have this 300 lbs whipped already, little mad that it's not going up, arms must be tired enough I couldn't even get 280 lbs, felt like I just missed my bar path so instead of wasting energy just to put it up that I went to 300 lbs

    So I will rest for 2 days and hit it again on Monday evening.
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    4-15-2019


    bench
    125 x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    225 x 1
    245 x 1
    265 x 0 missed lift upset I couldn't get that

    Did some other lifts around my gym and decided I need to take a break, I have been missing lifts I shouldn't be and I don't think for the last 6 months I had more than 3 days off at any given time, I know last few months I don't think I have missed any workouts every other day. I think it's time for a break. Let the body heal.

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    4-21-2019 A.M.

    I'm back from a small break
    Did nothing in the gym since last workout.
    Got things done around the house that needed to be done, no real lifting or anything.

    I stretched for 30 minutes this morning

    Bench
    115 x 10
    155 x 6
    220 x 2
    260 x 1
    300 x 1

    SO YA I DID IT!!!!!!! Hit 300 lbs this morning, it was a tough bench, got stuck half way up, I wasn't going to give up, gave out a large belt of a grunt and the weight started to move again. So ya just over six months I went from 140 lbs bench to 300lbs. OH YA! Called it good for this workout, hit it again later today. Little soon for my 1 rep max, but I wanted that 300 to go up I will redo my 1 rep max at end of month like normal maybe I'll hit 305 or just 300 again but cleaner. Don't matter I got that 300 mark I felt I should have put up earlier this month.
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    4-21-2019 P.M. workout

    Still riding my 300 lbs bench high. Figure take it easy on bench do some other things.


    Bench warm up:
    115lbs x 10

    Bench

    145 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 5
    205 x 5
    225 x 5

    Over Head Press - no bounce just a straight push up from chest. I don't want to push this weight to hard my body just does not allow me to go straight up, so if I go to heavy I arch my back to much gives it a dull pain. See how this weight does. Figure as long as I do something in this direction, it's better than not doing anything at all.

    30 lbs x 10
    50 x 5
    70 x 5
    90 x 5 PR

    Pin Row Below Knees in the power rack a.k.a squat rack. These feel good, I just don't have the muscle to do more weight yet.

    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    155 x 5
    195 x 1 PR
    200 x 0 failed twice - get about half way up, could not touch belly button.

    Sumo dead lifts worked my way to a 250 lbs PR 1 time.

    My dead lift has good form, have not done a lot of work in this area, the 250 isn't my all out max. I'm in no hurry to put up big numbers in this area at this time, as long as I get some clean reps in. I kind of needed a baseline marker, so the 250 is on the board as a PR and each time I can add weight and hit a new PR, it gives you a mental boost each time that number goes up.

    1 hour work out.

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    4-23-2019

    Bench
    115 lbs x 10
    165 x 5
    225 x 2
    245 x 1
    250 x 1
    255 x 1
    260 x 1
    265 x 1
    275 x 1

    Benching - things felt heavy tonight, I still pushed through

    Onto Overhead Press

    30 lbs x 10
    50 x 8
    70 x 6
    90 x 3 oh ya all I had
    110 x 0 failed couldn't get it off my chest
    100 x 1 Got it- PR

    Pin Rows in rack just below my knees starting position

    125 lbs x 5
    145 x 5
    165 x 5 speed is slower at this weight for sure
    185 x 1
    205 x 1 barely hit my belly button New PR

    Just did ONE Sumo dead lift

    200 lbs x 1 Just because it was sitting there and I wanted to lift it.

    1 hour workout

    Very good workout, happy with how all went. Hope it was enough. Do it again in two days. Still wanting to up my bench, I'm pretty sure 315 lbs is out of the question, maybe I can hit 305 or 310. I wonder why I'm way down on bench numbers, spent more than half the month to gain 5 lbs on the bench. Really felt it should be higher. I will keep pushing and see what I get next week on my 1 rep max test.
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    4-25-2019

    1 hr 40 minutes workout

    20 minutes of stretching

    Bench

    125 lbs x 10
    150 x 5
    175 x 4
    200 x 3
    225 x 2
    250 x 1
    260 x 1
    275 x 1 was going to try for 2 reps but the first one was so slow going up I figured no way to do a 2nd one.
    225 x 8 All out PR

    Overhead Press
    10 lbs x 10 empty bar
    20 x 9
    30 x 8
    40 x 7
    50 x 6
    60 x 5
    70 x 4
    80 x 3
    90 x 2
    110 x 0 failed got it about 4" off my chest and stalled out
    100 x 1 went up fairly easy.

    Bent over pin rows in power rack just below my knees

    125 lbs x 6
    145 x 5
    165 x 5
    185 x 3
    205 x 1

    Did some curls with my OHP bar, my hands really don't turn all the way to grasp bar, I have been using a curl bar that allows my hands to partially turn- more comfortable. Figure i would try a straight bar, my hands need some time to fully turn. I stalled at 80lbs curl. i might play with this some more over time just to see if I can get may forearms and wrist to bend to a straight bar.

    One sumo dead lift 200 lbs x 1 just because.

    Work out ran a little long which is fine, felt really good after all was done.
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    4-27-2019

    Bench
    115 x 10
    125 x 10 By this time I felt pretty loose

    165 x 5
    215 x 1
    265 x 1 went up real smooth
    305 x 0 I failed just really couldn't get it off my chest maybe 1"
    165 x 1
    215 x 1
    265 x 1
    305 x 0 failed again held it for awhile before I released it to the safety pins
    285 x 1 felt good, speed was slow but consistent
    290 x 0 failed just didn't have the strength to push it up.

    Sumo dead lift
    215 lbs x 3
    265 x 0 got it about 12" off the floor and it felt to heavy, let it back down and called it a day.

    1:10 hr

    Little sad I didn't get my 305 lift, I feel I'm way down this month on gains. Tuesday I have my 1 rep max test to see what my gain on the bench was. Kinda thinking about also including Sumo dead lift and Overhead press as 1 rep max as well. I might be getting to a point where I won't see big gains on bench any more, so it would be nice to be able to see gains each month on maybe the sumo dead lift and the over head press.

    Some have said not to work so close to your max so often, for me I say hogwash for now, maybe my opinion will change down the road, I want to see gains when I workout other wise I have no measuring stick. I'm doing this to get stronger not to stall and make no gains, as long you you push body should respond and keep getting strong, the moment you stop pushing you gain nothing. My theory for now.

    I did find out as well my arms don't go back far enough to do a proper squat, been looking at doing some squat work, but at my age and fitness level my arms will not go back behind my head to hold a bar. So it looks like I'm going to make a safety squat bar so I can hold my bar with my hands out front and this will just have to do, I'm not going to spend a bunch of time trying to get my arms to go where they don't want to go. I will do a work around and make something so I can squat with weight on my shoulders.

    I will also be squatting off a box, I see these jack wagons on youtube that get nowhere near level will the floor(thighs) and they call it a squat, those folks are so retarded thinking they really squat something, it is so sad that so many think they really are doing something, so therefor if I squat off a box and my thighs are level with floor then no one should be b#tching I'm not doing them right. I like the box idea just for safety reason and my understanding it is easier on the body without giving up anything.

    3 days of rest and I will try my bench max, I'm really hoping I can hit 305 lbs once.

    Many of you look, don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm a regular working guy just trying to get stronger and get off my butt and do something.
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    4-30-2019

    1 rep max test day

    35 lbs x 5
    65 x 5
    95 x 5
    125 x 5
    155 x 1
    185 x 1
    215 x 1
    245 x 1
    275 x 1 one of the fastest moving 275 lifts I ever done
    305 x 0 failed got stuck about 4" off my chest
    300 x 0 failed got stuck halfway up
    295 x 0 lifted off held it and said f' it

    My heart wasn't in it now, lifting 295 would be pointless, I already did that, thought even if I lifted 300 again it would still be called a win. So 295 was meaningless at this point.

    I spent to much energy trying to get 305 up.

    I stretched for 30 minutes prior to test.

    I will mark as zero gained this month, I did hit 300 once on the 21st which was a nice win.

    See what next month brings. Got a headache right now, probably from holding my breath and pushing to much.

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    Well New month- May

    What is my plan this month?, looking back I really didn't lift heavy enough I spent more time under 200 lbs then I did over 200 lbs, looking at my progress, the last time I spent building up reps was a few months ago when I was working on 225 lbs, as soon as I got 6 reps I never moved up to 250 lbs and build on those nor the 275 lbs.

    So I'm going back to doing what I was doing then. So I will work on my 275 lbs til I can rep it 5 or 6 times in a row.

    I also finally got set up on my squats, I'm not very strong yet, I could feel my upper back working and my upper front thighs, I was also squatting off a 17" tall box, so I was getting low, none of this half squats like you see on youtube and those folks think they are doing something- what jokers...ha ha ha.

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    5-2-2019

    Bench

    115 x 10
    165 x 5
    215 x 3
    245 x 2
    275 x 1 x 1 x 1

    Got things set up for squat. My homemade safety squat bar has handles 13" apart with 5" drop on the ends rotated 22 degrees, the bar sits on the back and shoulders and you could use it hands free. I need this kind of bar since I can not get my hands behind my head to squat the "normal" way. research shows the safety squat bar works the same muscles, ever so slight different degrees of intensity on certain muscle groups, overall both styles are the same generally speaking and if you not dealing with competition then your really not going to see any difference between the two styles. Safety bar is easier on the lower back and shoulders. Perfect for me. Safety squat bar is what the Sumo dead lift is to the normal dead lift. easier on the lower back. Pretty much does the same job.

    Squat

    empty bar 25 lbs x 5
    75 x 2
    125 x 2
    175 x 0 Nope as soon as I lifted it off the rack, I set it back down.
    145 x 2
    155 x 1 this was it, I have no strength to get off the box, coming down is easy as soon as I relax and go back up it's tough. [ 5/5/19 after more research I'm not to relax when I sit, I need to stay tight! ooppps]

    So not very impressive for first time.

    Sumo dead lift

    215 lbs x 3

    1 hour 16 minutes.


    A lot of time was messing around getting squat set up, getting things marked on my power rack. I figured up my squat, dead lift and bench I'm at 705 lbs for those three lifts. 300 bench, 155 squat, 250 dead lift. So I'm a long ways from 1,000 lbs club.

    Maybe I can hit by the end of the year. Squat should come up real quick, you can sure see the last 7 months shows how well my bench has climbed, since that's all I did really. My bench is higher then my other lifts. Funny.
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    5-5-2019 A.M. workout

    Bench
    115 lbs x 10
    115 x 10 again really getting good stretch
    165 x 6
    215 x 3
    245 x 2
    275 x 1 x 0 x 1 2nd rep came down way to slow and missed my groove had to dump it.

    Sumo deadlift

    215 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x 1

    10 minutes or so maybe longer of tube resistant training , pull downs, triceps push away, lat work stuff really tired the arms.

    1 hour workout.

    Rest for 6 hours do some chores and workout again this evening.

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    5-5-2019 P.M. workout

    Bench

    115 x 10
    165 x 6 this felt heavy
    215 x 4 this was heavy to
    245 x 1 noway I'm doing two
    275 x 1 This pretty much was it
    255 x 1 taking weight off just to get reps
    235 x 1
    215 x 3 F' it I'm done

    waiting for washer to finish, pulled on my rubber tubes and went ahead did:

    Overhead Press
    empty bar x 10
    105 lbs x 1 new pr

    35 minute workout


    I was beat, little dehydrated. Worked outside after my a.m. workout and I think this drained me for the day, I came in took a shower, ate and rested for 1hr and 45 minutes before my workout. I was already tired. But went ahead and did what I could and everything was so f'n heavy. waited for my clothes to wash and got out. relax rest of night let my healing start.

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    5-7-2019

    Been looking forward to today's workout

    Bench

    115 lbs x 10
    165 x 7
    215 x 4
    245 x 3
    275 x 1 x 0 x 1 2nd one felt like I got to low below chest and it got stuck about 3" off chest and decided not to try and pull it back into bar path and waste energy correcting it. Just dumped it
    220 x 3

    Weight felt better tonight, I had strength and speed, put up 245 lbs 3 times, felt good, probably spent a little more energy then I should have to my way to 275. Oh well.

    Overhead press

    20 lbs x 10
    40 x 8
    70 x 6
    90 x 4
    110 x 1 PR
    60 x 8

    Safety Bar Squat with 17" tall box

    75 lbs x 10
    125 x 2 x 2
    145 x 1
    160 x 1 PR

    Nice, couple of PR's tonight, squats felt good- being only my second time working with the bar, I almost decided to go for more on squats, even 160 lbs felt pretty light, decided to walk away, I stayed tight on my squats I think this makes a big difference. Overall strength was good tonight, 110 lbs OHP went up pretty easy, nothing felt real heavy.

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    5-9-2019 Workout

    Nice personal records tonight

    Bench

    125 lbs x 10
    175 x 8
    225 x 3
    250 x 1
    260 x 1
    275 x 1 x 1 x 1

    overhead press

    30 lbs x 6
    70 x 5
    90 x 6 pr
    120 x 1 pr

    sumo

    225 lbs x 1 x 1
    265 x 1 pr
    225 x 1 x 1

    1 hour, felt good tonight, felt strong, went for some records and got them, almost decided to try for 305 lbs on bench, but decided stick to the plan and work on my 275 reps. My 265 lbs sumo dead lift went up pretty easy, thought about more but decided no, do a couple more of 225's and be done. My 120 lbs overhead press felt good to, thought I should have done another 5 or 10 lbs more but once again left it alone. save it for another time.

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    5-11-2019 A.M. Workout

    Bench

    125 lbs x 10
    175 x 8
    225 x 4
    250 x 3 x 4 (PR) x 1 Ya a spent my energy on those 4 reps

    Overhead Press

    60 lbs x 6
    80 x 5
    90 x 7 PR

    45 minute workout.


    P.M. Workout

    Bench

    125 x 10
    175 x 8
    225 x 6
    235 x 1
    255 x 1
    275 x 1

    Squat with safety bar and 17 inch box

    75 lbs x 3
    125 x 2
    145 x 2
    165 x 2
    285 x 1
    205 x 1 PR ( 3rd workout under the bar)

    Rubber tube work for about 10 minutes

    1 hour workout


    Lots of PR's today, squat is really coming along, I'm pretty sure I can do even more, I'm getting better at the movement and building more confidence in doing, not feeling so scared I will hurt something or can't get up off the box, 205 lbs feels pretty heavy on the back. I'm keeping things as tight as I think I am. I sure wish my bench would come along a little faster, I thought I would see what I can do for 250 lbs, I was able to get 4 reps, I think I could have gotten 5 but I gave up on 4 and figured it's anew PR. I think I will work on 250 just so I can get some reps, I just can't seem to get 275 times 2 yet, I can get singles, but they sure take the wind out of me, 250 lbs seem to boost my confidence a little more, maybe build on that. Like to hit 6 reps on 250 lbs and move up. Well rest a couple of days and do it again. I think I will go for 250 lbs 5 reps at least once.
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    5-13-2019

    warm up
    stretched using my rubber stretch tubes and 115 lbs bench for 3 slow reps to really stretch the arms blasted thru 2 reps as quickly as possible. 10 minutes maybe

    Bench 290 lbs pyramid scheme

    160 lbs x 10
    190 x 8
    215 x 6
    245 x 4
    255 x 3 PR
    270 x 2 PR
    215 x 10 all out, maybe 1 left in the tank? I felt the next one would have failed. 10 is a PR!

    Sumo deadlifts

    225 lbs x 2 x 2
    275 x 0 x 0 about 12 inch first one, second one just off the floor.
    225 x 1

    1 hour give or take.

    I was in full beast mode on the bench press, after giving it all I had on the 215 x 10 I went straight to Sumo and knocked two off and then again, with very little rest i tried for 275 lbs Sumo and it felt like i lifted it to fair away from my legs and I let it down so I wasn't just pulling it with my back- form felt wrong. Rest a couple of minutes, which I was still breathing heavy and felt spent at this point, I tried again, got a good stance, tighten up and went to lift and soon as I got it off the floor I put it down, nope just to much right now, I'm huff'n and puff'n took 50 lbs off and lifted 225 lbs so I didn't feel defeated. Called it quits for the night.

    Lots of PR's on the bench. real happy with 270 lbs x 2.

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    5-15-2019

    Warm up on the rubber tubes

    115 lbs x 10
    175 x 10
    225 x 9 all I had - PR

    Just think around 5 months ago I did my first 225 lbs bench 1 rep max. I was hoping for 10 reps today.

    Overhead press

    60 lbs x 5
    70 x 5
    80 x 5
    90 x 5
    125 x 0 x 0
    110 x 1

    Sumo

    225 x 1 x 1 x 1


    Didn't want to workout tonight after work, had a headache, not sure if it was lack of caffeine or dehydrated a little, I talked myself in to going to the basement and do something, got me some tea and gave it a go, did some stretching and I decided to try for 10 reps with 225 lbs. I didn't feel like lifting heavy, so I thought I would go for a rep record of 225, not feeling my best I did crank out 9 reps, that's all I had in me. messed with the Overhead and did a few Sumo's. I was beat, about 10 minutes of stretching and about 35 minutes lifting. So short session but I was sweaty and icky and feeling sore, my headache was pretty much gone. Went to kitchen ate a banana. Off to Softball practice- my daughters.
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    5-17-2019

    Blah didn't want to workout.

    Warm up


    Bench

    115 lbs x 5 x 5
    175 x 5
    230 x 5
    235 x 5
    240 x 5

    Sumo

    225 x 4 in a row

    That sumo about killed me , holy crap huff'n and puff'n, didn't want to workout really not in the mood did this anyways, 30 minutes

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    5-20-2019 workout

    Long weekend, family, cook out and such, had no time.

    So today rainy and storm'n had no motivation, went to basement anyways. Feeling fat from all the eating this weekend. Sluggish.

    Stretch half heartily 5 minutes

    Bench 115 lbs x 5
    165 x 5
    215 x 2
    245 x 1
    265 x 1
    285 x 1
    305 x 0 about 4" off chest and bailed on it.

    Stood around few minutes, trying to talk myself into doing something.

    Squat 17" box safety bar

    75 lbs x 5
    125 x 4
    175 x 2
    195 x 1
    215 x 1 new PR
    175 x 2
    125 x 4

    Overhead strict press no bending of knee ever

    60 lbs x 3 x 4 x 4

    Yanked on the rubber tubes for awhile. 1 hr 16 minute workout with no desire or push. I will say even with poor commitment the 285 lbs bench was pretty smooth, as light as it felt I thought 305 would go up, I'm sure it would have it my heart and mind was in it. Oh well, a day I shouldn't even have tried oh well.

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    Did you all miss me? The 21st we woke up to a flooded basement, spent all week cleaning and myself installing a sump pump, just now sitting to relax made some final adjustments to the pump float, basement all clean and bleached. Got all my workout equipment cleaned and put back. I was able to do a few bench presses today just because I could. I will say my legs hurt real bad for two to three days after the last workout on the 20th. I could hardly walk. Made it a struggle even more cleaning out the basement.

    So anyways looks like I can start back to weight lifting tomorrow.



    5-27-2019

    short workout while cleaning and putting weights back

    Bench press

    115 lbs x 10
    165 x 10
    215 x 3
    225 x 1
    245 x 1
    265 x 1
    285 x 1 felt pretty heavy didn't try 305 lbs figured it wouldn't go up.

    Something is better than nothing.
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