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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    I will when it comes around again on Monday I never give up I'll always try again. Because you never know!

    Thanks Kix!
    exactly keep pushing through them barriers

    when a person is weak on an exercise just adding small increments over many months can add up to some MAJOR changes!
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    Pre: 2 scoop Con-Cret Pineapple & 1 Scoop Beta-Cret Pineapple & .5 scoop Gluta-Tren Orange Creme
    Intra: 3 scoop RP
    Post: .5 scoop Gluta-Tren Orange Creme &

    SL-B

    Squats*:
    5 x 55
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 75
    5 x 75
    5 x 75
    5 x 75

    Bench*:
    5 x 55
    5 x 65
    5 x 70
    5 x 70
    5 x 70
    5 x 70
    5 x 70

    Rows**:
    5 x 50
    5 x 60
    5 x 65
    5 x 65
    5 x 65
    5 x 65
    5 x 65

    ~5.5 mi bike ride - to gym, then Target and back. Long story short since I was already on the bike I decided to run to Target real quick and get some draino because nobody else in my house seems to care that the tub is clogged. And the gym is 1/2 way there. So I just took an extra ride, legs .... are ... toast now.

    * hehe, so I had a math malfunction and actually added 5lbs too much on the bench. I couldn't figure out why it felt a little heavier than usual, but I got through it. Guess that's a good thing.

    So I get to the gym a little later than usual, because I was sleepy. Hoping that everyone who usually goes on Sat AM's is already cleared out. Of course not, everyone was going later. There's this guy that is there sometimes, lifts decent weight, but does these weird circuits. Walk in, he's in the rack, ok fine whatever, then I notice he's also got 2 of the 3 other oly bars set up behind him. Ugh. I stretch, he doesn't finish, so I decide to bench first, he should be done before I am..... still not done ... wtfareyoudoingoverthere.jpg Then I suck it up and do rows, not happy that I have to squat last. Do rows, srs guy is still not done. Finally he brings one bar back so I figured sweeeet! Finish rows ... walk over to the rack ... bertstare.jpg different guy CURLING! Stretch for a few, stare at him, finally ask him how much longer he says just a minute or 2. Then thankfully he wasn't a dbag and asks if I wanted to squat, I said yes. He moved the extra bar out of the way and let me in. He even unracked the other guys weights. I thanked him, nice guy. Well done sir.

    ^^Pretty sure that was all just ramble. But you get the idea.

    On a more upbeat note I just noticed that Monday I will hit my first squat PR I'm excited about that. I think all my rows are PRs since you know I've never done them
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    Congrats on the squat PR!!!
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    SL - B

    Squats*:
    5 x 60
    5 x 70
    5 x 80* PR
    5 x 80
    5 x 80
    5 x 80
    5 x 80

    OHP**:
    5 x 45
    5 x 55
    5 x 60
    4 x 60
    3 x 60 - barely got 3
    5 x 55
    5 x 55

    DLs***:
    5 x 75
    5 x 95
    5 x 105

    * Squat PR .. YAY! Finally hit 80 and it wasn't too bad. I could definitely feel it though. Had to do these after my OHP's because yet again rack was being used.
    ** Still struggling with the 60. However, I did get more in this time so that has to be a good thing. My shoulders were still really sore/stiff from Sat. Plus I did some lifting/cleaning on Sun. I dunno. I think 60 is my sticking point for now. I'm going to try it one more time and hope for the best.
    *** Heavy! But felt great! Next DL round I should hit a PR as well.

    Workout was pretty good, even though I woke-up exhausted. I dunno what the deal is. I need to get some more sleep, I'm just not tired at night. Which is a major downside of working out in the AM for me. Wakes me up, but then at night I have excess energy. Felt kinda like just an OK work-out. I mean I did get a PR in Squats (awesome). But the rest felt I dunno just off a little. Admittedly I didn't eat much yesterday and I think that might have effected it since I train fasted.

    On a side note: I have barely had any DOMs after the last few workouts. Apparently the ProMera stack is definitely doing it's job and that is awesome!

    I'm going to take off until next Wed, since I leave for vaca on Thurs night. I'll take the bike out on Wed and get in a good ride since I haven't been able to do that for a while. And then pick up back on SL-A on Wed Aug 1 I need to focus on getting some sleep and relaxing a little. Although I do love the gym. We'll see if that lasts. I just feel off. My nutrition hasn't been so great either though. Guess I have some re-adjusting to do. Haha!
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    is that 80 lbs?

    keep up the good work and awesome youve got a squat PR-keep pushing through!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    is that 80 lbs?

    keep up the good work and awesome youve got a squat PR-keep pushing through!
    Yes 80lbs. It's a huge improvement for me!
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    80lbs is no joke! Keep at it!
    Squats do a booty good.
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    Well the plan is that you up Squats by 5lbs every workout - 15lbs a week basically. Eventually that's going to stall, but for now it's been consistent. As are all the other lifts - except OHP, but I'm ok with that. Everyone stalls on the OHP it seems.
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    Today's Work-out:

    Pre: 1.5 scoops Con-Cret Pineapple, 1 scoop Beta-Cret Pineapple & .5 scoop Gluta-Tren orange creme
    Intra: Plain H2O <--- don't put flavored stuff in my camelback too much cleaning required.
    Post: .5 scoop Gluta-Tren

    Took a bike ride this AM, wasn't feeiling the gym. My heads just not in it today and I didn't want to risk hurting myself since I'm making such great progress. Figured a nice bike ride would be fine and I'll just pick up where I left off when I get back next week.

    10 miles ~ 1hr

    Epic fail on the way home when I managed to get a thorn in my tire and ended up with a pin-hole. I managed to make it home fine, tire didn't deflate completely (they are tubeless), so I have to fix that. Just made me kinda blah! Oh well. Felt good to get back in the dirt, forgot how much I love to ride out there. Wasn't my best ride, but it always makes me smile.
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    Hang in there! Keep over coming! Sorry I am slow to keep up...
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    How everything is going well lexagon!
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    your doing squats three times a week?

    what is gluta tren?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawa3 View Post
    Hang in there! Keep over coming! Sorry I am slow to keep up...
    No worries, glad to see you checking in!

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    How everything is going well lexagon!
    Better than expected most days!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    your doing squats three times a week?

    what is gluta tren?
    Yeah, it's part of the Strong Lifts program. It's not as bad as it seems actually.

    Gluta-Tren is a recovery product made my ProMera. Between that and RecoverPro my DOMs have been next to nothing.


    Quick update: no lifting updates for another few days. I somehow managed to hurt my shoulder (no clue how), just woke up one morning and couldn't move it. So I'm trying to rehab that a little before I try anything. Looks like I won't be OHPing for a while. Grrr! Still need to get my bike tire fixed too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    No worries, glad to see you checking in!


    Better than expected most days!


    Yeah, it's part of the Strong Lifts program. It's not as bad as it seems actually.

    Gluta-Tren is a recovery product made my ProMera. Between that and RecoverPro my DOMs have been next to nothing.


    Quick update: no lifting updates for another few days. I somehow managed to hurt my shoulder (no clue how), just woke up one morning and couldn't move it. So I'm trying to rehab that a little before I try anything. Looks like I won't be OHPing for a while. Grrr! Still need to get my bike tire fixed too!
    Get well and make sure it's ok before continuing! you don't want to get sidelined for too long! Keep up the hard work though!
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    SL-A

    Squats*:
    5 x 45
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR

    Bench*:
    No bench today, just not good for the shoulder I tried the motion and I could feel it way too much. No risking injury!

    Rows**:
    5 x 17.5
    5 x 22.5
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25

    * More squat PRs. I was actually surprised that I got this up. I was expecting to be a little week after almost 2 weeks off, but I pushed through. The last set of 5 was a little rough, but I still made it. My legs are sore already haha!

    ** I switched these to DB Rows - I know they aren't the same thing, but they didn't irritate my shoulder at all. And I was able to at least get some type of rows in.

    Felt good to get back into the gym despite not being able to bench (which is one of my favs). At least I was able to do something and I feel a little more like myself now. Being lazy for 2 weeks pretty much sucked. Even with vacation thrown in there. Hopefully everything will start to feel better soon. And yes, I've gotten lectured by EVERYONE I know to not overdo it and injure my shoulder even more. So I'm taking it as easy as I can. And I am getting my tire fixed either tonight or tomorrow. I miss my bike!

    Got back on track with nutrition too. Got a little crazy, but I'm back and ready to go. Prepped a bunch of food yesterday. So I am all set for the week, no excuses. Got rid of all the "bad" food in the house. Sometimes you just need to reset a little. Gotta get back into better shape before heading to see my parents in Sept
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    Good job on squats! More PR's = awesome! Especially when you take a break and come back STRONGER than ever. Hope your shoulders aren't too much of a bother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    SL-A

    Squats*:
    5 x 45
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR

    Bench*:
    No bench today, just not good for the shoulder I tried the motion and I could feel it way too much. No risking injury!

    Rows**:
    5 x 17.5
    5 x 22.5
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25

    * More squat PRs. I was actually surprised that I got this up. I was expecting to be a little week after almost 2 weeks off, but I pushed through. The last set of 5 was a little rough, but I still made it. My legs are sore already haha!

    ** I switched these to DB Rows - I know they aren't the same thing, but they didn't irritate my shoulder at all. And I was able to at least get some type of rows in.

    Felt good to get back into the gym despite not being able to bench (which is one of my favs). At least I was able to do something and I feel a little more like myself now. Being lazy for 2 weeks pretty much sucked. Even with vacation thrown in there. Hopefully everything will start to feel better soon. And yes, I've gotten lectured by EVERYONE I know to not overdo it and injure my shoulder even more. So I'm taking it as easy as I can. And I am getting my tire fixed either tonight or tomorrow. I miss my bike!

    Got back on track with nutrition too. Got a little crazy, but I'm back and ready to go. Prepped a bunch of food yesterday. So I am all set for the week, no excuses. Got rid of all the "bad" food in the house. Sometimes you just need to reset a little. Gotta get back into better shape before heading to see my parents in Sept
    Keep the PR's coming! Glad to see you are in my bootcamp running on MFP... NOW MAKE SURE YOU DO THEM ;-)
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    even if you took off from lifting a month you wouldnt lose much muscle and will gain it back-muscle memory is a powerful thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Good job on squats! More PR's = awesome! Especially when you take a break and come back STRONGER than ever. Hope your shoulders aren't too much of a bother!
    Squats are always fun and seem to be the easiest for me to PR right now.

    Shoulder is actually feeling really good now. Woke up w/out any pain this AM, happy about that. I'm not going to go out and blow it though. I'll take it easy for a couple more weeks to make sure it's completely healed.

    Quote Originally Posted by D2footballjrc View Post
    Keep the PR's coming! Glad to see you are in my bootcamp running on MFP... NOW MAKE SURE YOU DO THEM ;-)
    Oh I do them. Don't you worry. My lack of walking comfortable should be a clue!

    Quote Originally Posted by John Smeton View Post
    even if you took off from lifting a month you wouldnt lose much muscle and will gain it back-muscle memory is a powerful thing
    Very true. And I am thankful for that haha!
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    No work-out update for today. Decided to take an extra day off. Squats were not going to happen and it wasn't worth going in just to DL. Taking a few more days off on any shoulder work. Want to make sure the pain is gone for good before I start up again. Will do my Wed workout tomorrow and then another on Sat probably.

    Still have to get the bike fixed. Maybe I'll pull the tire tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    SL-A

    Squats*:
    5 x 45
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR
    5 x 85 * PR

    Bench*:
    No bench today, just not good for the shoulder I tried the motion and I could feel it way too much. No risking injury!

    Rows**:
    5 x 17.5
    5 x 22.5
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25
    5 x 25

    * More squat PRs. I was actually surprised that I got this up. I was expecting to be a little week after almost 2 weeks off, but I pushed through. The last set of 5 was a little rough, but I still made it. My legs are sore already haha!

    ** I switched these to DB Rows - I know they aren't the same thing, but they didn't irritate my shoulder at all. And I was able to at least get some type of rows in.

    Felt good to get back into the gym despite not being able to bench (which is one of my favs). At least I was able to do something and I feel a little more like myself now. Being lazy for 2 weeks pretty much sucked. Even with vacation thrown in there. Hopefully everything will start to feel better soon. And yes, I've gotten lectured by EVERYONE I know to not overdo it and injure my shoulder even more. So I'm taking it as easy as I can. And I am getting my tire fixed either tonight or tomorrow. I miss my bike!

    Got back on track with nutrition too. Got a little crazy, but I'm back and ready to go. Prepped a bunch of food yesterday. So I am all set for the week, no excuses. Got rid of all the "bad" food in the house. Sometimes you just need to reset a little. Gotta get back into better shape before heading to see my parents in Sept
    Look at all those PRs!!!!
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    SL - B

    Squats*:
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85
    4.5 x 90 *PR
    5 x 90
    5 x 90
    5 x 90
    5 x 90

    OHP:
    Still giving the shoulder a rest - feeling much better, but don't wanna push it too much. I'd rather it heal.

    DLs***:
    5 x 85
    5 x 95
    5 x 115 *PR

    * YAY another Squat PR. My first set @ 90 was only 4.5 because I fell forward a little coming out of my last squat so I didn't count it as a full rep. Have no idea why. On my last round #5 I was half way up and the only thing running through my head was "oh fukc" - Once I re-racked the weights I laughed. I've never had that thought go through my head before. That bar was HEAVY!
    ** DL PR and I got to put the 35's on there. Oh yeah! 2 more workouts away from the big wheels! Which will be awesome. These felt great!

    Felt great to get to the gym. I almost slept in again and just skipped, but I made myself get out of bed and get to it. Nobody ever got anywhere by being lazy. Didn't get a whole lotta sleep last night, but that didn't seem to stop me. Although I did help that I didn't have to do the OHP as well. I'm hoping to be back in full maybe next week. Shoulder is starting to feel better, but AMs are hard. It's usually pretty stiff from sleeping. I do take IB or something before going to gym to help a little, seems to be doing it's job.

    I happened to be taking a little rest between squat sets and all the police boys were in there (like they often are). I looked over and 2 guys were doing wide-grip lat pulldowns with some impressive weights. I happened to look up ... You know your weights are heavy when you can literally ride the bar back into place. The guy moved his legs from under the pad and let the weight stack pull him up. It was hilarious. Little things amuse me in the AM.

    I also added Raspberry Ketones & African Mango to my daily supplements. Started Tues (completely forgot to post - sorry!)

    AI Raspberry Ketones - 2 caps AM/2 caps PM
    African Mango - 1 cap AM/1 cap PM

    Tues - weight 183
    Thurs - weight 178.6

    Pretty sure some of that is water weight from poor food choices and TOM, however, it's still a significant drop. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks. So far I've noticed a slight drop in appetite. I need to take measurements, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    SL - B

    Squats*:
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85
    4.5 x 90 *PR
    5 x 90
    5 x 90
    5 x 90
    5 x 90

    OHP:
    Still giving the shoulder a rest - feeling much better, but don't wanna push it too much. I'd rather it heal.

    DLs***:
    5 x 85
    5 x 95
    5 x 115 *PR

    * YAY another Squat PR. My first set @ 90 was only 4.5 because I fell forward a little coming out of my last squat so I didn't count it as a full rep. Have no idea why. On my last round #5 I was half way up and the only thing running through my head was "oh fukc" - Once I re-racked the weights I laughed. I've never had that thought go through my head before. That bar was HEAVY!
    ** DL PR and I got to put the 35's on there. Oh yeah! 2 more workouts away from the big wheels! Which will be awesome. These felt great!

    Felt great to get to the gym. I almost slept in again and just skipped, but I made myself get out of bed and get to it. Nobody ever got anywhere by being lazy. Didn't get a whole lotta sleep last night, but that didn't seem to stop me. Although I did help that I didn't have to do the OHP as well. I'm hoping to be back in full maybe next week. Shoulder is starting to feel better, but AMs are hard. It's usually pretty stiff from sleeping. I do take IB or something before going to gym to help a little, seems to be doing it's job.

    I happened to be taking a little rest between squat sets and all the police boys were in there (like they often are). I looked over and 2 guys were doing wide-grip lat pulldowns with some impressive weights. I happened to look up ... You know your weights are heavy when you can literally ride the bar back into place. The guy moved his legs from under the pad and let the weight stack pull him up. It was hilarious. Little things amuse me in the AM.

    I also added Raspberry Ketones & African Mango to my daily supplements. Started Tues (completely forgot to post - sorry!)

    AI Raspberry Ketones - 2 caps AM/2 caps PM
    African Mango - 1 cap AM/1 cap PM

    Tues - weight 183
    Thurs - weight 178.6

    Pretty sure some of that is water weight from poor food choices and TOM, however, it's still a significant drop. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks. So far I've noticed a slight drop in appetite. I need to take measurements, just haven't gotten around to it yet.
    let me know if you feel your body temp increase now that you are using the RK
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill View Post
    let me know if you feel your body temp increase now that you are using the RK
    Will do, is that a common "side effect".

    The only thing I've noticed is a weird headache, but I don't know if that's allergies or these. I'm taking allergy pills today to see if that helps. Otherwise I'll have to test them out separately, see what's causing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon
    Will do, is that a common "side effect".

    The only thing I've noticed is a weird headache, but I don't know if that's allergies or these. I'm taking allergy pills today to see if that helps. Otherwise I'll have to test them out separately, see what's causing it.

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    SL-A

    Squats*:
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85
    5 x 95 * PR
    5 x 95 * PR
    5 x 95 * PR
    5 x 95 * PR
    5 x 95 * PR

    Bench**:
    5 x 55
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 75
    5 x 75

    Rows***:
    5 x 17.5
    5 x 22.5
    5 x 27.5 * PR
    5 x 30 * PR
    5 x 30 * PR
    5 x 30 * PR
    5 x 30 * PR
    5 x 30 * PR

    Calf Raises Machine:
    5 x 120
    5 x 160
    5 x 180
    5 x 200 * PR
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    This was Lex's day for PRs .. Srs .. EVERYWHERE! Felt great to be in the gym this AM. I was feeling it 100% so I just went with it.

    * 25's on the bar .. oh yeah! I'm thinking I might hit 95 again on Monday. Form felt a little off and I want to make sure I'm ok when it starts to get heavier. I don't mind repeating 95, I got the 25's on there I feel better!
    ** Bench actually felt pretty good. I only did 3 sets @ 75 because I started to feel a pinch and didn't want to push myself too hard. But it felt nice to do it again.
    *** 2 PRs - should have stopped and done 27.5 x 5 x 5, but they just felt too light so I jumped up to the 30's. Felt great. I can definitely tell that my left side is a little weaker than my right, but I'm ok with that since my right is the injured one. Going to keep it up with these.
    **** Through in the calf raises for shiz & lulz. I love that machine. Decided to just go up 5 different weights. Love wearing out the calves. And hit 2 PRs there too!

    I'm not sure what it was but I was really feeling it in the gym today so I just went and pushed myself. Everything felt great. Squat form was a little off so I'm going to work on that. But everything else was on spot! Which put me in an amazingly great mood for the day! Plus I went to the farmers market prior to the gym and got some amazing goat cheese, pluots (plum/apricot hybrid), raspberries and blackberries. YUM! Looking forward to being lazy the rest of the weekend. Maybe getting a swim with some friends in since we're going through a wonderful heat wave right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    Will do, is that a common "side effect".

    The only thing I've noticed is a weird headache, but I don't know if that's allergies or these. I'm taking allergy pills today to see if that helps. Otherwise I'll have to test them out separately, see what's causing it.

    No gym today - rest day.
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    i noticed a body temp increase when I took mine... thats why I liked it prior to workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggamanbill View Post
    i noticed a body temp increase when I took mine... thats why I liked it prior to workout
    Hmm it's possible that's the reason I feel more warm in the gym now. Seeing as I take them before I head to gym in the AM. Never even put 2 + 2 together.

    No workout today. Opted for sleep. Was feeling funky when I woke up. We're in the middle of a nasty heat wave too though, and that always throws me off. Going to try for after work or tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    Hmm it's possible that's the reason I feel more warm in the gym now. Seeing as I take them before I head to gym in the AM. Never even put 2 + 2 together.

    .
    most liekly. I heat up as well when i do raspberry ketones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    Hmm it's possible that's the reason I feel more warm in the gym now. Seeing as I take them before I head to gym in the AM. Never even put 2 + 2 together.

    No workout today. Opted for sleep. Was feeling funky when I woke up. We're in the middle of a nasty heat wave too though, and that always throws me off. Going to try for after work or tomorrow.

    sometimes you just have to listen to your body and take that time off
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    This is not part of any set workout, just something I threw together when I saw how busy the gym was.

    Leg Press - no clue how heavy the sled is so I'm just posting per side
    1pps x 5
    70 x 5
    80 x 5 ** PR
    2pps x 5 ** PR
    2pps x 5 ** PR
    2pps x 5 ** PR
    2pps x 5 ** PR
    2pps x 5 ** PR

    Calf Raise
    140 x 5
    160 x 5
    180 x 5
    200 x 3

    Cybex Arc Trainer - 25 mins

    *Leg Press, I'm actually pretty sure the whole workout may have been PRs I haven't done the leg press in forever. But it was the only thing open and I figured as long as I get a good leg workout I'm a'ok. I was excited about the 2pps though that's for damn sure!

    Sooo yeah the gym was pretty packed. Lots of guys in the free weights. Squat rack was being used the WHOLE time I was there, for legit things, so I couldn't complain. Therefore, I decided to just do a few small things and then hit some cardio. I'll get back to SL on Friday AM when I can kick some major azz as always. I'm aiming for 100lb Squat Friday
    Did the leg press for a good quad workout and OMG was it. Calf raises are just fun for me, I don't know why but I love doing them. Then I got the crazy idea to throw the ARC in there, OMG that thing KILLS your legs. I almost gave up like 4 times, but I pushed myself harder every time. By the time I was done I think I sweat at least a gallon and I couldn't feel my legs. Srs, hopped off the machine and had jelly legs. I was happy with it though

    I was staaaaaaaarving when I got home
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    Great workout Lex! I'm having to switch up my workout a bit to rehab my hip as well. But nice job on the PRs and KILL IT on Friday!
    Squats do a booty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gokix811 View Post
    Great workout Lex! I'm having to switch up my workout a bit to rehab my hip as well. But nice job on the PRs and KILL IT on Friday!


    always good to listen to your body... i used to try to train through the pain when I was younger...stupid move. better to change things for a short period and recover then be out long term
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    I do notice a slight body temp increase. I'm thinking about upping the Ketones to 3x a day. I do notice some good things, mostly water related. I'm going to give it another week at the AM/PM if I don't notice too much more different I'll throw them in the middle of the day (before lunch) probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    I do notice a slight body temp increase. I'm thinking about upping the Ketones to 3x a day. I do notice some good things, mostly water related. I'm going to give it another week at the AM/PM if I don't notice too much more different I'll throw them in the middle of the day (before lunch) probably.
    sounds like a good plan... have to figure out what works best for you
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    SL - B

    Squats*:
    5 x 65
    5 x 75
    5 x 85
    5 x 100 *PR
    5 x 100 *PR
    5 x 95
    5 x 95


    OHP:
    Still nothing here, I'm going to have to throw some RC exercises in I think.

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    5 x 115
    5 x 135 *PR - Big wheels!

    * Squats - so I was excited to get back into my regular routine. The light reps were feeling pretty decent. Got up in the weights and just went for the 100 (goal for today). First set was pretty decent. Second set just didn't feel right. Something felt off. I have no idea what (maybe just mental). So I dropped back down to 95 and those felt much better. Then after the second set of 95's my shoulder felt like it was on fire (probably from how I was holding the bar), I dunno so I stopped one short. I didn't "fail" the squats they just felt off. Think I might stay at 95 for another workout. See if I can workout whatever that was.
    ** DL's felt really good. Hit the big wheels FINALLY! YAY! Awesome PR right there. Fuarking heavy though. WOW! My hands are still a little sore. Definitely going to need to work on grip if I plan on going much higher!

    So yeah, wasn't feeling it this AM. I have no idea what was wrong. Maybe that I got woken up abruptly and an hr later than I had planned, stupid phone alarm. I still made it to the gym with plenty of time, but I think it just threw me off. Wasn't feeling the squats. My shoulder started to burn. So yeah. The DLs felt awesome and my legs are def fatigued, I can tell just sitting here. Which is good! We'll see how Wed & Fri go. I definitely need to start throwing in some RC exercises. I'll have to see what I can manage.
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    Update: I noticed that I was getting really weird headaches last week. I stopped taking the Ketones/Mango for a day, they went away. So then I just took the Ketones no headache. I think I am going to drop the African Mango for now and run the remaining bottle of just the Ketones. I need to focus on getting things done this week and those head aches sucked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexagon View Post
    Update: I noticed that I was getting really weird headaches last week. I stopped taking the Ketones/Mango for a day, they went away. So then I just took the Ketones no headache. I think I am going to drop the African Mango for now and run the remaining bottle of just the Ketones. I need to focus on getting things done this week and those head aches sucked!
    I took a whole bottles worth ( 2 months) of african mango and did not have this experience.

    Back when I first ran raspberry ketones I got a heady feeling and I dont get it anymore

    Keep up your hard work Lexagon
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    Workouts are looking good... and you are right... phone alarms suck!
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