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    I'll be trying this tonight, so I'll put up last night's workout as a control - it was a doozy:

    Bodyweight: 222
    No foods for 4.5 hours - hangry.
    Pullups: 3x5
    Close Grip Bench: 20xbar, 10x95/115/135/155/175, 8x195, 5x225, 3x4x245, 5x5x225
    Yates Rows: 10x135/185, 3x5x225, 10x135
    Handstand Pushups: 12, 4x8, 2x5
    DB Rows: 10x105/115, 3x20x125/arm
    Curls: 5x110, 5x100, 5x90, 2x8x80
    Pullups: 5x3

    Feels: Spacey, shivering, SMOKED.
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    Spinoff the lid, before I even open the seal, it smells like the carnival... if the carnival didn't smell gross.


    So far, so good.

    "Assess tolerance with 1/2 scoop" ...nah. How's about a half now, half intra? Really mild Vitamin Water-ish taste at half scoop. Looking forward to a full scoop next time. Face itch kicked in on the drive to the gym... beta alanine always makes me feel a little swelly around the eyes. Didn't notice any more itching, though I finished the intra right after benching.

    Mixability in a glass: a bit of amino-mallow floaters.
    Mixability in a water bottle: perfect, no settling, no floaters.

    No foods for 7 hours. Not really a fair start for the log. Sorry.
    Incline Bench: 20xbar, 10x95/115/135, 8x155, 8x175, 3x5x195, 3x5x175 Meh. Sweaty. I hate pressing hungry.
    Pullups: 4x5
    Squats: 8x95/135/185, 5x225/245 ...knee tweak. No bueno. Just got over that.

    ...aaaand I had to rush home and cook a girl dinner. Time management fail. Probably for the best, though... leave a tad in the tank for later.
    Feels: My back (just couldn't get tight enough for squats) and hips (perhaps why the knee tweaked) are totally smoked from the last two workouts, knees and elbows feel a bit dry, but I'm quite alert, which is good.
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    Next morning update: It's clear that working too much combined with not eating or sleeping enough makes a bad start to a log. Adding in some extra food and taking the night off of lifting.
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    Last night I had to try to sneak into the gym during rush hour. Yuck, waiting in line for a rack is the worst, so I benched haha.
    Ate like 1.5 hours before workout.
    1 scoop preworkout: Face was itchy before I could get in the car.
    1 scoop intra: Might try this again if I get a bigger bottle/jug - it was too thick and sweet to be refreshing - total torture until I could water it down.


    Flavor: It tastes like aminos and purple? vitamin water. If I really pay attention, the aftertaste is kind of a toasty sugar so I can imagine cotton candy.

    Close Grip Bench: 20xbar, 15x95, 10x135/155,/175, 8x195, 5x225, 3x3x225 (dizzy)
    Pullups: 3x2, 3x5
    Deadlift: 5x225/315/405, 2x2x495, 3x3x405

    Feels: I'm blaming the dizzy benching on trying to keep up with college kids all weekend. Poor liver. Started to feel pretty decent half way through my deads - I haven't gone above 455 for singles since my back injury, so hitting 495 for easy doubles was nice. Knee felt fine by the time I left, it's punishing me this morning, though.
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    3.5 hours after meal
    1 scoop pre
    1/2 scoop intra

    Overhead Press: 15xbar, 10x95, 8x115/135, 5x5x155/135
    Walking Lunges: 4x12x135
    Yates Rows: 12x135, 10x185, 8x205, 3x5x225

    Feels: Maybe a tad tired, nothing really sore. Shoulders are smoked - not enough gas left to press the bar off my shoulders after lunges. Nabad for only a 45 minute workout.
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    What happend with your back?
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    I strained a lower trap or something in that region roundbacking a deadlift in January. I was exhausted, dehydrated, and apparently determined to lock out a failing lift. I've made a point of not repeating those conditions.
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    Been sore and tired all day. Lunges always murder out my legmeats - doms like woah. Thought I'd get a couple light deadlifts in to loosen up then do some goofy stuff.

    Last meal was 6 hours before workout.
    1 scoop pre, 1/2 scoop intra - twice.

    Bodyweight: 223 - I attribute this to a weekend of naught but beer, pizza, and Taco Bell.

    Good Mornings: 10xbar, 10x95/115, 3x10x135
    Deadlifts: 5x225/315, 3x405
    Deficit Deadlifts: 5x315/365, 6x3x405+5s hold on last rep
    Superset:
    • Ab Wheel, Ribs To Ground: 5x10
    • Jawgrip Neck Extensions: 10x35, 2x8x45, 2x10x45
    60lb Vest: 1/4mile sprint, 3/4mile walk
    Speed Rope: A couple hunerd - I was periodically trying to get my body to remember how to do double-unders. Not today I don't.

    Feels: Surprisingly alert. All things considered, feeling decent, not even hungry
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    Bleh. Hate deficits lol How much of a deficit do you use?
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    I loves 'em. I just stand on a 45lb plate. The L.A. Fitness has the silly Star Trac 5-handle rubber coated plates, which seem a bit thicker than your standard iron plate... not sure the exact measure, though. The middle 1/3 of my foot hovers over air in the handle, haha. Really helps you remember to push through the heels.
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    Tonight's workout is brought to you by @CNPJamie's latest blog post: The Lost Art Of The Dumbbell Clean And Press

    Bodyweight: 225 - After eating pad thai duck and wine until my eyeballs bulged then sleeping 10 hours (I seldom get more than 3 a day), I am unsurprised.

    1 scoop pre, 1/2 scoop intra

    DB Clean&Press:
    5x40/50/60/70, 2x3x80/85, 1x90 (+2 fails on *******), 8x3x80+5s hold on last reps
    Pullups: 2x3, 2x5, 2x3
    Front Squat: 5xbar/95/115/135/155/175/195
    Curls: 6x110, 8x100/90/80

    Feels: I honestly could have just gone home after the clean and presses, but I had plenty left in the tank and I have no idea if I'll make it to the gym tomorrow. Knee seemed pretty alright with squats, though I couldn't find the groove at all.
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    I'll give that a read tonight. Thanks for posting
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    Picnic's are anabolic, right? Gotta get swole first. Negative creativity today.

    1 scoop pre, 1/2 scoop intra


    Close Grip Bench:
    20xbar, 12x95, 10x135/155, 5x175, 3x5x195 (ugh, smoked from db presses yesterday)
    Pullups: 2x3, 2x5
    Squat: 8x95/135, 5x155/175, 3x5x195
    Dealift: 5x225/315, 3x3x405

    Feels: Only like 150 calories into the day... not a thrilling workout, Purple Wraath definitely seemed to quiet some of the hungry distraction.
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    Picnics are absolutely anabolic
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    Needed a quick pump for another picnic this afternon. What a country.

    1 scoop pre, 1/2 scoop intra


    Klokovs: 2x10xbar, 10x65, 10x85, 8x95, 5x115/125, 2x3x135, 2x1x145
    Yates Rows: 15x95, 10x135/185, 3x8x225

    Feels:
    Plenty left in the tank, a halfway decent pump going. Solid.
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    Niiicce haven't done Klokov press in ages. Maybe I'll give it a go tonight. See how my shoulder handles it.
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    They're definitely good fun... Needed some extra time with just the bar to warm up, though - shoulders were still sore. When I get all rammy, I push-press them to freak out bodybuilders.
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    Filled up a half gallon with two scoops for my inta tonight... and only made it halfway through somehow. Flavor was right, though.

    1 scoop pre, 1 intra, 1 post

    Incline Press: 20xbar, 10x95/115, 8x135/155, 5x175, 3x5x195, 4x195
    Pullups: 5x5, 3x4
    Front Squat: 10xbar, 8x95, 5x135/155/175, 3x5x185
    Snatch Grip Deadlift: 5x225/315, 3x365, 2x3x405, 5x365

    Feels:
    Haven't sweated this much since I tried crossfit. Finished the workout with a good bit in the tank, good energy.

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    I Klokov'd it up and my shoulders don't hate me. Good call!

    I <3 Snatch...grip deadlifts
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    Last night was a rest, today quads were a touch sore, shoulders a little bruised, but really not much in the way of DOMS... Distilled Water might be on to something with his 3-scoop sorcery.

    Decided to get weird. Was feeling a bit less than enthused, so I downed 2 scoops of Fitmax and 1 scoop of Cannibal Ferox. Whee.
    I forgot my wrist wraps... so much for confidence. Ugh, whatever. I lived.
    2 hours since last meal.
    1 scoop Pre, 1 intra, 1 post


    Bodyweight: 223

    Pullups: 7, 4
    DB Clean & Press: 5x60/70/80, 3x90, 2x95, 2x100 - no press (started to black out), 5x90
    Snatch Grip Deficit Deadlift: 5x225, 2x3x315, 2x3x365

    Feels: Getting used to Beta Alanine itchies. Kind of had that "full of food, can I honk?" feeling while cleaning. I guess BCAA's are kinda food. Dripping sweat everywhere.
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    **** nan, big ol DB pressing there. I had a Ferox sample. Sweated balls off it
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    Yeah, those dumbbell clean and presses f'n wreck me. Oh, but they're so much more fun than laying down on a bench to press... always have to convince myself not to take a nap. One problem with my gym is that guys use the 100's to hold down the bar for t-bar rows (because they can't pick up the heavier dbs) so the knurling is all but gone on them.
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    Slept the weekend away, was slamming carbs while awake. Felt awful all day, downed two scoops of Fitmax just to get me to the gym... fat lot of good it did me.

    Bodyweight: 221 ...sure, why not?

    1 Scoop Pre, 1 Scoop Intra

    Pullups: 8, 5
    Close Grip Bench: 20xbar, 10x95/135/155, 8x175, 3x5x195, 2x5x175/155
    Superset:
    • Front Squat: 8xbar, 5x95, 3x5x135/155, 5x5x185 - tinkering with form
    • Pullups: 10x3

    Handstands: like 8... shoulder and elbow wouldn't let me press???
    DB Hammer Curls: 65x15, 45x10

    Feels: I want to sleep, so, so bad. Did I get mono or something? Damn.
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    Bleh, hopefully you aren't catching the bug
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    I'm too damn social. Results in eating carbs and about 2 hours of sleep per day. Not skipping the sesh again tonight, though.

    Bodyweight: 226 ...dang. But the beer, burgers, fries, and mac n cheese were bangin'.

    1 scoop pre, 1 scoop intra

    Overhead Press: 2x10xbar, 10x65, 10x85, 10x105, 5x135, 2x5x155, 2x3x175
    Push Press: 2x5x175, 6x3x185
    MOAR OHP: 2x3x175, 7x5x135
    Gym closing... but wait, the owner's buddy is still working out. Time to screw off and play with whatever he's leaving on bars.
    Shrugs: 10x405, 6x495, 6x585 (what straps?)
    Pullups: 8x3
    Weird Dips Off Racked Bar Because Why Not: 100ish
    Squats: 20/18/15/15/10/10/10/10x135
    Dips: 2x10

    Feels:
    I ain't even tired, son. That was a little more than two hours of screwing off, haha.
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    Four hours of sleep full of whiskey is hardly sleep at all. All kinds of cheat meals/beverages.

    Bodyweight: 225

    1 scoop pre, 1 intra

    Deadlift, Straps: 5x225, 5x315, 3x405, 3x3x455, 6x3x405
    60' Farmers: 5x2x130, 2x4x130- so light, it's basically a sprint... I need to pick up more plates.

    Feels: Low back and shoulders have been pretty tight. My (anti)diet is just wrecking my lifting. Need to get back to keto. Energy's good for an exhausted hangover day.

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    After 12 hours of sleep, my upper back is WRECKED, haha. As are my hips.
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    Oh man... never mind, whole back and hips are smoked today.

    Bodyweight: 225

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    Close Grip Bench, Paused: 20xbar, 10x95/115/135/155, 4x5x175
    Front Squat: 5x95/115/135/155/175
    Jaw Grip Neck Extensions: 15x25, 10x35, 3x10x45

    Feels: Tightening my traps to bench was making me grimace hard... damn, farmer's walks are punishing, even at light weight. Starting to get hungry toward the end of benching, which is understandable since all I got a chance to eat yet today was a protein shake and two cookies.
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    Jaw grip huh? Sounds terrible lol

    And cookies ain't bad one bit..
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    Working my way up.

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    babahahaahha
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    Didn't have a chance to post last night's workout, was getting in some, uh... conditioning work.

    Traps, forearms, and hips were still ruined... I haven't had sore forearms since high school drumline. Anyway, I felt like I needed to do something, maybe some light bodybuilder shenanigans just to get a good sweat on.

    1 scoop pre, 1 intra

    DB Incline Bench: 10x40/45/55/60/65/70/80, 7x80, 10x70
    Good Mornings: 10xbar, 5x10x95
    Handstand Pushups: 3, 5, 5, 4, 4
    Curls: 7x110, 4x110, 5x100, 5x90, 5x80

    Feels: Felt awful, haha. That beta alanine is super annoying when I'm upside down... itchiest pushups ever. Was able to go like 3.5 hours after gym without starving, though, so those aminos must have filled me up. This morning, I'm walking with tiny steps, hips so tight.
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    lol @ itchy push-ups. I feel ya
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    Shoulders and low back incredibly beat up, but I slept for 10 hours instead of going to the gym. Plus, the new belt came in, so someone's gotta break it in. Never used one before, so I figured I'd pick good stuff to practice with.

    1 scoop pre, 1 scoop intra


    Overhead Press: 20xbar, 2x10x65, 10x85, 10x105, 8x135, 5x135, [belt], 2x5x135, 3x155
    Push Press (belt): 3x155, 2x3x175, 3x195
    Squat: 10xbar, 8x95, 8x115, 5x135, 5x155, 5x175, 5x195, 5x225, [belt], various@225, [no belt]

    Feels: Belt definitely gives confidence. When I took it off after presses, I felt a million years old. I just couldn't figure out how to use it for squats... too high and it pinched my bellt fat; too low and it bumped into my thighs and pushed me on to my knees. Maybe it'll work for low bar squats. Sweaty as heck.

    For now, kielbasa, rice with raisins, and gin... and cartoons. Because I'm an adult, dammit.
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    10 or 13mm? You'll get used to it once it breaks in. Elite FTS has some good "first belt" articles.

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    10mm. Seemed like plenty for now.
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    Got another party weekend on the way, so even though I felt beat, I made sure I got it in. Even though shoulders felt beat, new wrist wraps (Outlaws) came in and I wanted to start to break them in so I could stop regretting getting such stiff wraps, haha.

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    Bodyweight: 228 - I've been so hangry lately, eating anything... I better be making muscle, not fat, haha. Then again, cookies.

    Lat Pulldown: 3x10x100
    DB C&P:
    5x60, 5x75, 3x85, 2x95 - no *******, 2x3x90, 4x3x85
    Deadlift, Straps: 5x225, 5x315, 3x405, 1x455, 4x3x405
    Handstand Pushups: 10, 5, 3, 4, 4, 3
    Pullups: 4x3

    Feels:
    Planned on farmers walks when I got home, but forgot the time... at 10:30pm, neighborhood's too quiet for my ruckus. So I've got a little left in the tank even though I got hungry while doing pushups.

    As for the belt, I figure maybe I had it too loose. I wanted to try it tonight, but I couldn't squat down all the way for my cleans with it on so I looked like a dufus for 10 minutes trying to figure it out.
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    Spent the weekend being fed by my buddy's Portuguese family. Clothes were a bit snug come Monday.
    Everything felt trashed last night before I even started... shoulder, knee, back, hips.... old man status. Also, another random sinus infection? Pretty much gone now but my throat hated me yesterday and Sunday.

    1 scoop pre, 1/2 intra (too beat to finish the last half)

    DB Press: 2x8x35, 2x8x40
    Klokovs: 2x10xbar, 2x10x65, 2x10x85
    Front Squat, 3s Pause: 10xbar, 2x8x95, 8x115, 2x5x135, 2x5x155, 2x5x175, 2x5x195

    Feels: Shoulder and knee hate me. Just feel beat up.
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    My guess is a weekend of booze and rough sleep probably isn't the ideal setup for good lifts. Also, it occurs to me that maybe I'll need to space out my wacky DB C&P sessions a bit more to let my shoulders heal... they've felt murdered out since I started playing with that.
  

  
 

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