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    Lukehayd's road to reclamation!


    So, after being out of it for pretty much 3 months, it's time to reclaim my numbers! I've tried lifting at home and keeping things from back sliding too far but it was all too easy for me to get discouraged when my grip would fail or my fingers would just start throbbing painfully. For those that don't know the story, here's the thread with pictures. (Not for the squeamish!)
    Just got out of the game for a while. :(

    Tonights workout: chest/ shoulders

    Flat bench
    135×10, 185×10, 225×5, 225×3

    Cable flies (high pulley)
    40×10, 50×10, 60×10, 80×10, 90×10

    Cable flies (low pulley)
    30×10, 40×10, 60×10, 80×10, 90×5

    Hammer strength iso press
    45×10×2, 80×5×2, 90×5

    DB raises (front to lateral)
    20×10×3, 25×10, 35×5

    I was pleasantly surprised at how well my grip held up with the flies and raises. It's not as good as it used to be but I'm happy with the progress! I can definitely tell I've lost some strength in my lifts but I'm hoping I will rebound quickly to get back to where I was.
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    Nice work dude! I know how hard it is to come back from an injury (shoulder surgery here) You'll be amazed how quickly you get your numbers back up, it's quite fun!
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    Thanks for the invite Jerky Face!!!!
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    Hey, @bcazo, come join my recovery log if you would!

    Wait, am I a little late with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post
    Hey, @bcazo, come join my recovery log if you would!

    Wait, am I a little late with this?
    HAHAHA Unsubbed!!!!! J/K
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    Will update in a little while. Time to go home & shower.
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    Back workout today

    Hammer strength seated rows
    45 × 10× 2, 70×10×2, 80×5

    DB shrugs
    45×10, 55×10, 65×10, 75×10, 85×10, 100×5

    Seated low pulley rows
    40×10, 50×10, 60×10, 80×5, 120×5

    Behind the head pulldowns
    50×10×2, 70×10, 80×10, 90×10, 100×5

    Chest pulldowns
    (Same as above)

    I was glad there was a spare set of lifting straps at the gym because I left mine at home. Grip strength really suffered! It was also a lot nicer on the fingers so iI didn't have to grasp as hard. There were a couple times that I had to stop mid-set to readjust my grip with my right hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcazo View Post
    HAHAHA Unsubbed!!!!! J/K
    You wish you could but you just can't quit me. Wait what?
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    You guys crack me up.

    I could imagine pull days will be tough for awhile.
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    Good #s for a pull day with a bad hand for sure.. Just don't push too hard..
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    You guys crack me up.

    I could imagine pull days will be tough for awhile.
    If you can't laugh, you'll go insane. Then the laughing will be scary! Lol!

    Yeah, pulling and gripping heavy is not that pleasant but just grin and bare it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcazo View Post
    Good #s for a pull day with a bad hand for sure.. Just don't push too hard..
    I've been goofing off too long, I've got some making up to do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    Nice work dude! I know how hard it is to come back from an injury (shoulder surgery here) You'll be amazed how quickly you get your numbers back up, it's quite fun!

    Thank you. I sure hope it comes back quickly! I think it will as most of my lifts don't seem to have suffered a tremendous amount but they have suffered! Things are progressing though with my grip strength increasing in my right hand and some of the movement and feeling coming back. The strength isn't what bothers me the most, it's the feeling. Finger tips on 2 of the 3 are still somewhat numb and probably will be for a while. It tends to be rather annoying all throughout the day, not just at the gym.
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    In for grip rehab and increasing numbers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post
    I've been goofing off too long, I've got some making up to do!
    Stop goofing off and post a workout!!! Lol
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    Holy $hit, Luke! Just saw the other thread and jumped over here! That SUCKS! Could've been worse, man.....glad you're doing better brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoneDaddy View Post
    Holy $hit, Luke! Just saw the other thread and jumped over here! That SUCKS! Could've been worse, man.....glad you're doing better brother!
    A BD post! Long time brother! Hope all is well with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcazo View Post
    Stop goofing off and post a workout!!! Lol
    Sorry caz.

    I was actually out in Western Ks. this weekend and the phone/internet service is sooooo freakin' horrible out there! Left right after I got off work so no workout that day or any on the weekend. Had some good time with in-laws though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenpoengineer View Post
    A BD post! Long time brother! Hope all is well with you!
    Kenpo!!! Good to see you buddy! A big rough patch but I'm back at it and I'll be around more, fo sho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcazo View Post
    Thanks for the invite Jerky Face!!!!
    No love for me either!
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    Walked into gym today and there was only one other guy in there. It make it even better that he wasn't even in the free weights section!! Took my Quake ten minutes prior and 1/2 scoop mixed in with some fp modern BCAAs for an intra drink. I like this dosing schedule! Keeps me amped all throughout.

    Leg day!!!!

    Squats:
    135×10, 185×10, 225×8, 315×5, 185×5, 135×10

    Iso leg extensions:
    25×10, 50×10×4

    Leg raises:
    1 set of 15, 4 sets 10

    Plate loaded leg press/squat press:
    200×15×2, 400×10, 490×5, 400×5

    Calf press with same numbers about after each set above: 10 ea

    Kept things from going too heavy as I'm trying to not rush back too quickly. I can definitely tell I've lost here too with my absence and not pushing things at home. On a good note though, my right knee wasn't making any noises or feeling unstable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrew530 View Post
    No love for me either!
    Just returning the favor.


    Fine, @tyga tyga, @IronFlex. That should get the whole gang here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post
    Just returning the favor.


    Fine, @tyga tyga, @IronFlex. That should get the whole gang here!
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    I think we all know what it's like to get out of the game. Sometimes we need inspiration. I expect results, Luke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrew530 View Post

    RIP Nate Dog he was a PIMP!!! LOL

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    Dang he didn't invite any of the team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Dang he didn't invite any of the team?
    Na he just felt like playing with him self. Now that he has his good hand back who can blame him LOL
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    Sounds like some of y'all need to start running some FORMABOLIC to get your estrogen under control! Sheesh! Bunch of Nancys!
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    Arm day.

    Ez bar curls:
    45×20, 55×10, 65×10, 75×10, 85×10

    High pulley push downs with v-bar:
    60×20, 90×15, 130×10, 160×10, 190×8

    Standing iso DB curls:
    20×10, 25×10, 30×10, 35×5×2

    Seated tricep extensions with ez bar:
    45×15×2, 55×10×2, 65×10×2

    Low pulley cable curls:
    30×10, 50×10, 60×5, 70×5, 70×3

    Arms were freakin' scorched!!
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    Some pics from today. Was kinda shaky so they're a little blurry. And then a pic of my back from a couple weeks ago.

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    Solid back bro!!!
    Its like backception with you taking a picture of a reflection of you taking a picture of your back showing an image of you taking a picture of the reflection of your back!
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    So prior obligations and wheat harvest have had me rather busy. Finally got back to the gym today to hit the chest.

    Flat bench:
    135×10, 185×5, 225×5, 245×1, 185×10, 135×15

    Rotating DB press:
    35×10, 50×10, 55×10, 65×5, 75×5

    DB pullovers:
    45×10, 55×10, 65×5, 75×5×2

    High cable flies:
    50×10, 60×10, 70×10, 90×5, 100×5

    Low cable flies:
    60×10×3, 70×10×2

    Pump is painful right now but it feels soooooo good!!
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    Good work luke! Looks like a solid chest session. The rotating flyes, what exactly is that lolol
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Good work luke! Looks like a solid chest session. The rotating flyes, what exactly is that lolol
    Lol! Ooops,rotating DB press, not flies. Rotate the DB during the lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukehayd View Post
    Lol! Ooops,rotating DB press, not flies. Rotate the DB during the lift.
    Gotcha.
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    Luke Are you a farmer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCrew530 View Post
    Luke Are you a farmer?
    Nope, I build timber frame houses. Father-in-law is a farmer/rancher. I just try to help out when my job allows. My wife almost always helps with harvest.

    This is a pic of a house we did (I'm in the blue shirt).

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    Awesome looking house!
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    That is gorgeous! I've got a soft spot for timber homes.
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