Tossing Weight With Torobestia: Powerlifting Log

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  1. I think napalm is in the lead for winning the prize for correctly diagnosing my shoulder condition...

    Anyways, bullheaded me went to the gym today to finish the workout that was supposed to happen on Friday. However, I was at least smart enough to both not do floor presses and to get rid of OHP. I also think that in addition to the floor press, OHP may have contributed to my shoulder impingement. It was always an issue, and it only went away/got better when I completely ditched the exercise. I'll put it back in rotation after not this deload, but my next, and see if it gets bad again. If it does, then it's out - FOREVER.

    10/18/13

    SPEED BENCH 531

    Upper body mobility stuff

    FLOOR PRESS
    135-5,3 explosive
    185-3
    235-2x3
    225-2x3
    added slingshot
    225-3
    275-1
    315-1 <-- very fast
    shut down because of shoulder


    10/20/13

    SPEED BENCH 531... CONTINUED!

    PVC upper and lower back, lats, LXC upper body, band dislocations, band pushdowns, facepulls

    FEET ELEVATED PIN PRESS
    135-5
    185-5
    225-3
    added slingshot
    275-1
    315-1
    345-1
    365-1 <-- fast but a little hard
    385-0 <-- stapled, wouldn't budge, lol
    Deloaded weight on pins each rep. Called the exercise here due to aggravated shoulder on Friday/Saturday

    HIGH INCLINE DB BENCH
    65-10
    90-6
    Mechanical Dropset: 90x7 drop bench x2 drop bench x6
    Second setting aggravated shoulder a tad

    PRONE PULLUPS superset BAND FACEPULLS
    BW-12,10,10,10,10
    red band-5x20

    GIANT SET: DB LATERAL RAISE, EZ CURLS, SLANTED-BAR PUSHDOWNS, CABLE DECLINE FLIES
    30-15,14,14,12
    105-10,10,10,8
    85+26lb chain-10,10,10,8
    80-10,10,8,8

    Felt pretty pumped and huge after this (physically, as well as mentally). So glad I felt good during the workout. Bodes well for my training.
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  2. Lol, after 5 shoulder surgeries I'd like to think I picked up some knowledge along the way...
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  3. 10/21/13

    DEADLIFT 531

    PVC upper and lower back, lats, ITB and adductor, LXC upper body and glutes, rocking frog stretch, hip circles x10 forward/backward

    DEADLIFT
    225-4 <-- bar was already loaded, no need to start with 135 lol
    315-4
    405-2
    455-1
    495-1
    565-2 <-- +15lb PR

    CAT DEADLIFTS
    410-4x4

    SSB SPEED SQUATS (narrow, paused in hole)
    330-6x2 <-- hard as hell, got better as I progressed

    SSB SUSPENDED GOODMORNINGS (as a reminder, I almost always do GMs suspended)
    295-8,5,7 <-- second set problem with belt, and it just felt heavy as hell, third set looked great


    Forgot to use my new bracing technique on almost all my deadlifts working up to and including my 565, so in spite of this form still didn't look totally trashy.

    I wanted to do 5 sets of goodmornings, but I had this ****ing awful experience on my way home today. Small town, I live close to work, and yet my 10 minute ride back on the shuttle took 45 minutes today because this guy decided to take this ****ty way back. Accident, traffic, and no way to back out and go a different direction, etc. Anyways, I got to the gym pretty late, around 715, so that combined with fatigue and combined with me not wanting to be there until 10pm made me cut the GMs short. Still got some good work in, overall. I almost didn't do them again - glad I did.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
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  4. Monster pulls! And GMs! And a very focused training partner, too.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  5. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Monster pulls! And GMs! And a very focused training partner, too.
    Haha, his name is Alex. We make a good team, despite never actually doing the same exercises.

    My head was doing stupid things things while I was deadlifting. I need to work on keeping that neck packed and just pushing my head back into my neck almost instead of just lifting my head up like that.
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  6. 10/23/13

    DELOAD UPPER


    PVC upper and lower back, SMR lower back, PVC lats. Band dislocations. Doggcrapp dislocations with pvc pipe (50 reps)

    DB BENCH
    50-10
    75-25 (PR)

    INCLINE DB BENCH
    70-18

    SEATED OVERHEAD PRESS
    60-18

    LATBAR TRICEP PUSHDOWNS (pause at contraction) superset SEATED DB CLEANS
    80-14,14,14
    25-15,15,15

    SEATED CABLE ROWS (2x D-handles)
    200-15,15 <-- really aggravated my sore front delt, I dont think this is a good sign...

    Pumps!
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  7. 10/25/13

    SQUAT DELOAD


    Lower body mobility stuff

    SQUATS
    135-5
    185-5
    225-5
    275-5,5,14 <-- could have gone for more but I already had done 3 that looked like good mornings

    That's it, lol.
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  8. Tossing Weight With Torobestia: Powerlifting Log


    Nice work in here, man.

    Great pulls earlier, looked strong...plus training partner shenanigans.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  9. Awesome, 14 w 275, great work toro...

  10. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Awesome, 14 w 275, great work toro...
    I did a little throw up burp in my mouth and swallowed it back
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    I did a little throw up burp in my mouth and swallowed it back
    You kids and your volume, no habla...

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Nice work in here, man.

    Great pulls earlier, looked strong...plus training partner shenanigans.
    Thanks man. Yeah that guy, alex, is quite a character.
    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Awesome, 14 w 275, great work toro...
    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    I did a little throw up burp in my mouth and swallowed it back
    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    You kids and your volume, no habla...
    Thanks guys. Well the plan is that next week I'd like to add some volume to my squatting program in the form of both front squats/ssb squats and some unilateral work (I have a pretty clear imbalance in my hip strength again, and that put me out of squatting a year ago). Hopefully that'll help add some lbs to that sucker and break 5 bills.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html

  13. Hoooge fickin pullin' Toro
    Hey, remember how Bruce Willis was great in Die Hard, but truthfully, Alan Rickman (as Hans) stole the show out from under him.
    Well the #565 x2 was great, but that fricking dance of your buddies stole the show...!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    Hoooge fickin pullin' Toro
    Hey, remember how Bruce Willis was great in Die Hard, but truthfully, Alan Rickman (as Hans) stole the show out from under him.
    Well the #565 x2 was great, but that fricking dance of your buddies stole the show...!
    Haha, I know. He thought I was going to edit that out, too. How could he think that!?

    BTW, some really aggravating problems have surfaced up with my left shoulder recently. It went from only having sharp pain during certain movements like internally rotating my arm to being in pain at all times, now. I had an arthroscopic procedure/MRI done yesterday, so I hope to hear back from the doc in the next couple of days what's going on with the shoulder. In the meantime I'll be doing very little activity as anything seems to really bug it out. I'll start doing a lot more weightless upper back work at home to try and work on all those external rotators in case I have an impingement.

    Once the doc comes back with a diagnosis I'll have a better idea with what I'm working with.
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  15. Doctor called back a little while ago. She said my MRIs showed that the tissues of my shoulder joint are fine and healthy (no tears) and that fluid had infiltrated my bursa. So following some advil + HC shot, I should be good to get back to being stupid with the weights. Hooray!
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  16. Nice to hear that man.


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  17. Quote Originally Posted by bolt10 View Post
    Nice to hear that man.


    Get healthy and get back at it.
    Thanks man. I couldn't wait until tomorrow to squat, so I squatted today.

    10/30/13

    SQUATS REP 1

    PVC upper and lower back, lats, ITB, adductors, LXC glutes, bent knee iron cross, rocking frog stretch, hip circles 10 forward/10 backward, cossack squats. I really like this warmup. Only thing I think I might have to start doing are piriformis stretches

    SSB SQUATS
    135-5
    225-5
    315-8,8,8 <-- I took vids for this, upper back collapsing for a couple reps second set, a few reps in third set

    SSB PAUSE SQUATS
    290-10,10,10

    Both performed with my new narrow stance

    RUSSIAN KNEE CURLS
    1,5, 7+1 rest paused 3+1 rest paused 1+1 assisted
    Had some trouble with my hamstrings and calves cramping first few attempts, lol

    LUNGES
    BW-15,15

    My everything felt pretty wrecked after this. Squat work capacity is pretty low, so I'm glad I'm making an effort to bring it up now. I think in the future I'll play around with less reps/set on rep day and more sets/rep with short rest intervals. I tried to front squat, but there was literally zero I could do to have the bar sit where it needs to sit on my shoulders. I even tried with a PVC pipe and my arms literally straight in front of me, and the bar was still forward on my front delts. Real weird. So that's an exercise I can't do in the immediate future, although I could do them with the harness I suppose. We'll see. May not be worth the effort without proper coaching etc.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
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  18. So how is the new stance?
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    So how is the new stance?
    Hard to say without putting some weight on the bar. The first few reps looked real solid, though. Calves feel like the little bitches they are ... maybe i'll put on a little size there, too.

    Also, I hit a PR of sorts ... I weighed in at 269 today, lol.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Hard to say without putting some weight on the bar. The first few reps looked real solid, though. Calves feel like the little bitches they are ... maybe i'll put on a little size there, too. Also, I hit a PR of sorts ... I weighed in at 269 today, lol.
    Damn big man! I like it haha
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Also, I hit a PR of sorts ... I weighed in at 269 today, lol.
    YYYEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    I should be good to get back to being stupid with the weights. Hooray!
    AHAHA...!
    You're entering defensive end weight with your height buddy.

  23. Thanks, guys.

    Well, today I went to the doc and got my cortisone shot.

    Before, we sat down and spoke again about my MRI results. As I had mentioned, she mentioned that besides the bursitis all the other surrounding tissues appeared healthy and presented without even inflammation. I asked what she thought caused this, and she said that overhead activities cause bursitis especially without other symptoms.

    So that's that, boys. I thought I had made a good decision before to nix standing OHP. It looks like I was right. Goodbye, OHP.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
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  24. It seems like it's a structural thing with people. Can press, cannot press. Some people can press indefinitely with no issues, others can ruin themselves in less than a month doing it.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  25. Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    It seems like it's a structural thing with people. Can press, cannot press. Some people can press indefinitely with no issues, others can ruin themselves in less than a month doing it.
    Yeah and what is funny to me, is the people who can flat BP or dip, but cannot OHP or PP. Even when I tore my cuff, I could OHP while rehabbing BP's.

  26. Good news is it is overhead press and not bench. Great news is your shoulder will be alright.
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by PaulBlack View Post
    Yeah and what is funny to me, is the people who can flat BP or dip, but cannot OHP or PP. Even when I tore my cuff, I could OHP while rehabbing BP's.
    Agreed, when I get lazy with ohp and chins my shoulders begin to hurt. They are what keep my healty at my advanced age.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    Good news is it is overhead press and not bench. Great news is your shoulder will be alright.
    Yeah, definitely.

    Well, I was looking at some vids by Eric Cressey as well as one of his latest books. It looks like he is saying I am in gross overextension, which is actually kind of funny considering my height and the fact I've spent most of my life sitting. You'd expect my problem would be more kyphotic, not hyperlordotic. But I fit all the symptoms - big arch in my lower back at all times, my scapula is depressed, and my shoulders always sit well behind my neck/head (don't you guys remember my complaints about not being able to front squat?)

    It is very likely this has contributed to my recent problems, especially since I dont have 10 years of strengthening the shoulder and stuff like that before I got into powerlifting. So I will definitely make a more concerted effort to address this.

    This vid doesn't have anything about assessing if you're in lordosis or kyphosis, but it has how to treat various problems causing hyperextended posture:
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  29. Squat vid from last training session
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  30. That looked freaking brutal.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html
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