Swanson's Penultimate 5/3/1 Powerlifting Log...for real

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    Why do you like to keep your E2 < 20?
    I "operate" best between 17-24. That's when my libido is the strongest, and my mood is manageable. I'm not exceptionally stable , so as my E2 climbs, as does anxiety with a side of lethargy.

    I'm CRAZY sensitive to hormone changes.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.


  2. Not much today; did a bunch of rolling/ball/mobility work this AM, followed by 30' LISS

    This evening had another half hour mobility session followed by 20' HIIT on the elliptical and some 25 yd sprints.

    I'll do one more mobility session before bed.

    Benchins tomorrow.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Not much today; did a bunch of rolling/ball/mobility work this AM, followed by 30' LISS

    This evening had another half hour mobility session followed by 20' HIIT on the elliptical and some 25 yd sprints.

    I'll do one more mobility session before bed.

    Benchins tomorrow.
    Nice man. You're really up on getting your body primed for the workload to come. Solid
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Finally. Pfft.

    I'm going to go with napalm on the TRT here. I've got my dosage balanced perfectly with my e2 consistently <20, my hematocrit around 45, and my levels nice and stable around 700. It's taken the better part of 2 years to get here, I'd best not rock the boat for another 150ng/dL of total test.

    I'm boring and non-adventurous.
    I understand and respect your decision. E2 is one of the things I was referring to as far as damage. It's funny how we all react differently. My E2 hovers around 40 and I feel pretty good. I know 40 is on the higher end, but I guess I don't know much different. Maybe I'll talk to doc about lowering that a bit.
    I wouldn't call it boring and non-adventurous. I'd call it wise and and very self-aware. You've had enough crazy shlt go down in the past few months, no reason to push the envelope at this point.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    I "operate" best between 17-24. That's when my libido is the strongest, and my mood is manageable. I'm not exceptionally stable , so as my E2 climbs, as does anxiety with a side of lethargy.

    I'm CRAZY sensitive to hormone changes.
    This all makes complete sense. Your SHBG is low, so you need less test and E2 to accomplish the same ends. This also means you are a fast metabolizer and may benefit from frequent shooting, which I believe you are already doing. In contrast, my SHBG is higher, and I operate better with TT around 1000 and E2 at 40-50. In the end, they can be functionally similar. It sounds like you've got it dialed in just right. It's all so variable.

    My libido actually drops when my E2 gets down to 20, and my joints get achey. But again, my SHBG is high, making the E2 less bioavailable.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate
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  6. Today-BENCHINS.

    Foam roll, shoulder health band set, lax ball mash, machine rows

    Bench-TM 365
    205x5
    235x5
    275x3
    Here's the fawkin deal-I lack confidence. I looked at rep speed on 275 and there's nothing to indicate I couldn't have pressed 5. No spotter, no cage, and a shoulder injury have me in that place where I'm not sure I'm good for those last 2-3, so I rack it. :frusty:

    PENDLAY ROWS SS W/ BW PULL-UPS
    155x8x4
    185x8x2
    SS
    BWx5/4/4/2/2
    Ugh. Fat ass.

    BW DIPS SS w/BAND FACE PULLS
    BWx8/6/6/4/4
    Band x 15x5

    BW PUSH UPS-FEET ELEVATED 18"
    12/10/6/2-FAILURE

    12' HIIT

    Vid coming.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  7. Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  8. The video is private.

  9. Nothing wrong with that, coming out of a shoulder injury. And you should lack some confidence -- that instinct evolved out of self protection of an injured protection.

    So good work. The confidence will build with assurances that the shoulder has recovered. I guarantee it. Take it from a guy who has survived 7 shoulder surgeries.

    All ready to go, sitting on the crapper, and it's a private video. Shucks.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  10. Gay...

  11. Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post
    The video is private.
    Damn it. I'll fix it.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
  12. Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  13. **** macros. I'm liftin in the 308's.

    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Gay...
    I prefer curious.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    I prefer curious.
    That just makes you indecisively gay and closeted. You matter as well seize the moment, lol.

    I will check out the video now, as I am curious indeed.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    You're squirming a lot, when you get heavier, and something is definitely up with that left shoulder. Looks like it's bothering you and you are untucking left scap to drive. Drop the weight if you need to, and keep that scap retracted, to avoid aggravating the injury.

    But the strength is there. Just looks like pain is getting in your way.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  17. Ya man I need to get set. I fawking hate this bench setup and it seems like I can't get squared up. However, getting tight is a battle I've always fought.

    Left shoulder is the injured one (good eye) and it was tender after squatting on Monday. I'll prob drop the max a bit for the 3's so I can work around it.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Ya man I need to get set. I fawking hate this bench setup and it seems like I can't get squared up. However, getting tight is a battle I've always fought.

    Left shoulder is the injured one (good eye) and it was tender after squatting on Monday. I'll prob drop the max a bit for the 3's so I can work around it.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    It takes one to know one -- someone with shoulder issues. I've had so much work on both of mine, including having the ends of my collar bone cut off to open to the joints (creating a false A/C joint) to put an end to chronic separation (type 2-3) and bilateral impingement syndrome.

    Anyhow, I feel you. When my shoulder hurts, I do the same shyte. It may help me get the weight up, but it also furthers the injury.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  19. Failed on the vid this morning; the phone charge let me choose music or vid, so I chose music.

    Agile 8, mash, roll, treadmill, back raises

    SUMO DL
    295x5
    340x5
    385x7 <<<<<<< feels GOOOD. I think I could've pulled 10, but again my adductors we're getting pretty fatigued.

    I'm happy as hell with this session; I set my max apprehensively @ 500, so this was a victory for my psyche today.

    FRONT SQUAT
    135x8
    185x8
    225x5x3

    Why is this comparable to my back squat?

    DB WALKING LUNGES
    +40x20x2

    BW PULL UP
    BWx5x4
    X4x2

    FACE PULLS
    3 sets 15

    REAR DELT DESTROYERS
    **** you

    12' HIIT

    Out.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  20. Good work man. So is sumo staying?

    Your squats will catch up. Makes me think though: Are you in an optimal stance/bar position? I'd hate to give you more crap to think about. Just thinking about you comparing front:back strength.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Good work man. So is sumo staying?

    Your squats will catch up. Makes me think though: Are you in an optimal stance/bar position? I'd hate to give you more crap to think about. Just thinking about you comparing front:back strength.
    Yeah ME sumos are much easier on the ol lumbar region for me. Convos will stay as an accessory.

    Good question about squats. I've never learned how, I just throw weight on and give it hell. I'll try and get more angles and squat vids for everyone to critique, hopefully I can optimize my leverages...I'm a short legged dude so most of my issues come from torso collapse.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  22. Good session big guy...
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  24. Really nice DL work, man. And good session. Particularly impressive given shoulder challenges. Doesn't look like it's going to take you too long to get back to where you wanna be.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  25. Hell of a day dude. A part of me died when I saw the 20 rep sets of lunges..
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