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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:12 am 
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SS, week 3, day 9
13 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 65X5 | 85X5 | 95X5 | 125X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 100X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 65X3X5 |


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:51 pm 
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SS, week 4, day 10
15 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 65X5 | 85X5 | 105X5 | 135X5X3 |
Squats felt great. Being that I was able to put on 45'S, I had to get a video. I'll post them to get a form check if ya'll don't mind once I get to work where I have the USB cable to connect it to the computer.
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 100X5 | 140X5 | 170X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 205X5 |
I put the reps up, but didn't feel like I put out good form. I think I'm going to do the same weight next DL day to check and see my form. After, if I get them up with correct form, I'll reduce the weight increase to either 10 or 5 each workout now since that's what Rippetoe has prescribed when the weight starts getting too heavy.

Really wish i could post the squat video's tonight. It felt like I ripped right through them with great form and confirmed it with the video. Only one thing though, I think I got the bar low enough, but from the video, it looks like it might need to be a bit lower.

Squats form check: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8226


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:17 am 
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SS, week 4, day 11
17 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 65X5 | 85X5 | 115X5 | 145X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 105X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 70X3X5 |


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:00 am 
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SS, week 4, day 12
19 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 125X5 | 155X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 145X5 | 175X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 145X5 | 155X5 | 205X5 |

Deadlifts went better this time. I feel like I kept form. I'll have to video myself to check on it to make sure, but i think I'll go ahead with 5 lb. increases. I'm one workout away from my old 90 lb. dumbbells which makes me happy I'm almost back to my old bench workout and hopefully shoot right past it, hehe. Squats are awesome. A couple more workouts and i'll be past my bench on squats which also makes me excited. But... most important!!!

I'm past 1 month work and ready to move into month 2! Woohoo

Oh... I timed myself this time. I've been usually in the 2 hour mark of doing my exercises but with all the conversation about 1 hour being the guideline, I sort of pushed the time. I finished this time in 1 hour 20 minutes or somewhere around there.


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:51 am 
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SS, week 5, day 13
22 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 135X5 | 165X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 80X5 | 110X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 75X3X5 |

Start Time: 7:10 A.M. - End Time: 8:40 A.M.
I had to put my 5 year old daughter on the bus for her first day of Kindergarten and was directed by the wife to take lots of pictures so that took a considerable amount of time in the middle of my workout. I would say in total time exercising, it was about 1 hour 15 minutes. On another note, my 4 year old son took some interest in what I was doing so I recruited him to workout with me. Count my reps and such, it actually helped me improve my workout time and he got some exercise in to boot. He did about 28 push-ups with decent form, and about 2 min. 10 sec. worth of wall sits.


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:27 am 
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SS, Week 5, Day 14
24 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 145X5 | 175X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 150X5 | 180X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 210X5 |
Time | 11:40 p.m. - 1:22 a.m. |

Another one of those weeks. Only had about 6 hours of sleep since early Monday morning. Just real busy at work. Just sort of sucked it up, got a cup of coffee and went at it. Felt quite dizzy at times, but pulled it off. Lots of things I like on this workout, but it's time for bed. I get to sleep in this morning, woohoo!


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:42 am 
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One quick question if I may. On my last workout when I got my 180X5X3 on the bench press, I felt for the first time, in my left shoulder I felt maybe my muscles or tendons maybe grinding across my bones? Sort of like strumming a guitar really hard. What is that, lol? It did it for all three sets. The first time I thought maybe I was doing something wrong with form, but I kept myself super sensitive of my form for the next two sets and everything seemed fine and felt fine except that 'strumming' of the muscle/tendon.

Not that I'm trying to give myself an excuse to quit bench press. I'm totally pumped because of getting to 180 and ready to go to 185 on Monday. I was pretty hard into lifting many years back before I became a fat, lazy, slob. Granted, I was doing all the exercises completely wrong back then, working on what my buddies told me and gym talk which put me in what I realize now to be a bodybuilder program. I am drifting really, my point of this last bit of information is that 180 was my max back then since that's all my power blocks went up to, so I'm super excited to be back up to 180 and surpass that number next week.

but... just that gnawing in the back of my mind of what it was that I felt on my left shoulder. (which is my stronger shoulder by the way since I write with my right hand.)


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:53 am 
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SS, Week 6, Day 16
29 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 80X5 | 115X5 | 155X5 | 185X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 80X5 | 115X5 | 155X5 | 185X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 185X5 | 215X5 |

I missed last Friday's workout. A very last minute order for a wedding cake had me working day and night from Thursday - Saturday morning, and I had to stay till close on Sat until 10 pm. Figured I would start fresh on Monday, which I did.

My bench is still giving the 'strum of guitar strings' or crunch on my left shoulder. Still doesn't exhibit any pain, so I'll keep trucking on I guess.

My Deadlifts are seeming really heavy. I think I might reset them as I think that I'm doing more of a goodmorning deadlift than anything at this point. Any ideas on this? 20% reset of the lift would bring me to 170 lbs. to practice with and work my way back up. It won't be 15 lb. jumps this time though, I'll narrow them down to 10 lb. jumps to allow myself to practice a little bit more.


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:13 pm 
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SS, Week 6, Day 17
31 August, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 85X5 | 125X5 | 165X5 | 195X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 60X5 | 75X5 | 85X5 | 115X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 80X3X5 |

First off... I've added 100 lbs in Squats! yaaaay lol
Everything is starting to get heavy now. Squats, Press, Bench Press, especially Deadlift, and even the Power Cleans are almost there. I can see this next month and a half are going to be fun, fun, fun. I'll get the video for my deadlifts up this Friday if I don't see any glaring issues with it myself before I post it up. I'll also stay at the same weight just for control reasons. If it seems that I am doing them fine, I'll just keep on movin on, but not sure what if I find out they aren't in good form. Possibly reset, I dunno.


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:51 am 
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SS, Week 6, Day 18
02 September, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 90X5 | 135X5 | 175X5 | 205X5X3 |
Squats were good. They didn't seem as difficult as the last one. Maybe a mental thing, I dunno. Fun to see it over 200 lbs. though!
Bench Press | 45X5 | 85X5 | 125X5 | 160X5 | 190X5X3 |
Bench was a little difficult and painful. The crunch in my shoulder went away, but somehow, I hurt a muscle in my left arm. Dunno, but it's really sore now. The forearm muscle or bicep, not sure.
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 185X5 | 215X5 |
Still not sure about these. I re-read some of the section on Deadlifts in SS. At the beginning of it, Mr. Rippetoe describes the exercise as being tough or something. That it's there to get us used to mentally and physically tough exercises. The video's I took seemed somewhat decent, so maybe I should just stop being a puss and man up. lol, not sure. Once I get the video's uploaded and edited, I'll post them for critique.

Link for Deadlift form check: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8281


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:18 pm 
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SS, Week 1, Day 1
28 November, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 135X5 | 165X5X3 |
Squats killed my legs. Not sure I was totally good on form either. I'll go up only 5 lb's next time to make sure I'm back in the groove.
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 125X5 | 150X5X3 |
As always, easy. lol I probably could have started off where I stopped with these. Not sure why, but they just always seem easy. Possibly because it's the lift I've practiced the most... in the gym before I was 'enlightened' on how to do exercise correctly.
Deadlift | 45X5 | 85X5 | 135X5 | 165X5 |
As always, these hurt. lol


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:47 pm 
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SS, Week 1, Day 2
7 December, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 135X5 | 165X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 95X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 65X3X5 |


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:00 pm 
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SS, Week 1, Day 3
9 December, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 135X5 | 175X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 135X5 | 155X5X3 |
Deadlift | 45X5 | 85X5 | 135X5 | 175X5 |


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:19 pm 
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SS, Week 2, Day 4
12 December, 2011
Squat | 45X5 | 80X5 | 115X5 | 155X5 | 185X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 100X5X3 |
Power Clean 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 70X3X5 |


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 Post subject: Re: JMoss's Journal log
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:40 pm 
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I resolved to not post here until I got back up to or past what I was doing before my life went into a little chaos. I'm back up now, past on some lifts of what I've done before I stopped and have done an entire month without missing a days workout! Such fun...

SS W1 D1
21 May 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 75X5 | 95X5 | 125X5 | 160X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 85X5 | 115X5 | 135X5 | 165X5X3 |
Deadlift | 45X5 | 85X5 | 135X5 | 160X5

SS W1 D2
23 May 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 135X5 | 165X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 95X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 75X3X5 |

SS W1 D3
25 May 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 145X5 | 175X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 140X5 | 170X5X3 |
Deadlift | 45X5 | 85X5 | 135X5 | 155X5 | 180X5 |

SS W2 D4
28 May 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 85X5 | 115X5 | 145X5 | 180X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 100X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 80X3X5 |

SS W2 D5
30 May 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 85X5 | 125X5 | 155X5 | 185X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 105X5 | 140X5 | 175X5X3 |
Deadlift | 45X5 | 85X5 | 135X5 | 155X5 | 190X5 |

SS W2 D6
1 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 85X5 | 125X5 | 155X5 | 190X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 75X5 | 105X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 85X3X5 |

SS W3 D7
4 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 95X5 | 135X5 | 165X5 | 195X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 115X5 | 145X5 | 180X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 200X5 |

SS W3 D8
6 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 95X5 | 135X5 | 165X5 | 200X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 85X5 | 110X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 50X5 | 60X5 | 90X3X5 |

SS W3 D9
8 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 95X5 | 145X5 | 175X5 | 205X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 85X5 | 125X5 | 155X5 | 185X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 200X5 |

SS W4 D10
11 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 95X5 | 145X5 | 175X5 | 210X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 85X5 | 115X5X3 |
Power Clean | 45X5 | 55X5 | 65X5 | 95X3X5 |

SS W4 D11
13 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 115X5 | 155X5 | 185X5 | 215X5X3 |
Bench Press | 45X5 | 75X5 | 95X5 | 115X5 | 135X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 205X5 |

SS W4 D12
15 June 2012

Squats | 45X5 | 115X5 | 155X5 | 195X5 | 220X5X3 |
Press | 45X5 | 50X5 | 55X5 | 60X5 | 75X5X3 |
Deadlift | 135X5 | 155X5 | 175X5 | 210X5 |

Squat Form Check


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