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Post by Matt Z » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:30 pm

Also, I squat pretty deep ... well below parallel.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:34 pm

I took it easy on squats yesterday since:
A) I had no spotter,
B) It was later in the day than I usually train and
C) I haven't performed too well on squats lately.
I also had to cut my workout a little short, because the gym was closing.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:15 pm

I cut my workout short today after hurting my left oblique on my first set of Straight-leg Deadlifts. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:17 pm

I hope it's no big deal. I enjoy watching your numbers climb.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:03 pm

Thanks. It kinda scared me when it happened. I felt a pop/bulge and at first I thought it was a hernia, but in hindsight I think I just pulled a muscle. It's feeling a lot better today, and I'm hoping it'll be back to normal in a few days.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:59 pm

Gradually improving, but it still hurts when I sneeze.

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:29 pm

In that case, you should reduce sneezing volume significantly until you heal up.

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Post by Matt Z » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:27 pm

Yes, I've cut out all my sneezing workouts.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:52 pm

Lifted today for the first time since I hurt my oblique. So far, so good.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:19 pm

And throwing up 185 25 times is pretty impressive at any time!

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:30 pm

I don't think you ever answered my speculation about your job (I think I said longshoreman or stone mason or something as my guess). What do you do?

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:51 pm

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:27 pm

I went up to 100 lbs x 2 for 5 reps each leg on Dumbbell Step-ups today (I just started doing these). I was using a fairly low step. Next time I think I'll use a bench, which is a little higher.

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:38 pm

It was WAY too hot in the gym today.

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Post by Matt Z » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:13 am

WORKOUT A
Barbell Back Squat
5-7 sets/1-12 reps
Deadlift or SLDL
5-6 sets/1-12 reps
Barbell Hold (grip)*
3-4 sets/~10 sec.

WORKOUT B
Barbell Bench Press
5-6 sets/1-12 reps
BB Bent-over Row
5-6 sets/3-12 reps
Overhand Pull-up
3-4 sets/8-12 reps

WORKOUT C
Barbell Front Squat
5-6 sets/1-12 reps
Barbell High Pull
5-6 sets/1-12 reps

WORKOUT D
Barbell Military Press
5-6 sets/1-12 reps
Overhand Pull-up
3-4 sets/1-12 reps
DB Rear Delt Row
3-2 sets/3-12 reps

* Not on heavy days.

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