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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:00 pm

It's no wonder my hips hurt. I sit at a desk all day and don't stretch. And I felt weak today because I slept in until almost noon, therefore skipping breakfast. Weak.

Bench Press - 175x5x2, 175x8x1
Curls - 67.5x8x2
Squat - 175x5x2, x175x8x1

Dad
Bench Press - 70x5x2, 70x14x1
Hammer Curls 20x20x2
Squat - still lacks depth
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:51 pm

I think I'm going to take some time off. I just don't feel like doing this right now.

Eating - no appetite
Sleeping - can't fall asleep, can't get out of bed
Lifting - weak, tight, no energy
Mood - sucks
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:54 pm

Alright. No time to waste waiting for everything to line up 'just right.' It's not going to happen.

Press - 115x5x2, 115x6x1 - A bit too heavy considering I missed two workouts and skimped on eating. Might stay at 115 next time.
Chins - 5x9x2
Squat - 135x5x2, 135x15x1 I'm not going to get excited over this. It felt pretty good, but light weights always do.

Dad
Press - 70x5x2, 70x7?x1
Pull-ups - 5 sets slowly decelerating. Supinated grip bothers his wrist, so he's doing pronanted (pull-ups)
Squat - 45x5x3 - Form work. I used a low box to prove to him that he can reach depth. He can - when he stops hesitating. My old habit. Telling him that the knees CAN go forward at the top was helpful. Something clicked when that cue was established.

Steamroller.
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:57 pm

Bench Press - 165x5x2, 165x8x1
EZ curls - 50x15x2
Squat - 155x5x2, 155x15x1

Dad
Bench Press - 75x5x2, 75x14x1
EZ curls - 40x10x2
Squat - 3 sets of form work. Still depth issues. Using box to demonstrate proper depth (but not box squats)
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:34 pm

Press - 117.5x5x2, 117.5x6x1 - Fell out of the groove on one of these reps, and it took some energy to recover. Should've had seven
Chins - 7.5x8x1, 7.5x9x1
Deadlift - 215x10x1 - Kind of hard on the last few

Dad
Press - 72.5x5x2, 72.5x8x1
Pullups worked on deceleration
Deadlift - 50x5x1
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:35 am

Bench Press - 170x5x2, 170x9x1 - Really wanted 10, but it would've been a grinder at best and a failure at worst
EZ Curls - 55x12x2
Squat - 165x5x2, 165x10x1 - Felt okay, but the chalk pattern on by t-shirt indicates that the bar is consistently off-center on my back. I'll have to ask my dad to give me a visual before I unrack it. Then, I'll try to remember how it feels. Probably just a visual thing.

Dad
Bench Press - 75x5x2, 75x15x1accidentally redid this weight for some reason
EZ curls were hurting him, did hammers instead - 20x20x2
Squat technique work. A lot of the same issues. Tried to introduce hip drive, but it was exaggerated. He's getting a little deeper than before. I think we'll get there soon. I'm not a good teacher.
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:28 pm

Press - 120x5x3
Chins - 10x9x2
Squat - 175x5x2, 175x10x1 - Didn't feel great. Bar felt heavy. Dad discovered that I've been setting up with the bar about an inch to the left. Chalk on my t-shirt shows that he is correct. Got to fix it.

Dad
Press -75x5x2, 75x7x1
Chins - 5 decelerations. getting better.
Squat - Empty bar. Form work. I see some improvement.
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:13 pm

Sick today. Probably a cold, I don't think it's an allergy.

Rather than do a sub-par workout tonight, I think I'll shift W/F to Th/Sat for this week and then get back on track on Monday. Something tells me the weights are going to be down.
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Fri May 06, 2011 7:38 pm

Another reset.

Just me tonight.

Press - 95x5x2, 95x10x1
Chins - BWX9x2
Squat - 135x5x2, 135x11x1
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Re: MikeChops Training Log

Postby MikeChops » Mon May 09, 2011 6:56 pm

I shifted to AM workouts. Gets me up (and eating) with a purpose in the AM and should force me to get to bed at a better hour. Dad still working out in the evening, so I use that time to coach him a bit and finally do some FM chins and push-ups.

Bench Press - 135x5x2, 135x10x1
EZ curls - 45x15x2
Squat - 140x5x2, x140x6x1 - Didn't feel great. No power out of the bottom, but I'm still getting back into it. Hips are tight from being at a computer all day like a drone.

Stretching and PVC rolling should assist with this a but, and I'm getting over the whole 'don't static stretch before a workout' philosophy. If it loosens me up enough to make me squat with more confidence, no reason to stop.

Dad
Bench Press - 70x5x2, 70x18x1 Great set. Last one touched way too low and fell out of the groove, otherwise he had more in him.
EZ Curls - 40x10x2 His wrist is acting up, and this caused some discomfort. I told him to cut it shy, but he powered through the second set.
Neck harness - 5x25x2
Squat - 45x5x2, 45x6x1 YES! Not sure what changed. Sets one and two were high, but he nailed set three. Maybe the week or so away helped him - something. If we can get three good sets on Friday it'll be time to add some weight.
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