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    While I may sound mostly insane, there IS a method to my madness. Minus a burp here and there, I stick mostly to the "inch my way up" plan. When I DO lift too much, I'll lay off. My lifting is set up that way mostly anyway. My two biggest concerns are legs and lower back, because of the joints, not the muscles. If I hit one or both particularly hard one day, I'll do pullups the next day. If I trash out my shoulders, I'll do something like front squats, squats or dust up on some deadlifts and some curls next day.

    I don't separate by upper/lower body per se; rather, by what muscles are being worked directly on a given day vs which ones are not. I won't do back squats or deadlifts more than once a week, nor will I do both exercises in the same week.

    I got all crazy a couple of years ago and power cleaned and pressed 205 for the first time in years and it kept my hip jacked up from that point until I was hospitalized. Silver lining, I guess. I couldn't walk, but the hip pain was gone I've tended to err toward the side of caution.

    Let's be real. One workout isn't going to make or break me for anyone or thing but me. My social event of the day is a 7-11 run and my work out audience is a stray cat and some crows
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    FUKKIN' A! Ass to the grass squat with 185 (3 times just to make sure I was awake). FINALLY! I weigh 180. I've never been able to go ass to the grass with my bodyweight. Only take a year and a half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    FUKKIN' A! Ass to the grass squat with 185 (3 times just to make sure I was awake). FINALLY! I weigh 180. I've never been able to go ass to the grass with my bodyweight. Only take a year and a half.

    200. YOU'RE next

    I've been slackin'. Haven't done much in the last 3 days and I'm starting to feel pretty guilty. But I've been pretty busy with cleaning, organizing, Christmas shopping and a couple different little projects. I'm busy from after the morning coffee to finally knocking off for the day and watching some TV. Going to put an end to that tomorrow though and start from the shoulders and work down again, get back in the routine. Even though I haven't worked out in a few days, I can still feel the benefits of what I've been doing for the last 3 months.

    Congrats on the legs. I think they're the hardest to work out. Even though the leg curls start out easy, it doesn't take long for the BURN to set in. I usually don't keep track in sets, I just curl until the burn is too much, but I try to get to 100 total. Made it to 87 curls last time, I plan to push to 100 next time. The rear leg curls are a bitch.
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    Up at 5:30 this morning, workin' out by 7:00, Gunny. Going to push it today, but definitely my only hold back is this damn atrophied right arm triceps. I do believe I might be adding a little strength to the tiny bit that works, but it's frustrating. I could lift a hell of a lot more if only the freakin' thing ALL worked. Hard to build up the tri's on the good arm when the right arm holds me back. I won't get discouraged though. Always onward. Who knows what kind of a difference I might make in a year, two years... whatever. It'd be nothing short of a miracle if I actually built it up some.
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    Holy SHIT @Gunny... there might be hope for me after all... look at these freakin' animals... older than I am... MAAAAaaaan... I got work to do...



    My greatest obstacle is my weak right side. It's not only my triceps but partial pecks, partial lats, etc. I can feel that the smaller parts of the pecks and lats WORK, they move, I can flex them, they're just lesser than the left. So as long as I can tell they WORK, I'm going to trash them. I figure if they MOVE, then I can build them up. I think I'm going to start working that side double, just to see if I can get it catch up to the left side. When I get pissed, it just makes me double my efforts. I don't like NO for anything, even building muscle. I'll wear that gym out before I quit... and that ain't gonna happen. Lifting is just part of the day now. I look forward to it, and I'm seeing results. I noticed today for the first time that the veins were starting to pop a little on my biceps. Never saw that before. I regret that I didn't start lifting right after I had that discectomy, and they told me I'd get 95% of everything back. I probably would have. Fuck it... I'll make it happen now.

    Oh, and I bought a new curl bar. Much better, wider, heavy duty, great bar, angled, makes doing curls a helluva lot more comfortable. Strange that out of all the bits of the right side, arm that were effected by the crushed nerves, my right bicep is normal. It's as strong if not stronger than the left... weird.

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