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    Back on track. Been a bit out of it lately, still...

    Back on track. Been a bit out of it lately, still been working out but not to my standards. Today was the first time in a week or so I'd say I had a decent workout. Continuing with Front Squats/Cable...
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    You must have had a pretty brutal break. I've...

    You must have had a pretty brutal break. I've fractured mine twice and was back up to speed within a couple of weeks. Granted the first time I was probably 16 and the second was only a year or so...
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    6 weeks of neglect is a LOT of progress lost due...

    6 weeks of neglect is a LOT of progress lost due to your injury. Presumably your bench would have increased 45lbs during that time with no stalls. Take that into heavy consideration.

    Also.. who...
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    Eventually your muscles will all start to stall...

    Eventually your muscles will all start to stall progress, requiring resets and whatnot. Different muscles will begin to slow down at different times. For example when my squats hit 225 my bench was...
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    Personally I love wide grip chin ups. Before I...

    Personally I love wide grip chin ups. Before I started 5x5 I was doing Wide Grip and Inside Grip Chins and saw really nice gains.
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    But feeding the trolls is a national internet...

    But feeding the trolls is a national internet pastime...
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    Probably not, since if bench isn't helping you're...

    Probably not, since if bench isn't helping you're going to wear down by adding more chest reps. What about trying DB Press for a while? I always found it easier to connect mind-muscle focus with DB...
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    And back! Blizzard hit my immediate area the...

    And back! Blizzard hit my immediate area the worst, ended up which just over 3 feet of snow.

    Decided to tweak workout a bit. Back has been really bothering me, so I'm going to try to alleviate...
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    Squat you should ALWAYS strive to keep form...

    Squat you should ALWAYS strive to keep form perfect. The risk of serious injury is never worth the few extra pounds. Bench you're just short changing yourself if you do half reps. I see plenty of...
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    Week 9 Workout B Squats:...

    Week 9
    Workout B

    Squats: 5x235/5x235/5x235/4x235/5x235
    Standing Press: 5x5x125
    SS with - Seated Calf Raises: 3x10x100
    BB Rows: 5x5x200
    Dips: 3x8xBW+52.5
    BB Curls: 3x8x77.5
    Weighted...
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    Week 9 Workout A Squats: 5x5x230 Bench:...

    Week 9
    Workout A

    Squats: 5x5x230
    Bench: 5x5x205
    Rows: 5x5x195
    Shrugs (Smith): 3x8x100 per side
    Standing Calf Raises (Smith): 3x10x2pps
    Skullcrushers: 3x8x80
    BB Curls: 3x8x75
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    Checking in. Technically just finished week 8...

    Checking in. Technically just finished week 8 since starting the 5x5... but had a 2 week break between Weeks 4 and 5 thanks to the holiday retail season. We'll call it a 4 week reset. Still progress...
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    Not even going to include my Wednesday workout,...

    Not even going to include my Wednesday workout, just that bad. Today I felt good though... first day since last Wednesday that I felt 90%+ ok.

    Week 8
    Workout B

    Squats: 5x5x225
    Standing Press:...
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    Ah, there's the disconnect. I know the course to...

    Ah, there's the disconnect. I know the course to take once failing, I was more concerned that my Squats are progressing very slowly compared to other lifts, and it seems to be the only lift I can't...
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    I know that is off from the routine progression....

    I know that is off from the routine progression. That's a measure of how weak I felt, the 225 was barely happening on the first set and wasn't about to risk injuring my back because of poor form....
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    So, I can't get my squats to progress for beans....

    So, I can't get my squats to progress for beans. Every time I hit/get right past 225 it all goes to hell. Everything else is increasing pretty steadily....except these.

    I thought this week it may...
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    Probably the worst day to get back in the gym....

    Probably the worst day to get back in the gym. lol Still not 100%, didn't eat enough, didn't get to go til late after work, bad night of sleep. Womp. It was the type of day that needed a workout at...
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    Only thing I will say is fat macro looks a little...

    Only thing I will say is fat macro looks a little low my friend. Remember fat is good for you! Keeps everything running smoothly. I think minimum is 0.6g/lb? I'm too lazy to go check the Macro Sticky...
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    He covers this in one of his videos, if not the...

    He covers this in one of his videos, if not the original for this thread.

    I usually do 3 warm up sets, same # of reps as a working set for the initial lift. Maybe 2 for the second and 1, if any,...
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    Well it's official, I got the flu. Went to the...

    Well it's official, I got the flu. Went to the walk-in today and got a script for Tamiflu, so going to take tomorrow off, use the weekend to rest and bounce back strong for Monday!
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