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    Stationary Bike Cardio

    Overall Impression: Hello cardio. I have always had problems with cardio - even when I was a child. From terrible knee pain to the taste of iron in my mouth, it has always been a struggle. Ah well....
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    Thanks. I'm definitely giving what I have to...

    Thanks.

    I'm definitely giving what I have to give and I'm hoping that the consistency pays dividends.

    I'm starting to feel better about squats since I committed to the high bar version.
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    Cycle 3, Week 3: Workout 3 - Light/80%

    Overall Impression: 173.6. I enjoyed it. See you next week, eleven reps. I'm really hoping that OHP goes well.

    Squat 45 X 10 45 X 10 65 X 10 65 X 10
    Bench Press 45 X 10 60 X 10 110 X 10 110 X 10...
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    Monday update... 173.6 this morning. That's ten...

    Monday update... 173.6 this morning. That's ten pounds since the start of the challenge and 16.4 since the end of October. It's going pretty easily.

    I'm thinking about the eventual transition to...
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    Overall Impression: OHP is still not where it...

    Overall Impression: OHP is still not where it should be... It's time to check out that chapter in Starting Strength again and watch some Youtube videos. Other than that, this went pretty well. 174.0...
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    174.4 this morning, so that's a new low for this...

    174.4 this morning, so that's a new low for this challenge.

    I'm starting cardio on Tuesday. On Sunday, I'm going to show my wife a simple program to get her started on lifting.
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    Cycle 3, Week 3: Workout 1 - Light/80%

    Overall Impression: OHP is lagging, but a pretty good start to week three.

    Squat 45 X 10 45 X 10 85 X 10 85 X 10
    Bench Press 45 X 10 65 X 10 130 X 10 130 X 10
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    Cycle 3, Week 2: Workout 3 - Light/80%

    Overall Impression: No complaints. 175.4. See you next week, 10 reps.

    Squat 50 X 9 50 X 9 60 X 9 60 X 9
    Bench Press 45 X 9 60 X 9 105 X 9 105 X 9
    Pendlay Row 120 X 9 120 X 9 120 X 9
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    This was the first week that I haven't been a bit...

    This was the first week that I haven't been a bit bloated on Monday and had a weigh in that doesn't reflect my progress... I weighed 175.4 pounds, which is down 2.6 pounds from last Monday but 0.4...
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    One thing I like about weighing myself every day...

    One thing I like about weighing myself every day is that it gives me a good sense of how much effect hydration, carbohydrates, and salt have on that number from day to day. As a result, I don't freak...
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    Cycle 3, Week 2: Workout 2 - 90/100%

    Overall Impression: There are now more sets of squats that I feel good about than there are sets that I do not, so I think that's a good sign. Still need to do another video. I feel like "pulling the...
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    Honestly, the hardest part about that will be...

    Honestly, the hardest part about that will be making sure that I don't go too far under that by then. I need to spare as much muscle as I can.
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    Hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for all...

    Hey everyone, just wanted to say thanks for all of the help. I have done some studying and I have decided to fully commit to the highbar squat as it seems to be easier to correct forward lean on it....
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    Thanks, man. You too, but I don't think you need...

    Thanks, man. You too, but I don't think you need the encouragement. It looks like you're right on track.
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    Cycle 3, Week 2: Workout 1 - Heavy/100%

    Overall Impression: I enjoyed this one and I felt like it went pretty well. Pendlays and curls are becoming a bit of a struggle but I'm not too worried right now. The squat is a work in progress but...
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    Alright. 175.8 this morning, which is a new low...

    Alright. 175.8 this morning, which is a new low for this challenge. Granted, this is during my two day break from working out during the week, so I'm eating less carbs and thus holding less water,...
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    Overall Impression: This went pretty well. I was...

    Overall Impression: This went pretty well. I was focusing on staying tight in the high bar squat and it felt better than usual. I'll shoot another squat form check video in the next few days with the...
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    Well, 178.0 this morning... However, I was down...

    Well, 178.0 this morning... However, I was down to 176.6 on Saturday morning. Then came the pizza and ice cream. Worth it.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the thoughts. Yep, I have Starting...

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    Yep, I have Starting Strength, Version 2. And yeah, it has been pretty helpful to me but at the same time... Incredibly confusing and intimidating. So much information. I...
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    Thanks for the enthusiastic post. Yeah, that...

    Thanks for the enthusiastic post.

    Yeah, that sounds like a pretty good summary of the way Rippetoe describes it in Starting Strength.

    I'm definitely trying.

    I think the first thing I need...
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