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  • I missed a couple weeks. Left to get a Covid test...

    I missed a couple weeks. Left to get a Covid test (negative) and never went back until today. I may have had the time, just not the mental energy by the end of the day, and lots to do in the...
  • Went to the gym last Monday and got a text from...

    Went to the gym last Monday and got a text from my wife saying a friend we just hung out with tested positive, so I left. Vaccinated, but still. Got tested, negative. Back to the gym on Friday.
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  • Currently at the gym. Took hours to fall...

    Currently at the gym.

    Took hours to fall asleep, slept in, feeling really blah at the gym, failed 355 squat again, brachioradialis pain coming back.

    Is this what 37 feels like?
  • I'm a tad burned out on lifting. Not bad, but...

    I'm a tad burned out on lifting. Not bad, but really busy with life getting ready to move into a van soon. Will have to have a gym membership, but likely won't have much focus or frequency with...
  • Called it, but it was bad. Last week, 36 reps at...

    Called it, but it was bad.
    Last week, 36 reps at 315.
    Today, starting out, they felt good and I thought I'd get most of them. Then after rep 10 I was really struggling, and failed rep 14. A little...
  • VO2 is how much oxygen you can get to your blood...

    VO2 is how much oxygen you can get to your blood in a set time.
    Thinking about it some more, it may not be as important as muscular endurance for pushups but I really don't know. VO2 comes into play...
  • Anyone else feel like deadlifts are easier to do...

    Anyone else feel like deadlifts are easier to do at higher % and less overall fatigue?
    Also is 85% the magic number where lifts start getting hard AF?

    Bench day, added 10 lbs, aimed to do 29 reps...
  • Also will probably help to be short with short...

    Also will probably help to be short with short arms so you don't have to lift as much weight and don't have to lift as far each rep.
  • That will take tremendous aerobic capacity and...

    That will take tremendous aerobic capacity and VO2 max. A lot of that is genetic even if you train properly. If you don't have a genetically gifted heart and lungs, it may be unlikely. Also lots of...
  • Can you explain? I can't follow that.

    Can you explain? I can't follow that.
  • When I'm doing super heavy, and hit the sticking...

    When I'm doing super heavy, and hit the sticking point, I find the only way I can finish the lift is keep pressing my hips up and lean forward with a slight bend in my back. I end up using my lower...
  • Been thinking about it but not really sure what...

    Been thinking about it but not really sure what you are suggesting. I've been trying to squat in the most natural movement. Definitely not TRYING to be upright, but of course I have to get upright at...
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    When I first started lifting, I found I'd put my...

    When I first started lifting, I found I'd put my elbows really close to my sides and bring the bar low. I thought I was supposed to have my elbows out, but my shoulders wouldn't let me so I did it...
  • I worry about proper function of glutes / hams /...

    I worry about proper function of glutes / hams / quads a lot. I feel like
    (1) upper and lower exercises are very different for me, as upper exercises I find it natural to feel the muscles doing...
  • Where are you seeing I squat wide? If anything I...

    Where are you seeing I squat wide? If anything I thought I could benefit by squatting wider, at least toes out a bit more.
    The accidental weight loss was just a few lbs from cutting alcohol, and I...
  • Also, I feel like there's a sticking point in the...

    Also, I feel like there's a sticking point in the squat where the glutes have to take over from quads, and doesn't know how. Like, once I'm above it, glutes are fine, but that transition point is...
  • 169.9 this morning. Seem to have stopped...

    169.9 this morning. Seem to have stopped accidentally losing weight, but not gaining either.

    Today was squats.
    Warmed up to 355x1 but failed. Maybe could have good-morninged it up but didn't want...
  • You still at 170? Damn I better add some pounds...

    You still at 170?
    Damn I better add some pounds to my lifts soon!
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    Poll: I had some flat hilfigers I liked. Last longer...

    I had some flat hilfigers I liked. Last longer than chucks. I love chucks but you gotta replace em every 6 months if you wear em a lot. Sooner is better but i wear em till they are literally falling...
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    Poll: It's pretty obvious. Dead lift and bench press...

    It's pretty obvious. Dead lift and bench press have obvious stopping points - touch the chest or floor. Squat and leg press, one can add weight each week, and maybe go 1/8" or 1/4" less deep without...
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