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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Highlights from today's push session:

    Added 5 more pounds to my 5x5 squat
    Added reps for my bench 5x5

    Next session I will bump up bench weight

    Very very pleased with my gym progression :-)
    **** yeah!!!!!
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    Originally Posted by finnyskat View Post
    **** yeah!!!!!
    Thanks for the vibes!
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    Today's session went very well... PULL DAY.

    Highlights

    - Added a rep to all sets on Romanian Deads

    - Barbell Rows with 115 are feeling much easier... will get to 135 soon I think.

    Here's the full workout's working sets:


    Bodyweight Chins (no sway)

    12-9-8-8

    Barbell Row

    115lb 4x8

    Romanian Deads

    145lb 4x9

    Low Cable Row

    120lb 9-8-8

    Lying Ham Curl

    60lb 3x10

    Reverse Flies

    12lb 3x12

    Seated DB Curls


    25lb 4x9

    Cable Crunches

    120lb 4x13


    More volume than usual but my energy was high today
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    Quick and dirty update here.

    This week was a bit different in terms of training because I have a Friday and Saturday golf match. Typically if I have double-golf weekends it's Saturday and Sunday.

    Typically I will train Monday-Tuesday, Thursday Friday, or Sunday-Monday + Wednesday Thursday depending on how I feel.

    This week, though, because I had a surprise golf match on Sunday that I forgot about, I ended up training 3 straight days:

    Monday - Push
    Tuesday - Pull
    Wednesday (today) - Push

    Thing is, I've discovered that if I do ANY heavy posterior chain work the day prior to golf, my performance suffers and I don't play as well, plus I feel fatigued walking around up and down hills while pushing my clubs.

    So, the plan for now is ZERO training tomorrow, which will mean three off days in a row (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) from the gym to make sure I perform my best.

    On the off chance my back feels good and my quads aren't TOO sore from day's session, I might do some chin ups and rows... but that's a big if. Right now It'll probably be mobility light work just to keep my flexibility going for the weekend.

    Still, I'm MORE than happy with 3 training days in a week even if it's just one pull session...

    I'm actually finding it MUCH easier to just not lift at all and have zero guilt despite how much I'm eating right now. Making golf performance a higher priority is a great tool.

    ANYWAY... hoping for a solid weekend and a good weigh-in on Sat/Sunday...

    Cheers!
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    Today was a borderline perfect day:

    - Took the day off work
    - Woke up after a perfect night's sleep at 6am, left for golf at 630... got to the course at 730
    - Golfed from 8am-130pm
    - Lifted upper body from 330-430

    Somehow I kept energy up all day. Can't believe it....

    Sun is out... and I have more golf tomorrow.

    Life is good
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    Originally Posted by deadliftbrah19 View Post
    I am really struggling with my extra weight with injuries and body image today.

    I know over the years that dieting just leads to binging and bulimic behavior, but now it's painful to exercise. I am trying to get back in my sport and I'm so slow, my knees hurt and I can feel the extra weight. I haven't been this size since right after pregnancy. I don't weigh myself but I know my clothes are tight and I'm in constant pain just carrying around the extra weight, and pre-diabetic. So a Dr. won't look at my history and tell me to lose weight so put less weight on my joints and thus no plantar fasciitis and knee and spine pain, and then I have to go through my ED history with him.

    This is what is so difficult about recovery: how to live life at a size you are uncomfortable with. We have a homework assignment to do balanced eating in DBT.

    I said "what does that mean?" Eat too little and don't eat too much. If I don't count, I overeat. So they said to eat mindfully and that is true as I'll go on here and grab snack foods and fill myself up vs. eating a healthy meal. A lot of that too is because I don't eat enough and then get super hungry and wake up at 2am starving.

    I keep telling myself that this is better than binging and being bulimic. Sigh.

    Where is this "excitement of being recoverED" that I saw in the ED hospital? These women returned to our group and told these wonderful stories about being able to feel feelings and go out to dinner and eat. Yes it's true that I am not nearly as food obsessed, but the extra weight just shows how much this disease shifts from anorexia to bulimia to compulsive overeating, and back to square one until the underlying issues are addressed.

    I returned to the same tennis club, have the same stressful job, same family stressors. They are right about changing people, places, etc. I didn't make the lifestyle change that those talked about: some went back to school to be nutritionists, some became nurses.

    They followed their dreams vs. just return to your old life and expect to change.
    Hey there.

    Im not sure if this post was meant for my logging thread but I'm always happy to share stories.. just making sure this wasn't a mis-post
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Hey there.

    Im not sure if this post was meant for my logging thread but I'm always happy to share stories.. just making sure this wasn't a mis-post
    Oh sorry I meant to post that in the ED thread!!! I'll delete and paste when I get back on my computer!
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    Originally Posted by deadliftbrah19 View Post
    Oh sorry I meant to post that in the ED thread!!! I'll delete and paste when I get back on my computer!
    NO PROBLEM!!! I just didn't want to assume anything
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    Weird workout today...

    Squats went up... but ended up feeling very sick and 'spinny'.. in retrospect I think it's my allergies clogging my ears.. had to cut the workout very short.. laaaaame.
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    Woke up feeling incredible this morning: great sleep, energy, beautiful day outside.

    Did a fasted workout which I never do, but it went extremely well....

    I had increases in bent over rows... romanian deads... one of the best sessions Ive had in a LONG time.

    Happy with this
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    Did a fasted workout which I never do, but it went extremely well....
    one of the best sessions Ive had in a LONG time.
    I too have had my best work out sessions in a fasted state.
    The same applies to when I am studying --> so much mental clarity. Whenever I break my fast I get sluggish.
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    Originally Posted by Strength93 View Post
    I too have had my best work out sessions in a fasted state.
    The same applies to when I am studying --> so much mental clarity. Whenever I break my fast I get sluggish.
    Honestly I've been experimenting with both fed and fasted, and I find my ideal sessions occur either with very very light food about 1 hour before or totally fasted after having a big carb-heavy meal the previous night.

    I have horrible reflux so eating anything significant right beforehand is no-no.
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    And today I did an unconventional workout for me: full body routine because I have a 36-hole golf match on Saturday, so I wanna stay fresh and not lift tomorrow.

    Ended up PR'ing on bent over rows and adding a rep on bench press

    Additionally, I've started to losely track my calories again with a food scale. I suspected I was possibly under-counting certain things like avocado and peanut butter, so I wanted to ensure I was hitting my minimum calories for each day.
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    Just a check in.

    Been tracking calories to ensure I hit the minimum... still lifting 3-4 days a week.

    Hunger remains unpredictable... sometimes I wake up with zero appetite, then suddenly it hits like crazy throughout the day. BUT, weigh did go up a little bit. Calories have been high and physically I've been feeling strong.

    Hot weather definitely does NOT help me eat more
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