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JoeGood
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I'm betting the variety is making you stronger over all.

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ecogenx
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I hope so Joe.

4/14
stone lifts and carries


Easy enough to type but kicked my ass.

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atypical1
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Anyone who has done that type of work knows that it's much harder than it sounds.

james

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hel320
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Steve, is carrying the heavy items, specifically in the front, having any affect on your abs? When I lift and carry items in front of me I can get a pretty good stomach workout.

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ecogenx
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James,lifting/carrying stones may be my favorite workout. Sun on my face and wind across my bald head. Can't get that lifting in the basement.

Harry,the abs/obliques really get a workout. Now I need to throw in some cardio and calorie reduction so I can see them.

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JoeGood
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ecogenx wrote:
James,lifting/carrying stones may be my favorite workout. Sun on my face and wind across my bald head. Can't get that lifting in the basement.

Harry,the abs/obliques really get a workout. Now I need to throw in some cardio and calorie reduction so I can see them.



Or just get heavier stones and keep getting massive.

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ecogenx
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JoeGood wrote:
ecogenx wrote:
James,lifting/carrying stones may be my favorite workout. Sun on my face and wind across my bald head. Can't get that lifting in the basement.

Harry,the abs/obliques really get a workout. Now I need to throw in some cardio and calorie reduction so I can see them.



Or just get heavier stones and keep getting massive.

Massive would be cool.

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ecogenx
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4/16
3 sets chins
3 sets pushups

4/17
3 sets chins
3 sets pushups

1.squat 275x13,325x11,375x10
2a.MP 135x13,145x11,165x10
2b.bb rows 205x15,15,10
3.str bar curls 85x15
4.sldl 225x15
5.lying tri db ext 40's x 15

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ecogenx
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4/19
work
4 sets chins
4 sets pushups

home
1a.bench 195x13,225x11.265x15
1b.1 arm db rows 100x4x10

shovel barkmulch

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ecogenx
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4/23
work
3 sets pull/chin ups
3 sets push ups
3 sets BW squats
1 set bat wings
15 total floors walked

home
1a.deadlifts 315x5,375x5,425x5
1b.MP 135x5,155x5,175x5,195x5
2a.squats 275x5x12
2b.db bench 80s x 20,15,12,15,20

Didn't lift at all this weekend. Drank too much. Ate too much. Stayed up too late. Watched all 'The Game of Thrones' series.

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thebruce13
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Movin some nice weight,like the chins and push ups too. I have some natural stones I used in My WO irregular don't know the weight but fun.

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hel320
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2b.db bench 80s x 20,15,12,15,20 this is extremely adequate.
bat wings?

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dday
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Sounds like you had a great weekend and a good Monday of training. Great work as always.

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ecogenx
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Bruce,cool you're carrying stones. Its a different kind of workout. I hope to get some stone lifting in this Saturday.

Harry,batwings are the last few inches of a row done with dbs. Very short range of motion. Dan John made them popular. Works the middle back most lifters miss when they cheat doing rows.

DDay,I did have a good weekend. Almost to good. I can't drink and stay up to 2:30am any more. Makes me want to eat a lot and not workout the rest of the weekend.

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ecogenx
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4/27
work
chin ups and push ups

home
1.cleans 135x5,155x3,175x2,195x2,225x1,245x1
2.squats 325x5,375x5,425x5
3a.bench 135x5,225x5,275x5,315x5,365x3
3b.sldl 135x5,225x5,275x5,315x5,365x5

Ate well all day until my wife forced me to buy Chinese food for dinner. Then she forced me to eat it.

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ecogenx
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4/30
work
chinups and pushups

home
sled dragging and stone lifting

My left knee has been aching a lot lately. Trying glucosamine and chondroiton. Maybe losing some weight would help as well.

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LittleStrick
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Steve, my joints have been achy as well. There is no doubt that it is weight in my case. My medium frame and all :) Seriously, though, I think losing weight is the biggest thing I can do to help mine. It is also the least pleasant, next to replacement surgery.

Always a pleasure to read your log. Great work, great variety, lots of fun.

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hel320
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ecogenx wrote:
4/27
work
chin ups and push ups

home
1.cleans 135x5,155x3,175x2,195x2,225x1,245x1
2.squats 325x5,375x5,425x5
3a.bench 135x5,225x5,275x5,315x5,365x3
3b.sldl 135x5,225x5,275x5,315x5,365x5

Ate well all day until my wife forced me to buy Chinese food for dinner. Then she forced me to eat it.


Forceful woman. Nice cleans.

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ecogenx
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Skip,medium frame. Thats funny.

Harry,Nice clean forceful woman. Looks better.

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thebruce13
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Cleans squats bench and SLDL earned you a good feed,your wife was just looking out for you.
I use glucosamine for the joints.I had to be on it for a few weeks to notice the benefit.
Good luck with the knee. And keep up these awesome WO.

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atypical1
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Great work as always Steve. Losing weight? Yuck. But I agree with the others that my joints definitely feel a bit better when I'm a few pounds lighter.

james

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ecogenx
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Bruce,thanks for telling me about your exp with glucosamine. My wife gives me too many good feeds.

James,one of these days I'll slim down. Not sure when thoguh.


5/2
sled drag
stone carry

I scored another odd object to carry. Its a triangle shaped piece of reinforced concrete. Around 2-2.5 feet tall and around 10 inches thick. Its at least 200 lbs and fun to carry. I can get a much better grip on it then a rounder stone. But it my bruises the heck out of my forearms. Looks like I've been beat.

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mjnewland
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way to stay primitive! your concrete triangle sounds like the steel 'shield' they use for strongman. maybe you can get some heavy duty knee sleeves but wear them on your forearms? or duct tape?

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ecogenx
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mjnewland wrote:
way to stay primitive! your concrete triangle sounds like the steel 'shield' they use for strongman. maybe you can get some heavy duty knee sleeves but wear them on your forearms? or duct tape?

Are you saying I'm a caveman? Well you're right. That strongman shield thing is exactly what came to mind when I first saw my new concrete triangle.

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ecogenx
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5/3
1.cleans 135x3,155x2,175x1,195x1,225x1,255x0
2.hang clean 135x5,5,5
3.bench 135x10,185x5,225x2,275x1,315x1,365x1,405x1,315x3


First time I've benched 405 in quite awhile.

I've got to do more lighter, higher rep hang cleans. My cleans are weak pulling from waist to shoulders. Its emarassing I deadlift over 500 but can't clean 255.

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