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punnyguy
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I'd say you're a lock in the CJ. If you can find a roomier platform to train on!

Speculatively, I'd have to say Pendlay's offer is not age-class specific. But then, Pendlay's never faced da charms of an albino before.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-03-24

SN from high hang
130 2x10 sets

CJ from high hang w/ double jerk
175 2x10 sets

Dropped a lot of those snatches due to being out front, but it finally settled down to where I was popping and dropping pretty good on the last sets.

same from CJ. Wasn't bringing the bar in close enough so I kept losing the clean forward. this settled down after a while too.

I'm very tired now.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-03-28

SN
75,95 x3
115,135x2
155,165x1
170 0x4,1
155x1
160 1x3,
160x1+2OHS (PR +1 rep OHS)

Shankle CJ Complex
190 1x4 sets (PR +5lbs, +1 set)

SQ
225,255x3
285 3x3

PP
135,155,175x3
195 3x2,2

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Strict Press
145x8
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No food all day 'cept for a gas station danish. Who said computers made life easier? They've kept me running all day...

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DaCharmingAlbino
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last snatch plus OHS @ 160

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JoeGood
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That 225 looked fine as frogs hair.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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JoeGood wrote:
That 225 looked fine as frogs hair.


Thanks Joe. I hope to make the next CJ at that weight with a bit more authority.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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Gotta quit maxing on squatty stuff and start repping with speed for a while. Knee joint structures need to catch up to what the muscles can do.

Gunna try to get my son to come in with me tomorrow.

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ecogenx
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Strong work Tony. Hope your son gets into the O lifting. Those young guys are so flexible the O lifts may come a little easier. Not like an old, stiff guy like myself.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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ecogenx wrote:
Strong work Tony. Hope your son gets into the O lifting. Those young guys are so flexible the O lifts may come a little easier. Not like an old, stiff guy like myself.


He declined, unfortunately.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-03-30

CJ
barxsome
135x2
155x2
175x1
195x1
215x1
225x1
195 1x3

SN
135 2x5 sets

FS
205x3
225x3
245 2x2
225x5

CGBP
135x5
155x5
175 5x2

Pullups
BW 8x2 sets

tried to speed through the CJ's because my right knee was making horrible sounds and feeling unstable, receiveing the clean. Better than 2 days ago, but still not right. Probably get better with some more rest. Found a groove on FS where it didn't make such a noise or cause pain so I did a bit more.

<edit>
I just realized that it wasn't my knees making that stretching fabric sound; it was my knee sleeves stretching. Same sound as my knee makes on squats.
Derp.
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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-04-01

SN
singles to 155
165 0x3
155x0,1,1,1,1,1,1
165x0,0

Power Clean + Power Jerk
165,175,185,195x1
205 1x2 sets

DL (clean style)
worked up to 315 3x3

Clean and Press
155x2
175 1x5 sets
alternated with
Pullups
BW 5x5sets

Just couldn't get the SN above 155 today. Missed one @ 135 and I knew there was going to be trouble.

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hel320
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You've morphed into quite the Oly lifter. You look a lot more confident in the lifts since I came buy. Pretty good for taking the style up at your, our, advanced age. Good going.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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Thanks Hel - good to see you back.

2012-4-3

SN
worked up to 157.5 1x5

CJ
worked up to 207.5 1x5

Got 'em all no misses, so I get to go up

FS
245 3x3

Press from the Rack
135x5
155x5
165x3
175x3
165x3

Pendlay rows
225 5x3

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-4-6
SN
worked up to
160x0,0,0,0(fuck!),1,1,0,1,1,1

CJ
Worked up to
210x1,0,1,1,1,1

SQ
225x3
255x3
285 3x3

Landmine presses
25x5
50x5
75x5
85 5x3

Hard night tonight. I felt good but everything was off and I seemed to be weaker than I felt. Maybe John Broz s right "How you feel is a lie." Pulled it together by staying pissed off. Wanted to give up after the first two missed SN, and then after 2 CJ's and again after the first work set on SQ. Didn't.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-4-8

Gym was closed for Easter. Went to 24 Hour Fitness

Clean and Press
115x5
135x5
155x3
170x3

Clean and PP
185x3
195x3
205x2
215x1
185x3

CG Press
145x7

RDL
225x5 (snatch grip)
225 8x3 (clean Grip)

Barbell Jump Jerk Splits (bar stays on the back)
135x5
185 3x3 (right foot forward only)

Pre-Jerk holds( Bar FS rack, knees bent)
225x10 count
275x10 count
315x20 count (since I started counting faster)
365x20 count
405x 20 count

Jerk Launches
185x5
225x5
245 5x3 (getting a good 8 inches off the shoulders)

Alternating Jump splits
150x3 (just stupid-heavy)
100x5x2 (still too heavy)
BWx10

Rotator Cuff(inclined T's and W's)
10'sx12,10,15

Ballistic Pullups (no kip, touch chest to bar)
BW 5x3 sets

Knees okay today. I get real flare-ups of inflammation in the knees and back when I eat the snacky stuff at work (pastries, crackers, cake, cookies, all packaged). Gonna have to knock that off altogether. Last two days have been so painful I could barely get up and down the stairs in my house. Today, after no carbs of that type, those areas felt pretty good.

I could have gone higher in the PP, but since I wasn't using bumper plates I didn't want to chance having to drop the weights. Plus, some people kept walking very close to me as I was cleaning the bar. I saw every Squat Rack Curls scenario today...

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-04-09

SN
worked up to
160x0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,1 (oh for cryin out loud)

SQ
135,185,225,255,285x3
Something went SPUNG! in the right knee on the last rep. Stopped there

BTNPP
155,165x3
175 3x3

Dunno why I can't do as much weight from behind the neck as in front of it.

Gotta see a doc about this knee, I think.

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alexus
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are you sure it wasn't your knee sleeve, again?

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DaCharmingAlbino
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alexus wrote:
are you sure it wasn't your knee sleeve, again?


This time it wasn't a horrible noise...it was a horrible pain. Well, not horrible - but it does encourage me not to bend it. At all.

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alexus
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ah. probably your knee, then. sorry to hear about that :-(

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DaCharmingAlbino
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alexus wrote:
ah. probably your knee, then. sorry to hear about that :-(


No biggie. I can stil bench, press, row, DL and I bet I can low bar squat a good part of the way to parallel. So until I hear what the Dr. sez, I'm planning on progressing with what I've got. Full Cleans are def out though, for the time being.

May end up wearing a dead man's ligament in the near future. That would suck for about 6 months...

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JoeGood
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Dude that sucks. Hopefully you just strained something.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-4-11

DL
155x5
245x5
315x5
365x5
405x1
345 5x2 sets

Power Clean and Press (all reps paused)
155 3x2 sets
175 2x4 sets
185x2

Close grip Bench(2 fingers on the smooth)
135x5
185x5
205x5
225x2
185x7

DB Row
100 8x2 sets

Surprised on bench, since I haven't done it for a while. Disappointed on DL, but it'll come up with some repeated bouts.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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Been getting up out of my work-chair without using my hands. Requires a very wide stance, but it means I may be able to power squat if I keep an obtuse knee angle. And I very much want to squat. My chucks are still in a box somwhere. One of them is, anyway.

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DaCharmingAlbino
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2012-4-13

low-bar Box squats(just below parallel...maybe)
135x3
185x3
225x3
255x3
285x2,3

GM
225 5x2 sets

Seated no-back presses from the eyebrows
135x3
155x3
165x3
175x3
155x5
surprisingly hard

Right shoulder rehab stuff w/ db curls interspersed
some x some

This knee gets in shape I'll be able to do a LOT more on box squats.


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thebruce13
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Impressive Oly lifts then a knee injury and slide right over to bench squats etc again with some real good weight.
Good on you man.

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