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FarmerOwen
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Dang Gal, those are some good bench and military press numbers keep up the good work....
...p.s sorry I'm a Log creeper lol.

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Seachel_25
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FarmerOwen wrote:
Dang Gal, those are some good bench and military press numbers keep up the good work....
...p.s sorry I'm a Log creeper lol.



Thanks! and don't apologize, I think that the vast majority of people on here lurk.

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Seachel_25
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Decided to change up the rep/set scheme a bit.

Rode bike to gym

Front squat: 10x155 8x185 6x195 4x205 2x225

Leg press: 5x585, 5x675, 3x675, 3x765 3x855 (maxed out leg press machine with 45's, couldnt even add more if I wanted...)

Leg curl 3x10x105

Leg curl 3x10x150

Deadlift: 10x205 8x225 6x255 4x275 2x305 (HOLY FUCK... :D)

Good mornings 3x10x135
Weighted squat jumps 2x10x50, 1x10x60 (super sets with good mornings)

Ride home.

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FarmerOwen
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Seachel_25 wrote:
Decided to change up the rep/set scheme a bit.

Rode bike to gym

Front squat: 10x155 8x185 6x195 4x205 2x225

Leg press: 5x585, 5x675, 3x675, 3x765 3x855 (maxed out leg press machine with 45's, couldnt even add more if I wanted...)

Leg curl 3x10x105

Leg curl 3x10x150

Deadlift: 10x205 8x225 6x255 4x275 2x305 (HOLY FUCK... :D)

Good mornings 3x10x135
Weighted squat jumps 2x10x50, 1x10x60 (super sets with good mornings)

Ride home.

Change things up...I'd say so, holie molie how's you CNS holding up?
how many fingers am I holding up? LOL gratz on the 305 dead, was that a pr?

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Seachel_25
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FarmerOwen wrote:

Change things up...I'd say so, holie molie how's you CNS holding up?
how many fingers am I holding up? LOL gratz on the 305 dead, was that a pr?



GAH I DON'T KNOW!!

Thank you thank you! Yes, PR, but definitely wasn't a One Rep Max for me, since I did two. But I thought I was pushing to 95% but waking up and not feeling sore, I don't know. It almost felt too easy. :D

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Seachel_25
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Todaaayyyyy:

First, before going into my lifts for this morning... I started a new medication: Amitriptyline HCL. Low dosage anti-depressant, 10mg a night to see if it will act as a preventive, but it will take a few weeks to kick in. I'm nervous about the side-effect, so I'm keeping an eye on how I feel. Last night, I felt drunk from the drowsiness (doc said it will cause that, so I did it after getting everything sorted). This morning, I felt mildly hung over: little off-balance, tad sluggish, etc. Good thing I gave myself an hour to wake up.

Now to the lifting:

Ride to gym

Power cleans: 10x95 8x105 6x115 4x125 2x145

Jerks: 2x5x125, 3x130, 3x135, 3x140

KB high pulls 3x10x50/each

Decline Bench: 10x85 8x95 6x105 4x115 2x125

Cable Bicep Curl 3x10x100

Lat Pull Down 5x100 5x110, 3x120 3x120 3x130

Pull overs 3x10x50
Feet elevated push-ups 3x10 (super sets)

10 minutes of ab work (planks, cable pulls, legs raises, supermans, etc.)

Ride home

Have karate in an hour too, woooooo

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Seachel_25
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Sunday:

Day 2 of meds: supposed to make me drowsy but I hardly slept last night. The one thing that used to help mitigate my migraines, ice (cold), now makes them hurt more, and I had the AC on last night. No bueno for me.
Decided to go to the gym and work out before the current migraine takes me out for part of the day, but ended up having to help my dad move the smith machine onto the new owner's trailer.

Ride bike to gym (finally)

Jumped rope, jumped over bags for speed sideways. Then jumped over more shit for length and height normally.

4x10 weighted jump squats, 50lbs

Jumps for distance to cover more than seven feet.

Ride bike home.

Tomorrow is a "day off," but really I opened a karate school in my area so I'll be teaching karate Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. And I do most karate drills with the students (100 kicks, push ups, etc.)

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mikenthailand
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40 years of migraines,

Assuming you have had a scan/xray of your back/neck and no problems found, it will be dietary and very likely hereditary).

So the ONLY way to beat it is to cut out all food with gluten, all dairy products, all meat, fish, shellfood and all additives like salt and pepper,all spices, all fried food and all booze of any description for a minimum of one week.

Sounds terrible, well it is, eat only white rice cooked in a rice cooker and banana's for about a week (I lived virtually on rice and banana's chicken and pork for 10 years - it can be done if the alternative is to give up living outside a darkened room and even morphine won't shift a bad one).

After a week, try just one (and this the really hard part, just one different food. Best bet would be some nice white chicken breast (only a small portion) see how that goes for 2 days minimum. If no reaction try some white bread. stay away from all the "healthy" brown breads - no butter or substitute.

Then try some flora or similar spread on your bread (sunflower or olive oil based are the best)Next you can try potatoes and carrots sweet potatoes, etc stay totally away from all dark vegetables.

If you find this drastic change in your diet does not work

Have an allergy test.

But don't stop lifting.

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Seachel_25
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mikenthailand wrote:
40 years of migraines,

Assuming you have had a scan/xray of your back/neck and no problems found, it will be dietary and very likely hereditary).

So the ONLY way to beat it is to cut out all food with gluten, all dairy products, all meat, fish, shellfood and all additives like salt and pepper,all spices, all fried food and all booze of any description for a minimum of one week.

Sounds terrible, well it is, eat only white rice cooked in a rice cooker and banana's for about a week (I lived virtually on rice and banana's chicken and pork for 10 years - it can be done if the alternative is to give up living outside a darkened room and even morphine won't shift a bad one).

After a week, try just one (and this the really hard part, just one different food. Best bet would be some nice white chicken breast (only a small portion) see how that goes for 2 days minimum. If no reaction try some white bread. stay away from all the "healthy" brown breads - no butter or substitute.

Then try some flora or similar spread on your bread (sunflower or olive oil based are the best)Next you can try potatoes and carrots sweet potatoes, etc stay totally away from all dark vegetables.

If you find this drastic change in your diet does not work

Have an allergy test.

But don't stop lifting.



I already did the elimination diet, and I have been gluten free for almost three years now, plus I'm lactose intolerant.

I know the major foods that cause the migraines, such as wheat and coconut. But both my brother and my mom, and my maternal aunt get them; and, MRI is negative for anything, so doctors (headache specialists and neurologists) are leaning towards hereditary.

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Seachel_25
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Day 4: Took a while to get myself out of being sluggish and drowsy; finally, around 12pm I was able to snap out of it. Problem is, I also have had a migraine that has been running up and down my CN VII on both sides of my face for a week or so now and IDK if i'm just tired from focusing on being able to function or from the meds.

Ride Bike to gym

Snatch 2x5x100 3x5x105

OH Squat 2x5x125 3x135 2x3x145

RDL 5x225, 5x235, 3x245, 2x3x255

Snatch Grip Deads 3x10x135

KB Swings 4x25x100lbs
Pull-ups 6-4-6-5

8 minutes of push-ups, exploding onto stacked weights, and then farmers carries to kill the grip.

Ride home.

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Seachel_25
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Wednesday:

Was on my way home from work when I got rear ended... Twice. Taking the next few days off from heavy lifting to take care of myself. This kind of situation isn't fun when the person is already healthy, but having the additional challenge of migraines is making it difficult to judge which symptom is of which.

Cleared to drive, but head is pounding neck and back are sore.

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FarmerOwen
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Seachel_25 wrote:
Wednesday:

Was on my way home from work when I got rear ended... Twice. Taking the next few days off from heavy lifting to take care of myself. This kind of situation isn't fun when the person is already healthy, but having the additional challenge of migraines is making it difficult to judge which symptom is of which.

Cleared to drive, but head is pounding neck and back are sore.


Crud, sorry to hear that Seachel, rest up chica!

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Seachel_25
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FarmerOwen wrote:
Seachel_25 wrote:
Wednesday:

Was on my way home from work when I got rear ended... Twice. Taking the next few days off from heavy lifting to take care of myself. This kind of situation isn't fun when the person is already healthy, but having the additional challenge of migraines is making it difficult to judge which symptom is of which.

Cleared to drive, but head is pounding neck and back are sore.



Crud, sorry to hear that Seachel, rest up chica!



Thanks FarmerOwen. I feel okay, almost like it's the next day after heavy deadlifting. And come to think of it, probs a good thing that I do a by of heavy lifting, my mid back muscles just feel sore, but the neck only feels a little tight.

Hoping by Saturday I can do some moderate lifting.

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Seachel_25
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Cleared be doctor to do some lifting, just nothing heavy for the next week :S!!

Yesterday I walked four miles (holy fuck was I bored)

Today I walked three. And then biked to the gym

Squat 2x10x95, 10x105

Lunges 3x10x85 (total)

Deadlift 2x10x95, 10x105

Leg ext 3x10x100

Leg curls 3x10x70

BW squats 3x10

Toe Touches 3x5 (each side) with 20lb KB

Bike home

(ugh i feel like such a weakling :( I wanna be not-sore.)

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Seachel_25
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I am feeling great right now!! Almost no discomfort, and the only soreness I have was from my ass-to-grass squats yesterday!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Rode my bike to the gym (got to ride on the street, they closed it off for our Cheese Festival)

DB Bench 10x25 2x10x30

Push-ups 3x10 (super sets)
Tricep Ext 3x10x70

Seated DB Press 3x10x20

BB high pulls 3x10xbar (felt like I was maybe pushing my luck with these)

One arm rows 3x10x30 (each side)

Cable curls 3x10x60 (started with 70lbs, but once again, pushing luck...)

Seated cable rows 3x10x70

Ride bike out a bit and then back through the closed off streets

Karate in 45 mins, somewhat iffy on some stuff, but I should be fine with stretching and kicking.

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Seachel_25
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Still moving slow and lifting light...

Sunday:

Ride bike to gym

RDL 3x10x95

Snatch Dead lifts 3x10x95

Squat 3x10x105

Step-ups 2x10x95 (was supposed to be 3x10, but I felt like I was pushing my luck)

Goblet squats 3x10 with 25lbs

Ride bike home

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Seachel_25
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Ride bike to gym

Military press 3x10x75

Delt Fly 3x10x20

Lat Raises 3x10x10

Arnolds 3x10x15

BB High pulls 3x10x55

BB Rows 3x10x55

Lat pull down 2x10x60, 10x70

Ride bike around then home

I feel like such a weakling right now, but I really don't want to do anything to make myself even more uncomfortable and stiff. But back to the Doc tomorrow to see what he thinks.

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Seachel_25
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Bike to the gym

Squat 10x105 10x135 10x155 5x185

Lunges 3x10x105 (total)

Deadlift 10x135, 10x155, 10x185

Leg ext 3x10x110

Leg curls 3x10x100

Goblet squats 3x10x30

Pull-ups 3x5

5 minutes of abs and push-ups

Bike home


Saw the doc today: sitting all day at work is making my back stiff, but moving feels great (for the most part). There's still a bit that I wouldn't trust myself doing right now, like cleans/jerks/snatches, but I feel fairly comfortable with squats and deads right now, so maybe I can get to cleans this weekend.

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FarmerOwen
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Howdy Seachel, I'm glad you'r recovery is going well and hope you continue to till you'r 100%. Keep up the good work Dudette!

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Seachel_25
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Thanks Farmer!!

Today:

Back Squats 10x135 8x185 6x205 4x215 2x225 1x245

Deadlift 10x185 8x205 6x215 4x225 2x245 1x275

RDL 3x8x185

Goblet Squats 3x8x35
Pull-ups 6-7-8

Leg Ext 3x8x130

Leg curls 3x8x110

Lunges with DBs 8x35, 8x40, 8x45 (total)

Weighted squat jumps 8x45 2x8x50

10 minutes of stairs and jumping


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Seachel_25
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Saturday!

Ride bike to gym

Power cleans 10x95 8x105 6x115 4x125 2x135

Snatch 10x85 8-6-4x95 2x100 (holy fuck was that hard)

Jerks 10x95 (bar almost flew out of my hand a few times 8x105 6x115 4x125 2x145

BB High Pull 8x66 8x75 8x85
Super set push-ups 3x10

Snatch deadlift 3x8x135

DB Press 3x8x30

Crawl out and ride home

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