Existence Is Punishment: Grappling Strong

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  1. golvmopp

    golvmopp Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    Goddamn broslice, we're 20 kilos apart now! Off you went!
     
  2. Obscure Terror

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    At my height bro, it needs to be done. To be a really competitive powerlifter I'd have to be in the 140kg class...Sadface
     
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    Friday 06/10/2017

    Front Squat

    Barx3x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx1
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    120kgx1
    130kgx2 *PR*

    Close Grip Bench

    Barx3x10
    40kgx5
    60kgx3
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    • Front squat PB but this trapped nerve in neck/trap prevented any benching really
    Sunday 08/10/2017

    BB Row

    62.5kgx3x12

    DB Row
    27.5kgx3x20

    Lat Pulldown

    80kgx4x15

    Facepull
    40kgx3x12

    Hammer Curl

    8kgx3x20
    • This session felt good but haven't trained since. Currently taking Naproxen & Codeine to try and fix the issue, and seeing sports therapist tonight
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  4. Obscure Terror

    Obscure Terror ................................. Platinum Member

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    Didn't train for ten days, took the drugs, got slightly better, did this 190kg squat PB last night after a couple of light workouts. first squat PB since June.



    Arm is still a bit fucked, hammy feels slightly better but this aggravated it a little, but MRI is happening soon and rehab is ongoing for the neck. It isn't a disc issue according to sports therapist or doctor so postural work is happening.

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    Wednesday 25/10/2017

    High Bar Squat

    Barx5x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx3
    80kgx1
    100kgx1

    Deficit Deadlift
    40kgx3x10
    60kgx5
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    120kgx1
    135kgx2

    BTN Press

    50kgx3x6
    45kgx6

    Lat Pull Down
    100kgx3x12

    Hammer Curl

    8kgx3x20
    • Hamstrings rebelled on deficits (should have been 3x3), all warmups done hook grip which felt quite good
    • Neck/shoulder still fucked, am now on naproxen and amitryptiline
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    Obscure Terror ................................. Platinum Member

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    Catching up on logging

    Wednesday 25/10/2017

    High Bar Squat
    Barx3x10
    40kgx5
    60kgx3
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    120kgx1

    Deficit Deadlifts
    40kgx3x10
    60kgx5
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    120kgx1
    135kgx2

    BTN Press
    20kgx10
    35kgx8
    47.5kgx4x10

    Lat Pulldowns
    100kgx3x12

    · Cut deficits short due to hammy pain, the 190 squat PB didn’t help

    Friday 27/10/2017

    Bench
    Barx10
    40kgx10
    57.5kgx4x5

    Overhead Triceps (Rope)
    10kgx4x12

    Single Arm Tricep Extension
    4kgx4x10

    Facepulls
    25kgx4x15

    Hammer Curls
    8kgx3x15

    Sunday 29/10/2017
    BB Row
    Barx10
    40kgx10
    70kgx3x10

    DB Row
    25kgx4x10

    Facepulls
    30kgx4x15

    Hammer Curls
    10kgx4x10

    Monday 30/10/2017

    Squat
    Barx3x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx1 *belt
    80kgx1
    100kgx1
    120kgx1
    140kgx1
    160kgx1
    180kgx1
    200kgx1 *PR*

    Bench
    Barx3x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx3x5

    Overhead Tricep (Rope)
    11kgx3x12

    Single Arm Tricep Extension
    4kgx4x12

    · No fucking clue where that massive squat came from. Thinking the Naproxen (Aleve) is probably helping the hamstring inflammation



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    Congratulations, not bad that soon after 190!
     
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    Probably been sandbagging for a while and under performing due to injury, but I will take it.

    Wednesday 01/11/2017


    High Bar Squat

    Barx3x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx3
    80kgx1
    100kgx1

    Deficit Deadlift

    40kgx5x10

    BTN Press

    Barx10
    40kgx5
    55kgx3x6 (push pressed 1st rep)

    Single Arm Lat Pulldown

    40kgx4x12
    • No drama, hamstring in pieces after Monday's 200kg squat
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    Friday 03/11/2017

    High Bar Squat
    Barx3x10
    40kgx10
    60kgx10
    70kgx3x6
    80kgx1 paused
    100kgx1 paused

    Bench

    Barx3x10
    40kgx5
    60kgx1
    65kgx3x5

    DB Rows
    30kgx4x10

    OH Tricep Extensions

    10kgx4x10

    Hammer Curls

    10kgx3x10

    Facepulls

    30kgx3x12
    • Hamstring a bit painful but no biggie, left tricep not firing properly on last 2 reps but slowly improving
    Saturday 04/11/2017

    BB Row
    70kgx4x8

    Single Arm Lat Pull

    50kgx4x10

    Facepulls
    30kgx4x10

    Hammer Curls

    10kgx4x10

    Laterals
    6kgx4x10

    Side Laterals

    6kgx4x10
    • BB assistance. Got a pump, ate a burrito, watched Thor 3, now drinking beer
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    Monday 06/11/2017

    High Bar Squat

    Barx3x5
    40kgx5
    60kgx3
    80kgx1
    100kgx1

    Deadlift
    60kgx5
    100kgx1
    140kgx1
    160kgx1
    170kgx1

    Bench

    Barx3x10
    40kgx5
    60kgx1
    70kgx1
    80kgx1
    60kgx10

    Lat Pulldowns

    50kgx4x12
    • Aborted deadlifts due to hamstring, rest was tough due to nerve pain
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    Nerve pain came back, got signed off work on sick for two weeks. Been given amitryptiline, codeine and naproxen and it has started to settle down. Done three workouts that were lightish but nothing major. Will start logging again from Weds, but until then...

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    Been doing not much. Couple of light paused squat stuff 100kg ish high bar, some 40kg overhead presses and 50kg benching. Sumo deadlifts 40-45kg for 4 sets of 12.

    Pain in neck is reduced but still weakness and numbness in fingers and tricep. Hamstring injury is still there, I went up to 140kg and it was a 3/10. MRI on neck on December 6th and physiotherapy on December 15th. Still waiting for ortho date for hamstring.

    Going back to GP on Monday for resupply of drugs, also going to get antidepressants and private counselling as been struggling to see the point of getting out of bed most days. Sleep for around 14 hours a day and feel very trapped in life, especially job/career or lack of - all hope is gone.
     
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    Hang in there mate, those times are tough.
    And props for getting counselling, that takes a great deal of courage.
     
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    I'd at it's more desperation than courage at this point. I veer from feeling trapped in my job and that I can do something much more special and meaningful, to feeling like an entitled fuck who should be happy with where I am and just accept the mediocrity, after all I am pretty lucky to be where I am. It's like my ego won't let me be normal and it fucking sucks because I'm entitled AND I feel guilty about it.
     
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    Not trained in 3 weeks. Sold all my powerlifting gear, music equipment and BJJ gear to clear a load of debts. I have a gym bag and some Adipowers, a lacrosse ball, voodoo floss, resistance band, foam roller and some cheap dumbbells and that's it. Quit my band, split up with the gf (she was the singer in the band) and am now back at work. Pain is pretty bad, tricep is weak, numbness in arm and hand but have full ROM. MRI results are with the doctor and first physio is on Friday. I found someone who does Graston and ART who thinks it can be easily fixed, I am hoping it's not disc related. Chin Tucks and McKenzie methods hurt it, and they are supposed to relieve disc symptoms. Hoping it's muscular and therefore can be cured with rehab, I have zero neck pain so that's suggests it's not a disc.

    My boss took me in the office on my first day back, Tuesday 5th, said my sick note wasn't good enough and that everyone in the office didn't like me because of all the extra work I had caused them. Said I could have come in and done something despite the note. While I was off someone had logged onto my PC and seen that I had sent myself a copy of my CV a few days before going off, printed it off and gave it to my boss. I am getting a written warning on the 21st from him and HR, I have gotten my trade union official involved to accompany me.

    While I was off sick I was talking to a girl I know who is a support worker your kids with mental problems, she ended up calling the police due to my mental state as she said I seemed in a bad way (she has a duty of care). They came to my flat but couldn't remove me legally, so they asked me to go to hospital. I didn't at the time but on Friday after work we had really cold weather here, and I ended up in a supermarket with a bottle of Jager in my hand - I was going to go and buy it, find somewhere quiet, drink it all and take my coat off and just go to sleep and hopefully freeze. Not sure what happened but I somehow made my way to A&E, and was referred to a clinical psychologist. I think self preservation must have kicked in as I don't remember getting there.

    Suffice to say it's not been a good time.
     
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    What happened man? Just recently you were smashing PBs everywhere. If this has snowballed from the nerve pain I'd be doing as much research on it as possible & trying to find a solution. If you're taking a heap of meds for it be very wary of withdrawals, they can come on fast & will make you feel really awful as you probably know. Take care of yourself.
     
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    I wasn't really smashing PB's, I hadn't set a squat PB since June and a deadlift PB since Jan. Bench fell off the cliff with the nerve thing. Had an MRI and the physiotherapist gave me a load of exercises to do today. Currently on Naproxen daily and co codamol as needed, off amityptiline at least. Will see how the neck heals over christmas and maybe go back to the gym in the new year.
     
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    This log gives Teddy the feels.

    Two things that probably saved my life as a younger man: quitting drinking (that happened first); getting over the stigma of having issues with anxiety/depression, and actually letting a clinical professional deal with them.

    That was years ago, and after doing those two things I've been healthier, more successful, better able to train, and a significantly better person (as cliche as that might sound). I'm only 30 now, but I was real close to being a 19 year old alcoholic that drank himself to death in one way or another.

    It gets better. But it takes some acknowledgement and fortitude. You certainly have the fortitude, just need to point it in the right direction.
     
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    I am waiting for the psychologist appointment and have been doing a rehab programme for my hamstring that I got off Layne Norton's physical therapist. Days are mostly bad, but there are a few OK ones. Just trying to survive.
     
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    Got through Christmas. I don't feel good but I will hold on.
     

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