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Woke up this morning with a big knot in my back just under my left scapular. Foam rolled it but that didn't help much so went at it with a lacrosse ball for about 10 mins and that seemed to work. Not 100% but felt much better and my range of movement felt pretty normal.
Do you press behind your head? Every time I’ve pressed behind I’ve had that.

some of my chest session. Managed a best of 150kgx8

 
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Do you press behind your head? Every time I’ve pressed behind I’ve had that.

some of my chest session. Managed a best of 150kgx8

Yeah I do press behind my head, maybe that's why I always get knots back there, will try keeping the bar in front and see if that helps.

Fricken hell beastly bench press, nice.
 
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Regained 2 of the 3lbs that vanished off me yesterday so happy with that.

Came close to bitching out and not going for my morning run this morning was not feeling it with the bad weather, but having skipped Tuesdays run already I stopped being a pussy and forced myself out the door into the wind and rain. Wasn't as windy as Sundays run but still felt like I was running up hill most of the time and it was cold as fuck with the wind and rain.

Did 5 miles in 41:48, pacing again was all over the place due to the wind slowest mile was 9:43, quickest mile was 7:10, that's how much the wind was effecting my pace. I fricken hope the weather improves hate running when the conditions are so poor, every run feels like a grind even if you are not pushing yourself.
 
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Working out a different office today on a different water font so went a wee run along the esplanade at lunch. Ran 4 miles which is the longest I've ran, non stop, in a long time, tbh. I usually run 1-1.5 miles then do sprints then run back. I'm naw going to lie...this was harder than I thought it'd be. Iwas legit talking myself out of stopping at points. Took me 29:59 and i was suffering at the end tryng to do a wee sprint finish which ended up being just throwing my arms about and moving no faster.

Man, makes me think i should actually do some endurance stuff. Struggling to do 4 miles isn't great for someone mid 30s. I hear people talking about "training for a 10k" and i always think that should be fuckin easy but i'm naw even sure i could run 6 miles without stopping now :(
 
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Working out a different office today on a different water font so went a wee run along the esplanade at lunch. Ran 4 miles which is the longest I've ran, non stop, in a long time, tbh. I usually run 1-1.5 miles then do sprints then run back. I'm naw going to lie...this was harder than I thought it'd be. Iwas legit talking myself out of stopping at points. Took me just 29:59 and i was suffering at the end tryng to do a wee sprint finish which ended up being just throwing my arms about and moving no faster.

Man, makes me think i should actually do some endurance stuff. Struggling to do 4 miles isn't great for someone mid 30s. I hear people talking about "training for a 10k" and i always think that should be fuckin easy but i'm naw even sure i could run 6 miles without stopping now :(
You definitely could do it, just maybe not at that speed. Pretty much anyone can run a mile in ten minutes for a long period of time.
 
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Maybe...if i was running slow as fuck getting lapped by lassies and shit.
All depends on what your goal is really. I don't run any more but I know I could finish 10k easily I'd just have to place myself. But I don't train to be a runner so I'm cool with that
 
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All depends on what your goal is really. I don't run any more but I know I could finish 10k easily I'd just have to place myself. But I don't train to be a runner so I'm cool with that
That's what i thought, man. I'm legit telling you it'd be harder than you think.

If you haven't run for a long time there's no way you're doing this withing stopping/walking/crawling, imo.
 
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I wasn't talking about you specifically, man...just people who haven't ran much. i do think you're underestimating this though. i certainly was.

You'd be running for around an hour without stopping. The vast majority of people can't do that.
Nah you make a good point TBF

6 years ago or so I used to run ten miles atleast 3 days a week though when I was referring recovering from my knee op.
 
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No chance I could run six mile. I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 3, feel like I’d make a better sprinter than longboard distance. When I was losing weight I ran on the treadmill everyday for between 20mins to an hour no bother, thought I was well fit till I tried running outside and I was awful.

Did an amrap on 180kg squats today, a goal of mine is to hit 20reps and today was almost the day! But after 19 I was really struggling to even stand up, nearly couldn’t walk the bar back in. One minute 24 seconds it took so I had to speed it up a little. Can’t wait to hit it so I don’t have to do anything like it ever again.


 
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No chance I could run six mile. I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 3, feel like I’d make a better sprinter than longboard distance. When I was losing weight I ran on the treadmill everyday for between 20mins to an hour no bother, thought I was well fit till I tried running outside and I was awful.

Did an amrap on 180kg squats today, a goal of mine is to hit 20reps and today was almost the day! But after 19 I was really struggling to even stand up, nearly couldn’t walk the bar back in. One minute 24 seconds it took so I had to speed it up a little. Can’t wait to hit it so I don’t have to do anything like it ever again.


I can barely walk just reading that post fuck me
 
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No chance I could run six mile. I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 3, feel like I’d make a better sprinter than longboard distance. When I was losing weight I ran on the treadmill everyday for between 20mins to an hour no bother, thought I was well fit till I tried running outside and I was awful.

Did an amrap on 180kg squats today, a goal of mine is to hit 20reps and today was almost the day! But after 19 I was really struggling to even stand up, nearly couldn’t walk the bar back in. One minute 24 seconds it took so I had to speed it up a little. Can’t wait to hit it so I don’t have to do anything like it ever again.


Actually been looking to mix up my warm ups. Cheers for this, mate.
 
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No chance I could run six mile. I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 3, feel like I’d make a better sprinter than longboard distance. When I was losing weight I ran on the treadmill everyday for between 20mins to an hour no bother, thought I was well fit till I tried running outside and I was awful.

Did an amrap on 180kg squats today, a goal of mine is to hit 20reps and today was almost the day! But after 19 I was really struggling to even stand up, nearly couldn’t walk the bar back in. One minute 24 seconds it took so I had to speed it up a little. Can’t wait to hit it so I don’t have to do anything like it ever again.


Fricken hell that looked brutal, your legs were clearly shaking on the last few reps just standing there, I can't imagine how much that must of hurt. Think I'd throw up or pass out trying that many reps of squats with a decent weight. I hate high rep squats with a passion.
 
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Working out a different office today on a different water font so went a wee run along the esplanade at lunch. Ran 4 miles which is the longest I've ran, non stop, in a long time, tbh. I usually run 1-1.5 miles then do sprints then run back. I'm naw going to lie...this was harder than I thought it'd be. Iwas legit talking myself out of stopping at points. Took me 29:59 and i was suffering at the end tryng to do a wee sprint finish which ended up being just throwing my arms about and moving no faster.

Man, makes me think i should actually do some endurance stuff. Struggling to do 4 miles isn't great for someone mid 30s. I hear people talking about "training for a 10k" and i always think that should be fuckin easy but i'm naw even sure i could run 6 miles without stopping now :(
Yeah 10K is a hard distance for anyone who doesn't run a bit. 5K is a piece of piss for anyone at a healthy weight, I've gone long periods of not running before and still been able to do a sub 30 min 5K. But 10K is something I would struggle with unless I was going stupidly slow if I hadn't run for several months or hadn't trained beyond 5K.
 
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Slept well last night for the first time in a while and low and behold I actually had my first good weights session this weak. Deadlift max testing today, managed 4 reps at 109kg, felt easy, grip was fine, don't think I'm far off from a double bodyweight deadlift again.

Deadlift 3x1 @96kg / 2x1 @101kg / AMRAP - 4x1 @109kg
Sumo Deadlift 4x5 @86kg
Squats 12x3 @45kg
Glute Ham Raises
Paused Calf Raises 12x3 @73.5kg superset with ab work
BB finger curls
 
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Slept well last night for the first time in a while and low and behold I actually had my first good weights session this weak. Deadlift max testing today, managed 4 reps at 109kg, felt easy, grip was fine, don't think I'm far off from a double bodyweight deadlift again.

Deadlift 3x1 @96kg / 2x1 @101kg / AMRAP - 4x1 @109kg
Sumo Deadlift 4x5 @86kg
Squats 12x3 @45kg
Glute Ham Raises
Paused Calf Raises 12x3 @73.5kg superset with ab work
BB finger curls
Are you pulling double overhand or mixed grip on the deads? Also how does your sumo compare to your conventional? I spend a year doing sumo because everyone Sao day it was easier but that definitely isn’t the case for everyone.

Fricken hell that looked brutal, your legs were clearly shaking on the last few reps just standing there, I can't imagine how much that must of hurt. Think I'd throw up or pass out trying that many reps of squats with a decent weight. I hate high rep squats with a passion.
Yeah it actually gets pretty painful one the high reps. I’d squatted 260kg the day before too and I’m sure that didn’t help. I desperately wanted that 20th but I think after a certain point of fatigue it’s just an injury risk. I had to lay on the floor for a good five-ten mins when I’d finished. My leg routine at the moment is actually pretty mad, I’ve been doing it for 4 weeks and improving where I can each week, be it an extra rep, a little more weight or an extra set. The first week it took me 7 full days to recover enough to train them again but I think my body is getting used to it now and it’s taking more like 2-4 days.