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    Finally think I'm respectable enough to post again!

    To summarize, I had surgery in November 2011 to reattach my left tricep tendon after I tore it off the elbow. Prior to the injury, I had respectable strength levels, over 300 bench, deads in the 400s and squats sucked then and still suck now . I was told by my surgeon that I would regain my lost strength in about 6 months time after rehab. Um, well, it's now over 2 years later and well, that hasn't happened yet, but I think I'm finally at the point where I'm not totally embarrassed by my workouts to where I can post them once again here in this journal. So here goes

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    39 years old
    5'10 205lbs
    don't know bf%

    Split:
    currently doing an A-B split working out every other day with random extra rest days thrown in when I feel like it.
    A:
    bench press
    pendlay rows
    seated overhead press

    B:
    Squats
    chinups
    sldl

    I workout using percentages of one rep max and alternate the sessions, so it works out to this:
    workout 1: 65%x13, 70%x11, 75%x9, 80%x7
    workout 2: 70%x11, 75%x9, 80%x7, 85%x5
    workout 3: 75%x9, 80%x7, 85%x5, 90%x3
    add 5 or 10 lbs to one rep max and repeat

    curls and pushdowns top out at 70%,75%, and 80% instead.

    January 4

    Bench Press
    215 x 9
    227.5 x 7
    242.5 x 5
    257.5 x 3*
    *PR post surgery. This is the most weight I've attempted in like 2 years, crazy!

    Pendlay Rows
    170 x 9
    180 x 7
    190 x 5
    202.5 x 3

    Seated Overhead Press
    135 x 9
    145 x 7
    152.5 x 5
    162.5 x 3

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    Bro it tuff coming back from a serious injury, just having the mental fortitude to get back under some heavy wieght says a lot about your frame of mind u may never bang it out like u did prior to your set back but u can still get the end results you r looking for just up the intensity less rest between sets more volume I have gotten better gains with the volume less rest more sets then I ever did maxing out and doing 6 or 8 reps at 90% of my max so now it's time to reload and take a diff aprouch lord willing you will get your mojo back baby but if you don't keep pluging away just my opinion

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    Jan 13

    Bench Press
    185 x 3
    207.5 x 3
    235 x 8
    220 x 5
    207.5 x 7
    195 x 9
    185 x 11

    Standing Overhead Press
    140 x 7
    132.5 x 5
    125 x 7
    115 x 9
    110 x 11

    Tricep Pushdowns
    5 sets of 10

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    Jan 14

    Trap Bar Deadlifts
    225 x 3
    260 x 3
    295 x 11
    275 x 5
    260 x 7
    245 x 9
    225 x 11

    Glute Ham Raises
    5 sets of 10

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    Jan 16

    Bench Press
    235 x 5
    235 x 5
    235 x 5
    235 x 5
    235 x 5

    Pendlay Rows
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5

    Standing Overhead Press ss/ Chinups
    100 x 10 / 10
    100 x 10 / 10
    100 x 10 / 10
    100 x 10 / 10
    100 x 10 / 10

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    Nice!!! Welcome back to posting your workouts!!! It was getting pretty quiet around here the last 6 months
    Do it!

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    Jan 20

    First workout since Thursday, had a bad stomach virus, was laid out Fri, Sat and yesterday, still feel like shit, but felt like giving it a go today. Nutrition went out the window obviously and I've apparently somehow lost 6 pounds from this! My first time under 200 pounds in like 10 years and it's not cause I'm all ripped up lol

    Seated Overhead Press
    155 x 5
    155 x 5
    155 x 5

    DB Bench Press
    75 x 8
    85 x 8
    85 x 8
    85 x 8

    Pendlay Rows
    175 x 8
    175 x 8
    175 x 8
    175 x 8

    Close Grip Floor Press
    175 x 8
    175 x 8
    185 x 8

    Not terrible considering all I've eaten since Friday was a few bowls of oatmeal, a couple bagels, and some whey protein.

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    Under 200 !! Don't poop on the bench ....... LOL
    Do it!

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    Jan 22

    weight-195 lbs! no appetite still, it's been this way since Friday.

    Deadlifts
    315 x 5
    315 x 5
    315 x 5

    Leverage Squat Machine
    230 x 10
    230 x 10

    Chinups
    BW+35 x 6
    BW+35 x 6
    BW+35 x 6
    BW+35 x 6

    Hammer Curls
    40 x 8
    40 x 8
    40 x 8

    ...and puke...ugh

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    bringin' on the awesome! Hey amigo!
    Success leaves clues. People who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results

    Nobody cares what you did yesterday or what you are going to do tomorrow. What is important is what you are doing NOW to solve our problem

    THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
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    Jan 23

    Bench Press
    235 x 5
    240 x 5
    240 x 5

    Incline DB Press
    75 x 8
    75 x 8
    75 x 8
    75 x 8

    DB Shoulder Press
    65 x 8
    65 x 8
    65 x 8

    Side laterals
    20 x 10
    20 x 10

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    Lose a couple more pounds and I'll weigh more than you ..... LOL Chins are looking good. They definitely get easier when you weigh less
    Do it!

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    Jan 25

    Lever squat Machine
    230 x 8
    230 x 8
    230 x 8

    SLDL
    225 x 6
    225 x 6
    225 x 6
    225 x 6

    Chinups
    BW+40 x 6
    BW+40 x 6
    BW+40 x 6
    BW+40 x 6

    Hammer Curls
    45 x 8
    45 x 8
    45 x 8

    Power Upright Rows (Upright row with momentum)
    110 x 8
    110 x 8

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    Jan 26

    Bench Press
    245 x 5
    245 x 5
    245 x 5

    Incline DB Press
    80 x 8
    80 x 8
    80 x 8

    Upright Rows
    95 x 8
    95 x 8
    95 x 8

    pushdowns
    3 sets of 10

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    Jan 28

    Squats
    245 x 5
    245 x 5
    245 x 5
    *I guess I will always just suck at these

    Glute Ham Raises
    BW x 8
    BW+10 x 8
    BW+10 x 8

    Pendlay Rows
    185 x 6
    185 x 6
    185 x 6
    185 x 6

    EZ Bar Curls
    100 x 8
    100 x 8
    100 x 8

    Side laterals
    30 x 8
    30 x 8

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