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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/30 01:47:42 (permalink)
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I just hate people in general.
 
You lot are okay though.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/30 12:15:13 (permalink)
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You're stronger than me, and I train for strength lol
And you are now known as the 'Mafia Dad' to your sons mates, that a new goal of mine right there.



But 'bellend' to countless others!
 

 
Maybe so, but I bet they wouldn't say it to your face, just in fear of being put on the 'hit list'.

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/30 14:46:11 (permalink)
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It's the paranoia and anxiety that are worrying [get it!]. I'm pretty sure it's only a matter of time before I drive my wife away or to murdering me.
 
***

28/11/18 - LOWER 2
 
Hack squats
Bar x 15 w
67kg x 4 w
100kg x 3 w
120kg x 2 w
125kg x 1 w
135kg x 13 [last time 130kg x 14]
140kg x 9 [last time 135kg x 10]
145kg x 6 [last time  140kg x 7]
 
Leg press [normal stance]
310kg x 10 [last time 300kg x 10]
310kg x 8 [last time 300kg x 10]
 
Leg press [single leg]
80kg x 10 [last time 70kg x 10] both legs
 
DB SLDL
44kg x 12 [last time 38kg x 15]
46kg x 9 [last time 42kg x 11]
48kg x 6 [last time 44kg x 8]
 
BB SLDL
105kg x 14 [last time 90kg x 20]
 
Leg extension [single leg]
45kg x 15 [last time 39kg x 20]
 
Lying leg curl [single leg, muscle round]
R: 23kg x 4/4/4/4/2 plus half reps/hrs [last time: 27kg x 4/4/4/2hr/hr/hr]
L: As above
 
Lying leg curl [rest pause]
41kg x 12/3 plus half reps/hrs [last time 36kg x 15/5/3hrs]
 
Abductor [rest pause]
77kg x 10/F/F [last time 66kg x 10/F/F]
 
BB hip thrusts
60kg x 12/F/F [last time 50kg x 12/F/F
 
Standing calf raise [Smith]
140kg x 12 [last time 140kg x 8]
142.5kg x 10 [last time 140kg x 8]
142.5kg x 8 [last time 140kg x 8]
 
Calf press
127kg x 22 [last time 127kg x 20]
127kg x 18 [last time 127kg x 15]
127kg x 15 [last time 127kg x 12]
127kg x 12 [last time 113kg x F]
 
Time: 1hr 40min [PB!]

 
UPPER 2 this evening after work.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/11/30 21:38:59 (permalink)
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Great to see you back training hard mate and literally hitting progress on every single set. 
 
I hate people most days mate. Obviously I am here if you need to chat about anything.
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/01 15:17:06 (permalink)
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Great to see you back training hard mate and literally hitting progress on every single set. 
I hate people most days mate. Obviously I am here if you need to chat about anything.



Thanks mate. I've started to call these moods 'episodes', so I can identify them as separate issues from simply not feeling top of the world, if that makes sense.
 
****
30/11/18 – Check-in
 
Last week’s weight: 188.8lbs
This week’s weight: 189.4lbs
 
Last week’s waist: 32 inches
This week’s waist: 32 inches
 
Slight calorie increase again this week, as Dan thinks my condition is good and that my metabolism is working like a furnace.
Don't think I've quite eaten this much before, last time I came close I ballooned to 229lbs of fat, watery mess. I'm putting it down to the volume and gear turning my metabolism into a racehorse.
 
UPPER 2
Pulldowns [wide]
25kg x 20 w
37kg x 4 w
45kg x 3 w
52kg x 2 w
59kg x 1 w
73kg x 10 [last time 73kg x 8]
66kg x 11, couldn’t tough chest on 12th [last time 60kg x 10]
 
Rack pulls
60kg x 5 w
180kg x 15 [last time 180kg x 12]
210kg x 6, failure on 7 [last time 210kg x 6]
210kg x 3
 
Barbell rows
120kg x 10 [last time 110kg x 12]
125kg x 8 [last time 115kg x 10]
 
Cable row
73kg x 10 [last time 66kg x 12]
66kg x 13 [last time 59kg x 12]
 
Dumbbell bench press
16kg x 15 w
20kg x 4 w
30kg x 3 w
34kg x 2 w
42kg x 11, failure on 12 [last time 49kg x 9]
44kg x 5 [last time 42kg x 5]
38kg x 7 [last time 36kg x 9]
 
Floor press
34kg x 12 [last time 34kg x 9]
36kg x 7 [last time 34kg x 6]
 
Leverage shoulder press
55kg x 10 [last time 50kg x 12]
60kg x 6 [ last time 55kg x 8]
 
Dips
BW + 12kg x 8 [last time 10kg x 10]
BW + 12kg x 6 [last time 12kg x 7]
BW x 10 [last time +10kg x 6]
 
Incline cable fly [rest pause]
27kg x 10/F/F
 
Tricep extension [muscle round]
32.5kg x 4/4/4/3/0/0 [last time 30kg x 4/4/4/4/2/0]
 
Dumbbell hammer curls
18kg x 12 [last time 16kg x 15]
20kg x 7 [last time 18kg x 8]
14kg x 20 [last time 14kg x 14]
 
Couldn’t get on cable machines for last two exercises so:
DB SLR [triple drop]
18kg x 12
16kg x F
14kg x F
 
DB rear delts
16kg x 10
18kg x 8
14kg x 15
 
Crunches
BW x 30
BW x 15
BW x 15
BW x 15
 
Time: 2hrs.
 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/02 00:28:50 (permalink)
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Last week’s weight: 188.8lbs
This week’s weight: 189.4lbs
 
Last week’s waist: 32 inches
This week’s waist: 32 inches
 
Slight calorie increase again this week, as Dan thinks my condition is good and that my metabolism is working like a furnace.
Don't think I've quite eaten this much before, last time I came close I ballooned to 229lbs of fat, watery mess. I'm putting it down to the volume and gear turning my metabolism into a racehorse.


All about eating the right things at the right time buddy  Everything going very nicely indeed.
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/02 15:33:28 (permalink)
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Looking good bud.
 
Do you warmup each body part or just do the warmup with first exercise of the day?

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/03 19:26:18 (permalink)
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All about eating the right things at the right time buddy  Everything going very nicely indeed.



True. Working so far.
 
Brett
Looking good bud.
Do you warmup each body part or just do the warmup with first exercise of the day?



I warm-up for the very first exercise, then go by feel. For example: legs, just the first exercise. Upper, I warm-up the first exercise, which is normally back, then warm-up the first push exercise, normally chest. Sometimes for back I'll do a quick one-set warm-up of rack pulls as I feel I need it despite doing pulldowns beforehand.
 
****
03/12/18 - LOWER 1

Squats
Bar x 15 w
60kg x 4 w
80kg x 3 w 
100kg x 2 w
115kg x 1 w
125kg x 13 [last time 120kg x 14]
130kg x 9 [last time 125kg x 9]
140kg x 6 [last time 135kg x 6]
 
Narrow leg press
310kg x 10 [last time 300kg x 12]
310kg x 8 [last time 300kg x 12]
 
Walking lunges
32kg x 8 [last time 30kg x 10]
This was rubbish. I hate these things.
 
BB SLDL
125kg x 12 [last time 120kg x 12]
135kg x 9 [last time 125kg x 10]
140kg x 6 [last time 135kg x 6]
 
DB SLDL
34kg x 20 [last time 32kg x 20]
 
Leg extension
73kg x 20 [last time 66kg x 20]
 
Lying leg curl [muscle round]
50kg x 4/4/4/4/2 plus two half reps/two half reps [last time 50kg x 4/4/4/3hr/2hr/1hr]
 
Single lying leg curl [rest pause]
R: 23kg x 8/half reps/half reps [last time 18kg x 10 plus two half reps/hrs/hrs]
L: 23kg x 12/hrs/hrs [last time 18kg x 12/2 plus hrs/hrs]
 
Adductor [rest pause]
45kg x 15/F/F [last time 39kg x 12/15/F]
 
Abductor [rest pause]
79kg x 12/F/F [last time 73kg x 10/F/F
 
Standing calf raise [Smith]
145kg x 10 [last time 140kg x 12]
145kg x 10 [last time 142.5kg x 10]
145kg x 10 [last time 142.5kg x 8]
 
Calf press
134kg x 20 [last time 127kg x 22]
134kg x 20 [last time 127kg x 18]
134kg x 20 [last time 127kg x 15]
134kg x 20 [last time 127kg x 12]
 
Time: 1hr 50min.
 
Training-day calories have gone up this week. Now hitting almost 5,000, with 600g carbs. Condition still holding well. Non-training just under 3,400 cals... with carbs coming down to under 35g. I'm still fairly light but can see more faint vascularity emerging.
Forgot to add, I'm getting some lower back pain I need to keep an eye on. Might be stemming from SLDL, or squats or hack squats or a combo of all of them. Will monitor.
post edited by Eugene - 2018/12/03 19:31:11

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/03 19:36:02 (permalink)
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Lots of new exercises and volume could be causing some new soreness, as you are tho, keep an eye on it all and see how it behaves.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/04 19:13:09 (permalink)
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Awesome progress mate, wish I could get my calories that high! Nice work!

 
 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/05 13:47:58 (permalink)
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Squats looking tasty

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/06 19:37:37 (permalink)
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Lots of new exercises and volume could be causing some new soreness, as you are tho, keep an eye on it all and see how it behaves.



Yeah, bit of discomfort today during hacks.
 
Ox
Awesome progress mate, wish I could get my calories that high! Nice work!



Weigh in tomorrow so be interesting to see what the increase has done this week. Loving the fact that my PWO meal has just seen a load of marshmallows added to my 200g of coco pops!
 
JayBoy
Squats looking tasty



I actually fvcking hate squats to be honest mate. 
 
****
04/12/18 - UPPER 1

Pulldowns [underhand]
25kg x 20 w
39kg x 4 w
45kg x 3 w
52kg x 2 w
66kg x 1 w
86kg x 7 [close but no touch on 8] [last time 79kg x 10]
73kg x 11 [last time 66kg x 13]
 
Rack pulls
60kg x 10 w
190kg x 12 [last time 180kg x 15]
200kg x 9 [last time 210kg x 6]
210kg x 2 [last time 210kg x 3]
 
Leverage row
66kg x 10 [last time 59kg x 10]
73kg x 8 [last time 66kg x 8]
 
Dumbbell row
50kg x 15 [last time 50kg x 12
50kg x 11 [last time 50kg x 11]
 
Flat barbell bench press
40kg x 10 w
50kg x 4 w
60kg x 2 w
90kg x 1 w
100kg x 10 [last time 95kg x 12]
105kg x 4 [sh1t] [last time 100kg x 6]
90kg x 8 [last time 80kg x 9]
 
Incline bench [Smith]
70kg x 10 [last time 65kg x 12]
80kg x 7 [last time 75kg x 7]
 
Seated dumbbell press
26kg x 9 [last time 24kg x 12]
24kg x 9 [last time 26kg x 8]
 
CGBP
55kg x 12 [last time 45kg x 12]
60kg x 7 [last time 55kg x 9]
50kg x 11 [last time 50kg x 11]
 
Pec Dec [rest pause]
50kg x 13/F/F [last time 45kg x 10/F/F
 
Tricep pushdown [muscle round]
68kg x 4/4/4/4/4/3 [last time 68kg x 4/4/4/4/4/1]
 
DB SLR [triple drop]
18kg x 14/16/F/14/F [last time 18kg x 12/16/F/14/F
 
EZ preacher curl
30kg x 15 [last time 25kg x 15]
40kg x 8 [last time 35kg x 8]
25kg x 15 [last time 20kg x 20]
 
Reverse pec dec fly
39kg x 10 [last time 32kg x 12]
45kg x 10 [last time 39kg x 10]
39kg x 20 [last time 32kg x 20]
 
Crunches
30/15/15/15
 
Time: 2 hours 20 mins [this is so, so long]
 
NOTES:
Chest weak as p1ss.
Struggling to get through these sessions. Wiped out half-way through.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/06 19:38:27 (permalink)
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06/12/18 - LOWER 2
Hack squats
Bar x 15 w
67kg x 4 w
100kg x 3 w
120kg x 2 w
130kg x 1
140kg x 10 plus one half rep [LOWER BACK!] [last time 135kg x 13]
145kg x 8 [last time 140kg x 9]
150kg x 6 [last time 145kg x 6]
 
Leg press
320kg x 10 [last time 310kg x 10]
320kg x 10 [last time 310kg x 8]
 
Single leg press
80kg x 12 [last time 80kg x 10]
 
DB SLDL
46kg x 12 [last time 44kg x 12]
48kg x 9 [last time 46kg x 9]
50kg x 8 [last time 48kg x 6]
 
BB SLDL
105kg x 16 [last time 105kg x 14]
 
Single leg extension
45kg x 17 [last time 45kg x 15]
 
Single leg curl [muscle round]
R: 23kg x 4/4/4/4/2 plus two half reps/2 half reps [sh1t] [last time as this time]
L: 23kg x 4/4/4/w plus two half reps/two half reps/two half reps [last time 23kg x 4/4/4/4/2+hr/hr]
 
Lying leg curl
45kg x 12/3 half reps/3 half reps [last time 41kg x 12/3 hrs/3 hrs]
 
Abductor
86kg x 10/F/F [last time 79kg x 12/F/F
 
BB hip thrusts
65kg x 12/F/F [last time 60kg x 12/F/F
 
Standing calf raise [Smith]
147kg x 10 [last time 145kg x 10]
147kg x 10 [last time 145kg x 10]
147kg x 10 [last time 145kg x 10]
 
Calf press
134kg x 25 [last time 134kg x 20]
134kg x 20 [last time 134kg x 20]
134kg x 20 [last time 134kg x 20]
134kg x 20 [last time 134kg x 20]
 
Time: 2 hours.
 
NOTES:
Feel better this evening but by half way my mind was wandering to stuff at home, I was totally wiped out, felt broken and had thoughts of giving up and not even bothering to do this competition.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/06 20:03:18 (permalink)
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Chest is weak (well TBH it's not really) due to the heavy loaded back work prior, but if back training is a priority to play catch up then don't let this bother you. (I'd personally probably find only a couple of pressing warm ups enough after hitting the antagonists so hard before hand)
 
This is also something of a learning curve for you and Dan to know how you can handle the routine given. If staying the distance is an issue there is the chance to assess what exercises are better for you given the level of volume required and the goal at that time in order to maximise training efforts and recovery

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/07 00:53:19 (permalink)
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Huge sessions mate unreal volume
 
I can relate to the anxiety and paranoia sort of puts you in a place where you hate people and would rather be alone as you just get sick of people giving you problems and affecting your life with their bullsh1t.
 
Can feel very isolating but there is a great bunch of lads on here who actually know where your coming from they certainly have helped me so my advice is keep venting in here it will help.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/07 10:17:38 (permalink)
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Marshmallows on your coco pops, how have I not even heard of this until now?
 
Quality work going on in here, your doing great keep it up mate.

 
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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/07 19:23:59 (permalink)
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Chest is weak (well TBH it's not really) due to the heavy loaded back work prior, but if back training is a priority to play catch up then don't let this bother you. (I'd personally probably find only a couple of pressing warm ups enough after hitting the antagonists so hard before hand)
This is also something of a learning curve for you and Dan to know how you can handle the routine given. If staying the distance is an issue there is the chance to assess what exercises are better for you given the level of volume required and the goal at that time in order to maximise training efforts and recovery



True. I don't think I can handle the workouts, but I could just be whining like a pathetic work-shy pot of toss.
 
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Huge sessions mate unreal volume
I can relate to the anxiety and paranoia sort of puts you in a place where you hate people and would rather be alone as you just get sick of people giving you problems and affecting your life with their bullsh1t.
Can feel very isolating but there is a great bunch of lads on here who actually know where your coming from they certainly have helped me so my advice is keep venting in here it will help.



Venting on here does help, yes. Things been OK last few days... but who knows when the 'episodes' choose to return. When they do, I am very much a horrible cvnt.
 
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Marshmallows on your coco pops, how have I not even heard of this until now?
Quality work going on in here, your doing great keep it up mate.



Oh it's what all of us mafia dads have...
Actually, I don't put them on my coco-pops, I had them separately afterwards. Great meal all the same.
 
****
07/12/18 - Check-in

 
Last week's weight: 189.4lbs
This week's weight: 189.4llbs
 
Last week's waist: 32in
This week's waist: 32in
 
Almost 5000 cals on training days with 600g carbs and weight not budged. 
 
UPPER 2
Pulldowns [wide]
25kg x 15 w
37kg x 4 w
45kg x 3 w
52kg x 2 w
59kg x 1 w
79kg x 7, no touch on 8 [last time 73kg x 10]
66kg x 13 [last time 66kg x 11]
 
Rack pulls
60kg x 10 w
200kg x 12 [last time 190kg x 12]
205kg did not budge [last time 200kg x 9]
205kg did not budge [last time 210kg x 2]
I have written in my log book 'FVCKING DOSH!IT'
 
Barbell rows
125kg x 10 [last time 120kg x 10]
130kg x 8 [last time 125kg x 8]
 
Seated cable row
79kg x 8 [last time 73kg x 10]
66kg x 15 [last time 66kg x 13]
 
Dumbbell bench press
16kg x 15 w
30kg x 4 w
34kg x 2 w
44kg x 10 [last time 42kg x 11]
44kg x 5 [last time 44kg x 5]
38kg x 10 [last time 38kg x 7]
 
Dumbbell floor press
36kg x 10 [last time 34kg x 12]
36kg x 7 [last time 36kg x 7]
 
Leverage shoulder press
55kg x 12 [last time 55kg x 10]
60kg x 7 [last time 60kg x 6]
 
Dips
BW + 12kg x 10 [last time 12kg x 8]
BW + 12kg x 8 [last time 12kg x 6]
BW + 10kg x 8 [last time BW x 10]
 
One cable machine out of action so:
DB fly [rest pause] 
20kg x 12/F/F 
 
Tricep extension [muscle round]
32.5kg x 4/4/4/0... [last time 32.5kg x 4/4/4/3/0/0]
 
High cable rear delts
10.2kg x 12
10.2kg x 10
7.9kg x 15
 
DB SLR [triple drop]
18kg x 15, 16kg x F, 14kg x F [last time 18 x 14, 16 x F, 14 x F]
 
DB hammer curls
20kg x 11 [last time 18kg x 12]
22kg x 6 [last time 20kg x 7]
14kg x 20 [last time 14kg x 15]
 
Crunches
32/20/15/15
 
Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
 
NOTES:
Don't know what happened with rack pulls but, when the third set did not budge - and as others were happily dancing between sets to their headphone music – I petulantly shouted 'FVCK OFF' and threw my wraps to the floor, then threw my belt to the floor. Wrote FVCKING DOGSH!T in my log book, then threw that and my pen to the floor too.
Had to dig deep to carry on. Just wanted to get the hell out of the gym. Bodyweight hasn't moved for ages, I felt exhausted, no motivation, p1ssed off, drained.
I'm not growing and haven't done in a while. Something's amiss and I don't know what it is. 
But, I did finish the workout. I did have a few better lifts than last time. So maybe I'm just moaning. As usual. I'm struggling to think how I'll be muscular enough come March 31.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/07 20:45:30 (permalink)
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LOL at the hissy fit
 
As for your reply to my comment/observation.... it's not about being a work shy toss pot, or having to man up. One important thing about BBing is that there really is no 'must do' exercise/s and choosing ones that suit the current programme, training goal and training system is key. Take me and DLs ATM.... yeah they are a great exercise, good fun too and it's nice to lift heavy sh!t, but has my physique gone backwards this year from dropping them? I just cannot do the volume and frequency I am doing and apply those training methods to such an exercise with all else that I am doing. I even found this out to my cost trying to kick SLDL in, just too much, couldn't recovery properly, couldn't maximise my other training exercises within the system I am doing in terms of effort, intensity and progressive volume. Squats too are generally a secondary exercise for me now preferring machine focused quad work, I still do them but unlike most others they are not my first exercise, to try and hit 4 or 5 or 6 max effort sets as I progress in my cycle would result in little else getting the required work load and I'd fall back, hacks are fine but BB back squats, no, I'll do then second once a week for 3-4 sets max

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/08 05:48:16 (permalink)
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I would have loved to see the stunned faces in the gym lol.
 
It looks a huge amount of volume mate and personally I'd just find 2.5 hours too long. I know tuffy has sorted this for you so perhaps he has some suggestions or tweaks.
 
That said he is a machine lifting like he does whilst building and running a business and doing a contest! Some people just wouldn't manage all that myself included.
 
You have to stay near your own boundaries, edging just outside of them to make progress.
 
Some epic effort being made though mate.

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Re: Mid-life crisis 2018/12/09 01:50:16 (permalink)
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Mate they are huge sessions with a lot of volume just be careful you don't burn yourself out seems like your putting yourself under a lot of pressure at the minute is there no way you scale things back just for a bit ?
 
Not trying to be a smart @rse just would hate to see you go down the path I went through pushing things to far 
 

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