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11/20/2012 9:37:16 PM -
Tuesday - Leg Training

After 42 weeks of straight high volume training the decision to take a few weeks off training was made Oct 5th. What you will see in these log posts will be a gradual increase in volume, workload and density. These variables will not increase at the same time and will also be dependent on movement selection.

During my time off there was no training at all, I ate what I wanted -- when I wanted. I did zero cardio, stretching or anything that even resembled training. I lived like the "normal person" got weak, lost weight and got fat. Now it's time to NOT be normal anymore.

If you want to watch the path from normal to training insane stay tuned. This won't happen in 1-2 weeks but rather over the course of a couple months.

Meathead Rule 12-5B: If you have an MRI scheduled for the following day completely kill the area that will be imaged.

After two weeks of dealing with insurance and scheduling I finally got a MRI scheduled for my hip. I will get the great pleasure tomorrow morning of being strapped down for close to an hour. This is a feeling I have grown to detest because it just sucks. Then when it's all said and done the results also usually suck. It is still better to know what the issue is rather than guessing. Plus after close to 3 months in constant pain and not being able to sit or walk it's time to do something.

Just because I can't walk without a limp and everything hurts doesn't mean I can't train legs. Last week I pushed it a little bit so this week I figured it was time to go 90% and see what happens. Who knows - maybe this will fix the issue.

Stiff Leg Partial Deads
* 2 warm up sets
* 135 for 3 sets of 30

Lying Leg Curls
* 4 warm up sets
* 4 word sets of 8-10 (to failure)
* 1 partial set of 37 reps (to failure)

Dead Stop Leg Press
-- I stop at the bottom for a 2 count and press back up
* Many warm up sets
* 8 pps for 8 reps
* 9 pps for 8 reps
* 10 pps for 2 sets of 8 reps
-- On the last set I might have been able to go to 15 reps.

Hack Squats with Chains
* 2 warm up sets of 10
* 3 work sets of 20, 20, 15
-- Used the same weight for all three work sets. 15 was all I was able to get on the last set. If I tried one more I would not have gotten back up

Leg Extensions
* 1 strip set from hell. Including partials was around 50 total reps

Seated Leg Curls
* 3 sets of 10 with a very slow eccentric

Due to work and my son being sick I have had to train at night these past couple days. I really like my mid afternoon training time but it's becoming harder and harder to make happen.

I have also found myself in a bit of a dilemma. When I got home tonight I found my sick son in my bed (coughing and just threw up) and my wife sleeping on the sofa. I'm taking this to mean sleeping in my bed is NOT a good idea. So my choices are...

1. A recliner

2. My sons bed that is full of toys and all kinda of other crap including food, cans and who knows what else.

3. The floor

All of these options suck. This is what happens when I have to train at night. I would have been better of to have just stayed in the gym and sleep on the floor with the racoons, bats and mice.

On the more positive side we have been launching new items every day and are more ready for this holiday season that any year in the past. I'm sure we will all want to kill each other before it's all over but as long as it's for different reasons than we have in the past we are making progress.

nights like this is why Alprazolam was created.,
Dave Tate

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