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  1. I'm seated 9-10 hours per day. I think I've made...

    I'm seated 9-10 hours per day. I think I've made reasonable progress (at least my weights have been consistently trending upward).

    I really hear you on the mentally fatigued subject. There are...
  2. Thread: Muscle Strain?

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    Hmm... it could be a hydration issue. I've tried...

    Hmm... it could be a hydration issue. I've tried to keep pretty close tabs on that during the day. Working in an office makes that fairly easy. I now limit myself to one 16oz mug of coffee, and...
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    Alright, I got another new one tonight, and I...

    Alright, I got another new one tonight, and I gotta ask...

    "Does the incidence of strains increase with the amount of weight being used?"

    I feel like a pretty big idiot at this point. I just...
  4. Thread: HCT-12?

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    Does the search syntax return the results "HCT...

    Does the search syntax return the results "HCT not/without 12"? Putting the string in quotes may change that... ???

    Edit: Nope.
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    On the bench, for me, there has always been a...

    On the bench, for me, there has always been a sticking point. It's never been one of my good lifts. I know my lifts are nowhere near a lot of these guys' (yet), but I just keep trying to push...
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    I like it! :thumbup: I found myself thinking,...

    I like it! :thumbup:

    I found myself thinking, "This is heavy, but I bet I could get another 6 reps with 10 more pounds." And then, I actually got it... a couple more times.

    Cool program,...
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    HCT-12?

    I've taken my modified clone of Starting Strength as far as I feel is reasonable. The consistent increases in weight don't seem to be sustainable anymore, and I don't feel that it is for lack of...
  8. Thread: Muscle Strain?

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    Those things (20 reps) are awesome! I haven't...

    Those things (20 reps) are awesome! I haven't felt my quads burn from squating for months. I was so excited about that that I carried the 3 x 20 routine through the rest of my workout. I think...
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    Gotcha! My diet is fairly solid right now,...

    Gotcha!

    My diet is fairly solid right now, and its serving my purposes of recomping (I think that's the term... trying to maintain stasis with my bodyweight, while decreasing my body fat...
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    I'm going to skip my lifting tonight, give myself...

    I'm going to skip my lifting tonight, give myself an extra day, and resume tomorrow. It actually feels a lot better this afternoon. So, my hope is that giving it that extra rest day today will make...
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    Muscle Strain?

    Iím sure this has been covered before, but Iím having a hard time disseminating the good information from the BS. I have something of a sore spot in my back. Itís on the left side, approximately...
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    Yep, gotcha. Its easier for me to quantify...

    Yep, gotcha. Its easier for me to quantify weight in terms of total plates, but the lifting jargon is per side. Either way, I'm really enjoying having the time to dedicate to this again.
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    I got the six plate (or three per side) deadlift,...

    I got the six plate (or three per side) deadlift, and it felt great. I'm well on my way to the eight plate deadlift. It's getting painful to get to, but my bench (and everything else for that...
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    Are goals based on 45 lb plates a good approach,...

    Are goals based on 45 lb plates a good approach, in your opinions? Benching 4 plates, squating 6, and deadlifting 8.

    At this point, every day is a new personal best, so that has been pretty...
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    Realistic Goals?

    Good morning All,

    I've been able to get back into the weight lifting routine over the past two months, and I'm pretty happy with how things are progressing. I think it was two years ago now that...
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