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Bro, do you even lift?

Missed a workout on Monday.

music selection:  “Layla (Unplugged Live)” — Eric Clapton

waist-line:  38 inches

I missed my normal Monday workout.  I had an … intestinal thing.  And I was concerned squatting might produce … leakage.  Don’t want to embarrass myself and get kicked out of the gym.  My gut is back to normal and I made it in today.  Squatted 140# with no trouble and feel like I can probably go 200 or more before I start failing.  Got through all five sets on the bench press without trouble.  Barbell row is becoming challenging as my grip doesn’t want to support that much weight.

There are still no new collars to be found.  Next week, I’ll corner the manager again and try to find out if I can speak to his supervisor.  It seems to me the ‘big boss’ is denying approval to cover the expense.

Next workout includes a deadlift.  I don’t enjoy that lift at all.  I need to watch the form videos again and get accustomed to doing it right.  And I need to improve my grip.  I did buy a pair of fingerless gloves so the bar doesn’t tear my hands up.  That seems to help me squeeze tighter.

I believe this marks 10 weeks of Strong Lifts 5×5 program.  So far, I like this better than anything I’ve tried.  And I can’t argue with the results that show when I wrap the measuring tape around my midsection.

Devour your prey raptors!

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • KMB July 26, 2018, 1:12 am

    Are you using this grip? It definitely helped me.


  • The Lizard King July 26, 2018, 1:23 am

    Thanks for the tip KMB. I’ll make sure to grip low. Can’t say I’ve paid much attention to hand placement. I’ll start.

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