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  • Bulwar's Powerbuilding Journal

    Quick background:
    39 years old
    6'2"
    currently 240lbs
    training since 12 on the old DB concrete weight set so training age 27 MFing years (holy crap!)
    primarily a team sport athlete (football, hockey, rugby) until about 3 years ago when I blew out my OTHER shoulder. Yes, I've had both shoulders surgically repaired. The last one was a pretty bad SLAP, BANKART, multiple bicep tendon tear plus RC, separation, Etc., Etc., Etc.
    Very little experience with training to failure, exaggerated negatives, etc. that are such a large part of DC training. For the most part I've avoided failure and negatives like the plague. I've found them to be very humbling thus far.
    Trained as a powerlifter for 1 year after my last shoulder surgery.
    All time PR's:
    SQ 635
    BP 365
    DL 605
    Current PR's
    SQ 405 (there's more there, but lack of practice is making it hard to find)
    BP 305
    Dl 405 (see squat excuse)

    I'm a pusher for an energy company currently working in Williston, ND. I mention this because it does make both training AND diet problematic. My schedule is non-existent. I may work 20 hrs this week, but 20 hrs/day next week. It can be a struggle getting into the gym, but it's a serious pain in the ass eating every 2-3 hours. Thinking I may hire Shelby or Skip as a nutritional consultant for the trust/motivation factor.

    I've been feeling out DC training for about a week and expect the process to last a few more weeks. The negatives are seriously messing with the amount of weight I'm using for nearly every exercise and I know I'm not reaching the required level of intensity.

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    7/14/13
    Incline DB BP
    90'sx15rp
    stretch

    Seated DB OHP
    50'sx18rp
    stretch

    Reverse grip BP on Smith
    225x10rp
    stretch

    Pulldown (have a strained left tricep that's very painful on pulling movements)
    110x25rp
    stretch

    DL
    315x5

    The negative makes what feels like a ridiculously light weight feel very heavy very quickly

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    • #3
      7/16/13
      BB Curl
      110x16rp
      stretch

      Wrist Curl
      110x11rp
      stretch (ouch)

      Squat
      275x5
      stretch
      planned on 365x4-8 then a 225x20 but right hammy cramped after 275 set so called it a day. Disappointing. Haven't been squatting much so expect this problem to resolve itself over the next week or so

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