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Nik Nichols 11-21-2012 06:26 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Milton Brisson;1109054]Great work in here Nik! I see that you are making some real progress on the squat! Up to 340# now! Is this a PR? I remember when you were at 315-320 for the longest time, great to see the number go up like that![/QUOTE]

No pr yet. My pr is 350lbs. I have gotten an insite and now (so far0 can push alot harder.

Nik Nichols 11-21-2012 07:49 AM

Re: Nik
 
A.M. warm up
11 HSPUs
20 GHDs
20 back ext
11 HSPUs
20 squats
20 kipping pull ups

rolled my back 2:00min
rolled piriformus 2:00min a side
rolled hip flexers 2:00 min a side

Left knee and calf sore, lower back a little fatigued from the KB yesterday I expect.

In saying that, I really want to train. Mentaly I want more, but it is my rest day and I keep battleing myself to rest instead of train.

Nik Nichols 11-21-2012 09:54 AM

Re: Nik
 
10:00 break

daily squat
135lbs x1
185lbs x1
235lbs x1
285lbs x1
325lbs x1
340lbs(154k) x1

easy. The last rep at 340 was easier then the 325 rep. ( I rested the guts of 3:00min befor I did the last rep.

I'm flying! today is my rest day and I was not going to squat today, but I could not keep from it. Lower back was sore befor hand and I though if I just did a few lighter reps I wouls feel better. Well I kept goinig. Loved it. Back and everything else feel loads better.

Something about a heavy squat the kind of reset everything and everything feels better.

Happy, so much fun, so much fun.

Matt Nicoll 11-21-2012 03:36 PM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1109194]10:00 break

daily squat
135lbs x1
185lbs x1
235lbs x1
285lbs x1
325lbs x1
340lbs(154k) x1

easy. The last rep at 340 was easier then the 325 rep. ( I rested the guts of 3:00min befor I did the last rep.

I'm flying! today is my rest day and I was not going to squat today, but I could not keep from it. Lower back was sore befor hand and I though if I just did a few lighter reps I wouls feel better. Well I kept goinig. Loved it. Back and everything else feel loads better.

Something about a heavy squat the kind of reset everything and everything feels better.

Happy, so much fun, so much fun.[/QUOTE]

Glad the backs feeling good Nik. 'Rest' days are great when they're like that!

Scott Jenkins 11-22-2012 03:15 AM

Re: Nik
 
Great positive vibes on here Nik, send me some!! Nice squat

Nik Nichols 11-22-2012 06:24 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Matt Nicoll;1109272]Glad the backs feeling good Nik. 'Rest' days are great when they're like that![/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;1109386]Great positive vibes on here Nik, send me some!! Nice squat[/QUOTE]

Thanks Fellas! It has been good for me lately. I'm trying to ride that buzz for as long as I can.

Nik Nichols 11-22-2012 10:47 AM

Re: Nik
 
daily squat
bar x3
135lbs x3
185lbs x1
235lbs x1
285lbs x1
325lbs x1
340lbs(154k) x1

all easy.

5/3/1
dead lift
135lbs x5
185lbs x5
235lbs x5
285lbs x5
325lbs(147k) x8

I picked 8 reps for the last set and should have picked 10, I hit 8(tough but ok, little fatigued) and probably had it for 10 but stopped at my number. next time I will aim higher.

Great day. happy thanks giving all.

Patrick Haskell 11-23-2012 02:01 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1109194]Something about a heavy squat the kind of reset everything and everything feels better. [/QUOTE]

:thumbs_up

Quoted for posterity.

:D

Nik Nichols 11-26-2012 08:28 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Patrick Haskell;1109627]:thumbs_up

Quoted for posterity.

:D[/QUOTE]

Thanks Patrick.

Nik Nichols 11-26-2012 08:30 AM

Re: Nik
 
Ok so I worked out Thurs, then friday and sat I only went hiking with just martin and our dog abby, sat Cathy Martin and abby and me. It was fun and we had to climb over logs and under some as well. Good fun, but no real workout.

Nik Nichols 11-26-2012 08:32 AM

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A.M. warm up.

19 and 1/2 HSPUs game standard. ( I got half way up on the last rep and just gave out.)
20 GHDs
20 back ext
20 abmatt situps
20 squats
10 close over hand dead hangs
10 wide C2B dead hangs
20 pushups

rolled my back 2:00min
rolled piriformus 2:00min a side
rolled hip flexers 2:00min a side.

Nik Nichols 11-26-2012 10:10 AM

Re: Nik
 
10:00 break

5/3/1 squat
135lbs x3
185lbs x3
235lbs x3
285lbs x3
310lbs(140k) x5

Glad to get it done but I am not feeling good. I feel light headed and hands are shaking. Last rep my back got really tight. I rolled it for 2:00min but still not right. :ranting2:

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 07:19 AM

Re: Nik
 
I took a bad turn yesterday.

I got real shakey and felt weird and kind of light headed. Blood pressure is fine(hige in the good scale but ok) blood sugar ok. My back is still sore. I feel kind of hung over from yesterday. I hope it clears soon. Off to stretch now and see where I'm at.

Scott Jenkins 11-27-2012 07:27 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110426]I took a bad turn yesterday.

I got real shakey and felt weird and kind of light headed. Blood pressure is fine(hige in the good scale but ok) blood sugar ok. My back is still sore. I feel kind of hung over from yesterday. I hope it clears soon. Off to stretch now and see where I'm at.[/QUOTE]

**** Nik sounds worrying, you know what to do, get it sorted and try and stay away from anything heavy.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 07:51 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;1110429]**** Nik sounds worrying, you know what to do, get it sorted and try and stay away from anything heavy.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Scott. I/we tried to get to the Dr yesterday, big waist of time there. 2 hours at the emergency room and we ended up leaving and I could not get an appointment to my regular doctor. Cathy is trying to sort out an appointment, but with work that will be really tough.

I'm ok though. Just feel kind of a little hung over and tired even though I got alot of sleep. No heavy for a wile. my back is a little sore any way, so I will take it easy.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 07:53 AM

Re: Nik
 
A.M. warm up
30 GHDs
30 back ext
10 HSPUs
30 abmatt situps
10 HSPUs

kicking drills
rolled my back 2:00min
rolled piriformus 2:00min a side
rolled hip flexers 2;00min a side

squat
bar x3
135lbs x3

still woozy feeling but ok.

Scott Jenkins 11-27-2012 09:17 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110437]Thanks Scott. I/we tried to get to the Dr yesterday, big waist of time there. 2 hours at the emergency room and we ended up leaving and I could not get an appointment to my regular doctor. Cathy is trying to sort out an appointment, but with work that will be really tough.

I'm ok though. Just feel kind of a little hung over and tired even though I got alot of sleep. No heavy for a wile. my back is a little sore any way, so I will take it easy.[/QUOTE]

Yes, take it easy to you find out what was wrong, plenty of bodyweight stuff you can still chase along in the meantime as I see you already have posted on. Im still having knee pains, mostly when walking downstairs not upstairs, thats fine and squatting is fine, weird and a nuisance.

Patrick Haskell 11-27-2012 09:35 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110426]I took a bad turn yesterday.

I got real shakey and felt weird and kind of light headed. Blood pressure is fine(hige in the good scale but ok) blood sugar ok. My back is still sore. I feel kind of hung over from yesterday. I hope it clears soon. Off to stretch now and see where I'm at.[/QUOTE]

I've had this happen to me squatting for reps. It's not a good feeling, but I don't think it's anything serious - at least for me. Still, we're at that age where scary things can happen with people's blood vessels, so it's good to be cautious and not push it when feeling that way (as if simply being lightheaded with 300# on your back wasn't a good enough reason to take a pause). A good warmup and solid breathing seem to keep it from occurring to me.

Numbers are looking good. Slow and steady progress is working well for you.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 09:51 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Patrick Haskell;1110473]I've had this happen to me squatting for reps. It's not a good feeling, but I don't think it's anything serious - at least for me. Still, we're at that age where scary things can happen with people's blood vessels, so it's good to be cautious and not push it when feeling that way (as if simply being lightheaded with 300# on your back wasn't a good enough reason to take a pause). A good warmup and solid breathing seem to keep it from occurring to me.

Numbers are looking good. Slow and steady progress is working well for you.[/QUOTE]

Yea, I agree. I have gotten light heaed befor, but not it getting worse after the lift. But seems ok today though I am taking it easy. With the ''fuzzy'' head and sore back. It will be an upper budy metcon for me today.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 09:54 AM

Re: Nik
 
10:00 break

light today to test my head and back a little and be happy.

135lbs x1
185lbs x1
235lbs x1
285lbs x1
330lbs(150k) x1
felt good. Head was fine. I took the reps slow and careful on the back. It was fine on the squat movement. Though still sore. Seems it is the bending that bothers it. not load bering somuch.

Glad to have done it. :) happy.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 09:56 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;1110469]Yes, take it easy to you find out what was wrong, plenty of bodyweight stuff you can still chase along in the meantime as I see you already have posted on. Im still having knee pains, mostly when walking downstairs not upstairs, thats fine and squatting is fine, weird and a nuisance.[/QUOTE]

I know what you mean. different movements bother it, same with my back. Squatting is ok, but putting on my socks is hard and sire!:rofl:

I think I will do like you said and do body weight and upper. Probably HSPUs, dead hangs and situps for rounds today.

Patrick Haskell 11-27-2012 11:39 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110481]I know what you mean. different movements bother it, same with my back. Squatting is ok, but putting on my socks is hard and sire!:rofl:

I think I will do like you said and do body weight and upper. Probably HSPUs, dead hangs and situps for rounds today.[/QUOTE]

Or leave the back completely in traction and do everything on rings: dips, MUs, skin-the-cats, inverted hangs, levers, and pullups. Handstands can wear on the lower back, too, I've found - as can situps, I'm guessing, if putting on your socks is an issue.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 12:41 PM

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[QUOTE=Patrick Haskell;1110500]Or leave the back completely in traction and do everything on rings: dips, MUs, skin-the-cats, inverted hangs, levers, and pullups. Handstands can wear on the lower back, too, I've found - as can situps, I'm guessing, if putting on your socks is an issue.[/QUOTE]

Dang it, to late. I will do that tomorrow I think, but the workout made it loose. I even did some carefull power cleans and did ok with it. It is minor but I al still trying to be careful.

Matt Nicoll 11-27-2012 12:48 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110426]I took a bad turn yesterday.

I got real shakey and felt weird and kind of light headed. Blood pressure is fine(hige in the good scale but ok) blood sugar ok. My back is still sore. I feel kind of hung over from yesterday. I hope it clears soon. Off to stretch now and see where I'm at.[/QUOTE]

Hope everything's sorted Nik and you got that sorted.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 12:51 PM

Re: Nik
 
9:00 min AMRAP

3 game standard HSPUs
3 close over hand deadhang pull ups
15 abmat situps

10 rounds 3 HSPUs

happy with more then a round a min. The situps were the hard part, everything else easy. Back was good through it all.

power clean and push jerk.
85lbs x1
95lbs x1
105lbs x1
115lbs x1
115lbs x1
125lbs x1
135lbs x1
145lbs x1
155lbs x1
165lbs x1
175lbs x1
185lbs x1
195lbs x1
200lbs x1
205lbs x1
210lbs(95k) x1

all real careful. Brady was doing a clean workout and I was really just messing arround and testing my back a little.

I would pretty much do a slow ''deadlift'' to mid to high thigh and then put some power to it. Back was fine and no bother. Sitting in my chair is more a pain then the cleans. Off to drink water and roll and stretch at 3:00 break.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 12:52 PM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Matt Nicoll;1110525]Hope everything's sorted Nik and you got that sorted.[/QUOTE]

Feeling ok now. I'm working on a physical for next week and get a complete check up.

Nik Nichols 11-27-2012 03:00 PM

Re: Nik
 
3:00 break
rolled my back 2:00 min
rolled piriformus 2:00min a side
rolled hip flexers 2:00 min a side

walked a couple of laps with brady.

Luke Seubert 11-28-2012 04:14 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110426]I took a bad turn yesterday.

I got real shakey and felt weird and kind of light headed. Blood pressure is fine(hige in the good scale but ok) blood sugar ok. My back is still sore. I feel kind of hung over from yesterday. I hope it clears soon. Off to stretch now and see where I'm at.[/QUOTE]
Nik, I have had some similar symptoms after lifting, though likely not as severe as what you experienced. In my own case, the cause was from being in deep ketosis from a low-carb diet, as well as severe caloric restriction. That, combined with too frequent and too rigorous exercise, was enough to leave me feeling pretty lightheaded after a workout and thoroughly wrung out the next day. I solved the problem by backing off the exercise regimen and bumping up carbs and caloric intake.

Is it possible that your diet or exercise regimen could have something to do with this? Did you cut back significantly on food following up the Thanksgiving holiday, while exercising a bit more? How do you feel now, a day or so later?

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 07:09 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Luke Seubert;1110695]Nik, I have had some similar symptoms after lifting, though likely not as severe as what you experienced. In my own case, the cause was from being in deep ketosis from a low-carb diet, as well as severe caloric restriction. That, combined with too frequent and too rigorous exercise, was enough to leave me feeling pretty lightheaded after a workout and thoroughly wrung out the next day. I solved the problem by backing off the exercise regimen and bumping up carbs and caloric intake.

Is it possible that your diet or exercise regimen could have something to do with this? Did you cut back significantly on food following up the Thanksgiving holiday, while exercising a bit more? How do you feel now, a day or so later?[/QUOTE]

I think that is a big part of it, but like you said, I never felt as bad for as long as I did . But thanksgiving I did not over eat. I did have to plates of dinner, no sweets. But fri,sat,sun I did not eat near enough for me for no other reason then I was busy and just did not get to it.
I am not 100% happy with that though and will get a complete physical anyway to be sure. Plus I am way over due for one.

Scott Jenkins 11-28-2012 07:45 AM

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[url]http://70sbig.com/[/url]

Nothing new but I like reading how this guy writes things. Me and Williams are going to up our calories from today so join us.

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 08:09 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Scott Jenkins;1110722][url]http://70sbig.com/[/url]

Nothing new but I like reading how this guy writes things. Me and Williams are going to up our calories from today so join us.[/QUOTE]

Will do Scott, thanks for the refresher. On to breakfast and water. Already at 32ozs of water and wil be on more. Mobility is lacking and diet can be tightened up.

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 08:14 AM

Re: Nik
 
A.M. warm up

10 HSPUs
30 GHDs
30 back ext
10 HSPUs
10 C2B dead hang pull ups
30 ab mat situps( butt is sore from yesterdays, getting the butt rash)
10 HSPUs
10 close over headn dead hangs
30 squats
10 close under hand dead hangs( left elbow area sore on these?)
30 push ups

kicking drills
rolled my back 2:00min
rolled piriformus 2:00min a side
rolled hip flexers 2:00min a side

feeling a but rough today. Martin has a runny nose and I spent from 2:00am to this morning with him and broken sleep. I was going to play on rings today but I may not. Back is still sore.

Other then that I'm good.

Matthew Williams 11-28-2012 08:23 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110729]Will do Scott, thanks for the refresher. On to breakfast and water. Already at 32ozs of water and wil be on more. Mobility is lacking and diet can be tightened up.[/QUOTE]

My protein intake might need to wait till after the wedding. Having had my suit made to measure I don't need any changes between now and the big day!!

I shall however be getting straight on it from xmas day :D

Matt Nicoll 11-28-2012 08:23 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110527]Feeling ok now. I'm working on a physical for next week and get a complete check up.[/QUOTE]

Good idea. Glad you're ok for the moment.

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 08:24 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Matthew Williams;1110737]My protein intake might need to wait till after the wedding. Having had my suit made to measure I don't need any changes between now and the big day!!

I shall however be getting straight on it from xmas day :D[/QUOTE]
I think just maintaining it better is good, Not somuch to gain, but eat right. I dont want to gain anymore weight, but know I can eat better. Oh and congrats on getting married! It is you who is getting married?

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 08:25 AM

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[QUOTE=Matt Nicoll;1110739]Good idea. Glad you're ok for the moment.[/QUOTE]

At 45years old and serviving cancer and a 6yo son, I don't want to take chances.

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 09:50 AM

Re: Nik
 
10:00 break
daily squat.
135lbs x1
185lbs x1
235lbs x1
285lbs x1
330lbs(150k) x1

stopped there for the back. All good solid reps.

Matthew Williams 11-28-2012 09:51 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110740]I think just maintaining it better is good, Not somuch to gain, but eat right. I dont want to gain anymore weight, but know I can eat better. Oh and congrats on getting married! It is you who is getting married?[/QUOTE]

Yeah it's me Nik :thanx:. on Christmas Eve of all days, so coming round fast.

Nik Nichols 11-28-2012 09:52 AM

Re: Nik
 
[QUOTE=Matthew Williams;1110764]Yeah it's me Nik :thanx:. on Christmas Eve of all days, so coming round fast.[/QUOTE]

Well Congrats! Treat her right!

Scott Jenkins 11-28-2012 10:10 AM

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[QUOTE=Nik Nichols;1110765]Well Congrats! Treat her right![/QUOTE]

Oh he will, its my wife's daughter :rofl:

She's boss of him anyway


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