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Jul. 19th, 2017 03:59 pm
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I've told more than one former crush that they were a former crush - not in so many words. So far each time it seems to have gone over well. We're talking about telling married people with kids here! I'm also tied down, so it's not on the skeevy level (though in my crowds those are often options). It's just fun, especially as I find that they were just as awkward and insecure as I was.

I feel like I"m comfortable in my own skin, but some of that is the realization that I live in a different world. I am either muscular enough or look confident enough without reason that people leave me alone. Or I'm just too old to fuck with for manpoints. Whatever it is, I compare it to life when my friend when from flubby to thin - you go to the same places and see the same people but are treated completely differently. You don't forget, but over time your expectations do change.

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Jul. 14th, 2017 09:49 am
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I forgot I joined this group. I used to (heart) gymrats in eljayland.

It's over a year since my unexplained nerve pinch injury, and I'm mostly back?

My weakest area remains my bench, but it's not far off. I used to hit 235 for 1-2, yesterday I hit 215 for a single. I'm trying to do more size (big but boring) work and put dips back in, trying to nail form rather than show off by tying on 70-90 lbs hanging from a belt.

My squat is mixed, but mostly up. I've pushed from my 315 plateau to singles and doubles at 345. I had some unexplained setbacks / fails at 345 and am unsure of whether to repeat or drop (probably repeat). I'm also doing more light rep work at some expense of lunges and front squats. I want to do them all but when my workouts hit 2 hours I am kinda done.

My DL is a mild disappointment, where I think I peaked at doubles at 445, now I've only hit - and failed - singles at 445 recently. I'm 100% doing a reset on DL. I also wonder if my recent form-cue changes have impacted this, but I'd rather fix my form than have another mystery nerve pinch.
* in my public gold's gym world, a 405 DL is often a wow-conversation starter

OP is about as weak as bench, where I had previously done 155 for doubles, now I'm 145 for a single. I'm 80% less likely to cheat though, fighting the urge to lean back and wiggle up my weights. There is no medal for back-bending inverted bench air press (give me some credit, at least I don't push press and deny it).

I thnk the big-but-boring 5x10 50/60% reps are helping with my lack of formal conditioning, but I'm also trying to do just a little, some 3 minute jumprope sessions and the like. I may try to see if I can heavybag without my bad elbows creeping back up. Pokemon walking probably isn't conditioning, but it does make people look at me strangely. "Doesn't my grandson play that game?"

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Jul. 12th, 2017 01:46 pm
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I really want a black suit, but I’ve spent a fuckton of money already this month, and I’m gonna spend more in two weeks when I go to Calgary. And then more, assuming I stick with my plan of staying in Philadelphia for the weekend when I go to see Pig. I could just scrap that and drive up and back, but I really don’t want to. I like Philadelphia and I have friends there.

To be clear, I can totally afford all of this, and buying a suit, too. I just feel bad spending so much money. And part of me still feel like I should “grow up” and buy a place to live.

Back at it

Jul. 11th, 2017 06:44 pm
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Hey,

So, three months out and a lot of sporadic training over the years but finally I am back at it, feeling more optimistic than ever. When I first started out I ate a load of junk and trained hard, I got big, but not in a good way, I had t shirt muscles. I learnt the hard way, so, now I'm starting afresh, I have cut down and lost a lot of weight, goes to show how much bf I was carrying when I thought I was hench (big and muscley) I wasn't, I was a lump of, well, you get the picture. I'm feeling pretty awesome at the moment, doing it all properly now, clean diet, hard training and a whole new mindset. I have learnt so much in the 6 years I have been working out but feel now is where I truly begin my journey lifting heavy things. This is where it all begins. :)

again with the brain breaking

Jul. 9th, 2017 07:57 pm
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so, twice this weekend I've seen something that was relevant to the inlaws and us, and, not having heard anything from them about it, shared the news both times.

Both times, just got a "we know" in response.

You knew that the dad of a good friend just died and didn't bother to tell us? What the hell. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU FAMILY, PEOPLE. Even family you dislike.

I suppose one of these days it will eventually really sink in they want nothing to do with us. I mean, like, altogether, not just on a personal relationship level. They keep in better touch with people they meet at bars.

Fuckit, I'm going for a walk.

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