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13 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
150 x 2 x 1

Accessory work:

Bent Over Row:
45 x 12 x 3

Prone Leg Curl:
40 x 12 x 3

Lat Pulldown:
85 x 12 x 3

Notes: 150 went up pretty easy. I cut accessory work a bit short because I have a 170 x 2 x 1 to pull tomorrow and I want to be at least a little fresh for that. I’m down another 2 pounds weight-wise, which is nice.

11 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
135 x 4 x 4

Accessory work:

Bent Over Row
45 x 12 x 3

Prone Leg Curl:
40 x 12 x 3

Lat Pulldown:
85 x 12 x 3

Leg Extension:
70 x 12 x 3

Seated Cable Row:
60 x 12 x 3

Notes: tonight was really not a good one, and I upped all my projected weight by 10 pounds to try and alleviate some stress. It didn’t work.

8 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
125 x 8

Accessory work:

Bent Over Row:
30 x 12
40 x 12 x 2

Lat Pulldown:
75 x 12 x 3

Prone Leg Curl:
30 x 12 x 3

Leg Extenstion:
60 x 12 x 3

Seated Cable Row:
50 x 12 x 3

Notes: got to 8 reps of 125, so I get to increase my working weight next week. Accessory work was killer. I tried to take an Eric Lilliebridge approach to it and treat it more like bodybuilding work, doing each rep slowly and trying not to create any momentum. The burn was great, and hopefully it’ll help in three days when I start week 2 of the Mag/Ort program.

Starting to get my callouses back.

Starting to get my callouses back.

rainaftersnowplease:

Did I hear something about barablogging?

rainaftersnowplease:

Did I hear something about barablogging?

Hey, how did you get into lifting? I want to try, but I'm not sure how to approach it.
Anonymous

I got into lifting in college because I played softball and we had to lift during the off season.

Truth be told, I get a lot of information from various sites, and I follow a few really good lifters here on tumblr who post lifting stuff all the time. I’ve learned how to squat, deadlift, and even bench better as a result. I have a better sense of anatomy and what lifts work best for me and how often because of it too.

There’s no substitute for just getting into the weight room though. You can watch all the bodybuilding.com videos you want on how to do different lifts, and learn as much as you can about how to work different muscle groups from top powerlifters and bodybuilders. But if you never get into the gym and learn what’s best for you, it doesn’t mean much, you know?

My advice for “getting into lifting” is just to get lifting. Study up on what you can do to reach your lifting goals, and work hard in the weight room to meet those goals.

If you pick up the iron and put in work, you’re a lifter. Period.

6 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
140 x 2 x 2

Straight bar curls SS Overhead Press:
20 x 10
30 x 8
40 x 5

Notes: 140 went up pretty smoothly. Not deadlifting for a while means my shins are tender like a baby’s bottom (and now they hurt because deadlifts). Still, excited for 125 x 8+ in two days. Did some light accessory work after my working sets just to keep everything feeling good.

4 SEPT 2014

Deadlift:
125 x 4 x 4

Notes: Smolov break starts today, and so does my truncated Mag/Ort DL program. 125 went up pretty easy. We’ll see if I can get it to 8+ at week’s end.

3 SEPT 2014

Squats:
150 x 1
160 x 1
170 x 1 (45 lb PR)
175 x fail

Notes: today was max day. I started this Smolov program with a squat max of 125 and I hit 170 below parallel today. Fuck. Yeah.

When I walk into the weights room, and I’m the only girl
surge-to-new-levels:

fowlerfotographic:

Kayla Heal breaks nation dead lift record in class 404 lbs

#teamlilliebridge

surge-to-new-levels:

fowlerfotographic:

Kayla Heal breaks nation dead lift record in class 404 lbs

#teamlilliebridge

I’m going to take today off and let my legs recover from the last two days of squatting. I’ll be good this week and let my legs rest so I can smash a PR or two on the first when I test for my 1 RM. Might do some bench work just to start pushing weight again.

After that, I’ll be running a truncated version of the Magnusson/Ortmayer deadlift routine during the Smolov break. I might see about extending it into the Intense/Taper after that. I’ll play it by ear and see how my legs feel.

I’ve gained almost 5 pounds in the last 3 weeks, but I feel a bit leaner (and I look it too), so maybe I’m getting some gainz after all.

25 AUG 2014

Squats:
135 x 3 x 10

Notes: in the immortal words of hoistdatrag, bring me that plate.

Please read this post about Laverne Cox and sign the petition: plansfornigel tumblr com/post/95485779906/laverne-cox-launches-media-campaign-in-support-of/ Link to petition: change org/p/netflix-remove-laverne-cox-from-the-cast-of-orange-is-the-new-black
Anonymous

I chose to actually read the buzzfeed article instead, and noted this at the bottom:

On Friday, after information about Synthia China Blast’s conviction — the rape and murder of 13-year-old Ebony Williams — began circulating, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project removed the video, at Laverne Cox’s request.

In a statement posted at the project’s website, the group stated:

“Laverne Cox partnered with us on our End Solitary campaign by reading a letter from SRLP member Synthia China Blast in a video, but has since requested that we remove the video from our site because of her concerns about Synthia’s convictions. We understand her decision is based on concerns about violence against children. We also understand that it is challenging to respond to the reality of violence within our communities, and is an ongoing challenge many of us face in our lives and work. While we understand this struggle, we also reaffirm our support for Synthia China Blast, and our position on prison abolition and transformative justice.”

Read the full statement here.

The project itself continues to support Synthia, however Laverne Cox does not. Maybe you should target your ire in a more constructive manner, and go after the people still supporting this person, instead of one of the only highly-visible voices for transwomen in mainstream media.