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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    It's good that neither you or your bike suffered any serious injuries.
    The jury is still out on that one. Went to the doctor earlier and if my shoulder is not improved within 2 weeks I will have to do an MRI and he would suspect a torn labrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    The jury is still out on that one. Went to the doctor earlier and if my shoulder is not improved within 2 weeks I will have to do an MRI and he would suspect a torn labrum.
    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like that pot hole was more like an open grave. So the front wheel hit the hole and flipped you and the bike, or did the rear grab and you went over the handle bars? I'm trying to picture this in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    The jury is still out on that one. Went to the doctor earlier and if my shoulder is not improved within 2 weeks I will have to do an MRI and he would suspect a torn labrum.
    Sorry to hear man. Hopefully it improves over the next two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Sorry to hear that. Sounds like that pot hole was more like an open grave. So the front wheel hit the hole and flipped you and the bike, or did the rear grab and you went over the handle bars? I'm trying to picture this in my mind.
    I was riding along around 20 mph at the time. The pot hole was more like an indention in the ground that is not visible until you come up on it. I have been over this road 25 times or so on my bike so I knew it was coming. I was in my aero bars at the time and moved to avoid it and took it sort of oddly and just lost control. Looked like I was sliding in to second base for about 20 feet down a road.

    I went to therapy after work and the chiropractor seemed to be a little more positive about the situation so I feel a little better. He stretched me out and we started some light therapy. He equated it to like spraining an ankle, which makes sense. My shoulder is popping quite a bit and still just sore, but I am gaining more mobility each day it seems. I just have to ease off the swimming for a few weeks, which for a workoutaholic like myself is simply damaging, especially this close to the race. I know in the end it will pay off though.

    I was still worried about the pain in biking and running. I did a spin session last night and the only thing that bothered me was my scraped up hands which will heal. I ran 6 miles this morning and the shoulder did not really bother me much at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Not bad overall. Your correct that you do need more protein. Don't know if you like fish but that would be one good health source for protein and omega 3. Chicken or turkey would also be good. You have definitely started down the right path.

    Here's something to try when Mrs. S makes spaghetti...use ground turkey or chicken for the meat in the sauce. Pick up a spaghetti squash to replace the pasta. Cut the SS in half placing one half face down in a mircowave safe dish (I use corningware). Put a little water in the bottom and cover with plastic wrap. Nuke for about 8 mins. Take out and let cool a bit. When cool take a fork and scrape out the "meat" of the squash. It will shred and look like noodles. Put some on a plate and cover with meat sauce.
    Sounds interesting. What sauce is used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch View Post
    Sounds interesting. What sauce is used?
    We normally just buy a jar of marinara sauce. You could make your own if you had time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Very impressive. I am know where close to you on your lifts but making good progress for a little guy. I'm as light as I've been since high school and probably at my stongest too. My lower body definitely is.
    Good for you. Glad to see you're not neglecting your lower half. So many guys walk around and they look funny with a misproportioned upper body compared to their lower half. To steal a quote from Herb Brooks..."The legs feed the wolves."

    My numbers are obviously different than most people's on here. It's conducive to what I'm trying to accomplish, so I'll keep pushing my limits. I'll go the endurance type training one of these days when my body finally breaks down. I think that the Ironman/Triathalons are one of the ultimate tests of strength, endurance, determination and heart. Those men and women who do even the half Ironman's are amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCVD View Post
    Good for you. Glad to see you're not neglecting your lower half. So many guys walk around and they look funny with a misproportioned upper body compared to their lower half. To steal a quote from Herb Brooks..."The legs feed the wolves."

    My numbers are obviously different than most people's on here. It's conducive to what I'm trying to accomplish, so I'll keep pushing my limits. I'll go the endurance type training one of these days when my body finally breaks down. I think that the Ironman/Triathalons are one of the ultimate tests of strength, endurance, determination and heart. Those men and women who do even the half Ironman's are amazing.
    I've never been serious about lifting until about 4-5 years ago. When I started I could barely bench 135 and probably couldn't squat much more. I'm not very big to start with so I'm pretty happy with the progress that I've made. I wish I knew 4 years ago what I know now. I spent alot of time wasting my time in the gym. I have a couple of weeks left of the first cycle of the program I am currently doing then I will test my 1RM on each lift to see where I am. If all goes to plan I should be around 260 on squat, 250 on bench, 325 for deadlift, 150 for shoulder press, and 185 for power cleans. I'm also hoping to stay around my current weight of 168.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    I've never been serious about lifting until about 4-5 years ago. When I started I could barely bench 135 and probably couldn't squat much more. I'm not very big to start with so I'm pretty happy with the progress that I've made. I wish I knew 4 years ago what I know now. I spent alot of time wasting my time in the gym. I have a couple of weeks left of the first cycle of the program I am currently doing then I will test my 1RM on each lift to see where I am. If all goes to plan I should be around 260 on squat, 250 on bench, 325 for deadlift, 150 for shoulder press, and 185 for power cleans. I'm also hoping to stay around my current weight of 168.
    Power cleaning your bodyweight is a pretty good lift. Not a lot of people can make that kind of pull. It's an extremely technical lift. Thats pretty impressive. Actually all of those lifts are pretty solid for being as light as you are.

    My knowledge has increased a lot in the last few years. I work in the performance industry so I'm constantly reading and trying new things. I was luck in high school to be introduced to things and caught on to them pretty well. All my current numbers are done with a bodyweight of around 215lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCVD View Post
    Power cleaning your bodyweight is a pretty good lift. Not a lot of people can make that kind of pull. It's an extremely technical lift. Thats pretty impressive. Actually all of those lifts are pretty solid for being as light as you are.

    My knowledge has increased a lot in the last few years. I work in the performance industry so I'm constantly reading and trying new things. I was luck in high school to be introduced to things and caught on to them pretty well. All my current numbers are done with a bodyweight of around 215lb.
    I just recently started working on power cleans regularly. I am currently working at a fairly light weight for my work sets, concentrating on form. It definitely has a lot to do with technique and form.

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    Since we started this thread I've lost 10 lbs+ my bench has gone up 50lbs. Started a new phase of training last week....running. Not a big fan of it because I have a strong upper body+bird legs below my knees. Also torn ligaments in 1 ankle+ high ankle sprained the other. Tore ligaments in my big toe too all way back in high school. I finished the first week of C25K. It was awesome the first week! I'm a huge fan of music so it goes by pretty quick+ is intravels.

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    If you're really looking to help with your clean look up Joe Kenn. Current strength coach for Carolina Panthers. He has some articlesand videos online called "push, jump, punch". He makes the very technical lift sound very simple. Might be something to look into. Elitefts also has some good info/videos on it.

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    What is C25K?

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    I'll have to check those out, thanks for the info.

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    Tried the spaghetti squash this evening. Skipped the sauce and just seasoned it with salt and pepper. It was great! One squash makes a lot, too.

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