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Old 01-08-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
Arden Cogar Jr.
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Let's see 1.4.10 - pneumonia sets in tried a z-pack. Felt like hell and was fevered.
1.5.10 - took day off work, stayed on couch, did nothing, got no relief at all. Fever did break in the late afternoon. But lungs were more congested than I could ever recall. Pale complexion felt like death.
1.6.10 - tried to work, end up at Doc's in early afternoon - diagnosed pneumonia, prescribed leviquan and prednisone on a tapering dose. Pale complextion felt like death.
1.7.10 - started to feel human again. Could actually laugh without coughing. Worked half day. Prednisone turned me into a crack baby, so I ended up cleaning and doing 12 loads of laundry. Any time the HR approached 100, I had to sit down.
1.8.10 - went to lung doctor, got an albuteral lung treatment (script for them - oh my). Comebine that with Prednisone and I was Hammy the Squirrel - just a 245lb verion that moonlights as a lawyer/timbersports athlete. Finally decided to train, but kept reps down in order to keep HR under 120 to avoid coughing.

Started with roller and yoga.

Then went over to the barn. It's 13 degrees outside and only heat source is torpedo heater. So as long as I stayed with a 4 foot radius, I was breathing warm air.

Started with Box Cleans. Went 20x2, 40x2, 70x2, 100x2, 110x2, 120x2, 120x2, 120x2.
Then did high box cleans: went 70x2, 100x2, 110x2, 110x2.
Then did push press: 40x3, 70x3, 100x3, 110x3, 120x3 - this shocked me. That is not from, if not, a PR. And it was easy.
Then did front squat 135lbx3, 225x3, 275x3, 295x3.
Then did clean pulls 120kgx3x3. All I worked on here was trying not to bump the weight when I got it to the top of my thighs.
Then did 4 board; 135x10, 225x5, 315x5.
Then went inside and did abs/yoga

Here's some highlights:

all the best,
Lifting heavy stuff is fun and relative......
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