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Old 09-08-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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This will be my progress log.

Current stats:
41 y/o; 175#

Approx. 1 rep maxes in pounds
Deadlift 365
Back squat 275
Overhead press 175

Crossfitting for 4 years, last year has been more of MEBB which what I am doing currently. Recently diagnosed with an overactive pituitary gland which is depressing my thyroid gland. Now on synthetic thyroid.

I have been stagnant as far as progress for about a year, my doctor thinks it is under recovery because of the thyroid condition. One week on the meds and I feel strong again, hence the log.

Anyways, now that my dirty laundry in public here's todays workout:
Deadlift
5-5-3-3
185-225-275-315

7 rounds of:
10 pullup
10 knees to elbows
10 pushup
10:04
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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September 9, 2009
Back Squat
5-5-5-3-3-3
135-185-205-225-245-X

Failed on last rep of 245, teardrop shaped muscle inside of right kneecap=sharp pain that left me unable to walk correctly for about 3 minutes.

Attempted metcon of
Thrusters on the minute by the minute @ 95
did 3 rounds before stopping due to knee pain.

This sucks, 245 felt easy up to the knee thing. I was going to attempt 275 for the last set.

So, ice and rest for the knee for a couple days. Funny thing is right now air squats produce no pain at all.

Anybody know the proper name of that muscle and what to do to prevent it again.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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Wait, actual "tear drop" muscle (aka rectus femoris -- yes, google this)... might be cramping/tight.

You might be referring to vastus medialis, but that's not technically the "tear drop" muscle.

May or may not be cramping or tight.. might have some maltraction there or something. Can't tell really need more info to even make a decent guess.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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After googling, it is the vastus medialis. The pain is sharp right at the insertion point at the knee. Doesn't feel like a cramp, the pain is at its worst at full flexion, reduces goes away at extension.

Thanks for any advice you have Steven.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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Sounds like a strain or something of that nature.

I'd massage, rest and ice. If it doesn't resolve within a week might be a good idea to see a doc about it
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:20 AM   #6
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September 10, 2009
Morning Metcon
5 rounds of
Left hand DB Overhead Lunge 25 ft.
Right hand DB Overhead Lunge 25 ft.
21 Burpees
Used 30# dumbbell

14:23

Could have been faster, slowed down anticipating knee pain. No pain today.

Will some weighted pullups this afternoon.

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Old 09-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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Sep 10, 2009
Afternoon
5 sets 5 reps Weighted pullup
bwt, 35, 40, 45, 50

Just because.
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:43 AM   #8
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September 12, 2009
Push Press
3-3-3-1-1-1
135, 145, 155, failed 185 x 3 attempts=suck
Usually can shoulder press this weight but knee felt odd.
Did 1 x 175 just to end on positive

Helen on a Boat
3 rounds
500M row
21 swings @ 24kg
12 pullups
12:36
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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September 14, 2009

Deadlift
1-1-1-1-1
275-315-325-345-365 (f)
Got excited because 345 felt easy, should have only jumped 10#

4 Rounds
35 box jump @ 24"
50 ft. flying burpee
9:55

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Old 09-15-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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September 15, 2009
Weighted Ring Dips
5-5-5-3-3-3
bodyweight, 35, 45, 60, 75,75
First time with these, liked them better than bench press for sure

4 rounds
400M run
50 squats
with 20# vest
14:54
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