Perrin Aybara's Journey to an Elite Powerlifting Total

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Forum' started by Perrin Aybara, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Solid sleep.

    Getting better I assume?
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  2. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Yes, sleeping almost like normal now. Just not getting enough some days just because there's not enough hours in the day. Once I move closer to work it'll be a lot better.
  3. Worf

    Worf Member

    At least your workin. Shits getting wild out there now.
  4. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Yeah, I'm counting myself pretty lucky. We're both still working here.

    It's getting like some dystopian scifi movie. Went to the grocery store last night and they have designated spots marked on the floor in the checkout lines for how far to stand and glass shields in between you and employees. The checkout girl yelled at some old man to get back on his spot. Everyone's wearing masks.
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  5. Worf

    Worf Member

    I personally don’t think it’s doing what they think it’s doing. Social distancing is a joke. People are still touching the same shit, these stores are just corralling people together in lines to wait. The prevention is worse than the virus. Government closing a lot of business is destroying the economy. People aren’t going to be able to afford this for long
  6. Logan44551

    Logan44551 Member

    Bingo, it's fucking ridiculous. Everyone is being so fucking passive about it as well.
  7. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member


    Used bar weight for chains since I don't have any. Moved pretty fast for being the first time doing anything resembling heavy weight in a few months. Overhead press instead of dumbbell press. Thought to do overhead squat in place of leg press and did one super hard rep with 115lbs lol.
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  8. Worf

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    Titan has chains for around $100 per 60 lb set and overhead squat is a fucking serious endeavor. I think my PR for it is around the same 115 back when I used to throw in OLY lifts to my routine about 10 years ago
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  9. Perrin Aybara

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    I'm gonna have to track some chain down eventually. I've already got the chain collars with carabiners.

    Yeah, it was only the second time in my life I've done an overhead squat. Felt pretty sketchy balance wise. I thought it would be easier.
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  10. Perrin Aybara

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    Didn't sleep well last night and things weren't moving too fast today.
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  11. Worf

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    Sounds like my day today. Jack and Dr Pepper May or may not played a role in that
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  12. Perrin Aybara

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    Really bad session today. 280x8 on bench was difficult when normally it's an easy 15+. Then on the block pulls started having the pain in my lower right back and hip area. Stopped after 3 sets and called it a day.

    I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping this week. Last week I was sleeping pretty well and thought I was used to this schedule and then this week suddenly can't sleep again. So I'm guessing these few days of poor sleep is wrecking my workouts and recovery.

    Will probably switch back to doing light conventional deadlift again starting this weekend. Or maybe set my training max really low and keep doing sumo. It seems like I'm fine until about mid 500's and then start having the pain even though it doesn't feel heavy.
  13. Worf

    Worf Member

    You been taking anything to help your sleep?
  14. Perrin Aybara

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    I take magnesium and melatonin every morning before bed. Sometimes benadryl. On days I don't work out when I wake up to take a leak I'll take more melatonin and benadryl to help keep me asleep a couple extra hours. Lately I'm having trouble falling asleep, which normally I fall asleep right away and it's staying asleep I have problems with.
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  15. catching up in here

    been on nights for almost the last 2 years now. 3-12's one week 4-12's the following. sucks for sleep/recovery. Got about 45-60min drive into work and 35min drive home. impossible to get proper sleep. youll adjust to being on nights. naps are crucial if possible.

    you running the same version of Sheiko youve run before Perrin?

    @TANGO.ECHO.KILO the raked bike in the garage gym pic, ironhead? cant really tell from the pic
  16. Perrin Aybara

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    Yes, I'm running Sheiko Advanced Medium Load. I'd just finished prep cycle two when I started this job, so I just restated with slightly higher training maxes on squat and bench. Deadlift is actually lower since I've been off sumo a few months. Been having a lot of hip and low back issues with it since last year.

    I'm Monday through Friday, roughly 9-11 hour shifts with an hour drive each way until I'm able to move closer. You stay on your night schedule on your off days? That's what I'm doing, I prefer sticking to the same routine. During the week on home gym days I'm getting up at 2pm and non training days between 3-4pm, weekends sleep until I wake up which is usually 2-4pm.

    Naps not an option during the week unfortunately. By the time I cook, eat breakfast, and have coffee it's 3pm, then two hours to work out, then about 30 minutes to get dressed and pack my food and drinks and then drive to work. It'll all be better once I move closer.

    I don't wanna believe it's impossible to get good sleep working nights. According to my Fitbit anyway last week I was getting pretty good sleep scores. Then after Monday it went to hell this week.

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  17. That one is a '67 slabside shovel in a straight leg frame. No rake just 10 over, lil narrow z bars...frisco style. I gotta couple other projects if you like that old club shit.
  18. thought it might have also been a shovelhead. yeah man, right up my alley. Picked up a 74 xs650 recently im going to hard tail. Had just missed out on a 74 XLH, so picked that up instead. was too good of a deal to pass up on.
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  19. Perrin Aybara

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    Bench moved pretty shitty. I've lost a little weight and I'm wondering if dropping the mk 677 and creatine hurt my bench some by losing water weight. Started the creatine back up today.

    Only got one set of 400x2 squat and had to stop. I think I fucked up my hip again the other day with sumo block pulls. It's been hurting really bad every morning since. I guess I'll take this week off lower body completely and probably go back to lighter conventional deadlift the following week.

    I also bumped HGH up to 4iu a day this last week hoping for better recovery. Kinda feeling like my body is falling apart lately, which sucks because a month ago I was feeling better than I'd felt in years. Was wanting to do a short blast sometime soon.
  20. Probably just sleep quality buddy with the new schedule. You'll get dialed it soon get to feeling better