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    Saturday

    Standing shoulder press 5 sets
    Side lateral raise 4 sets
    Bent reverse fly 4 sets

    Facepull 3 sets
    Reverse Hack squat shoulder press 3 sets

    Got some extra work in on Saturday. Just felt good and decided to stay at the gym for a bit. Didn't have anything major to do during the day so I figured why not. I did something I haven't done in awhile and it's stand on a hack squat facing the machine, use the handles u would hold on to when squatting and push up on them like your should a shoulder press. I can't go to heavy, maybe because of the sled's weight but just a 10 or 25lb plate on each side is more than enough. Solid workout.

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    Monday

    Flat bench superset with lat pulldown 4 sets
    Flat bench superset with t bar row 4 sets
    Underhand flat bench superset with straight bar pulldown 4 sets

    So I have a 3 day work week this week and a short week since I'm traveling Thursday for Thanksgiving. I knew I only had like 3 days to get to the gym. Then I remembered I'm playing basketball Tuesday night instead of the gym. So as you see I tried to superset some large muscle groups to get them out of the way. It was pretty good and I never really did back and chest on the same day like that before. It felt good.

    Still getting hungry throughout the day and still getting menthol burps in the morning. Other than that strength might be up a bit but I feel a bit bigger as well. Have not weighed in recently but the mirror looks a little different so far.

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    Tuesday

    Basketball

    Well that didn't go as expected. We had 10 guys which was great. Games were fun. I am super sore, injuried and whatever else can describe pain. First thing after the first game I felt like I had an exertion headache. Back of my neck/head hurt pretty bad but I kept playing. I usually get this the first time I do something like this and if I keep doing it, I believe it gets better. Next, my groin started to hurt throughout the games as did a few of the other guys, the floor was a little dusty causing some of us to slide a bit. Jammed up my thumb on a the ball once but the worst one was when I landed on someones ankle and rolled mine. Kept playing but it's pretty painful. As soon as I stopped playing and drove home, walking was rough, this morning it was also rough. I have a sleeve on it but it does not feel good at all. Neither does my lower back.

    I expected some pain since I haven't played in awhile but the weird thing to me was I kept waking up in the middle of the night covered in sweat last night. My house isn't overly heated and it almost felt like the sweat you have when a fever breaks. It was gross as I would wake up with just a spot of wetness.

    Needless to say I don't think I'm doing legs at the gym, maybe some arms, get a pump and get out.

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    Update

    So my last update was after basketball. I was in a ton of pain on Wednesday but managed to get to the gym for some arms training. Thursday I was in the car most of the day traveling and then Friday I went black Friday shopping which was cool.

    Back in the gym Saturday for Shoulder/Back training and then Monday for Chest/Shoulder/Tricep training.

    I really thought my schedule would even out and it really hasn't. Maybe I'm at the age where it just won't but I've been getting in the gym and doing what feels right. With the ankle I haven't done my legs but will attempt them later this week. Today after work I have to travel an hour to go to a celebration for my brother which I will miss another day in the gym.

    I am however up 3lbs which is good. Maybe some fat but not overly noticeable.

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    Not to advise you, but if night sweats persist it might be a good idea to ask a doc about it. There might be something you don't know.

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    Wednesday

    Deadlift 5 sets
    Squat 4 sets
    Leg press superset Chest pad t bar row 3 sets
    Straight bar pulldown 4 sets

    Again my training is all messed up. So I wanted to do legs since it's been awhile but I was scared with my injuried ankle on how it would work out. I even forgot my ankle wrap but it didnt' go to bad. Deadlift and squatting were both fine, I didn't go heavy but I also didn't feel any pain or stiffness which was good. Maybe it was because I was just doing normal movements and nothing to the side or sharp cuts but I'm fine with that, the less pain the better.

    Last night after everything was no longer warm my ankle felt a bit funky walking up and down steps which is to be expected. Not really pain per sey but also not 100% either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifrommike65 View Post
    Not to advise you, but if night sweats persist it might be a good idea to ask a doc about it. There might be something you don't know.
    I think It was just a one time thing, but I am sick now so it could of been the beginning of a cold

    my gf always says I'm warm when I'm in bed sleeping tho, she swears it's because I sleep naked which is creating more heat

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    Thursday

    No gym

    So I've been dealing with a sore throat for 2 or 3 days. Well that escalated yesterday to a full blown cold. I had chest burning, eyes watering, aches and pains, and the worst part was the shivers. I couldn't get warm. I'm the type of guy who will not wear long sleeves to work because it's too warm at work and I was walking around with my winter jacket on freezing. The worst part about all of it was I couldn't sleep last night. I was tossing and turning and just uncomfortable and cold all night long. If I'm going to be sick, make sure it's the kind where I go into a deep sleep for 15 hours. I'm super exhausted right now.

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    Saturday

    Standing shoulder press 4 sets
    Side lateral raise 4 sets
    Facepull 4 sets
    Straight bar extension superset with wide grip high row 4 sets
    Underhand straight bar extension 3 sets

    Woke up Saturday and felt pretty good. Not 100% over my cold but better than I had felt. Workout went fairly well, nothing to complain about, weight I was using felt about right and pump was pretty good. I threw in some tri's at the end just because my schedule has been off so I figured I'd hit them a bit

    Still not 100% as I type this, Saturday I was ok then come Sunday I was in my recliner just super uncomfortable, I was cold but my feet were sweating and just couldn't find a comfortable spot. Took some medicine and a super hot Epsom bath last night so hopefully that helps and I can get back to feeling right.

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    Monday

    Flat bench press
    Straight bar extension 4 sets
    Rope extension 4 sets
    Peck Deck 1 set

    I was sitting at work still not feeling great. Had a jacket on because I was freezing. I thought it was going to be another crappy training session because of this cold. Later in the afternoon I tried to get psyched to workout and convinced myself with all this overtime and whatever I've been supersetting stuff to get in volume but haven't gone heavy in awhile. So that's what I did. I didn't count my sets on the bench and just kept increasing the weight. I even failed on the last set and had to roll the bar off of me which surprisingly felt good just because I knew I had pushed myself in a way I haven't in awhile.

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    Tuesday

    Basketball

    Played 3 games with the guys and some random high school kids. The higher schoolers were pretty good and ran us pretty hard. We beat them but it was a really solid workout. We were all sweating through our shirts and dripping from the faces. My ankles are both super sore this morning. The one I hurt isn't as bad as one that I didn't hurt. I think because we got to the court and it was filled that we wanted to just get in a game so we could win the court that we didn't warm up and I'm just super tight from not stretching or properly warming up.

    I know I'm supposed to be trying to gain weight but I'm not going to pass up playing basketball and enjoying my cardio.

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    Wednesday

    Pull ups 4 sets
    Straight bar pulldown 4 sets
    Chest pad t bar row 4 sets
    Close grip lat pulldown 4 sets

    Bicep work

    Wanted to do some leg work but with my ankles in pain I figured I'd give them another day to rest. Went with some back work and it was ok but I felt like my endurance was crap. The weight didn't feel too heavy but earlier on in my set I would fatigue. My back probably wasn't 100% after playing basketball but it wasn't too bad. I did some extra volume on it since the reps weren't all that great. I didn't have much time for biceps so I did a bunch of DB curls, DB hammer curls but I didn't really count the sets, probably got 8 or 9 sets.

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    Monday

    Flat bench
    Hammer strength press 4 sets
    Rope extension 4 sets
    Reverse overhead underhand extension 4 sets
    Peck Deck superset with DB behind head extension 4 sets

    Wanted to get in and lift heavy on chest again, not counting sets, probably 6 or 7 though. My lower back was in a ton of pain yesterday though, when I laid on the bench my legs hitting the ground because I'm short gave me shooting pain up my back. I had to get some platforms to put on the side of the bench to be able to get my legs in a better position for less pain. Went heavy and it felt pretty good, triceps was lacking, couldn't get a pump but overall decent workout for the pain I was in.

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    Tuesday

    T bar row 7 sets
    Straight bar pulldown 4 sets
    DB curl 4 sets
    Preacher curl machine 4 sets
    Lat pulldown superset with DB hammer curl 3 sets
    Rope cable row 4 sets

    My lower back is still in a lot of pain so I opt'd not to deadlift. I figured I'd do t bar rows because even though it's not a deadlift by anymeans your still lifting the weight from the ground in a set position, but you are only doing it once per set. It wasn't too bad, I went fairly heavy and the rows weren't too bad but getting the bar in position was a bit tricky. The rest of the workout felt great though. I tried to stay heavy on most of the back movements and more volume on the bicep work and was pleased with my workout.

    At work a guy said I looked like I was training for endurance more so than bulk. So I decided to weigh myself and I'm up another 2lbs. Not where I figured I'd be with the winter well on it's way but I didn't think I'd be playing basketball or getting overtime either so all in all I still have time to add some size.

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