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    Thread: leakypipeDCI's Quest for Powerlifting Glory!

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      01-20-2009 01:16 PM #51
      how tall are you again?
      i'm up to 201, i'm not stopping until i hit 215. i've been meaning to start a creatine cycle for a couple weeks but i keep neglecting to buy it.. i have a feeling 210 is going to come pretty quick when i get on it.
      i just want to be bigger so i can move more weight. i remember 315 feeling alot lighter on my back at 210lbs than it did when i got down to 190.

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      01-20-2009 01:20 PM #52
      5'11" with a lot of fat. I would say the 22% BF range.
      I did start creatine again this week which usually makes me bloated, which could explain the 5 pound jump this week, have been hovering around 215.
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-20-2009 01:25 PM #53
      yeah you're water logged for sure.
      **** your bf% though, you can't even concern yourself with something like that if you're training for some monster PR's.

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      01-20-2009 01:29 PM #54
      Yeah, but I would rather not have to cut 20 pounds to make the class I want to be in. I still have seven months, so not that big of a deal. ME Squat day tonight, YeeHaw!
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-20-2009 01:34 PM #55
      oh yeah, i forgot you're actually planning on competing.
      give yourself 20 weeks for 20 pounds.

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      01-20-2009 01:45 PM #56
      April 4th then.
      When it gets warmer in the mornings and I start running to get in shape for the 5k, it should be easier.
      It's all about squats and deads.

    7. 01-20-2009 02:15 PM #57
      Drink [more] coffee. It's a great appetite suppresant. Eat more frequently too.

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      01-20-2009 07:36 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by thompo »
      i just want to be bigger so i can move more weight. i remember 315 feeling alot lighter on my back at 210lbs than it did when i got down to 190.

      I'm just about at 210 right now and your point is spot on. With the chubbiness comes the strength...

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      01-20-2009 10:43 PM #59
      ME Squat Day
      135x8
      225x5
      275x2
      315x1
      335x1
      365x1
      385x1
      415x1
      Last one was fairly easy compared to the last time I did it. One thing I changed was took a deep, full stomach breath before moving down, then held it all the way back up. Picked up that tip from the EliteFTS Squat video.
      Shrugs 3x7x340, two second pause at top
      Hyper 3x7x 2 35s
      It's all about squats and deads.

    10. 01-21-2009 12:42 PM #60
      Good job on the 415 man. Doesn't it feel nicer to go home with a PR, than going home in frustration from not having lifted more than last week?
      Not just the breath, you have to crank your whole body and hold it. Lifting max weights is a very separate skill. You can't expect to be loose as you unrack the weight and hope to get tight at some later point. For the squat/bench, this is a generally good approach:
      -get your form dead on
      -grab the bar with a death grip, pull your shoulders back, contract the whole upper back and hold it rock hard
      -take a medium breath, unrack the weight
      -let it settle on you for a split second, get stable, now take your full breath, and hold this until you rack (if you end up passing out then so be it)


      Modified by TheJuggernaut at 9:43 AM 1-21-2009

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      01-21-2009 01:03 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by leakypipeDCI »
      One thing I changed was took a deep, full stomach breath before moving down, then held it all the way back up. Picked up that tip from the EliteFTS Squat video.


      pssshhhhawwww i've been preaching this for months!

      but, regardless of how you learned it. isn't it a ****ing great technique!? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      01-21-2009 01:24 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by 2.0lover »

      pssshhhhawwww i've been preaching this for months!

      but, regardless of how you learned it. isn't it a ****ing great technique!? [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Isn't it good to do regardless since the air helps stabilize your spine.

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      01-21-2009 02:43 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by TheJuggernaut »
      -let it settle on you for a split second, get stable, now take your full breath, and hold this until you rack (if you end up passing out then so be it)

      It doesn't count if you didn't see stars!

    14. 01-21-2009 02:46 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by FBMphil »
      It doesn't count if you didn't see stars!

      Or you look like this dude. I used to train with him off and on. One time at a meet he headbutted the bar so hard he busted his forehead open. Now for some reason, whenever he gets under a heavy squat it inevitably opens up again, his nose often goes too. Makes for a good crowd wow-factor

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      01-21-2009 03:01 PM #65
      There was a kid who powerlifts training in my college gym yesterday, and after he finished yelling, hitting himself, and got his 600+ squat, a couple kids in the gym that were watching literally gave up what they were doing, racked their weights, and went home

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      01-21-2009 09:16 PM #66
      It definitely helps core stability
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-22-2009 10:51 PM #67
      ME Bench Day
      barx20
      135x5
      185x2
      225x1
      245x1
      265x1
      285x1
      I am in Houston and was working out at a 24 Hour, so didn't feel like asking anyone for a spot. 285 was easier than last week, though.
      JM Press
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      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-23-2009 07:22 AM #68
      just curious, you said you were trying to cut so are you eating at a caloric defecit? great #s for someone cutting btw.

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      01-23-2009 01:03 PM #69
      Not too worried about that right now. I am down about ten pounds from this time last year. Once I get below 200 I will put up some pics of myself circa 255.
      It's all about squats and deads.

    20. 01-24-2009 02:10 AM #70
      Quote, originally posted by ::xander:: »
      at least.
      squatting is funny, most of the time all you need to push more weight is to just a mental push.

      True, I have skinny legs with not much muscle definition and I can still outsquat the guys who show up at the gym with their back supports and knee straps.
      It's all about exploding through at the right moment and believing you can lift it.
      Attention! I shoot basketball from the front row. I spend hundreds of dollars for expensive tickets. I smuggle in long, expensive cameras and lenses, and security doesn't even bat an eye. That's right. I'm special. All because I want to sell you a 50mm 1.8 lens so you can be just as cool. Have a good day.

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      01-24-2009 02:42 AM #71
      actually being able to lift it helps sometimes too.

    22. 01-24-2009 01:28 PM #72
      bwhahahaha

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      01-26-2009 09:43 PM #73
      DE Bench Day
      9x3x185, changed grips each set this time, they seem like they are getting faster.
      Military Press
      Dips
      UniLateral DB- Only did a 60 lb, but these killed me. Might be because they were last, but damn.
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-28-2009 02:38 PM #74
      ME Squat Day
      135x8
      225x5
      275x2
      315x1
      335x1
      365x1
      395x1
      405x1
      I wanted to try 425, but there wasn't anyone there who spot me adequately. Going to be a problem going forward.....
      Shrugs
      Hypers
      I think I will keep the routine above the same except for the last two. eventually build that to three at or above 90%, which is what I will be doing in competition.
      I was incredibly tired yesterday as well. I have switched up my work and sleep schedule due to the new little guy we have, and have been getting less than six hours of sleep a night.
      The good news is that they brought the second squat rack back.


      Modified by leakypipeDCI at 11:40 AM 1-28-2009
      It's all about squats and deads.

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      01-28-2009 02:40 PM #75
      i wouldn't trust 99% of the trainers i've met to properly spot me on a big squat.
      that's not a comforting feeling.

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