Missed 595x2 PR but it felt pretty easy so I'm happy anyway. I stood off center and my left wrist was hitting the safety pin, tossing the bar sideways. I still got the first one up but on the second it felt like it was gonna dump me sideways so I aborted, but it was going.
Got it on video to see how I'm doing with depth, exactly where I want to be (even when hitting the pins depth was almost where I want it)
hit 460x3 on squat today.
there was a bit older guy watching me warm up and wehn I hit 315lbx3 (to parallel) he felt necessary to tell me how good of a squat I have, I said thanks, and he went on to tell me how crazy deep I went and he would never squat that deep.
I had to shame in telling him that I wasn't really going that deep, top of the hips equal to top of the knee is the STANDARD, not overachieving. So the dingaling tuns back to his buddies with a smartass tone saying "this guy says I only half squat hur hur hur" lol kind of amused me.
him and I didn't speak after I went ATG on 405x5, just to be a smartass back
it's rude not to talk to a guy after you go atg
Dumbell press !
Funniest part there was this chick doing oh press with dumbells she said she thought those were bolted to the rack LOL
I think she might of been a 100.pds max
Swam 2000 yards. It's coming back pretty quickly.
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squatted 280 5x3 last night. Wasn't too bad, new PR 5x3. I am pretty sure I need a deload week though. Left knee and right hip are starting to be a bit achey after my squats. Feel pretty much fine today, but I was beat up last night.
I went to Westside Barbell in October and Louie recommended that I do pressdowns with a mini band every day to help with elbow tendinitis. Well, it did help and Ionly did them 2-3x a week also put 3/4" on my arms. Thats about 3 months time... I am only about 3-4 pounds up from then as well.
480 bench, all time raw PR AND at the local gimpy gym with huge rubber weights where I always do worse. A fart away from 5, I can feel it.
I hate posting #'s after juggernaut. I'm still going to, but I'm not happy about it
squatted 475x3 like a CHAMP today, deep, slow, controlled and tight. Everything felt perfect. Probably equal to my all time PR for a triple. Should be able to do more next week if I'm in the zone like I was today.
pic a buddy of mine snapped today. I already know my head is down, I'm pretty sure he caught this on the decline so I'm not worried, almost at bottom here.
An awesome page of PRs. Just need leaky to jump I'm and say he's pulling 650 now
X, I agree with spoolin. The whole looking up is mainly for newbies cause telling them to keep the head up rarely works but if you make them stare at the ceiling, there's no mistaking that. As long as you're able to lead with your traps, up and back, out of the hole, that's what matters. Look at Coan and Goggins squat. Hell, Goggins looks like he's trying to do a seated GM.
Agreed. Looking up throws me off big time.
Shirt training went better today
Each set I was able to move faster and faster down to my chest. The one I missed my shirt was moving on me like crazy and started choking me out. Not sure the reasoning behind that.
Juggernaut- Still have a lot of arch work to do, and squeezing my glutes helped A TON.
I don't worry too much about my numbers being way weak by comparison to someone else in this thread. I look at it as a way for me to log my own achievements and share them with you all because for the most part the feedback you give is pretty encouraging. Also, most of you guys are lifting like ridiculous weights. It's inspiring to me.
I almost got a complete 5x5 @ 185 on the bench tonight. My gf helped out a bit on the last couple on set 5. I want it so bad. I got it in my sights for next week. Then it's onto the next one.
Regarding the shirt riding up, it'll happen. You gotta keep it down with the belt (possibly a softer/narrower belt, and once you set up, have a helper push the belt down to the bottom of the belly to not impede your arch) and figure out a setup ritual which doesn't require the shoulders or arms to come up/out (which is why a lot of shirted guys, esp open back, like to set up by holding the bar closegrip, supinated, like a curl).
jesus you guys had a good week.
i was on vacation - golfed, drank, went to the beach, etc etc. didnt lift a damn thing. itching to get back there this week.
slept on too many soft mattresses, my back is killing me today. hope it fixes itself by tomorrow for deadlift day.
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Yeeehaaaa now on to 650 ....
I will get a combined 1500 even if that means
Last edited by TheJuggernaut; 02-14-2012 at 09:52 AM.
Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut
Your vids are inspirational. I watch them before I work out. Great job on the lifts.