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    1. 02-06-2012 08:57 PM #246
      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)


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      02-06-2012 09:12 PM #247
      damn bro.

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    4. 02-07-2012 06:25 PM #249
      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

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      02-07-2012 07:19 PM #250
      it's rude not to talk to a guy after you go atg

    6. 02-07-2012 07:28 PM #251
      LOL

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      02-07-2012 11:10 PM #252
      Dumbell press !
      115x10
      120x10
      125x8

      Almost !

      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

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      02-08-2012 12:57 AM #253
      Swam 2000 yards. It's coming back pretty quickly.
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      02-08-2012 01:11 PM #254
      Damn! I wish I had time to swim and a convenient place to do it. I have plenty of rec centers around me and actually live behind a swim and tennis club, but the times for lap swimming never fit my schedule.

    10. 02-08-2012 05:05 PM #255
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post

      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
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      02-08-2012 07:57 PM #256
      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.

    12. 02-10-2012 11:19 AM #257
      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.

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      02-10-2012 01:15 PM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      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.
      I've also been doing some similar work. I haven't really had any pain, continuously, in my elbows, but I knew they were a pontential weak point, especially when I start back into golf in the next few months. Some young kids did ask me the other day, "why are you doing such light stuff for tris, will that make my arms bigger?" "maybe, but it'll definitely make you healthier."

    14. 02-11-2012 05:46 PM #259
      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.

    15. 02-11-2012 06:04 PM #260
      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.

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      02-11-2012 08:17 PM #261
      ya...just like I hate posting after you...

      I put 50+lbs on my total today.

      325.x squat
      214.x bench
      363.x deadlift
      903 total

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    17. 02-11-2012 09:01 PM #262
      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.


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      02-11-2012 09:37 PM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      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.
      Nice !

      I would.love to get to there .
      Only 100 pds behind you .....LOL

    19. 02-12-2012 02:04 AM #264
      An awesome page of PRs. Just need leaky to jump I'm and say he's pulling 650 now

    20. 02-12-2012 10:02 AM #265
      idk X, given the position of the bar on your back I wouldn't really say that your head is down. It looks fairly neutral, which is where it should be.

    21. 02-12-2012 03:05 PM #266
      Thanks guys!

      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.


    22. 02-12-2012 10:04 PM #267
      Agreed. Looking up throws me off big time.

      Shirt training went better today
      475x1
      475x1
      475x0
      475x1

      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.

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      02-12-2012 10:56 PM #268
      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.
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    24. 02-13-2012 09:22 AM #269
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      Agreed. Looking up throws me off big time.

      Shirt training went better today
      475x1
      475x1
      475x0
      475x1

      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.
      Good stuff man. Stick with it, shirted benching is probably the single most technical lift in heavy athletics to do at 10 10ths.

      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).

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      02-13-2012 11:35 AM #270
      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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    26. 02-13-2012 11:47 AM #271
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      Good stuff man. Stick with it, shirted benching is probably the single most technical lift in heavy athletics to do at 10 10ths.

      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).
      That is exactly how I set up, but I don't think I had the belt low enough so when I arched It moved up. That is my best guess.
      I also would like to have a bigger belly. Currently working on that.

    27. 02-13-2012 09:52 PM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      That is exactly how I set up, but I don't think I had the belt low enough so when I arched It moved up. That is my best guess.
      I also would like to have a bigger belly. Currently working on that.
      LOL yeah, gut is like a free arch, plus it affords some give to the shirt.

      Learned from last week, tried 595x2 again, victoreh


    28. 02-13-2012 10:14 PM #273
      Didn't get to train today, not that I can go heavy right now anyway, but six of my athletes hit PRs, so that was a plus.

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      02-13-2012 10:52 PM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      LOL yeah, gut is like a free arch, plus it affords some give to the shirt.

      Learned from last week, tried 595x2 again, victoreh
      Dude. So clean.
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      02-13-2012 11:22 PM #275
      605x2 DL
      Yeeehaaaa now on to 650 ....

      I will get a combined 1500 even if that means
      500 bench
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    31. 02-14-2012 10:49 AM #276
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      Dude. So clean.
      Thanks man! I hate how it always looks so smooth and kinda easy on video. Each rep feels like it takes 15 seconds.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      605x2 DL
      Yeeehaaaa now on to 650 ....

      I will get a combined 1500 even if that means
      500 bench
      1000 DL

      Why such a low target? Your squat is probably around 600 too right, I think I remember seeing that your bench is in the 4s, you should be aiming for like 16-1700.
      Last edited by TheJuggernaut; 02-14-2012 at 10:52 AM.

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      02-14-2012 01:29 PM #277
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut
      Learned from last week, tried 595x2 again, victoreh


      Your vids are inspirational. I watch them before I work out. Great job on the lifts.

    33. 02-14-2012 01:33 PM #278
      Quote Originally Posted by pops View Post
      Your vids are inspirational. I watch them naked.
      damn dude

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      02-14-2012 01:33 PM #279
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      605x2 DL
      Yeeehaaaa now on to 650 ....

      I will get a combined 1500 even if that means
      500 bench
      1000 DL

      You're a lifting machine. You've put 50lbs on your DL in the time it took me to put on 15, and I'm a a much lighter weight.

    35. 02-14-2012 02:26 PM #280
      Quote Originally Posted by pops View Post
      Your vids are inspirational. I watch them before I work out. Great job on the lifts.
      Thanks dude, I appreciate that!

      Quote Originally Posted by pops View Post
      You're a lifting machine. You've put 50lbs on your DL in the time it took me to put on 15, and I'm a a much lighter weight.
      Putting more weight on a heavier starting point isn't as big a deal. I sometimes forget that when I train my wife. She feels stronger and wants to try a PR. I always feel like well throw on 10 lbs, make a small jump. On my lifts, 10lbs one way or the other will often not make a difference. but to her, it's a 10% increase, it's like me throwing 60 lbs on the bar to try a "small PR".

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