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      01-23-2012 04:48 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Progress this week: Feeling out of the circle with all the FB picture talk.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      Dead PR
      315x5 up from 305x3

      I felt like I had a bunch in the tank as well. Next time.
      Lol @ this. I was sore for three days in places I've never been sore before. Feels good man

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      01-23-2012 05:00 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      Lol @ this. I was sore for three days in places I've never been sore before. Feels good man
      Are you talking to yourself?

    3. 01-23-2012 07:10 PM #143
      625 squat, my best raw squat ever, rather pleased

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      01-23-2012 08:20 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by bharry07 View Post
      and losing the shoes also gave the lift an all new
      feel. Definetly felt more sturdy and better planted.
      This. I ditched my shoes for squats today and did the full 5x5. (vs the 5x5 with increasing weights for each set that I did previously) Felt like I had way more pushing power and could get lower.
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    5. 01-23-2012 08:30 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      625 squat, my best raw squat ever, rather pleased

      That's big

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      01-23-2012 08:57 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Are you talking to yourself?
      I'm reflecting back on what I said, to communicate to others :-)

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      01-24-2012 08:17 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      625 squat, my best raw squat ever, rather pleased
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      01-24-2012 11:30 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Progress this week: Feeling out of the circle with all the FB picture talk.
      you guys can add me if you want, kim giannola. i'd add joe milazzo too, his posts are too funny.

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      01-24-2012 12:05 PM #149
      Expecting epic dinner photos tonight.

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      01-24-2012 12:36 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Expecting epic dinner photos tonight.
      tonight is just gonna be steaks so no pics. but i have a big food album. warning though, not all of it is clean.

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      01-24-2012 12:57 PM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by kimlin85 View Post
      thanks guys. i gotta keep up w/cynce, she posted some good ab pics on fb recently.
      Thanks, doll.

      Looking forward to a nice round of cutting in about 12 weeks to prep for my cruise in June! Hoping to see the abbies pop even more!

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      01-24-2012 02:38 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by kimlin85 View Post
      tonight is just gonna be steaks so no pics. but i have a big food album. warning though, not all of it is clean.
      Yeah, your food album is mouth watering. You cook stuff that I've never even thought of.

      After almost a 6 month hiatus and dabbling in crossfit (1 month), I'm finally back in a gym. My strength feels like it's ~90% of what it was when I stopped but my conditioning is sh!t. Ready to get back to a normal schedule.
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      01-24-2012 09:48 PM #153
      Did 5x3 for back squats at 150 kg tonight. Weighed in at 75 kg. That's 330 and 165 respectively for you non metric folks. It's not 600, but I think at the end of this cycle I should be getting towards 375.

      This is my last set. Hips got away on the last rep.


      Some observations:
      1. I never realized how much extension I start out with.
      2. How far from truly ATG I am on back squats vs. front squats.

    14. 01-24-2012 09:51 PM #154
      Nice work Xiao. You need to lead with your chest a bit more you're letting your hips come up too fast. You definitely look like you have a lot more in you though.

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      01-25-2012 09:44 AM #155
      Kim, the food album is ridiculous. Now I see what everyone is talking about.

      I back squatted 275 5/5/5/3/5/3 last night. Fourth set, I distracted myself. Got my reps though. Last time I was doing 275 I was getting it for 3x5. Feels good to be gaining again.

      I'm trying to cut a little bit. Took my calories down from 3200 to about 2700. Maintenance is supposed to be around 2850, so I am hoping that it's a small enough cut to not exactly notice. I'm in no rush. Though, I will say, from last week to this, I am noticing a bit of a difference in my strength levels. Hopefully I can maintain my numbers for a bit, and then start going up again.

    16. 01-25-2012 11:39 AM #156
      Before I tell most people to "cut" I usually ask them to examine their ratios of macro nutrients. Usually you will find too many carbs, not enough fats and medium in protein. With the re-arranging of nutrients to the proper amount of carbs and higher fats and proteins that body composition will change without sacrificing any strength levels. Just a thought.

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      01-25-2012 01:44 PM #157
      Hit the pool last night and swam a whopping 750 yards before I was wore out. I've got to improve my lung capacity.

      My plan is to alternate elliptical and swimming, 6 days per week. Lifting will be done after elliptical sessions.
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      01-25-2012 01:56 PM #158
      My macros are as follows,
      240g protein
      105g fat
      180g carbs

    19. 01-26-2012 10:09 AM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      Before I tell most people to "cut" I usually ask them to examine their ratios of macro nutrients. Usually you will find too many carbs, not enough fats and medium in protein. With the re-arranging of nutrients to the proper amount of carbs and higher fats and proteins that body composition will change without sacrificing any strength levels. Just a thought.
      This.

      Always look at quality of foods/content of food first, and then worry about "how much."

      If you eat to train well, the body usually finds a happy balance.

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      01-26-2012 10:55 AM #160
      Did elliptical for ~30min last night. It's already much easier than it was on the first day but still have a long way to go.

      I also started weighing myself more frequently...I'm just shy of 300 (298.8lbs). FWIW, when I joined these forums I was ~240.
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      01-26-2012 11:37 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1.8Tsunami View Post
      Did elliptical for ~30min last night. It's already much easier than it was on the first day but still have a long way to go.
      Elliptical takes serious getting used to. I usually just do ~10 mins to get my blood flowing faster. Also, going back on the treadmill in lieu of the elliptical takes you down a few pegs.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
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      01-26-2012 11:52 AM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptonik View Post
      Kim, the food album is ridiculous. Now I see what everyone is talking about.
      progress: you have THE creepiest main pic ive ever seen.

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      01-26-2012 01:07 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      Elliptical takes serious getting used to. I usually just do ~10 mins to get my blood flowing faster. Also, going back on the treadmill in lieu of the elliptical takes you down a few pegs.
      Yeah, I know. This week has been the first time I've ever felt challenged on an elliptical. Once I start getting better stamina, I'll make the switch. Another problem I have to deal with though will be finding a treadmill that will support my weight. Most gyms don't do anything as far as maintenance on their treadmills. I've had several belts slip on me and it's not a fun feeling.
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    24. 01-26-2012 01:29 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1.8Tsunami View Post
      Yeah, I know. This week has been the first time I've ever felt challenged on an elliptical. Once I start getting better stamina, I'll make the switch. Another problem I have to deal with though will be finding a treadmill that will support my weight. Most gyms don't do anything as far as maintenance on their treadmills. I've had several belts slip on me and it's not a fun feeling.
      I thought you were gonna be a bodybuilder or something

      Maybe I have the wrong screen name

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      01-26-2012 01:54 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      I thought you were gonna be a bodybuilder or something

      Maybe I have the wrong screen name
      lol..yeah..about that

      That's me. I just got WAY off course. I moved to a new city that had new bars/people, TONS of restraunts and making more money. I went on a binge I guess.

      The strangest thing is that I ran into a friend of mine at the gym yesterday. He thought I was looking HUGE (in a good way )
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      01-26-2012 10:29 PM #166
      dammit, hurt my shoulder doing bench press. Hurts right under the collar bone. Sigh......
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      01-27-2012 08:47 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1.8Tsunami View Post
      Did elliptical for ~30min last night. It's already much easier than it was on the first day but still have a long way to go.

      I also started weighing myself more frequently...I'm just shy of 300 (298.8lbs). FWIW, when I joined these forums I was ~240.
      hahah damn dude, we have extremely similar body types and ability to gain weight. any idea what your bodyfat is?
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      01-27-2012 12:15 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkChad View Post
      hahah damn dude, we have extremely similar body types and ability to gain weight. any idea what your bodyfat is?
      no idea, it's probably not pretty though.
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      01-27-2012 02:05 PM #169
      Got 2x5 @ 250 dead lifting. I've done some dead lifting with lighter weight as previously mentioned but this was the first time I've ever really pushed myself. I've been nervous about damaging my back, so I wanted to get comfortable with the motion first. I'm excited to get into the "700s club".
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      When i'm lookin' to get er to spread 'em I usually just throw copious amounts of alcohol at the situation.

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      01-27-2012 02:11 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      Got 2x5 @ 250 dead lifting. I've done some dead lifting with lighter weight as previously mentioned but this was the first time I've ever really pushed myself. I've been nervous about damaging my back, so I wanted to get comfortable with the motion first. I'm excited to get into the "700s club".
      right on - keep that form dialed in, pushing is ok but dont push too hard
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    31. 01-27-2012 09:08 PM #171
      I'm shooting for the '700 club' as well!
      ok heres the ting take a corner at 35 or 45racing a ***** had a blow out sled into the crub hit 2 fents 2 burshes 4 brick and a trash can but anywho now I have a load cam knock it sounds like but I'm not sure my oil pan may have got pushed back alittle so I dont know if my oil pump got damgaed and itsn't get oil to the top of the cams does anyone have any ideas what else it could be and yea I spanked the little rice hatch back

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      01-28-2012 08:49 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      625 squat, my best raw squat ever, rather pleased
      jebus man awesome !!

      I am trying to get that on my DL

    33. 01-28-2012 12:42 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      jebus man awesome !!

      I am trying to get that on my DL
      Thanks dude, for what it's worth I haven't tried pulling that, my squat is always better than my pull but then I don't deadlift often.

      Awesome workout today. Back to 475. Next step, time to push past 500. Then did 445 and 405x3 closegrip.


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      01-28-2012 02:22 PM #174
      Hay freaking seuss. It's embarrassing when there are folks on here benching more than I can squat.

      In other news. The progressive overload system seems to be working. Front squatted 160 kg this morning. That's 5 kilos over 2 weeks ago and pretty good considering I went in tired and sore from back squatting yesterday.

      Unfortunately, I've got some pretty bad AC joint irritation going on. Probably from benching and catching jerks/push presses, so the bench program is frozen.

    35. 01-28-2012 02:51 PM #175
      I find it to be ridiculous hard to bench heavy and make progress on the jerk. At this point the only horizontal pressing I do is push-up variations. Benching just makes the pecs way too tight to get good bar positioning with jerks.

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