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Old 09-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by kitarpyar View Post
BOOM! Congrats.

I have no idea of Smolov Jr. apart from a vague notion that this would involve a huge amount of benching. Will hang around to learn from your experience.
Thank you, kit. The Smolov Jr. approach has you benching 4 times a week for three weeks (although some have run it longer). The regular Smolov cycle is something like 13 weeks. I don't have 13 weeks in a row where I can lift 4 days. It just ain't going to happen. Three weeks is tough enough for me to schedule. Please follow along. Maybe we can BOTH learn something.

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Originally Posted by J_Byrd View Post
time to change the title of the log big man!!!!!

Congrats on the PR!
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Originally Posted by markievicz View Post
Congrats on that PR....new log title needed
Thank you, gentlemen, but the title of this log is: "big val picks up 405 like it was 315" I picked up 405, but I'm capable of 315 for several reps, so until then...

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Originally Posted by markievicz View Post
There is a spreadsheet out there that combines 5/3/1 with Smolov for bench.....let me know if you need it?
Yeah man, I'd be interested in seeing that. Slide me a PM or something.

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Originally Posted by JordanK91 View Post
Nice work Val!

Congrats on the PR..

I'm a little behind you.. Trying to reach 4pps
Thank you, Jordan. I've been very blessed with an ability to deadlift. It never has been a major problem for me, and I can't remember ever coming close to stalling. I've attempted to lift weights I shouldn't have, but the natural progression has always been there. Keep it up, my friend. Grab hold of that dream with the same ferocity you grab the bar. It'll happen.

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Originally Posted by bruteforce View Post
Awesome work!
Thank you, bruteforce. You heavy lifters here keep my motivated. I stand amongst good company, surrounded by strong comrades.

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar View Post
405!

Bam.
Bam! Like Emeril adding tabasco. When we come back, we're gonna kick it up a notch!

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Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
Awesome lift! Massive Squat and Dealift PR milestones, bench can't be far behind. You are killing it.
Thank you, Mike. I'm hoping for a bench breakthrough. I'm going to make it my business to do so.

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Originally Posted by Bodybygamma View Post
Solid pr!!! Deadlift deadlift deadlift!
Smash PR!! Smash Deadlift!! Smash Deadlift!! Smash Deadlift!!

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Originally Posted by nighttrain View Post
bam bam bam!!!!!!!!

and there you have it, new PR... great job Val!!!
...and there you have it. Done and done. Thank you nighttrain!
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