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Old 02-02-2013, 12:46 PM   #23
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JD, for the back tightness with chins, that took a LOT of practice, and it's still far from perfect. The farther into the set, the less squeeze I can manage without fully resetting. I would guess over the last two months I've gone from 3-4 really good, tight pulls to 6. When I get to 10, I'll add a small amount of weight so that I'm back at 3-4 and work my way up again. It will be a long, but rewarding, process.
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Personal tips that I've learned along my still short journey:

Leave your ego at the door.
Prepare. Showing up dehydrated, hungry, and tired will guarantee failure.
Be ready to fight for that grinder of a PR.
Listen and learn. Absorb everything you can, and assimilate that knowledge.

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Squat: 415lbs
Deads: 440lbs
Bench: 315lbs
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