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Old 10-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #71
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Oct 29th
Set 1 : 280.0x3
Set 2 : 280.0x3
Set 3 : 280.0x3
Set 4 : 280.0x2
Set 5 : 280.0x2

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 145.0x2
Set 2 : 145.0x2
Set 3 : 145.0x2
Set 4 : 145.0x2
Set 5 : 145.0x2

Barbell Deadlift

Set 1 : 230.0x7
Set 2 : 230.0x6
Set 3 : 230.0x6

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 110.0x7
Set 2 : 110.0x6
Set 3 : 110.0x6

Barbell Bent Over Row

Set 1 : 145.0x6
Set 2 : 145.0x6
Set 3 : 145.0x6

Oct 31st
Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 175.0x3
Set 2 : 175.0x3
Set 3 : 175.0x3
Set 4 : 175.0x3
Set 5 : 175.0x3

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 180.0x2
Set 2 : 180.0x2
Set 3 : 180.0x2
Set 4 : 180.0x2
Set 5 : 180.0x2

Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 135.0x7
Set 2 : 135.0x7
Set 3 : 135.0x6

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 150.0x8
Set 2 : 150.0x8
Set 3 : 150.0x7

Barbell Curl

Set 1 : 70.0x8
Set 2 : 70.0x5
Set 3 : 70.0x

Nov 1st
Barbell Deadlift

Set 1 : 280.0x3
Set 2 : 280.0x3
Set 3 : 280.0x3
Set 4 : 280.0x3
Set 5 : 280.0x2

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 145.0x3
Set 2 : 145.0x2
Set 3 : 145.0x2
Set 4 : 145.0x2
Set 5 : 145.0x2

Barbell Deadlift

Set 1 : 230.0x7
Set 2 : 230.0x7
Set 3 : 230.0x6

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 110.0x7
Set 2 : 110.0x7
Set 3 : 110.0x6

Barbell Bent Over Row

Set 1 : 145.0x7
Set 2 : 145.0x6
Set 3 : 145.0x6


So - Barbell bicep curls are just not working out, but my biceps are getting fuller look wise but still... really annoying, Considering switching my biceps and bent over rows to sets of 4 in a 4-5-6 progression might help with this plateau problem im running into.

Also... Today I smashed my toe (stubbed it like a dork) and now its black and blue and i really hope its not broken.. Tomorrow is squats so... hopefully I dont die. Its my pinky toe so its not a lot of load bearing on it...
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:35 PM   #73
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November 4th

Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 185.0x2
Set 2 : 185x2
Set 3 : 185.0x2
Set 4 : 185.0x2
Set 5 : 185.0x2

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 180.0x3
Set 2 : 180.0x2
Set 3 : 180.0x2
Set 4 : 180.0x2
Set 5 : 180.0x2

Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 135.0x7
Set 2 : 135.0x7
Set 3 : 135.0x7

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 150.0x8
Set 2 : 150.0x8
Set 3 : 150.0x8


November 5th

Barbell Deadlift

Set 1 : 280.0x3
Set 2 : 280.0x3
Set 3 : 280.0x3
Set 4 : 280.0x3
Set 5 : 280.0x3

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 145.0x3
Set 2 : 145.0x3
Set 3 : 145.0x2
Set 4 : 145.0x2
Set 5 : 145.0x2

Barbell Deadlift

Set 1 : 230.0x8
Set 2 : 230.0x7
Set 3 : 230.0x7

Barbell Shoulder Press

Set 1 : 110.0x7
Set 2 : 110.0x7
Set 3 : 110.0x7
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #74
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #75
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So! I've been wrestling with this whole "low bar is for powerlifters, high bar is for olympians" thing thats been going around. I understand around here the concensus is "do what helps you push the most weight", still Its hard to fight the stigma at times. So since I am doing the hepburn method, I figured "hey what did my fellow canadian strong guy do?"

High bar, butt back parallel squat. Whale maybe its a Canadian thing haha


The next picture shows kind of a hybrid thing going on, his torso is a bit more upright as would be for a high bar, but the bar is a little bit lower and he still hits parallel


The take away? High bar or low bar doesn't limit your squat potential. You do.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:18 AM   #76
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Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 185.0x3
Set 2 : 185.0x2
Set 3 : 185.0x2
Set 4 : 185.0x2
Set 5 : 185.0x2

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 180.0x3
Set 2 : 180.0x3
Set 3 : 180.0x2
Set 4 : 180.0x2
Set 5 : 180.0x2

Barbell Full Squat

Set 1 : 135.0x8
Set 2 : 135.0x7
Set 3 : 135.0x7

Barbell Bench Press

Set 1 : 155.0x6
Set 2 : 155.0x6
Set 3 : 155.0x6

Barbell Curl

Set 1 : 70.0x6
Set 2 : 70.0x5
Set 3 : 70.0x4
Set 4 : 70x4

Starting a new thing to work on my biceps, I cant seem to do the straight 3x8 starting at 6 working up to 8 and resetting. So, my plan is this, 8x3 is 24, so is 6x4, so heres my plan

4 sets at 1 min rest starting at 4 working up to 6, keep the reps low as my biceps doesnt seem to respond to the higher rep ranges well. I will apply this to the bb curls and the bent over rows just to keep it consistent.

so 6, 5, 4, 4 is an average of 4.75, so next time I will go 5, 4, 4, 4 and start scaling up. I will say. My Biceps were PUUUUUUUUUMPED today when I did it this way, So Im pretty excited about this little tweak to fine tune my training.
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Nice work. I like the thought you put behind what you are doing and the fact you are getting it done.

A couple things I would suggest, and by all means dismiss them if you think they are off base, is to pattern your curls around high reps rather than lower reps and to not think of high bar and low bar as more upright or less upright.

Your biceps will tear more easily the higher you are in their ability to contract. They will take a serious amount of abuse daily and with hi reps, but if you enter a curl contest, they will tear like wet tissue towards the end of the contest.

They might be slow to "grow" but they are getting stronger I guarantee it with high reps. Very few strong people do low rep curls if any as I can't think of any. Very many strong people do high rep curls regularly and are very big and strong. Just sayin'.

As for high bar and low bar, this has to do with your body's leverages, not anything someone has tried to sell you. I used to think high bar classic style was the only way to go to show off pure body strength, not some powerlifting cheating style that helped you look stronger than you were.

Well guess what, I could not stay upright hi bar nor hit depth consistently. Now I low bar and hit depth every time and stay more upright to boot. Turns out for me where I set my chest is far more important than where the bar is. Hi bar I can't expand my chest as much, but low bar I can and when your chest is out and proud, you are in your best position to squat.

Not an expert, just saying what I believe. I hope you find your own perfect form. No one is the same as anyone else.

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Nice work. I like the thought you put behind what you are doing and the fact you are getting it done.

A couple things I would suggest, and by all means dismiss them if you think they are off base, is to pattern your curls around high reps rather than lower reps and to not think of high bar and low bar as more upright or less upright.

Your biceps will tear more easily the higher you are in their ability to contract. They will take a serious amount of abuse daily and with hi reps, but if you enter a curl contest, they will tear like wet tissue towards the end of the contest.

They might be slow to "grow" but they are getting stronger I guarantee it with high reps. Very few strong people do low rep curls if any as I can't think of any. Very many strong people do high rep curls regularly and are very big and strong. Just sayin'.

As for high bar and low bar, this has to do with your body's leverages, not anything someone has tried to sell you. I used to think high bar classic style was the only way to go to show off pure body strength, not some powerlifting cheating style that helped you look stronger than you were.

Well guess what, I could not stay upright hi bar nor hit depth consistently. Now I low bar and hit depth every time and stay more upright to boot. Turns out for me where I set my chest is far more important than where the bar is. Hi bar I can't expand my chest as much, but low bar I can and when your chest is out and proud, you are in your best position to squat.

Not an expert, just saying what I believe. I hope you find your own perfect form. No one is the same as anyone else.

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Hey man! Thanks for the advice.

So Squat: I found out today I just cant low bar, Even though I semi decided on highbar, today I got under and tried to find it, I have never felt more awkward and just out of my niche. I came to the conclusion im just a high bar kinda guy. Im ok with this ; Again looking at those pics of hepburn especially the first one, thats basically what I look like, except that maybe im a little bit more upright and get pretty deep. I really enjoy (yes you read that) stretching my hips out by hanging onto the squat rack and focusing on depth and form.. I cant explain it, im like obsessed with perfecting my squat. Im happy with my deadlift, and my bench -- well my bench is just annoying but my squat.. I want a good squat. If I have a nice Squat and Dead, i could care less if i only bench 300lbs as a max 5 years down the road. I watched a video by Dan John on goblet squats and coupling that with other information I have read on 3rd world squats (where you sit in a squat to stretch) I have made some drills I do to warm up and I really enjoy it (cause I HATE stretching so this makes it worth it) So... If perhaps one day I will be "that weird guy" who high bars - as deep as he can for raw strength haha :P

For the BB curls: Yea I thought about tears, I mean with what im pulling on deads and such its definitely a concern. Im just so annoyed with being stuck at 70lbs barbell curls floating around 7,7,7 or 8,7,7 maybe Ill continue with it and just keep doing the pause reps at the end if I miss a target and go for the target again next week... tears don't sound like fun...


Anyway - Hope your training is going well Mike. I need to make a pass through all the logs just busy, but Hope your doing well
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