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Old 12-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #111
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Great lifting Mike. Curls instead of squats is just plain sacrilege!
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Great lifting Mike. Curls instead of squats is just plain sacrilege!
Haha - I agree but it sounds like alot of fun!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #113
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Push and pull!

That's what I am doing at my next meet just to save some steam for nationals.
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That's what I am doing at my next meet just to save some steam for nationals.
Great way to just go and have some fun at a meet. Also great confidence builder for a bigger meet.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #115
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Funny you should say that JB. Squats at a meet, I just dread with every fiber of my being. I'm super nervous, say a prayer before every attempt, and just hope to not get squished like a bug.

Bench and Deadlifts, not so much. I'm not stressed about either. Not necessarily more confident, just not worried about whatever happens. I focus and do my best, but I'm not nervous before either lift. Weird.

I am looking forward to the meet though as I really want to hit a much bigger deadlift. Last year was squat focus and that lift went pretty well. This year is more deadlift oriented. Time to get that lift into a respectable range.

Bench is bench. It rises or not as it pleases apparently. Right now it's rolling, but that could disappear in a flash in my limited experience so far.

Thanks fellas! I'll get after it.

Crushed bench day today! JB we're going for 300 this cycle so buckle up!

Tuesday, BBBT week 2

warmups: 3 min rowing, 4x 12x 100 Lat Pulldowns, shoulder stuff

Bench:
3x 8x 200 (BooYeah!!)

OHP, a little english on some reps as I was going all out:
4x 6x 125 (last set was only 5, I was getting light headed)

Incline DB, this was a CF, so enjoy watching that foolishness!:
4x 75DB
4x 8-10x 65DB

Hammers:
2x 15x 25

Lat Pulldown:
4x 12x 140 (held each rep a beat at bottom)

SOme tricep and chest stretches, and more shoulder stuff.

First set 8x 200:
Last set 8x 200:
Third set of 6x 125:
Cluster F*** first Incline DB set:
First set of 65s:
Last set of 65s:

So that was interesting. The DBs were too heavy and awkward ( and I was too tired) to clean them up to my shoulders. The spin locks don't allow you to kip 'em up with your thighs unless you're a masochist. So, that method off the sawhorses "worked", but I'm not sure it was worth it as it was awkward as hell.

Maybe if I have enough 10 lb plates, I could try them that way and make 'em less awkward, but I'd be limited on progression due to lack of plates as I'm sure I don't have more than 12 ten pound plates.

Or maybe I could rig a way to hang them? I'll noodle that and see.

Anyway, good stuff. Bench is rolling along. Squats tomorrow.

JB did I read that right? FOUR Ab exercises tomorrow all for 4x 10? Uh, that's gonna leave a mark!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:00 PM   #116
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Great work Mike! Strong work once again, keep on pushin!
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Ya, you read it right - your choice of any 4 ab exercises at 4 sets of 10 each. And while your at it - superset them. And that's an order private!! I had to do it, so so do you!! Haha - that will probably be the one and only time I speak for him!

Nice work on the bench. Hopefully I can duplicate that is some fashion tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

For DB's, I have the Bowflex set that works really well, but they only go up to 90 lbs. I have to save any heavier DB work for the Crew Gym. Good work on working around your issues with them. I thought it was very inventive to use the sawhorses, even tho you later said it was awkward.

OHP looked great as well. JB told me it was OK to use a bit of English on them as long as it didn't turn into a full Push Press.

On a side note, I really enjoy your entertaining write-ups!
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Crushed bench day today! JB we're going for 300 this cycle so buckle up!

Tuesday, BBBT week 2

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3x 8x 200 (BooYeah!!)



JB did I read that right? FOUR Ab exercises tomorrow all for 4x 10? Uh, that's gonna leave a mark!
300? You can do that before Christmas! It would be a realistic 3rd attempt if you competed next week. You guys are killing it so far, starting to think its too easy

haha this is the high rep ab part, sorry! You will think me when your staying upright in the hole of that squat max.
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