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Old 03-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #371
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Even though March was hectic, I still met or beat all my monthly goals...

Current stats with net change since end of February:

BW: 190.0 ... +4.00 lbs
BF%: 12.8% ... -0.10%
LBM: 165.68 ... +3.67 lbs
Fat: 24.32 ... -0.33 lbs

Bench: 225... +40 lbs
Squat: 245... +40 lbs
DL: 285 ... +40 lbs
MP: 165 ... +20 lbs
Pendlay: 205 ... +40 lbs
Pull Up: 10+2 reps
Progress looks amazing.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #372
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Progress looks amazing.
Thanks...

Really just getting back on track, but I am pleased that it's moving along.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #373
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Couldn't ask for better progress on the stats JD! Pretty cool you were able to add as much to bench as squats and deads. Is that 225 on bench a PR milestone?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:04 PM   #374
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Couldn't ask for better progress on the stats JD! Pretty cool you were able to add as much to bench as squats and deads. Is that 225 on bench a PR milestone?
Thanks, Jim!

I believe 225x3 is a PR match..now that you mention it, I could have gotten another rep or two for a PR...ah, well...

My best heavy bench was only 250x1. I think I will pass it in the next 3-6 weeks, but bench progress will likely slow after that...lots more room with my dead lift since my PR was 405x1 and I'm only at 285 now.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #375
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Indeed, it seems like with bench, once we reach a certain resistance, we have to start using boards, slingshots, bands, chains, etc to get progression. Same could be said with all core lifts of course, but it seems it is more prevalent with bench. Go get that PR next week will ya!
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Indeed, it seems like with bench, once we reach a certain resistance, we have to start using boards, slingshots, bands, chains, etc to get progression. Same could be said with all core lifts of course, but it seems it is more prevalent with bench.
In the past, I was either unaware of those items or just redirected...this will be new territory for me!

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:14 AM   #377
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #378
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Indeed, it seems like with bench, once we reach a certain resistance, we have to start using boards, slingshots, bands, chains, etc to get progression. Same could be said with all core lifts of course, but it seems it is more prevalent with bench.
Have a theory on that, the simplified version is the masses(myself included) tend to use too high of percentages to frequently. People who use exercise good judgement in weight selection make steadier gains and avoid plateaus better.


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Awesome progress man, everything seems to be on the right track
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Have a theory on that, the simplified version is the masses(myself included) tend to use too high of percentages to frequently. People who use exercise good judgement in weight selection make steadier gains and avoid plateaus better.


Great Progress JD!
That's good to hear...I train alone and would rather not get into the gadgets if I can help it...well, hopefully I have that problem soon.
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