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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #51
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Love that animated gif.

Another squat PR. Freaky!
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #52
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #53
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Slingshot FTW!!! Sure, it rubbed one of my arms raw, and it was all a bit awkward, but once I got the hang of it I thoroghly enjoyed this little guy.

Bench press with slingshot-
barx5
135x5
225x3
275x3
315x2
315x2
315x2
325x2

Bench press-
275x3
225x5

Paused bench press-
225x5
225x5

Close grip triceps press-
135x8
135x8
135x7

Whole buncha' pressin' going on tonight. Once I get a hang of the slingshot I think it's going to be a great thing. It distracted me tonight. Kept me from keeping everything as tight as normal, or getting a good push from my lower body. I still moved the most weight I've ever moved on a bench press, but of course that's because of the slingshot. But I didn't get everything I can out of it. I'll do at least 335 next time I do a heavy benching day.

Next bench day will be speed, with chains. Tomorrow will be my first deadlift day in a while, with my sweet new bar. I'll probably work up to the low 400's, then come back down for some sets of 3.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:37 AM   #54
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I found the video of the 345x3 I did a couple days ago.

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I found the video of the 345x3 I did a couple days ago.

Heavy squat day, 225x12, 345x3 - YouTube
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Strong work. How does your back handle squats with you looking down like that?
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Ah, ok. Thanks. I was wondering why it wasn't working.
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I've done that for a while. I started doing it once I started putting my hands all the way out to the collars. It feels great. I feel like I lead the lift with my back pushing into the bar. I do that even when I do ATG.
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Loved all that benching Seems all the kids have one of those slingshots
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Ok, so my first deadlift session with my new bar started well, but unfortunately I couldn't quite get it done. I strained my lower back a little with 395. I've been neglecting my deadlifting lately, wating for my new bar. Now that it's here I'll get back to it. Luckily this strain is small. I can't even feel it unless I bend over, so it'll be fine tomorrow.

Deadlift with chains-
135+30x5
225+30x3
295+30x3
345+30x3
395+30x1 (this was the rep where I strained my back. I felt it halfway up but finished the rep)

Inverted rows-
BWx10
BWx8
BWx8

Like I said, this was nothing, and I'll be back and ready to rock in a couple days. For the inverted rows I hung a couple handles on chains attached to my racked bar. this worked very well, and is something I'll be continuing to use.

Of course, I'm dissapointed in this session. The deadlifts felt awesome until I got to 345, where things started to slow down. I should have kept it light to work my way back into heavy DL'ing, but you live and you learn. I'm also trying to work on my form, getting my butt down a little more, but by thinking about my form I wasn't as aggressive with my pulls as I usually am.

Oh well, life goes on. In a few days I'll give it another go and get things back on track.
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