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Old 05-06-2013, 08:27 PM   #31
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #32
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You're not mucking around, that's for sure. Strong.

And she's adorable!
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Looking good in here Mike! Glad you've got school finished and can focus on MOAR important things lol
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Back with vengeance – that’s a huge amount of work mike , well done.
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Thanks fellas!

Brute, I taught in middle and elementary school for almost 13 years before staying home with my kids and running a business from home. Not much rattles me anymore

Yes, it probably does look familiar JB. Haha. And it is fun right now. I'm putting no pressure on myself working within myself and only pushing a little here and there. Not really thinking numbers, just thinking to work hard and have fun.

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My back would have been absolutely fried after all that.
Thanks, but I bet it wouldn't be.

And you know what, my back is fine oddly enough. A little sore of course, but fine. What I have learned recently is that I have been babying my deadlift considering the level that I am at which is low.

I just pulled massive volume (for me) from the floor 3 days out of the last 7 and my back is fine. I think this is for a few reasons. First and foremost; I got my form down a LOT better, so it's MUCH less stress on my low back specifically. Secondly, I am not babying this lift, but attacking it, daring it to do it's worst and it has backed down (for now at least), and third let's be honest here, these are pretty light weights in the grand scheme of things. Lots of reps, but weights are very manageable.

My goal is to work up to a level where it is impossible for me to do this much volume weekly!

Thanks fellas! Plowing my way through all the logs I've neglected recently. I'll work my way around to all of you soon.

Bench later. Gonna put on the RAM for some rep work after the main sets, should be epic! Depending on what I got left in the tank at that point, might be over 300 for a double if I'm going well. We'll see.
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Great stuff man! Looks like you could have a little powerlifter on your hands there a few years in the future!
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Nice lifting Mike and good to have you back at it and spending time with your loving MAB family!

I also video everything as it tends to make me work harder if I know somebody is watching lol.

Hope you have a strong bench sesh today!
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Well, I love the focus on work capacity. Smash On good man.
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Nice work, Mike. The video of you deadlifting and your daughter dancing in the background was hilarious.
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Thanks fellas! Thanks OR, didn't mean for that to come out wrong. Just meant you work pretty darn hard, I'd be surprised if anything I do would wear you out.

And yes, my baby doll is cute as hell and knows it.

OK, great day today, but let me tell you, RAM after main bench sets.....NOT so easy! Whoa.

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warmups: Rowing, arm and shoulder mobility, light lat pulls
Dynamic: Pylo pushups 5x 3

Bench:
1x 230 pause
3x 10x 185

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns:
5x 12x 150

RAM:
2x 225, 245, 275 (barely!)
235x 6, 4, 5

OHP:
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15x 80 (barely)

Giant set:
Asisted Chins: 6, 5, 4
Band Pushdown: 3x 20
Hammers: 3x 10x 23

Upper body and arm stretches

Pause 230, sillyness afterward, but it was so easy I was thinkking of CT with 405 tlaking and started laughing during the pause:
Last 10x 185:
2x 275 RAM:
First 235 RAM:
15x 75 OHP did't expect much going in, but wasn't too bad:

Good stuff all in all. Not sure bout the RAM placement on my arm though. I had it up high in the videos as I started out that way, but it made setting up kinda hard and felt like I was touching too high too, not sure aboutthat though. I lowered to just past elbows on later sets, but that felt a little goofy too. So, is there a rule of thumb on these things as to where they go on your arm? Or just play with it and see?

Also, judging by this workout, I would say my triceps are not really a weakness in my bench? But then power off my chest isn't really a weakness either. My thinking around designing this program to alternate between working the upper and lower portions of each lift was so that I could see where I am weak. So where is my weakness on bench? Anbody know? JB?

If I fail, it's usually about 3-4 inches up does that mean I just need to keep working both upper and lower equally?

Still, rolling along. That's good.
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Goals: 3/4/5
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240

Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.

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