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Old 05-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #41
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I'd need to see videos where you struggle with a weight to see where on the press you are weak. All of that looked easy enough. I normally wear my Slingshot slightly lower than that but the Ram is made differently so not sure. Strong session.
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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.

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

MikeM's Linear Plan week 1 day 2

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:
15x 75
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:
Pause 230 - YouTube
Last 10x 185:
10x 185 - YouTube
2x 275 RAM:
2x 275 RAM - YouTube
First 235 RAM:
6x 235 RAM - YouTube
15x 75 OHP did't expect much going in, but wasn't too bad:
15x 75 - YouTube

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.
Great work Mike! Strong stuff all around!!!
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Good work Mike, when you figure out the placement of the ram well you let me know??
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Maybe this will help you Mike...
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Pause 230, sillyness afterward, but it was so easy I was thinkking of CT with 405 tlaking and started laughing during the pause
Bwahaha. That's classic.

Looks like a good session though.

Hope you can sort out "the weakest link" wrt benching soon. Good benching anyhow, I would say, but hey, what do I know.
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Same situation Mike...just found your new log...Good stuff, I will be following....
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