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Old 06-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #201
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Default June 7, 2010 Heavy squatting

I only got one of my warm up squats on video ( it was high on purpose ), but I got my 655 rack pull, which is a 40 pound PR. My body weight is down from all the skiing I've been doing ( that's ending now though, last night we had a huge thunderstorm that probably washed away too much snow for Snowbird to stay open ) anyway, my I think my bodyweight is low enough that I could probably do a 2 times body weight squat. I know it's nothing for some people, but given my height ( and age ) I think it's a pretty good thing.

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Old 06-08-2010, 05:47 AM   #202
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Default Here's a pretty funy picture of me

Here's my high school graduation picture next to my current profile picture (man I was such a geek in high school). I was 17 in the high school pic so it was about a year before I started lifting with some of my fraternity brothers. And I'm 44 now, so the pic shows what about 25 years of lifting weights can do.....


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Old 06-08-2010, 09:07 AM   #203
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nice rack pulls.

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Old 06-08-2010, 04:09 PM   #204
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Default June 6, 2010 "LEG DAY"

June 6, 2010 "LEG DAY" or "Club Red Tram" or "Awesome spring skiing at Snowbird"...
A video my buddy took on his cell phone ( I'm the tall guy, not the guy filming that's my buddy ).

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Old 06-08-2010, 04:17 PM   #205
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I have the same thing going on. Somewhere along the line I went from geek to bear.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #206
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I have the same thing going on. Somewhere along the line I went from geek to bear.
Yeah, somewhere along the line I put on about 100 pounds of muscle since 1984. Consistency rules.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:43 PM   #207
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I started lifting in 1986, so nearly followed the same course. Here's my journey:

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In my madness I missed you big rack pull. Congrats!
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #209
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In my madness I missed you big rack pull. Congrats!
Thanks. It was funny, we had the hundreds on the bar so I wasn't really paying attention to the weight when we were pulling ( because it confuses my tiny little powerlifter brain or so I'm told that's what I have on BB.com ). I had to count the weights on the video to verify it was 655. At the time, I was thinking it came up WAY TO EASY to be a PR, but I was wrong, it really was 655 ( based on how that felt I think I could get close to 700 now, that is without squatting beforehand ).

The guy I train with on the video ( who rack pulls 835 and weighs probably 220 ) was talking about how he just thinks about pulling his head back when the bar passes his knees. It really helps, or at least it did for that lift.
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