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Old 09-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #461
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:02 AM   #462
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Strong squatting man, looking good! Low box is a whole other issue, do you paus on it?
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:05 PM   #463
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Strong squatting man, looking good! Low box is a whole other issue, do you paus on it?
Thanks. Yeah, I pause and relax the flexors, following the Louie Simmons instructions.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:06 PM   #464
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Thanks, you too buddy. We actually just bought a cottage with 5 acres of land, and we're going up there for the first time this week to unwind. should be lots of fun!
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #465
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Nice session and some strong work on the safety bar squats. 240 to a low box is strong no matter what bar is being used.
Thanks. Actually, I made an error. The bar is 65 pds and not the usual 45 pds, so that's 260 and not 240.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #466
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Today was a max effort equipped bench. I worked down to 2 boards, and pressed some decent weight. Following some great advice in this thread, I tucked my feet further back and bent my hips more. The results were better than expected.

Bench press:
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bar x lots
95 x 5
135 x 5
225 x 2
equipped:
275 x 1 (3 boards)
315 x 1 (2 boards)
365 x 1 (2 boards)
405 x 1 (2 boards)
455 x 1 (2 boards) still had more in the tank, but that's for another day

Triceps hell (closegrip):
185 x 5 (3 boards)
185 x 5 (2 boards)
185 x 5 (1 board)
185 x 3 (no boards)
185 x 2 (1 board)

Triceps dips (on 2 benches)
superset bodyweight/45/90/45/bodyweight until fail
superset bodyweight/45/90/45/bodyweight until fail

DB flies:
60 x 8 x 2 sets

Pendulum DB swings:
20 x 20 x 2 sets

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:50 AM   #467
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Strong board work man!
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Great work JP. Its amazing what adjusting technique can do. You being stronger than hell sure doesn't hurt either!
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Crazy looking numbers. Nice work.
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Great work JP. Its amazing what adjusting technique can do. You being stronger than hell sure doesn't hurt either!

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Crazy looking numbers. Nice work.

Thanks guys. Yeah, technique helps a lot. Also, a good spotter makes a world of difference. I had to train my spotter a little, so that he would lift up, then all the way out until the weight was posted on my arms, then release before I took my breath. It was definitely worth it.
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