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TheRock 02-18-2011 09:22 AM

Finally TheRock has come back to
So, I am linking my journal over here, my basics are 5'10.5 220 405(bit of a sandbag I'm good for more)/345(ditto no passable form on video of higher lifts)/545. I don't count lifts unless and until I get them on video and approved by people whose opinions I value. I have a youtube page but when I tried to embed and/or link I can't do it yet, but my username is dustintaps on youtube and it has a bunch of videos. Here's yesterdays session:

Today I deadlifted. If I knew how to deadlift I might be dangerous. I don't so I'm a little better than mediocre. Here's today

405x1, belt on chalked up got to work
455x2, disturbingly heavy
505x3, 10 lbs. PR, video:

525x2, 10 lbs. PR, considered doing a 3rd to tie Jordan but he's all strong and shtuff and had some in the tank so I gived up and left some in the tank although not sure a rep I feel I coulda doubled another 5=10 lbs., 2nd rep felt grindy but moved okay I guess, vid:


Need to up the weight and/or the reps on Romanians because this wasn't very hard.

roar??????????? Took @ 45 mins. benching in 40ish hours not too challenging as written but would like to feel decently fresh for it

IronManlet 02-18-2011 09:25 AM

Nice pulls.

To embed the videos, you just have to copy the link.

TheRock 02-18-2011 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by IronManlet (Post 117038)
Nice pulls.

To embed the videos, you just have to copy the link.

Thanks man. That's easy enough, I guess I have to wait until I get 15 posts though.

BendtheBar 02-18-2011 09:47 AM

I changed your post total to 50 so now you can link.

Congrats on the monster PR!

TheRock 02-18-2011 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 117044)
I changed your post total to 50 so now you can link.

Congrats on the monster PR!

Thanks BTB, I'll try to link, 505x3:


jslep 02-18-2011 11:37 AM

MONSTER DEADS!! good work man!

TheRock 02-18-2011 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by jslep (Post 117070)
MONSTER DEADS!! good work man!

Much obliged. I'm working my way towards respectablility

ricka182 02-18-2011 01:38 PM

haha.. I thought this was a wrestling thread. I just heard about The Rock coming back.. I'll have to check it out online..

As for your progress, kicking some ass man! Keep it up... SFW!!!

TheRock 02-19-2011 08:39 PM

Good news/bad news day. Bench style

Pause Bench
315x4, only paused last rep
335x3@9, all paused ass stayed down but form sucked and was double pumpish after the first rep which was fine. Not happy with my lack of tightness, foot position is better where I got it, the racks down in Tally where I worked out are real far back which makes it difficult to unrack and I didn't have a lift, so that didn't help. It's a PR but I'm not very happy with it.

Chest Supported Rows
5x5 started at 1 plate ended at 5 plates

High to low Cable Cross Overs on a Free Motion Machine

V Bar pushdown

Done. 45 mins. I hope to duplicate the 335x3 pause next week with better form. No taping today because I left my charger in GA and need a phone for the ride home. Guess you guys will just have to take my word for the ugliness. I know it's a stretch.

TheRock 02-21-2011 09:55 AM

So, wasn't sure how this was going to go squatted after a 4 hour car ride, some beef jerky, a peanut butter and honey sandwich, and a protein shake, but I think that let my caffeine kick in better than usual.

225x5, belted up and (tried to) do work
315x4, felt light and like it moved fast, video:

365x5@8 and a low 8 at that, I think if money had been on the line I might coulda done 10, it's easier to squat when your form is better (who knew?), this is a PR I think, video:

Strict Press
185x2 and a miss @2/3 of the way up, I probably coulda locked this if I wanted but historically fighting sticking points on Press is no bueno for my shoulders so I let it go

Front Squats
225x3 (PR), I probably need to figure out how to properly set up my "rack" position because these hurt my bicep (old tear)

Good Mornings

And done. 50 mins. First Squat workout I've been happy about in months.
385x4 next week.

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