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Old 09-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #1031
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I could sub DB Inclines for BB Inclines, as my DB's max out at 90 lbs, which should be enough to rep 8 times-ish. On bench day, I would then have Flat BB Bench, then Incline DB Bench, and then Dips, all for 4 sets of 8 reps.

Thanks for the suggestion GunNard!!
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Well, I think you could build and shape your chest nicely with DBs that go up to 90. I've never used a 90# DB for benching and I've never barbell benched as much as you have.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:53 PM   #1032
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That's a good look. He looks fit and muscular. You guys even look alike.
I agree, I think we have similar body types.

I also like Chris Ashton's look:

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Bench: 286 lbs
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Total: 1262 lbs
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #1033
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Well, I think you could build and shape your chest nicely with DBs that go up to 90. I've never used a 90# DB for benching and I've never barbell benched as much as you have.
I'm going to roll with this on bench day Nard. Once again, thanks so much for the suggestion. Hopefully it will work as nicely for me as it did for you.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:33 PM   #1034
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MOB POWERBUILDING CYCLE 3 DAY 9

Seated BB Press
135 X8 PR + 7.5 lbs See Vid
135 X7
135 X6
135 X6

High Pulls
165 X6 PR + 10 lbs
165 X6
165 X6
135 X6

Face Pulls
80 X8
80 X9
80 X9

Standing BB Curls
70 X10
70 X10
70 X10

Cardio
Jimtervals Level 2
3.1 Miles
23:30 PR

My bench may not be doing well now, but my OHP sure is High pulls felt great as well, but too heavy for 8 reps. I think I'll keep the rep range at 6 for them.

Box Squats tomorrow, along with GM's

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:16 PM   #1035
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Nice going Jim. Those OHPs are getting BIG
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:22 AM   #1036
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Nice session Jim. Box squats tomorrow so get your toes in line with your knees, sit back onto the box and force the knees out sideways.

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:37 AM   #1037
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Nice pressing 'presser'

looking strong hombre... Ashton is a beast, Id love that kind of build....

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:47 AM   #1038
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Hi again Jim - ^^^ Agreed, and honestly it's not so far out of reach for any one of us, so lets go for it!
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #1039
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Nice going Jim. Those OHPs are getting BIG
Thanks Brute!! 1 PPS for seated strict is a great milestone for me.

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Nice session Jim. Box squats tomorrow so get your toes in line with your knees, sit back onto the box and force the knees out sideways.

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Thanks Al!! Box Squats are done. I am so excited I am posting my sesh now from work.

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looking strong hombre... Ashton is a beast, Id love that kind of build....

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Thanks Carl!! I think I can achieve it, and will work my hardest to get there.

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Hi again Jim - ^^^ Agreed, and honestly it's not so far out of reach for any one of us, so lets go for it!
Thanks Jimbob. I will get there this winter. I have the size, I think. Just a matter of shedding some fat now.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #1040
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MOB POWERBUILDING CYCLE 3 DAY 9

Today was an absolutely glorious day. My blood pressure has now come down to 134/86. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT I am now at the point where I will not need any meds. This is truly one the happiest days of my life. I did everything I could to avoid taking meds, and it is paying off. And yes, I did get very emotional when the numbers appeard on the BP Monitor. This really helped fuel my training this AM.

Box Squats
245 X8
245 X8 PR +10 lbs See Vid
245 X8
245 X8
Wow - box squats are killer. There sure is something to be said for lifting weight from a sitting position.

Good Mornings
205 X10
205 X10 PR +5 lbs See Vid
205 X9
205 X9
Went with wide stance on these (about the same as my squat) as I read in Big Al's journal yesterday that a wide stance really hits the hammies big time, and man o man he wasn't kidding - what a fantastic stretch in the hammies.

Cardio
3.1 Miles
Jimtervals
24:10 Mins
These are a huge challenge after box squats and GM's.


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Meet PR's: (May 2014)
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Age: 50

Gym PR's:
Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 300 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1315 Lbs
Age 50
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