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Old 08-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #2151
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CREW SQUAT SESSION

These guys are all about making lifts harder. There is a big box by the bars stand that I have been wondering about the contents. Well, today I found out it contains chains!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

Safety Bar Squats
Bar XLots
Add Chains (55 lbs each side)
Bar X5
Add more chains (75 lbs each side)
Bar X5
Bar X5
Bar X5
The safety bar weighs 85 lbs, and add a huge degree of difficulty in that it makes your body want to lean forward, so you have to fight it. Chains are of course self explanatory. These 5 sets really kicked my ass big time. I assure you they are very difficult even with no added plates. Words cannot explain how cool it is to squat with chains - just the noise it makes alone is just awesome.

Reverse Hyperextensions
25 X10
25 X10
25 X10
25 X10
I was so excited to find out the team owns a reverse hyperextenion machine, as I have always wanted to use a weighted machine. This is just an amazing assistance lift for squats. And of course, they showed me how to do them properly. It's is such a bargain to pay $300.00 per year for 15 personal powelifter trainers.

Safety Bar Box Squats
Bar X5
175 X5
225 X5
225 X5
225 X5
Last rep on last set was to failure, but I locked it out. I know I had some issues last Thursday's box squats, such as box height and sitting back, so I asked the crew for help today. Well, what would have taken me weeks and perhaps months to get sorted out, the boys fixed in 10 minutes. They said the last 2 sets were just awesome form. There were 4 sets of very experienced big powerlifter eyes watching me box squat.

Hack Sled Squats
BW X10
90 X15
90 X15
Those of you that know me will be wondering why I did these, as you know I hate the hack sled. However, this sled is just awesome. I am now converted and love hack squats. It is just so smooth and well designed. Just like my mechanic borther says, the right tools make all the difference.

I asked Brian today if I could take vids, and he said by all means. I can also take vids of other lifters' lifts. I just have to get a small easy to use camera as the one I use in the JimGym is too bulky. Once I get it, and soon, I will be able to post up some amazing vids. Today, one of the members raw squatted 7 PPS to parallel. I was stunned to see that live.
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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: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
Age 50
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #2152
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There is a big box by the bars stand that I have been wondering about the contents. Well, today I found out it contains chains!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
Let the fun begin!

I haz an envy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:26 PM   #2153
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #2154
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I haz an envy.
Hell yeah Steve!! No chains in the dungeon?

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Awesome session big man.

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Thanks Big Al!! I am sore all over today, just like they said I would be.
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Meet PR's: (May 2014)
Squat 475 lbs
Bench: 286 lbs
Deadlift: 501 lbs
Total: 1262 lbs
Age: 50

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Squat: 495 lbs
Bench: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
Age 50
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #2155
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #2156
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Can't afford them (yet).
And the shipping would likely be a fortune.
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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: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
Age 50
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:13 PM   #2157
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DYNAMIC BENCH DAY

Bench Press
Bar XLots
95 X3
115 X3
135 X3
155 X3
175 X3 X7sets
Last week, 165 felt too light, this week 175 felt a bit too heavy, as I would like a bit more speed. next week I'll go with 170. Otherwise, they felt pretty good. I was practicing setup and engaging the lats.

Cleans
135 X1
145 X1
155 X1
170 X1
180 X1
187.5 X1
195 X0 Grrrrr........
Blood started to boil as I got a great distinct first pull, but the bar got away from me and I couldn't get under it, even tho I high pulled it to a very good height.
195 X1 PR!!
This time my first pull was not distinct, but it did not get away from me. I know once I get enough practice on this lift I will be cleaning 200+ lbs. Kinda that I got this PR during Olympic Weekl!!

Pendlay's
155 X3
185 X3
195 X3
195 X3
195 X3

Military Press (Strict)
95 X8
95 X8
95 X8

Done in about 65 minutes. The cleans took up the bulk of the hour as I need to rest 2-3 minutes between sets.

Dynamic day is a big work in progress for me as it is all so new.


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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: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
Age 50
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:33 PM   #2158
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #2159
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You are getting it done! Nice work!
Thanks J!! Lot's of "explosions" in today's session
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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: 295 lbs
Deadlift: 520 lbs
Total: 1310 Lbs
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:36 PM   #2160
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