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Old 08-21-2011, 12:04 PM   #121
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Two things are driving me today in addition to my usual need to get strong.

1. People at the gym I went to yesterday told me not to get my hopes up for power lifting because I have the wrong build. Pretty sure that in 3 years I'll be outlifting their strongest.
Oh really? I have the wrong build too. I am small boned and naturally weak. Nothing about my body is build for power.

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Old 08-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #122
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I didn't even know there was a powerlifting "build"...I mean other than just getting bigger and stronger. I see tall guys, short guys, fat guys, and skinny guys.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:33 PM   #123
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I didn't even know there was a powerlifting "build"...I mean other than just getting bigger and stronger. I see tall guys, short guys, fat guys, and skinny guys.
The only thing I know for certain is that large boned lifters have a slight natural advantage on average compared to small boned lifters. Other than that there are few powerlifters who are perfectly built for all 3 lifts.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #124
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. My frame is bigger than most people, but a lot of that is just how tall I am. Joints aren't huge or anything so I can see where they were coming from, but nothing is going to stop me from a 700 pound deadlift. I may not be perfect for the lifts, but I've got the drive and the support of my brothers in iron, and thats better than any genetic advantage.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #125
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Squat Day. Class began today, so had to keep moving. BBB squats were brutal with the decreased rest, and exactly what the Dr. ordered.

Warmup
5 minutes on elliptical setting 8 @ 7 mph... not convinced their speed reader knows what its doing...
Jumping Jacks x10
BW squatx10
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Barx10
95x5
135x5
185x2
225x3
240x3
255x2 - arg. Close, but nothing left for the 3rd rep. need about 1/2 an inch to an inch for below parallel.
135x10x5 - form was getting better as I got more tired. Go figure.

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135x6
225x3
255x3
275x3
295x3

Slowed these way down on the descent, not quite hitting the floor, but more hamstring involvement. Good stuff.

Squats, my increment was 5 pounds too much. 250x3 would have happened, but that last rep wouldnt have happened unless I goodmorninged that thing entirely. Form is starting to come together. I feel like I have a lot of weight I could add if I could get some explosiveness out of the hole. Maybe time for box jumps or something?
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:40 PM   #126
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #127
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Thanks Jesse. Need to get back over to your new log, saw some good stuff going on over there.
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Big day today. BBB squats are the best, aren't they? Very solid Romanians too. I'd say that session was a keeper for sure.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:53 PM   #129
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I feel like I have a lot of weight I could add if I could get some explosiveness out of the hole. Maybe time for box jumps or something?
Speed squats or box squats might help too.

Great BBB work. That's like 50% of a German Volume session...too brutal for me.
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:05 PM   #130
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Speed squats or box squats might help too.
I'll give those a try. Speed is the issue for me, once I break parallel its a grind to make it out of the hole regardless of the weight. Guess I'll start super light and work my way up the good old fashioned way
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