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Old 04-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #921
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Destruction! Huge jump on the presses. Nothing but good. Must feel great to cross that 200 barrier on pressing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #922
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Destruction! Huge jump on the presses. Nothing but good. Must feel great to cross that 200 barrier on pressing.
Thanks BtB! Passing 200 is a big confidence booster. My push press is closing in on my bench, which is exactly what I want, except about 200 pounds heavier for each.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:37 AM   #923
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Thanks BtB! Passing 200 is a big confidence booster. My push press is closing in on my bench, which is exactly what I want, except about 200 pounds heavier for each.
My strict OHP is about 80% of my bench, so I imagine if I did do a push press it would be more around 85%.

Always good to see strong OHP numbers in relation to bench.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #924
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Thats one hell of a session brute. Love those days! Great work on the PRs!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #925
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Thanks Fellas!

Another good day today. It was a lot harder today than last week, but the numbers were pretty decent. A big part of the issue was soreness in my lower back from the work on Saturday, so I used a belt for all of my squats, which seemed to help a lot.

Power Clean
115 x 5
135 x 3
165 x1
165 x 1
165 x 1


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Bar x 5
95 x 5
135 x 5
225 x 2
280 x 1
280 x 1
280 x 1
280 x 1 + 5 pounds for the 4 singles
305 x 1 + 10 pounds for the final single
235 x 4
235 x 3
235 x 4 - + 10 pounds and 1 rep for rep work

Bench was hard after squatting, but went ok once I started the rep goal
Bar x 5
95 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 1
175 x 10
175 x 8
175 x 5 - 23 reps + 5 pounds, down 1 rep from last week

no rows, back was completely worn out. rowing tomorrow.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #926
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Great session BF. Squat and bench are best friends
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #927
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How smooth and powerful was the 305?
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #928
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Nothing better then a little benching with a little squatting, strong work brute!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #929
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How smooth and powerful was the 305?
I wish I could say it was a pretty lift, but it was pretty tough. the descent went ok, but my hips rose too fast on the ascent and i lost the tightness in my back in the hole. More things to work on.


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Thanks Tanker!
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