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Old 12-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #121
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2x 1x 160 (+5 lb)
0x 160 (Flubbed the push. Stupid.)
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0x 160, was totally pissed off, racked it, said a quick prayer and
1x 160! Very pleased. (PR for total reps)
That's the fire you'll need Mike, this really put a smile on my face. Good work man.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:19 AM   #122
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great work, congrats on that PR mike
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29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
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That's the fire you'll need Mike, this really put a smile on my face. Good work man.
Thanks! Hope to keep you smiling for a while. We'll see.
Thanks Tank and BtB! Funny to think of me inspiring you.

Crushed some deadlifts today. Very pleased. Still working on form, but it is better and better. When it gets heavy though, I have trouble keeping my hips down. But, it's getting there.

Morning Circuit: 10 reps each of Power cleans, Goblets, Swings, Burpees, and Jumping Jacks. No ligaments booming gunshots this time, more like the crackle of small arms fire from a distant drug deal gone bad.

warmups: Circuit 18 reps each of the above
High Pulls: up to 2x 5x 145
Power Cleans: up to 3x 3x 125

Deadlift:
5x 115, 135
3x 185
2x 225
1x 275

5x 1x 320 (PR, +5 lbs and all clean as a whistle)
5x 5x 265 (+10lbs)
ss w/ 5x 1min planks
Much harder to do these in between deadlifts sets! But was pressed for time and managed to grind them out.

Video of 320:

So, the end of another good week and I feel pretty good. Can't ask for much more than that.

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Old 12-23-2011, 01:59 PM   #124
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No ligaments booming gunshots this time, more like the crackle of small arms fire from a distant drug deal gone bad.
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Ha ha, very good.

Nice deads, style looks good.
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Great deadlifting Mike! Looks like a heck of a session.
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Looking strong Mike. Onward and upward.

Have a great Christmas!
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PR... PR... yawn... PR...

Hah, great work Mike and good looking deads.

Have a Merry Christmas!
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Thanks, fellows! All your support is very much appreciated and I know it helps.
Oh, and Pull I got my clean form almost all the way back. I'll be creeping that up now so I'll video a few and you can see how I'm doing. I just love doing power moves before sessions! It gets me really fired up, and I think the increased morning circuits is helping me keep from getting so sore and tightened up so I head into sessions later in the day a lot more mentally ready to go.

And finally a good Bench day! I was thinking all weekend about how my bench has been languishing lately for one reason or another. But, today I just said I'm going to do it and I did. Moved the bar faster on the descent on these too and I think that helped these as well. Duh, I am better overall when I get the bar moving quickly, but I was respecting these weights so much I was just grinding and going nowhere. Now, I feel like I got my mojo back with everything. Seriously, I might have hit that first 240 for a double if I had that in mind going in.

Anyway, Monday, week 8

Morning circuit: 10 reps everything

Warmups: 15 reps of everything, as well as the usual shoulder stuff
Full cleans to OH press: 10x bar, 65 done very fast, pressing as I was coming out of the front squat.

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10x bar, 65
8x 95
5x 115, 135, 155
3x 185
1x 205, 225

5x 1x 240 (PR +4 reps)
5x 5x 190 (+5 lbs)
ss w/ Hi Machine Rows 5x 10x 180*

BB Rows: 5x 10x 135**
ss w/ 5x 12x 30DB Arnold Presses

*Did these in place up pullups to give my elbow more time to heal. I like them! They feel like a pullup almost, but not as bad on the elbows.

**was going to raise this weight on Rows, but doing them today after those Hi rows was plenty hard! I do need to raise my strength with rows, though.

Squats tomorrow. I'm expecting good things. We'll see.
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And finally a good Bench day! I was thinking all weekend about how my bench has been languishing lately for one reason or another. But, today I just said I'm going to do it and I did. Moved the bar faster on the descent on these too and I think that helped these as well. Duh, I am better overall when I get the bar moving quickly, but I was respecting these weights so much I was just grinding and going nowhere. Now, I feel like I got my mojo back with everything. Seriously, I might have hit that first 240 for a double if I had that in mind going in.
May that mojo take you on a long journey to 315 for singles. Just don't be like me and forget all the good things you remember Today I realized I was benching head down and it was messing up my form. It's so easy for me to forget all the things I learn.

Great session Mike!
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