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Old 04-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #251
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:08 PM   #252
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Some great pictures Josh good to see you had a good time! Also good to see you still got a workout in!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #253
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Priceless Pics Big J - really enjoyed them all equally so I cannot pick out the best one. The best caption tho was the one regarding eating the biggest steak you have ever had.

Little Grant sure was having a great time smiling in all the pics.
Thanks Squatter. I'm glad you liked them. The steak was AWESOME!
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Deadlifts
225,260,300,345x4

DB rows
125x6(PR),4, 100x10

Lat pulldown
170x8 (sloppy) 155x8,6

Seated cable row
160x10, 155x8,135x7 (Less than 60 seconds rest between sets)

BB curl
80x8,6 75x6

BB Power Shrug
225x12, 315x8,8

DB Shrug
120x7, 110x8

DB curl
30x12x3

Overall Workout Grade: A

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This was a pretty fun session.
My deads bounced back from last weeks disaster. I did 2 things that I haven't done in a while. 1.) I worked my way back at 12.5% intervals from my working weight of 345, to determine the weight used on my ramping sets.
2.) I really focused on my setup and tightening up my upper back before the pull.

I went with 125 on the DB rows just to hit a PR. It felt great. Heaviest dumbell in the gym, owned for 6. YEAAAHHHH BUDDY!
On the last set I just tried to hit a higher rep set to help set a baseline for 5/3/1.

My vertical pulling is weak. I am going to make a commitment to focusing on this while doing 5/3/1. I've always put rows first and vertical pulls second, I need to do the opposite.

Did the seated cable row in a quick manner, just to change things up.

Usually after BB curl I do preacher curls, but today a gym buddy of mine was doing bb shrugs and I thought it would be fun to give them a shot. I haven't done them in years.
First bb shrug set of 225 was easy. We bumped it up to 315 and I really had to push it. Good stuff. Very fun. However my lower back is angry at me today and I think bb shrugs are the cause.
Went ahead and followed the bb shrugs up with a couple good clean sets of db shrugs.
My traps are feeling it today!!! YEAH BUDDY!!!!

Ended the workout with some higher rep db curls. Felt good, got a good pump.

I changed things up a bit and it made this workout funner than most. I am really disciplined about sticking to a routine for months on end. But is sure was fun to mix things up a bit.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #257
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Now that you've end the end game on dumbbells it gets fun in a new way. Time to see if you can hit 20 reps with those bad bots.

Glad to see your deadlifts bounced back.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:57 AM   #258
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Nice work mate, especially on the deadlifts. When you're repping 4 plates you'll look back on the struggles with pride. Great pics too and you really are Big Josh!
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Very nice work Josh. Glad to see the deadlifts are coming back. Keep that lower back healthy!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #260
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Cool pics! Treasure the time, it goes fast! My son is now suddenly 6 and in school most of the day. I don't know how that happened so fast.

Nice deads, obviously. I'm with you on those vertical pulls. I don't emphasize them enough. My gym has 150 DBs, you have to come on by some time!
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