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Old 03-22-2012, 03:48 PM   #21
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Holy crap, 20 reps of 185 killed me. I was planning to do 175, but accidentally put 185 on the bar. My thoughts on this:
--Rep 10--"this isn't so bad, I'm gonna kill this."
--Rep 14--(out of breath), "there is no way I can do 18."
--Rep 16--"I'm gonna throw up."
--Rep 18--"I don't have the energy to breath."
--Rep 20--"Don't throw up! Don't throw up!"
That sounds vaguely familiar. I think by rep 12 I start praying. I never feel like I can make it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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Friday, 3-23-12
BbRow 165 (8,7,7). 20 rep goal met.
Inc.DbBench 80 (9,8,8). 20 rep goal met.
Pullups BW+10 (8,7,6). 20 rep goal met.
Db Curs 3x8-10, 35, (9,9,9).
1arm Db ext. 30 (10,8,8).

Thrilled that I got all the pullups.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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solid work J keep it up
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #24
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Great work J, I am most impressed that you are able to think during 20 reps. By rep 15 I can't even see straight.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #25
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Monday, 3-26-12
Squat 260 (7,7,6). 20 rep goal met.
Calf Raise 3x8, 250(10), 270, 290(5)
Cleans 5x3, 135.
W.Situps 3x10, 45(15), 65, 65(12)
Side Bends 3x8, 45(10)

Starting to really like cleans.


Tuesday, 3-27-12
Bench 240 (8,6,6). 20 rep goal met.
DbRow 3x10-15, 75 (11,11,10)
Dips 65 (8,7,6). 20 rep goal met.
Chinups BW+10 (7,6,5). 20 rep goal missed.

Really digging this 4 day, upper/lower split.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:30 PM   #26
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Really digging this 4 day, upper/lower split.
Glad to hear it. Looks like progress is smooth and steady.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #27
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Thursday, 3-29-12
Deadlift 3x5, 235, 325, 360
Squat 1x20, 190. Oh yea.
OH Press 150 (6,6,6). Rep goal missed. Still 1 more than last week.
Calf Raise 3x8, 90(10), 145, 155
Cble Crunch 3x10-15, 20(15), 20(12), 20

Deadlifts went great...with the help of outlawed chalk. 20 rep squats were better than expected. Exhausting, yes, but my form was pretty good throughout. Easier than I remember 185 being.

Friday, 3-30-12
BbRow 170 (8,7,6). 20 rep goal met.
IncDbBench 85 (8,8,6). 20 rep goal met.
Pullups BW+15 (8,6,6). 20 rep goal met.
DbCurls 3x8-10, 35 (10,9,9). 1 more than last week.
1armDbExt 3x8-10, 30 (10,10,9)

Rows were much harder than expected. I might not have warmed up enough before jumping into them.
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Deadlifts went great...with the help of outlawed chalk.
Sneaking it in, are you?

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1 more than last week.
That's the way it's done. Excellent work.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:27 AM   #29
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Sneaking it in, are you?
Yep. Just before my heaviest set, I'll chalk up, do my reps, then clean up the chalk. Gotta cover my tracks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #30
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Yep. Just before my heaviest set, I'll chalk up, do my reps, then clean up the chalk. Gotta cover my tracks.
Sneak in an old pair of lifting gloves and chalk them up. If you get caught pull them out of the bad and mention that they must have had chalk on them from home.

That should give you one get out of jail free card.
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