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Old 07-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #121
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Felt really good actually. Was training my cousin on the squat and was trying to demo the depth and ended up burying these really good. It always helps when others are watching.
Solid work. Completely over that ear infection?
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #122
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Over the ear infection now.
7/18/2012
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225x5
275x3
295x3
330x7

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295x4
295x3
Stopped double overhand grip and went to deadlift grip.
295x12
295x12

Deadlifts felt very good, almost too good. I'm glad they are feeling right again as they had been really hammering my lower back. Feel much better lately. Shrugs were interesting. Able to keep a hold of the weight for all reps with the traditional deadlift grip. Shouldn't be any ill effects doing shrugs with that grip, no?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #123
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Able to keep a hold of the weight for all reps with the traditional deadlift grip. Shouldn't be any ill effects doing shrugs with that grip, no?
Over, underhand for shrugs?
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #124
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Yeah. Is that weird? It actually worked well. Traps are nice and sore today. Just hoping there won't be any ill carryover orosomething
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #125
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Good training man, but mixed grip for shrugs will probably tear your bicep in the long run, and also the trap involvement gets unbalanced. Better to use straps and moar weight! :-) keep on smashing!
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Great deadlifting Elijah and killer shrugs, interesting grip though for shrugs not sure about it though have heard of people tearing biceps that way.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #127
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Good to know about the possibility of injury. Definitely want to do everything I can to avoid that. Will have to break down and get straps. Been to lazy to buy them. Do you guys like the ones that wrap around wrist and multiple times around bar? Or the other style I've seen where it looks like 1 continual piece of material that looks to just go over the hand bones?
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nice work elijah ... waiting to see you smashing some PRs.
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Good to know about the possibility of injury. Definitely want to do everything I can to avoid that. Will have to break down and get straps. Been to lazy to buy them. Do you guys like the ones that wrap around wrist and multiple times around bar? Or the other style I've seen where it looks like 1 continual piece of material that looks to just go over the hand bones?
Yeah, like Swede said, over under on shrugs can be a bit spotty.

If you're going to get straps, I am a big fan of Versa Gripps. They lock much easier. Much less of a hassle, but cost more.
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Back from vacation. We were in Virginia Beach for 7 days. Warm water, big waves, what a blast. I need to move to the ocean.

7/26/2012
Standing overhead press
95x5
115x3
125x3
135x7 - tied PR(reps) - awesome to be repping the plates on this lift!

back off sets of press
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5

Close grip bench press
195x5
195x5
195x5
195x5 - PR weight and reps. last time I did them was at 155 for 3 sets of 10-8. I like going heavier on this lift.

Felt strong today, especially for having been on a plane most of the day. First day back from vacation so felt fresh, except for the dang sunburn. Week 2 of of 5/3/1 complete.

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