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Old 06-22-2012, 10:39 PM   #101
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Not trying to shove straps down your throat or anything, just showing my view on them.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:34 AM   #102
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I've thought about straps but was stubborn about it because I thought if you need straps then you need to get a stronger grip. But by the end of my workout my grip strength is toast. Would be a good idea for loading up the shrug bar. Thanks for the reminder.
Back strength is the major factor at improving grip strength. Fazc can tell you more about this. To improve grip, improve your back strength.

My back is strong, I always use straps, and I never struggle with grip when competing.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #103
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6/25/2012
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45x8
55x5
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125x3
135x7 - PR

Then I started my deload week per the 5/3/1 cycle. Put 10 pounds on the overhead press 1RM over the last cycle.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #104
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nothing wrong with rotating strap use into some pulls.
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55x5
75x5
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125x3
135x7 - PR

Then I started my deload week per the 5/3/1 cycle. Put 10 pounds on the overhead press 1RM over the last cycle.
Good progress. Here's to another 10...
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #106
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So I'm deloading this week, right? Well I did on squats as well as bench but I really wanted to hammer the tris so I did 5x5 on close grip bench with 185. I'm sure doing light bench allowed me to go heavylier than normal on these. Then did 4x12 on the tricep push down with heavy weight. Triceps recover quick enough that not deloading them should be fine.
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So I'm deloading this week, right? Well I did on squats as well as bench but I really wanted to hammer the tris so I did 5x5 on close grip bench with 185. I'm sure doing light bench allowed me to go heavylier than normal on these. Then did 4x12 on the tricep push down with heavy weight. Triceps recover quick enough that not deloading them should be fine.
Mine do as well. If it works, roll with it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:45 PM   #109
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Strong Ohp PR elijah!
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:37 PM   #110
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Thanks guys.

7/4/12
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185x5
205x5
245x5
270x7

Day 1 of week 1 of my 3rd 5/3/1 cycle. Squats slowly getting stronger and more importantly I feel my form and control are getting better. Excited for this next cycle of 5/3/1. Should be repping some big weight (big for me).
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