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Old 12-23-2012, 02:47 AM   #401
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Great work Josh! Hope your back is ok!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:35 AM   #402
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You may be right. I tend to perform better in the lower rep ranges. However, if I miss one workout, I can't really move forward at the end of the cycle.
I have considered fractional plates. I own a pair of 1.25lb plate mates that allow me to go up in 2.5lbs increments. I struggle with this though.
Is it better to reset and make jumps 5lbs at a time, or continue to move forward but only make 2.5lbs jumps?
Definitely the 2.5 lb jumps even on squat and deads if necessary. If I'm not mistaken, Wendler even agrees to this in the gospel.. IMO, reset is the last resort.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #403
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Aw geez - the last thing I wanna hear is a hurting back. Hope some home grown TLC can get it back in order. If not, make sure you get it checked out by someone like a doc or physio.

Your a warrior, which is why you carried on with the sesh. Lifting is also a big part of you, like DNA.

Merry Christmas to you, your wife, and mini Josh!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #404
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Tried Kirk Karwoski Rows for the first time. If you are looking for something to trigger some trap growth, give these a shot.
Going to Google them. They are a new one to me.

Stay healthy and have a good Christmas hombre.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #405
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Strong rows Josh! Take care of that back and merry christmas to you and yours!
Thanks big swede. Hope you and your family had a wonderful christmas and have a great new year.

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Great work Josh! Hope your back is ok!
Thanks buddy.
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Definitely the 2.5 lb jumps even on squat and deads if necessary. If I'm not mistaken, Wendler even agrees to this in the gospel.. IMO, reset is the last resort.
Interesting point. I will be considering this.Never looked at it this way.

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Aw geez - the last thing I wanna hear is a hurting back. Hope some home grown TLC can get it back in order. If not, make sure you get it checked out by someone like a doc or physio.

Your a warrior, which is why you carried on with the sesh. Lifting is also a big part of you, like DNA.

Merry Christmas to you, your wife, and mini Josh!!
Thanks Jim. It's already getting better. Like you my friend, lifting is in my blood. Thanks. Hope you and your family had a wonderful christmas and have a happy new year.
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Going to Google them. They are a new one to me.

Stay healthy and have a good Christmas hombre.
Thanks Steve. Hope you and your's had a great Christmas and have a awesome new year.
I got the idea from a Jim Wendler article on t-nation. It has an exercise description. I'll post it up along with the quote of the description.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:54 AM   #406
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Default 12/26/12 Cycle 8 Week 2 OHP

As I type this, I eat left over prime rib with inglehoffer horseradish.Win.

OHP
130x3
150x3
170x3 (Goal 3)

CGBP
140x10, 190x10, 210x12

Rack Chins (fat man pull ups)
bwx10,8,6

Ez Bar drag curls
60x15,15,12

Lateral DB raises
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Band face pulls x15x3

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Solid Session.
Hit my rep goal. The lower back was a little uncomfortable, so I belted up. It felt fine after that.

Knocked out a couple more reps on CGBP than last week.

I'm using the 10lb dbs for lateral raises because that is what I have as far as dbs. There my ladies. I am going to buy some cheapy adjustable dbs soon.

I do the face pulls with an elitefts mini band. It is kind of cool because to progressively load them all you have to do is stand a bit farther back than before.

Sqwats tomorrow.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #407
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I always wear my belt on OHP and I also always wear my squat shoes (Nike Romaleos). The raised heel seems to give me more stability and seems to eliminate any feeling of falling backwards on tough reps or grinders.

Awesome OHP to say the least. Getting comfortable in your new JoshGym?
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #408
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #409
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Damn Josh that's a strong CGBP!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #410
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Strong cgbench Josh! Take care of that back brother
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