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#1541 OFFLINE   jvance

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:08 AM

Good to see you still hammering out the workouts dude.

#1542 OFFLINE   Chez

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:00 PM

Good to see you still hammering out the workouts dude.

Thanks Jon. No matter how busy I may get, I always try to keep up with my workouts. 

 

I'm not updating the log just yet, but I trained right hand grippers tonight and I got 3 straight singles with my 194.45 lb rated Super Elite. I was tired after a long day at work and I wasn't even going all out. I know I have more in me well rested with cert adrenaline flowing through me. Its time..............I signed up for the MM6. Looking forward to a good battle! 


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

Kill that MM6!!!
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

Kill that MM6!!!

Thanks Josh!

 

I'm still training. My last grip workout was Sunday. I wanted to take the week off to rest my hands since I plan on making my attempts with the MM6 this weekend if it arrives on time (I coordinated the timing with Matt). I just finished my last regular powerlifting workout of the week tonight. I'm not updating the log tonight though. My next log update will be this weekend (hopefully after my MM6 attempts). For the rest of the week I'm going to rest up and visual. I really want this cert and plan on giving it every I have.  


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#1545 OFFLINE   Chez

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:59 PM

Officially the 7th man to close the Mash Monster level 6 gripper. He is the video which has already been posted on the board but I'll include it here to keep the log complete. 

 

 

 

 

I'll update my log and include my thoughts about the cert tomorrow. Pretty tired now. Time to go after the MM7!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:07 AM

Very cool, congrats buddy.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:36 AM

Congrats Chez!

How tough do you think that mm6 was anyway?

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

Very cool, congrats buddy.

Thanks Geralt. 

 

Congrats Chez!

How tough do you think that mm6 was anyway?

Thanks Roy. I'm honestly not even sure because when I get crazy like that I don't feel much. I would guess its harder than the 194 lb COC #4 I just closed but easier than the 199 lb COC #4 I closed. 


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:36 AM

That was insane!  Couldn't even imagine how hard that thing would be to close ... big congrats!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

Congrats chez! What an inspirational close. It'll be an honor to meet and shake your hand this month, as long as you don't break mine in the process lol
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Posted 06 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

That was insane!  Couldn't even imagine how hard that thing would be to close ... big congrats!

Thanks Carl. 

 

Congrats chez! What an inspirational close. It'll be an honor to meet and shake your hand this month, as long as you don't break mine in the process lol

haha, looking forward to meeting you and closing some grippers together. 

 

 

I lost some skin on my set finger. These bigger grippers really beat up my set finger. 



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

Congrats Chez!


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:52 AM

Congrats Chez!

Thanks Honk. 



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

I bet that 3.5 CCS, has gotta be easier now!



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

Still training. Just super busy with work and trying to find a place to live with my girlfriend. Also getting ready for the grip comp I'm running next weekend. I'll find time to update the log this weekend. 


Edited by Chez, 16 July 2014 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

Gotta start logging again. I'm just going to pick up with tonight. I'm doing a deload week (40-60 percent of my training max for everything which is less than my real max). My grip competition is this upcoming weekend so its perfect timing. 

 

Flat Barbell Bench Press

118.5 lbs = 5 reps

148.5 lbs = 5 reps

178.5 lbs = 5 reps

 

Incline Barbell Bench Press

107.5 lbs = 5 reps

135 lbs = 5 reps

162 lbs = 5 reps

 

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 reps

65 lbs = 3 sets of 15 reps

 

Close Grip Push Ups 

3 sets of 10 reps

 

Note: tomorrow will be my last grip workout before the comp. Here is a video of how I decided to run the sledge choke event. It will allow less tilt and be easy to judge: 


Edited by Chez, 20 July 2014 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:17 PM

Argh! Life has been busy. Time to get back on track with this log. I just held a comp this past weekend and it went pretty well. I made a few mistakes running the comp, but I made notes of what I need to do differently. I'm hosting a location for the king kong grip comp in late October so I'll make sure to correct the errors for that comp. Here is a summary of how I did lift wise:

 

Event 1: Grippers with a 20 mm Block Set.

Attempt 1 - I opened with my 185.8 lb MM3 Replica and got it no problem.

 

Attempt 2 - I decided to make the jump to my 192 lb Freak MM3 Replica. I just closed this gripper with a 20 mm block set earlier in the week and I was hoping to duplicate that close to grab 2nd best 20 mm block set close on the NAGS list. I missed by a small margin.

 

Attempt 3 - I decided to drop down to my 189.85 MM5 Replica. I squeaked out the close and actually got light headed and shaky in the legs. This is a gripper that I have closed no problem 20 mm block set in training but I felt off on grippers today so it was tough this time. I guess I trained heavy grippers way too close to the comp. Stupid mistake. This close is still good for 3rd best on the NAGS list.

 

Attempt 4 - I tried one more time with the 192 lb MM3 and I got even closer this time but I couldn't seal the deal. It was meant to happen today. Oh well. 189.85 is still a huge comp PR.

 

Event 2: Ironmind Hub

Attempt 1 - Got 60 lbs very easy. 

 

Attempt 2 - 65.35 lbs was no problem

 

Attempt 3 - Got 67.75 lbs. New PR! Felt very good also. I had more in me.

 

Attempt 4 - I went for 70 lbs even. I have been chasing 70 lbs on the hub for a while. A couple months back I got it 6 inches off the floor. I pulled it to lock out and got the down signal and all of a sudden it slipped out of my hands! :(. So freaking close. Oh well. The hub is an event at King Kong in October and I'm taking 70 lbs down!

 

Rolling Thunder

- before I decided to pick the rolling thunder as an event I hadn't trained the RT in a long time. My ankle has been bad so I have been avoiding events that put lots of stress on my ankle. I had lost a lot of progress on it when I started training it again but I started to hit my stride again leading up to the comp. I also took a break from grippers left hand to make sure my left was well rested for this. 

 

Attempt 1 - 164.9 lbs with complete ease

 

Attempt 2 - 172.5 lbs no problem

 

Attempt 3 - 177.5 lbs felt real good

 

Attempt 4 - 180.15 lbs. Got it! Pretty close to where I use to be on the RT. Happy with this result since I brought it back up in a short time. I want to keep hitting the RT now and make a push for 200 lbs because I want to get on the ironmind list for the crush to dust challenge. The RT is the only thing holding me back. I'll keep hitting it on thick bar day. 

 

Sledge Choke with strict rules

- the rules I used for the sledge choke were very strict. The ball and nut allowed very little tilt. I like the idea but admit I should have allowed a little more tilt. Next time I'll use a bigger nut on the sledge head and I'll use half inch lines since 1 inch jumps on this was brutal.

 

Attempt 1 - 14 inches no problem

 

Attempt 2-4 - I kep trying 15 inches. I got this with compete ease in training but I could only get it about half way up with my best attempt. My wrist was fried and it just wasn't happening today.  

 

 

Overall happy with my performance. 


Edited by Chez, 30 July 2014 - 08:20 PM.

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#1558 OFFLINE   Chez

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

tonight's training

 

Flat Barbell Bench Press

120 lbs = 5 reps

150 lbs = 5 reps

180 lbs = 3 reps

195 lbs = 5 reps

225 lbs = 5 reps

255 lbs = 5 reps

 

Incline Barbell Bench Press

137.5 lbs = 10 reps

165 lbs = 10 reps

192.5 lbs = 10 reps

 

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 reps

95 lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps

 

Close Grip Push Ups

3 sets of 10 reps

 

Grippers Left Hand (MMS unless stated otherwise)

COC Sport = 10 reps

COC #.5 = 5 reps

COC #1 = 3 reps

COC #2 = 2 reps

COC # 2.5 = 1 rep

Original #3 = 1 rep

 

165.3 lb BBE = 1 rep

174 RB 280 = 1 rep

172 COC #3.5 = 1 rep

153 COC #3 = 3 reps 20 mm Block set

153 COC #3 = 3 reps 20 mm Block set

153 COC #3 = 2 reps 20 mm Block set

 

Crush Booster Holds Left Hand

Big Purple Band and Red Band = (3) 10 second holds

 

Note: Time to start Training for King Kong. Only event I'm worried about is the little big horn since I haven't trained it in a long time and I honestly don't like it but I'll do my best to bring it up before the comp. 


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

Huge numbers for the contest its seems you hit a contest PR in nearly everything and some by quite a big margin. Way to go on the successful day of competing and running a contest with such a large group.


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#1560 OFFLINE   Chez

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Posted Yesterday, 08:40 PM

Huge numbers for the contest its seems you hit a contest PR in nearly everything and some by quite a big margin. Way to go on the successful day of competing and running a contest with such a large group.

Thanks Stephen. Block set grippers was the huge PR. In the past I only trained MMS so my paused strength was way below my MMS. I have been doing a lot more block work and its paying off. I hope the competition can evolve and grow. We have a nice group of regulars in the area now. 

 

By the way, you are freaking huge dude. I saw the pic of you with Clay and you are noticeably bigger and Clay is no tiny guy either. 


Edited by Chez, Yesterday, 08:41 PM.

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