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#161 OFFLINE   PeterSweden

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:08 AM

Im a deadlfter not a bencher :P

Im at around 130kg 1rm in bench.

Done 90kg militarypress recently, strict. Aiming for 100kg right now.

I think I had great progress in bending.

Started bending for a month or two and then quit, then I took it up again 2 years later and trained for a couple of months, three maybe, and then could bend the rednail in IMPs.

Ppl have done worse :) the crush is my strongest part.

Im no Tommy Jennings but lots of ppl seem to struggle more than I did in bendng.

Grippers is my achilles heal in grip I'd say. Trained on and off for 3 years now. I've done 157 lbs MM1 and almost 161 lbs BB Elite. That sucks after 3 years of training, for me atleast.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

Im a deadlfter not a bencher :P
Im at around 130kg 1rm in bench.
Done 90kg militarypress recently, strict. Aiming for 100kg right now.
I think I had great progress in bending.
Started bending for a month or two and then quit, then I took it up again 2 years later and trained for a couple of months, three maybe, and then could bend the rednail in IMPs.
Ppl have done worse :) the crush is my strongest part.
Im no Tommy Jennings but lots of ppl seem to struggle more than I did in bendng.
Grippers is my achilles heal in grip I'd say. Trained on and off for 3 years now. I've done 157 lbs MM1 and almost 161 lbs BB Elite. That sucks after 3 years of training, for me atleast.


Ah, so maybe it's your experience in bending that you get your set strength from? Holding a 4 closed in a set is a pretty awesome feat in itself, man. And your crush is by no means weak. You have focused more on pinch and thick bar over the years and that's probably why your grippers have suffered a little. Probably after a year of crush emphasis you'll be a beast at it.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:08 PM

Sadly. Thats not the case. I've mostly been doing grippers  :( I've tried almost everything and progress is still slow.

I've only toyed around with RT and pinch a couple of times per year. A few weeks at most.

I think I will hit 100kg in RT and euro pinch rather easily but I often wonder if I will ever close my coc3,5..... :dry

I really want to be up there with Chez and Paul Knight!

I will never stop trying but who knows, maybe Im not cut out to be a gripper closer!



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

Sadly. Thats not the case. I've mostly been doing grippers  :( I've tried almost everything and progress is still slow.
I've only toyed around with RT and pinch a couple of times per year. A few weeks at most.
I think I will hit 100kg in RT and euro pinch rather easily but I often wonder if I will ever close my coc3,5..... :dry
I really want to be up there with Chez and Paul Knight!
I will never stop trying but who knows, maybe Im not cut out to be a gripper closer!


Well, and remember i'm a rookie so i don't really know...from what i understand, at your level, progress is very slow. The 3.5 is a flat out monster. I doubt I have the genetics to close it. And i know people say "if you plan to fail, you'll fail." Well that doesnt mean i should run around thinking one day I'll bench a thousand pounds lol.

But in your case, i think you have more than enough potential to close a 3.5. The strength is there, just look at your setting power, guys like chez and paul knight are legends in grip and one thing i notice about them is they have trained specifically for their needs. Most guys think they should use grippers 2-3 times a week. Chez goes once every ten days. My point is, if your gains are stalling, maybe it's time to start everything over and make a new plan. Try training everyday....or train once every two weeks. If you're a negatives guy, then try using higher reps and see what happens. Experiment. Half the fun is in the journey there brother!
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:07 PM

Today legs

Romanian deadlifts 8x205 6x235 5x255
Squats 20x225 easy money
Smith machine lunges 10x45, 8x70 per side
Single leg curl 12x60 7x70/5x70

Abs
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:08 PM

True! Im trying Chezs program atm, while doing pinch :) Every 8-10 days. I use alttle less volume tho :)


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:36 PM

True! Im trying Chezs program atm, while doing pinch :) Every 8-10 days. I use alttle less volume tho :)


Perfect! I like using less frequency workouts also. Gives the nervous system time to rest and think about other life stuff besides lifting :)
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

Today Chest shoulders triceps

 

Seated Dumbbell overhead press 11x80

DB flat bench press 9x90, 6x85

Incline db bench press 8x75

Facedown on incline bench lateral raises superset with standing db lateral raises: 2 sets with 20 lbs

DB Shrugs 15x90, 10x100

Decline Bench Press 9x175

Close Grip decline bench press 7x155

Cable Pushdown 11x90 14x80

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:13 AM

Did some sledge lifting at work today. I don't know how heavy the hammer is, but it's on the bigger side. Nevertheless, wrists feel good after that. I can see how these levers can be addicting. There's something about holding a heavy sledge that makes you feel like a lumberjack.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

Today back biceps thick bar

Dumbbell rows 10/9 x 105, 5x110 3x80 (fat grips)
Pull ups 24
Hammer grip chins with fat grips 11
Chin ups 9
T bar row with barbell stuffed in corner 10x125 10x125 weight of bar not included, plates are 25lb
Cable row 10x150 6x170 7x140 (fat grips)
Standing dumbbell curl 5x40 4x40
2 sets wrist curls and reverse wrist curls with light dumbbell

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:49 PM

Today grip

Warm ups: 16xsport, 8xtrainer, 4x1, 1x1.5
Right hand: miss hg300 141.8, miss ghp 6 138, 5xbbm 118, 8xcoc2 20mm block
Left: 1xbbm 118, 1x2.5 125, 4xcoc2, 13x bb sa 20 mm block

Grip machine
Right hand: 5x111, 13x96
Left 2x111, 13x96

Ttk
Right 10x10, 10x10 8x10, countless reps with 7.5
Left 5x10, 5x10, 6x10, countless reps with 7.5

Front and rear sledge levers 2 sets
Wrist curls reverse wrist curls 2 swts

So close on the hg300! Soon.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Lookin like steady progress! Keep it up bro

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:30 AM

Lookin like steady progress! Keep it up bro


Thanks bro, will do!

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

Today legs

Romanian deadlifts
10x205, 8x235, 6x255

Squats
10x275

Split squats in smith machine
10x70

Hip adduction
26x290

Single leg curl
8x70, 6x70

Abs

Great workout. Back and abs have been feeling very powerful. I'll be taking next week off to recover and rest a little. When i come back, i'll do a 6 week fat loss/recomposition phase because i am still a bodybuilder. Since september i have bulked up from 157 to 175 pounds, at a height of 5'7". Not too shabby!

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

Back to it, grip yesterday

Right hand: 1xhg300 141, 4xhybrid super master 120, 4xhybrid Sm, 1xhsm, 3xhsm
Left: 1x2.5 125, 1xbbm 118, 1xghp5, 1xghp5, 2.8xcoc 2

Grip machine:
Right 7x112.5, 3x113.5, hold with 98.5 for time
Left fail x111, 10x98.5

Plate curls
Right 6x2tens, 6x2 tens
Left 7x2 tens, 5x2 tens

2 sets sledgehammer levers front and back with 5lb sledge
1 set each reverse wrist curl and wrist curl, high reps
Extensors 3 sets EYHB

yeah! Closed my hg300. It wasn't an overcrush...the handles touched and open right away. But a close nonetheless. Crush strength is really soaring right now in both hands. I have a 138 ghp 6 and a 138 grand master i want to try. They are lighter than my hg 300 which is almost 142, but the spread is wider so you know how that is.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

Did chest shoulders tris and abs today, but was in a hurry and didn't get.to log anything. Good workout though...no pr's since this was my first session after.taking a week off, but now that the cns is fired up again I anticipate good things for the next 6 Weeks.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:26 PM

Had my first pinch workout today:

 

Hub

Right Hand: 30, 35, 40, 5x32.5

Left: 30, 30, 32.5, 6x28.75

 

Plate Pinches (using a loading pin as a pipe and 3 tens for thickness)

Right: 3 tens, 3 tens + 7.5lbs, 3 tens +12.5, 3 tens + 20

Left: 3 tens, 3 tens+7.5, 3 tens +12.5, 3tens +20

All weights were too easy.  I was able to hold everything for time

 

Imtug Pinch

Right: 25xim2 20xim2

Left 15xim2, 12xim2

 

A few static holds with ring/pinkie finger closing imtug4 (have to get some crush in :grin: )


Wrist Curls 2 sets 30 lbs dumbell

Reverse wrist curls 2 sets 25 lbs dumbell

 

Cool beans!  Have never really dedicated a workout to pinch.  All the TTKing i've been doing must be paying off because months ago my hub max was around 30.  I think that if I train this lift, I can actually get to a non-embarrassing 50 pounds relatively soon!  I'm not looking to be the next Juha or Jedd Johnson here, but just a much stronger version of my current self.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

Back and biceps today:

 

pull ups
6xbw+55, 7xbw+45, 15

One arm db rows 10R/8L x 95, 6x100

Tbar Row with barbell end stuffed in corner 10x130, 10x130 (bar weight not included, 25 pound plates used instead of 45's)

Close Grip Pull up thumbless 12

dumbell curls 5x40, 8x30

High incline preacher curls 6x25

 

Biceps were toast by the end of back work and my curls really suffered.  For anyone wondering or for the 2 people who actually read this log, I only log down my "true" work sets where I go to failure.  I do more sets than this.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:41 PM

Nice job on the hg300!

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

Nice job on the hg300!


Thanks brother :D


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