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#121 OFFLINE   dlewis8589

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

 

7/23/2014

 

Squat: 3x5-187.5lbs

 

Overhead Press: 2x5-100lbs

                            1x5-95lbs

 

Deadlift: 1x5-245lbs

 

Fixed squat weight


Keep up the good work! Great and fast progress!

 

Jüri

Thanks man I appreciate it! How your 2.5 coming along?



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:01 PM

How your 2.5 coming along?

Thanks for asking!

Pretty good. Started choking it from 10mm (+2mm every workout) and now im on 20mm, closed 4 single reps with each hand. My righ hand and off hand are in same spot. Now taking a little rest, a little pain in right hand.

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 06:12 PM

7/26/2014

 

Grippers-

 

RH: 

COC #2.5(127lb)-1x1

GHP 6(132lbs)-2x0(Very close, finished off), 2x0

COC #2.5(127lbs)-1x0(close, finished off)

5/8 Hybrid SM(120lb)- 3x1,1x0

COC #2(109lb)-1x5/1x0(close, finished off)

 

LH:

Choked(20mm) GHP 5(112lb)-6x1, 1x0(close, finished off)

COC #1.5(89lb)-1x5

 

Reverse Wrist curls: 1x15- 15lbs

                                 2x12- 15lbs

 

David Horne Thumbscrew 2-thumb close: COC #1.5(89lbs)-1x5 

                                                                  COC #1-1x8

                                                                  COC #T-3x20/1x15 Wide Range Closes

 

Extensors: Flex Ex bands, Blue&Red-3x30

 

Wrist didn't feel great so I didn't do the hammer



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

7/25/2014

 

Continental Clean(not axle): 5x3-115lbs

 

Front Squat: 3x3-170lbs

 

Paused Close Grip Incline Bench: 2x5-110lbs

 

Pull ups- 3x5-BW+5lbs

               1x3-BW+5lbs/1x2-BW



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:11 AM

Hey, wanted to ask that how wide the starting gap is on grippers when you do them (are these wide range closes or)?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

J.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

Hey, wanted to ask that how wide the starting gap is on grippers when you do them (are these wide range closes or)?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

J.

They are all parallel set closes unless otherwise stated.

Your welcome!



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Posted Yesterday, 07:14 PM

7/28/2014

 

Squat: 5x5-165lbs

 

Strict Standing OHP: 5x5-95lbs

 

Continental Clean: 5x3-112lbs

 

 

So I changed my mind and decided to move on from starting strength, the workouts were getting too intense and I just really wanted to do something else. So I ordered my first axle from rogue on friday, and decided to start using a Texas Method template today. All in all I am very happy with my SS gains and can't wait to take it further. 

 

The axle…. This thing is awesome! I kind of have a love-hate thing though, the cleans were MUCH harder (obviously), and that last set took everything I had. I loved them though because of how strong they'll make me. After I finished the cleans and rested a minute I wanted to do some axle Deadlifts but figured I shouldn't over-do it my first time. Oh and all my OHPs' have been strict standing, just felt like specifying.  


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Posted Yesterday, 07:43 PM

I would consider doing cont. clean AND press, put these motions together, and start adding in assistance work like single arm dumbbell push presses, sandbag shouldering and carries (buy the 50-70lb bags you get to weigh your car down and duck tape them together), rack pulls, heavy beltless holds with a barbell after you unrack it like a squat, and double over barbell holds for time. This is good general prep for strongman events
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Posted Yesterday, 07:50 PM

Oh and switch to push pressing. Keep flat bench in, especially because you don't like it. It will save your shoulders for overhead work and build the starting strength you need to push the weight. Maybe move your bench in to match your overhead grip. Trust me on this.

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Posted Today, 01:33 PM

7/29/2014

 

Cuban Rotations: 3x10-10lbs

 

Band Pull Aparts: 2x15- 3lb yellow band (folded in half)

 

Underhand Band Pull Aparts: 2x15- 3lb yellow band (folded in half)

 

Bicep Curls: 1x8- 25lbs

                     2x8-20lbs

 

I would consider doing cont. clean AND press, put these motions together, and start adding in assistance work like single arm dumbbell push presses, sandbag shouldering and carries (buy the 50-70lb bags you get to weigh your car down and duck tape them together), rack pulls, heavy beltless holds with a barbell after you unrack it like a squat, and double over barbell holds for time. This is good general prep for strongman events

 

Oh and switch to push pressing. Keep flat bench in, especially because you don't like it. It will save your shoulders for overhead work and build the starting strength you need to push the weight. Maybe move your bench in to match your overhead grip. Trust me on this.

Thanks as always for the advice Matt, I guess it makes sense to do the press with the clean as I've never seen an axle clean event lol. If you wouldn't mind, I have a few questions though.

 

When you say switch to push pressing, you don't mean to drop strict press, do you?

I'm a little confused on your reasoning to keep flat bench in, but you said to trust you, and I can live with close grip flat bench(same grip as overhead) so i'll put them in. If I recall correctly it was the strain on my wrist being the reason I didn't like flat bench, so maybe the axle will help with that.

 

So my original pressing frequency was going to be M:Strict OHP 3-5x5/W:Strict OHP 3x8-12/F: Push Press 6x3/ New 1-5RM.

 

Would M: C&P 5x3, CG Bench 5x5/W: Strict OHP 3-5x5, F: Same, be better?

 

I was also going to add another thick bar lift on monday, either rack pulls or rows. Cant really do DB presses, as I only have up to 30lbs DB's.

 

Last thing, how do I go about implementing the things you said in your first post?

 

Thanks bud!