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    https://www.facebook.com/100000146396300/posts/2504819709532884/ Deadlift 265x4 PR!!!!! Shrugs 210x2x20 Chims 134.3x5 PR! - rested one minute then 5x body weight Feeling super duper awesome about that 584 quadruple.
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    I’ve never understood this behavior. For me, dead last in a pro class is still better than a top spot in the amateur division. IMO the amateur class is mostly there to give new guys, and guys with less talent a class to practice and compete in order to develop their strength and skill so that they don’t break their arms when they move up and enter the pro class. Thankfully though some competitions in Sweden have started implementing some restrictions. If you’ve won an amateur class, you have to compete in pro. The situation was terrible a few years ago. I remember when a group of high level pullers from Kazakhstan traveled to Sweden and entered the amateur class. The poor fellers didn’t stand a chance. Heck, most guys in the pro class didn’t stand a chance!
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    Bent some stuff. .272x7 drill rod went quick. Then lots of partials. Payed attention to where my index fingers go on the bar because my right is always destroyed, left is fine, so I adjusted the right and feels better than it ever has after bending. Did some damage to a 1/4×6 g8 which is a first, got it to about 95* then later to about 80*. .302 and .2969 drill rod moving well, in BBW wraps so easier than IMPS that I've used in the past. Realized some pain in my left hand is not from grip or bending, it's from washing my damn skillet.... Doesn't matter how strong or conditioned you think you are, always be aware of the risk for repetitive motion injuries! My last one was elbow pain because I decided to push open doors with my fingertips. Train when you train but be careful about any other regular stresses on your hands. Here's a bit of the aftermath.
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    Devon's normal walk-around weight has been about 235 lbs for about the past 20 years. It requires a lot of effort for him to gain weight. He's naturally a lean dude. He did get up in weight to pull Michael and Denis in 2018. I think he got close to 260 -- the heaviest he's ever been. But this is far from being his normal weight. I pulled Devon in one of my first tournaments in June 1997. He was just 200 lbs. I remember thinking when I saw him for the first time "I can beat this guy". I was wrong. Very wrong.
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    Several months before the match, Devon told me he was having a hard time believing he could beat Denis. But he said that he would convince himself that it was possible by the time the match occurred. I don't know if he quite got to the point where he truly believed it. I think he agreed to the match because the opportunity to pull Denis finally presented itself, after years of talk. His left was not in the shape it was in when he beat Pushkar in 2012, but Igor wanted the PAL left-hand super heavyweight belt to be on the line (Devon hadn't defended it in a PAL event since his Pushkar win), and the offer was good. I think most would have preferred to see Devon pull Denis with the right. I think the match would have been closer, but Devon would still have lost.
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    Terry and Jan Todd have (or had, not sure if it will continue with the death of Terry) a most excellent scholarly publication that was published anywhere from every 4 or 5 months to over a year apart between issues. I began subscribing after the 2014 issue that featured two pieces on the death of Strongman Mike Jenkins. The publication is relatively pricey. However, what most do not know is that about three years after publication, it is put on the Internet. Here is the issue published in late 2014, about a year after Mike Jenkins' passing. This is only a link to the 13 page piece that includes the clinical description of substances found at the scene of his death, substances provided voluntarily by his widow to investigators, and the results of the autopsy and toxicology reports. You will have to dig a little more for the link to the editorial about Mike written by Jan and Terry, as well as the rest of the issue: https://www.starkcenter.org/igh/igh-v12/igh-v12-n4-v13-n1/igh1204-1301p54.pdf This is not a bunch of off-the-top-of-the-head-comments by Internet Jockeys. This is as close as you are going to get with real science discussing the murky world of the effect of PEDs. There is a moment in the movie Bigger Stronger Faster where some asshole obnoxious bodybuilder, in response to the claim that Steroids can kill, defiantly says on camera "Where are the bodies?". Well, here is one.
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    I'd train a lifetime for that set.
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    I tried the glove thing for awhile once. It definitely saves your skin during training, but it prevented calluses developing where I needed them. So my baby soft hands would tear easier when I pulled without them. Plus, at least for me, technique and feel is super important on pinch. I could never really get a good feel for the implement with gloves. So there's good and bad with the glove thing. But there is no doubt David knows his stuff and it may work great for others.
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    I was going to post this in the Larry Wheels lifts the Inch dumbbell thread since there was so much talk about strongman but since it got closed I figured I'd post it here. This event is the last qualifier for the Arnold Strongman Classic in Ohio March 1&2. It will be livestreamed on Saturday January 19 at 12PM PST for free by Rogue here: https://www.roguefitness.com/theindex/video/arnold-pro-strongman-world-series-live-stream I don't know how many of you are into strongman but this is going to be a pretty big show. Competitors: Matjaz Belsak, JF Caron, Rauno Heinla, Jitse Kramer, Martins Licis, Jimmy Paquet, Jerry Pritchett, Mateusz Kieliszkowski, Mateusz Ostaszewski, Brian Clark. Events: Log press for reps (385lbs), Last Man Standing Deadlift (starts at 700lbs), Sandbag carry (400lbs), Atlas Stone to shoulder for reps (400lbs), Antique Fire truck pull. These are the kind of weights Larry will have to move and the kind of guys he will have to compete against if he hopes to succeed in strongman.
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    For the guys that seem to complain about the fee for grip comps, which are usually 20-50 bucks, looks at the 65 dollar tag on the amateur show. Wanna do anything worthwhile in competition? You gotta pay to be in it! Grip comp fees are the lowest I’ve ever seen for a competition sport.
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    I’m just busting your chops 👍🏻
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    I dont quite get it, normal levels for a 40-60 year old man is not the same as a 20-year olds. The term normal is a little misplaced here if used in that context.
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    While in Colorado I did 10 pushups with my wife on my back and 10 pullups from a ledge with all my snow gear on. Then when I got home last night I pressed my new 85 globe dumbbell for 3 reps righty. It’s actual weight is 83. Bench 115x14 PR! This was my best ever projected max set (365 pounds).
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