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Another great workout tonight. Went up on everything again. Strength is coming back fast and feeling more like my self every week

Barbell Bench Press

5 warm ups

270 lbs - 10 sets of triples. Every rep was smooth and consistent

Incline Barbell Bench Press

185 lbs - 5x

225 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 3x

Smith Machine Floor Press - every rep paused

275 lbs - 3x

295 lbs - 2x

315 lbs - 1x

275 lbs - 5x

Machine Pec Deck Flys 

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 12x

230 lbs - 12x

250 lbs (whole stack) - 10x

Chambered Bar Tricep Pushdowns

150 lbs (whole stack) + 45 lb Plate - 3 sets of 10x

Single Arm Machine Bicep Curls

2 warm ups 

155 lbs - 4 sets of 10x each arm. 

 

Time for Wine - I earned it. 

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53 minutes ago, Chez said:

Another great workout tonight. Went up on everything again. Strength is coming back fast and feeling more like my self every week

Barbell Bench Press

5 warm ups

270 lbs - 10 sets of triples. Every rep was smooth and consistent

Incline Barbell Bench Press

185 lbs - 5x

225 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 3x

Smith Machine Floor Press - every rep paused

275 lbs - 3x

295 lbs - 2x

315 lbs - 1x

275 lbs - 5x

Machine Pec Deck Flys 

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 12x

230 lbs - 12x

250 lbs (whole stack) - 10x

Chambered Bar Tricep Pushdowns

150 lbs (whole stack) + 45 lb Plate - 3 sets of 10x

Single Arm Machine Bicep Curls

2 warm ups 

155 lbs - 4 sets of 10x each arm. 

 

Time for Wine - I earned it. 

Great log!! Keep working big man!!

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7 minutes ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Great log!! Keep working big man!!

Thanks brother. No quit in me. I plan on being my all time strongest and biggest this year. couple set back recently. but I am back in the groove ramping up. 

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Just now, Chez said:

Thanks brother. No quit in me. I plan on being my all time strongest and biggest this year. couple set back recently. but I am back in the groove ramping up. 

Did you crush that 194? 

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2 minutes ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Did you crush that 194? 

it goes down this Sunday. My buddy will Film. I plan on destroying it!. I have it on my desk at work to stare it down haha

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2 minutes ago, Chez said:

it goes down this Sunday. My buddy will Film. I plan on destroying it!. I have it on my desk at work to stare it down haha

good luck dude!

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Just now, KapMan said:

good luck dude!

Thanks buddy. I will give it everything I have. Only way I know how to do it. 

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6 minutes ago, Chez said:

it goes down this Sunday. My buddy will Film. I plan on destroying it!. I have it on my desk at work to stare it down haha

Well good luck! Cant wait to see the crush

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27 minutes ago, Chez said:

Thanks buddy. I will give it everything I have. Only way I know how to do it. 

I know you will. I look forward to seeing it

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Great shoulder and pinch workout today. Getting stronger. love the momentum.

Standing Barbell Overhead Press

4 warm ups

205 lbs - 10 sets of triples. Starting to get heavy on those couple sets but every rep moved well. got a good shot at 210 for the same volume next week but it will be hard. 

Rope Triceps Pull Downs

80 lbs - 4 sets of 15x. wanted to go lighter and get more volume. Elbow has been sore hear and there so I wanted to pump blood into the area. 

Machine Rear Laterals

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

Seated Dumbbell Side Laterals 

25 lb DBs - 3 sets of 10x

Flask One Hand Pinch

several warm ups

78.5 lbs - 3 singles each hand. Dominated. Nice. Only a hard single last week. making progress

68.5 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

58.5 lbs - 3 triples each hand

58.5 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds

Sorinex 4" Pinch Block One Hand Pinch

warm ups

53 lbs - 3 singles each hand

48 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

43 lbs -  3 triples each hand

 

 

 

 

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Amazing session today but I am super tired. I cut the session short because I was just exhausted but here is what I did:

Barbell Back Squats

2 warm ups

185 lbs - 8x

215 lbs - 8x

245 lbs - 8x

275 lbs - 8x

Lat Pull Downs

150 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

Seated Close Grip Cable Rows

150 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

Right Hand MMS Grippers

Several warms up during squats

194.5 lb RGC Super Elite - Closed for a Single. I felt the handles smash together. We got video of it but I didn't like the lighting. It had a shadow on the close so I told my friend to video my second attempt. Anyone who knows me, knows I am a demanding perfectionist. Just ok video isn't good enough for me.  

194.5 lb RGC Super Elite - Closed for a Single and this time we got good video. Stood in a spot with better lighting. See below for the video and still of the close. 

186 lb RGC MM3 - Good Single. The last two singles with the SE took a lot out of me cause I had to hold the closes for a long time to ensure we got a good still and that really drained my power. 

174 lb RGC RB 280 - 3 doubles

165 lb RGC Elite - 3 triples

160 lb MM1 - 3 sets of 4x

RBA Right Hand Negatives

Level 4.5 - Hold for 10 seconds

Level 5 - Hold for 10 seconds

Level 5.5 - Hold for 10 seconds

- Easy stuff. Upping the negatives next session. I am being cautious with them to start so I am doing a slow ramp up. 

 

 

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Just bought these off a friend on the gripboard. I always plan ahead. Its going to be a great year. I am so motivated and focused right now, its scary. Lets Go!

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Chez said:

Just bought these off a friend on the gripboard. I always plan ahead. Its going to be a great year. I am so motivated and focused right now, its scary. Lets Go!

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee.

 

 

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Pretty grippers. The 203 looks like a Beef Builder, and what's the other one?

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Just now, devinhoo said:

Pretty grippers. The 203 looks like a Beef Builder, and what's the other one?

Yep, the 203 is a tetting (AKA beef builder) super elite and the 200 is a ronnie coleman which is a lesser known brand but sometimes you need those to fill hard to find gaps. 

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4 minutes ago, Chez said:

Yep, the 203 is a tetting (AKA beef builder) super elite and the 200 is a ronnie coleman which is a lesser known brand but sometimes you need those to fill hard to find gaps. 

Im never going to find any in those ranges

 

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1 minute ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Im never going to find any in those ranges

 

You will buddy, just keep your eyes open. It took me a very long time to collect all the grippers I needed for a gradual ramp up and I was always looking ahead so when something came up that I wasn't ready for yet, I snatched it up cause I always planned on going this far.  

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I was so tired Sunday that I cut the workout short so I went last night to get some little stuff I didn’t get in:

Leg Extensions 

155 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

185 lbs - 10x

200 lbs - 10x

Lying Hamstring Curls 

95 lbs - 10x

110 lbs - 10x

125 lbs - 2 sets of 8x

Standing Alternating DB Hammer Curls

1 warm up set

40 lb DBs - 8x each arm

45 lb DBs - 8x each arm 

50 lb DBs - 8x each arm 

55 lb DBs - 8x each arm 

Machine Abs 

125 lbs - 4 sets of 20x

Standing Calf Raises on Step

Bodyweight - 50x, 30x, 30x, 30x

Pronation/Supination 

light exercise bar - 3 sets of 10x each arm

Front levering

light exercise bar - 4 sets of 10x each arm

Rear levering 

light exercise bar - 4 sets of 10x each arm 

Extensors

Red IM Band - 4 sets of 80x each hand 

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Great Chest and arms workout tonight. Continuing to get stronger every week. And the best part is I haven't felt discomfort in the pec I strained in weeks.

Flat Barbell Bench Press

5 warm ups

275 lbs - 10 sets of triples. No grinders but I am working on the last sets. 

Incline Barbell Bench Press

185 lbs - 3x

225 lbs - 3x. moved incredibly fast

260 lbs - 3x. Moved incredibly fast. My partner mentioned my incline was looking crazy strong tonight. More weight next week

Smith Machine Barbell Floor Press - each rep paused

275 lbs - 3x

295 lbs - 2x

320 lbs - 1x. moved quick

280 lbs - 5x

Machine Pex Dec Flys

190 lbs - 12x

210 lbs - 12x

230 lbs - 12x

250 lbs (whole stack) - 10x

Tricep Press Downs

150 lbs (whole stack) + 45 lb Plate - 3 sets of 10 reps

Machine Single Arm Bicep Curls

2 warm ups

155 lbs - 4 sets of 12x each arm. 

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13 minutes ago, Chez said:

Great Chest and arms workout tonight. Continuing to get stronger every week. And the best part is I haven't felt discomfort in the pec I strained in weeks.

Do you find that a lot of chest work helps with setting heavy grippers?

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Just now, devinhoo said:

Do you find that a lot of chest work helps with setting heavy grippers?

yep, and my grip is strongest when my whole body is strong. To set a 200 lb gripper fast and efficient you need upper body power. 

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So cannon power works just emailed me. I asked for a filed silvis megalodon gripper and I asked them to rate it flush mount and then throw in as many ratings as he could do and this is what they got: 220, 210, 200 then 185 and they said I should be able to eyeball ratings in between of 215, 205 and 193. And they said they can probably add two more ratings!

With this, the other grippers I just bought and the other adjustables I had made which I plan on having rated at intervals, I have all the tools I need to get to the MM8. Its on me now to train my ass off and everyone know I can do that. No excuses.

This is going to be a great year, Its on!

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I got two more increments on there, 175 and 165. To clarify on the "eyeballing" it's just that half way between increments will be essentially half way between the ratings. At least as it relates to training. 

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Just now, Cannon said:

I got two more increments on there, 175 and 165. To clarify on the "eyeballing" it's just that half way between increments will be essentially half way between the ratings. At least as it relates to training. 

You are the the man! I am a customer for life and will always refer people to you good sir! Those ratings rock!

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Just a fantastic workout today. I had a lot of energy for once and everything felt light. 

Standing Barbell Overhead Press

4 warm ups

210 lbs - 10 sets of triples. Little shocked how easy some of the sets moved. Little struggle on the last rep. 215 next week will be brutal and I will need to bring my A game. 

Slick as Snot 2.5" Crusher Lifts

warm ups

135 lbs - 3 singles each hand

125 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

115 lbs - 3 triples each hand

115 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds

- Everything felt super light. More weight next time

Standing Alternating DB Hammer Curls

1 warm up

45 lb DBs - 8x each arm

50 lb DBs - 8x each arm

55 lb DBs - 8x each arm

60 lb DBs - 8x each arm. I was shocked at how easy that felt

Triceps Rope Pull Downs

80 lbs - 15x

90 lbs - 12x

100 lbs - 10x

110 lbs - 10x

Strict 2 Hand Plate Wrist Curls - Forearms on Bench

35 lb Plate - 3 sets of 15x

Strict Barbell Reverse Wrist Curls - Forearms on thighs

50 lb Barbell - 3 sets of 10x

Seated Dumbbell Side Laterals

30 lb DBs - 3 sets of 10

Seated Rear Machine Laterals

120 lbs - 10x

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

 

Note - Brought in my 198 Grand Elite from the car to oil. It Hasn't been used in a while. Plan on going for it next Sunday. It will be tough. No guts, no glory

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