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Stephen Anderson
20 minutes ago, Chez said:

Strong man and you didn't get a good set either. You were way wider than MMS. I never liked those thin handles. They actually use to make them with both handles like that. The thought was it made a tighter close like beyond the range, easy than filing the inside of the handle. The problem is that it concentrates the same force in a smaller area making it more painful. Filing the inside is way better, you get the beyond the range with the same surface area touching your hand. 

Keep up the strong work man. I attempt my 194.5 super elite next which feels just like the real MM6

I typically go that wide with most of my closes. For some reason i cant figure out how to get way down there

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Starting to feel real......  

Still training. Just got off track with the log as I adjust my workouts at my friends home gym and the fitness center in my building. Today I attempted my 199 Rated GHP 9 for the first time ever. I di

Still alive and still training. I never stopped. Work and my personal life got crazy so I took some time off from logging. My strength is really coming back though. Almost full strength on pressing mo

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Chez
5 minutes ago, Stephen Anderson said:

I typically go that wide with most of my closes. For some reason i cant figure out how to get way down there

you have watch this right? its the best set video there is. You obviously have the upper body strength, you just need to practice 

 

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Stephen Anderson
40 minutes ago, Chez said:

you have watch this right? its the best set video there is. You obviously have the upper body strength, you just need to practice 

 

Ive never seen this... could be a complete game changer!! Every time the gripper slides back in my hand. This should help!

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1 minute ago, Stephen Anderson said:

Ive never seen this... could be a complete game changer!! Every time the gripper slides back in my hand. This should help!

you got all the tools man. You are big and strong. You work the technique and sky is the limit. 

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Great shoulder and thick bar session today with a little wrist work thrown in

Standing Overhead Barbell Press

4 warm ups

200 lbs - 10 sets of triples no problem

Rope Triceps Pull Downs

90 lbs - 3 sets of 15x

Seated Dumbbell Side Lateral Raises 

30 lb Dbs - 3 sets of 8x

Seated Machine Rear Laterls

130 lbs - 8x

140 lbs - 8x

150 lbs - 8x

Slick as Snot 2.5" Crusher with no chalk

warm ups

132.5 lbs - 3 singles each hand

122.5 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

112.5 lbs - 3 triples each hand

112.5 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds each hand

Strict Double Hand Plate Wrist Curls (Forearms on Bench)

25 lb Plate - 3 sets of 15x

Strict Barbell Reverse Wrist Curls (Forearms on legs)

40 lb Barbell - 3 sets of 15x

 

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Chez
2 minutes ago, EricMilfeld said:

I’m impressed by your pressing!

Thanks buddy 

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Chez

Great session today. I'm totally in groove and rebounding nicely from the pull/strain. Getting strong every week

Barbell Deadlifts

4 warm ups

315 lbs - triple

345 lbs - triple

375 lbs - triple

405 lbs - easy triple. I told my training buddy, I could have kept going no problem but decided to save it. 

315 lbs - 10x. did this for volume, Haven't done higher reps in a while. Super easy. I again told my buddy I have more in me but that is enough. I will increase the weight on every set next time

Lat Pulls downs with Yes 4 All grips

150 lbs - 8x

160 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

180 lbs - 8x. easiest that has ever felt. more next time

Wide Grip Cable Rows with Yes 4 All Grips

150 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

Standing Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curls

35 lb DBs - 8x each arm

40 lb DBs - 8x each arm

45 lb DBs - 8x each arm

50 lb Dbs - 8x each arm. too easy. More next time

Supination/Pronation with Light exercise bar

3 sets of 10x each hand

Lying Hamstring Curls

95 lbs - 10x

110 lbs - 10x

125 lbs - 10x

Leg Extensions

140 lbs - 10x

155 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

 

Time for a protein shake and beer........I earned it

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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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Stephen Anderson
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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Stephen Anderson
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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KapMan
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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Chez
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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Stephen Anderson
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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devinhoo
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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Stephen Anderson
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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Chez
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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