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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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devinhoo
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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Chez
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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Goran Paulinič

25 set workout? Not bad, not bad.

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Posted (edited)

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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Cannon

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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Chez

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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5 minutes ago, Chez said:

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

Really strong overhead work Chez!

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Chez
Just now, Donc101 said:

Really strong overhead work Chez!

Thanks buddy. Working hard to come back stronger than ever. Love the training flow right now. 

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Chez

Good workout today. Deadlifts felt better last time but I went up and still got every planned rep. Thick bar work is still on the rise. 

Deadlifts 

4 warm ups 

315 lbs - 3x

345 lbs - 3x

385 lbs - 3x

415 lbs - 3x

335 lbs - 10x

Lat Pull Downs with yes 4 all grips 

160 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

180 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

Medium Width Cable Rows with yes 4 all grips

170 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

230 lbs - 8x

Lying Hamstring Curls

95 lbs - 8x

110 lbs - 8x

125 lbs - 8x

140 lbs - 8x

Leg Extensions 

155 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

185 lbs - 8x

200 lbs - 8x

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Filed Megalodon gripper just arrived from cannon with 6 pre-marked ratings: 220, 210, 200, 185, 175, 165 and I can eyeball in between ratings. Just in time for training this weekend! I gotta send him 2 more adjustables (Aaron C made from a hard grand elite and Pro spring) and some other regular heavy grippers to rate this weekend. Its so on................When I said whatever it takes, I meant whatever it takes. I am all in this time. 

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Just want to add that they included rating tags for every rating which I didn’t even expect. How cool is that. Amazing service. Thanks @Cannon

You guys are the best 

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HandsofStone

That's pretty bad ass bro!!!! Is the spread on the handles very similar to that of a CoC? What's the diameter of the handles as well? 

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17 minutes ago, HandsofStone said:

That's pretty bad ass bro!!!! Is the spread on the handles very similar to that of a CoC? What's the diameter of the handles as well? 

Thanks dude. Silvis is a little more narrow (I want to say 2.25 without filing but I will check). I feel like all the Asian brands are narrower. but the filing makes for a little more range of motion and as you move down the handles the spread obviously increases. I plan on using this after my regular heavy gripper singles for BTR singles and then progressing to normal doubles and triples and BTR doubles and triples. I will measure the spread on the settings and post here. The other adjustables I had made are a hard grand elite and pro spring and I had some longer handles made (on top of regular handles) for each for even more adjustability. I will post those ratings and spread as well. I plan on working both harder and smarter this year to reach new heights.  

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Posted (edited)

Another really great chest and arms session. Moved up again. Feeling great. 

Flat Barbell Bench Press

6 warm ups

280 lbs - 10 sets of triples. Every rep was smooth. I called someone over to spot the 10 set (just in case) and they said it looked like I had a couple more reps in me. Feeling strong

Incline Barbell Bench Press

185 lbs - 3x

225 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 3x. Last one was tough but I got it

Smith Machine Floor Press - Every Rep Paused

275 lbs - 3x

295 lbs - 2x

325 lbs - 1x. Dominated. My training partner said it looked easy and felt it

280 lbs - 4x. Wanted a 5th but I got out of position. Can't win them all. 

Machine Peck Deck FLys

190 lbs - 12x

210 lbs - 12x

230 lbs - 12x

250 lbs (whole stack) - 12x

Tricep Push Downs

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

Single Arm Machine Bicep Curls

170 lbs (whole Stack) - 4 sets of 8x each. That felt crazy easy. The extra bicep work I was have been throwing in is paying off. More reps next week

Standing Calf Raises on a step

Body Weight - 4 sets of 30x

 

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Chez

198 Grand Elite. Sunday is going to be fun. I am going to have dig deep for this one. I look forward to the challenge. If I give everything I have, I’ll leave happy no matter the result

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rippedlikeapig

Good luck Chez! 

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Chez
10 hours ago, rippedlikeapig said:

Good luck Chez! 

Thanks bud. I will get a good night's rest tonight and attack it with everything I have. 

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Great training session today. Very heavy though. First time not getting all my rep on overhead press but it was going to happen eventually as the weight kept increasing. 

Standing Overhead Barbell Press

Multiple warm ups

215 lbs - 5 triples. ya, that last one was tough. Dam

215 lbs - double, failed right at lock out on the 3rd. 

215 lbs - single. As soon I got It, knew I didn't have 2 in me. Time to drop down in weight for the remaining sets

195 lbs - 3 triples. alright, not too shabby. 

Note - next week I will go to 220 lbs and see how many triples I can get before I have to drop down. 

One Hand Flask Pinch

Multiple Warm ups

81 lbs - 3 singles each hand. Most since surgery and they were dominant lifts. nice

71 lbs - 3 doubles

61 lbs - 3 triples

61 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds each hand

Sorinex 4" Pinch Block One Hand Pinch

multiple warm ups

53 lbs - single each hand

55.5 lbs - 2 singles each hand. Most since surgery

50.5 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

45.5 lbs - 3 triples each hand

45.5 lbs - 3 singles with 10 second holds each hand

Triceps Rope Pull Down

90 lbs - 15x

100 lbs - 12x

110 lbs - 10x

120 lbs - 8x

Seated Dumbbell Side Laterals

30 lb DBs - 2 sets of 8x

35 lb DBs - 2 sets of 8x

Seated Machine Rear Laterals

140 lbs - 8x

150 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 2 sets of 8x

 

Note - Tomorrow is gripper day. Going to rest well tonight, eat a large lunch tomorrow and attack that 198 Grand Elite. Lets Go!

 

 

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bruce1337
1 hour ago, Chez said:

Note - Tomorrow is gripper day. Going to rest well tonight, eat a large lunch tomorrow and attack that 198 Grand Elite. Lets Go!

Were all eager to see that GE get demolished!

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Just now, bruce1337 said:

Were all eager to see that GE get demolished!

I really appreciate that. You have my word I will give everything. I am mentally preparing tonight for a max effort. Its been a while since I let it all go. I love the feeling. 

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Fantastic Workout today. Squats and grippers felt strong!

Barbell Back Squats 

3 warm ups

185 lbs - 5x

225 lbs - 5x

255 lbs - 5x

285 lbs - 5x

225 lbs - 10x

- Squats felt great. I have been watching videos on proper technique and its paying off. I am getting in better position and staying tighter. Definitely more weight next time 

Right Hand MMS Grippers

Multiple warms ups during my squats

198 lb Grand Elite - Dominating Single. I really blasted it. The set felt like butter and felt the handles slam together. Video and still below. This has to be my best close ever of this gripper. Almost back to peak strength. 

198 lb Grand Elite - oh man. This was freaking close. I thought I might have gotten it and reviewed the video on the camera but when I got home and went frame by frame, I missed it by literally a hair. Guess that will be the goal for next session. I got a bad set this time and started wider than MMS and I think that is what messed me up. 

194.5 Super Elite - 2 singles. Nice A cut opened up on my set finger so I had to wipe blood off it the rest of the training session in between closes. 

Filed Silvis Meg set at 185 lbs - 3 singles. First time going BTR work and I like it. different feeling. I slammed the handles of regular closes after since I was going further on these. 

174 RB 280 - 3 doubles. no problem. need to pack my 176 MM3 next time. 

165 lb Elite - 3 triples. Ya buddy. 

Right Hand RBA Negatives

5-5 - Neg and 10 second hold

5-6 - Neg and 10 second hold

6-6 - Neg and 10 second hold 

Lat Pull Downs

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 10x

Medium Width Seated Cable Rows

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

190 lbs - 10x

210 lbs - 10x

Standing Alternating Dumbbell Hammer Curls

45 lb DBs - 8x each arm

50 lb DBs - 8x each arm

55 lb DBs - 8x each arm

60 lb DBs - 8x each arm

 

Here is the video and still of the Grand Elite Close:

 

 

 

GE Closed (2).png

 

Time to blow past where I was pre Surgery. Ya Buddy! I live for this!

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bruce1337

You're a beast! That almost looked too easy, I would guess your actual crush strength to be 200+ RGC

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Kluv#0

Great close Chez! That is some serious crushing power. You are beyond resilient & have incredible willpower, much admiration from this man!

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