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Great chest and bicep work tonight:

Flat Barbell Bench Press

4 warm ups 

260 lbs - 4x, 5x, 5x, 4x. All smooth and easy 

300 lbs - super easy single 

220 lbs - 15x AMRAP

Barbell Floor Press - every rep paused 

240 lbs - 3x

260 lbs - 3x

280 lbs - 3x

Incline Barbell Bench Press 

230 lbs - 3x

250 lbs - 3x

270 lbs - 3x

Machine Pec Deck Flys (Palms Down)

250 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 10x

Preacher Curls 

70 lbs - 10x

90 lbs - 8x

100 lbs - 8x

110 lbs - 8x

70 lbs - 20x

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Starting to feel real......  

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

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

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Great AM session today 

Standing Overhead Press 

4 warm ups 

190 lbs - 4x, 5x, 5x, 4x

220 lbs - easy single 

160 lbs - 15x AMRAP left a couple reps in the tank 

JM Press 

2 warm ups 

150 lbs - 10x

160 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

180 lbs - 8x

Machine One Arm Bicep Curls 

2 warm ups

155 lbs - 8x, 8x, 8x, 8x each arm 

110 lbs - 20x each arm 

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It was raining all day here. We were suppose to switch to sled work today. Because of the rain, we went to the gym and used their sled on their Astro turf track. We spent time experimenting with weight since this is a different sled on smooth flat surface while we are use to doing it outside on rough ground.

did it two times down and back 3 different ways (holding a bar behind our back, holding a bar in front pulling backwards and a new way of pushing since this sled has those long posts for pushing). 
 

we plan on using this sled in the gym during the winter when it gets too cold and snows. Great workout 

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Great session today:

Deadlifts 

5 warm ups

365 lbs - 5x, 6x, 6x, 5x

430 lbs - 1x.

315 lbs - 12x 

Slick 2.5” crusher 

several warm ups

140 lbs - 3 singles each hand

130 lbs - 3 doubles each hand

120 lbs - 3 triples each hand 

120 lbs - 2 singles with 10 second holds each hand 

Lat pull downs with 2” grips 

160 lbs - 8x

170 lbs - 8x

180 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x

Close Grip Pulley Rows with 2” grip 

120 lbs - 10x

130 lbs - 10x 

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

 

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Time to catch up in the log

Tuesday 12/15/20

Leg Extensions

2 warm ups

200 lbs - 10x

215 lbs - 10x

230 lbs - 10x

245 lbs (stack) - 10x

Lying Leg Curls

95 lbs - 10 x

125 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

155 lbs - 10x

Machine Rear Laterals

120 lbs - 10x

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

Leg Press Machine Calf Raises

1 warm up

300 lbs - 4 sets of 30x

Front Levers

fitness bar with 5 lbs on end and hand at start of knurling - 10x, 10x, 8x each hand

Rear Levers

fitness bar with 5 lbs on end and hand at start of knurling - 8x, 8x, 8x each hand

Pronation/Supination 

Fitness bar with 4 clips on one end - 3 sets of 8x each hand

Flask Wrist Curls

2.5 plate added to loading pin - 3 sets of 10x each hand

Reverse Barbell Wrist Curls

40 lb Barbell - 3 sets of 15x

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Great Chest Session Tonight:

Barbell Flat Bench Press

4 warm ups

260 lbs - 4 sets of 5x

305 lbs - easy single

225 lbs - 12x and a spotted 13th rep AMRAP

Close Grip Barbell Floor Press - every rep paused

245 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 3x

285 lbs - 2x

Incline Barbell Bench Press

225 lbs - 3x

250 lbs - 3x

275 lbs - 3x. real happy with that

Machine Pec Deck Flys (Palms Down)

250 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 12x

One Arm Machine Bicep Curls

2 warm ups

170 lbs (stack) - 10x, 10x, 8x, 8x - strongest I have ever been on this machine

120 lbs - 20x each arm 

- measured my biceps for the first time in a long time Monday. I ordered one of those loop retractable measuring tapes. Previous biggest was 18.5" but I measured 19.25" cold so my arms are officially the biggest they ever have been. Really happy about that. I have been adding extra arm work and I want to hit 20" because it would be pretty cool to hit that.

Also measured my forearms. Measured 16" cold and 16.25" after the wrist work Tuesday. Again the biggest I have ever measured. Training is going great right now. Below is a bicep picture after the wrist work with a pump  

 

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Strong Incline after prior volume! How do you like the close grip floor press? 2 weeks ago I got pinned and had to play the air guitar -with pretty good amount of weight- to escape.

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21 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

Strong Incline after prior volume! How do you like the close grip floor press? 2 weeks ago I got pinned and had to play the air guitar -with pretty good amount of weight- to escape.

So far really liking it. I do it with my friend at his house so he can always spot me if I get pinned. We also set up an extra lower pin position that we can use if we cant lock the weight out to reach the higher pin position 

in a couple weeks I’m going to throw in some sling shot overload work after my normal bench press work. Really trying to strengthen my lock out 

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Work has been killing me but I have been training. Here is a very quick run down

saturday 
 

we started with sled work in the gym. 2 times down and back each of 4 ways for a total of 8 times down and back

Barbell standing overhead press

warm ups

190 lbs - 4 sets of 5x

225 lbs - insanely easy single. I was shocked how fast that moved. May be the easiest I have ever pressed 225

165 lbs - 15x. Real happy with that. I felt a couple in the tank also

one hand flask pinch- going up to singles with 81 lbs each hand. Just restarting the cycle 
 

JM Presses - 4 sets pyramiding you with a top set of 185 for 8x

One arm bicep curls - top set stacking the machine 

Monday 

squats 

warm ups 

290 lbs - 5x, 6x, 6x, 5x

350 lbs - crazy easy single. Legs are getting stronger 

245 lbs - 12x. Left a couple in the tank

Right Hand MMS grippers

up to super elite + cannon bumper one turn for singles 

tuesday

lats pulldowns, one hand machine rows. Machine rear laterals. Hamstring curls, calf raises, machine bicep curls 

and the log is current. In the middle of my chest workout right now 

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Awesome chest workout tonight. I’m in a great groove:

Flat Barbell Bench Press

4 warm ups 

260 lbs - 5x, 6x, 6x, 5x

310 lbs - smooth single 

230 lbs - 13x AMRAP. Real happy with that. 

next week I will Start addIng overload work with mark bells Sling shot
 

Close Grip Barbell Floor Press - every rep paused

230 lbs - 3x

260 lbs - 2x

290 lbs - 2x

Barbell Incline Bench Press

230 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 2x

280 lbs - 2x. Felt great. Think I had another rep if I wanted but I’ll add more weight next week

Machine Pec Deck Flys

250 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 12x

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great session today:

Sled pulls and drags

we did it 4 different way (hold a bar behind our back, attached to our weight belt, pushing and holding a bar in front going backwards) 2 times down and back each way for a total of 8 times down and back. Didn't do a great job of keeping track of the weight but more weight this time. Top sets were over 400 lbs counting the sled

Standing Overhead Barbell Press

4 warm ups

190 lbs - 5x, 6x, 6x, 5x

230 lbs - single

170 lbs - 15x AMRAP. Happy with that

Barbell JM press

135 lbs - 8x

155 lbs - 8x

175 lbs - 8x

195 lbs - 7x

EZ Curl Bar Preacher Curls

70 lbs - 8x

90 lbs - 8x

100 lbs - 8x

110 lbs - 8x

120 lbs - 6x

70 lbs - 20x

Measured my Biceps at the end to see where I was with a pump and got spot on 20". Now I just need to keep growing to make this my cold measurement

 

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Only had time for deadlifts today cause I have a tight work deadline to meet

Deadlifts 

5 warm ups

365 lbs - 6x, 6x, 6x, 6x

440 lbs - explosive single. That moved crazy fast and easy. Moved like 315. Even my friend said he’s never seen me lift that fast and explosive. Felt dam good. I made sure to get amped up and it worked big time.

320 lbs - 12x. Left a couple in the tank 

good session 

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Accessory work tonight 

Lat Pulldowns with yes 4 All grips 

2 warm ups

180 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x 

200 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

Medium Width Cable Rows with Yes 4 All Grips 

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine Rear Laterals 

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine One Arm Curls 

2 warm ups

170 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 10x each arm 

130 lbs - 20x each arm 

Leg Extensions 

2 warms ups 

200 lbs - 10x

215 lbs - 10x

230 lbs - 10x

245 lbs (stack) - 10x

prone Hamstring Curls 

95 lbs - 10x

125 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

155 lbs - 10x

gratuitous bicep picture 

 

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9 hours ago, Chez said:

Accessory work tonight 

Lat Pulldowns with yes 4 All grips 

2 warm ups

180 lbs - 8x

190 lbs - 8x 

200 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

Medium Width Cable Rows with Yes 4 All Grips 

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine Rear Laterals 

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine One Arm Curls 

2 warm ups

170 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 10x each arm 

130 lbs - 20x each arm 

Leg Extensions 

2 warms ups 

200 lbs - 10x

215 lbs - 10x

230 lbs - 10x

245 lbs (stack) - 10x

prone Hamstring Curls 

95 lbs - 10x

125 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

155 lbs - 10x

gratuitous bicep picture 

 

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GAINS!!!!!!!

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Fantastic chest session tonight. In such a great groove. Busted out the slingshot for overload work 

Flat Barbell Bench Press
4 warm ups 
260 lbs - 6x, 6x, 6x, 6x

315 lbs - smooth single 

Slingshot work

285 lbs - 3 doubles with slingshot 

300 lbs - double with SS

315 lbs - double with SS

330 lbs - single with SS

345 lbs - single with SS

Close Grip Floor Press - all reps paused 

235 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 2x

295 lbs - 2x. Wow. That moved well

Incline Barbell Bench Press

225 lbs - 3x

255 lbs - 2x

285 lbs - 2x. Wow. Felt easy. I had another rep but I’ll save it

225 lbs - 10x then spotter used finger tips to help lock out 11x

Machine Pec Deck Flys

250 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 12x

Leg Press Machine Calf Raises

1 warm up

300 lbs - 4 sets of 30x

gratuitous forearm picture:

 

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Argh. Been training but been lazy about posting. I’m actually in an Amazon groove right now with all my power lifts getting stronger. Instead of training to log the workout I didn’t let’s just start with last nights great chest workout and move forward 

Flat Barbell Bench Press
4 warm ups 
260 lbs - 6x, 7x, 7x, 6x

325 lbs - smooth single 

Slingshot work

295 lbs - 3 doubles with slingshot 

310 lbs - double with SS

325 lbs - double with SS

340 lbs - single with SS. Easy but hit the pegs on the way up throwing me off balance 

355 lbs - single with SS

Close Grip Floor Press - all reps paused 

235 lbs - 3x

270 lbs - 2x

305 lbs - 1x nice, more in the tank

Incline Barbell Bench Press

235 lbs - 3x

265 lbs - 2x

295 lbs - 2x. Ya buddy

255 lbs - 6x 

Machine Pec Deck Flys

250 lbs (stack) - 4 sets of 10x

video of all the bench press working sets

 

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This weekends training:

Saturday 1/16/21

Started of with sled work in the gym with 3 other training partners. Which did it with 4 different styles (holding a bar behind the back facing forward, Attached to our weight belt facing forward, Pushing forward and lastly pulling backward with a bar). Did 2 times down and back each style for a total of 8 times down and back. Took about 1.5 hrs between all our sets. Next week we made a promise to track the weight better

Standing Barbell Overhead Press

warm ups

190 lbs - 6x, 7x, 7x, 6x

245 lbs - single attempt. So Freaking Close! Just couldn't completely lock the elbows ARGH! This would have been an all time PR and that PR was fresh while this was fatigued. Here is a still of the attempt. I'll restart the cycle upping the base weight and try to get it when it comes up again for revenge. had to use the bar I hate also

 

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185 lbs - 10x

Flat Barbell JM Press

Warm ups

135 lbs - 8x

160 lbs - 8x

185 lbs - 8x

205 lbs - 8x

Tried to do some flask work but a training partner wanted me to show him and he the flask all messed up with sweat so decided to try it again tomorrow after I saw the flask texture was all messed up

Today 1/17/21

Squats

warm ups

290 lbs - 6x, 7x, 6x, 6x

365 lbs - single. I was a little shaky but got it. Legs are still feeling yesterdays sled work

255 lbs - 16x. I left a few in the tank. I'm pretty tired

Flask 1 Hand Pinch

warm ups

83.5 lbs - 3 singles each hand

73.5 lbs - 2 doubles each hand

63.5 lbs - 2 triples each hand

63.5 lbs - 2 singles with 10 second holds each hand

Machine Rear Delt Flys

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine One Arm Bicep Curls

warm ups

170 lbs - 4 sets of 10x each arm

125 lbs - 25x each arm

 

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9 hours ago, Chez said:

This weekends training:

Saturday 1/16/21

Started of with sled work in the gym with 3 other training partners. Which did it with 4 different styles (holding a bar behind the back facing forward, Attached to our weight belt facing forward, Pushing forward and lastly pulling backward with a bar). Did 2 times down and back each style for a total of 8 times down and back. Took about 1.5 hrs between all our sets. Next week we made a promise to track the weight better

Standing Barbell Overhead Press

warm ups

190 lbs - 6x, 7x, 7x, 6x

245 lbs - single attempt. So Freaking Close! Just couldn't completely lock the elbows ARGH! This would have been an all time PR and that PR was fresh while this was fatigued. Here is a still of the attempt. I'll restart the cycle upping the base weight and try to get it when it comes up again for revenge. had to use the bar I hate also

 

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185 lbs - 10x

Flat Barbell JM Press

Warm ups

135 lbs - 8x

160 lbs - 8x

185 lbs - 8x

205 lbs - 8x

Tried to do some flask work but a training partner wanted me to show him and he the flask all messed up with sweat so decided to try it again tomorrow after I saw the flask texture was all messed up

Today 1/17/21

Squats

warm ups

290 lbs - 6x, 7x, 6x, 6x

365 lbs - single. I was a little shaky but got it. Legs are still feeling yesterdays sled work

255 lbs - 16x. I left a few in the tank. I'm pretty tired

Flask 1 Hand Pinch

warm ups

83.5 lbs - 3 singles each hand

73.5 lbs - 2 doubles each hand

63.5 lbs - 2 triples each hand

63.5 lbs - 2 singles with 10 second holds each hand

Machine Rear Delt Flys

130 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

150 lbs - 10x

170 lbs - 10x

Machine One Arm Bicep Curls

warm ups

170 lbs - 4 sets of 10x each arm

125 lbs - 25x each arm

 

Great pressing and pinch Chez! :rock

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1 hour ago, pancho_grip_lift said:

Great pressing and pinch Chez! :rock

Thanks buddy. Ramping the pinch back up. Trying to beat my 93.5 lb flask PR once I peak 

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Yesterday’s quick accessory training;

Lat Pulldowns 

2 warm ups 

190 lbs - 8x

200 lbs - 8x

210 lbs - 8x

220 lbs - 8x

One Arm Machine Rows

87.5 lbs - 8x each arm 

100 lbs - 8x each arm

112.5 lbs - 8x each arm

125 lbs - 8x each arm

Prone Hamstring Curls

95 lbs - 10x

125 lbs - 10x

140 lbs - 10x

155 lbs - 10x

Leg Press Machine Calf Raises 

1 warm up

240 lbs - 50x, 50x, 35x, 35x

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