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Congrats on the level 17 and the CCS with your own #3! And left is catching up very good! The MM2 will be

in your pocket off hand.

Thanks buddy. Level 17 wasn't much of a jump from level 16. Probably going to have to micro load my way up to level 18 in small increments.

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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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Some bending and wrist work tonight.

Bending

2 Yellow nails DO in IMPs

4 Blue nails DO in IMPs

Levering

10lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps right and left

Lever Bar circles

7.5 lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps right and left

Supination/Pronation

10lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps right and left

Note: Still waiting on ironmind for my cert attempt date on the #3. Blue nails are getting really easy. Need to buy grade 5 and grade 8 bolts soon. Local hardware store didn't have any so I need to go to a bigger place like home depot.

Motivational video of choice tonight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1j2kBIYOw&feature=related

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Hit some Vulcan V2 crush training today. Didn't go all out because I'm a little tired today but still a good workout.

Right Hand

Warm Up

L 3 = 10 reps

L 6 = 3 reps

L 9 = 1 rep

Working

Singles

L13 - L16 = All good singles

Doubles

L12 - L15 = All good doubles

Triples

L12 - L14 = All Good triples

L15 = only 1 rep

Left Hand

Warm Up

L3 = 10 reps

L6 = 3 reps

L9 = 1 rep

Working

Singles

L12 - L15 = All good singles

Doubles

L12 - L15 = All good doubles

Triples

L12 - L14 = All good triples

Note: Really focusing on crush grip with the 2 gripper certs coming up. I'll ramp up thick bar and pinch as soon as these certs are over to prepare for nationals.

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Pinch work tonight. I focused on medley items since the medley was my worst event at the Durniat comp.

Loadable Blob

Warm Ups

21 lbs = 5 lifts right and 5 lifts left

28.5 lbs = 3 lifts right and 3 lifts left

44+ lb Hex

No extra weight = 3 lifts right and 3 lifts left

2.5 lbs added = 2 lifts right and 2 lifts left

6lbs added = 1 lift right and 1 lift left

Ghetto Shallow Hub

26.25 lbs = 2 lifts right and 2 lifts left

28.75 lbs = 2 lifts right and 2 lifts left

30 lbs = 1 lift left and failed attempt right

1 Hand plate Pinch (using 2 25's smooth side out, these are a little over 2.75 inches thick combined with sharp edges)

No extra weights = 2 lifts right and 2 left

6 lbs added = 1 lift right and 1 left

11 lbs added = 1 lift right and 1 left

13.5 lbs added = 1 lift right and 1 left

Note: Tomorrow I hit TSG and my friend is coming over Sunday morning for thick bar training.

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Thanks Tommy. I want to buy and ironmind hub when I get the money. I saw your lift on it with 55lbs. Very impressive. My ghetto versions are usually harder than the real thing. I hit TSG today. Felt really strong on grippers. My left especially.

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

Working

Brent's #3 = 1 CCS close. Needed to get my mandatory #3 CCS of the workout.

GHP 8 = 1 MMS close. Nice! Looks like this is my working gripper for max MMS right now.

BBE = 1.5 inch CCS close

BBE = 1.75 inch CCS attempt failed. not there yet.

MM1 replica = 1.75 inch CCS close

BBE = 1 MMS close

GNC 300 = 5 reps parallel or wider.

RB 240 = 1 NS rep

RB 240 = 1 NS rep

RB 240 = 1 NS rep

Left Hand

Warm Up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

BBGM = 1 MMS close

Working

BBE = 1 MMS close. See video below

BBE = 1 MMS close

BBE = 1 MMS close. Hat Trick! Best I have ever dominated the Elite lefty.

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS close

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS close

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS close.

Brent's #3 = 3 Parallel reps

Brent's #3 = 4 Parallel reps

My #3 = 2 parallel reps

My #3 = 2 parallel reps

Note: I got an Elite 5/8" and super Elite that should be delivered tomorrow. training is going to get even more intense.

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Geralt

Good luck Chez! Not beeing able to train this weekend...grrrr...

You own that MM2! Strong!

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Oh man. Went out in NYC for St. Patrick's day yesterday. Ended up playing beer pong (I played with wine since I have the gluten allergy) with my girl and some friends. Yes, sadly I am 28 years old haha. Definitely drank a lot so I gotta stick with water for a few days to detox. I hit light Pinch on Friday but fell asleep before posting to the log. My forearm was sore so I didn't push it. I had an awesome gripper workout tonight.

Friday Night Pinch Work

2 Hand Plate Pinch

110 lbs = 5 reps

125 lbs = 1 rep

135 lbs = 1 rep

145 lbs = 1 rep

155 lbs = 1 rep

Shallow Ghetto Hub

26.25 lbs = Good lift Right and Left

29.25 lbs = Good lift Right and left

31.75 lbs = Good lift right and left

Thumb Work with the Vulcan V2 Thumbscrews (Only used my thumbs and not the other fingers)

2 Blue and 1 White IM bands on top notches = 10 reps right and left

2 Blue IM bands on top notches = 10 reps right and left

2 Blue IM bans on top and 1 White on 7th notches = 10 reps right and left

2 Blue IM bans on top and 1 White on 8th notches = 2 sets of 10 reps right and left

Tonight's Crush Work

Right Hand

Warm Up

COC #1 = 8 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

Working

My #3 = 1 CCS rep

GNC 300 = 1 NS rep

Brent's #3 = 1 CCS rep

Brent's #3 = 1 CCS rep

GHP 7 = 1 CCS rep

Vulcan V2 Level 15 = 1 rep

Vulcan V2 Level 16 = 1 rep

Vulcan V2 Level 17 = 1 rep. Brand New PR! :rock

Vulcan V2 Level 15 = 4 reps

RB240 = 1 NS rep

Left Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 2 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 parallel rep

BBGM = 1 parallel rep

Working

BBE = 1 MMS rep

MM1 = 1 MMS rep

MM1 = 1 MMS rep

MM1 = 1 MMS rep

Brent's #3 = 1 MMS rep

Vulcan V2 Level 14 = 1 rep

Vulcan V2 Level 15 = 1 rep

Vulcan V2 Level 16 = 1 rep Nice!

Vulcan V2 Level 14 = 4 reps

COC #2 = 1 NS rep.

Congrats on the new pr, with the Vulcan...your CCS diff #3's now man :cool

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Thanks guys. I had a fun weekend with a family party and going out with my girl. This morning I hit thick bar training with my friend. I also got an email from ironmind and they told me they have a judge lined up for my COC #3 Certification!

DO Ghetto Axle (1 7/8 inch PVC pipe slipped over a 1 inch bar. Harder than the IM axle)

Warm up

164 lbs = 8 reps

220 lbs = 4 reps

260 lbs = 2 reps

275 lbs = 2 reps

290 lbs = 1 rep

310 lbs = 1 rep with a hold at the top

315 lbs = 1 rep with a hold at the top. brand new PR on this setup! :D I felt I had some more in me but held back because I didn't want to push it too much. I'm always cautious with low back exercises. I want 360 + at nationals on a real IM axle.

After this we hit biceps and called it a day.

Note: Going to incorporate my brand new Elite 5/8" in my next workout which will be TSG. Can't wait to destroy the MM2 Off-hand when it gets here.

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Last TSG workout before the MM2 Off-Hand Cert.

Right Hand

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 CCS rep

Working

My #3 = missed CCS attempt. Pissed about that miss

Brent's #3 = 1 CCS rep

My #3 = 1 CCS rep. Revenge! Probably should have tried Brent's first as a warm up for mine.

GHP 8 = Missed MMS attempt. Got a bad set.

GHP 8 = 1 MMS close. Revenge again.

BBE 5/8 inch (brand new) = 1 close wider than parallel set.

BBE 5/8 inch = 1 close wider than parallel set

BBE = 1 MMS rep

GNC 300 = 4 parallel reps

GNC 300 = 4 parallel reps

Left Hand

Warm Up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

Brent's #3 = 1 MMS rep

Working

BBE = 1 MMS rep

BBE = 1 MMS rep

BBE = 1 MMS rep

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS rep

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS rep

MM1 Replica = 1 MMS rep

Brent's #3 = 1 MMS rep

GHP 7 = 1 MMS rep

GHP 7 = 1 MMS rep

GHP 7 = 1 MMS rep

Note: Now the hard part. Not touching grippers until the MM2 gets here.

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That's some very solid gripper training Cesare! I think you'll smash the MM2 with your off hand.

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daniel reinard

I think Chez will be a great open class competitor at Nats. And his gripper close will probably be the one to beat. Just a prediction.

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Thanks guys. The training gives me much needed stress relief and something to look forward to everyday. I did a little arm wrestling training last night and loved it. I'm looking forward to you pushing me on Grippers Daniel. We both need to bust into the 180s.

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Same here bud. Grip is an easy getaway from stress. I'm just trying to keep up to you on grippers. Do you own any 178-185 grippers? I can't wait to see what the L8 I have cals at. And I have a sweet BBSE rated at 179 coming soon. That MM3 needs to go down this year bro.

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The grippers that I need to conquer next in my collection are my MM3 replica (I missed it by a hair in front of Paul Knight right after closing the GHP 8), My COC #3.5 (I think its a hard one because even Paul missed it lefty) and my brand new Super Elite. None are rated but I rank my grippers on feel. I might bring all the ones I got to nationals and pass them to Chris Rice to rate them since I will be focusing on the Vulcan after that comp to get ready for world's strongest hands. As soon I cert on the COC #3, I going to be focusing on heavy MMS for the MM3 cert and nationals.

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Dam I'm tired. Since I had my MM2 Off Hand Cert attempts today, I decided to train crush grip around it. My Ironmind judge contacted me and told me he works only about 25 mins away so the #3 cert is going down next week. I mixed some Vulcan V2 in around my MM2 off hand attempts.

Right Hand - Used the Vulcan V2

Warm Up

L 3 = 10 reps

L 6 = 3 reps

L 9 = 1 rep

L 12 = 1 rep

Working

Singles

L 14 - L 17 = All good singles. Level 17 is getting easy. Check the video below

L17 + 1 White IM band on top notches = missed. Held the level 17 before for a long time so I didn't enough in the tank.

Doubles

L 13 - L 15 = All good doubles

Triples

L 13 = L 15 = All good triples

Left hand

Started with TSG to get ready for the MM2 attempts

Warm up

COC #1 = 10 parallel reps

COC #2 = 3 parallel reps

COC #2.5 = 1 MMS rep

MY #3 = 1 MMS rep

Working

Took all 3 attempts with the MM2 and almost blacked out on the 3rd attempt :grin:. Just gotta watch and see what the judges think

Vulcan V2 work (Took it easy on my left after the MM2 attempts).

Warm up

L 6 = 3 reps

L 9 = 1 rep

L 11 = 1 rep

Working

Singles

L 13 - L 15 = All Good singles

Doubles

L12 - L 14 = All good doubles

Triples

L12 - L14 = All good triples

Here is the easy Level 17 Close with the right hand:

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3 Whites! Feels dam good!

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Big congrats man, moving into pretty elite territory now!!

Thanks Pat! The big cert is coming up next week. There is something so great about setting a goal and working hard to achieve it. No matter what happens next week, I will be a COC eventually.

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Chez - does IM have a date picked out too? or does their witness set the day/time/location with you?

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Next week! Whoa! This is getting for real now bro. You know the location allready?

I just posted on the board, but also congrats on the MM2 Cesare, you are a strong dude. Give 'em hell next week! No room for thinking you might not succeed, with the MM2 lefty and right owned, you are definitely a lieutenant of crush, you'll get the rank of captain, it's a matter of time, preferably next week :)

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Congrats, that was another strong close with your off hand and best of luck with your coc #3 cert!

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Chez - does IM have a date picked out too? or does their witness set the day/time/location with you?

I have been in contact with the judge. Right now its planned for April 7th which is a Saturday. I actually found out he works really close to me though so we may do it during the week to save travel time since he lives further away. I need to find a camera person to. My sister is usually my camera person for my MM certs but shes very close to giving birth to her 4th child so she can't travel. I told IM that next week was best for me since its my spring break. They were great about finding a judge for that week who was close by and sent me his email.

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Thanks guys! I'll be going adrenaline crazy for the COC #3 cert.

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Update: COC #3 Cert is happening Wednesday at 12:00 pm. I have off that week and I'm meeting the judge at his job which is around the corner from my law school.

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