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almost forgot. I finally got around to uploading my 94.1 lb one hand Euro pinch from the King Kong Comp. Here is the video:

Wooot!

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Sweet deadlifting man!

Thanks dude.

Short session tonight, but by some miracle I'm updating the log 2 nights in a row :).

Ankle Work

Various Physical Therapy Exercises

Sledge Hammer Deadlifts to 18" box

12 lb sledge at 11" = 4 sets of 10 reps each hand

Sledge Hammer Levering to the Read

12 lb sledge at 9" = 4 sets of 10 reps each hand

Jack Knifes

3 sets of 15 reps

Left Hand Extensors

IM red band = 3 sets of 75 reps

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Chest work tonight

11/22/14

Flat Barbell Bench Press

125 lbs = 5 reps

155 lbs = 5 reps

185 lbs = 3 reps

202 lbs = 5 reps

232.5 lbs = 5 reps

264 lbs = 5 reps

Incline Barbell Bench Press

148.5 lbs = 10 reps

177 lbs = 10 reps

207.5 lbs = 8 reps

Ankle Work

various PT exercises.

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Good stuff in NY city. Gooood. Good.

Thanks bud.

Time to update the log.

11/23/14

Ankle Work - Various PT stuff

Squats

45 lbs = 10 reps

95 lbs = 5 reps

135 lbs = 5 reps

185 lbs = 5 reps

195 lbs = 5 reps

205 lbs = 5 reps

- squats felt great. The weight is still light but these felt super easy. I was very controlled and got down nice and low without a problem. upping the weight next week.

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 rep

75 lbs = 5 reps

115 lbs = 3 sets of 5 reps

Close Grip Push ups with feet on chair

3 sets of 10 reps

Rolling Thunder

96.5 lbs = 5 reps each hand

121.5 lbs = 3 reps each hand

146.5 = 2 reps each hand

161.5 lbs = 2 reps each hand

161.5 lbs = 2 reps left hand and 1 rep right. Feeling off tonight

151.5 lbs = 2 reps each hand

126.5 lbs = 2 sets of 5 reps each hand

- Been in a little bit of a slump lately with thick bar since King Kong. Thick I will switch to slightly higher reps for a little bit.

IM Little Big Horn

101 lbs = 3 reps each hand

126 lbs = 3 sets of 3 reps each hand

101 lbs = 2 sets of 5 reps each hand

11/25/14

Ankle Work

Stiff Leg Deadlifts

135 lbs = 10 reps

155 lbs = 10 reps

177 lbs = 10 reps

1 Arm Band Lat Pull Downs

Blue Band = 3 sets of 20 reps each hand

very short workout tonight.

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11/26/14

Supination/Pronation

8.75 lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps each hand

Plate Curls

25 lb = 3 sets of 8 reps each hand

1 Arm Reverse DB Wrist Curls

20 lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps each hand

11/28/14

Ankle Work

Euro 2HP

53 lbs = 10 reps

104 lbs = 5 reps

154 lbs = 3 reps

174 lbs = 2 reps

185 lbs = 3 sets of 2 reps

- Tore my right hand thumb webbing a little. That is why I usually train 1hp instead but I plan on mixing in 2hp more since I'm making it an event at my next comp.

Blobs

46 lb Legacy = 2 lifts each hand

50 lb 2nd Gen = 1 lift each hand

46 lb legacy = 2 lifts left,

46 lbs Legacy Reverse = 2 lifts right

50 lbs 2nd Gen = 2 singles each hand

46 lb Legacy = 2 sets of 5 lifts each hand

- I tried my new Fatman a couple times and only hovered it. I'm not at full blob strength right now. They weren't a priority leading up to KK. My 50lb 2nd gen lifts were tough tonight when they use to be super easy. I use to rep that blob no problem. I'm moving block weights to second in the workout to focus on them. I want to lift the fatman.

IM Hub

30 lbs = 5 reps each hand

40 lbs = 5 reps each hand

50 lbs = 3 sets of 3 reps each hand

Pop's Dynamic 1 hand pinch

2 orange bands high setting = 20 reps, 15 reps, 15 reps each hand

Extensor Work

Red + White IM Band = 50 reps each hand

Red IM Band = 75 reps, 75 reps each hand

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11/30/14

Seated Barbell Shoulder Press

87.5 lbs = 5 reps

110 lbs = 5 reps

132.5 lbs = 3 reps

143.5 lbs = 5 reps

165 lbs = 5 reps

187.5 lbs = 5 reps

Close Grip Barbell Bench Press

148.5 lbs = 10 reps

177.5 lbs = 10 reps

207.5 lbs = 10 reps

Grippers - Right Hand (MMS unless stated otherwise)

COC Sport = 10 reps

COC #.5 = 5 reps

COC #1 = 3 reps

COC #2 = 2 reps

COC #2.5 = 1 rep

GHP 6 = 1 rep

Cert #3 = 1 rep

Medium BBE = 1 rep

Hard BBE = 1 rep

179.7 COC #3.5 = 1 rep

185 BBSE = 1 rep

185 BBSE = 1 rep

174 RB 280 = 3 sets of 3 reps

Cert #3 = 3 CCS Singles

213 lb MM8 Spring @ 1/2 inch mount = (3) 10 Second Negative holds

Ankle Work

Extensor Work

Blue IM Band = 3 sets of 100 reps each hand.

Note: not bad on grippers but I'm still rusty. rampping up nicely though. I had to wear a glove on my set hand to protect my set finger. My set fingers have been tearing a lot lately. It still tore a little but much better than without it. I'll wrap some tape on them also.

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213 lb MM8 Spring @ 1/2 inch mount = (3) 10 Second Negative holds

Note: not bad on grippers but I'm still rusty. rampping up nicely though. I had to wear a glove on my set hand to protect my set finger. My set fingers have been tearing a lot lately. It still tore a little but much better than without it. I'll wrap some tape on them also.

That doesn't sound rusty at all, that sounds like you are killing it.

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213 lb MM8 Spring @ 1/2 inch mount = (3) 10 Second Negative holds

Note: not bad on grippers but I'm still rusty. rampping up nicely though. I had to wear a glove on my set hand to protect my set finger. My set fingers have been tearing a lot lately. It still tore a little but much better than without it. I'll wrap some tape on them also.

That doesn't sound rusty at all, that sounds like you are killing it.

Thanks dude. I still got a lot of work to do but I'll get there again.

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It's nice to see you posting again.

Thanks dude. I have fallen behind in the log because life has been busy lately. I lost the home I was trying to buy and I just found a new one and put an offer in so I have been working out consistently but I haven't been good with updating the log. I'm hoping to change that. This log and my training have helped me get through difficult/stressful times and I know it help during this period as well.

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Did a quick workout tonight and decided to update the log since it won't take long.

12/1/14

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 rep

85 lbs = 5 reps

135 lb = 3 sets of 5 reps

- I was going to use 125 lbs for my working sets but I decided to man up and slap on the 45s. This was the first time I have ever tried 135 lb barbell curls. The form wasn't perfectly strict but its wasn't bad either. I always do the best on grippers when my biceps and triceps are strong. I need to shock the muscles into growth. Pretty happy with this.

1 Arm Bent Over Reverse DB Laterals

20 lb DB = 3 sets of 10 reps each arm

Close Grip Push Ups with Feet on a Chair

3 sets of 10 reps

Note - I got the news that the seller accepted my offer. I beat out another person who also wanted the place. One hurdle down. Its a co-op though (all the places I can afford in the towns I want to live are unfortunately) so I still need to get board approval. Send me good vibes guys. I really want this place.

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Did a quick workout tonight and decided to update the log since it won't take long.

12/1/14

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 rep

85 lbs = 5 reps

135 lb = 3 sets of 5 reps

- I was going to use 125 lbs for my working sets but I decided to man up and slap on the 45s. This was the first time I have ever tried 135 lb barbell curls. The form wasn't perfectly strict but its wasn't bad either. I always do the best on grippers when my biceps and triceps are strong. I need to shock the muscles into growth. Pretty happy with this.

1 Arm Bent Over Reverse DB Laterals

20 lb DB = 3 sets of 10 reps each arm

Close Grip Push Ups with Feet on a Chair

3 sets of 10 reps

Note - I got the news that the seller accepted my offer. I beat out another person who also wanted the place. One hurdle down. Its a co-op though (all the places I can afford in the towns I want to live are unfortunately) so I still need to get board approval. Send me good vibes guys. I really want this place.

Awesome news, hope you get it. Also holy shit 135 barbells killer.

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Looks like you should be peaking on grippers right around time for our training session. *evil plan laugh*

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Looks like you should be peaking on grippers right around time for our training session. *evil plan laugh*

haha. I should have some decent crush by then but I doubt I will be back to top form. should be a fun training session though. I look forward to crushing gripper with a fellow crush grip junkie.

Did a quick workout tonight and decided to update the log since it won't take long.

12/1/14

Barbell Curls

45 lbs = 10 rep

85 lbs = 5 reps

135 lb = 3 sets of 5 reps

- I was going to use 125 lbs for my working sets but I decided to man up and slap on the 45s. This was the first time I have ever tried 135 lb barbell curls. The form wasn't perfectly strict but its wasn't bad either. I always do the best on grippers when my biceps and triceps are strong. I need to shock the muscles into growth. Pretty happy with this.

1 Arm Bent Over Reverse DB Laterals

20 lb DB = 3 sets of 10 reps each arm

Close Grip Push Ups with Feet on a Chair

3 sets of 10 reps

Note - I got the news that the seller accepted my offer. I beat out another person who also wanted the place. One hurdle down. Its a co-op though (all the places I can afford in the towns I want to live are unfortunately) so I still need to get board approval. Send me good vibes guys. I really want this place.

Awesome news, hope you get it. Also holy shit 135 barbells killer.

Thanks bud. I'm trying to keep pushing the envelope.

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Good luck Chez, I just bought my first house this summer and know how stressful it is jumping through all those hoops.

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Good luck Chez, I just bought my first house this summer and know how stressful it is jumping through all those hoops.

Or selling...

Thanks guys. I'm optimistic about this one. The last place was known for having a super tough board.

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12/3/14

Front Squats

45 lbs = 10 reps

75 lbs = 3 sets of 10 reps

- No that is not a typo. I know the weight is crazy light. This was more to work on the range of motion since I have to work to get it back. Front squats were hard for me before the surgery and they are super hard for me now while rehabbing so the weight is what it is.

Left Hand Grippers (All MMS)

COC Sport = 10 reps

COC #.5 = 5 reps

COC #1 = 3 reps

COC #2 = 2 reps

COC #2.5 = 1 rep

GHP 6 = 1 rep

Cert #3 = 1 rep

Medium BBE = 1 rep

174 RB 280 = 3 singles. Not bad. Left hand is coming back quickly

165.3 BBE = 1 rep. fatigue is setting in.

159.6 RB 330N = 2 singles

153 COC #3 = 3 sets of doubles

Crush Booster Negative Holds

Big Purple + red = (3) 10 second holds

PT appointment before this so he put me through the ankle exercises.

12/4/14

Deadlifts

135 lbs = 5 reps

185 lbs = 5 reps

245 lbs = 5 reps

255 lbs = 5 reps

265 lb = 5 reps

- Pretty happy with this. The weight is still light but everything felt super easy. I'll continue to increase the weight slowly. Too light is better than too heavy.

1 Arm Bent Over DB Rows

83.5 lb DB = 3 sets of 10 reps each arm

Jackknifes

3 sets of 10 reps

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You'll be back better than ever. Just keep moving.

Thanks buddy. I'll keep working my ass off.

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Very quick session tonight but I want to log so I don't fall behind.

12/5/14

Ankle Work

Sledge Deadlifts to 18 inch platform

12 lb at 11.5" = 3 set of 10 reps each hand

Rear Weaver Stick

12 lb sledge at 9.5" = 3 sets of 10 reps each hand

Note - I was tired tonight but I spoke to a fellow GB member on facebook today and he reminded me that I have unfinished business. I need to keep finding ways to motivate myself. Next Saturday I have a training session with friends and we are doing grippers first lets see what the adrenaline lets me get.

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12/6/14

Good Chest workout today. Felt strong.

Ankle Work

Various PT exercise. Saw the Doc this morning and he altering my orthotics to make my big toe engage more while walking. Should definitely help build the strength there.

Flat Barbell Bench Press

125 lbs = 5 reps

155 lbs = 5 reps

185 lbs = 3 reps

217.5 lbs = 3 reps

248.5 lbs = 3 reps

279.5 lbs = 3 reps

Incline Barbell Bench Press

170 lbs = 8 reps

197.5 lbs = 8 reps

226.5 lbs = 6 reps. Last one was a grinder. My triceps were fatiguing.

Note - Been doing lots of contrast baths and my hands feel great. These really speed up recovery time.

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HLAax_IacdM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wAv7D71MRDA

What is your thought on these?

I was stuck at 130kg 1rm for 2 years on bench but 3 months ago I saw these vids and changed my training.

Huge lift in bench since then.

Seeing 140kg coming up any week now :)

Keep it up brotha!

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