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FrankSobotka
3 hours ago, Shoggoth said:

I’ve got a few weeks to toughen my hide up, how about you? I was also experimenting with chalk; FrictionLabs and Vikn. 

How do you like those chalks? I’ve been thinking about switching. 

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Mike Rinderle
17 minutes ago, FrankSobotka said:

How do you like those chalks? I’ve been thinking about switching. 

I've only tried the friction labs gorilla grip recently.  Definitely not as slippery as the cheapo chinese made blocks, whichis what I always used.  Not going to see a 20% jump or anything, but it's a noticeable difference. 

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Shoggoth
28 minutes ago, FrankSobotka said:

How do you like those chalks? I’ve been thinking about switching. 

 

8 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

I've only tried the friction labs gorilla grip recently.  Definitely not as slippery as the cheapo chinese made blocks, whichis what I always used.  Not going to see a 20% jump or anything, but it's a noticeable difference. 

 

Going to take some more experimenting but definitely good chalks like Mike said. So far I have:

  • Ivanko - block
  • Metolious Super Chalk - powder
  • Spider Chalk - block
  • Spider Chalk - powder
  • Friction Labs Gorilla - powder
  • Vikn - block

All are really good and one may perform slightly better than the next depending on the day. Possibly psychological but who knows. Vikn has the most "gritty" feel on the hands though.

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Shoggoth

March 17, 2019

 
 
Morning
 
Sidewinder for a few sets to a good pump. 
 
Evening 
 
Dan Reinard DO training. Rest just long enough to change plates. Used a TPB. Going to start doing these and using the sidewinder multiple times a week. My DO barbell grip has dropped significantly. 
 
Smooth 70/90/110/120/140k x 6s, 160kx 3s
P 160k x 3s
RP 160k x 6s
MRP 170k x -
Full 170k x 5 x ~6s
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Shoggoth

March 18, 2019

 

Noon

DO Axle Holds wu to 293 x 6/2/6/3/5/ 1 - need to repeat. Might be yesterday’s sidewinder and holds affecting it. 

 

Pony Clamp Pinching/Slow/Paused 30/30/20

 

Sidewinder 

 

Weighed all of my kilo plate

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Shoggoth

March 19, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 6. Really noticing my elbows being tight to get into squat position now that the grip work is ramping up. 
 
Squat wu to 176.5k x 5 x 3r
 
Manta Ray Squat 70k x 3, 120k x 3 - nope. Stopped there. Bad pain in my neck from the thing and the squats were still really light. Back on the shelf. Maybe someday someone else will use it. 
 
Seated Band Leg Curl 3 x 20r
 
15mm Choked 154# Gripper x 8 x 1r force closed some with the left
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Shoggoth

March 20, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 5. Elbows are feeling really tight. 
 
Plate W x 3 x 30r
 
Bench Press wu to 128.5k (129.55k) x 4 x 4r
 
Bench Press w/SS 152.5k x 3 x 3r
 
Meadows Row 100# x 4 x 10r
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Shoggoth

March 22, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Posterior deload. Weather was nice so I wanted to go outside to play. Grabbed my 225# D-ball and walked it from inside the garage to the platform by the house. Did 10 picks and a couple shoulders. Good enough for a deload day. 

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Mike Rinderle

Is that like a rubber atlas stone?  Never seen one before.  Cool.

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Climber028

I've seen those before but never over 100lbs, that's awesome

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Shoggoth
1 hour ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Is that like a rubber atlas stone?  Never seen one before.  Cool.

Yessir! Don’t have to worry about busting stuff up. 

59 minutes ago, Climber028 said:

I've seen those before but never over 100lbs, that's awesome

I’ve seen this type up to 300# at my buddies. They’re great. 

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Mike Rinderle

I looked up the 300 pounder.  I literally paid less for my pickup truck!  $1,600!

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Shoggoth
39 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

I looked up the 300 pounder.  I literally paid less for my pickup truck!  $1,600!

I get them substantially cheaper :D

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FrankSobotka
7 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

I looked up the 300 pounder.  I literally paid less for my pickup truck!  $1,600!

I think Titan makes them. Knowing them it’s probably like $30 shipped for a 200lber 

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Mike Rinderle
36 minutes ago, FrankSobotka said:

I think Titan makes them. Knowing them it’s probably like $30 shipped for a 200lber 

$199 for a 150 pounder, but that's as high as they go.  

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EricMilfeld

Real Atlas stones hurt my sternum, but I bet I could do one of these.  Great idea making them out of rubber.

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Shoggoth
1 minute ago, EricMilfeld said:

Real Atlas stones hurt my sternum, but I bet I could do one of these.  Great idea making them out of rubber.

You’re not on a apples and carrot diet anymore buddy. Might feel fine. 

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Shoggoth

March 23, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 7. 1st standing press of the year. Needs some work again. Gave my low back a good crunch with my last rep with the D-ball yesterday. I think I just opened up what was tight and seized up.... I think. 
 
Standing Press wu to
155/175/185/205/225 x 2r
245 x f/1r - wrap sprung and threw me off
 
Spoto Bench wu to 117.5k x 6 x 4r
 
MYO Dip 280.4 x 12-6 x 3r
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EricMilfeld
4 hours ago, Shoggoth said:

You’re not on a apples and carrot diet anymore buddy. Might feel fine. 

Haha! You may be right. 

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Shoggoth

April 3, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
First day of having any ability to get under the bar in over a week and a half. Gone from 283# to 268#. Loaded up on antibiotics. Haven’t stayed up later than 7:00pm in a few days. 
 
Squats pumped the shit out of my legs due to not doing them for a bit. Holy crap. They’re going to be sore tomorrow. 
 
Keep today to just the basics. Same as later this week. 
 
Squat wu to 154(155)k x 5 x 5r
 
Bench Press wu to 131(132)k x 3 x 3r
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Mike Rinderle

Glad you are doing better buddy.

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Shoggoth
2 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Glad you are doing better buddy.

Same here dude haha! Thanks

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Shoggoth

April 8, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 8. Done my cycle of antibiotics, still a bit oogy and taking OTC sinus medication. I think I’ve only had 3-4 weeks that I haven’t been sick this year. Sucks. 
 
Squat wu to 186k x 5 x 3r
DO Axle Deads wu to 303 x 1, 4 x F - just short of controlled lockouts. Really depressed over this. My axle hasn’t been this week since 2008. Fuark...
 
DO Axle RDL’s 213 x 3 x 8r
 
Went back to my journals from 2012-13. First thing that stuck out is I’m usually sick in January. Second thing was in relation to the axle; I was putting into my hands 3+ times a week for different movements. Axle deads, cleans, reverse curls, Pendley rows, RDL’s, SLDL’s, etc. Time to do that again. I was also doing blob and wrist work a lot. 
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EricMilfeld

It’ll come back quick. 

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Shoggoth
47 minutes ago, EricMilfeld said:

It’ll come back quick. 

I hope so. It’s never been that good of a lift for me but I’d like that to change. 

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