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EricMilfeld

Yeah that makes sense. 

Im pretty much slow the whole ROM. Unless my form is immaculate off the floor, then I can accelerate above the knees with submaximal weights. 

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Shoggoth

August 27, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 2. Was getting a wicked low back pump when a sat after the GM’s. Think I need some glute bridges and such more. I really need to wake my ass up. 
 
Squat wu to 181k (182.5k) x 8 x 2r
 
Speed Squats 113k x 6 x 2r
 
SSB GM 70k x 2 x 15r
 
Seated Band Leg Curl x 3 x 15r
 
Neck Harness 25 x 4 x 30r
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Shoggoth

August 28, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Week 2
 
Bench Press wu to 125k(126k) x 5 x 3r
 
CG Bench w/chains 40# per set
85k/+1c/+2c x 3r
+3c x 2r
The 3c set was probably a 9-9.5 RPE. I’ll leave the triple until next week. Noticed with the video I need to lower the chains a tad more. Still completely off of the floor at lockout. 
 
DB Hammer Curl 55e x 3 x 10t
 
Face Pulls x 2 x 15r
 
Calf Raises

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Shoggoth

August 30, 2019

Afternoon 
 
Log-Bar Futzing. Feeling a little wobbly pressing. Can be attributed to not doing this lift in over a year and staring at the sky I think. Cleans feel super easy. One of these days I may see if I can clean 300. No way in hell I can press it but a clean would be nice. Can’t get coordinated enough to push press this either. Not sure what’s off. 
 
12” Log LC
90 x 4 x 5r
140/170/190/210/230 x 1
 
12” Log Rack Press
90 x 5
140/190 x 5r
205 x 5 x 3r
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Shoggoth

September 4, 2019

 
Noonish
 
Greyskull. Still in a lifting funk. Simplify.  
 
Bench Press wu to 117.5k x 5/5/8
 
Dip 278 x 2 x 8r
 
Deadlift wu to 425 x 5 - good enough. Tired
 
Neck Extensions 25 x 4 x 35r
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Mike Rinderle
1 hour ago, Shoggoth said:

September 4, 2019

 
Noonish
 
Greyskull. Still in a lifting funk. Simplify.  
 
Bench Press wu to 117.5k x 5/5/8
 
Dip 278 x 2 x 8r
 
Deadlift wu to 425 x 5 - good enough. Tired
 
Neck Extensions 25 x 4 x 35r

Way to grind buddy

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31 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Way to grind buddy

Thanks bud. Just a lot of “meh” when it comes to lifting motivation. Still wondering when I’m going to start doing some grip for King Kong. 

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Shoggoth
September 6, 2019
Before Supper
 
Worst part of the log is by far the cardio aspect of cleaning every rep. Should improve. 
 
Starting low with the front squats as I haven’t pushed them in ages. Hit the saw tooth on the 8th rep, got gaggy so I stopped there. 
 
12” Log C+P LC wu to 170 x 5, 5, 10
 
Front Squat wu to 245 x 5, 5, 8
 
Good enough 
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September 10, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Bench Press wu to 118.5k x 5/5/8
 
Dip 278 x 2 x 8r
 
Front Squat wu to 113.5k x 5/5/8
 
Neck Harness 30# x 4 x 25r
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Shoggoth

September 12, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Switched to the axle due to having deads as well today. Widened my deadlift stance out to the beginning of the knurling. Feels stronger with these lighter weights at least. We’ll see as I work up. 
 
Axle Press wu to 183 x 5, 5, 8
 
DB Hammer Curl 55e x 12, 10
 
Deadlift wu to 430 x 5
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Shoggoth
September 15, 2019
Before Supper 
 
Couldn’t manage to get this in yesterday as we had the grandgoobers from breakfast time to the evening. Left squats as I’ll be doing them on Tuesday and my lower abdominals are tweaked a bit. 
 
Bench Press wu to 119.5k x 5/5/7
Screwed up my air and mis-grooved
 
Dip 280 x 2 x 8r
 
Neck Harness 30# x 4 x 30r
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Mike Rinderle

Gotta work around the important stuff like grandgoobers!

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Shoggoth
29 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Gotta work around the important stuff like grandgoobers!

Kept them in the yard for probably 6-7 hours yesterday. Popsicles and keg rolling!

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Shoggoth

September 17, 2019

 
Evening 
 
Really need to get working at waking my ass up. Just not firing properly. Definitely don’t want to have to start a 15 minute pre-workout routine. Going to also start 1kg/2.5# jumps for the front squat. I think the 2kg/5# is better suited for lifts that are >450#. 
 
12” Log C+P Short Cycle wu to 172.5 x 5/5/10
 
Front Squat wu to 255 x 5/5/8
 
Paused Standing Band Crunch Avr x 2 x 12r
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Shoggoth

September 19, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Left shoulder is getting some niggles. I’ll need to watch it. Giving Jack’s set-up a go on the pulls. The 505’s were a little grindier than I’d like. Lots of talc and chalk required. Sweaty. 
 
Bench Press wu to 120.5 x 5/5/7 - grabbing a breath is what’s throwing me off. I hate bench reps. 
 
Dip 281.3 x 2 x 8r
 
Deadlift wu to OTM 
405/455/505 x 3 rounds
 
Neck Harness 30# x 4 x 35r
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Shoggoth

September 21, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Strict BB Press wu to 190 x 5/5/6
Messed up and grabbed air at the bottom and lost a lot of pressure. 
 
Front Squat wu to 116.5k x 5/5/9
 
“Active” Plank x 2 x 20ct
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September 23, 2019

Starting Nathan Holle’s gripper program. 3x a week of high intensity attempts and closes plus some curls. Not going to bother posting every session but this is where I started. Happy that my right is still within a breadth of closing a solid #3, sad with how far my left is lagging. Also doing contrast baths for the mitts when I’m done as well. 

Attempts
Right IM3 149# x 4 x 1r
Left IM2.5 138 x 2 x 1r, GHP6 130 x 2 x 1r

Closes
Right IM2.5 138 x 3 x 1r
Left BBSM 122 x 3 x 1r

DB Hammer Curl 50e x 10, 9

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Mike Rinderle

My gripper strength is abysmal 

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Shoggoth
2 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

My gripper strength is abysmal 

Not as bad as mine at least. It’s weird too; with my right I still feel strong setting at least while my left is really effed up. Very clumsy and weak. Weird. 

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Shoggoth

September 25, 2019

 
One of my wife’s relatives passed away yesterday so I’m shuffling my lifting around a bit. Dropped 0.5k on today’s jump as my 25k plates workout to this without micro’s. 
 
Before Supper
Bench Press wu to 121k x 5/5/7 - cheaty 7th. Shoulder is still bugging me. Might have to try a chiro. 
 
Dip 282.2 x 2 x 8r
 
Front Squat wu to 117.5k x 5/5/7 - got a stitch in my right side so I stopped. Was going to go for 10 easily. 
 
Neck Harness 35# x 4 x 25r
 
1.5” Block Set Grippers between Bench Sets

 

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EricMilfeld

My condolences to you guys. 

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Shoggoth
2 hours ago, EricMilfeld said:

My condolences to you guys. 

Thanks Eric. 

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Shoggoth

September 27, 2019

 
Before Supper 
 
Miserable cold, wet, snow, wind, etc. outside so I’m back to seated pressing today. Started doing thoracic stuff a couple times a days starting yesterday. 
 
Seated BTN BB Press wu to 70k x 5/5/6
Shoulders are sore from all of this stretching. I’ll say that (and being weak) account for my low AMRAP. Used the BTN’s to help “force” thoracic positions. Really working on just packing my abdomen and not having any arch. 
 
EZ Reverse Curl 85 x 2 x 12r
 
DO Axle Deadlift wu to EMOM 363 x 19 x 1r
Last two reps were bad and the 20th was a fail. I’ll drop 20# next time. EMOM builds up fatigue a lot differently than if I just did 4 sets of 5. 
 
MMS grippers between press sets. 4 attempts and 4 close sets with each hand. 
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EricMilfeld

Excellent axle work in particular!

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