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14 hours ago, IROC-Z said:

Can I ask which machine you ordered?  Nowadays I don't do any back squats at all, I've gone 100% hip belt.  Way easier on the back now that I'm old.🤪  I also have my 16-year-old son on a steady diet of hip belt squats and he loves them.  I was considering one of those Wenning belt squat machines a while back, but not sure if I would have enough room in my cramped home gym.......plus the price at that time was a bit more than I was looking to spend.

https://www.bellsofsteel.com/product/belt-squat-machine-box-2/

 

There’s quite a few videos and reviews of this one out there now too. 

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22 hours ago, Shoggoth said:

https://www.bellsofsteel.com/product/belt-squat-machine-box-2/

 

There’s quite a few videos and reviews of this one out there now too. 

Looks nice and sturdy, and the price is decent too.  Hope to see some videos of this thing in action.

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December 19, 2020
Before Supper 

Week 5. Too many damn hours playing games. Combo session. 

DB Bench 120e x 3 x 3r
Squat w/Iron-Z 191.5k x 3 x 3r
 

Enough. Suppers here. Been up since 6:00am and have only had one cup of cottage cheese. 

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December 30, 2020
Evening 

DB Bench 120e x 4 x 3r
Seated Neutral Grip Press RP 65e x 12-5-x missed the cleans on the 3rd
Dip RP 273 x 10-4-3
CS Laying Row RP 100 x 9-4-3
Hammer Curl 47.5 x 3 x 6r

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January 2, 2021
Before Supper 

First session of the year. In a funk. Lifted during a Zoom meeting. 

Bow Bar Squat w/Iron-Z 196.5k x 3 x 3r
Bow Bar Pause Squat 157.5k x 3 x 3r
Lying Leg Curl RP 90 x 10-3-2
Leg Extension RP 130 x 20-5-3
Seated Calf Raise SS 140 x 10

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January 4, 2021
Before Supper 

Back to week 1 after the recent lackadaisical weeks. Back to a Jobe cycle. No wrist wraps for something different too. 

Bench Press 121k x 3/3/3/3/8
2 Board 102.5k x 14/10/8
Band Extensions x 40-20-10-10-10-10
Ring Row RP x 20-12-8

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJpYR5nALEc/?igshid=ypwxsw11lm86

 

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January 11, 2021
Before Supper 

 

With this belt squat and my setup/stance 180 for 5’s is a good starting place. Definitely pushing at a weak spot. 

 

Holy crap that marching gave me jelly legs!

 

Looking forward to getting past this initial neural adaptation and start pushing a bit. I think I’ll stay at this weight and keep adding sets and reps for the next few sessions. 

Bow Bar Squat w/Iron-Z 201.5k x 3 x 3r
Bow Bar Pause Squat 161.5k - nope. Niggly on the back with the first descent 

BoS Belt Squat 90 x 10, 180 x 3 x 5r
Belt Squat March 180 x 3 x 0:60
Seated Calf Raise SS 140 x 12

 

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January 13, 2020
Before Supper 

Week 2. No wraps again for something different. Happy with finishing out the tougher lockouts. Something is working. 

Bench Press 127k x 3/3/3/3/7
CG Bench Press 108k x 8/6/5
Band Extensions Avr 111r in 6 sets
Laying CS Row RP 100 x 12-5-3

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKAfA1pg7w4/?igshid=319foarkpwsb

 

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January 17, 2021
Before Supper 

The belt squat is definitely going to be a good leg builder I’m thinking. 

DO Axle Deads 273 x 5 x 3r
Okie Deads 455 x 3 x 3r
Shrugs 0:60 rests 270k x 10 x 3r
Belt Squat 90 x 3 x 20r
Pulldowns RP 190 x 12-5-2

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January 19, 2021
Before Supper 

Start of another dumbbell cycle. Going to start this cycle off with the 90’s though for a change. Feeling beat up and sore. Chest, triceps, etc. and it’s been more than enough recovery time. Might drop to 11’s next week but I’ll see how I feel. Might just be one of those -10% days. Definitely now that I’ve done dips. Cut er there. 

DB Bench 90e x 12/12/10-2
Dip RP 273 x 8-4-3

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January 22, 2021

Evening 

 

Confirmed my guts don’t handle granola cereal anymore. It had to be a squat day to boot. Anyways, why mess with tradition. 

 

Squat w/Iron-Z 206.5k x 3 x 3r
Pause Squat 161k x 3 x 3r

BoS Belt Squat 90 x 5, 140 x 3 x 12r
Belt Squat March 140 x 3 x 0:60
Seated Calf Raise SS 150 x 8

 

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January 24, 2020
Before Supper 

Week 3. No wraps again. Should’ve gotten the lockout at 4 reps but alas I didn’t. Got a nice iso at the transition to the shoulders instead. 

Bench Press 134k x 2/2/2/2/3.5
Paused 3 Board Bench Press 113k x  10/8/6
Band Extensions Avr 135r in 7 sets
Laying CS Row RP 110 x 10-5-3

 

Decided to write down the bands that came up on my shuffle during this session to. Don’t get all wound up. Most of these songs aren’t even 3 minutes and my time per set (including warmups) is much less than that.

 

Midnight

Goblin

Run-DMC

DOA

WASP

Cavalera Conspiracy 

Ween

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Blotted Science

Midnight 

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion 

Hayseed Dixie

The Black Keys

Johnny Cash

Dead Kennedy’s 

Cancerslug

Baroness 

Cancerslug

The Prodigy 

Slayer

Roger Waters

Cancerslug 

Melvins

Dayglo Abortions

Fu Manchu

Danzig

General Surgery 

Nine Pound Hammer

Dimmu Bogir

 

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January 28, 2021
Before Supper 

Did some replotting for the next few weeks and wanted (needed) to take another crack at this weight and reps. Easy peasy. 

DB Bench 90e x 4 x 12r
Dip RP 274 x 12-5-3
Seated Plate Raises (overhead) 25 x 2 x 25r
Seated CS Row RP 150 x 20-6-4
Hammer Curl 47.5 x 3 x 6r

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKnCB5Fgslj/?igshid=k9sr24w7b3my

 

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January 30, 2021

Before Supper 

 

Week 9. Still feeling really easy. Felt a weird “release” in my left vastus lateralus on my 3rd wrapped set. A little off feeling for the rest of the session. 

 

Squat w/Iron-Z 211.5k x 3 x 3r
Pause Squat 166k x 3 x 3r

BoS Belt Squat 140 x 4 x 10r
Belt Squat March 140 x 4 x 0:60
Seated Calf Raise SS 150 x 10

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKsOeJHgrkX/?igshid=1hm62ovyv1quf

 

 

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February 1, 2021
Before Supper 

Week 4. Damnit! Going through my sessions and it looks like I’m getting better at reps in the 70 to 85% range but haven’t been practicing heavy singles enough to get proficient enough to express my top end effectively. I think my barbell bench day may be converted to more singles practice. I think a Ditillo heavy rotation is in order. 

Bench Press 143k x 1/1/1/1/1.5
Slingshot Bench Press 121k x 13/10/8

Nixed accessories

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February 3, 2021
Evening 
 


Left the squats out in case there’s still some lingering thigh damage. 

 


DO Axle Deads 278 x 5 x 3r  - redo and clean up the last rep next time
Okie Deads 475 x 3 x 3r
Pulldowns RP 200 x 9-4-3 (I think)
 
Contemplating stopping posting my sessions in here anymore. Not really pushing grip or bending anymore and don’t interact with many within the Gripboard setting. If I bother with grip events in the future I’ll probably just keep it on FB and IG as nobody here comes out this far either. 
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