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February 9, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Back Squat

45 x 5

135 x 5

225 x 5

B 335 x 3, 3

B+W 405 x 1

455 x 1, 1, 1

275 x 6 enough

1b) Euro Pinch @ 48mm

55 x 5

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Man I'm just feeling beat to hell today. The rows and arm work seems to have given me a little fatigue.

Squats felt good. I think I may do something similar to what I think Rex mentioned one time in working up to a 1RM then dropping to 90% and getting some singles in from there.

I just wanted to get some pinch work in. It was a bit early and like I said my arms and back were bagged but if I consider 190 a 1RM from the other night 175 would be around 92%. Perfect spot for singles and advancement without killing myself. I also practiced what David told me about stopping all of the regripping I do, just clamp and go.

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February 10, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

165 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

1b) Blobbin' with a York 50

Iso's x 5

Rebound x Twice to failure

2) Reverse in BB Cordura

7" x 1/4" FBBC Sq CRS - 2H to 74'

Well a few things. Shoulder presses keep progressing right on schedule and are feeling much stronger each time, Just sticking with the program.

Blobbing went good as well. The basement was a bit chilly but I eventually warmed up. The iso's really help wake up the hands plus get them stretched out properly for wrapping around the blob. I got a few good hops in today as well. :D

Reverse went really strong and I'm really liking these Benders Battlefield cordura wraps. Feel just like my 1" suede but they're virtually indestructable and provide a much better margin of safety. I thought I recorded the bend but I didn't confirm it was recording before I began. Oh well.

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February 10, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Bench Press - Med

45 x 10

155 x 5

235 x 3, 3

275 x 1

295 x 1

305 x 1

1b) 2" Crusher Pulls

105 x 5

130 x 3, 3

Right 157.5 x 1

Left 147.5 x 1

130 x 9/8

Mentally not there tonight. My biceps were also killing me during the bench so I decided to end it there, do a quick rep out with the crusher and veg.

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February 13, 2012

Before Supper

1a) BB Row

225 x 12, 12, 12 - All good and clean. I think I'll either add a set or weight next time.

1b) EZ Skullcrushers behind head

115 x 10, 10, 10 - All good as well. More reps and probably an extra set next time as well.

2a) Vulcan V2 - Speed - Black - MMS

L3 x 3, 2, 2, 2, 2 - Right was snappy, left was sluggish

2b) Blobbing with 50# York

Iso's x 1, 1, 1, 1

Rebound to Failure x 1, 1, 1 - felt good

3) Reverse in BB Cordura

500# Black Gr8 - 3h 13' - wraps were sloppy on the head side.

4) Blob Drags - Thumb on the Bad Side

50# Legacy x A few times

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You’ll be coming down for the Cactus Shoot correct? If so you don’t look like your avatar do you? Just don’t want to be startled is all. :)
Planning on it bud but Gail and I are just having some concerns about getting the kids looked after while we're gone.

I hope you're not going to compete in the Novice category.

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Hahaha! I'm not sure man. I'm performing at a novice level anyways. I've done one comp. in 2010 so I'm guessing open.

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February 13, 2012

Before Supper

1a) SSB Squat

65 x 5

215 x 5

Belt 295 x 5, 5, 5

Belt 315 x 5, 5

1b) Euro @ 48mm

55 x 10

95 x 5

TnG 135 x 5, 5

TnG 145 x 5

TnG 155 x 5, 7

2) Blob Iso's x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

3) Red Rafter Curls

15# @ 3.5" x 10/10, 10/7

Well I decided to change things up again and started using my SSB again. By the way it was hitting my quads I'm thinking it's probably more useful than the front squats for this plus looking back when my deads were climbing well I was using the SSB exclusively for squatting. I think it'll also be good just to give my shoulders a break from having the bar resting on them for the front squats.

The rest of the work felt really well. One weird thing is that I've got a strange hot spot in my left hand thumbpad for some reason. It's still there even as I'm writing this. Didn't seem to affect me so no worries.

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February 14, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

155 x 3, 3

185 x 1

195 x 1

200 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

1b) Blobbin'

Pulls with 40# Legacy x 5/5

Pulls with 50# Legacy x A/A

Iso's with 50# Blob x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Couching with 50# Blob x 3 to failure

Pressing is still going good and so's the blob work. Starting to try and pull the blob out of the couch rather than bouncing it and holding it as I'm getting really good holds at the top now so I'll keep working at breaking it from the ground.

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February 14, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Bench Press - Med Grip

45 x 5

155 x 5

255 x 6, 6, 6, 6, 6

1b) Axle Row - Pendley

123 x 5

213 x 7, 7, 7, 7, 7

2) Wrist Developer - Orange - Wrist Specific & Seated

L4 x 10, 10

Feeling a bit oogy. Probably crapped half my bodyweight right prior to my workout due to a pre-workout caffeine reaction. My neck is also a bit tight from my lunchtime presses.

Bench continues to go up. Tonight's volume night went up another rep easy per set so I'll add some weight again next Tuesday. I'm also working on Rex's advice and speeding up my descent a bit to see if it helps take some strain off of my biceps. It'll take a little bit to get coordinated with the added speed.

Axle rows felt light and so they should, grip was easy. I'll probably add 20 pounds next time.

Figured I wanted to hit the wrists a bit without putting a bunch of strain on my elbows so I just did some light very wrist specific work with the WD. I think it may be beneficial to do something like this four or more times a week on top of my max bends.

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February 15, 2012

Noon

1a) Incline Press w/Multigrip Bar

40 x 10

130 x 12

180 x 8, 8, 8

1b) Vulcan V2 - MMS - Black

Right

L3 x 5

L10 x 3, 3

L13 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

L9 x 33

Left

L3 x 5

L9 x 3, 3

L11 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

L8 x 32

First day trying out my new Stronger Grip Multigrip Bar. A couple of little tweaks that I think I may change but overall I'm happy. Sure hit my triceps hard! Good! Pressing and more pressing and more tricep work to get better at pressing.

Vulcan felt good. One thing I need to focus on is to not think as much and just grab it and go.

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February 15, 2012

Before Supper

1a) BB Shrug

315 x 10

405 x 10

495 x 7, 8, 8 - Lost my air on the first set

1b) 2" V-Bar - Pulls

115 x 5

150 x 3, 3

R - 180 x 1, 1, 1, 1

L - 180 x -, 175 x 1, h, h

2) 2" V-Bar - Fireman Rows

70 x 13

95 x 12

3) Blobbin' w/York 50

Iso's x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 - First 3 sets the blob was backwards. Did it ever feel easy flipped back.

Couch Pulls to Failure x 1, 1, 1

4) 45 Hubbing

A bunch. Did a couple holds to failure as well.

5) WD - Orange - Seated - Wrist Specific

L4 x 20, 20

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February 16, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Back Squats

45 x 5

225 x 5

335 x 3, 3

Started with belt and wraps

405 x 1

425 x 1

445 x 1

465 x 1

275 x 7 Good enough

1b) 48mm Euro

55 x 10

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x 1

180 x 1

Squats are still going good and feeling strong. I'm pretty confident I'll get 500 by the end of March as per the Mac's prediction.

2HP was going ok but when I was getting into my worksets my hands and forearms were just feeling niggly and tight so I stopped.

I also warmed up my arms and shoulders using what Doc showed on today's video.

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February 17, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

165 x 6, 6, 6, 6, 5

1b) Blobbin' with a York 50

Iso's x 1, 1

Couch x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

I'm really happy with how my pressing is responding. I feel like I'm getting much stronger. Blobbing is still going well.

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February 18, 2012

1) Bench Press - Med/Narrow Grip

45 x 10

155 x 5

235 x 3, 3

275 x 1

295 x 1

305 x 1, 1, 1, 1

205 x 12, 12

2) Thumbless Reverse Axle Curls

33 x 15

53 x 12, 12, 12

Had to play catch up on the bench as I couldn't make that workout. I was going to do axle rows but my biceps were bugging me a bunch again on my 305 worksets so I shot a video to see if I could get some helpful comments. I'm trying to speed up the descent to alleviate some of the tension but it's still feeling unnatural. It'll come.

I was going to do axle rows but I figured the curls would do more for helping my niggles.

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Why thumbless curls? I've seen Doc mention he does it too but other than that I haven't heard of them. I wonder what the benefits and/or difference is.

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Josh does them a lot too I think. They create a ton of tension in your fingers/flexors.

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February 19, 2012

1a) Multigrip Incline Press

130 x 8

180 x 8, 8, 8

1b) Axle Rows

123 x 8

233 x 8, 8, 8

2) Red Rafter Pinch Curls

15# @ 3.5" x 10, 10

3) Reverse in DH Suede - Touching

6" x 1/4" gr8 - 1h ~5'

Reverse in BB Cordura - 2.5" Wrapped

7" x 1/4" FBBC CRS Sq - 2h 53' - Bent on the flat

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Josh does them a lot too I think. They create a ton of tension in your fingers/flexors.

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Oh ok. Thanks J. I'll try em out next time.

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February 20, 2012

To late. Around 19:30

1a) CV Deadlift

265 x 5

405 x 3, 3

475 x 1

485 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

1b) Blobbing

Iso's x 1, 1, 1

Couch x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

2a) KB Swings

124# Ader x 10, 10, 10

2b) Pony Pinching x 25, 25, 25

Spent the bulk of the day out at the gun range with a couple of new toys (Mark I and a Tokarev) so I just had a quick workout a bit late.

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The Tokarev shoots a mean round. I don’t have one but my dad does. It is close to a 357 mag in power. I didn’t know Canadians were able to get pistols. Obviously I don’t know much about Canada. What are the laws for guns like?

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A lot of people think our laws are more restrictive than they are. You need to be licensed for long guns (non restricted), hand guns (restricted) and others (prohibited, full auto, real short barrel length, etc.) and require transfer permits for the restricted and prohibited. They're not to had to get. I'm legal to go to the border or any range in Alberta and BC. As far as buying I can go buy a handgun and take it home the same day or even have one mailed to my door with no hassle.

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That Tokarev is a blast! I should've brought more ammo to the range today. I watched a video yesterday of the round going through level 3 Kevlar body armour and about a foot and a half into ballistic gel. Nice round :D

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So you need a license for (non restricted) (restricted) and (prohibited) It is a little strange that you need a license for long guns that are "non restricted" kind of an oxymoron if you know what I mean.

It is really cool that with a license you can have a pistol shipped to your door. Even in AZ we cant have a gun (any Rifled Gun) shipped to our door. It has to be shipped Dealer to Dealer. We can in a few states (AZ included) get a class 3 permit. With a Class 3 permit, a $200 tax stamp per item is paid, then a ton of paper work through the ATF and you can own a machine gun, silencer, short barrel rifle / shotgun etc. Kind of amazing really. My Dad is a gun "enthusiast" and takes advantage of the class 3 permits. I am too poor to.

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Ya, I think our laws are a lot more permissive than what people generally think. One area that would be nice is a more lax concealed carry. I think people would smarten up a bunch if they figured the little old lady at the bus stop, the college kid on the street, etc. might be packing. Not so much of an appealing target anymore for the criminals. We don't have the same castle laws as you guys do either.

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February 21, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

155 x 3, 3

185 x 1

205 x 1, 1, 1

135 x 10

1b) Vulcan V2 - Black - MMS

Right L3 x 5

L10 x 7, 7, 7, 7, 7

Left L3 x 5

L9 x 7, 7, 7, 7, 7

2) 45 Hubbing x a bunch

Before Supper

1a) Bench Press - Pinkie on Ring

45 x 10

155 x 5

260 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

1b) Axle Rows - Pendley

123 x 5

233 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

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