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February 22, 2012

Blob Iso's x 1, 1, 1

4" HSS Pinch Trainer

54.8# x 1/1, f/f, 1/1, 1/1, f/f, f/h

52.2# x 1/2, 2/1, 2/3

Feeling a bit tuckered today and I want to be sharp for squatting tomorrow. A bit weak with the pinch today as well. Oh well, relaxing with a couple of glasses of Laphroaig and the evening is aaaaall right :)

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February 23, 2012

1a) Back Squat

45 x 5, 5

235 x 5

350 x 3, 3

Belt & Wrap

425 x 1

445 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Raw again

280 x 8 - Good enough

1b) Climber 2HP

75 x 5

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

180 x 1

185 x 1

2) Axle Dimel

233 x 8

Well a few things. Tonight I decided to keep working up with some reps in the 90-95% range for my squat and they were all pretty easy. The thing that isn't easy is how much hair and crap gets ripped out from the wraps and the pinching. I'm going to look at some other peoples workouts and just see how many sets they're doing while wrapped because I think between 3-5 reps at this range is good enough to keep strength gains going. That final cool down set isn't bad strength wise but I'm just getting tuckered. I know I'm a pussy.

I ended up using my Climber style 2HP tonight as my thumb webbing peeled back a bit yesterday from the wide pinching. By the end of pinching tonight I couldn't get enough chalk in there to keep from bleeding and ripping so I stopped.

Gave some Dimels a go but my hands were just to fried and tore up from the pinch so I couldn't get the 15-20 reps I wanted and the 2-3 sets. Oh well, I'm still gaining without them now anyways.

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February 25, 2012

1a) Bench Press - Pinkie on rings

45 x 10

155 x 5

235 x 3, 3

275 x 1

295 x 1

315 x 1

300 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

205 x 13

1b) Vulcan V2 - MMS - Black

L3 x 5

L10 x 3, 3

Right L14 x 1, 1

Left L12 x 1, 1

I didn't have time to get in any kind of big workout today and yesterday I couldn't as I was on the road all day for work. Today was also my second crack at the wider grip. I'm not sure if I like it at I can feel it in my shoulders a bit. The last couple of sets I went to a thumbs width from the smooth and it seemed to feel a bit better. Another thing that I should've fixed right off the start that I didn't until towards the end was to drop the J hooks. Using the wider grip I lose about an inch for unracking and I fumbled with a few sets getting it out. I'm sure the 315 would've went much easier than it did but I lost my tightness and had to replant and grab my air again after the bar was unracked.

Grippers I terminated a bit early as my elbows were starting to bug me from the setting and I didn't want to bugger up my bench for the day.

Another point of interest is that I've basically confirmed that there's no strength loss doing shoulder pressing prior to bench. If there would be I'd have noticed some pretty significant gains these last two Saturdays.

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February 7, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Bench Press - Narrow Grip

45 x 10

155 x 5

255 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

1b) 48mm Euro 2HP

55 x 10

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

170 x 1

180 x 1

190 x halfway, close, halfway

185 x halfway, full lift

190 x F

2) Torque Attempt

8mm x 7" EN8 CRS 2 hits to ~1' or so

Pinching

Nice job Jason ! Keep up the hard work man !!

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Thanks buddy! Good to see you're still around. Haven't noticed you posting for a while.

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February 27, 2012

Noon

1a) SSB Squat - Rock Bottom

65 x 5

215 x 5

Belt 315 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

1b) Climber 2HP

95 x 5

155 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

Before Supper

1) Sumo Axle Pulls

153 x 5

233 x 3, 3

273 x 1

283 x 1

293 x 1

303 x 1

308 x 1

313 x Just shy of lockout

303 x Hop, just above knees

2-3/8" Wrist Roller

2) Flexor 50# x 5, 4, 2 trips

3) Extensor 50# x 7, 5, 4 trips

Squats felt good and I probably could've cranked out a few more reps but want to leave some easier progression for the upcoming weeks. Took all of the reps to dead bottom and flattened my hamstrings on my calves.

First workset on 2HP felt tough but after that I was sufficiently warned up and they went well.

Axle deads went good but I was apparently cooked after the 313.

I took a minute or less between sets on the wrist roller and frig it blew my forearms up.

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February 28, 2012

Before Supper

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

155 x 3, 3

185 x 1

205 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

1b) Grippers

MMS

#1 x 5/5

#2.5 x 3/3, 3/3

Right #3 x 1/8", 1, 1, 1, 1/8"

Left #2.5 x 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2

Strap hold

Right #2.5 w/10# x 1, 1

Left #2 w/10# x 1, 1

Clicks

#2 x 1/1

2a) Bench Press - Pinkies on Rings

155 x 5

260 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 6

2b) Plate Pinch Rows - milled plates - just fingertips

2x25's x 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

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February 29, 2012

1) Blob50 Iso's x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

2) 2-3/8" DB Pulls/Rows

115 x 1

125 x 1, 1, 1, 1

3) DU in BB Cordura - 2.5" Wrapped ea

Timber Ties x 2

60d Tree Island x 1

7" x 1/4" Sq CRS FBBC x 15'

Felt like wet sand today. Just beat up and needing rest so I just did a little bit of work.

I ended up just doing some singles with the dumbbell with some good long holds on each reps as well. All of them were about a medium type effort. I didn't want to fry my hands as I've got some more axle and 2HP training in the upcoming days and just wanted to give the mitts some stimulation.

DU bending is really hit or miss with me so that basically says I need to practice a lot more and get my technique down. When it's good I can kill fairly good steel, when it's not I suck donkey nuts.

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March 1, 2012

Noon

4" HSS Pinch Trainer w/gloves

34 x 5

39 x 5

44 x 5

49 x 3

54 x 2/1, 3/2, 2/1, 3.5/2, 3/1, 3/1

Before Supper

1a) Squat

45 x 5, 5

235 x 5

350 x 3, 3

Put on belt and wraps

425 x 2 easy

455 x 1

475 x 1, 1 easy, fast

Took belt and wraps off

280 x 8

1b) Climber Pinch w/gloves

75 x 5, 5

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x f

165 x 1, f

Squats felt great. I wore my track pants today and knee wraps feel a crapload better over them. Well for me and my fuzzy legs anyways lol.

2HP felt like crap and weak so pfft they can wait until Saturday.

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March 2, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

170 x 5, 5, 5, 5, 4

1b) Blobbing with a York 50

Iso's x 1, 1

Couch x 1, 1

Drags on Carpet x 1

Assisted x 1, 1

Pressing felt good although I didn't hit my reps (missed by 1) but I wasn't going to do a bunch of struggling. Pinching was going good. Surprisingly it was my right hand today that was vastly stronger.

Before Supper

1) Bench Press - Pinkies on Rings

45 x 10

155 x 5

235 x 3, 3

285 x 1

305 x 1, F

275 x 3, 3, 3, 3

2) Axle Pendley Rows

123 x 5

233 x 8, 8, 8

3) 2" Rope Horizontal Rows

BW x 5, 5

4a) Band Pressdowns

MM x 25, 15, 12

4b) Hammer Curl

40# ea w/Grip4orce x 5

40# ea x 12, 8+3

Trying another new thing tonight on the press which was trying to "snap" the bar and really flex the lats. I basically had to pull the bar down the last inch or so. This method felt strong with lighter weights but as soon as I started going up I was finding it very taxing on my triceps and forearms and the bar got into a weird position once in my hands. Due to all of this 305 felt heavy and I missed it right at the bottom with my second rep. Pissed I just decided to knock some weight off and do some triples to finish off tonight's pressing.

I bought a climbing rope a couple of weeks ago and decided to get a bit of use out of it. The hammer curls with the Grip4orce was a no go as my hands were already pooped. I did the pressdowns and curls as a near nonstop circuit. It's time for some vanity guns for a fun Adam Glass contest. I'm starting at 18-7/8" cold and 19-1/8" with a pump. Time to get eating lol.

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March 5, 2012

Noon

Axle Deads - Sumo

153 x 5

233 x 3, 3

273 x 1

283 x 1

293 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Dimels 233 x 8+2

Afternoon

Blob Iso's 7 x 1

Evening

Grippers

1) MMS #3 x 8 x 1

2) Negs Right #3.5 x 2 x 1

3a) Straphold #2 x 1, 1

3b) Overcrush GNC200 x 1, 1

4) Pony Clamp - 5 x AMRAP

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March 6, 2012

Noon

1a) Seated BTN Press

45 x 10

105 x 5

190 x 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1

135 x 10

1b) Blobbing w/ York 50

Iso's - 3 x 1

Couch - 5 x 1

Before Supper

1a) Incline MG Press

40 x 10

130 x 8

180 x 8, 8, 8, 6

1b) Euro 2HP

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x 1, 2, 2, 2

Added a MM band and stood on it

105+MM x 5

155+MM x 2, 2

2) Red Rafter Pinch Curls

15# @ 3.5" x 10, 10, 10

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March 7, 2012

Evening

1) 2-3/8" DB Pulls

125 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, hop

2) Blob50 Iso's x 1, 1, 1, 1

3) Blob50 Assisted Pulls x 1

I had my heart set on doing some Pendley axle rows and gripper work today but it wasn't in the cards. I'm also starting to feel some low ache/fatigue from the previous few days grip work so I know I'm not running at full capacity and doubt I will be again until hopefully next Saturday. Until then the beatings will continue :D

I went for an assisted pull on the Blob50 and it was so crappy I stopped there. My hands are getting really pooped.

I also recieved some additional bending stock from David Horne for his TORQUE!! bending certs. I feel pretty confident about doing some good damage on them but I don't want to risk hurting my elbow this close to the comp. so I'll resume my bending once that's done. Maybe get some in with the guys down there.

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March 8, 2012

Noon

Grippers

1) MMS #3 8 x 1

2) Negs Right Only #3.5 2 x 1

3a) Straphold w/#2 and 10# 2 x 1

3b) Overcrush GNC200 2 x 1

4) Pony Clamp w/tons of Bands - Nice and Slow 5 x 40

Before Supper

1a) Squat

45 x 5, 5

235 x 5

350 x 3, 3

Put on Belt and Wraps

425 x 3 or 4, I can't remember but I think it was 4

475 x 1

500 x 1, 1 Booyah!!

Removed the belt and wraps

280 x 9

1b) 4" HSS Pinch Trainer

44 x 3

49 x 3

54 x 3

59 x 1

65 x 6" each hand

Well my hands were feeling pretty pooped going into this day. I think I may have bruised my right thumb a tad the other day with the 2HP so I'd better tone it down a bit. After the hops with 65# tonight I decided to stop.

The big news is getting my 500 squats tonight. Very happy! Well that's done before my 40th in May and I'm thinking I quite possibly could have 550 or better by then.

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1) Bench Press - Pinkies on Rings

45 x 10

155 x 5

235 x 3, 3

Wrapped Wrists

285 x 1

295 x 1

305 x 1, 1, 1

Original Slingshot for the First Time

305 x 1

315 x 1

335 x 1

355 x 1

365 x 1

Nothing

205 x 11, 10

2) Axle Pendley

143 x 8

233 x 4, 4

Well I gave the slingshot a go tonight and am probably getting around 12-15% out of it. 365 was still quick and not overly tough but I was hitting my limit for reps keeping my attention. I've got the Maddog as well but I think this is giving me plenty enough for the time being.

The rows well...my heart just wasn't into it. I needed to eat. Tomorrow I'll do my final tough grip workout and get some back and arms in.

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March 10, 2012

Well here I am 10 weeks into what I laid out for programming at the the beginning of January. Judging from my 1RM's I think I'll be staying the course for a while longer.

Seated BTN Press

Jan 3 - Got 1 rep then a fail at 185

Jan 6 - Stalling at 5 reps on my last couple of sets at 155

Feb 28 - 5 singles with 205

Mar 2 - Missed my 5x5 with 1 rep at 170

Bench Press

Jan 3 - Missed my 5x5 by 1 set and 1 rep at 235

Jan 13 - Got 2 singles and a miss at 290

Feb 28 - Got my 5x5 plus 1 rep at 260

Feb 25 - Got 315

Squat

Jan 5 - Got 7 singles with 405, just belt

Mar 8 - Got 2 singles with 500, belt and wraps

Another thing to point out is that I'm not overly struggling with the weights. Typically keeping them around 90-95% of my 1RM on my heavy worksets. When my arms were feeling a bit beat up in the past week or so I went to working in the 2-3 rep range at between 85-90% which I think is another way to help past a plateau on singles.

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March 10, 2012

Well I did some back then went into a mock run of next Saturdays grip comp. I know it's probably not the best to be posting what I'm hitting right now but I'm not in contention for first anyways so I don't really care. In doing this mock run I set my timer to be doing a rep/lift every 4 minutes to try and simulate the contest pacing a bit. Everything was like that up until I had to set things out for the medley. I would've set out a lot more but I ran out of room in my little workout area.

1) V Handle on a Barbell Rows - Weight is Plate Only

140 x 12

175 x 12, 8, 8

2) Gripper - MMS

#1 x 3

#2 x 1

GNC200 x 1

T6 x 1

RB260 x 1

New #3 x 1

Old #3 x 1/8" - Bad set

3) Euro 2HP at 48mm

55 x 10

105 x 5

145 x 3, 3

175 x Miss!! This scared the hell out of me

175 x 1

180 x 1

190 x F I think my thumbs are still pooped from all of the pony work

4) DO Axle - Sumo

243 x 1

273 x 1

293 x 1

313 x 1

318 x 1

5) 2" V Bar

140 x 1

160 x 1

180 x 1

190 x 1

6) Medley - 4 minutes

Done

Tree Island 60d in touching BB Cordura

45 Hub

25 Shallow Hub

2 x 25's

35 DB on End

40 DB on End

Heavy Hammer Pro/Sup w/10# x 2

2-3/8" Wrist Roller w/100#

Plate curl 25

Load L Blobs - 27, 32, 40, 45

Missed

2 x 35's - Surprised I missed it

#2 Straplift Load 25# - Same here, surprised

2.5" Crusher w/125# - Hahaha! I did at the end and was fried

4" HSS w/65# - Nada. Got some hops though

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March 13, 2012

Easy day. Not trying to tax my recovery or CNS to much prior to the comp on Saturday. First time pulling against bands and doing hip thrusts. I don't really have room for the hip thrusts so they were really awkward to set up.

I also received a box of goodies from Chris Rice. Really tough holding back and not trying to max out with all of the implements.

1) Deadlifts against bands - MM, add 100# on top

225 x 5

315 x 3

405 x 2

425 x 2, missed lockout, 1

2) Hip Thrusts

225 x 3, 5

3) Grippers - MMS

#1 x 3

#2 x 2

T6 x 3/A

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

5a) Climber Curl Reverse 25# x 30, 20

5b) Climber Curl Reg 25# x 25, 20

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Thank you bud!

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March 14, 2012

Well here's my last quick workout prior to the comp. I left the grip work alone and took the rest of it pretty easy. Good enough to feel it but light enough to not impede any recuperation.

I adjusted my grip again on the bar for presses. So far it feels really comfortable so it'll be interesting to see how it feels with some heavier weight.

1a) Bench Press - Pinkies 1" in from the rings

45 x 10

155 x 5

260 x 5, 6, 6

1b) BB Pendley Rows

155 x 5

260 x 5, 5, 5

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March 8, 2012

Noon

Grippers

1) MMS #3 8 x 1

2) Negs Right Only #3.5 2 x 1

3a) Straphold w/#2 and 10# 2 x 1

3b) Overcrush GNC200 2 x 1

4) Pony Clamp w/tons of Bands - Nice and Slow 5 x 40

Before Supper

1a) Squat

45 x 5, 5

235 x 5

350 x 3, 3

Put on Belt and Wraps

425 x 3 or 4, I can't remember but I think it was 4

475 x 1

500 x 1, 1 Booyah!!

Removed the belt and wraps

280 x 9

1b) 4" HSS Pinch Trainer

44 x 3

49 x 3

54 x 3

59 x 1

65 x 6" each hand

Well my hands were feeling pretty pooped going into this day. I think I may have bruised my right thumb a tad the other day with the 2HP so I'd better tone it down a bit. After the hops with 65# tonight I decided to stop.

The big news is getting my 500 squats tonight. Very happy! Well that's done before my 40th in May and I'm thinking I quite possibly could have 550 or better by then.

Nice 500 squat, onwards and upwwards for ya

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Thanks man! Pretty happy about it, now to chase 550 :D

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Thanks Ben! I hope so too :)

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