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Sat (4/17)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  365
(1x1)  400

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Sun (4/18)

DU - IMPs
60d nail
17/64 x 7" O1
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Braced - DHWGW
3/8 x 10" HRS

Braced - suede (2x)
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
Red Nail

Horseshoe
Diamond Classic #00

Scroll
1/2 x 48" - 2 loops

Braced - DHWGW
3/4 x 45" HRS


I made an attempt at a scroll, in-preparation for Don's upcoming contest.  No real idea of what I'm doing with it, but wanted to get some work in and hopefully figure a few things out.  Very awkward!  I made an attempt at my first 3/4" bar in at least a year, probably longer.  It went better than I was expecting and was fluid throughout.  I'd keep doing these year-round, but the expense of steel now is crazy, and I forgot how much these bends can beat you up.  

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Mon (4/19)

Dead Bench Press
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  185
(1x1)  225
(1x1)  245
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  300

Lying Loop Rows
(2x12)

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)

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Tue (4/20)

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x1)  Master - 106
(1x1)  GHP5 - 111
(1x1)  RB200 - 120

Barbell Curls
(1x8)  bar
(1x8)  65
(1x8)  95
(1x5)  115

Pull-ups
(2x5)

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Wed (4/21)

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x2)  145
(2x0)  175

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  #1
(1x5)  #1.5
(1x5)  #2 - 108
(1x5)  #2 - 114

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  55
(1x1)  60

Finger Walk - F/B
(2x1)  10


I got the 175 press about halfway up on the first attempt, but couldn't break through the sticking-point.  On the second attempt, I was barely able to get it moving (strict press).  Grippers felt pretty good today.

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Fri (4/23)

Close-grip Bench Press - 1-board
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  245
(1x3)  260

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x3)  Master - 106
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120

Pull-ups
(2x7)


I was planning to go for 3 reps on the 210, but stopped after the first, with me just barely getting that rep.

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Sat (4/24)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  365
(1x1)  405

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Sun (4/25)

Braced *
5/8 x 28" - 80 deg.

Braced - 2x wraps
5/16 x 8" Grade 2
Red Nail
5/16 x 7" (485lbs.)

Braced 
12" spike

Horseshoe
Diamond Classic #0

 

* I ordered some stock recently from Metals Depot.  I've written about this in the past, with the quality of the steel, almost bending like CRS.  Once again, I wasn't disappointed.  The 28" bar almost didn't kink on my initial attempt.  (I've bent at least 75 mid/long bars over the past decade and have a pretty good idea of what to expect at each point of the bend, and how the bar will respond.)  I think I got a total of 5 degrees on my first several attempts on the kink.  Definitely mutant stock.  I stayed on it and was able to take it to almost 90 degrees, but didn't want to continue, as my legs aren't really acclimated yet to the stress it would've taken to bend it any further.  All-in-all though, a good session with really brutal stock.

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Mon (4/26)

Bench Press - 1-board
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  255
(1x3)  275

Axle Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  55
(1x5)  85
(1x5)  105

Grippers - MMS
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  HG 200 - 95
(1x3)  Master - 106
(1x3) #2 - 114

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Wed (4/28)

Deadlift
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  HG 200 - 95
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x1)  #2 - 108
(1x1)  #2 - 114

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Thur (4/29)

Braced Snap - DHWGW
1/4 x 6" Grade 2
1/4 x 6" Grade 5

Braced - DHWGW
3/8 x 10" HRS - 25 deg.

Braced - DHWGW (2x)
3/8 x 10" HRS - finished the above bar

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Fri (4/30)

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral
1/4 x 6" O1

Reverse - BBW
1/4 x 6.5" Grade 5 - 25 deg.

DU - IMPs
60d spiral
1/4 x 6" O1
1/4 x 6.5" Grade 5 (finished above bar)

Grippers - MMS
(1x10)  Trainer
(1x10)  #1
(1x10)  #1.5
(1x10)  HG200 - 95

Ironmind Hub
(1x1)  40
(1x1)  50
(1x1)  55
(1x1)  60

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Sat (5/1)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  365
(1x0)  405
(1x1)  405

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Sun (5/2)

DO - BBW
60d spiral
1/4 x 6" 1045
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral
1/4 x 6.5" O1
1/4 x 7" Grade 5 (25 deg.)

Braced - 1.5" suede
3/8 x 11" HRS

Braced (mutant stock)
5/8 x 24" HRS - 10 degrees


The 5/8" bar I attempted was more like hard CRS.  Or it was the world's hardest HRS, that bends and looks like CRS.  Not a very good session today, but still able to get some work in.

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