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Wed (9/25)

Floor Press
(1x5) 135
(1x5) 185
(1x5) 225
(1x5) 245
(1x2) 295

Speed Bench - chains
(1x3) 135
(7x3) 155

Kettlebell Extensions
(2x12) 20
(1x8) 35

Grippers
(1x5) #1
(1x5) #1.5
(1x5) #2
(1x40) #1

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Sun (12/6) Deadlifts - Conventional (1x3) 135 (1x2) 225 (1x1) 315 (1x1) 405 (1x1) 455 (1x1) 500 The raw-conventional comeback is done (maybe)! I've wrote about in the past, how I started off

I've been keeping a log on Bender's Battlefield for a few years. The sites been down for a few days, so I figured what better time than now to start a log here!? Some background info: Age: 39 H

Here is the 345 bench from yesterday. Not a perfect rep, but I'll take it! Bodyweight was around 195lbs.

Thur (9/26)

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
Blue Nail
1/4 x 7" Grade 8 - 10 deg.

DU - BBW
1/4 x 7" Grade 8 - finished from 10 deg.

Horseshoes - 1.25" suede
Diamond Bronco PL000 - 165 deg.
SCF Lite Rim #2

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 45
(1x1) 50
(1x1) 55

GripTopz Adjustable Thickbar
(1x1) 120
(1x1) 145
(1x1) 170
(1x1) 195

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Fri (9/27)

DO - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 6" square

Red Nail

Braced Bending - 1.2" suede

5/8 x 25" A36

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Sat (9/28)

Squats

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 225

(1x2) 315

(1x2) 405 - add briefs

(1x1) 445

(1x1) 475

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Sun (9/29)

Bench Press
(1x5) 135
(1x5) 185
(1x3) 225
(1x3) 275
(1x5) 300

Bench Press - 3 board
(1x2) 345
(1x1) 350

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 6.5" Grade 5

DU - 1.3" cordora
Big Golden Bastard

The Big Golden was for a DU cert, which would make me the first to certify it. icon_e_biggrin.gif I used BBW, plus 1/3 of IMPs cut, which gave me about 1.25-1.3" diameter in wraps. After doing this, I did a bench workout, at which point my forearms were fried.

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Wed (10/2)

Speed Bench - minis
(5x3) 135
(3x3) 135 - add chains

Dips
(1x20)
(1x10) 20lb chain

Kettlebell extensions
(1x12) 25
(1x8) 35

Adjustable Thickbar
(1x1) 75
(1x1) 110
(1x1) 145
(1x1) 170
(1x1) 195

Grippers - 25 mm block
(1x5) #1
(1x5) #1.5
(1x1) #2

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Thur (10/3)

Deadlift

(2x5) 135

(2x3) 225

(2x2) 315

(2x1) 405

(1x1) 475 - add suit/straps down

(1x1) 525 - straps up

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Fri (10/4)

Squats
(1x3) 135
(1x3) 225
(1x2) 315
(1x1) 350
(1x1) 425 - add briefs
(1x1) 475

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 45
(1x1) 50
(2x1) 55


Squats felt shaky today. The briefs I've mainly been wearing (Titan Centurion single-ply) are getting pretty stretched out. They're going on-and-off in less than 5 seconds. The Hub felt great though! I did 55 with both hands and was able to pause at the top.

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Mon (10/7)

Bench Press

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 275
(1x3) 315

(2x2) 365 - add Slingshot

Kettlebell Extensions

(2x12) 20

DU - IMPs

Blue Nail

1/4 x 6" square

DU - 1.25" cordora

Big Bastard - 10 deg.

DO - IMPs

1/4 x 7" square

Red Nail

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Tue (10/8)

Ironmind Hub

(2x1) 45

(1x1) 55

(1x0) 60

Adjustable Thick Bar

(1x1) 75

(1x1) 110

(1x1) 145

(1x1) 180

(1x1) 200

Grippers

(1x5) #1

(1x5) #1.5

(1x4) #2

I was able to stand up with the 200 today on the adjustable thickbar. It wasn't to a complete lockout (shoulders not all the way back), but the plates were well off the ground. Right after this, I tried 60lbs. again on the Hub. To date, I've only been able to move it slightly across the ground. I tried it with my right hand and got the same thing. Then, I tried it with my left hand and finally broke the ground with it! It went up a few inches, then I lost it.

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Thur (10/10)

Speed Bench

(1x3) 135

(2x3) 155

(5x3) 155 - add chains

Floor Press

(1x5) 225

(1x3) 245

(1x1) 295

Kettlebell Extensions

(2x12) 20

EZ Bar Curls

(2x5) 105

(1x5) 125

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Sat (10/12)

Squats

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 225

(1x2) 315

(1x1) 350

DO - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 7" Square

Red Nail

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Sun (10/13)

Bench Press

(1x8) 135

(1x5) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 275

(1x1) 320

(1x1) 350

(1x10) 275

Lat Pulldowns

(2x10) 150

Kettlebell Extensions

(2x8) 35

The 350 bench was an all-time PR, and something I've been after for 20 years! Right after that, I hit another PR (rep) with 275. The 350 almost didn't happen because the rack height was two slots too high. But I went for it because I was so amped up and didn't want to lose that mentality.

350 Bench Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcDsW_3vCM

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Tue (10/15)

DU - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 7" square

1/4 x 7" grade 8

Ironmind Hub

(1x1) 45

(1x1) 50

(1x1) 55

Kettlebell Extensions

(1x15) 20

(1x10) 35

Grippers

(1x5) #1

(1x5) #1.5

(1x4) #2

(1x20) #1.5

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Wed (10/16)

Floor Press

(1x8) 135

(1x5) 205

(1x5) 255

(1x2) 295

Speed Bench - Bands

(1x3) 135

(7x3) 155

Dips

(1x12)

(1x12) 20lb. chain

Kettlebell Extensions

(1x10) 20

(1x10) 35

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Congrats on the PR Carl! Strong pressin'!

Thanks Jason! I have been after that number way too long. It seemed like whenever I'd get close, something would derail me and would fall back a little.

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Thur (10/17)

DO - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 6" square

Red Nail

Adjustable Thickbar

(1x1) 85

(1x1) 120

(1x1) 145

(1x1) 175

(1x0) 200

(1x1) 195

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Sat (10/19)

Squats

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 315

(1x2) 405 - add briefs

(1x1) 445

(1x1) 475

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Mon (10/21)

Bench Press

(1x8) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 275

(1x3) 315

(2x3) 365 - add Slingshot

Grippers

(1x5) #1

(1x5) #1.5

(1x4) #2

(1x1) GHP5

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Wed (10/23)

Deadlifts
(1x5) 135
(1x3) 225
(1x2) 315
(1x1) 405
(1x1) 475 - add suit/straps down
(1x1) 525 - straps up

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Thur (10/24)

Speed Bench
(1x3) 155
(6x3) 155 - add chains
(2x3) 165

Floor Press
(1x5) 225
(1x3) 275
(1x1) 300

Kettle Bell Extensions
(1x12) 20
(1x8) 35

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 40
(1x1) 45
(1x1) 50
(1x1) 55
(1x0) 60

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Fri (10/25)

DO - IMPs
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 6" square
Red Nail

DU - IMPs
1/4 x 6" grade 2
Blue Nail
1/4 x 6.5" grade 8 - stopped/tore fingers

DU - BBW
1/4 x 6.5" grade 8


Ironmind Hub (old-style)
(1x1) 30
(1x1) 35
(1x1) 40
(1x1) 45



I tried the old Ironmind Hub for the first time in years today. (Also did a hub session yesterday, so didn't go all-out.) The differences in surface between the new/old hub is huge. The old one doesn't take chalk at all and is glossy/slippery on the surface. The 45 went up OK ... might have been able to get 50 up, but didn't want to push it like that two days in a row. In comparison between the two Hubs, my max with the old one is probably 47.5-50, and my max with the new one is just off of 60. I am going to train with the old one for a few weeks, which I think will really carry over and bump my numbers on the new one.

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Sat (10/26)

Squats

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 225

(1x2) 315

(1x1) 350

(1x2) 405 - add briefs

(1x1) 455

(1x1) 475

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Mon (10/28)

Bench Press
(1x3) 135
(1x3) 185
(1x3) 225
(1x3) 245
(1x3) 275
(1x2) 315

Floor Presses
(1x3) 225
(1x3) 245
(1x2) 275
(1x2) 285


Ironmind Hub (old-style)
(1x1) 30
(1x1) 35
(1x1) 40
(1x1) 45

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 45
(2x0) 60
(1x1) 60

I finally got 60 on the hub today! Been working toward this number all year. I've come close a few times, but never been able to stand up with it until today. I tried a brief session with the old hub beforehand, thinking that I'd switch it up after, making the new hub seem a lot easier on the attempt. I'll put up the video later today.

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