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Yea I totally feel you with the edginess - I bent last Wednesday goin into the comp but this week I'm just layin off - I can't wait til Saturday and the bending, grip, and powerlifting onslaught that awaits me!

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Thur (5/3)

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

DU - BBW
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Braced Snap
5/16 x 7" HRS


I was anxious to get back to some bending.  Wanted to wait until the weekend, but too difficult!  One of my big goals for 2018 is to snap a Red Nail.  This was the first HRS bar of the same dimension I've done to-date.  

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Fri (5/4)

Braced Bending
5/8 x 28.25" HRS

Braced Snapping
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Horseshoes
SCF Lite Rim #00


I think I'm getting hooked on braced snapping.  🤔

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Sat (5/5)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  335
(1x1)  350

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Sun (5/6)

Grippers - 20mm 
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  HG 200 - 94
(1x3)  #2 - 108
(1x1)  #2 - 114
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120

DO - IMPs
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
Red Nail

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
18/64 x 7" CRS
1/4 x 7" Grade 5

Braced Snapping
1/4 x 7" Square


 

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Mon (5/7)

Axle Bench Press
(1x5)  125
(1x3)  175
(1x3)  215
(1x3)  265
(1x1)  305

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  155
(1x1)  175

Axle Curls
(1x10)  Bar
(1x10)  55
(1x10)  75
(1x10)  95

Lying Kettlebell Extensions
(1x15)  20
(1x10)  20

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Wed (5/9)

Deadlift
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  455

Pull-ups
(2x5)

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Thur (5/10)

DU - IMPs
Yellow Nail
60d spiral
18/64 x 7" CRS

DU - BBW
19/64 x 7" O1 (20 deg.)
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Barbell Curls
(1x10)  bar
(1x10)  65
(1x10)  85
(1x10)  95

Band Pushdown
(2x25)

Bottom-up KB Press
(2x12)  20
(1x12)  35

Finger Walks - F/B
(2x1)  10


The 19/64" drill rod was tough.  It was unrated but almost felt like a Red.  

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Sat (5/12)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  335
(1x1)  365

Walk-outs
(1x1)  455
(1x1)  485

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x5)  #1
(1x5)  #1.5
(1x5)  HG200 - 95
(1x5)  #2 - 108
(1x5)  #2 - 114

Braced Snap
Red Nail https://www.gripboard.com/index.php?/topic/48741-ironmind-red-nail-snap/


I decided to attempt the Red Nail break today.  Definitely a tough bend but didn't take as long as I thought. (I was expecting 20+ minutes, but was able to get it in around 8 minutes.)  The next goal with this feat would be smaller/thinner wraps, which I will continue working towards.

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Sun (5/13)

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" O1

Braced 
5/8 x 27" HRS

Horseshoes 
SCF Lite Rim #00

Pull-ups
(2x5)

Dumbbell Hammer Curls (Fat Gripz)
(2x10)  30

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Mon (5/14)

Bench Press - 1-board
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  275
(1x3)  305

Speed Bench Press
(3x3)  135 - add chains
(3x3)  155 - add chains

Barbell Curls
(1x20)  bar
(1x20)  55
(1x20)  65

Band Pushdowns
(2x12)

Lying KB Extenstions
(1x15)  20
(1x10)  20

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Tue (5/15)

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  155
(1x1)  175

Pull-ups
(2x5)

DU - IMPs
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" O1
18/64 x 7" CRS

DU - BBW
L x 7" O1

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Wed (5/16)

DO - IMPs
60d spiral
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 7" square
Red Nail


After bending today, I tried to wrap a few bars up in leathers and 1.5 wraps, including the Duke of all Bastards, but didn't have much luck.  With nearly all of the stock, I couldn't get anything into position.  (In the past, I've never bent with thicker wraps, aside from a few bends here-and-there, but don't remember having too much issue with positioning.)  It seems with advanced age and all of the years of wear-and-tear, I have lost a lot of shoulder flexibility, despite having increased the focus on this specific aspect of my training in recent years.  

I am going to assess things with double-overhand over the next few weeks, but it appears that my days of PRs with double overhand are long done.  Over the past 5-6 years, I have been attempting to maintain a certain base with it, to be within striking distance of some bigger bends after 1-2 months of target focus, but at this point, it doesn't seem like it is possible, or safe anymore.  (Most of my best DO bends anyway were 2010-13.)  I will likely attempt to maintain a Red level with IMPs as long as I can continue, but doubt I will be chasing any bigger bends with DO anymore.  

As it is, I will turn more focus to DU and keep trying to take down PRs with IMPs and thicker wraps.

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Thur (5/17)

Braced Bending
5/8 x 27" HRS

Braced Snap
3/8 x 15" HRS


I used David Horne wraps on the snap, which actually seemed to help my time, as compared to the thicker wraps.  Maybe because I was able to get a tighter crushdown?

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Fri (5/18)

Grippers - MMS
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x3)  #2 - 114
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120

DU - IMPs
60d spiral
Yellow Nail
18/64 x 7" CRS

DU - BBW
1/4 x 7" Grade 8

Horseshoe
SCF Lite Rim #0

Axle Curls
(1x10)  bar
(1x10)  55
(1x10)  75
(1x10)  95


Grippers felt pretty weak.  I am not one of those people that can maintain a high level with grippers, if I do not train them hard.  As soon as I back off and/or drop training volume, my numbers drop.

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21 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Thur (5/17)

Braced Bending
5/8 x 27" HRS

Braced Snap
3/8 x 15" HRS


I used David Horne wraps on the snap, which actually seemed to help my time, as compared to the thicker wraps.  Maybe because I was able to get a tighter crushdown?

In the steel shredder 1 comp, I tried double DHWOG wraps once and found it harder because you could not crush down as much. The bars are easy to bend so I think there is no advantage to bigger wraps in that type of snapping.

 

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Sat (5/19)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  345
(1x1)  375

Squats - Reverse Band (light)
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  415

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral (2)
1/4 x 7" O1

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Mon (5/21)

Bench Press
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  265
(1x2)  300

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x3)  145
(1x1)  175

Inverted KB Press
(2x10)  35

Pull-ups
(2x5)

Braced
5/8 x 25 5/8" HRS

Braced Snap
5/16 x 7.5" Grade 2



The 5/8" braced bend was tough, but relatively fast.  (This was the first sub-26" bar I've done in close to 6 years, I think.)  It's tempting to make another run at the Top 10 on the leaderboard, but I don't know if it is possible anymore, or if the body would hold up to going through that again.  The most likely scenario would be to keep bending 5/8" bars at the 27-28 range for fun.  

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1 hour ago, Buccos1 said:

Mon (5/21)

Bench Press
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  265
(1x2)  300

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x3)  145
(1x1)  175

Inverted KB Press
(2x10)  35

Pull-ups
(2x5)

Braced
5/8 x 25 5/8" HRS

Braced Snap
5/16 x 7.5" Grade 2



The 5/8" braced bend was tough, but relatively fast.  (This was the first sub-26" bar I've done in close to 6 years, I think.)  It's tempting to make another run at the Top 10 on the leaderboard, but I don't know if it is possible anymore, or if the body would hold up to going through that again.  The most likely scenario would be to keep bending 5/8" bars at the 27-28 range for fun.  

Great job on the braced bend!

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12 hours ago, Donc101 said:

Great job on the braced bend!

Thanks Don!

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Tue (5/22)

Barbell Curls
(1x20)  bar
(1x20)  55
(1x20)  65

Dumbbell Hammer Curls (Fat Gripz)
(2x10)  30

Pull-ups
(2x5)

Lying Kettlebell Extensions
(2x12)  20

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)

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Wed (5/23)

Sumo Deadlift
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
add briefs
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  455

Grippers - MMS
(1x5)  Trainer
(1x5)  #1
(1x5)  HG200 - 95
(1x3)  Master - 106
(1x3)  #2 - 114
(1x3)  RB 240N - 117

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Thur (5/24)

DU - IMPs
40d nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" O1
L x 7" O1 (20 deg.)

DU - 1.2" wraps
Big Bastard (10 deg.)
19/64 x 7" O1


This was the first time I ever attempted a Big Bastard DU ... tough bend, but definitely a goal.  

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Fri (5/25)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  335
(1x1)  365

Walk-outs
(1x1)  455
(1x1)  505

Reverse - IMPs
60d spiral
Yellow Nail
.257 O1 


 

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1 hour ago, Buccos1 said:

Thur (5/24)

DU - IMPs
40d nail
60d spiral
1/4 x 7" O1
L x 7" O1 (20 deg.)

DU - 1.2" wraps
Big Bastard (10 deg.)
19/64 x 7" O1


This was the first time I ever attempted a Big Bastard DU ... tough bend, but definitely a goal.  

That is tough to get good movement on that bar DU. Nice job!

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