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Sat (4/18)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  350
(1x1)  385

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3 minutes ago, Buccos1 said:

Thur (4/16)

Horseshoes
Diamond Classic #00
St. Croix Forge Lite Plain #00

Pull-ups
(3x7)


I was shocked to take-down the Lite Plain #00 today.  This was the toughest horseshoe I've bent since probably 2013.  After destroying the DC00, I figured I give it a shot.  It was a tough bend, and left an almost immediate bruise on the kink, but it felt awesome to bend one of these again.  After taking this down, I decided I am going to give one last run at my nemesis shoe, the SSP 8x18 #000, which I came close to bending back in 2012 for a cert, but came up just short.  This shoe has haunted me since, and I never thought I'd have the ability or desire to make another run at it.  

Good luck killing that shoe. Great to hear the shoes are feeling strong!

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Sun (4/19)

Horseshoe
Diamond Classic #0
SSP 8x18 #000 -- 2 degrees

DU - IMPs
1/4 x 6.5" HRS
15/64 x 6" O1
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
1/4 x 6" 1045

Braced
10" spike


The SSP didn't disappoint.  This was my first attempt at one of these in about 8 years, I think.  I might have gotten it to 3 degrees, but a definite wobble.  Felt like things were starting to detach in my arm and throat on the hits.  Brutal shoe!

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2 minutes ago, Donc101 said:

Good luck killing that shoe. Great to hear the shoes are feeling strong!

Thanks Don!  I don't know how much longer I will continue hitting shoes hard, but the "horseshoe bug" has definitely bit again.

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Mon (4/20)

Leg-up Bench Press
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x2)  265
(1x1)  300

Close-grip Bench Press
(1x5)  225
(1x3)  245
(1x1)  275

Pull-ups
(2x7)

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Tue (4/21)

Barbell Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  65
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  120

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  GHP4 - 94
(1x1)  GHP5 - 111
(1x1)  #2 - 114
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120

Neutral-grip Pullups
(2x7)

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)

Lying Kettlebell Extensions
(2x15)  20

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Wed (4/22)

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

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Thur (4/23)

Horseshoe
Diamond Classic #0
SCF Lite Plain #1

DU - IMPs
15/64 x 6" O1
1/4 x 5" HRS
18/64 x 7" O1
1/4 x 6.25" Grade 5

Grippers - MMS
(1x10)  Trainer
(1x10)  #1.5
(1x10)  GHP4 - 94
(1x10)  #2 - 102

Pull-ups
(2x7)


 

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Fri (4/24)

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x3)  155
(1x1)  185

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

Neutral-grip Pull ups
(2x10)

Pushups
(1x40)

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Sat (4/25)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
add briefs
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  455
(1x1)  475

Walk-outs
(1x1)  525
(1x1)  545


My top few reps on squats felt strong, so I decided to do some heavier walkouts.  Not used to having that much on my back which aggravated my neck a little.  Not really a fan of them, but try to work them in every so often.  Years back, after walking-out 600, 525 felt "light" right afterwards.

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Sun (4/26)  

DO - IMPs
1/4 x 7" O1
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
Red Nail

Horseshoe
Diamond Classic #0

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Mon (4/27)

Leg-up Bench Press
(1x3)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  260
(1x1)  305

Axle Curls
(1x8)  bar
(1x8)  65
(1x8)  85
(1x8)  100

Band Pushdowns
(2x20)

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Tue (4/28)

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  95
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  165
(1x1)  190

Pull-ups
(2x7)

Lying Kettlebell Extensions
(2x12)  20

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  HG 200 - 95
(1x3)  #2 - 108
(1x2)  RB 240N - 117

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Wed (4/29)

Sumo Deadlift
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
add briefs
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  425
(1x1)  475

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Fri (5/1)

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  85
(1x5)  125
(1x3)  155
(1x1)  190

Axle Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  55
(1x5)  85
(1x5)  110

Neutral-grip Pull-ups
(2x8)

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Sun (5/3)

DU - IMPs
1/4 x 6.5" HRS
1/4 x 6.5" O1
1/4 x 6.5" 1045
1/4 x 5.75" Grade 5

Horseshoes
SCF Lite Plain #0
SSP 8x18 #000

Grippers - 20mm
(1x3)  Trainer
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  GHP5 - 111
(1x1)  RB 210 - 120


A few weeks ago, I started ramping-up my shoe bending to make one last run at my nemesis shoe, the SSP #000.  I've been haunted by this thing since 2012, when I got one to about 160 degrees in a cert. attempt.  There were dozens over the years in the "barely wobble" to 140 degree range.  But tonight, I bent one to just over 180 degrees.  I wasn't planning on making an attempt at one, but the Lite Plain #0 felt easy right before it and was destroyed.  I figured I would see what happened.  This was not a cert attempt, but would have passed if I would have documented everything.  

I don't think this will really sink-in for several weeks.  I felt for many years that there was NO WAY I would ever bend or finish this shoe, and as I got older, the probability of it happening seemed near-impossible.  But I bent it and this was a multi-year goal checked-off.  Now I just need to document and get another one for a cert. attempt.

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Mon (5/4)

Bench Press
(1x5)  135
(1x5)  185
(1x5)  225
(1x5)  245
(1x5)  285

Neutral-grip Pullups
(2x10)

Lying KB Extensions
(2x15)  10

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Wed (5/6)

Trap Bar Deadlift
(1x3)  140
(1x3)  230
(1x3)  320
(1x3)  410
(1x3)  460

Grippers - MMS
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  GHP4 - 94
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x3)  #2 - 114
(1x3)  RB 240N - 117

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Thur (5/7) 

Standing Axle Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  85
(1x3)  125
(1x3)  155
(1x1)  190

Axle Curls
(1x8)  bar
(1x8)  55
(1x8)  75
(1x8)  90

Pull-ups
(2x8)

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Sat (5/9)

Squats
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  275
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  350
(1x1)  385

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Sun (5/10)

DO - IMPs
15/64 x 7" O1
1/4 x 7" Grade 5
Red Nail

Horseshoes
SCF Polo #0
SSP 8x18 #000 - 150 deg.


I had good movement on the SSP shoe and thought I might be bending my second-ever, but it completely seized-up around 150 degrees and I couldn't do anything after.  Bending this one to 150 degrees actually ties my all-time best ever with the shoe (minus the bend from a week ago).  

 

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Mon (5/11)

Leg-up Bench Presses
(1x5)  135
(1x3)  185
(1x3)  225
(1x3)  255
(1x1)  305

Pull-ups
(3x7)

Lying KB Extensions
(2x15)  30

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Tue (5/12)

Standing Barbell Press
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  95
(1x3)  135
(1x3)  165
(1x1)  185

Barbell Curls
(1x5)  bar
(1x5)  75
(1x5)  95
(1x5)  115

Neutral-grip Pull-ups
(2x7)

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Wed (5/13)

Deadlifts
(1x3)  135
(1x2)  225
(1x1)  315
(1x1)  405
(1x1)  440

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Thur (5/14)

Grippers - MMS
(1x3)  #1
(1x3)  #1.5
(1x3)  #2 - 102
(1x3)  #2 - 114
(1x2)  RB 210 - 120

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

Pull-ups
(2x7)

Pushups
(2x25)


Grippers felt relatively strong today, so I was hoping to get a 3rd rep with the 120lb. RB210.  Not even really close though.  

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