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After a lot of consideration, I am going to start a thread here. It might not be a training log like some other people have. Instead of posting different things all over the place, I will place them right here.

If you would like to follow along, you are more than welcome. If you would like to contribute you are welcome as well. Thank you for checking it out.

"You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." ―Morpheus

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So I would like to do a series of grip equipment review videos. Since I am not an elite grip athlete and no one is going to learn anything about grip by watching me lift, this might be my best way to

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Thanks for watching.

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I apologize I didn't mean any offense.

So one of my goals this year was to squat over 400#. I have not made any attempts at a single recently but Mr. Johnson ran a legtember promotion for the length of September and I was able to fit it into my training plan. I increased my 5rm(from 3/14) of 325 to 345 but had to travel/work a bunch and my squat suffered. I missed what should have been an easy 315x5, only getting 3. I have stepped back and started over and still hope to accomplish my goal this year.

SQ 345:

SQ 315 FAIL:

SQ 265:

If you see anything that may help me along the way, please dont hold back and thank you for watching.

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Three days a week of squatting and pressing seem to be a little much for my joints. I am trying to figure out what to do on Tuesdays which are the lighter day. I didn't really have a plan today and just kind of screwed around. Enjoy and thanks for watching.

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Tank Andrade

Damn bro thats an insane hand to hand toss ! awesome. are you doin a light /med/heavy on your 3 squat press days

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JHenze646

Thanks, gentlemen.

Chris, I did a linear progression of squats, mp/bp, and deadlift for 3 workouts a week increasing the weight each workout. I lead this right into the Texas method when the lifts started to stall. No single workout bothers me but i have been working long hours and my shoulder and knees have been bothering me. I am considering switching squats for BW step-ups and pressing for some kind of tricep work, but I haven't made any decisions yet.

What do you think would be good?

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Jörg Keilbach

The starting strength beginners linear progression is the best way to go. When it gets hard to up the weights alternate heavy and light days ( same reps but only 60 % of the weight ) and start micro loading. When even this gets to hard i would switch to 5/3/1.

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That pass is crazy!!

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JHenze646

The linear progression I did was just like starting strength. I am only considering switching the exercises on the second day of the Texas method. I followed 5/3/1 for 8 months. I could get lots of reps but absolute strength went nowhere.

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you could have a 3rd day of back work and abs. pullups, rows, etc. that should give the joints some rest and help solid up the back.

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Jörg Keilbach

When doing 5/3/1 you must defenitly include " Joker Sets " .Have you read his book "Beyond 5/3/1"? I highly recomend it!

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Jörg Keilbach

The Texas Method is very intense! I would switch to two days a week with one heavy and one light day.

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Tank Andrade

Thanks, gentlemen.

Chris, I did a linear progression of squats, mp/bp, and deadlift for 3 workouts a week increasing the weight each workout. I lead this right into the Texas method when the lifts started to stall. No single workout bothers me but i have been working long hours and my shoulder and knees have been bothering me. I am considering switching squats for BW step-ups and pressing for some kind of tricep work, but I haven't made any decisions yet.

What do you think would be good?

That sounds about right, are these 3 your only training days?

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I include back work and ab work on the days already. Pullups irritate my shoulder if I do them too often. I rotate pullups, rows, & facepulls.

I have never read Beyond 5/3/1 & don't know what joker sets are. I want to give the Texas method a serious run for a few months after my next forced deload. Right now its three days a week with some bending and grip, and will probably be that way for sometime.

Tonight was not too cold, but I put on gym pants and left the garage door closed to lift. I need to start planning for the winter because the garage is unheated and at some point it wont be safe to lift out there. I need to join a gym for a few months.

I also need to buy better gym pants, one that dont pull off the butt or are so long they get stepped on. Any advice?

Tonight was rather uneventful. Squats went ok, grippers bad, bench ok, deads fair, and bending ok. I bent a piece of O-1 L and on the sweep it pinched something funny. My hand is tender now. I did manage my first Grade 8 1/4 x 6. I will probably not be bending for awhile so it should heal up.

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GrassMaine89

Nice work on the grade 8

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

I am back in PGH for a few days and I wanted to try to get a workout in tonight but it wasn't going to happen. I did have a few minutes at lunch to get a few lifts in.

2hp on plate setup- 180 x 1, 200 x 0, 160 2 x 1

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JHenze646

Gripper Work:

A little gripper work from last week. I continue to try to get comfortable with the camera and constantly struggle with my set. Thanks for checking it out.

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Damn strong man! Didn't look like you struggled with set at all. I had a horrible time with the set and then changed to a pinch set recommended by bencrush! This helped tremendously, but as a newbie, I would get very soar at thumb webbing. I realized I was just weak here. I started doing a Voght style set or tns for all of my warm ups to save strength for working sets. My pinch is getting a lot stronger, and my training doesn't suffer any more.

It appears that you pinch set as well. In what way do you feel like you struggle with it. Weak? Have you tried to change your set?

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On all attempts besides the GHP6, I would consider misses or at least questionable. The COC3 in the video is rated very light. The GHP7 is my goal gripper. If I ever get to the point where I am ready to get my MM0, it will be with that gripper.

My set is different for each hand,right a chest crush and left a pinch. My left wont hold the wrist angle to allow for the chest crush set. This is holding my left hand back. My right set is inconsistent. About half of my attempts are set too deeply in my fingers and prevent a full close. One of the COC3 attempt illustrates this. The handles are not touching but my fingers are against the dogleg handle.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out and comment.

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I am back home and ready to start lifting again.

My bodyweight was 206+ lbs. this morning and I had to reset all of my weights because of the weight loss and the general exhaustion. I put in regular weight training with some light DO axle in the morning before heading to Brent's.

SQ 205 5 x 5 Mp 120 3 x 5 Bp 185 3 x 5 DO axle 260 3x5 P.Cleans 135 5 x 3

Carl also made it over.

We worked through some grippers and then 2HP. I made a shamefull attempt at bending a DC00. Carl was kind enough to lend me a few pointers as he melted a DC0. We ran through a "medley" that Brent had set up.

Grippers: L to 125 x 1, R to 142 x 1

2hp: 50mm lots of technique work that up to a hard single at 200.

GRIPMAS IS COMING!!!

Only three training weeks left!

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