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Mike Rinderle
1 hour ago, EricMilfeld said:

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Hell of a set.  At my best, I once did 257 for 10 when I weighed 257.  So I was weaker, heavier, and several years younger than you.  In short... hell of a set!

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Shoggoth

How are you picking your AMRAP work set weights?

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5 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Hell of a set.  At my best, I once did 257 for 10 when I weighed 257.  So I was weaker, heavier, and several years younger than you.  In short... hell of a set!

I appreciate you, Mike!  I came up short for my aim of 15 reps (the 14th took like 3 seconds to move the last inch 😣), but I'm now as strong as I was at my best ever, with my body weight being down about 8 pounds.  So what I'm trying to say is the whiskey may not collect too much dust sitting on the shelf.  And there's a good chance that it will be claimed by one you other guys in the meantime.

1 hour ago, Shoggoth said:

How are you picking your AMRAP work set weights?

I'm simply checking my list of PRs in the high rep range to assassinate every Sunday.  Lots of grazes here lately. Thursdays are more structured around incremental improvement via very short cycles with sets of 7 and then 3.  But I like the high rep benching: don't feel like I've been hit by truck when done (squats and deadlifts) and it's much more resistant to staleness.

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Mike Rinderle
2 hours ago, EricMilfeld said:

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Do you typically perform your chins nekid?  Nice set!

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12 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Do you typically perform your chins nekid?  Nice set!

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5 minutes ago, EricMilfeld said:

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Way to rep my goal weight brother!

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1 hour ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Way to rep my goal weight brother!

See, now you have no choice but to get that goal weight. Seriously. 

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Body weight post squat workout was 233.7. 

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Aaron Jacobs

Hey Eric, I remember you telling me a long time ago you got to a 600lb. deadlift only doing the lift once every two weeks for 3 singles each session?  Am I remembering that correctly?  Did you eventually plateau and have to up the volume?

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7 minutes ago, Aaron Jacobs said:

Hey Eric, I remember you telling me a long time ago you got to a 600lb. deadlift only doing the lift once every two weeks for 3 singles each session?  Am I remembering that correctly?  Did you eventually plateau and have to up the volume?

Hi, Aaron!

From the time I was a young teen until my late twenties nearly all of  my deadlifts were done weekly. After some warmups I’d do a max or near-max set of two. It was almost never that I did more than five reps or did anything but a set of rows or chins for assistance work. This got me to a 562 Raw at 165 and 617 at 181. I might have later been good for around 660 at 220 doing this same routine. I’ve since cut way back on low-rep deadlifting. Lately I’m doing high reps and lower intensity (slightly), but still very low volume. Anything else and deadlifts just take too much out of me and I don’t recover properly. 

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Chris Caffery

Eric, you still got it!  Enjoyed looking through your training log here.  I have taken a long hiatus from heavy lifting and gripping but have made a come back in the last 6 months, working out with my son (9) and daughter (12).  I am living in NJ, we are about 2.5 hrs from York Barbell in York, PA which was helpful in setting up my garage gym.  Good to see you here.  Chris Caffery 

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On 5/21/2020 at 4:16 PM, EricMilfeld said:

Hi, Aaron!

From the time I was a young teen until my late twenties nearly all of  my deadlifts were done weekly. After some warmups I’d do a max or near-max set of two. It was almost never that I did more than five reps or did anything but a set of rows or chins for assistance work. This got me to a 562 Raw at 165 and 617 at 181. I might have later been good for around 660 at 220 doing this same routine. I’ve since cut way back on low-rep deadlifting. Lately I’m doing high reps and lower intensity (slightly), but still very low volume. Anything else and deadlifts just take too much out of me and I don’t recover properly. 

My typical DL workout doesn't look much different than yours.  Low reps - low volume - and low frequency.   Once a week DL (Sumo) working up to what I would call a 90% or so daily one - three - or five rep max and once a week bodyweight Glute Ham Raises supersetted with Ukrainian Dead Lifts on tall boxes - light KB - and high reps.

It seems to be slowly letting me build back up.

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On 5/23/2020 at 8:09 AM, Chris Caffery said:

Eric, you still got it!  Enjoyed looking through your training log here.  I have taken a long hiatus from heavy lifting and gripping but have made a come back in the last 6 months, working out with my son (9) and daughter (12).  I am living in NJ, we are about 2.5 hrs from York Barbell in York, PA which was helpful in setting up my garage gym.  Good to see you here.  Chris Caffery 

Dr. Caffery!  What a pleasant surprise to hear from you.  I recently looked up your whereabouts, so I can confirm you do in fact live in New Jersey. 😆 I'm pleased to hear you're back at it!  And a belated congratulations on your babies!  Hey, does your Dad still compete?

On 5/23/2020 at 10:38 AM, climber511 said:

My typical DL workout doesn't look much different than yours.  Low reps - low volume - and low frequency.   Once a week DL (Sumo) working up to what I would call a 90% or so daily one - three - or five rep max and once a week bodyweight Glute Ham Raises supersetted with Ukrainian Dead Lifts on tall boxes - light KB - and high reps.

It seems to be slowly letting me build back up.

I love hearing you're building back up, Chris!   Pure and simple is best in my book.  Let's jazz up that description a bit and call it "elegant". 

Today:

Deadlift

95x10

125x7

155x5

175x3

200x9 @8.5

Chins

body weight:

x3

x5

136.7x5 @10

brief pause, then body weight x6 @9

 

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  On 5/23/2020 at 11:38 AM, climber511 said:

My typical DL workout doesn't look much different than yours.  Low reps - low volume - and low frequency.   Once a week DL (Sumo) working up to what I would call a 90% or so daily one - three - or five rep max and once a week bodyweight Glute Ham Raises supersetted with Ukrainian Dead Lifts on tall boxes - light KB - and high reps.

It seems to be slowly letting me build back up.

I love hearing you're building back up, Chris!   Pure and simple is best in my book.  Let's jazz up that description a bit and call it "elegant".  

The goal is roughly a 2x BW DL or somewhere around 400#.  My last semi max single was 386# at a 202# BW - goal is to do it by my birthday in August - so seemingly right on track - call it 20# more.  I have my 72nd Birthday challenge list started - looks like it's going to be quite a day.   Things have to be done in 7s or 2s except for singles - don't think I'm man enough for 72 challenges so shooting for 27 different items done within 72 hours of the day.  I have some work to do still!

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8 hours ago, climber511 said:
  On 5/23/2020 at 11:38 AM, climber511 said:

My typical DL workout doesn't look much different than yours.  Low reps - low volume - and low frequency.   Once a week DL (Sumo) working up to what I would call a 90% or so daily one - three - or five rep max and once a week bodyweight Glute Ham Raises supersetted with Ukrainian Dead Lifts on tall boxes - light KB - and high reps.

It seems to be slowly letting me build back up.

I love hearing you're building back up, Chris!   Pure and simple is best in my book.  Let's jazz up that description a bit and call it "elegant".  

The goal is roughly a 2x BW DL or somewhere around 400#.  My last semi max single was 386# at a 202# BW - goal is to do it by my birthday in August - so seemingly right on track - call it 20# more.  I have my 72nd Birthday challenge list started - looks like it's going to be quite a day.   Things have to be done in 7s or 2s except for singles - don't think I'm man enough for 72 challenges so shooting for 27 different items done within 72 hours of the day.  I have some work to do still!

Being that you’re not exactly light at 200 pounds, a double body weight pull will be all the more impressive. Can’t wait to see your “72” list!

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