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Trained last night at the gym and some grip work. Took it easy on the regular gym work as a deload though not too easy on the grip work, just reduced volume on that.

1/16/2019

At Gym:

Squats - 5x 135#, 5x 185#, 8x 225#, 8x 225#

Bench - 8x 135# - Paused, 10x 225# T&G, 8x 225 (brief pauses)

Grip work on new prototype 

Standing Behind Neck Press - 8x 135#

Wrist work

Sledge work for reps - radial and ulnar deviation

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Back at house

Inch loadable handle @ 142#

LH - broke off ground, x1 - 2sec of controlled hold, x0 

RH - 6sec hold, 6sec hold, 6sec hold  (all had solid control)

 

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acorn

Training from Saturday. Deload for pinch

1/19/2019

Saxon Bar DL

5x 131#, 5x 131#, 5x, 131#  5x 181#, 5x 131#

Saxon Bar Pinch Clean and Press

1x 131#

Saxon bar Front raise

8x 41#

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acorn

Training from last night. Tested a bit. The 3x365 on squats is the most weight I have squatted since I injured my back in 97'. Highest previous was 335 in 2010 I think though I did get that for 12 at that time. Reps felt solid and controlled last night with more in the tank so very happy with that. Bench I attempted to get 365 for a double and stalled out halfway up on the 2nd rep. Glad I had a spotter as I don't normally use one. Grippers went very well also though my left elbow is still bugging me. Last time I closed my 185 RH was November of 2016 according to my log. Last night I either closed it or missed by a hair. Last time I closed the 156 on my LH was March of 2016 and I got that last night even with the elbow pain so pretty happy with both of those.

1/23/2019

Squats

5x 135#, 3x 225#, 3x 225#, 3x 275#, 3x 315#, 3x 335#, 3x 365# (PR)

Close Grip Bench

8x 135#, 5x 225#

Bench Press

3x 275#, 2x 315#, 2x 335#, 1x 365# (failed 2nd rep)

Grippers - 10x #T, 5x #1.5, 5x #2

LH - 4x 117#, 3x 134#, 2x 149#, 1x 156#

RH - 3x 134#, 3x 149#, 1x 176#, 185# to hair or possible closed

Grip work on New Prototype

DB Hammer curls

LH - 8x 50#

RH - 8x 50#

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climber511

I love reading your "deload" weight and reps.  Makes me feel ..... well ......weak :)

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acorn

Been slacking a bit on logging. Here is the work from last saturday. 

1/26/2019

Saxon Pinch DL

5x 131#, 5x 131#, 2x 1r x 130# (Clean and Press), 3x 181#, 3x221#, 1x241#,  5x 1r x 252#

Inch Handle 1H DL

LH - 1x 130#, 1x 130#

RH - 1x 130#, 1x 130#, 4x 1r x 150#

Saxon bar pinch front raise 8x 41#

Standing BNP 10x 135#

 

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acorn

Last nights work. Sore today.

1/30/2019

Squats - 5x 135#, 5x 185#, 3x 225#, 3x 275#, 3x 315#, 4x 365#

Bench Press (brief paused reps)

6x 135#, 5x 185#, 3x 225#, 5x 255#, 5x 275#, 6x 295# (first 4 paused)

Grippers - 10x #T, 6x #1.5

LH - 5x #2, 4x 134#, 2x 149# #3 (20mm block set reps)

RH 5x #2.5, 5x 149# #3, 2x 169# #3.5 (20mm block set reps)

Lying Tricep Extensions (past head)

10x 135#

1 Arm Bent Over Barbell Row - 5x 135# each hand

Grip work on new Prototype

Band Extensors

Hammer curls

LH - 8x 50# (tennis elbow still hurting like a motha.... on this)

RH - 10x 50#

- Aaron

 

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acorn

Training from Saturday

2/2/2019

Saxon Bar Pinch DL

3x3x 130#, 3x 181#, 3x 221#, 3x221#, 3x 241#, 2x 241#, 1x 241#

Saxon bar pinch holds with just the finger and thumb tips

2x 1r x 130#

Saxon Bar straight arm front raises

6x 41#, 6x 51#

Standing Press

10x 135#, 5x 185#

Saxon Bar Curls 4x 90#, 4x 90#

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Back at house 

Inch Handle DL

LH - 2x2x 100#, 3x 100#, 3x3x 122#

RH - 2x2x 100#, 3x 100#, 3x 122#, 3x 142#, 2x 162#, 1x 172#, 182# Neg

 

 

 

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climber511

Saxon bar is looking pretty good there.

PS did you ever post my 70 year old records from Gripmas onto the Top 50 Lists?

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9 minutes ago, climber511 said:

Saxon bar is looking pretty good there.

PS did you ever post my 70 year old records from Gripmas onto the Top 50 Lists?

Thanks. I painted the bar with texture paint last weekend. Was having some trouble with it slipping with the new coating compared to plain chalk before now. Not sure it fully cured with the cold weather. Gonna try and work some more chalk into it and see if I can get it figured out. Or maybe it just didn't come out as I expected. 

The results are in the database but I need to modify the SQL code to make it show the results from each different age/weight class and not just the highest value per weight class.

- Aaron

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climber511

The results are in the database but I need to modify the SQL code to make it show the results from each different age/weight class and not just the highest value per weight class.

In English this means they don't show up yet :) 

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acorn
1 hour ago, climber511 said:

The results are in the database but I need to modify the SQL code to make it show the results from each different age/weight class and not just the highest value per weight class.

In English this means they don't show up yet :) 

Correctly interpreted. :)

 

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acorn

Did a bit of high rep thumb work on my custom TTK like tool yesterday as well as some high rep wrist levers. Left arm front lever hurt like hell due to elbow issue on those and so just did a few slow negs to work on the tendon inflammation.

- Aaron

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EricMilfeld
1 hour ago, acorn said:

Did a bit of high rep thumb work on my custom TTK like tool yesterday as well as some high rep wrist levers. Left arm front lever hurt like hell due to elbow issue on those and so just did a few slow negs to work on the tendon inflammation.

- Aaron

I got the same trouble, only it’s my right elbow.  I believe I did it on a reverse bend, after a forever hiatus from bending. Glad front levers aren’t the wrist event for April!

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acorn
21 hours ago, EricMilfeld said:

I got the same trouble, only it’s my right elbow.  I believe I did it on a reverse bend, after a forever hiatus from bending. Glad front levers aren’t the wrist event for April!

Hate it. I hope both of ours heal up soon.

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acorn

Had a really good training session last night. Still fighting with sore left elbow but it is thankfully not affecting too much. Sore as hell today.

2/6/2019

Squats (No Belt, forgot at home)

5x 135#, 5x 185#, 3x 225#, 3x 295#, 3x 315#, 4x 335#

Bench

5x 135#, 5x 165#, 3x 225#, 3x 265# (brief pause reps), 3x 280# (brief pause reps), 7x 295# (first 6 reps paused)

Grippers 10x #T, 6x #1.5

LH - 5x #2, 3x 134# #2.5, Almost 3 x 149# #3 (20mm block set reps) PR

RH - 5x 134# #2.5, 5x 149# #3, 3x 169# #3.5 (20mm block set reps) PR

Lying Tricep Extensions (past head) - 8x 155#

1 Arm Bent over Barbell Row - 5x 155# per arm

Grip work on new Prototype

DB Hammer Curls - LH - 10x 50#, RH 10x 55#

Extensors

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Shoggoth
3 minutes ago, acorn said:

Had a really good training session last night. Still fighting with sore left elbow but it is thankfully not affecting too much. Sore as hell today.

2/6/2019

Squats (No Belt, forgot at home)

5x 135#, 5x 185#, 3x 225#, 3x 295#, 3x 315#, 4x 335#

Bench

5x 135#, 5x 165#, 3x 225#, 3x 265# (brief pause reps), 3x 280# (brief pause reps), 7x 295# (first 6 reps paused)

Grippers 10x #T, 6x #1.5

LH - 5x #2, 3x 134# #2.5, Almost 3 x 149# #3 (20mm block set reps) PR

RH - 5x 134# #2.5, 5x 149# #3, 3x 169# #3.5 (20mm block set reps) PR

Lying Tricep Extensions (past head) - 8x 155#

1 Arm Bent over Barbell Row - 5x 155# per arm

Grip work on new Prototype

DB Hammer Curls - LH - 10x 50#, RH 10x 55#

Extensors

Dangit! Too damn strong

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Mike Rinderle
3 hours ago, acorn said:

Had a really good training session last night. Still fighting with sore left elbow but it is thankfully not affecting too much. Sore as hell today.

2/6/2019

Squats (No Belt, forgot at home)

5x 135#, 5x 185#, 3x 225#, 3x 295#, 3x 315#, 4x 335#

Bench

5x 135#, 5x 165#, 3x 225#, 3x 265# (brief pause reps), 3x 280# (brief pause reps), 7x 295# (first 6 reps paused)

Grippers 10x #T, 6x #1.5

LH - 5x #2, 3x 134# #2.5, Almost 3 x 149# #3 (20mm block set reps) PR

RH - 5x 134# #2.5, 5x 149# #3, 3x 169# #3.5 (20mm block set reps) PR

Lying Tricep Extensions (past head) - 8x 155#

1 Arm Bent over Barbell Row - 5x 155# per arm

Grip work on new Prototype

DB Hammer Curls - LH - 10x 50#, RH 10x 55#

Extensors

"Really good training session" = quite the understatement.   Great stuff!

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acorn
45 minutes ago, Mike Rinderle said:

"Really good training session" = quite the understatement.   Great stuff!

Thanks buddy, plan is working well and new prototype is a game changer and the main driver for my grippers going up right now.

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Stephen Ruby

Wow do you think with your current progress on grippers you might make another run for a 190-200+ block set close at your contest? That would be really something special to see. Any #4 close with a block set in contest would be great. 

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acorn
11 hours ago, Stephen Ruby said:

Wow do you think with your current progress on grippers you might make another run for a 190-200+ block set close at your contest? That would be really something special to see. Any #4 close with a block set in contest would be great. 

Progress is not linear so it is hard to say. I am hoping to hit 190 though with the block set if things keep going they way they have been going. Highest I have ever closed in contest with a block is 176# and my highest in contest with MMS is 194# in a few different comps over the years and a very very close miss at 199# in one contest with MMS. It has been a few years since I did the last of those though. I think I might be good for a 180 to 185# Block close on a good day now. 

But really anything over the 176# current block set contest pr for me would be awesome, something over 190 or a 4# with a block set I don't even have words for.

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Shoggoth
1 minute ago, acorn said:

Progress is not linear so it is hard to say. I am hoping to hit 190 though with the block set if things keep going they way they have been going. Highest I have ever closed in contest with a block is 176# and my highest in contest with MMS is 194# in a few different comps over the years and a very very close miss at 199# in one contest with MMS. It has been a few years since I did the last of those though. I think I might be good for a 180 to 185# Block close on a good day now. 

But really anything over the 176# current block set contest pr for me would be awesome, something over 190 or a 4# with a block set I don't even have words for.

That still haunts me 

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acorn

I've got a 200# #4 here now too for if things continue to go well for later this year MMS, as well as MM6 back in my sights. 

Things have to continue to go well though.

Still quite sore from Weds. workout today. Pretty much everywhere.

- Aaron

 

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Training from Saturday. Was still having some trouble with bar slippage. Wasn't feeling terribly into by the end of DL so I wrapped up a few sets early.

2-9-2019

Jump rope fast 1min

Saxon DL

5x 130#, 5x 130#, 3x 181#, 3x 201#, 3x 221#, 3x 231#, 2 1/2r x 241#, 4x 241#, 10x 191#

Saxon Bar Straight arm front raises

9x 51#

Standing Overhead Press

5x 135#, 3x 145#, 3x 165#, 4x 185#

- Aaron

 

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Training from last night. Body felt like total crap all day before. Unexplained pain pretty much everywhere and not DOMs. Did not want to workout just wanted to crawl into bed after work but got my ass to the gym and took it slow. Made it to my minimum planned reps plus a little on bench and squats. Elbow was hurting too much to continue on grippers after first couple of warmup sets so I shut it down. By the end of the workout I was feeling alot better though and not as much pain today, just normal muscle soreness.

2/13/2019

BW - 286#

Squats - 5x 135#, 4x 135#, 4x 135#, 4x 185#, 3x 225#, 5x 275#, 3x 315#, 2x 355#

Bench - 6x 135#, 5x 135#, 3x 185#, 3x 225#, 5x 250#, 3x 285# paused, 4x 315# (first 3 paused)

Grippers #Tx10, 5x #1.5

LH 0x #2

RH - 5x #2.5, 5x 149#, 1x 169# - 20mm BS, 1x 176# - 20mm BS (2nd rep to 1/8" from closing)

1H Barbell Bent over Rows - LH - 5x 155#, RH - 6x 155#

Lying Tricep Extension (past head) - 9x 155#

Grip work on new prototype

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acorn

Body still feeling crappy. Probably fighting something going around or just need to back off a little. Planning Deload for next week. Doing Saxon work tomorrow and looking forward to getting through that and expect a few additional folks to join me for the session at the gym tomorrow. That should be fun.

- Aaron

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