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EricMilfeld
3 hours ago, Chez said:

I don’t support communism 😜. Just playing bud 

Well lifts measured in pounds sound much heavier, and may in fact be so. 

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Chez
2 hours ago, EricMilfeld said:

Well lifts measured in pounds sound much heavier, and may in fact be so. 

Yep, the price of freedom 

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Chez

Today's Workout. Including cause there is shoulder and triceps work in it. 

AM Session

Farmer's Walks - each weight down and back a 35 foot course

120 lbs per hand

170 lbs per hand

200 lbs per hand - most weight the hands have felt since surgery and it felt good

PM Session

Seated One Arm Shoulder Press

70 lbs - 10x each hand

75 lbs - 8x each hand

80 lbs - 5x each hand

90 lbs - 5x each hand

- fitness room at my coop community only has up to 50 lb DBs so I got created and placed another DB on top perpendicular across the handles of the 50 lb and holding it in place with my index and middle fingers. Made the balancing a little tricky but it got the job done and probably worked my stabilizers more. 

Seated Dumbbell Later Raises

30 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x

Rear Lateral Dumbbell raises (face down on a slight incline bench)

30 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x

Dumbbell Skull Crushers

40 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x. 

- Starting to get back in the groove. 

 

 

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Mike Rinderle
11 minutes ago, Chez said:

Today's Workout. Including cause there is shoulder and triceps work in it. 

AM Session

Farmer's Walks - each weight down and back a 35 foot course

120 lbs per hand

170 lbs per hand

200 lbs per hand - most weight the hands have felt since surgery and it felt good

PM Session

Seated One Arm Shoulder Press

70 lbs - 10x each hand

75 lbs - 8x each hand

80 lbs - 5x each hand

90 lbs - 5x each hand

- fitness room at my coop community only has up to 50 lb DBs so I got created and placed another DB on top perpendicular across the handles of the 50 lb and holding it in place with my index and middle fingers. Made the balancing a little tricky but it got the job done and probably worked my stabilizers more. 

Seated Dumbbell Later Raises

30 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x

Rear Lateral Dumbbell raises (face down on a slight incline bench)

30 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x

Dumbbell Skull Crushers

40 lb DBs - 4 sets of 10x. 

- Starting to get back in the groove. 

 

 

Great to see you back in the groove buddy.

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Chez
1 minute ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Great to see you back in the groove buddy.

Thanks bud. I'll keep fighting as always

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David_wigren

I pressed 225 freedoms for a set of 10 reps with relative ease yesterday. Elbows were already shot from armwrestling the day before. Might shoot for a max lift of 335 freedoms before the end of the year.

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Tommy J.
1 hour ago, David_wigren said:

I pressed 225 freedoms for a set of 10 reps with relative ease yesterday. Elbows were already shot from armwrestling the day before. Might shoot for a max lift of 335 freedoms before the end of the year.

Hellyes wiggy! Welcome to the madness!

im back in this as soon as the new rack is done. Hand is good to go finally.

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Mike Rinderle
2 hours ago, David_wigren said:

I pressed 225 freedoms for a set of 10 reps with relative ease yesterday. Elbows were already shot from armwrestling the day before. Might shoot for a max lift of 335 freedoms before the end of the year.

Good stuff Wiggy!  What's your bodyweight these days buddy?

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Mike Rinderle
2 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

Hellyes wiggy! Welcome to the madness!

im back in this as soon as the new rack is done. Hand is good to go finally.

Great to hear!

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David_wigren
10 hours ago, Mike Rinderle said:

Good stuff Wiggy!  What's your bodyweight these days buddy?

Right now about 92-93 kg. Plan to stay a bit heavier around 95-100 kg for a year or so before I go back down. I figured that while I’m heavier I might as well do some heavier lifting. I won’t be training super hard for this so I’m not going to be go after any absurd weights. But 150ish kg should hopefully be possible with the amount of training I’m willing to put in.

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Aaron Jacobs

Can I join the fun guys?  Maxed at 340lb. last week on close grip bench press.  Sheiko all the way.  

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Tommy J.
18 hours ago, Aaron Jacobs said:

Can I join the fun guys?  Maxed at 340lb. last week on close grip bench press.  Sheiko all the way.  

Hell yes you can!

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Aaron Jacobs

335lb. bench press from Oct. 26, 2019; 215lb. bodyweight.  Pinkies on the bar rings.  Sloppy form but been working on it.  Right now I'm running my first Sheiko training blocks; been training lately with a closer grip with hands between smooth and the ring on the bar.  Seeing great results with Sheiko after running the starting strength Texas method for about 6 months.  I stalled  on bench press 5 x 5's at 280lb. for about a month; I tried dropping weight back 10%, tried dropping to twice weekly bench sessions, but I couldn't break the plateau; every time I'd just get 280 x 4 on the first set.  After a month of this I just said **** it; I need to try a high volume program; micro-loading 1-2lb just isn't for me.  Last weekend I finished my second four-week block of Sheiko (intermediate large load); I never went above 285lb. x 2 during training.  Last Sunday I maxed out on bench and squat; hit a 340lb. bench with fingers between smooth and ring in perfect form (224lb. bodyweight).  I'm due to max out again 3 weeks from now; hoping to get 350lb.+.  Hopefully when I switch back to a wider grip I'll get 10-20lb. extra from the closer grip on the next run of the program.  No need to send me any whiskey since I joined the party late.

 

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Chez

Continuing to add weight as I rehab the pec strain. Pec felt great. Still light weight. Tonight’s training:

Flat Barbell Bench Press -Every rep paused 

Warm ups 

135 - 10x

165 - 10x

195 -10x

215 - 10x

Incline Barbell Bench

155 - 10x

185 - 10x 

225 - 5x

Barbell Floor Press - every rep paused

185 - 5x

215 - 5x

245 - 5x

225 - 8x

Tricep Pushdowns

100 lbs plates - 4 sets of 10x. Need to up reps or weight next week

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Mike Rinderle

Good stuff Chez!

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David_wigren

Nice work fellers

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EricMilfeld
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Welcome aboard David and Aaron!

I’m gonna have to modify my goal, since I’m cutting a little weight. 350 weighing in the low 230s sounds about right. Of course no whiskey. 😢

 

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Tommy J.
8 hours ago, EricMilfeld said:

Welcome aboard David and Aaron!

I’m gonna have to modify my goal, since I’m cutting a little weight. 350 weighing in the low 230s sounds about right. Of course no whiskey. 😢

 

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Mike Rinderle

I like my scotch single malt and at least 30 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, I'm sorry.   There were rules?  Must have missed that.  🏆🏅🕺🕺😂🤣😅😆

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Mike Rinderle
14 minutes ago, Chez said:

 

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Mike Rinderle

Real working sets from today.  About 70 lbs off at the bottom,  slack at the top.

 

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Chez

Good stuff Mike. The hits keep coming for me. I have a wrist issue now. Icing like a mad man. Did a shoulder workout yesterday and once I get to a certain weight the left wrist hurts

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Mike Rinderle
17 minutes ago, Chez said:

Good stuff Mike. The hits keep coming for me. I have a wrist issue now. Icing like a mad man. Did a shoulder workout yesterday and once I get to a certain weight the left wrist hurts

Dang.  Hopefully just a minor tweak.  I woke up with a really sore shoulder this morning.   This is becoming a war of attrition among a bunch of invalids. 🤣

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EricMilfeld
On 5/24/2020 at 2:38 PM, Chez said:

Good stuff Mike. The hits keep coming for me. I have a wrist issue now. Icing like a mad man. Did a shoulder workout yesterday and once I get to a certain weight the left wrist hurts

My left one gives me fits benching on occasion now.  My wide grip doesn't help.  It's that same pain you get doing a hammer lever to your face.  Wrist wraps allow me to keep benching pain-free.  Heal up quick!

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