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maidenfan

Tues 07-27-04

Todays workout sucked! I was trying to get a shot of me closing my elite and I wasnt even close. Missed on my #3 also. On a positive note, I did do several pulls with my Blobette (51.5lbs on the bath scale) and finally overhead pressed my 200lb sandbag. I had a buddy over so today ended up doing a bit of everything.

Grippers - Tx4, 1x2, HG300x1 (miss left), Elitex miss both, #3 miss both

Blobette DL - about 7 or 8 pulls (only hovered the left on the first few, missed on the rest).

Finished off with some sandbag lifts/carries, sledge work and a few 28lb shotput DL's.

The block weights are making my fingers really sore. I think this is affecting my gripper work. Who knows. I'm gonna really have to focus on the grippers now and cut back on the rest as I'm planning to get certified in Sept.

Heres a few pics of the Blobette lifting

51lb Blobette

51lb Blobette

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Awesome blobette lift!

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Monday 08-03-04

About 3am (I work graveyard), cant sleep and I cant wait anymore to workout. Will probably have one more workout until my cert attempt (got pushed forward). My right pinky knuckle is starting to get sore from the grippers, but oh well, have to get certified.

Grippers - Tx3, #1x2, #2x1, MM1x1x3 (right only), MM1x1 (left, braced w/right hand), ElitexMissed by 1/16" right, fail left. Took 30min break then did a few more closes w/the MM1, missed on my hard #3 and MM2.

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Friday 08-06-04

My last workout until my certification attempt.

Grippers - Tx4, 1x3, 2x1, MM1x1 (right only), BBExFail (1/16"), #3xFail (1/2")

The workout pretty much sucked! My right pinky knuckle is starting to get sore and I dont think I'm giving myself enough rest. The #3 I tried is my brand new one and my first real squeeze with it. Not sure if its "unseasoned" or just damn hard, but its harder than my BBE. Didnt want to leave without doing something good so I did some block weights

Blobette - 1xFail, 1xFail, 1x1 (right only)

Blob35 (toss hand to hand) - Toss back and forth, catching by the top. Sat on a bench to do this and was only able to catch with my right hand. Did it to failure on the right.

The blobette is packed full of shot, I think (hope) its in the 55lb range. I was happy to do one lift, but there was a bit of tilt in the start. The blob tossing is an absolute awesome hand exercise. My first time doing it. Congrats Sean D. and others who can do this w/40's!

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maidenfan

Monday 08-16-04

Since the CoC cert is over and I was able to close it under the old rules, I'm going to lay off the grippers for a while - they are making my right pinky knuckle very sore. I'm basically going to do grip work two times a week for a while: Day1 - thickbar/pinching. Day2 - wrist work/bending. The days will vary depending on how I feel. Anyhow, my hands were still a bit sore from Saturday, but I couldnt wait any longer.

Knuckles forward AA rack pulls (#4pin/~17") - 120x3, 210x3, 300x1, 350x1, 370x3/4, 300x3

3" Crusher - 60x3, 100x1, 125xFail (got a sharp sting that shot up my right forearm on this attempt)

Clay's RT - 120x1, 145x1, 170x2 (right) 145x2 (left)

RT - 170x1, 205x1 (right), 170xFail left

Blob50 - clean&press x 1 (right), one pull left, 1x3 right, fail left

Blob35 - 15 pinch catches back and forth

Blob50 - +5lbs x 1/2pull (right), fail left

This was a lot of volume for me, prob too much, but it felt good. Big note to self is to be careful on the big diameter stuff when my hands are fatigued. The sharp pain wasn't a problem on the 2.5" and smaller.

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Monday 08-23-04

Clay's RT - 50x2, 95x1, 140x1, 185x1 (pr) 140x1(left), 140x2 (left)

RT - 225x1 (really shouldnt count cuz I dropped it right at lock)

AA Rack Pulls (~17") - 120x2, 210x1, 300x1, 390xFail, 370x1 (pr)

Grex Pinch - 5x8

Pretty good workout today. Heres a few photos: 185 Clay's RT 225 RT

My long term goal is to break the NW Rolling Thunder record set by Corey St. Clair at 251lbs. I'm a LONG way off that but I'm gonna keep plugging at it.

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ClayEdgin

Great lifts! That record isn't so far off. All you have to do is lift 27lbs more and you'll have it. Is 27lbs a lot? :)

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ClayEdgin

No way man. You're already outlifting 95% of the board on the RT. You're the freak!

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austinslater

nicew liftin buddy. Cant wait to see it in person. Are you still going to do any bending along with the thick bar? Hopefully we can get another grip meet or atleast a rt contest going sometime soon.

Austin

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What I've got planned now is one day of thickbar w/pinching now and then and one day of wrist curls and sledge levering. I'm sure I'll bend now and then just to remind myself how bad I am at it :blink I threw around the idea of doing something at Brent Mikesell's meet and I'm not sure it'll work too well. Apparently, most of the competitors are pretty focused on the powerlifting meet and really dont pay much attention to the RT contest. Tod and Julie are up for a grip contest, just as long as its done right with some rules and prizes and such.

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Wed 09-22-04

I bruised my hand bending a few weeks ago. Feel pretty good now so I'm back at it.

Blobs - 35x1, 37.5x1, 50x1, 50x15sec hold right/10sec left

Plate pinch - 35's x 1, 45's x fail

Two hand pinch - 140x1, 160x3/4, 160x1

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Sat 09-25-04

2.5" bar wrist curls - Barx20, 70x12, 110x10, 130x8, 150x3

Wrist ext - Barx10, 65x8, 75x5, 85x1

Blobs - 35x1x2, 50x1

Olympic bar hammer curls - 45x3, 55x3, 65x3, 70x1

2" wrist rolling - 75x2, 100x2, 125x1

2 Hour Break

2.5" rack holds (knuckles forward)- 110x5sec, 200(+20lb chain)x5sec, 250(+chain)x5sec, 290(+chain)x10sec, 340(+chain)x2sec, 250(+chain)xTo failure

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Monday 09-27-04

One hand G-Rex (handshake position) - 30x10, 40x10, 50x10, 60x5

Grippers - Tx3, #1x1, #2x1, #3x1(right only), PDA 295x1(right only)

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Morgan-Hey on the olympic bar hammer curls did you just hold a regular bar in the crook of your thumb? Ive seen them done this way just never tried it. Thanks and be looking for the package!

Austin

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The olympic bar I have is a Texas Power Bar. I grab the center knurling like you would a dumbell and start with the bar at the side. Its a very good exercise - its kind of a combination hammer curl/leverage exercise. You can offset your grip or make one end heavier or lighter for more of a leverage exercise. Usually I'll make the bar real heavy on my last set and just lever each end to the ground (bar held at the side). I'm going to start implementing a thickbar for this soon.

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Thursday 09-30-04

Two hand pinch high pull (pull up two hands, hold with one as long as poss) - 45's x 3, 45's x 3, 45's x 3

Card tearing - half deck x 1/2 then 1/4, 1/2 deck x 1/2 then 1/4

IM Pinch block - 50x1, 60x1, 70xFail, 65x1

Blobs - 35x1, 50x13sec (right) 3sec (left)

AA Wrist curls - 120x10

Grex Pinch - 45x5, 45x6

I've had the flu for the last three days and really felt like crap today - workout reflected it. Hands are toasted so I pretty much did a non focused, little bit of everything workout today. Gonna take 3 or 4 days off.

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Sunday 10-3-04

Grippers Tx1, 1x1, 2x1, 3x1x3 right only

Grex one hand (handshake position) - 45x10, 55x10, 65x5 (4L), 70x5 (3L), 75x3 (1L)

34 cards - 1/2 then 1/4

I suck at the card tearing. Figure I'll add a few cards each time.

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Wed 10-06-04

Two hand pinch high pull - hold w/one - 45's x 2sec hold, 45's x 1sec hold

Clay's handle - 105x1, 160x1, 175xFail

Blob - 35x1, 50xc&press (right only), 50x1 (left)

2.5" bar 24" DL (knuckles forward) - 110x1, 200x1, 290x1, 340xF, 320xF, 310xF

36 cards - 1/2 then 1/4

Not a very good workout today. Got some thumb pain from a bending injury (these can linger). Fatigued the hands good today though. I also feel I'll have the 45's in a few weeks.

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Friday 10-08-04

Wrist curl (2.5" bar) - 20x20, 70x15, 110x10

Wrist ext - 45x10, 55x10, 65x7

Wrist roll (IM roller, chest level) - 70x1, 95x1, 130x1

Not a very good workout - felt crappy.

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Sunday 10-10-04

Grex (one hand, handshake position) - 45x10, 55x5

Grippers - Tx3, 1x1, 2x1, 3x1 (touch&go, right only), ExFail

Grex (same as above) - 65x5, 75x5 (3L), 80x3(1.5L), 85x2(1L), 90x1 (FL)

37 cards - Fail

Another crappy workout, need some rest. Did okay on the Grex tho.

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Wed 10-13-04

Plate pinching (with a mini band run through) - 35's x 1 x 7

IM Pinch Block - 50x1, 75xFailx3, 60x1, 65x1, 70x1 (FL), 72.5xF

2.5" DB DL - 125x1, 175x1, 205x1

Blob - 35x1, 50x1

Titan Telegraph (thumbs on top) - 10x50

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Mon 10-18-04

G-Rex (two hand warmup) - 45x20x2

(one hand warmup) - 45x8

Grippers (one hand, no set closes off table) - Tx5, 1x3, 2x1, 3xF, PDA295x1(right only), PDA295x1(right only)

G-Rex (one hand) - 45x3x2, 55x3, 70x3, 90x3(1L), 100x1(right only)

FB 2.5" Wrist Roller (1rep=1up ea way, ~3' roll) - 35x1, 70x1, 100x1 (really short strokes on the last set).

Just got the roller from John and was itching to try it - much nicer to roll than the IM roller. No knurling so its pretty slick, but you can unroll it without taking all the skin off your hand - add some chaulk if you want to make it real challenging. I was disappointed by not getting a no set with the #3 (its a new one, pretty hard), I really thought I could get it. I was happy to get the 295 though. I got a pr on the G-Rex too, so not too bad of a workout. I left out the card tearing as it seems to really flare up the elbows.

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