I'm so excited about the knowledge that is about to be dropped in this thread that I think I'm going to have to get a bottle of Jergens and some kleenexes for when I read it.
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Cool stuff in here, so what are your current stats?
Flat bench highest I've hit was 235x4, but haven't bb benched in probably 5 weeks. Don't really care for that lift so I doubt I'll return to it.
DL pulled 330-340 (?) x5 a while ago I think? Don't really remember. They weren't the cleanest pulls, but acceptable.
Besides squats, however, I haven't touched the big three in a while and I doubt I will for some time to come. I prefer variations of the main compounds. Not really training for max strength either, so anything below 4 reps I tend to shy away from. Progression in weight is still desirable.
I'm either 6' or just under, weighing in the 170-172 range at the moment.
Last edited by chevelle2291; 01-09-2011 at 03:20 PM.
I never knew you were 6'. You need to EAT!
Best lifts: 580/470/635, Raw
accuflex - LOLZZZZ!!!11one1!! SOEM PPL WORK THRE ARMZ!!!!11!! LETS KILL THEM111
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strong DB bench and bb rows. How are the dips on your shoulders.
H: 5'7" W:185
Goals: 495 -315 -585
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Last edited by chevelle2291; 01-09-2011 at 11:56 PM.
300x3 for squats is no joke. Im actually pretty jealous about that .
AM Weight 172.2 nekkid.
Going to hit my workout a little bit later I think. Quads/hams today.
Pre-workout: Felt okay. Decided to mess around with HCT-12 RPing tonight. Hated it.
-Rest was a little too long on the clusters. Some PL guys wanted to use one of the racks. I obliged and moved my weights over to a different rack in-between the clusters. Kinda messed up my timing.
200x10 +2 reps
-Prolly coulda got a few more, but I didn't trust the safety pins.
-Hated the clusters here. Felt very unsafe. I also played around with keeping the bar closer to my body, but I seemed to lose the feel in the hamstrings when I did this. Knees were bent and ass was out. I dunno if I'll move back to my old position or not.
225x9 -2 reps
-Liked the RP here
70x15 +2 reps.
Quadcentric Leg Press (Body Masters/Seat showing 3 holes)
6PPS+25PS x 5
3PPs +25PS x 50
-Loved these. Really nail my quads.
Notes: Hated the RPing on the heavy compounds here. I'll be sticking to 4-6 plus a backdown set on squats, deads, and rows I think. Just doesn't feel right doing them and my back doesn't seem to like it that much. I'm going to play around with the clusters on upper body lifts, however. I think they'll be great on those.
Had some GMing of the weight on the squats, but I was able to correct it on the clusters by focusing on form. Moving my grip in helps a lot. I also think that some of it had to do with the fact that I was squatting pretty narrow, for me at least. My hip flexors have been feeling VERY strained during squats lately so I've been bringing in my stance more to take some strain off of them. My left hammy wasn't feeling all that great either so I was a little hesitant to NOT squat ATG as stopping just below parallel puts a lot of strain on my hams as there is more tension on them in that position.
Saw the two biggest dumbasses ever in the gym today. Guys were trying to squat 185 or so. I say trying because they were quarter squats. Anyways, they were squatting in the rack but without the pins, which was kinda odd. One of the guys fails on one of the reps, but because he's facing OUT of the squat rack his buddy can't spot him. So what does his buddy do? He tries to push up on only ONE side of the bar. Needless to say, this throws his buddy off balance. The friend then runs to the other side and does the same pushing of the bar. Needless to say, the squatter makes the absolute ugliest ascent out of the hole I have ever seen. I was THIS close to saying something, but didn't really want to get distracted from my workout. Fuking idiots.
Nice session bro, interesting you didn't like the rest / pause. I actually don't mind it from time to time but you have to lower the weight a bit until you get used to it. I really like it for some stuff and don't care for it on others.
Funny story about the 2 tool bags at the gym. I'm glad I lift at home or I could see myself getting into trouble at a gym.
Good looking squat session dude. It is funny how different rep ranges can feel. Playing around with that is what makes lifting interesting though.
I model most of my training off of DC principles, and DC advocates NOT RPing heavy compounds that involve the back and legs, so I have no issue not RPing them.
I also like RPing only for upper body.