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    That's awesome news about your first meet! I was nervous as hell for my first one this past June. Having friends there for support definitely helps though and makes the experience a bit less nerve-racking. Watch your training take off now as you have that meet to strive for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    That's awesome news about your first meet! I was nervous as hell for my first one this past June. Having friends there for support definitely helps though and makes the experience a bit less nerve-racking. Watch your training take off now as you have that meet to strive for.
    I'm nervous sitting here thinking about it. Your right, its amazing how much more focused I am on my training. I'm setting an easy target for myself, 1000lb total. Last thing I want is to push myself to hard and bomb.

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    I would set your openers nice and easy, probably almost like a last warm-up or something. After you get that first attempt down, your confidence will grow and you'll be a lot less nervous. Then go for broke on your 3rd attempts.
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    Thats very exciting, the first meet is always memorable. Since you live in dallas you should go down to bad attitude, its one of the best pl gyms in texas with great people. Some of them are probably going to compete in this meet
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    Give me a call this week and we'll set you up and take a look at your form!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Give me a call this week and we'll set you up and take a look at your form!
    Look forward to the help, not sure which days I'll be at the gym but I'll call either tomorrow night when I get into town or sometime Monday to let you know.
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    1/17/09 - ME Squat

    Squat + 55lb Chain
    Warmup
    135 + Chain x 5
    225 + Chain x 3 x 2 sets
    275 + Chain x 2 <---Suit Bottoms
    285 + Chain x 2
    305 + Chain x 1
    325 + Chain x Miss

    Dimmel Deads
    135 x 8 x 2 sets
    185 x 8 x 2
    225 x 8 x 2

    Band GM
    Average x 20 x 3 sets

    Hangman Abs
    BW x 20

    Music of the day
    Killswitch Engage

    So my squat was off today, just to wore out, got greedy and tried too high of a weight. Discouraging but it was just last week I nailed 315 with chain. Although this week I have moved a lot of weight and stopping at 305 isn't to shabby for me. I have to remind myself, last year at this time I didn't know what a squat was...

    gotta get packed, have a week long business trip to knoxville...
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    1/18/09 - ME Bench

    DB Bench
    60 x 8 x 3 sets

    Pullup
    BW x 3 x 3

    DB Front Raise
    20 x 8 x 2 sets

    Not time to train today did what I could, gotta run to the airport.

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    Dude, those squats are sick. I have a couple of tires if you want to do some flipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Dude, those squats are sick. I have a couple of tires if you want to do some flipping
    I'm down for that, I'll get back with you and we'll meet up one saturday.

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    Good work going on man.

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    Nice! Works everytime.

    Great sessions Johnnyo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
    I'm down for that, I'll get back with you and we'll meet up one saturday.
    Cool, Ive got a 675 and a 250. Ive only flipped the 675 a few times... effer is hard to handle (for me)
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    1/19/09 - Lower

    Front Squat
    95 x 8
    115 x 8
    135 x 8 x 3

    Wide Stance GM
    135 x 8 x 3 sets

    BB Rows
    135 x 8 x 2 sets

    Was at the "Rush" in Knoxville today and it reinforces why i have my garage gym. ****ers curling in BOTH squat racks, I finally got a rack and did some front squats. Was with my boss and he was in a hurry so didn't have much time...anyway I did what I could...probably good that i deload a little this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darracq View Post
    Good work going on man.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flynn View Post
    Nice! Works everytime.

    Great sessions Johnnyo!
    and thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Cool, Ive got a 675 and a 250. Ive only flipped the 675 a few times... effer is hard to handle (for me)
    I'll handle that beast! You got a sled too?

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    No sled. Ive been thinking about making one though.
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    1/24/09 ME Squat/DL - Deload

    Squat
    135 x 8 x 2 sets
    185 + Light Band x 2
    225 + Light Band x 2 x 6 sets

    Conventional Deadlift
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 + 55 Chain x 3 x 2 sets
    315 + 55 Chain x 3 x 2 sets

    Dimmel DL
    225 x 8 x 3 sets

    Ab Sling
    BW x 5 x 3 sets

    Music of the Day
    Lamb of God

    So today was a very light ME day so i've labeled it a deload day. My Inzer Phenom arrived and will be doing my first ever shirt work tomorrow. Really looking forward to it and my wife is going to help me with it, she's the best! I've also decided to cut down to 198 for my meet in March, that weight is a better fit for me at this point. I'm hoping to figure out this bench shirt before then, if not then i'll just bench raw.

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    Good luck with the shirt, let me know how that Phenom works out for you. What size did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    Good luck with the shirt, let me know how that Phenom works out for you. What size did you get?
    got a 52, which is sized bigger since its my first. had my wife put it on me for the first time. don't think i had it seated all the way into my armpit. we'll give it a whirl tomorrow and see what happens. I can't imagine getting the bar to my chest, bench shirts are crazy

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    1/25/09 - ME Bench

    Bench
    Bar x 8
    95 x 5 x 2 sets
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    145 x 5
    3 Board
    165 x 5
    185 x 3
    195 x 1
    2 Board
    195 x 1
    205 x 1
    215 x 1

    Dip
    BW x 10
    BW + 13lb Chain x 5 x 2 sets
    BW + 28lb Chain x 4

    DB Front Raise
    20 x 8 x 2 sets

    Chinup
    BW x 5 x 3 sets

    DB Row
    60 x 10
    60 x 15 x 2 sets

    Music of the Day
    Mnemic

    Didn't get to try my shirt out...wife was to busy with baby. So i did some board presses and worked up to a good weight. I focused on my technique but its hard by myself.

    Update
    Came back later and had my wife get my shirt on me. Just to get a feel for this thing I loaded 185 and did a 3 board press. THIS THING IS NUTS! I have a whole new respect for equiped benchers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
    Bench
    THIS THING IS NUTS! I have a whole new respect for equiped benchers.
    Yeah, feeling like your head is going to explode is definitely a different feeling.
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    1/27/09 - DE Squat

    12" Box Squat w/Bands
    Bar x 8
    135 x 8 x 2
    135 + Light x 3 x 2
    185 + Light x 2 x 10

    Reverse Hyper
    90 x 10
    110 x 5
    130 x 10 x 2

    Thats it for tonight, got a sick baby I gotta go help momma take care of. I am still pretty sore from the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
    Bench
    Bar x 8
    95 x 5 x 2 sets
    115 x 5
    135 x 5
    145 x 5
    3 Board
    165 x 5
    185 x 3
    195 x 1
    2 Board
    195 x 1
    205 x 1
    215 x 1

    Dip
    BW x 10
    BW + 13lb Chain x 5 x 2 sets
    BW + 28lb Chain x 4

    DB Front Raise
    20 x 8 x 2 sets

    Chinup
    BW x 5 x 3 sets

    DB Row
    60 x 10
    60 x 15 x 2 sets

    Music of the Day
    Mnemic

    Didn't get to try my shirt out...wife was to busy with baby. So i did some board presses and worked up to a good weight. I focused on my technique but its hard by myself.

    Update
    Came back later and had my wife get my shirt on me. Just to get a feel for this thing I loaded 185 and did a 3 board press. THIS THING IS NUTS! I have a whole new respect for equiped benchers.
    Nice, I bet your wife was thrilled about the shirt, lol

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    1/28/09 - DE Bench

    Bench w/Doubled Micro-Mini's
    warmup
    120 x 5
    120 + Micro x 2 x 2 sets
    120 + Micro x 3 x 6

    DB Press
    25 x 8 x 2 sets

    JM Press
    95 x 8 x 3 sets

    BB Row
    135 x 8 x 3 sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlMohr View Post
    Nice, I bet your wife was thrilled about the shirt, lol
    she really impressed me with her ability to get the shirt on me...however I better not piss her off or she won't take it off!

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