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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Killer training with the deads, been on a mission man.
    Thanks CoKe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice work on the PR!!! Deadlifts against bands will help your speed and lockout for sure, keep it up.

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    Yes they really are helping me for sure..
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    3/5/1 "1" Week

    2/19/11

    Bench Press
    180x5
    205x3
    235x3
    Paused
    245x1
    255x1
    255x1
    255x1

    Just a triple with 235 cause wanted to hit up some singles over 95% of my max..

    Pull Ups
    5x5

    Paused Close Grip Floor Press With Chains
    185x5
    195x4
    195x3
    195x3
    195x3
    185x4
    185x3
    135x15

    Getting stronger on these every week..

    Csr
    2 45's + 10 x 8
    2 45's + 10 x 8

    Dumbell Rows(No Straps)
    160x10
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8
    160x8

    Incline Skulls
    10,10,8

    Face Pull With Strong Band
    5x15

    Neck Machine
    13,20,30,30,30

    Squats tomorrow..
    I will probably take it kinda easy for the next week and then start Seath242(Ben Seath) 4 week out plan he wrote up for me..

    Bodyweight was 202 this morning..
    I think im just going to stay around 202-205 and compete at 198..
    I will then move up to 220 for another meet in june/july..
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    Nice work on the bench press. Glad to see the floor presses w/ chains are improving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Nice work on the bench press. Glad to see the floor presses w/ chains are improving.
    Thanks man!
    My triceps are pretty sore today thats for sure..
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    3/5/1 "1" Week

    2/20/11

    Squat(Beltless)
    235x5
    265x3
    300x3
    325x1
    325x1
    325x1
    Belt On
    345x1
    345x1

    Squats felt EH again,**** felt heavy on my back and moved kinda slow when it shouldnt..
    All other lifts are going good cept my squat,**** better come around soon..


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    225x5
    225x5
    225x5
    245x3
    245x3
    225x3
    135x10

    Leg Press
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    Give it time bro, I'm sure you'll be fine. Do you think you are over training?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Give it time bro, I'm sure you'll be fine. Do you think you are over training?
    Not much time left lol!
    Nah i doubt it,but im taking a deload this week anyways..
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    Deload

    2/22/11

    Strict Ohp
    3x10

    Lat Pulldown
    3x10

    Incline Dumbell
    3x15

    Csr
    3x10

    Close Grip Incline Barbell
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    Pull Up
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    Barbell Curl
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    Pushdown
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    Good consistent work in here. Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Good consistent work in here. Nice job.
    Thanks bro!!
    Im trying ha.
    Last edited by T o m m Y; 02-22-2011 at 07:42 PM.
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    There's plenty of time. Maybe after this deload week it will all start to come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    There's plenty of time. Maybe after this deload week it will all start to come back.
    I hope so man.
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    Deload Deadlift

    2/25/11

    Deadlift
    135x5
    135x5
    225x5
    225x5
    315x5
    405x1
    405x1

    45* Back Raise
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    Pulldown Abs
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    Shrugs
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    225x10
    225x10
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    Good job today.
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    What is the meet you are planning to attend? We live near each other and I am thinking of doing one in a couple months. Once I re-figure out my bench press again, that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job today.
    Thanks man!!


    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    What is the meet you are planning to attend? We live near each other and I am thinking of doing one in a couple months. Once I re-figure out my bench press again, that is.
    APA New Jersey Open March 26th..

    Do the one on June 18th @ Rutgers in New Bruswick..Im going to be doing that one too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by T o m m Y View Post
    Thanks man!!




    APA New Jersey Open March 26th..

    Do the one on June 18th @ Rutgers in New Bruswick..Im going to be doing that one too..
    Geared or Raw? I am not far at all from Rutgers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicia1 View Post
    Geared or Raw? I am not far at all from Rutgers.
    RAW..
    Really?

    DO IT! =)
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    Deadlift Day

    3/1/11

    Deadlift(Beltless)
    135x10
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x1
    405x1
    435x1
    455x1
    Belt On
    485x1
    Belt Off
    405x1
    405x1

    500 WILL BE OWNED AT THIS MEET....

    Deadlift With Elite FTS Short Pro Bands(60ish @ The Top)
    365x3
    365x3
    365x3

    45* Back Raise With Strong Band
    4x10

    Ab Wheel With Chains
    10,10

    Stopped here..
    Started the kill my elbow tendonitis..

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    Hell yeah bro, nice pulling!!! You'll probably get that 500 pull before the meet.
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    Week 1 Max Effort Upper

    5/10/11

    Floor Press
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    115x5
    135x5
    155x5
    175x5
    195x5
    205x5
    215x5
    225x5

    Strict Ohp
    125x6
    125x6
    125x6
    125x6

    Pendlay Row
    165x8
    165x8
    165x8
    165x8

    Pushdowns
    3x20

    Face Pull With Strong Band
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    Shrugs
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    245x15
    245x15

    Awsome session tonight..
    ME Lower Thursday..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
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    I think he means......where have you been??? LOL

    Either way, nice job on the ME upper session!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I think he means......where have you been???
    Yup...sorry I wasn't clear.
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