Ehhh they weren't easy or hard. Squats been struggling lately. I just need to get used to getting under heavy weight more often.
Yea I don't think they are but a lot of people think vibrams are douche baggy for whatever reason.. Hell if their comfy I'd wear them in social setting IDGAF is they're socially acceptable or not.
i tried the vibrams and didnt like
i ended up buying some merell barefoot embark train glove goretex shoes instead. they do use the vibram sole though. i did deads in them recently and theyre nice. i still prefer adistars for squats though. nothing beats that wooden block heel
Last edited by f=ma; 03-09-2012 at 05:58 AM.
Not really a fan of Vibrams. They aren't durable at all...they will start smelling bad (unless you have 5-toe socks which are lame and a chore)...and I never felt the same response from them as I did my Chucks or pumas. I am considering getting oly shoes for squatting. I heard they are better for raw lifters.
Hmmm I've been reading mixed reviews everywhere it looks like something Ill just have to find out for myself. And Rob oly shoes are dependent on stance. I squat wide so they wouldn't be good for me.
Saturday I worked to up to 375 off a one board. Meh... Progressing on the bench at this point is pretty damn hard. Thinking back to when I smoked 365 I was religiously doing heavy DB bench, mostly 4x8. For some reason I stopped. Actually I stopped cause I suck at them which is a big reason I should be doing them. I'm going to start doing more DB Work and see how things go.
Yesterday rest day
Back from a De-load. I wish I would have taken one sooner.
DB Row-Haven't done these in forever.
KB high pull
Forearms are shot for whatever reason could only do one set.
Fat(g) Carbs(g) Sugar(g) Net C(g) Prot(g) KCals
260.10 159.71 86.00 149.91 373.17 4469
Pretty standard day.. Usually a little more carbs.
Squat-Deep 2 second Pause
Choked Average bands
fuuuu feel so much better since deloading. It was long overdue. Pretty sure beast mode has been re-engaged.
Standing ab crunches
Sled Drags- Half reverse half forward
Fast pull Thomas!!!
Not gonna lie I kinda lol'd at the psyche up seeing as it was 355.
Umm.... that was fast.
That's all I got.
Thanks guys I was happy with speed, and speed is a really good indicator for me on deadlifts.
Reverse average bands
405x1-Though I put more weight onlol
Benched by myself no lift off was a bitch.
Paused DB Bench
Chest supported rows
I'm going to use a stronger band next time for these. First time experimenting around with these got an epic pump I could really feel the muscled being worked, loved it.
Nice work on bench Thomas. Sucks that you had to lift alone, 420 self liftoff is no joke.
I swear sometimes you expend more energy just unracking the weight than you do with the actual press, lol. I feel your pain having no spotter to give you a lift-off.
That was the most intense speed pull i ever saw lol, great F'n speed! I love your work ethic dude. Always 150%, impressive.
JERSEY IRON POWERLIFTING
Best meet lifts @220 840/650/575
Best meet lifts @198 775/575/630
Best Raw Lifts 650/415/575
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20 hotdogs+buns in 30 minutes
I saw this and for some reason I thought of you
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haha I love that video! I think I posted it on Utah powerlifting one time.
Okish pull day. Strength is coming up...
Holy shit I suck at those. That's a good think though found another thing I need to get stronger at.
Front Squat-Smoked at this point
I think as I get strong at them they will help me off the floor
DE Bench, tri's, bis
Speed Bench-All Reps are paused
Speed felt good.
No extra chest work today still sore from Saturday.
Heaven and hells-2board
Chocked Average bands, 72lbs chain
KB Tri Ext
EZ Bar curl