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    Bench video, block periodization in action

    This was last night's workout. Block training in the shirt is brutal. However, everything seems to be coming together. I'm really lucky to have the crew that I do. I could not undertake such an aggressive program without them. I was also happy that the 495 felt so light raw considering my weight loss.

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    Impressive BP session Vinnie! Great strength and stamina!

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    Very impressive session. Looks like all the conditioning work is really paying off.
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    Awesome work Vin. I bet all that volume had you passed out on the floor at the end of the session.
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    Holy crap Vincent! That is a TON of work! Very nice job


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    Must have went through 5 AC/DC CDs during that.

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    Vincent, did you design your cycle or did Jeremy, Landon, or someone else do it? I'm always impressed watching you bench, Vin. Keep up the great work.

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    Vin,
    Awesome work bro...Da** thats a lot of volume!

    What is your body weight now? Did you have to have your shirt altered & adjusted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    Vincent, did you design your cycle or did Jeremy, Landon, or someone else do it? I'm always impressed watching you bench, Vin. Keep up the great work.
    Brian Holloway, our training partner, designed the program. He uses the material from Frey and Landon as well as others. Basically he's a sadistic SOB making every one of us feel his pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonah View Post
    Brian Holloway, our training partner, designed the program. He uses the material from Frey and Landon as well as others. Basically he's a sadistic SOB making every one of us feel his pain.
    Come on now Josh, we know Brian has figured this out all on his own. Forunately for us, Brian's fluent in Russian which really helps. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that others are borrowing his ideas.


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    Great job that is a ton of sets. Great workout.
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    Its crazy how easy you make that look Vin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robchris View Post
    Vin,
    Awesome work bro...Da** thats a lot of volume!

    What is your body weight now? Did you have to have your shirt altered & adjusted?
    Thanks. My bodyweight was 273 that day. I'm now 271. Regarding shirts, the 66 and 62 are the same shirts I used when I was 300. I will just be pushing lighter weights with them. I'm breaking in a 60 in right now, but that shirt won't see the meet in June. Ultimately that shirt will be for my 2nd attempts and on when I am used to the 242 class.


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    After a workout like that, are you typically sore? Though I'm new to shirt benching I'm not new to lifting weights and I haven't been sore after any work done in a shirt. Granted I'm not moving near the weights you are, but does the shirt help with muscle soreness?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shocker4221 View Post
    After a workout like that, are you typically sore? Though I'm new to shirt benching I'm not new to lifting weights and I haven't been sore after any work done in a shirt. Granted I'm not moving near the weights you are, but does the shirt help with muscle soreness?


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    Sore, I felt like I had Polio. I moved 17960 lbs that workout not including warmups. My entire body was sore like I did a full body workout. If you don't get sore from shirt work, try 9 sets of triples in it.
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