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  1. #476
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    Monday 2/20/2012

    Bench raw
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    Working sets
    340 x 3
    340 x 3
    340 x 3
    340 x 3
    340 x 3

    365 x 1 to 2 board
    365 x 2 to 2 board
    365 x 2 to 2 board





    Tuesday 2/21/2012
    Squats raw
    135 x 8
    255 x 5
    345 x 5
    working sets
    345 x 5
    345 x 5
    345 x 5
    345 x 5
    345 x 5


    Leg Press
    200 x 10
    300 x 10
    400 x 10
    500 x 10
    600 x 10
    700 x 10
    800 x 10
    900 x 10
    1000 x 10
    1100 x 10
    1200 x 10

    Not bad!

    adductors and Abductors
    70 x 20
    90 x 20
    110 x 20
    130 x 20

    done

    Wednesday 2/22/2012
    Bench with monster mini
    50 x 5
    140 x 5
    working sets
    190 x 5
    190 x 5
    190 x 5
    190 x 5
    190 x 5

    Floor Press (smith machine)
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    Working sets
    305 x 5
    305 x 5
    305 x 5
    305 x 5
    305 x 5

    Sitting cable rows "V" grip
    150 x 10
    180 x 10
    Working sets
    220 x 10
    220 x 10
    220 x 10
    220 x 10
    220 x 10


    Lat pull downs
    150 x 10
    150 x 10
    150 x 10
    150 x 10
    150 x 10


    Skull Crushers
    90 x 15
    90 x 15
    90 x 15
    90 x 15
    90 x 15

    Cable press down
    100 x 20
    100 x 20
    100 x 20

    Done.
    Good Luck!
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    A lot of volume Mike, good week.
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  3. #478
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    Saturday 2/25/2012

    Squat DE in briefs
    145 x 5
    235 x 5
    325 x 3
    working sets
    415 x 2
    415 x 2
    415 x 2
    415 x 2
    415 x 2
    415 x 2
    415 x 4 Just got them done with.

    I was not in a good mood and am sorry for it because the Team had to deal with me. Still not in a good mood and very tired, not sure what is wrong with me.
    How ever the Team had a great workout, and I'm happy for those guys.
    I did some kettle bell swings and the cable crunches and was done. Just not into it today
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    You perked up a bit. Overall you did well today. I know how hard it is for you and Tim to stick to a deload and you both did just that. Nice job.

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    2/27/2012 5x3@505
    3/5/2012 5x2@540
    3/12/2012 6x4@235 DELOAD RAW
    3/19/2012 5x1@570
    3/26/2012 3x1@620
    4/2/2012 6x4@200 DELOAD RAW
    4/9/2012 2x2@600
    4/16/2012 6x2@540
    4/23/2012 OFF

    Upper end board work done AFTER these sets.

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    Bad week, work is killing me mentally and CNS was shot I guess.
    Monday did benching in the shirt got 5 sets in the shirt touching to the chest with 505. Not great and it was a effortbut got like 2 reps each set and did 5 sets.
    That in itself killed me and work finished me off.

    So nothing till Saturday and then I did not feel like working out.

    Saturday 3/4/2012
    Squats No box, strong bands and average in briefs
    55 x 5
    145 x 5
    Briefs on
    235 x 5
    325 x 3
    415 x 2
    465 x 2
    465 x 2

    Should have done another set but form was getting loose and not risk getting messed up.

    Platform pulls 18"
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    415 x 3
    495 x 2
    585 x 2
    605 x 2
    605 x 1
    585 x 1

    Done.
    My attitude sucks right no and need to fine the fun in lifting again
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    Monday 3/5/2012

    Bench
    45 x 5
    45 x 5
    135 x 5
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    365 x 1 to 2 board not great

    Shirt on
    495 x 3 to 2 board strong felt light
    working sets
    545 x 3 to chest
    545 x 2 to chest
    545 x 2 to chest not great on this set
    545 x 0 Just did not have it in me to do right called it.

    Okay was supposed to do 5 set of 3 just not there yet. I feel I should have gotten 5 set of 2 but that 4th set was ugly.
    However to do 3 set to the chest is great and my endurance to do that I think has increased. These sets the weight popped up and lock out was effortless, which is usually unusual for me. I know the shirt was on differently and it was lower in the front than last week so that made it pop more but lockout still has me baffled as it was not an issue on the 3 good sets. Still need to keep the shoulders down more on the reps but it is going good.
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  8. #483
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    I was satisfied with your performance tonight. You're not where you need to be yet but you're alot closer than you were. You ability to do work in the shirt is beginning to come up. Plus, the fact that you're not bitching about it and just getting it done is very good to see. You're on your way. These are the numbers you need to be training with in order to reach that 650 goal we've got. As your work load increases your strength will follow suit. Need to keep tighter and reset between reps. Nothing much else was wrong with those sets. Nice job tonight.

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  9. #484
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    Raw Squats
    45 x 10
    135 x 5
    165 x 5
    255 x 5
    345 x 5
    Working sets
    435 x 5
    435 x 5
    435 x 5
    435 x 5
    435 x 5

    Leg press 10 x 10
    100 to 1000

    Adductors and Abductors
    70 x 20
    90 x 20
    110 x 20
    130 x 20
    150 x 20
    170 x 20

    Called it tonight.
    Work is still killing me mentally and draining me but I pushed through it tonight.
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    Wednesday 3/7/2012

    Bench double minis under the bench DE
    55 x 5
    145 x 5
    working sets 45 second rest between sets
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3
    175 x 3


    Floor Presses (Smith machine)
    Had to go light no spotter
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    Working sets 60 second rest between sets
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5
    275 x 5

    Shoulder like boulders
    3 sets each 10 reps is one set, front delts, side delts and rear delts
    Did three rounds of the above.

    Shurgs
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 10
    405 x 10

    Tricep cable press downs
    70 x 20
    90 x 20
    110 x 20

    Not bad tonight went pretty easy and fast.
    Good Luck!
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    Good work Mike. How far down does your smith machine go that you need a spotter? Next week, get your ass back to VIP. Ill be there Tuesday
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    Nice work going on in here Mike!!!
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    thank Hop, I keep trying!!
    Yep Brian next Tuesday if you are there, maybe I might have a work event either then or Thursday.
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    Saturday 3/10/2012

    ME squat with briefs and suit bottoms.
    1 Average and 1 strong band on each side.

    Forgot the camera .... Duh!

    55 x 5
    55 x 5
    135 x 5
    Briefs on
    145 x 3 1 heavy band
    145 x 3 + 1 average band and 1 strong band
    235 x 3 + 1 average band and 1 strong band
    325 x 2 + 1 average band and 1 strong band
    Suit bottoms on
    415 x 2 + 1 average band and 1 strong band
    485 x 2
    525 x 2
    555 x 2
    585 x 1 + 1 average band and 1 strong band, bad, just did not do it right or deep enough. Oh well next time.

    Done I hurt the hams on the one leg pretty bad still hurts tonight, icing it and the other is sore too.
    Not sure what I did no bruises so that is positive but really hurts to walk right now. see what happens.
    but the positive it was a good workout and hit weights I wanted to so next week remains to be seen what can happen.
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    You did great Mike. stay positive and ice and roll whatever is hurting. Crew is already down 1 squatter right now don't need another guy down. last set would have been easy but you didn't sit back from my view you went straight down. but with max effort you will have some form issues. Great job squat is looking ready for big pr
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    Thanks Tim!
    Feels much better today ... thank goodness, Will ice and heat today!
    Good Luck!
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    Always great squatting buddy. Sorry to hear you tweaked your hammy. Hopefully nothing serious. Rest up buddy
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    If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?
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    Mike is 437.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Mike is 437.
    Damn, that's old...lol!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, how old are you?

    54 years old, will be 55 in July.
    I try to keep up with you young guys ...
    Good Luck!
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    Granted we give him heaps of shit, but Mike is an incredible lifter in his own right. He's probably one of the strongest overall lifters in his age/weight class. You just can't beat the guy down. The only thing that hold Mike back now are some of the mistakes he made long ago. Flexibility issues, injuries, and the like. He works hard to fix them, but honestly without those things hindering him it'd be scary to see what this man would accomplish. It's already amazing to see what he accomplishes now WITH those things.

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    This past week was hard work is really busy and mentally draining and took a lot out of me.

    Saturday
    3/17/2012
    55 x 5
    55 x 5

    Bands 300lbs
    145x5
    briefs
    145+blue x3
    145+blue/green x3
    235+b/g x2
    325+b/g x2
    Suit bottoms
    415+b/g x2
    Straps up
    505+b/g x2
    555+b/g x1

    Worn out and NONE of my lifts were to depth!!
    Really mad and upset and feel like dropping out of the competition.
    Deload next week.

    10 inch platforms pulls
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    415 x 3
    495 x 2
    545 x 2
    565 x 2
    585 x 2
    595 x1
    595 x 1
    595 x 1

    Reverse hypers
    180 x 10 reps x 5 sets

    done.
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    first off your squats weren't high. you looked fine. alittle worn out but fine.
    2) if you want to pullout thats your choice but you're definetely on par for a pr squat and probably total. Who knows what tomorrow will bring bud. Still what 6 weeks out, that's too early to make a decision.
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    As always I appreciate the support and I am hard on myself. Buy check my youtube videos they are high. But still time to correct things
    Good Luck!
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