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    I feel like I've read that some of the double ply gear will kick your ass while getting used to it.

    This is a quote from someone on another board about the Metal Ace:

    "Metal Ace- prolly the most popular of the poly suits. The support of this suit is also insane, it gives pop and stop. Same as the briefs, if a lifter is not perfect with their technique this suit will dominate you and toss you forward. It will take a good bit of strength to handle this suit if sized properly. A bonus for this suit and all of the Metal gear is you can get it in a week or less. You must be able to force your knees out hard with this suit. A couple of common things people need to adjust on the suit are the length of the legs, if you have a shorter than average upper leg the length of the suit leg will be too long and you will need to have it shortened by 1-2 inches. The second is the thickness of the straps, they are very thick so if your upper back is not of decent size you will have a hard time feeling the bar. This is a personal preference thing, some people freak out if they can't feel the bar and others it does not bother. I always say get a bigger upper back I have not mastered my Ace suit yet and have only used it for a few sessions, so far so good."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good deal on picking up that suit, made good work with it too dude.
    Felt like the volume was to low at first, until I was done and my tail was between my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    I feel like I've read that some of the double ply gear will kick your ass while getting used to it.

    This is a quote from someone on another board about the Metal Ace:

    "Metal Ace- prolly the most popular of the poly suits. The support of this suit is also insane, it gives pop and stop. Same as the briefs, if a lifter is not perfect with their technique this suit will dominate you and toss you forward. It will take a good bit of strength to handle this suit if sized properly. A bonus for this suit and all of the Metal gear is you can get it in a week or less. You must be able to force your knees out hard with this suit. A couple of common things people need to adjust on the suit are the length of the legs, if you have a shorter than average upper leg the length of the suit leg will be too long and you will need to have it shortened by 1-2 inches. The second is the thickness of the straps, they are very thick so if your upper back is not of decent size you will have a hard time feeling the bar. This is a personal preference thing, some people freak out if they can't feel the bar and others it does not bother. I always say get a bigger upper back I have not mastered my Ace suit yet and have only used it for a few sessions, so far so good."
    Thanks for the input and it sounds like most of what this guy was saying in the post is exactly what i found as well. One problem I noticed is that my feet are against the bottom of my squat rack and they need to be out wider to really force my knees out hard. Looking at options to modify that, The suit fits me pretty well except in the leg openings which I may get widened about half a inch or so. I am not as thick as alot of powerlifters due to me being taller than most (6ft. -6'1), so even though the guy i bought it from was 205 I am guessing he was probably as thick as me at 240.
    I may stick with single ply for my next meet in March and then take some time to learn the Ace suit and a new double ply shirt for a meet later in 2011.

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    I don't know much about the Ace stuff, but I like my suit tight in the hips and not so tight in the legs. You'll be able to push your knees out good and still get pop and support from the hips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    I don't know much about the Ace stuff, but I like my suit tight in the hips and not so tight in the legs. You'll be able to push your knees out good and still get pop and support from the hips
    That makes perfect sense and is kinda of my thinking when I mentioned the leg openings being so tight. Wider leg openings and raising the bottom support bar on my rack to allow for a wider stance should do wonders for getting my knees pushed out, allowing me to sit back more.

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    11/28/10 Sunday
    raw bench w/manpon
    25lb db under lower back
    barx20
    135x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    added manpon
    245x2
    275x2
    295x1
    315x1 PR
    275x3
    no manpon
    225x8

    db incline 70x12x3

    db flyes 35x10x3

    3 brd close grip
    225x6x3sets

    incline tates
    35x12
    50x10x2

    vbar pressdowns 2x15

    face pulls 3x12

    db shrugs 70x15
    90x15x2

    I think that 315 off a manpon is a PR but not sure it has been so long since I did these with straight weight. Shoulders and hips felt like absolute junk today, I can tell winter is here!

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    Nice job throughout Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Nice job throughout Brian.
    Thanks for the kind words Terry.

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    Monday 11/29/10
    stiff legged deads
    135x10x2
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    365x5
    405x5
    315x6 one to grow on, hopefully!

    pull throughs 3x15

    ghr elevated roughly 2 inches/bwt. only 3x12

    db rows
    110x10
    120x10x2

    cg pulldowns 3x12-15

    Grip was smoked after that many reps on the stiff legs. I'm not accustomed to sculpting with Gilad, Lol. Just thought I would mix it up a bit.
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    I've been crazy busy and haven't had a chance to get up your way. But I'm working on a cycle right now for 10 weeks or so, it should be a good one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    I've been crazy busy and haven't had a chance to get up your way. But I'm working on a cycle right now for 10 weeks or so, it should be a good one
    I know school has had you crazy busy and i remember how tough it is juggling school and other priorities. But whenever you're ready, let's do it.
    I have a 10 week routine I borrowed from Brian Schwab that i typically follow for meet prep, so maybe we could compare notes on the two. But I am always open for new methods and approaches.

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    Tuesday 11/30/10
    Abs 6x10-15
    biceps 4x10
    leg curls 3x15
    Dropped a 25 lb plate on top of my foot tonight so no treadmill work on the menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blong View Post
    Dropped a 25 lb plate on top of my foot tonight so no treadmill work on the menu.
    Ouch, that's no fun - but **** happens bro.

    Look forward to seeing you continue to elevate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Ouch, that's no fun - but **** happens bro.

    Look forward to seeing you continue to elevate.
    Thanks. Definately less than fun but it feels much better today.
    Last edited by blong; 12-01-2010 at 05:37 PM.

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    Wednesday 12/1/10
    2 brd cg + chains about 40-45 lb.
    135x10
    added 2 brd
    135x10
    185x3
    added chains
    185x3
    205x3
    225x3
    245x3 rep PR/ previous was 2
    255x1.5 missed second rep but PR
    225x4
    225x4

    db rollbacks
    35x10x4

    strght bar pressdowns 3x15

    standing db oh press 35x15x4

    bent over flyes 30x15x3

    bb shrugs no straps
    225x15
    275x12
    315x9

    cold weather still kicking my joints, mother nature and old age are tag teaming my butt.
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    nice PRs and at least you have a reason to skip the GPP
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    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    nice PRs and at least you have a reason to skip the GPP
    I'm sure I could find some one legged GPP, lol.
    Last edited by blong; 12-02-2010 at 05:11 AM.

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    Thursday 12/2/10
    Took some time away last week from my plan to play with the new squat suit, now back to work.
    Raw squats 5x5
    135x10x2
    225x5
    315x3
    365x1
    395 5x5

    GHR w/ blue 3x10

    leg curls 2x12

    bb rows
    225x8
    245x8
    275x8 used straps
    135x20

    wide grip pulldowns
    3x10

    Hamstrings smoked, 5x5 always seems to really kill my hamstrings.

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    Friday 12/3/10
    Abs 4x12-15
    face pulls 4x12-15
    green band pressdowns 3x15
    treadmill later right now I'm feelin' thin and sexy, lol.

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    I got my new shirt. Should be fun breaking it in. Its a good bit tighter than my old one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    I got my new shirt. Should be fun breaking it in. Its a good bit tighter than my old one
    Another Phenom? I believe a garbage bag would have been tighter than your last one when you lost that weight!
    I'm thinking of going with that one myself when i jump to double ply next year. All the reviews say it has a pretty forgiving sweet spot. I just love new toys, I'm a big kid and a gear whore!

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    Good job with those efforts man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Good job with those efforts man.
    Thanks Coke.

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    Sunday 12/5/10
    raw bench against greens roughly 110 tension at top
    25 db under back
    barx20
    135x10
    135x5
    185x3
    added bands
    185x3
    205x3
    225x2
    205x2
    185x4
    removed bands
    225x10

    db floor press
    60x15
    70x12
    90x10

    band pushups
    2x12

    3 brd cg
    205x10x3

    v bar pressdowns
    3x12

    db cleans
    35x10x2
    30x10

    black band shrugs 3x15

    smoked when done. good session.
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    Monday 12/6/10
    sus. gm w/ yoke bar
    135x10x2
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x2
    405x2
    435x1 PR
    455x1 bigger PR

    Back ext. w/camber bar 3x12

    rev. hypers 3x12

    db rows
    120x10
    130x8
    130x8
    60x15

    cg pulldowns 3x12

    New yoke bar not sure on the weight vs my camber bar but i am calling the sets a PR assuming 45 lbs on the bar weight. I will have to take the bar back for more mods as the handles are to far apart and the weight is not out in front as it should be.
    Side note: i believe I lost my last training partner as he has been out for two days, no show, no call. Oh well the thrill ride goes on!

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