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    Week 9/Day 1
    warm up

    ME Bench
    Rev. Band Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Added Light bands
    1x3@185, 225, 275, 295, 315, 335 PR
    1xstapled@365
    1xmiss@365

    Pissed off and looked to see what the hell was wrong and I used an Avg Band and not a Light band.... pisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssed

    Took off light band and Added Avg. Band
    screw 365
    1x1@385 PR

    RE
    Pull ups
    6x5

    Front/Side Raises w/ 10lbs plates

    Light Band tricep pushdowns
    100


    Comments
    Damn I need to read my own journal... I had 385 in my head all day. As I was working up I was like damn this feels heavier then it should. I got to 335 and felt that was pretty damn close to a 1RM. I said no way I hit 375 before and I've never NOT hit a PR on a max effort day. Slapped on 365... stapled. I was like WTF is going on today. My back is cramping up like heck... but I've dealt with that before... I'm tired as hell but again I'm always tired as hell.... I still felt the tricep presses from friday... I've been sore before...I know I've lost like 3in on the belly and about a 1 board off my full range bench but I'm still getting stronger... WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!... So, I went for it again all pissed off. Got about 3/4 the way up and just couldn't get it the rest of the way. WTF!!! Still racking my brain. Not like this was even my previous 1RM. ! Kept going through my head. WTF!!! I get on my phone and look back on my journal.... A FUGING AVG BAND! No freaking wonder everything felt heavier then I was expecting with the light band. Swapped it out and just went right for 385 as I wasted a lot of energy on the previous two attempts at 365 with the light band. Hit 385 pretty easy. PR

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    Week 9/Day 2
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    DE SQ/DL
    Squats

    14" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Add Monster Mini band
    1x3@135, 185

    10x2@205

    DL vs. dbled monster mini
    1x2@135, 185
    8x1@225


    RE
    Seated band leg curls w/ monster mini
    5x12

    Spread eagle situps
    1x5 w/ 10lbs plate behind head
    1x2 w/ 10lbs " "
    5x5

    Comments
    Felt pretty good. Feel like I'm getting my setup down on the squats and like my new hand placement with just the meat of my palms on the par and kind of hook over top of the bar with my pinky. Can see in the vid and will upload tomorrow. Pulls started out a bit slow and got better. Very happy to see Bands on sale on EFS and getting a new set of the onyx Mini, monster mini, light, and Avg bands. Been waiting for a good band sale as the bands I have now are 4 years old as I bought a new set after I lost my original set in the 2008 flood.

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    Week 9/Day 3
    warm up

    DE Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135, 155

    add chains
    8x3@155 w/ various narrow grips


    RE
    Incline Bench
    1x8@135
    4x6@135

    CSR
    5x10 w/dbled light band

    1 arm landmine press
    1x20@25
    1x12@50
    3x12@70


    Comments
    Felt good tonight. Need to up the bar weight a little next time.


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    Week 9/Day 4
    warm up

    ME SQ/DL
    14" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x3@185, 225, 245
    1x2@275, 295, 315, 335
    1x1@365, 385, 405
    1xmiss@425 Gave up on the bottom and pissed me off
    1x1@425 PR

    RE
    GM
    1x12@135
    4x8@185

    Peterson Stepups
    4x8

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    5x20 w/ avg band


    Comments
    I was going to go into tonight doing some suspended GMs but ended up doing some box squats and hitting the GMs as a supplemental. Lower back is still stiff but getting better. Hips felt good tonight, shoulders felt good, neck felt good, forearm felt good, and starting to finally get my body put back together. Sick of training around pain particularly my squats and deads. Sick of complaining. Sick of being a pussy. If Jacob you are reading this you are right about one thing is that I should be a hell of a lot stronger right now but I don't regret putting my community and my family first the past 4 years. I can't look back because it's not going to change anything right now and I can only work harder going forward to get caught back up with my goals. So far, considering everything I'm damn happy with my progress so far getting started back up.

    Tonight I ended up on a mission to hit 425. Bring down what I hit on the 16" box a couple weeks ago and up my 405 on the 14" box 4 weeks ago. My mind gave up on me on the first attempt at 425 and I just put it down. Sat there and just started to rage. This is one thing that is easier to do when you train with a team. Because everyone is getting more pissed off as the weights get heavier. At least that's what it was like when I was lifting with a team.

    4 weeks out and this puts me possibly around 475 on the squat. I'm looking at about 300 on the bench. Then do what ever I have to do to hit 500 on the pull to get at least 1275. I'll be really happy if I can pull that off. Everything over that is gravy.

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    Week 10/Day 1
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    ME Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x5@185, 205

    2 Board
    1x3@225, 245, 275, 295
    1x1@315, 335, 350 PR


    RE
    CGBP
    1x5@225, 245, 245
    1x3@275 PR

    Bradford Press
    4x10@95

    Reverse Fly
    4x20 w/ mini band

    Tricep Pushdown
    100 w/ monster mini


    Comments
    Hit 199lbs bw this morning and looks like I'll be in the 198 class. Only 3 weeks of training left. I'm certainly feeling the loss of 4" off my belly, down to 37" from 41". I'm glad I'm doing this now. I look forward to switching over to density bulking after this meet.
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    Week 10/Day 2
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    DE SQ/DL
    14" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Light band added
    1x2@185
    8x2@205


    RE
    GHR
    4x12

    Hanging Leg Raises
    4x12

    Comments
    WTF. Back is actually starting to feel ok. Forearm... not so much again. Went to pickup my son earlier tonight and it flaired right up. Pissed me the f'off. Going into tonight I was thinking I was finally going to be feeling good all over for once. Ice is once again in use as it has been almost constantly on some body part for the past several months. Everythign else felt right on tonight with the squats. GHR finished off my hammies. Going back to monster mini's next week and work up lights and finish off with averages just before the deload leading up to the meet.
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    Week 10/Day 3
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    DE Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Add dbled mini's
    1x3@135
    8x3@155 w/ various grips

    RE
    Incline Bench
    135x10
    155x8
    165x6
    185x3

    High incline Peanut's Press
    1x10@65
    2x8@75
    1x5@95

    45deg Side Raises
    4x10 w/ 25lb plate


    Comments
    Slapped on some equiblock yesterday and let my forearms burn all day and night and day but they didn't bother me at all tonight. Went in to see the Chiro today too and got some ART on the lower back and forearm. Going in once a week right now and will up to the meet. Then probably go in every other week. Ice, Tens, Foam, inversion as well. Pretty much everything I can to get pain free and it's paying off.
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    Week 10/Day 4
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    ME SQ/DL
    Mid shin 1 pin DL
    a few @135
    Conv. 225, 275, 295, 315, 335, 365, 385, 405
    Sumo. 225, 275, 295, 315, 335, 365, 385, 405, 425 PR, 435 PR

    RE
    GHR
    1x15
    1x10
    3x8

    Reverse Hyper
    4x have no idea how to count these yet as I'm just go for it@90

    Spread eagle situps
    4x8


    Comments
    I really really hate rack pulls. I've always been weakest at rack pulls. got the 425 on vid but screwed up the 435. This easily puts me at least at 475 with a good deadlift bar from a normal starting position.

    I LOVE the reverse hyper. Wow, talking about being able to strengthen and rehabilitate at the same time is no lie. I've been doing these just about every day for the past couple days and has really help streatch out and make my lower back feel better. I was feeling it literally right along the spine like my spine was stiff and not the muscles. This helped that a ton. Now my muscles feel stiff and my spine is all good. lol But that's a good thing I think. Muscle stiffness and soreness I feel much better about then feeling like my spine is fusing together. Will be uploading some more videos of this rack mount reverse hyper I built and show mounting and unmounting it.
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    Week 11/Day 1
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    RE/ME Bench
    Illegal Wide
    1xseveral@bar,95
    1x6@115, 135, 155, 185, 205, 225, 245 PR


    RE
    Bench
    1x5@225, 245, 275 PR

    JM Press
    1x12@95
    1x10@115
    2x8@125

    Fat Man Rows
    50

    Pull Aparts
    a bunch w/ mini


    Comments
    Actually feel good coming out of this weekend besides being sick. Everyone is sharing some kind of cold but physically feel really pretty good. Just felt like doing some illegal wides and going for some volume tonight. Matched my all time PR on the illegal wides and bumped up my 275 for reps.

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    Week 11/Day 2
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    DE SQ/DL

    13" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135

    Add Monster Mini's
    1x3@155, 185
    10x2@205

    DL vs. mini's
    8x1@205


    RE
    GHR
    1x12
    4x6 w/ 10lbs plate on chest PR lol

    Peterson Step-ups
    4x10 on 13" Box

    Hanging Leg Raises
    4x12

    Reverse Hypers
    4 sets @140


    Comments
    Man I feel ready for this meet now. Just need to stay healthy until then. I've had some bad luck leading up a meet in the past. Last meet I did I fell backward onto a pointed rock and broke a rib a few weeks before the meet. Looking back I'm still glad I did that meet though it was extremely painful and passed out at least once. Meet before that I had slipped on some ice and pulled a tendon in my hamstring leading up to that meet. Then I think the meet before that I had some food poisoning. Damn, maybe I shouldn't do meets... lol

    I upped the weight on the GHR's tonight for the first time ever I actually used some weight. Form broke down to hell but I still did it. Also, upped the weight on the reverse hypers from what I've been doing the past few days. That really put a pump in my lower back. I really need to work on getting my hips in. I do feel like I'm getting them opened up a bit more.
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    16hr days....that sucks man. Good to see your still training and doing what you can. Stop by my journal sometime if you haven't yet....I've made some progress since I was last posting

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    Week 11/Day 3
    warm up

    DE Bench
    Bench
    1xmany@bar,135

    Add dbled mini bands
    1x3@135
    8x3@155 w/ IMRP rotation

    RE
    Tate Presses
    4x8@55

    DB BOR
    4x8@90

    Standing Band Snatches
    4x12 w/ monster mini

    Comments
    1 more dynamic bench day
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    Quote Originally Posted by byronsru24 View Post
    16hr days....that sucks man. Good to see your still training and doing what you can. Stop by my journal sometime if you haven't yet....I've made some progress since I was last posting
    Awesome!! Good to see you around. Yeah, new state, new house, new familiy, new job, new everything it seems. Work is a lot tougher but well worth it to be able to let the wife stay home with the kids. Heading over to your journal now.

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    when you're squatting in briefs make sure you:

    stay tight
    keep your arch
    take your time in the hole
    spread your knees out when the briefs bind up
    keep your form tight
    don't plop on the box
    start sitting down when the briefs bind up
    keep your chest up
    don't fold over

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    Quote Originally Posted by H_M View Post
    when you're squatting in briefs make sure you:

    stay tight
    keep your arch
    take your time in the hole
    spread your knees out when the briefs bind up
    keep your form tight
    don't plop on the box
    start sitting down when the briefs bind up
    keep your chest up
    don't fold over
    Thanks. I'll try and concentrate on more mental ques.

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    Well, I just suck now don't I.

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    Cliff:
    Poor Excuses
    Meet Oct. 27th This year.
    Beginning next year hit 1300+
    End next year close in on 1400
    With in the next 3 years break 1675

    Short Long Story: Another complicated Pregnancy, Issues with Tumors in new baby Girl who is now 1 and much better now with the help of some medication, Son is now 3 and a complete terror and still waking me up through out the night and only getting 3-5 hours of sleep in, no more babies on the way, and getting back on track with training FINALLY...

    Started backup 5 months ago weaker and more out of shape then I think I have ever been in my life. I maintained my weight at a good 210-215lbs but it was certainly not muscle unfortunately. I've reduced my weight and have been hitting PR's every week since then but that's not hard considering I was struggling to hit 315 to a 14" box and barely hitting 225 on the bench. Pretty crappy.

    With being so out of shape as well I've been dealing with several injuries in the neck, shoulder, hip, and lower back. All of which have gotten better through a lot of work to get rehab in many different ways. But the future looks good. I'm feeling so much better, getting back in it consistently, and don't foresee anymore hiccups.

    I went ahead and signed up for a come back meet at the end of this month on Oct. 27 so my training is prepping for that now. I just want to get back on the platform again then hit another meet beginning of next year and hit my all time total again. Then get back on track with my original goals I set several years ago before the flood and flood of kids. So, there it is.
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    Just went back the past two pages and modified my posts to reflect my current training I've been doing the past couple weeks up to where I'm at today. So people's comments may seem out of place. Oh well. I'm not looking back anymore and need to move forward with what I'm doing now.

    I have added a nice reverse hyper to my setup that I built

    DIY rackmount reverse hyper:
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    Week 11/Day 4
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    ME SQ/DL
    13" Box
    1xseveral@bar, 135, 185
    1x2@225, 275, 295, 315
    1x1@335 PR, 365 PR, 385 PR, 405 PR

    RE
    GM
    4x8@225

    GHR
    5x8

    Standing Ab Pulldowns
    5x20 w/ Avg. Band

    Reverse Hypers
    severalxmany@90

    Comments
    That was awesome. It's been 3 months since I've gotten below a 14" box because of the hip pain but no more. Hips feel good even after that session. So, since it's been a good 3 months of coarse I smashed some PR's so that's not to crazy but I did hit the mark I wanted going into tonight of 405. It was a grinder and I about pooped my pants but I finally got my hips into it. Form was just terrible though all the way through and had to keep correcting myself but still happy I was able to get down with out any hip pain.
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    13" Box squats (terrible camera angles too...)
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    Week 12/Day 1
    warm up

    ME Bench
    Bench
    1xseveral@bar, 135
    1x3@155, 185

    1 Board
    1x3@225, 245, 275
    1x1@295, 315, 335 PR

    RE
    3 Board POR
    3x3@315

    BOR
    1x10@135
    4x6@185

    Front Raises
    4x8@25

    Standing Band Rolling Tricep Ext.
    55 w/ light band

    Comments
    That's that. Last max effort day before the meet. Felt good. No major back cramping at least nothing beyond normal. Hit what I wanted going into tonight and feel really good about my bench. Squat and deadlift are behind but I trained around injury and pain the best I could. Really looking forward to getting my squat and deadlift back up for the beginning of next year.

    Openers should be
    Squat: 408
    Bench: 280
    DL: 430

    And go from there.
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    ME Bench 1 Board
    295x1, 315x1, 335x1 PR
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    Week 12/Day 2
    warm up

    DE SQ/DL
    13" Box
    1x5@bar, 135

    Add Light Band
    1x2@155, 185
    10x2@205

    DL vs. mini band
    8x1@225

    RE
    Pull Throughs
    afewxseveral w/ avg band

    Roman Chair situps
    abunchxmany

    RH
    yupxdidthem@140


    Comments
    Ready to deload. Almost there.

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    Week 12/Day 3
    warm up

    DE Bench
    Bench
    1x5@bar, 135

    Doubled mini's added
    1x5@135
    8x3@155


    RE
    Standing Band Rolling Tricep Ext. w/ Avg band
    1x10
    2x8
    1x6

    Pull ups
    1x10
    3x8

    Band Pull aparts w/ mini
    4x20


    Comments
    17 days out. Friday I'll deload my max effort work with working up to my squat and deadlift openers. Sunday same thing and work up to my bench openers. Then hit my normal DE squat/dl and bench days next week and call it good until the meet.

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    Good job on the squats and bench man. Looks like you got a good meet comming your way if you deload and rest up!

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