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    Quote Originally Posted by Liftersize View Post
    i agree, high bar squats are the worst...And super depressing #s wise
    Yeah we'll see how they compare to low bar squats on Sunday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post

    Anyways nice workouts Drew
    Thanks Kiff

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Strong pullups and dips! I'm with you on the squats low bar all the way!
    Thanks Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    If you are truly doing 6rm on your first set and either going to failure or one rep before perceived failure, doing clusters of the same weight thirty seconds after for exercises like stiff deads or back squats is not a great idea. That's why DC advocates two straight sets there--once one gets up to very heavy poundages on those exercises it's just not a good idea. Obviously it depends on one's exercise selection, but in general for extremely heavy compounds I don't think it's that great.

    In retrospect though, HCT-12 doesn't seem to advocate getting close to failure (again, something I disagree with), so if one isn't lifting close to failure or one rep short on heavy compounds then yea the clusters aren't really "dangerous."
    Who knows maybe they left the clusters in there so it wouldn't look to similar to DC? However we should take it for what its worth, they are different routines after all.

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    HCT-12

    Workout 1.3

    2-12-11

    Bench Press
    135x6
    185x3
    210x3
    245x2

    Warm ups were heavy and a little painful so I opted out of the clusters.

    Pull Ups
    bw x3
    bw+25x2
    bw+40x6+2+2+2

    Pull Ups- Hands facing outward
    Chin Ups- Hands facing inward

    Military Press
    45x6
    95x3 Belt
    125x6+2+2+2

    Felt like I could have done 8 however that was not the case on the clusters.

    T-Bar
    35x6
    105x6 Belt
    165x2*
    165x6+2+2+2

    *I had a dumbbell holding down the bar in the corner, needless to say it sliped and the the bar came crashing into my ass. Not FUN!
    I ended up getting it held down.

    Close Grip16"
    135x6
    175x3
    205x5

    Body Weight 173.4lbs

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    solid double on 245 dude.

    and if i remember you used to weigh like 160ish not too long ago? great work breaking into the 170s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew92 View Post
    HCT-12

    Workout 1.3

    2-12-11

    Bench Press
    135x6
    185x3
    210x3
    245x2

    Warm ups were heavy and a little painful so I opted out of the clusters.

    Pull Ups
    bw x3
    bw+25x2
    bw+40x6+2+2+2

    Pull Ups- Hands facing outward
    Chin Ups- Hands facing inward


    Military Press
    45x6
    95x3 Belt
    125x6+2+2+2

    Felt like I could have done 8 however that was not the case on the clusters.

    T-Bar
    35x6
    105x6 Belt
    165x2*
    165x6+2+2+2

    *I had a dumbbell holding down the bar in the corner, needless to say it sliped and the the bar came crashing into my ass. Not FUN!
    I ended up getting it held down.

    Close Grip16"
    135x6
    175x3
    205x5

    Body Weight 173.4lbs
    Thank you for the clarification haha.

    Solid BW increase btw!

    I was getting a ton of weight off a T-bar row at my gym one time. I lifted one side of the bar, full of plates, forgetting that the other side had NO weight on it and the other side flew up and smacked the mirror in front of me haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PIERCEY View Post
    solid double on 245 dude.

    and if i remember you used to weigh like 160ish not too long ago? great work breaking into the 170s!
    Thanks. I have done 250x2 though

    Yeah I weighed 165lbs on December 25th, far from 275lbs!

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Thank you for the clarification haha.

    Solid BW increase btw!

    I was getting a ton of weight off a T-bar row at my gym one time. I lifted one side of the bar, full of plates, forgetting that the other side had NO weight on it and the other side flew up and smacked the mirror in front of me haha.
    lol I wasn't directing that at you however it's a good thing you read it lol

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    HCT-12

    Workout 1.4

    2-13-11

    Low Bar Squat 12"
    135x3
    185x3 Belt
    225x3
    265x3 Lost Balance

    Had 4 in me possibly 5.

    Video below.

    Rack Deadlift 19"
    135x3
    225x3
    315x2
    365x4

    I was hoping for 18". The bar height ended up being just below mid knee level.

    One Legged Calves(15 sec)
    bw x30+18+12
    30 second static stretch

    Ez Curls
    70x6
    90x6
    110x6+2+2+2

    Abs
    20
    20

    Would you guys call this parallel?

    Video

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    Props on the fine sessions, those squats were parallel but maybe a centimeter above.

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    Your squat is really starting to move!

    I'd give you parallel on those squats.

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    Nice squats dude. You have better form than I do, and I would call that parallel.

    Have you ever tried pausing on the box instead of touch 'n go? When I started doing that when my regular back squat was stalling my squat and deadlift strength exploded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Props on the fine sessions, those squats were parallel but maybe a centimeter above.
    Thanks coke! I don't ever plan on competing so I just want to make sure my depth is somewhat acceptable so I'm not lying to myself. Do you think I should lower it down any?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Your squat is really starting to move!

    I'd give you parallel on those squats.
    Thanks, I'll keep squatting with both bar positions each week, high bar for leg size and I'll low bar focusing on moving weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by PIERCEY View Post
    Nice squats dude. You have better form than I do, and I would call that parallel.

    Have you ever tried pausing on the box instead of touch 'n go? When I started doing that when my regular back squat was stalling my squat and deadlift strength exploded.
    Thanks bro, it's good to know my form isn't too bad considering I lift alone and have never had anyones help! As far as the box squats go I will keep them in the back of my mind if things start to slow down.

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    HCT-12

    Workout 2.1

    2-15-11

    Body Weight 174.4 lbs

    Incline Bench
    45x6
    135x6
    165x3
    195x6+2+2+2(+10lbs)

    These weren't to bad, I could of done 200lbs no problem.

    Chin Ups
    bw x3
    bw+25x3
    bw+45x6+2+2+2(+10lbs)

    Better than 35lbs last week but, definitely not easy.

    Seated Press
    95x6
    135x2
    145x6+2+2+2(+10lbs)

    DBR
    50x5
    75x15+8+5

    Dips
    bw x3
    bw+25x3
    bw+50x6+2+2+2

    I picked up some more creatine with a 50% discount coupon, comes out to 30 cents a serving. Not bad.

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    Effort was fine, and so were those squats, was by no means suggesting lowering 'em.

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    Nice man thats a very respectable incline bench

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    That's a nice incline bench!

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    Thanks guys!

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    Hct-12

    Workout 2.2


    2-16-11

    Low Bar Squat: 12"
    135x3
    185x3 Belt
    225x3
    265x5 PR!

    Today was supposed to be high bar squats but, I had a good feeling.

    SLD
    135x6
    225x6 Straps

    OLC(15 sec)
    bw x30+16+16

    Barbell Curls
    45x6
    95x12+5+3

    Abs
    20

    All clusters/ rest pause sets are 30 seconds unless noted.

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    Always good to see some red in here, nice job with the squats and all.

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    Nice squats d00d

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Always good to see some red in here, nice job with the squats and all.
    Quote Originally Posted by PIERCEY View Post
    Nice squats d00d
    Thanks guys.

    I can't wait to squat again on Sunday!

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    HCT-12

    Workout 2.3


    2-19-11

    Incline DB Press
    25x10
    50x5
    85x9

    Bench
    45x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x4

    I didn't have a spotter so I took it easy and did DB presses.

    Pull Ups
    bw x3
    bw+25x2
    bw+50x6+2+2+2 PR+10lbs

    Military Press
    115x2 Belt
    130x5

    Couldn't get 6, the incline presses made my shoulders pretty tired. To make up for it I did a set of seated presses.

    Seated Press
    135x8

    DBR
    85x15+5+5

    Skull Crushers
    100x8+5+5

    I switched direction on the bench after the first set. The first set I was sliding all over the place.

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    Damn dude, covered a lot of ground.

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    Nice DB pressing!

    What's the DBR stand for? Dumbbell Rows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevelle2291 View Post
    Nice DB pressing!

    What's the DBR stand for? Dumbbell Rows?
    Yep with a knee on the bench.

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    HCT-12

    Workout 2.4

    2-20-11


    Body Weight 175lbs

    Low Bar Squat: 12"
    185x3 Belt
    225x3
    275x1
    300x1 PR!!!

    Rack Deadlift: 15"
    135x3
    225x3
    295x3

    I don't think I like rack pulls.

    OLC(15 secs)
    bw+10x30+15+12

    I'll edit in the rest of the workout,, I'm taking a break to get something to eat.

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    Props on breaking 300 on squats man!

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