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    Absolutely ridiculous training weights girl! Even what you call light sets are impressive! You'll killem' at the meet! Thanks for all the well wishes and checking in on me on my log. That means a lot to me. If the shirt doesn't work out or if you still want another one to try let me know. I've got a shirt in mind I can mail you to try if touching has been an issue. Let me know and shoot me an address if you want to try it. It's a 3 ply prototype but it's a stretchier material so touching is easier and there's good spring if you bench fast off the chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    That looked like a pretty easy PR, good job April!!!
    Thanks Brian and yes it was.

    Quote Originally Posted by mastermonster View Post
    Absolutely ridiculous training weights girl! Even what you call light sets are impressive! You'll killem' at the meet! Thanks for all the well wishes and checking in on me on my log. That means a lot to me. If the shirt doesn't work out or if you still want another one to try let me know. I've got a shirt in mind I can mail you to try if touching has been an issue. Let me know and shoot me an address if you want to try it. It's a 3 ply prototype but it's a stretchier material so touching is easier and there's good spring if you bench fast off the chest.
    Thanks Buddy. I only tried that shirt once so I don't know yet. The sleeves are too big on it, but other than that it is way easier to touch with than the denim ones I tried. I will try it more after my raw meet but not until then. I would like to drive out there once after my meet. If there is enough prize money then maybe I can afford to once. The reason is it's hard to find one that fits or even almost fits. Mostly the only ones that the sleeves are big enough I got from people that were at least 308 or a bigger 275, but then the chest size is usually big if the sleeves fit.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Buddy I will send you a private message in a minute about something else.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Always strong as heck April!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
    Bench geared 525 @ 210
    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Always strong as heck April!!
    Thanks Nick.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/09/2012 Squat/Deadlift

    Squat
    Barxsome
    145x5
    Add blue bands
    145x3
    235x3
    285x3
    325x2 loose belt
    375x1
    415x1
    465x1 loose belt/ loose wraps
    515x1 tighter belt/tighter wraps

    Deadlift off 4 inch blocks (no belt on all sets)
    135x3
    205x3
    275x3
    345x3
    415x2
    485x1

    Lost balance right at lockout on the last squat set. Weight was more than easy enough, just got forward on my toes a little bit right at the end. It was fine for a gym lift but wouldn't count at a meet for sure. I saw no reason to bother doing another set this close to a meet. Also since my shoulder was still acting up today and I don't want any problems with it before competing. I didn't really feel like pulling heavy after, xo since the blocks were already set up I just did a few sets off those instead of rack pulls today. My last heavy squat and deadlift day will be in 2 weeks.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/10/2012 Back/Biceps (light day)

    Hammer strength Row Machine (paused reps)
    45x10x2sets each arm
    90x10x3sets each arm

    Lat Pulldowns wide grip (paused reps)
    150x10x3sets

    Shrug Machine (paused reps)
    225x10x3sets

    Straight arm Pulldowns
    50x12x3sets

    DB Preacher Curls
    30x10x5sets each arm

    Rear Delts w/mini band
    3sets of 20

    Shrugs w/mini band doubled
    3sets of 20 paused

    Just another easy assistance day. The rest of the week will be mostly light and assistance work.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/12/2012 Bench deload/shoulders

    Shoulder Press on smith machine
    Barxsome
    135x8
    185x5
    235x5
    255x5

    Flat DB Press
    55sx30x3sets

    PecDec
    75x20x3sets

    Rope Triceps Pushdowns
    60x15x4sets

    Easy day. This was the heaviest I've done on any sort of shoulder pressing since the shoulder injury and the best it's felt yet, so that's good. Both of my shoulders feel good so it was important to go light today so I can do 2 more heavy weeks and feel good for the meet. That is the difference for me between a good bench and a great bench day.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/15/2012 Squat/Deadlift (light day)

    Squat w/Safety Squat Bar (no belt on all sets)
    Barxsome
    155x3
    245x3
    335x3x3sets

    Rack Pulls (top of knees, no belt on all sets)
    135x3
    225x3
    315x3
    405x3x3sets

    Leg Curls
    30x12x3sets each leg

    Weighted Situps (weight behind head)
    BW+10x10x3sets

    Side Bends
    95x10x3sets each side

    Back and knees were sore this week. Kept weights lighter than usual so should feel good for my last heavy squat and pull next week.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/17/2012 Back/Biceps (light day)

    Lat Pulldowns wide-grip
    100x10
    150x10x3sets

    Shrug Machine
    225x20x3sets

    Standing Cable Rows (paused reps)
    100x10x3sets

    DB Curls
    20sx10
    30sx10
    40sx8
    50sx8

    Reverse PecDec
    60x20x3sets

    Done. Heavy benching Thursday. Less than 3 weeks till the meet.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/19/2012 Bench

    Bench Press w/Fat Bar
    Barxsome
    150x5
    240x3
    247+40lbs.chainx3
    247+80lbs.chainx3
    297+80lbs.chainx2
    337+80lbs.chainx2
    362+80lbs.chainx1 PR by 5lbs.
    372+80lbs.chainx1 PR by 15lbs.

    Incline Bench
    135x5
    225x5
    295x5
    345x4 PR

    Band Triceps Pushdowns
    Green bandx20x5sets

    Good bench day. 15lbs. pr from 4 weeks ago on same exercise. Starting to think I might have a shot at a 450 raw bench in 2 and a half weeks, but I think 440 is nearly definite now. Last heavy squat and pull this weekend.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Good luck at the meet!!
    Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
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    Deadlift geared 650 @ 220

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Good luck at the meet!!
    Thanks Nick.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/22/2012 Heavy Squat/Deadlift

    Squat
    Barxsome
    145x3
    235x3
    325x2
    415x1
    505x1 loose belt
    575x1
    635x1 tighter belt/medium wraps
    685x1 PR tighter belt/tighter wraps

    Rack Pulls
    135x5
    Add doubled purple bands
    135x3
    225x3
    315x3
    405x3
    495x3 loose belt

    I had some bad nerve pain in my right hand today for some reason. It started acting up from 575 and above on the squat. I don't know if it has something to do with the shoulder thing still or what but it made the bar hard and painful to hold on to on the right side. The 635 was good. 685 was easy but just a little high, because the bar rolled on my back so I leaned forward more and my hips stayed a little high. I'm not worried about it at the meet, as I think the hand issue made the bar roll but I may just put wrist wraps on so that doesn't happen. Surprisingly, it felt better on deadlift, except that instead of hurting it just kept going numb, although I still never dropped the bar which was good.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Holy shit April, that's some strong squatting!!!
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Holy shit April, that's some strong squatting!!!
    It looked too easy right? I thought it was. It never felt hard at all.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/24/2012 Back (light day)

    Lat Pulldowns wide neutral grip
    100x8
    150x8x3sets

    Hammer Strength Rows (each arm)
    45x10
    70x10x3sets

    Reverse PecDec
    60x10x3sets each arm

    Shrugs w/purple band
    3sets of 20

    Rear delts w/mini band
    3sets of 20

    Real easy day. One last heavy bench Thursday.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Oh yeah, you looked strong just not comfortable. But like you said, the bar rolled down your back and you had to lean forward more. Just imagine how much easier it would have been if the bar didn't roll, lol.
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    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Oh yeah, you looked strong just not comfortable. But like you said, the bar rolled down your back and you had to lean forward more. Just imagine how much easier it would have been if the bar didn't roll, lol.
    Maybe I will go 730 on my last attempt and beat Glenn's best squat lol.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/26/2012 Bench

    Bench Press
    Barxsome
    135x8
    Add new purple band
    135x3
    225x3
    275x3
    315x2
    355x1 PR by 10lbs.
    365x1 PR by 20lbs.
    Remove band
    225x20 way too easy

    Band Triceps Pushdowns
    Green bandx20x5sets

    PecDec
    90x20x3sets

    Good benching today. 365 with the band was easier than it was off a 2-board last time. Could have done at least 10lbs. more for sure, but I was happy with that and it being easy with the meet next weekend. Should have probably did 315 on the down set because 225 was too much of a joke. Definitely had at least 20 more reps if i wanted to. Starting to think more about benching 450 at this meet. I think it will be there.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Some strong lifting going on April!!!
    My Training Log
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    New Dimensions Wellness & Education

    *************************
    Best geared meet @ 242
    1030SQ, 640BP, 685DL and 2355 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 242
    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Some strong lifting going on April!!!
    Thanks Brian.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    07/29/2012 Light Squat/Deadlift

    Squat w/Buffalo Bar (no belt)
    Barxsome
    140x3
    230x3
    320x3x3sets

    Deadlift (no belt)
    225x3x3sets

    Abs w/green band
    3sets of 15

    That's all. Feel pretty good. My back and knees are just a little sore still, but much better than usual after a real heavy week like last week. Everything should feel good by next weekend. I will do one real light accessory and stretching day on Wednesday and the rest of the week off.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    I think these will be my attempts at the meet:

    Squat
    1st-635, 2nd-685, 3rd-730 if 2nd is easy or 705-715 otherwise

    Bench
    1st-410, 2nd-430, 3rd-440 most likely, planning on 4th at 450 if 440 is easy enough. If 430 is a joke 3rd at 450 instead.

    Deadlift
    1st-520, 2nd-560-570 or whatever secures 1730 total if not there yet, 3rd- 605

    Should total in the 1740-1785 range.
    Last edited by April Mathis; 07-31-2012 at 08:52 PM.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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