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  1. #2701
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    Nice shoulder press. You've improved a lot on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    Nice shoulder press. You've improved a lot on that.
    Thanks April!!!
    My Training Log
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    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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    Bench Press
    Worked up to 315 for 3 triples

    Reverse band (monster minis) CG-3brd
    315x3
    365x3
    385x3
    405x3
    420x3

    Dips
    BWx20
    BWX20
    BWX20

    Band pushdowns w/EFS light band
    50 reps total

    Band flyes w/EFS light band
    50 reps total
    Last edited by Brian Hopper; 12-10-2013 at 05:17 PM.
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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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    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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    Squats were fast and explosive. Notice your right knee has a tendency to come in a bit. Dealing with any issues on the right side? Squat looks strong. Seems more like a protective movement. Deadlifts were the bomb!

    Your little girl it too cute! Bench was all the better because she was there to spot you.

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    Daddy Daycare + squats = awesome
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Jesus buddy sick shoulder presses! Killing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Squats were fast and explosive. Notice your right knee has a tendency to come in a bit. Dealing with any issues on the right side? Squat looks strong. Seems more like a protective movement. Deadlifts were the bomb!

    Your little girl it too cute! Bench was all the better because she was there to spot you.
    Thanks Tim!!! Not really sure, maybe from dipping down too fast. Brian did tell me too slow it down some. I haven't noticed any issues with it. I'll be keeping an eye on it though. Thanks, she is a cutie, lol. Yeah, I was getting a little nervous because she was getting close. Thanks god she was watching me and knew not to come any closer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Daddy Daycare + squats = awesome
    Oh yeah!!! MY buddy Scott Lamb (owner of Vanilla Gorilla Strength Athletics) came over to train. Well, my daughter is scared of guys with big beards and she wouldn't stop crying the entire time, until we were about done, lol. It definitely sounded like a daycare!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Jesus buddy sick shoulder presses! Killing it
    Thanks B, I've really been pushing my OHP lately. I was so happy to press 300 last week. That was my goal number for next week and here I did it early and for a double, lol. I'm going to try for more next week depending on how I feel of course. Then after that i'm going to back down a little until after the meet.
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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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    SQ/DL Assistance

    Speed squats w/SSB
    Barx10
    150/2x5
    240/2x3
    290x1
    Working sets...
    340/3x3

    Wide grip pulldowns
    120x15
    150/2X10

    DB chest supported rows
    30x15
    40x15
    50x15

    GHR
    BWx8...assisted
    BWx6...started to find my setup and groove
    BWx8...found my setup!

    Axle shrugs
    145x15
    195x15
    215/2X15

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/3X15
    Last edited by Brian Hopper; 12-12-2013 at 11:37 AM.
    My Training Log
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    Training by Tone Barbaccio
    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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    I like everything on there but the axle shrugs. I've got short fingers. Axle shrugs and me do not get along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I like everything on there but the axle shrugs. I've got short fingers. Axle shrugs and me do not get along.
    Haha, yeah they were tough. But my fat bar came in and I just had to use it. I'll be using it a lot!
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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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    great vid with an awesome tune! nice setup you've got there too... wish my garage was bigger!

    I could barely watch when I saw your daughter walk towards you when you were benching! my 2 daughters aren't allowed past the garage door unless tell them it's ok (but you can barely swing a cat in my garage!).
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 197lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdaknife View Post
    great vid with an awesome tune! nice setup you've got there too... wish my garage was bigger!

    I could barely watch when I saw your daughter walk towards you when you were benching! my 2 daughters aren't allowed past the garage door unless tell them it's ok (but you can barely swing a cat in my garage!).
    Thanks! Yeah, it can be a pain in the but most of time. She's usually hanging out by my home GHR, which she loves, lol. That's why you hardly ever see her in the videos. But that day she wanted to bench I guess, 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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    Upper Accessory (Light)

    Seated shoulder presses w/fat bar
    Barx10
    110x5
    135x5
    165x5

    Incline presses w/fat bar
    135/3x15

    Facepulls w/Spud Inc. towel strap
    50/3x15

    Tricep pushdowns w/Spud Inc. towel strap
    50 reps total

    DB side laterals
    100 reps total

    Barbell curls w/fat bar
    55x15
    75/2x10
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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
    But that day she wanted to bench I guess, lol.
    Hahaha... maybe 1 day! If I was curling I used to give my oldest daughter a DB bar with no plates on it so she could curl it like a BB!
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 197lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    SQ/DL-WK8

    8 weeks out from RUM7

    Squat
    Worked up to 540 for 2 sets of 3 w/belt and SBD knee sleeves

    Deadlift
    Worked up to 605 for 2 sets of 3 w/belt

    Rack pulls (bar set at knee level)
    Worked up to one top set of 720 for 2 w/belt

    Walking lunges
    100ft for 3 trips w/10lb DB's in each hand

    McGill crunches
    10x10 second hold
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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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    Impressive work Brian. What's the process for qualifying for RUM? I know there's a qualifying total, does it have to be in any Fed or a certain one? It's one of my goals within 5 years to get my total high enough to qualify. Right now I'm about 150lbs shy of what will hopefully be me in the 220 weight class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Impressive work Brian. What's the process for qualifying for RUM? I know there's a qualifying total, does it have to be in any Fed or a certain one? It's one of my goals within 5 years to get my total high enough to qualify. Right now I'm about 150lbs shy of what will hopefully be me in the 220 weight class.
    Thanks Mark! Yes, you can qualify in any fed. Also, whenever you do compete at RUM, then you'll automatically qualify for the next one.
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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
    Thanks Mark! Yes, you can qualify in any fed. Also, whenever you do compete at RUM, then you'll automatically qualify for the next one.
    That's badass. The atmosphere there has to be absolutely amazing.
    "Light Weight"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    That's badass. The atmosphere there has to be absolutely amazing.
    It definitely will be this year, a lot of big name lifters on both days.
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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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    BP-WK8

    Bench press
    Worked up to 365 for 2 sets of 3 w/24" KLA2000 wrist wraps

    Close grip 4brd w/reverse bands
    Worked up to 445 for a triple

    Bench dips
    BW/3x20

    Band flyes w/EFS light band
    50 Reps total

    Band Pushdowns w/EFS light band
    50 reps total
    My Training Log
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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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    SQ/DL assistance

    Close stance squats w/cambered bar
    Worked up to 340 for 3 sets of 8 w/Rehband knee sleeves

    Wide grip Pullups
    BW/3x5-6

    Barbell rows
    185x12
    205/2x12

    GHR
    BW/3x6-8

    DB shrugs
    60x15
    80/2x15
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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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    Upper accessory

    Seated shoulder press
    Worked up to 305x1 for PR!!! I missed 315, oh well, I wasn't really feeling it today so I'm happy with 305.

    Upright rows
    65lbs for 3 sets of 12

    Rear laterals
    10lbs for 3 sets of 20

    Band Pushdowns w/EFS light band
    60 reps total

    Diesel crew 21's
    55/3x21

    Static hold w/fat bar
    235/3 sets for 10sec hold
    285 for 10sec hold
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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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    Big press Hopper! Wonder if you could hit 315 standing? Because that would be a really cool video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Big press Hopper! Wonder if you could hit 315 standing? Because that would be a really cool video!
    Thanks Tim! Who knows, maybe someday I'll attempt a standing OHP max. Just not in my gym, lol.
    My Training Log
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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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