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    Are you competing without wraps at Rum? 680 with sleeves, looks like you should be getting pretty close to 1900 with wraps.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Are you competing without wraps at Rum? 680 with sleeves, looks like you should be getting pretty close to 1900 with wraps.
    Yes sir, I'll be lifting with sleeves. I'm pretty sure if I threw on some wraps I'll hit 1900 for sure. At least I'm pretty confident that I can, 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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    01.24.14
    Upper accessory

    Seated shoulder presses w/fat bar
    Barx10
    105x10
    145/2x6
    195x6
    235/3x6
    185x10

    Facepulls w/Spud Inc. towel strap
    70/3x12

    JM presses w/fat bar
    105/3x15

    Side laterals
    30/3x10

    Barbell curls w/fat bar
    55x10
    75x10
    95x10
    60x15

    Hammer curls
    30/3x15

    Done...Alrighty, one more week to go. I'll go lighter on my OHP next week since the meet is right around the corner. Next week I'll be hitting my openers but I'll still getting some solid work in. I woke up this morning at 254, so as of now, I'll be doing 275's.
    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-WK14 (Openers)

    2 weeks out from Raw Unity 7

    Squat
    Barx10
    145/2x10
    255x5
    345x3
    435x1
    Added belt and SBD knee sleeves
    525x1
    575x1...Last warmup
    625x1...Opener (622@RUM)


    Deadlift
    245x5
    335x3
    425/2 singles
    Added belt
    515x1
    605x1...Last warmup
    675x1...Opener (672@RUM)


    Walking lunges
    100 yards w/10lb DB's in each hand

    Rolling planks
    50 reps total

    Done...Felt like shit today, and after seeing what happened to Brandon Lilly, I wasn't really in the mood to squat today, lol. My technique was a little off on both lifts, but the weights moved pretty good.
    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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    Good opener then. If you can move it quickly on a crappy day, it is the right weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Good opener then. If you can move it quickly on a crappy day, it is the right weight.
    I know right, lol. I think these are good openers.
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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-WK14

    Bench press
    Barx20
    135x10
    135x5
    225x3
    315x1
    375x2...Possible last warmup
    410x2...Opener (407@RUM) both reps paused
    Added 3brd
    435x1
    455x1
    465x1

    CG 3brd w/Reverse bands(monster mini)
    365x3
    385x3
    405x3
    425x3

    Bench dips
    BW/3x20

    Band Flyes w/EFS light and micro mini bands
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    410x2...Opener (407@RUM) both reps paused
    Now I know why you wanted to know my opener...lol.
    Best competition lifts:
    650lbs. raw squat
    441lbs. raw bench
    580lbs. raw deadlift
    1650lbs. raw total

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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    Now I know why you wanted to know my opener...lol.
    LOL, that's funny! No, I was just curious.
    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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    Thursday
    01.30.14
    SQ/DL assistance

    Close stance squats w/SSB
    Barx10
    150/2x8
    Added belt
    240x8
    340/3x8

    Wide grip pulldowns
    120/3x15

    Chest supported rows
    40/3x15

    DB shrugs
    110/3x15

    Banded leg curls w/EFS average band
    Band/3x15

    Stir the pot
    3x20
    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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    Good Luck at the Rum next week! Get that 1900
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    780@242 MP
    820@275 MP

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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    Good Luck at the Rum next week! Get that 1900
    Thanks Tim!!!
    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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    Friday
    01.31.14
    Upper accessory

    Last training session before RUM7

    Seated shoulder presses w/fat bar
    BARx15
    105x10
    145/2x8
    185/2x8
    200x8

    Neutral grip DB presses
    50/3x20

    Facepulls
    50/3x20

    Side laterals
    10x30,30,20,20 for 100 reps total with 1min rest between sets

    Band Pushdowns w/EFS average band
    Band/3x20

    Barbell curls w/fat bar
    55x15
    65/2x15

    Done....That's it for this training cycle. I had a lot of fun trying new things and I learned a lot. I feel like my squat technique has improved the most, thanks too Brian for the advice! I'm really looking forward to competing next weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to get some video. I'm still planning on making my way into the 275's with the big boys!!!
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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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    Can't wait to hear about the meet. If you know the link for the live stream, let us know.

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    Man you're ready. Training has been awesome and you're gonna go in a blow some stuff up. Rest up and smash some huge weight next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Can't wait to hear about the meet. If you know the link for the live stream, let us know.
    Thanks Tim, as soon as I find out I'll post a link.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark! View Post
    Man you're ready. Training has been awesome and you're gonna go in a blow some stuff up. Rest up and smash some huge weight next weekend.
    Thanks Mark, I'm going to give it hell that's for sure!!!
    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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    Looking forward to this Tank! Best of luck buddy.
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    Best meet lifts @220 840/650/575
    Best meet lifts @198 875/585/630
    Best Raw Lifts @198 650/425/575
    Journal:http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122706

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Looking forward to this Tank! Best of luck buddy.
    Thanks a lot B!!!
    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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    Your third squat. Great job B!
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    Best meet lifts @198 875/585/630
    Best Raw Lifts @198 650/425/575
    Journal:http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122706

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    Saw your 2nd bench, good stuff man.
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    First Pull
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    Congrats Brian! Great meet!
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    Best meet lifts @220 840/650/575
    Best meet lifts @198 875/585/630
    Best Raw Lifts @198 650/425/575
    Journal:http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=122706

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    Thanks guys!!!
    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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    Raw Unity Meet 7

    This was my first meet I didn't cut weight and I must say, I loved it. I went into the meet less stressed and one focus, break PR's!!! lol

    Not sure if anybody has heard, but let me say this, for one of the biggest raw meets in the United States with some of the biggest names in powerlifting, day one was so disorganized and it made a lot of lifters mad. I'm not going into detail, but I will say that sticking to the correct start times and setting up the flights like mentioned in the number of emails sent, isn't hard....enough said. Now, here's how my lifting went

    All my warm-ups felt great for all 3 lifts. So I really can't say much, other then I got to warm-up with some of the best in the country. Grant Higa, Pete Rubish, Jordan Wong, Kade Weber, Shae Jones, BJ Whitehead, and Perry Ellis to name a few. So here is how my numbers went...

    Squat
    Barx10
    145x10
    235/2x5
    325x5
    Added belt and SBD knee sleeves
    415x1
    505x1
    575x1
    1st attempt-622 good lift
    2nd attempt-672 good lift 7lb PR
    3rd attempt-700 good lift 35lb PR

    Bench
    Barx20
    135x10
    225x5
    275x1
    Added 24" KLA wrist wraps
    315x1
    365x1
    1st attempt-407 good lift
    2nd attempt-435 good lift
    3rd attempt-452good lift 12lb PR

    Deadlift
    265x5
    375x3
    Added belt
    485/2 singles
    595x1
    1st attempt-672 good lift
    2nd attempt-722 good lift
    3rd attempt-750 no good

    Finished the day with an 1,874 total @ 275 wearing knee sleeves. This was also a 59lb total PR!!!!

    Special thanks to everyone who supported me and helped me get ready for the meet, especially Brian Carroll. His programming and advice has helped me out tremendously. Also, to my sponsors, Chris Mason from AtLarge Nutrition, Ken Anderson from Anderson Powerlifting, Scott Lamb from Vanilla Gorilla, and Justin Cobb from New Dimensions Wellness & Education, Inc..

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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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    I've heard a few complaints about the dis-organization. But overall, once they got things moving, it went well. Spotting was top-notch and the judging was solid. Solid performance on the platform Brian and one hell'uva total! Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    I've heard a few complaints about the dis-organization. But overall, once they got things moving, it went well. Spotting was top-notch and the judging was solid. Solid performance on the platform Brian and one hell'uva total! Congratulations!
    Oh yeah, once they got their shit together the meet ran super smooth. Thanks a lot Tim, I appreciate it!!!
    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

    *************************
    Sponsored By:

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