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    Video from last week:
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    Nice selection of bars. Those paused deadlifts look positively awful! A deadlift is bad enough pulling from the ground, but to pull, stop, and then pull again... torture! Strong work Hopper.

    Keep the videos coming. I always pick something up from them I can apply to my own lifting. One of those things will not be paused deadlifts. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Nice selection of bars. Those paused deadlifts look positively awful! A deadlift is bad enough pulling from the ground, but to pull, stop, and then pull again... torture! Strong work Hopper.
    Thanks, I'm looking to get three more bars. I want a trap bar, Swiss bar, and maybe even bamboo bar for those crazy bench session, lol. Yeah, those paused deadlifts are crazy! I can see their purpose, but damn, they are hard.

    Keep the videos coming. I always pick something up from them I can apply to my own lifting. One of those things will not be paused deadlifts. LOL
    Haha, I'm trying! This week I'm recording my deload since I'm working on form as well.
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    SQ/DL-Deload

    Squat:
    BARx15
    145/2x5
    235x5
    325x3
    Added knee sleeves:
    415x1
    445/5x1

    Deadlift:
    225x3
    315x3
    405x1
    475/5x1

    Walking lunges:
    BWx100ft
    BWx100ft
    BWx100ft

    Decline Situps:
    BWx20
    BWx20
    BWx20
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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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    Nice when you're close to 500 lbs on your deload days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Nice when you're close to 500 lbs on your deload days!
    Haha, it still felt pretty heavy for a deload.
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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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    It felt heavy because it is heavy. LOL No two ways about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    It felt heavy because it is heavy. LOL No two ways about it.
    Good point, 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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    Bench-Deload

    Bench press:
    BARx20
    95x10
    135/2x5
    185x3
    225x1
    285/5x1

    Flat DB presses:
    60x20
    70x20
    70x20

    Floor press:
    135x10
    225x10
    275x10
    275x10

    Band flyes w/EFS monster mini band:
    Band/5x20
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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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    I'm sure you guys know who he is, if not then I suggest you google him. He's a great guy and an awesome powerlifter with a lot of knowledge. He is probably one of top online coaches in the game not to mention one of the top multiply powerlifters in the 220s, 242s and 275s.

    Before I go any further, if youíre expecting a training book that is going to lay out a 10-12 week training program and not teach you anything, then this book isnít for you. 10/20/Life will teach you how to train for the rest of your lifting career and not just a few weeks. So, if you want to learn a thing or two and have a book thatís going to change your way of life and your thought process on training in general, then I highly recommend you keep reading.

    This book is 100 pages and it goes over everything from warm-ups, offseason, weak points, pre-contest and more. He breaks down the weak points from missing at the bottom, middle, and top of the lifts and he even list what movements to use so you can address those weak areas. There is also an example template on how to setup a weak point training cycle. He goes over your weekly options and how to setup your training split during the week. Another area that had a lot of detail is the assistance index. He breaks them down into groups and gives a list of exercises and his recommendation of sets x reps for each main lift (squat, bench, and deadlift). Brian, also breaks down each main powerlift individually and breaks them down on how to perform them. Whatís good about this is, he explains it from head to toe.

    This book goes over so much, that Iím sure Iím missing something. Here are a few more topics that he goes over in the book and Iím sure I mentioned some stuff already. He explains offseason training and how to set it up, pre-contest and how to peak for a meet, equipment and how to wrap your knees and wrists, how to properly warm-up with samples, weak point training and how to attack it, RPE, assistance work and which ones to choose, how to work up and back down, reverse bands and which ones to use and how, nutrition and so much more.

    This book isnít a training program, itís a guide on how to help you train smarter and become stronger. Iíve bought a lot of eBooks from 5/3/1 (all 3 books), The Cube, The Juggernaut Method, and 365 Strong, but 10/20/Life is the one Iíll be going back to for reference.

    Here is the link to the website where you can buy it along with his Weight Cutting Manual...
    http://www.powerrackmedia.com/
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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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    Well worth the purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    Well worth the purchase!
    It really is Tim, and I'm not saying that because we're friends. This book teaches you so much and it's something you can always go back to.
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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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    Leg press:
    2pps x 12
    3pps x 12
    4pps x 12
    5pps/3x12
    3pps x 25

    McGill pull-ups superset with seated shoulder press:
    Pullups:
    14 singles, 2 between each set of shoulder presses
    Seated shoulder press:
    105x12
    145x12
    170/3x12
    145/2x12

    Sumo shrugs superset with front,side and rear laterals:
    Shrugs:
    225x15
    225x15
    225x15
    Front, side, and rear laterals:
    10 reps for each movement for a total of 30 reps each set using 10lb DB's

    DB rows superset with bench dips:
    Rows:
    60x15
    60x15
    60x15
    Dips:
    BWx12
    BWx12
    BWx12

    Back raises superset with neutral grip DB presses:
    Back raises:
    BWx15
    BWx15
    BWx15
    Presses:
    50x20
    50x20
    50x20

    Hammer curls superset with barbell curls:
    Hammers:
    20x20
    20x20
    20x20
    Barbell curls:
    85x8
    85x8
    85x8

    Done...I didn't feel like training yesterday so I doubled up today. Even though the weights were light, it was pretty intense because it was a lot of work. The next two weeks should be a little more exciting, 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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    Thanks for posting that review. I plan to pick the book up for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Thanks for posting that review. I plan to pick the book up for sure.
    You're welcome! Good deal, you won't be disappointed. Let me know what you think.
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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
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    High bar paused squat w/no belt:
    BARx15
    145/2x5
    235x5
    325x5
    415x5
    Added SBD knee sleeves:
    465x5
    505x5
    525x5

    Paused deadlift w/no belt:
    225x5
    315x5
    405x5
    455x5
    515x5

    Walking lunges:
    3 sets of 100ft w/20lb DB's

    Stir-the-pot:
    50 reps

    Done...This week I was able to bump the weight up on the squat by 50lbs from 3 weeks ago. The last two reps were pretty tough, but it still felt good. As far as my deadlift, I was only able to go up 15lbs from last time. The squats really took a lot out of me. When I would pause the deadlift, my legs would start to shake pretty bad, lol. I'm pretty sure I was good for 525-535, but I didn't feel like pushing it. This is also my 4th week without wearing my belt and i'm starting to enjoy it. But i'm not going to lie, I can't wait to put it on and see if I noticed any gains. Next week, i'll be doing paused squats and deadlifts for singles. I'm not sure what my goals are yet, I have a few ideas, but we'll see how I feel next week.
    Last edited by Brian Hopper; 04-21-2014 at 09:46 AM.
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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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    A lot of high volume shit going on Hopp. Putting in work! lots of respect for Brian Carrol
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    A lot of high volume shit going on Hopp. Putting in work! lots of respect for Brian Carrol
    Thanks Tim! Hopefully the higher volume will translate nice when I start my meet prep.
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    665SQ, 440BP, 727DL and 1815 total
    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    Floor press w/fat bar:
    BARx20
    105x10
    145x5
    195x5
    245x5
    295x5
    335x5
    355x5
    375x5

    Paused wide grip bench press:
    135x6
    185x6
    225x6
    275x6
    300x6
    315x6

    Band pushdowns w/EFS average band:
    Band/100 reps total

    Band flyes w/EFS monster mini:
    Band/100 reps total

    Done...I'm pretty sure 375x5 is a rep PR, but not 100% sure on that. I do remember doing 365x7 (about 3yrs ago), but I've never done 375 for reps before (I think, lol). Either way, it felt pretty good. I'll be doing some singles next week so we'll see how that goes. My best floor press is 440, which sucks because i'm pretty far away from that. I did 400x1 a few weeks ago and it was pretty hard, so my goal next week is to at least top that and i'm pretty sure I will. No matter what I do for my squat and deadlift next week, they will both be a PR by default since i've never done them paused for a single beltless . I'll get a video posted sometime tonight or tomorrow.
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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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    A PR is a PR.

    Very strong pressing with the fatbar. Looks like you're right around 430~440 for floor press with the fatbar. 400 will be easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    A PR is a PR.

    Very strong pressing with the fatbar. Looks like you're right around 430~440 for floor press with the fatbar. 400 will be easy!
    Thanks Tim! We'll see how it goes, I'm hoping I can get someone to come over and train with me so I have a spotter, 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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    Seem to be in a good mindset with this training.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Seem to be in a good mindset with this training.
    I am brother! lol
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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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    SQ/DL assistance

    McGill Pullups:
    18 singles

    Shrugs:
    135x10
    225x10
    275x10
    315/3x10
    225x10 w/2sec hold at the top

    DB rows:
    80x10
    110x10
    110x10

    Band leg curls w/EFS light band:
    BANDx20
    BANDx20
    BANDx20

    Reverse grip barbell curls w/EZ curl bar:
    55x15
    70x15
    70x15

    Leg press superset with decline Situps:
    Leg press:
    3pps/3x20
    Situps:
    BW/3x20

    Done...I tried to front squat first, but my hamstrings were still really sore. I racked the bar and tried to squat my BW and it was painful, lol. Lucky for me, by the end they were nice and warmed up so I jumped on the leg press and hit some reps. I also ditched the straps for shrugs to work on grip strength. This should be fun for awhile, 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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