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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    9 for 9, great job!!!!
    Thanks G!!! I went 8 for 9 not 9 for 9
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    Update:

    I took this week off from training like I always do and I pretty much laid around the house and relaxed. My weight is back up to 250 and the plan is to maintain. I will start training tomorrow and I might have to start training 3 days/week for about 5 months. If so, this is what it will look like:

    Monday:Bench/Triceps/Shoulders
    Tuesday:SQ/DL
    Wednesday:Off
    Thursday:Back/Biceps
    Friday-SundayOff

    For this cycle, I'm going to focus on just doing the main 3 lifts once a week. I really need to focus on my upper back strength, so that's why I have a day just for back work. If I do go back to 4days/week, everything will stay the same, i'll just add some lower accessory work on Friday.

    I was planning on competing one more time in November, but they pushed the meet forward to September and I'm working that weekend, so that's a no go. So i'm thinking about doing another local meet the first weekend of October. If so, then my goal for that meet will be an 1850 total. I think this is a goal that I can accomplish. If everything goes good, i'll be working with Tone Barbaccio again for this meet. I'll probably start training for the meet the first week of August. So in between now and then, i'm just going to try and focus on some weak points and some volume.

    My home gym is coming along nice. So far what I got is a power rack, econ westside power bar, cambered bar, plate storage and a bench all from Rouge Fitness. Also, after I weighed in last Friday and I got some food in me, I went and bought 14-45lb plates and 2-25lb plates. So right now I have a total of 800lbs of weight which is plenty....for right now Our local Tractor Supply should be getting some stall mats, so hopefully i'll be able to set up the flooring this weekend. I'll post some pics of the rack and bars...
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    Remember Brian Schwab will have a meet later in October as another option in case you can't do one of those earlier in the month. The last one I did had 20 raw full power and about 30 total that did some kind of raw lifting at it.
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    It depends on the date. But I'm not sure if I'm ready to squat heavy without sleeves or any type of knee protection. I've thought about getting back in gear for that meet, but like I said, it depends on the date.
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    I'm jealous about the home gym...

    Glad you're taking it easy after the meet. You earned a week's rest lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    I'm jealous about the home gym...

    Glad you're taking it easy after the meet. You earned a week's rest lol.
    Haha, I'm excited that's for sure. It'll probably be another two weeks or so before I get to try it all out.
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    700SQ, 452BP, 722DL and 1874 total

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    I have done pretty much what you have outlined for the months ahead and it worked very well, wish you the best with that and further good luck with the training and all future meets!!

    Glad to hear how the home gym is coming along too.

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    Gym is really coming along, jealous!!
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    cant believe i havent posted in here before, ive seen you posting on the boards and never checked in!

    You are a strong dude brian! late but congrats on that 700 pull, thats an awesome milestone! much respect! and best of luck with the home gym and new plans at that big total!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    I have done pretty much what you have outlined for the months ahead and it worked very well, wish you the best with that and further good luck with the training and all future meets!!

    Glad to hear how the home gym is coming along too.
    Thanks alot Coke!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Gym is really coming along, jealous!!
    Thanks Nick, I laid down the mats today and i'm pumped.

    Quote Originally Posted by J L S View Post
    cant believe i havent posted in here before, ive seen you posting on the boards and never checked in!

    You are a strong dude brian! late but congrats on that 700 pull, thats an awesome milestone! much respect! and best of luck with the home gym and new plans at that big total!
    Thanks alot bro, I really appreciate it!!!
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    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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    First day back...

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    03/19/12

    Bench (70%)

    Bench press
    Bar x alot
    135 x 6...POR
    135 x 6...Thumb from smooth
    225 x 6...POR
    225 x 6...Thumb from smooth
    305 x 6
    305 x 6...POR
    305 x 6

    JM presses
    135/3x10

    DB presses
    65x20
    70x20
    75x12...gassed out

    Rolling DB extensions
    40/3x15

    DB side raises
    20 x 20
    25 x 15
    30 x 15

    Decline sit-ups
    BW/3x10

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    Not a bad day to start training again, lol. I'm going to play around with my bench grip and see how I feel with my grip thumb length from the smooth. I won't be able to train tomorrow, so i'll be back on Wednesday.
    Last edited by Brian Hopper; 03-19-2012 at 06:12 PM.
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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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    Way to be resuming things Brian, not looking bad at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Way to be resuming things Brian, not looking bad at all.
    Thanks alot Coke!!!
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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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    C'mon... pics of the home gym setup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim K View Post
    C'mon... pics of the home gym setup!
    Sh*t, I'm sorry!!! I forgot to post them up, lol. I'll do it tomorrow...I can't do it now because I'm on my cell phone.
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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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    Brain, I like how you are keeping your options open, but still have a solid plan of attack.


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    welcome back brotha!!! lookin good as ever!!
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    POR = Pinky on ring?? Correct?

    Nice first session, look forward to these pics
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    Great work Tank!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Brain, I like how you are keeping your options open, but still have a solid plan of attack.
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    welcome back brotha!!! lookin good as ever!!
    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    POR = Pinky on ring?? Correct?

    Nice first session, look forward to these pics
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    Great work Tank!!
    Thanks alot guys!!! Yes Hayden, POR means pinky on ring.
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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
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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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    And B-Hopp Barbell begins!!! Looks good buddy.
    Glad to hear you sticking with Tone. Dont have to tell you what he can do for you. One of the best in the game.
    Solid plan too. But no more multi :'( lol jk. Like Tone now, if your happy raw, then more power to you buddy.
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    I'll come and train at B-Hopp Barbell when it opens to the public, lol!
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    Home Gym... makes me frisky.

    Hey, man!

    Will prolly just try to communicate through this more often than not, easier than through Youtube.

    Seriously. The home gym. Frisky.

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    Yeah that's just making me jealous!
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