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    My raw journey to 1900...

    Here we go, it's a new year with some new goals, so why not start a new journal. I've decided to skip the BMC once again. They changed the date from March 24th to March 10th and it sort of threw me off guard. So now i'm just going to start 531 and train to get strong.

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    Deadlift
    Bar x 10
    135 x 5
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    5/3/1 Week 1-Cycle 1
    405 x 5
    465 x 5
    525 x 5...added belt
    525 x 5

    Pull-ups
    BW x 6
    BW x 8
    BW x 6

    CSR
    1pps x 10
    2pps x 10
    3pps x 8
    3pps x 8

    Barbell curls
    45 x 10
    65 x 10
    85 x 10
    85 x 10

    Shrug machine
    200 x 15
    290 x 15
    380 x 15
    380 x 15
    380 x 15


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    Done...not a bad session to start the new year. I really need to work on my deadlift volume. But I want to stay away from the higher reps. So what i'm going to try this cycle is do the required reps for 2-3 sets. I'm also going to pull every other week and do chain suspended GM's in between.
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    When do you think you will compete instead? I heard there is going to be a meet in Fort Lauderdale on 04/14. SPF sanction, so you could use knee sleeves or wraps for raw.
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    nice start Hopp. should be a very good year for u. here's hoping a healthy and strong year! 1800 should be easy for u.
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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    When do you think you will compete instead? I heard there is going to be a meet in Fort Lauderdale on 04/14. SPF sanction, so you could use knee sleeves or wraps for raw.
    I'm not sure yet. I'm just going to train and see where I end up. Do you know who's putting it on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t gale View Post
    nice start Hopp. should be a very good year for u. here's hoping a healthy and strong year! 1800 should be easy for u.
    Thanks alot Tim, I sure hope so.....same to you. The way your numbers are looking, you should be good for 1900, lol.
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    Brian, I took that volume idea from reading Rhode's log as well. Like it so far. Feels like training rather than lifting weights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    Brian, I took that volume idea from reading Rhode's log as well. Like it so far. Feels like training rather than lifting weights.
    That's exactly where I got the idea, lol. I'm thinking about doing it for all three but not sure yet. Definitely my squat because I think the higher reps aggravate my back.
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    Nice new log!!
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    I just looked it up. I heard about it before but didn't know they had an entry form or who it was yet. But all the info. is on here: http://www.southernpowerlifting.com/contest.php?id=230


    P.S. You should just go and do the "curls" portion, lol.
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    Great start Bri! Heres to a healthy, PR breaking new year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle_g View Post
    Nice new log!!
    Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    I just looked it up. I heard about it before but didn't know they had an entry form or who it was yet. But all the info. is on here: http://www.southernpowerlifting.com/contest.php?id=230


    P.S. You should just go and do the "curls" portion, lol.
    Are you making fun of my curls? lol

    Im thinking about it so I can get my elite in the strict curl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Great start Bri! Heres to a healthy, PR breaking new year!
    Thanks alot B...same to you brother!!!!
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    Great news goals Tank, easy for you in time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    Great news goals Tank, easy for you in time!!
    Thanks Nick. My main goal this year is to hit all-time PR's (in a meet) with my squat and bench. I already hit an all-time PR twice with my deadlift. So we'll see how everything goes, hopefully 2012 will be good to all of us.
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    Always going into a new realm, good luck in all future meets!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Always going into a new realm, good luck in all future meets!!
    Thanks alot Coke!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Are you making fun of my curls? lol

    Im thinking about it so I can get my elite in the strict curl
    No I was making fun of how dumb it would be to pay and go to a meet and just to the curl event and nothing else. So it would be funny if you did that.
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    New log for the new year!! I start one for each new week lol.

    Wishing you the best going forward in the new year with your goals. May all your weights be light and all your lights be white!
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    Quote Originally Posted by April Mathis View Post
    No I was making fun of how dumb it would be to pay and go to a meet and just to the curl event and nothing else. So it would be funny if you did that.
    Oh ok, I was just checking, lol. Yeah that would be crazy to just enter and do a curl meet. Those should be outlawed!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -JM- View Post
    New log for the new year!! I start one for each new week lol.

    Wishing you the best going forward in the new year with your goals. May all your weights be light and all your lights be white!
    I also wanted to start the log so i can track my training eaiser for this cycle. Hopefully i'll be able to determine what works best for me. I like that saying, lol...and Same to you!!!
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    Good work Brian, I have no doubt you'll hit the 1800 total.

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    Hmmm interdasting. I'm looking forward to seeing this unfold. 1800 is yours Brian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    That's exactly where I got the idea, lol. I'm thinking about doing it for all three but not sure yet. Definitely my squat because I think the higher reps aggravate my back.
    With heavier weights and higher reps it almost always becomes a push it for one more vs. cut the set because the form is going type of thing. It is nice keeping things in check with reasonable rep ranges.


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    Quote Originally Posted by covpride View Post
    Good work Brian, I have no doubt you'll hit the 1800 total.
    Thanks alot!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Hmmm interdasting. I'm looking forward to seeing this unfold. 1800 is yours Brian!
    Thanks, hopefully I will blow by 1800 and go 1900

    Quote Originally Posted by joey54 View Post
    With heavier weights and higher reps it almost always becomes a push it for one more vs. cut the set because the form is going type of thing. It is nice keeping things in check with reasonable rep ranges.
    Yeah it is. I will go for the extra reps if I feel like I can keep going with the proper form.
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    Best raw meet w/sleeves @ 275
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