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    OOoooooohhh COC grips huh?



    *stifles laughter


    Seriously though, I'm considering getting one. Your thizoughts?

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    I like them. They are working quite well for my crush strength. I got the #1 and I was able to close it something like 20 times with my right hand and not even once with my left, so I had to get the trainer for my left. The only complaint I have about them is the grips being too rough. I cut two fingers on each hand just from closing them a few times. I would recommend getting some gloves or taping your fingers to prevent this.
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    Tues: legs

    deadlifts-
    2x6 345

    Leg press- 2 warms ups then one set to failure-
    1x17 470

    That's it for tonight, I felt about 75%. I had to rest for 20 minutes after the leg press.

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    no squats!?
    "Eat until it hurts dammit! Then eat more. Youll get used to it. I think its like sex for a chick. Sure it hurts the first time, but after a couple rides it just goes in like a glove." -clvmike19

    "... chicks are like smarties. They're different colors but each share the same deliciousness. Its just a matter of deciding if you'll save the red ones for last or eat a bunch of different ones in the same handful." -wibble

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    I think I'm gonna start doing them next week.

    Thurs: back

    BB rows-
    1x7 205
    1x7 185 These suck, I'm not doing them anymore.

    Chins-
    1x6 +45 pr
    1x6 +35

    3 sets of weighted crunches.

    Ok session, I didn't feel too well, I had to eat a snickers half way through. I still pr'ed though, so I'm happy.

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    just checkin by your journal, u got some real solid weights being lifted! good job, im' likin the deads, bench and rowin especially

    given up on bb rows? why? ur movin some good weight on those, u should keep it up

    Skillz

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    Skills is right. BB rows kick so much ass, last time I did them they gave me a blowjob afterwards as a thank you for being so Gat-damned swole.


    Then I shot up a bus full of nuns and partied with Saddam.

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    Thanks for the compliments skillz.

    I just feel awkward when I do bb rows, and I get all kinds of stress in my lower back. I think I need an experienced lifter to watch my form, I'm probably doing something wrong.

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    I've become more and more fascinated with the concept if HIT lately and I am trying a routine I got out of a Mike Mentzer book.

    Today was supposed to be chest and back, but I trained my back on Thursday so I just did chest today.

    Pec dec supersetted with incline press, one set to failure on each lift-
    pec dec-
    130x12
    close grip incline bb press-
    155x4, rest for a few seconds then 1 more@155

    My chest was detroyed after this, it felt really good.

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    Fri: legs

    squats-
    1x20 200

    I'm very proud to say I did not pass out or throw up after these. 205 next squat day.
    Last edited by Neil; 05-09-2003 at 10:14 PM.

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x4 90
    1x4+1 85
    cable x overs-
    1x6 70
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x10 200
    1x6 200
    machine pullovers-
    1x10 150

    I cancelled pre exhaust because it's too hard to track progression with it. This workout would have been a lot better if the asses that manage my gym would invest some money into turning the damn AC on.
    Last edited by Neil; 05-12-2003 at 06:07 PM.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 145
    1x6 140

    Squats-
    1x20 205

    My respiratory system is adapting nicely to the 20 reppers. I also put up some good weight on the OH press, I was only expecting 4 on the first set. This was a great workout. This low volume is working excellent.

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    looks like the real low volume is goin good, especially the squattin...shoulders lookin nice too

    Skillz

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x5+1 90
    1x5 85
    pec dec-
    1x6 120
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8 210
    1x8 200
    machine pullovers-
    1x8 160


    Two sets each of abs and calves. Added weight or reps to each lift again. My training is going great. Life is good.

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    Thanks Skills.

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    i want to check out your COC gripper
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    I never knew how skinny I was untill I started gaining a little weight

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 150
    1x5 150

    Squats-
    1x20 210

    5 lb increase on OH pres over last week. The 20 reppers were easy, I may bump it up 10 lbs next week.

    Nick, next time I'm over remind me, I keep them in my car.

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    he totally wants to grip your COC
    Pup, in reference to me: "he's like Budiak...but worse"

    Budiak: "Statistically I've gained almost an inch on my arms...but thats just theory, and we know what theory gets us. Thats right. Communism."

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x7 90
    1x4 90
    pec dec flye-
    1x10 100
    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8 220
    1x6 220


    2 sets of abs on some weird machine.

    I felt about 75% today, but I still added almost 2 reps to my DB press and 10 lbs to my pulldowns. My DB pressing strength is now at 90% of my BB strength, so I'm pretty sure I've made some progress beyond neural adaptation.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x7 155
    1x2 150 damn, I was toast after that first set.

    Squats-
    1x20 215 Do YOU have what it takesThe Psychology of the 20-Rep Squat



    5 lb increase on OH press over last week. 5 lb increase on 20 reppers too. My OH press just keeps climbing. Another great week of low volume progressive work.

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    lol@rg..nice lifts neil, looks like you got the psychological mindset to do YOUR 20 rep squats! how those feelin?

    Skillz

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    mon- chest, back

    db bench-
    1x7 90 Crap, no progression, I had a hard time balancing the DB's, and I think that's where my problem was.

    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x8.5 230
    1x4 240

    1 set of abs, and 2 sets of standing calves.

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    Thurs- shoulders, legs

    OH press-
    1x5 160 I'm gonna stay at this poundage until I can get 8 reps. If it takes more than a few weeks I may take a break.
    1x3 155

    Squats-
    1x20 220

    Man, I was dead after the squats. Good workout, I can't wait for 4 plates on the 20 reppers next week.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-05-2003 at 01:42 PM.

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    tues- chest, back

    bb bench-
    1x8 205 pr
    1x5 205

    close grip pulldowns to the front-
    1x5 240
    1x5 220

    2 sets of abs.

    I did not train to failure today, I probably had 2 left in me when I pr'ed on bench. I also took it easy on the pulldowns. I had IHOP before I lifted and it really bogged me down.
    Last edited by Neil; 06-10-2003 at 05:39 PM.

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    Looks like the workouts are going well Neil. Keep it up!


    As for the training to failure, I think you will find that you should be able to progress for quite a while training like this. Eventually, when you start to need too much rest between sessions, then it will be good to lighten up on the intensity a bit.

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