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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    CR's powerlifting journal

    I haven't kept up with a journal on this site for a while, but I am going to change that. I am coming off my best meet ever(my 9th total) and I think that my journal can help those intersted in powerlifting. I do a lot of weird stuff you won't see in most journals, so if you want anything explained along the way just ask. So here are my current numbers and my plan of action for the next few months:

    PR's

    Gym:
    sq- 575
    be- 310
    dl- 495

    Meet:
    sq- 551
    be- 330
    dl- 485
    ttl- 1366@158


    Bodyweight ranges anywhere from 155-160 lately depending on time of day and whatnot. My next meet will be a push/pull on Feb 21st in upstate NY. It will be sanctioned by the IPA. I will then most likely travel to Las Vegas to compete in the AAPF Nationals on March 20-21. This is the drug tested Nationals of the American Powerlifting Federation(APF). If this cycle goes well I will have a shot at the AAPF Open 165 National and world record squat(573) and total(1471). My training:


    Mon- Heavy bench(boards, shirt, etc)
    Wed- DE sq/dl
    Thu- Bench assistance
    Sat- ME sq/dl


    When I get closer to the meet I will most likely be getting in the canvas for 4-5 sessions to hit some heavy singles like last time. During this cycle I will try to stay away from excessive heavy pulling and focus more on heavy squatting, speed pulls and assistance work to increase my DL.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Speed dl
    1.Deadlifts(sumo/MaxDL)- 195+MD 10x1, straps up- 195+MDx1
    2.Pull Thrus- 4x10


    That's it. I wasn't going to train until bench work tomorrow, but Pete came over to DL so I figured I could pull some speed deads. Felt pretty good. I think I am try pulling in this suit next meet. We'll see how the training goes.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Latty excellent work on your competition. That deadlift video was sick.
    Do you always train with your team because I'm assuming you would never squat the weights you do alone if you weren't in a rack.

    I have a few questions for you. Has your weight stayed roughly the same amount since you started lifting really heavy. Do attribute your strength to fueling your body with more food as well as lifting. Has your body composition changed. Like are you a lot more muscular. Everyone is always saying how progression with your big lifts are what will get you much bigger. I have never really seen what you look like without a shirt so i don't know what you look like but your weight hasn't seemed to have changed much. I guarantee you don't care though as it is much more impressive to life 500lbs+ at 155lbs than it is to lift those weights at 220lbs.

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    good luck w/ the new journal, not that you'll need it.
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Darcy- in my most recent training cycle I went from 145(weigh-in at meet on 8/30) to 158(weigh in at this meet 13 weeks later). This made a huge difference in my strength and performance. I was not sucked down and dehydrated at this meet. I kept eating and drinking water all the way up to weigh-ins and the day of the meet. I definitely have become noticeably bigger in the thighs and I think my back and arms have grown too. But like you said I am more worried about putting up bigger numbers than measuring my muscles, lol.


    12/11
    Bench assistance
    1.Incline press- 135x6, 145x6, 155x6
    2.BB ext. to throat- 45x8, 55x8, 65x8,8
    3.Band pressdowns- Green band 3x15
    4.Close grip rows- 130x6, 160x6, 170x6, 180x6


    Very humbling experience with the inclines. Haven't done them in a few years. Not easy. I think if I do these and shoulder presses regularly I can bring up my weak shoulders. I have a feeling I'll be real sore after this session.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Those are some amazing lifts. It sounds like you have a good chance of reaching the squat world record for your category since it is below your gym lift. It should be interesting to read about your training methods. Good luck with the journal and upcoming competitions.

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    I think I'm going to swap my benching days a bit like yours. They seem much more fun your way. And the results have been awesome.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Yea, basically I wasn't feeling speed bench anymore and I am very explosive anyway without it. Also, since I arch very hard on bench, I wanted to avoid doing that twice per week. Doing inclines and declines I can still work my pecs, delts and triceps without destroying my lower back. This day will mostly be lighter for reps, but I may sometimes go heavy if I feel like it. The other bench day rocks. I just go balls out and get to do the fun stuff. Monday I will probably start the session with board presses and then do some shirt work.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    hey latman, glad you gots a journal again - awesome lifts man!.....and your right, you gots some interesting strategies. Gives good food for thought on developing routines.
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    30MAY03 = 800 Total - Bench 230, Squat 245, Deadlift 325
    22OCT04 = 960 Total - Bench 275, Squat 305, Deadlift 380

    Most push-ups in one minute = 102 (BW:195lbs)

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    12/13
    ME sq/dl
    1.Low box squat(10"/SSB/raw/close stance)- 155x1, belt on- 205x1, 225x1, 255x1, 275x1
    2.Zerchers(raw/no belt)- 185x3, 225x3, 275x3
    3.Abs- 3 sets


    I felt like crap on the box. I think I'm going to skip the extra low box squats. They just don't seem to be very useful to me considering I end up doing a squat negative and a goodmorning off the box once I get any kind of weight on there. My form is just way to shot when I go that deep and the close stance crap doesn't help either. I could have hit mid-300's for a triple on zerchers and meanwhile 275 on the low box for a single was horrible. That's not right. I may as well just pull off like a 8" box because that is the position I was in coming off the box. I think for the squats on Saturday I will use a box maybe an inch lower than speed(like 13.5") and most likely briefs. I'll see how next week feels trying something like that with bands.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    12/15
    Heavy bench
    1. 2-board press(middle finger)- 185x2, 215x1, 245x2(PR/no prev record), (comp grip)-265x1(10 lb PR/easy), 275xmiss(not close)
    2.Bench press(Karin's DD)- 225x3, 265x3, 295x1, 315x1(no reps touched), add poly #1- 300x1(easy/no pause), 320x1(10 lb Gym PR/paused and smoked), 340xmiss(came out of the groove just before I got to belly/missed half-way), 350xmiss(just shot)
    3.Floor press(pinky)- 135x6, 145x6, 155x6, 165x6
    4.Wide grip chins- BWx6, +25x5,5, underhand- BWx8


    First heavy bench since the meet and it went well. I absolutely kicked my ass this weekend with the heavy raw stuff on Saturday followed by far too much alcohol consumption(~ 1/2 liter of Bacardi/Southern Comfort and 7 beers). That's too much for this skinny bastard. I basically slept all day Sunday and felt pretty shot. I did have a big Quiznos dinner on Sunday night which I think saved me.


    The denim just felt a bit awkward. I wanted to see what I could touch with the shirt pulled tight, but the 315 just felt awkward. The bar drops fast the first few inches, then the shirt catches so hard and I have trouble keeping my form while trying to touch. I'm sure I'll experiment with it more in the coming weeks, but the poly is working great right now anyway so no biggie. The way 320 went up without the shirt pulled down all the way I know I'll be good for 365 or so in Feb. I just need a Petey C arm adjustment at the meet and I can't lose! Belly UP!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Keep up the good work, bro! I'm looking forward to watching your progress in the journal.
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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    DL+assistance
    1.Deadlifts(conventional/raw/belt)- 315x1, 365x1, 385x5
    2.Band GM's- 2 sets
    3.Abs- 3 sets
    4.Reverse hypers- 2 sets


    Not too smart on my part. Back wasn't feeling great to begin with and then I pull semi-heavy conventional for reps. Almost as smart as Pete's deadlifting from today. I figured maybe I'd use some conventionals for reps to strengthen the ole back, but this may be the last time I do these this cycle. My back was in some not good pain after those so I did some light stuff which seemed to make it feel better. It hurts a good bit now so I took some Ibuprofen and I'm just resting it up. I'm really looking forward to squats this weekend so it better be good to go or I'm gonna flip.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    I will be watching with great anticipation. This will be one of my first reads everday. Awesome job at your last meet!
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    Thanks man.

    Bench assistance
    1.Incline press- 135x4, 150x6, 160x6, 165x4(miss 5)
    2.BB ext. to throat- 45x8, 55x8, 65x8,8
    3.Wide grip cable rows- 130x20


    During warmups on the inclines my right shoulder/rear delt area started bothering me. I tried stretching it out and working through it, but it just didn't feel any better. Now I feel it not only there, but down my arm in towards the bicep all the way down near the elbow. I used to get bad pains like this that I assumed was some form of tendonitis(used to get it after I would pitch a bunch of innings in baseball). I haven't had them in months. Great, I'm falling apart, lol.


    I've decided to take Saturday completely off. So I will be resting for the next 3 days. If I feel good on Monday I'll do a heavy bench session. Now is not the time to push it and screw up my whole cycle. Saturday, Monday and Wednesday really f'ed me up.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Heavy bench
    1. 3-board press(comp)- 135+MMDx3, 165+MMDx3(5 lb PR), 190+MMDx1(5 lb PR), 200+MMDxmiss
    2. 3-board press(Poly #1/comp)- 225x3, 275x1, 315x1, 355xmiss(had them take it on the way down), 355x1(5 lb PR), 370x1(20 lb PR)
    3.Floor lockouts(close/2-3")- 225x3, 275x3, 315x3, 335x1
    4.Lats/upper back w/monster minis- 4 sets


    Good day today. My triceps felt stronger for more with the shirt work, but my back was shot from arching. Decided to leave it. Next time I'd like 380-385 or so. On the first set of 355, the shirt guru(Petey C) pulled the sleeves down a little too much and I couldn't get set off the handoff and descent so I had them take it. The next set we raised the uprights one notch and loosened the sleeves a little and it went up nice.

    Tried lockouts from the floor for the first time. Felt pretty good, especially since my low back was shot. I'll do them this way from now on.


    Wednesday is supposed to be sumos in gear. I'll feel out my back and decide then.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Assistance work
    1.Deadlifts(raw/no belt)- 135x5/5, 225x5/5(both sets done 5 reps conventional then 5 reps sumo)
    2.BB rows(explosive from 6")- 145x8, 195x8, comp grip- 145x15
    3.GHR(+4.5")- BWx12, BW+mini 2x12
    4.Face pulls(from high)- 40x12, 50x12, 60x12, 70x12
    5.Face pulls(from low)- 50 2x12, 70x10
    6.Abs- 6 sets


    Nothing crazy today, but I did some good work. I was going to do some light GM's just to work the back a little, but I can't even hold onto probably 135 with my shoulder. No other exercise bothers it except when I try and put the bar on my back. So I just did some real light deads and then did the assistance stuff. Now I'll rest til Saturday and then do speed squats with the SSB+greens or purples and then go for a PR in the canvas on sumos.


    BWT- 162
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    speed sq/heavy dl
    1.Box squats(14.25"/SSB/briefs)- 225+PB 8x2
    2.Deadlifts(sumo/MaxDl/canvas)- straps up- 335x1, 425x1, add belt- 505x1(10 lb PR/ finally broke 500!!)
    3.Deadlifts(raw/belt/standing on 100 lb plate)- 225x1, 315x1, 365x5
    4.Rear delts- 3 sets
    5.Reverse hypers- 3 sets
    6.Abs- 5 sets


    Good session! Speed felt real good on the box, I left it at 8 sets because my back was a little tight and I knew I was going heavy on deads. The canvas is sooo tight now that when I had 2 plates on the bar my legs were already tingling and turning purple. I was going to take it off, but I figured I was there and in that bastard already so I kept pulling. 425 felt real easy and I have never attempted that much without a belt. 505 came up real nice and I had my form pretty solid. When I got to my knee it dug in pretty well and I started to shake as usual. I just kept focusing on pulling back and eventually the weight got over my bloody knee and I finished it. I held it for a few seconds and then let gravity take over. I think I will eventually pull well in the canvas, but the next step is to definitely have the leg openings opened up a bit so my legs can breathe a little. I will also keep attacking my upper back and some pull thrus to nail the glutes so hopefully I can bust through that sticking point of mine. The conventionals standing on the 100 lb plate felt real good. I think I was good for a few more reps strength-wise, but after like 3 reps I had some pressure building up inside where I either was going to puke or needed to burp. I tried to let it out but in the lockout position I was under too much strain and the bottom I was too constricted. I'll up these next time I do them.


    weight- 161
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Heavy bench
    1.Bench press(pinky)- 95+MDx3, 135+MDx3, 165+MDx3(10 lb PR), comp- 165+MDx3
    2.Bench press(Poly #1)- 225x3, 255x3, 280x1, 300x2(missed 3rd at lockout/ 25 lb PR), 315x1, 315x1
    3.Declines- 175x2, 200x1, 225x4,4,2,2
    4.Close grip cable rows- 130x6, 160x6, 170x6, 180x6,6


    Good session. My back was still pretty shot from Saturday, so arching wasn't pleasant. I was having a bit of trouble with my setup because of this. Hit a quick PR on the bands and then took them off and put the shirt on. None of the reps touched until I got to 300. All 3 reps touched with 300 and both of the 315 singles did too. After the second rep of 300, I shifted a little on the bench. It felt awkard coming down, but still popped up pretty strong. I grinded it to within 2" of full lockout, but couldn't finish. Still a big PR, but I wanted the triple. Oh well. I was going to do 315 for a double, but both singles felt a little "off" to say the least. I think I was shot from the 300 and my arch felt like crap. The 225x4 on decline matches my PR. I tried for 5 on the first set, but missed.


    Weight- 162
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Nice lifting past few workouts! Damn you're strong

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    DL+Assistance+heavy drinking
    1.SLDL(no belt/off 100 lb plate/overhand)- 135x10, 225x10
    2.Face pulls/rotators- 6 sets
    3.Curls- 3 sets
    4.Abs- 3 sets


    Went pretty easy. I knew the night of drinking would not be good for recovery and I was right. I drank myself stupid and was up until like 6:30 in the morning at which time I took my puppy for a walk. I actually just let go of the leash since there was no cars on the road and she stayed close to me anyway. That was cool because it was the first time I ever even tried that with her.


    Today my hamstrings are sore as bastards!! I think even though I went light on the sldl, I haven't done that movement in a long time and it really nailed me. I think I might start doing these and increasing the weight gradually for some extra hammy work.


    Now I'll rest until Saturday for some heavy squats!!
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Heavy squat
    1.Squat(briefs/canvas)- 145+BBx2, 195+BBx1, 235+BBx1, add erector shirt- 285+BBx1, straps up- 315+BBx1, 375+BBx1, 415+BBx1, add wraps- 465+BBxmiss, 465+BBx1(very strong)
    2.Pulldowns to abs- 4 sets
    3.Shoulder horn- 3 sets up to 10's


    I am very pleased with this. I didn't know what to expect. First, I did sldl for the first time in like a year on Wednesday and my hammies were still very sore. Second, I got absolutely hammered on New Years and was in bed not eating enough all day Thursday. I lost ~5 lbs from that crap. I was back up to 160 this morning though. I also had the legs on my canvas opened up 2", so I wasn't sure if I would get the same support...but I did. Plus, this was the first time since the meet I had any kind of weight on my back and only a week ago I was still having discomfort grabbing the bar(rotator).


    The warmups all felt light, but once I put the straps up my setup felt crappy. The best set of all was my last and it was strong. I think I was definitely good for more, but I figured I'd save some for the rest of the bands in the upcoming weeks. I think I'll be good for the same bar weight in 2 weeks when we use blues+purples.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but a blue band adds ~100lbs at the top of the movement, right? So 2 blue bands would be ~200lbs? Impressive stuff, bro.

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    Do you still have a link to the deadlift video that darcy mentioned? I hope it will be as inspiring as your squat video. Also, what are MMD's?

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    Anthony- the 465 set I did was ~550 lbs in the bottom position and at lockout was ~635. So the tension from the bands at the top for someone my height is ~170ish. Every other week we are adding more band tension so we'll see how it goes. The last week I do these we will have to sets of blues on there which add ~340 lbs of tension at lockout. That's when you want to trust your spotters, lol.

    IG- My friend put that video up of me deadlifting. I'm not sure if he still has it on the internet anywhere. I did just finally give my video of my last meet to another buddy of mine and he should be getting vids from that up shortly. I pulled 485 in that meet so he will probably put that up. The MMD is the monster minis doubled. When I write MD it is just regular minis doubled. The monster minis are twice as thick, but the same width as minis.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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