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    Good Luck Chris!
    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

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    Meet Results(Candyass Classic)

    BWT- 158

    Bench:
    1st- 315(EZ)
    2nd- 340(missed about 1/2" from locking my second arm)
    3rd- 340(missed a little lower than the last one)


    Dead:
    1st- 470(pretty easy/the suit was a little awkward, won't be pulling in it anymore)
    2nd- 500(missed about 1/2" from locking out)
    3rd- 500(missed a little lower than the first try/grip gave out)


    Total- 785


    Not a great meet for me, but I was within a total of about 1" of having two big meet PR's. I just couldn't lock the bastards out! I was not aloud to stagger my grip on the bench press like I usually do, so I think that didn't help my lockout, but whatever. I'm just glad that everyone else hit some big PR's, both meet and all-time. Coach is proud of all of ya.


    I also want to thank my gf for driving us for a total of about 8-9 hours and putting up with me.

    I will be hitting at least 350 on the bench in my next meet.
    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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    You still did pretty good though Chris, now you know what to work for the next meet and at that one you can make a ton of progress.
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    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

    Powerlifting Westside Style

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    2/25
    Speed sq
    1.Box squat(14.5"/briefs/SSB)- 230 lbs 8x2
    2.Deadlifts(conv./Metal DL)- 225x2, straps up- 315x1, 365x1, 405x1
    3.SLDL(raw/no belt)- 135x6, 225x6, 315x6
    4.Shoulder horn- 10'sx10, 12'x10, 15'sx12
    5.Abs- 6 sets



    Good first session back. The squats felt light and easy. I tried the Metal DL suit I just got. That things hurts like hell in the groin area. I pulled an easy single with 405. I'm not sure if it adds much or just discomfort yet. Next time I use it I may go for a PR to see if I can tell.

    I am going to be doing a decent amount of sldl during this cycle. I haven't done them consistently in a long time. The last time I did them regularly my deadlifts went up nice. I'd like to get up to ~400 for reps by June. We'll see how they go.
    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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    Bench assistance
    1.Bench press(pinky/no arch)- 175x5, 185x5, 195x5, (arch)- 135x1, 185x1, 215x1
    2.Stab. ball DB press- 35'sx10, 55'sx10, 65'sx10
    3.Band pressdowns- PBx15, GBx15, BBx2x12
    4.Face pulls- 3 sets
    5.Curls- 3 sets


    I'm going to rotate between flat, incline and decline BB on this day and then do DB's as a second movement. I did the reps on bench and DB's all slow and under control bringing them higher than I normally bench. Trying to work what's weak here(pecs and shoulders). My triceps will be getting hammered on Mondays with all the heavy shirt, board and lockout work. I decided to do a few singles with an arch on bench, but after a few I quickly decided not too, lol. My back and hammies are pretty damn tight from yesterday.


    Rest tomorrow and then bust out the new canvas for some heavy squats on Saturday!!!
    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 sq/dl
    1.Squat(briefs/Inzer Canvas)- 235x1, 325x1, 375x1, straps up- 425x1, wraps on- 485x1, 525x1, 585xmissx2
    2.Deadlift(conv/raw/belt)- 315x1, 405x1, 445x2(miss 3/PR)
    3.Pulldowns to abs- 130x10, 160x8, 180x6
    4.Abs- 5 sets


    Squatting in the new suit didn't go so well. All the sets felt awkward and my form was a bit off. I'll have to definitely do some more work in it. I was a few lbs light, so I think I need to try it again when I put back on 3-5 lbs or so. Then it should be a bit tighter than it was.

    I decided to do some raw deadlifts, even though I was shot. I was going to try for like 420x3, but Eric said to go for 445 since my best triple on deads(sumo) was 440x3 in briefs. So I figured I'd tried to break that raw with my weaker style. First rep was strong, second was a slow lockout and then the third rep popped to about the knees and I had nothing left. Next week I am going to pull a heavy conventional single for a PR in my new Dl suit. I hope to hit 475 or so.

    After all that we went to an all-night Texas Hold'em tournament. We started with 18 people(3 tables of 6) and the top two from each advanced to the final table. I was the chip leader from my table and went to the finals. I ended up in third...13 hours after we started playing!!!! It was a fun night, but not very good for recovery, lol!! I slept from ~11:00 this morning until ~6:00 P.M., so I'm all screwed up.


    BWT- 157
    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)- 175x2, 200x1, 225x2(5 lb PR), add poly #1- 260x1, 290x1, 320xmissx2(garbage), add denim- 245x1, 275x1(touched), 290x1(5 lb Denim PR), 300x1(15 lb Denim PR/EZ), 315xmiss(brought it too low)
    2.Shoulder horn- 10'sx3x15


    Not the best workout, but after this weekend I'm happy to hit any PR's, let alone 3. My rest and calorie intake was garbage this weekend and I also drank 8-9 beers, gambled for 13 hours straight and was up for a total of 26 hours on a day I trained for like 6 hours, lol. For some reason I couldn't comfortably touch in my poly. My shoulders weren't staying too tight and I missed both 320's at lockout. I just took it off and threw the denim on. My best press in a denim with a pause was 285. Today, 275 touched with a little fight and then went up nice. 290 touched easier and went up better. Then 300 touched even better and went up the best of the three. On 315, I touched it really low and I popped it up a bit, but had nothing left to push for a lockout. I was still happy with this. I can mess with this shirt a lot more and I also still have a free alteration if I want to tighten the chest plate an inch or so.


    Skipped back work because I was pretty shot and my back was still a bit sore from the weekend. Wednesday I'll squat, but no deads. I'll pull a heavy conventional on Saturday.


    Weight- 158.5
    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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    3/3
    Speed squat+suit work
    1.Box squat(14.5"/briefs)- 265 lbs 8x2
    2.Squat(briefs/Inzer Canvas)- straps down/walked out- 315x1, 385x1, 430x1(5 lb walked out PR), 485xmiss, 485x1(5 lb PR/60 lb walked out PR)
    3.BB rows- 95x10, 135x6, 165x5, 185x5
    4.GHR*SS*GHR Abs- BWx10,10, BW+minix10,10, BW+2 minix10,10


    Good session. I was heavier today than Saturday and felt good so I figured I'd get some more work in the suit. Today felt better than last time as far as tightness, but I still need plenty of work in it, especially with the straps up. My best squat ever walking a weight out in any amount of gear was 425. 430 was cake. I went to 485 and had a real tough time getting setup off the walkout. On the way down I could not get my right knee all the way out and it turned in as I started to go and I couldn't recover so I had them take it. Took it out again after some rest and the bar was sliding down my back on the way out so I rereacked again. More rest and then I took it out real strong. I took it down nice and slow and got the knees out nice. Started a little slow out of the hole and then popped through it. I think this suit can definitely be tighter and I was still good for 500 today. I think in a monolift I could hit ~525+ like this and then add wraps and I'm probably right around my best squat with straps up. Hopefully I can get this suit a bit tighter by gaining a few more lbs.


    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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    Bench assistance
    1.Bench press(pinky/no arch)- 175x5, 185x5, 200x5(5 lb PR)
    2.Stab. ball DB press- 35'sx10, 55'sx10, 70'sx10(PR)
    3.Close grip inclines- 95x10, 125x10, 140x6, 150x4
    4.Rear delts- 4 sets
    5.Shoulder horn- 12'sx3x15
    4.Curls- 3 sets


    Pretty good session tonight. Hit a few PR's. Pretty much same as last week, all the reps were slow and controlled. Just trying to work those muscles that are weak. This is the first time I did close grip inclines in like 2 years, so I belive those are PR's. I'll keep track of them from now on. They're damn hard, lol.
    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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    ME sq/dl
    1.Low box squat(12"/briefs/Westside Cambered bar)- 245x1, 300x1, 335x1, 360x1, 385x1
    2.Deadlift(conv/Metal DL)- straps up- 335x1, 425x1, 475x1(10 lb PR), 500xmiss, straps down- 455x1(was going to do 2, but was so shot the second rep didn't budge)
    3.Deadlifts on jump stretch platform(conv/raw/belt)- 135+MMDx2x1, 185+MMDx1, 225+MMDx1
    4.Pulldowns to abs- 130x10, 160x10, 180x6


    This was the first time that I ever used the cambered bar and it is definitely awkward. The way warmups were going I never would have expected to get up to 385 on those, so I was happy with the effort. So the 385 is a PR by default.

    The 475 on convetionals was very strong. I think I was definitely good for 485 or so. Got a little greedy and went for 500. I got it just above the knees but was in a bad spot to finish it. I think that took a lot out of me because 455 felt like a ton of bricks after that, lol.

    Luckily I somehow squeezed out 225 with the monster minis doubled. My best on that platform with a regular mini is 305. So the 225 with monster minis is also a PR by default.
    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 job on the Deadlift PR. I'll be there soon enough.
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    Thanks.

    3/8
    Full range bench
    1.Declines press(middle finger)- 185x3, 215x1, 240x3(5 lb PR), 250x2(5 lb PR), 260xmiss, 260x1(5 lb PR)
    2.Inc. DB press- 55'sx6, 70'sx3, 80'sx3
    3.JM's w/SSB- 65+MDx8, 95+MDx2x8
    4.Face pulls- 4 sets


    I'm going to do shirt work this Friday at Iron Island. Starting next week I will be doing full range work every Monday and boards and lockouts every Thursday.
    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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    Setting PR's like it's nothing! Good work bro.
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    Best Meet @ Lifts@181:...............Best gym lifts
    Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
    Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
    Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
    Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench

    "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" Robert F. Kennedy

    "A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he gives up"

    "However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results" John Berardi

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