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    great PR's dude! Your squat form looks real good...nice sit back, knees out, lookin good.
    I'm no DL expert whatsoever, but what I've been trying to do is not letting my hips go so high so it turns into a SLDL.
    SO I get set and get down, shove my knees out so my hips sink lower. Then I try to get my chest real spread/big and maintain that posture the whole lift. Its alot tighter form because you cant "grip and rip" and it involves pure hip strength but I think in the long run you'll be better off from it.

    This is just my "$.02" so take it for what its worth...but from what I have read and seen from guys like Mark Bartley, this is how the lift should be executed.

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    Congrats on the PR's man form is lookin real solid.

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    Bear- Thanks man I appreciate it. You are correct, I am a sumo squatter. I try and squat and pull with the same stance. I squat this way, mainly because I can bring my hamstrings and glutes into play. I do plan on making the jump to equipped lifting at some point.

    Bako- Thanks man.

    Zen- Haha, nah it's not the angle. I squat pretty wide.

    BigM- Thanks for the input. I really need to iron out my pulling technique.

    Kev- Thanks bro.

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    nice pulls
    Age: 27 Weight: 175 Height: 5' 10"
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    Bout time you got back in here Lion.



    We finished 9th at the tournament. Picked up some seed points so we're pretty securely in the top 10 of the series standings. It was hot as blue blazes in GA on Sunday. Thermometer on the truck was reading 105F. It sucked. Bad.




    Workout: DE Upper

    Location: Home

    Weight: 169.9lbs



    DE Bench-

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 5
    150lbs x 3 (not a bad first set)
    150lbs x 3 (pretty good, working on leg drive)
    150lbs x 3 (very smooth, leg drive getting better)
    150lbs x 3 (bringing chest to bar, pretty decent speed)
    150lbs x 3 (solid pressing)
    150lbs x 3 (a bit out of sync)
    150lbs x 3 (one of the better sets)
    150lbs x 3 (press to same spot, don't rush)
    205lbs x 1 (not really fast, but smooth)
    215lbs x 1 (setup a bit too far forward)
    225lbs x 1 (decent setup this time, brought chest to bar, hit pin)


    Chins (MGPA)-

    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 5
    BW x 5


    Band Pushdowns-

    #2 x 10/10
    Two #2s x 10/10
    Two #2s x 10/10


    Band Judo Pulls-

    #2 closer x 10/10
    #2 closer x 10/10
    #2 closer x 10/10


    CGBP-

    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 8
    135lbs x 10



    Band Work


    Comments:

    Not a bad workout for me. I'm still a good bit dehydrated from this weekend, so it didn't do much for my energy levels. The speed on my 150 sets was pretty decent. Wasn't exceptionally fast, but all the sets were smooth. I'm getting my chest to the bar a bit better. The heavier sets felt about the same as last week. They feel smooth, just not fast. Not really worried about it though. Haven't done any direct tri work in a couple of weeks. I need to get back into it. Overall a fairly good session for me considering I was in hell all Sunday and didn't get home until after 10 last night.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Good DE work, figuring out the bench press.
    Squat:525lbs
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    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Appreciate it LK. Wasn't a bad session for me.

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    Smooth effort...you've got a plan man, judging by them benching sets alone.

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    I've got to stay focused. As long as I don't neglect paying attention to things, I should be fine.



    Workout: DE Lower

    Location: Home

    Weight: 169.9lbs



    Squats-

    45lbs x 5
    45lbs + doubled #2s x 5
    95lbs + doubled #2s x 3
    135lbs + doubled #2s x 1 (pretty good set, squeeze upper back but relax traps)
    185lbs + doubled #2s x 1 (not really fast, but smooth)
    185lbs + doubled #2s x 1 (little better setup)
    185lbs + doubled #2s x 1 (fast rep, big breath before lift)
    185lbs + doubled #2s x 1 (fairly decent, didn't roll wrists enough)


    DE DLs (Chucks)-

    135lbs x 5
    185lbs x 3
    235lbs x 1 (kept hips very close)
    235lbs x 1 (squeezed and shot up, hips close)
    235lbs x 1 (fast, spent a bit too much time setting up)
    235lbs x 1 (much better)
    235lbs x 1 (didn't stay quite as upright)


    Conventional RDLs (wide grip)-

    235lbs x 8 (switched to mixed grip on 6)
    235lbs x 8 (mixed)


    Rack Crunches-

    #3 x 8/8
    #3 x 8/8
    #3 x 8/8
    #3 x 8/8


    Suspended Rack Situps-

    BW x 10
    BW x 10
    BW +25lbs x 10
    BW +25lbs x 10



    Band Work



    Comments:

    Ahhhh. The best DE Lower session I've had in quite awhile. The speed wasn't crazy on the squatting, but I didn't really expect it to be with the doubled #2s. Don't have a clue what it is at the top. I just know it feels fairly heavy, definitely more than 185 haha. The DLs today flew up. I worked my hips really close to the bar and it seemed to make a world of difference. I'll probably bump the weight up a bit next session and then pull some heavier singles if I don't do too much squatting. Went with a pretty wide grip on the RDLs. Don't have enough grip strength to go that wide and maintain a OH grip. Had to switch mid set. I also got some good band work and ab work in. Great session today.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    What kind of bands are you using? Are they Iron woodys?
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    Nice DE workouts man. I love that band work. I've just started getting into it. Nice job at that tourney, too. I can't imagine how hot it must have been there, considering it's been mid-90's even here in Illinois.
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    Sid- I got my bands from APT. They had a sale awhile back and I got a full set of bands for around $100.

    G- Appreciate it. Figured I'd spice it up a bit. As for the tournament...it was rough. Was able to handle it early in the day but it quickly got really bad.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Try a hook grip on the RDLs.
    Squat:525lbs
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    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Hahaha screw that. I ain't trying to rip my thumbs out of place. I just switched to a mixed grip. No big deal. It was the end of my workout anyhow.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    Hahaha screw that. I ain't trying to rip my thumbs out of place.
    lol...fine chubs
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    You can never spend too much time setting up. If you aren't properly set up, you don't have a proper base to work with. In the deadlift just don't spend too much time in the down position. Get your footing and think about the completion of the lift.

    The squat vids looked good. Try to get the bands to be in line with the knees and ankles. This'll keep the bands pulling straight down in line with the gravity of the weights. Push those elbows forward to keep the chest high. Hips looked pretty good just push those knees out hard, both down and up.
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    LK- Haha what can I say...

    HY- Thanks for critiquing that video. I tend to spend too much time at the bottom of my pull making sure everything is correct. I need to work on that.






    Rest days suck. That's all.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Awsome job on the PRs. Next time keep your shirt on.

    I am liking the wide stance. I may have to try it as it appears that I am 2/3rds legs and 1/3rd torso.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    Awsome job on the PRs. Next time keep your shirt on.

    I am liking the wide stance. I may have to try it as it appears that I am 2/3rds legs and 1/3rd torso.


    Haha bro it's like 100F in the garage. If I wasn't worried about losing my youtube account, I'd probably lift naked. Of course I could sell these lifting videos and make some money...hmmmmm

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Nice lifting chub. Real strong stuff
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    Great DE work man, jealous of the band work.

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    Detard- Thanks man, I appreciate it.

    Kev- I'm jealous of your strength.



    Weekly Weigh In: 170.6lbs.



    Workout: ME Upper

    Location: Home

    Weight: 170.6lbs



    ME Reverse Band BP-

    *Blues wrapped twice. Green to Blues. 1/2" from full deload.*

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 3 (very fast)
    185lbs x 1 (good drive, smooth)
    205lbs x 1 (smooth, faster than the 185)
    225lbs x 1 (felt great)
    245lbs x 1 (little heavy off rack but very smooth)
    275lbs x 1 (nice press, two breaths = bad)
    295lbs x rack (was able to rack it but couldn't fully lockout left arm)


    Yates Rows (MG)-

    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 10
    185lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5
    185lbs x 5


    CGBP-

    135lbs x 10
    185lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3
    185lbs x 3


    Band Rows-

    #2 x 10
    Two #2s x 10
    #3 x 10


    Band Traction


    Comments:

    I knew the 295 was going to be a wild ride. 275 felt smooth even though I rushed it a bit. 295 felt like I second guessed myself on the way down, but coming up, I wouldn't give up on it. It took fooooorrreevvveerrr. I had a bunch of stuff I needed to do, so after the ME sets I lost a little focus. Didn't hit a PR but am definitely getting stronger.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Totally into those bands and making headway with 'em.

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    Tryin to man.



    So I didn't lift Saturday or Sunday. Had to move into the new house we're staying at. After moving my back was shot so I figured I'd just take it easy this weekend.


    Went today and bought some more gym stuff. Picked up the following for $300:

    4 Six Foot Rubber Stall Mats
    550lbs Oly Plates
    10-50lbs DBs
    2 45lbs Bars
    4 Oly DB Handles
    Various other bars
    2 pair of 5lbs locking clamps
    DB Rack
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    Workout: DE Upper

    Location: Home

    Weight: 170.6lbs


    DE Bench-

    45lbs x 10
    95lbs x 5
    135lbs x 3 (wrist aching a bit)
    175lbs x 3 (sharp pain in left wrist)
    175lbs x 3 (leg drive is decent)
    175lbs x 3 (chest to bar)
    175lbs x 3 (pushed off to left)
    175lbs x 3 (better set)
    175lbs x 3 (pushed off again)
    175lbs x 3 (chest to bar better)
    175lbs x 3 (brought a little high)



    Chins (MGPI)-

    BW x 5
    BW +25lbs x 5
    BW +25lbs x 5
    BW +25lbs x 5
    BW +25lbs x 5
    BW +25lbs x 5



    CGBP-

    135lbs x 10
    155lbs x 10
    175lbs x 5


    Band Rows-

    #2 x 10
    Two #2s x 10


    Pull Aparts-

    #2 x 10
    #2 closer x 10



    Band Traction



    Comments:

    Pretty good today. Decided to try something new today. Made the decision to up the weight a bit and work on pressing fast, though the main point is to work on maintaining form with a higher percentage of my 1RM. For some reason everything feels heavy off the rack but feels easy when I bench. Not going to worry about it too much right now. We'll see how I feel the next time I max with straight weight. Haven't done weighted chins in awhile so I figured I'd throw them in. They felt pretty good. Had to rush the session a bit more than I wanted but still got some good work in.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Careful with the oly dumbbell handles. Don't end up eating plates like I almost did...
    Last edited by LiftingKid; 08-13-2007 at 03:07 PM.
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    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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