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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Hey everybody

    I am back to WBB. I really have no idea why I haven't posted here in so long. I see that the powerlifting section has grown and become more busy. I am looking forward to reading it and contributing when I can. I will also start keeping a journal here as well.

    My update:


    BWT- 162-163(at night)

    Current training

    Mon- Bench assistance(raw work)
    Tue- Squat/dl assistance(Raw work)
    Thu- Delts/triceps/assistance
    Sat- Heavy sq/dl(gear)/ every other week I do heavy bench work(shirt)


    I joined a commercial gym in the past 2 months(Gold's). My training had become very stagnant and I was missing sessions for the first time in a very long time. I still go to Iron Island and train with my team every Saturday, but now during the week instead of lifting in my basement I train at Gold's(this was due to a lot of my training partner's quitting for various reasons...I think some grew a vagina). My training has been great lately and I am about 9 weeks out from my next meet which I plan to hit some PR's at. I bombed in my last meet because I sucked and wasn't prepared. This time will be different and my bodyweight is up for me, so that will only help. My most recent PR's are:


    Squat- 565x2 straps down and no knee wraps(easy)
    325x1(with a blue band and 2 sets of green bands ~400 lbs of tension)/ straps down and no wraps

    Bench- 2-board press- 405x1 in a double denim(this was pretty easy and my top end sucks right now)

    Deadlift- I pulled 505 for an easy single in just a belt. If I learn to get some pounds out of my gear on this movement I'll finally pull 550+.


    My goals for the meet are simple. Hit PR's and total over 1500. I'm trying not to fixate on the numbers this time. I'll set my openers a few weeks out and go from there.
    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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    Good to see you back bro!! Your numbers are looking impressive as always.
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    Numbers are still fantastic.

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    Welcome back man, sick strength.

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    Thanks everyone. Good to see some familiar names. Haven't chatted with you guys in ages.

    Well, I'm posting in my journal now, so you guys can take a look.
    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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    welcome back man, looking forward to reading the journal again
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    Nice to see you posting once again.

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    welcome back
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Great to have you back latty. All us weak-ass PLers need someone to put us in our place.

    Are you going 148 or 165 these days?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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