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    Quote Originally Posted by Bako Lifter View Post
    I agree with Alex, a shredded 198 pound record setter is better than a big 220 pound strong guy.
    Looks better at least, lol. Not gonna lie though, it's extremely fun being this lean. I've never even been close while carrying this much mass.
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    Military Press
    135 x 10
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 3
    235 x 2
    195 x 7

    DB Rear Delt Row
    45 x 10
    65 x 10
    65 x 10

    Reverse Grip Push-downs
    50 x 10
    80 x 5
    100 x 5
    110 x 7
    80 x 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Invain View Post
    Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments.



    PR is 245 I think. I'm finally making progress with Military Press, though I still feel it's low compared to my bench.

    So I think I found the source of my injury. I believe it's the "Coracobrachialis". As I've said before, the pain seems to be right where the bicep/delt/pecs all tie in together. I thought it was possibly a bicep tendon, but I've never had any pain doing curls, no matter how much weight I use.

    After looking at the diagram below, that's the exact spot I feel tenderness/pain when I feel around with my fingers. Right under the bicep, but not the bicep itself.

    I think this would also explain why I get so much pain doing something like a fly movement, while neutral grip flat bench doesn't hurt nearly as much.

    FWIW from my journal on 12-23-11

    "...if I were a betting man...

    http://web.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/72-B/2/314.pdf

    Have the exact symptoms as well as the only way I can replicate my lingering discomfort (outside of lifting) is through forward flexion medial roatation and horizontal adduction... just as described in above article. Also

    "...Coracoid impingement is a rare cause of anterior shoulder
    pain, which should be considered especially after the
    failure of previous surgery..."

    From another article
    "Local anesthetic injection between the lesser tuberosity and coracoid eliminates symptoms in patients with coracoid impingment."

    Time to sched another DR appt and have him shoot me up to find out...
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    After a cortisone shot and later a second MRI turns out the discomfort was still due to the slap tear. Thoughts of seeing a doc and asking for an MRI to rule out anything serious?
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    Solid front Squats! Have you ever had ART done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post

    After a cortisone shot and later a second MRI turns out the discomfort was still due to the slap tear. Thoughts of seeing a doc and asking for an MRI to rule out anything serious?
    Not unless things start to get worse again. I haven't benched for 3 weeks now and I feel the best I have in months. Most of this is my own fault, I wasn't giving myself enough time to heal. I'd take a week off from bench, MAYBE go light the following week, and then jump right back in to heavy weights, which would just re-aggravate the injury. The same thing happened when I tore my pec a couple years ago. I never let things fully heal before jumping back into to training heavy. Took me months to get back to 100%.

    I haven't benched for 3 weeks now. I'm going to test the waters next week. Any sign of pain and I'll back off.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
    Solid front Squats! Have you ever had ART done?
    I have, but my insurance no longer covers it and I'm too much of a cheap ass to pay out of pocket.
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    I definitely vote for 198 man. They way you work and the way your body reacts to serious diet/cutting while still gaining strength is something to take advantage of. Plus, I'd rather look 220 and be 198 than look 220 and be 220. If that makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jed View Post
    I definitely vote for 198 man. They way you work and the way your body reacts to serious diet/cutting while still gaining strength is something to take advantage of. Plus, I'd rather look 220 and be 198 than look 220 and be 220. If that makes sense.
    Haha, I know what you mean man, that's kind of what my goal is as well.
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    Sumo Deadlift
    225 x 10
    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 2
    545 x 6

    Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
    100 x 10
    150 x 10
    200 x 10
    250 x 5
    250 x 10

    Seated DB Curls
    35 x 10
    45 x 5
    50 x 10
    50 x 10

    Wide Grip Bench
    135 x 15
    135 x 15
    185 x 10
    225 x 15

    My back felt the best it has in months. I could have easily gone for 7 or 8 reps with 545 but my fucking wrist straps started coming loose and I had to drop it after 6. I took a vid of the deads, quality is shit but I'll try and throw it up later today.
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    Squats, belt only
    135 x 10
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    405 x 1
    455 x 1
    500 x 3

    High Bar Squats, ATF
    315 x 3
    405 x 5

    Cable Curls
    100 x 10
    150 x 10
    180 x 10
    180 x 10

    Gonna start alternating the weeks I pull heavy and squat heavy; my lower back is pretty pissed off at me right now.
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    Rotating the heavy duty work with the deads and squats will indeed serve you better.

    Dig the constant and super lifts.

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    Thanks Coke.

    Arnie Press
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    60 x 5
    80 x 5
    110 x 6

    DB Rear Delt Row
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    65 x 10
    65 x 10

    Cable Lateral Raise
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    70 x 5
    80 x 8
    60 x 10

    Reverse Grip Pushdown
    60 x 10
    80 x 5
    100 x 5
    110 x 7
    80 x 10
    70 x 10
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    Damn bro, making those dumbells your bitch huh?

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    Yep. To be honest I had trouble getting the 110's up into position by myself, almost failed with my left arm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.V View Post
    I'd honestly go for 198 man. I've been reading this journal pretty consistently, and though your gains are incredible, I'm concerned as hell that your connective tissue is getting near the breaking point. I've been there, man, when things start popping and straining, it just gets worse.

    At a ripped 198, you'll blow records out of the water, look ridiculous, and give your body a BIT of a break.

    Just my $0.02. Whatever you do, keep kicking ass!
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    strong numbers in here.. you're almost caught up to me in everything now, lol.. while weighing 65lbs less than me *sigh*
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    Well, you can still throw shit a lot better than I can, lol. I think I'd throw my shoulder out instantly trying to toss one of those hammers.

    Bench
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    135 x 15
    225 x 5
    275 x 5
    315 x 2
    345 x 1
    365 x 5
    325 x 8

    Pushdowns
    150 x 10
    180 x 10
    210 x 5
    250 x 5

    Rope Pushdown
    150 x 10
    150 x 20

    Nothing like a PR on bench after not touching my chest for about a month.
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    what happened to going light then pushing it next week? lol

    now that my weight has stabilized, I should get my strength back relatively quick.. then in 6 weeks I start dropping again, lol..
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    I tested the waters last week and didn't have any pain with 225. Decided to give it 1 more week and then start ramping it up. I had absolutely 0 pain today, even with the 365 set. Little bit of tightness after the last set, but that's about it.

    I'm definitely going to train a little differently from now on. Planning on keeping the weight below a certain % every other week.

    Body weight was 200 today... I'm stronger now than I was at 220 back in Feb. I think I'm gonna extend this cycle a few weeks and ramp the test up once I'm done with the EQ. Gonna shoot for a meet sometime in September.
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    I was doing heavy one week and speed the next.. helped keep everything fresh and I got pretty strong.. just an idea for you
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    looking through my log this is what I did that worked great for strength and kept me healthy and fresh:

    week1: work up to a training max, then drop to 90% and hit 3-4 triples
    week2: take 60% of last weeks trianing max and do 8 sets for speed (triples for bench, doubles for squat, singles for deads)

    then I would deload every 7th week so I got 3 full cycles of heavy and speed work. Once I stop cutting, I'll probably switch back to this as it was pretty enjoyable.
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    Yeah I'm thinking something real similar Jake. I haven't done any DE/Speed work in a long time, might not be a bad idea.
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    Sumo Deads
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    315 x 5
    405 x 5
    495 x 1
    565 x 6

    Cable Rows
    120 x 10
    160 x 10
    200 x 10
    250 x 10

    Rope Cable Curls
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    120 x 10
    120 x 10
    100 x 10

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    I really have trouble activating my hams/hips on the first rep with sumo. I start out all back and then settle into better form after the first rep. Still extremely happy with this, pretty big PR, body weight was 203 with clothes and shoes on.
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    Them are some beastly pulls, looking huge too.

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    Thanks Coke.
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