Good trainin bro. Can't wait for the loose brief work back in here. Haha
Weight: 194.0 lbs.Height: 5' 11"
Raw PR's 425/340/534
Goals for '10:
Put on size and git Strong(er)
Raw Goals: 450 Squat, 365 Bench, 570 Deadlift
"Weak points come from not doing the things you suck at doing." -Dave Tate
getting stronger dude
2000 or bust
Reverse green band sumo deads, completely deloaded @ top:
195 x 5
245 x 3
285 x 3
335 x 3
375 x 2
425 x 1
465 x 1
515 x 1
555 x 1
575 x 1, grip slipped a little @ the top
Stiff leg deads, raw:
185 x 8 conv
185 x 8 sumo
235 x 6 conv
235 x 6 sumo
275 x 6 conv
275 x 6 sumo
Standing green band crunch:
Standing green band side bend:
BW x 10
+mini band x 10
+ mini band x 10
Close grip pulldowns:
120 x 15
140 x 10
160 x 10
180 x 10
Not a bad session at home, took a little while. Did some coaching with form, but no complaints! 575 is what I pulled with blues hanging from the same pin a couple months ago.
Happy New Year, everyone. My new year's resolution is to squat 750.
Last edited by Lones Green; 12-31-2009 at 12:45 PM.
Its **** like this that makes me want to get a suit.. lol.. I really don't have any urge at all to bench with a shirt, but to squat in a suit,, man that is tempting.
Now I'm off to go pricing suits again, DAMMIT!!
The Pro squatter was good to me. My very first suit was single ply. Certainly wouldn't suggest Canvas, Boss, or Ace for a first suit. I really think you should start with something a bit more basic. I think starting off with something too gangster will lead to a lot of frustration.
Some would disagree with me though.
I'm intrigued by the Inzer Hardcore and the Titan Centaurian.. Probably won't be making a purchase for quite a while (mid 2010) as budgets are tight..
I understand getting a "starter" suit.. but I'd hate to waste the money on a "starter" to turn around in a few months and pay for another.. y'know..
BTW, how thick is your foam that you squat onto? I'm assuming you would set the box at parallel or below and have 2-4" of foam to squat down onto?
Centurion might be an option, but I have no experience with it
The pro will last you a long time. Get velcro put on the straps and get it altered to fit you well and it's a great suit. I got mine almost 3 years ago, and I still pull in it
You can do the foam a few different ways, the way I do it is a copy of how we do it at Cell Block. We take a 12 inch box (which is below parallel for all of us) and a bigger block of foam (4-6 inches or so) and squat into it and explode up.
I've seen smaller pieces of foam used as well, see some of Supertraining's videos
Thanks for the info on the suits..
how do you like the foam squatting vs standard box? seems you're going every other DE session with foam, that correct?
I may need to pick some up, any ideas where to get it? Oh, is it a soft foam, or a pretty hard foam?
to add on what lones was saying, there is not much point in getting a bad suit to start out. Something like the pro squatter if you are planning on going doubleply is a great suit. I actually think that with your strength you could start with a very good suit if you are training with a knowledgeable group.
I started with a Z-suit and hated every minute of it.
I went to an old frantz poly and it was alright but only gave 50lbs
went to the pro and got great carryover
then went to the ace and after a few days of learning it, got even better carryover.
960/530/749 @ 242
903/524/738 @ 220
960/530/749 @ 242
903/524/738 @ 220
You may get a good pair of briefs before a suit