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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big o Boy View Post
    Good trainin bro. Can't wait for the loose brief work back in here. Haha
    Me too, haha. Last week I hit a 30 lb PR in loose briefs on chain suspended squats.

    Next week will be good, Chain suspended squats in suit bottoms
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    haha what's the matter Lones? You don't like the reps we decided on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    haha what's the matter Lones? You don't like the reps we decided on?
    Lets see, how do I put this...

    No, LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Lets see, how do I put this...

    No, LOL
    HAHAHA

    well kudos to you for sticking to it regardless. You've really put in a lot of work the last month


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    getting stronger dude
    2000 or bust

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    grats on the PR..

    what does squatting onto foam do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    HAHAHA

    well kudos to you for sticking to it regardless. You've really put in a lot of work the last month
    Starting to see a bit of size in my pecs and shoulders. I ought to, after my speed bench days I can barely shake my protein shakes up without grimacing in pain

    Plus I did all those shoulder raises with ankle weights leading up to the December meet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumprrp View Post
    getting stronger dude
    Thanks fatty, get used to that suit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    grats on the PR..

    what does squatting onto foam do?
    Makes it harder to get out of the hole.

    Squatting onto a foam box will build more muscular strength, but a hard box is essential as well for the ligament and joint strength
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    ME Squat/dl

    *dynamic warmup*

    Reverse green band sumo deads, completely deloaded @ top:
    195 x 5
    245 x 3
    285 x 3
    335 x 3
    *add briefs*
    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:
    10
    10
    10

    *supersetted with*

    Standing green band side bend:
    10
    10
    10

    GHR:
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Happy New Year, everyone. My new year's resolution is to squat 750.
    now THIS is what I'm talking about..

    You'll hit it bro, stay at it!!
    Last edited by JSully; 12-31-2009 at 01:13 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    now THIS is what I'm talking about..

    You'll hit it bro, stay at it!!
    Thanks dude. I think I was good for 700 the last meet, the Pro Am will be balls to the wall, LOL

    I'll probably hit a meet in March as well, goal for that will be a PR. But the main meet of the year for me will be in August.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    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?
    Well, the Pro suit is more middle of the road. The inzer poly suits and all the single ply stuff would be like level 1, the pro would be level 2, and level 3 would be the Boss, canvas, and Ace.

    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
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    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?
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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesXedge View Post
    Thanks dude. I think I was good for 700 the last meet, the Pro Am will be balls to the wall, LOL

    I'll probably hit a meet in March as well, goal for that will be a PR. But the main meet of the year for me will be in August.
    This is going to be such a fun meet. I am looking forward to it already. I think you can get 750 this year when you get some training in proper fitting gear. I went from 650 to 750 in just a few months when i gained some weight a few years ago, no doubt you can make the gains as quick as me.
    960/530/749 @ 242
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSully View Post
    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?
    The foam is harder. Usually yes, its every other session.

    I made mine, but look up foam and rubber outlets in your city. I'm sure theres one close

    The foam at Cell Block is memory foam, and the foam I have is softer. Either one works
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    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.
    Yup, I think the Pro suit is the perfect suit to start with.

    Do you have briefs Jake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    This is going to be such a fun meet. I am looking forward to it already. I think you can get 750 this year when you get some training in proper fitting gear. I went from 650 to 750 in just a few months when i gained some weight a few years ago, no doubt you can make the gains as quick as me.
    Yeah, I need some decent briefs
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    Thanks dude, I'll look up the foam, it's pretty interesting and I'm always wanting more.. lol

    And no, I don't have briefs..
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    You may get a good pair of briefs before a suit
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