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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    LOL, my professor is one of the hardest I've had yet. Hopefully I'll be able to pull a B

    And you probably didn't do well since you didn't do assistance work back then
    Alot of that had to do with it being -20 to -40 degrees and my gym not having a heater hahaha.

    im giving some thought to going back to school for a masters degree. I think I just like being poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    Alot of that had to do with it being -20 to -40 degrees and my gym not having a heater hahaha.

    im giving some thought to going back to school for a masters degree. I think I just like being poor.
    Yeah, likely what I'll have to do as well. Bachelors are becoming known more as "placeholder" degrees.

    I do not even want to think about that right now haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    Gallon of milk a day!
    I would probably have to start with a 1/2 gallon first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    Yeah, likely what I'll have to do as well. Bachelors are becoming known more as "placeholder" degrees.

    I do not even want to think about that right now haha
    I know what you mean. I graduated in May and I think 3 out of 30 people in my senior seminar class had jobs lined up. Thankfully I had a hook up, so I was one of them, but I'm still going to pursue my Masters starting in January.

    Keep up the good work, and working with prisoners would definitely be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lones Green View Post
    Yeah, likely what I'll have to do as well. Bachelors are becoming known more as "placeholder" degrees.

    I do not even want to think about that right now haha
    with my degree I got a very good paying job.. but the problem is that if I actually wanted to do the work I want to do I need at least a masters, more likely a phd. that being said the ecconomy is still half decent where I live.. if I had my degree in LA id be working at starbucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    I would probably have to start with a 1/2 gallon first.
    Will put weight on you for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorman2k6 View Post
    I know what you mean. I graduated in May and I think 3 out of 30 people in my senior seminar class had jobs lined up. Thankfully I had a hook up, so I was one of them, but I'm still going to pursue my Masters starting in January.

    Keep up the good work, and working with prisoners would definitely be interesting.
    Man that is discouraging, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    with my degree I got a very good paying job.. but the problem is that if I actually wanted to do the work I want to do I need at least a masters, more likely a phd. that being said the ecconomy is still half decent where I live.. if I had my degree in LA id be working at starbucks.
    You'd just have to watch the calorie content of the latte's, skinny...
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    Dynamic effort squat/dl

    Didn't feel great today. Training with broken toes is rough.

    Speed squats, 12 inch box:
    bar x 10
    135 x 2
    225 x 2
    225 x 2
    225 x 2
    275 x 2
    275 x 2
    275 x 2
    *belt*
    315 x 2
    315 x 2
    315 x 2

    Speed pulls, sumo:
    135 x 5
    225 x 3
    315 x 1
    315 x 1
    315 x 1
    315 x 1
    315 x 1
    315 x 1

    Goodmornings:
    135 x 5 close
    135 x 5 wide
    185 x 5 close
    185 x 5 wide

    Standing abs:
    100 x 15
    120 x 15
    140 x 15
    160 x 15
    100 x 30

    GHR:
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    + 10 lbs x 8
    + 10 lbs x 8

    Hip abduction:
    purple x 4 x 15

    Sled drags in grass:
    3 plates x 4 trips

    3 plates x 4 trips


    Just cruising for a few more weeks. I think I'll do some conventional pulling Thursday. The stronger my back the better
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    Dynamic effort bench

    Speed bench:
    bar x 30
    *add doubled mini's*
    bar x 3 - thumb length from smooth
    115 x 3
    115 x 3
    115 x 3
    135 x 3 - pinky on ring
    135 x 3
    135 x 3
    145 x 3 - comp grip
    145 x 3
    145 x 3

    Seated overhead press:
    95 x 20
    115 x 20
    135 x 10

    Lateral raise:
    15's x 20
    25's x 20
    35's x 10

    CSR:
    1 plate x 10
    *add doubled mini*
    1 plate x 10
    1.5 plates x 10
    2 plate x 10

    Face pulls:
    50 x 20
    60 x 20
    90 x 20

    Shrugs:
    135 x 20
    225 x 20
    315 x 20
    365 x 20

    KB extensions:
    25's x 20
    30's x 20
    35's x 20
    40's x 20

    Curls, 3 x 15

    10 minutes sauna


    Not bad, pulling tomorrow so I did more shoulder work as opposed to upper back work.

    Allergies are screwing with me a little bit
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    Purple band pressdowns - 200 reps

    Shoulder work with mini band
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    Max effort squat/deadlift

    Reverse blue band deads, conventional: (bands completely deloaded about 3 inches from lockout)
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    365 x 3
    *belt*
    405 x 1
    455 x 1
    475 x 1
    495 x 1
    520 x 1 5 lb PR
    275 x 5 - extra wide stiff leg
    325 x 5
    365 x 5

    GHR with rear elevated:
    BW x 8
    BW x 8
    + 10 lbs x 8
    +25 lbs x 8

    Hangman abs:
    green x 3 x 15

    Spread eagle situps:
    15 lbs on chest x 10
    20 lbs on chest x 10
    25 lbs on chest x 10

    45 degree back raise:
    BW x 20
    +10 lbs x 15
    +25 lbs x 15

    Seated calves, 2 x 50

    Neck, 4 x 20

    Hex DB holds, 3 x failure


    Not bad session, not too much volume on the deadlifts now that I look at it. I pulled 515 at Westside with the same setup using a deadlift bar back in the summer, this was just a regular power bar so that was good.

    Gonna keep at it with the upper/mid back work and glute work. I'd really like to crack 600 in March.

    2 weeks and I start to GFH
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    solid training as always, broken toe and all

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyo_99 View Post
    solid training as always, broken toe and all
    Thanks bud!
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    Good job on the PR!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Hopper View Post
    Good job on the PR!!!
    Thanks!
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    Max effort bench

    Bench, pinky on ring:
    bar x 30
    *add doubled mini's*
    bar x 5
    95 x 5
    135 x 3
    155 x 1
    175 x 1
    185 x 1
    205 x 1
    *3 board*
    225 x 1
    235 x 1
    245 x 1
    265 x miss
    185 x 2 full range
    185 x 2
    185 x 2

    Decline DB press:
    55's x 20
    75's x 10
    85's x 10

    Tate press:
    35's x 15
    40's x 15
    45's x 15

    T bar row:
    1 plate x 10
    1.5 plates x 10
    2 plates x 10
    2.5 plates x 10
    2.5 plates x 10

    Reverse pec dec:
    60 x 15
    60 x 15
    70 x 15

    DB Shrugs:
    75's x 20
    75's x 20
    75's x 20
    75's x 20

    Curls, 4 x 10


    So I'm getting really thin, haha. My belt on the last notch is now loose and can be. The positive side is this is the lowest bodyfat percentage I've been at yet, and that was the goal for this weight loss thing. Next Monday I start to gain it back, but clean weight.

    It's starting to affect my PR's and stuff like that, but its expected. Not a huge impact, but noticeable. Not really getting to me but I can't wait to be strong again LOL

    Been hammering my pecs with dumbbell pressing twice a week for at least a year, so I'm going to switch it out on my max effort day for close grips for reps to try and increase my arm size and strength. There's not a huge discrepancy in my full range bench and 3 board bench, and that's not good. Means my pecs are strong but I need to work my lockout hard
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    I really appreciate the help in G-Burg at Record Breakers, I know it was one long day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blong View Post
    I really appreciate the help in G-Burg at Record Breakers, I know it was one long day.
    Absolutely man, any time. We'll bench again soon!
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    Purple band pressdowns - 200 reps

    Shoulder raises with ankle weights - 100 reps

    Spider walk with mini bands, 3 sets
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    Quote Originally Posted by SELK View Post
    with my degree I got a very good paying job.. but the problem is that if I actually wanted to do the work I want to do I need at least a masters, more likely a phd. that being said the ecconomy is still half decent where I live.. if I had my degree in LA id be working at starbucks.
    What is a good wage in the U.S??

    Your dollar is worth the same as the Aussie now so I can make an easy comparision.

    Thanks.
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    Good own you Lones for training with broken toes!!

    Big effort!!
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    [QUOTE= We'll bench again soon![/QUOTE]

    Sounds great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAus View Post
    What is a good wage in the U.S??

    Your dollar is worth the same as the Aussie now so I can make an easy comparision.

    Thanks.
    I'm Canadian

    our dollar is worth about the same as US dollar (99 cents USD = $1 cnd approx right now). Minimum wage here is about $9.. basic labour/construction jobs are $18-25 an hour and then after that it really depends I guess. Id say most people out of University with a 4 year degree make at least $30 an hour. I live in a place that still has quite a few jobs though.. the economy in Canada isn't great, but its not all that bad compared to many places today.
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    Hmm thanks for that, we make slighty more here I think.

    I left school at 16 and have no real qualifications and get 30 an hour.

    I know Aus was the least hit by the GFC.

    Best of luck to everyone cause minimum wage would be hard.
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