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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2017, 05:14:10 PM »
Looking strong with the SS Greg! Solid session, even hit some skwaaats!
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2017, 10:14:33 PM »
Monster bench volume!

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2017, 12:46:31 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_2C) as follows:

Superset:
Decline Bench Press   5-105, 4-125, 3-145, 2-175, 1-195, 5x3 @ 225
Speed Deadlifts   3-155, 3-225, 3-275, 5x3 @ 315

Quad-set:
Decline Bench Press   3x6 @ 185
Low Cable Rows   3x10 @ 120
DB OHP   3x10 @ 30
Ab Wheel 3x10

Bodyweight: 207.6 Pounds (Down 13.0 Pounds from 7/9) Ate BIG at Company Party last night :)

Workout Duration: 49:29.66 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good workout today.  I ate big at the company holiday party last night so I had plenty of energy stored up.  My elbows and shoulders were a little sore starting out from all of the benching I've been doing lately, but they loosened up and felt good by the end.  The deads felt very good.  The weight wasn't too heavy and with my improved bracing they really have a good feel to them now.

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Looking strong with the SS Greg! Solid session, even hit some skwaaats!

Thanks Shawn. :)  This program definitely has some good supersets in it.  I'm liking the mix of upper and lower each day.  Squatting a couple times per week (once heavy and once medium weight) seems to be getting things moving in the right direction.

Monster bench volume!

Thanks Ron. :)  Yeah the bench volume was high for that workout.  I was feeling it today with a little soreness when I woke up.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2017, 01:01:34 PM »
Solid workout on the declines and speed deads. Quad set finisher looked fun!
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2017, 10:03:15 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_2D) as follows:

Tri-set:
Squats  5-135, 4-155, 3-195, 2-225, 1-255, 2x285, 4x3 @ 285
Band Facepulls  25, 25, 25, 25
Bench Press 5-135, 4-155, 3-195, 5x5 @ 225

Squats  3x6 @ 225

Tri-set:
Upright Rows  8-95, 8-95, 8-95
KB French Press 8-50, 8-50, 8-50
Hypers   10, 10, 10

Bodyweight: 207.6 Pounds (Down 13.0 Pounds from 7/9)

Workout Duration: 1:06:06.82 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good workout today.  Squats started off feeling pretty good.  For some reason on my first heavy work set though I got out of the groove and only did 2 reps.  With the 2nd set I got back on track though and was able to finish out the next 4 sets of 3.

For bench my right side (tri and pec) was sore and made the sets challenging.  Luckily it was light bench day so I got in the full 5x5 at 225.

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Solid workout on the declines and speed deads. Quad set finisher looked fun!

Thanks Shawn.  Yeah that particular day is probably my favorite of this program.  I like the volume of deads with submaximal weights.  I enjoy the decline bench too.  The quad set was a good way to finish up with a bump to the heartrate...I was definitely sweating after that. :D
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2017, 10:18:32 PM »
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Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2017, 10:32:04 PM »
following you now on IG

Great.  I just saw that on IG and started following you too.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2017, 12:53:26 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_3B) as follows:

Tri-set:
Bench Press   5-115, 4-140, 3-170, 2-210, 1-240, 5x2 @ 275
Band Facepulls  25, 25, 25
Hypers        15, 15, 15

SlingShot BP  2-295, 2-305

Tri-set:
Bench Press 3x6 @ 210
Squats      3-135, 2-185, 1-235
TBar Rows 3x6 @ 155

Superset:
Squats  4x3 @ 265
DB OHP  3x10 @ 30

Bodyweight: 208.6 Pounds (Down 12.0 Pounds from 7/9) Slowly gaining for meet

Workout Duration: 1:06:07.73 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good workout today.  I swapped my A and B workouts so I could be fresher on bench.  The reps felt good.  The 5x2 @ 275 felt challenging.  On the SlingShot sets the 295 actually felt tougher than the 305.  The backoff sets felt nice and light which was a good way to end it.

The supersets with squats, rows, etc. gave me a good brisk amount of work at the end and I was sweating pretty good by the end of the workout.  Looking forward to deads tomorrow.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2017, 12:45:24 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_3A) as follows:

Superset:
Deadlifts   3-155, 3-205, 3-245, 3-295, 1-335, 4 sets of 2 @ 375, 1-410 (vid below)
     Note: All sets were Conventional 4" Block Pulls
Fat Bar Incline BP  3-140, 3-180, 6 sets of 4 @ 210

Tri-set:
Tricep Pushdowns  8-75, 8-75, 8-75
Multi-Grip Chins  7-45, 7-45, 7-45
Decline Situps    10, 10, 10

Bodyweight: 208.6 Pounds (Down 12.0 Pounds from 7/9)

Workout Duration: 1:06:02.39 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Great workout today.  The block pulls went well and my work sets of 4x2 @ 375 felt good.  I wound up getting a new 1RM of 410.  It felt great and I know I had more in the tank with no hip/back pain so that was a big win.

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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2017, 02:40:28 PM »
Some seriously solid lifting sessions in here Greg.
Out of curiosity, why block pulls on DL?
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2017, 03:09:31 PM »
Grats on the PR. Looked like good control too. Didnt see the form breakdown which is great for a PR
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2017, 07:07:50 PM »
Some seriously solid lifting sessions in here Greg.
Out of curiosity, why block pulls on DL?

Thanks Eric.  I've definitely been having some good ones lately...hopefully that trend continues.

I started doing the block pulls when I was having terrible hip/low back pain.  It turned out I had a QL strain.  Once that healed up though I continued with the block pulls as they really helped eliminate my pain.  They are only 4" off the ground but that little amount seems to lessen the strain on my hips a lot without really affecting my strength.  I plan to switch back to pulling from the ground a few weeks before my meet.

Grats on the PR. Looked like good control too. Didnt see the form breakdown which is great for a PR

Thanks Andrew.  Yeah my form felt pretty good.  Bracing my core and loading my hammies prior to each rep has made a huge difference.  I can't believe it took me so long to figure out how to do that.
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2017, 08:02:54 AM »
Some seriously solid lifting sessions in here Greg.
Out of curiosity, why block pulls on DL?

Thanks Eric.  I've definitely been having some good ones lately...hopefully that trend continues.

I started doing the block pulls when I was having terrible hip/low back pain.  It turned out I had a QL strain.  Once that healed up though I continued with the block pulls as they really helped eliminate my pain.  They are only 4" off the ground but that little amount seems to lessen the strain on my hips a lot without really affecting my strength.  I plan to switch back to pulling from the ground a few weeks before my meet.

Grats on the PR. Looked like good control too. Didnt see the form breakdown which is great for a PR

Thanks Andrew.  Yeah my form felt pretty good.  Bracing my core and loading my hammies prior to each rep has made a huge difference.  I can't believe it took me so long to figure out how to do that.

Ah. That makes sense. Hard to tell the reasons without asking. Wasn't sure if you were working on lockout or something else. Glad your injury is better and you found a way to limit the hip pain  :)
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2017, 11:27:24 PM »
Beauty bllpck pulls Greg and congrats on the PR!!
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Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2017, 02:20:38 PM »
This morning I completed 531 1000% Bastardo Peak (C27_3D) as follows:

Tri-set:
Squats  3-135, 3-155, 2-190, 1-235, 1-265, 5x2 @ 295
Band Facepulls  25, 25, 25, 25
Bench Press 3-135, 3-155, 2-185, 1-215, 4x4 @ 240

Squats  3x6 @ 235

Bodyweight: 208.6 Pounds (Down 12.0 Pounds from 7/9)

Workout Duration: 48:36.23 mm:ss (with 1:00 rest between sets)

Good no-nonsense workout today.  I just did squats and bench with some band facepulls thrown in to help loosen the shoulders.  On my first work set of squats I felt a weird twinge in my back that had me nervous but after that I didn't feel anything else so it must've been a fluke.  With each of the sets of my 5x2 I was tempted to call it a day there but I stuck with it and finished all 5 sets. :D  Bench felt pretty good.  I was short on time so I skipped all my other accessory sets.

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Ah. That makes sense. Hard to tell the reasons without asking. Wasn't sure if you were working on lockout or something else. Glad your injury is better and you found a way to limit the hip pain  :)

Thanks Eric. :)  Yeah I'm glad to be over that one.  I was in some bad pain for a while there.  Now that it's cleared up I'm just trying to improve my strength without overdoing it so that's really why I stuck with the block pulls.  I figure it's better safe than sorry there.

Beauty bllpck pulls Greg and congrats on the PR!!

Thanks Shawn. :)  Yeah it was a good day of pulling and I hope to have many more like that and really start to make some gains there.  I was stagnant with deads for so long it would nice to make some more progress.
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