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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2015, 04:17:21 PM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 95#
OHP 5x5 @ 80#
Deadlifts 5x5 @ 215#
Farmer's Walks 50# each + Handles (38# each)

Great afternoon session in the basement.  New bar, new farmer's handles, life's good.

The bar is almost certainly a rebranding of the rogue crossfit 2.0, 28.5mm, 165k tensile. This is world's apart from the other two bars I have that came with my Barbell and Weider weight sets.  Knurling is like velcrow on the hands, no slip even with a light sweat.  No bending or budging at the 215#, felt like a single peice of iron.

Farmer's handles are beefy, one solid peice of chromed steel.  I will need to make a quantitative length for a "rep." So far I've just been walking a 20 foot length and first time turned around, second time was setting it down and turning around and relifting.  Basically doing trap bar deadlifts after conventional deadlifts will probably rip me up tomorrow, we'll see.  (Ironically I walked in the store for a trap bar/farmers walk hybrid bar). WIll probably fabricate some kind of a rack around this issue.  Any feedback is welcome.

Oh and for my local friends, it was Christian's Fitness Factory in Lancaster, walked in the store and walked out with almost $500 list price for $310.  That is almost the list price for the rogue bar.
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2015, 07:56:48 AM »
Awoke with a slight soreness.  Meh.

Squats 5x5 @ 135#
BB BP 5x5 @ 150#
BOR 5x5 @ 135#

Squats are starting to challenge me. Benchpresses are pushing hard, going to slow the progression to 5# jumps.  BOR are getting good too. Wrapped up with some farmers walks and a few minutes working the heavybag.

Still in the mid 230's. That's gotta change.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2015, 09:36:06 AM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 105#
OHP 5x5 @ 85#
Deadlift 5x5 @ 225#

Whole midsection was weak, probably from the 7 hours of driving.  Still made it through.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »
Squats 5x5 @ 145#
Benchpress 5x5 @ 155#
BOR 5x5 @ 145#

Lost count on the squats,  probably did 7 sets. Quads were quivering.  Bench was getting challenging.  Same with the rows. Finished with some farmers walks. 

Got some beef shanks in the slow cooker and a pork shoulder brining for New Years.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2015, 07:51:11 AM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 110#
OHP 5x5 @ 90#
Deadlift 5x5 @ 235#

Everything is getting challenging.  God bless progressive overload resistance programs.  Still have plenty of ground to cover,  but it'll be with the micro plates from here on out.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2016, 03:51:30 PM »
Extended break there, 4 days out.

Squats 5x5 @ 155# - Was a shock to the legs.
Benchpress 5x5 @ 135# - Reigned in to allow progression.
BOR 5x5 @ 155# - Getting tough.

Reset BBBP knowing that out of the 6 lifts in the program,  it is the highest risk without much reward for me at least.  Squats induced some nausea oddly enough.  BOR are getting tougher, last run of SL 5x5 it was more of my lower back limiting me more than the weights.  Going to try to avoid that mistake again even if it means stalling rather than resetting.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2016, 11:21:32 AM »
Day off today too, so back-to-back it is.

Front Squats 5x5 @ 115#
OHP 5x5 @ 95#
Deadlift 5x5 @ 240#

Almost stalled on last set of OHP.  Everything else was good.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2016, 07:58:13 AM »
Nice amount of fatigue yesterday.

Today:
Squats 5x5 @ 160#
BBBP 5x5 @ 140#
BOR 5x5 @ 160#

Bench was more difficult only because of ending Tuesdays training with some BS arm sets. BOR are challenging.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2016, 09:49:25 AM »
Nice amount of fatigue yesterday.

Today:
Squats 5x5 @ 160#
BBBP 5x5 @ 140#
BOR 5x5 @ 160#

Bench was more difficult only because of ending Tuesdays training with some BS arm sets. BOR are challenging.

Life's good.

Tim, are you doing Pendlay bor or straight bor? Just curious.
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2016, 10:19:22 AM »
Nice amount of fatigue yesterday.

Today:
Squats 5x5 @ 160#
BBBP 5x5 @ 140#
BOR 5x5 @ 160#

Bench was more difficult only because of ending Tuesdays training with some BS arm sets. BOR are challenging.

Life's good.

Tim, are you doing Pendlay bor or straight bor? Just curious.

Not hitting the floor with each rep, but close, only because of my gut and short femurs if I did a traditional BOR  I'd have about 8 inches of ROM.

So somewhere between the two.  And I'm using my EZ Bar,  mostly for elbow health.  Sure there's a proper name for it.  DOH EZ BOR?

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2016, 11:46:16 AM »
Hey, if it works there's no problem.

My lower back does not like traditional BOR so I stick with Pendlays or T-bar rows.
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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2016, 01:48:26 PM »
I'd love to have a chest supported row contraption to save my lower back for deadlifts.  I'll redneck engineer something someday.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2016, 07:47:16 AM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 120#
OHP 5x5 @ 100#
Deadlift 5x5 @ 245#

Didn't get through the warmup sets before lower back was tightening up.  May try to make it up tomorrow morning.

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2016, 12:37:01 PM »
AWOL

Squats 5x5 @ 165#
Benchpress 5x5 @ 145#
BOR 5x5 @ 165#

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Re: Struggles With Consistency v2.0
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2016, 07:48:14 AM »
Front Squats 5x5 @ 125#
OHP 5x5 @ 105#
Deadlift 5x5 @ 245# ( 5,5,5,4,3 )

Took more grit than I possessed.

OHP was all grinders,  Deads just sucked.

Got 'er dun. See y'all Sunday.