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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #195 on: March 28, 2015, 01:46:09 AM »
Workouts looking great.  Enjoy your weekend. :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #196 on: March 28, 2015, 06:09:39 AM »
Looks like you're killing it!

Your sleeves still haven't got to you yet?
I ordered mine and got them in a few days..........must be they don't like to go that far North 8)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #197 on: March 28, 2015, 09:12:00 AM »
^^^^ Thanks!

 The squats are coming along nice, I cannot wait for my belt and knee sleeves....see if they will help a bit :)

Expecting to see 400 sooner than later. ;)


 OOOOOOOOH! I cannot wait! Gonna have to figure out a way to vid that lift or fail!

Um, hello smart phone, cheap video camera?? Flex, Lisa???? Geez man, do I gotta do all the thinking around here??  ::) ;D

You're welcome.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #198 on: March 28, 2015, 09:14:20 AM »
That beard don't take pictures?

I'm still teaching it to play fetch, it's a slow learner
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #199 on: March 28, 2015, 09:17:00 AM »
Workouts looking great.  Enjoy your weekend. :)

 Thank you!, you as well :)

Looks like you're killing it!

Your sleeves still haven't got to you yet?
I ordered mine and got them in a few days..........must be they don't like to go that far North 8)

 I'm pretty sure the hang up is on the belt, takes 4-5 weeks to make and ship out. I got elbow/knee sleeves, shirt, and belt. Pretty sure they will send it all in one shot.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #200 on: March 28, 2015, 10:51:10 AM »
Congrats on the 375.

You training at all this weekend?
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: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #201 on: March 28, 2015, 06:08:36 PM »
Congrats on the 375.

You training at all this weekend?

 Thanks!

 Nah I'm off for the weekend. I will be back in the gym Monday at 6 am as usual. Why? did you have something in mind or just curious?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #202 on: March 28, 2015, 06:31:13 PM »
I'm pretty sure the hang up is on the belt, takes 4-5 weeks to make and ship out. I got elbow/knee sleeves, shirt, and belt. Pretty sure they will send it all in one shot.

That makes sense
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #203 on: March 28, 2015, 06:36:54 PM »
Why? did you have something in mind or just curious?

Just thought maybe we could coordinate something.  Maybe next weekend....
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
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2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #204 on: March 28, 2015, 07:30:57 PM »
Why? did you have something in mind or just curious?

Just thought maybe we could coordinate something.  Maybe next weekend....

Sounds good! Let me know what your thinkin'
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #205 on: March 30, 2015, 08:30:09 AM »
03/30/15

-BOR'S-

Barx15
135x10
180x5
240x5 +5 lbs
240x5 +5 lbs

-Incline D-bell Press-

50x10
55x5
70x5
90x5 +20 lbs
90x5 +20 lbs

-Single Legged Leg Press-

135x10
180x6
210x6
250x5 + 5 lbs
250x5 - Shit! + 5 lbs

-Parallel Bar Dips-

BW (211) x 20 +5 reps
BW (211) x 20 +5 reps

-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total time= 45 min


 This mornings workout was ok, I upped in either reps or weight again today. Right shoulder was a little cranky this morning, I need to use lighter weights for warm up and try not to jump into my working sets so fast. The single legged seated leg press was just garbage, I much prefer either doing single legged squats OR the squat machine...not the damn seated leg press machine! Just a completely unnatural movement for me, I won't be doing that again soon.

 and why did I do it in the first place you might ask?

 Because some prick decided to leave weights on all the leg machines giving the illusion they were being used and had jumped in the last rack to do 1/4 squats!!! Of course I didn't realize this until after the fact.

 I let it be, decided it wasn't worth losing my gym membership over (I'm not trying to act all tough shit, far from. I simply would have said things that would have gotten me kicked out).

 Missed out on torture bike (awww shucks!) I had to go put gas in the car before heading to work. The gas light popped up on my way to the gym.  :o

 

 


 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #206 on: March 30, 2015, 09:19:15 AM »
Yer numbers are going up quick man. I'm having a hard time keeping up with you. I've been having a contest in my head trying to keep up with your total. I need to up my squat a bit now to catch up. Slow down for me please.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #207 on: March 30, 2015, 10:49:51 AM »
Good going on the weights increasing and the reps.

Yeah is sucks when people leave the weights in making you think it's being used.
And you done right not saying the things you wanted to.
Others ignorance isn't a reason for you to lose your membership
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #208 on: March 30, 2015, 12:48:34 PM »
Yer numbers are going up quick man. I'm having a hard time keeping up with you. I've been having a contest in my head trying to keep up with your total. I need to up my squat a bit now to catch up. Slow down for me please.

 LOL!!!

 Thanks for the compliment!  8)

 Now I'm really going to push hard (being smart about it of course) I can't have you beating me now can I?

Good going on the weights increasing and the reps.

Yeah is sucks when people leave the weights in making you think it's being used.
And you done right not saying the things you wanted to.
Others ignorance isn't a reason for you to lose your membership

 I find the early morning people tend to deal with this problem, mostly from people training in the middle of the night. Drives me nuts coming into the gym and shit is just left everywhere! especially in the back section...I'd love to find out who is doing it and drop a 45 lbs plate on his nut sack! That and the cleaning douchebag!

 The positive to this is I use that anger to my advantage :)
 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #209 on: March 30, 2015, 01:06:03 PM »
Yes sir, anger can really get you pumped up to do some damage......and lift heavy things

But damn a plate on the nut sack, now that's serious anger rite there lol

When I got there this morning the power rack had a bar loaded with plates at the highest point.
I looked and this older guy, shorter than me, was looking up at them since he wanted to use that rack.
Took a minute or 2 but I took them down for him. He was really appreciative
The only person you need to be better than
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I lift heavy things and put them back down

Dave