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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2015, 06:39:02 PM »
<raises hand slowly>

Chest dome right here too. From benching on Tuesday.
I'd probably have trouble with dup unless I wrote it down.
The times I forget my cheat sheet are the days I'm scratching my head going "what the heck am I supposed to do?!"  :P

 I hear ya! I have my cheat sheets with my 9/10. I forgot them twice in the past 4 months. I'm very anal retentive about making sure everything is written down and everything is followed correctly *though I have decided to wing it the last couple workouts*

 I'm making a workout log for the DUP program. Though I have thought about designing it to be more specific to what I am looking for.

 FOR EXAMPLE

My first 4 week block would be 2:1 ratio of hypertrophy/strength/power

 So Week 1 Mon - Hypertrophy
                 Wed - Power
                 Fri - Hypertrophy

     Week 2 Mon - Hypertrophy
                Wed - Strength
                Fri - Hypertrophy
     
     Week 3 same as week 1 and week 4 same as week 2

 Deload for a week

 Then I'd run a 4 week block for strength being the focus, just change the 2:1 ratio to being Strength, etc.
 
 All this based around the big threes, I'd add an extra day for accessory work and go from there.

 Again example, still mulling over the details. Or I might give up, be lazy, and use the example as a start point and start to adjust.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2015, 07:34:00 PM »
Looks like an interesting program and if its something you end up doing all the better….cause you're in there doing it!

I swear, my IQ drops down to 50 when I forget my workout sheet. Like I'm supposed to do back and I'm like "uh, hmmm, what, guess I'll do some pull-ups and other pulley things today".
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2015, 07:46:36 PM »
THIS JOURNAL SUCKS


I BLAME FLEX


I need to be there and yell at you, you lazy weak piece of shit.

See you tomorrow.

:D


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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2015, 08:47:16 PM »
THIS JOURNAL SUCKS


I BLAME FLEX


I need to be there and yell at you, you lazy weak piece of shit.

See you tomorrow.

:D


:)



Fuck you, See you tomorrow buddy!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #79 on: February 19, 2015, 08:57:19 PM »
"Too much talk, too little lift!" -Cali
EVERYTHING you put in your body matters IF you want to reach your maximum potential.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2015, 09:46:59 PM »
"Too much talk, too little lift!" -Cali


Agreed. So therefore - Mr Merkley  :jester:



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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2015, 12:56:11 PM »
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #82 on: February 20, 2015, 12:59:13 PM »
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #83 on: February 20, 2015, 01:11:45 PM »
02/20/15

-Squat-

Bar x 10
135x10x2
225x5
275x3
315x1
335x2
360x1 -PR

-Close grip bench press-

N/A

-Pull up-

N/A

-Military Press-

150x3
135x5

 Shoulder is bust so bench didn't work for me at all. I managed some military press with a closer grip to protect the shoulder, it worked sorta. Farted around with a couple other things in the gym that really is of no importance.

 oh right....I almost forgot!

 I DEMOLISHED SQUATS!!!!!

 I of course had no intentions of going for a PR or going super heavy for that matter....buuuuuuuut, it happened and in the words of Flex....

"I BLAME FLEX"-Flex

 True story!

 Since I was told there is too much talk, too little lift, you won't get the full story on how I smashed that PR....


 So suck it.



 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #84 on: February 20, 2015, 01:13:39 PM »
I told you to go for 365.  :slap:

I dunno wtf that lame-ass 360 was, but congrats on the new PR anyway.

Next time just throw the fucking quarters on and do it.

FWIW that was a solid squat tho'.  Excellent depth and form.
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
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #85 on: February 20, 2015, 02:15:45 PM »
Congrats on the PR.  :thumbsup:
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #86 on: February 20, 2015, 02:51:33 PM »
Awesome 360 squat!  Congrats. 
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #87 on: February 20, 2015, 05:06:39 PM »
Thanks for the props guys....but it was all for not it would seem

I'm in for new journal.

160lb OHP - great.
Strong Squats - me jealous.
Pull Ups - Doing 11 with elbow pain is good...and bad.  Elbow pain blows. 

I used to love pull ups, weighted or BW, but now I can barely do 5 or 6 BW because of elbow pain.


 Welcome! :)

 Thanks for the props on the lifts, currently I'm just fighting to get back to where I was....though I am starting to see some PR's on small things which is nice!

 So my old numbers are as follows

 Bench-315 x 1
 Squat- 375 x 1
 Dead- 400 x 1
 OHP- 175 (for reps and sets)
 Seated Military Press- 225 x 1
 
 Now....I haven't tried for max on anything for a long time, still a little gun shy to push to the extreme since I haven't been back at it for long (4 months) but I think it's time to start pushing the mold a little harder. See what my limitations are now and start breaking them  :sneaky:

 As far as the elbow, dude it's unreal somedays! However, icing/heat, advil, Epsom salts, and magnesium seem to help. I've considered an elbow brace to see if it'll help out.


 For some reason I really thought I hit that squat PR....until I got home and looked over a few things.

Fuck.

 Well then....

 Seems I have a little bit more work to do than I thought. I'll just have to keep grinding.....so much for my "victory" dinner, dammit!



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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2015, 05:37:38 PM »
What happened with the PR?

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2015, 07:37:31 PM »
What happened with the PR?

 I squatted 360 today and thought it was a PR on squats, however it wasn't until I got home and looked at some old logs and even backtracked to a previous comment I made earlier on in my journal that my personal best on squats is 375, not 360....So the PR I thought I hit....wasn't a PR at all.
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger