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Powerlifting / Re: RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Last post by FLEX on Today at 04:19:59 PM »
Good luck and yes, the last squat vid I saw on IG was not comp depth.  Sort that shit out.   ;D
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Powerlifting / Re: So are we or are we not
« Last post by tooth on Today at 03:10:48 PM »
Weird.  Is that because there's so many smaller feds doing their own thing now?

I'd guess this is more of the case. Before you were forced to join feds in order to compete. RPS came along and broke that mold other feds started up using that model. For example; in upstate NY, years ago, you'd have one or two meets a year hosted by one of the top feds. RPS came in and we had 2 (Rochester/Buff) with outstanding attendance. Now, I see meets every month or so in Albany, Utica, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo and while they might only attract 30-50 lifters, that's less lifters in a finite pool of lifters that can prepare for another meet, with short turn around.

I'm wondering if Gene's personality didn't hurt his business. I've only competed in front of the RPS banner but attended a bunch of other meets. I don't have much interest in competing outside of RPS.

My hope is that he sells out to Alex and IS takes up the cause and collaborates with Rheta so there's less butthut and more PR's.

Ok, I'm in.  So, are we going to call it RPSIS, or just ALEX?  ;)
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Powerlifting / RPS NH/VT State Championships
« Last post by tooth on Today at 03:07:08 PM »
Doing this meet again.  April 13th

Training has been going great with the exception of squat depth.  I'm feeling strong on squats, but all my top sets are too high.  I hope I'm just being a wuss and holding back, but time will tell.  Overall I'm feeling stronger than ever.  But, my best meets have come when training is dogshit, and my worst meets have come when training was great.  Still haven't solidified attempts.  I'll know for sure after this week.  My last meet was my best ever.  It was last December and I went 525/345/575 as a 198 masters II.  Felt like I left allot on the table with squats and bench, but felt like I was close to or at a max effort on the deadlift.  In my head a 540 squat and 350 bench are there.  I never seem to know where I am on deadlifts until meet day.  Time will tell, but if my training history repeats itself it will be a shitty meet.  8)
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Journals / Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Last post by ptreyesgreg on Today at 02:34:07 PM »
Sunday morning I took the dogs for a run at Providence Mine in Nevada City.  We ran 7.03 miles in 1h:49m:28s, climbed a total of 280 ft to a max elevation of 2673 ft and burned 1,139 kcal.  It was a good run but was looooong and sloooow. :D


https://www.instagram.com/p/BvZi-HpAeKa/

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1:08 pm - Ironworks Gym Grass Valley

Sunday afternoon I completed a supplemental Back Workout as follows:

Lat Pulldowns  10-115, 10-130, 10-145, 10-130

Low Cable Rows  12-120, 12-135, 12-150

Hammer Strength Iso Lateral Rows  15-50, 15-70, 15-120

T-Bar Rows  4x10 @ 135

Upright Rows  12-60, 2x12 @ 70

Bodyweight: 208.6 Pounds (Down 13.6 pounds from 222.2 on 7/9)

Workout Duration: 0:29:55.24 h:mm:ss.ms (with 1:00 rest between sets)

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6:17 am - Home

This morning I completed Baker Barbell 5x5 (Wk 3A) as follows:

Intensity Bench Press  3-45, 2-135, 2-185, 2-225, 1-265, 5-280 (1+)

Superset:
Volume Incline BP  5x5 @ 140
Volume Football Bar OHP  5x5 @ 85

Superset:
Std. DB OHP  3x12 @ 30
EZ Curls  3x10 @ 65

Bodyweight: 209.4 Pounds (Down 12.8 pounds from 222.2 on 7/9)

Workout Duration: 0:42:45.28 h:mm:ss.ms (with 1:00 rest between sets)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvbvGTvgooe/

Very good workout today.  I really hit things hard yesterday and woke up sore and tired today.  Once I got out to the garage things felt good though.  On bench I managed to get 5 reps at 280 which was nice.

I was all set to give up the OHP but decided to try one last week with the football bar. So far so good as that didn't seem to cause any new pain.

After working out I went to my doctor to have my shoulder checked out.  He diagnosed it as tendonitis of my rotator cuff (infraspinatus) and prescribed physical therapy for me.  Hopefully that will take care of it and heal it up.
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Journals / Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Last post by Merkley on March 24, 2019, 05:45:19 PM »
LEG PRESS
280x12
360x12
400x13
400x13
400x13
400x13
400x13
400x13

LEG EXTENSION
130x8
110x8
110x8
110x8
110x8

LEG CURL
110x12
110x12
110x12
110x12

STANDING CALF RAISES
255x12
255x12
255x12
255x12
255x12
255x12

FIN

 I got to the gym at 4:30 pm and was done 4 min shy of the 5 pm close. I was seriously on the move! I finished things off with a super long walk home (fast paced 20 min walk) and then took the stairs.
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Journals / Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Last post by Merkley on March 24, 2019, 05:39:28 PM »
Looks like a long sesh. Sorry about your gramp.

Can you get naps in? I get 20 minutes to 2 hours a day, feels great to shut down and recharge every day.

 The sessions have been intense. I'm usually getting all of my training done in 45 min tops. The longest session I've had in some time was my "heavy" squat day from the 21rst. It took me almost an hour and a half!

 Thanks for the condolences. :)

Napping is awesome! I love it, although it tends to be counter productive (for me at least). The days I nap are the nights that I sleep the worst.

 I really hate myself when it comes to sleep. I love sleep, LOVE IT! But for some reason my body fights that shit tooth and nail. Why I don't know, but fuck its frustrating.
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Journals / Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Last post by FLEX on March 24, 2019, 04:41:20 PM »

Squaterday

Sleeves Only

135 x 6
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 3
405 x 3
455 x 1,1
475 x 1
495 x 1

Belt & Wrapped

545 x 1
585 x 1

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Journals / Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Last post by Bando on March 23, 2019, 08:08:02 PM »
Looks like a long sesh. Sorry about your gramp.

Can you get naps in? I get 20 minutes to 2 hours a day, feels great to shut down and recharge every day.
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Journals / Re: Perseverance, Inc.
« Last post by FLEX on March 23, 2019, 06:58:42 PM »


Bench Day

135 x 6
185 x 3
205 x 3
225 x 3
245 x 3
255 x 3
265 x 3
275 x 3
285 x 2
295 x 2
305 x 1

Slingshot

315 x 3
335 x 2
345 x 1
275 x 8
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Journals / Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Last post by Merkley on March 23, 2019, 05:22:50 PM »
SEATED CHEST PRESS
100x30
100x15
150x10
190x12
190x12
190x12
190x12

PEC DEC
110x12
110x12
110x12
110x12

SEATED ROWS
110x10
130x10
130x10
130x10
130x10

ONE ARM ROWS
60x10
60x10
60x10
60x10

LATERAL D-BELL RAISES
10x10
15x10
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10

HAMMER CURLS
25x10
25x10
25x10
25x10

TRICEP PULL DOWNS
110x10
110x10
110x10
110x10

FIN

 Food and sleep haven't been the best since my grandfather has passed away, especially sleep. In turn this is starting to effect my workouts. This past week has been tough. I'm really hoping to get my sleep back on track as soon as possible.
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