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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #705 on: March 13, 2015, 10:50:48 PM »
Great job on those paused benches.

What are you looking at for opening numbers?
Not sure yet.  I'll get a better handle on those starting next week when I drop my reps down to 3s.  I typically like to open with a 3RM and move on from there.  My goals are usually based off of those 3RMs too that the'll give me my goals.  2nd lifts are usually a little more than the halfway point between the two.  I hoping to get 450/275/400 by the end.

Holy hell dude, your numbers are really jumping up. Major jealous of those numbers.  8)

Best of luck.
Thanks Eric.  They are lofty goals, especially the deadlift.  Right now, I'm pushing the e1RM for 275 on bench.  A lot is just mental for me.  I seem to do well and hold form up to a particular weight then get that "oh shit this is heavy" when I get to the next weight.  Once I get that out of my head i think I'll be good to go.  For squat, it's been getting harder for me, but having a 435 squat in October I feel I should be 15 lbs stronger by then.  All my training is without wraps so I'm hoping when I strap them on, they'll add the lbs for at least a 450.   I'd like to be up to 500 by August and yeah, at 165 again maybe.  I'm still rocking the keg belly but summer time will be easier to cut I think.  I'm in range to water cut to the 181s now.  I weighed 183.5 this morning.

Time is flying by fast and it's getting real quick.  For some reason, I'm still looking at this meet as a warmup for August.  Funny because this is my state championships.  This should be the one I try to be the most competitive at when it comes to weight class.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #706 on: March 14, 2015, 04:39:24 PM »
7 weeks out from meet

Mega-deadlifting session.  Not in weight moved of course, but number of sets.  They were much easier than I though so it took me a while to get up to a weight that worked.  By the time I got there, it was time to stop an move onto bench which also went well.  :feelsgood:

Conventional Deadlift - w/ bands, belted
   135 x 10
   135 x 5
   185 x 5
   225 x 3
   225 x 3 red
   225 x 3 green
   225 x 3 red and green
   225 x 3 orange
   275 x 3 (felt weird without a band)
   275 x 3 red
   275 x 3 green
   275 x 3 red and green
   275 x 3 orange
   315 x 3
   315 x 3 red

3ct Paused Bench Press - 3 reps per set, @9, 5% load drop
   45 x 2 x 10
   95 x 5
   135 x 3
   165 x 1
   195 x 1
   185 x 3 @7
   195 x 3 @7
   210 x 3 @8
   220 x 3 @9
   210 x 3 @8
   210 x 3 @8.5
   210 x 3 @9

Outta time.  Gotta take the wife out for her birthday.  I'm thinking steak tonight.  ::)

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #707 on: March 14, 2015, 04:44:03 PM »
Since when does the color of the weight make a difference?  ;D

Nice volume mane, enjoy your steak.  ::)
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #708 on: March 14, 2015, 05:02:14 PM »
Since when does the color of the weight make a difference?  ;D

Nice volume mane, enjoy your steak.  ::)
The colors are the bands I use to add resistance, hence the w/ bands part ;)  The orange band is pretty stout and is probably good for a pair of plates at the top.  I also have a set of heavier gray ones.  I'm not sure how much they'd add, but I know I'm not there yet.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #709 on: March 14, 2015, 06:55:55 PM »
I was poking fun, are they Rogue bands?
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #710 on: March 14, 2015, 07:05:17 PM »
EliteFTS

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #711 on: March 14, 2015, 07:57:59 PM »
EVERYTHING you put in your body matters IF you want to reach your maximum potential.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #712 on: March 14, 2015, 08:15:06 PM »
EliteFTS

How are they holding up?
Fine I guess.  It's a rubber band.  Not much difference between brands more than likely.  Chances are, they are all made from the same place in Taiwan then a stamp is put on there for whose selling them.  The only reason why I went with EliteFTS was because they were the only ones that seemed to put stats up for them. But I don't think about those stats now that I've been using them.  I just track 'em by color.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #713 on: March 14, 2015, 08:15:58 PM »
The reason I ask is because I want to get some for mobility work, like the Rogue ones, but I've heard that the Rogue ones break down if used too much.
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #714 on: March 14, 2015, 08:20:00 PM »
The reason I ask is because I want to get some for mobility work, like the Rogue ones, but I've heard that the Rogue ones break down if used too much.

For something like that, I'd just hit up eBay.  Like these things....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Resistance-band-LOOP-Light-Med-Heavy-exercise-pilates-yoga-exercise-tubing-RYG-/170750789762?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c18a4882

But yeah, my bar leaves my hands raw it's knurled so deep.  Bands are still fine.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #715 on: March 14, 2015, 09:03:01 PM »
Oh cool

Better to have rough knurling than no knurling amiright?
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #716 on: March 17, 2015, 05:52:55 PM »
6 weeks out from meet

My first day of triples.  I was hoping for better to be honest.  Just weeks ago I did my top set for 5 reps.

Lowbar Squat - belt & sleeves, 3 reps per set, @9, 5% load drop
   45 x 2 x 10
   95 x 5
   135 x 5
   185 x 5
   225 x 3
   275 x 1
   315 x 1
   315 x 3 @7.5
   335 x 3 @8.5
   345 x 3 @9.5 :(
   320 x 3 @8
   320 x 3 @8
   320 x 3 @8.5
   320 x 3 @8.5
   320 x 3 @9

Illegal-wide Bench Press
   45 x 2 x 10
   95 x 5
   135 x 3
   165 x 1
   195 x 1
   190 x 8
   190 x 8
   190 x 8
   190 x 8

Wide-grip Pullups
   bw x 3 x 5
-- super-setted w/ --
GHR - 1 red band assisted
   bw x 3 x 8

I'm going to repeat this week next week before adding in the wraps.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #717 on: March 18, 2015, 06:48:20 AM »
Great job on those paused benches.

What are you looking at for opening numbers?
Not sure yet.  I'll get a better handle on those starting next week when I drop my reps down to 3s.  I typically like to open with a 3RM and move on from there.  My goals are usually based off of those 3RMs too that the'll give me my goals.  2nd lifts are usually a little more than the halfway point between the two.  I hoping to get 450/275/400 by the end.

Holy hell dude, your numbers are really jumping up. Major jealous of those numbers.  8)

Best of luck.
Thanks Eric.  They are lofty goals, especially the deadlift.  Right now, I'm pushing the e1RM for 275 on bench.  A lot is just mental for me.  I seem to do well and hold form up to a particular weight then get that "oh shit this is heavy" when I get to the next weight.  Once I get that out of my head i think I'll be good to go.  For squat, it's been getting harder for me, but having a 435 squat in October I feel I should be 15 lbs stronger by then.  All my training is without wraps so I'm hoping when I strap them on, they'll add the lbs for at least a 450.   I'd like to be up to 500 by August and yeah, at 165 again maybe.  I'm still rocking the keg belly but summer time will be easier to cut I think.  I'm in range to water cut to the 181s now.  I weighed 183.5 this morning.

Time is flying by fast and it's getting real quick.  For some reason, I'm still looking at this meet as a warmup for August.  Funny because this is my state championships.  This should be the one I try to be the most competitive at when it comes to weight class.

Ron, it sounds like you've got a real good handle on this thing. I am sure you'll do great and those numbers will come through for you. Best of luck.

Holy hell at the bolded part. 500 @ 165??? Insane man. You've definitely come a long way in a short time.
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Eric


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

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #718 on: March 18, 2015, 07:27:10 AM »
How wide is this "illegal wide bench press"? I'm curious. Is it to increase pec strength?
Eric

Pork belly body......

Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #719 on: March 18, 2015, 07:51:08 AM »
henceforth, you shall be the squat king.