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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1155 on: January 14, 2019, 08:04:55 PM »
Today was Rows/Bench/Dead. It went ok, since I'm using lightweight it makes for quick sessions...like 20-25 min sessions. I did 4 sets of 5 for everything.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1156 on: January 15, 2019, 07:22:30 AM »
Holy Moley.

Sorry to read about the family members you lost.

 Thanks Bando.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1157 on: January 16, 2019, 06:29:21 AM »
Morning!

 At the beginning to middle of December my weight had climbed back up to 230...and not a good 230 might I add. I'm happy to report I'm down to 220 this morning and that's over a matter of a couple weeks of tracking my food. I have it set up that I'm eating 2300 cals which is roughly what my maintenance is since I'm much more sloth like these days. I'm going to continue to eat 2300 over the next couple of weeks and see how my body responds to it.

 I have training tonight and I'm really looking forward to it. Squats, Pull ups, and Military Press.

 Hope you all have a great day!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1158 on: January 16, 2019, 09:03:36 AM »
Nice! I've begun tracking and just started up with the fitbit as well, will rely on the fitbit to set my calorie target.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1159 on: January 16, 2019, 09:12:34 AM »
Nice! I've begun tracking and just started up with the fitbit as well, will rely on the fitbit to set my calorie target.

I've been wanting to get a fitbit for some time but I have yet to pull the trigger. What are you personal experiences with it so far? Also which one did you get?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1160 on: January 16, 2019, 09:41:50 AM »
Originally I got the Charge HR, it's flimsy junk compared to what they make now. When that finally died I gotta cheapo tracker off Amazon that didn't work because the interface software was so poorly written. I just got a refurbished Charge HR off of eBay for $30 but I'm thinking the battery life may be chitty.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1161 on: January 22, 2019, 10:04:48 AM »
Originally I got the Charge HR, it's flimsy junk compared to what they make now. When that finally died I gotta cheapo tracker off Amazon that didn't work because the interface software was so poorly written. I just got a refurbished Charge HR off of eBay for $30 but I'm thinking the battery life may be chitty.

 Good to know! I have to admit I forgot about using ebay for these kind of things. The last time I used ebay had to be 2006-2007, seriously.

 Now I'm on ebay looking at early 2000's ESP guitars....

 Thanks Bando, fuck.  :P
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1162 on: January 29, 2019, 08:46:44 PM »
Tonight's training

Military Press

 135x5x4
 
Pull ups

 5,5,5,5

 Squats

 135x5, 155x5, 175x5, 205x5.

 Things are moving along nicely.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1163 on: February 03, 2019, 06:40:47 PM »
Managed to get to the gym today, whew. It was by the skin of my teeth I got in and did everything I needed to.

Bench

Barx10
135x5
185x5
225x5
225x5
225x5
225x3
135x10

Deadlift

135x5
225x5
225x5
225x5
225x5

Rows
80x5
100x5
100x5
100x5
100x5

Done.

 I fucked up with my bench. I thought for some reason last week I did 205 for bench so this week I would go for 225. Last week I was actually at 175...I got things mixed up with my squats from earlier this week.

 So yeah. Going to the gym and do the things are happening. The things are getting better.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1164 on: February 06, 2019, 09:39:43 PM »
FYI I paid for the miscalculation on bench the other day, boy did I ever. I was sore as fuck!

 Today went well.

Chin up
5,5

Push up
10,10

Barbell Shrug
225x5x2

Squat
225x5x2

 Squats are getting easier, feel better too. I'm not using belts, sleeves, nothing. I'm going to try and keep this going as long as I can, not using sleeves/belts I mean.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1165 on: February 12, 2019, 07:26:09 AM »
SQUAT
BWX10
BARX6
135X5
185X5
230X5
230X5

CGBP
BARX10
85X10
135X8
135X8


PULL UP
BWX5
BWX4

BARBELL MILITARY PRESS
BARX10
85X5
140X5 (STATIC HOLD ON LAST REP)
140X5 (STATIC HOLD ON LAST REP)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1166 on: February 15, 2019, 09:33:20 PM »
DEADLIFT
Barx20
135x5
225x1
225x3
315x1
315x3
405x1
410x1

BENCH
Barx20
135x5
185x3
225x3
245x1

 FIN

Gym closes at 9pm on Friday's instead of 10pm (which I didn't know, nor is it posted anywhere) so my workout got cut short, oh well. I still got something done.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1167 on: February 18, 2019, 02:39:56 PM »
SQUATS
BARX10
135X5
185X3
225X3
275X3
315X2
325X1

PULL UPS
BWX5X2

BARBELL SHRUGS
BARX10
135X10
225X5
235X5
235X5

PUSH UPS

BWX10X2

FIN

 I got to the gym at 1:15...it was open until 2. Luckily I managed to get done what I needed to and got out with 5 min to spare. Looking back I would have liked to have seen a little more volume work on the squats. However, I'd like to think I did ok all things considering.

 Overall I'm pleased with my progress. I've dropped 12 lbs since the beginning of Jan (230-218), stomach issues are improving (through dietary change alone), and as you can see training is moving along at a nice pace.

 Current 1RM's are

 Military Press  - 175 (235)*
 Bench Press - 245  (335)*
 Deadlift - 410 (no belt, nada, nothing) (505)*
 Squat - 325 (no belt, no sleeves, nothing) (425)*

  *overall bests

 



 

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1168 on: February 21, 2019, 09:07:49 PM »
DEADLIFT
BARx10
135x5
225x3
315x3
320x6
320x6
375x1
405x1

INCLINE BARBELL PRESS
BARx20
135x5
185x6
185x6

1 ARM ROW
60X8
60X8

HAMMER CURLS
25x8
30x8
35x8
35x8

FIN

 Deadlifts and I will never be friends as far as I am concerned. In all the time I have deadlifted I don't think I have actually done them right, meaning I'm not feeling anything the way I'm supposed to nor engaging what I'm supposed to. It may look like things are correct but not even fucking close to feeling right. It's hard to explain in a way. When I bench or squat I am mentally and physically in sync with the lift. Deadlifts....I feel like I'm flailing around in the dark and my body doesn't know what the fuck it's doing.

 I'd rather squat then deadlift through and through.

 In any case, today's lifts went fairly well. I was a little gassed after the deadlifts so my bench suffered a bit. I was wanting to hit a couple more reps but my left side started to break down by rep 6 so I stopped there.

 The rows and curls went swimmingly as is to be expected.

 

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #1169 on: February 25, 2019, 09:18:43 AM »
SQUATS
BARx10
135x10
185x5
225x3
250x5
250x5

CGBP
BARx30
95x5
135x5
145x6
145x6

MILITARY PRESS
BARx10
95x5
135x2 ---- Didn't feel right
95x5
95x5

PULL UP
BWx6
BWx6

FIN

 
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