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Offline Merkley

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #600 on: October 20, 2015, 09:20:04 AM »
10/20/15
 
-Deads-
 
135x10
225x5
295x5
330x3
370x5 = 415 1RM –Rep PR!
390xFail
 
~Fin~
 
One of my better deadlift sessions (I would say in the top 10). I had one of those nights last night where I didn’t want to do deads today and it trailed into this morning. I was intimidated with trying to hit the bare minimum of 4 reps @ 370 (I find it funny that 370 for 4 would be intimidating considering I have deadlifted 475 competition). Anyways everything felt super smooth even the 370 which shocked the hell out of me so I smashed one more! Once I was done I went to hit a couple singles with 390 but it wasn’t in the tank, that’s ok though! I still nailed 5 at 370!
 
So far my lifting week has been awesome…even though they start out feeling like shit.
 
No complaints here, I’ll take it!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #601 on: October 20, 2015, 05:27:00 PM »
Nice work.  Crazy how a ten on each side can feel like so much more with deadlifts sometimes.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #602 on: October 20, 2015, 08:56:00 PM »
Nice work.  Crazy how a ten on each side can feel like so much more with deadlifts sometimes.

 No shit, eh?! Pain in the ass...but it's all good. That 500 lbs will be mine!!!!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #603 on: October 21, 2015, 10:37:20 AM »
10/21/15
 
-Dead stance box squats-
 
Barx10
135x10
225x5 ---Decided to back off the weight in fear of screwing up my Squat session on Friday
135x12---worked on reps and bar speed
135x14---worked on reps and bar speed
135x14---worked on reps and bar speed
 
-Yates Rows-
 
Barx10
135x10
135x10
135x10
135x10
 
~Fin~
 
Today was my day off but I shit the bed so to speak and decided to go train. I took my time getting ready and showed up a little late to the gym hence why I only got in a couple exercises. I could have worked heavier on the yates rows but meh…I felt I needed a light day.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #604 on: October 21, 2015, 03:58:22 PM »
Yikes bro, that's some killer calf work!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #605 on: October 22, 2015, 08:47:44 AM »
10/22/15
 
-Bench-
 
Barx10
135x10
155x5
190x5
215x3
240x6 (-2) = 1RM 280
165x12
165x12
165x12
165x12
 
-Tricep Pushdown-
 
80x20
105x20
105x20
105x15
 
~Fin~
 
Bullshit workout period. Everything felt heavy as fuck and missing the last 2 reps on my AMRAP set really pissed me off. I considered trying it again but I didn’t have the strength so instead I beat on myself with volume work. I was going to get work done regardless how…but even still missing those 2 reps really, REALLY PISSED ME OFF!. SKWAATS tomorrow.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #606 on: October 23, 2015, 05:52:29 PM »
10/23/15

-Squats-

Barx10
135x10
185x5
225x5
275x3
295x5
315x3
350x4 (+1) -Rep PR.

~Fin~
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #607 on: October 23, 2015, 07:52:23 PM »
Damn good squattin' bro!

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #608 on: October 26, 2015, 06:02:59 PM »
Nice work my man!!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #609 on: October 27, 2015, 09:15:00 AM »
Lots of good stuff in here during the past week with the rep PR's, etc., strong guy.
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 #610 on: October 27, 2015, 07:13:28 PM »
This week has hit me with a few curveballs. It's left me not being able to train so far this week, it may end staying that way for the remainder. Unexpected vet apts (2 so far 1 more to go), tattoo apt, and running to town hall a couple of times.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #611 on: October 27, 2015, 07:19:19 PM »
I've been running into the same thing lately.  Sleep, work, and house stuff has gotten in my way.  I'm going to have to buckle up and get on it if I want to see anywhere near 500 by end of year.  I did manage to do three singles on deadlift today.  I was cleaning out my basement and still had it loaded on the bar.  I don't put my weights away ;)

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #612 on: October 28, 2015, 05:02:46 PM »
I've been running into the same thing lately.  Sleep, work, and house stuff has gotten in my way.  I'm going to have to buckle up and get on it if I want to see anywhere near 500 by end of year.  I did manage to do three singles on deadlift today.  I was cleaning out my basement and still had it loaded on the bar.  I don't put my weights away ;)

This is my life as well, especially not putting away weights HA! You'll get back to it brother, no worries. Take this rest and come back blazin!!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #613 on: October 29, 2015, 10:37:45 AM »
I know the feeling. After 10 sets of squats or deads, the last thing I wanna do is start stripping 45s off the bar.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #614 on: October 29, 2015, 05:08:02 PM »
It's Thursday and things haven't improved...eff it! Week off it is!

 Though....Not training has not been fun, not at all. I'm grumpy, not sleeping well, and I'm sore as shit from not training and stretching.

 Not sure if I like this "time off" crap.

 
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