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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #375 on: June 05, 2015, 08:43:09 PM »

 95% last minute crap before leaving, dropped off at the airport, issues with finding the right place to check in, issues with phone provider trying to buy an international phone package....

It keeps going....

Once on the flight I was seated in front of a girl and her mother. The girl had some "unique" qualities about her (mentally unwell...and I don't hold it against her at all) she was upset her mom couldn't braid her hair properly and she made sure we all knew how upset she was. All was made well by the staff as they sat and braided her hair and gave her a winged pen (+1 for air Canada rouge!!!!) Prior to air Canada saving the day it was a trying 45 min or so, again no hate on the girl at all.

 Car rental was fucked all to hell and man did we pay for it....literally $200 turned into $600!!!  From there we missed an exit, missed a turn, illegal U-turn, and a few other things later...FINALLY! At our hotel! Checked in and settled down by 3 am....

 WHEW!!!! At this point I had been up for 23 hrs...

 So we are here and alive!

Nice.

My last business flight to Fla we left in plenty of time, it was a literal whiteout down the highway corridor I had to go to the airport. In March. I was driving nearly blind at 45mph, got to the airport and they would not let me board. Turned into a 20 hour flight.

Once you get there and enjoy, oh so enjoy, so much enjoy



 Ooooooh so much enjoy to be had!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #376 on: June 07, 2015, 01:52:15 PM »
Good Morning or should I say afternoon.

 So we are back home, safe and sound. First and foremost I'm glad to be posting from a PC vs an ipotato 4......truly that is a mistake I will not be making again for vacation. Either we are going to bring our laptop or an ipaddle!

 First world problems, I know.

 This past week I didn't train once. The hotel we were staying at had a weight room....but they only had a bench with d-bells that went to 50 lbs. I could have made something work, however.....I didn't  :P Instead I spent alot of time drinking, eating, and getting sunburned! Hurray! Though now that I am back home and in my element I will be back in the gym tomorrow!

 I will be training the big 3's multiple times/lighter this week, getting ready for Saturdays meet. Of course I'm open to suggestions on how to train for this week since I'm still a major nOOb to powerlifting.

Side note: It has taken over 2 hours to write this  :P

 
 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #377 on: June 07, 2015, 04:48:16 PM »
We trained today and that will probably be it.  Might do a light bench session on Tuesday.  I dunno.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #378 on: June 08, 2015, 04:37:21 PM »
06/08/15

-Squats-

Barx10
135x10
205x5
205x5

-Deadlift-

135x10
205x5
205x5

-Bench-

Barx30
135x10
155x5
155x5

BAILED!

Total time = 30 min

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #379 on: June 08, 2015, 05:47:40 PM »
Doesn't it stink getting back first day after vacation?  Ugh!

Will you leave it at that for the week?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #380 on: June 08, 2015, 08:06:10 PM »
Doesn't it stink getting back first day after vacation?  Ugh!

Will you leave it at that for the week?

 Work yes, gym heck no! I was uber excited to hit the gym this morning! I'm going on Wed and doing the same thing. 50% max load 2 working sets of 5 for the big three. For me this is for movement pattern and a sort of active recovery.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #381 on: June 15, 2015, 10:44:11 PM »
Ok,

 Little bit of a late post but I've been reading and considering a few different peak week training cycles I want to try out. I originally considered the Lilliebridge method to get ready for the NYC powerlifting meet coming up in August. But instead of decided to try out the Candito 6 week training cycle. This training cycle will fit in perfectly with the time allotted to get ready for the NYC powerlifting meet in August (8 weeks from now).

 Just so you all know I haven't fully committed to the NYC powerlifting meet (meaning full registered, etc.) I have alot going on IRL that needs attention and there is some stuff that could "potentially" derail my ability to make it. So I'm to play it by ear, but thus far it's looking pretty good.

 My end game goals for the NYC meet are going to be a little outlandish.....but hey I'm crazy like that.

 Squat - 450 (+40 lbs)
 Bench - 300 (+15 lbs)
 Dead - 500 (+50 lbs)

 Two things on my immediate wish list for prepping for this show are a slingshot and proper wraps!

 10:43 pm...4 am comes quick and I have some squats to destroy.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #382 on: June 16, 2015, 06:47:30 PM »
Giddy up!

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #383 on: June 17, 2015, 05:06:06 PM »
Dem gyms be missed all week.....not off to a good start to prepping for this NYC meet.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #384 on: June 17, 2015, 09:12:48 PM »
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #385 on: June 17, 2015, 09:14:20 PM »
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #386 on: June 22, 2015, 07:56:45 AM »
06/22/15

-SKWAATS-

Barx7
135x6
225x6
275x3
330x3
330x3
330x3
330x3

-DEADS-

135x5
225x3
315x1
225x1

Done

 After essentially taking 3 weeks off I should have anticipated a poor performance, but I didn't. My lower back was really jacked up! The lower back pump was so damn painful I had to stop.

 Tomorrow I will be better, tomorrow I will be stronger.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #387 on: June 22, 2015, 10:58:12 AM »
I think that's the first time I've seen someone squat more than DL. Still some strong ass lifting.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #388 on: June 23, 2015, 04:44:47 PM »
I think that's the first time I've seen someone squat more than DL. Still some strong ass lifting.

  :S

 Trust me, if you had the lower back pump I had. I think you would have bailed too  :P
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #389 on: June 23, 2015, 04:53:46 PM »
06/23/15

-Bench Press-

Barx10
145x10
190x10
215x8
220x6

-Seated Cable Row-

210x10
210x10
240x8
260x6

-Seated OHP-

Barx12
Barx12
95x12
95x12
105x10
110x8

-Lat Pulldown-

120x12
120x12
140x10
160x8

-Bailed-


 I'm really not used to hypertrophy style training anymore, whew! 10-12 reps! Good Lord what an ass whooping!
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