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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #405 on: June 27, 2015, 08:07:40 PM »
(I know your reading this Flex heh, heh)

I don't read this pathetic excuse for a training journal.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #406 on: June 29, 2015, 05:20:28 PM »
06/29/15

-Deadlifts-

Barx10
135x10 -Sumo-
135x10 -Sumo-
225x3 -Sumo-
275x1 -Sumo-
315x1 -Conventional from here on out-
375x1
405xFAIL
405xFAIL
405xFAIL
405xFAIL


-Leg Extensions-

105x15
130x12
150x12
170x12
190x10
210x8
225x6


-CUT!-


 I tried something different today. Rather than follow the program I am on....said fuck it and focused on deads since I seem to be having issues with them. So I tried sumos....my left hip didn't like them at all. I went to conventional and everything was great! I boogied to 375 with no issues. Infact 375 felt LIGHT! I was stoked! Honest it lit a fire and inspired me to go for 450 today......that was until I hit 405.

 I got 405 off the floor about an inch each time I tried and that was it. I couldn't move it any farther, and trust me I tried! I tried so hard I almost passed out on the last one! Shoes, no shoes, belt, no belt....didn't fuckin' matter.

 What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #407 on: June 29, 2015, 05:22:43 PM »
Maybe up your calorie intake?

or do you ever do deficit deads?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #408 on: June 29, 2015, 08:35:24 PM »
Maybe up your calorie intake?

or do you ever do deficit deads?

 I've never done deficit deads. Upping my caloric intake may be a wise thing to do....

 Thanks bud!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #409 on: June 29, 2015, 08:49:47 PM »
You need to DL in my garage with my Texas DL bar and have me yell at you.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #410 on: June 29, 2015, 09:41:17 PM »
You need to DL in my garage with my Texas DL bar and have me yell at you.

 Speaking of which. I'm curious if the bar might have something to do with it. I'm not kidding either. When we were competing I was able to get some good bar bend and get myself into a higher/stronger position before the weight was coming off the ground...make sense?

 Let's make the DL sessions start happening. You good to start them this week?

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #411 on: June 29, 2015, 09:56:19 PM »
Makes a lot of sense,  when you can bend the bar, you're actually starting an inch or so higher.   I noticed I could move a good amount more weight at the PL gym with a DL bar compared to the bar at Golds.  At gold I can load up over 600 lbs when I squat and the vast barely bends at all.   When DLing  with it,  there is absolutely zero slack.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #412 on: July 01, 2015, 06:50:23 AM »
06/30/15

-Bench-

145x10
190x10
215x8
220x6 -uber strong-

-Machine Rows-

190x10x2
225x8
240x6

-Seated OHP-

45x15
65x15
95x15
115x10
135x8

-Lat Pulldown-

120x15
150x12
180x8

-Done-
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #413 on: July 02, 2015, 06:55:47 PM »
07/02/15

-Bench-

145x10
190x10
215x8
220x6

-Machine Rows-

150x10
190x10
225x10
240x8
270x6

-Seated OHP-

Barx12
65x12
95x12
115x10
135x8

-Split-

 Workout was ok, nothing special. I was late getting to the gym....I haven't really slept for the past few days. It's getting to me. Taking tomorrow off. Squats Saturday.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #414 on: July 05, 2015, 10:23:46 AM »
07/04/15

-Skwaats-

Barx10
135x10
135x10
185x5
225x5
275x3
315x1
375x1 ----Strong
405xFAIL

-Leg extensions-

255x5x3 -----Entire stack


-OUT-

 Squats were....better. I dive bombed on the 405 bad! The pick up was fine, felt like I had it. On the decent all the weight went my toes and I began to fold. At the bottom I knew if I tried to power through getting back up I was going to be getting a PR in doing a good morning!  :o

 So I dumped it!

 Sometimes it's better to leave the ego at the door...and I did, thankfully!

 After that I said "Fuck it!", did some leg extensions and bailed.


 At this point I'm so far removed from my training protocol it's not even funny. I will be correcting this next week.


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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #415 on: July 15, 2015, 05:39:26 PM »
07/13/05

-Bench-

135x10
185x5
225x5
245x3
225x6
225x6
225x6

-Tricep Pulldown-

50x10x4

-Smith machine seated bench press-

^^^^^I did lots^^^^^
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #416 on: July 15, 2015, 05:47:28 PM »



-Smith machine seated bench press-

wot?   how are you seated doing a bench press in a smith machine?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #417 on: July 15, 2015, 09:13:44 PM »



-Smith machine seated bench press-

wot?   how are you seated doing a bench press in a smith machine?

 I no know, but we have one....it's interesting to say the least. I use it more for volume/isolation purposes.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #418 on: July 16, 2015, 08:30:12 AM »
I think you mean the Hammer Strength machine, no?  Not smith...
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #419 on: July 16, 2015, 08:46:36 AM »
I think you mean the Hammer Strength machine, no?  Not smith...

ok, that makes sense. 
I use those all the time, great machines
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