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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #510 on: September 10, 2015, 05:41:08 PM »
The heat wave finally passed, so I am guessing you'll have much better days coming. That had to have been taxing you.

 PRAISE JEBUS!!!!!!


 I'm sure today's walk was far more enjoyable for you than earlier on this week  :P
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #511 on: September 10, 2015, 05:56:36 PM »
09/10/15

-Bench-

135x10
135x10
175x3
200x3
225x8---felt heavier than normal :P
155x10
155x10
155x10
155x10
155x10

-Tricep Pulldown-

165x8...I think (I was horsing around while Flex was finishing up his tricep work  :P

 ~Fin~

 Today's workout was awesome! Everything fell into place and no hitches....well almost no hitches. I forgot to do 3 singles with 250  ::) Minus that no hitches, hurray! Also I am officially done "phase 1"

 What is "phase 1"? in fact, what are these "phases"?

 I am working on a very goal oriented weight loss journey at the moment. My starting point being officially 221.6 lbs. In the past 22 days I have brought myself down to 210 lbs as of this morning. Thus concluding "phase 1".

 You see, each phase consists of a 10 lbs loss to which there are 6 phases in total. So by the end of the 6th phase I should be a nice lean 160 lbs! Now looking at dropping to 160 lbs has been a bit of a daunting task looking at it as a whole...so I broke up the entire amount of weight I want to lose into smaller.......you get the idea, if not go stand in the corner and put a dunce cap on your head.

 Now, if your curious on my eating regime you can follow me on myfitnesspal. Look for SirMerkus (be sure to add me or follow...why? because it then makes me far more accountable and puts the pressure on keep at it...SO GO ADD OR FOLLOW ME NOW!)

 Also I'm going to be far more active with my IG account as well (more powerlifting oriented), so be sure to go follow me there. RonnMerk  So go add me and I'll be sure to do the same in return...meaning I'll add you as well....you get what I mean....if not it's off to the corner with you..again!

 SKWAATS TAMARRAH!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #512 on: September 10, 2015, 08:38:31 PM »
Okay, sent a MFP request but if I start seeing a dozen donuts every morning I'm outta the diary……   ;D
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #513 on: September 11, 2015, 04:36:09 PM »
Okay, sent a MFP request but if I start seeing a dozen donuts every morning I'm outta the diary……   ;D

 LOL! Well there were timbits today....7 to be exact. Plus you'll see a trend of poptarts, frozen yogurt, and other strange goodies!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #514 on: September 11, 2015, 04:50:12 PM »
09/11/15

-SKWAATS-

135x5 ----kill me already
135x10 ---put sleeves on....still felt like absolute shit.
135x10----speed repped, felt better
225x3
250x3
290x3---not bad, but feeling it.
325x5----FML these damned near killed me. I was grunting like a constipated cow!
360x1---butter
360x1---butter
360x1---butter

~Fin~

 Today was an awesome workout! I was nicely sandwiched between Flex and Lisa in the squat rack section (get your heads out of the gutter). It's been awhile since we have had a team I.S. training session, I forgot how much I missed those. Flex jumped in and spotted me on my heavier sets. Reflecting, I find it amusing that as soon as Flex came in to spot I mentally went into competition mode and plowed through my heavy singles like fuck all. Also as I was stepping up to the bar I made sure to focus on getting a 500 squat aaaaannnd giving BLK00TJ a run for his money the next time we compete together (I so went there  :stirthepot:)

 I wish I could have done some volume work but alas I ran out of time.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #515 on: September 11, 2015, 05:20:31 PM »
Giddy up Merk.  Don't let those other two lifts lapse or I'll catch you on those.  8)

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #516 on: September 11, 2015, 05:22:12 PM »
Giddy up Merk.  Don't let those other two lifts lapse or I'll catch you on those.  8)

Oooohhhh a the gauntlet has been thrown and accepted!

Nice squattin' Merk!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #517 on: September 11, 2015, 05:28:09 PM »
Giddy up Merk.  Don't let those other two lifts lapse or I'll catch you on those.  8)

Oooohhhh a the gauntlet has been thrown and accepted!

Nice squattin' Merk!

That's the way it works.  I chase Flex, Merk chases me...  we all win!

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #518 on: September 14, 2015, 05:18:59 PM »
09/14/2015

 Cycle 1 Week 2

 -Military Press-

Barx15
65x5
85x5
105x5
120x5
135x10 1RM=180 lbs
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10


 ~Fin~  ;D

 Everything went according to plan. Shoulders were swole as hell after doing the volume work..haven't had dem swole feelz in a looooooong time.

 ...and I haven't missed it either, I hate that stupid pump feel.  >:(

 Deads tomorrow.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #519 on: September 15, 2015, 06:09:30 PM »
09/15/15

-Deads-

115x3
135x5
225x5
245x5
285x5
325x5

~Fin~
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #520 on: September 16, 2015, 09:26:47 AM »
09/14/2015

 Cycle 1 Week 2

 -Military Press-

Barx15
65x5
85x5
105x5
120x5
135x10 1RM=180 lbs
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10


 ~Fin~  ;D

 Everything went according to plan. Shoulders were swole as hell after doing the volume work..haven't had dem swole feelz in a looooooong time.

 ...and I haven't missed it either, I hate that stupid pump feel.  >:(

 Deads tomorrow.

Crikeys, that's quite a bunch of OHP's.  That 135 x 10 set was awesome, only to follow it with all those 95's.   I like the swoleness that sets in for 45 minutes or so, but man that burn in the shoulders that lasts 5-10 minutes after a killer shoulder workout -- that's the worst burn of all body parts for me. 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #521 on: September 16, 2015, 10:41:28 AM »
09/16/15

-TRICEP PULLDOWN-
 
90X10
90x10
90x10
90x10
90x10
 
-CAMBERED BAR BICEP CURL-
 
50X10
50x10
50x10
50x10
50x10
 
-LEG EXTENSION-
 
90X10
90x10
90x10
90x10
90x10
 
-LEG CURL-
 
70X10
70x10
70x10
70x10
 
-STANDING CALF RAISE-
 
75KGX10
75KGX10
75KGX10
75KGX10
75KGX10
 
-SLDL-
 
95X10
95X10
95X10
95X10
95X10


 The idea was to go in and do some accessory work....and as you can see I wandered around and did whatever. Not one of my finest performances I will have to admit.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #522 on: September 16, 2015, 11:05:37 AM »
wtf was that shit?

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #523 on: September 16, 2015, 12:41:01 PM »
wtf was that shit?

 :P

Accessory work?  :S
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #524 on: September 16, 2015, 06:52:52 PM »
Crikeys, that's quite a bunch of OHP's.  That 135 x 10 set was awesome, only to follow it with all those 95's.   I like the swoleness that sets in for 45 minutes or so, but man that burn in the shoulders that lasts 5-10 minutes after a killer shoulder workout -- that's the worst burn of all body parts for me.

Well the idea is to continue to work on strength but also get in volume training as well for cardiovascular/hypertrophy purposes, especially as I continue to work on my strength in a caloric deficit.


 Thankfully I haven't had too much burn issues, just pump....bleech!
 
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