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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #555 on: September 30, 2015, 10:44:17 AM »
09/30/15
 
-Double stop Deads-
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
 
-Sumo Deads-
155x5
195x5
230x5
 
-Standing calf raises-
50kgx25
75kgx20
100kgx20
125kgx10
125kgx10
125kgx10
75kgx30
 
~Fin~
 
Quick deload deadlift session. I’ve added the double stop deads to improve form and wrapped things up with some volume work for my camouflage chicken sticks (calves). See if I can get my calves to 17 inches…maybe then I can say I have calves rather than these….15.5 inch sticks! Sheesh! I originally wanted to do some dead accessories (Leeman deads, Yates rows, and dead stance squats) but I was having some IBS issues and got to the gym late.
 
205 lbs as of this morning, I don’t this is a consistent 205 though (I’m thinking a lack of water in my system from the hot bath I took last night. I’m sure I’ll pop back up to 206-208 by tomorrow….even still that feels damn good!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #556 on: September 30, 2015, 05:04:03 PM »
Damn good work Merk.  Have you had to buy new pants yet?  That to me was the best part of my weight loss.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #557 on: September 30, 2015, 09:04:40 PM »
Damn good work Merk.  Have you had to buy new pants yet?  That to me was the best part of my weight loss.

 Thanks! Pants are either fitting better or falling off. Also shirts are fitting nicer around the mid section!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #558 on: October 01, 2015, 08:32:55 AM »
10/01/15
 
-Bench-
100x30
120x15
150x10
 
-Cambered Bar Skull Crushers-
30x10
50x10
50x10
50x10
50x10
 
-Incline Bench Machine-
120x10
120x10
120x10
120x10
 
-Pec Dec-
120x10
120x10
120x10
120x10
 
-Tricep Pushdowns-
80x10
80x10
80x10
80x10
 
~Fin~
 
Total time…45 min
 
Holy Lord what a boring workout! I cannot wait for this deload week to be over with…one more day! I needs dem heavy weights!
 
Tomorrow we eat SKWAATS!
 
Oh and this month marks my one year anniversary being back to the gym full time. In this past year I have managed to pack on add just shy of 300 lbs to my squat, 200 lbs to my bench press, and over 300 lbs to my deadlift. Let’s not forget this isn’t from a straight noob point. But I did take close to 7 years off so there was a short relearning curve :P I can honestly say that I am far stronger now at 30 than I was at 20-22. Also this marks my first year anniversary as being a powerlifter (though it was unknown to me I was actually powerlifting until Febuary-ish, lol. )
 
Let’s see what year two brings!
 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #559 on: October 02, 2015, 05:40:29 PM »
10/02/15

-Skwaats-

 Barx10
135x5 –Last rep was paused in the hole for 5 seconds
185x5 –“                                                                               “
215x5 –“                                                                               “
215x5 –“                                                                               “

 

-Standing Calf Raise-

50kgx10
87.5kgx10
100kgx10
137kgx5
137kgx6
137kgx7
Drop
100kgx10
Drop
75kgx10
Drop
50kgx20
 
~Fin~

 

I got to the gym late (IBS was giving me a rough time this morning) and didn’t get a chance to do more quad work (that and I was bouncing back and forth from doing squats and harassing Flex and Lisa). Right now I believe my biggest weaknesses in squats are my back and my quads. So I’ve started to do paused squats on the last rep of every set (at least at lighter weights) this should help with gaining core strength as well as hypertrophy gain for my legs (bigger legs=more stability=more power).
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #560 on: October 02, 2015, 06:07:15 PM »
You gonna mpove some real weight next week or what?

:P
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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #561 on: October 02, 2015, 06:50:22 PM »
You gonna mpove some real weight next week or what?

:P

That all depends, are you going to start benching some real weight any time soon?

BA-ZINGA!!!

But yes, back to the heavies next week.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #562 on: October 02, 2015, 06:55:56 PM »
You gonna mpove some real weight next week or what?

:P

That all depends, are you going to start benching some real weight any time soon?

BA-ZINGA!!!

But yes, back to the heavies next week.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #563 on: October 02, 2015, 07:37:31 PM »
Pretty sure I out-benched you in the 2 comps we did together.

And out-squatted

And out-deadlifted


So.............................................

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Powerlifting Meet Bests:

2018.04.28:  620 Squat, 345 Bench, 615 Dead   |  1580 Total
2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #564 on: October 04, 2015, 09:31:03 AM »
Pretty sure I out-benched you in the 2 comps we did together.

And out-squatted

And out-deadlifted


So.............................................

:comeatmebroimananteater.jpg:

 Just you wait....

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #565 on: October 05, 2015, 08:21:32 AM »
10/15/15
 
Cycle 2 Week 1
 
-OHP-
Barx30
65x5
115x5
135x5
150x5
115x10
115x10
115x10
 
-Standing Calf Raise Machine Shrugs-
75kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
 
~Fin~
 
I was supposed to be doing 3x3 but as usual my number skills were terrible first thing in the morning :S and I ended up doing  3x5….oh well I got it done.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #566 on: October 05, 2015, 05:27:46 PM »
Damn strong work, Merk. 

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #567 on: October 06, 2015, 07:07:50 AM »
Damn strong work, Merk.

x2!

What impresses me the most is cranking off 115x3x10 as a finisher followed by a shitton of shrugs. Hell my traps are sore as phuck today just from my standard OHP yesterday.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #568 on: October 06, 2015, 04:37:30 PM »
Damn strong work, Merk.

x2!

What impresses me the most is cranking off 115x3x10 as a finisher followed by a shitton of shrugs. Hell my traps are sore as phuck today just from my standard OHP yesterday.

Damn strong work, Merk.

 Thanks guys!

 I'm really thrilled that my strength hasn't taken too much of a kicking with OHP, I'm hoping to hit that 225 lbs OHP mid 2016.

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #569 on: October 07, 2015, 07:13:21 AM »
Great work in here Merk, especially being only 1 year back. Happy belated anniversary.
Eric


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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275