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Offline XavierNusum

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #585 on: October 14, 2015, 02:37:22 PM »
Great session! I enjoy following your journal.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #586 on: October 14, 2015, 04:06:46 PM »
I also enjoy following your journal.

I've been wondering what in the heck a double stop deadlift is, and I finally googled it.   Is this it?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #587 on: October 14, 2015, 05:17:46 PM »
Nice job on the rep pr!

Bar slipped?

 Thanks! The bar went too far out from my shin and my lower back had to compensate to finish through...so reps 7 and 8 were tough since my back at this point was so fatigued.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #588 on: October 14, 2015, 05:18:55 PM »
I also enjoy following your journal.

I've been wondering what in the heck a double stop deadlift is, and I finally googled it.   Is this it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDE99VmFYU

 Thanks!

 and yes this is exactly what I do. I'm telling you it does wonders, though I tend to do these before I get into my heavy work
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #589 on: October 14, 2015, 05:21:34 PM »
Great session! I enjoy following your journal.

 Thanks!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #590 on: October 15, 2015, 08:53:31 AM »
10/15/15
 
-Bench-
Barx10
135x10
165x5
190x5
215x11 (Bombed on 12th rep and had to do the roll of shame)
160x10
160x10
160x10
160x10
 
-Tricep Pushdown-
50X15
80X10
80X10
90X10
90X10
 
-Pec Dec-
120x10
120x10
120x10
 
~Fin~
 
Solid bench day today! I’m beginning to see the pay off of doing a lot more volume and accessory work.  The rest time between sets has been shortened considerably, the lifts themselves are feeling a lot more natural, and I’m beginning to see some size out of the deal. The biggest pay off though is I’ve stalled at 204-205lbs but I’m becoming leaner and showing more muscle throughout my traps and shoulders (diet is contributing immensely but so is the training change).
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #591 on: October 15, 2015, 12:46:33 PM »
215x11 (Bombed on 12th rep and had to do the roll of shame)

^^^  Missed this dammit.   >:(

But I till got to LOL afterwards.  ;D :D :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #592 on: October 15, 2015, 03:21:37 PM »
Nice work, sometimes you have to go touch that wall to know where it is! Great set!!!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #593 on: October 16, 2015, 06:52:49 AM »
215x11 (Bombed on 12th rep and had to do the roll of shame)

^^^  Missed this dammit.   >:(

But I till got to LOL afterwards.  ;D :D :)

Great set Merk.

I can just imagine Flex standing to the side, watching and laughing. ;)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #594 on: October 16, 2015, 08:01:37 AM »
10/16/15
 
-SKWAATS-
 
Barx10
135x6 -5 sec pause at bottom of 6th rep
135x5 -5 sec pause at bottom of 5th rep
185x3
225x3
240x5
280x5
315x7 =380 1RM
155x10
155x10
155x10
 
~Fin~
 
I will be honest this went WAAAAAY better than I expected! I was originally going to do squats on Saturday but decided to do them today, why? I have no idea. Last night I was dreading doing squats I was filled with a lot of doubt and fear that I was going to fail but I kept firm with my decision to go today regardless. I woke this morning feeling just as shitty about squats but again I stood firm with it and part way to the gym this morning I contemplating still not going. At one point I yelled at myself and turned up the stereo (I was listening to The Acacia Strain) to get me pumped and to drown out the negativity in my head.
 
To my surprise everything went well! I was pushing hard to keep strong/consistent speed, straight/strong back, and to stay on my heels….but holy shit for as well as it went it was tough as fuck! A real mind game.
 
Happy Friday folks!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #595 on: October 16, 2015, 09:28:40 AM »
Way to power through! Especially on squats....
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #596 on: October 16, 2015, 02:12:44 PM »
Way to get passed all the mental stuff and put in work! That so happends to me, especially when the first working, or hell, warm up set feels bad. Then I'm all in my feels until I can get good feeling set in.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #597 on: October 16, 2015, 05:22:59 PM »
Way to get passed all the mental stuff and put in work! That so happends to me, especially when the first working, or hell, warm up set feels bad. Then I'm all in my feels until I can get good feeling set in.

 EXACTLY!!! I didn't get into it until 185 lbs but the 225 felt like shit :S 240 and 280 were decent but man....315 for AMRAP I was feelin' pretty shitty about it until I got under the bar and got into the first few after that it was ok....and then it turned into sheer hell for the last few.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #598 on: October 19, 2015, 05:20:52 PM »
Sounds just like my last squat session. I did an AMRAP @315 that tried to kill me! On top of that i do 50% sets, so 1 minute after AMRAP I try to get half the reps of my AMRAP. Freaking torture! It was complete busy work. There was no sort of greatness going on there. Just checking the boxes.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #599 on: October 19, 2015, 05:46:09 PM »
10/19/15
 
-OHP-
 
Barx10
65x5
95x5
115x3
125x5
140x3
155x8 =190 1RM
115x12
115x10
115x7
115x10
 
-Standing Calf Raise-
 
75kgx15
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
 
Supersetted with
 
-Standing Calf raise shrugs-
 
75kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
100kgx10
 
~Fin~
“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
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