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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #645 on: November 07, 2015, 12:37:06 PM »
 :rockon:

Am curious though, since they switched to a larger cuff what's the reading now?

Still boggles the mind it was all caused by the wrong sized cuff  :o
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #646 on: November 07, 2015, 05:05:19 PM »
Yeah, buddy!  Get back to work!

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #647 on: November 08, 2015, 07:50:53 AM »
:rockon:

Am curious though, since they switched to a larger cuff what's the reading now?

Still boggles the mind it was all caused by the wrong sized cuff  :o

 Not just one wrong sized cuff but 7! 5 blood pressure machines and 2 doctors cuffs.

 Now I made sure the OMRON series 10+ can house an arm my size, what happens? I'm getting 115/67 (this reading was in the doctors office with my OMRON...I brought it with me to ensure it is giving accurate readings). I had a fuckin' hunch this was an issue, seriously! I even asked a pharmacist assistant (woman is in her 40's and she has been at this pharmacy for years) if the size of someones arm could affect the readings with the blood pressure machines.

 answer

 "I don't know, I don't think so"

 Fucking retard....this is why your still a pharmacists assistant!

 So you could imagine the confusion I was having when I buy the OMRON and the readings it's giving are telling me my blood pressure if perfect....almost thought the damn thing was broken.

 So all these months of worrying, visits, tests, etc and for what?.....just to be told I'm good.

 It's all good, I learned a lot and everything I have learned about blood pressure only benefits me in the end so in a way I'm glad this all happened.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #648 on: November 08, 2015, 12:40:40 PM »
:rockon:

Am curious though, since they switched to a larger cuff what's the reading now?

Still boggles the mind it was all caused by the wrong sized cuff  :o

 Not just one wrong sized cuff but 7! 5 blood pressure machines and 2 doctors cuffs.

 Now I made sure the OMRON series 10+ can house an arm my size, what happens? I'm getting 115/67 (this reading was in the doctors office with my OMRON...I brought it with me to ensure it is giving accurate readings). I had a fuckin' hunch this was an issue, seriously! I even asked a pharmacist assistant (woman is in her 40's and she has been at this pharmacy for years) if the size of someones arm could affect the readings with the blood pressure machines.

 answer

 "I don't know, I don't think so"

 Fucking retard....this is why your still a pharmacists assistant!

 So you could imagine the confusion I was having when I buy the OMRON and the readings it's giving are telling me my blood pressure if perfect....almost thought the damn thing was broken.

 So all these months of worrying, visits, tests, etc and for what?.....just to be told I'm good.

 It's all good, I learned a lot and everything I have learned about blood pressure only benefits me in the end so in a way I'm glad this all happened.

Pffft! Unbelievable!
Shoot, something so simple. I mean I knew that cuff size will effect the readings. That's why they have all different sizes of cuffs. Small ones for smaller adults up to some monsters for seriously obese people. My arms aren't large but mostly the nurses switch out the cuffs to a larger size. Just the other day when I was getting my allergy test done the nurse looks at me ruffles around in the basket with the cuffs grabs one, then stops and puts her hand on my arm, then proceeds to switch out the cuff again.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #649 on: November 09, 2015, 07:01:40 AM »
:rockon:

Am curious though, since they switched to a larger cuff what's the reading now?

Still boggles the mind it was all caused by the wrong sized cuff  :o

 Not just one wrong sized cuff but 7! 5 blood pressure machines and 2 doctors cuffs.

 Now I made sure the OMRON series 10+ can house an arm my size, what happens? I'm getting 115/67 (this reading was in the doctors office with my OMRON...I brought it with me to ensure it is giving accurate readings). I had a fuckin' hunch this was an issue, seriously! I even asked a pharmacist assistant (woman is in her 40's and she has been at this pharmacy for years) if the size of someones arm could affect the readings with the blood pressure machines.

 answer

 "I don't know, I don't think so"

 Fucking retard....this is why your still a pharmacists assistant!

 So you could imagine the confusion I was having when I buy the OMRON and the readings it's giving are telling me my blood pressure if perfect....almost thought the damn thing was broken.

 So all these months of worrying, visits, tests, etc and for what?.....just to be told I'm good.

 It's all good, I learned a lot and everything I have learned about blood pressure only benefits me in the end so in a way I'm glad this all happened.

Glad to hear that's all it was Ronn. Still sucks you went through all of that.

Welcome back to powerlifting. ;)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #650 on: November 09, 2015, 06:49:40 PM »
11/09/15

-OHP-

Barx10
95X5
120X3
135X3
155X8 = 190 1RM
120X8
120X10
120X10
120X1
95X1
BarxFailure

 

~Fin~

 

It’s gonna be a tough week as I get back into heavier training…I look forward to it
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #651 on: November 10, 2015, 07:03:55 AM »
11/09/15

-OHP-

Barx10
95X5
120X3
135X3
155X8 = 190 1RM
120X8
120X10
120X10
120X1
95X1
BarxFailure

 

~Fin~

 

It’s gonna be a tough week as I get back into heavier training…I look forward to it

Damn, I've gotta step up my game and catch up.  ;D
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #652 on: November 10, 2015, 09:33:09 AM »
Damn, I've gotta step up my game and catch up.  ;D

No kidding, damn.  155 for 8 reps - strong work there Merk.

Glad to hear about the BP issue.  Not glad to hear that you apparently had some f- ups working on you with the cuff issue, but glad you'll live to powerlift another day.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #653 on: November 10, 2015, 10:26:28 AM »
Damn, I've gotta step up my game and catch up.  ;D

No kidding, damn.  155 for 8 reps - strong work there Merk.

Glad to hear about the BP issue.  Not glad to hear that you apparently had some f- ups working on you with the cuff issue, but glad you'll live to powerlift another day.

Once I'm off the cut starting January...... game ON!!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #654 on: November 10, 2015, 06:27:27 PM »
11/10/15

-Deads-

135x10
225x5
280x3
320x3
360x6 (+1) = 420 1 RM
405xFAIL
405x1
405x1
405xFAIL

~Fin~

 Best work on deads to date. Technique is improving and I'm becoming far more comfortable with weight in the later 300's and early 400's. I think I'm on the uphill swing for my deads at this point. Really excited for the upcoming months as I crest into new and uncharted territory. I'm that much closer to my 500 lbs deadlift.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #655 on: November 11, 2015, 09:23:15 AM »
Way to persevere, not giving up on that 405 after the first attempt.  And it's about having your best deadlift day while on a cut!   
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #656 on: November 12, 2015, 06:26:32 PM »
11/12/15

 

-Bench-

 

115x5

135x5

185x3

210x3

235x5 (Bare minimum) 265=1RM L

165x10

165x10

165x10

165x10

 

-Tricep Pushdown-

 

80x10

110x10

130x10

130x10

130x10

130x10

 

~Fin~

 

Bench sucked the bag today. So I upped my hypertrophy training as a result

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #657 on: November 12, 2015, 07:00:04 PM »
Are you doing some type of 5/3/1 variant?

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #658 on: November 13, 2015, 05:53:06 PM »
Keep grinding Merk! Better days are coming.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #659 on: November 17, 2015, 05:11:49 AM »
Are you doing some type of 5/3/1 variant?

I am!
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