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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #705 on: May 01, 2016, 07:59:03 PM »
I'll be back in the gym Tuesday.
 

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #706 on: May 03, 2016, 05:32:57 PM »
PR City!

05/03/16

Writing Music: DOWN - "DOWN II"
Training Music: Suicide Silence - "You Can't Stop Me"

Barbell Military Press
185x5x2 - +10 lbs, Not Bad. PR for weight and reps

Chin Ups
+45x5x2 - +10 lbs, Good. PR for weight and reps

D-Bell Press
100'sx5x2 - +10lbs, Tough, but solid

Barbell Row
245x5x2 - +10 lbs, Good.

Cable Triceps Extensions
175x10x2 - +5lbs, Tough

Barbell Curl
125x5- +15 lbs, Tough as shit. PR for weight and reps

Tough workout, but well worth it. I went into the gym feeling a positive excitement! I felt like I could take on anything. It was fantastic!...haven't had a workout like this in a long time.

Diet is tightening up, considering doing keto for the next few months just for fun.
 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #707 on: May 03, 2016, 07:43:05 PM »
Nice! Grats on the PR's!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #708 on: May 04, 2016, 05:20:12 PM »
Nice! Grats on the PR's!

 Thanks Bando!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #709 on: May 04, 2016, 05:20:28 PM »
05/04/16

Writing Music: The refrigerator
Training Music: After the Burial

Leg Press
680x7x2 - +2 reps, tough.

Back Extension
+60x10x2 - +10 lbs, still trying to get the hang of this.

Barbell Shrugs
365x5x2 - Garbage, not happy with the entire lift.

Standing Calf Raises
100kgx10x2 - Backed off on the weight and worked on full range of motion.

Barbell Wrist Curl
125x15, 125x10 - +5 lbs, terrible

I've had worse days, I've had better days. I did what needed to be done and moved on.

Diet, better today.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #710 on: May 04, 2016, 06:29:22 PM »

D-Bell Press
100'sx5x2 - +10lbs, Tough, but solid


Breakin out the big boys...

Nice work !

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #711 on: May 04, 2016, 07:08:24 PM »

D-Bell Press
100'sx5x2 - +10lbs, Tough, but solid


Breakin out the big boys...

Nice work !

Wait wut?

Big boys?

He's only 2/3 the way down the DB rack at our gym.

They go to 150.

He's got some work to do.

:D

: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
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #712 on: May 05, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
05/05/16

Writing Music: The sound of the click, click, click, as I write.
Training Music: Hellyeah/Suicide Silence

Incline Bench
225x5, 225x6 - +1 rep on the set. Tough as all shit

Cable Rows
260x5x2 - +5 lbs, Tough

Chin Ups
+25x6x2 - +1 rep, Tough

Close grip top end bench
185x10x2 - +5 lbs, Easy-ish

Hammer Curls
60x5, 55x5 - The first set was terrible, dropped 5 lbs for the second set...still terrible.

I'm beginning to think it's time for a deload week! I'm feeling busted up something fierce. Luckily my training protocol calls for a deload week next week...one more day.

In other news, diet is getting a little better, water intake is up.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #713 on: May 06, 2016, 02:03:33 PM »
Damn Ronn. Some heavy lifting going on in here. Looks like you've earned that deload. Enjoy.
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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #714 on: May 06, 2016, 02:35:09 PM »
Down 15lbs...sounds like the diet is working nicely!
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Squat 315 pr
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #715 on: May 06, 2016, 11:01:36 PM »
Didn't train today, I managed to pinch something in my neck that caused shooting pain throughout my traps and neck. Instead I went and got massage/chiro work tonight. Still feeling rough, but so much better.

 Sitting at 209, starting to drop a little
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #716 on: May 09, 2016, 09:40:52 AM »
Dang, some heavy work going on in here lately.  Congrats on those PR's last week!
PRs:
OHP 140 - 8/27/15
BP 245 - 4/7/17
DL 345 - 8/26/15
Squat - ugh
Leg Press 670x2 - 12/10/15

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #717 on: May 12, 2016, 05:16:06 PM »
Hey Everyone,

 I'm currently still on the mend from my neck from last Thursday so nothing to report in regards to gym progression.

 Though I have much news to report!

 A few weeks back I discovered a powerlifting/crossfit facility 5 min from my place. After emails back and forth with the owners, seeing the place, chatting with them, and much consideration I pulled the trigger and joined earlier this week. I've been dissatisfied with the gym I've been going to for some time, mainly because it has changed from being a hardcore gym to a pussified shadow of it's former self. The place is run by a different set of rules depending on what owner is on shift at the time and I'm just getting really tired of it, that and the common goal between them all to snuff out any serious lifter. Soon enough that place will be the next Planet Fitness.

 Oh! Leaving the best for last! NO ONE PICKS UP AFTER THEMSELVES!!!! (minus the serious lifters). Shits everywhere all the time....and it's getting worse.
 
 Moving on....

 At the beginning of the week I was given the opportunity to become a supervisor in a different department. At first I was completely reluctant and had no real intention of taking the job offer....that was until I was told my current position was being eliminated due to cut backs.

 So needless to say I've taken the position! I may not be the most thrilled about it, but all things considered it could have been far worse.

 Lastly, Mrs. M and I had to let go of an employee last week so I've been playing double duty of working my day job and then helping Mrs. M in the evenings, plus keeping on the house/cooking. Beginning of next week we have a new girl starting so that will relieve me of the duty on that end at least.

 Next week is going to be crazy! New job, new gym, new gym hours....new beginnings all the way around!

 Wish me luck :)

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #718 on: May 12, 2016, 06:19:23 PM »
Congrats on the new job.

Fuck you on the new gym.
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
2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #719 on: May 13, 2016, 06:03:05 AM »
Congrats on the new job.

Fuck you on the new gym.

 Thanks!

 Of course you're welcome to join me at the new gym :P
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