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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #750 on: July 05, 2016, 09:44:20 AM »
I won't bore you with all the training details, but I've hit a deadlift rep PR of 365 for 8. I recall I time when I hit a 365 deadlift as a full out PR not all that long ago. So I'm quite content with this. Also my bench has since vast improvement, hitting a 220 bench for 15 on my top set. Finally my OHP has seen a 165x10 on my top set.

Crickeys!  165x10 OHP?!  Good stuff. 

Of course 365x8 DL and 220x15 bench are pretty darn nice too!
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OHP 140 - 8/27/15
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #751 on: July 12, 2016, 05:21:03 PM »
An update from last weeks training

 OHP 175x8
 Bench 235x15
 Deadlift 385x7 (beltless)
 Squat 300x7


 Fairly happy with the progress, little sad that this week is a deload. I was really making some progress! But this gives me a chance to rest up and focus on my next mesocycle. I even thought about testing my maxes out this week just to see where I'm at....I may just end up doing that.

We'll see.

 Currently holding at 220-225. So much for 160 this summer, so much for surgery, so much for competing in 165, so much for....good night sweet prince.




 
 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #752 on: July 12, 2016, 09:07:09 PM »

 Currently holding at 220-225. So much for 160 this summer

Missed it by that much! ;D
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #753 on: July 13, 2016, 08:44:44 PM »
Today marks a very special day.

 I finally hit a 500 lbs deadlift! (I really wish I had a video for it, but it was either a video or listen to music to get my amped....music won hands down).

 This was supposed to be a deload week but I felt like lifting heavy and luckily for me it worked in my favor.

 500

 600

  :o :o :o
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #754 on: July 13, 2016, 09:28:44 PM »
Nice.  Congrats.
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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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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #755 on: July 13, 2016, 10:47:27 PM »
Today marks a very special day.

 I finally hit a 500 lbs deadlift! (I really wish I had a video for it, but it was either a video or listen to music to get my amped....music won hands down).

 This was supposed to be a deload week but I felt like lifting heavy and luckily for me it worked in my favor.

 500

 600

  :o :o :o

Pretty sweet pr and milestone Merk!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #756 on: July 16, 2016, 01:03:18 PM »
305x1 on bench with a video. (video is on my IG account)

 That's a PR.

 Time for that 315.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #757 on: July 18, 2016, 05:20:56 PM »
160x12 on OHP today
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #758 on: July 19, 2016, 08:23:49 AM »
305x1 on bench with a video. (video is on my IG account)

 That's a PR.

Congrats.  :clap:
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #759 on: July 19, 2016, 02:10:09 PM »
I finally hit a 500 lbs deadlift! (I really wish I had a video for it, but it was either a video or listen to music to get my amped....music won hands down).

Awesome, 500 is on my bucket list as well :)

Great work...

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #760 on: July 22, 2016, 05:37:44 PM »
Trained on Monday.....that's it so far.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #761 on: August 10, 2016, 07:56:07 AM »
Morning Everyone!

 I've had family in from Spain this past month so I haven't really taken the time to open up my laptop and post anything. Though right now it's quiet and everyone is still asleep so what a better time.

 Training had been going well, lifts are up and moving forward :)

 Work is work and lately work has sucked. Having to babysit fully grown men isn't something I do well, I have zero tolerance for stupid and they seem to do stupid well.

 Currently on vacation (staycation) Been keeping myself busy with zip lining, swimming, hiking, training, pooping, and video games! Hurray!

And drinking...there had been that too.

I just wrapped up my second mesocycle of 531. Things are wrappng up pretty good. This week is my deload week but instead I'm using it for 1RM max benchmarking.

 I managed a 235x1 on OHP on Monday (video up on my IG account) Today I'll be heading to the gym to work on deads, we'll see how that goes.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #762 on: August 10, 2016, 11:56:29 AM »

I just wrapped up my second mesocycle of 531. Things are wrappng up pretty good. This week is my deload week but instead I'm using it for 1RM max benchmarking.

 I managed a 235x1 on OHP on Monday (video up on my IG account) Today I'll be heading to the gym to work on deads, we'll see how that goes.

Nice work on the OHP.

Second cycle, so your still very early in the 5/3/1 game.  I ended up just doing deloads every other cycle myself instead of every one, that worked well for me.


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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #763 on: August 10, 2016, 03:13:21 PM »
Damn Ronn, all kinds of heavy ass work going on in here. Congrats on the PR's. Enjoy the 531.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #764 on: August 11, 2016, 09:50:32 AM »
Deads didn't go as planned. Worked my way up to 500 and when pulling I heard a pop noise followed by what felt like the worst muscle cramp ever in my left oblique

 Needless to say my training ended right there.

 Today my whole left side is sore and tender, Seems a little swollen.

 So I may just call it a week right here...or I may try some light bench work today.... We shall see.

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