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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #825 on: February 04, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »
Sharks don't have beards.  Maybe you're a Yeti.  :D

How about a yetishark?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #826 on: February 04, 2017, 08:28:51 PM »
Hey Mr Merk, I was thinking about you and Mrs Merk today, as we worked out and then hit Five Guys.  That was fun the day the four of us did that.

By the way, they now post calories on the menu there.  LOL at our 1060 calorie burgers!  I got a bacon cheese hotdog at 670 calories and almost felt virtuous! 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #827 on: February 05, 2017, 08:30:57 AM »
Hey Mr Merk, I was thinking about you and Mrs Merk today, as we worked out and then hit Five Guys.  That was fun the day the four of us did that.

By the way, they now post calories on the menu there.  LOL at our 1060 calorie burgers!  I got a bacon cheese hotdog at 670 calories and almost felt virtuous!

 That was an awesome Saturday :) We have to get together soon!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #828 on: February 05, 2017, 05:28:26 PM »
Nothing new to report this week.


 Today Mrs. M has been bustling around the house gathering paperwork for the accountant (business) and I've been fighting off a flu, think I might be out of the woods and back to lifting tomorrow. Currently we are both sipping on a nice rose wine and listening to a small documentary on Miles Davis on 91.1 fm (jazz.fm) which will follow into big band jazz with Glen Woodcock. Hopefully they have some Benny Goodman on tonight, could use some good jazz tunes.

 The shoulder is back to normal, I must have pinched something bad in my sleep earlier last week, bad scare though. I was starting to think I had railed my shoulder something fierce...but all seems to be well.

 This past week I have been looking into other training protocols but I feel I'll keep things as they are. 5/3/1 seems to work the best for more, more specifically 3/5/1. Though I'm planning on focusing more on the BBB shit over the next 5-6 months. It's time to pack on some more muscle. Having a 17.5" arm just isn't cutting it anymore, wanna see if I can get that 18" arm! plus overall size of course.

 #trentrain 

 I think I'm gonna give up with leaning out....I think I was designed to be a stubby, chubby, yetishark.

 Not too sure if I'm gonna be competing with RPS this year or not. Though I am looking at competing with Elite Powerlifting Canada. It was started by Bradie Johnson (he currently holds a 2000 total with RPS and is a Bacon and Barbells athlete). His faction seems to be doing really well, in fact his competitions are powerlifting watch worthy AAAANNNND there are money prizes!!!! Yep! You win, there is cash involved.

 So.....I may go that road. We shall see though, I need to seriously take care of my skwaats doe....plus there is that whole needing hernia surgery which I didn't get around to yet, ahem.

 Or I might just do it and go out in a blaze of glory!!!! AAAANNND then really need surgery after the fact, lol.

 decisions, decisions.

 In any case, they are playing some solid Benny Goodman tonight so I'm gonna go absorb the unedited awesomeness from the days of yore.

 Happy Friday night!

 EDIT: They also played a lot of George "Bon Bon" Tunnell. Mainly his work from 1937, amazing!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #829 on: February 09, 2017, 05:46:11 PM »
I managed to drag my ass to the gym last night, went better than I thought it would.

Bench

135x10
185x3
205x5
205x5
205x5
205x5
205x5
135x10
135x10
135x10
135x10
135x10

 Gonna try and get at it tonight

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #830 on: February 09, 2017, 06:24:30 PM »
Powerlifting Meet Bests:

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2017.04.29:  610 Squat, 325 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1535 Total
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #831 on: February 09, 2017, 07:02:39 PM »
Nice bench session! Good to see you back at it!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #832 on: February 10, 2017, 05:37:35 AM »
Last nights session was...what it was.

Deads

135x10
180x5
225x3
275x3
315x5
315x5
315x5
315x5
315x5

 I had no belt, no chalk, no straps, no nothing...just the bar, weights, and myself (and of course Devildriver, Fit for an Autopsy, Impending Doom, and the like blasting through my headphones...not that it did me much good). I did what I could, I say this because once I was done my working sets I moved onto my assistance deadlift work and my hands just couldn't take it.

 So I packed it in for the night.

 Lesson to be learned: Don't leave chalk at home on deadlift day.

 Tonight is my favorite night of the week, not just because it's Friday night but it's press night! This year I will get my 250 lbs military press, mark my words on that one. I hit 235 last year and was damn close at hitting 255.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #833 on: February 10, 2017, 08:11:28 AM »
Lesson to be learned: Don't leave chalk at home on deadlift day.

Thought you learned this lesson already.  Isn't that why we met in the first place?
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #834 on: February 10, 2017, 05:50:15 PM »
Lesson to be learned: Don't leave chalk at home on deadlift day.

Thought you learned this lesson already.  Isn't that why we met in the first place?

 This is true, though when we met it was due to lack of knowledge. This time was underestimating the weight/volume/bar and letting my ego get the better of me (plus I was lazy and didn't want to go all the way to the car to get what I needed).

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #835 on: February 13, 2017, 06:37:42 PM »
Friday was press day

135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10
95x10

Elbows were killing during this entire workout, but I managed
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #836 on: February 13, 2017, 10:57:05 PM »
Solid couple sessions! Good to see things rolling along again!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #837 on: February 15, 2017, 09:19:25 PM »
Last weeks squats were done today, it's been a busy few days and I couldn't get to them until today. In any case the session

   
Squats

Barx10
135x10
185x5
225x3
275x5
275x5
275x5
275x5
275x5

Done!

 
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #838 on: February 16, 2017, 11:21:10 PM »
And then there was bench

barx10
135x10
185x5
235x3
235x3
235x3
235x3
235x3
245x1
265x1
285x1 - Slanger
305x1 - Slanger
315x1 - Slanger
135x10
135x10
135x10
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #839 on: February 17, 2017, 10:01:07 AM »
Beauty benching and squats!
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