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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #150 on: March 13, 2015, 10:06:45 AM »
03/13/15

-Parallel grip chin up-

BWx11
BWx11

-D-bell military press-

30x10
50x11
50x11

-Rack Deadlifts-

135x10
225x10
225x10

-Barbell Curls-

45x10
65x10
95x6
95x6

-Torture Bike-

10 min

 Total time=40 min


 Today was an early one. I had to be at work for 6 am so training started at 4:45am, getting up was a bitch to say the least. The chin ups weren't bad today which was nice :) As long as I did everything slow I was in the green. Deadlifts were a bitch, I'm still recovering from yesterdays training PLUS when I got to work yesterday I was met with the challenge of getting ALL our winter tires (approx. 160-170 tires) organized and ready to be taken back to the distributor and at the same time get our initial spring booking for tires (approx. 140 tires) Needless to say I spend a great portion of my day slinging tires around. At the time it wasn't bad, until I woke up this morning that is.

 Add on top as well that my shoulder has gone the way of Mr. Potato head. (I really pissed it off with bench and really gave it a nice Mortal Kombat finisher with all those tires).

 Torture bike was a quick one, I was running out of time.

 Next training session won't be until Monday.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #151 on: March 13, 2015, 10:08:57 AM »
You get there super early today or what?

I didn't realize you were leaving when I walked in.  I figured you just got there.  Wasn't being rude by not stopping to say hi; I just figured I'd see you out on the floor.

LOL

 Yeah I shit the bed this morning, what can I say? lol

 Dude it's all good, I figured as such.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #152 on: March 13, 2015, 02:14:17 PM »
Still a hell of a good workout ^^^ after slinging tires around the day before!
Eric

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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #153 on: March 13, 2015, 10:05:41 PM »
Still a hell of a good workout ^^^ after slinging tires around the day before!

Thanks! I considered going heavy on deads but decided a lighter weight and more reps was a better course of action, didn't feeling adding insult to injury
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #154 on: March 14, 2015, 08:03:53 AM »
Mernin'

 So I had every intent of going to the gym today to work on stretching, torture bike, and maybe some accessory work. This was a last minute decision last night....that I had made after taking two naproxen and two benadryl. Needless to say I missed going to the gym this morning...but I had one hell of a sleep! FINALLY!!!! (I am a terrible sleeper and have been for at least 10 years or so). Getting that close to solid 9 hours (in bed by 10:30 and I woke up at 7:30) was just what the doctor ordered.

 Oh! and one last thing. I broke down and bought a couple things last night....

 Go to the equipment thread to find out!






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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #155 on: March 16, 2015, 02:06:36 PM »
I slept for shit last night. Didn't fall asleep till around 1 am.

Guess I should be drinking double espresso at 5 pm.  ::)

Glad to hear you finally got some good rest.
Eric


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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #156 on: March 16, 2015, 02:57:25 PM »
I slept for shit last night. Didn't fall asleep till around 1 am.

Guess I should be drinking double espresso at 5 pm.  ::)

Glad to hear you finally got some good rest.

 Unfortunately I had a shit sleep last night. It was bad enough I decided to shift my workout from today to tomorrow.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #157 on: March 16, 2015, 04:04:46 PM »
Lets see how all that new gear works for that squat. Curious.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #158 on: March 17, 2015, 05:17:59 AM »
Lets see how all that new gear works for that squat. Curious.

 Ditto! It cannot get here fast enough! I received confirmation the shoes are on the way!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #159 on: March 17, 2015, 07:02:39 AM »
I slept for shit last night. Didn't fall asleep till around 1 am.

Guess I should be drinking double espresso at 5 pm.  ::)

Glad to hear you finally got some good rest.

 Unfortunately I had a shit sleep last night. It was bad enough I decided to shift my workout from today to tomorrow.
That sucks. Hopefully this turns around for you.
Eric


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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #160 on: March 17, 2015, 09:30:09 AM »
03/17/15

-Bent over barbell rows-

Barx10
135x6
225x8
225x8

-Incline D-bell Press-

45x10
60x10
60x10 - Form is greatly improving

-One Legged Squat Press-

135x10
225x7
225x7

-Bar dips-

BWx12
BWx12

-Torture Bike-

15 min

Total Time = 55 min


 I've improved on all exercises, either in reps or weight. It has been decided that this workout will be known from this point forward as my "sissy workout". It involves no squats, deads, or bench therefore it is a sissy workout for me.

 Helped spot my buddy Paulie for incline bench and flat bench. He's improving which is awesome to see! I gave him a few pointers on technique that I think will help him in the long run. Flex and Lisa were pounding out a good bench day, less than small talk today. All of us were in there to kick ass, they kicked ass...I went through the motions. But I tend to be go on auto with this workout.....actually I tend to go on auto with trying this higher rep stuff.

 Oh well, I did it, I progressed from last week. That's all that matters.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #161 on: March 17, 2015, 09:35:18 AM »
Torture bike ahaha
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #162 on: March 17, 2015, 09:45:40 AM »
Torture bike ahaha

 Dude, I'd rather get my septum pierced again than do cardio....seriously I hate it that much.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #163 on: March 17, 2015, 09:52:59 AM »
03/17/15

-Bent over barbell rows-

Barx10
135x6
225x8
225x8

-Incline D-bell Press-

45x10
60x10
60x10 - Form is greatly improving

-One Legged Squat Press-

135x10
225x7
225x7

-Bar dips-

BWx12
BWx12

-Torture Bike-

15 min

Total Time = 55 min


 I've improved on all exercises, either in reps or weight. It has been decided that this workout will be known from this point forward as my "sissy workout". It involves no squats, deads, or bench therefore it is a sissy workout for me.

 Helped spot my buddy Paulie for incline bench and flat bench. He's improving which is awesome to see! I gave him a few pointers on technique that I think will help him in the long run. Flex and Lisa were pounding out a good bench day, less than small talk today. All of us were in there to kick ass, they kicked ass...I went through the motions. But I tend to be go on auto with this workout.....actually I tend to go on auto with trying this higher rep stuff.

 Oh well, I did it, I progressed from last week. That's all that matters.

Constant progression is a great thing. Also good for motivation. :thumbsup:

Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #164 on: March 17, 2015, 09:53:57 AM »
Torture bike ahaha

 Dude, I'd rather get my septum pierced again than do cardio....seriously I hate it that much.

 :o No thanks Jeff!!!!!
Eric


Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275