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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #210 on: March 30, 2015, 02:14:23 PM »
Yes sir, anger can really get you pumped up to do some damage......and lift heavy things

But damn a plate on the nut sack, now that's serious anger rite there lol

When I got there this morning the power rack had a bar loaded with plates at the highest point.
I looked and this older guy, shorter than me, was looking up at them since he wanted to use that rack.
Took a minute or 2 but I took them down for him. He was really appreciative

 I have no patience for people being lazy, ignorant, c*nts! So IMO they deserve to have plates dropped on dem nutsakkz! Hell If I can blow out my shoulder and put my weights away before I leave, so can they. Flex has done that as well (blew out his shoulder and still cleaned up after himself before he left) if I recall correctly.

 That was really nice of you to help the guy out! Props!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #211 on: March 30, 2015, 02:22:47 PM »
Yeah cleaning up after yourself is showing respect for the others and the gym.

Thanks for the props
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I lift heavy things and put them back down

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #212 on: March 31, 2015, 09:12:55 PM »
Welp for those that didn't see I have registered for the RPS show in June. I also got tattooed a bunch today (free touch up apt on the right sleeve).....Work was pretty decent.

 Twas a good day

 Time for a drink!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #213 on: April 01, 2015, 08:56:05 AM »
04/01/15

-Squats-

Barx10
135x10
225x10
315x2
315x1
315x2
335x1
335x1

-Seated Rows-

70x10
120x5
150x5
195x5
210x5
240x5
240x5

-Bench Press-

Barx15
135x10
185x5
225x3
245x1
265xFAIL

-BB Shrugs-

N/A

-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total time = 50 min


 Not my best performance to say the least. I woke up late, got to the gym late, talked too much, haven't been drinking enough water, ran out of time.....my head wasn't into it AT ALL. But I got there, I worked out, and I went up in weight on the seated rows.

 Need to focus and get my ass in gear. 10 weeks to go....


 oh and I didn't get that drink in I wanted last night.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #214 on: April 02, 2015, 09:30:07 AM »
04/02/15

-Parallel Chin ups-

 BWx13
 BWx14

-Seated D-bell Press-

 20x10
 40x6
 55x5
 75x6
 75x6

-Deadlifts-

Barx10
135x6
225x2
225x1
225x2
225x1
225x1
225x2
225x1

-Straight Bar curl-

20x10
40x10
70x5
110x6
110x6

-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total time = 45 min


 By far the WORST workout I have had since I started training again in Sept/Oct. I couldn't for the life of me muster any more power that what I was giving. My chin ups were terrible, my grip was failing...but I managed to hang on, barely though. The seated d-bell press was rancid as well, I barely could get the d-bell into position! In fact, I had to dump them twice trying to get them into place.

 Deads....shit show, period.

 Curls....are a waste of time at any given point in my opinion!


 I went in and at least did it and didn't give up
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #215 on: April 02, 2015, 10:21:05 AM »
they deserve to have plates dropped on dem nutsakkz!

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #216 on: April 02, 2015, 05:39:54 PM »
I think that workout would have been better if Flex wasn't doing cardio and was there to yell at you.   You made it in there and that counts for something.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #217 on: April 02, 2015, 08:42:15 PM »
I think that workout would have been better if Flex wasn't doing cardio and was there to yell at you.   You made it in there and that counts for something.

 LOL! I think I should have stayed home, slept in, and got in the same style of cardio he was having this morning. At least I would have started the day off on a good foot!

 Your right, at least I went.....But it didn't feel like it was worth it.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #218 on: April 02, 2015, 09:58:53 PM »
Yeah cleaning up after yourself is showing respect for the others and the gym.

Thanks for the props


I just don't get how people can leave the gym and not clean up after themselves. Are we not a civilized society? :)


Welp for those that didn't see I have registered for the RPS show in June. I also got tattooed a bunch today (free touch up apt on the right sleeve).....Work was pretty decent.

 Twas a good day

 Time for a drink!


I think this is appropriate again.



Good luck at the meet in June.
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #219 on: April 02, 2015, 10:01:37 PM »
Yeah cleaning up after yourself is showing respect for the others and the gym.

Thanks for the props


I just don't get how people can leave the gym and not clean up after themselves. Are we not a civilized society? :)


Welp for those that didn't see I have registered for the RPS show in June. I also got tattooed a bunch today (free touch up apt on the right sleeve).....Work was pretty decent.

 Twas a good day

 Time for a drink!


I think this is appropriate again.



Good luck at the meet in June.


You've been good today with all the Ice Cube references, double dessert for you!
EVERYTHING you put in your body matters IF you want to reach your maximum potential.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #220 on: April 02, 2015, 10:18:46 PM »
Yeah cleaning up after yourself is showing respect for the others and the gym.

Thanks for the props


I just don't get how people can leave the gym and not clean up after themselves. Are we not a civilized society? :)


Welp for those that didn't see I have registered for the RPS show in June. I also got tattooed a bunch today (free touch up apt on the right sleeve).....Work was pretty decent.

 Twas a good day

 Time for a drink!


I think this is appropriate again.



Good luck at the meet in June.


You've been good today with all the Ice Cube references, double dessert for you!


Noooo no desert. I had 2 orders of wings and a huge plate of fries for dinner. I am just trying not to pop. lmao

I'll have desert tomorrow though, so thanks.
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Squat - 255 :(
DL - 375
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #221 on: April 03, 2015, 06:24:09 AM »
Way to push through it Merk at least you got some lifting in and the torture bike wasn't involved
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I lift heavy things and put them back down

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #222 on: April 03, 2015, 08:23:24 AM »
Way to push through it Merk at least you got some lifting in and the torture bike wasn't involved

Thanks, Hopefully next week will provide better results. I'm going to work on some stretching, lacrosse ball ass torture, static holds for squats, and the like and see if I can loosen up a bit. See if that helps some
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #223 on: April 06, 2015, 07:56:03 AM »
04/06/15

-BOR'S-

Barx20
135x10
185x5
225x3
240x5 +5 lbs
240x5 +5 lbs

-Incline D-bell Press-

15x20
30x10
50x5
95x5 +5 lbs
95x5 +5 lbs

-One Legged Squat Press-

Sledx20
135x10
225x5
275x6 +25 lbs +1 rep
275x6 +25 lbs +1 rep

-Bar Dips-

BW (210) x 21
BW (210) x 21

-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total Time= 45 min

 

 I was working for it today, nothing came easy. My body was sore and tired and would have preferred to have slept in and had another day to mend. However, I went in and had to prove to myself that the last couple of workouts aren't a growing trend. I did what needed to be done and beat my last weeks numbers. I'm pretty sure everything today minus the incline d-bell presses were all time PR's. Personally I couldn't care about the PR's...as long as my Big 3's go up due to, that's all that matters.

 I believe the few days off and the stretches/static holds I did over the weekend helped out.

 I'm gonna pull the trigger today and buy the Odin knee wraps. I want to start learning how to squat with knee wraps....bump those numbers up!



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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #224 on: April 06, 2015, 03:04:53 PM »
Good luck at the meet. Those little dips in strength suck, usually for me it means I need a little more rest. After that though back to onward and upward. Nice job getting the PRs on the comeback.