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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #225 on: April 06, 2015, 03:18:54 PM »
Looking good in here Merk
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #226 on: April 06, 2015, 06:18:52 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.

 Thanks! I'm gonna need all the luck I can get!

 I'm getting close to needing a deload, another couple/few weeks and I'll pack it in.

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #227 on: April 06, 2015, 06:19:41 PM »
Looking good in here Merk

 Thanks bud! You looked like you had a good workout today too!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #228 on: April 06, 2015, 10:23:38 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.

 Thanks! I'm gonna need all the luck I can get!

 I'm getting close to needing a deload, another couple/few weeks and I'll pack it in.

 :)

I know this feeling as I'm about ready for one myself.  Nice work today! :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #229 on: April 07, 2015, 07:15:04 AM »
Yeah I did thanks, going to keep watching here and best of luck to you in the meet
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #230 on: April 07, 2015, 05:03:44 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.

 Thanks! I'm gonna need all the luck I can get!

 I'm getting close to needing a deload, another couple/few weeks and I'll pack it in.

 :)

I know this feeling as I'm about ready for one myself.  Nice work today! :)

 Thanks :)

Yeah I did thanks, going to keep watching here and best of luck to you in the meet

 Thanks!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #231 on: April 07, 2015, 06:14:17 PM »
Good to hear another is stepping up to step on the platform.  Have you noticed more focus in the gym?

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #232 on: April 07, 2015, 08:09:02 PM »
Good to hear another is stepping up to step on the platform.  Have you noticed more focus in the gym?

 More focus? a bit....more nervousness at this point. I've began to second guess my lifts, wonder if my form is proper, and feelings that I am doing things wrong and that I could be doing them better (focusing around form). I'm stressing about my weight as well....

 But! it isn't enough to stop me.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #233 on: April 07, 2015, 08:57:42 PM »
Merk you've lifted for a good while and while I understand the nervousness you know what you're doing.
Bro I've learned the hard way to not second guess myself when I know I'm doing things right.

Just keep up the great work and do your best :thumbsup:
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #234 on: April 08, 2015, 07:59:46 AM »
Merk you've lifted for a good while and while I understand the nervousness you know what you're doing.
Bro I've learned the hard way to not second guess myself when I know I'm doing things right.

Just keep up the great work and do your best :thumbsup:

This is true, thanks :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #235 on: April 08, 2015, 08:14:00 AM »
04/08/15

-Squats-

Barx5
135x5
225x3
315x1
365x1 - shallow
385x1 - better - PR
405xFAIL - pants tore....bad!

Bailed

 Welp! It was a good day, until my pants tore....then it became hilarious! Of course Flex was two racks down when my pants literally exploded! We had a laugh, he helped me unload the weight and I bailed! In the car I was laughing so hard!

I used my new belt (no knee sleeves) for the last few sets, I had 405 in the bag!!! Dammit, lol! Hell I had more in me! I'm gonna crush 405!

 A belt makes a big difference! Damn...


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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #236 on: April 08, 2015, 08:42:12 AM »
Oh you can't hide a session like that in your journal bro.

Not while I'm running this board, anyway....

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #237 on: April 08, 2015, 09:00:11 AM »
LMAO, that's some funny shit, congrats on the PR Merkley, pants ripping is that bad, at least you didn't crap yourself.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #238 on: April 08, 2015, 09:17:03 AM »
Congrats on the PR 8)

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #239 on: April 08, 2015, 10:23:37 AM »
I think the moral of this story is, don't wear pants to the gym and you'll squat 405.  Bundies and socks are all you need.

Congrats on the PR!

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