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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #255 on: April 11, 2015, 07:23:57 AM »
Your lifting > Math Skillz.  Not a bad thing.  Unless you are an accountant.

 I'm not an accountant. However, I am accountable for 1.2 mil worth of car parts....so math is needed.






that would explain why I'm not so good at my job  :P
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #256 on: April 11, 2015, 07:27:06 AM »
Still a dang good lift Merk even if your plusin and minusin ain't to good

 Thanks bud!

 I need to make sure my math game is just as on point as my lifting!


 *sigh*


 I'm so glad that week is over.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #257 on: April 13, 2015, 05:40:53 PM »
04/13/15

-BOR's-

Barx20
135x10
225x3
245x4 - bar began to roll +5 lbs
245x5 - +5 lbs

-Incline D-bell Press-

20x20
50x5
80x5
100x5 +5 lbs
100x5 +5 lbs

-One Legged Squat Press-

135x10
225x5
315x5 - Shakey +30 lbs
315x5 - Shakey +30 lbs

-Bar Dips-

BW (213) x 25 +3
BW (213) x 25 +3


-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total time = 40 min

Today's workout was decent, though I'm feeling tired, sore, and cranky. I have one more week until I am done phase 2 of this protocol. I'm really looking forward to having either a week off or a week of deload.

 The positives are I went up in weight or reps on everything, I didn't rip my pants, and I didn't miscalculate my weights! Hurray!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #258 on: April 13, 2015, 05:46:58 PM »
Lots of good stuff in here  8)

So are you done this week or next week with the workout? One week would be easy but two might be a little harder if you sore, cranky and go through another couple pair of pants.....
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #259 on: April 14, 2015, 06:45:50 AM »
The positives are I went up in weight or reps on everything, I didn't rip my pants, and I didn't miscalculate my weights! Hurray!
Dang those are some positive points

Also some dang good lifts in there bud
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #260 on: April 14, 2015, 08:07:10 AM »
Great job Merk, especially your adding skills.  :jester:
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #261 on: April 14, 2015, 08:29:10 AM »
Lots of good stuff in here  8)

So are you done this week or next week with the workout? One week would be easy but two might be a little harder if you sore, cranky and go through another couple pair of pants.....

I have the rest of this week, next week, and then my week off....

Gonna have to start shopping at Salvation Army for pants at this rate, Yeesh
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #262 on: April 14, 2015, 08:30:06 AM »
Great job Merk, especially your adding skills.  :jester:

Ahhhhh fank yuu, fank yuu
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #263 on: April 14, 2015, 10:20:00 AM »
Lots of good stuff in here  8)

So are you done this week or next week with the workout? One week would be easy but two might be a little harder if you sore, cranky and go through another couple pair of pants.....

I have the rest of this week, next week, and then my week off....

Gonna have to start shopping at Salvation Army for pants at this rate, Yeesh


ooooo, I do believe you'll definitely be ready for a deload week at that point.

Salvation Army...providing gardening clothes for a long time.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #264 on: April 15, 2015, 11:54:55 AM »
04/15/15

-Squats-

Barx20
135x10
225x1
315x1
375x1
405xFAIL
225x5

-Seated Lat Rows-

105x10
150 something x 5
190 something x 5
255x5 +15 lbs
255x5 +15 lbs

-Bench press-

Barx20
135x5
225x5
245x1
265x1
285x1 - about time, rough

-Barbell Shrugs-

N/A

-Torture Bike-

N/A

Total Time = 55 min
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #265 on: April 15, 2015, 05:02:15 PM »
 Today wasn't the day for that 405 squat....I got to 375 and felt I had it. I set up my phone to take a video of me squatting 405, chalked my hands, grabbed the bar, and lifted......no sooner had I lifted the bar off the pins I had to set it back down. I suddenly had the worst head rush and honestly thought I was going to pass out.

 and that was that....man I was pissed.

 I feel I've lost all endurance for my major lifts.

 Bench is getting better, though after squats I didn't have much left in the tank to work with. 285 was a bastard and even though I got it up I don't feel I can confidently say that I am back to benching 285 on the regular. I did get some flack from a couple of guys that make up our morning crew about not having a spotter while lifting heavy for bench...and then I was told I was strong as fuck. I thanked them kindly for the concern and the compliments and got the fuck outta dodge, I was close to being late for work. Had I hit my 405 squat I wouldn't have been as concerned about being late....it would have been worth it as far as I am concerned. But since I failed...again I felt I had no real excuse why I would have been late.

 I haven't been eating enough, my sleep has gone to complete garbage, and my whole body feels sore (like DOMs sore....but everywhere).

 Time to start taking Magnesium for my sleep again, cram more food into my gullet, stretch more, and I should be good as new.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #266 on: April 15, 2015, 05:42:31 PM »
When was the last time you deloaded?  Sounds like you need to
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #267 on: April 15, 2015, 06:56:57 PM »
Now I really regret not going in today.

Today was my scheduled squat day and I pussed out.  I would have made sure you got that 405.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #268 on: April 15, 2015, 07:39:43 PM »
When was the last time you deloaded?  Sounds like you need to

 I haven't taken time off in 7 weeks, I have one more week to go and then the 2nd phase of my protocol is done. I'll most likely take a week off and then start the 3rd and final phase.

 Normally by week 6 I begin to notice I'm feeling a little beat up, week 7 I tend to feel shitty, week 8.....I tend to feel like a Mack truck has hit me (this is where I tend to take advil more than normal).
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #269 on: April 15, 2015, 09:18:17 PM »
I feel you on that beat up feeling.  I get too caught up chasing PRs all the time forgetting that I can't go 110% all the time.  Back off, recover, and blast past that 405.