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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #270 on: April 16, 2015, 07:19:59 AM »
Agree with the above about a deload. I sometimes hit that wall that tells me it's time to take a lighter week. I often have a hard time doing that and will just take most of the week off completely.

Merk, I don't know how you can go from heavy squats to heavy bench. The squats would eat me alive. Great job in here bro.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #271 on: April 16, 2015, 12:28:25 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.

 Thanks!

 I'll warn you the next time I try and crank out some heavy squats
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #272 on: April 16, 2015, 12:30:42 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.

 Your right! Next week I'll finish things off with a bang and then some rest :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #273 on: April 16, 2015, 12:33:58 PM »
Agree with the above about a deload. I sometimes hit that wall that tells me it's time to take a lighter week. I often have a hard time doing that and will just take most of the week off completely.

Merk, I don't know how you can go from heavy squats to heavy bench. The squats would eat me alive. Great job in here bro.

Thanks so much!

 Trust me going from squats to bench and trying to kill both is a real bitch, but I do what I can! :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #274 on: April 17, 2015, 08:25:21 AM »
04/17/14

-parallel grip chin ups-

BWx15
BWx15 +3

-military press-

Barx20
Barx20
95x10
115x5
135x5
155x5
175x3
180x1

-Rack Deadlifts-

135x10
225x10
315x5
405x5
405x5
495x5
545x1
545x1
405x5

-Barbell curl-

N/A

-torture bike-

N/A

Total time=65 min
« Last Edit: April 17, 2015, 05:22:59 PM by Merkley »
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #275 on: April 17, 2015, 08:30:20 AM »
Killer workout. 180 for military press...  8)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #276 on: April 17, 2015, 02:25:41 PM »
Killer workout. 180 for military press...  8)

x2, but really impressed with 175x3. Plus the racks.....damn son!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #277 on: April 17, 2015, 05:51:49 PM »
Thanks guys!

 Today was one of my better days in the gym (as of late at least). Though I didn't complete the workout in all it's entirety I still felt a sense of satisfaction leaving the gym. I can honestly tell you I have never rack dead'd (or rack pulled) that much....ever, not even close! Also that is the most I have ever military pressed, my previous best was 175.... I suppose my chins are a PR as well. 2 sets of 15 chin ups at 212 isn't the easiest thing in the world, and rest assured it wasn't these half assed, crossfit flailing, partial, chins. But rather full ROM, minimal body english, chins......brutal!

 I did manage to tear some skin off the middle my hand from those rack pulls...worst place ever. It's like popping a blister on your heel or ankle, burns like shit and it sucks hitting it....which is all the damned time! A nice souvenir for a job well done  :P

 Weather is nice, time for some patio drinks!

 Cheers!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #278 on: April 17, 2015, 05:57:05 PM »
That's some superb work, Merkley. Enjoy the drinks, they're well-earned!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #279 on: April 17, 2015, 07:25:09 PM »
That's some superb work, Merkley. Enjoy the drinks, they're well-earned!

 Thank you sir!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #280 on: April 17, 2015, 08:42:41 PM »
Dang bud some impressive lifts today.
Great job
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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 #281 on: April 19, 2015, 12:26:32 PM »
Dang bud some impressive lifts today.
Great job

 Thank you kindly! :)
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #282 on: April 20, 2015, 05:56:30 PM »
No gym today, barely slept last night and dealt with a nasty IBS flare up this morning. Made for a real manic Monday I can tell ya.

 Also the Mrs and I have booked flights to Orlando, FL for the beginning of June, woo! March 31rst to June 7th....So pumped!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #283 on: April 20, 2015, 07:34:34 PM »
Sorry you had it so ruff bud.

Ummmm March is over but I know you'll have a great time in Orlando
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #284 on: April 20, 2015, 09:43:28 PM »
No gym today, barely slept last night and dealt with a nasty IBS flare up this morning. Made for a real manic Monday I can tell ya.

 Also the Mrs and I have booked flights to Orlando, FL for the beginning of June, woo! March 31rst to June 7th....So pumped!

Wow! 37 days in Orlando?….mind blown  :o
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Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr