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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #300 on: April 23, 2015, 08:24:01 PM »
Great session there, blackouts and all way to roll bud
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #301 on: April 24, 2015, 07:10:56 AM »
Dam Merk, sorry to here about Maya, is she a grey hound also?

That she is! She's my little Princess!

I'm real sorry to hear Merk. She looks precious.

Great job on killing that workout too. You're a warrior man. :thumbsup:
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #302 on: April 24, 2015, 10:36:25 AM »
04/24/15

-Goblet Squats-

25 lbs x 10 x 3

-Squats-

Barx10
135x10
135x10
225x5
225x5
225x5

-Seated cable rows-

60x10
150x10
185x10
210x5
256x5
300xfail
255x5
270x5
285x5
300x5
300x5
300x5

-Bench Press-

Barx20
135x15
135x15
135x15
135x15
135x15

-Barbell Shrugs-

N/A

Total time= 70 min

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #303 on: April 24, 2015, 10:45:57 AM »
Nice workout, hella volume on the bench! Great job
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #304 on: April 24, 2015, 05:50:25 PM »
Nice workout, hella volume on the bench! Great job

 Thanks!



 So today's workout was....interesting. I wasn't in the mood to kill myself, do I decided to lighten the load and focus more on volume and technique....sort of  ::)

 "Don't focus on what you can't do, focus on what you can do" ~Mark Bell

 Squats- The focus was pure technique. I was really working on bracing my midsection, proper breathing times, depth, pause, keeping my chest out, foot placement, knee tracking, stance, and grabbing with my toes. Fairly successful workout for the squats (FYI I used the goblet squats to help get me warmed up....amazing starter to squats I have to say, felt they help with getting good depth.

 Seated cable row thingers- By fluke I ended up training this with Flex, what a trip! I haven't had this much fun doing an exercise in a long time, seriously. As I was warming up and getting into my working set (which was 250 lbs or so) he told me to do 300 lbs (the whole stack) So I tried....and failed. However, I decided that giving up on it so easily wasn't an option....The numbers speak for themselves! That is a PR if I do say so, not just a PR but a complete murder, death, kill on that PR. Flex's fault....and I thank him for it. He tends to bring out the best in me and manages to push my out of my comfort zones....also manages to see the worst, liiiiike dropping 280 on myself, and my pants explosion technique for squats!

 Thanks bud!

 Bench- All technique! I've been working on lat engagement, back arch, leg involvement, hand placement, elbow tracking, etc. It was nice to be at a point where benching 135 like that didn't seem much more than the bar, in fact I didn't notice nor care how much weight was on the bar. It was just enough to feel and allow my body to engage, but light enough I could do it as long as I did. The only reason I stopped....I had to get to work! I could have easily cranked out another 3 or 4 sets.

 I can honestly say I was keeping GnF's sig in mind

"Lift light, until you can lift right"

 Practice, practice, practice.

 All my technique practicing have been coming mainly from Mark Bell, Chris Duffin, and Dan Green (more so Mark and Chris). Now, I'm not trying reinvent myself so close to a meet. I'm merely refining what I have at the moment.

 Sqwaats tomorrow
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #305 on: April 24, 2015, 07:10:37 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #306 on: April 24, 2015, 07:20:41 PM »
Sounds like your getting it down right.   Once you have your form down your numbers will start climbing
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #307 on: April 24, 2015, 08:40:29 PM »
Hell yeah Merk great session there.

Form is the most important part of not injuring yourself
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #308 on: April 25, 2015, 02:37:38 PM »
Quick update while on the road

Sqwaat party with Flex, Lisa, and Mrs. M = Success



405 = Destroyed

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #309 on: April 25, 2015, 02:46:31 PM »
Quick update while on the road

Sqwaat party with Flex, Lisa, and Mrs. M = Success



405 = Destroyed

Nice!  Time to update that sig.   :thumbsup:

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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #310 on: April 25, 2015, 03:27:06 PM »
That was fun today!  Mrs M is beeeeautiful!  Very very pretty, and nice too!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #311 on: April 25, 2015, 03:31:52 PM »

Nice!  Time to update that sig.   :thumbsup:

 Changed  :bigthumb:



04/25/15

Dat Der Dems Sqwaat Partie!!!!1!!!!1!

-Warm up-

95x10
135x10
155x10

-Knee Sleeves-

175x10
225x5
315x3

-Inzer Knee Shredding Wraps/Belt-

365x1
405xFAIL

-Knee Wraps/Belt-

405x1 - PR!!!!!! :panic: :tfh:
315x5-Drop set
225x10-Drop Set
135x10-Speed Set


 Now I could sit and write the Great Alsquatian Novel on todays session, but I'm really not feeling that energetic. So I'll give you the short, short version.

 We had alot of fun, lifted some heavy ass weight, I finally conquered that 405 squat, used my knee wraps/Flex's INZER wraps for the first time, and all in all had a great time!

 Best double date I've been on in.....forever.
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #312 on: April 25, 2015, 03:35:33 PM »
That was fun today!  Mrs M is beeeeautiful!  Very very pretty, and nice too!

 "Awwww, That's so sweet! Thank you! It was awesome to meet you both finally!" ~ Mrs.M
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #313 on: April 25, 2015, 04:54:11 PM »
Congrats on the 405!
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Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Reply #314 on: April 25, 2015, 06:34:16 PM »
Congrats on the 405!

Thanks! I'm still shocked I did it to be frank!
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