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    Well, I'm back after some surgeries earlier in the year, repairing torn muscles here and there. I'm planning on competing again as soon as my big 3 are in the 500/350/600 range. For those who know me, HI! For those who don't, grab a steak and lets get to work.

    Sunday 11/5

    Bench
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    275 x 1
    295 x 1
    270 x 5/5/5 - barely, but it went

    1 arm db row
    105 x 10/10/10

    CGBP
    225 x 5/5

    Inverted Row
    Bw x 5/5/5

    Done.

    After main bench, I added some shims under the left side of my bench and it feels a lot better now. Apparently the garage slopes that way, so hopefully this will help reduce pec strain.
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    Monday 11/6

    Deads
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 6
    405 x 3/3/3 - pretty easy

    Ab work afterwards.
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    Squat
    Bar x 5
    150 x 5
    200 x 5
    240 x 1
    280 x 5/5/5

    Calf Raise
    BW x 20/20

    Floor leg raise - I'm still not sure what to call these, but they're a thing, I promise
    BW x 10/10 - only 1 minute of ab cramping after. real progress here!
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    Solid squatz Brute. Straight bar or SSB?
    Meet PR's
    Squat 207.5 (457.5) 06/2015
    Bench 150 (330.7) 06/2015
    Dead 232.5 (512.6) 06/2015
    Total 590 (1300.8) 06/2015

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    SSB is life. I pretty much avoid the straight bar these days
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    Good lifting Brute
    Health and feeling good is my goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLEEPER View Post
    Good lifting Brute
    Thanks Cleep!

    Good day in the gym today. +10 pounds for squats felt like plenty

    SSB Squat
    Bar x 10
    150 x 5
    200 x 5
    240 x 2
    290 x 5/5/5

    Calf Raise
    BW x 20/20/20

    Crunch on swiss ball
    BW x 15/15/15
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    10lbs deserves 10 beers . Good work
    Health and feeling good is my goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLEEPER View Post
    10lbs deserves 10 beers . Good work
    Brewing another batch this weekend. ~6% abv, it will be a classic brown ale with cherries added. Should be ready in time for Christmas.

    Great deadlift day yesterday.

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 5
    365 x 5
    425 x 3/3/3

    Abs - Leg raise
    BW x 10/10 - no ab cramps after. time for a 3rd set finally.

    I've been taking it very slow on adding weight to deadlifts and doing direct ab work since my abdominal repair surgery earlier this year, but I'm feeling strong and the docs say I'm completely healed up, so now we'll be taking a run at a 600 max in the next few months. Then on to 750 in a couple years hopefully.
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    New Year. New routine. New goals even. Time to get jacked.

    SSB Squat
    bar x 5
    155 x 5
    205 x 5
    245 x 5/5/5 - really not so bad, but definitely work

    RDL - first time in a while that these have felt right
    135 x 10/10/10

    Calf Raise ss w/ BW squat
    2 x 25/10

    Abs
    2 x 10
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    Bench
    Bar x 10
    135 x 10
    185 x 5
    205 x 10/10/8 - in between sets I brought the garbage cans back in. The snow melted from my shoes, then refroze on the garage floor. Feet when out from under me on rep 7, gave up on rep 8.

    CGBP - triceps were nuked already
    185 x 4/4/4 - i'll be keeping the weight here until i can get 3x8

    Hammer Grip DB Bench (HGDBBP)
    45 x 8/8/8 - not too bad. sets of 12 next time, then more weight

    Lateral Raise
    10 x 12/12/12 - had my first visible side delt pump from this LOL

    Face Pull
    35 x 12/12/12
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    Good Deadlift day today. Nothing like sweat drops freezing before they hit the floor.

    Deads
    135 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 3
    385 x 1
    415 x 3/3/3 - easy

    Rack Pull /Shrug
    135 x 10
    225 x 10
    315 x 10
    365 x 10

    Upright Row - not sure if i'll keep these, but i'll try them for a month or so
    65 x 12/12/12

    Abs
    10/10/10 - not as many cramps this time. I'm still blaming the surgery last year for ab cramps, I never used to get them even when trying a new ab exercise.
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    Good to see you crushing it Brute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LayzieBone085 View Post
    Good to see you crushing it Brute.
    Thanks for dropping in!

    Good back day in the gym today.

    BB Row
    165 x 8/8/8 still very light, but it will be heavy soon enough

    Assisted Pullup
    12/12/12

    1 arm row
    70 x 8/8/8

    Hammer Curl
    30 x 12/10/8

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    I don't even lift. But for those rare times I do, here's a 605# deadlift.




    Last edited by Brute; 06-11-2018 at 10:09 AM.
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    Looked like a walk in the park man! Great work.
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    Can't discourage the upright rows enough. They'll wreck da fuq outta your shoulders in the long run.

    What kind of abdominal surgery did you have? I had two hernias repaired over the past 18 months and I get those same ab cramps. They are an absolute b*tch! Anything you're doing that works for them?
    Donít chase the 1%, there is no magic training routine or diet thatís going to provide any measurable results over the basic principles for getting huge and strong: Train heavy, eat and sleep more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LayzieBone085 View Post
    Looked like a walk in the park man! Great work.
    Thanks LB!

    Quote Originally Posted by EKnight View Post
    Can't discourage the upright rows enough. They'll wreck da fuq outta your shoulders in the long run.

    What kind of abdominal surgery did you have? I had two hernias repaired over the past 18 months and I get those same ab cramps. They are an absolute b*tch! Anything you're doing that works for them?
    Thanks EK. And yeah, I'm going to trade out the upright rows for power cleans.

    My surgery was an umbilical hernia, and man they suck. The best thing I've found so far is to lay flat for a couple minutes after finishing my last set of abs and make sure I supplement with magnesium. It's helped a lot, but I still get them sometimes.
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    Highlights from recent training:

    Bench 300 x 3 x 3

    Deadlift 515 x 5 x 5
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