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CSEagles1694
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PlainPat wrote:
@CS Thanks for that I understand it a LOT better now. My only concern is starting that low especially on things like bench. We'll see I have to look into a few things first to be sure but this is a definete possibility.


Trust me, the low weight and high reps will come in handy. Muscular conditioning is extremely important if you're going to last while trying to grind out a rep for your heavy sets.

CS

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PlainPat
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CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
@CS Thanks for that I understand it a LOT better now. My only concern is starting that low especially on things like bench. We'll see I have to look into a few things first to be sure but this is a definete possibility.


Trust me, the low weight and high reps will come in handy. Muscular conditioning is extremely important if you're going to last while trying to grind out a rep for your heavy sets.

CS


Oh no I'm not saying that but like realistically I can hit 155x10 so 105x2x10 would be basically like nothing... I undestand the concept is to build up but I'm not sure if I agree with that yet.

Plus this method has gotten me this far... I probably just need to sleep more honestly lol.

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I'm sure you'll kill whatever you decide to do.

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PlainPat
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spar4tee wrote:
I'm sure you'll kill whatever you decide to do.


Thanks broseph, thats the most important thing in the end. I gotta check back in on your log when I get the time. I want to see where it goes with this whole new strongman direction.

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PlainPat
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3/28/12

Bench
-High Incline Bench (Pinky on Rings, No pause)
45x2x5
70x5
85x5
100x5
115x3
135x1
150x1 -+5 lb PR Easy. So happy with this.
115x12 -+1rep PR.
-Bench Against Doubled Micro's (pinky on rings)
45x6
85x6
115x6
150x3 -+10lb PR =3reps
115x12 (Just trying to kill myself before vacation again lol.)
-DB Bench
25x12
---work---
40x20
45x20
50x15+4+1 (went down in weight but up in reps from last time. Knew I'd be dying today after the first two exercises)
-Band Pushdowns
minix20
---work----
Light+microx25/25+10
Lightx40
-DB Row (deadstop)
25x12
---work----
60x20
70x20
80x10/10
-DB Hammer Curls
---work---
20x20
25x20
35x15+5
-Dips
BW x8/4/1
Light band assistancex12 (Felt like dying was so tired but cranked a good amount out. Got 8 on my first BW set which was better than last week too so its all good.)

Today felt awesome, just the kind of day I needed when I was having second thoughts about my programming. Staying on like this.

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CSEagles1694
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PlainPat wrote:
CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
@CS Thanks for that I understand it a LOT better now. My only concern is starting that low especially on things like bench. We'll see I have to look into a few things first to be sure but this is a definete possibility.


Trust me, the low weight and high reps will come in handy. Muscular conditioning is extremely important if you're going to last while trying to grind out a rep for your heavy sets.

CS


Oh no I'm not saying that but like realistically I can hit 155x10 so 105x2x10 would be basically like nothing... I undestand the concept is to build up but I'm not sure if I agree with that yet.

Plus this method has gotten me this far... I probably just need to sleep more honestly lol.


Understood. My suggestion is to find your maxes on the big three and take it from there (whenever that would be). It's up to you, but just hoping that you'll come and join our dark side - the Ed Coan side.

CS

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CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
@CS Thanks for that I understand it a LOT better now. My only concern is starting that low especially on things like bench. We'll see I have to look into a few things first to be sure but this is a definete possibility.


Trust me, the low weight and high reps will come in handy. Muscular conditioning is extremely important if you're going to last while trying to grind out a rep for your heavy sets.

CS


Oh no I'm not saying that but like realistically I can hit 155x10 so 105x2x10 would be basically like nothing... I undestand the concept is to build up but I'm not sure if I agree with that yet.

Plus this method has gotten me this far... I probably just need to sleep more honestly lol.


Understood. My suggestion is to find your maxes on the big three and take it from there (whenever that would be). It's up to you, but just hoping that you'll come and join our dark side - the Ed Coan side.

CS


Maybe, we'll see. I'm still waiting for those Ed Coan videos, I'm really excited to see what it looks like inside the gym.

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CSEagles1694
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PlainPat wrote:
CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
CSEagles1694 wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
@CS Thanks for that I understand it a LOT better now. My only concern is starting that low especially on things like bench. We'll see I have to look into a few things first to be sure but this is a definete possibility.


Trust me, the low weight and high reps will come in handy. Muscular conditioning is extremely important if you're going to last while trying to grind out a rep for your heavy sets.

CS


Oh no I'm not saying that but like realistically I can hit 155x10 so 105x2x10 would be basically like nothing... I undestand the concept is to build up but I'm not sure if I agree with that yet.

Plus this method has gotten me this far... I probably just need to sleep more honestly lol.


Understood. My suggestion is to find your maxes on the big three and take it from there (whenever that would be). It's up to you, but just hoping that you'll come and join our dark side - the Ed Coan side.

CS


Maybe, we'll see. I'm still waiting for those Ed Coan videos, I'm really excited to see what it looks like inside the gym.


I might also suggest the Juggernaut Method; it's kinda similar, but more uniform.

Anyways, if I don't go out to my cousin's gym for squats tomorrow, then I'll definitely be at Quads and I'll be giving a tour, but Ed ain't there on Thursdays, so Saturday would be the day to sneak a few lol.

CS

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Yeah I really need to get the ebook for that as I've read about it MANY times. Lol can't wait.

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3/29/12

Practice later today.

In gym today I did some shit, like 3 sets of biceps and triceps. Followed by t bar rows up to 90x10 supersetted with face pulls. Was all really easy just got a tiny pump going because I had nothing better to do.

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3/30/12 (Sorry I'm posting this late had NO time last night)

RE Deadlift
-Reverse Band Deadlift (Light Bands, Conventional)
95x5
135x5
170x5
200x5
245x3
280x1
315x8 -+belt. Awesomesauce. Was completely off bands at the top of my pull so my lockouts getting better.
-SLDLs
155x6
210x6
265x3 -+belt. +5lb -3rep PR
-Band Hammy Curls
---work----
Light+minix20
Light+lightx20
Light+light+minix25
-Front Squat Holds
135x10seconds
---work----
205x10seconds
215x10seconds
230x10seconds (I like these a lot. Make me feel a lot more confident front squatting.)
-DB Side Bends
25x12
---work---
45x20
55x20
70x10/10
-D-Handle cable Rows
50x12
---work----
65x20
75x20
85x20

Awesome. Bench in a little bit.

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3/31/12

RE Bench
-Bench (pinky on rings, no pause)
45x2x5
75x5
95x5
110x5
130x3
150x1
165x8 -+10lbs PR -2 reps. Felt awesomely easy.
-2 board press (pinky on rings)
105x6
140x6
175x6 -+5lb PR -1rep. Again awesomely easy.
135x19 -+3rep PR. Tried for 20 but my tricep literally gave out from the pump. Crazy.
-DB Floor Press
25x12
---work----
45x20
50x20
55x10/10
-1 arm DB Lat Raise
---work----
20x20
25x20
30x15+5
-T-Bar Rows
---work----
+45x20
+70x20
+100x10/10/10
-EZ Bar Bicep Curls
25x12
---work----
45x20
55x20
65x10/10
-Dips
BWx8/4/2
Light Band Assistancex15

Awesome day today. That 165x8 bench... getting there.

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4/1/12

XXXtra Recovery
-Squat 45x4x10
-Bench 45x4x10
-Pulldown Abs 30x50
-Pushdowns Mini+microx50
-Facepulls Mini+microx50
-DB Hammer Curls 10x50
-1 arm DB Bench 10x25each
-Hammy Curls minix25 each

Good little recovery session. Hopefully getting a hard practice in later if I get a ride, and squats tomorrow.

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4/2/12

Squat
-Box Squat onto 12" and foam
45x2x5
95x5
145x5
185x5
205x3
235x1
265x1 -+belt easy. +20lb -1 rep box squat PR. +5lb Squat PR in general.
280x1 -Grinder but I got it. +35lb -1 rep box squat PR. +20lb Squat PR in general.
220x8 -+2 rep PR
220x5 -Free squat. Easy as hell just did it for extra work.
-SSB Squats
80x6
135x6
175x6 -+belt. OK
205x3 -Much better than I thought I would do, so I'll take it.
-Cable Pullthroughs
25x12
---work----
55x20
65x20
75x10/10
-Band GM's
Lightx20
---work----
Light+Light+microx30/30
-Pulldown Abs
35x12
---work----
65x20
75x20
85x10/10


Good ass session today. Actually tore my boxers in half squatting that 220x5... The one day I don't wear boxer briefs too lol. Bench tomorrow.

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4/3/12

Bench
-Bench Against Doubled Micro's (pinky on rings)
45x2x5
75x5
95x5
115x5
135x3
155x1 -+5lb -2 reps PR
170x1 -+20lb -2reps PR. Totally easy
180x1 -+30lb -2 reps PR. Only slightly a grinder. Got a video but youtube is so bad I have to get another uploading service.
115x16 -+4rep PR
-Low Incline Bench (pinky on rings)
95x6
120x6
140x6 -Considering my high incline was 150x1, not bad.
120x12
-DB Bench
25x12
---work----
40x20
45x20
55x10/9+3
-Band Pushdowns
minix20
---work----
Light+microx30/30
Lightx45
-DB Row (deadstop)
25x12
---work----
60x20
70x20
80x15+5
-DB Hammer Curls
----work----
20x20
25x20
35x20
-DB Flyes
---work----
25x10/10/10

Skipped dips today as my entire upper body was dieing and couldn't do more than two when I tried. Amazing session considering from my banded bench that my regular bench is probably around 205.

Soo, this is the last post I'll have for about another 10 days as I'm going to florida for spring break. Once I get there I'll probably get some sessions in, but nothing major. See you in 10 days tnation.

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4/14/12

Back from florida, had a great time over spring break. Trained 7 times with 3 chest shoulder tricep workouts, 2 back and bi's, and 2 legs.

RE Bench (quick and not as usual due to late at night)
-Bench (pinky on rings, no pause)
45x2x5
75x5
95x5
110x5
130x3
150x1
165x8 - no PR but I skipped diner due to driving home tonight so its ok.
-OH Press
60x6
80x6
100x6 -EASY. 10lb PR 5 reps (Haven't done this in so long and very pleased with these numbers)
-T-bar Row
45x20
70x20
105x10

Back to schedule tomorrow with XXXtra stuff.

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4/15/12

XXXtra Recovery
-Bench 45x40
-Squat 45x4x10
-Pulldown abs 35x50
-Pushdowns minix50
-Facepulls minix50
-Hammy Curls minix25each
-DB hammer curls 10x50
-Prowler +70lbsx8 trips

Good day feeling psyched to squat again tomorrow.

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4/16/12

Squat
-Box Squat onto 12" and Foam
45x2x5
95x5
135x5
165x5
195x3
225x1
250x1- +belt. Easy.
285x1 -+5lb PR and much easier than 280 was.
220x12 -+4rep PR. Again easy as hell could've done like 20.
-SSB Squats
80x6
135x6
175x6
205x5 -+2 rep PR. Thought I was going to shard myself but got through it pretty easily.
-Cable Pull-Throughs
30x12
---work---
55x20
65x20
75x15+5
-Band GM's
Lightx20
---work---
Light+light+minix20/20/20
-Pulldown Abs
35x12
---work---
65x20
75x20
85x12/8
-Lat Pulldowns (long bar)
40x12
---work---
65x20
75x20
90x10
100x10

Awesome ass day, that 315 squat is coming soon.

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spar4tee
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PlainPat wrote:
Awesome ass day, that 315 squat is coming soon.

Indeed. Everything's looking good.

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spar4tee wrote:
PlainPat wrote:
Awesome ass day, that 315 squat is coming soon.

Indeed. Everything's looking good.


Thanks broseph, I was looking over in your log and your overhead makes me so jelly

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4/17/12

Had a wrestling practice today, states 2013 we're coming. Bench tomorrow.

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lul

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4/18/12

Bench
-Bench against doubled micro's (pinky on rings)
45x2x5
75x5
95x5
115x5
140x3
165x1
185x0 -Failed badly 2-3inches off chest (ideas about why later on and my plan)
175x1- -5lbs from PR but OK
125x10 -+10lb -6reps PR
-Low Incline Bench (pinky on rings)
95x6
120x6
145x4 - +5lbs -2 reps PR
-DB Bench
25x12
---work---
40x20
45x20
55x12/6+2 (better on first set)
-Band Pushdowns
minix20
---work---
Light+minix20/20/20
Lightx50
-DB Row (Deadstop)
25x12
---work---
60x20
70x20
85x10/10
-DB Hammer Curls
---work---
25x20
30x20
40x10/10
-Dips
BWx4
Light Band Assistancex10/10/10

Dips and hammer curls I went back and forth with the sets.

So the bench against doubled micro's happened for 1 of 2 reasons:
1) I'm tired today.
2) Bad technique from not free pressing for like 2+ weeks except for saturday.

So to correct these I'm going to give it another week, and try to get to bed even earlier than I already do. Thats all for today, wrestling tomorrow.

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4/19/12

XXXtra
-Bench 45x50
-Squat 45x50
-Pulldown Abs 35x50
-Pushdowns micro+minix50
-Facepulls micro+minix50
-Hammy Curls minix25 each
-DB Hammer Curls 10x50
-Prowler +70lbsx8

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4/20/12

RE Deadlift
-Reverse Band Deadlift (Light, Conventional)
135x2x5
155x5
170x5
200x5
245x3
280x1
315x10 -+belt +2 rep PR
-SLDLs
155x6
210x6
265x6 -+3 rep PR, +belt
-Band Hammy curls
---work---
Light+minix20
Light+lightx20
Light+light+minix30
-GM's
85x12
---work---
135x20
145x10
155x10/10
-DB Side Bends
25x12
---work---
50x20
60x20
70x15+5
-No D-Handle Cable Rows, not enough time.

Had a good session this day, back with bench in a bit. Didn't get the opportunity to post this last night.

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