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VTBalla34
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Spock81 wrote:
My friend tells me the bar weights 65lbs, but that seems cheatery, so I am staying with a 45lb bar for my calculations.



Somebody told me Wendler says that anybody with a functioning set of testicles considers all bars to be 45 pounds haha...My SSB weighs 85 but I wish I had just counted it as 45 because figuring out weights to put on it with an odd-weighted bar is a huge pain in the ass...I can count to a million in 45 pound increments, but as soon as you deviate from that, I become a mouth breathing neanderthal...

After my meet when I retest everything I'm definitely just going to count it as 45.

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TheTexican
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VTBalla34 wrote:
Spock81 wrote:
My friend tells me the bar weights 65lbs, but that seems cheatery, so I am staying with a 45lb bar for my calculations.



Somebody told me Wendler says that anybody with a functioning set of testicles considers all bars to be 45 pounds haha...My SSB weighs 85 but I wish I had just counted it as 45 because figuring out weights to put on it with an odd-weighted bar is a huge pain in the ass...I can count to a million in 45 pound increments, but as soon as you deviate from that, I become a mouth breathing neanderthal...

After my meet when I retest everything I'm definitely just going to count it as 45.



This is definitely the consesus for all specialty bars as far as almost every log I've read on this site. And yes. Spock has probably top 3 functioning testicles on this site if you factor in basic sackitude.


Good to have you back, Spock!

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Spock81
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YES SO yesterday was bascially me getting sicker hour by hour, by 8 o clock every single muscle in my body ached and it like, hurt my skin to put on lotion. Even looking at the computer screen hurt my eyes.

FLU, I GOTS IT. Last night was filled with sweating and weird dreams. Lots of waking up and wondering why I wasn't better yet, Lol.
I kept thinking, WELL next time I wake up to pee I better be better because I want to work out!!!

SO I woke up around 6 (which is sleeping in for me) and felt sorta less dead. Had my breakfast and contimplated going back to bed, but I went to the gym instead, heh.

Deficit Deadlift
warm up
185 x 4
185 x 4
185 x 4
195 x 3
195 x 3
All good.

Bench
Warm up
110 x 4
110 x 4
110 x 4
105 x 4
105 x 4

Okay so this bugged my brain a bit because I don't think I paused enough and my bar pattern was off a couple times, I also think my foot may have moved. I dunno, haha, I am so mental.
I mean really, I made all the reps and my strength is clearly up, I should be satisfied, oui?

Uhh Kroc rows
2 x 20 35lbs

Hanging leg raises
3 x 10

Was so fucking done and ready to go home after this. I didn't even stretch, EEK GADS! I have never not stretched after a workout. Stupid not perfectly healthy day, die world.

K life news:

I THINK A BOY MIGHT SORTA MAYBE BE INTERESTED IN ME???????? This never happens to me people, NEVERRRRR!!
Though he has no idea I am crazy and doesn't know I have a kid, so it might not go far, Lol. But hey, whatever!
ALSO:
RED
HOT
CHILLI
PEPPERS
ARE
COMING
TO
EDMONTON


YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K bye

OH question:
What does everyone thing about feet on bench benching as another variation to gain strength?

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koubanator
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Spock81 wrote:
OH question:
What does everyone thing about feet on bench benching as another variation to gain strength?


Depends how fucked up my upper/lower back is. But I try to get my feet under me, to make a body into a spring.

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cholulalula
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glad you're back posting and that the lifting's been going spectacularly!

i'm curious about the responses you get for benching because i've wondered this. i have been doing the McGill 1 arm DB presses and LOVE them.

Feel better!!

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spar4tee
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Spock81 wrote:
OH question:
What does everyone thing about feet on bench benching as another variation to gain strength?

I like it ...

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brute_fury
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YEAH :D Glad you're back :D

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Heracles_rocks
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Spock81 wrote:

OH question:
What does everyone thing about feet on bench benching as another variation to gain strength?


I cannot see any possible benefits to benching with feet off the floor.

If it were me, and i wanted to take the leg drive out of it i would do floor presses instead. This would help your lockout, but is also allows you to take leg drive out completely if done correctly.

However, maybe it would work for you. The only way to find out is to try it. Just my 2cents. :)

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scj119
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Heracles_rocks wrote:
Spock81 wrote:

OH question:
What does everyone thing about feet on bench benching as another variation to gain strength?


I cannot see any possible benefits to benching with feet off the floor.

If it were me, and i wanted to take the leg drive out of it i would do floor presses instead. This would help your lockout, but is also allows you to take leg drive out completely if done correctly.

However, maybe it would work for you. The only way to find out is to try it. Just my 2cents. :)


I never thought it had any benefit till maraudermeat says he does it, so it must have some.

For the record I think that benching with your feet at back-level (i.e., I've done floor presses with knees up, feet on the floor) helps develop leg drive. It would probably be similar to putting your feet on a bench but my daddy long legs wouldn't fit.

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Spock81
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Hmm, well if M. Meat does it, I am sold! *swoon*

OKAY so today was good even though I still feel sick and my head feels flooded with sinus snotty stuff. And my eyes kept watering all night, wtf? I kept waking up with these weird eye crusties, like I had been bawling my eyes out.
Maybe I was having bad dreams, Lol.

Squats
warm up
155 x 3
155 x 3
160 x 3
165 x 2
165 x 2
155 x 3

~~~~ 16 reps @ 85-ish % of max = wonderful (I like to pretend like I know what i'm doing, heh.)

GOod mornings
85 x 10
90 x 10
95 x 10
REally felt these hitting my weak points. Maybe I am finally doing them right...

Military press
75 x 3
75 x 3
75 x 3
75 x 3
75 x 3
75 x 3
18 reps @ 80% of max~~~~
Side bendzzz 35lbs 2 x 10

Face pulls 1 x 30

Anyway, good stuff. I am offically going to start using my belt for heavy squat days now. I think I am at the point where it would be of some real use. *excited*

I also am happy with my form these days on my Sq and DL, but I really wish I could improve my bench arch. My bench is still going up quite quickly, but having a quality arch would make me feel cool, ha-ha.


Life news:
So I officially have my sign language and Deaf studies certificate. The interpreter program doesn't start until fall, BUT on may 4th I have to pass a screening to see if I can even be IN the interpreter program.

It's terrifying to think that I might not get in. I have been working towards this for almost 2 years now. There is nothing else in the whole world for me. I love this completely.
I am just in limbo right now. In a few weeks I could have no direction, I dunno.
There are 25 applicants, and 20 spots.
I am working with a tutor right now to keep my signing up, but you never really know just how the screening will go.
Bascially I will be having anxiety induced IBS from now until may 4th.
YOu'RE WELCOME FOR SHARING!!


BYE

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brute_fury
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OH MY GOD good luck with your Sign Stuff. If you've mentioned it before and I've missed it, what made you into this?

I hope you DO get it ( I'm crossing my big toes, and all my fingers for you) Its such a unique field! feel kinda cool internet knowing you for even MORE reasons :)

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Spock81
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Brute: WEll actually one day while I was at work a Deaf woman came in and I was totally ignorant and clueless as to how to communicate with her. I felt so shitty I ended up taking a beginner Sign language course so I could see her again someday and apologize, lOl. TURNED OUT she was my teacher and I knew from that moment on it was meant to be. End/mushyness.
A stranger changed my life in a single minute.
NO SRSLY end/mushyness

haha

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Spock81
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TRAINING OF AWESOMENESS TODAYYYY FOLKS:!!

I dunno why, it was just perfect...

Squats
warm up
145 x 6
145 x 6
145 x 6
145 x 6
All reps paused
24 reps @ 75 ish % of max (again, totally pulling shit out my ass, ha)

Floor press
Warm up
105 x 3
110 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
**EVery rep paused for a good LONG 5 count.
15 reps @ 80-90% of max
ha ~~~~~~~~

Bent over row
over hand
85 x 5
85 x 5
underhand
95 x 5
95 x 5
overhand
85 x 5

Shrugs for da thugs (Get it? LIke curls for the gurls? I dunno)
85lbs x 20, 10, 8 GODAMN GRIP, coulda done a million if my left hand knew how to HOLD TIGHTER! ~~~

uhh standing cable abs x 30, x 20 for some weight i have no idea

DONE AWESOME!!

Life news:
I like posting in random peoples logs and have them call me "brah" until they figure out I am a chick. I am still waiting to see how long it takes that sam mcloughin fellow to find out I am female.
It's things like this that make my life just so fun.

BYE

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brute_fury
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:) That story is awesome :)!

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cholulalula
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Spock81 wrote:


Shrugs for da thugs (Get it? LIke curls for the gurls? I dunno)


yes! i get looks when i say 'rows for the hos.'

i think this is further proof that we're awesome.

I love the story of how you got into signing. super cool.

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koubanator
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Spock81 wrote:
24 reps @ 75 ish % of max (again, totally pulling shit out my ass, ha)


Josh told me shitting yourself squatting makes you royalty. Oh wait, that's not what you meant....

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scottkoscielniak
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Just curious is your log title from Jurassic Park?

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Spock81
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^^^ YEP! It sure is! I think all my log titles will have something to do with Jurassic Park, though I haven't officially decided yet...



Another awesome-sauce workout today folks! I think I was just born to handle loads O' volume.


Rack pulls at mid-shin level
Warm up

205 x 3
205 x 3
215 x 1
225 x 1
210 x 2

10 reps @ 87-93% of max, LOl. !

Bench press at wider-ish grip than normal
Good archin' today aswell, quite pleased.

warm up
110 x 3
110 x 3
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 2
115 x 3
***Every rep paused for a 3 count

~~~15 reps @85-90ish % of max ~~~

Bent over rear delt fly thingie 2x 15
Face pulls 4 x 8
NG pull ups 6, 4

Decline weighted (5 lbs, ha, uhh trololol, or something?) sit ups 1 x 30

DONE N' HAPPY


Life news: I had a dream I was cuddling with a goat. It was orange though, and had long flowy hair.
Stressing about getting chili peppers tickets. They need to hurry up and go on sale already so I know if I should be excited or not, ha.

MMKAY BYE

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Heracles_rocks
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Spock i like that story about how you got into sign as well.

There is some good stuff happening here, keep it up.

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scottkoscielniak
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I knew that quote from somewhere and couldnt figure it out until that movie came on yesterday

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Spock81
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It is a wonderful film indeed!



Wonderful training again, my fine cyber friends.

Squats
Warm up

160 x 2
160 x 2
165 x 2
170 x 2
170 x 2

** Most reps paused

BOOYAH! I thought I was going to start using a belt, but I told myself to wait until I was over 175lbs. WELL ALMOST THERE! WOOT! This squat stuff is making me excited as hell.
2 plates you will be mine in no time!

Oops
10 reps at 87-94% of max

My key board is wonky right now, I can`t get that little wavey line thing that I like to use, oh well.

Uhh Back ext. 3 x 10 with 10lb plate behind head. THIS FELT EASY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Yay!

Military press
70 x 6
70 x 6
70 x 6
70 x 6
24 reps at (my at key isn`t working either, hmm, this is what happens when I press my `at` key """") uhh, oh ya, 24 reps at 75% of max

Bi curls 2 x 25
hanging leg raises 3 x 10

Yep, done.
I`m a little rushed today because I have to go to this workshop at the edmonton Deaf Blind society so I can learn how to work with Deaf blind people be able to volunteer and whatnot. Should be interesting!

Life news:
My keyboard is being weird, LOL!

Other than that, I had a dream my dad secretly followed me and found out I was going to this underground sex club. ANd my name was on this list of people who have been paying for sex for months. Like I was this regular well known customer. My excuse was that this was the only way I wanted sex and had no interest in building a relationship. Anyway, when he came down the stairs to this sex club basement thingie I was just sitting there getting my hair done. Well, I was getting some purple streaks put into my hair.

What is wrong with me√?? FUCK I HAVE NO QUESTION MARK KEY √??√?? *&? there it is

What is wrong with me??? Lol

BYE

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koubanator
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Sounds like you just want to get laid. lol.

BTW, restart your computer.

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Spock81
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OKAY semi-tired today here people.

Today's workout was filled with a lot of yawning.

SSB SQUATS:
Warm up
115 x 5
115 x 5
115 x 5
115 x 5
Last rep always made my face feel like it was going to explode even though 115lbs is like nothing.

Regular squats
150 x 3
150 x 3
150 x 3

ALL SQUATTED OUT
~~~~ a certain number of reps at a % of my max ~~~~~ yadda yadda

Close grip benchin'
warm up

95 x 4
95 x 4
105 x 2
105 x 2
105 x 2
105 x 2
Everything paused ***

~~~ 16 reps @ 80-90% of max ~~~

side bends 35lbs 2 x 10
DB row 35 lbs 3 x 10
face pulls 1 x 30

Done and tired. Going to eat massive dinner and if I still feel sleepy tomorrow I will take it off...

Life news:
I will die if I don't get red hot chili peppers tickets people, DIE! I wish I knew the presale code so I could get tickets early... :-(
Also, where has Dove of War gone? He was such a delightful poster.

K BYE



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spar4tee
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lol <3 this log

Spock81 wrote:
Also, where has Dove of War gone? He was such a delightful poster.


He's around ...

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SamMcLoughin
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The Chilis are really awesome live - make sure you get tickets!

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