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MAsteve
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Of the top of my head putting lead shot through the mix would make it heavy as funk.

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strongmanvinny
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MAsteve wrote:
Of the top of my head putting lead shot through the mix would make it heavy as funk.


Can I buy really big diameter ones? That add a fuck ton of weight? Like 10 gauge buck shot sized ones? MMMMmmm I can just feel all the additional weight in my hands...OOOHOOHOOO

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strongmanvinny
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also where do i buy it?

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Jlabs
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Cement your spotters but into a stone and lift him over the bar!

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Jlabs wrote:
Cement your spotters but into a stone and lift him over the bar!


I'll do that later, but that's a good idea dude thanks!

1/20/14

Made it to the gym today totally fucked from yesterdays session, but managed to get some heavy work in. I'm starting to really hate this fucking 10" log. I need a 12" so bad. I know I can press more on a 12.

Log press(out of rack)
165x5
215x3
255x1
275x1
305xf hehe that's not happening!
260x5 PR for this weight, but totally fresh and not sore I'd have 8 in me for sure.

Strict log press
165x5
185x5
170x5,5
165x5

Seated DB Military (neutral grip log mimic)
55x5
70x5
100x5
80x5
70x5
70x5
70x4 miscounted
70x5
70x5 assisted on last rep

Face pulls
20x10,10,10 lower weight just to get bloodflow, really cant afford to have a sore upperback at this point lol

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strongmanvinny
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My training has been going well, but honestly I'm guilty of cheating myself in that I did not practice cleaning the log enough, nor have I got enough medley work/conditioning in. But yoke came along well, and my pressing strength is pretty fucking primed at this point, and stones are par. I'm far stronger than I ever have been, but this training was a bit sloppy and I need to do better. Once I finish this contest, I'm gonna hammer the fuck out of my weaknesses.

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strongmanvinny
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Found out the actual weight of the stones at my gym. The 285 that I couldn't load this past summer was actually a 21 inch 345, and the big one is a 520lb 24 inch. The baby stone I broke in half cause I'm awesome is 205 and the other guy is 225 or so. They're all like 7 years old though.

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csulli
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strongmanvinny wrote:
the big one is a 520lb 24 inch

wat

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strongmanvinny
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csulli wrote:
strongmanvinny wrote:
the big one is a 520lb 24 inch

wat


It's a stone Adam used in training for the arnold I think. You can't respect a 24" diameter stone until you see it in person. Damn thing comes up past my knees. Somehow it's very clean of tacky....

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MAsteve
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Sorry dude I did type a reply about the lead shot but its disappeared!

I live pretty close to a bearing factory so I just wrote a nice letter and popped in a couple times and they donated a bunch to me (really fine stuff is best for filling DBs and stuff). You can buy reclaimed shot from fishing and hunting sites, but you are looking at $80 per 25lb, or more, I have no idea why it is so expensive on your side of the pond. Also, it is just an idea, ive never mixed shot with concrete so I'm not sure how itll work...


cool training man, getting my first stone this month, will probably moan to you when I cant figure it out!



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Jlabs
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Your pretty strong, man I don't think your slacking in your training. One thing that's weird to me is that I can db deated press 65s and 70s for around 8 or more reps but I can barely standing ohp 130 for more than three reps. WHAT THE FLUFF IS YOUR SECRETS!

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Reed
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Chances are when your doing Seated DB Press your leaning back just a bit into the Back Pad and are actually involving the upper chest alot more than in the Standing Military Press. Also when seated you can really push into the ground with your feet and get extra stability and power almost like in the Bench Press.

Could also be a sign your core is pretty weak and when standing you have zero base to press from where when seated the back pad would be artificially giving you a much bigger and solid base. Same happens to me. 225 for 5 seated is pretty doable but, with out a lot of lean back no way I can strict Press it that many reps.

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Jlabs
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Ah thanks Reed. I thought it was something like that, use of chest ,glutes legs or the angle of the press is more suitable for that muscle. I shall hit my core harder now though and keep working on it. OHP that is. Seeme like this lift just takes a long time to develop, Do you recommend stopping at the chin on standing presses?, I find it hard doing it from the chest.

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Jlabs wrote:
Ah thanks Reed. I thought it was something like that, use of chest ,glutes legs or the angle of the press is more suitable for that muscle. I shall hit my core harder now though and keep working on it. OHP that is. Seeme like this lift just takes a long time to develop, Do you recommend stopping at the chin on standing presses?, I find it hard doing it from the chest.


Obviously do it from the chest.

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Jlabs
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lol, long way to go

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1/22/14

Strict overhead press for fun after work
145x2
185x3
205x2
235x1 very very easy, could have done this for 5-7 if I wanted to
260x1 ties a PR, pretty easy too
275x1 15lb PR, and it was after pressing hard two days prior.
285xf lol

I am definitely very strong at the moment. That's a deadlift PR and a SOHP PR in a 2 week window. Resting up the rest of this week, yoke planned for sometime this weekend, and then things shall get interesting!

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spar4tee
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strongmanvinny wrote:
260x1 ties a PR
275x1 25lb PR

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csulli
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strongmanvinny wrote:
Strict overhead press for fun after work
275x1

Are you fucking kidding me bro? God dammit.

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strongmanvinny
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lol your collective responses are oh so flattering.

600 dead, 300 SOHP before 2015?

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csulli
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Mine was meant to flatter, however I believe Quincy's was meant to call out your mathematics.

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strongmanvinny
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csulli wrote:
Mine was meant to flatter, however I believe Quincy's was meant to call out your mathematics.


I caught that when I woke up this morning. I was like fuck I gotta change it before they notice!!!

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Jlabs
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Jlabs is now crying in a corner like a bitch! You overhead press more than I bench, I should check out! wahhhhhhh!

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spar4tee
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lol
650+ dead for me. I'd like 300 too. We'll see.

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strongmanvinny
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spar4tee wrote:
lol
650+ dead for me. I'd like 300 too. We'll see.


Move to NC we'll be friendbrothers. We can lift objects that are really heavy for normal people and also to eventually deadlift up to 880 goodass pounds.

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strongmanvinny
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Probably going to start a new log some time soon. I think it's modest to say I would like to get to nationals this year, so I starting fresh with a new log will set the mood lol. Oh, and plus I never had a cool hip log title like all my T-Nation buddies do.

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