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hawkcapt1912
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Join date: Nov 2007
Location: Iowa, USA
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Squat & Bench meet prep - week 2, day 2. Weight 229. need to shave off 9lbs by 4/21.

Squat (belt only)
1x3 320
5x2 365

Bench
1x3 225
5x2 255

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JoeGood
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Join date: Jun 2007
Location: Alabama, USA
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Hows the toe reacting to the squatting?

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hawkcapt1912
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JoeGood wrote:
Hows the toe reacting to the squatting?


Don't even notice it on squats or DL. Benching is another story. I can't tuck my legs back without being reminded that I'm a dumbass and 100# plates should be feared.

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PeteS
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Join date: May 2009
Location: Minnesota, USA
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hawkcapt1912 wrote:
PeteS wrote:
great meeting you. you are a handsome man.


Pete, likewise. It was a pleasure to meet you too.

I'll attribute that "handsome" comment to the fact that the lights below turned low in the crowd. It's easy to see why you move the weight you do. You are one thick dude.
I will take that as a compliment

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hawkcapt1912
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It's been decided for me that I need a deload. Haven't had one in 8 wweks. Dumb, I know. This phase of Skeiko has beaten me up. So I will start deload. Hit openers week of 4/8 and shut it down until the meet on 4/22

DL
1x3 340
1x3 340
1x2 365
1x2 375
0x2 385 bar didn't even get to my knees.

Rotator bar pulldown
3x10

Tri Pushdown
3x10

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hawkcapt1912
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meet prep - week 2, day 3. weight 225.

squat (deload)
1x5 225
1x3 275
1x3 315

bench (foam)
1x2 235
1x2 235
1x2 255
1x2 255
1x2 270
1x1 280

floor press
6x3

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hawkcapt1912
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meet prep - week 3, day 1

squat (belt, no wraps)
1x2 300
1x2 345
1x1 365
1x1 385
1x1 400

bench
1x2 225
1x2 240
1x1 255 (paused)
1x1 270 (paused)
0x1 280 stalled @ 3-4" off chest

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hawkcapt1912
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sheiko meet prep / week 3, day 2

dl
1x2 315
1x1 355
1x1 385
1x1 385

tricep stuff
3x10

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hawkcapt1912
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Location: Iowa, USA
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UPA Nationals on 4/21-22. I lift on 4/22. Masters II (45-49), 220#, Raw, AD (drug tested). Weight 227.

Openers have been tentatively decided:
Squat 375
Bench 260
DL 385

Massage on 4/18.

One more week of lifting 4/7 - 4/12 then shut down until meet.

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hawkcapt1912
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squat deload


3x5 275

light accessory stuff
some x some

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hawkcapt1912
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dl deload

dl
3x3 315

db rows
1x10

bb curl
1x10

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hawkcapt1912
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deload bench. weight 226

3x3 225

triceps
2x10

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JoeGood
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Join date: Jun 2007
Location: Alabama, USA
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Getting close now, how are you feeling?

Your openers look a bit like my openers, mine are maybe 5-10lbs lower but pretty damn clsoe.

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jjackkrash
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Join date: Apr 2009
Location: Washington, USA
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Good luck at Nats!

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hawkcapt1912
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Weight 224. Weigh in on sat morning. Hips feel good for a change. Get a massage on Thursday. Trying to avoid starchy carbs until after weigh-in. I will be grumpy until then.

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hawkcapt1912
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Weight now 221. Weigh-ins are 9-12 Sat morning. Unless I go full blown jackass, this has been easy.

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hawkcapt1912
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Still a work in progress. Went 8/9. Squat 370, 402, 429 (27# meet PR), Bench 250something, 270 (11# meet PR) both good, 293 fail. Deadlift 380, 402, 419 (11# meet PR). Total 1118 (49# meet PR).

I called all of the squat attemps and the openers for bench & DL. Let teammate (handler) pick the rest. I need to set honest openers in the future. Squat opener should have been 400#+ as should DL. Was gassed toward the end of the meet. My wife and I are coming down with colds or something.

I've got no complaints, other than benching is stupid :) Hips felt great and hit squat depth warming up with 135. That hasn't happened since Reagan was President.

Next meet is probably in 6-9 months. This was my last meet as Men's Masters II as I turn 50 in September. Now I get to be the younger of the old farts in my next division.

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jjackkrash
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Location: Washington, USA
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Awesome job, 8 for 9 is great lifting!

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hawkcapt1912
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jjackkrash wrote:
Awesome job, 8 for 9 is great lifting!


Thanks JJack. Left some weight on the platform in both squats and deads. Yesterday was a tough day. Felt like I got hit by a bus. Feeling much better today. My back hasn't been bitchy all day. Don't plan on competing on a Sunday again any time soon.

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jjackkrash
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Location: Washington, USA
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I think that same bus hit me my last meet. Someone needs to report that damn driver to the cops before he kills someone.

If I were you I wouldn't touch a barbell for a week and just do something to get the blood flowing.

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hawkcapt1912
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UPA Nationals 4/22/12, 3rd Squat attempt 429#. Wife filming and giving the commentary. Training partner spotting me.



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hawkcapt1912
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2nd bench attempt, 270#. Training partners helping.

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hawkcapt1912
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3rd Deadlift attempt 418#. Back was tightening up pretty good at this point. Think had maybe 20-25#s more in me, maybe.

Was a fun meet. We helped the Saturday lifters and they helped us on Sunday,

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jjackkrash
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Location: Washington, USA
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Great lifts. You crushed that squat, nice and deep.

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hel320
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Join date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama, USA
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Really outstanding lifts. Definitely looked like you could have gone higher on some.

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