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SteelyD
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MattyXL wrote:


Steely - Maybe the OH pressing will be the final link in getting that 405!



Hopefully!

Wendler hath spoken. Now go-eth and press-eth.

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MattyXL
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Only got through half of my session today...too much Bullshitting...

Anywhooo

SQUAT 351 - 280/5 325/3 365/1

A1) BENCH - 245/5 280/3 315/3 335/1 340/1
A2) WG PULLUPS - 3X5

CGBP - 280/5 225/10 185/20

not feeling it today

try to finish up tomorrow

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cholulalula
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where's my fantasy training pal? and how's the hamstring?

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MattyXL
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HERE I AM!

I really tried to get to the gym today, but there was a fucking 19 acre brush fire at the Fresh Kills Land Fill in Staten Island...Staten Island already has an awful aroma to it, could you imagine how smelly 19 acres of 10 year old garbage is? Anywho, they closed off all the roads as my gym is right next to it, I tried every where to get there, and eventually went home with my dick in hand....

FACK..I was pissed as I didnt hit the gym on Sunday because I worked OT on Saturday and couldnt get up in time as it closed early for Easter...fucking pagans!

Excuses excuses....

Hamstring is feeling good yo! Squatted on Friday with no issues!

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HARA
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just catching up...Congrats on body weight press!!! Huge milestone!

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MattyXL
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Thanks Hara!

SQUAT - 135/10 225/10 275/10 315/7
A1 -OH PRESS - 135/5 155/5 185/3 205/2 225/2 230/1 175/10,10,7 155/10
A2 - WEIGHTED SUPINATED CHINS - 25/10 45/5 45/5 0/10 (30)

B1 - FACE PULL STACK X3 X15
B2 - DB LATERALS 30X3 X15

C1 - REV GRIP PULLDOWN STACK X3 X12
C2 - STRAIGHT BAR CURL 70 X3 X12

There is so much confusion on stretching lately, static stretching is bad, only active stretching, dont stretch at all, only stretch at the end, well I was in a rush and only did some air squats as a warm up and did no static stretching of my Psoas, erectors or hips....bad idea...I say static stretching works for me....my erectors were on fire...otherwise a pretty effective session, not much rest and banged through it

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alexus
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what static stretches do you do? i've been following that argument, too. am undecided.

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Colin Wilson
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The volume on the OHP is insane after squats, good work!

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Up
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...well static stretching, long holds obviously works for me. The back thing happened the ONLY day i didnt
do it. Maybe it was going to happen anyway, but Im not taking that chance.

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atypical1
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If static stretching is working for you then do it. None of these studies will ever trump your own personal experience.

Solid work. 315 for 7 is strong as is doing the stack for your face pulls.

james

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MattyXL
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Alexus - For squatting the static stretches I do are squat position for about 15 secs (as if Im in the hole), kneeling hip flexor stretch, I also use bands for these and rock back for more extension, Lunge position stretch against the wall and some hamstring stuff as well, everything else is active type stretching like Hydrants and jump squats

Colin - Thanks man, I try to follow the BBB template for OHP, my shoulders were on fire yesterday

Up - Up, I think your right if I take the time do what my body needs it to do to perform better Im in much better shape, my problem is rush and dont take the time to stretch effectively...static stretching works IMO.

James - thanks, I was hoping to get 10 on the squats as I want to get out of my comfort zone with the 5 rep range but I was gassed

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cholulalula
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man, i'd love to write STACK for the weight.

(this is where i ogle your arms and twirl my hair)

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MattyXL
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cholulalula wrote:
man, i'd love to write STACK for the weight.

(this is where i ogle your arms and twirl my hair)



I love it when you do that

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JoeGood
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Big lifting homeboy, also liking the love from the ladies.

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scj119
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Just stopping in. Badass OHP, looks like that rack would be a pain in the ass to squat in though, need to take like 4 steps back.

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jjackkrash
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Great work in here, a body weight Press is impressive.

Re: static stretching. I definitely think its personal and benefits some more than others. I personally don't find static stretching helpful, although I did it for years because I was told to. Now I just like to get some blood and synovial fluid moving before I get going and maybe some mobility work. I'm just glad someone told me I could quit doing static stretches so I don't feel so guilty about not doing it. I must say I have Steve Maxwell's encyclopedia of joint mobility DVD and he's got some great drills that actually do work for me.

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MattyXL
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Joe - Thanks bro! I love any love from Lula!

SCJ - Thanks Bud, no doubt thats why I dont squat in that rack I usually do it in the cage, muuuuch easier

jjack - Thanks for stopping by, and the kind words. Im going to check out Maxwells stuff thanks. I just find for me the overload of info ends up confusing me, and I end up questioning my methods too much.

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MattyXL
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Getting there....I swear I cant wait to face fuck that 500 DL....+5 PR today....small victories ladies and gents....this weightlifting stuff certainly doesn't come easy for me, but sure as shit love it.

Other stuff


A1) BB ROW - 135/15 185/10 225/10 245/7
A2) WEIGHTED PUSHUP - 0/20 90/15 135/10 90/15

DECLINE SKULLS - 80/20 90/15 110/10

B1) BB SHRUGS - 135/20 315/20 405/10 455/10 315/15
B2) KAYAK ROWS - 60X4X8

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jjackkrash
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485 came up pretty fast. I'd say 500 was just around the corner if you aren't there already. Great work.

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DBasler
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Nice Matty- You were good for 500 on that lift. I'm guessing you hit it before the end of the month.

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HARA
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Next stop... the 500 club

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brotard012
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Like a boss!

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alexus
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those static stretches sound good. i did some today, just for you. i think they help me, too, but i usually forget to do them...

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cholulalula
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MattyXL wrote:
....this weightlifting stuff certainly doesn't come easy for me, but sure as shit love it.



thanks for this comment. i've been having a training personality crisis these days and needed this reminder of why we do what we do.

that pull looked ridiculously easy. 500 is there, nice work.

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MattyXL
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cholulalula wrote:
MattyXL wrote:
....this weightlifting stuff certainly doesn't come easy for me, but sure as shit love it.



thanks for this comment. i've been having a training personality crisis these days and needed this reminder of why we do what we do.

that pull looked ridiculously easy. 500 is there, nice work.


Thanks Homey, I have these crisis too, it is why we do what we do, not too sound corny but not too many people would view this as a passion or fun, we do its hard to explain but when you get close or reach a number the joy is fleeting because never satisfied is part of our lexicon...yeah a bit over the top but you know what I mean.


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