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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    675x1 - PR
    Notes: I really don't know what to say here, this was such a massively gigantic surprise.
    This is awesome. Great work Wolf. Environment is so key! Xmas in the gym is the balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Hahn View Post
    Nice pull! I'm glad to see things are healing up and the pr's are happening again.
    Quote Originally Posted by neilc1 View Post
    congrats
    Quote Originally Posted by Meshuggah View Post
    Awesome Deadlift!
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    Great Job!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Arnold View Post
    This is awesome. Great work Wolf. Environment is so key! Xmas in the gym is the balls
    Thanks all! Felt great to hit that pull, even though my body felt it all weekend long.

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    Default Monday, 5/21

    With Reynolds and Shaun Pang after the seminar. Tired and drained but managed a little press PR. Plates were in kilos so had to do some extra math to get to my numbers or in some cases, just use the commie numbers when I couldn't be bothered.

    Press: 4" belt + wraps
    275x2 @9 - PR
    253x2 @7.5
    Notes: Started the workout with a whippy, spinny oly bar but it was hell by the time I did 108kg warm-up: made it hard to keep wrists straight, especially. Even Reynolds, who's less finicky than I am about equipment stuff, felt it, so we swapped to a regular rogue bar. I knew I had 275x2, but wasn't sure I'd get it the day after a seminar, so was happy it was there.

    275x2 press on IG

    Bench
    315x5x5
    Notes: EZPZ.

    Deadlift - 2" block: 3" belt
    419x7x2
    Notes: Really felt the Denver thin air on these sets of 7, but got them done.

    Skipped all accessory work to go on a hike up in boulder with the crew. It was awesome, and beautiful scenery, and most importantly, I survived the steep climb in thin air.

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    Press - dead stop, strict
    155x5, 170x5x2

    CGBP
    235x5, 260x5x2

    Barbell Row
    265x5, 295x5, 315x5

    EZ Curl French Press
    87x10, 107x10

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    Bench Press - 3" belt, wraps
    425x2 @9.5 - PR
    380x2x2 @7.5
    Notes: Slow, but got the PR double.

    425x2 Bench Press on IG

    Press
    235x5x5 @8.5-9 - PR
    Notes: Same deal - harder, but got the very small 5x5 PR.

    Block Pull - 5 inches
    495x3, 545x3x2 @8
    Notes: Moved OK but felt blah. Overall I'm definitely feeling beat up and am going to take a lighter week this coming week.

    Ring Rows
    BWx10x6

    DB Curls
    50x10x2

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    Start of a lower stress week today.

    Press - no belt or wraps
    265x1, 240x2x2

    Bench - no belt or wraps
    315x5, 335x5, 355x5, 295x5

    Some bench and press IG action starring my very unimpressed dog

    Deadlift, 2" block - no belt
    405x5 - DOH
    455x3, 495x1

    Ring Rows - 1ct pause
    BWx6x6

    EZ Curl Standing French Press
    87x10, 107x10

    C2 Erg
    30/60x5 - just getting back into it, easy paces. Then a single 225m.

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    Weds, 5/30 - Weds is normally the lightest training day of the week, and made this one super duper low stress.

    Press - dead stop, strict
    95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 175x5

    CGBP
    135x5, 185x5, 235x5, 265x5, 235x5

    BB Row
    135x6, 185x6, 235x6, 265x6x2

    DB Curls
    40x10, 45x10

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    Friday, 6/1

    Bench Press - beltless, wrapless
    365x2, 405x1 @7, 365x2
    Notes: All moved very well and solid. Feeling much more fresh in the upper body, even compared to Weds.

    Press - beltless, wrapless, brainless, stainless, gainzless
    185x5, 205x5, 225x5, 185x5
    Notes: All solid. Vid of the 225x5 set on IG.

    Block Pull: ~6" inches
    495x3, 545x2, 585x1
    Notes: Since one the 6" blocks broke a month or so ago, I've been using a combo of the small 2" block lids and stacking mats, but haven't measured directly. It's pretty close to the 6" blocks, but not exactly sure on the precise height.

    How did such a sturdy, well made product like a rogue 6" jerk block break after less than two years of relatively light use with relatively light weights? I don't know. But my best guess is someone used one of my iron plates for olympic lifting from the blocks, and dropped it on there. Or maybe just deadlifts dropped from the top with the metal. I can't imagine how else it would've happened at a gym where they get such relatively infrequent use, almost all of which is sub 225.

    Standing EZ Curl French Press
    97x8, 117x8 - EZPZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post

    Press - beltless, wrapless, brainless, stainless, gainzless
    hahahahaha

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    Had a super busy weekend including the 5 hour squat camp Saturday and a 2 hour (and first ever) off leash hike with the pup Sunday morning, so was pretty tired going into today. Press and DL felt the fatigue but bench moved well.

    Press: 4" belt, wraps
    265x1, 280x1x2 @9
    Notes: A little slow, I could tell at about 205 that it would not be my best pressing day, but they went up OK.

    280 press on IG

    Bench: 3" belt, wraps
    365x5x5 @8-8.5 - PR!
    Notes: This is a 5x5 PR I've had my eye on for quite some time. I remember back in 2013 re-LPing my way to 335x5x3 pretty easily, after a little deload (secret archival video footage of 330 plus appearances by younger and smaller Rori Alter, John Petrizzo, Nick D'Agostino and even some Gillian), hitting a slightly submax 420 single (video featuring a much smaller Ryan Arnold) a few months later, and thinking my bench would just continue to fly its way on up and I'd have a 500 bench in no time. I didn't say that out loud of course, but did I think it? Yup. Ah, the foibles of youth. But, 5 years of hard work and some setbacks (ya, and about 15 lbs of weight gain) later, and I don't think 500 is tooooo far away now, if I can stay healthy.

    A little slowdown on the last rep or two, but these came out of the gate hot. That's important to me - On bench, I've always been a better 1RM-er than my reps would predict, cause I run out of gas pretty quickly. So if the first 3 reps shoot out fast, I know I'm good for a bunch more than a non-personalized percentage chart would tell me. I think I'll hit a small to medium PR of 5-15 lbs when I go for it in a few weeks.

    Deadlift: 3" belt
    455x5, 495x5 @7, 455x5 - straps for last set
    Notes: Planned to go beltless for the 455s but my back was pretty fatigued from the weekend activities and I was feeling it while doing my pathetic bench arch so I just belted up for all DL work-sets today. These all felt a little meh because of my erector fatigue, but moved well.

    Bro Work
    T-Bar(ish) Row
    90x8
    115x8
    135x8x5
    Notes: I don't know exactly what to call these, but my gym recently got this handle and I slipped one end of the bar into a landmine base and put this on the other end and did bent over T-bar rows, since I didn't have time to get to the globo and back.

    Weight listed is just the plates, don't know exactly how to count the weight of the bar, which is partially on the ground and partially being lifted. Assistance exercises gonna assist, and all that.

    DB Curls
    50x9x3
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 06-04-2018 at 08:15 PM.

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