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    Quote Originally Posted by John Petrizzo View Post
    There is nothing worse than a bad spot. I usually tell people do not touch the bar unless it is clearly moving in the wrong direction, I have had some success with that. Congrats on the 10 pound squat PR. That is pretty impressive considering you were training that early in the morning. Whenever I am forced to train that early it is always a miserable experience.

    Have a great weekend,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Ward View Post
    Dude, NOTHING pisses me off as much as this does.
    Quote Originally Posted by mariawolters View Post
    Me three. Seriously, you need to understand the principle of grinding through a rep to get it, and I don't think many typical gym goers do.
    Quote Originally Posted by djl236 View Post
    Me too. I fucking make it very clear to not touch the bar until I say "grab it" or you will die.

    Also I never take a lift off on bench because everyone always screws me up when they give me one.
    Looks like we're all in agreement of how crappy this is. I told him it was going to be a heavy set, might move really slow and grindy, and don't touch the bar unless it was visibly moving DOWN. We went over this three times. He's just an inexperienced spotter and panicked.

    Ideally I wouldn't trust a first time spotter for a heavy PR set, but he was the only person available. I find I just can't stay as set and tight at really heavy weights without a hand-off. DJ, you never take a lift off on bench - how do you stay tight? Do you have a trick, or just prefer the loss of tightness to the (good) chance the person will fucker up the hand off or spot?

    I've found that having someone give me a hand-off for sets across is a good way to teach them, when mistakes won't make much of a difference. If I'm doing 3 or 5 sets of 5, the first set should be a no brainer, so a less than perfect hand off doesn't fuck up the set. I've taught several of the trainers at this gym to hand off and spot correctly this way, but none were available at the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by hatmanii View Post
    This log is full of win. Awesome work.
    Thanks Hat, welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramrod View Post
    Nice solid work. Congrats on the PR...
    Thanks Ramrod. Interesting name you've chosen, but glad you're here.
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 11-20-2012 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Thanks Ramrod. Interesting name you've chosen, but glad you're here.
    Ever Seen The Movie Super Troopers?.. It's from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Final determination will come based on how next Tuesday's workout goes, but as of now, planned openers are:
    Squat - 455
    Bench - 345
    Deadlift - 530
    I like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Final determination will come based on how next Tuesday's workout goes, but as of now, planned openers are:
    Squat - 455
    Bench - 345
    Deadlift - 530
    Totally legit.

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    Dang 1330 total off the bat.

    What federation are you doing this meet with?

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    Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS). Our comrade Wolf is going to have a great meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac Ward View Post
    Totally legit.
    But is it too legit to quit?!?


    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara Cohen View Post
    I like this.
    What would you do if I wore a glittery, sparkly singlet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramrod View Post
    Ever Seen The Movie Super Troopers?.. It's from it.
    Can't say I have. Should I?
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Stroup View Post
    Dang 1330 total off the bat.

    What federation are you doing this meet with?
    As Kong said, the RPS federation - Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate, aka Rychlak Power Systems. They run a fun, lifter-friendly meet and you can compete in any category you want: Raw Classic (belt only), Raw Modern (wraps), Single Ply, or Multi-ply. Plus all the gender and age groups. Sure, it's a little silly because with so many divisions, there's only a couple people in each even at a big meet, so almost everyone gets a trophy. But it does make it lifter friendly. They use a monolift but you can walk it out if you tell them beforehand.

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    Really feeling Tuesday's workout still. Shoulders, chest, tris, and legs are still sore and fatigued.

    Squat
    45x5x3, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5
    TM Recovery, went easy again due to leg soreness

    Press
    45x5, 85x5, 125x3, 165x2, 195x1, 225x1, 200x3x2, 165x5
    Same as last week: a heavy, but not limit, single, followed by two heavy triples and a back-off 5. The 225 was hard, I don't think I would have had more than 230 or 235 as a max today, but considering the upper body fatigue I still have, that seems about right.

    Chins
    8,8,7
    Took it easy, didn't want to push hard on this lift with a lot of recovery still to be done before Saturday's ID.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    Final determination will come based on how next Tuesday's workout goes, but as of now, planned openers are:
    Squat - 455
    Bench - 345
    Deadlift - 530
    Those are some big numbers. I know I am ready but are you ready for your Death row meal? I hope the girls plan on carrying us out.

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    Death row meal
    I don't know what this is but is sounds awesome.

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