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    My name is Alex. I'm a former marine, current college student, and work as a personal trainer. I've been training for 5 years with 3.5 of them being very inefficient (the first 3.5). Then I transitioned into getting strong. I have a lot of love for powerlifting and weightlifting, though I've only competed as a powerlifter. Here we go.

    Male 5'9 190 26
    Squat: 405-comp
    Bench: 350-gym
    Dead: 500-comp
    Press-210
    Snatch-215 (235 from benches, I know, it's weird).
    Clean and jerk: 265

    Thurs
    Front squat
    135x3
    185x2
    225x1
    255x1
    285x1
    315x1
    330x1 PR- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw1bjlMZVYk

    Snatch
    95x3
    135x2
    155x1
    175x1
    185x1
    205x1-F http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjD4GmugeYw
    205x1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO9KycKa-ZQ
    215x1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg06XqZeM7Q
    225x1-F

    Front Squat
    275x3
    285x3
    285x3
    265x5 PR

    Zercher from pins (parallel)
    135x3
    185x2
    225x1
    245x5
    265x4
    285x3
    265x5
    285x4
    305x3

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    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to the forum. Nice job with those snatches, I look forward to following your progress.

    JP

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    Thanks John! Any suggestions on improving my lifts is welcome and encouraged.

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    Friday, life got in the way and I didn't get a chance to ear breakfast until before my workout. Also felt sluggish.

    Snatch Complex: Power Snatch(1)/Hang Power Snatch(1)/Hang Power snatch below the knee(1)
    115x1
    135x1
    155x1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=mFB4byD_sF4
    175x1
    All felt slow

    Push Press
    45x10
    95x5
    135x3
    185x2
    225x1
    245x3-F Missed last one due to sloppy form
    225x3 Clean
    235x2
    240x2
    245x2
    250x2
    235x2

    Bench From Pins (chest touching)
    135x5
    225x3
    255x5
    275x4
    295x3
    265x5
    285x4
    305x3

    Dumbell Row
    100x20x4

    Pull ups
    1x20
    3x12
    1x11

    Pikes
    4 x AMRAP
    Last edited by Alex Kennedy; 12-21-2012 at 12:23 PM.

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    Next Meet: USAPL/Sat/March 23rd. I'm competing raw in either the 181's or 198's. I might not cut this time around, and get my weight up about 8 lbs.

    Saturday

    LBBS
    45x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    275x2
    315x1
    345x1
    375x1-smooth
    385x1-grind

    LBBS from pins (below parallel)
    255x5
    275x3
    295x3
    315x2
    335x1 PR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlTZBE5GuUs

    Bentover Row
    225x5x4 First time I did them all with the hook grip.

    Weighted pull ups
    25x10
    35x10
    45x10
    25x10
    25x10
    Last edited by Alex Kennedy; 12-22-2012 at 03:57 PM.

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    Yo. Nice PR. And don't cut.

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    Sunday

    Snatch
    135x1x3
    155x1
    185x1- gross
    185x1 awesome
    205x1
    225x1x12-F
    Ended up saying fuck everything else and went all out for snatches. Spent about an hour trying 225. All were fails, all were forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5inthehall View Post
    Yo. Nice PR. And don't cut.
    Thanks, we'll see! Move your training log over here!

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    Monday (xmas eve)

    Snatch
    135x1
    155x1
    175x1
    205x1-sloppy
    205x1-clesan
    225x1 Ka-motherfuckin-boom! PR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9C2Q0L3EmA

    Clean and jerk
    135x1x3
    185x1
    185x1
    205x1
    225x1
    245x1
    265x1
    275x1-F
    275x1 PR Clean, missed the jerk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anAqN_PxK20
    275x1-F
    275x1 again, got the clean, missed the jerk.
    275x1x5. Got buried by all these, couldn't even stand up.
    I've never missed due to the jerk. My film shows that when the weight gets heavy, as I bend down for the dip and drive my weight shift forwards. Going to cue my hips today if I decide to lift.
    Last edited by Alex Kennedy; 12-26-2012 at 09:44 AM.

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    Tuesday merry xmas!
    Snatch complex: Snatch(1)/Hang Snatch(2)
    135
    155
    175
    185-F Missed last hang snatch

    Clean and jerk complex- clean(2)/clean and jerk (1)
    135
    175
    195

    Clean and jerk
    225x1x2

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