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    Awesome volume lately, teach!

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    Thanks! I forgot that this was a DL rep PR too. I am happy with that!

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    1/7/15
    GPP/Conditioning

    Chins
    Row sprints x12
    Abs

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    Oops! I've been training!
    1/8/15
    Dev. block week 3, day 3

    Squat, without belt
    242x3@7
    253x3 @8
    257.4x3 @9
    246.5x3 @8
    246.5x3 @9

    TnG Bench
    138.5x3
    143x3
    138.5x3
    138.5x3

    Press
    88x3
    94.5x3
    88x3

    Chins

    1/9/15
    Dev. Block week 3, day 4

    Paused DL, with straps
    245x3
    265x3
    255x3

    Slingshot bench-first time, felt super awkward!
    125x3
    135x5
    155x3
    155x3

    Chins

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    1/12/15
    Dev block week 4, day 1

    Squat, apparently done while brain dead..
    did 275x2 and it was way tougher than I expected, plus my hip flexors (I guess...) were kind of not happy
    tried 275 again, 2 reps, racked it sooooo pissed that it was not right
    Discovered I actually had a mis loaded bar...un-balanced and at 280.5 total. Oops!

    280x4 @9
    268.5 x4 @9

    Bench
    136.5x4 @8
    141x4 @8.5
    143x4 @9
    140x4 @9

    2 ct. bench
    121x4
    127.5x4
    132x4
    127.5x4x2

    Chins- managed 6, 6, 5, 4, 3

    And I'm going to say it here, even though I've probably said it before-I am going to stop being a bench baby. I need to work much harder at this lift.

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    Oops! I've been training!
    Glad someone is!
    Did you have someone spot you while using the slingshot? I found it's really awkward to unrack with it on. Also, I think you need to go heavy to get anything out of it and again need a spotter in order to save you if something goes sideways.

    Squat is really moving...Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by scteacher View Post
    Ed,

    I now have a Rogue Monster Lite rack, a Rogue bench, Westside power bar, and Rogue training bumpers. :-) It is so, so helpful to have this here, just for the flexibility. I love my gym, and I'll still go there, but sometimes I really need to extra time and sometimes it is just way too crazy in there. It will likely be obnoxious in Jan.

    Melody,
    I think I'm actually just really, really uncoordinated. I did train with a WLer before I blew out my shoulder, but I wasn't really that good then either, but I was a little better. They frustrate me immensely.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmi Meadows View Post
    Glad someone is!
    Did you have someone spot you while using the slingshot? I found it's really awkward to unrack with it on. Also, I think you need to go heavy to get anything out of it and again need a spotter in order to save you if something goes sideways.

    Squat is really moving...Congrats
    The slingshot is fun, but I agree with Lakshmi that a spotter is helpful. I have been working on un-racking without a handoff, though, in preparation for doing some benching in my basement. (Hey, Lakshmi! How's the recovery going?)

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    Thanks, guys! I've been thinking about you and your recovery, Lakshmi! Hope you are being a perfect patient. :-)

    It did need more weight, I agree. It felt better once I added a bit more, but I didn't have a spotter, and I was a bit nervous. I can see that having help unracking with the SS on would be a really good idea. Jordan also told me to make sure I keep my elbows tucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scteacher View Post
    Thanks, guys! I've been thinking about you and your recovery, Lakshmi! Hope you are being a perfect patient. :-)

    It did need more weight, I agree. It felt better once I added a bit more, but I didn't have a spotter, and I was a bit nervous. I can see that having help unracking with the SS on would be a really good idea. Jordan also told me to make sure I keep my elbows tucked.
    One of the cool things about the slingshot is that it will, in my experience, actually help you keep your elbows tucked and this will transfer over to the bench without the slingshot. You muscle memory (or at least mine) sort of remembers where the elbows go on the descent and where they go on the press.

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    Hi David! You're back and thanks! Training has been pretty steady.

    Ed, thanks for the feedback on the slingshot. I'm excited to figure it out!

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