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    49 years old, 250 pounds. I have some competitive powerlifting and strongman experience. I had two major injuries and surgeries in the same year. A biceps tear in Nov of '08 from flipping an 800lb tire and a pec tear in June '09 while benching.

    Current best raw lifts:
    Squat: 550lbs
    Bench: 385lbs ( I know, I know..I was never really a great bencher and it seems to be the lift most effected by the injuries)
    Deadlift: 665lbs
    Press: 255lbs ( uber strict ).

    Needless to say my efforts of late have been rehab and gaining some "raw" strength and size back.

    Although I've been familiar with Rip's name and reputation for quite some time. I've only recently picked up his books. I love his no nonse "Old School" approach to training and his explainations of and methods of teaching the lifts are by far the best I've seen out there.

    Goals this year. Hit 405 again on the bench and to make it to one of Mark's seminars.

    So here's my training log. Nothing really inovatitive or impressive. I'll try to keep it current although I make no promises.


    Tuesday 5/18/10

    1. Overhead Press- 150x5, 170x5, 195x8, 135x 12

    Rotational work for the shoulders - Laterals, Reverse flyes - 4 sets each

    Rolling DB Triceps Extensions - 4 sets.
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    Thurs. May 20, '10

    1. Deadlift - 390x5, 450x5, 510x6

    2. Chest Supported Rows - 4 sets

    3. Pulldowns - 4 sets.

    Feeling generally crappy and unmotivated to train these days.

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    Damn, you are a strong old man! I seriously hope I can be rocking it like you are as I age. I applaud the fact that you are still motivated enough to train heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittenSmash View Post
    Damn, you are a strong old man! I seriously hope I can be rocking it like you are as I age. I applaud the fact that you are still motivated enough to train heavy.
    Thanks Smash,

    After my past year just getting in and out of the gym with all tendons still attached is considered a good day.

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    Sat. May 22, 2010

    1. Bench - 205x5, 260x5, 295x9

    2. Inc. DB Bench - 4x8
    3. DB Flat Bench - 4x8
    4. Hammer curls - 4 sets.

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    I must say the combination of your age and numbers are inspirational. It imposes some necessary humility to my 27 year old ass.

    Keep fighting the good fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnumrych View Post
    I must say the combination of your age and numbers are inspirational. It imposes some necessary humility to my 27 year old ass.

    Keep fighting the good fight.
    Ahhh...nice to see a fellow Masshole ! ...I grew up in Belmont, MA

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    Default Monday May 24th Squat

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    1. Squat - 320x5, 370x5, 420x7

    2. Standing abs with the spud strap - 4 sets

    Was tired from work and barely got any food in my today. So just a quick in and out in the gym.

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