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    6/3/21

    Meet Prep - Two Weeks Out reps/sets

    Deadlift - 70kg 5*3, 120kg *3, 140kg*2, 160kg *1, 180kg *1, 190kg *1
    Big Wheel Pulls - 183kg 1*3
    Kettlebell Trap Bar - 140lbs 12*3
    Kroc Rows - 80lbs 10*3
    Leg Extensions - 80kg 10*5
    Nordic Hamstring Curls - bw 10*5

    Came into today's session with a QL that was still tight...I was concerned.

    Coach had me cut way, way back on the warm up sets (as you can see). His reasoning was that I was doing enough warm up on the Treadmill and Airdyne, I didn't need to crush myself pulling needless sets and reps as well.

    I went "mad scientist" and changed my stance (again) in hopes of taking some load off my lower back, and not incur any knee pain.
    I pushed my knees way forward of where I normally do: vertical shins = no pain, but loads up the back; slight knee flexion = pain, but a better pulling position; knees way forward of normal = no knee pain, no lower back strain, and get this POWERFUL.

    My coach almost lost his shit when he saw the pulls at 160/180/190. He's been trying to get me into my quads, and out of horsing the bar up with my lower back since I joined his gym.

    It was nice to pull without feeling like my back was gonna blow up, and equally nice to not have pain in my set up (finally).

    I'm finally able to take a deep breath, and allow myself to get excited about going to Daytona. I probably won't pull 500lbs at this meet, but at least I won't embarrass myself either.

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    6/5/21

    Meet Prep - Two Weeks Out reps/sets

    Paused Bench - 50kg 5*3, 60kg 3*2, 70kg *2, 77kg / 80 / 82.5kg *3
    Squat 2 Box - 60kg 5*2, 80kg 3*2, 100kg 2*2, 120kg *2, 130kg 1*3
    Belt Squat - 55kg 10*3
    Cable Hi Row - 34kg 10*3
    Leg Extn - 75kg 10*6
    Hammer Curl - 70lbs 10*3

    In the competition window now. Can't move the needle much, if at all. So it time to decompress, get some rest. and hone the mental game.

    I feel pretty good. Started on a course of Voltaren for the knee. Looking to seen if a topical approach works better than eating Aleve. Austin seems to think its a good idea, as it's his recommendation. Early results are positive...

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    looking good! i'll have to work on that pull position...are you slightly more than an inch from the bar with your shins to get the angle you're talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bingley View Post
    looking good! i'll have to work on that pull position...are you slightly more than an inch from the bar with your shins to get the angle you're talking about?
    More than likely, I'll look more closely on Thursday.

    But I've always started a bit father away to begin with. I don't think I've ever, literally, dragged the bar up my shins. Maybe once I get to my knees, but never my shins.

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    6/7/21

    Meet Prep - One Week Out reps/sets

    Squat - 70kg 3*3, 90kg 2*2, 110kg *2, 125/135/145kg *1, 155kg X
    Belt Squats - 50/60/70/80kg *5
    Leg Extn - 50/60/70/80kg *10
    Wide Grip Pulldowns - 140lbs 10*2

    Hot and humid today...just ugly weather to lift in.

    Everything up through 145 was excellent. Missed 155: got caught back on my heels and that was that.

    Looking back through my log, I'm ahead of where I was going into the January meet, so I'm not terribly concerned with today's miss at 155kg.

    What I did like was depth on all the others attempts. Easily 2-1 in my favor...which is almost unheard of for me going into a meet.

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    6/9/21

    Meet Prep - One Week Out reps/sets

    Bench (w/commands) - 50kg 5*3, 60kg 3*2, 70kg *2, 75kg 1*2, 82.5 / 90 / 96kg *1
    Down Sets - 85kg 1*3
    Single Arm Dumbbell Incline - 50lbs 12*2
    LTE / Curlz - 35kg 15*2
    Overhead Tri Extension - 16kg 15*2
    Curlz - 35kg 15*2

    Pretty much all done here. Light Saturday session and then fly out Sunday.

    I like where I am with the Bench at the moment. 96 went up OK, and considering that I messed up a couple of things during the lift, I think that if the moon and stars align 100kg is within my grasp.

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    best of luck!!!

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    I haven't checked in lately. Grip it and rip it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browndog View Post
    6/9/21

    Meet Prep - One Week Out reps/sets

    Bench (w/commands) - 50kg 5*3, 60kg 3*2, 70kg *2, 75kg 1*2, 82.5 / 90 / 96kg *1
    Down Sets - 85kg 1*3
    Single Arm Dumbbell Incline - 50lbs 12*2
    LTE / Curlz - 35kg 15*2
    Overhead Tri Extension - 16kg 15*2
    Curlz - 35kg 15*2

    Pretty much all done here. Light Saturday session and then fly out Sunday.

    I like where I am with the Bench at the moment. 96 went up OK, and considering that I messed up a couple of things during the lift, I think that if the moon and stars align 100kg is within my grasp.
    Good luck!!

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    starting strength coach development program
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bingley View Post
    best of luck!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark E. Hurling View Post
    I haven't checked in lately. Grip it and rip it!
    Quote Originally Posted by granny View Post
    Good luck!!
    Thanks, I appreciate the support!

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