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    Default My journey to 250 lbs.

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    Ive started SS properly about a month ago and am looking forward to crushing my goals. A month ago my lifts were as follows

    6'4 male 210 lbs

    backsquat 255x5
    Deadlift 455x1
    BenchPress 205x5
    Press 130x5
    Pclean 205x1
    Chins 14xBW
    Pullups 12xBW

    I started pounding the milk as recommended and my body weight shot up from 210 to 225. Its a bit hard right now as my military unit has me running 3-5 times a week but i'm going to suck it up and try and push my weight up to 250 lbs. No reason really I just think weighing 250 would be fucking cool.

    My lifts right now are

    backsquat 295x5x3
    Deadlift 385x5x1
    BenchPress 230x5x3
    Press 145x5x3
    Pclean 175x3x5
    Chins/Pullups 10-11 BW

    Im going to be following the SS advanced Novice program but Ill be highbar squatting for the next week because of my cocksucker of a left elbow. Ive read the other threads on this forum about squats hurting elbows and ive got the same issues going on. Ill be lifting Mon-Wed-Fri however tomorrow ill be in the base strongman comp so Ill be skipping the usual workout and indulging in alcohol.

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    First strong man comp was a blast. 13 people competed with weights ranging from 200 to well over 250. First event was a shotput throw, all the power cleans ive been doing helped alot and I took 2nd in that event. Next up was a tractor tire flip. It was between 400-500 lbs and we had to flip it 8 times, I got 3rd in that event. Next up was the farmers walk which I had been practicing and it payed off with a 1st place. Fourth event was a hand over hand rope pull where I came in 6th or 7th, I think if I sorted my technique out I could have placed a bit higher. Finally was a reverse sled drag and I came in 6th on that as well, Had some technique issues there aswell. After all was said and done I was awarded 3rd place and had a great experience. A friend that I train with took first place so that was good too. Anyways, once again it was a good time. Really nice to compete agaisnt someone other than myself for once.

    Later that night we went offroading in a buddies truck. We got it stuck of course and we couldnt push it out. Obviously Im not strong enough, back to the gym on monday.

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    Hey man, your stats @ 210lb are almost exactly like mine. I'm 6'4 and about 205 in my oly lifting shoes, 20 years old. 250 is beastly and that's where I want to be eventually as well. I am in the military too (Marines). It will be VERY interesting to compare logs! Is your progression going well? I find myself struggling on press right now.

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    Hey everyone, i've got internet again so Ill backlog all my workouts since the break. Pretty crazy time in Halifax running an obstacle course every day. Drank way to much alcohol way to often but I didnt have to run AT ALL so I made some good gains on my squats. My weightlifting belt was waiting for me when i got home as well so Ill hopefully be setting some major PR's all belted up.

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    June 14 2010
    My left elbow was pissing me off again this day so I started with bench and then squatted light to try and figuire out what was setting my elbow off. Then I did some curls because they feel nice.

    Bench
    225x5x2

    Squat
    225x5x2

    Chinups
    BW 12-10-9

    DB curls
    40x15x2
    50x6x2

    June 16 2010
    This workout was a complete disastour. I got into the gym and they told me it closed in 12 minutes. I ended up super setting Press with squat to try and salvage the day.

    Press
    135x5x3

    Squat
    225x10x3

    June 19 2010
    Still screwing around a bit before I get back into SS seriously.

    Squat
    275x5x2

    Bench
    245x2x1

    A few pullups

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    June 21 2010

    alright I got my shit together from here on in, I started doing the defranco upper body warmup I saw on another thread and it sorted my elbow out perfectly.

    Squat
    295x5x3

    Press
    145x5x3

    Deadlift
    405x5x1

    June 23 2010

    Squat
    305x5x3

    Bench
    235x5x3

    pullups
    14-12-11

    Back extensions
    55x8-11

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    June 25 2010

    Squat
    315x5x3

    Press
    150x3-4-3

    Powercleans
    195x3x5

    Dips
    BWx17-13

    June 28 2010

    I probobly should have started making 5 lb jumps on my squats at this point but I was so amped up from hitting 3 wheels last friday that I went for it anyways, Ill also note that all my pressing started stalling around this point.

    Squat
    325x5-5-4

    Bench
    240x4-2

    Pullups (inward grip)
    60x5x3

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    June 30 2010

    started working in a light day on wednesdays for squats. Recovery was getting tough. Since it was my first light day i assumed I could run sprints in the morning.... WRONG. the 255 squat felt like 3 plates and the 405 I repped out last week was a 1rm. Never again.

    Squat
    255x5x2

    Press
    135x5x3

    Deadlift
    405x1

    july 3 2010

    legs were STILL hurting from the sprints I ran out the wednesday before. as I said before, NEVER AGAIN.

    Squat
    225x5x2

    Bench
    225x7-6

    Pullups
    BWx10x3

    arm curls

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    July 5 2010

    Squat
    325x5x3 (nailed it, almost passed out though)

    Press
    150x5x3

    Pclean
    215x3x5

    July 7 2010

    Squat
    255x5x2

    Bench
    240x5-4-2

    Chins( Inward grip)
    65x5x3

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    July 11 2010

    My last night in halifax was rough to say the least, Im pretty happy to not have any broken bones or major felonies so blowing my squats because of it isnt a big disapointment for me.

    Squat
    325x4-2

    Press
    155x5x3 I have no idea how I PR'd on press, they felt pretty strong in comparison to how week everything else felt

    Deadlift
    I picked the bar off the floor once and then realized I needed a good 14 hours sleep and some ibuprofin

    Anyways this brings me to my current spot. I havnt jumped on the scale since leaving a month ago so Im pretty excited to see where its at. The food at the cafeteria was terrible so I opted to eat large quantities of junk rather then selectively eat cleanly. Im sure i maintained my 225 lbs but I put on a little more fat than I would have liked. Anyways, Im back on the milk now and Ill be belting up for my squats tomorrow. 250 here I come!

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