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  • December 8, 2021: Bench Press - 30 Degree Incline...

    December 8, 2021: Bench Press - 30 Degree Incline
    165 pounds x 1 rep
    135 pounds - 3 sets x 3 reps

    Felt super strong up until the top rep at 165, which moved far slower than I expected based upon...
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    Thanks! It was a good deadlifting day for me. :)...

    Thanks! It was a good deadlifting day for me. :)


    December 8, 2021: Bench Press - 30 Degree Incline
    165 pounds x 1 rep
    135 pounds - 3 sets x 3 reps

    Felt super strong up until the top rep at...
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    ^ This Once your feet and grip are set, use...

    ^ This

    Once your feet and grip are set, use the bar to pull yourself down into a position where your back is a little more vertical and your knees are more bent. This should naturally pull your...
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    Got it! Thanks for the further explanation. :)

    Got it! Thanks for the further explanation. :)
  • Can vouch for the wide grip and feet up variants....

    Can vouch for the wide grip and feet up variants. They've helped out my bench a lot over the last 6 months as I've done them consistently.


    December 7, 2021: Conventional Deadlift w/Chains
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    Me too, lol. Wasn't sure what to expect. It's...

    Me too, lol. Wasn't sure what to expect. It's also possible that I just got lucky. And yes, the mono's are awesome. I was a little nervous about how much clearance they would have, but it's more than...
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    I get what you're saying. I don't know that it's...

    I get what you're saying. I don't know that it's that clear cut though?

    Some powerlifters will benefit greatly from dynamic work. In fact, I think there's a reasonable argument for them needing it...
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    Rep recommends just silicone spray rather than...

    Rep recommends just silicone spray rather than the white lithium grease. I've not put anything on it yet and it is VERY smooth. Better than I expected. It's pretty much on par with what I've used...
  • Thread: Dear diary

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    Also been meaning to ask about your warmups. I...

    Also been meaning to ask about your warmups.
    I assume there's a reason why you do multiple warmups on practically every exercise?
    Just not something I see most people do, so I'm curious on the...
  • Ah, you found us. ;) December 6, 2021:...

    Ah, you found us. ;)


    December 6, 2021: Bench Press - 3 Count Pause
    165 pounds x 1 rep (Failed 2nd rep)
    105 pounds - 3 sets x 3 reps (Speed Work)

    First time using Mono's. Not quite used to...
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    December 6, 2021: Bench Press - 3 Count Pause...

    December 6, 2021: Bench Press - 3 Count Pause
    165 pounds x 1 rep (Failed 2nd rep)
    105 pounds - 3 sets x 3 reps (Speed Work)

    First time using Mono's. Not quite used to them yet, obviously. It was...
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    https://i.ibb.co/k2FtfnX/IMG-5410.jpg ...

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    Yes, I agree with this, along with the comments...

    Yes, I agree with this, along with the comments from mdonnely and ego.
    Only reason this was being discussed is because DogletDusk was asking about doing speed work on rows.

    It's not that there's...
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    Yes, no doubt. I don't have any issue with either...

    Yes, no doubt. I don't have any issue with either of them, and did Pendlays regularly for quite a while at one point. I personally prefer them to bent over rows, and definitely think they're the...
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    The always thoughtful JM Blakley presents a good...

    The always thoughtful JM Blakley presents a good argument for NOT doing speed work.

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    His recommendation for bench (which was his specialty) is to take your 6 rep PR and do 6 sets...
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    Wow, I actually managed to get something before...

    Wow, I actually managed to get something before you did! lmao


    Took me basically a full day and a half to get the rack and lat pulldown setup. Not because it's complicated, but because my space...
  • December 3, 2021: 16" Box Squat - SS Yoke Bar...

    December 3, 2021: 16" Box Squat - SS Yoke Bar
    245 pounds x 1 rep / Failed 2nd rep
    Misjudged how much I could do. Thought the second rep was a sure thing, but it wasn't. Strange feeling squatting...
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    Yeah, I'm really eager to try it out. The...

    Yeah, I'm really eager to try it out.


    The bar is a Texas Deadlift Bar. https://texaspowerbars.com/products/texas-deadlift-bar
    I got a blemished one that was cheaper than the standard price.
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    Glad you're enjoying it. Gotcha on the Yoke Bar....

    Glad you're enjoying it. Gotcha on the Yoke Bar. Didn't realize the Titan has chrome sleeves. That's definitely a check mark on their side. I'm sure I'll be perfectly happy with the Elitefts bar...
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    Oh nice! That's a totally new movement to me. ...

    Oh nice! That's a totally new movement to me. Can't listen to the audio while I'm at work, but I assume it's primarily for the upper back?

    I just got an SS Yoke Bar from Elitefts - haven't even...
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