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  • June 25, 2022

    Low Bar Squat: 285 x 1

    Took video from behind, which I rarely do. My squat looks atrocious, lol. Feet too close together, legs unstable and shifting, and a variety of other issues. At least I'm...
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    June 25, 2022

    Low Bar Squat: 285 x 1

    Took video from behind, which I rarely do. My squat looks atrocious, lol. Feet too close together, legs unstable and shifting, and a variety of other issues. At least I'm...
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    To everyone who reads this log - please don't...

    To everyone who reads this log - please don't ever hesitate to critique and offer advice. Getting feedback/advice is one of the major reasons why I even post stuff here. I'm always 100% open to it...
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    Bench is looking good - very nice session. I...

    Bench is looking good - very nice session.

    I was surprised by how smooth the cable system is. Really surpassed my expectations. I'm glad to hear that you're seeing the same thing.
  • June 23, 2022

    Bench Press: 185 pounds x 1 rep / 200 x Fail

    Speed Bench: 135 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Bench was okay today. Attempted 200 today, trying to beat my current PR of 195. Didn't get close on it....
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    June 23, 2022

    Bench Press: 185 pounds x 1 rep / 200 x Fail

    Speed Bench: 135 pounds - 2 sets x 3 reps

    Bench was okay today. Attempted 200 today, trying to beat my current PR of 195. Didn't get close on it....
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    I do both, but have been stronger on Sumo for a...

    I do both, but have been stronger on Sumo for a while now. I did 425 a few weeks back. 435 is probably doable on a good day.
    Just did 405 conventional for the first time a little over a week ago...
  • That's the cool thing...even though it varies...

    That's the cool thing...even though it varies enormously from one person to the next, we all seem to find what works best for us. ;)
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    Congrats! Looks awesome. ;)

    Congrats! Looks awesome. ;)
  • Regarding workout time, I've tried just about...

    Regarding workout time, I've tried just about everything - even did 2-3 AM workouts at one point. I don't notice any major difference to be honest.

    If/when it's a viable option I've found that...
  • I'm using this week primarily as a deload before...

    I'm using this week primarily as a deload before I start up a new cycle. Will be doing heavy singles with minimal volume work.

    June 20, 2022
    3-Count Paused Bench: 175 pounds x 1 [9.5 RPE]...
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    Back to singles, lol. I'm using this week...

    Back to singles, lol. I'm using this week primarily as a deload before I start up a new cycle. Will be doing heavy singles with minimal volume work.

    June 20, 2022
    3-Count Paused Bench: 175...
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    Awesome! I've always been skeptical about it...

    Awesome! I've always been skeptical about it actually feeling like a front squat. Glad to hear that it lives up to its claims and that the bar is working out well for you. Opens up a lot of...
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    I think I misunderstood the issue you were...

    I think I misunderstood the issue you were explaining with the handles. For some reason I was thinking that the actual handles were interfering with your squat pattern. It looks like it's more do...
  • Yeah, that triple looked extremely easy MEP....

    Yeah, that triple looked extremely easy MEP.
    Could you share some examples of what you use Bear Grips vs Reg Straps vs Fig 8 Straps for?
    I've only used regular straps a couple of times and never...
  • I use Cobra Grips, which are basically the same...

    I use Cobra Grips, which are basically the same as Versa Gripps.
    Even though I often use a belt when doing heavy deads, they don't actually help me much. At times I've been able to lift more...
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    June 16, 2022

    T-Shirt Paused Bench Press: 165 pounds x 1 rep
    Close Grip Paused Bench Press: 130 pounds - 4 sets x 6 reps
    Cable Row: 2 Chains - 2 sets x 60 reps
    Hammer Curl: 20 pounds/ea - 2 sets x 20 reps
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    Interesting. Have you checked to see if there are...

    Interesting. Have you checked to see if there are different handles available for it? Might be worth looking into, even though that sort of thing always ends up costing more than it should.
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    Somehow I missed your post about the Transformer...

    Somehow I missed your post about the Transformer Bar yesterday. That thing looks awesome!
    I see what you mean about the handles though. Are they removable?
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    Solid training. How are you liking the cambered...

    Solid training. How are you liking the cambered bar now that you've had it for some time?
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