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    Hahaha yeah I was amused by the look I gave the...

    Hahaha yeah I was amused by the look I gave the bar lol. I told him.. told him he still has some time but not much lol. Honestly it's fine if he pops up with a video of him doing it first though.
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    Sticky: Pulled 499 today (sumo) for a 20 lb PR.

    Pulled 499 today (sumo) for a 20 lb PR.
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    Wanted to wait til it was solid, but couldn't...

    Wanted to wait til it was solid, but couldn't help myself. Still pretty stoked at the 20 lb PR
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    Was planning on a top single of 475 today. Felt...

    Was planning on a top single of 475 today. Felt kinda meh heading to the gym after a late night of bike partying. But 475 flew up so fast I decided to go for 500.

    It's a struggle, a bit soft in...
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    Press day. Added 10 lbs, only got 2 sets of 7 at...

    Press day. Added 10 lbs, only got 2 sets of 7 at 135, then reduced reps. Finished with a few reps at 145.
    Sticking with dumbbell bench press for now cuz I'm improving weekly. Added a rep to each...
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    + 7765 = 447,184

    + 7765 = 447,184
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    For some reason I always am really slow on the...

    For some reason I always am really slow on the first eccentric on bench press. It's like I have to test the weight carefully or something, then other reps are fine. Not sure why.
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    What does the number mean, and how does one get...

    What does the number mean, and how does one get tested? (No pun intested) (I mean intended)
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    Squat day. Added 10 lbs and kept the reps and...

    Squat day.
    Added 10 lbs and kept the reps and sets: (255x10)x6
    Last couple sets were tough. Got hella sore left quad - think I was pushing harder with that side. I also feel better with left leg...
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    I meant shrugging up toward my ears, not toward...

    I meant shrugging up toward my ears, not toward the ceiling. Shoulder blades stay back (toward the bench) from what I can tell. I feel like I shrug as it gets to the middle sticking point. Perhaps I...
  • Setting up in the rack is super easy once you get...

    Setting up in the rack is super easy once you get used to it.
    I dumbbell bench 80s for slow reps of 8 and bench 225 for sets of 8, so I guess you'd be repping more than 225 after a few weeks to work...
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    If you can't yet do pull-ups, you could probably...

    If you can't yet do pull-ups, you could probably do anything consistently and get good results.
    Some people use bands for assistance.
    Or just do bent arm hang for time often.

    Edit to say I...
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    1) Yeah I can't imagine my 3 sets of cable...

    1) Yeah I can't imagine my 3 sets of cable external rotations at the end of back day has a significant effect, but I don't really know. I don't FEEL fatigued.
    2) I'm not sure how bad the shrug is...
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    Bench press - 2 related topics

    1) I read somewhere that said not to train infraspinatus the day before bench press. It didn't say why, but I'm assuming the author thinks that would mean benching with a fatigued rotator cuff.
    2)...
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    Correcting total: 403,440 + 8730 + 4488 =...

    Correcting total:

    403,440 + 8730 + 4488 = 416,658
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    Arnold press: 400,240 + 3200 = 403,440

    Arnold press:

    400,240 + 3200 = 403,440
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    Barbell hack squats feel more like leg extensions...

    Barbell hack squats feel more like leg extensions than back squats to me. I use ~ 40% of my back squat weight on this quad isolation. Going below parallel, heels elevated, torso upright - not a...
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    Back day, low rep mode on pull ups. Single arm...

    Back day, low rep mode on pull ups. Single arm assist, 6 reps. Reduced assist for the last couple sets. Felt good - good form and no pain.
    Dumbbell rows. Dumbbells only go to 100 so I put a 20 lb...
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    Took an extra day off to do a Sunday redwoods...

    Took an extra day off to do a Sunday redwoods hike with my wife. Was super windy with downed branches everywhere. A mile into the hike there's a crack above us, I glance up, dash forward 20 feet and...
  • I'll take a look at the 541s. Jeans and bikes...

    I'll take a look at the 541s.

    Jeans and bikes historically haven't mixed well, of course. But fabrics are getting fancier and it's possible to comfortably ride in stretchy jeans. In my racing days...
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