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  • I agree EC - the break probably isn't a bad...

    I agree EC - the break probably isn't a bad thing, and could even end up being a positive.
    Nice work Eli. It's a great feeling when energy is high like that.


    Today was test day on bench. It...
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    Thank you! It's been going pretty good yeah. ...

    Thank you! It's been going pretty good yeah.
    I'll probably revisit JM Press again at some point in the future because I can see the potential it has, but it will be a while. Just not feeling it...
  • That warmup routine looks pretty okay to me. Is...

    That warmup routine looks pretty okay to me. Is your final warmup always at 225 though? Seems like on a day like the one you posted today it might be helpful do something heavier than that, even if...
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    Nice! I really like the exercise selection I'm...

    Nice! I really like the exercise selection I'm seeing so far. It's really basic stuff obviously, but it all makes perfect sense and there doesn't seem to be effort wasted on bunch of superfluous...
  • Thread: The Jungle

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    Well done on getting back into the groove. It can...

    Well done on getting back into the groove. It can be struggle to dive back in after a long break.
    Bench is obviously easier as a big boy, but chinups...not so much. ;)
  • Nice lifts EC and Wolf. The time attention...

    Nice lifts EC and Wolf. The time attention you've both put into improving technically really shows. You're both holding up really well even as you get close to maxing out.

    I was supposed to test...
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    Thanks! It felt good. ;) May 9, 2021 - Max...

    Thanks! It felt good. ;)


    May 9, 2021 - Max Lower
    Took an extra rest day since I was feeling very fatigued yesterday.

    Squat: 285 pounds x 1 reps [PR]
    Always feels good to hit a PR. I feel...
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    The new program should definitely help with the...

    The new program should definitely help with the boredom you seem to be experiencing with training. And Greg Nuckols definitely knows what he's doing, so I have no doubt it's a solid program. I'm...
  • Thread: Dear diary

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    Keep up the good work man! The volume is getting...

    Keep up the good work man! The volume is getting up there for sure. My legs started getting a little bit wobbly just reading that Legs 2 workout. :O
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    May 6, 2021 - Dynamic Upper Bench Press: 150...

    May 6, 2021 - Dynamic Upper

    Bench Press: 150 pounds - 6 sets x 6 reps
    Was not expecting to make it through this after how challenging it was last week at 145. Today felt about the same, maybe...
  • Good progress Eli. Your squat looks much...

    Good progress Eli. Your squat looks much improved already. :)

    Today was my Dynamic Lower Day. Did the following:
    12 inch Box Squat [Speed]: 150 pounds - 8 sets x 2 reps
    Paused Deadlift...
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    May 4, 2021 - Dynamic Lower 12 inch Box Squat...

    May 4, 2021 - Dynamic Lower

    12 inch Box Squat [Speed]: 150 pounds - 8 sets x 2 reps
    Paused Deadlift [Speed]: 275 pounds - 8 sets x 1 reps
    2.5 inch Deficit Stiff Legged Deadlifts: 245 Pounds - 5...
  • Yes, it wouldn’t make any sense for me to...

    Yes, it wouldn’t make any sense for me to incorporate these concepts into my own programming right now.

    I think it’s just good to be aware of them so I can better understand other peoples...
  • Thanks Wolf and EC, that is great information,...

    Thanks Wolf and EC, that is great information, and it all makes sense. ;)
  • Did my Max Effort Upper today. As mentioned...

    Did my Max Effort Upper today. As mentioned yesterday, this is the final week of my current cycle, so the Max Effort days are meant to be less stressful than normal.

    Floor Press: 175 pounds x 1...
  • NIce! I totally get that what you're describing...

    NIce! I totally get that what you're describing is in the context of your own training, and that's why I want to be sure I understand it at least at a basic level, so I can get some kind of idea how...
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    Thank man! The block pulls felt great. :) ...

    Thank man! The block pulls felt great. :)


    April 24, 2021 - Max Upper

    Floor Press: 175 pounds x 1 [PR]
    Previous PR's for this were 165 x 1 last December, and 165 x 3 in February. It's also...
  • I typically do my Max Effort work on Saturday and...

    I typically do my Max Effort work on Saturday and Sunday. Did my Max Lower today. I'm in the final week of this cycle. I test my max's on Squat and Bench in the first week of the new cycle, so I...
  • Sounds like great advice to me. Thank you! ;) ...

    Sounds like great advice to me. Thank you! ;)

    I'm curious to hear more of your thoughts on development and pivot blocks, because I hear people talk about them but it seems like they mean...
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    May 1, 2021 - Max Lower 12 Inch Block Pull:...

    May 1, 2021 - Max Lower

    12 Inch Block Pull: 445 pounds x 3 reps [PR]
    Last time I did this it was 425 x 3. Todays was easier than that. This still isn't a true 3 rep max. Pretty sure I could do...
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