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Post by robertscott » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:38 am

yeah the holding on is what's scaring me, I've been doing them from a hang and getting the weight up there is lots of fun; it's a satisfying lift. As I load the weight on the bar though I've come close to dropping it a few times. I fear for my kneecaps.

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Post by Matt Z » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:39 pm

My wife was in the hospital last week. Nothing serious, but I had to pick up my son immediately after work, so I didn't have any time to lift. Today I picked up where I left off. My squat was a little off, but my straight-leg deadlift was strong (New PR!).

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:03 pm

Congrats on a great lift!

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:40 pm

Thanks. 405 lbs for 5 reps should be right around the corner.

PS) I've decided to try doing high pulls with wrist straps later this week, so I'm currious to see how that goes.

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Post by Matt Z » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:55 pm

I went up to two sets of 275 lbs for 5 reps on Barbell High Pulls today. Now I'm really looking foreward to testing my 1RM.

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Post by NightFaLL » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:54 pm

Matt I'm sure it's in here somewhere, but I figure it might just be easier to ask since there's a few pages worth of stuff, but...

What are your stats?

You and I have pretty similar lift numbers in almost every area (literally 10-20lbs off on 90% of your lifts, from what I've read)

Age/Height/Weight/BF(if known)/Years training, if I could ask? :)

I'm assuming you're a natty, as well.

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Post by Jungledoc » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:04 pm

So who just ups and adds 30 pounds to their PR in one session?!? Good job!

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:54 pm

Age - 28
Height - 5'6"
Weight - 245-250 lbs
Bodyfat - ? (I'd like to lose about 20-25 lbs)
Years training - I've been weight training since shortly before my 12th birthday, although I stopped for a few years in my early 20s.
Also, I've never used any kind of performance enhancing drug.

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Post by Matt Z » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:58 pm

"So who just ups and adds 30 pounds to their PR in one session?!?" - Jungledoc

I hadn't done Push Presses since April, so I knew I was due for a new PR, but I wasn't expecting to do as well as I did.

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Post by Matt Z » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:50 pm

Year in Review - 2009 Personal Records
Barbell Back Squat - 445 lbs for 1 rep (11/23/09) = +20 lbs for year
Standard Deadlift - 470 lbs for 1 rep (09/01/09) = +45 lbs for year!
Barbell Bench Press - 345 lbs for 1 rep (12/07/09) = +10 lbs for year
Barbell High Pull - 315 lbs for 1 rep (11/08/09) = +40 lbs for year!
Overhead Squat - 200 lbs for 1 rep (11/08/09) = +5 lbs for year
BB Military Press - 235 lbs for 1 rep (10/20/09) = +20 lbs for year!
BB Push Press - 275 lbs for 1 rep (12/14/09) = +30 lbs for year!

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Post by Matt Z » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:17 pm

I've decided to start training Squats and Deadlifts on seperate days. I'm going to do Barbell Back Squats with Barbell Walkouts and Barbell High Pulls in Workout A, and Overhead Squats, Straight-leg or Standard Deadlifts (depending on rep range) and Barbell Holds in Workout C. See workout journal for comments.

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Post by Matt Z » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:18 pm

I tried a new warmup yesterday at the end of my workout, before doing my static stretches.

A) One set of Overhead Squats (15 reps) with a 60 lb barbell.

B) Right hand. 1 One-hand Barbell Snatch + 3 One-hand Barbell Overhead Squats repeated 5 times (5 snatches and 15 squats) with a 30 lb barbell.

C) Repeat B for left hand.

Then, after stretching I tried some light Barbell Bent Presses.

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Post by Matt Z » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:02 pm

My doctor suggested today that I become a vegetarian. He also said there's no evidence a high-protien diet is important for building and maintaining muscle mass or strength. What the hell?

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Post by IceDane » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:08 pm

Matt Z wrote:My doctor suggested today that I become a vegetarian. He also said there's no evidence a high-protien diet is important for building and maintaining muscle mass or strength. What the hell?
Where I come from(the internet), we'd call that "epic fail."

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Post by jml » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:27 pm

Matt Z wrote:My doctor suggested today that I become a vegetarian. He also said there's no evidence a high-protien diet is important for building and maintaining muscle mass or strength. What the hell?
Why didn't you eat him?

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