Found my way back...

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  1. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    Back to the grind.... I'm going to sub in a machine for my deadlift day.. Like I've said, I'm going to put 2 big lifts + 2 machine lifts. I'm going to sub in Hammer Strength plate loaded RDL machine.

    WAVE3 WEEK1
    PULL/ PRESS

    Conv. Deadlift~ 135x5, 225x5, 285x7, 325x7, 375x7, 375x7
    no belt but since I'm out of chalk, wore oly straps.
    Floor Press w/ Swiss Bar +60lbs chain~ 95+Cx10, 135+Cx5, 190+Cx5, 205+Cx5, 220+Cx4, 235+Cx3, f.drop 190+Cx8
    Seated GM~ 135x7, 175x7, 195x7
    Wide Grip Pulldown~ 110x12, 130x10, 150x10, 170x10​
     
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  2. Turbolag

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    Nice work man. Awesome over head presses.
     
  3. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    Thanks Turbo... You still at it?
     
  4. BrotherIron

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    Not a bad day. Cut short but still not to shabby. I only cut out paused b. squat. Squats felt good. No pain in my groin. I did wear knee sleeves but no belt.

    WAVE3 WEEK1
    SQUAT/ OHPress

    Squat~ 145x5, 235x5, 310x5, 360x5, 360x5, 400x5, 400x5
    Z-Press w/ Swiss Bar~ 95x10, 135x5, 150x5, 160x5, 170x4, 180x2, f.drop 140x8
    Seated Leg Curl/ Adductor Machine~ 90x10/35x12, 100x10/40x15, 100x10/40x15​
     
  5. BrotherIron

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    Elbow popped yesterday during OHP's and it wasn't feeling great today. I still powered through and I'm happy I did.

    WAVE3 WEEK1
    PRESS/ PULL

    Speed Bench +60lbs chian~ 95+Cx3, 135+Cx3, 195+Cx3, 195+Cx3, 195+Cx3, 195+Cx3, 210+Cx3, 210+Cx3, 210+Cx3, 210+Cx3, 210+Cx3
    1min rest. wore my elbow sleeves but no wrist wrap.​
    Snatch Pull (floor)~ 135x3, 195x3, 210x3, 245x3, 270x3
    took 3min rest so I would work on being explosive.​
    Rolling Triceps Ext (db)~ 30x12, 35x12, 40x12​
    Donnie Thompson Lower Back Hangin Protocol
     
  6. BrotherIron

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    Working out the kinks... Gonna stand on a 100lbs plate when I perform the machine RDL's again. It felt good but the ROM was shorter than I'd like.

    WAVE3 WEEK2
    PULL/ PRESS

    Speed Pull +85lbs chain~ 135x3, 225x3, 295+Cx3, 295+Cx3, 295+Cx3, 295+Cx3, 320+Cx3, 320+Cx3, 320+Cx3, 320+Cx3, 320+Cx3, 320+Cx3
    only 1 min rest and no belt​
    Floor Press w/ Swiss Bar +60lbs chain~ 135x5, 185x5, 185+Cx5, 200+Cx5, 215+Cx3, 230+Cx3, 245+Cx2
    RDL Machine~ 185x8, 245x8, 275x8, 325x8, 375x7

    Wide Grip Pulldown (Mag)~ 110x10, 130x10, 150x10
     
  7. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    Elbow is not liking z-presses with the swiss bar so I'm thinking about subbing in my axle. My left knee has been aching as well but that's nothing I'm really concerned about. Not a bad day though and ready to get back in the gym tomorrow already...

    WAVE3 WEEK2
    SQUAT/ OHPress

    Back Squat~ 145x7, 235x7, 275x7, 315x7, 365x7, 365x7
    no belt, no sleeves.​
    Z-Press w/ Swiss Bar~ 95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x3, 185x2, f.drop 145x7
    elbow sleeves​
    Paused Back Squat+85lbs chain (3sec)~ 235+Cx5, 260+Cx5, 285+Cx5
    no belt, no sleeves​
    Seated Leg Curl/ Adductor Machine~ 100x10/40x15, 100x10/40x15​
     
  8. BrotherIron

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    Not a bad day considering I forgot my change of clothes so I didn't push but hit all my numbers.

    WAVE3 WEEK2
    PRESS/ PULL

    Bench~ 95x10, 135x10, 185x5, 215x5, 245x5, 245x5, 275x4, 275x5
    All sets cept the last were t'n'g. I got pissed with the set of 4 so last 5 were paused.​
    Snatch Pull (floor)~ 135x3, 185x3, 215x3, 245x3, 275x3
    Groin felt good. Took a narrow stance since I was in street clothes (stretch shorts)​
    Rolling Ticeps Ext (db)~ 30x12, 35x12, 40x10
    T-Bar Row~ 90x8, 115x6, 115x6/90x6/70x6/45x12​
     
  9. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    People sometimes talk about "atmosphere" when talking about training. How the right environment can make all the difference and I 100% agree. I came into the gym last night drained and didn't feel like training. It didn't help that I forgot to bring my training clothes so I had to train in my street clothes. The weight felt heavy, which it shouldn't have, and I was being lazy. It wasn't until the set of 4 that I got mad and decided not to be a bitch and actually performed the set correctly. There is a big difference between t'n'g (touch and go) and performing paused presses. My point is if you're able to train in a proper facility... do it. Don't be a bitch and not drive further, pay a bit more, etc... I currently train where I train b/c I work, have school, etc so I'm unable too but if you have the time, means, and want to really push yourself find a team and see what you're 100% really is.
     
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  10. Rider

    Rider TID Board Of Directors

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    Good post, @BrotherIron
    It’s all about mindset and generating self motivation that leads to success not only in training but really anything in life.
     
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  11. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    That's very true. My university has been taking a shit on me the whole time I've been back. First, not getting my financial aid in time, second stating I have to many credits so I had to appeal my case, and third by informing me that if I want to pursue my undergrad degree in nursing I have to quit my job, sign a contract stating I won't work, and run up a mountain of debt. There are no part-time programs in my state.

    You're probably asking yourself... Fuck, what are you going to do? Well, I'm not quitting for starters. I made the biggest decision of my life when I decided to go back to school this late in life and I'm not swaying, changing directions, and I'm sure as hell not quitting. I've decided to go Pre Med for my undergrad and than for grad school I'm off to do nursing. Seems crazy but it's the only loophole I can find where I can go to school and work at the same time.

    My point to this rant is don't let shit get in your way and be sure to prioritize. Would it have been cool to focus on my hitting a 700 squat? Sure but it doesn't mean anything to anyone by myself. Getting these degrees and changing my life is FAR more important and in time.... I'll have my squat where I want it even it takes me longer.
     
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  12. Rider

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    Much respect at going after your goals, @BrotherIron

    How many more years of schooling do you have left before graduation?
     

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