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BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#61
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​
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#64
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​
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#65
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
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#66
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
 
BrotherIron

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#67
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​
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#68
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​
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#69
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.
 
Rider

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#70
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.
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.
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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#71
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.
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.
 
Rider

Rider

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#72
Much respect at going after your goals, @BrotherIron

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