Perseverance, Inc.

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  1. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Hard to say if that's the case or not.

    Sometimes if I skip a set I get some heavier lifts, but many times it overloads my CNS and I go nowhere.

    Tweaking the progression sets on the big three is an art for sure....

    Thanks for stopping by.
     
  2. 400Lb Gorilla

    400Lb Gorilla MuscleHead

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    Reviewing your routine i got to ask:

    You max on squat and deadlift each week? Obviously you know what you are doing but that seems a little much on the CNS
     
  3. FLEXjs

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    Yes I do and I need to.

    If I back off or do a deload or skip a session it takes me 2-3 weeks to get back to where I was.
     
  4. 400Lb Gorilla

    400Lb Gorilla MuscleHead

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    Just curious. I wasnt sure if you meant an actual max or just a heavy working single.
     
  5. FLEXjs

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    Chest & Biceps

    Bit of 'maintenance' workout today. Nothing spectacular to report...

    Life Fitness Pec Flye

    115 x 15
    130 x 15
    145 x 15
    160 x 15

    Incline Barbell Press

    135 x 12
    135 x 12

    155 x 10
    165 x 8
    175 x 6
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    185 x 5
    195 x 3
    205 x 1
    205 x 1
    205 x 1
    185 x 3

    ^^^ whole lotta meh

    Flat Dumbbell Press

    90 x 5
    90 x 5
    90 x 6
    90 x 6

    95 x 5
    95 x 5
    95 x 5

    Barbell Curls

    95 x 6
    95 x 6
    95 x 6
    95 x 6
    95 x 6
    95 x 6

    Reverse Preacher Bench Dumbbell Curls

    30 x 8
    30 x 8
    30 x 8
    30 x 8
    30 x 8


    That's it. Squats tomorrow. :)

    -=FLEX=-
     
  6. FLEXjs

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    Squaterday

    Squats were a real chore today, but I dug deep and was able to make some meagre progress. No new ground at the top end, but I was able to get a triple @ 365 with no belt or wraps and a triple at 385 with the belt & wraps. Maxxed out at 435 for a single.

    Put the hurt on the leg curl machine, repping the stack for 5 sets of 8.

    ATG Powerpause Squats

    Raw

    135 x 8
    185 x 6
    205 x 6
    225 x 6
    275 x 5
    295 x 5
    315 x 3
    335 x 3
    345 x 3
    365 x 3
    385 x 1

    Belt & Knee Wraps

    405 x 1
    435 x 1
    385 x 3


    LifeFitness Prone Leg Curls

    200 x 8
    200 x 8
    200 x 8
    200 x 8
    200 x 8

    ^^^ 40 reps with the whole stack; notbad.jpg

    LifeFitness Standing Calf Raise

    350 x 10
    350 x 10
    350 x 10
    350 x 10
    350 x 10

    And out of time. Back & Traps tomorrow.

    -=FLEX=-
     
  7. 400Lb Gorilla

    400Lb Gorilla MuscleHead

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    sweet squatting. looks like you need a new leg curl machine though :D

    what is your max squat? i seem to recall you nailing a 455 or 475 squat at some point..... might be wrong though
     
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    Thanks G.

    I got 505 in January of this year at the end of my dreamer bulk @ 255 lbs or so. Was a little balls out max to celebrate 2 years of lifting again. I got 495 a few times and was getting 475 on the reg before my cut.

    Looking to get 545 next year.

    Best squat ever was 555 at age 26, 18+ years ago.....I would be stoked to beat that in my 40's. We shall see.

    And about the leg curl machine....I'll be throwing some extra plates on top of that 200lb stack very soon.

    Here's a vid of the 505. Not as deep as I usually go, but looked at least parallell to me:

     
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  9. 400Lb Gorilla

    400Lb Gorilla MuscleHead

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    looked slightly below from the angle. that is some heavy shit. squatting is my worst lift so seeing people own a quarter ton plus on them lol.

    what kind of wraps are those?
     
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    Harbinger Double Red Line.

    Best wraps I've ever bought.
     
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    Back & Traps

    Made some decent progress on the T-Bar rows today; cranked out a 5 x 5 with 4 plates on that bad boy.

    Everything else was pretty much a carbon copy of last week, but I'm fine with that; solid workout.

    Close Grip Pulldowns

    160 x 12

    200 x 6

    220 x 6
    220 x 6
    220 x 6
    220 x 6
    220 x 6
    220 x 6

    Freemotion Lift Single Arm Cable Shrugs

    150 x 12
    150 x 12
    150 x 12
    150 x 12
    150 x 12

    Seated Close Grip Cable Rows

    260 x 8 - whole stack :)

    Lashed a 25lb plate to the front of the stack and kept going:

    285 x 6
    285 x 6
    285 x 6
    285 x 6
    285 x 6
    285 x 6

    Chest Supported T-Bar Rows

    135 x 8
    160 x 6
    170 x 6

    180 x 5
    180 x 5
    180 x 5
    180 x 5
    180 x 5

    LifeFitness Standing Calf Machine Shrugs

    330 x 12
    330 x 12
    330 x 12
    330 x 12
    330 x 12

    Wide Grip Pulldowns - Behind Head

    140 x 8
    140 x 8
    140 x 8
    140 x 8
    140 x 8
    140 x 8

    That's it. :)

    Delts & Triceps tomorrow.

    -=FLEX=-


    Was feeling thick, tight, solid, so I got Mrs FLEX to take a pic of me when I got home from the gym:

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    Delts & Triceps

    Well someone sure slept in today. No t me; the jackass that was supposed to open up the gym. Got there a little after 5 and the doors were locked, and a few people waiting in their cars. I gave it 5 minutes then fish-tailed out of the lot and headed to the other club in the area.

    Had a decent worked but due to the kaphuckery and lost time I dropped one exercise.

    LifeFitness Rear Delt Machine

    115 x 15
    130 x 15
    140 x 12
    140 x 12
    140 x 12

    Seated Barbell Press - Behind Head

    95 x 12

    115 x 10
    125 x 7
    135 x 6
    145 x 5

    155 x 3
    155 x 3
    155 x 3

    165 x 1
    165 x 1
    165 x 1

    135 x 6
    135 x 6
    135 x 6

    Seated Dumbbell Press

    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    70 x 6
    70 x 6

    Tricep Pressdowns

    190 x 10 - whole stack :D

    Lashed a 25 lb plate on just for fun:

    215 x 6
    215 x 6
    215 x 6
    215 x 6
    215 x 6
    215 x 6

    and another set with the whole stack:

    190 x 10 ;)

    And out of time...

    Deadlifts tomorrow. :)

    -=FLEX=-
     

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