Perseverance, Inc.

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  1. IronInsanity

    IronInsanity TID Board Of Directors

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    Good to see you over here big guy. Just caught this.
     
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  2. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Thank you. Joined a while back but only started posting recently.
     
  3. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Squaterday

    Another good day in the power cage. No new ground at the top end, as my left knee was squawking on the heavy stuff, but really happy with the progression sets, and super stoked to get a single at 4 plates with no belt or knee wraps.

    ATG Powerpause Squats

    Raw

    135 x 8
    185 x 6
    225 x 6
    275 x 6
    295 x 6
    315 x 6 (+1)
    345 x 4 (+1)
    365 x 3
    385 x 1
    405 x 1 :)

    Belt & Knee Wraps


    435 x 1
    435 x 1
    435 x 1

    405 x 3
    365 x 5


    LifeFitness Prone Leg Curls

    210 x 6
    210 x 6
    210 x 6
    210 x 6
    210 x 6

    ^^^ Whole stack + 10lbs :)

    200 x 6
    185 x 6
    170 x 8

    LifeFitness Standing Calf Raise

    390 x 10
    390 x 10
    390 x 10
    390 x 10
    390 x 10
    390 x 10

    ^^^ Whole stack :D

    That's it. Back & Traps tomorrow.

    -=FLEX=-
     
  4. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Back & Traps

    I LOVE BACK DAY

    BEAST MODE = ON

    Close Grip Pulldowns

    160 x 12

    230 x 5
    230 x 5
    230 x 5
    230 x 5
    230 x 5

    220 x 6
    220 x 6

    Freemotion Lift Single Arm Cable Shrugs

    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10
    200 x 10

    ^^^ Whole Stack :D

    Seated Close Grip Cable Rows

    260 x 8
    260 x 8

    ^^^ Whole Stack

    Lashed a 25lb plate on:

    285 x 6
    285 x 6

    That felt pretty good so I swapped out the 25 for a 35lb plate:

    295 x 6
    295 x 6
    295 x 6
    295 x 6

    :)

    Chest Supported T-Bar Rows

    135 x 8
    160 x 6

    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    180 x 6
    180 x 6

    LifeFitness Standing Calf Machine Shrugs

    370 x 10
    370 x 10
    370 x 10
    370 x 10
    370 x 10

    Wide Grip Pulldowns - Behind Head

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

    That's it. :)

    Delts & Triceps tomorrow.

    -=FLEX=-
     
  5. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Delts & Triceps

    Barbell presses were not too bad today, got back to my PR single of 180 with no spotter. Dumbbell presses were a little off, although I did throw up the 80's for some measly reps for the first time in quite a while.

    LifeFitness Rear Delt Machine

    115 x 15
    115 x 15
    115 x 15

    Seated Barbell Press - Behind Head

    95 x 12
    115 x 12
    135 x 8
    155 x 4
    155 x 4
    155 x 4
    165 x 2
    170 x 2
    175 x 1
    175 x 1
    175 x 1
    180 x 1
    160 x 2
    160 x 2
    160 x 2
    135 x 5


    Seated Dumbbell Press

    75 x 4
    75 x 4
    75 x 4
    75 x 4
    75 x 4

    80 x 3
    80 x 3
    80 x 3

    Tricep Pressdowns

    190 x 8 - whole stack

    Lashed a 10lb plate on:

    200 x 6
    200 x 6
    200 x 6
    200 x 7
    200 x 7
    200 x 7

    LifeFitness Seated Tricep Press

    230 x 8
    230 x 8
    230 x 8
    230 x 8
    230 x 8

    That's it.

    Deadlifts tomorrow. Right forearm is still sore, so no idea how that will go...

    -=FLEX=-
     
  6. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Power Friday

    Holy Fuck!

    I dunno what happened today, but I had the most amazing deadlift session ever. Got 4 plates for EIGHT reps on my way up with no belt, got my first ever double at 5 plates, and maxxed out at 525, which is only 5 lbs less than my best no straps DL ever.

    Super goddam happy; and y'all know how rare that is.

    Didn't have time to do as much volume on the leg press, but I did pick up 2 reps on the last set at 1,020 lbs.

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    teh d34dZ

    Chalk Only:

    135 x 10
    225 x 6
    275 x 6
    315 x 6
    365 x 6

    405 x 8

    435 x 1 lolwut? lower back fried from previous set; need belt

    Belt & Chalk Only:

    435 x 3
    455 x 2
    475 x 2
    495 x 2 :D

    525 x 1

    455 x 3
    455 x 3
    455 x 3


    Leg Press

    (includes sled weight; sticker says the sled weighs 118 lbs so I threw a 2.5lb plate on it and I'll call it 120)

    All reps on all sets slow, controlled, and right to the backstop.

    390 x 12
    480 x 12
    570 x 10
    660 x 10
    750 x 10
    840 x 10
    930 x 8

    1,020 x 8 +2 reps

    And out of time.

    Trained all 5 days this week so no lifting this weekend.

    Happy Friday, kids. :D

    -=FLEX=-


    Oh and I has vids of the bolded DL sets but no time to upload right now.

    Stay tuned...
     
  7. Excessiveone

    Excessiveone MuscleHead

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    Reps, reps, reps. see way too many in here (that's the pl in me).lol
    See what happens when you switch to the lower rep plan.
    Nice job on the pulls man!
     
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  8. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Thanks for stopping by man.

    Here's the vids, and yes I know my form needs work, but still some heavy-ass deadlifting.







     
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  9. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    Killer effort!!! Way to smash shit!!!

    That 525 was damn near straight legged. You did better at getting the hips down on your 405 set.

    If you had done a ramp up who knows what you would have pulled! 550? 570?
     
  10. macgyver

    macgyver TID Board Of Directors

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    I'll repeat POB about the hips. Just working on that one part of my lift, I was able to go from 530 to 570 in about 2 1/2 months. Still struggling o get it right. I know when I finally get it down I'll be pulling even more.

    Nice work.
     
  11. macgyver

    macgyver TID Board Of Directors

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  12. FLEXjs

    FLEXjs TID Board Of Directors

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    Thanks guys. I know my form can be somewhat brutal; especially on the heavier sets. I'm working on it.

    I have no problems keeping a nice straight back on 400+ squats, so no idea why it's so hard for me on the deads.
     

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