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    LOL...I just recently got back(SERIOUSLY) into lifting...I cant wait to see where Im at in a year!!! BEASTMODE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    JoHNny bought a new belt and you may order some liquid chalk just for this competition. COOL.

    Well.........I ordered some Versa Gripps 2 days ago and they should be here before my next leg workout (Friday) when I usually hit up stiff-legged deadlifts.
    But when I put those Versa Gripps on........lookout!! I may have to come out of deadlifting retirement just for this competition!!!
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    Man I really want a pair of those. Let me know what you think of them when they come in. If they really are superior to gloves and wraps. If so I am all over it as soon as the wife is back to work and money comes back in.

    I would love to see some Thunder Dead numbers but not if it is going to hurt you in any way.
    Versa grips are the truth good sirs. I can raw grip 405 for 4-5 raw, but versa grip 405 for 10 easy (when I could do 405 for 10), more recenly I coud raw grip 375 on racks, but with versa's I can grip up to 6 plates with ease (on racks).

    I use them primarily for shrugs now and hang snatches/cleans above a certain weight. I highly recommend them if your back can outlast your grip on certain exercises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoHNnyNuTZ View Post
    HOLY SHIOT!!!SLDL !!!!!!!415 for 10.....OMFG!!!!Your back is like an OX!!!!
    You mean an OX is like TG's back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
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    lol, I love that video.
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    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

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    On Cycle = Halo, Test E
    Shat, nice numbers and welcome to AM
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

    6'3"
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    Strap, Belt, & Suited
    On Cycle = Halo, Test E
    Glad to have you here bud.

    Sorry for the lack of updates to the original league numbers, I'll try to get it up to par today. I gotta get a xcell spreadsheet going, because going back and forth between pages is getting old already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

    6'3"
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    On Cycle = Halo, Test E
    Wilkommen!!!

    Great deadlifting dude.

    Great Odin, I miss my old super suit. And bench shirt. Those were some fun days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

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    AWESOME MAN! At 6'3" that is a LONG way to pull 725 lbs and at a weight of 221 and that tall that is fugging amazing.
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    Wilkommen!!!

    Great deadlifting dude.

    Great Odin, I miss my old super suit. And bench shirt. Those were some fun days.

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    Volc thanks for the info on the Versa Grips. Only thigng holding me back on those deads last night was grip. I had another 2 if my grip wasn't failing. I damn near just dropped the bar on the last one during my lock out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Volc thanks for the info on the Versa Grips. Only thigng holding me back on those deads last night was grip. I had another 2 if my grip wasn't failing. I damn near just dropped the bar on the last one during my lock out.
    I know that feeling, it's like you're pinching the bar for dear life cause the BB is at your finger tips. Seriously though, I've used my share of traditional long/short wraps and various hooks and NOTHING grips like the Versa.

    Raw gripping for reps is a different beast then raw gripping for singles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Shat, nice numbers and welcome to AM
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    Glad to have you here bud.

    Sorry for the lack of updates to the original league numbers, I'll try to get it up to par today. I gotta get a xcell spreadsheet going, because going back and forth between pages is getting old already.
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    Wilkommen!!!

    Great deadlifting dude.

    Great Odin, I miss my old super suit. And bench shirt. Those were some fun days.

    And though I might be a bit biased, you're gonna love it here at AM. You'll get the chance to communicate with some very cool people here.


    I appriciate the shout back! I wish someone would of told me about this place a long time ago! Looks like we can all trade some serious knowledge around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I know that feeling, it's like you're pinching the bar for dear life cause the BB is at your finger tips. Seriously though, I've used my share of traditional long/short wraps and various hooks and NOTHING grips like the Versa.

    Raw gripping for reps is a different beast then raw gripping for singles.
    When i go for a max which was not my intention last night I will try one of the other warm ups from in here and see where I end up. Probably start with 5 minutes on eliptical for a general warm up, and then a few leg press, then the quick 3 at 225, and 1 at 315 then go for 445 and see if I can pull it while still fresh. Grip was already wearing on those. I did a double over hand grip all the way up through 315 and then switched to over under at 365.

    Does that sound sufficient to warm up to you all?

    I think I may have to try to get a belt before then. I am all about daily lifting without one but when trying to max. Might as well take precautions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    When i go for a max which was not my intention last night I will try one of the other warm ups from in here and see where I end up. Probably start with 5 minutes on eliptical for a general warm up, and then a few leg press, then the quick 3 at 225, and 1 at 315 then go for 445 and see if I can pull it while still fresh. Grip was already wearing on those. I did a double over hand grip all the way up through 315 and then switched to over under at 365.

    Does that sound sufficient to warm up to you all?

    I think I may have to try to get a belt before then. I am all about daily lifting without one but when trying to max. Might as well take precautions.
    Personally, I would take 225 into more reps, maybe 8 and then 5 at 315. With dead lifts (and squats for that matter), it doesn't take much to get the blood flowing and get warm because its such a compound lift, but what does not warm up as fast as your temperature seems to, are how many motor units your active muscles are recruiting.

    As much as warming up for the bench for instance, is about prepping the shoulder stability, the joints involved, getting some blood flow to tighten up the muscle along with the O2 feed, the real culprit of warming up is getting your body to recruit more & more motor units as you progress.

    The warmer you are the better. The statement is true within itself when we're talking about the previously mentioned, blood flow, oxygen circulation, joints & stablizers, but what's going to determine your level of strength, is how many motor units you've recruited along the way. During a moderate warm up such as 315, pushing it to that 4th-5th rep where you're quasi-struggling is when your body will start to signal the recruitment of additional motor units. Motor units respond to stress and though 315 for a single might be enough to send blood down your traps, lumbar, glutes & hams, if it's a relatively easy lift, it won't do much to maximally recruit motor units.

    Have you ever had a workout where you're suddenly at your strongest point mid-workout? In those instances, you most likely never properly warmed up enough to maximally recruit your motor units. I can't quantify an exact/perfect warm up, but you do want it to be moderately difficult. I get staying fresh for a max pull, but there's a thin line between staying fresh and inadequately recruiting the maximal amount of motor units. If you're able to hit 445 for a few, then hitting 315 for a few more reps won't exhaust you that detrimentally.
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    Ok so today was decent. 455 for an easy 1 and 405 for 4 reps. All weighing 202
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    190 weight
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    Ok I usually do straight leg dl but I did my best at regular for this.
    No belt or straps. ..
    5'11" 24 years old. 186 lbs 425 x 1
    Deads are not my strongest lift but I do respect them.
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    Just throwing this out there because I can. I have done 645 without a belt
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    Well my legs were still shot from leg day so hopefully friday Night I can try to max out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    New here & wanted to give a shout out!

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    i would love to see a 725 deadlift video...not tryin to hate but would just like to see it
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    also want to see how u load 725 on the bar?100 pound plates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepThat21 View Post
    also want to see how u load 725 on the bar?100 pound plates?
    7 45 plates and a 25 on each side... someday.
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    thats right on the ends of the bar..deinitely badass.i was pumped watching ur vid of 675 but 725 is nuts...something to strive for i guess.given of course he was strapped tom, ur right with him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Just throwing this out there because I can. I have done 645 without a belt
    That's top notch

    Quote Originally Posted by RepThat21 View Post
    i would love to see a 725 deadlift video...not tryin to hate but would just like to see it
    I've never done a video. With that being said, I have my first meet coming up on Nov, 20th & will have video for all 3 of my lifts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    7 45 plates and a 25 on each side... someday.
    Spot on!

    Quote Originally Posted by RepThat21 View Post
    thats right on the ends of the bar..deinitely badass.i was pumped watching ur vid of 675 but 725 is nuts...something to strive for i guess.given of course he was strapped tom, ur right with him

    With straps/belt/suit, he's probably right there, if not a little more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    I've never done a video. With that being said, I have my first meet coming up on Nov, 20th & will have video for all 3 of my lifts!
    Good luck with the competition. We'll be rooting for you!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    That's top notch

    I've never done a video. With that being said, I have my first meet coming up on Nov, 20th & will have video for all 3 of my lifts.

    Spot on!

    With straps/belt/suit, he's probably right there, if not a little more!
    Thanks that was after getting it with a belt. 675 is my current PR.

    Nice best of luck at ur 1st meet. Im hoping to do my 1st meet soon.

    We will see if I ever get the chance to train like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    I've never done a video. With that being said, I have my first meet coming up on Nov, 20th & will have video for all 3 of my lifts.
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    Good luck with the competition. We'll be rooting for you!!!
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    I could probably lift 725.... with a crank
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I could probably lift 725.... with some crank
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post



    I've never done a video. With that being said, I have my first meet coming up on Nov, 20th & will have video for all 3 of my lifts.
    you out in Pa? I was thinking of one on the same date
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    JoHNny bought a new belt and you may order some liquid chalk just for this competition. COOL.

    Well.........I ordered some Versa Gripps 2 days ago and they should be here before my next leg workout (Friday) when I usually hit up stiff-legged deadlifts.
    But when I put those Versa Gripps on........lookout!! I may have to come out of deadlifting retirement just for this competition!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Man I really want a pair of those. Let me know what you think of them when they come in. If they really are superior to gloves and wraps. If so I am all over it as soon as the wife is back to work and money comes back in.

    I would love to see some Thunder Dead numbers but not if it is going to hurt you in any way.
    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Versa grips are the truth good sirs. I can raw grip 405 for 4-5 raw, but versa grip 405 for 10 easy (when I could do 405 for 10), more recenly I coud raw grip 375 on racks, but with versa's I can grip up to 6 plates with ease (on racks).

    I use them primarily for shrugs now and hang snatches/cleans above a certain weight. I highly recommend them if your back can outlast your grip on certain exercises.
    Volcom verily speaketh the truth on those Versa Gripps. Incredible gripping tool.
    I got mine exactly 1/2 hour before my scheduled workout this morning. Even though this was leg day, I do stiff-legged deadlifts for my hamstrings.
    So after the SLDL's I decided to play around with some conventional deadlifts since I had the Versa Gripps to play with,
    Now it's been many years since I did conventional deads so I was surprised to hit 435 X 12 reps!! Much recognition goes deservedly to those Versa Gripps. Once you're strapped on, that grip ain't coming loose!!

    So on a 1RM calculator I checked and 435 X 12 reps is supposed to equate to a 591.6 lb. deadlift. Not bad after all these years of not deadlifting. Looks like I'll have to include them more often. At least once a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundergod View Post
    Volcom verily speaketh the truth on those Versa Gripps. Incredible gripping tool.
    I got mine exactly 1/2 hour before my scheduled workout this morning. Even though this was leg day, I do stiff-legged deadlifts for my hamstrings.
    So after the SLDL's I decided to play around with some conventional deadlifts since I had the Versa Gripps to play with,
    Now it's been many years since I did conventional deads so I was surprised to hit 435 X 12 reps!! Much recognition goes deservedly to those Versa Gripps. Once you're strapped on, that grip ain't coming loose!!

    So on a 1RM calculator I checked and 435 X 12 reps is supposed to equate to a 591.6 lb. deadlift. Not bad after all these years of not deadlifting. Looks like I'll have to include them more often. At least once a month.
    LOL, 435 x 12 is playing around We can't play together, you'd hurt my self esteem.

    Glad you confirmed my Versa ads. I actually found the versa's helping most with heavy BB rows of any kind & shrugs, cause there's no resetting the grip there.
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    Everybody in here is beasting! Tomorrow I will see if I can get 425x3 with a little less of a warm up than last time. We will see how that works out.

    Thunder, that was beastly for having not done them im quite a while. Nice review on the Versas, as soon as I have extra money I am ordering some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    LOL, 435 x 12 is playing around We can't play together, you'd hurt my self esteem.

    Glad you confirmed my Versa ads. I actually found the versa's helping most with heavy BB rows of any kind & shrugs, cause there's no resetting the grip there.
    I trained shoulders before hitting the legs. Wasn't expecting much help from the Versa Gripps with pushing on my seated DB presses, So I decided to keep it light and get adjusted to them. After some pyramiding warm-up sets, I grabbed the 70's and banged out 17 easy reps with them, The Versa Gripps have a nice padded feel with a sticky surface for gripping. I didn't expect them to help out so much with push exercises, But they held firm to the DB handles. Then when I moved on to cable side laterals and rear laterals, they came in real handy. Didn't have to think about my grip at all, just blasting my muscles with some heavy ass weight!!!
    THE PAIN YOU ENDURE TODAY WILL PRODUCE THE POWER YOU ENJOY TOMORROW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE14 View Post
    you out in Pa? I was thinking of one on the same date
    nope, midwest
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    I've not maxed out in about a year now, but here is last year's max number:

    off cycle, 530lbs, belt, no straps. BW was at 235-240lbs
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