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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    $10 gym pass is nuts!

    I wished I could Squat & DL in my garage. There's something barbaric and hardcore about that, that turns me on. At the other specturm, I do appreciate the variety I get at a commerical mega-gym and the occasional free test boost eye candy.
    Id love to squat and DL in a garage and just blast music and yell like a facking wild animal lol. I dont get any of the free test boosting eye candy where I go (I think it is hilarious they have a squity eyed middle finger smiley) Although I did see a HOTTIE leaving as I was going into the FC. Hair all wet looking like she just got out the shower I tried not to stare but Im pretty sure I did

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    $10 gym pass is nuts!

    I wished I could Squat & DL in my garage. There's something barbaric and hardcore about that, that turns me on. At the other specturm, I do appreciate the variety I get at a commerical mega-gym and the occasional free test boost eye candy.
    I agree, I wish I could do those two exercises without any distractions from the weights.

    I figure I would need an adjustable bench, a squat rack, an olympic bar with at least 8 plates, then a set of 35's, 25's, 10's, and 5's. After that I would just need the entire rack of dumbells and I would be set.

    Except... it's like 3 grand cheaper to just pay 17 bucks a month at a gym around the corner for the foreseeable future.. Stupid economics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMG760 View Post
    I agree, I wish I could do those two exercises without any distractions from the weights.

    I figure I would need an adjustable bench, a squat rack, an olympic bar with at least 8 plates, then a set of 35's, 25's, 10's, and 5's. After that I would just need the entire rack of dumbells and I would be set.

    Except... it's like 3 grand cheaper to just pay 17 bucks a month at a gym around the corner for the foreseeable future.. Stupid economics.
    $17! Damn. You guys have great prices! I'm on the low end with $29 a month and that's because the pay off the entire year at once, so I get a bulk pay discount. I think the average around here is $36/mo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Hair all wet looking like she just got out the shower I tried not to stare but Im pretty sure I did
    That's hawt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    $17! Damn. You guys have great prices! I'm on the low end with $29 a month and that's because the pay off the entire year at once, so I get a bulk pay discount. I think the average around here is $36/mo.
    I've had my membership since I was 13 and the 24 hour fitness was called "family fitness centers". From what I remember 24 hour bought my contract from them when it sold back in the day and I have kept it ever since, hence my ridiculously low monthly price. What is awesome is I have the membership that gives me access to all 24 hour locations. Ironically since there are now 24 hour active and 24 hour sport gyms... and a crazy one I saw when I was in Houston that was unlike any 24 hour I've ever seen, I have access to ones my friends can't use and they pay about 28 a month.
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    Are you guys strappin, with or w/o belt or any other support gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    Back is feeling fresh today, probably will try to max.
    425lbs (+20) @ 180lbs = 2.36

    Day 6 of my Katana cycle.

    No belt, no gloves, no ipod. Just chalk. I actually i warmed up with gloves, its just easier to grip bare handed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    425lbs (+20) @ 180lbs = 2.36

    Day 6 of my Katana cycle.

    No belt, no gloves, no ipod. Just chalk. I actually i warmed up with gloves, its just easier to grip bare handed.
    Dungeon style, very cool.
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    I want to deadlift now lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Deadlifts
    Warmup I had 90 lbs plus the sled on leg press and did like 50 reps to warm my hips up going deep then widening my stance out and going deaper to get as loos and as much blood into the areas.
    225x8 1800
    315x6 1890
    425x3 1275 this tied an old PR
    435x2 870
    315x20 6300 Man that was awesome! I went for 425x3 and got it with much trouble. I mean it was a hard pull but not that bad, I figured I had more in me. I got the 3rd one up just above my knees and it pulled me back down. I rested about 3 minutes stripping the bar to 315 and strapping up to do a max rep set. I did not think I would get ANYWHERE NEAR 20 REPS WITH THAT WEIGHT.
    315x20 is Top Notch!! That's some strongman stuff there


    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    425lbs (+20) @ 180lbs = 2.36

    Day 6 of my Katana cycle.

    No belt, no gloves, no ipod. Just chalk. I actually i warmed up with gloves, its just easier to grip bare handed.
    Nice pulls, bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Now that I have gotten started with them I may just build myself a platform and do them in the garage if my little love affair continues. I don't wan't people coming up bothering me. Of course I would tell them they had a whole lot of other stuff to fix before worrying about me making noise. Luckily I am at a 10 a month gym where they basically have the attitude you pay 10$ you get access to the gym that is all we do for you unless you want to buy training. So even if someone complained they would tell them what I was told once. You only pay $10 a month if you don't like the service you get for $10 a month feel free to cancel your membership. Lets be honest they make more money off of gym members who don't go than the ones actually going and complaining. At $10 a month who cancels... LOL

    Oh yeah cool thing, my instructor told me yesterday that since they are moving the Dojo I can have whatever flooring they don't use in the new spot to put in my garage. He gets the nice 3/4 inch commercial stuff too. SO I will have to use that for rolling and what not maybe an Outdoor DL platform... I do have a concreted section of my back yard. HMMM Decisions....
    my garage is where i do all my lifts...love it. no one in my way or complaining. if i need to turn the music up thats what i do.
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    Oh yeah Tom, I think you asked what Martial Arts I train in. It is an ecclectic martial art and is a combination of 3 specific styles with the best of others thrown in. The school is called Bushi Ban, and it is a mix of Bushi Do Karate, Bando an Indian martial art, and Burmese kick boxing which is like Muy Thai but they also allow head buts, and joint locks.

    We have the Fighter's Elite which is the MMA portion of the school and Bushi Ban is heavily competitive in both Amateur and Professional MMA in Texas and surrounding states. My instructor and I are working on something so I can start training some of the guys and helping them with their diets for fights and what not too. Since I am a little to old to be training now to get in the ring I might as well help create a few champions.
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    So pumped! Just nailed 425 at 178! So that's a 2.38. I'm physched, feel like 450s right around the corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    So pumped! Just nailed 425 at 178! So that's a 2.38. I'm physched, feel like 450s right around the corner.
    Good sh1t man and thanks for bringing this gem back to the top
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    got 375 at 265 the other day, so that puts me up to 1.41 from 1.39 ratio, slow but steady i guess lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    So pumped! Just nailed 425 at 178! So that's a 2.38. I'm physched, feel like 450s right around the corner.
    WOW! Impressive for your bodyweight, very impressive
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsexy74 View Post
    got 375 at 265 the other day, so that puts me up to 1.41 from 1.39 ratio, slow but steady i guess lol.

    That's not a bad jump at all, Nice job!
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    Not going for a PR tonight, but maybe trying to d 2 sets of 6 with 405!!!! WOOT for me!!!

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    My next attempt will be 685 at a weight that is LIKELY to be 220.
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    OK..so I had to put my ego at the door. My deads were at the end of a full body workout..wasnt even thinking...OUCH!!! Only got 315-6 ...LOL oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    My next attempt will be 685 at a weight that is LIKELY to be 220.


    You got that $hit!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    You got that $hit!!!
    I will likely try it on Monday. Thing is wont be able to record it sorry guys The FC is closing for renovations. And the camera I was going to use is a friends.

    I will for sure take Sunday off. Supposed to do abs, arms, and legs tomorrow but it looks like I have to do some yard work. The FC closes at 9 on Saturday. Got the whole family dinner thing so Idk if I will have the time. To be honest though I would probably skip the abs to give my core a break. Plus wouldnt want to do legs before I go for a big deadlift PR. So that leaves arms which this is a great workout. Basically Im saying Idk wtf Im going to do lol.
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    So what your trying to say is....?!?!?!??!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoHNnyNuTZ View Post
    So what your trying to say is....?!?!?!??!!
    685 on monday but no video lol.
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    LOL....Well ok...GET THAT SHIOT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoHNnyNuTZ View Post
    OK..so I had to put my ego at the door. My deads were at the end of a full body workout..wasnt even thinking...OUCH!!! Only got 315-6 ...LOL oh well
    That's alright man, 405 is some heavy sh1t. We will get there some day
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    Rant-
    Man my gym sux! The smallest plates they have are 5's, no 2.5's, so when your maxin u can only move up in 10lb increments. Super frustrating, bout to go buy a couple 2.5's to bring for deads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    Rant-
    Man my gym sux! The smallest plates they have are 5's, no 2.5's, so when your maxin u can only move up in 10lb increments. Super frustrating, bout to go buy a couple 2.5's to bring for deads.
    If u r deadlifting u dont need 2.5s

    I want to get to the point where I cant even fit small increment changes on the bar
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    Rant-
    Man my gym sux! The smallest plates they have are 5's, no 2.5's, so when your maxin u can only move up in 10lb increments. Super frustrating, bout to go buy a couple 2.5's to bring for deads.


    I would just go a buy a couple of sets of 2.5lb plates & keep them in your gym bag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    I would just go a buy a couple of sets of 2.5lb plates & keep them in your gym bag?
    Ya I mean how much can they really be? I think weights cost depends on weight.
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    I am not going to try a new max just to add 5lbs onto my old max. Not worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    Ya I mean how much can they really be? I think weights cost depends on weight.
    There 15 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daft205 View Post
    There 15 bucks.
    They're 15 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    I am not going to try a new max just to add 5lbs onto my old max. Not worth it.
    Yeah, I agree five lbs isn't much, but it's all about progression, an moving up five pounds every workout, or even everyother workout adds up after awhile. Just sayin it'd be nice to have the option.
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    I know I just felt like busting ur balls lol.

    Anyway so Im a dumbass lol. The jump from 675 to 685 is a big one especially when u consider Im 7-8 pounds lighter now. Would have put me at 3.058 times my body weight.

    Btw I NEED a new belt I hate this POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    I know I just felt like busting ur balls lol.

    Anyway so Im a dumbass lol. The jump from 675 to 685 is a big one especially when u consider Im 7-8 pounds lighter now. Would have put me at 3.058 times my body weight.

    Btw I NEED a new belt I hate this POS.

    What kind of belt are you currently using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Neck View Post
    What kind of belt are you currently using?
    It has no name on it lol. There is no brand or anything. I need to go ahead and cave pick up an APT or Inzer belt. What do u suggest Neck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk88 View Post
    It has no name on it lol. There is no brand or anything. I need to go ahead and cave pick up an APT or Inzer belt. What do u suggest Neck?
    Yeah, I've been thinking about picking one up too. I haven't been using a belt and ithink it's time.
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    in for the belt answer.

    i dont use one, but have been tossing the idea around of getting one.
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