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  1. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13

    Nice! What are you going to run next?
    Dht + m4ohn. I found it rodja.
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  2. Hmm, didn't update the last couple days but here is what I did today. Pretty good PRs.

    Front squats/back push press

    45x10/45x10
    95x5/95x5
    115x5/115x5
    135x5/0
    185x3/0
    205x2/0 (PR)
    205x2/0
    205x2/0

    Back squats (OLY)

    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x3
    275x3
    275x3
    275x3
    275x3

    Pendlay Rows

    135x10
    135x10
    185x10
    225x5
    225x5
    225x5


    Good day today. Amazing I got 205 for the front squat lol. Been pausing at the bottom of each squat set for 1 second to make sure I can actually hit the bottom of the squat.
    Body comp is looking pretty good I must say.. Pretty much just eating what I normally eat... 2 more weeks or so till I hit the amazing cycle.
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  3. You're moving good weight with good volume as well man. Good job.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Would you suggest to do good mornings or RDLs? As a lower back strengthener.
    I workout at home so I don't really have a back extension platform.

    I think I should do what you do jay, rotate lower back with abs. I'll do some planks today.
    Yes, those are great lifts for strengthening the lower back.
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  5. Nice job on the PR front squats Matt. Learn from my mistake on those: No matter how much your grip may be pressing into your windpipe, DO NOT change your grip!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Yes, those are great lifts for strengthening the lower back.
    Thanks. I will probably add those in rotationally somehow.
    Hard to write my own program lol.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by taman6886
    Nice job on the PR front squats Matt. Learn from my mistake on those: No matter how much your grip may be pressing into your windpipe, DO NOT change your grip!
    Hehe. I use a rack grip. So really if the weight isn't nicely balanced against my neck across my shoulders I'm gonna drop it lol.
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  8. Do you think that you may be leaning a little to far forward on those? The bar shouldn't really be in your neck, but across your shoulders and upper chest. If you have to keep it on your clavicle or into your neck to keep it from dropping it almost sounds to me like you may be leaning a little too far forward at the bottom
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    Do you think that you may be leaning a little to far forward on those? The bar shouldn't really be in your neck, but across your shoulders and upper chest. If you have to keep it on your clavicle or into your neck to keep it from dropping it almost sounds to me like you may be leaning a little too far forward at the bottom
    Hmm I'll try get a vid or pick up tomorrow.I am not choking, it's not on my bones either. I have it resting pretty good on my shoulders. Been watching A LOT of weight lifting vids as of late and I think I need some bigger shoulders lol.

    I think I'm going for lower weight front squats tomorrow. Depends how smashed my quads feel... Today I only did some weighted pull ups and snatch grip deads so my legs should be semi good...
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  10. Pull ups

    BWx5
    BWx5
    BW+45x5
    BW+45x5
    BW+45x5
    BW+45x5
    BW+45x5

    Snatch grip deads (Mainly for feel)

    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5

    Hand stand practice

    30seconds x2

    Did a mobility WOD from the mobility WOD project (Been trying to get 1-2 in every day) and found some stuff from California strength to do as well. Healing pretty well I must say. Hitting doubles and triples make this game more fun lol. body feels good, and I seem to be leaning out.... Must be burning more cals or something lol.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Hmm I'll try get a vid or pick up tomorrow.I am not choking, it's not on my bones either. I have it resting pretty good on my shoulders. Been watching A LOT of weight lifting vids as of late and I think I need some bigger shoulders lol.

    I think I'm going for lower weight front squats tomorrow. Depends how smashed my quads feel... Today I only did some weighted pull ups and snatch grip deads so my legs should be semi good...
    Bigger shoulders lol
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    Bigger shoulders lol
    It does help haha

  13. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Hmm I'll try get a vid or pick up tomorrow.I am not choking, it's not on my bones either. I have it resting pretty good on my shoulders. Been watching A LOT of weight lifting vids as of late and I think I need some bigger shoulders lol.

    I think I'm going for lower weight front squats tomorrow. Depends how smashed my quads feel... Today I only did some weighted pull ups and snatch grip deads so my legs should be semi good...
    No, I am the one who feels the bar pressing on the wind pipe. I usuall grip the bar in the middle with my hands about 6-8 inches apart, arms folded in. Elevate my upper arms to form a shelf and then step up to the bar, placing it on the crease between my front and mid delt and my upper chest.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    It does help haha
    Maybe it'll help me pull 315 like you.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Maybe it'll help me pull 315 like you.
    Pull? The pull is easy, getting yourself to want to drop under it is the hard part.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda
    Pull? The pull is easy, getting yourself to want to drop under it is the hard part.
    Yea I'm not even there yet lol.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Yea I'm not even there yet lol.
    Its just awkward going from deadlifting to clean pulling, once you're used to it, it is no problem.

    Get faster under the bar and you'll have to pull less.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Its just awkward going from deadlifting to clean pulling, once you're used to it, it is no problem.

    Get faster under the bar and you'll have to pull less.
    Yea. I've been working on pulling (kinda like bill starr) in prep for when I start cleaning. The jerk though... Omg. I can't imagine getting 140+ kilos OH.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Yea. I've been working on pulling (kinda like bill starr) in prep for when I start cleaning. The jerk though... Omg. I can't imagine getting 140+ kilos OH.
    Jerk holds help me a lot I like to think. One of the racks at my gym is high enough for me to put the bar up loaded with weight, get under it in my split and then stand up like Im recovering from a jerk.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Jerk holds help me a lot I like to think. One of the racks at my gym is high above for me to put the bar up loaded with weight, get under it in my split and then stand up like Im recovering from a jerk.
    Nice!! Those will definitely help for working up confidence. Cause on those 205 front squats i didn't really believe lol.
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Nice!! Those will definitely help for working up confidence. Cause on those 205 front squats i didn't really believe lol.
    Haha front squats feel so heavy when I first take it off the rack. Not to the legs just to my upper body. It gets to my head sometimes pretty bad, makes me rack the weight and take a few minutes to recover.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Haha front squats feel so heavy when I first take it off the rack. Not to the legs just to my upper body. It gets to my head sometimes pretty bad, makes me rack the weight and take a few minutes to recover.
    Anything you notice help with stability?

    I think that's why Bulgarian training is set up like it is. Confidence booster under max loads.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Anything you notice help with stability?

    I think that's why Bulgarian training is set up like it is. Confidence booster under max loads.
    The squat to max everyday thing? Natural lifters get destroyed by that lol.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    The squat to max everyday thing? Natural lifters get destroyed by that lol.
    Yea well... Just meant that they lift only the competition lifts and they lift like 1-3 rep max everyday.

    About stability though, its the front rack position back strength work to add stability there, not stability to squat to max daily.
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  25. Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
    1arm rows 5x10
    Quick and easy.
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag
    Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
    1arm rows 5x10
    Quick and easy.
    Sorry to hear you felt like crap bro! Hopefully you aren't getting sick or anything!
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  27. Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift

    Sorry to hear you felt like crap bro! Hopefully you aren't getting sick or anything!
    God I hope not as I just started my vacation today.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
    1arm rows 5x10
    Quick and easy.
    What! Couldn't find ANOTHER DAMN buffet? (Yes, I am jelly! So what?)
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by taman6886

    What! Couldn't find ANOTHER DAMN buffet? (Yes, I am jelly! So what?)
    Did you see the having no car part?
    I also have no bike, and it was raining... The nearest food place is a nice 20 min walk from my house
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Did you see the having no car part?
    I also have no bike, and it was raining... The nearest food place is a nice 20 min walk from my house
    How do you normally go pick up your food?
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