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    I double up a onyx mini band around me knees when I warmup and its helped train my knees to push out. I pretend like I'm making room for my belly in the hole.

    I'm still wired from the Enhanced.

    Edit for my workout post. Read last night from Westside to point toes straight when deadlifting to increase hip rotation if you have a weak lockout so that was my first time today with it. Usually I'm pointed slightly outwards.
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    Not sure how I missed this...the only logs I look for are PL.

    Dude, you're crazy strong. I'm subbed, and jealous.
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    haha thanks for joining man. Im all thighs. Just wait until you see my bench press...pathetic!!
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    gyms new shirts
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    Where did you get that shirt big man?? Enhanced is rocket fuel bubba. LOl
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    My gym made them. Front just says Billerica barbell club with a barbell and that's the back in the pic obviously. Pretty badass. I'll send ya one

    Enhanced is great. I hate DMAA now and this is the first prewo so far that's given me compareble energy, minus the nausea. Even after struggling 10 minutes to try the suit on and the heavy pulls I was still wired.

    Goin for a run with the wife and baby stroller now..**** my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF

    Watched them..Bring the feet in bubba...your MCL will appreciate it as well. You do still have to mentally force the knees outward when squatting though.
    Well, I think it's unanimous now. I'll try just outside shoulders next week and vid it. Thank god for deload.

    Yeah, knees out and chest up are my queues.

    And thanks brotha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332
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    I'm gonna make a singlet with that for the mini me
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    Does your gym have a web site that I can get the T from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    My gym made them. Front just says Billerica barbell club with a barbell and that's the back in the pic obviously. Pretty badass. I'll send ya one

    Enhanced is great. I hate DMAA now and this is the first prewo so far that's given me compareble energy, minus the nausea. Even after struggling 10 minutes to try the suit on and the heavy pulls I was still wired.

    Goin for a run with the wife and baby stroller now..**** my life.
    That shirt is awesome.

    I need one
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Does your gym have a web site that I can get the T from?
    Love the shirt too. Can we order?
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    nah he makes like 20 at a time. I'll ask what website he made them at and they should still have the logo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    So...I figured it's about time I drop the 5/3/1 log, as I have not lifted with 5/3/1 in 11 weeks now and I don't intend to in the immediate future. I've had an enormous amount of advice and encouragement from the very beginning of that training log and it makes me love this more and more. I'll maintain this log for all of my future training, regardless of what method. If you haven't followed my last log, I started Brandon Lilly's Cube Method 10 weeks ago and have just competed in my first meet. I've always wanted to compete in powerlifting and until I joined this site; I thought it was just going to be one of those things I'd never commit to. After using 5/3/1 for a few months and becoming addicted to getting stronger and stopped worrying about looks....powerlifting is all I can think about (outside of family and work..)

    I switched to the Cube Method in order for me to work on different aspects of training. I intend to continue with this until it fails me, or I fail at it. I use all of my available resources, including but not limited to: The Cube Method, 5/3/1, Westside, Juggernaut, any and all writings by anyone bigger and stronger than me, and of course my resources here at AM.
    How much time did you invest into following the juggernaut program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post

    How much time did you invest into following the juggernaut program?
    Zip. Just read through. I hit up the JSS website for info. Still reading through the actual book.
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    Ahh got ya.

    I go back and forth between 5/3/1 and ws4sb and have been contemplating switching things up and been considering either cube of juggernaught.

    How has cube been treating you thus far?
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    I haven't gotten too deep in the Juggernaut yet. Im enjoying the Cube though. It's definetly all about what you put into the assistance. I appreciate the rotation of it. Only lifting heavy once a week. If its twice then it's from blocks or reverse bands. Never feels like I've been hit with a truck, unlike my 5's week with deadlifts on 5/3/1. I hit PRs on squat and bench and felt like I could have done more if it wasn't done all at once at the meet. I anticipate this next cycle having bigger PRs, as the last months I had been dialing in on form.
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    Cube Method W1 Explosive Bench http://youtu.be/z5wgTY1_k8E

    Prewo 4 Joint Help, Joint Force spray, 9g CitMal, 1.5x Enhanced, 10g MBCAA

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    1 Formutech BCAA sampler

    Warmup
    Foam roll, banded internal/external rotations, push-ups, banded pull downs, shoulder rotations with PVC, bench 135/155/165

    Bench Press (Shoulder saver=2 board)
    195x3x8

    Flat DB Press
    65x12x3

    Chest Supported Row w/doubled mini
    110x15x4

    Rolling Tricep Ext/Seated DB Cleans 30x15x3/20x12x4
    30x12

    Cable Crunches
    190x12x4

    Stair Stepper
    Levels 6-9
    Length-1 South Park episode

    Gotta get a sweat on, have to weigh in at work tomorrow. Ezekial Bread pre/post workout and that's it for carbs the rest of the day.

    I know I should be doing full ROM on bench for DE days but seeing as my shoulder is not fully 100% I hit up the EFS Shoulder Saver today and will floor press next week. Brandon Lilly states in his book he rotates 2-board, floor press, bench press; regardless of which effort day it is. I'll be following that this cycle to see what it does for my bench press. I'll hit ME/DE/RE once each with those variations the next 9 weeks. My grip has been brought inside the rings because of my meets 3rd attempt failure and in effort to activate more back vice shoulders.

    I worked my body into hitting the perfect angle with that row machine and the band just makes the squeeze even harder.

    Triceps are on fire from the rolling extensions. Traps and delts were hit hard from the seated DB cleans.

    Push/pull meet at my gym June 30th I'll attend to see where my numbers are. Ill make it a full power for myself and squat as well. Hopefully Ill find a sanctioned meet at the end of the summer.
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    I never see people do rolling tris-I LOVE that exercise!
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    Also-what editing program did you use for vids?
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    I use iMovie on my iPhone. I can have the video edited and uploaded by the time I even get in my truck to leave the gym.

    The rolling tri ext are good, stole them from Rodja's and Herder's logs.

    You PL?
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    Roger. Starting the Cube tomorrow, meet in late July.
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    Good luck. Chech out Herderdude's and Iamonster's logs. I believe they're the only ones actively logging the Cube on here, though Herder is doing strongman now.
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    Looks like good speed on the benching bubba.
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    Thanks bud. Playing it by ear with what feels right for weight with the bench this cycle to make me not suck lol Just need some stronger shoulders now
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    the average age in this thread keeps going up
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    If the sticking point is off the chest then shoulders are the culprit.
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    bunch a old dudes!

    it's most definetly my shoulders...my primary movement on the body day will always be overhead movements, as Lilly said it should be in his book. I neglected that during the latter half of the last cycle

    my back is wrecked. snatch grip yesterday and the row and DB cleans, holy crap
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    old age and treachery will always defeat youth and exuberance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    old age and treachery will always defeat youth and exuberance...
    ya but you'll be in a nursing home before me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    ya but you'll be in a nursing home before me
    long as there's a squat rack and nurses i'll manage...
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    Definitely good speed and smooth on the speed benching. If you get the blast shirt, just wear that bad boy and it'll save your shoulders for certain. It doesn't give a ton of pop, but it totally protects the shoulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    the average age in this thread keeps going up
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    lol perfect
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    Made weighins at work today. At my height, if I weigh over 193 (max allowable) I have to be taped off around the belly and neck and the difference is taken to a chart which shows body fat. Measured 4 times, ranges from 23% to 21%. However, I did drop from 215-210 overnight so that reduced any belly bloat. This will be the last time I cut weight for anything. I'll get down to 205-210 in a healthy manner and maintain my weight around there until I find a competition in which I can decide to compete in the 198's. Ideally I'd like to be a big 198.

    Core exercises tonight and some farmer walks. Mobility work Tuesday. PT test Wednesday morning (1.5 run in under 12:54, push-ups/sit-ups) then RE squat, maybe a reverse band set, heavy GMs and lunges. Body day Thursday, OHP/Back/tri/bi.
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    Nice work! Did you leave a puddle on the floor after you took your plastic off? I've lost five pounds this week just from not being a BFF powerlifter.
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    Took a steaming hot shower with it on. Belly went from 40" to 37.5". Here on out it'll be all healthy dieting. After the sleeve of chips ahoy I ate..all I'm eatin is chicken breast and Ezekial bread..and peanut butter..okay and the 3 stuffed peppers I ate at lunch
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    Lol. I'm with you. I bought five candy bars at a convenience store the other day. I felt like it, so I ate it. But I was getting to have a tough time putting pants on and tying shoes, so it was time to suck it in a little bit.
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    I'm cleaning up the diet as well. Basically ate whatever I wanted and however much I wanted since Thanksgiving. Waist went WAY up. Almost had to buy new jeans!
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    WTF, diet?? Does not compute. Skinny mofos.
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