Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post

    Went by the gym to measure for a DL platform, and a dude says "you're always in here-do you work nights?". Turns out he's the maintenance engineer for a manufacturing company, and they had a tech position open.

    Yadda, yadda, yadda, I start Tuesday.

    Weird **** mang.
    Why can't I get so lucky. So much for retirement eh?
    I'm just a dude chasing a dream


  2. Yeah I don't know WTF happened. Money talks, though. I can totally be bought.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Yeah I don't know WTF happened. Money talks, though. I can totally be bought.
    Of course money talks. I'm an ugly SOB and I've boned some beautiful women in my day. I know it's not my personality they're after
    I'm just a dude chasing a dream

  4. You guys are going to SHRED my vid this week.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  5. Cube W3D3 Rep Skwatzzzz

    Warm up-treadmill, prowler, suppleness, agile ocho, rumble roll dat azz.

    SKWATZZZZ
    All x 8-12. Bar, 135, 185, 225, 275, 305x5

    335x8x1
    Before I post this shyt show, trainwreck of a set, let me note. I do see me falling forward on prob half the reps AGAIN. I just don't f'n sit back hard enough. I think my core & upper back is improving though, as I didn't see a form breakdown in that aspect. I felt STRONG. I got tired towards the end, but the whole set I felt like I could've jumped with the weight. Felt really good.

    Also, I know I'm a fat hog, but I feel like I should mention that I was REALLY filling my belly with air. That was mentioned about my bench, so I did it today. HOLY BALLS THAT MATTERS!

    http://youtu.be/_anfGTJgTK0

    Anyway, I felt pretty good, so I stripped it down to 135 to try this 50 rep deal. Good lord, I never thought 135 could feel so damn heavy. It went;

    135x20, break for 5-6 breaths
    135x12, break
    135x8, break, why am I doing this?
    135x12 eff you Lilly.

    I know 135 ain't shyt, but I have never done reps like this. Even playing ball I wouldn't do as many reps in 3 sessions as I did today.

    Step ups, GM's, planks, GTFO

    Peep the threads, yo.

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    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Cube W3D3 Rep Skwatzzzz

    Warm up-treadmill, prowler, suppleness, agile ocho, rumble roll dat azz.

    SKWATZZZZ
    All x 8-12. Bar, 135, 185, 225, 275, 305x5

    335x8x1
    Before I post this shyt show, trainwreck of a set, let me note. I do see me falling forward on prob half the reps AGAIN. I just don't f'n sit back hard enough. I think my core & upper back is improving though, as I didn't see a form breakdown in that aspect. I felt STRONG. I got tired towards the end, but the whole set I felt like I could've jumped with the weight. Felt really good.

    Also, I know I'm a fat hog, but I feel like I should mention that I was REALLY filling my belly with air. That was mentioned about my bench, so I did it today. HOLY BALLS THAT MATTERS!

    http://youtu.be/_anfGTJgTK0

    Anyway, I felt pretty good, so I stripped it down to 135 to try this 50 rep deal. Good lord, I never thought 135 could feel so damn heavy. It went;

    135x20, break for 5-6 breaths
    135x12, break
    135x8, break, why am I doing this?
    135x12 eff you Lilly.

    I know 135 ain't shyt, but I have never done reps like this. Even playing ball I wouldn't do as many reps in 3 sessions as I did today.

    Step ups, GM's, planks, GTFO

    Peep the threads, yo.

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=81 329"/>
    They didn't look as bad as you made them out to be. The chest dip was very minor, although I would like to see you sit back harder if possible.
  7. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    They didn't look as bad as you made then out to be. The chest dip was very minor, although I would like to see you sit back harder if possible.
    Damn man I know. That's my biggest issue right now I think.

    Literally YEARS of bad S&C coaches screaming "up onto your toes! You don't block from your heels!"
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  8. You can see where the push from the bottom has you going forward. This can be muscled back now but when the weight gets maxed you might not be able to catch it. Keep working on your thoracic mobility and even the ankles. Next time in the gym try putting 10 lb plates under your heels and see if the movement feels better...
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  9. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    You can see where the push from the bottom has you going forward. This can be muscled back now but when the weight gets maxed you might not be able to catch it. Keep working on your thoracic mobility and even the ankles. Next time in the gym try putting 10 lb plates under your heels and see if the movement feels better...
    I thought about trying that, and if it DOES help maybe investing in some squat shoes. Thoughts? Am I band-aiding by doing that?
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  10. I wouldn't say so. I think I'll be doing the same. Another thing is when you go no gear no wraps, your knees are bound to travel forward some.

    Olympic lifting shoes would be excellent for sitting back and keeping a vertical shin. Dan Green squats in Oly shoes all the time, and Lilly trains in them.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  11. Fwiw, I was 289 this morning. I'm leaning up in my legs & upper back/shoulder area which makes my enormous belly look even worse.

    But, if I'm starting to get chest & thigh veins, the belly can't stick around too long.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  12. Yeah bear, gotta sit back more. Your knees are coming forward a little more than I'm comfortable with. Could lead to problems down the road.

    Nothing a shi.t load of good mornings won't fix...
  13. Swanson-Cube Method to July Comp


    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post
    Yeah bear, gotta sit back more. Your knees are coming forward a little more than I'm comfortable with. Could lead to problems down the road.

    Nothing a shi.t load of good mornings won't fix...
    You're much nicer than you could've been.

    I'm bout to try this plate thing and see if that helps. I'd box squat, but the carryover for raw isn't ideal...but I love box squats.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  14. I love my squat shoes. I would recommend them.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post

    You're much nicer than you could've been.

    I'm bout to try this plate thing and see if that helps. I'd box squat, but the carryover for raw isn't ideal...but I love box squats.
    Use the box. Even tho there's little carryover, I used them for a long while last training cycle just to reinforce technique.

  16. I find that when I use box squats and train with others they have a tendency to just fall onto the box as opposed to sitting back onto it....

  17. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I find that when I use box squats and train with others they have a tendency to just fall onto the box as opposed to sitting back onto it....
    I agree with this. Usually I fall on the box my first rep of each set and then eventually groove it toward my last few sets.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  18. I want to slap the living shyt of my Doc today. My testosterone levels came back; now bear in mind that this is the 4th day after a 50mg injection (I pin e4d) total test was 542, free test 99, e2 was 12.

    So this guy wants to pin every uncomfortable symptom I have on supraphysiological testosterone levels...hm, I'd wager that the day after I pin I'm no higher than 7-750 total.

    But this is the same dude that gets my bloods back and says "you're very healthy. Surprising considering your weight". Man, I'm TRYING to be this big. Oy vey.

    /rant
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    I want to slap the living shyt of my Doc today. My testosterone levels came back; now bear in mind that this is the 4th day after a 50mg injection (I pin e4d) total test was 542, free test 99, e2 was 12.

    So this guy wants to pin every uncomfortable symptom I have on supraphysiological testosterone levels...hm, I'd wager that the day after I pin I'm no higher than 7-750 total.

    But this is the same dude that gets my bloods back and says "you're very healthy. Surprising considering your weight". Man, I'm TRYING to be this big. Oy vey.

    /rant
    Yeah that's really a supra physiological dose there. All the way up to 750. Maybe.
    I'm just a dude chasing a dream

  20. If plates under the heels makes things a lot better then it is a mobility issue and you need to work that out. I find that the seated calf machine does a nice job with stretching the ankles out if you let the weight all the way down and hold it for a 15 second count each rep.

    Wish I had supra-physiological test levels. Had mine tested about 6 yrs ago and it was 430. I can only imagine where it sits now.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  21. Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post

    Wish I had supra-physiological test levels. Had mine tested about 6 yrs ago and it was 430. I can only imagine where it sits now.
    I thought 430 was reasonable in your mid 40s. It's better than mine lol
    I'm just a dude chasing a dream

  22. Yeah it was fine and I seem to have no problem holding a solid LBM even at 53. I need to get things checked soon just for peace of mind anyway.
    Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons

  23. I agree with AZ. Look up some mobility drills along with what he said. You wanna compete so gotta get used to it without the plates...or maybe look into squat shoes for a band aid for now.
    Training Log
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  24. I've been contemplating some squat shoes as well so I can bring my stance in more comfortably...
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  25. I've been adding door stretches to my mobility work. Basically lift the foot up as if you are going to walk on the wall with your heel on the ground still and use the door frame to pull your body close to get a stretch and hold for 2 minutes. I do a few more things as well but that could help the flexion. Oscillate while doing it.

    My ankles need a lot of work. Many many sprains in my basketball and skateboarding days.
    Training Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/271254-what-aw-hell.html
    "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."

  26. Damn it. One says they're coo, do it, another says "band aid, you're a poosay".

    I've had reconstructions on both ankles, I guaran-damn-tee that's why they're stiff. I liked it that way so they wouldn't roll :/

    Looking at Adipowers, though. Ugh. My wife is going to stab me.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  27. Haha not a *****, the shoes are fine. Just think they shouldn't be a reason to not work on it. Both could be ideal. Absolutely nothing wrong with the shoes brother.
    Training Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/271254-what-aw-hell.html
    "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."

  28. Just for kicks, here's my baby girl from a road trip today. She's 10, clearly not a baby, but I've told her no about 0 times in her life.

    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  29. Good thing she looks like mrs bear...



  30. And I say no to my daughter about 50 times a day...
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