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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    My wife trains with me everyday.
    Lucky. My girl trains but she's more into light weight circuits, Zumba, and the like. I'll steer her my way eventually haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I wouldn't say she loves training; it's more that she knows she needs to do it than want to do it.
    Well **** at least she's doing it. The good stuff too.
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    6/26 Lower

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    I need to get my briefs take in a bit. I love the comfort of the Jacks,, but it feels like they stretch out more than the others and they lose some support. I focused in reps today instead of going really heavy and did just briefs instead of full gear. I plan to still pull in my Jack and will try Ace/Ace on Sunday to see if that provides more support on the bottom. I'll probably get my suit taken in as well since it comes up rather easily.
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    Strong pulling Rodja, nice work.
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    6/28 Bench

    Worked up to 455x1 (1-board)
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    I was feeling a little saucy this evening and had some nice energy, so I went for it. I hate saying this, but I really don't have a solid plan when it comes to gear work as it's so dependent on feeling that day and I didn't set out to touch today. However, after I nailed 455 to a 1, I decided to buck my plan of no touching until the last session. Just a few months ago, I was struggling to hit 405 to a 1 board and had very little confidence in my bench. Now, I feel like I have finally hit the proper positions in the shirt and, most importantly, confident in myself. Moral of the story: as fun as gear can be, you have to be patient and "grow" into the gear. It's a kick in the balls and it takes time for your body to adapt not only from a CNS standpoint, but also from a connective tissue standpoint.
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    ****ing A! Congrats on the PR
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    Awesome bench Rodja! It looked painful coming down lol

    Very good points on gear too
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    ****ing A! Congrats on the PR
    Thanks!

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    Awesome bench Rodja! It looked painful coming down lol

    Very good points on gear too
    This one actually felt pretty good. No lumbar cramp, but I did start to feel like I was running out of air at the bottom.

    I'm sure you're figuring this out, but gear is very difficult to get down. It's been around a year in a shirt now and I really am starting to only now get a true feel for the shirt in terms of where it needs to be on my frame and the optimal ROM.
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    Press looked nice and smooth man.
    Also solid arch. Nuts.
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    Yeah, that arch was intense.

    Looked easy, after the touch that is.
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    Nice and smooth all the way through lockout! Looks like you'll be good for some more in the near future.
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    Great bench work Rodja, congrats on the big PR.
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    That looked real controlled and smooth. Nice PR.
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    That looked easy, great work...
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    6/30 Squat

    625x1 (opener)


    Made a big switch on this day: Ace briefs instead of my Jacks. For whatever reason, I wasn't getting a lot of support from them anymore and it's the reason I've felt so unstable on squat lately. My unracks were awesome today and those Inzer Gripper wraps are amazing. I brought my stance in slightly as I saw my knees were caving in too often for my liking and some knee pain as well.
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    I was looking at those gripper wraps. Worth the purchase I assume?

    Squat looked awesome dude. You can up fast.
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    Squat looked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I was looking at those gripper wraps. Worth the purchase I assume?

    Squat looked awesome dude. You can up fast.
    They actually belong to the daughter of one of they guys we lift with, but I'm going to get a pair very soon. They feel like they continue to coil around your leg and provide phenomenal support.
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    Do you think the Jacks have stretched or worn already? Did you feel more powerful with bringing your stance in, or just more stable? My knees shoot forward in the hole when they don't track over my feet, and it's exacerbated in briefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Do you think the Jacks have stretched or worn already? Did you feel more powerful with bringing your stance in, or just more stable? My knees shoot forward in the hole when they don't track over my feet, and it's exacerbated in briefs.
    They have stretched out more than the Ace do and need to be pinched in about 1/4" on each side. It's hard to say if it was just the briefs or stance, but I felt more stable at the bottom than I had in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    They have stretched out more than the Ace do and need to be pinched in about 1/4" on each side. It's hard to say if it was just the briefs or stance, but I felt more stable at the bottom than I had in awhile.
    That's true. You did not isolate the variables, you just got your **** together all at once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    That's true. You did not isolate the variables, you just got your **** together all at once.
    It wasn't a huge difference in stance, maybe 1" per side, but the tracking of my knees felt more natural.
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    7/1 Upper

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    145x8

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    135x10-drop-90x10

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    BW+45x5 (irritated left bicep)
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    50x8x2/120x12x2/30x15x2

    Not my best pressing day ever. OHP felt a tad heavier than usual and dips irritated my left bicep to the point where I could only do BW. There's no swelling or pain as of now and it may have been a fluke, but still is a bit concerning considering it's ~1 month to the meet.
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    Bet it's a fluke considering your OHPs had been getting stronger.

    I didnt realize how close your meet is man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Bet it's a fluke considering your OHPs had been getting stronger.

    I didnt realize how close your meet is man
    I didn't either and June flew by so damn quickly. I feel much better this training cycle than I did in April shoulder wise. My lumbar is still tight, but I manage to loosen it up with extra mobility work. Honestly, that is my only concern right now as it effects my squat and bench.

    Not sure what my plan is going to be for the next several weeks as its always depends on so many things. I plan to touch once more before the meet and need to take both squat and deadlift with straps up at least once more as well.
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    Just poppin in to say thanks to all you guys. The older/stronger PL guys on here are some upstanding folks and I've learn a great deal following all the logs and what not.
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    I'd be proud to have an OHP day that looked like that. Hope the bicep feels better quick Rodja!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ITW View Post
    Just poppin in to say thanks to all you guys. The older/stronger PL guys on here are some upstanding folks and I've learn a great deal following all the logs and what not.
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    7/3 Lower

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    I've still yet to get the hang of going straps up and I can tell that it's time to pull back on deadlifts for a little bit. Bar speed was low and very inconsistent. Not one of my best sessions, but its part of my plan to overreach.
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    In your experience, how long does it take for supercompensation to occur after overreaching? I'm sure it's different for everyone, I was just wondering how it's figuring into this training cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    In your experience, how long does it take for supercompensation to occur after overreaching? I'm sure it's different for everyone, I was just wondering how it's figuring into this training cycle.
    It's highly individualized. If I had to make a guess, it would be 7-14 days depending on recovery capabilities, work capacity, and length of overreaching phase.
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    Sounds like your timing is pretty good. Though last time you thought you were burned out, you crushed it the next time out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Sounds like your timing is pretty good. Though last time you thought you were burned out, you crushed it the next time out.
    It's more of me needing to back off of deadlifts for a week as I've pull 90% or greater for over a month straight.
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    End of the week training was awful. That's all I really have to say about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    End of the week training was awful. That's all I really have to say about that.
    Burned out for sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude View Post
    Burned out for sure?
    Without a doubt.
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