Killn' The Cube: My powerlifting venture begins

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  1. Week 1: Day 2- Heavy Bench


    Floor press: 2x5- 275
    Ignored percentages and went with a weight I knew I could nail. Every rep except one felt smooth. Good pause on ground.

    Pause press 1-2" above chest: 3x3- 225
    First time trying these and I loved them. 3 sec pause on every rep.

    Rolling tri extension: 12x3- 30's

    Pec deck:
    forget weight and reps just did every rep as slow as I could and with a good squeeze at the top. These felt so much better with a slow tempo. Going to keep it that way.

    Seated military press: 15x3- 95
    Was smoked by the time I got to these, so I picked a weight I knew I could perform perfectly with each rep. Was tough, but I got all the reps.


    Today was the best bench day I've had with the cube hands down. Every single rep was performed with close attention to form. The weight felt light. I'm thinking the deload might have done me good after all because this week has been great. Maybe I just needed time out of the gym to rethink how I was doing things, and to rekindle that flame.


  2. That's a pretty big floor press. You let your tris soak into the floor? I feel like that gives me the best work.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
    That's a pretty big floor press. You let your tris soak into the floor? I feel like that gives me the best work.
    Yeah I did. It's def the best way. My sticking point is just above the chest. If I can get that better through isometric work my bench should improve. I felt fresh today and instead of the 252, which the cube called for, I did 275. I might have been able to do more honestly.

    Edit: lifting partner deleted the video erhh. Looked good from what I saw .

  4. Yeah man that's good work right there. My sticking point is about the same, weak tris, but it's improving the more I hammer them.
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023

  5. Week 1: Day 3- DL RE

    Deadlift from floor: 415x8

    Felt solid. I def had more in me, maybe 11 or 12. I have a video, but it's not worth posting. My phone fell and all you can see is my knees down. What I did learn from the video: I thought I was dropping my hips way lower than normal, 90 degrees maybe. The video however shows I was nowhere close to that. Going to work on that.

    Sumo from floor: 6x2- 365

    Just felt awkward. I'll post the video of which is quite possibly the worst set of sumo DL's. lol.

    Rack pull: 3x1- 455

    Set the pin one higher than normal, but also stood on some plates.

    Oly squat: 8x3
    225x8
    235x8

    Felt great.

    Reverse hyper pseudo set up: BW- 20x3

    Had a great workout today. Hungover from country concert yesterday. Started drinking at noon and don't want to know how many beers I drank. I didn't let that slow me down. Somehow some of my best workouts are after a night of drinking. I pulled that 515 hungover and fasted.

    Will post videos after they upload.

  6. What's your reverse hyper setup?
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332
    What's your reverse hyper setup?
    Some old school PL'er showed me. We set a punching bag on a donkey calf raise machine. Works really well. I'll post a video next time.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post
    Some old school PL'er showed me. We set a punching bag on a donkey calf raise machine. Works really well. I'll post a video next time.
    Sounds good man
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  9. Sumo:

    http://youtu.be/CGDmYQvGYK8

    First rep was the best. Sh1t fell through fast. I was having trouble getting my hips through with these. I need to learn to get my hips back further without falling back. Going to need a lot more reps, barely been doing these.

    Oly squat:

    http://youtu.be/VGUzuauPy8w

    Felt good and was getting some bounce out of the hole.

    Sorry for the bad angles I didn't have my partner today to get videos. The space is so tight in that portion of the gym that I couldn't set a box to the side for a better angle.

  10. Soooo how's your back feel on those sumo pulls?

    Try to open the knees up a but more on the squats. Awesome depth though, man.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332
    Soooo how's your back feel on those sumo pulls?

    Try to open the knees up a but more on the squats. Awesome depth though, man.
    Not bad, lol. I know they were bad. Sumo is not my thing, just doing it to strengthen my hips. Not an excuse to not improve my form though. They just felt weird. I was getting pissed and form went down even more.

    Yeah I noticed my knees were caving in a little as well. Forgot that cue today. Depth was def there tho.

  12. Nice work. Back was sort round before you even did the sumo reps. Maybe you're just curvy... LOL
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023

  13. Week 1: Body day


    DB shoulder press: 6x4- 75's

    Cable side lateral:
    30x15
    20x20x2

    JM press: 8x3- 95
    Yup, I suck at these.

    Weighted Pull-up: 6x4- BW+25

    2 min plank

    Good workout today. Going to keep doing my body day on Saturday's and have Sundays for recovery. I need to foam roll today. Pretty sore from my workout yesterday.

  14. So, there's a trainer at my gym that I always talk to. Real cool guy. I decided to google his name.

    Here's the first picture that showed up:



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    Hahaha wtf. He's yoked, but why in the hell is he wearing that?

  15. Is this serious? LOL
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
    Is this serious? LOL
    Yeah dude. I lol'd so hard.

  17. I still can't look at it.
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  18. Yeah, now I gotta go in my gym and see the guy 5 times a week. I'll think twice before I google someone's name again.

  19. My first personal trainer was the same way, he had viking pictures, Conan-looking pictures, all kinds of photo shoot-type stuff. That's just what they do. ****, I'd wear Spartan **** even fat and hairy!
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  20. Nice sword(no homo)
    Training Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/271254-what-aw-hell.html
    "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."

  21. Judging by the posing trunks one can assume he's on stage. My guess is this is at the night show during his routine and he probably wanted to have fun with it.

    Maybe the show was around Halloween.

  22. Phuck me and phuck my sore lower back. Heavy squat time.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post
    Phuck me and phuck my sore lower back. Heavy squat time.
    Let's get it, brochacho!
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

  24. Week 2: Day 1- Heavy Squat

    Squat:
    275x2
    295x2
    315x2
    335x2(Rep PR)

    Phuck yes. Took my stance in today and I can honestly say my squats have never felt so strong. Got some bounce out of the hole. I'm not kidding when I say I'm 30-40lb stronger this way. Achieving depth was effortless and I think I was breaking parallel on a lot of reps.

    Pause squat (10 sec goal/no belt): 1x4- 225

    Since I'm going to keep squatting narrow, I thought I should spend some time in the hole to get comfortable.

    Leg press (high): 20x3- 200

    Goblet squat: 12x3- 65lb DB
    Hips loved it.

    Banded lateral walks: 10x3- x2 wrapped onx mini

    Great damn workout. I wish I could train this late everyday. Had 3 meals in me and I could feel the difference from fasted. Don't know exactly how long, but my guess is a little over an hr. For me that is great time. I was certainly not 100% today, lower back has been so damn sore. I felt so good with my squat i almost attempted 365x2. ALMOST, lol.

  25. Squat: 335x2

    http://youtu.be/qFRTFJExE4w

    I still need to work on spreading my knees. Also, staying more upright. I think I finally figured the cue to keeping my chest up, and I believe I was getting depth. Once again i trained solo so I apologize for the angle.

    Pause squat: 225

    http://youtu.be/jFwgmTRgxOM

    Goal was 10 sec. I don't think I was there quite 10, but I stayed until I thought my head was going to explode. I tucked my elbows and It forced my chest up so hard I almost ate sh1t on the way up haha.

  26. Congrats on the PR, definitely below parallel with good speed. Dat pause!
    Training Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/271254-what-aw-hell.html
    "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."

  27. Thanks man. Now I need to find exact parallel depth with it, as well as spreading the floor. My walk outs are much improved. I should have listened to Sean earlier and narrowed my stance. This might sound weird, but this is the first time I really feel like I'm incorporating all my leg muscles into my squat.

    That pause had me redder than a tomato. I thought I was gonna pop for a second.

  28. Pauses are freaking brutal. I should do them more myself.

    In Sean we trust on dem squats
    Training Log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/271254-what-aw-hell.html
    "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."

  29. You should. There good for the soul.

    Yeah, if someone's hovering around a 600lb squat and suggests something, I'm all ears.

  30. Nice PR, man! Good job.
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