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Glad to hear you were able to push squats a bit and no hammy issues! Are you dropping any water yet from the absence of the phera? Hit 250, BIG BOY STATUS!
Not really, was having to use 12.5mg exem eod to keep water under control with it and HCG so I wasn’t carrying much bloat. 248.2 this morning. Phera (ran it 4wks, 1 off, 1 on) was killing my appetite hard. Everything was forced. Looking forward to appetite improving the next couple weeks!

Last bench AMRAP session tomorrow morning before peaking cycle begins!
 
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11/1/19 - Wk8, Bench
BW 250.2

Bench
45 2x5
95,135,185x5
225,255x2
280 4x2, 1x8 PR

1-Board
250 2x5

Side Raises
15,25x10
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

Now we’re talking! Bench is stronger than ever and I’m ready to start cashing in the work!
 
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Nice benching and congrats on that PR!!!!
 
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11/1/19 - Wk8, Bench
BW 250.2

Bench
45 2x5
95,135,185x5
225,255x2
280 4x2, 1x8 PR

1-Board
250 2x5

Side Raises
15,25x10
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

Now we’re talking! Bench is stronger than ever and I’m ready to start cashing in the work!
Nice!!!!
 
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Yeeeeeeaaaaaa buddy. Youre gonna throw down somethin mean on the platform i can feel it.
 
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Thanks fellas - I am feeling strong and ready to begin peaking later this week! Only tomorrow remains before the final peaking mesocycle commences

11/3/19 - Back Accessory
BW 252.8

BB Rows
135,185x10
220,250x12

BB Shrugs
250,300x15

DOH BB Holds
365 x10,6 seconds

Incline Chest-Supported DB Rows
80 2x15

Knocked this out a day early since I missed my chin-ups last week. Loaded up for heavy squats in the morning and will probably throw some speed pulls in after since I didn’t get to pull last week.
 
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Not really, was having to use 12.5mg exem eod to keep water under control with it and HCG so I wasn’t carrying much bloat. 248.2 this morning. Phera (ran it 4wks, 1 off, 1 on) was killing my appetite hard. Everything was forced. Looking forward to appetite improving the next couple weeks!

Last bench AMRAP session tomorrow morning before peaking cycle begins!
Even after all the years I've ran I've never use HCG but hear so many positive things about it. May have to finally get some.
 
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Even after all the years I've ran I've never use HCG but hear so many positive things about it. May have to finally get some.
I dig it, if you don’t mind managing some extra estrogen. But it definitely prevents or greatly alleviates testicular atrophy. If you are done having kids and are on HRT that may not matter for you, but as someone coming off and looking at little ones yet it’s the smartest move.
 
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11/4/19 - Wk 8, Squat (again)
BW 251.2

Bird Dogs
2x10

Squat, Texas Squatbar
55 2x5
145,235,325x3
385,425,445,465,485,495x2 PR

Dynamic Deadlift, Deadlift bar, Hookgrip
245x3
335x2
425x6 singles EMOM

20lb PR double on squat, from last week’s 475 which was already a solid double PR. Furthermore, I could have absolutely done another rep, maybe 2 even - RPE8.5 for real. Very stoked for next Wednesday!

Completely forgot about the SSB triples I was supposed to do after straightbar work, but I have to max deadlift on Friday so probably just as well to save my back. The beltless speed pulls flew effortlessly with no hammy issues, so I am feeling confident for Friday’s peaking session.
 
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11/6/19 - Peak Wk1, Speed Bench
BW 249.2

Dynamic Bench
vs doubled minibands
45 3x5
95,125x3
145 5x3

CG Paused Feet-Up Bench
185,225,245,250,255x5 easy PR

BB Skullcrushers
75 2x15

Single-arm Cable Tri Pressdown
40 2x25 each overhand
35 2x25 each underhand

ss w/ Chins
5x10

ss w/ Standing Calves
100 5x10

Hammercurls
35 2x15

Miniband Pullaparts
5x35 w/ 45 seconds rest

Good day; looking pumped and juicy. Can’t believe how easy the set with 255 was despite the handicaps.

Added 70mg of S4 per day starting yesterday, probably 5-6 days on and 1-2 days off to keep eye receptors from getting yellowed out. Should be good for some added strength without adding any significant weight or sides, and I really don’t want to battle appetite issues from a methyl or anger issues with Trendione when I’m already so strong.

I will probably pulse Metrilone nasal spray preWO 3-4 days per week starting this Friday for max deadlift, depending on how that treats me. Should help keep the waterweight and sides down.
 
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You are turning into a beast!
 
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11/8/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Deadlift
BW 251.0

Bird dogs
2x10

Deadlift, Tex DL Bar
135x5
225x3
315x1
+Hookgrip
405x1
+belt
475x1
525x1
565x1 tore thumb
+tape
600x1
+straps
620x1

vs Average Shortbands (150# at lockout)
365x 5 singles

4” Blockpulls
405 2x5

DOH Axle Holds
225 x30, 25 seconds

600 was fast and easy, but my thumb was bleeding enough the tape rolled. I hit a clean lockout for a moment but couldn’t hold it long enough to get a down command. Decided to take 620 with straps to generate more fatigue and it was no issue. Hitting 1,500 is probably going to come down to what I can hold day of the meet - going to keep working grip because it is improving. 1 month out.

620:
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11/8/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Deadlift
BW 251.0

Bird dogs
2x10

Deadlift, Tex DL Bar
135x5
225x3
315x1
+Hookgrip
405x1
+belt
475x1
525x1
565x1 tore thumb
+tape
600x1
+straps
620x1

vs Average Shortbands (150# at lockout)
365x 5 singles

4” Blockpulls
405 2x5

DOH Axle Holds
225 x30, 25 seconds

600 was fast and easy, but my thumb was bleeding enough the tape rolled. I hit a clean lockout for a moment but couldn’t hold it long enough to get a down command. Decided to take 620 with straps to generate more fatigue and it was no issue. Hitting 1,500 is probably going to come down to what I can hold day of the meet - going to keep working grip because it is improving. 1 month out.

620:
View attachment 188163
Uric acid for the hands mate. You can get it in a cream, or you can just urinate on your hands a couple times per day.
 
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Also, hit 750mcg Mtren nasal spray preWO. Will be doing that 3-4x a week probably. Definitely felt like it let me reach a place of necessary intensity much easier; good times!
 
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11/8/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Deadlift
BW 251.0

Bird dogs
2x10

Deadlift, Tex DL Bar
135x5
225x3
315x1
+Hookgrip
405x1
+belt
475x1
525x1
565x1 tore thumb
+tape
600x1
+straps
620x1

vs Average Shortbands (150# at lockout)
365x 5 singles

4” Blockpulls
405 2x5

DOH Axle Holds
225 x30, 25 seconds

600 was fast and easy, but my thumb was bleeding enough the tape rolled. I hit a clean lockout for a moment but couldn’t hold it long enough to get a down command. Decided to take 620 with straps to generate more fatigue and it was no issue. Hitting 1,500 is probably going to come down to what I can hold day of the meet - going to keep working grip because it is improving. 1 month out.

620:
View attachment 188163
Really impressive stuff every time I stop by your thread. 2020 is going to be all about strength for me. I’m officially inspired.
 
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Damn that thumb but nice work no matter what! Killing it and looking thick as a brick!
 
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11/11/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Bench
BW 253.2

Bench
45 2x5
95,135,185x3
225,255,280,305,325x1
345x1 PR BAYBAYYYYYYY

vs doubled Minibands
225 2x5

Side Raises
15,25x10
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

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Just a brief pause on 345 but I nailed my leg drive & it absolutely flew, faster than 325. 9lb lifetime best, in training no less. Today has been a long time coming, but it made all the effort feel worth it.
 
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Congrats Hyde!
 
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11/11/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Bench
BW 253.2

Bench
45 2x5
95,135,185x3
225,255,280,305,325x1
345x1 PR BAYBAYYYYYYY

vs doubled Minibands
225 2x5

Side Raises
15,25x10
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

View attachment 188257

Just a brief pause on 345 but I nailed my leg drive & it absolutely flew, faster than 325. 9lb lifetime best, in training no less. Today has been a long time coming, but it made all the effort feel worth it.
Awesome!!!
 
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11/11/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Bench
BW 253.2

Bench
45 2x5
95,135,185x3
225,255,280,305,325x1
345x1 PR BAYBAYYYYYYY

vs doubled Minibands
225 2x5

Side Raises
15,25x10
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

View attachment 188257

Just a brief pause on 345 but I nailed my leg drive & it absolutely flew, faster than 325. 9lb lifetime best, in training no less. Today has been a long time coming, but it made all the effort feel worth it.
Congrats Brother
 
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What’s that bring your total to?
Well it’s a gym lift so it doesn’t raise my powerlifting total, but the good news is I am showing signs I am ready for a PR total when I compete December 8th!

Sucks my hookgrip is going to hold back my maximum deadlift and thus total, but my squat and bench are looking great.

Yesssssss! Congrats my dude!
Trying to catch up to you somehow

Congrats on the marriage!
Hey man thank you! Glad to see you around here!
 
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11/13/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Squat
BW 252.2

Bird dogs, TRX Rows
2x10, 15

Squat, TSB
55 2x5
145,235x3
325,405,440,475,510,540x1 22lb PR

vs Light Bands
315 2x3

This was big for me. A significant lifetime PR and it was screaming fast. I could have certainly done 550 instead, and almost took it after, but my left elbow was sore from the low bar and my back felt great from excellent technique so I left while I was ahead. This puts me in line for 562-573 at the meet.

Camera angle is pretty trash for depth, and the towel blocks it anyway, but you can see I’m parallel in the side mirror zoomed in at least:

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11/13/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Squat
BW 252.2

Bird dogs, TRX Rows
2x10, 15

Squat, TSB
55 2x5
145,235x3
325,405,440,475,510,540x1 22lb PR

vs Light Bands
315 2x3

This was big for me. A significant lifetime PR and it was screaming fast. I could have certainly done 550 instead, and almost took it after, but my left elbow was sore from the low bar and my back felt great from excellent technique so I left while I was ahead. This puts me in line for 562-573 at the meet.

Camera angle is pretty trash for depth, and the towel blocks it anyway, but you can see I’m parallel in the side mirror zoomed in at least:

View attachment 188345
Fuuuuuuuuuukk that’s great bro. Jeez.
 
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11/13/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Squat
BW 252.2

Bird dogs, TRX Rows
2x10, 15

Squat, TSB
55 2x5
145,235x3
325,405,440,475,510,540x1 22lb PR

vs Light Bands
315 2x3

This was big for me. A significant lifetime PR and it was screaming fast. I could have certainly done 550 instead, and almost took it after, but my left elbow was sore from the low bar and my back felt great from excellent technique so I left while I was ahead. This puts me in line for 562-573 at the meet.

Camera angle is pretty trash for depth, and the towel blocks it anyway, but you can see I’m parallel in the side mirror zoomed in at least:

View attachment 188345
Fuuuuuuuuuukk that’s great bro. Jeez.
 
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Good stuff Hyde! Never a question of hitting depth for you anyway. Not with those who have followed and seen that you tend to go an extra inch or two below most of the time anyway.
 
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Now I know who's behind those Sasquatch sightings. You are a monster!
 
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11/13/19 - Peak Wk1, 100% Squat
BW 252.2

Bird dogs, TRX Rows
2x10, 15

Squat, TSB
55 2x5
145,235x3
325,405,440,475,510,540x1 22lb PR

vs Light Bands
315 2x3

This was big for me. A significant lifetime PR and it was screaming fast. I could have certainly done 550 instead, and almost took it after, but my left elbow was sore from the low bar and my back felt great from excellent technique so I left while I was ahead. This puts me in line for 562-573 at the meet.

Camera angle is pretty trash for depth, and the towel blocks it anyway, but you can see I’m parallel in the side mirror zoomed in at least:

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Fark that's a big squat!!!
 
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Went into the session looking for 530, took 540 easy with some left in the tank. Yeaaaahhhhhhh buddy.
 
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Thanks everyone. Definitely looking forward to going into the top half of the 500s!

Yesterday I went in and drug the sled some, some back extensions, bb rows at 225 & 255x12, and bb holds w 375 doh - grip is improving.

Weighed 251.0 today and moving speed bench to tomorrow to get a bit more sleep.
 
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Thanks everyone. Definitely looking forward to going into the top half of the 500s!

Yesterday I went in and drug the sled some, some back extensions, bb rows at 225 & 255x12, and bb holds w 375 doh - grip is improving.

Weighed 251.0 today and moving speed bench to tomorrow to get a bit more sleep.
 
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Good stuff Hyde, killing it but I expect no less! I need to dig my sled out of the garage for some of my GPP stuff since no negatives its a great way to add volume without tearing myself down.
 
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11/16/19 - Peak Wk2, Speed Bench
BW 250.8

Dynamic Bench
vs doubled minibands
45x10
95,135x3
155 6x3

CG Paused Feet-Up Bench
135,185,235x5
255,265x3 PR

BB Skullcrushers
75 2x18

Single-Arm Cable Tri Pressdown
40 2x25/arm over
30 2x25/arm under

Miniband Pullaparts
5x35 w/ 45 sec rest

Made the mistake of taking a High Volume sample preWO. Triceps and rear delts felt like they were about to ‘splode at the end. Good session; feeling very strong.
 
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Ive never seen you do DE work in a peak before, have I? HV is good shet. Planning on taking 1.5-2 scoops of it tomorrow.
 
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Ive never seen you do DE work in a peak before, have I? HV is good shet. Planning on taking 1.5-2 scoops of it tomorrow.
I did the last time I competed, when I used 5th Set then as well. Specificity reigns and I can cough up a month of overhead to practice my bench one more day per week.

Interesting thing is, Swede doesn’t talk about it in the first book I had at the time, but in his Evolutions book I acquired since he does lay it out as an alternative for a lifter who does not need to add any more muscle at this time heading into comp...guess I was ahead of the curve
 
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Came in expecting to see another PR and was not let down. Congrats @Hyde!
 
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11/18/19 - Peak Wk2, 90% Deadlift
BW 251.8

Bird dogs
2x10

Deadlift, Tex DL Bar
135x5
225x3
315x1
+Hookgrip & tape
405x1
+belt
475x1
525x1
565x1
585x1

vs Average Shortbands (150# at lockout)
+straps
365x 5 singles

4” Blockpulls
415 2x5

DOH Axle Holds
245 x23, 20, 25 seconds

3/0/1/0 Tempo Legpress, Deadlift Stance
340 3x10

Cable Pullthrus
150 3x15

Used better chalk today and had no grip issues with 585 - even got a nice hold with it. Also no callus ripping using the tape. Grip also seemed stronger on the DOH axle holds as well. 585 was a joke, so I am getting excited!
 
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Yeeeeeeuhhhhh boiiiii. 645 may not be out of the question after all eh?! So as long as those thumbs come to play.
 
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11/20/19 - Peak Wk2, 90% Bench

Vogelpohl Rows, Facepulls, Hammercurls, Overhead Tri Extensions
2x20-25 each

Bench with Comp Commands
45x5
95,145x3
185
235
275
300
320
350 lifetime PR

vs doubled minibands
205x3
235x3 easy PR

Side Raises
15,25x12
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

Today just needed to bench around 305-310, but last week’s 345 without commands moved really fast and I am 18 days out as of today - I didn’t want my last biggest bench to be 27 days out, so I exercised 5th Set’s privilege to retake a training max this week if necessary.

This was the longest I have ever strained on a benchpress and successfully made the lift, and it took every ounce of will I had, but I am now a 350lb bencher.
 
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Heyyooooo. Hell yah, brother. I thought you were always a heaviest bench session of the peak 7-10 days out kind of guy?
 
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11/20/19 - Peak Wk2, 90% Bench

Vogelpohl Rows, Facepulls, Hammercurls, Overhead Tri Extensions
2x20-25 each

Bench with Comp Commands
45x5
95,145x3
185
235
275
300
320
350 lifetime PR

vs doubled minibands
205x3
235x3 easy PR

Side Raises
15,25x12
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

Today just needed to bench around 305-310, but last week’s 345 without commands moved really fast and I am 18 days out as of today - I didn’t want my last biggest bench to be 27 days out, so I exercised 5th Set’s privilege to retake a training max this week if necessary.

This was the longest I have ever strained on a benchpress and successfully made the lift, and it took every ounce of will I had, but I am now a 350lb bencher.
Hell yes! 90% bench you say??? Looks more like 110! Congrats on the Mikestome
PR, keep em coming!
 
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11/20/19 - Peak Wk2, 90% Bench

Vogelpohl Rows, Facepulls, Hammercurls, Overhead Tri Extensions
2x20-25 each

Bench with Comp Commands
45x5
95,145x3
185
235
275
300
320
350 lifetime PR

vs doubled minibands
205x3
235x3 easy PR

Side Raises
15,25x12
35 2x10

Rear Raises
15x12
30 2x12

Today just needed to bench around 305-310, but last week’s 345 without commands moved really fast and I am 18 days out as of today - I didn’t want my last biggest bench to be 27 days out, so I exercised 5th Set’s privilege to retake a training max this week if necessary.

This was the longest I have ever strained on a benchpress and successfully made the lift, and it took every ounce of will I had, but I am now a 350lb bencher.
I’d kill to have double posts back in my life. Testing the beta version right now and it is not good, at all. To the point I don’t even want to use the forum as it is so user unfriendly and glitchy.
 
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Heyyooooo. Hell yah, brother. I thought you were always a heaviest bench session of the peak 7-10 days out kind of guy?
Yeah but it’s not like that’s historically ever worked particularly well for me, so I figured maybe it’s time to listen to someone who has gotten results for thousands of people instead of just themselves.

Time to trust Verkoshansky.

Hell yes! 90% bench you say??? Looks more like 110! Congrats on the Mikestome
PR, keep em coming!
No this was balls to the wall ME; I just did it inside the 90% peak week & kept the name for continuity’s sake lol
 

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