Sunday, May 13, 2012

Training - Big Session #1 and a huge PR

Bodyweight - 245

Warm Ups - leg ext 4x20

Below the Knee Rack Pulls -
135x10
225x3
315x1
405x1
500x1
585x1
635x1
675x1
725x1 FUCK YES

Speed Skater Squats -
body 3 sets of 10
+100 (2 50 pound bells) 3 sets of 10

Ab Wheel - 3x10

Notes - Fuck yes, finally pulled the 725 from below the knee.  Even better, no straps.  Before when I pulled from below the knee I was generally at the gym, and they no likey chalk.  So I'd wear straps, and I missed this the last time I tried it....with straps.  No straps, and once it broke, shit felt fine.



19 comments:

  1. Congrats Paul! That pull was sweet.

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  2. Nice Paul awesome lift. Question since they don't allow chalk, have you tried "liquid grip"?

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    1. I did a while back, didn't care for it.

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  3. I did a search and didn't see any thing on Burpees.... How do you rate them Paul, as a conditioning exercise?

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    1. Hmmmmmmm if you did a search and didn't find anything in over 3 years worth of articles, what might that tell you?

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    2. So that's your secret to conditioning you've been keeping from us .....

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  4. Tells me you don't think much of them, but they seem pretty tough and Ross Enamait recommends them...

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    1. I just don't do em. I feel like sprinting, bag work, and other stuff is just as good. I don't think there is any secrets out there to any of this stuff. Just consistency and hard work.

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  5. What are you eating? Congrats on the pr. Easy pull

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    1. Everybody is a comedian.

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  6. paul based off that pull, how much do you think u can deadlift now?

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    1. My guess is 690 or so, to be conservative. 700 on a good day. Next week my midshin pull will tell a lot. When I pulled 650 off the floor my best mid shin was 635. If I can pull 675 from mid-shin, I know that I should be good for 690 or more.

      God I suck. I should easily be pulling 725 from the floor right NOW.

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    2. in time brotha in time

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  7. Is you 700lb projected pull from the floor with straps or without?

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    1. Without. I never pull from the floor with straps. That's gayer than aids.

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    2. The only thing I use straps for are shrugs, and if I have to lift at the fancy gym where they don't allow chalk.

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  8. Paul, might try a product called "Eco chalk" by the climbing company metolius. Picked up a ball of it and a climber's chalk bag at a local outdoor gear shop and it seems to work just as well as the regular stuff and leaves no trace. Super convenient to toss in your gym bag as well.

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  9. Lifting in a fancy gym is gayer than Jamie :>

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    1. There's hot chics in said gym. So no.

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