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1800+ Raw Total And 800+ Deadlift Drug Free 181 Class


Bit of a rough morning. Squats felt heavy, first time using calibrated plates for that and it didn’t help that by the time I hit at 3 I was working with almost 400 lbs. Deadlift Were done with normal plates and a few high rep sets. The final set literally taking my soul.

155x5, 265x5, 375x3, 425x3, 475x4

Light dual cable row 2 sets of 15

Deadlift (beltless with standard 45s)
135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 405x10, 455x10, 495x16-this is an all time pr though last time I attempted max reps I hit 15 fairly easy but was trying figure 8 straps that kept forcing me to regrip


Wanted to get some more squatting in because yesterday was an off day. Worked up to two singles at 525 cause the first single got away from me in the hole and made it more difficult than it should’ve been. Also experimenting with talon grip.

135x5, 225x5, 315x3, 405x2, 455x2, 495x2, 525x1, 525x1, 405 for 5 triples

Machine row 18" grip
180x10, 200x10, 220x10, 240x12


Benched today witness up to 345 before I could find a spotter. Getting really annoying but think I’ve got a buddy that’ll be lifting with me soon so I can push myself a bit more.

Bench (started pausing at 255)
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x1, 315x1, 345x1, 375x1

Close grip
305 for 5 sets of 4

Close grip machine row
200x30, 240x10

Db press
100s x20, 15


Deadlift is going pretty shitty lately. Wondering if I did something when I tried 790 and didn’t break the floor. My right hip felt off but seemed better today. Just lacking power off the floor. Squats are going well at least. I may be seeing if I can hit an all time pr in the next few weeks.

155x5, 265x5, 375x3, 465x3, 555x2, 645x1, 735- miss

135x5, 225x5, 315x3, 405x3, 435x3, 475x3, 495x2

Ghr 3 sets of 10

Some leg accessory small crap and rolled my hamstrings for a bit.


Busy last few days. Had a yearly audit done today. For going over procedures at work. Now that that’s out of the way work days should be a lot easier. Squat is still going strong. And I’m almost wondering if deadlift is just feeling off because I’ve been hitting more volume and heavier squats since they’ve been feeling so good. This would definitely explain the weakness off the floor. Nothing hurts just not as much power. Anyway squated and pulled today along with some back.

Squat plus band (somewhere about +10 to 15 in the hole and increasing to lockout)
135x5, 225x5, 315x3, 405x3, 455x1, 495x1, 515x1

155x5, 265x5, 375x3, 465x2, 555x1, 645 for 6 singles about 50 seconds between each. I was debating on dropping the weight to 600 but the weights moved decent enough. I have had to pull with straps the last few weeks cause i cut my thumb mail a little lower than normal and it hurt to hook grip. This could also be effecting the pull because with hook grip the bar sits about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch lower in my hand. I pulled a seventh single at 645 with the bar slightly lower in the straps and it moved better than all the others.

Dual cable row up to heavy set of 10


Bench today

Db press
60s x10, 75s x10, 90s x10, 110s x10, 140s x8

Bench press
135x3, 165x3, 195x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x3, 315x3-paused, 345 1 paused, 355x1-paused

Close grip machine row
190x10, 230x10, 260x10

Close grip bench pause last rep
135x3, 175x3, 225x3, 265x3, 315x2-tng

Pull ups 4 sets of 10


Close grip machine rows
140x10, 160x10, 180x10, 200x10

Db shoulder press
35s x15, 45s x15

Close grip bench
135x5, 165x5, 195x5, 225x5, 255x5, 285x8- I believe this is an all time rep pr

Barbell row
135 for 3 sets of 15

Close grip machine row
180x10, 200x10, 220x10,240x10

Football bar bench
145x5, 175x5, 205x5, 235x5, 265x5, 295x4, 325x1


Was moving some stuff to my house and decided to open more of my plate set. Well they sent me an extra 5kg plate so I was thinking i might drill a hole in it and hang out in my wall in my living room. What do you guys think.


Do it!


Just be sure to up the weight over time and make sure your wall eats enough.


I think you shoudl wait until you break the WR, then get Ed coan to sign it “To a better man than me”, and then hang it on the wall


The belt will go on the wall also once I pull something big in comp with it. Then I’m going to get another custom one done right. Would be cool to have ed coan sign it. Or were you talking about the plate


Put it on a chain and wear it round your neck!
Haha, kidding but would sure get you a strong ass neck.


They’re called spinal erectors not an ass neck.


Ha, maybe it should’ve been ‘strong ass to neck’


Yesterday -
135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 405x3, 495x2, 585x2, 655x5

135x5, 225x5, 315x3, 405x5

Light back accessories


Pullups 3 sets of 12

Db press
70s x10, 90s x10, 115s x10, 140s x8

Pullups 3 sets of 10

Close grip bench
135x3, 185x3, 225x3, 275x3, 315x3

Pullups 2 sets of 10

Barbell row
135x8, 185x8, 225x8, 275x8

Incline press
135x10, 185x5, 225x5, 245x5


Squats today and some deads and back

135x5, 225x5, 315x3, 405x1, 465x4

135x5, 225x5, 315x5, 405x3, 495x2, 585x1, 645 for 6 singles about 50 seconds between each.

Pullups 4 sets of 10

Db row
90 for 3 sets of 15

Light legs Curtis and extensions.


Been lifting with a buddy I met a few years back at a powerlifting meet. Body’s already feeling better between getting lift offs and more motivation to lift. But bench today but the benches are lower so I’m not as used to them

Bench (paused till 295) tng after
155x3, 185x3, 215x3, 265x3, 295x3 325x3, 345x3

365x3- miss load, missing a 10 on one side which I felt but thought it was a light plate. 405x1, 415x1

Face pulls

Db press
100s x20,18

Pullups 3 sets of 15

And a quick picture for your guys. The right lighting helps.


Looking damn good man