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Hey! You have chicks! Me too :slight_smile:

and uh, nice work outs too :stuck_out_tongue:

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:

[quote]DSSG wrote:

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:

[quote]DSSG wrote:
What type of Hens do you have? [/quote]

Isa browns. [/quote]
Cool, my parents have (a lot of) Rhode Island Red Hens. They make very big, and tasty eggs. :slight_smile:
They’re also pretty nice looking.[/quote]

Yeah, they lay damn near close to an egg a day each. We just let ours roam so the eggs taste awesome. They eat very little chicken feed. Bugs and table scraps make amazingly tasty eggs.

Ours are also almost pets. Super tame. It might make me a hick, but sitting on our porch in rocking chairs watching the chickens is a favorite past time of mine.[/quote]

true speak right there!!

[quote]coyotegal wrote:
Hey! You have chicks! Me too :slight_smile:

and uh, nice work outs too :P[/quote]

Yeah, the chicks dig me. ;0)

7/27/13
narrow high bar A2G squat
45x5
115x5
145x5
175x3
215x5
245x3
270x1

A2G front squat
135 2x3
155 2x3
175x3
185x1 add loose belt
205x1
225x1
185x3
195x3
205x3
215x1
205x3
185 3x5
135x12,14

Back felt terrible, front squatting didn’t hurt it, so that’s what I did.

Alright, so back squatting just isn’t working, I don’t think my back is really ready for it. I need to learn to stay more upright while back squatting, problem being my quads are just too weak. So, I’m going to switch to front squatting and I’ll be to attack the crap out of it. Going to be running a “more squatting” inspired assistance work. This will also give me a good layout to start back into morning training.

I’ll be squatting mostly in the AM with some accessory work, and 5/3/1 work will be in the evenings. Finishing up the current 5/3/1 cycle this week (I’ll see how deadlifting goes) and next week I’m going to be traveling, so I’ll take it as a de-load. If deadlifting isn’t working I’ll have to figure something else out. Maybe trap bar deads or a more aggressive front squat session with a few singles or something.

7/29/13 - operation massive quads begins
AM
Front squat
Bar x5
95x3
135x3
160x3
180x3 add lose sleeves
205x1 add lose belt

Pull ups
BW+44 pound vest 5x5

Monday with actually be squat 5/3/1but I did that Saturday, so I just threw in a little this morning, which was good, because I had to drag myself out of bed.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
Alright, so back squatting just isn’t working, I don’t think my back is really ready for it. I need to learn to stay more upright while back squatting, problem being my quads are just too weak. So, I’m going to switch to front squatting and I’ll be to attack the crap out of it. Going to be running a “more squatting” inspired assistance work. This will also give me a good layout to start back into morning training.

I’ll be squatting mostly in the AM with some accessory work, and 5/3/1 work will be in the evenings. Finishing up the current 5/3/1 cycle this week (I’ll see how deadlifting goes) and next week I’m going to be traveling, so I’ll take it as a de-load. If deadlifting isn’t working I’ll have to figure something else out. Maybe trap bar deads or a more aggressive front squat session with a few singles or something.

7/29/13 - operation massive quads begins
AM
Front squat
Bar x5
95x3
135x3
160x3
180x3 add lose sleeves
205x1 add lose belt

Pull ups
BW+44 pound vest 5x5

Monday with actually be squat 5/3/1but I did that Saturday, so I just threw in a little this morning, which was good, because I had to drag myself out of bed.
[/quote]

PM
incline plate rear delt raise
10s x30
25s 2x30

Upright row
45x15
65 2x15

Fall outs 3x20

7/30/13
front squat with knee sleeves
bar x5
95x3
135x3
160x3
180x3 add lose belt
205x3

light band assisted NGHR
4x15

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
7/30/13
front squat with knee sleeves
bar x5
95x3
135x3
160x3
180x3 add lose belt
205x3

light band assisted NGHR
4x15[/quote]

PM

BenchenZ
bar x15
135x5
160x5
190x3
240x5
270x3
300x11


315x1 add pause
335x1
350x1
240x17 no pause

ring rows 3x30

Hah. Good lighting on that video. It’s a rainy day outside.

Sorry ladies, I’m taken.

7/31/13 AM
Front squat with knee sleeves
bar x5
95x5
135x5
160x3
180x3
205x3
230x1 add loose belt

Incline DB press
65sx20
85s 2x15

8/1/13
AM
front squat with sleeves
bar x5
95x5
135x3
160x3
180x3


205x3 add lose belt

Pull ups
BW 4x15

videos for any technique critique

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
8/1/13
AM
front squat with sleeves
bar x5
95x5
135x3
160x3
180x3


205x3 add lose belt

Pull ups
BW 4x15

videos for any technique critique[/quote]

PM
sumo DL
bar x5
135x5
160x5
205x5
245x3
305x5
345x3
385x8 add loose belt

hanging leg raise 4x15

Back felt okay, not great. But next week is a deload, so I went ahead and pushed the back a little bit. Narrowed the stance up a little and it felt a lot better. Back is feeling a bit stiff though, so I’ll know if I pushed it too hard when I wake up in the morning.

8/2/13 AM
Front squat with sleeves
bar x5
95x5
135x3
160x3
180x3
205x3 add loose belt
230x1

Incline DB fly
35s 3x20

Back is still a bit tight, but no major issues from pulling last night.

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
8/2/13 AM
Front squat with sleeves
bar x5
95x5
135x3
160x3
180x3
205x3 add loose belt
230x1

Incline DB fly
35s 3x20

Back is still a bit tight, but no major issues from pulling last night.[/quote]

PM
Pressing
bar x10
95x5
115x5
125x3
155x5
175x3
195x7 (PR I think or close to it, only got 3 last week)
205x1
215x1
230x1 !!! Ties my all time PR from 30+ pounds heavier and that’s after the 195 set


155x16

Incline bench chest supported BB rows
155x10
215 3x8

Yeah, so my routine was off from the week. I actually did my press 5/3/1 workout last week. But I felt like crap at the time and barely got through it. I figured I’d give it another go feeling better, and re-sync my cycle and the week. Good thing I did. I’ve actually got some shots to set some true all time PRs for the first time in a very very long time. Considering the 230 was after a really hard set at 195, this is really more than I did when I hit it last time. Now, to go post that all over the site…

8/3/13
BB curls with fat gripz
45x20
65x12
75x12
85x10
95x10
65x23

Dips
BW 3x30

DB preacher curl
35x15
45x7, 6

Light band tri press downs
3x30

EZ bar curl drop set
90x11
70x5
50x5
40x12
30x12
25x20
20x50
15x50

FEEL THE PUMP.

Decline sit ups
BW x25
BW+25 pound plate 3x15

Standing calf raise BW
60 seconds on 60 off x3

Took some pics for the update thread.

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solid as fuck

Deload over. Resume awesome.

8/12
Front squat
95x5
125x5
150x3
165x5
190x5
215x9
225x5

chest supported bent over rear delt raise with plates
25s 2x30

side delt raise, standing, with plates
25s 2x30

Pull ups
BW +44 pound vest 3x10

hanging leg raise with 10 pounds of ankle weights
3x8