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New Hampshire Lifter II

10/5
1a leg curls x3
1b calf raises x3
2 17’’ box ssb barx3 135x3 185x3 225x3 275x3 315x3 365x3 405x3

My knees said no to any kind of reps. 3 reps was the magic number. :grin:

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405 squats for any reps is really good.

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I feel you on the knees protesting. You getting older too?
As usual, great work!

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Thanks Mac.

Skip, parts are starting to breakdown.

I probably shouldn’t be lifting as heavy as I have been lately but I may sign up for an RPS powerlifting meet on December 4th. The NH-VT records for my class (50-54, 275, raw classic) are squat 385, bench 290 and deadlift 455. I think I can beat all three.

10/7
1a 2 board bench: barx10 95x5 135x5 185x5 225x7 275x3 315x1 335x1 355x1 375x2 315x5
1b neutral grip chins: BWx11x5

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Nice work. You use a fairly narrow grip. Lot of delts and tris. Don’y see any problem with you taking those records.

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What Harry said. I was surprised to see the grip width. Very powerful.
And yeah, barring the unforeseen, all of those will fall.

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Yeah man…do the Meet :muscle:

Like the BenchBlock (?) too.

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BTW- are you sure about those records?..I can beat that, and I’m older and smaller.
Not bragging, just saying.

Thanks all. Eric I was surprised too.

My shoulders used to bother me so I pulled my grip way in years ago. Haven’t had any problems since.

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10/8

1 deadlift 135x5 185x3 225x3 315x3 405x2 495x1 405x5
2a atlas stone lift 270x3x3
2b BW squats 3x25

A bit of a grind but 495 came up.

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10/9

1a rope pushdowns x3 sets
1b axle bar curls x3 sets
2a fat grip (3’’) pulldowns x3 sets
2b bowflex fly x3 sets
3 lateral raises x3 sets

Quick and easy.

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Nice deads. More than enough to take the record.

How do you like the axle bar? Never even seen one myself.

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Thanks Skip. I made an axle with a pipe from Home Depot years ago. It’s fun to throw in every now and then.

10/12
1a leg curls x3 sets
1b calf raises x3 sets
2 squats barx10 135x15 225x6x5

I narrowed my stance to get a lower.

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10/14

1a 2 board bench benchx10 95x5 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x3 315x2 365x1 315x5 225x15
1b fat grip pulldowns x9 sets
2 lateral raises x3 sets
3a band pushdowns x3 sets
3b straight bar curls x3 sets

I was supposed to be deloading. I’m dumb sometimes.

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That probably was deloading for you.

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I’m same, “deload” seems to translate in my noggin-curd as “TEST MAXES”

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What will probably sound like a stupid question but what the hell won’t be the first one I’ve asked. What do you do during a delaod? lift lighter? Less frequent? Serious question.

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My understanding is during a deload you train light and less frequently for a week. Not going over 60% of your max. Taken every 4-6 weeks. Supposed to help with physical and mental recovery.

10/16
1 deadlift 135x3 225x3 315x5x3
2a front squats 135x3 sets
2b glute bridges x3 sets

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I’ve heard it as 80% of max or 60% of volume, depending on training style.
Or 0% of everything. That’s an option that I’ve used too.

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