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New Hampshire Lifter II


#1364

Thanks all. That penguin is from my oldest son’s third grade class. He’s a freshman in college now so its been there for 10 years. I’m not used to using a good bench with a wide pad and good grip on my back. But I think I’m going to like it. And that chair is a must for an overweight, bald, almost 50 year old man.


#1365

Today was the first day in a week I could stand up straight since last Friday night. My back was really pissed. I thought better about doing squats or deadlifts so I did some single leg work. I wrapped my 2 big chains around myself for most of the workout.

  1. Step ups x 3 sets
  2. Reverse lunges x 2 sets
  3. Single leg box squats x 1 set
  4. Single leg calf raise

#1366

Glad you’re upright again.


#1367

Thanks Mac. I’m glad about it too.

12/16

  1. 17’’ step ups BWX12, +1 chain x12, +2 chains x12
  2. Reverse lunge +2 chains x10
  3. Leg curls super set with BW calf raise x4 sets
  4. 17’’ box front squat 135x10,10,10,20

I’ve noticed my right leg is a bit weaker than my left. So I should probably keep single leg work in my program.


#1368

Your gym looks pretty cool; must be nice (if it’s heated?)

I figure the posing mirrors are in another room then…??


#1369

Yep the basement is heated. But even in the winter we open the door to let the fresh air in. There are a couple mirrors in there that maybe didn’t show in the pictures. So some posing does occur from time to time.

12/17
1a. MP barx20 95x10 135,155,185,185x5 135x20
1b. Cambered bar rows 135x6x10
2a. Dips with chains x 3 sets
2b. Chins with chains x 3 sets
3a. Pushups with bands or chains x 4 sets
3b. Chin ups x 4 sets.


#1370

For safety’s sake, then, shouldn’t you have an eyewash station? j/k. That’s a real nice setup there. I’m jealous.


#1371

Tony, when the gun show starts it’s nothing but eye candy. No wash needed baby. (followed by a Ric Flair ‘wooo’).


#1372

Jeez.


#1373

Just thought I would stop by and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!


#1374

And where have you been young man?


#1375

I want to come to your house and train. Awesome set up.


#1376

Be sure Steve invites Ted Arcidi if you go to his house to train.


#1377

Merry Christmas to you Paul and to everyone. You’re all invited to train. But its more fun in the nice weather to train outside.
Paul, Kainen and I are signing up for that RPS meet in April. Any intrest? Kainen is going to bench only but I’m gonna try a full meet.

I tried the marching to a small step up exercise. I’m on the fence if I like it.

12/18

  1. 135x50 sec, 225x30,30 sec, 315x20,20,20 sec
  2. Cambered squat bar zercher hold 175x30,30 sec

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#1379

I loaded thebtrap bar Sat but I was fried by the time I finished pulling. I may give it a ttr Sat


#1380

Steve- you guys doing States I assume?


#1381

ICL, hope you were able to do some carries today.
Paul, it is the RPS states on April 13. I’m hoping to not embarrass myself.

12/21
1a. BWx3x10
1b. Leg curls 100x3x10
2. Trap bar deads 135,185,245,295,335,385,425,475x3 335x3x5
3. Trap bar sldl 245x3x10

I’m still not confident with my lower back. So I thought the trap bar may be a better choice to deadlift with tonight. I didn’t use a belt With any sets.


#1382

Steve, Merry Christmas to you and the family and Ted Arcidi too.

I bought my self a sandbag for Christmas. I’ll be watching your stone work with even more interest now.


#1383

Merry Christmas to you and everyone, Mac.

12/24
1a. Bench + mini band(orange) barx20 95x10 135,185,225x5 275,315x3 365x1 315x3
1b. Neutral grip chins BWx3,4,5,6,15+4 or 5 more sets
2a. Lateral raisex2 sets
2b. Band pull aparts x2 sets
3a. Pushdowns x2 sets
3b. Curlsx2 sets

I like the little orange band. Adds enough at the top to notice.