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#1384

Have a Merry Christmas


#1385

Thanks Crippler. I hope you and yours had a Merry Christmas.

I set up reverse band deadlifts for my son and decided to try them myself. I couldn’t help myself. Glad I tried them they were fun. My son worked up to 605x1 without a belt. I’m not sure how much weight the bands took off at the bottom.

12/26

  1. Reverse band deads 245,295,335,385,425,475,515,565x3 605x2 515x3
  2. Zercher hold 265x4x15-20 sec

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#1388

Those bands? That weight? Come on Steve.


#1389

Impressive strength, and confidence in your floor joists !!
That’s a big pull at lockout.


#1390

If you have the setup to for the reverse deadlifts you have to try it. Pulling supra max weight is motivating. What I noticed in my video is that my shoulders are to far forward when I start the pull. I think I need to sit back a few inches. If you get the chance could I get some of your opinions?

I’ve got a busy day so I hit the basement early.

12/29
1a. (Speed) bench + orange bands barx20 95x10 135x5 185x3 225x8x3
1b. Band pull aparts
2. Bowflex chest press 160x25,15
3. Lateral raise 25x20,12
4. DB curls 2 sets
5. Pushups with bands 2 sets


#1391

Happy New Year Steve, you beast.

I’ve read that shoulders should be directly over the bar at start of pull, so maybe adjust a bit. Would llikely help those seriously heavy deadlifts on which you thrive.


#1392

Thank you Mac. I hope you have a great New Years.

12/31

  1. 17’’ step ups BWx10,10 +25x10,10
  2. Leg curls superset with BW calf raises x 3 sets
  3. 17’’ box front squats with chains (chain weight not included) barx10 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x5 315x3 135x10,15

My back is feeling great. Only a little tight. The front squats don’t seem to bother it. I may try zercher box squats next.


#1393

Happy New Year


#1394

Thank you. And you as well


#1395

1/3
1a. Bench barx25 95x10135,185,225,275,315,335,350x3 275x2 sets 225x1set
1b. Neutral grip chins x12 sets
2. Lateral raises superset with band pull aparts x 2 sets

Looking and feeling good. (That’s what I keep telling myself).


#1396

1/5

  1. Zercher squat to 15’’ box barx2x10 135x2x5 185x5 225x5 275x5 315x3 365x1 225x10,5
  2. Front squat to 15’’ box 135x3x10

The zerchers to a box feel awesome. I got a little lightheaded with 365. It was impossible to take a breath. But I was pain free. Back,knees,etc. So I can front and zercher squat to a box pain free. I’m pumped.


#1397

A 365 zercher.

Bet your arms are a bit longer from that lift.


#1398

I’m a big fan of Zerchers. Not everyone is.
It’s helped my squat probably as much as any squat variation.
Keeps me from folding over.
I think it also helps DL.,getting tight and keeping the bar close.
Hope the training goes well


#1399

Mac, my arms were a little tender towards the end of the workout.

Clee, I imagine if my zercher numbers go up my squat numbers should follow. And they don’t make my lower back ache.

1/8
1a. MP barx20 95x10 115x5 135x5 155x5 175x5 135x5 155x5 175x5 195x5 135x10
1b. A bunch of rows

Not sure why but I think every joint in my body was on fire. I tried an extended warm up but it didn’t help.


#1400

Zerchers are manly !! and 365 is no joke son !!


#1401

Thanks Paul. You decide where you’re moving?

1/10
Warmup 3 sets BW step ups

  1. Semi sumo deads 135,225,275,315,375,405,405x3
  2. Paused deads 3 sets with 315
  3. Front squats to 17’’ box 135,185,225,275x5 315x3 365x1 225x5

Took it easy with deadlifts. I need to get a couple stones in the basement. Maybe this weekend I’ll roll one down.


#1402

I have a vision of a giant boulder going bumpity bump bump down a looong flight of stairs, finally landing with a giant cloud of dust. Please do not disappoint me…


#1403

Steve’s kidding about rolling a stone into basement.

He’ll carry it.