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New Hampshire Lifter II


#1404

Not to NH unfortunately, I was looking to get away from the crowd down here but I didn’t get the job( I was one of two finalists) I was after. I have 2 job offers, so this weekend my wife and I will talk it over and do rock paper scissors!! Likely moving a bit closer to the Cape but a little west at the same time.


#1405

It’s single digits out there this weekend. So I’m not doing anything outside. The stones will have to wait. The way I get them into the basement is very boring. I roll them down a 2x12.

Paul, it was the companies loss not hiring you. But congratulations having 2 others to choose from.

1/12
1a. Bench+micro mini bands barx20 95x6 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x3 315x3 225x15 135x15
1b. Neutral grip chins x 9 sets


#1406

1/15

  1. Trap bar deads 135,186,225x5 275,315,365,405,455,495x3 315x10
  2. Zercher squats 135,185x5 225,275x3 135x15
  3. BW lunges

I zerchered as low as I could (not that low). Trying to work on my squat depth.


#1407

Not sure what shoes you use to squat in.
For me I get much better depth with Zercher with a shoe with a heel. I use the Adidas powershoe. About 90$ a few years ago, not their expensive version. Have held up well over 5+ years.
I have a hard time getting depth in a flat sole shoe, with Zerchers.
That’s just my experience.


#1408

Thanks Clee. I’ve been meaning to get squats shoes for a bit. My depth needs all the help it can get.

1/17
1a. 2 board bench barx25 95x10 135x5 185x5 225x5 275x3 315x6 335x3
1b. Band pull aparts after every set
2a. Pin press 315x3 275x5 225x10
2b. Band pull aparts

I set the safeties for 2 board then did pin presses off that height. I was in the process of getting 2 stones in the basement when I popped my back stiff legging one of them. My lower back pisses me off. I’m so fragile theses days.


#1409

Oh no! Hope it feels better soon.


#1410

Thanks CL. My back, knees, shoulders and neck all need to be babied now. No sudden stiff legging deadlifts with stones. And thorough warm ups are necessary.