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Old 02-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #31
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ha...most of the time enjoy your weekend too sir. i will think of you while dining on gourmet japanese tomorrow night.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:14 AM   #32
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Good to see you back training again, hows your knee now?
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:43 AM   #33
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ha...most of the time enjoy your weekend too sir. i will think of you while dining on gourmet japanese tomorrow night.
if thinking of me makes you feel happy then you go right ahead sonny boy

knee is doing great Johnson, thanks for asking!! i hope to keep it that way too!

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #34
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had a great w/o tonight, just 5lbs from my old squat PR, which will be toast next week and although my bench is still pitiful something happened tonight which hit me like a ton of bricks . . .

i'm doing my warm up sets and getting to the last few of the heaviest ones and it hit me . . . i subconscioulsy work to NOT use my tris when i bench!!

seriously i was like dude what the fuck is wrong with you!!! and of course i knew the answer right away . . . . years of reading BBing mags, BBing books, listening to other BBers and of course Mr Metnzer himself, all of whom constantly refer to the bench as a 'chest' exercise, used in 'chest' routines on 'chest' day to build up your 'chest'. it's like the answer was written on a black board in front of me it was so clear!

now consciously i let go of that notion after i read SS but i guess subconsciously the old brain washing was there and old habits die hard as we all know even if we arent aware that we're doing them!

so when i get to my 3 working sets, i used my entire upper body, probably for the first time ever on that lift and wouldnt ya know, bang, those 3 sets go up like almost nothing. it felt heavy sure but i seemd FAR more in control of the bar and my strength out of the bottom, where the tris take a huge amount of the work, was waaaaaaaaaaay better.

nothing earth shattering i know but just strikes me how we think we have all aspects of something in order and yet some little 'thing' is holding us back or causing us to miss the mark or whatever it is. the bench has always been the bain of my training but maybe that'll change now? we'll see!
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:52 AM   #35
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Sounds like you're well on your way to smashing some PRs.
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that's the plan!!!
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Nice one Riddick, Elitefts has some good articles on benching that really opened my eyes up.Westside too.

I just hope you did some flyes after benching to hit the inner outer subcutaneous lower portion of the middle outer pec region to build striations.You know cos thats what chicks dig

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Old 03-05-2009, 04:27 PM   #38
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actually i did cable crossovers on a 37.56 degree inclne bench to hit the inner, outer, middle striation of the middle, outer, inner region of the outer, middle, inner pec region, 1 set to failure. . . check back in April when i have my next workout

thanks for the resources Hops, i will do some poking around!
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Nice one Riddick, Elitefts has some good articles on benching that really opened my eyes up.Westside too.

I just hope you did some flyes after benching to hit the inner outer subcutaneous lower portion of the middle outer pec region to build striations.You know cos thats what chicks dig

Its Flyes BEFORE benching to pre exhaust the chest muscles so you can push the pectorals to total failure so you can switch on the growth mechanism.
This little slip up has proved you are a volume troll who doesn't understand the one true valid theory of bodybuilding the only one that works!
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Its Flyes BEFORE benching to pre exhaust the chest muscles so you can push the pectorals to total failure so you can switch on the growth mechanism.
This little slip up has proved you are a volume troll who doesn't understand the one true valid theory of bodybuilding the only one that works!
oh damn, i forgot that part!! so instead of benching with poundages on par with Hannah Montana like i do now, i graduate down the ladder to compete with Urkel and Minnie Me

you're right though, Hops is a volume troll and so am i because as we all know, ANYONE who doesnt use HIT or HD is a volume troll!
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