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Old 08-16-2008, 02:31 PM
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on the pin presses...how high above your starting point did you set them?
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:22 PM
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Good question...since you loaned out your book, Pity...it is originally intended to be bench pin press with the starting point a few inches above your chest.
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:29 PM
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i am missing that book more and more. i will have to get it back this week...hope it's not covered in dog shit or anything.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:53 PM
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You got the weights sitting on some type of blocks for those snatch grips?
No. No blocks. They don't allow me to deadlift off the floor completely in my gym because I "lift too heavy" so I folded two Yoga mats and used them as cushions between the plates and the floor. The yoga mat completely folds in. I was worried that I would be doing these off a block like rack deadlifts but even with the Yoga mats the bar is barely 1 inch off the floor. Add to that the 45 lbs plates in my gym here are smaller than the bumper plates I use at Trinity.

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Good question...since you loaned out your book, Pity...it is originally intended to be bench pin press with the starting point a few inches above your chest.
Exactly, Eric. It was supposed to be a few inches off the chest. But since I am doing Military Presses instead of the Bench, I used the same principle and set the bar a few inches off my clavicle. It's at this weird point where the bar is just at my nose (or rather my lower forehead).
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:12 AM
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coo...thanks...may have to give those a whirl.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:01 AM
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coo...thanks...may have to give those a whirl.
Definitely. Next upper workout I have to do speed work on pin presses and then 2 heavy sets of doubles. I will post vids, etc and let y'all know how they went.
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Beginning Thoughts:
Been eating good food today. 4 meals down so far. 2 more to go. Each meal has approximately 150 grams of protein. I dunno the carbs and fats...However, I am eating roughly 8 slices of bread total and 3 t-spoons of peanut butter.
Workout:
Did some Floor Presses with 185 and worked up from 185 to 205x2. It was pretty hard stuff. I did some rows and Push-ups, facepulls, etc...Nothing exciting today.
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Once I am done with Maximum Strength I am going to make changes to the way in which I approach upper body training. I am gonna dedicate one of my two upper body days into more volume work. I plan on using Dips, Push-ups and Dumbbell Press variations in future cycles.

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Old 08-17-2008, 09:32 AM
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No. No blocks. They don't allow me to deadlift off the floor completely in my gym because I "lift too heavy" so I folded two Yoga mats and used them as cushions between the plates and the floor. The yoga mat completely folds in. I was worried that I would be doing these off a block like rack deadlifts but even with the Yoga mats the bar is barely 1 inch off the floor. Add to that the 45 lbs plates in my gym here are smaller than the bumper plates I use at Trinity.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:59 PM
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150g of protein per meal!? Sweet jesus.
Or did you mean 150g of meat?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:44 PM
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150g of protein per meal!? Sweet jesus.
Or did you mean 150g of meat?
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250 grams of meat. I am assuming that that equals 150 grams of protein atleast?
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