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Old 12-04-2009, 11:13 PM
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Well done on the squats, thats one decent improvement, plenty of hip drive. You get some insane depth too so i dont really think you have an issue with hip mobility as that will stay good considering you are now using hip drive and initiating the movement with your glutes.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:58 AM
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Well done on the squats, thats one decent improvement, plenty of hip drive. You get some insane depth too so i dont really think you have an issue with hip mobility as that will stay good considering you are now using hip drive and initiating the movement with your glutes.
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Thanks, I am going to continue to work on them. I will never be satisfied until my form is perfect and I'm repping 400....but even then I won't be satisfied!

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Push Press
130(plus 15) to 190x3
200x3 pr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qZlWoKVmls

Strict Overhead Press
140x7

Push Press
140x8

Front Raise
44lb plate, 3 sets of 8

Deloaded Skull Crusher
60, 70, 80, 85x5
65x9

In and out in 35 minutes. Very happy with the push press pr, this is the first time I have pushed anything over my head that weighs more than I do for reps.

Tomorrow, I try sumo deadlifts for the first time, I figure it may indirectly help with my squat hip issues...and it will be fun to try a new deadlift.
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:07 AM
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That's some good weight on the push presses.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:40 PM
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That's some good weight on the push presses.
Thanks, it felt good.
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Sumo DL
256 (plus 20) up to 416x3
416x3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogDpWSnHnAg
356x8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16kzoUaPi8 (side view form check)

I was really happy with these, it was the first time I have ever did them. Those experienced please feel free to critique my form. They absolutely lit up my glutes and hams though, which is what I was going for!

Glute Ham
BWx5,4,4 (finally was close to doing some of the early reps unassisted, progress!)

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Lateral Squats
BWx10, 10, 10

Pull up
BWX5,5,5,5,7 (felt pretty weak on these, haven't done them in awhile)

Sit-ups
25x10, 35x7,7,7
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:38 AM
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Upper

Seated OH Press
110, 120, 130, 140x5
120x9

Upright Row
60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110x5
85x9

JM Press
70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 125x5
100x8

Basically, I am doing a shoulder and tricep hypertrophy mesocyle right now, keeping back/legs/biceps on maintainance while trying to work on hip mobility during my lower days.
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:42 PM
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Diet Update:

Weight gain stalled this week, first time in about 8 weeks of steady gaining. Average bodyweight is 195.5.

Calories were 3760, now will be 3960
fat 121, carbs 488, protein 234 on non-workout days.

Hope to gradually work up to 200, then keep it coming to 215.

Although I am planning a beach vacation in May, I may cut in April regardless of meeting my goal of 215 to look respectable at the beach. Hey, I like to look good for my wife.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:19 PM
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lookin good commander, sucks your weight stalled though, but it looks like you have a plan in place to fix it! i dont know how it would fit in, but when i stall or feel hungry all the time, i throw in a pb and banana sandwich to my day..its an instant TON of calories!!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:17 PM
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lookin good commander, sucks your weight stalled though, but it looks like you have a plan in place to fix it! i dont know how it would fit in, but when i stall or feel hungry all the time, i throw in a pb and banana sandwich to my day..its an instant TON of calories!!!
Yeah, I have a plan, it won't stick at 195.5 for long.

I have a desk job, so it's pretty easy to get in the extra calories, because I have access to my snacks all day. I just added more oats to my diet.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:13 PM
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Lower

Split Squats
worked up to 130x3 each leg

Box Squats paused
120, 140, 160, 180, 200x5
220, 240, 260x3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1mZQzLAmJo
280, 300x1

I am super happy with the box squats, my form was tight (IMO) and my glutes are on fire today so I know that I was utilizing them well.

Ab Roller
BWx10,10,10, 16

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Back Extensions
BW, 10, 25, 25 x 8

I am actually going to eliminate the weighted split squats from this workout next week. With the time I spend on hip mobility prior to squatting, and the time I spend afterward stretching, it became too long in the gym for me (as a father of two boys). Going to simplify.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:33 PM
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Form on squats has greatly improved, good stuff.
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