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Old 12-26-2009, 02:52 PM
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when i took my week off i came back @ 10% less on the weights...you may need to work your shoulders up a bit before your bench and overhead press takes off...have you watched that dave tate vid and use that form?? since i saw that i cannot stop progressing! everything about your programs is improving..just keep it up!
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:53 PM
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Most PR's are set in the 2 weeks following a week off, so you should come back feeling great. Just use 1 week a little less than where you left, and the next workout hit it hard. Everyone needs days off every 6weeks or so just to keep the cumulative fatigue from kicking in.

So I look forward to seeing your PR's when you come back!
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:17 PM
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when i took my week off i came back @ 10% less on the weights...you may need to work your shoulders up a bit before your bench and overhead press takes off...have you watched that dave tate vid and use that form?? since i saw that i cannot stop progressing! everything about your programs is improving..just keep it up!
yeah i have watched that video a number of times and tried to implement all the techniques but still no luck, i will deload the weights when i get back and try working my way up using the form exactly as he shows it and see what happens.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:20 PM
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Most PR's are set in the 2 weeks following a week off, so you should come back feeling great. Just use 1 week a little less than where you left, and the next workout hit it hard. Everyone needs days off every 6weeks or so just to keep the cumulative fatigue from kicking in.

So I look forward to seeing your PR's when you come back!
I didn't really wanna take a week off as i was feeling good, but i am visiting some of my family/friends during the holidays but i am glad to get a little bit of rest and relaxation. Still cheers for the motivation and i cant wait to get back at it!

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Old 12-29-2009, 06:33 PM
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yeah i have watched that video a number of times and tried to implement all the techniques but still no luck, i will deload the weights when i get back and try working my way up using the form exactly as he shows it and see what happens.
dont worry about it man, just keep practicing...one day it will all just "click"...ive been lifting almost 5 yrs hard now, and it finally just clicked for me
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:19 PM
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Okay so i'm back from my week away and i have to say it was not as beneficial as i thought it would be, a week of sleeping on couches, late nights, eating what ever and epic snowball fights have taken their toll. Still i was glad to get back to it, i went a bit lighter on squats and deads, i also deloaded on the bench press so i can hopefully work that up consistently now. And i am now sitting at a weight of 154lbs.

Squat
99x2x5
121x1x5
143x1x3
154x1x2
165x3x5

http://s910.photobucket.com/albums/a...rent=squat.flv

Bench press
55x2x5
66x1x5
77x1x3
88x1x2
99x3x5

Deadlift
110x2x5
132x1x5
154x1x3
176x1x2
198.5x1x5

My previous targets were
Weight - 154lbs (done)
Squat - 180lbs (done)
Bench - 150lbs (not done)
Deadlift - 200lbs (done)

New targets
Weight - 160lbs
Squat - 200lbs
Bench - 150lbs
Deadlift - 240lbs
Overhead press - 120lbs

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Old 01-04-2010, 06:08 PM
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Here is a snowman i built, man i enjoy the snow.




And here is the snowman getting it from behind
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:12 PM
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And here is a graphics project i did about a year ago, it's a jigsaw puzzle promoting the london olympics, everthing on there i drew or painted (except the coloured part of the stadium and the sign posts bottom right)



And here is a burger i made just incase you're feeling hungry

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Old 01-04-2010, 06:48 PM
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i cant believe how much your squat has improved since you started, your form is looking very good.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:59 PM
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i cant believe how much your squat has improved since you started, your form is looking very good.
Thanks mate, it's all down to your's and Commander's advice. Just cant wait to start upping the weights then start setting some PR's next week, i'm on the road to 200lb. I noticed you said you were going to start using creatine again, i have been looking in to trying it, i made a thread in the supps section about it check it out if you get the time.
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