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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12825 on: September 24, 2022, 09:01:03 AM »
Legs in the home gym this AM

Squat
Worked up to 4 sets of 2 @ 405 lbs.

* (Higher reps done with the lighter weights).
     - 225 x 10 for 2 sets.
     - 315 x 5 for 2 sets.

Leg Press
Vertical Leg Press in Smith-Machine (w/ DIY attached foot-plate).
     - 4 sets w/ 4-plates a side

Leg Curls
     - 4 Sets

Leg Ext
     - 4 Sets

Calf Raises
* in PowerTech Leverage Squat Machine
     - 4 Sets

* 50 minute walk - 5,000 steps

Thats a good home gym

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12826 on: September 24, 2022, 10:45:36 AM »
I bought that ďBody SolidĒ (nh) bench with the leg extension/curl attachment on Gym-Ratís recommendation.  Most of those kinds of things are super-shitty but this one is good, sturdy and good ROM on both exercises.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12827 on: September 24, 2022, 10:46:57 AM »
I bought that ďBody SolidĒ (nh) bench with the leg extension/curl attachment on Gym-Ratís recommendation.  Most of those kinds of things are super-shitty but this one is good, sturdy and good ROM on both exercises.

I thought the same, I took a gamble on it, but I did first read some reviews.
Everything about it is pretty decent. Incline, decline, leg attachment and preacher attachment, etc...

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12828 on: September 24, 2022, 10:47:36 AM »
Thatís a really nice home setup

Thank you sir, I love it...

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12829 on: September 24, 2022, 10:50:31 AM »
Thats a good home gym

You ever travel up this way (MA, NH) let me know, youre welcome to visit / train...

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12830 on: September 24, 2022, 11:05:11 AM »
Legs in the home gym this AM

Man, that's a sweet setup!  Just out of interest - are those posters just marketing materials, or have you got people up there you're a fan of?

Full disclosure:  I used to put shots of Berry DeMey everywhere when I was really going for it! ;D  (nh)
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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12831 on: September 24, 2022, 12:29:29 PM »
Legs today with the Chicago gang:

JustPlaneJane tried a full-depth single squat at 250 lbs, but needed a light spot to complete it. She weighed 129.7 lbs without her shoes. I think she will hit double bodyweight squat by November.

I went 315 x 20 x 4 on front squats (after warm-up) for my working sets, spent most of my workout concentrating on hamstrings.

Consensus was ďget well WesĒ and stick with your lifting!

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12832 on: September 24, 2022, 12:31:34 PM »
Legs today with the Chicago gang:

JustPlaneJane tried a full-depth single squat at 250 lbs, but needed a light spot to complete it. She weighed 129.7 lbs without her shoes. I think she will hit double bodyweight squat by November.

I went 315 x 20 x 4 on front squats (after warm-up) for my working sets, spent most of my workout concentrating on hamstrings.

Consensus was ďget well WesĒ and stick with your lifting!

Great lifting Walter and Jane!!

Really strong!

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12833 on: September 24, 2022, 12:33:43 PM »
Man, that's a sweet setup! Just out of interest - are those posters just marketing materials, or have you got people up there you're a fan of?

Full disclosure:  I used to put shots of Berry DeMey everywhere when I was really going for it! ;D  (nh)

I had some banners made of some Strength Athletes (Big Z, Mateusz Kieliszkowski, Hafthor, Westside Barbell, etc).

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12834 on: September 24, 2022, 12:46:03 PM »
Legs today with the Chicago gang:

JustPlaneJane tried a full-depth single squat at 250 lbs, but needed a light spot to complete it. She weighed 129.7 lbs without her shoes. I think she will hit double bodyweight squat by November.

I went 315 x 20 x 4 on front squats (after warm-up) for my working sets, spent most of my workout concentrating on hamstrings.

Consensus was ďget well WesĒ and stick with your lifting!

315 x 20 full depth front squats !!
very good going .

Very rarely see anyone front squatting - let alone for that many reps & poundage.

what age & body weight are you ??

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12835 on: September 24, 2022, 12:58:29 PM »
You ever travel up this way (MA, NH) let me know, youre welcome to visit / train...

If this ever happens, the whole thing has to be filmed and posted

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12836 on: September 24, 2022, 03:08:36 PM »
I had some banners made of some Strength Athletes (Big Z, Mateusz Kieliszkowski, Hafthor, Westside Barbell, etc).

I have a similar Westside banner, but without blue in it.

Also had that in a black/white shirt 10-12 years ago.

Completely randomly, i saw a dude with that shirt on a few months ago. Asked him about it, he had no idea what it was about, just thought it looked cool.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12837 on: September 24, 2022, 03:44:34 PM »
Legs today with the Chicago gang:

JustPlaneJane tried a full-depth single squat at 250 lbs, but needed a light spot to complete it. She weighed 129.7 lbs without her shoes. I think she will hit double bodyweight squat by November.

I went 315 x 20 x 4 on front squats (after warm-up) for my working sets, spent most of my workout concentrating on hamstrings.

Consensus was ďget well WesĒ and stick with your lifting!

Whatís your front squat 1rm? Thatís really impressive

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12838 on: September 24, 2022, 03:52:49 PM »
If this ever happens, the whole thing has to be filmed and posted

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12839 on: September 24, 2022, 04:29:41 PM »
315 x 20 full depth front squats !!
very good going .

Very rarely see anyone front squatting - let alone for that many reps & poundage.

what age & body weight are you ??

Iíve always done front squats about every 4th leg workout to take a break from the stresses high bar, back squats put on you. If I donít front squat, I definitely do hack squats. When I first started lifting I did a lot of Olympic lifting, so Iíve always been comfortable with having the weight out front of me and coming up from full-depth. I also do regular stretching to maintain flexibility and protect from injury. Ironically it took me quite a while to squat 315 when I first started lifting, I donít know if it was psychological, because of my height, or that I had a weak core?

I always do ďhigh repĒ sets. Even my ďheaviestĒ set for the day I will use a weight that lets me get 10-12 reps. At least one set per leg workout is up near 16-20 reps. Once my warm up sets are done I use a belt and wraps for all my squatting. I also elevate my heels when doing my sets. I didnít weigh myself today but Iíd guess Iím about 250-255 lbs right now, but Iím not sure.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12840 on: September 24, 2022, 04:38:16 PM »
Whatís your front squat 1rm? Thatís really impressive

Iím not sure, I havenít done 1RM lifts in a long time?

With the front squat Iíd guess not too much? My hunch is that my abdomen would fold if I went too much heavier. Itís a good question but not something Iíd want to injure myself trying. The real difficulty in high rep front squats is the breathing. To do them your form has to be good and consistent or it just doesnít work.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12841 on: September 24, 2022, 04:48:42 PM »
With the front squat Iíd guess not too much? My hunch is that my abdomen would fold if I went too much heavier. Itís a good question but not something Iíd want to injure myself trying. The real difficulty in high rep front squats is the breathing. To do them your form has to be good and consistent or it just doesnít work.

Front squats are a different game, even more so for high reps.

Doing 315+ is very impressive, just being able to balance the bar on your front shoulder girdle is a challenge. It's hard to breathe too.

I haven't done them with over 275 pounds in years.

But once you master front squats, they are amazing for growth and strength.

You don't see many people doing them anymore, because they are so difficult.

People loading up the leg press thinking that's how you get strong legs.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12842 on: September 24, 2022, 05:08:37 PM »
That is really an awesome looking home gym GR.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12843 on: September 24, 2022, 05:10:51 PM »
Iíve always done front squats about every 4th leg workout to take a break from the stresses high bar, back squats put on you. If I donít front squat, I definitely do hack squats. When I first started lifting I did a lot of Olympic lifting, so Iíve always been comfortable with having the weight out front of me and coming up from full-depth. I also do regular stretching to maintain flexibility and protect from injury. Ironically it took me quite a while to squat 315 when I first started lifting, I donít know if it was psychological, because of my height, or that I had a weak core?

I always do ďhigh repĒ sets. Even my ďheaviestĒ set for the day I will use a weight that lets me get 10-12 reps. At least one set per leg workout is up near 16-20 reps. Once my warm up sets are done I use a belt and wraps for all my squatting. I also elevate my heels when doing my sets. I didnít weigh myself today but Iíd guess Iím about 250-255 lbs right now, but Iím not sure.
Wow, banging out sets of 20 at 250 is really impressive, you must got some killler lungs

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12844 on: September 24, 2022, 07:06:41 PM »
Wow, banging out sets of 20 at 250 is really impressive, you must got some killler lungs

I test my breathing by trying to do a high bar back squat set(s) of 50 with 225 every couple of months. I also drop the weight way down about once every 4 months and do sets of 100.

I also do regular cardio and ab work.

Oddly enough, I can squat, bench, and do back work pretty heavy, yet I still struggle with standing barbell curls. I just canít get in the groove with those.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12845 on: September 25, 2022, 12:08:22 AM »
That is really an awesome looking home gym GR.

Thx Cook...

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12846 on: September 25, 2022, 08:30:34 AM »
legs today

4 sets hacks, tweaked the back of my knee on the 3rd set, cut the weight by 2 thirds and just repped out the last set

3 sets leg ext
4 sets single leg curls
3 sets seated calves
3 sets standing calves
4 sets ab roller

7 weeks out from NABBA UK

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12847 on: September 26, 2022, 09:25:15 AM »
Killed it today.   Just do the FNG work

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12848 on: September 26, 2022, 10:10:12 AM »
back day

4 sets close grip pulldowns
4 sets seated machine single arm rows ( jumped up 20k a side today more than normal, only managed 8 reps though)
4 sets machine pulldowns
3 sets straight arm pulldowns

chucked in 3 sets standing cable bicep curls then repped out to failure on one arm curls each side.

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Re: I bet half of you didn't even lift today
« Reply #12849 on: September 26, 2022, 10:13:18 AM »
back day

4 sets close grip pulldowns
4 sets seated machine single arm rows ( jumped up 20k a side today more than normal, only managed 8 reps though)
4 sets machine pulldowns
3 sets straight arm pulldowns

chucked in 3 sets standing cable bicep curls then repped out to failure on one arm curls each side.

Looking FWD to how you peak for the show man, keep up the great work...