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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:29 pm 
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Thanks for that, they are expensive here so maybe cheaper to ship them in. Where did you order yours from?

These are also a possibility https://www.strengthshop.co.uk/strength ... shoes.html

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:29 am 
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I ordered mine directly from Adidas. I'm actually going to send them back tomorrow to exchange them for a half-size smaller since today was a legitimate squat day and they felt too loose for me to be comfortable in - pain in the ass for such a small change but for $100 bucks I want to make sure they're the right size. Hopefully that also helps for sizing.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:55 am 
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In all honesty I'm not going to run the bbb challenge....yet. I haven't even ran the bbb template from the ebook & it seems short sighted to jump onto an "extra". Also as Wendler says the average stall out can be round 5-6 cycles, I don't want to be having to re test lifts half way through it. So for now it's going to be the standard template with 50% on the 5x10 set (remember on deload week it's 3x10).

Thanks  for the info on the shoes, Adidas has a store in Birmingham which is only a 40min train ride so I may call them to see if they stock/can get them in for me. The average over here for them is $144 (£90) without shipping if I had to order them.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:09 am 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
(remember on deload week it's 3x10).


Funny you say that because ... I totally forgot that this week and have been doing 5x10 for all my BBB sets (aside from deads which were 5x8). So much for deloading, though, there are worse things I could have done.

Let me know how the shoes work out for you - as soon as I get my account credited I'm ordering those Adidas again but in the proper-size. Hopefully they come before the third week of this next cycle so I can break them in good and well with some heavy sets.

I'm also hoping to catch up on actually (b)logging tomorrow morning since I'll have free reign of my old lady's laptop. I'm almost too wiped to do it tonight, though, we'll see what I can manage.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:58 am 
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Lets be fair 2x10 at a much lower percentage isn't going to break you...I kept doing 3x5 for my first cycle on the 3x3 week haha just about getting into the groove of the program:)

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:40 am 
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04.01.12
5/3/1: Cycle One, Week Four, Day One
Boring But Big

NUTRITION

50/160/210

SESSION
Warm-up: Cycling 10 minutes, 2.37 miles; light leg extensions; body weight squats 10x4

Squats
45x16; 50x5
60x5; 75x5; 95x5
75x10x5
My squat form has been all over the place recently but this day felt/looked really good probably because I did so many hip flexors and circles during warm-up and in between sets, meaning I should be doing this every damn day.

Hanging leg raises
10x5

Leg curl
70x10x2; 60x10x3

Dumbbell side bend
45x20x2; 45x10

Weighted sit-ups
25x20

04.02.12
5/3/1: Cycle One, Week Four, Day Two
Boring But Big

NUTRITION

55/170/200

SESSION ONE
Cycling: 45 minutes; 10 miles
I wasn't going to 'log' this because it wasn't for conditioning or cardio purposes but solely for the fact that I love cycling but I suppose it's worth noting that I did, in fact, actually get the chance to get a ride in that lasted longer than 15 minutes.

SESSION TWO
Warm-up: Elliptical; assisted dips 5x2; rack chins

Dumbbell bench press
15x5; 20x5

Barbell bench press
45x5; 55x5; 65x5
55x10x3; 50x10x2
Tweaked my form a little bit by 'shrugging' my shoulders up to alleviate any discomfort and, man, this did serious wonders for staying tight throughout the lift. Pair that with the fact that bench feels stronger every week and I'm expecting to see some serious progress with this upcoming cycle.

One-arm dumbbell rows
25x10x4; 25x20
Super-setted these with hammer curls even though I know Wendler would slap me.

Hammer curls
15x10x2; 10x10x2

Pull-ups
Various grips/assist weights in sets of either 10 or 5 done between BBB bench for a total of 50 reps

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:20 am 
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Nice logs there, I'd of def counted the cycling to. I keep saying it but I can't wait to see how you're going to progress on this. It's amazing when you actually apply Wendler's method of cutting out the crap & focusing on more bang for you buck movements. Today on my benching which was light I got more out of it than most "bro's" with their partial reps at weights the can't actually handle.

How are the chins coming along? Tried any unassisted yet? Mine have felt off the last couple of weeks & I think it's because I tacked on an extra couple of lb but this week I'm back to 10 reps a set now. I forgot I'am actually in B'ham this weekend for a gig so I'm going to call into the Adidas store, going to see pelican...have a good Easter


PS have you ever seen this site? swole.me

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:21 am 
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I'm really looking forward to making serious progress with 5/3/1, especially with running BBB and increasing my intake (I've actually been working on an article I'm pretty proud of regarding this that I should be putting up on my blog but will end up getting posted here, too).

My mentality is if you can't perform the lift properly at the weight you're using, you're wasting your time. Strength > aesthetics.

The chins I've been doing have been rack-chins (youtube it) and I'm probably going to be adding weight to them this coming week to keep building them up. My goal is unassisted by June, sounds like a ways of a way off but my upper-body is extremely weak in comparison to my lower-body despite the fact that I feel stronger there every day.

Good luck with the shoe hunting and I hope you have a good time at the show - every time I've seen Pelican they've been incredible. Saw them with Black Cobra and Struck By Lightning last time and it was easily one of the best shoes I've been to in years.

Checked out that site you linked and have been playing around with it for about 15 minutes - pretty rad.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:29 pm 
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Nice one with the shoes, woohoo.

If you ever need to get any PL'ing specific gear, I have always found LiftingLarge to be the best of the internet companies. Fast, good service and Mike always looks after you (say I sent you).

Have a Happy Easter and a great weekend MF.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:21 am 
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My shoulders are ruined, I'll be cursing the name Jim Wendler for the next few days

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:46 pm 
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veggiesasquatch wrote:
My shoulders are ruined, I'll be cursing the name Jim Wendler for the next few days

Hahaha, toughen up mate !!

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Haha you'd think the 400+hrs of tattooing would of done that!

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:30 am 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Nice one with the shoes, woohoo.

If you ever need to get any PL'ing specific gear, I have always found LiftingLarge to be the best of the internet companies. Fast, good service and Mike always looks after you (say I sent you).

Have a Happy Easter and a great weekend MF.


I'm really stoked to get my shoes back - and in the right size! I'm going to check out LiftingLarge before my shift today - still need to look into knee wraps and deadlifts socks and probably some Liquid Grip since there's a no chalk rule at my gym. Thanks for the heads up and tip!

Hope your Easter went well, mate.

veggiesasquatch wrote:
My shoulders are ruined, I'll be cursing the name Jim Wendler for the next few days


OHP is the bane of my existence so I understand. My quads have been killing me all morning from the squats I did two days ago. If anyone ever says that the BBB doesn't look like enough "work," I think they should be slapped.

And it's a good thing I've only got 4 hours of tattooing under my belt - definitely not enough time to toughen up. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
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The part on writing a diet book had me grinning from ear to eat!

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 Post subject: Re: Project Heavygan: Eat Plates To Move Plates
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:12 am 
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That article is perfect.

Also I didn't realize how behind in logging on here until today - I'm behind two whole weeks almost! Good thing I'll be getting a new laptop soon.

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