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Tag: chains

12-27-14 – Last Deadlift of the Year

Last heavy training session of the year and probably till the meet. I wasn’t the best. My goal was to hit 405, which I have done a few times, but today it wasn’t in the cards. I was feeling alright moving up in weight but I noticed the weight was coming up slow a little…



10-13-14 – Floor Press w/ Fat Grips & Chains

It’s nice training with the place to myself sometimes. It allows for a peaceful session where my mind is focused on the task at hand. My bench has been lacking lately so I decided to make it more difficult by eliminating leg drive, using a fatter grip while making the weight heavier off my chest….



9-29-14 – Heavy Deadlift with Chains

I am two weeks out from Deadlift for Hope so I’m going kinda heavy. Today I’m working on deadlift off a one board with chains which takes some time to get use to. The whole setting up higher than usual felt odd at first and I could feel the weight getting heavier towards the top…



6-29-14 – Max Effort Bench w/ chains

There were some challenges I came across during my heavier sets. My elbows would flare too soon, causing me to lose power and making the bar drift toward my face and sometimes under the j cup.. With a little help from my spotter, Steve Poniatowski, I was able to lock the bar out. Leg drive…



6-16-14 – Max Effort Upper Body

I am in the need of having heavy weight put on my triceps! I decided to use my max effort day to bench press to a 2 board with a close grip and chains. The chains added about 80 pounds at the top. The problem I see with benching with chains is that the weight…



6-6-14 – ME Deficit Deadlifts w/Chains

Another great max effort day in the books, but still some things to work on. This is my first time doing conventional deficit deads, although it was only a deficit of a half inch. Oh and here’s a disclaimer: I hate the belt I’m using; it was on so tight (thanks hubby) that it was…



6-5-14 – ME Floor Press w/Chains

Oops. I completely forgot to record this session until the last max single, in which my butt came up anyways, so yea, no video this session. Sorry fans! I felt great after this session because I was able to get 100 lbs up, PLUS two chains (another 40ish pounds at the top), which is much…



6-3-14 – Chains & Sling Shot

 



5-27-14 – Playing with Bands & Chains

Finally, a max effort bench day WITHOUT Fat Grips! I was looking forward to today’s training session! I used a reverse band as well as chains during my close grip bench press. You can never have enough tricep strength! The reverse band set up will allow me to get the bar off my chest a…



5-23-14 – DE Conventional Speed Deadlifts

This week, Mike wanted me to finish out dynamic effort lower body on a good note so we could get ready to go heavy next week. Last dynamic effort day just about killed me afterwards. Holy shnikes! Anyways, so I need to work on my speed off the floor, and that’s what we…