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    It's a good idea to change up workouts every once in a while. Muscle confusion, ya know.

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    Wednesday
    I may have brought a leg extension machine for my home gym. They're replacing the current one (the one I've been using) with a new(er) model. They asked, I offered, they agreed so... And in other news:

    Close Grip Bench Press
    to 142.5-kilos x 4 x 1 reps (each rep got better than the last one)

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    Lat Pulldowns
    to stack +5 plates x 8 reps

    DOTBDLTL
    to 200-kilos x 1 rep (missed an attempt at 210kg). Back on plan the next workout

    Rolling Thunder Handle
    to +160-kilos x 1 rep BH (missed +180-kilos x BH). Lisa went to +110-kilos. The handle is VERY stiff.
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    Mobs, how much does leg work contribute to gripping?

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    Just being strong does. In my early comps I noticed a few of the lighter competitors just weren't strong full stop. They liked having a strong grip (so they can feel special etc) but missed a trick, IMO, by not actually being strong over all
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    Agreed. The body's musculature works cooperatively. The lower body helps the upper body do what it needs to. When gripping occurs, the lower body must balance & support the upper body. I can see that now.

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    Friday
    still fighting a cold (coughing etc)
    Iso Press
    to 80-kilos x 5/6 reps

    Hammer DB Curls
    to 90-kilos x 5 reps RH

    TPD
    to 18p x 6 reps

    W/Curls
    to 35-kilos F x 12 reps @
    to 25-kilos R x 8-10 reps @
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifrommike65 View Post
    Agreed. The body's musculature works cooperatively. The lower body helps the upper body do what it needs to. When gripping occurs, the lower body must balance & support the upper body. I can see that now.
    Pavel T did a great article on this using grip, funnily enough, as his reference.
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    Sunday
    Two hand pinch
    to 104.2-kilos x 1, 2 and then very nearly 3 reps
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    Damn, lift that mother!

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    Still with half an eye on 120-kilos in my future. How to become a legend in three easy steps ha ha
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    Tuesday
    Legs are always brutal and I took my sweet time but it's still preferable to standing in the rain for 4 hours non stop with my nose dripping at work yesterday

    L/Press
    to 700-kilos x 8 reps (H1)

    P/Squat Machine
    to 420-kilos x 8 reps (no spot)

    Seated L/Curls
    to stack +6p x 12 reps

    L/Extensions (on the machine I'm buying from the gym)
    to stack +6p x 12 reps

    Wrist Roller
    to 87.5-kilos x 2 x 1 reps
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    Wednesday
    Slow sluggish. Everything was a grind and took ages to do. Appt in town and gym
    Close Grip Bench Press - speed work
    to 115-kilos x 6 x 1 reps

    Low Row
    to stack +5p x 12 reps

    DOTBDLTL
    to 182.5-kilos x 2 reps, then 2 x 3 r/p reps
    Used the 50-kilo plates on this and next event

    Adj/T/Bar
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    LH: 132.5-kilos x 2 x 3 reps
    RH: 137.5-kilos x 2 x 3 reps
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    Thursday
    I spent some time at the end doing a little promo of products for the gyms page on Facebook. By way of example we did the same a few days ago for the gym clothing and they sold 6 items over night.

    Iso Press
    to 80-kilos x 4/6 reps

    Hammer DB Curls
    to 80-kilos x 10 reps @

    TPD
    to 16p x 10 reps (small tweak in the left elbow)

    Wrist Curls
    to
    F 35-kilos x 12 reps @
    R 25-kilos x 12 reps @
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    Mobs, are you an employee at the gym? Or part owner?

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    Neither. However, I havem't had to pay for six months. I came in one day and put my money down and it was pushed back. I get given gym clothing to wear and so on. My thick bar is the one at the gym and my Millennium Dumbbell has been left there years. If I go compete I make sure to include a photo with a gym shirt on and so on.

    These past two weeks or so I pointed out that the owner needed to spend 5-10 minutes a day on social media (so far just Facebook). When the new clothing arrived (I'd already been given the test sample to wear) I got him to work with me for a few minutes taking photos. 40+ likes in under 50 minutes and six sales over night lol. It was 8 sales when I came in and 10 by the time I left. I took a photo of a member, Corey Brown, who'd lost 48lbs and we put that online. The owner ended up writing 4 diet plans that morning.

    Yesterday I said 'what do you want to sell off in the supplements section?'. So we polished a few tubs so they looked nice, found a nicely lit spot and took some 'sexy' photos. All too often they just get piled up. Cars, on the other hand, are shined and then driven on an empty road etc etc.

    Last week I had the photo of me doing a lat spread in the t-shirt alongside one of the owner. He had a gym hoody on and I had him stand on the counter with me a little lower taking the shot (two more gym logos in view - so three, with the hoody, visble). 120+ likes in an hour.

    Hence I get to train for free ha ha. I'm buying the leg extension for my home gym when the new one arrives for the gym proper.
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