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Old 02-27-2007, 09:43 PM   #11
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I've got a 33.5 inch inseam and I wear petite tops, so I'm born to deadlift. I'm closing in on 350#, so that's cool too.

JERKS
Probably because I so enjoy being one, I love doing them too. Push jerks, split jerks, clean and jerks. I freakin LOVE JERKS. (Present husband excepted... only husband. I meant only husband!)

Cleaning
Although my husband may say otherwise until I correct him, I've gotten pretty good at cleaning. In the weightroom. I'm inconsistent with more than 135#, BUT I power cleaned 160 and I have a witness, but I haven't been able to repeat the task.

Me and my big mouth. Hubby heard me typing, I read him what I typed and now I've got to clear space so there's wood visible on my desk. See what you made me do.

Dammit Performance Menuers!
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:51 PM   #12
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Steve,
Thanks for that. The AB workouts continue to kick my ass on a regular basis.

Jamila,
If you're closing in on 350# in the DL, I've got to get lifting. I'm stuck at 265# and got 270# once. I need to lift heavier.

Is a 33.5 in. inseam long, and therefore are you tall?
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:55 PM   #13
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DL I'm closing in on 350#, so that's cool too.
Umm. Wow. nice work.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:58 PM   #14
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I'm really into front squats lately.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:28 AM   #15
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Incline DB Press - No reason other than I'm pretty good at them and I'm stronger on the incline than flat, go figure.

weighted chinups - Never really done these before the last few months, a lot of fun, weighted pullups though are not as much fun for me.

walking barbell lunge - I haven't done these recently but I used to love loading a bar up with 225 and get to walking.

Bulgarian split squats - This is the exercise I love hating, I love doing these when my reps are relatively low, I HATE doing these for 10 reps+ (but I still gut it out, though my quads are screaming WHY!!!)

back squat - Always liked them though for the first few years I discovered I was doing them all wrong. "um yeah I love doing partials....d'oh"

cleans - After Dan John showed me how to do these the correct way rather than my taught myself out of magazines way I started liking these a lot more.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:28 AM   #16
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I've got a 33.5 inch inseam and I wear petite tops, so I'm born to deadlift. I'm closing in on 350#, so that's cool too.
That is awesome!
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:17 PM   #17
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It's so great to be applauded for something so meaningful!

Thanks. I'm 5'9" and built like a stork... or a ballerina. Long legs, long arms and short little torso. If I was leg proportional I'd be at least 6 feet. If I was upper body proportional I'd probably be about 5'3"!

I love to deadlift. Especially since I go to a shi-shi gym where they have a platform and bumpers with the gym's logo on them. (CLEARLY they had no idea what real platform usage entails!) So I get on it with my lifting boots and my dark glasses, SANDISK-not-ipod in my ears and my elitefts t-shirt that says "I'm training Don't talk to me" and start grunting, sweating and doing beastly O-lifting workouts and scaring all the spandex cardio bunnies away.

They removed the 30" jump box because I was one of 2 people who actually used it for not sitting on. So now they've got an adjustable 18"... Long way to say, I love working the posterior chain and it's all helped my DL.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:43 PM   #18
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About the only things I'd add to shaf's list...skin the cats on rings and HSPU/walking on hands. Good stuff there.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:24 PM   #19
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You guys are all lame. My top lifts as follows:

1. Supinating dumbbell spider curl
2. Alternating twisting gravity boot crunches
3. Decline bench unilateral tricep extensions (kettlebell)

What the hell is a deadlift anyway?
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #20
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Greg left off leg ad/abductor machine too....or was it just doing the machine that faces the leg ad/ab when a woman is on it......
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