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Old 06-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #201
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Re: Gary Stevenson's SS/bball log

Warmup row 500m 1:49
Squat 45x5x2 95x5 135x5 185x3 205x2 210x5x3 (3:00x2 4:00x1)
Ohp 45x5x2 65x5 85x5 95x3 105x5x3 (3:00x1 4:00x2)
Curls ez 60 x12 x12 x10 (2:30x3)
Planks x65 L x30 R x30
Incline sit-ups x15 x12
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #202
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Re: Gary Stevenson's SS/bball log

^ that was 6/10

6/12
Warmup row 500m 1:47
Deadlift 135x5 185x5 225x3 265x2 280x5 (3:00x1)
Bench 45x5x2 95x5 135 x11 x8 x5 (3:00x3)
Curls ez 65 x12 x12 x8 (2:30x3)
Tri pd 110 x10 x10 x9 (2:30x3)
Planks x70 R x35 L x35
Incline sit-ups x18 x15

Didn't have anyone to spot me for bench and they don't have pins or anything at the gym so just decided to see how many reps I could get on 135. Did a good 15min of lacrosse ball rolling on my back before hand and it helped take away most of the pain during all my lifts
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:58 PM   #203
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6/15
Warmup row 500m 1:49
Squat 45x5x2 95x5 135x5 185x3 205x2 215x5x3 (3:00x2 3:30x1)
Ohp 45x5x2 65x5 85x5 95x3 105x2 110x5x2 110x3 (3:00x2 4:00x1)
Cable rows 115 x12 x10 x10 (2:30x3)
Curls ez 65 x12 x9 x10 (2:30x3)
Tri pd 110 x12 x10 x8 (2:30x3)
Leg raises x15 x15
Planks x70 L x35 R x35
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:23 AM   #204
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:35 AM   #205
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6/18
Warmup row 500m- 1:49
Deadlift- 135x5 185x5 225x3 265x2 285x5 (3:30x1)
Bench- 45x5x2 95x5 135x3 145x2 155x5 155x4x2 (3:00x1 3:30x2)
Cable rows 115 x12 x11 x8 (2:30x1 2:00x2)
Curls ez 65 x12 x10 (2:00x2)
Planks x60 R x40 L x40

Had to rush at the end to get back for the finals game...sigh, gogogo spurs in 7
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #206
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6/20
Warmup row 500m- 1:47
Squat- 45x5x2 95x5 135x5 185x3 210x2 220x5x3 (3:00x1 3:30x2)
Ohp- 45x5x2 65x2 85x4 95x3 105x2 110x5x2 110x4 (3:00x1 3:30x1 4:00x1)
Cable rows- 115 x12 x12 x9 (2:30x1 2:00x2)
Curls ez 65 x10 x9 x8 (2:00x3)
Tri pd 110 x12 x10 (2:00x2)
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #207
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6/25
Warmup row 500m- 1:46
Deadlift- 155x5 205x4
1.5mi interval run
Incline sit-ups x18 x12

Been playing a lot of golf out in Vegas and I think that caused a small issue in my shoulder. It hurt too much too keep going on DLs so I figured I wouldn't stress it anymore and rest it a few days
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #208
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Good stuff, alex.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:14 PM   #209
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You mean Gary? I only see Gary up in here.

What is it with ppl who have real names as their 2p2 name but their real name is completely different? I mean, I assume next you'll tell me your name doesn't involve "Green", "Kool" or "Aid" in it and that Kidcolin's real name is Fred or something and BobboFitos goes by Henry or something ridiculous.

This place never makes any sense.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #210
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Lol, thanks guys
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:43 AM   #211
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You mean Gary? I only see Gary up in here.

What is it with ppl who have real names as their 2p2 name but their real name is completely different? I mean, I assume next you'll tell me your name doesn't involve "Green", "Kool" or "Aid" in it and that Kidcolin's real name is Fred or something and BobboFitos goes by Henry or something ridiculous.

This place never makes any sense.
No joke, they call me "Steve" a lot.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:43 AM   #212
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Re: Gary Stevenson's SS/bball log

Gary (Alex?),

I'm enjoying reading your blog. We seem to have similar body types and I read the first 2 or 3 pages and realized they were from 2011 so I skipped to pages 8 and 9.

I noticed some changes. You curled on the 18th and 20th and tons of reps?

Also for OHP I can't do these with any weight at all without arching my back and a little strain. Would you recommend just doing 45 or 55 lbs and keeping my back straight or should I do them seated where it doesn't bother my back and I can do more weight?

Here's what my week looks like

Mon
bench: 165x5x3
pullups: 10;8;7
DLs: 145x5x3

Wed
OHP 55x5x3
Rows
Squats 125x5x3

Friday
Incline bench: 140x5x3
Chin Ups: 13,10,8
Lunges

I just started doing DLs and squats. also, I don't feel any pump at all after working out. That's why I'm wondering if I should add in something like curls or tricep extensions. Any thoughts?

thanks,

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:19 PM   #213
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Hey Kev, glad you're enjoying the log. I began with starting strength a couple years ago and basically just did the basic SS lifts. I was definitely gaining strength and weight, but I still looked/felt like a DYEL noob. I decided to add on some stuff (curls/tris/abs) so I could look better/get bigger in other areas. It's loosely based off of the greyskull LP that i posted a while back-
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DF also suggested i start another program called Greyskull LP-

Monday
Bench/ or Press (A/B) 2x 5, 1 x 5+
Curl 2x 10-15 (bench days)
Squat 2x 5, 1x 5+
Neck Harness

Wednesday
Bench/ or Press 2x5, 1x 5+
Weighted Chins 2 x 6-8 (press days, and only if you can do at least 6-8 BW chins)
Deadlift 1x 5+ (with or without power cleans as warmups)
Neck Harness

Friday
Bench/ or Press (A/B) 2x 5, 1 x 5+
Curl 2x 10-15 (bench days)
Squat 2x 5, 1x 5+
Neck Harness

Bodyweight Chins are done every day.
5 lb jumps on Squat and Deadlift
2.5lb jumps on pressing movements and curls (when rep ranges are satisfied)
When reps on last set fall below 5, take 10% off of bar and begin process over (on that lift only)

i'll probably start this next lift. i think i'll do everything besides the neck harness

I'm not close to being an expert on lifting so you should probably consult more knowledgeable posters in H&F or a smart trainer. https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/85...thread-639746/ here is the beginners questions thread which should help answer any questions you have. I would guess the best way to improve your form would be to stick with the regular OHP and take videos of yourself and post them in the form check thread- https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/85...thread-961034/. I've never done the seated OHP so I don't know the benefits of that exercise.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #214
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7/23
500m warmup row- 1:47
Squats- 45x5x2 95x5 135x5 165x3 185x5x2 185x8 (3:00x1 3:30x2)
Bench- 45x5x2 95x5 115x3 135x5x2 135x8 (3:00x3)
Cable rows- 50s x10 x10 x8 (2:30x3)
Curls- ez bar +40lbs x7 x10 x10 (2:30x3)
Tri pd- 60s x10 x10 x6 (2:30x3)
Leg raises- x15 x15 (2:30x2)

Lifts all felt good, very happy to be back in the gym after a few weeks off.

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:48 AM   #215
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Life/lifting/poker update-
I was out in Vegas for almost 7 weeks this summer for the wsop just like every summer for the past 7 years. I played I think 9 tournaments and bricked them all... That makes two wsops in a row w/o cashing (0/25). I'm not the best tournament player but I've worked a bunch on my tournament game by talking with very good tournament players and reviewing hands and situations. The variance in live tourneys is just so gross, I still plan on playing them but I'm going to keep the schedule to a minimum to avoid risking to much of my BR on them. I also grinded cash out there both live and online on ultimate poker. UP's games were actually pretty good and had enough action going all summer that I could probably make a good living off just that if their site maintained as much traffic as it had this summer (not sustainable since a bunch of the players playing this summer were from out of state and just visiting).

My girlfriend was also out at the wsop all summer and massaging at the rio. We both had a good time out there and she was offered a permanent job because of how good/in demand she was. So we're now considering moving out to Vegas full time for a few years potentially starting sometime this fall/winter. I was skeptical at first because almost all my friends and family are on the east coast and I don't know many people who live in Vegas year round. However I had to consider that Vegas offers bigger and more consistent games than Foxwoods and they now offer online poker as well which is a huge plus. After a lot of thought I agreed that it would be a good move for us and we're about 80% to move out there in the next 6 months.

I played basketball out in Vegas probably 7 times and was sorta rusty. I played once with aejones, Assani and their crew who play early mornings (10am!!!) probably 3 days/week but I couldn't keep up with that schedule so I mostly played pickup games at the UNLV gym. Games were soso with my roommate and I usually being two of the best players on the court.

I also got my gf into golf this summer and she's become obsessed with it. She just bought a new set of clubs and can't wait to play as often as she can. We played 4 rounds out in Vegas together and went to the range a couple times, I also played a few rounds with some poker friends and my best round was an 83, which oddly enough was the first round I played there. One of the best benefits of living in Vegas would be playing golf all year, can't wait for that. My dad is a PGA teaching pro so I grew up around the game and played throughout high school and one year at tufts. Unfortunately I hit my peak in golf around the age of 11 when I was a 3 handicap, I basically played 18-36 holes/day almost everyday during the summers. Now I'm probably a 10-15 handicap but I'm working to bring that down to single digits by the end of the summer. I have been self teaching myself but I'll be playing a few rounds with my dad in a couple weeks so I'll have him take a look at my swing and let me know what to work on. I'm going to start keeping track of my scores in this log and will talk a little about the round as well as training/practice stuff

I lifted all summer out in Vegas until the last week or so because my back and shoulders began hurting. I made decent gains out there and figured I'd take some time off to rest/heal those injuries. I just started back at my gym near my gf's place today and things went well. I'm resetting a little bit but will probably move up faster than the pace I was going at the last few months.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:05 AM   #216
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Thanks for the update would be nice if I didn't have to read your goddamn log to hear about it.

You gonna be up in MA any time this week?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #217
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Sorry brochacho, I'll be back either fri or sat. Golf this weekend?
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #218
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Possibry. Gotta go to Home Depot. Buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond... I don't know. I don't know if we'll have enough time!
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:40 PM   #219
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #220
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DF2 - Can't you have an assistant or someone do that now that you are rolling in dough at your new job? Gotta make time for 2p2 related shenanigans imo.

Mainly so then there is some activity in this damn log I always check in on, lol.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #221
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Allegedly I'm going to get to hire 3-4 interns to manage once I'm fully up to speed, but currently no assistants.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #222
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Seems legit to have them go to home depot for you - if they give you lip you can just flex your fully pumped chesticles with a DYEL stare. Or maybe it's better to have them just caddy for you instead.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:00 PM   #223
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seems like a smart Vegas move. friends/family holding me on the east coast. I feel like if I could play online all day and drive 20 minutes to Bellagio I would have all the maney.

good luck with everything.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #224
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #225
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hmm I turned 26 in May. guess that gives me like 9 months. I will make sure to cherish this time.
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