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    Lifted today, heavy day for workout "A":

    Deadlift - 375 lbs., 1x1. My grip failed on the 2nd rep. Moved down to 345 lbs., 1x5. Grip barely holding on last couple reps.
    Military press - 105 lbs., 3x5
    Shoulder push ups - 3x5
    Bicep curls - 95 lbs., 3x5

    My deadlift grip issues are infuriating me. My body is capable of lifting the weight, but my grip failing keeps holding me back. I use a mixed grip (AKA over/under), and I don't use straps.

    After I finished my workout, I decided to do a little grip training. I warmed up by holding a barbell with 95 lbs. with a double overhand grip for as long as I could. Then I deadlifted 295 lbs. using a mixed grip and held on for as long as possible. I'll figure out a more regular program in the next couple days. I really need to get my grip strength to catch up.
    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by skorpion317 View Post
    Lifted today, heavy day for workout "A":

    Deadlift - 375 lbs., 1x1. My grip failed on the 2nd rep. Moved down to 345 lbs., 1x5. Grip barely holding on last couple reps.
    Military press - 105 lbs., 3x5
    Shoulder push ups - 3x5
    Bicep curls - 95 lbs., 3x5

    My deadlift grip issues are infuriating me. My body is capable of lifting the weight, but my grip failing keeps holding me back. I use a mixed grip (AKA over/under), and I don't use straps.

    After I finished my workout, I decided to do a little grip training. I warmed up by holding a barbell with 95 lbs. with a double overhand grip for as long as I could. Then I deadlifted 295 lbs. using a mixed grip and held on for as long as possible. I'll figure out a more regular program in the next couple days. I really need to get my grip strength to catch up.
    Try Farmer's carries - that's supposed to improve grip strength.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynna View Post
    Try Farmer's carries - that's supposed to improve grip strength.
    Unfortunately, I don't have anything heavy enough to really strengthen my grip. I have a set of adjustable dumbbells that goes up to 52.5 lbs. per dumbbell. I need something heavier.
    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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    Since I don't know what sort of equipment you have (a rack or rubber plates would make it a lot easier), a few suggestions:

    - Heavy Shrugs or rack pulls
    - Load up the bar and just hold it for time
    - Hang from a pull up bar for time (advanced level do it with one hand or with the hands at different levels)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grafter View Post
    - Hang from a pull up bar for time (advanced level do it with one hand or with the hands at different levels)
    I can attest to this increasing grip strength. I would also recommend this:



    When I do it I usually put the towel hand a little lower, but I guess that is a preference thing.
    The above should be viewed as complete and utter nonsense.

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    Lifted today, workout "B":

    Volume day for bench press
    Bench - 175 lbs. (1x10), 185 lbs. (2x8)
    Squat - 280 lbs. (1x5), 295 lbs. (2x3)
    Bent-over row - 160 lbs. (3x5)
    Tricep extensions - 95 lbs. (3x5)

    Still progressing with my squat. We'll find out if the volume work has paid off for my bench press next week.
    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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    Sprint day today, ten 100-yard sprints.

    End of Week 3 update!

    5/27 - 190.6 lbs.
    5/29 - 189.2 lbs.
    5/31 - 187.2 lbs.
    6/2 - 185.4 lbs.

    Here's some comparison pics, the left (191.6 lbs.) from the end of the first week, the right (185.4 lbs.) from today:



    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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    Made it under 185 lbs. finally - 184.6 on June 3rd. I then promptly erased my progress over the last 3 weeks with 3 SAD cheat meals. Back up to 197 lbs....dammit.

    Back to steak and eggs today.
    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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    You didn't gain 12 lbs in 3 days...it's all water weight (maybe you might have gained 1 lb). Just eat VLC and primal and you'll lose the water weight again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisepassion View Post
    You didn't gain 12 lbs in 3 days...it's all water weight (maybe you might have gained 1 lb). Just eat VLC and primal and you'll lose the water weight again.
    Yeah, I figured that. I've refrained from salting my steak and eggs, and haven't used hot sauce (which has plenty of sodium) to help speed the process along.
    SW (1/4/12): 326 lbs. (48% BF)
    Steak and Eggs SW (5/11/13): 198 lbs.
    CW (6/2/13): 185.4 lbs. (??% BF)
    GW: 185 lbs. (~15% BF)
    0.4 lbs. to go, ??% BF to go

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