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Started By Nathanray (Ypsilanti, MI, United States)

Started on: 7/19/2007 3:31:07 PM, viewed 1651 times
NathanRay′s Consolidation Routine Log


I am beginning the Consolidation Routine that is as follows:


B)Deadlifts-Shoulder Press-Calf Raises

I will be substituting some of these exercises from time to time with their suitable substitutes. I am expecting to build lot′s of strength with this routine. We Shall All See. Here are The Pics I promised and as we can see we are still in the before category:


Wednesday July 18, 2007

Started With Workout B)Deadlift 295lbsx1. Cable Upright Rows 110×4&1Static 3sec w/negative 3sec.

Calf Raises (with dip belt attached to low cable row on block) 145×18&1static 6seconds w/negative 4sec.

My Only deadlift was very dissapointing. I don′t know what happened as I have gave my self two weeks without working out? But undeterred I shall proceed in the next 5 to 7 days from Wednesday with workout A.



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Danobolic (Canada, Ontario, Canada) on 7/19/2007 6:31:44 PM

Don′t be discouraged, these things happen. I would suggest starting with 20lbs less, so that you can get a few reps and get used to failure training on your deads… You′ll quickly start lifting 300+ in no time.

It may take a couple sessions before you get the hang of it, and more importantly, to use the correct poundage as well.

Thanks for the pics,

All the best!


Nathanray (Ypsilanti, MI, United States) on 7/19/2007 11:12:16 PM


Your suggestion is very on point and I will be using at least 20lbs less next time on deadlift.

Thanks for the advice,


NatureBoy (Gold Coast, QLD, Australia) on 7/20/2007 4:58:02 PM

I beleive we all have to be careful of not getting carried away with what weight on the bar.

The main focus should be on:

Great form – as perfect as possible.

Reps speed, no excessive thrust or momentum

Going to failure

Staying within the set range 8 – 12 as an example

Realising the weight is an object to contract hard against.

Add weight when you can and deserve to – not being a slave to progressive poundage increases.

This is what I keep reminding myself of : )

Keep up the good work Nate

bloodandguts (Alburg, vt, U.S.A.) on 7/20/2007 6:43:44 PM

theoretically your deadlift 1RM of 295lbs works out to about 253lbs for a 6RM so you might consider dropping your poundage down to 250-260lbs and work up from there.

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