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New personal deadlift record; 500-lb 1RM DL attempt; New picture.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 by  
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Last night I finally broke my deadlift personal best (for reps), which was set during my 2006 bulk. I’m especially pleased about the strength gain because I’m six weeks into a cut! I also attempted a 1RM deadlift of 500-lbs, and failed. I made the attempt after all my working sets of deadlifts, so that was definitely not the best way to go about it. I’m going to give it another try next week before my working sets when I’m fresh.

I put a new picture up in my media thread last night. I finally got all my weight training gear off the floor and hung on the wall. Also, as you’ll see in the picture, I bought some more 45-pound plates over the weekend, which I very much needed. Having lots of plates makes loading the bar a lot quicker for big lifts such as bench press, squats, deads and leg presses. If you scroll down a couple of posts, I’ve also got a picture of some of the cool new straps I picked up from our newest sponsor, APT (more below). You’ll also see a lot of APT gear hanging on the wall in my deadlift area picture.

I switched my back routine around last night. Of course I always do deads, but I added in some T-Bar Rows and Good Mornings. After I worked my back, I hit my biceps with some ez-bar curls followed by some DB curls. Last night’s workout was probably my best workout so far on this cut.

I’ve got to go eat now. Have a great day, and don’t forget to check out our new sponsor!


I’m very proud to welcome John Stone Fitness’ newest sponsor: APT’s Pro Wrist Straps! As the name of their company suggests, APT sells an incredible variety of high quality wrist straps, but that’s just the beginning of their extensive catalog of product offerings for people who do any kind of strength training. Here’s a short list of just some of the items you’ll find on APT’s web site:

Wrist wraps, knee wraps, lifting straps, grippers, exercise bands, TK bands, power hooks (for heavy dumbbell work), lifting hooks, belts, chalk, micro plates, neck harnesses, ammonia caps, training logs, pulling harnesses, elbow sleeves, lifting accessories, skull caps, ab slings, ankle straps, wrist rollers, shirts, gloves, tape, chains, gym bags, tricep pressdown ropes & straps, DVDs and much, much more!

I was like a kid in a candy store when I placed my first order with APT. I wound up with a few sets of lifting straps, a few sets of wrist wraps, a pair of lifting hooks, a tricep rope pressdown attachment, a tricep strap attachment, an adjustable tricep strap attachment and a set of exercise bands.

My first order was placed on a Sunday, and everything shipped out the next day. All of the products I received were of professional grade quality, and will likely last forever. It’s no wonder that so many professional body builders and powerlifters use APT’s gear – just check out the huge gallery of pictures on APTs site: the athletes who use APT’s gear reads like a “who’s who” of the greatest names in bodybuilding and powerlifting. APT also sells to universities, high schools, weight lifting teams, Olympic athletes, all branches of the military, MMA fighters, pro wrestling athletes and people who just like to lift and stay in shape.

APT has over 500 individual products IN STOCK, and they ship FAST! Their return policy is simple: If you don’t like something, send it back for a full refund – no restocking fees, no hassle.

Also, APT is doing something very special just for JSF members: 10% off all orders, indefinitely! This special offer may end at some point, but not anytime in the foreseeable future. APT’s pricing is already excellent, so the extra 10% off every order is very cool! Just enter coupon code JOHNSTONE when you secure checkout. Also, this first week they’ll be throwing in a free leather “lifting belt” keychain with all orders.

After you get your order, please take the time to post your APT experience in the Official APT Pro Wrist Straps Review and Discussion thread on the forum. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in that thread. I know that the owner, Alan, will be taking part as much as time allows.

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