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About Greg Barkans
Novice, Junior Powerlifter. Competes in OPA/CPU (affiliate of IPF).

Best IPF competition lifts, in kg:
-222.5 squat
-137.5 bench
-230 deadlift

Best Gym lifts, in pounds:
-520 squat
-350 bench
-500 deadlift
-225x2 OHP
Ontario, Canada
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Week 8/16 - Session #2. Gains....

by Greg Barkans on 03-05-2014 at 07:36 PM
Did some work today....

Comp. Bench - e1RM = 344 Reps x Sets RPE
265 4 x 1 6.5
285 4 x 1 8
300 (Woah...) 4 x 1 8.5

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Week 8/16 - Session #1. Mixed Feelings....

by Greg Barkans on 03-04-2014 at 04:47 AM
Mixed feelings regarding today. First off, I did this session Tuesday morning at ~2:30am. I was planning to do it Monday evening but I had mucked up my sleep schedule this past weekend and ended up sleeping from ~4-9:30pm on Monday. So I had a meal when I woke up, did some work then set out to the gym around 2am.

So the timing of the session wasn't ideal. HOWEVER, the numbers were great. But on the other side, my body wanted me to give up. Not only did I take about as long as

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Updated 03-04-2014 at 04:59 AM by Greg Barkans


Week 7/16, - Session #4

by Greg Barkans on 03-02-2014 at 04:17 AM
Saturday March 1

First time deadlifting with a belt since late november...could not be more pleased with the result.

Deadlift w/ belt Reps x Sets RPE
365 5 x 1 7
390 5 x 1 8
405 (pr RPE) 5 x 1 8.5

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Week 7/16, - Sessions 1, 2, 3 (VIDEO)

by Greg Barkans on 02-28-2014 at 01:04 AM
Monday Feb. 24/14

Woke up and decided to throw on my belt and work up to a heavy single. It wasn't my goal to find my 1RM but to get somewhere near it. My rationale for doing so was I needed an evaluative tool to measure if my efforts had any carry over to my competition squat. I am aware I was not well rested nor had I used a transmutation block - but even still I managed an easy PR.

Note, however, I did not use this as an excuse to escape work! I simply took a short

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Updated 02-28-2014 at 08:30 PM by Greg Barkans


Week 6/16 - Session 4.....a horrible session (was due for one).

by Greg Barkans on 02-28-2014 at 12:35 AM
Session Date: Saturday Feb. 22/14

First off, life happened. My gym closes early on Sundays and I didn't get there until 47 minutes before close. Already that cuts into how much time I can spend warming up and transitioning. I was mentally in a hurry and my lifting showed it. I looked and felt rush (because I was)...and this performance was less than adequate. Still I felt something heavy today at least.

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