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gazareth's journal

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by gazareth, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Thurs 4th October

    Bench press
    1 x 100kg
    1 x 105
    1 x 112.5
    1 x 120
    1 x 122.5 (PB)

    Close grip
    3 x 2 x 95
     
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  2. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Saturday 6th October

    Deadlift

    1 x 182.5kg
    1 x 202.5
    1 x 215
    1 x 227.5 (500 lbs - first time without straps)
     
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    500 POUNDS. That is AWESOME. Congratulations.
     
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  5. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Monday 8th October

    Bodyweight 97.2kg

    A Squat
    High bar
    1 x 3 x 160kg
    3 x 2 x 172.5kg
    Low bar
    1 x 2 x 172.5kg

    B Paused high bar squat
    3 x 1 x 165kg

    C Box squat
    2 x 8 x 120kg

    D1 DB walking lunge
    3 x 12/leg

    D2 Plank
    3 x 30 secs

    D3 Goblet squat
    3 x 12

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    565kg total last week made up of lifts somewhere between 2nd and 3rd attempts. If I hit all of my "best case" third attempts, I should be looking at around 577.5kg. It's a shame I didn't watch my bodyfat levels a bit more closely as the English QT for the 93kg class is 570. Then again, without that extra weight (and muscle) gain, my total may not be as high, especially my bench.
     
  6. gazareth

    gazareth Senior Member

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    Thursday 11th October

    A Bench press

    5 x 92.5kg
    4 x 1 x 100

    B Larsen press
    3 x 6 x 92.5kg

    C1 DB row
    5 x 20 x 22.5kg

    C2 Cable curl
    5 x 20

    C3 Cable tricep extension
    5 x 20
     
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    500lbs without straps? Good lord, you must have forearms of steel!

    Jaer
    wonders if you worry about breaking the steering wheel in your car if you squeeze it too hard.
     
  8. gazareth

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    Funny, because I don't think I have particularly strong grip. My coach can pull 700lbs hook grip. Tom Martin (British powerlifter) has pulled over 400kg (close to 900#) with hook grip. I watched a lot of the British Junior (U23) Championships over the weekend on YouTube, and there were plenty of strong young lads who could pull over 250kg with either hook or mixed grip.

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    Saturday 13th October

    A Deadlift

    3 x 170kg (straps)
    2 x 2 x 182.5kg (hook grip)
    3 x 2 x 182.5kg (straps)

    B Row
    1 x 8 x 90kg
    2 x 8 x 100kg

    C1 Bumper plate pinch
    4 x 15 secs/hand

    C2 1-arm BB hold
    4 x 15 secs/hand

    C3 Plank
    4 x 20 secs x 30kg

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    97.7kg today (heh). As training volume has reduced, I have not exactly reduced my food volume to match, and the scale is reacting accordingly. I compete in 13 days. I have 3 training sessions remaining. This week I am essentially just taking my openers in the gym and doing a bit of accessory fluff. Saturday will be my final training session, then I get 8 days of rest where I will endeavour to sleep, eat, and stretch. Openers look to be set at 202.5kg / 445lb squat, 112.5kg / 247lb bench, and 212.5kg / 467lb deadlift. Based on my last conversation with my coach, "best case" third attempts will be 220kg / 127.5kg / 235kg.

    I had a minor disaster on Saturday with my belt. The leather has softened too much and I can no longer buckle it and keep the belt in the right shape at the same time. I managed to semi-rescue it by thumbing it into the right position after fastening it, but I am not 100% confident in its structural integrity. As a result, I've ordered a new one online, which should arrive tomorrow. I will now have the fun of trying to break it in this week and in the warm-up room...
     
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    gazareth Senior Member

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    Tuesday 16th October

    Squat

    3 x 140kg
    3 x 160
    2 x 175
    1 x 190
    1 x 202.5 (opener)
     
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    Thursday 18th October

    A Bench press

    5 x 92.5kg
    2 x 100
    1 x 112.5kg (opener)

    B1 Lat pulldown 4x12
    B2 Cable curl 4x12
    B3 Cable tricep extension 4x12
     
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    Saturday 20th October

    Deadlift

    Hook grip unless stated
    3 x 170kg (straps)
    2 x 182.5kg
    1 x 205kg
    1 x 212.5kg (opener)

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    All training done.

    Attempt plan something like:
    202.5 -> 212.5 -> 220
    112.5 -> 120 -> 125
    212.5 -> 227.5 -> 232.5

    Coach is writing up a flowchart so each lift will have an easy/hard progression, so the numbers above may change on the day (other than the openers, which are set). Openers alone will put 15kg on my total from January, second attempts will give me a lifetime PB on every lift and total, thirds would put me over 570kg.

    I'm excited! Just got to get through the boredom of no training this week...
     
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