I'm up for my birthday. Doing the usual Edinburgh visit most do haha but I have never been ( was meant to last year but ended up moving)
I live Not that far from Birmingham, 40 mins on a train, Half hr in a car so It'll be two trains to get there. Mayabe 4 halfish hours from b'ham so nothing major
Cool I'm west coast so I don't know Edinburgh that well but we'll be able to organise something. There's potentially a Manchester meetup coming up on the veganfitness.net forums so that could be an option too.
Thanks Mary and viva!
Looking solid on those front squats man! I see you're back to 5/3/1. If I recall correctly you were off it for awhile. I haven't seen the new version; I'll have to check it out. Let me know how it works for you.
It's a new version of the ebook, the programs exactly the same. The ebook's basically updated with some new assistance templates and extras.Fri 27th January 2012Squats
(just a light day, paused some of the reps at the bottom)Push Press
1x5x127.5kg (no belt, hook grip)
1x5x147.5kg (no belt, hook grip)
1x10x165kg (belt, over under)
hook grip+belt for these sets;
1x10x70kg +red super mini bands
1x10x90kg +red super mini bands
1x10x100kg +red super mini bands
We basically had the bands setup like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN3h2LQphsk
just that we only have round DB's so put a 25kg plate inside each one to stop it rolling. Seemed pretty solid so done 2 sets with it, and decided it just wasn't enough tension (wanting to work on the top end more - wanted it light at the bottom, hard at top). So we put a blue small band in addition to the reds round the DBs. Already we could see the bands start to move the plates in a bit - as soon as i done the first rep the tension just pulled the DBs/plates in. So just had to put on more bar weight, didn't have time to play about with it.
When I was at Strength Shop a bit back, I much preferred the setup there; http://youtu.be/5i4BrHT2oxs?t=6m59s
1 block, extreme band tension. Will try this next week.
Anyway, no problems with anything really. Hook grip is sore but didn't fail. Didn't want it fucking up my main set though. 10 reps ain't too shabby at 165kg.