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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:34 pm
by jamesxvx
Supposed to be a rest day for me today but I decided to throw in another bench session. I tried reverse bands on the bench for the first time. Worked up to a strong triple with 275, two average bands were used. Threw in some forewarm curls as I'm noticing my right wrist is acting up a bit, and I know it's because of a broken arm when I was younger. Some wide grip chins, cable rows, BB rows and a bunch of core work. Good Saturday session.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:51 pm
by jamesxvx
bench day was today. I doubled up my explosive work, so I did 8 triples at 155 on floor press and did the same on the bench right after. Weight went up quick and I tried some form work to see if I could work some kinks out.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:19 pm
by jamesxvx
Strict MP yesterday and hit 8 reps at 135. That's a rep PR and I'm stoked on it.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:24 am
by jamesxvx
Floor Press yesterday, worked up to 3 sets of doubles with 205. No one in the gym so I dropped back down to 195 for the last couple of sets. Bench rep PR with 155, hit 15. Strength is cool

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:54 am
by Gorilla
Nice work, James!

Gorilla James.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:57 am
by jamesxvx
Thanks man.

Did explosive squat work Thursday.
245 for eight triples with a minute rest in between.
Reverse band squats to 315x2. Light, but worked on exploding.
Leg Press for three plates PS. 4x15.
Rev hypers 3x12
Ab work and 5x5 Oly squats.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:51 pm
by jamesxvx
Had a great bench day today for reps. Got up to 175 for 6 on incline. Supersetted close grip bench at 135x12 with tricep pushdowns for 25. Hit shoulders hard as well.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:00 pm
by jamesxvx
Squats today,
worked up to five sets of doubles at 2. Unannounced to me my blood sugar was stupdily high the whole workout and these felt heavier than normal. None the less, they all went up. Did a bunch of leg curls, reverse hypers, leg press and back raises to end the day off.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:16 pm
by jamesxvx
Finally broke my plateau and got a solid 500x1 DL today. No belt, just chalk. Considering the last time I hit that weight I was about 190-195, I'm super happy.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:36 pm
by mrbear666
jamesxvx wrote:Finally broke my plateau and got a solid 500x1 DL today. No belt, just chalk. Considering the last time I hit that weight I was about 190-195, I'm super happy.



awesome lifting mate, thats some serious weight! 8) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cApMrsdYzs

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:49 am
by jamesxvx
Holy that was awesome hahah

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:18 am
by landsleaving
Class lift, sounds like there is more in the tank

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:33 pm
by jamesxvx
Honestly, I think I could hit 515 with some force. I was just happy with the 500 again. I have a mock meet coming up that I'll post the lifts for.
I hit 255x8 on squats today. and then 135x50 for oly squats.
Good day for lifting

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:27 pm
by jamesxvx
It's been a while.
I'm working with smolov Jr on both my Squat and bench since those are my weakest lifts. Alternating each on off days to keep myself rested. I'm also working my way into the sub 198 class. There's only a 20 kg difference between the class qualifying totals and it makes more sense to put on some muscle and see if I can get some more weight throwing around.
Finished up my squats with 290 for 8 sets of 4. Last set was a triple. Didn't want to staple myself.

Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:59 pm
by jamesxvx
January 7, 2014
Bench
Barx20, 95x15, 135x8, 165x7x5.
Felt pretty good. Did probably 4 sets of purely paused benching. Good session