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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#31 Postby chewybaws » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Mon 6th July 2009 W=161.2lbs
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Squats 50kg 5x5
Bench Press 35kg 5x5
Inverted Rows 12, 4 (then 3 with feet flat), 4 (then 4 with feet flat)
Push-ups +10kg (2nd attempt) 5, 5, 6 :D (4 normal, 4 on knees)
Reverse Crunches 3x12 (7.5kg counter weight)

Really happy with push-ups today, didn't make the 10kg last wednesday, but owned it today. Reverse crunches are good now my technique is getting sorted.

Been really warm for Scotland the last week or 2, but today was cooler which was good. Good workout today :thumbright:

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#32 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:28 am

Wed 3rd July 2009
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Squats 52.5kg 5x5
OH Press 32.5kg 3x5, 4, 2 (Bastaaaaard - 2nd fail)
Deadlift 70kg 1x5
Pull ups 3 :) , 2 (then 3 half reps), 0 (i so nearly made 1 haha...done 3 half reps then 10 negatives)
Prone Bridges 3x60s :D (kicking knees for 20s each)

Couldn't believe I fucked the OH press again at 32.5kg :knob:
Getting close though. The last set on the 3rd rep I nearly made it but lifted my heel to get my elbows locked, so no good. I was in a terrible mood after this lol, deadlifts cheered me up.

First time doing 3 pull ups in a set :D Before I'd do chin-ups afterwards, then pull-up negatives. Instead of the chins today I done pull up half reps where I'd jump up half way and pull up the rest, then do the negative - will do this from now on, will hopefully build pull up strength more.

Soooooo happy with prone bridges after a miserable fail last friday. Will attempt an extra 5s on monday.

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#33 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:26 am

I fucked up the date in my last post, it should be wed 8th July....anway

Fri 10th July 2009
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Squats 55kg 5x5
Bench Press 37.5kg 5x5
Inverted Rows 12, 6 (6 flat feet), 3 (then 4 flat feet)
Push ups +11.25kg 3x5 (3 normal, 5 knees)
Reverse Crunches 3x12 (6kg counter)

Decent workout, improved on everything. Form was a bit shit on the last couple of push ups but at least I got them.

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#34 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:36 pm

Forgot to say, last night I had a bottle of cider. Was the first drop of alcohol I've had in a couple of months and I felt terrible!! Think I'm just gonna call it quits with drink altogether - not worth it

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#35 Postby chewybaws » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:57 am

Mon 13th July 2009 W=164.4lbs
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Squats 57.5kg 5x5
OH Press 32.5kg 4x5, 4 (AAHHHHH!!!! 1 frickin rep short) :banghead:
Deadlift 75kg 1x5
Chin-ups 6, 3, 3 (then 10 half reps - jump start)
Prone bridge 3x60s (kicking each knee for 20s during)

(Think I'll colour code now - green for meeting target (or improvement), red for not meeting target (or less reps for bodyweight exercises), black for no improvement)

Squats were fun, really struggled on the 4th set.
What can I say about the press; 3rd fail @32.5kg. Only 1 rep short, will get it next time.
Deadlift was hard but good.
Chins were shit. I done 2 more last time.
Prone bridges, no improvement but still happy.

I bought Thrive Diet but not even a chapter in yet. Seems good though =]

Was missing meals over the weekend cause of work. :bs:

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#36 Postby lobsteriffic » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:17 am

I like your color coding idea. I'm an organizational nerd.

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#37 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:01 am

Wed 15th July 2009
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Squats 60kg 5x5
Bench Press 40kg 5x5
Inverted Rows 12, 9 (5 with flat feet), 4 (then 6 with flat feet)
Push ups 5x12.5kg, 3x12.5kg (followed by 4 normal), 3x10kg (followed by 5 normal and 4 on knees)
Reverse Crunch 3x12 (5kg counter weight)

First of all that's me added a stone since I started weighing myself on 4th June :D

On Monday night I was messing about with the weights later on doing some squats/bench press, and then had a go on wii fit doing pushups and stuff (I have a feeling that has something to do with my poor push-up performance today). Anyway, when I was messing with the Squats I had the bar loaded with the weight for today's workout, I done 5 reps really easily. Today however, I struggled BAD in every set. My left upper thigh felt stiff and strained throughout. There's mild lingering pain just now - doesn't hurt, but I know it's there. Will rest as much as possible until friday.

lobsteriffic wrote:I like your color coding idea. I'm an organizational nerd.


Haha I am a bit too, but for me it's to emphasize my failures!

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#38 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:01 am

picture Wed 15th July 2009. Thought I might as well upload it

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Gotta lot of work to do! Making progress though

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#39 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:27 am

Fri 17th July 2009 - started doing warm up sets for some exercises
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Squats 2x5@15kg, 3@45kg, 5x5@62.5kg
OH Press 5x5@32.5kg
Deadlift 1x5@50kg, 1x3@65kg, 1x5@80kg
Pull ups 3, 2 (then 3 half reps), 2 (then 2 half reps and 10 negatives)
Prone Bridge 2x65s, 1x75s (kicking each knee for 20s)

Today's workout started pretty bad. I mentionned wednesday that my left thigh felt strained when squatting, I think it's my groin actually. I got through the squats but it hurt. I practiced my OH Press yesterday got my grip/position sorted out and finally got 32.5kg on my 3rd attempt lol...

Deadlifts were fun. Pull ups was my first time managing any reps on my 3rd set and managed to squeeze 2 :) For half reps rather than jumping i just pull myself up from a standing position, and for negatives now I jump up and pull myself about a heads length above the bar before lowering.

Prone bridges decided to add 5s, on the last set I still had some left in me so done an extra 10s than planned =]

Made progress on everything today, so happy :D

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#40 Postby chewybaws » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:02 am

Mon 20th July 2009 W=167.4lbs
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Squats 5@20kg, 5@35kg, 3@50kg, 5x5@65kg
Bench Press 5@25kg, 5@35kg, 5x5@42.5kg
Inverted Rows 13, 10 (4 flat feet), 5 (2 flat feet)
Push-ups 3x5@12.5kg, 4, 4 on knees
Reverse Crunch 3x12 (3kg counter weight)

Legs still hurt when squatting, hopefully get better throughout this week. Need to work on my bench press technique, balance was terrible on some reps.

Need to shape up my inverted rows a bit too, work on getting closer to the bar.

Got the push-ups quite easily, will try 15kg on Friday =]

Last set of reverse crunches were hellish as usual.

2nd workout in a row that I've improved upon everything. If I can nail the overhead presses on wednesday, might get 3 in a row =]

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#41 Postby lobsteriffic » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:14 am

Seeing lots of green, great job!

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#42 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:43 am

Wed 22nd July 2009
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Squats 5@25kg, 5@40kg, 3@55kg, 5x5@67.5kg
OH Press 3@25kg, 5x5@35kg
Deadlift 5@55kg, 3@70kg, 5@85kg
Chin-ups 6, 5, 5 (then 10 negatives)
Prone bridge 2x70s, i tried 70s again, got 40s and collapsed. After 20s break, done another 30s to finish it (kicked each knee for 20s during each set)

I've mentionned a lingering pain in my groin the last few log entries, it made the Squats incredibly hard work today, after the last set I could barely walk. I think on Friday I'll miss the Squats and pick up the 70kg on Monday.

I managed the overhead press!! The last weight it took me 3 attempts. It seems it's more about improving technique than getting stronger at the moment....my technique REALLY sucked at points today, will do better on monday.

The deadlifts ruined my grip, I have a feeling without the deadlifts I'd have managed more chins. Although that's my PB for chins, I've not marked it as improvement, because my last record was 6/5/3 nearly a MONTH ago. 2 rep improvement in a month! :cry: I am much heavier now, but that's hardly an excuse.

Prone bridges were fine till the last set, will try 3x70s again on monday.

Everything was so much work today which is good, but I expect better results.


I'm gonna have to buy chalk soon so my hands aren't getting destroyed when i deadlift. Also running out of weights, only got 105kg, and my next deadlift will be 90kg. Prob buy 2x25kg plate....need to get the wallet out.

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#43 Postby vivalasvegans » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:48 am

Hey, nice work, chewy, you're looking great and your numbers are too. :)
Radical simply means "grasping things at the root." - Angela Davis

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#44 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks for the words of encouragement lobsteriffic and vivalasvegans =]

I NEED to start doing cardio soon, I've been meaning to go out tues/thurs (days between lifting) for a very light 20 min run but always make up an excuse not to.

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Re: chewybaws stronglifts log

#45 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:52 pm

Workout #21
Fri 24th July 2009

Squats 5@30kg/45kg/60kg, 5x5@70kg
Bench Press 5@30kg/40kg, 5x5@45kg
Inverted Rows 13, 9 (6 with flat feet), 7 (2 with flat feet)
Push ups 4@15kg/12.5kg/10kg, 4 normal, 4 on knees
Reverse Crunch 3x12 (2.5kg counter weight)

Well what can I say, Wednesday I said I wasn't going to Squat but I couldn't help myself! I done the warmup sets and just went for it. Didn't hurt as much today as it did last workout. Bench technique needs work, will do that tomorrow night.
Although I done 1 more row this week I've not marked it as improvement because I got less in the 2nd set.
Push-ups sucked. 15kg raped me.


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