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Re: coroho's strength training log

#61 Postby coroho » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:38 pm

12/14/09
Bodyweight: 148.3lbs
Squats: 57.6kg 5x5
Bench Press: 52.6kg 5x5

Damn, I was sore as hell all weekend from squatting Friday. Even kind of sore at the start of my workout today. Felt good, man. Fought temptation and only added 2.5kg to BP instead of 5. Thought about adding some cleans in at the end but I'd already been there for at least an hour. Was moving slow cause I'm getting over some cold symptoms I picked up over the weekend. If everything's still going fine at the end of this week, I'm gonna go back to bulking again. Maybe I'll even start eating more later this week.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#62 Postby coroho » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:02 pm

12/16/09
Squats: 60.8kg 5x5
(OH)Press: 37.5kg 5x5
Deadlift: 92.4kg 1x5
Pullups: 3

Squats: Wasn't that challenging, felt alright.
Press: Last two sets were pretty damn hard.
Deadlift: Did the same weight cause I wasn't sure of my form last time. Was better this time, but still pretty heavy for taking 15kg off.
Pullups: Tried them touching my chest to the bar. Fuckin' hard! Could only manage 1-2 at a time. Hope I just need to adapt and not start all over again.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#63 Postby coroho » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:34 pm

12/18/09
Squats: 63.5kg 5x5
Bench Press: 55.3kg 5x5

Squats went good. I narrowed my stance a little bit and it feels a lot more solid pushing from the floor. Unfortunately, my shoulder started hurting during BP. It's not that acute, but I don't know what to do if it gets worse.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#64 Postby coroho » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:33 pm

12/20/09
BW: 150.7lbs
Squats: 65.8kg 5x5
Press: 40kg 5,5,5,5,4
Deadlift: 95.3kg 1x5
Pullups: 4,3,2

Broke into 150+ bw territory for the first time this weekend :)
Squats: Good. Tiring, but not too hard.
Press: Hardest OHP working set of my life. Seriously. Just couldn't manage that last one though.
Deadlift: Still using double overhand, feels fine.
Pullups: Better than last time. Admittedly I don't think my chest touched the bar on the latter 2 sets.
Working out S/T/Th this week so I can get 3 in before xmas.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#65 Postby coroho » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:56 pm

12/22/09
Squats: 68kg 5x5
Bench Press: 52kg 5x5
Hang Cleans: a few

Squats: Bodyweight, so that was cool.
Bench Press: I adjusted my form, or rather got into position differently, so my back is effectively more arched now. Did lighter weight cause I was mainly worried about how my shoulder would do. It did mostly fine. Next bench day will be in 6 days so hopefully that will give it time to heal, then maybe I'll be able to bench again? We'll see.
Hang Cleans: I was doing some of these and a guy came over and told me I was doing it wrong. Gave me some pointers and I think I'll have to relearn them. He was right though. He also had solid squat form so I believe him, lol.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#66 Postby chewybaws » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:04 am

you're still benching more than me, even with an injured shoulder :lol:

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#67 Postby xjohanx » Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:10 am

Gonna start checking in here more often. Keep up the good work! :boxer:
cubby2112 wrote:When someone says you don't train "functionally," you should just punch them in the face. Ask them how "functional" of a movement that was.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#68 Postby coroho » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:35 am

Thanks Johan! :)

chewy- I'm aiming to weigh more than you soon too :twisted: Yr squats are killer tho, keep it up!

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#69 Postby coroho » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:29 pm

12/24/09
Squats: 70.3kg 5x5
(OH)Press: 40kg 5,5,5,3,1
Deadlift: 97.5kg 1x5
Chinups: 4,4,3

Squats: These actually felt easier than last time.
Press: I really wanted to get this today and I think I spent all my energy on the first 3 sets. One more attempt at it next week.
Deadlift: This was hard, had to switch to mixed grip.
Chinups: I think I'm going to rotate full ROM chins/pullups till my numbers get up again.
Man, going every other day for 6 workouts is tiring. This extra day off should be good, lookin' to come back strong :boxer:

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#70 Postby coroho » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:44 pm

12/28/09
BW: 152.8lbs
Squats: 72.6kg 5x5
Bench Press: 54.4kg 5x5
Pushups: 13,10,10

Squats: Started off kind of shaky but felt solid towards the end.
Bench Press: Felt solid. That pain is still lurking but I avoid it when I do them like this (as per last time).
Pushups: Tried a few dips and wasn't 100% certain, so I did some of these.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#71 Postby coroho » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:23 pm

12/30/09
Squats: 75kg 5x5
Press: 40kg 5,4,4,3,3
Deadlift: 100kg 1x5
Pullups: 4,3,2

Squats: Matched my PR back from 9/28. Took a long time to get back up there but it feels good, man.
Press: Gahh, time for deload.
Deadlift: Felt easier than last time, could've been cause I took bigger jumps in weight when warming up.
Pullups: I dunno about these, it's hard to get even one with good form this way.

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#72 Postby chewybaws » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:52 pm

coroho wrote:12/30/09
Squats: Matched my PR back from 9/28. Took a long time to get back up there but it feels good, man.


Good stuff man! How hard was it?

When I finally got back to my PB it felt really easy. I always felt like my muscles could handle way more but knee was holding me back. Such a relief when you finally get there =]

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#73 Postby coroho » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:39 pm

Yeah, it wasn't overly hard or anything. I remember when I first did it took everything out of me. Now I feel like my form is a lot better and that helps, like the movement is more evenly distributed. It feels like a success every time I can up the weight and squat right :)

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#74 Postby coroho » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:38 pm

1/1/10
Squats: 77.1kg 5x5
Bench Press: 56.7kg 5x5
Pushups: 16,13,12

Squats: Weren't too hard but my form might've been a bit off.
Bench Press: Not too hard and no pain either.
Pushups: Some discomfort on dips so I did some more of these. Not that challenging though.
Well, the core lifts are going well right now but I'm kind of up in the air as far as accessory exercises. I haven't had much interest in bodyweight exercises since my forced break, with the exception of dips and pullups, and I'm debating between trying to relearn power cleans or picking up barbell rows. We'll see..

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Re: coroho's strength training log

#75 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:00 pm

Your bench is ruling :) Won't be long before you break the 60kg barrier!

I feel you on the Squats, I've stopped adding weight just now to work on form. There have been a couple of reps I've done at the end of sets that have been disastrous, where basically I've had to excessively lean forward to get up, moving the weight away from my heel to toes.

I'm getting it sorted before I fuck something up.

And power cleans :D I'm waiting for my wrist to fully heal before I start learning these properly!


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