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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Nice Leg Press set Chewy!

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After over a month of high bar squatting, back to low bar today

Mon 28th November 2011

Squats (with belt)
3x4x135kg

Bench
2x4x72.5kg
1x5x72.5kg

Barbell Rows
5x5x72.5kg

Weighted dips
3x8 +10kg

Weighted planks
35kg for 30s
45kg for 30s
55kg for 30s

High bar squats weren't too comfy as it got heavier. Felt like I was all over the place with them and starting to cut depth a bit. All reps today low bar were more than deep enough and the power from my hips/back was welcomed back. Pretty solid, last rep in the last 2 sets were a bit slow but not complaining.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:38 pm 
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Weightlifting club closed today because of the strikes, so home session and not able to deadlift.

Afternoon;

Wed 30th November 2011

Front Squat (no belt)
1x5x80kg
1x5x90kg
1x3x100kg
1x10x60kg

Close grip bench
1x8x67.5kg

DB Bench
1x8x29.5kg DBs

Close grip Lat Pulldowns
1x12x60kg

Then I got a text message asking if I wanted to deadlift at 5 at a gym in a town nearby.

Evening

Deadlift (with belt)
1x4x182kg
1x4x185kg
1x5x190kg

Solid.

Front squat was an easy triple. Don't actually think I've went above 80ish in it before, so was quite happy. It feels heavy on the shoulders but the actual squatting was easy.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:23 am 
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Fri 2nd December 2011

Axle Clean&Press
51kg 1 Clean, 5 Press
61kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
66kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
66kg 1 Clean, 3 Press
71kg 1 Clean
76kg Clean Fail

Circus DB
22kg (Clean & Press) x3 each arm
27kg 1 Clean, 3 Press (right arm)
33kg (Clean & Press) x2 (right arm) failed 3rd

Axle double overhand hold
90kg 32 seconds (smooth axle)

Squats (no belt)
2x5x100kg

Axle curls
1x5x31kg

Chins
10

Barbell Rollouts
10 BW
5 +10kg


Mon 5th December 2011
Bodyweight = 83.7kg

Squat (with belt)
1x4x137.5kg
1x4x140kg
1x4x142.5kg

Bench
2x4x72.5kg
1x3x75kg (failed a 4th, horrendous...narrowed my grip a bit as sets went on)

Barbell Rows
5x10x50kg

Weighted dips
3x6 +12.5kg

Weighted plank
30s each at 35kg, 45kg, 60kg


Wed 7th December 2011

Deadlift (with belt)
1x4x185kg
1x4x190kg
1x3x200kg (failed a 4th...was more a technical error)

Close grip bench
1x7x67.5kg

DB bench
1x7x32.5kg DBs

Leg Press
1x20x155kg

Pullups
5

Chins
10


Thu 8th December 2011

Speed Squats (no belt)
8x3x85kg

Pushups
20,10,10


Fri 9th December 2011

Speed Front Squats
8x3x65kg (no belt obviously..)

Speed Bench
8x3x50kg

Chins
3x5

Pushups
3x12


So basically since last Friday my shoulders have been fucked (especially left, which has been a reoccuring injury since I started working out. It feels like tendons as it goes right down my bicep). Last time I got it from hang cleans...and it's no surprise it's started giving me bother since doing axle cleans and extra shoulder work.

So quite happy with squats/deadlifts/planks, my strength's definitely coming back there. Squats are deep. With my deadlifts recently basically I take a deep breath, setup and pull, breathe on the way down and as soon as the bar comes to a rest pull again. I was only going to triple 200kg and hesitated going for a fourth. Spent too long on the ground, loosened up and took a couple of breaths. Couldn't get tight again before pulling and failed the lift about half way up. Loosening up at the bottom was an old problem that was solved my just taking minimum time between reps (all to do with staying tight) and I should've just left it. But hey, the first 2 reps were so fucking easy that it didn't totally kill my confidence.

Squats on monday my shoulder blade was hurting (right) but this went away by the time I took my main sets. Bench was just uncomfortable. Close grip bench on wednesday was painfully uncomfortable on my shoulder, DBs weren't as bad but may still have been doing some damage.

After this morning's workout (Friday) it feels a bit uncomfortable. Bench was the main culprit, but only when I was going fast on the descent.

Loved doing speed work on Friday, it's always been a kind of light day. But this way it keeps the pace up and gets the heart going a bit too. Can see it sticking. Squats last Friday and yesterday were uncomfortable on the shoulders....dunno if I'll be doing much Monday. I was planning on peaking towards the end of the year but xmas is coming up and going to make things difficult. And the shoulder is making me just want to rest up.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:10 am 
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That is some strong DB benching chewy, especially considering that your shoulders have been bothering you to say the least!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
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Nicholas_Weir wrote:
That is some strong DB benching chewy, especially considering that your shoulders have been bothering you to say the least!
You know I slowed down the descent a lot more on my DB bench this cycle and I always keep them tight to me (similar to close grip benching). Both of them seem to be going well, while my normal bench is sucking. Prob because I didn't do normal grip benching on Friday for a few weeks and I don't really do any chest work.

My normal bench was at it's strongest when I was going heavy twice a week just for one heavy triple or set of 5. But then again I was packing on quite a few KG's bodyweight at the time.

The shoulder's more offputting than it is affecting my strength. Got a weekend of recovery ahead, see how it is on Monday.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Glad to see you're still here man, I got worried something happened. That's awesome you're doing strongman stuff; I'm actually looking to do some myself, but there really aren't any gyms in the area that offer that. I'm planning on making some homemade stuff soon, but I'd really love to train at a strongman gym. Take care of those shoulders.


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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:17 pm 
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chewybaws wrote:
Nicholas_Weir wrote:
That is some strong DB benching chewy, especially considering that your shoulders have been bothering you to say the least!
You know I slowed down the descent a lot more on my DB bench this cycle and I always keep them tight to me (similar to close grip benching). Both of them seem to be going well, while my normal bench is sucking. Prob because I didn't do normal grip benching on Friday for a few weeks and I don't really do any chest work.

My normal bench was at it's strongest when I was going heavy twice a week just for one heavy triple or set of 5. But then again I was packing on quite a few KG's bodyweight at the time.

The shoulder's more offputting than it is affecting my strength. Got a weekend of recovery ahead, see how it is on Monday.


Interesting, I will have to give that close grip pressing a go.

Best of luck with your shoulder recovery!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
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Mon 12th December 2011

Squats (with belt)
1x5x120kg
1x3x135kg
1x3x142.5kg
1x3x150kg

Bench
4x5x65kg
1x10x65kg

Barbell rows
5x5x70kg

Weighted dips
3x5 +15kg

Weighted planks
30s each with 35kg, 50kg, 65kg

A satisfying workout. Not much shoulder pain (only on dips really). Although I've squatted 150kg x5 in the past, depth was questionable. Today's were all deep for a triple.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
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Oh no not you with the shoulders too!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
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Tue 13th December 2011

In for a recovery session;

Front squat
5x10x50kg

OHP
3x10x20kg

Box jumps
4x10, unknown height, just under half my height so just under 3ft (worked upto that)

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Wednesday 14th December 2011

Deadlift (with belt)
1x2x190kg
1x2x210kg
5x3x170kg

OHP
5x5x40kg

Close grip Bench
1x5x67.5kg

DB Bench
1x5x32.5kg DBs

Leg press
1x20x160kg

Close grip lat pulldowns
1x10x75kg

The bad;
It took 45 mins after my first warmup till I was doing 210kg. Totally not in the mood, I hate slow paced training. Lots of people sharing the one bar, no-one else going heavy so no urgency.
Pressing strength was awful (including bench).
Shoulder still uncomfortable during close grip bench.

The good;
210kg for a double - with more in the tank!
Leg press and lat pulldown strength pretty good considering I felt fucked.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
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Impressive deads buddy!!! I'm gonna have to record soon so you can see if my forms any cop :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Just realised, I haven't subbed to your log.


Subbed now!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Thu 14th December 2011

Speed Squats (no belt)
8x3x90kg

BB Curls
"21" with 15kg

Some reverse crunches and bicycles for abs


Fri 15th December 2011

Front squats
1x5x60kg
1x5x80kg
1x5x90kg (belt)
1x5x100kg (belt)
1x5x105kg (belt + SS thor knee sleeves)

Bench
5x5x66kg (extra rep on last set)


Mon 19th December 2011

Squats (with belt)
5x5x130kg

Bench
5x5x67.5kg

Push Press (first time doing it except axle)
5x5x50kg

Weighted dips
5,5,6 +17.5kg

Tricep rope pushdowns
1x12x10kg

Weighted planks
3x30s +40kg


Tue 20th December 2011

Speed Front Squats (hungover)
8x3x65kg (no belt of course)


Not much to report. Been squatting a lot. Glad to hit 130kg for 5x5 (especially on a monday morning). Front squats been decent. Bench has been tough but been making targets.

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