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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:08 pm 
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chewybaws wrote:
Been squatting a lot.


These are the exact words I texted to my friend today when they asked what I've been up lately and, paired with your description of front squats being "hungover," why I've always enjoyed reading your log (even when I was just a lurker).

Strong lifts are strong, mate, keep at it! Also, finally sub'd this thread despite always creeping on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:21 am 
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How do you find speed squats chewy? I find they are better to use to warm up as opposed to cardio (bike, running).

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:42 am 
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Nicholas_Weir wrote:
How do you find speed squats chewy? I find they are better to use to warm up as opposed to cardio (bike, running).
They definitely get the heart going, I use them for recovery and maintaining flexibility (obviously for squatting but also it gives me a purpose to stretch on days off where I'd usually just be sitting about stiffening up). It keeps these sessions short and effective.

I would use these maybe at the start of a cardio session or something but I wouldn't use them for warming up before doing some higher intensity squatting as I'd be too tired haha. Although the weight is low on speed squats (typically 50-70%) it still is a lot of volume and short rest time.

Definitely enjoying them. Take too much rest on the heavy days between sets and the sessions go on forever, so it's good to change it up every other day.

Squatting more is always advantegous.


EDIT; on a side note I never use stuff like cardio machines for warming up. Every session (no matter what it is) I always warm up my shoulders with a purple mini band doing dislocations, pull aparts, a rotator cuff movement and behind the head pulldowns. On the main days mon/wed/fri I'll do this warmup (http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/archives/ask_joe_08-10-03.html#question04 with squat to stands in place of groiners). On the speed days I'll just pick any of these at random really just to get myself ready for the upcoming exercise. Depends what areas are needing stretched/warmed up the most.

Then I just take the bar and a few warmups leading upto work set.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:13 am 
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chewybaws wrote:
Nicholas_Weir wrote:
How do you find speed squats chewy? I find they are better to use to warm up as opposed to cardio (bike, running).
They definitely get the heart going, I use them for recovery and maintaining flexibility (obviously for squatting but also it gives me a purpose to stretch on days off where I'd usually just be sitting about stiffening up). It keeps these sessions short and effective.

I would use these maybe at the start of a cardio session or something but I wouldn't use them for warming up before doing some higher intensity squatting as I'd be too tired haha. Although the weight is low on speed squats (typically 50-70%) it still is a lot of volume and short rest time.

Definitely enjoying them. Take too much rest on the heavy days between sets and the sessions go on forever, so it's good to change it up every other day.

Squatting more is always advantegous.


EDIT; on a side note I never use stuff like cardio machines for warming up. Every session (no matter what it is) I always warm up my shoulders with a purple mini band doing dislocations, pull aparts, a rotator cuff movement and behind the head pulldowns. On the main days mon/wed/fri I'll do this warmup (http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask_joe/archives/ask_joe_08-10-03.html#question04 with squat to stands in place of groiners). On the speed days I'll just pick any of these at random really just to get myself ready for the upcoming exercise. Depends what areas are needing stretched/warmed up the most.

Then I just take the bar and a few warmups leading upto work set.



Haha, cool, we have the same take on speed squats then. I should have worded my sentence better (I don't use squats to warm up, but I have them at the beginning of my legs hypertrophy day, which usually tends to warm me up for the remainder of my workout.)
Yeah, I totally agree with you about the large amount of volume.

I will definately have to try and warm up with bands one day as you mentioned as I currently never technically warm up and just jump into it; it probably isn't that good for me :S

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:41 am 
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Deadlift (with belt)
3x3x185kg

Speed pulls (with belt except first set)
3x3x150kg

Power shrugs
3x5x132.5kg

Romanian deadlifts
1x5x90kg
1x5x100kg
1x5x110kg

Barbell rows
3x5x65kg

Lat pulldowns (underhand close grip)
3x5x70kg

Good mornings
3x5x60kg (weight is super easy but always cautious when doing these for first time in a while)

This was a beast of a session. I never do shrugs and my traps are fucking killing today. Bodyweight 83.4kg this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Speed Squats(no belt)
8x3x100kg

BB curls
8,8,5 x25kg

DB curls
15 reps each hand with 10kg

Box jumps
3x10 onto jerk blocks (will measure later)

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:51 am 
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Front squats (no belt)
5x5x80kg (deep, slow, comfortable)

Bench
5x5x67.5kg (comfortable)

OHP
5x5x41kg

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:52 am 
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Squat (with belt)
3x5x135kg

Bench
5x5x67.5kg (added an extra collar for more weight)

Push Press
5x5x52.5kg

Rope tri pushdowns
10,10,15 x 20kg

Ab wheel (knees)
3x10

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:10 am 
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Tue 27th December 2011

Front squat
3x20x20kg


Wed 29th December 2011

Deadlift (belt)
1x2x195kg
3x3x160kg (for speed)

Power shrugs
3x5x120kg

RDLs
3x5x100kg

Rows (standing, close underhand grip - it's normally pendlay rows i do)
1x5x50kg
1x5x55kg
1x5x60kg

Close grip underhand lat pulldowns
3x5x60kg

Good Mornings
3x5x70kg

Club's closed over holidays so had to workout in the garage for the most part. Can't dump the bar in there like I can in the club so all the deadlifts had to be controlled gently to the floor lol. Had no problems with the heavy weights, 195kg felt easy.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:54 pm 
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chewybaws wrote:
Can't dump the bar in there like I can in the club so all the deadlifts had to be controlled gently to the floor lol. Had no problems with the heavy weights, 195kg felt easy.


Always a bummer about not being able to drop but, damn, dude, you are killing it!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:39 pm 
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You are overdue for a video mate!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:59 am 
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Front squat (no belt)
5x5x82.5kg

Bench
5x5x69kg (made up the weight with collars)

OHP
5x5x42.5kg

Wednesday - Saturday I'd been getting stomach aches after most times I was eating. Last night (saturday) it started to feel better. But anyway, this workout was a pain in the arse. It didn't really affect anything during the sets but I was drained before, during and after workout so didn't bother with assistance exercises. Done some cable and BB curls Saturday night.

Weighed in at 83.3kg this morning for my new year weight (183lbs). 13st 1lb

2012 goals;

190kg squat
100kg bench (touch & go)
250kg deadlift
70kg ohp (strict)
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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:58 pm 
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Bodyweight = 83.4kg

Squats (with belt)
2x4x142.5kg

Bench
5x5x70kg

Push press
5x5x55kg

Weighted pushups
3x5 +10kg
15 BW

Ab roller (on knees)
10 BW then
2x10 +10kg


There you go jungle ;)

Squats felt really heavy. Bench was actually alright, will try 71 or 72kg on friday. No problems with anything else really, just hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Holy crap. Your quads are ridiculous. I am so jealous. You are a beast all around.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:03 pm 
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jungleinthefrunk wrote:
Holy crap. Your quads are ridiculous. I am so jealous. You are a beast all around.
Thanks! I've always squatted consistently since I started working out. I've always made the best gains squatting 3x/week. I think the more the better when it comes to squats. Before xmas I was getting into doing 4x/week (2 days for speed work) and enjoyed it immensely. Will be starting this up immediately again, front squats tomorrow!

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