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#1 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Fri May 25, 2012 11:11 am

I may as well log my adventures somewhere...

Today was a lower body day.

Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2

115kg x 2, 115kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 125kg x 2, 130kg x 2, 135kg x 2 (new 2rm!)

Was feeling a little worn down after that so I took it slightly easier for :

Front squat (clean grip) 5-3-3-1

80kg x 5, 90kg x 3, 90kg x 3, 105kg x 1

(Current front squat 1rm is 120kg)

All that remained thereafter was some light ab work, a ton o'stretching and the ritual guzzling of protein. Today has been a thoroughly positive day!
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#2 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Sat May 26, 2012 10:44 am

Rest day today. It's also Saturday, my one concession to eating with gay abandon so I am filling up on otherwise verboten junk.

I am experiencing severe DOMS in my quads, but my cats are being extra attentive to ease my suffering.
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#3 Postby Baby Hercules » Sat May 26, 2012 10:52 am

Kitties are very understanding. Love the chalk pic, brings back memories of some great guys.

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#4 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Sun May 27, 2012 11:00 am

Picked up a kettlebell and did 22 rounds (15:15) of Viking Warrior Conditioning. Now I'm finished, sweating profusely, and sitting down to watch the Indy 500.
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#5 Postby veggiesasquatch » Sun May 27, 2012 11:17 am

Nice session, like myself no bs. You should check out jim Wendlers 5/3/1
"Don't fall for that crap that people are peddling on the message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your shit in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn't matter" Jim Wendler

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#6 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Sun May 27, 2012 11:35 am

Funnily enough, I've been looking at the various permutations of 5/3/1 on http://www.strstd.com/. Once I have the time available to devote four days each week to the gym, I'm seriously considering devoting a couple of cycles to 5/3/1.
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#7 Postby veggiesasquatch » Sun May 27, 2012 11:43 am

You can train 5,3 & two days a wk with 5/3/1...also x3 days a week full body training (squats each days)
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#8 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Mon May 28, 2012 2:32 pm

Today was meant to have included an upper body workout.

A combination of 6 hours driving, illness, Monday-induced sulking and, to top it all off, news of a bereavement, have all conspired to render me as beyond unmotivated. I'd love to say that I'm being badass and lifting the pain away, but instead I'm contemplating what a big uncaring universe this is over some outstanding Australian wine.

I have pledged to be in the gym at 7am tomorrow to right my wrong.
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#9 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Tue May 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Well, I probably shouldn't have decided to get drunk as a response to bad news. My gym performance was... somewhat lacking.

Decided that for the next little while I'd switch up my rep scheme a little for my upper body excursions.

Today :

Push press 6, 6-8

60kg x 6, 60kg x 8

Chins 4x6

All was going well until I inexplicably ran out of lifeforce on the 4th rep of my final set.

DB incline bench press 6, 6-8

34kg x 2. TWO. TWO. I have no idea what happened there.
34kg x 6 - much better.

DB row 6/6, 6-8/6-8

48kg x 6/6, 48kg x 6/6

Conditioning work in the form of treadmill pushes. 8 rounds thereof at an 8 degree incline, 15 seconds on, 45 seconds off, bile dancing a merry jig in the back of my throat.
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#10 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Wed May 30, 2012 12:42 pm

I have just arrived home from a thoroughly pleasing gym adventure.

Lower body today...

Back squat 6-6-6-6

Kept it nice and easy ahead of deadlifts, so 100kg x 6 across all four sets.

Deadlift 3-2-1

140kg x 3, 150kg x 2, 160kg x 1

I was shocked at how easily I ripped 160kg off the ground. No joke, it felt like 60kg rather than 160kg. All I did was follow a few cues as presented in this article - http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/1828 - I found while idly browsing T-Nation earlier this week. Seemed to do me a world of good.

Finished up with a couple of sets of face pulls to helpfully ease a minor shoulder impingement issue that dislocations alone haven't been totally eliminating.

I am in a very good mood.
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#11 Postby C.O. » Wed May 30, 2012 12:57 pm

That's the best feeling when weights start to feel lighter. Great find on the article as well, thanks for sharing that!

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#12 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:42 pm

June is here and today was a good day.

Snatch 1-1-1

50kg x 1, 55kg x 1, 60kg... FAIL. But I was so close. So close. So I added an extra attempt and got the 60kg snatch. I know that's not an impressive weight in any way, shape or form, but I'd been striving for that for some time now and I'm stoked as hell to get it. Insert your snatch double entendre of choice here.

Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1

Trying to drill technique on this still, as I'd had some shoulder issues caused by improper jerking (stop laughing at the back).

65kg x 1, 70kg x 1, 70kg x 1, 72.5kg x 1, 75kg x 1

I finished up with some plyo pushups, some chins, some deliciously vain arm work, a tiny bit of ab work, and then put myself through my usual conditioning ordeal of treadmilll pushes. Tomorrow is cheat day and I have some vegan cookie dough mix. Win.
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#13 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:46 pm

Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2

115kg x 2, 117.5kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 122.5kg x 2, 125kg x 2, 130kg x 2, 132.5kg x 2

Front squat 5-3-3-1

80kg x 5, 92.5kg x 3, 92.5kg x 3, 110kg x 1
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#14 Postby WhenDanSaysJump » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:10 pm

Yesterday's merriment...

Push press 6, 6-8

62.5kg x 6, 62.5kg x 6

Chins 4 x 6

DB incline bench 6, 6-8

34kg x 6, 34kg x 8

DB chainsaw row 6, 6-8

48kg x 6/6, 48 kg x 8/8

Treadmill pushes for conditioning.
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#15 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:21 pm

Some good graft going on in here.

No flat benching?


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