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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1156 Postby veggiesasquatch » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:11 am

Gotta love events day man, some nice work there for your first session on it.

Log press is great once you get the arch/lean back that feel most comfy...time to grow a gut hahaha Hope you keep at it!!!

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1157 Postby chewybaws » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:24 am


Some bits and pieces from Friday's workout

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1158 Postby chewybaws » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:56 am

Mon 4th April 2012
Bodyweight = 81.7kg - read below

Squat (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x5x130kg

Front Squat (no belt)
1x2x100kg
1x5x110kg (new 5RM)

Pendlay rows
1x5x75kg
1x5x82.5kg

Push Press
1x6x62.5kg

Strict press
1x5x47.5kg
1x3x52.5kg
1x3x57.5kg

Not fucking shabby at all. My form on push press was so fucked up and just felt weak. Moved my grip in for strict press and it felt much much better.

So was my last weekend working for B&Q. Friday night went to a gig, had way too much cider, but managable hangover on Saturday. Got under 4 hours sleep though and was working 7-4. Was back out drinking again by 8pm, club till 4am. Was stupidly drunk and missed the last bus home. Walked about till first train at 8.20am, was delayed and didn't go all the way back home so just text someone from work and said I wasn't going in for my last day. Had a bean burger sandwich at my friends house, passed out on the floor. Got home at 4pm. Took about and hour and a half to eat a bowl of cereal and was in bed for 8.30pm. Hence stupidly light bodyweight. Hoping when I fill my stomach up with food and body with water it'll replenish very quickly. But all in all was a fucking disaster. Spent too much money, burnt some bridges, pissed off some people, fucked up my eating, spent a stupid amount of money. Little bit less alcohol next time.

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1159 Postby chewybaws » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:45 am


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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1160 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:39 am

Your drinking/social life is as badass as your lifting bro!

Love the video clips, keep them coming MF.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1161 Postby chewybaws » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:16 am

Haha cheers mate

Tue 5th June 2012

Cambered bar squats (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x5x120kg

18" deadlifts
1x3x200kg
1x3x220kg

Farmers walks
10m, 95kg (each hand), 10.68s
10m, 115kg (each hand), 14.59s

Then some gunz with the football bar.



2nd heavy day in a row, feeling pretty fucked. Done some foam rolling/stretching when home, hot bath, now eating shitloads. Proud of farmers, pretty sure towards end of last year at OSG manchester I managed to pick 115kg farmers up but couldn't walk with them.

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1162 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:28 am

Wed 6th June 2012
Bodyweight = 83.2kg

Strict press
3x5x50kg
1x5x52.5kg
1x5x55kg

Bench
1x10x50kg
1x10x60kg
1x10x70kg

Lazy bastard pressing day after 2 heavy sessions.

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1163 Postby robert » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:23 pm

I just want to tell you how proud I am of how far you've come over the years. I've watched you from the beginning. You've come such a long way!

Keep rocking! Great work my friend!

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1164 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Agreed bro, inspiring stuff in here.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

#1165 Postby chewybaws » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:21 am

Cheers for the kind words men!


Video of Wednesday's pressing. Sets 1/2/5 of press and top set of bench.

Renaming my log from Chewy's Powerlifting Log to Chewy's Strength Log, more appropriate.

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Re: Chewy's Strength Log

#1166 Postby chewybaws » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Some good strongman graft today at work :)

Fri 8th June 2012
Bodyweight = 83.3kg

Squat (no belt)
1x10x100kg

Log (wooden)
2x3x52.5kg
1x2x57.5kg
1x2x62.5kg (before this was a bit forward on most reps, nailed this double)
1xFx67.5kg (got overconfident. lazy clean and pushed it forward instead of up)
1x1x67.5kg (dipped a bit in the middle but managed to press out)
1x1x67.5kg (much much better rep, went for a 2nd and failed)
1x6x52.5kg (might have been 7, was repping out..check video later)

Yoke 12metres
120kg/160kg for warmup
180kg, 9.07s
200kg, 11.38s
200kg, 7.56s (last 4 metres was falling forward haha...smaller steps next time)

Circus Dumbbell
Right 1x1x31kg
Right 1x3x31kg
Left 1x1x31kg
Then a fail with a slightly heavier but much larger/awkward one
Right 1x4x31kg
Left 1xFx31kg (in the 'rack' position got fuck all stability with left hand)

Dips
1x10
1x5 +20kg chain round neck (I was very close to ground and when I moved legs back I went into a kind of floating lying face down position)

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Re: Chewy's Strength Log

#1167 Postby chewybaws » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:49 am

Food's been more or less consistent with the new routine. Around 4000kcal and 200g protein. Floating around 82-84kg for too long. Back when I done fuck all during the week I'd be gaining weight with this sort of consistent calorie intake. Time to up the portions to keep up with increased workload!

Quick progress pic after my nap last night
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EDIT: missed some stuff, it's actually about 4200kcal, 210g protein

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Re: Chewy's Strength Log

#1168 Postby chewybaws » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:09 am

Another outdoor workout, was raining during some of it haha

Mon 11th June 2012
Bodyweight = 84.4kg

Squat (no belt)
1x3x117.5kg
1x5x135kg (new beltless 5RM)

Front Squat (no belt)
1x3x100kg
1x2x115kg
1x2x120kg (equal 2RM, bar started slipping down on 2nd rep. not bad considering the double before it, and back squats)

Chins
1x10 +10kg
1x7 +10kg
1x5

Push Press
1x3x57kg
1x6x67kg (pretty sure this is a huge PB for reps)

Strict Press
1x3x50kg
1x2x55kg
1x3x60kg

Body feels wiped out. Lots of PB's. Back felt a bit dodgy since pressing.

Had a shoulder strain on my right side for maybe 10 days now which is stopping me working on my overhead flexibility. It hurts like fuck hanging from a pullup bar (only with overhand grip) or having the bar in an overhead squat position. For the meantime will remove power snatches/overhead squats from my warmup routine and be careful with the band in my shoulder warmup. Might lose some flexibility in the short term, but need to let the strain heal and after that start stretching the fuck out of it.



Went saw some guys from my club lift at a powerlifting meet on Sunday, wish I lifted at it - was a well run comp. Will probably do the seniors in September. It's at the weighlifting club in my town that I used to lift at before starting at Strength Shop.

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Re: Chewy's Strength Log

#1169 Postby chewybaws » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:46 am

Wed 13th June 2012
Bodyweight = 84.3kg

Cambered bar Squats (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x3x115kg
1x3x130kg

Bench (narrowed my grip a bit)
1x5x62.5kg
1x12x72.5kg

Sunday my hamstrings were a bit tight so done some stiff leg deadlifts with 20kg to stretch them and honest to fuck I still have DOMs today, made a smart decision not to deadlift today. Bench felt comfortable with a narrower grip. I think benching with my forearms pointing outwards at the bottom position has been starting to wreck my joints a bit (was taking a max width for powerlifting).

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Re: Chewy's Strength Log

#1170 Postby chewybaws » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:35 pm



Stuff from Mon/Wed's workouts.

Couple of notes - lockouts very shitty on the overhead work. I'm 90% sure that this is down to bad overhead flexibility (if you watch the other guys they can get their arms back past their heads), but I can't really work on this till my shoulder's healed (would prob even hurt to try to get into that position just now).

Also I have developed what's known as "gay wrist" when OHP/benching. Basically the bar's behind my forearm, should be easily enough to correct on bench (watching old videos I didn't always do it). But for overhead again, will need better flexiblity otherwise the bar's just gonna float forward.

On a more positive note, squatting's looking good.


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