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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:44 am 
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No running water in the warehouse, we need to keep ourselves hydrated somehow :lol:


Mon 16th July 2012
Bodyweight = 85.9kg

Squat (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x5x120kg
1x5x135kg
1x1x155kg (beltless PB)

Push Press
1x3x50kg
1x3x60kg
1x8x67.5kg

Strict Press
1x3x50kg
1x2x60kg
1x2x67.5kg

Pullups (wide grip)
5
5 +10kg
5 +20kg (not bad! all from dead hang)

Dips
5
5 +10kg
5 +20kg chain



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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
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Great power and intensity on the squats mate.

Careful of how your knees are tracking, you can your right knee edging inwards on the ascent. Not all of the reps, but something to be aware of. Bloody good form and technique though.

I've been getting into the pressing again over the last week or so as I know I've been neglecting the OH lifts a litttle. Really enjoying it and I'm sure it will help my benching too. Much on for the weekend?

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:30 am 
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Careful of how your knees are tracking, you can your right knee edging inwards on the ascent. Not all of the reps, but something to be aware of. Bloody good form and technique though.
You're right man, I don't think it'd happen if my right foot wasn't angled out more than the left. I think it's down to ankle mobility, will work on it!

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Really enjoying it and I'm sure it will help my benching too. Much on for the weekend?
Yeah, out with mates tomorrow night. Gonna be messy. Sleep and recover hopefully the rest of it. Unless I get an offer for Saturday that is :lol:

Wed 18th July 2012
Bodyweight = 86.7kg

Cambered bar squats (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x5x117.5kg
1x5x135kg

2.5" Deficit Deadlifts (no belt)
1x5x110kg
1x5x150kg
1x5x170kg

Bench
1x5x70kg
1x3x80kg
1x4x90kg (new 4RM)

Dog Sled
(2x12m) x10 (about 30-60 seconds rest between sets), died. 50kg on top of whatever the sled weighs



Wasn't planning on doing deficits no belt, but they felt good and I was worried a belt was gonna fuck up my positioning. Bench was getting a bit of pain in my bicep tendon (left arm) but haven't felt anything since. Will lay off bench a couple of weeks and get some more overhead work in.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:28 am 
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Fri 20th July 2012

Log (wooden)
1x3x60kg
1x3x65kg
2+F x70kg
1x7x60kg

Farmers walk
105kg for 12m
125kg for 12m
See video for time, first time holding quarter of a tonne in my hands :D

Medley
200kg Yoke, 50kg Dog Sled push, 120kg Duck Walk, Dog Sled Pull
57:57 seconds

Stone Run
80kg, 100kg, 120kg
Run 1: 26:82s
Run 2: 18:66s
Run 3: 15s





Mon 23rd July 2012
Bodyweight = 86.7kg

Squat (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x2x130kg
1x4x145kg :D

Push Press
1x3x55kg
1x3x65kg
1x6x72.5kg

Strict Press
1x3x50kg
1x1x60kg
1x3x65kg

Pullups
1x10 +10kg
1x7

Dips
16, 7





Wed 25th July 2012

Cambered Bar Squat (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x3x125kg
1x3x145kg

2.5" Deficit Deadlift (no belt)
1x5x110kg
1x5x150kg
1x5x180kg

Bench with a log
1x10x80kg
1x5x90kg




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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Are you still pushing the big weights around? Did we finally lose you to veganfitness.net?

BTW, I've been following your log since I joined this forum. I'm not sure why I've never posted anything to it before, but your commitment, consistency, drive, and results are impressive and inspiring. Keep at it man, all the best!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:07 am 
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asparagus wrote:
Are you still pushing the big weights around? Did we finally lose you to veganfitness.net?

BTW, I've been following your log since I joined this forum. I'm not sure why I've never posted anything to it before, but your commitment, consistency, drive, and results are impressive and inspiring. Keep at it man, all the best!
Thanks mate! I just copy and paste my log from one forum into the other, and post on both forums (not as frequently now right enough) - so will always be on both!


Jeez - it's been ages since I've updated this, and A LOT has happened;


So with 4 days notice I filled in for a team for a strongman competition;

Callander Highland Games - Local Heroes Strongman Competition
Sat 28th July 2012
Bodyweight = 86.5kg

Weather was real shitty, rained heavily for the majority of the day. Got there about 11 I think, started about 1, left about 6pm.

Tandem Log - Only a 2 man event so I sat this one out.
Atlas Stones - Only manged 1 out 4 stones, the 90kg one. Was absolutey pishing it down and stones were covered in grass. Couldn't grip the 2nd stone at all.
Yoke - 190kg for 40m (on a soggy uneven field)
Pole Push - got fucked in both rounds. basically the opposite of a tug of war. log with rope handles on it, have to push the other team back over the line.
70kg Keg Run - Shit event. I asked one referee before I started if it needed to be sat upright and he said no. During the event I got called back to sit it upright. Was raging but wouldn't have affected the final standings.



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3rd out of 6 teams :D Not bad considering there was no weight class and we were the lightest team by far.


On this workout bar was uncomfortable on back, hurting my bicep tendon. Dull pain from shoulder down my arm. Reckon it was from stones at the comp.
Mon 30th July 2012
Bodyweight = 85.8kg

First time wearing belt on squats in a while, felt really unnatural and could feel it sliding about
Squat (belt)
Got 1 rep at 155kg, 2nd rep nearly died. Pushed forward out the bottom, went onto my toes and had to bolt it out the rack to escape the bar, good thing I had spotters. See video.
Attempt 2 - unracked the weight, stepped back, was hurting bicep tendon too much.
Attempt 3 - 3x155kg :D bicep tendon sore as fuck, had to call the session there and nail some ibuprofen.





Wed 1st August 2012

Cambered Bar Squat (belt)
Single at 160kg, pretty comfy.

2.5" Deficit Deadlifts (no belt)
1x5x150kg
1x5x190kg (absolutely solid, was in a great position as well)

Push Press
1x9x65kg



Fri 3rd August 2012
Bodyweight = 86.3kg

Log
1x8x60kg

Farmers
95kg each hand for 20 metres
Run 1 - 15:31s
Run 2 - 14:43s
Run 3 - 13:29s

Yoke
200kg (20m one way, 20m back - 40m total)
39 seconds



Back felt like shit after this session. Felt better but then bad when I woke up on Sunday, took Monday off training.


Wed 8th August 2012

Deadlift (belt)
1x3x180kg
1x6x200kg (new 6RM!)

Bench
1x7x80kg



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Snakebacked the deadlifts like a twat. My position was much better doing deficits the last 3 weeks. There's no reason why I can't do 6x200 with a straight back. As my boss said, "the last rep kinda looked like a dog doing a shit". The bar seemed so close to me after doing deficits for 3 weeks that I felt like I could just grab it and pick it up without thinking. Will sort it out for next week and sit right down into them. First time benching in ages, felt fine - just a bit weak.


Fri 10th August 2012
Bodyweight = 85.8kg

So found out this day that I was once again standing in for a strongman comp on Saturday. Back had been shitty all week, but mate needed someone for his team. Done some overhead this day because I knew probability of me doing overhead events at comp were low;

Log
1x6x65kg - surprised I got this cause warmups felt heavy as fuck

Yoke
Just one run with 220kg for 12m, picked up serious speed towards the end. Need to start nailing the pickup, more practice needed





World Pipe Band Championships, Glasgow Green - Local Heroes Strongman Comp
Sat 11th August 2012
Bodyweight = 85.9kg

Lovely weather, very sunny and warm. Lot of people there to watch. Got there at 10:30, started lifting around 12-1 I think. Only 3 teams showed up.

Tandem log - 2 man event, again didn't do it
Atlas stones - 3 out of 4 stones, 90/100/110kg. Failed 120kg - should have got it. Seemed a bit slippier than other stones, had a bit more grass stuck to the tacky.
Medley - each team member took either 190kg yoke, 65kg farmers or 70kg keg, I took farmers (was about 40m - 20m each way)
Aluminium block carry - Bit of a bullshit event. It was for maximum distance, after one team member drops it, next person goes (other 2 members pick it up). Once all 3 have been your total laps/distance is measured. Was better than the fucking keg carry at the last comp though, that was a joke.
Pole push - Was a battle for 2nd place and we beat the team we had to, got beat by the time that came first. Unlike the last games which was just a straight line, this time it was a circle you had to push the other team out of.

2nd out of 3 teams :)

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Body's sore after this comp, calves/thighs/back/forearms/biceps/traps/grip.


Phew, that was a big update. In other news I'm seeing a new lady just now which is cool. She isn't vegan but has cooked me a few meals already :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Nice pull on that PR deadlift!

The strongman comps look like fun. Good job for your first competitions, especially as a last minute entry without prepping for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
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Congrats man !!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:33 pm 
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Thanks!


Pretty much didn't train last week, back was fucked.

Fri 17th August 2012

Pullups
1x5
1x5 +10kg
1x6 +20kg


Mon 20th August 2012
Bodyweight = 85kg (extremely hungover saturday, not much eating over weekend)

Squats (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x5x120kg
1x5x130kg

Bench
1x3x75kg
1x5x85kg
1x3x90kg

Pullups
1x5
1x5 +10kg
1x6 +20kg



Wed 22nd August 2012
Bodyweight = 85.8kg

Cambered Bar Squat
1x5x100kg
1x5x120kg
1x5x130kg

Deadlift (with belt)
1x2x190kg
1x2x210kg
1x1x230kg (PB, 3.5kg lighter BW than old 227.5kg)

Pause Bench
1x1x82.5kg
1x1x90kg (PB - old was 87.5kg)
1x1x95kg (PB)



Good to nail some PB's, actually been over a year since I hit one on deadlift.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:09 pm 
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Really awesome deadlifting man! Congrats on the PR!

Your log has really inspired me since I discovered this site back in May, chewy! I became vegan 3 months ago (after being lacto-ovo for 9 years) and joined a gym and started stronglifts 6 weeks ago. If I'm not mistaken you've been pursuing strength for about 3 years now. Wondering what kind of general advice from your learning experience you would offer to someone who has just started this path.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
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Congrats on the DL PR mate, strong lift there. Nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:15 pm 
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Thanks guys!

BigRed, in no particular order
- Don't give a shit about abs or bodyfat, eat enough every week so your bodyweight is going up gradually. First few years are about building a solid strength base and muscle
- Don't get obsessed with hitting every bodypart and don't 'concentrate' on areas that appear smaller than others. Do compound free weight lifts and everything will balance out (Squats/Deadlift/Overhead Press/Bench Press/Barbell Rows/Pullups should be the base of any good strength program)
- Look after your body. You can't lift if you're injured. http://www.mobilitywod.com/ is an unbelievable free resource, watch the videos from the earliest post. If you don't have sufficient flexibility, it will become a problem later on - count on it. If you have unlimited enthusiasm like most new lifters do, spend it on mobility work. Not wrist curls and calf raises.
- Keep your main work lowish reps and heavy. Lifting heavy is the key to get strong.
- Remember that building strength and muscle is a marathon, not a sprint. Be patient. Keep lifting heavy and eating enough to gain weight, take care of your muscles.

I could actually go on forever here, all based on mistakes I've made really. Hope it helps

Fri 27th August 2012
Bodyweight = 86.1kg

Log
1x5x60kg
1x3x70kg
1x1x77.5kg (PB)



Farmers walk
105kg each hand for 10m
115kg each hand for 10m
130kg each hand for 7.8m (first time holding triple bodyweight in my hands, 573lbs for americans ;) )



Mon 27th August 2012
Bodyweight = 84.8kg

Squat (no belt)
1x5x110kg
1x3x130kg
1x4x140kg

Bench
1x5x70kg
1x3x80kg
1x1x90kg
1x2x95kg (old 1RM)
1x1x100kg (new PB, and a milestone finally hit)


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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:23 pm 
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chewybaws wrote:
Thanks guys!

BigRed, in no particular order
- Don't give a shit about abs or bodyfat, eat enough every week so your bodyweight is going up gradually. First few years are about building a solid strength base and muscle
- Don't get obsessed with hitting every bodypart and don't 'concentrate' on areas that appear smaller than others. Do compound free weight lifts and everything will balance out (Squats/Deadlift/Overhead Press/Bench Press/Barbell Rows/Pullups should be the base of any good strength program)
- Look after your body. You can't lift if you're injured. http://www.mobilitywod.com/ is an unbelievable free resource, watch the videos from the earliest post. If you don't have sufficient flexibility, it will become a problem later on - count on it. If you have unlimited enthusiasm like most new lifters do, spend it on mobility work. Not wrist curls and calf raises.
- Keep your main work lowish reps and heavy. Lifting heavy is the key to get strong.
- Remember that building strength and muscle is a marathon, not a sprint. Be patient. Keep lifting heavy and eating enough to gain weight, take care of your muscles.

I could actually go on forever here, all based on mistakes I've made really. Hope it helps


Dude, thanks for the reply! Lots of good stuff here.

-Man, the belly fat thing is tough. It's hard seeing my abs turn to flab. Especially when it seems like it grows so much faster than my skinny arms and legs! So far, since I started StrongLifts (just finished 7th week) my weight gain averages out to about +1 lb/wk. Do you think that sounds reasonable or too much too soon?
-Yeah, I'm stinking with the basic StrongLifts program pretty strictly. A: squat/bench/row (I add dips) and B: squat/OHP/deadlift (I add chinups) ...I'm glad you said that though because I can see my thighs and my lats growing but my arms and calves look so skinny I question a lot whether I should be doing bicep curls or whatever because it seems disproportionately skinny.
-Thanks for the link, I will definitely check it out. I certainly want to do what I can to prevent injury...had been thinking about yoga...
-Low reps = 5x5 so far. Heavy - as I'm still only 7 weeks in, most of the exercises are not heavy yet, but I know they'll get there eventually.
-I hear you about the marathon/sprint thing. I've had a lot of experiences in my life that have taught me patience and long term thinking, and I'm trying to apply that mindset to my strength as well.

Thanks again for the thoughtful advice, and congrats on the bench PR!

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 Post subject: Re: Chewy's Strength Log
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:51 pm 
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Don't worry man, I spent the better part of my 3 years obsessing over how I look. 1lb/week sounds good as long as it's consistent. 5x5 is fine for 7 weeks in. Seeing any difference in your body after 7 weeks is a good sign - it's not a lot of time. Honestly don't worry about proportions between muscles, it'll take your focus away from getting strong.

Wed 29th August 2012
Bodyweight = 85.8kg

Safety Bar Squat (no belt)
1x5x105kg
1x5x125kg (graft)

Deadlift
1x5x127.5kg
1x4x167.5kg
1x1x200kg (belt on for this set, felt like shit.)
1x2x220kg (pretty sure a new double PB, felt easy)

Bench
1x5x70kg (felt like shit, heavy and sore joints - made right decision to call it there)

at night;
Pullups
1x5 +10kg
1x3 +17.5kg
1x4 +25kg
1x15
all reps from a dead hang

Few lower body stretches and foam rolled.


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Fri 31st August 2012
Bodyweight = 85.9kg

Log
1x4x70kg
then floor to overhead in 75s;
1x5x70kg

Farmers
100kg for 12m
Run 1; 7.18s
Run 2; 6.??s

Medley
200kg yoke, sled push, 200kg, sled pull in 44:81s

Atlas Stones
115kg stone to high platform x1




Sat 1st September 2012

Pullups
1x5
1x5 +10kg
1x5 +20kg

Drank way too much saturday night and ate barely anything sunday...

Mon 3rd September
Bodyweight = 84.4kg

Squat (no belt)
1x5x100kg
1x2x130kg called it here, felt like shit and wrist too sore a.k.a. swollen vagina

PM;
Front squat (no belt) (weirdly enough didn't aggravate my wrist)
1x3x110kg
1x2x122.5kg (double PB)
1x1x132.5kg (PB)
1x7x100kg

Tried benching, wrist too fucked

Chins
1x12

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