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Re: Rossco's log!

#106 Postby vegan_rossco » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:30 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:No worries mate. Another thing you might find pretty cool (I just mentioned this in captfit's log) is to look at the deadlift in a slightly different way...
One thing I have found really useful is rather than thinking of the DL as a pull, imagine it as a pressing movement.
Next time you deadlift, imagine trying to push/drive your feet down into the floor. Once the bar is off the floor you'll be surprised at how much extra power this gives you.

yeah i've read that somewhere before pretty sure its in 5/3/1 book isnt it?? anyways i do try to push down with my legs and drive my hips into it suppose I just need to work on it.

bloody well loved the vid mate! If i'm completely honest I would have given up after the failed attempt.. you're so strong man the final 200kg attempt had me on the edge of my seat! :D so much determination! :popcorn:

cheers captfit I've sorted that out now :)

Wednesday 21/11/12
bench 2 PRs!!!!
empty bar (20 Kg) x 10
40 Kg x 6
60 Kg x 5
70 Kg x 5
75 Kg x 1 PR
77.5 Kg x 1 PR although this rep was so difficult, sooo much harder than 75 Kg :s this is definately my limit I'm gonna go for a light bench workout next time and work up to doing multiple reps at 75 Kg, bit disheartened that I couldn't get a double on either of the last two sets but ho hum!

Press up competetion so if you didn't know, on bench day me and my buddy try and do as many press ups after benching, he went first and did a very sloppy 45... I went second and did a very very sloppy 43. bullshit!!

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x10
x10
wide grip x10

didn't squat tonight as the rack was occupied for ages :evil:

now off to meet the mrs for a very well deserved cheeseless pizza :D :D
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Re: Rossco's log!

#107 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:33 pm

good news about the benching pal, your on a roll! :D
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Re: Rossco's log!

#108 Postby vegan_rossco » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:34 pm

innit man! I'm stoked but felt I should have been able to press a bit more ho-hum
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Re: Rossco's log!

#109 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Glad you liked the video man, yeah I can remember that last set and trying again to get the 200kg. I wasn't going to leave the gym until I got it !!

Nice work with the bench PR, nothing to be disheartened about there mate. That's great! It's funny how much difference 2.5kg makes ~ I'm experiencing exactly the same at the moment lol. As for the pressup competition afterwards, that sounds mental ?! 43 is far from bullshit!
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Re: Rossco's log!

#110 Postby vegan_rossco » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:27 pm

Ha its more bullshit that I didn't win :p I did taekwondo for over a year or so which was constant knuckle press ups, one armed press ups etc my best used to be 47 but i was quite fatigued after benching so its fine I suppose.
Glad you like the avatar btw ;) screenshotted from the vid
That vid of yours really is cool rekon you'll get footage from your powerlifting meet? Would love to see it dude
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Re: Rossco's log!

#111 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:24 pm

I have a support guy helping me out at the meet, so one of his duties will be filming haha.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#112 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:26 pm

If you click on my YouTube link in my signature that should take you to my home page - last years meet should automatically start playing. It's a hard day at the office alright.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#113 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:07 pm

loving my training right now and everything at home, college and work is fantastic.
tomorrow I'm pulling some deads, chins and rows. all providing it isn't busy at the gym as I have to rush out quick, going for 110Kg again for multiple reps, I rekon I can get a couple at least, I'm also planning on beating my 8 rep max on chins but we'll see!
any advice is appreciated although I'm starting to know what I'm doing fairly well 8)
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Re: Rossco's log!

#114 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:09 pm

Hit deads first mate if you're wanting to go heavier on them ~ I find if I hit them last up I'm too fatigued to pull decent numbers. Especially if you are planning on beating your chinup reps!
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Re: Rossco's log!

#115 Postby Synny667 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:11 pm

Go Rossco go!!
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Re: Rossco's log!

#116 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:13 pm

Good call! Although I normally do them first anyway, more so that I can garauntee I get the deadlift bar before anyone else steals my spot :p
Not holding out too much hope for the chins tbh I find it to be a bit of a chore
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Re: Rossco's log!

#117 Postby mrbear666 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:15 pm

your not the only one :lol:
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Re: Rossco's log!

#118 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:16 pm

They're my favourite pull up variation but they're just..so...tedius
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Re: Rossco's log!

#119 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:16 pm

I used to able to crank out 20+ chinups, now I'm lucky if I can make it to 10 lol. Gotta be one of the simplest but toughest exercises ?!
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Re: Rossco's log!

#120 Postby Synny667 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:21 pm

I can't even do 1.....
I do because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

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