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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#301 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:04 pm

March 4, 2013
Deadlift and Squat

DL
135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x3, 365x3, 380x2
315x8x3
I'll be doing one set of speed triples I think. This with the smolov squats killed me. I don't want to cut deadlifts out completely because they're on of my favourite lifts.
Squats
barx8, 135x6, 185x5, 225x4, 245x9x4
Bent Over rows
135x8
155x8
Solid workout. Its the following day and my legs feel pretty heavy. I'm still excited to get to the gym tomorrow and hit the squats again with some bench.
My appetite has definitely shot up. I'm finding myself eating 2 dinners, instead of one large one. I ended up having to make a pasta dinner at 9 PM because I was starving, after a stirfry. Nuts, but awesome.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#302 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:01 pm

Bench and Squat
March 6, 2013
Bench
barx12, 95x10, 135x10, 155x10, 170x10,170x8
Close grip bench
135x10, 155x8, 155x8
Incline bench
barx12, 95x10, 145x8, 145x7
Made the mistake of entering a 245 calculated max instead of the 235. Should have hit all of those for ten.

Squats
barx10, 95x10, 135x8, 185x8, 225x8, 255x5x7 (five sets of 7)

Up and down plank 50

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#303 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:59 pm

March 8, 2013
Squat
barx10, 95x8, 135x6, 185x5, 225x5, 270x7x5 (seven sets of five)

Ab work

Smolov is killing me, and I'm grinding through some of the lifts. I'm surprised I didn't pop a blood vessel today on the last set. Really happy with myself that I didn't hit a failure on any of them. All to parallel or a little below, form stayed fairly strong, a few mix ups but I know how to correct. Mainly leaning too far forward.
Overall a solid workout, hitting some heavy triples tomorrow for 10 sets. Should be interesting

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#304 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:23 pm

Heavy squat and light Bench day
March 9, 2013
Bench
155x10x2

Squats
barx10, 95x8,135x8, 185x5, 225x5, 255x3, 285x3x10 (ten sets of triples)

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#305 Postby asparagus » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:43 pm

Nice work james! Leaning a little too far forward is one of my most common issues when I do heavy sets at 5-rep max weight.
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#306 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:30 pm

Thanks man. I hate doing it, when I catch myself I usually have enough in me to straighten up, but it still sucks. Especially when you hit it half way through your sets

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#307 Postby jamesxvx » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:50 pm

March 11, 2013
Deadlift and Squat day
DL
135x8, 225x6, 275x6,315x5, 365x3, 405x2
335x8x3

Squats
barx12, 95x8, 135x9, 185x9, 225x9,
255x9x4 (Four sets of 9)

Weighed in at 188 today. Midway through the day. 5 pounds from creatine and we'll see what the rest is. I'll be competing in the 181 class come May or June.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#308 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:39 pm

March 13, 2013
Bench and Squat

Bench
barx10, 95x10, 135x10, 165x10, 165x10
Close grip bench
145x10x2
Incline Bench
135x10x2

Squat
barx10, 95x7, 135x7, 185x7, 225x7, 255x7, 270x7x5 (5 sets of 7)

Foam rolla all ova

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#309 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:48 pm

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Halfway through Smolov, quads are gaining size. Feeling pretty good about where I'm sitting right now. I've made the decision with a lot of thought that within the next 5 years I'd like to compete in a strongman, on top of continuing powerlifting.
Two potential meets in the Summer. End of May and Mid June. Hopefully I'll be around to hit both of them.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#310 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:56 pm

March 14, 2013
Quick Bench and Shoulder workout

Bench
barx10, 95x10, 135x12, 185x8, 185x7, 185x6

MP
barx12, 95x10, 115x8, 135x6

Shrugs
225x20, 275x15, 315x10

DB Bench
50sx12, 55sx12, 60sx8, 65sx5

Abs
bunch of medicine ball work.

I didn't feel like I worked my chest enough yesterday. I woke up this morning wanting to hit some heavy DB stuff and work my shoulders. So I went for it. Felt good and tight.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#311 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:03 am

Nice training James, yeah get in there and hit chest again before any DOMS have a chance to settle in lol.

Anything on for the weekend?
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#312 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:53 am

Legs Today and tomorrow with some light chest. Tons of homework for the weekend haha

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#313 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:46 pm

March 15, 2013
Squats
barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 290x5x7 (7 sets of 5)

A few of my last reps of the last sets came out more like good mornings. Worked on getting in the hole and driving up. Luckily had my friend to help me on my last set. Verbal support is always awesome.

Going for 305 for ten sets of triples tomorrow morning. I'm stoked.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#314 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:21 pm

You're squatting two days in a row James?
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#315 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:57 pm

Friday and Saturday are the only days I squat two days in a row. The first week wasn't too bad, my legs are pretty much accustomed to the volume smolov comes with. From the results I've heard about from other lifters on the routine, its realistic for me to hit a 350 at least at the end of intro (3 weeks). 305 used to be my old double, ten sets of it at a triple is going to push me, but I'm excited to get going to a 405 squat. That's my goal.


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