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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#331 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:59 pm

Exams have kept me from the gym lately. I'm heading back tomorrow to get back on the intense cycle of the Smolov squat cycle and a couple of heavy doubles on the bar for deadlift. Been eating terribly lately.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#332 Postby maybenot » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:35 pm

Good luck on you comeback!

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#333 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:20 pm

April 11, 2013
Deadlift
135x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x3, 455x2

Squats
95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 265x4, 300x4, 300x4, 300x4, 300x4

There was supposed to be another 300x5, but I was done. Terrible eating habits and missing a week at the gym killed me. Probably didn't help that I pulled a heavy double before.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#334 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:52 pm

April 13, 2013
Squat and Bench

Squats
barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 265x4, 285x4, 3x315, 3x315, 3x1 315 (Assisted by spotter on second failed rep)

bench
barx10, 95x10, 135x5, 155x5, 185x5, 205x5, 205x5
Close grip bench
185x5x2

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#335 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:42 pm

April 14, 2013
Squats, bench set up and whatever.

Squats
barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 265x4, 285x5x4

Bench
I wanted to dedicate a bit of a session to fixing my bench form, and adapting a better set up for a meet. Asparagus got me on to a video not too long ago and I set up the same way as instructed. Bigger arch, feet farther back and keeping my elbows in.

95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 185x5

Didn't want to throw anything too heavy, just wanted to get the form and set up solid before pushing myself. I found the range of motion to be well shorter than normal. powering up towards my head rather than away from myself. It felt good and I'm excited to get back on the bench and go for some heavier low rep sets.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#336 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:01 pm

Good work in here James, props to anyone that can stick with Smolov. Tough program!

You have a good weekend?
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#337 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:33 am

Thanks MF. So much volume, but gaining 20 pounds in 4 weeks is keeping me on it to see what I can gain in 8 weeks.

Weekend wasn't too bad, in the middle of exams right now, so I'm balancing the gym and studying with trying to eat clean haha.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#338 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:58 pm

April 16, 2013
Deadlifts
135x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x3, 365x3, 405x2,
485x1, 485x1. Reset my form for a bit and took a 2 minute rest and pulled the second single.
Big PR for me, and I can't wait to hit 500 in a couple of weeks.

Squat
95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 285x4, 314x3, 315x4, 315x3

Squats are coming together again after that brutal training last week. Excited to see a lot of progression.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#339 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:53 pm

April 18, 2013
Bench
barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 215x3, 215x5

Blood sugar went way too low for me to feel comfortable so I ended up heading home to grab some food. Diabetes sucks sometimes but I will back tomorrow for hitting the bench again, and my squats for the day.

215 felt good on the bar, heavy enough to get me pushing myself, but I could get 6 on each set. The triple was only because there were no spotters available.

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#340 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:15 pm

April 19, 2013
Squat and Bench stuff

Squat
barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 275x4, 300x4, 315x3x3, 335x3 Rep PB

Close grip bench
barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 185x5

Incline bench
barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 175x5, 175x5

Decline sits with 20 lbs, 30, 20, 20

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#341 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:17 pm

Nice training man, just wanted to pop in and say what great strength gains you have made.

Your DL rocks. Get your arse up on a lifting platform and kick some arse !!
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#342 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:57 pm

Mid June looks like my first comp! Close to home and a Sunday, fits in with work!

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#343 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:59 pm

Nice stuff. I'll be following along for sure :)
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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#344 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:52 am

Thanks man, I'll be following you on that monstrous run you're doing!

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Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log

#345 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:12 pm

jamesxvx wrote:Thanks man, I'll be following you on that monstrous run you're doing!

Thanks man, not sure what I have got myself into. Gonna be insane :?
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