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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:20 pm 
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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 :?


It will rule man. Everything that is intimidating is always the best result


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:32 pm 
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It will be amazing if I can get to the start line let alone the finish line haha.

How's your weekend? Nearly done with Smolov I see.

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx's Training Log
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Just moving stuff home and packing my stuff up. I moving back home for the summer, so just gotta move a few things.

April 22, 2013
Squats
barx5, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 275x4, 300x5, 315x5 (four sets)
Felt strong on the four sets at 315. Legs felt good, hit them to depth, and that was for a rep PB.

Light bench
barx10, 95x10, 135x10, 185x10, 155x10


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 Post subject: Re: 7 weeks out from UTM 3 Lift Open
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:19 pm 
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Damn man, you've come a long way since I left! You're killing it.


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 Post subject: Re: 7 weeks out from UTM 3 Lift Open
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:53 pm 
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I like the title change on your log, nice.

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 Post subject: Re: 7 weeks out from UTM 3 Lift Open
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MoshxDeLaney wrote:
Damn man, you've come a long way since I left! You're killing it.


Thanks man, glad you're back in the rack too.

MF: Its set in stone, my registration will go out this week!


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 Post subject: Re: 7 weeks out from UTM 3 Lift Open
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April 25
Deadlifts and Squats

Deadlifts
135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 365x3, 405x2, 455x1, 500x1 PB
Legs were shaky but I'm happy I pulled that one out. It took a lot out of me so I was hesitant to squat after.

Squats
barx10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x3, 275x3, 300x3, 315x3.
Today called for 315x5x5, there was no way that was happening. The deadlifts took so much away from my legs that I wasn't strong, and I was tired.
Threw on some chains (100 lbs)
135+chainsx5
225+chainsx5
275+chainsx3
So essentially at the top of the lift I was about 375, felt good to drive up against the weight and get my lockout a bit stronger.

Decline sit ups with 25 pounds
x30, x20

Foam roller and stretching.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:09 pm 
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I'm stopping my smolov cycle short a week. Its taken all the fun out of squatting, and it's been dragging me down. Working about 11 hours a day outside doing labor kills me, and doing high volume heavy squats, I can't keep handling it. So I'll be heading back to the cube method this week. One of my favourite methods, super fun, a lot of variety.

I've also found that a lot of my other muscle groups have lost their strength since I've been doing solely heavy lifts on main movements and less assistant work. I did some heavy log press yesterday and worked up to 135x6. That's nothing too impressive for me, but It let me know that sometimes sticking to a routine that doesn't make you happy isn't worth it.

I am still hesitant on my training though. I have a pain in my left shoulder, more muscle soreness than anything. But I think that's from work, and not working my shoulders in a long time. As for my meet, hopefully my work lets up a bit, I can't put my whole effort into training right now when I barely have enough to get through a work day.

I am however losing weight, I'm sitting at around 180 and decreasing steadily. So that's nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:59 am 
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Hi James, how are you man?
i can imagine that doing labour and training heavy isn't Always easy, but you know that you can change yur workout regimen anytime and like you say be more happy than before :) being stuck in something you don't like is a waste of time! enjoy your work and new training man!

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
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That's one of the reasons I'm reluctant to try some of the other programs, because I don't want to emphasize any lifts in particular. Although I won't be competing at all so my goals are a little different.

Get some good stretching and mobility work on that shoulder! I would be pissed if something kept me from pressing - it's my favorite lift.

You made some crazy gains on Smolov, though, so it definitely worked for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:22 pm 
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Thanks guys. I'm back ona routine that I'm happy with, the cube method. My shoulder is a lot better, I took a few days off and it felt good as new. I enjoyed smolov, and would run it again next year, but I think I'm out of love for it for now haha.

I did some heavy bench (FP 205x2) and some deadlifts for reps. Worked up to about a 405 for three sets of doubles off a 4" block. Definitely enjoy the variety the cube brings to the table. I really need to test my max for bench, I haven't done that in a while and I think its 10-15 lbs stronger than my 235.


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
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Good to hear it. Seems like you have similar strength ratios to me - in that your press & deadlift are great, squat is good, and bench is a little lower when compared to the rest. I really wish my chest strength would catch up a bit. I'm looking forward to seeing the numbers you hit at your meet. Get someone to video it!

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That's 200 solid ass-pounds! Good work buddy.
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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
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Hey dude, just checking in. It's been a couple weeks and you usually don't go that long without posting. How is your comp prep coming along? Hope all is well.

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That's 200 solid ass-pounds! Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the ghost hunter wrote:
I can see how some people might mistake this as paranormal when really its just an example of your brain being an asshole


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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
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What's happening James? Hope all is okay, also noticed that you haven't posted for a while. MF

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 Post subject: Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:25 pm 
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Hey guys. Thanks for checking in. I've been super busy with work, almost 65 hours a week of physical labor. So I haven't had much time to post.

I've lost 12 pounds, with I'm guessing a solid portion of that being muscle. My lifts have all stalled or dropped in the last month, and my depression has come back into play because of those drops. I go into the gym thinking it will come back to me quickly, but right away I come to the realization that the weight is too much for me to handle. Today I failed on a triple bench that a month ago I could hit for 10. Just embarassing.

I dropped out of the competition. I knew that this wasn't good timing to be trying to hit any heavy maxes. Trying to find a new car, keeping a relationship strong, full time work and registering for a new school has just slowed me down so much. I'm not happy where I stand right now, but I'm looking at it as a rebuilding process.

I'm going to eat cleaner and up my calories so I'm not always at a deficit because of work. Train harder and bite the bullet that I have to drop the weight to get my strength back. Once I'm happy (More content) with where I'm sitting with my lifts I'll be looking into a few PL coaches in the area to tweak some things and give me some guidance.

I'm shooting for a competition at the end of August now, and that's my goal. I luckily met a National master class PLer today at the gym who gave me some tips, some people to call and reset my bench form which felt more sturdy.

Hopefully I'll be able to post a bit more now, but if not I'll be posting as much as I can anyways.


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