Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#391 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:36 am

I had a couple of big course projects I had to take care of that was cutting into my training. No worries though, the brunt of them are done and I'm trying some new routines.

The add 50 to your bench so far has gotten me back up to my max from the summer which is awesome. I'll probably throw some cube style training in there as well.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#392 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:14 am

Back at it again with another back at it post haha.

I've been training solidly all week. Planning on to hit a meet in March and then the CPFs in April. Throwing in some strongman training stuff this morning which was a lot of fun. Looking forward to hitting my old lifts and surpassing them.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#393 Postby maybenot » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:54 am

Great to know that James.
I keep folowing your journal, I'm sure you will surpass your lifts soon =)

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#394 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:22 pm

Thanks man! It's been a rocky couple of months but I'm more motivated than ever.

This morning I did some Strongman style hybrid stuff for fun:
Tri pushdowns up to 70lbs for 25
DB Bench
40x10, 40x10, 50x10
Dips
12, 10, 10 supersetted with the tri pushdowns
Battle ropes
45 second sessions, as hard as I could.
Farmer's walk
2 plates on each handle, as many as I could.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#395 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:36 pm

October 19, 2013
Explosive squat work
Squats: worked up to 225 for 8x3 (1:30 rest in between)
Rev Band squats
Hit 315 for 5 on these. Wanted to see where I sat and I'm very happy with that.
Oly squats
185x5, 185x5, 225x5, 225x5
Hack Squat
160x15, 160x12, 160x10, 160x10
Ham/ leg curls
60x4x10

Felt really good today, very happy with where I'm heading.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#396 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:53 am

Accessory work, October 20, 2013
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barx10, 65x10, 95x10, 115x10, 115x8
bicep curls
30x15, 40x15, 50x10, 60x10, 60x10
Face pulls
75x10, 75x10, 95x10, 100x10
incline Rows
135x10, 135x10
Lat raises with front raises
20 +15x10x3
Calf raises
Weight- I don't know a bunch of plates haha
x20
Incline sit ups with 25
50
Foam roller

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#397 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:45 pm

October 23, 2013
Deadlift Explosive Work

Deads
135x10, 185x10, 225x8, 275x6, 315x8x3 with 1:30 rest in between sets
BB shrugs
135x12, 225x12, 275x12, 275x12,
Snatch grip deads
225x12, 225x12, 225x12
Oly Squats
95x10, 135x10, 185x8, 225x8, 225x8
Lat Pulldowns
130x4x15

Sledge and tire flips
2 minutes of sledge work with 10 tire flips after. Repeat three times.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#398 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:00 pm

been running the cube for the past couple of weeks now.

Didn't post my last couple of work outs but my highlights are as follows:
Incline bench 155x8, and a bunch of drop set shit I don't have the memory for. Incline bench is by far my weakest bench variation, and I think if I work on it, I can increase my bench weight.
Did some bottom up squats today with 185 for 4 sets of 5.
heavy double squats at 275. for doubles. Felt strong. I relaxed on my first set too quick and the weight literally shot me down and I had to recover. That shook me a bit but everything was great after that. Doing a lot more core work for stabilization in my lifts. I think this is holding me back a bit and I slacked off on it in the past.
Finally counting my macros instead of the guessing game.
My gym is awesome and encourages chalk, so that's huge.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#399 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:11 am

strong 455 pull yesterday.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#400 Postby jamesxvx » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:30 pm

Deadlift strength is back. I'm focusing on some accessory work to keep my leg drive right up until my lockout.
Repped out 245 for 15 on squats a few nights ago. plus 135x50 for Oly stance.
Bench is surely and slowly coming back. Always been my weak point so it's being trained harder

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#401 Postby mrbear666 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:11 pm

jamesxvx wrote:strong 455 pull yesterday.



nice lifting there pal, your a beast :D
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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#402 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:12 pm

Thanks man!

Hit deadlifts hard yesterday. Dude at my gym gave me an ammonia cap to hit before one of my sets. Cube called for 365x8 pulls at a 1" deficit. I ended up hitting ten. Awesome PR, but my heavy sets of 405 triples off blocks didn't make the cut haha. Oh well

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#403 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:41 pm

Highlight of leg day: 365x1 double mini band reverse squat. HYFR

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#404 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:32 am

DL training yesterday. 315 for 8 sets of triples came up quick and I was happy with my bar speed. Worked up to some close stance squats 225x8. Lat pull downs, some back raises and some BB shrugs. My strength is really improving, I'm excited for my mock meet in a month to see where I sit.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#405 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:11 am

Bench work yesterday, rep work and got my incline bench up a bit. Hammered a drop set after and a 2x20 with 30lb dbs. A lot of core work too.


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