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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#436 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:30 pm

Bench, January 15, 2014
Today was a solid workout. I smiled at a cute tattooed girl who was also benching.

But, even better was a PR.
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barx20, 95x15, 135x10, 185 for 5 sets of 6 ( I was supposed to do 5 reps but messed up my days, oh well), Then 195x5 and then 205x5 which is a pr for me for reps. I've only tripled it before with assistance. Slowly working my way up there to a strong bench.

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#437 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:47 pm

Squats January 16, 2014
Horrible sleep, maybe 4 hours. Felt sick all morning.
Worked up to 315 for ten sets of triples. Walkouts seemed shaky and mentally I started unracking with my weak leg. It was strange. I grinded them out though.

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#438 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:47 pm

January 17, 2014
bench 3x10 day
Worked up to 205x9x3 and then 215x3. Heaviest triple I've done to date and it felt awesome. Definitely going to have a tight chest tomorrow.

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#439 Postby jamesxvx » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:45 am

Off for the weekend. Back home for a few days. Mom hooked me up with some vegan protein, best Ma' around.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#440 Postby VSP » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:43 pm

Keep sticking it out, man. I'd say you're a madman for doing Smolov for bench and squat at the same time, but it looks like you're killing it. I've noticed my recovery time is way down since going vegan--I'm sure that's helping you a lot with all of this volume training, yeah?

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#441 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:45 pm

I had the same issue man. I started training when I was vegan and didn't know what my recovery was before but I knew I was more sore than most people. I'm all about getting in a big meal a few hours before training and then a solid one after. The shake for me can come in whenever and help me out. I've tried a lot of the BCAA's and amino acid powders and didn't notice that much of a difference in my workout or recovery time. The volume definitely helps, I feel a lot better after a day and can go right into my squats or bench and get the time I need in. You'll get the hang of things.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#442 Postby jamesxvx » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:50 pm

Bench day
January 19, 2014
worked up to 185 for 6x6.
Hit some other stuff in a circuit: DB shrugs, BB rows, BB curls and some ab work.
Weighed in at 179

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#443 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:01 pm

Squats
worked up to 285 6x6. Tight stuff. Felt good

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#444 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:16 pm

Bench
Worked up to 7x5 at 195. Felt good and pretty quick. Last couple of sets weren't as quick. But I wasn't hitting this for that many reps before smolov, so that's awesome to see.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#445 Postby jamesxvx » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:24 pm

Switched back to cube so I can keep up with my schoolwork.

Rep day for Deadlifts
365 for 8 off of a 2 inch deficit
4 inch block pulls 405 for 6
Oly squats
225x8, 245 for 2 sets of 8

Blood sugar dipped, doing more accessory work tomorrow

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#446 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:30 pm

Hit 250 on bench today. That felt great. Stalled at about half way up so lock out strength needs some improvement.

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#447 Postby jamesxvx » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:31 pm

Starting up on Juggernaut training System tomorrow and starting to carb back load to shed some fat. Hoping the new diet and routine will keep me on my toes.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#448 Postby jamesxvx » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:40 pm

Second day on juggernaut and I already love the simplicity and volume. Plenty of core work too.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#449 Postby jamesxvx » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:04 pm

Ripped up some shoulders today. MP for fives sets of ten at 100. Then Some tricep pushdowns, Incline bench and Lat pulldowns with the fat bar.
Carb back loading has me feeling a lot leaner. I may not look it just yet, but I can tell more of my muscles are activating during my presses.

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Re: Jamesxvx Powerlifting Journal

#450 Postby jamesxvx » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:43 am

Hit up some chest yesterday.
Bench135x5
155x5
165x3x10

Incline Bench
Barxtrillions
65x20, 95x15,
115x4x10

Shrugs
45x20, 60x20, 70sx3x12

Close Grip bench
95x20, 115x5x10

Triceps were tight about midway through the close grip sets. I'm happy with repping 165 up, and I have a feeling JTS is going to work really well for me. Hitting up some squats today.


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