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  1. Foul mood continued yesterday with another disheartening gym excursion. Push press 6, 6-8 62.5kg x 6, 62.5kg x 5 Chins 4 x 6 DB incline bench 6, 6-8 36kg x 0, 36kg x 0, 36kg x 0. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT? Wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued. Then I tried : BB bench 6, 6-8 70kg x 6, 70kg x 8. To try and bring a modicum of cheer to proceedings, I decided to attempt a 1RM. 90kg x 1, 90kg x 1. Better, but painful. My pecs are sore this morning. DB row 6, 6-8 50kg x 6/6, 50kg x 6/5,1 ...to top it off, when replacing the 50kg DB in the rack, it wasn't as securely placed as I'd hoped and I managed to trap my right hand beneath it. Grr. Treadmill pushes to finish, went home to pout. Maybe today will be a better session.
  2. Went for a new 1rm squat of 142.5kg yesterday. Did not succeed. Set a new 3RM of 125kg on my way, but that hasn't lifted my foul mood at all.
  3. Snatch 1-1-1-1-1 50kg x 1, 50kg x 1, 50kg x 1, 50kg x 1, 50kg x 1. I was looking for five solid reps and I got them. Which is nice. Clean & jerk 1-1-1 70kg x 1, 75kg x 1, 80kg x 1. Lovely. Some clap pushups and some chins : then vainglorious arm isos. Finished off with some retch-inducing treadmill pushes. Home now, protein shake in my mighty fist. Good times!
  4. Every fourth workout, I'll drill the olympic lifts. Only ever singles.
  5. Back squat 6-6-6-6 102.5kg x 6, 102.5kg x 6, 102.5kg x 6, 102.5kg x 6 Deadlift 3-2-1 140kg x 3, 150kg x 2, 160kg x 1. Ripped 160kg super easy again : my goal of a 400lb deadlift will be achieved this year. Aaaaand some facepulls to finish.
  6. Nope, just a tiny incline. 24 sets of Viking Warrior Conditioning completed. Heart rate somewhere in the upper mesosphere.
  7. Yesterday's merriment... Push press 6, 6-8 62.5kg x 6, 62.5kg x 6 Chins 4 x 6 DB incline bench 6, 6-8 34kg x 6, 34kg x 8 DB chainsaw row 6, 6-8 48kg x 6/6, 48 kg x 8/8 Treadmill pushes for conditioning.
  8. Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 115kg x 2, 117.5kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 122.5kg x 2, 125kg x 2, 130kg x 2, 132.5kg x 2 Front squat 5-3-3-1 80kg x 5, 92.5kg x 3, 92.5kg x 3, 110kg x 1
  9. June is here and today was a good day. Snatch 1-1-1 50kg x 1, 55kg x 1, 60kg... FAIL. But I was so close. So close. So I added an extra attempt and got the 60kg snatch. I know that's not an impressive weight in any way, shape or form, but I'd been striving for that for some time now and I'm stoked as hell to get it. Insert your snatch double entendre of choice here. Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1 Trying to drill technique on this still, as I'd had some shoulder issues caused by improper jerking (stop laughing at the back). 65kg x 1, 70kg x 1, 70kg x 1, 72.5kg x 1, 75kg x 1 I finished up with some plyo pushups, some chins, some deliciously vain arm work, a tiny bit of ab work, and then put myself through my usual conditioning ordeal of treadmilll pushes. Tomorrow is cheat day and I have some vegan cookie dough mix. Win.
  10. Belated congratulations on the StrengthShop job. It's an awesome website. If they can start offering 36 month finance packages, I'm all over a set of bumpers and squat stands!
  11. I have just arrived home from a thoroughly pleasing gym adventure. Lower body today... Back squat 6-6-6-6 Kept it nice and easy ahead of deadlifts, so 100kg x 6 across all four sets. Deadlift 3-2-1 140kg x 3, 150kg x 2, 160kg x 1 I was shocked at how easily I ripped 160kg off the ground. No joke, it felt like 60kg rather than 160kg. All I did was follow a few cues as presented in this article - http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/1828 - I found while idly browsing T-Nation earlier this week. Seemed to do me a world of good. Finished up with a couple of sets of face pulls to helpfully ease a minor shoulder impingement issue that dislocations alone haven't been totally eliminating. I am in a very good mood.
  12. Well, I probably shouldn't have decided to get drunk as a response to bad news. My gym performance was... somewhat lacking. Decided that for the next little while I'd switch up my rep scheme a little for my upper body excursions. Today : Push press 6, 6-8 60kg x 6, 60kg x 8 Chins 4x6 All was going well until I inexplicably ran out of lifeforce on the 4th rep of my final set. DB incline bench press 6, 6-8 34kg x 2. TWO. TWO. I have no idea what happened there. 34kg x 6 - much better. DB row 6/6, 6-8/6-8 48kg x 6/6, 48kg x 6/6 Conditioning work in the form of treadmill pushes. 8 rounds thereof at an 8 degree incline, 15 seconds on, 45 seconds off, bile dancing a merry jig in the back of my throat.
  13. I tend to find that the first couple of days of me taking a caffeine break are roughly equivalent to hell on Earth. Or at the very least heck on Earth.
  14. Today was meant to have included an upper body workout. A combination of 6 hours driving, illness, Monday-induced sulking and, to top it all off, news of a bereavement, have all conspired to render me as beyond unmotivated. I'd love to say that I'm being badass and lifting the pain away, but instead I'm contemplating what a big uncaring universe this is over some outstanding Australian wine. I have pledged to be in the gym at 7am tomorrow to right my wrong.
  15. Funnily enough, I've been looking at the various permutations of 5/3/1 on http://www.strstd.com/. Once I have the time available to devote four days each week to the gym, I'm seriously considering devoting a couple of cycles to 5/3/1.
  16. Picked up a kettlebell and did 22 rounds (15:15) of Viking Warrior Conditioning. Now I'm finished, sweating profusely, and sitting down to watch the Indy 500.
  17. Rest day today. It's also Saturday, my one concession to eating with gay abandon so I am filling up on otherwise verboten junk. I am experiencing severe DOMS in my quads, but my cats are being extra attentive to ease my suffering.
  18. I may as well log my adventures somewhere... Today was a lower body day. Back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 115kg x 2, 115kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 120kg x 2, 125kg x 2, 130kg x 2, 135kg x 2 (new 2rm!) Was feeling a little worn down after that so I took it slightly easier for : Front squat (clean grip) 5-3-3-1 80kg x 5, 90kg x 3, 90kg x 3, 105kg x 1 (Current front squat 1rm is 120kg) All that remained thereafter was some light ab work, a ton o'stretching and the ritual guzzling of protein. Today has been a thoroughly positive day!
  19. I may as well chuck my entire routine on here for folks' perusal... Day 1 : Lower body Heavy back squat 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 Front squat 5-3-3-1 Day 2 : Upper body Push press 5-5-F Chins 6-6-6-6 DB incline bench 5-5-F DB chinese row 5-5-F Conditioning work Day 3 : Lower body Overhead squat work if I feel like it Moderate back squat 6-6-6-6 Deadlift 5-3-1 Day 4 : Assorted fun Snatch Clean & Jerk Plyo pushups Chins, 1 set to failure Heavy curls Tricep rope pushdown, 1 heavy set to failure
  20. Black garlic is awesome. Has a molasses-like flavour. Better yet, doesn't cause any of the social issues that trad garlic does...
  21. Thanks for the feedback! Currently training for strength and conditioning purposes. Squats, presses and deadlifts aplenty, with a bit of bodyweight and isolation accessory work. Low-mid reps, mid-heavy weight. Good times!
  22. Here are my legs as of earlier this week. Comments, criticisms, etc, welcome. Sorry for grasping my junk in such a provocative manner. http://i49.tinypic.com/fvikic.jpg
  23. I haven't been on this forum for three years, more or less. Hello once again.
  24. Just got home from a two-day capoeira festival. I am sore beyond belief but utterly exultant. Videos will be available soon : this has been one of the best weekends of my life.
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