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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    75kg x 3

    77.5kg x 3

    80kg x 5

    today was the first time in a long time I had no fear about my shoulder. I was only supposed to do 3 @80 but I had a new found confidence in the shoulder holding up so I did 5. To my surprise it was easy and I probably could’ve done another 2-3.

    good day.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Deadlift

    130kg x 3

    140kg x 3

    150kg x 1

    took my time doing these. The back seems to have sorted itself out. I’ll start to climb back up the weight now.

    All beltless, cause I forgot to put on my belt



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    75kg x 3

    80kg x 3

    82.5kg x 3

    some accessories



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Squat yesterday 120kg x 3. Handy.

    bench today

    70kg x 5

    75kg x 5

    80kg x 5

    now weighing 85kg even. Must be 6-7 years since I was this skinny



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Deadlift

    130kg x 3

    140kg x 3

    150kg x 3

    Top set was fine. Easing back in. Plenty left in the tank and back felt fine.

    Hack squat

    100kg x 8

    105kg x 8

    110kg x 8

    Hip thrust 90kg x 3 x 10

    leg curls max +2.5 x 4 x 12



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    loads of warmup sets

    75kg x 5

    80kg x 3

    85kg x 1

    85 was very comfortable

    pec dec

    tricep push downs

    DB shrugs



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Half did a squat session yesterday when the youngest woke up early

    bench

    77.5kg x 5

    80kg x 2 bad elbow pain

    my right elbow is giving trouble now. I can’t catch a break.



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,551 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane


    I know that feeling. Like when your first choice in Minesweeper is the mine



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Looking into it it looks like golfers elbow. Don’t know the last time I watched golf. Plenty of info online to help it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Yesterday I benched 70kg x 5. Elbow was starting to feel a bit stiff but no pain. Left it at that.

    Today

    100kg x 3

    120kg x 3

    130kg x 3

    140kg x 1

    i think this is the first time I’ve ever went from 100-120 with nothing in between. For years I’ve given 120 far too much respect as it was a major hurdle in my head for a long time. I’d always tentatively work up to it. So today I decided to treat it like I was going from 80-100 and it worked and was fine.

    it’s been several weeks since I squatted heavy so I was very happy that 140 moved comfortably. I didn’t push it past 1 rep but I had 3-4 in me. All good

    Hack squat

    100kg x 8

    110kg x 8

    120kg x 8

    leg extensions x loads



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    70kg x 5

    75kg x 5

    60kg x 10

    my elbow isn’t giving that much trouble.

    Today I did every rep with a 3-4 second eccentric. Barely got the last rep of 75 up. Easily makes things 30% harder with 40% more pump. Word on the street is that these are great.

    DB bench

    20kg x 10

    22kg x 10

    25kg x 10

    rev fly machine x 3 x 10

    DB shrugs 40kg x 3 x 15 long pause at the top of each rep.

    pain free so a good day at the office



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Deadlift

    130kg x 3

    140kg x 3

    150kg x 3

    160kg x 3

    Today’s session started with my back feeling weak. I was half expecting another 100 x 3 and leave it kinda day. But it loosened up. Final 2 reps at 160 felt heavy

    Hip Thrust 90kg x 3 x 12 🤢

    leg curls max x 4 x 12



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    75kg x 3

    77.5kg x 3

    80kg x 3

    62.5kg x 10

    All slow eccentric. Much better way of controlling bar path and technique. I think I’ll do these for a few weeks. Elbow is at 90%.

    shoulder press machine x 4 sets

    lateral raises cable x 3 x 10

    DB shrugs



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,628 ✭✭✭corks finest


    God almighty that's some lifting



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    You’d see 16 year old girls lift more on Instagram 🤣



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,628 ✭✭✭corks finest


    Deadlift 130 kg

    I couldn't even try

    I could when I was 16 / 7 on for a few years,

    Used train in the Cork weight training centre, South terrace Cork 47 plus yeas ago,

    Now I stick to the machine and light weights



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Squat

    Paused toe squats to 80kg x 3

    100kg x 3

    120kg x 5

    135kg x 3

    145kg x 1

    Felt a little bit heavier than I was hoping but got it done. No sticking points. Elbow was sore after the 120 x 5 but grand for the rest.

    leg extensions



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,628 ✭✭✭corks finest


    Na tbh I lost a lot of weight last 2 years,

    Training ( treadmill and walking)

    Happy enough ,as I fell off a 🪜 and bust collar bone , clavicle etc,and elbow,

    I haven't the strength to lift big,

    I had a lash off a machine in the mardyke arena this morning after my treadmill

    Enjoyed it



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    70kg x 5

    75kg x 5

    77.5kg x 3

    65kg x 7

    All slow eccentric. Felt weak today. Could get 5 on the 77.5 or 10 on the back off.

    assistsnce stuff



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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,551 ✭✭✭✭Alf Veedersane


    I had a hip replacement last year at 42. I don't squat but I can box squat. You can work around what you can't do and get stronger.

    And lifting big is relative.

    Whatever you enjoy is most important but don't limit yourself just because you think you can't



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,628 ✭✭✭corks finest


    Well said



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Did a little deadlift session yesterday. Not worth recording.

    Bench press

    75kg x 3

    80kg x 3

    82.5kg x 3

    65kg x 10

    All slow eccentric

    wasnt expecting to complete the last set as 80kg felt very heavy. 82.5 was easier than 80

    rev fly 61 x 3 x 12

    DB bench 20, 22, 25 x 3 x 10

    lateral raises



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Light squat session this morning. Light sets mixed with tweaking the roller J-cups I made. Now I have rollers on bench press and squat rack. Saved about 1k making them myself.




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench

    75kg x5

    80kg x 3

    85kg x 1

    85 felt so good I went for 90. Was ok



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    Dose of food poisoning yesterday so I was in no shape to deadlift of squat today.

    Bench

    70kg x 5

    75kg x 5

    77.5kg x 5

    65kg x 11

    Good improvement on the last 5’s session. Last time I could only manage 3 on 77.5 and barely got 10 on the 65’s. Could’ve got 12.
    all done slow eccentric

    Accessories



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    bench press

    75kg x 3

    80kg x 3

    85kg x 3

    67.5kg x 10

    Seems like I’m posting bench only recently. Sore back, Easter holidays messing my routine up and lack lustre deadlifting.

    Happy enough with today’s workout. The 85 was sloppy so I’ll repeat next time. Barely got the 10th rep on 67.5.
    double tap doesn’t give me full stops on here anymore and sentences start with lower case so apologies. Annoying

    Rev flys 61 x 3 x 10

    Lateral raises and shrugs



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Squat

    Paused toe squats up to 80kg x 4

    100kg x 3

    120kg x 3

    130kg x 1

    After adjusting these J cups I was afraid they were a tad high. Maybe 20mm. played a factor in my not attempting a second rep at 130.

    Hack squat

    120kg x 8

    130kg x 2 x 8

    Leg extensions



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    Bench press

    All slow eccentric

    75kg x 5

    82.5kg x 3

    92.5kg x 1

    67.5kg x 10

    Increased weight on the 3’s and 1. Very happy with the outcome. 92.5 was slow but it was a clean steady non sloppy rep. 67.5 was tough but easier than the last day.
    today I really concentrated lat tension and it helped for sure



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,725 ✭✭✭✭Dtp1979


    hurt my back lifting an awkward shower tray so deadlifting and squatting is out for a few days.

    Bench press

    All slow eccentric

    70kg x 3

    75kg x 3

    80kg x 5

    85kg x 3

    95kg x 1

    Although a nice increase in weight, these were sloppy and awful. Could’ve put a 3x2 under my arse for the 95.



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