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Stronger than yer granny

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Back was still sore today. Started my session with a little bit of foam rolling on it and the pain left me. Grand job.


    Bench
    85kg x 6
    85kg x 6
    85kg x 6
    70kg x 10
    65kg x 10


    Cable Pushdown
    x10
    x10
    x10


    Overhead Press
    20kg x 5
    25kg x 5
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 5
    40kg x 5


    Preacher Curls - 12.5kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


    DB Lat Raise - 12.5kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


    EZ Curls - 20kg
    x15
    x15
    x15
    x15
    x15


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Today was bleh.


    Deadlift
    100kg x 5
    120kg x 3
    130kg x 3
    140kg x 1
    150kg x 1
    160kg x 1
    170kg x 0
    165kg x 0
    Complete failure on those last two attempts. Couldn't even get the bar off the floor. Bleh.

    Here's my 160kg at a crap angle.



    Rest of the session was sub-par.

    Face-Pulls
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Cable Ab Curls
    x15
    x15
    x15

    Lat Pulldowns
    x10
    x10
    x10

    EZ Curls - 35kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,160 banshee_bones


    Theres a few of these
    jumpbox1.jpg

    knocking around raw, next time find one and put yer camera on it! :p 160 looked easy btw.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    It was, chalkless hands notwithstanding, which is why the subsequent failures were so perplexing. In fairness, I did squat heavy a couple days previous so maybe that had a part in it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,160 banshee_bones


    Eh if it's not coming off the floor I doubt its because of a lack of chalk! It could be any number of things, your nOob gains could have ceased, it could be a temporary plateau or maybe your just not there yet. Are you using a mixed grip or double overhand? Maybe try using a belt?

    I'm sure more experienced lifters than myself could give you some pointers, it's a bit hard to say from the angle.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    No, I was saying the 160 was easy apart from the bar being a little slippy cos of lack of chalk. I should've tried 165 before 170 prob.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Bench
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    90kg x 5
    95kg x 4 - PR for reps. Hoping for 5 next week. Then I'll start repping 100kg. Progress is pretty slow on bench as compared to my other big lifts. Might have to change this up a bit.

    Chins
    x10
    x10
    x10

    Overhead Press - 37.5kg
    x8
    x8
    x8

    DB Row - 17.5kg
    x20
    x20
    x20

    EZ Curls - 35kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Squat
    100kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    120kg x 4
    130kg x 3
    140kg x 1
    150kg x 3 - PR



    In retrospect, I shoulda done more. It was there. Target in my head was 3 and just didn't think to keep going for some reason. If the lad spotting me posts here, thanks! Don't think I said it at the time.


    Leg Curls
    x12
    x12
    x12

    Face Pulls
    x20
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Cable Ab Curls
    x20
    x20
    x20
    x20

    DB Shrugs - 40kg
    x10
    x10
    x10

    DB Preacher Curls - 15kg
    x6
    x6
    x6

    DB Lat Raise - 15kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


    Good day at the office.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭ Hanley


    Eh if it's not coming off the floor I doubt its because of a lack of chalk! It could be any number of things, your nOob gains could have ceased, it could be a temporary plateau or maybe your just not there yet. Are you using a mixed grip or double overhand? Maybe try using a belt?

    I'm sure more experienced lifters than myself could give you some pointers, it's a bit hard to say from the angle.

    What??! Of course it could be because of chalk, or more specifically grip - if your body doesn't sense a secure enough connection with the bar, it won't allow you to grip it. So no grip = no lift. So not having chalk is a directly relevant reason as to why he may have missed the lift.

    The bar speed of the 160 is indicative of a MUCH higher max than 170, as are his squat numbers. Thus one can probably conclude that it's not a lack of newb gains, or lack of belt, but all grip and balls that is the issue....


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,520 ✭✭✭ COH


    He uses a sh*t bar to deadlift, thats 10% of the problem. The other 90% is testicle related


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Right. Deadlift PR this week or I owe ye a pint.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Nothing to write home about today really.

    Bench - 85kg
    x8
    x8
    x8

    Overhead Press
    25kg x 5
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    45kg x 5

    Dips - BW+15kg
    x8
    x7
    Lame

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    x15
    x15
    x15
    x15


    And then had to leave. Stupid job.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Deadlift

    100kg x 5
    110kg x 4
    120kg x 3
    130kg x 1
    140kg x 1
    150kg x 1
    160kg x 1
    170kg x 1 - PR

    180kg x 1 - PR




    190kg x 1 - PR



    Ugly as that was, I'm happy as fuck with it. Chalk and balls. Genius.


    Face Pulls
    x20
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Cable Ab Curls
    x20
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Seated DB "Power Cleans" - 10kg
    x10
    x10
    x10
    x10

    DB Shrugs - 40kg
    x10
    x10
    x10

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    x10
    x10
    x10

    DB Lat Raise - 10kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,520 ✭✭✭ COH


    Savage, well done


  • Registered Users Posts: 681 VIS VIRES


    Now thats more like it..Well done


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,371 itsallaboutheL


    Congrats.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭ Hanley


    Well fancy that...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,180 FunkZ


    How the hell did you add 30KG to you dead in just a few weeks! Jaysus (this isn't a question, it a statement of sorts)!

    Well done man that's amazing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,818 ✭✭✭ Inspector Coptoor


    Yeah, I was gonna say it was all kinds of [email protected] up that your squat and deadlift were the same.
    nice work.
    a 2XBW squat and a 2.4 BW Deadlift and over 1.25 BW bench makes you a little but more advanced than a newb.

    great job.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,160 banshee_bones


    FunkZ wrote: »
    How the hell did you add 30KG to you dead in just a few weeks! Jaysus (this isn't a question, it a statement of sorts)!

    Well done man that's amazing!

    Less than a week...sure that 160 was only last week FFS! :pac:

    Animal.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Cheers for the comments folks, really appreciate all the encouragement and advice!


    Today!

    Bench
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    90kg x 4
    95kg x 5 - Rep PR
    100kg x 2 - PR


    Overhead Press - 40kg
    x8
    x8
    x8

    Chins
    x10
    x10
    x6

    Cable Row
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Face Pulls
    x20
    x20
    x20

    Cable Ab Curls
    x20
    x20
    x20

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    x15
    x15
    x15

    DB Lat Raise - 12.5kg
    x10
    x10
    x10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Squat
    100kg x 5
    110kg x 5
    120kg x 5 - legs started throbbing around here.
    130kg x 3
    140kg x 1
    Loaded the bar for 150 and just wasn't up to it. First time I just haven't even gotten under the bar to try. The only logical conclusion is sand in my vagina. Bollocks.

    Rest isn't really worth logging tbh. Some weighted GHRs, Lat raises and EZ curls. Had to leg it to work early. ****.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Bench
    60kg x 15
    67.5kg x 12
    75kg x 9
    80kg x 6
    87.5kg x 4
    90kg x 1

    Overhead Press
    20kg x 5
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    45kg x 5
    47.5kg x 5 - PR
    50kg x 3 - PR

    Chins
    3 x 8

    Face Pulls
    4 x 20

    Cable Ab Curls
    4 x 15

    DB Shrugs - 40kg
    3 x 10

    EZ Curls - 35kg
    3 x 10

    DB Shoulder Press - 17.5kg
    3 x 10

    DB Lat Raise - 12.5kg
    3 x 10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Yesterday

    Deadlift
    120kg x 5
    130kg x 5
    140kg x 5
    150kg x 5
    160kg x 3

    Last three sets were Rep PRs of 3, 4 and 2 respectively. Shoulda gotten the 5 @ 160. Will aim for that plus a double @ 170kg next week.

    Leg Curls
    3 x 10

    Face Pulls
    4 x 20

    Cable Ab Curls
    4 x 15

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    5 x 15

    DB Lat Raise - 10kg
    3 x 10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Squat
    Possibly too many warm up sets...
    120kg x 5
    130kg x 5
    140kg x 4
    150kg x 3 - Bollocks. Epic depth on all three but the strength just wasn't there. First rep was solid. Second one required a tiny bita help from my spotter. Third required more help and nearly ended in fail. Though the fact that it didn't is probably the point to focus on.


    GHRs
    BW - 1 x 10
    +20kg - 3 x 10


    Dips
    3 x 12


    EZ Curls - 25kg
    3 x 15


    Lat Pulldowns
    3 x 10


    Face Pulls
    3 x 20


    Cable Ab Curls
    3 x 15


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Yesterday

    Bench
    62.5kg x 15
    70kg x 12
    75kg x 9
    80kg x 6
    85kg x 4
    90kg x 1


    Close Grip Bench - 60kg
    x10
    x6
    x5


    Overhead Press
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    45kg x 1

    Pull Ups
    3 x 10

    Push Downs
    3 x 10

    Face Pulls
    4 x 20

    Cable Ab Curls
    4 x 15

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    3 x 15

    Lat Raise - 10kg
    3 x 10

    DB Shrugs - 40kg
    3 x 10

    DB Curls
    20kg x 10
    20kg x 10
    17.5kg x 10




    Today was supposed to be a rest day but turned out not to be. Not really anything worth logging though. Some heavy deads and then some easy stuff. Stiff and sore. Fun though!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Bench
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    90kg x 3
    100kg x 1 - Failed second rep.

    Close Grip Bench - 60kg
    3 x 10

    Overhead Press - 35kg
    3 x 8

    Chins
    3 x 8

    Inverted Rows
    3 x 10

    Push Downs
    3 x 10

    Face Pulls
    3 x 20

    Cable Ab Curls
    3 x 15

    EZ Curls - 30kg
    3 x 10

    DB Lat Raise - 10kg
    3 x 10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    I felt like curling today.....


    Squat - 130kg
    3 x 5

    EZ Curls - 20kg
    3 x 10

    Leg Curls
    3 x 10

    Preacher Curls - 12.5kg
    3 x 10

    Face Pulls
    4 x 20

    Cable Ab Curls
    15
    20
    20
    20

    Straight Bar Curls - 15kg
    3 x 10

    Push Downs
    3 x 10

    DB Curls - 17.5kg
    3 x 10

    Dips
    15
    15
    12

    Hammer Curls - 12.5kg
    12
    10
    12

    At this point, someone standing near me farted and then walked off, leaving me with both the stench and the blame. If farts weren't hilarious, this woulda been really annoying.

    DB Lat Raise - 10kg
    3 x 10

    DB Shoulder Press - 10kg
    3 x 10


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Bench
    65kg x 15
    72.5kg x 10
    77.5kg x 6
    82.5kg x 3
    87.5kg x 1

    Close-Grip Bench - 60kg
    10
    6
    6

    Overhead Press
    30kg x 5
    35kg x 5
    40kg x 5
    45kg x 3

    Chins - Wide grip
    3 x 6

    EZ Preacher Curls - 25kg
    3 x 6

    Push Downs
    3 x 10

    Face Pulls
    4 x 20

    Ab Curls
    4 x 20

    Cable Rows
    3 x 20

    DB Shrugs - 40kg
    3 x 10

    EZ Curls - 25kg
    3 x 10

    Lat Raise - 12.5kg
    3 x 10


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,115 ✭✭✭✭ Nervous Wreck


    Yesterday


    Pull-ups
    3 x 10

    Bench
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5
    80kg x 5
    90kg x 2
    102.5kg x 0 - Was going for a PR here. Asked some lad to spot me. Unracked the bar grand, felt confident. As soon as I started lowering it, he took a hold and assisted me for 3 utterly pointless reps (which I'm obviously not counting cos I'm not a cunt). Was too annoyed to say anything afterwards but then the fucker starts telling me my technique was wrong (it wasn't), I was hitting the wrong line off my chest (I wasn't) and that I "shouldn't lift heavy" cos that will "only make you strong" (:confused:) and that I should just bench very light so I could get big muscles. "That's what I do," he says "only a low weight and do 12 reps. Big muscles!" Cunt was smaller than me (which is difficult to do if you train regularly) and he's giving me advice on getting big. Absolute failure.

    EZ Curls - 30kg
    3 x 10

    Overhead Press - 40kg
    3 x 8 - Some sort of PR in there

    Hammer Curls - 15kg
    3 x 12

    Dips
    15
    12
    12

    DB Curls - 20kg
    3 x 10

    Close Grip Bench - 60kg
    10
    6
    6

    Lat Raise - 12.5kg
    3 x 10

    Straight Bar Curls - 20kg
    15
    15
    25

    Preacher Curls - 12.5kg
    3 x 6


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