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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2018, 10:03:36 PM »
Great looking workout today Anthony.  I like your choice of main lifts and accessories.  I especially like that work with the Duffalo Bar.  They've got one of those at the gym I go to but I haven't used it yet...this makes me want to give it a try.  I usually do most of my "main work" at home and just do extra accessories there but I'll have to hit it for a bench day.

I understand about avoiding the added expense and also about wanting to stay the course.  I've been guilty of the program hopping myself.  The main reason I went for the Blevins programming was that I've seen him a couple of times on YouTube and liked what he had to say and it's not as expensive as some programs.  I think it'll lead me to a good spot for my meet but after that I'm liable to switch back to my own programming too...we'll see.  In any case, I like the choice to stay with Candito.  I've seen that work well for a lot of people too.
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2018, 11:03:48 PM »
Great looking workout today Anthony.  I like your choice of main lifts and accessories.  I especially like that work with the Duffalo Bar.  They've got one of those at the gym I go to but I haven't used it yet...this makes me want to give it a try.  I usually do most of my "main work" at home and just do extra accessories there but I'll have to hit it for a bench day.

I understand about avoiding the added expense and also about wanting to stay the course.  I've been guilty of the program hopping myself.  The main reason I went for the Blevins programming was that I've seen him a couple of times on YouTube and liked what he had to say and it's not as expensive as some programs.  I think it'll lead me to a good spot for my meet but after that I'm liable to switch back to my own programming too...we'll see.  In any case, I like the choice to stay with Candito.  I've seen that work well for a lot of people too.

I'm definitely glad the gym has 2 of them. I've yet to try them for squats but may have to give that a shot soon.

I really never had issues with programming jumping before. I guess I got caught up with the whole "the grass is greener on the other side" mantra. I forgot to just realize in the end it's all about just lifting and staying consistent, not allowing yourself to get complacent.

So going forward I'm just going to stay the course and enjoy the ride. I'll run Candito's until I stop making progress after several resets and evaluate from there.

I'm defnitely going to consider Blevin's programming down the line but for now I'll enjoy it through your log.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2018, 11:48:19 AM »
Mar 22, 2018 C1 W3 D1

Band pull aparts
0x25
0x25
0x25
0x25

Pause bench
220x1
220x1
220x1
220x1
220x1

https://youtu.be/XuTPoFL3ovc

Bench Press t&g
195x3
195x3
195x3
175x7
175x7
175x5

Chest supported T bar row
145x10
145x10
145x10
145x10
145x10

Tricep press down
40x12
40x20
40x20
40x15
40x15
40x18
*100 total reps

Summary: Things felt good for the most part. Bench felt like it dragged on for a long time for some reason. I was done by the time I got done with the 5 singles but had some touch and go sets to finish.

I still suck at bench and still hate the lift. I'm also finding that I'm getting hungry as sh!t midway through training. I'm unsure if it's a rise in my metabolism due to the reverse diet and calories being added back in or what. I may need to eat a bigger meal before training. Prior to this training it was just a PB & jelly sandwhich.

Today is a rest day then squats tomorrow.
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2018, 11:52:55 AM »
Bench is looking tight buddy, lots of volume once you add in the T&G. Strong work!
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« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2018, 11:55:27 AM »
Bench is looking tight buddy, lots of volume once you add in the T&G. Strong work!

Yeah it sucks lol. I've always hated benching due to my shit leverages for it. I was done with benching by the time I wrapped up my last single but then had the extra t&g sets.


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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2018, 07:48:39 PM »
Your lifts always look really consistent and well done form wise.  Reminds me a lot of John (jtbny from bb.com) with how each rep always seems to mirror the last one
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2018, 08:24:50 PM »
Solid benching Anthony.  They all looked identical so you are holding form great.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2018, 10:41:40 AM »
Your lifts always look really consistent and well done form wise.  Reminds me a lot of John (jtbny from bb.com) with how each rep always seems to mirror the last one

Thanks a lot Dave. I definitely try my best to have my form and technique stay consistent, especially with the heavier weight.

Solid benching Anthony.  They all looked identical so you are holding form great.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2018, 02:18:46 PM »
Mar 24, 2018 Candito Strength C3 W3 D3
Belt squat
90x20
90x20
90x20

Squat
55x10
145x5
170x3
200x1
265x1
290x6 Top set and hit rep goal I had planned.

Romanian deadlift
280x8 Felt easy as fuck

https://youtu.be/jArzzK_z0Gc

Belt squat
90x20
90x20

Reverse hyper
190x12
190x12
190x15

Neck extension
25x20
25x15
25x12

Summary: I had the goal of hitting 6 reps on my top set @ 260. Going into training I felt good, partly due to the 240mg of caffeine from my Rockstar I had but mentally I was locked in prior to training. Warm ups on my squat felt rock solid and I wasn't going to accept anything less than 6 reps.

I apologize for the yelling but when you train alone sometimes you have to do that to get yourself hyped up. I was really happy I was able to smash 6 reps and happy that my form and technique didn't alter much. I definitely was overall happy with how my squat felt.

My RDL felt strong also and 8 reps really felt like a warm up. The goal is to hit 315 for sets of 8 which I'm sure I can here soon.

Overall training yesterday evening went just how I envisioned.

I'm headed to the gym for my 2nd bench day of the week which will be my spoto press and upper back & tricep accessory work.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2018, 05:44:13 PM »
Killed that 290 Anthony, loved the self smack talk! Great job buddy!
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2018, 06:19:33 PM »
Nice work man! Strong looking squats. I like the gym too, looks like a cool place
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »
Great looking workout yesterday Anthony.  Those squats looked damn good man.  That RDL is great too...super strong.  That'll be bad assed to be able to rep 315 on the RDL.  Looks like you're killing it on the Candito man. :)
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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2018, 09:09:37 PM »
Killed that 290 Anthony, loved the self smack talk! Great job buddy!

Yeah I was kind of embarrassed for myself after watching the play back but oh well lol. I know 290 isn't much but it's definitely a nice sign of my progress seeing as I'm horrible at rep work lol.

Nice work man! Strong looking squats. I like the gym too, looks like a cool place

It's definitely a cool place and ran by a great guy. He's the one that gave me this 6 week bench program to run along side the squat and deadlift portion of Candito's. Having a place like this to train is definitely humbling and I feel fortunate.

Great looking workout yesterday Anthony.  Those squats looked damn good man.  That RDL is great too...super strong.  That'll be bad assed to be able to rep 315 on the RDL.  Looks like you're killing it on the Candito man. :)

Thanks a lot Greg. It feels like progress is definitely being made and glad I stuck with Candito's.

Next week the first squat day calls for a deadlift variation for 2x6 so I think I'm going to go for 315x2x6. Fingers crossed.

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« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2018, 11:09:47 PM »
Mar 25, 2018

Spoto press
45x10
95x8
135x5
Work sets
160x7
160x7
160x7
160x7

https://youtu.be/bdN4yP4Y4BU

Close grip lat pulldown
125x12
125x12
125x12
125x12
125x12

Jm press
60x10
60x10
60x10
60x10
60x10

Machine preacher curl
25x12
25x12
25x12
25x12

Face pulls
30x25
30x25
30x25
30x25

Summary: today’s training session went great. My Spoto press felt strong and technique felt smooth. I switched my bench grip to how it use to be, pinkies on the rings. This felt a lot better and I felt I was able to utilize my triceps a lot better.

I had a strong pump going through out training which was a nice plus. Overall things went real good the last two training sessions.

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Re: Anthony's Powerlifting Journal
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2018, 07:26:49 PM »
Mar 27, 2018 Candito Strength C3, W4, D1
Body weight: 177.8

Squat
55x10
145x8
195x3
235x1
265x1
Working sets
290x3
295x3
300x3

Romanian deadlift
315x6 PR
315x6

https://youtu.be/9jbchorfIM8

Belt squat
140x15
140x15
140x20

Summary: This morning's training session went great. My squat felt pretty damn good and strong. I'm definitely feeling confident with it at this point and looking forward to finishing the remainder of Cycle 3 strong.

I wanted to get 315lbs for my RDL and that mission was accomplished. 315 felt nice and strong and glad my form & technique didn't falter much given that it was a PR. All in all it was a real good training session.

Tomorrow is my 3rd bench day that involves a 5x5 with the Duffalo Bar.
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