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Journals / Re: Greg's Lifting Journal
« Last post by ptreyesgreg on May 22, 2018, 05:17:31 PM »
On Sunday I had my meet (the Old Skool Iron Classic) in Vacaville CA.  The meet was great but exhausting as those things usually are.  I got home around 8 pm and had to wake up at 2 am on Monday morning to drive to the Sacramento airport for a 6 am flight to San Francisco and then on to Montreal.  I'm here in Montreal all week and keeping super busy at work.  Because of all of that activity, it has taken me a while to get around to logging it in my journal.

Heading into the meet, I was tired from work the previous week, but Sheiko had me wrap up my training with a light workout on Thursday.  Thus even though I felt sluggish, physically I was in good shape.

I wasn't feeling great starting the squats.  My opener at 308.65 felt heavy so I deviated from my plan and went for 319.7 on attempt 2.  It went up fine as did 325.18 for #3.  In the end, I felt like I had much more in the tank and wish I would've pushed it harder but I really wanted to go 3/3 and both #2 and #3 were new PRs so I can't complain, although in hindsight I would've liked to have gone for 336 or 341.

Bench felt pretty good.  I opened with 292.1 and moved on to 303.14 for #2.  It went up and felt strong so I moved to 308.65 for #3.  I lost tightness at the bottom of this attempt and it was a fail.  I think I had the strength to do it, it was just a mental failure, so I'll get it next time.

For deads I opened with 413.37 and moved on to 440.92 for #2.  My PR at home was 445 so I pushed it some and went for 451.95 on #3.  I hit it and might have had a little more in me but really this felt close to my limit so I was very satisfied with that.  My PR at my meet last September was 407.86, so I've come a long way since then with deads and feel like I'm finally making steady progress there.

In the end I was very happy with this meet.  I went 8/9 and was happy about that.  Alan Thrall was lifting there along with some really strong dudes (the biggest squat was 829) so that made it fun.  Also, it felt like Sheiko really put me in a good spot peak wise.  My total was 1080, which was 55 pounds heavier than my meet on 1/27, so that was really good progress.

Now I plan to switch over to 531 for a while and work on lots of sub-maximal lifting to build up my underlying strength and cut some fat.  I'm going to try to wait a year before my next meet to really have some time to improve (if I can fight the competition bug).  Next year I want to hit 1200. :D

Here are videos of my 3 top lifts:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjBHG83hXaS
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Powerlifting / Re: RPS Central Florida Throwdown May 26
« Last post by Get-n-fit on May 22, 2018, 02:46:20 PM »
Last lifting day, took it fairly easy, just worked up to my opener..585 and that's it.
squat
135x2x5
225x2x3
315x3
405x1
495x1 (pause)
585x1

that's all today

ok folks, I'm off for the rest of the week.  If you want to follow along with my meet on Saturday go to my Instagram at tourostrengthtraining I'll be updating it as much as I can between lifts, I probably won't update here until next Tuesday bc it's just a pain from my phone.  See you on the other side!
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Journals / Re: BigDaddy - Faster, Stronger!
« Last post by BigDaddy on May 22, 2018, 02:13:53 PM »
05/22/2018 - Run at Work

Ran 7.30 miles in 1:17:49, 10:40 per mile.  Good run today.  The rain let up, so it was just sprinkling during our run.   Took a nice long run on the rail trail.
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Journals / Re: Merkley's guide to pretend lifting
« Last post by Merkley on May 22, 2018, 11:01:56 AM »
Yesterday's workout went really well actually.

 Rows - 200x5x3
 Pull ups - BW (230)x6x2
 Chin ups - BWx8x2
 Bench - 250x5x3
 Seated Military Press - 135x10x3
 Dips - BWx10x2
 Preacher Curl - 100x10x3
 V-bar Pressdowns - 170x10x3 (+20 lbs)

 So yeah, I managed to fix my scale...FFS. Anyways I'm 230 @24%BF

 So starts week 11.
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Journals / Re: Training for The Jersey Rumble, and 1605lbs.
« Last post by AlexanderOmand on May 22, 2018, 10:59:56 AM »
Yep.
It's happened before. 
I did learn from this one, though.

I think at this point, my next one is InsurreXtion 7, November 17th, on Long Island.  The Hofstra Powerlifting team always hosts a good Meet.  Plus they have loads of spotters, loaders, and unloading/Setup crew.

My lower Back is very painful.  I likely strained something pretty bad.  Gotta give it a bit to recover.

As well, After InsurreXtion, I am doing the New Jersey Championship (January 2019), in Multi-ply gear. 
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Journals / Re: Training for The Jersey Rumble, and 1605lbs.
« Last post by tooth on May 22, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
Worst meet I ever had was an RPS meet where I helped with the set up.  Gene was trying to get into the back of his pick up to get out the 100's, so I jumped up there and got them all out.  Then I went right over to the trailer and just sort of joined the crew.  Should have just sat in my truck until weigh ins, but that's just not me. 

Sorry to hear, but now you have a reason to go at it again. 
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Journals / Re: BigDaddy - Faster, Stronger!
« Last post by BigDaddy on May 22, 2018, 09:24:08 AM »
5/22/2018 Workout with my Son

Got to the gym at 5:10 am.

 * Stretch

* Warmup
          17 minutes on the Arc Trainer.

* Incline Dumbbell Press
          12 @ 45 lbs.
          10 @ 60 lbs.
          8 @ 70 lbs.
          8 @ 70 lbs., 8 @ 60 lbs., 8 @ 50 lbs.
 
* Seated Wide Grip Cable Rows
          12 @ 150 lbs.
          10 @ 190 lbs.
          8 @ 230 lbs.
          6 @ 270 lbs., 6 @ 230 lbs., 6 @ 190 lbs., 8 @ 150 lbs.
 
* Box Squats
          10 @ bodyweight
          8 @ 45 lbs.
          8 @ 45 lbs.
          8 @ 45 lbs., 8 @ bodyweight, 8 @ 8 air squats.


* Overhead Barbell Press
          12 @ 75 lbs.
          10 @ 95 lbs.
          8 @ 115 lbs.
          5 @ 125 lbs., 6 @ 105 lbs., 6 @ 85 lbs., 6 @ 75 lbs.

* Knee Raises / Good Mornings
         10 / 8
         10 / 8
         10 / 8
         10 / 8

* Foam Rolling
         Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves, Lower Back, Upper Back, Quads.

* Stretch

Workout totaled 1 hour and 12 minutes.
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Journals / Re: Training for The Jersey Rumble, and 1605lbs.
« Last post by FLEX on May 21, 2018, 09:15:11 PM »
I'm honestly happy, now that Flex, you didn't spend the cash to come down to it.

I feel like maybe if I had come things would have been better.  Very conflicted,


:S
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Journals / Re: Training for The Jersey Rumble, and 1605lbs.
« Last post by Bando on May 21, 2018, 08:44:51 PM »
Were you doing anything besides lifting?
hahahaha... It's an RPS Meet... I helped setup on Friday, judged the morning session, and as soon as I passed on Deads, I was back spotting.


Hmm, perhaps unloading and spotting aren't conducive to a good performance.

Hmmmmmmm.
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Journals / Re: MD State Prep
« Last post by BLK00TJ on May 21, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
I hate stretching too.  boring.  I usually do just enough to make sure I can get to parallel.  I guess I need to keep at it.

High Bar Squat
   235 x 5
   235 x 5
   235 x 5
   235 x 5
   235 x 5
TnG Bench
   195 x 7
   195 x 7
   195 x 7
   195 x 7
Superset
   BOR
      155 x 8
      165 x 8
      175 x 8
   CGBP
      195 x 5
      195 x 5
      205 x 5
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