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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #630 on: February 06, 2015, 07:51:48 AM »
BLk, was curious on why you do paused BP?  That kinda seems like a body building move more than a strength training one.  Are you working a sticking point?

Good luck on your up coming meet.

You have to pause at the bottom of BP for a PL meet. T&G will get you disqualified.
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Bench 305 pr
OHP 165 pr
Squat 315 pr
Deadlift 385 pr

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #631 on: February 06, 2015, 08:11:12 AM »
BLk, was curious on why you do paused BP?  That kinda seems like a body building move more than a strength training one.  Are you working a sticking point?

Good luck on your up coming meet.

You have to pause at the bottom of BP for a PL meet. T&G will get you disqualified.

thanks, did not know that.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #632 on: February 06, 2015, 03:12:46 PM »
BLk, was curious on why you do paused BP?  That kinda seems like a body building move more than a strength training one.  Are you working a sticking point?

Good luck on your up coming meet.
Thanks.  There are two main reasons I do everything paused for bench.  The main reason is that's the way it is in competition like piper said.  There are 3 commands to obey; BENCH, PRESS, and RACK.  You pull the bar out of the rack and once the bar is still and arms are straight, the command BENCH is given. Then you lower the bar to the chest and once the bar is perfectly motionless, the command PRESS is given.  The key part is "motionless" so if you drop the bar fast, it'll bounce around a bit delaying the PRESS command.  This is only about a half of a second but in competition it can seem like a lot longer.  I like to lower slowly so there's less bouncing and I get the command faster.  RACK is the last command given if the lockout is successful.  The second reason is for me it develops power off of the chest.  The faster you can get that bar going from a stop, the less chance of getting stuck in my weak point which for me is about 3-4" off my chest.

When I put "Paused Bench Press", that is a competition pause maybe a touch longer to about a 1 count.  Once I get into my meet cycle, I'll start incorporating 2 and 3 count pauses which really suck.


Wow, that's a big jump from the old record to the new. Give em hell. I'm sure you'll do great.
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #633 on: February 06, 2015, 05:13:35 PM »
Yes, goals are good. My goal is to be able to get out of bed and have a day with no pains.  ::)
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DL - 375
OHP - 130
Bench - 275

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #634 on: February 06, 2015, 10:44:55 PM »
Yes, goals are good. My goal is to be able to get out of bed and have a day with no pains.  ::)
I had pain before I started lifting.  I figure it's just part of getting old.  I may as well be strong :D

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #635 on: February 07, 2015, 03:49:40 PM »
12 weeks out from meet

Blah.  I tried to get that 345 for 5.  Was only good for 4 though.  I also decided to not do my x5 for deadlifts and just do singles.

Lowbar Squat - belt & sleeves
   345 x 4
Paused Bench Press
   225 x 5
Conventional Deadllift
   315 x 1
   335 x 1
   355 x 1
   375 x 0 :(
Sumo Deadlift
   275 x 1
   295 x 1
   315 x 1
   335 x 1
   355 x 0 :( felt pretty good up 'til this weight.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #636 on: February 07, 2015, 04:29:08 PM »
Meh squats get heavy without extra cals, at least for me anyway. Still reps at 2x bodyweight is always impressive. Deads after squats is always rough too, likely harder squatting low bar and getting some low back fatigue going on. Lot of heavy work in that session though, nice work.

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #637 on: February 09, 2015, 07:57:10 AM »
Yes, goals are good. My goal is to be able to get out of bed and have a day with no pains.  ::)
I had pain before I started lifting.  I figure it's just part of getting old.  I may as well be strong :D

Words of wisdom right there.
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #638 on: February 09, 2015, 05:29:48 PM »
11 weeks out from meet

Everything felt heavy again.  I'm hoping it's just from all the constructions stuff I was doing yesterday.  I still hit my marks though so I got that going for me.   8)

Lowbar Squats - belt & sleeves
   310 x 5 x 5
Paused Bench Press
   205 x 5 x 5
BOR
   180 x 5 x 5

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #639 on: February 10, 2015, 04:55:40 PM »
11 weeks out from meet

Accessory day.

CGBP
   180 x 4 x 8
Pullups
  5 x 3
Shrugs
   225 x 3 x 8
Curls
   65 x 3 x 12

Got a nice little pump just in time to go  out to dinner with my Jeep friends.   :beerchug:
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #640 on: February 10, 2015, 06:01:27 PM »


Got a nice little pump just in time to go  out to dinner with my Jeep friends.   :beerchug:

enjoy :beerchug:
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #641 on: February 11, 2015, 04:11:07 PM »
11 weeks out from meet

Light day...

Lowbar Squats - belt
   240 x 2 x 5
OHP
   135 x 4 x 5

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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #642 on: February 13, 2015, 04:37:12 PM »
11 weeks out from meet

I wasn't going to lift today since we planned our V-day stuff for tonight to beat the crowds.  However, I was feeling really ramped up on my way home from work.  I started thinking about that missed set from last week and was getting more and more pissed about it.  When I got home, I asked the wife how much time I had before we were going to head out to dinner.  2 hours she said.  To me, I heard, enough time for you to smash that misssed weight from last week and head to the shower.

Lowbar Squats - belt & sleeves
   345 x 5 - 5lb rep PR
Paused Bench Press
   230 x 5 - tied a rep PR

I'll hold off on deadlifting until tomorrow when I can dedicate the time it deserves to them.  I felt really good about that set of squats.  The only thing I was pissed about was that I had accidentally set the GoPro to camera mode instead of video.  So all I got was this stupid picture  >:(


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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #643 on: February 13, 2015, 10:06:38 PM »
Nice push on the squatties!
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Re: BLKs Training Journal
« Reply #644 on: February 14, 2015, 03:23:49 PM »
11 weeks out from meet

Conventional deadlift - beltless
   275 x 1
   315 x 1
   315 x 1
   335 x 1
   355 x 1
   355 x 1
   365 x 1
   365 x 1
Conventional deadlift - reverse band
   405  (1-red, 1-orange)
   405  (1-red)
Conventional deadlift - beltless
   315 x 3
   315 x 3
   315 x 3

The reverse bands were pretty fun.  It as nice to at least be able to hold what I've been striving for for over a year.  I was able to measure how much assistance I was getting from the bands by threading the bands through some weights and retaining them with pencils.  It took 20lbs to stretch the red bands to the starting position and 10lbs to the height I lift it to.  Orange bands were 10lbs and 5lbs.  Using this, my last set started as 365 and finished at 385.  The first was 355 to 375.

I'm working on the videos this afternoon and will post up for critique.