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Chewy's Strength Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:23 pm

Been keeping my log at THEE site (yes, thee site - not "the other site". I can tell I'm gonna be popular here already (: )

http://www.veganbodybuilding.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=18133

Gonna post on both sites from now on.


So anyway here goes, I'm 4 weeks out from my first competition -

Comp Schedule - 4 weeks out

Mon 24th January 2010

Squats
1x4x137.5kg
1x4x140kg
1x5x140kg
(all with belt)

Bench
1x4x80kg (PB)
2x3x80kg

OHP
1x5x40kg
1x5x45kg
1x4x50kg

The guys were saying especially after my last set of squats I was only hitting one deep rep then the rest were parallel so need to go lower next week. Bench was a bit diaspointing but a PB nonetheless. The pace was so slow tonight it sucked. Quickly done 3 sets of OHP and called it a day. Legs are actually fine this morning (tue) just need to roll them out with the roller.

I could call that a PB on squats considering I could only get a single at that before, but I'll hit better depth next week and a higher weight and make it official =]



Done a short workout to stretch out yesterday

Tue 26th January 2011

Front squats
for wrists/squat depth
1x10x20kg
1x6x40kg
2x6x50kg

DB flys with just 4kg DBs to stretch chest out, shoulder/hamstring stretches, rotator cuff DB exercise with 2.5kg DBs and foam rolled legs.

You'll prob see more of these, really need to sort out my flexibility. Feel like I'm stiffening up from heavy lifting and 10mins of stretching post workout isn't enough at the moment. Just a bit of insurance to help prevent injury.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby baldy » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:31 pm

Glad you started a log on here, the strongest vegan site in the world!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:17 pm

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All the best for the build up!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:28 pm

Smack talk in the first sentence! Good intro ;)
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:47 pm

I like it here already!


Wed 26th January 2010
Bodyweight=82.4kg (181.8lbs)

Deadlift
1x4x180kg (PB +2.5kg)
1x5x185kg (PB +7.5kg)
(both with belt)

Close grip Bench
1x9x67.5kg

DB bench
1x10x30kg DBs

Close grip Lat pulldowns
1x10x60kg
1x10x70kg

Deadlift was frickin awesome, 12.5kg on my 5RM in 2 weeks. Was only scheduled for triples at 177.5kg but since we pushed it to that last week was "no point messing about". Since last week's CG/DB bench sucked, repeated weight and added 2 reps to both of them. Still want to get the CG to 10 reps before I +2.5kg. Get a good assistance session done on Friday, been missing it out a bit recently. Got my mate to help me stretch out my hamstrings, used a bit of PNF technique to really get them stretched.

Great night.

My night weight at the club was 84.9kg.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby tal » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:55 am

Nice deadlifting!

Can't wait to see your 1RM numbers for all three lifts. Are you planning on doing heavy singles in the lead-up to your comp?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:05 am

Work my way down to doubles. The deadlifting there was supposed to be triples at 177.5kg when the programme was written for me only 2 weeks ago. Regardless of ramping the weight up I'm still hitting 5 reps, it's crazy. Should be sets of 3 and 2 the following weeks.

Funnily enough this is the least DOMs I've felt after deadlifts since I started at the club. Ready to hit it next week!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby tal » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:14 am

[quote="chewybaws"]I'm still hitting 5 reps, it's crazy.


That's the bit that I particularly like, you're doing 5 when most will do 1 or 2. It's only going to help you when you start doing low reps more frequently. You will plateau eventually but it's quite clear you're a long, long way from that happening.

What kind of numbers are you hoping to hit in the comp?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby SpugFab » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:40 am

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:21 pm

Scared of a little competition are we el_flaco? Only tailing you by 245kg on the strength table, watch out!

[quote="Talyn"]What kind of numbers are you hoping to hit in the comp?

At least a 155kg squat, 85kg bench (haven't tried heavy pause reps yet), and north of 200kg on the deadlift. A fortnight ago my aim was 195-200kg but now thinking about opening with something like that.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby SpugFab » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:25 pm

I'm a moving target though.

Sadly that movement is mainly backwards.

Looking forward to the comp report, its obviously given your training a boost.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby thestoatyone » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Chewybaws killing it!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby SpugFab » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:27 pm

[quote="thestoatyone"]Chewybaws killing it!

I give it six months before the other place has convinced him he needs to shed a few pounds and has him on a raw detox.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:11 am

Cheers guys!

[quote="SpugFab"]I give it six months before the other place has convinced him he needs to shed a few pounds and has him on a raw detox.
LOL

Fri 28th January 2011 (light day)

Squats
1x3x105kg
1x3x107.5kg
1x3x110kg
(all no belt)

Bench
1x5x60kg
2x3x62.5kg
(all pause reps)

Pull-ups
5x5

Barbell Rows
5x5x60kg

Need to pull my finger out on fridays and get some real assistance work done. I don't go in there fired up the same as I do on Mon/Wed and end up feeling "cold" all the way through the workout and pick up wee aches and pains.

At night;
Captains of crush
L 8,3 x Trainer
R 2,1 x Trainer
these sucked a bit today, will build it up again.

BB curls (super strict)
1x7x25kg
1x5x27.5kg
1x3x30kg


Comp Schedule - 3 weeks out

Mon 31st January 2011

Squats
1x3x142.5kg (+2.5kg PB)
1x4x145kg (+5kg PB)
(all with belt)

Bench Press
1x3x82.5kg (+2.5kg PB)
1x2x85kg (+5kg PB)
1x1x80kg (hold at bottom)
1x1x82.5kg (hold at bottom)

Close grip lat pulldowns
1x10x40kg
1x10x60kg
1x12x70kg

I had a great day, but bad points - rep 2 in that first set of squats was SLOW, took my eye of the ball. And I cut the 3rd rep at 145kg, they said I still hit parallel but the problem is I'm actually weaker from there cause it's not where I usually drive up from.

Was happy with bench, wasn't far away from hitting a 3rd rep at 85kg. Practiced some singles with someone giving me the commands for comp. This is kinda pathetic but that's my first time hitting a BW bench. Been capable of it for a while but haven't tested true 1RMs in a long time. Whenever I got close to it I'd put on a ton of weight. Oh well, in the bag now lol.

Bodyweight was 84.9kg at the club this night, same as last wednesday.

After club;
Captains of crush
5,6 x Trainer (both hands, this was rough can't remember exactly. Had no chalk, but much better from my right hand)

It's tuesday morning, this is the best I've felt after heavy squat day since starting at the club, body most be starting to adapt.....well we all know that's a load of bull, it means I'm not working hard enough! Deadlifts wednesday, time to kill it!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:52 pm

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