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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Fri May 27, 2011 8:18 pm

Fri 27th May 2011
Morning weight = 87.6kg
Workout weight = 89.2kg

Squat
1x5x82kg
1x5x105kg (loading error, was supposed to be 95kg haha. Actually gave me a boost because it felt so light)
1x5x109kg
1x5x123kg
1x3x139kg (belt for this set only)
1x8x109kg

Bench
1x5x49kg
1x5x57kg
1x5x66kg
1x5x74kg (wrist wraps)
1x3x84kg - 3RM(wrist wraps)
1x8x66kg

Barbell row
1x5x44kg
1x5x51kg
1x5x58kg
1x5x65kg
1x3x75kg
1x8x58kg

Dropping assistance as I feel like it now that the main stuff's getting heavy.

Felt like I had real power with the squats today, was in need of a good day. No problems with bench, barbell rows were managable.

Went to buzz's warehouse in Motherwell today for some supplies (10kg bumpers for the home gym, wrist wraps for bench and deadlift slippers for my training partner), totally need to get up there one day for a training session and try out some of the strongman stuff.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon May 30, 2011 8:42 pm

Madcow 5x5 - Week 9

Mon 30th May 2011
Morning weight = 86.9kg
Workout weight = 88.9kg

Squat
1x5x84kg
1x5x98kg
1x5x112kg
1x5x125kg
1x5x139kg (belt for this set only)

Bench
1x5x50kg
1x5x59kg
1x5x67kg
1x5x76kg
1x4x84kg (fail by 1 rep. used wrist wraps for this set)

Barbell row
1x5x45kg
1x5x52kg
1x5x60kg
1x5x67kg
1x5x75kg

Set at 125kg on squats felt damn strong, beltless max. 139kg was managable. But it was just one of those days were I couldn't get psyched up for a single set. Came real close on bench, gonna shoot for it again next week.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Tue May 31, 2011 12:39 pm

hey if you put on your belt for top set alone, do you think you will learn to "use" the belt in the best way?

Like if you dont have a belt your ab muscle action would be a bit different from when you do use a belt.

Thats my excuse anyway for putting the belt on early on :D
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:56 pm

[quote="JP"]hey if you put on your belt for top set alone, do you think you will learn to "use" the belt in the best way?

Like if you dont have a belt your ab muscle action would be a bit different from when you do use a belt.

Thats my excuse anyway for putting the belt on early on :D
It's weird you posted this, because after that session I was saying to my training partner that I didn't feel like I was getting air into my belly with the belt whilst squatting recently, and might start getting the belt on earlier for practice. Starting immediately at least doing it for top 2 sets.

Wed 1st June 2011
Morning weight = 87.1kg
Workout weight = 89.6kg

Squat
1x5x84kg
1x5x98kg
2x5x112kg (belt on for these sets)

OHP
1x5x30kg
1x5x34kg
1x5x39kg
1x5x43kg

Deadlift
1x5x134kg
1x5x153kg
1x5x173kg (belt)
1x5x192kg (belt) 5RM

Chins
8, 6

Felt like a turd till deadlifts. Tired, sore back, i've had bother with the outside of my right calf for about a week. Warm, sweating, exhausted. After I started warming up for deadlifts, completely fine. Dunno wtf happened. 173kg was so easy I was barely taking time to breathe between the reps. Last rep at 192, lockout was pretty slow but sure as hell going to give 197 a run for its money next week!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby Anton » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:19 pm

hmmm...thats interesting JP. I only use the belt on the final heavy lift as well. I guess my rational was that i didn't want to be too dependent on it, and to work on my 'beltless' strength without it. does that even make sense?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:22 am

[quote="Anton"]hmmm...thats interesting JP. I only use the belt on the final heavy lift as well. I guess my rational was that i didn't want to be too dependent on it, and to work on my 'beltless' strength without it. does that even make sense?
That's my theory as well, but since I'm training for a comp in July I should be getting all the practice in with the belt I can get. But I'll prob switch back to what I was doing after the comp.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:28 pm

Fri 3rd June 2011
Workout weight = 89.9kg

Squats
1x5x84kg
1x5x98kg
1x5x112kg
1x5x125kg (belt)
1x3x142kg (belt)
1x8x112kg (belt)

Bench
1x5x50kg
1x5x59kg
1x5x67kg
1x5x76kg (wrist wraps)
1x3x86kg (wrist wraps) 3RM
1x8x67kg

Barbell Rows
1x5x45kg
1x5x52kg
1x5x60kg
1x5x67kg
1x3x77kg (new max =)
1x8x60kg

BB curls
3x8x27.5kg

So, calf was annoying the hell out of me until the top set on squats. The set at 125kg was horrid, rocked onto that side for a couple of reps. Luckily, 142x3 was solid, and the set of 8 after it. Bench, 3rd rep at 86 felt like it was going to be a grind but I locked it out pretty damn good. It's worth noting here on my first rep of the last set of rows I completely underestimated it and lost tightness halfway through the rep, reset and done the set in one go - not good for the back though with that first attempt.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:39 pm

Madcow 5x5 - Week 10

Mon 6th June 2011
Morning weight = 88.3kg

Squat
1x5x85kg
1x5x100kg
1x5x114kg
1x5x128kg (belt)
1x5x142kg (belt) New 5RM!

Bench
1x5x50kg
1x5x59kg
1x5x67kg
1x5x76kg (wrist wraps)
1x5x84kg (wrist wraps) New 5RM!

Barbell row
1x5x46kg
1x5x54kg
1x5x62kg
1x5x69kg
1x5x77kg New 5RM!

Unbelievable workout. Best on madcow yet. Bodyweight is up as well. First squat 5RM in 19 weeks, and got the bench 5RM i failed on last week. More in the tank on squats as well, dare I say!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby Rach » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:59 am

Congrats on the 5rm on the bench and row! :)
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby baldy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:36 am

Squats looking really strong, race to 180kg?
"A wise man once said, "It's easier to buy smaller clothes, than to put on 5kg." ... Buzz
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:05 pm

[quote="Rach"]Congrats on the 5rm on the bench and row! :)
Thanks!

[quote="baldy"]Squats looking really strong, race to 180kg?
I think I posted in the thread a while back, so you're on!

Wed 8th June 2011

Squat
1x5x85kg
1x5x100kg
2x5x114kg

OHP
1x5x31kg
1x5x35kg
1x5x40kg
1x5x44kg

Deadlift
1x5x138kg
1x5x157kg
1x5x177kg (belt)
1x5x197kg (belt) New 5RM!!

Lockout was SLOW on the last rep, but made it. Get in there!!

EDIT: Forgot to mention! This marks 2 full years of working out! How better to do it with hitting 5RMs in all the main lifts this week =D
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby Lordmuppet » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:40 am

this is probably a little out of date http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andyclegg2001/wsp_records/mens_unequip_open_jun.pdf but surely a Scottish Deadlift Open record in the 82.5kg class is not that far off for you (doable in one year, two years?).

You want to go up to the higher weight classes though right?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby vegan hal » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:10 am

great job chewy! 2 years of solid and hard work = huge pay off.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby vegimator » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:22 am

Well done Chewy!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks all!

[quote="Lordmuppet"]this is probably a little out of date http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andyclegg2001/wsp_records/mens_unequip_open_jun.pdf but surely a Scottish Deadlift Open record in the 82.5kg class is not that far off for you (doable in one year, two years?).

You want to go up to the higher weight classes though right?
I did check that kinda stuff out, but I don't think I'd make much gains down at 82.5kg. I'm gonna keep packing the muscle on and when I reach that level of deadlifting I might cut the fat back if a record is up for grabs.


So that back injury I had 4 weeks ago, I got again. Last time it was the Thursday night this time the Friday morning. Out of nowhere. I'm lead to believe it's a nerve moving because of how quickly it goes from barely being able to bend my back at all to 100% healed (2 or 3 days). So Friday, just bench again;

Fri 10th June 2011
Morning weight = 88.7kg

Bench
1x5x50kg
1x5x59kg
1x5x67kg
1x5x76kg (wrist wraps)
1x3x86kg (wrist wraps)
1x8x67kg

Just a repeat of last week, the top treble was easier this time though.


Madcow 5x5 - Week 11

Mon 13th June 2011
Morning Weight = 88.3kg

Squat
1x5x87kg
1x5x102kg
1x5x116kg
1x5x131kg (belt)
1x5x146kg (belt) New 5RM

Bench
1x5x52kg
1x5x60kg
1x5x69kg
1x5x77kg (wrist wraps)
1x4x86kg (wrist wraps) New 4RM

Barbell row
1x5x46kg
1x5x54kg
1x5x62kg
1x5x69kg
1x5x77kg

My energy levels were so fucking low today couldn't get fired up for anything. I actually nearly missed the first squat at 146kg because of this, recovered well and kept my head on and got the last 4 easier. I guess can't complain about the bench, will try for 5 again next Monday (last week that'll be). Stuck with the same weight on barbell rows since I missed Friday, was better form on the top set compared to last Monday.
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