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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:50 pm

Mon 7th November 2011

High bar Squat (no belt)
5x5x122.5kg

Bench
4x5x65kg
1x9x65kg

Barbell rows
5x5x65kg

Dips +5kg
8,8,9

Weighted planks
25kg x30s
35kg x30s
45kg x30s

This was one of those days that I done all my warmup sets for squats and did not feel pumped up or ready at all. Was a grind, but hell that's good numbers considering it's no belt and I'm still within my first couple of weeks switching back to high bar since 2 years ago. That's more than likely a 5x5 beltless best. Happy with everything else. Planks are coming along, just shows what you can do when you're consistent.

Took my dipping belt in today. Gonna add 2.5kg a week, making sure I at least hit 3x5. At one point in the past I was doing dips with +30kg. On the road back there.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:02 pm

Wed 9th November 2011

Deadlift (no belt)
1x5x165kg
1x5x167.5kg
1x6x170kg

Close grip Bench
1x11x60kg

DB Bench
1x8x30kg DBs

Close grip Lat pulldowns
1x13x70kg

Leg Press
1x32(lol)x140kg

Deadlifts were fucking easy tonight. Things are getting back on track.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:57 am

At OSG Manchester with JP, baldy & Talyn
Sat 12th November 2011

Box jumps
Worked upto;
1x 103cm
1x 105.5cm (41.5") (comfortable)

High bar squats (no belt)
3x5x110kg

Bench
3x5x60kg (pause at bottom)

Chins
12, 10

Axle Clean&Press
2x1x35kg
2x1x45kg
1x50kg
1x55kg
1x57.5kg
1x60kg
There was plenty of fails along the way, at first I couldn't even get 35kg up haha. Wasn't used to non-spinning sleeves on a bar.

Farmers Walk (around 20m, maybe less)
52kg each hand
77kg each hand
97kg each hand
117.5kg each hand fail (lifted it and stumbled forward 2 inches)

Tyre flip
3 fails then 1 successful flip, 370kg tyre


Keg Loading
1x80kg (i think)
Few fails at 100kg-ish

Axle press
1x10x35kg
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:05 pm

was great to meet you man!

nice to see that you enjoyed playing with teh crazy strongman stuff too :D
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:35 pm

JP wrote:was great to meet you man!

nice to see that you enjoyed playing with teh crazy strongman stuff too :D
I'll definitely be adding some elements into my training. That guy I asked you if you knew, Stephen Mullin (his username on Sudgen is simply "stephen" i think). He lives nearby and has some strongman gear. And buzz is only 45mins away.

My favorite JP line from the weekend was at the falafel place when he notices all the side salads are untouched on the plates
"You guys are not eating your vegetables. What the fuck is that about?"


Mon 14th November 2011

High bar Squat
1x5x125kg (no belt)
3x5x125kg (with belt)

Bench
3x5x65kg
1x5x67.5kg
1x7x67.5kg

Barbell Row
2x5x67.5kg
3x5x70kg (fighting over small plates, so I just went heavier lol)

Weighted dips
2x8x7.5kg
1x10x7.5kg

Weighted planks
30s each at 30kg, 40kg, 50kg

First set of Squats were horrid. I went from not leaning forward at all to excessive leaning forward on the 4th rep. So, time to get the belt on (my beltless 5RM is about 125 if I'm not wrong so this is a good indication i'm back on track, and take into consideration the switch to high bar). The sets really did get easier to the end as I started getting used to the belt again. No problems with bench, barbell rows were suprisingly easy, as were dips/planks. Just got stronger and stronger as the workout went on.

Monday/Wednesday's I lift at the powerlifting club with a bunch of lifters but I still have a training partener. He got run over at work on Thursday and has a sprained ankle/broken toes. Feel bad for him. As an experiment tonight (i.e. laziness) I skipped foam rolling and just stretched. Funnily enough, I felt way more flexible while stretching. Maybe my muscles get tired from holding foam rolling positions or some shit, but I might actually just start foam rolling on off days once or twice a week as necessary. See how it goes.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:55 pm

Cheers big man! Reverse curled in style
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby vegan hal » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:35 pm

great stuff all you guys! vegan power all around! cheers
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:38 pm

Wed 16th November 2011

Deadlift (no belt)
1x5x170kg
1x5x172.5kg
1x5x175kg

Close grip bench
1x10x62.5kg

DB bench
1x8x30kg DBs

Close grip Lat pulldowns
1x9x75kg

Leg Press
1x30x145kg

Deadlifts were easy. 2 new beltless 5RMs. Didn't spend any more than 1 or 2 seconds at the bottom, enough for the weight to come to a stop.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:57 am

hey i know stephen! shorter dude eh? Is he doing u90 or u105 comps, or has he beefed up big time?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:43 am

I think he's about 105, definitely not 90.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:59 am

Okay so Friday the plan was to do light squats/bench in the morning and then go do some strongman stuff at night with a friend. Worked upto 100kg x5 squat and my back was so stiff between sets and getting worse that I decided just to call it quits. Done some light DB work later on. It's a shame because the squats were feeling like nothing.

Mon 21st November 2011

High bar Squats (with belt)
1x5x127.5kg
1x5x130kg
1x5x132.5kg

Bench
2x5x67.5kg
1x6x70kg

Barbell rows
5x5x70kg

BB Skull Crushers
3x10x15kg

Ab Rollouts
3x10

Felt weak as shit during squats/bench. Got a video of squats, might upload later. Done this workout in the house rather than club. Skull crushers were mostly figuring out what I was doing and what grip to use. A narrower grip seemed to put less stress on my bad elbow.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:11 pm

Wed 23rd November 2011

Deadlift (no belt)
1x5x175kg
1x5x177.5kg
1x5x180kg

Close grip bench
1x10x65kg

DB bench
1x10x30kg DBs

Close grip Lat Pulldowns
1x10x72.5kg

Leg Press
1x30x150kg

Deadlifts easy as fuck, again! Barely any rest at the bottom of reps. I normally get into gym about 5pm and warmup/setup for starting at 5.30pm. Today couple of guys were there already starting at 5 so I just joined in, warmed up between first couple of sets. Was rapid speed, but it worked really well. Was finished my deadlifting in about half the time it normally takes.

Bench, surprisingly good today. Dunno where it came from cause it's been weak the last week or so. Matched my DB 10RM set earlier in year, get the 32.5kg DBs out next week :D

Nailed everything else. Leg Press sticking to the plan, just adding 5kg a week for 1 max set. Got 30 reps again lol. They'll taper down eventually, can't add 5kg forever.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:10 am

Fri 28th November 2011

Axle Clean & Push Press
51kg 1 clean + 5 press
61kg 3 clean&press
71kg 1 clean&press
71kg 1 clean&fail
71kg 1 clean + 2 press (failed a 3rd)
76kg 1 clean&fail
50kg 1 clean + 5 strict press

Front squat
3x5x80kg

Deadlift (off 1 block)
1x3x170kg (belt)
1x3x190kg (belt)

My back was still fucked from Wednesday (going to get the belt back on next week), and after that last set of deads I could just feel my back giving in so easy. Like an hour after workout I could barely move my back, thought I'd screwed it proper. Took painkillers and next morning it was much better. Sunday was even more of an improvement and today (Monday) no pain/stiffness whatsoever.

Anyway, was stoked with the axle, never had more than 60kg above my head (I think). I'm sure my technique was horrible but it was good fun. Double overhand grip, clean straight to shoulders.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:07 pm

After over a month of high bar squatting, back to low bar today

Mon 28th November 2011

Squats (with belt)
3x4x135kg

Bench
2x4x72.5kg
1x5x72.5kg

Barbell Rows
5x5x72.5kg

Weighted dips
3x8 +10kg

Weighted planks
35kg for 30s
45kg for 30s
55kg for 30s

High bar squats weren't too comfy as it got heavier. Felt like I was all over the place with them and starting to cut depth a bit. All reps today low bar were more than deep enough and the power from my hips/back was welcomed back. Pretty solid, last rep in the last 2 sets were a bit slow but not complaining.
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