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Postby JP » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:17 am

Jonathan wrote:Insane benching JP - I am in awe! How the fuck are you managing to nearly do 5x5x120kg?? :shock:


because its easy :D

Basically its like this: my first rep is awful, terrible, inconfident, scary... Anyone who doesn't know me would think "there is no way that guy can do another one" - and then i do 4 more easy.

Thats why i have a crap bench PB :(

yesterdays session at the Edinburg Strength Cult Headquarters!

squats
5x60
5x100
4x140
1x170
1x190
1x200
1x207.5kg new pb
1x212.5kg new PB!

firstly, i was wearing my competition singlet - i know it is raw and all, but the tightness really helps. Walkouts were awful, the weight felt like a ton! But once i started to move, it was ok.

The 212.5kg was not too bad, but the depth was questionable. This left me feeling quite unhappy about it because i was thinking if i should claim it as a PB or not. After watching the video couple times i think i'll take it as a PB - not a good lift, borderline, and with a bit of good morning thrown in. Could have dug it up from deeper as well, no problems.

Thats all, i was wasted afterwards and my peak has been reached i think. I will take time off till wednesday and start new lighter cycle then, though haven't decided what to do with my bench press (after all, i have only put 2.5kg to my bench PB in the past 8 months, so understandably i am eager to turn my recent work into a PB!). Hopefully will reach new heights again in about 6 weeks time!
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Postby buzz » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:19 am

Excellent squatting man! 600 total is getting closer 8)
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Postby SpugFab » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:52 am

Great work on the squats man. I've never been able to squat anything like what I can deadlift, it takes much more balls to hit the bottom with the weight on your shoulders than at arm's length. Since your squat is up there with your deadlift I'll nominate you for the inaugral VF "Ballsy lifter" award.

Jonathan - I'll be polite and say you weren't the runner up. Sort that squat out :wink:

JP wrote:Basically its like this: my first rep is awful, terrible, inconfident, scary... Anyone who doesn't know me would think "there is no way that guy can do another one" - and then i do 4 more easy.

Thats why i have a crap bench PB


You could try doing sets where you re-rack between reps, get more practice in on first reps. I saw this advice regarding repping on the deadlift and it makes sense to me.
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Postby JP » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:57 am

spug, yeah on bench i need more practise with singles and have to learn to stop thinking about it too much.

Squats are easy though! Deadlifting is much harder for me, and bench press - lets not even go there :(
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Postby bronco » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:11 am

Congrats on the new PB, heavy stuff :D !
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Postby Dave Noisy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:36 pm

spug_myers wrote:Since your squat is up there with your deadlift I'll nominate you for the inaugral VF "Ballsy lifter" award.

I'll second that..tho i guess 'reproductive organsy' doesn't have quite the same ring..hehe.. ;)
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Postby JP » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:44 am

thanks guys, there is a video of that squat as well:

http://www.sugdenbarbell.co.uk/index.php/articles/48

It does look a bit high, but easy.

also, i would like to formally announce that i am taking a back off week of just light weights. And this will be the first time in my training history when i do this voluntarily - usually i just hammer away as long as i get injured :lol: (or go travelling etc).
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Postby Frostfire » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:49 pm

Nice video JP, your looking huge! I guess GFH is going well then? Nice squat, too. And I love the build-up before hand, I'll have to remember that the next time I go heavy on squats! :D

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Postby Jonathan » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:52 pm

The trousers rule! I believe that they now have their own online community of fans, rather imaginatively named as "Fans of Jono's fantastic trousers".

JP - I have watched the video several times and I say yes it was a spot high, but it's OK just so long as you make the next one deeper :D

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Postby Dave Noisy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:11 am

Glad you're taking a break, smart man. I have the same problem...but it's actually very good for training!
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Postby JP » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:09 pm

thanks my friends :D

Today, first day of my "back off week"

deadlifts
8x60
8x100
3x4x140

push press
8x40
8x50
8x60
8x65
8x70

ok, that wasn't realy back off week light style...

pullups
5x3

Curls, db, alternating
3x8x17.5

rolling thunder rows
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Postby littlegirlbunny » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:20 pm

rolling thunder rows


With more than a 5 kg plate, right??? :lol: :lol:
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Postby JP » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:26 pm

:D

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ok, second of my light days - failed to keep it light, though didnt max out either. Perhaps i should have just taken some proper time out of the gym...

Fuck it, here goes nothing:

bench press
6x60
5x80
3x10x100kg - cardio!

bentover barbell rows
10x70
3x10x100

dumbell bench press
8x25
8x30
8x35
8x40kg dbs

narrow grip pulldowns
8x105
8x112
8x119

rotator cuff work and one set of hammer curls.
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Postby Jonathan » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:30 pm

You cardio bastard!! Not bad benching though - ten reps with 100kg is a bit silly though :lol:

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Postby Dave Noisy » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:47 pm

Wanker - i don't even do that many reps on my bike!!
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