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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby thestoatyone » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:47 pm

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:47 am

Wed 2nd February

Deadlift
1x3x190kg (+5kg PB)
1x3x195kg (+10kg PB)
(all with belt)

Close grip Bench
1x9x67.5kg

DB Bench
1x6x32.5kg DBs

Pullups (wide grip)
9,6,4

Prone bridge
3x30s +15kg plate on back

Seated calf machine
1x15x50kg

Captains of crush
R 1x20xTrainer
L 1x13xTrainer

Ate a bit more than usual yesterday before workout, orange juice + tin of chopped tomatoes + more oats in addition to what I usually eat. Warmed upto a set of 150kg x 5 without the belt on deads, and the warmup felt oddly heavy. The plan was then to do a single at 170kg with the belt then go for 190kg. So I get into position with 170kg and as soon as I started to breathe in thought I was gonna be sick so lifted it with a tiny breath which made it really heavy looking.
I just couldn't get my head into it because of that single, so next set I asked for another single at 180kg, same deal. So I had an option, prob fuck up my training by failing work sets or go and throw up. So I done what I had to do, came back and pulled 190kg for 3, then 195kg for a triple as well with more in the tank. Could easily have went another set or an extra rep (would've been a grinder, decided to save it for next week).

I did get the option after 190kg to try a single at 205kg but I thought a jump that high would be stupid in training this close to a comp. I would've got it, but maybe at the expense of an injury, wasn't willing to take the risk so stuck with reps.

Everything else was pretty decent. I was waiting for someone before I left and noticed the calf machine they have there decided to give it a shot as I've been meaning to add in calves so I can try and actually grow some lol. Works out nicely for me since I'm too lazy to put plates on the floor and get a dumbbell to do raises.

Grip training's coming along nicely, time to try CoC #1 I think!

Weight was 84.3kg at the club, but obviously because I was sick. I reckon I'd still be floating about 84.9kg if I wasn't.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby SpugFab » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:36 am

Deadlift improvement is incredible man.

Course it was bound to happen with the Scottish genetics and all that.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby baldy » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:40 am

[quote="chewybaws"]
I did get the option after 190kg to try a single at 205kg but I thought a jump that high would be stupid in training this close to a comp. I would've got it, but maybe at the expense of an injury, wasn't willing to take the risk so stuck with reps.

After a triple at 195kg a single of 205kg would have been easy, its in the bag.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby xJimx » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:45 am

Bloody hell, you got damn strong :shock:
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:23 pm

Things have really took off the last couple of months and progress is amazing, next week is the peak of training and the last heavy week before comp. I doubt it will be flat out, but will be good. I've barely ever tested my deadlift 1RM, pretty sure I went through the whole of 2010 without doing it. Prob when I hit 125kg was the last time, latish 2009.

Fri 4th February 2011 (light day)
Bodyweight=83.3kg (183.4lbs)

Squats
1x4x100kg
1x3x105kg
1x3x110kg
(all no belt)

Bench press
2x5x60kg (pause at bottom)

Deadlift lockouts
from 10" box
1x5x170kg
1x3x190kg
1x1x205kg
1x1x215kg
1x1x225kg

Barbell rows
1x5x60kg
1x5x62.5kg
1x5x65kg

Box jumps
1x10x26"
1x10x30"
1x10x31.5"
1x10x33"

Weighted prone bridge
3x30s +20kg plate

Seated calf machine
2x10x50kg
1x4x60kg
1x20x35kg

Captains of crush
Quick 1x5xTrainer on both hands


Better effort for a friday, fired myself up for it. Deadlift lockouts were fun, only slow one was the 225kg, and after I got the first couple of inches I whipped it up. Grip was fine throughout, but enough to mince my captains of crush attempt so settled for 5 reps each hand to tie me over. Gonna kick the weighted prone bridges just now, bit of slight elbow pain from them. Pissed about on the calf machine at the end.

Bodyweight...whoops lol. Need to keep an eye there if I'm to make 83kg. And that was my morning weight lol. Won't be eating any less though, got a heavy week coming up!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby Mellos » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:50 pm

just looked it up and you DL improved by 80 Kg in 1 year
HOW did you do that :?: :?: :shock:
Current PBs:
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@ 75 kg: SQ - 252,5 kg, SQ w/ Wraps - 282,5 kg, DL - 307,5 kg, Total (w/o Wraps) - 710, Total (w/ Wraps) 712,5 kg
@ 82,5 kg: SQ - 275 kg, SQ w/ Wraps - 277,5 kg, Total (w/ and w/o Wraps) - 772,5 kg

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:02 pm

[quote="Mellos"]just looked it up and you DL improved by 80 Kg in 1 year
HOW did you do that :?: :?: :shock:
Collectively - gaining weight, narrowing the grip (prob other technique adaptions I haven't noticed), consistent training, starting to use a belt, but most importantly - joining the weightlifting club with powerlifters and surrounding myself with people who lift heavy. Most of my gains have been within the last couple of months since I joined.

Having a comp coming up as well might have something to do with it. Whole training's took a step up really.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby SpugFab » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:31 pm

[quote="chewybaws"]Bodyweight...whoops lol. Need to keep an eye there if I'm to make 83kg. And that was my morning weight lol. Won't be eating any less though, got a heavy week coming up!

Man don't sweat about the weight class. If you get more solid training in, eat well but miss the class, who really cares? The main thing just now is to make sure nothing gets in the way of the great gains you are making. Putting that in jeopardy just for the sake of your first comp would be madness.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby Mellos » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:17 pm

[quote="SpugFab"][quote="chewybaws"]Bodyweight...whoops lol. Need to keep an eye there if I'm to make 83kg. And that was my morning weight lol. Won't be eating any less though, got a heavy week coming up!

Man don't sweat about the weight class. If you get more solid training in, eat well but miss the class, who really cares? The main thing just now is to make sure nothing gets in the way of the great gains you are making. Putting that in jeopardy just for the sake of your first comp would be madness.

yeah, don´t repeat my mistakes of the past year
changing the weight class might change nothing but dehydrating to much or eating less can kill your progress for a long time
Current PBs:
210 kg SQ, 135 kg Bench, 260 kg DL

Long Term Goals:
@ 75 kg: SQ - 252,5 kg, SQ w/ Wraps - 282,5 kg, DL - 307,5 kg, Total (w/o Wraps) - 710, Total (w/ Wraps) 712,5 kg
@ 82,5 kg: SQ - 275 kg, SQ w/ Wraps - 277,5 kg, Total (w/ and w/o Wraps) - 772,5 kg

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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:55 am

Don't worry, I'm just gonna continue eating as normal. Won't be doing any cuts or anything.

Done foam rolling and a DB rotator cuff insurance exercise on saturday night.

Comp Schedule - 2 weeks out

Mon 8th February 2011

Squat
1x1x140kg
1x2x150kg (+5kg PB)
1x1x152.5kg (+7.5kg PB)

Bench Press
1x1x82.5kg
1x2x87.5kg (+2.5kg PB)
(above were touch and go)
1x1x85kg (pause at bottom)

Close grip lat pulldowns
1x10x65kg
1x9x75kg

My uncle's been missing since 2:30am Sunday so me and my dad were out and about most of the afternoon so didn't get as much food in as usual yesterday. Cramming my face today though (tuesday). Squats were brutal. The last warmup, the single at 140 went flying up. The reps at 150 were slow, and the single at 152.5 was SLOW, had to fight for it a bit. Oh well, joined the 150kg squat club :D

The 2nd rep of the 87.5kg bench was an unbelievable grinder, about ripped my shoulders to shreds but I got it! That's my bench up 10kg since starting at the club.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:14 am

Wed 9th February 2011
Morning weight=83.5kg (184lbs)

Deadlift
1x3x200kg (440lbs) (+5kg PB)
1x1x210kg (462lbs) (+15kg PB)

Close grip Bench
1x10x67.5kg

DB bench
1x8x32.5kg DBs

Pullups (wide grip)
7,4,5

Seated calf machine
10,10,12 x 50kg

Joined the 200kg deadlift club :D Had to fight for the last rep of the triple, and definitely had to fight for the single at 210kg. PB's across the board, in close grip/DB bench as well. That was the last heavy session before the comp. One light day and one maintenance day left.

That's a couple of milestone lifts this week, 150kg squat and 200kg deadlift. Next on my list is the 100kg bench and 500lb deadlift (227.5kg). Unfortuantely after the comp it's back to reps and I won't get anywhere near a 1RM for months haha.

I'm incredibly happy with the way training is going and looking forward to my first comp for the experience.

Weighed myself before workout, 85.4kg.
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby baldy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:38 am

[quote="chewybaws"]
Joined the 200kg deadlift club :D Had to fight for the last rep of the triple, and definitely had to fight for the single at 210kg. PB's across the board, in close grip/DB bench as well. That was the last heavy session before the comp. One light day and one maintenance day left.

Your making amazing progress, not much talk about a 180kg back squat though?
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby chewybaws » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:52 am

[quote="baldy"]Your making amazing progress, not much talk about a 180kg back squat though?
Yeah those are more short term goals like for summer. A 180kg squat is more an end of year goal haha. I'm still to try wraps though, so you never know!
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Re: Chewy's Powerlifting Log

Postby JP » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:18 pm

strong mate, good work!
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