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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:45 pm

7th Feb

Squats: 20kg x 10 40kgx10 60kg x 5 77kg 5x5
Bench: 20kg x 10 40kg x5 50kg x 5 55kg 5x5
Rows: 20kg x10 30kg x5 32kg 5x5
Hangs +5kg 25s x3
Negative chins

I forgot my postit so was working from memory which isn't my strong point. I meant to re-do 57kg bench because last one was really ugly.

Back to where I was with squats pre-squished foot
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Re: blinki's log

Postby Lordmuppet » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:56 am

you'll be catching me on 5x5 bench soon!
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:16 pm

60kg is the most I've ever benched so I'll be pretty chuffed if I do
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Re: blinki's log

Postby Lordmuppet » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:33 pm

pffft set the sight a bit higher! :wink:
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:10 pm

5x5 my PB was a crazy goal about a month ago. Once I do that I'll pick an number I think I have no chance of and aim for it :lol:
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm

10th Feb

Weight: 67.2

Squat: 20kg x 10 40kg x 10 50kg x 5 60kg x 5 75kgs 5x5
OHP 20kg x 10 30kg x 10 35 kg 3x5 40kg 2x5
Deadlift: 40kg x lots

I had the wrong postit today so did the wrong squats. I think I’ll switch to a log book cause my postits are doing my head in. I didn’t realise until after doing squats

I decided to stop being an irrational creature of habit so went upstairs and did proper OHP. I didn’t want to be going for really hard work first time I did them

Trying to fix my deadlift started pissing me off. I can do it without weight then as soon as i touch the bar it goes again. It’s making me feel really dyspraxic which is annoying because usually powerlifting is one of the few sports which doesn’t. I’m going to need to find another way to think about how to do it and see if that helps
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Re: blinki's log

Postby Lordmuppet » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:20 pm

when you deadlift you make sure to think about bringing your hips forward (in an *ahem* humping action) right? That helps a lot of people to not lift it with 'back and no legs'
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:32 pm

12th Feb

Squat: 40kg x10 50kg x10 60kg x5 80kg 5x5
Bench: 20kg x10 40kg x10 57kg 5x5
Row: 20kg x10
Negative chins x8 negative pull ups x8 negative chins x8

Much happier with that 57kg bench, wasn’t at all ugly. I think once I get 60kg I'll need to max out to see what I can bench now because I have no real idea how much strength I've gained. Might do squat too while I'm at it but I doubt I've gained as much on it
I tried 35kg row but my lower back wasn’t having any of it

Yesterday I picked up a towel with my toes for the first time since it got hurt. Most boring achievement ever but full toe movement is good

Lordmuppet wrote:when you deadlift you make sure to think about bringing your hips forward (in an *ahem* humping action) right? That helps a lot of people to not lift it with 'back and no legs'

Yeah, I'm fairly sure that bit of my lift is fine. I think it's literally just the first inch or two. I can't make my legs lift so my back ends up doing nearly all the work to get it off the ground. I think ‘pushing my heals through the floor’ is the thought problem and I need to try ‘keep my weight back and straighten legs’.
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:38 pm

14th Feb

Squat: 40kg x 10 60kg x5 70kg x5 82kg 5x5
OHP: 20kgx 10 30kg x5 42kg xsomething
Inverted row: 5x5
Deadlift: 40kg x5 50kgx5
Cycling

OHP felt really heavy today. My pen went walkabouts so didn’t write down what I did but it wasn't even close to 5x5 so I think my shoulder were just tired

Inverted rows don’t hurt so might switch to them. I think the one armed ones on a bench could be fine too since it’s more supported so I’ll try that too.

I think my deadlift is fixed. 50kg didn’t hurt my back at all. Next time I’ll need to do it sideways in front of a mirror to check the line of my back
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:21 pm

17th feb

Squat: 40kg x10 60kg x 10 70kg x 5 85kg 5x5
Bench: 20kg x10 40kgx10 50kg x5 60kg 1x3 4x5
DB Row: 16kg 5x5

Annoyed at myself with that bench. I don't know what happened on the first one, it just went wrong. I should have tried to get it stable again but instead I racked it without thinking. I was going to do another set at the end but I hadn't ate enough, got the shakes and just didn't have the energy. I so had it otherwise. I will need to max out once I get it though. Seems wrong to set a new 1rep PB while doing 5x5. I'm thinking 75kg would be nice to get then my deadlift can be 15kg more than my bench :lol:

Row was nice and easy with a bench. Did it with no rest and no pain. I might go with them instead of inverted for ease of adding weight
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Re: blinki's log

Postby Linnéa76 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:59 pm

Good progress in just a few months blinki!

Maybe you could try to add some core exercises if you're worried about
your back when deadlifting? You probably just need to figure out the technique though!
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Linnéa76 wrote:Good progress in just a few months blinki!

Maybe you could try to add some core exercises if you're worried about
your back when deadlifting? You probably just need to figure out the technique though!

thanks

I think you are right. Good technique will do me a lot of good but strengthening my core wouldn't do any harm. Back, core and grip are my 'to work on' list but I don't really have time to work on them all just now. So I'm sticking with back as the priority since not being able to do a chin up is silly for someone my size now I can't blame my shoulders. Hopefully there'll be time for core and grip in a few months
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:10 pm

21st Feb

Weight: 66.5kg

Squat: 40kg x10 60kg x10 87kg 5x5
OHP: 30kg x8 40kg 1x5 1x3 1x2
Deadlift: 40kg x5 50kg x5
Elevated inverted rows: 3x10

I don’t have an excuse for that OHP. The bar just wasn’t moving even though it didn’t give me the same burn afterwards. I’m a bit scared of deadlifting more just now. I thought my back was all right since it hasn’t been bothering me on squats but I jumped down from about hip height yesterday and landing hurt my back.

Uni is taking over my life just now so I’m struggling to find time to eat let alone get to the gym and I think it’ll be the same for another week or two. I think everyone else is too because the gym was a ghost town today. I was the only person in the weights room for almost an hour which was a bit weird
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:31 pm

26th Feb

Squat: 40kg x10 60kg x10 70kg x5 90kg 5x5
Bench: 20kg x10 40kg x5 50kgx5 60kg 5x5
DB Row: 16kg x5 24kg 5x5
Pull down: 27kg x10 41kg 2x5 45kg x5

First workout in a while where I haven't felt a bit broken so :D

Though I'm now convinced the gym is made for giants. The one place where there's bars low enough for me to do negative pull ups (without it more being a test of my jumping abilities) was closed. I have to stand on the seat to get a proper grip on the pull down handle but aparently you are meant to do it from sitting :shock:
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Re: blinki's log

Postby blinki » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:03 pm

27th Feb

4 miles cycling, sort of.

Hopefully I fixed my bike. It might need new tyre tubes but I won’t grudge it that after 10+ years. I don’t do cycling in the winter but I figure it’s more or less spring now. I walked up hills but it didn’t kick my ass half as much as I thought it would.

I’ll need to work out a plan for what days are cycle days once I’ve got a proper gym routine again. It’d be so much better if there were places to ride nearby that were fun instead of just roads but since bikes aren't allowed on the bus I can't get anywhere unless I can cycle long distance
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