I’ve been toying with the idea of competing for a while but after getting ill in February it put a stop to any pipe dreams and up till now I’ve just been working back up to previous strength levels. However …
Had a great training session Saturday with the current World Champion and holder of several records Paul Murphy and the tank Aaron Hosking (who hit a massive 370kg squat – see vid). I squat up to 180kg with belt only, and then hit 190kg x2 and 200kg x1 with knee wraps – Paul was very encouraging and is convinced I have ‘a lot more in the tank’ and has offered to help coach me and to compete in September! What a result! I have decided to take him up on this and am now planning on entering that meet coming in just a few months.
A bit sore over Sunday and Monday so just enjoyed some time with the family over the bank holiday. This week I’ll be starting the shift in training over specifically to powerlifting, however my interests are still in strength and size so will continue to post as regularly as I can and get some more articles out there – click here to read previous articles.
Cable Row 90kg x10x10x9x8 (90s rest)
Bench 122.5kg x5x5x6, then 100kg x8
Seated Alt. DB Curls 15kg x11, 12.5kg x14 (After each bench set)
Face Pulls (7) x20x20 (After each bench set)
Viking Press 90kg x6, (60s rest) 40kg x14
Squat 165kg x4
Bench 127.5kg x5, then 100kg x10 (60s rest)
EZ Curls 30kg x14x13x11x10 (30s rest)
Viking Press 77.5kg x9 (60s rest), then 40kg x15 (60s), then DB Lat Raise 10kg x15
Squat 155kg x6
Standing 1-Arm DB External Rotation 7.5kg x20x15 (rest each side as long as it took to perform the set on opposite side)
Cuban Rotation 15kg EZ Bar x15x15 (60s)
Decline Bench 120kg x6, 100kg x10 (60 secs rest)
EZ Bar Curls 30kg x12x12x10x8 (30s)
Viking Press 70kg x9, 40kg x11, then Lat Raise 7.5kg DB’s x19 (60s rest)
Squat 150kg x6
Standing 1-Arm DB External Rotation 5kg x15x15 (rest each side as long as it took to perform the set on opposite side)
Cuban Rotation 10kg EZ Bar x12x12 (90s)
Bear Complex: Power Clean/Front Squat/Push Press/Back Squat/Push Press = 1 rep. 7 reps without putting the bar down is 1 round. No time element, go for 5 rounds aiming for maximum weight by round 5.
Appetite is back with a vengeance today! Pushed for time this week, so did a little session with the weights I have at home and will get down The Shack on Friday and Sunday to get some strength work in.
Been a long while since I’ve done this workout and it was a killer! Started at 40kg, then went up in 5kg steps to 60kg for last round. I was blowing on the last one! 🙂