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Monday 17th November 2014 – Saturday 29th November 2014

Took a week off after the World’s and have been easing back in since. I’m going to change from conventional squats and deadlifts to wide stance/sumo as recommended by my coach in order to increase weight lifted, which means dropping the weight down and practicing over and over!! I’m also throwing in a back workout every other session and reducing Bench sessions as it helps my shoulder and you can’t go wrong by increasing back size/strength!

17th Nov – 22nd Nov

Back session – DB Pullovers, Pulldowns (V Grip and wide), T Bar Rows, Straight Arm Pulldowns, Single Arm Lever Rows and Rack Pulls up to 140kg x10

Squats – Wide practice with Pembrokeshire Powerlifters up to 140kg for 5 sets of 3 – Gorila chins and Captains Chair knee Raises

Back session – As above, Rack Pulls 160kg for 3 sets of 8

Deadlifts – Sumo practice up to 140kg for 3 sets of 5, biceps (DeFrancos 3-6-12 routine) & ab slings

23rd Nov – 29th Nov

Back session – As above, Rack Pulls up to 180kg for 3 sets of 3, biceps (3-6-12)

Squats – Wide practice up to 140kg x8 with loose wraps, Leg Press & Ab Wheel

Back session – As above with Rack Pulls up to 180kg for 3 sets of 5, biceps (3-6-12)

Bench/Deadlifts with Pembs Powerlifters – Bench up to 150kg, Sumo Deadlifts up to 180kg, Ab work

Vids:

Squat 140kg x3, Squat 140kg x8, Rack Pull 180kg x5, Bench 150kg, Sumo Deadlift 180kg

 

 

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Saturday 20th September – Friday 26th September 2014

7 Weeks to the World’s

Week 2 – 5’s week

Deadlift – worked up to 152.5kg. Assistance was some Good Mornings, Ab sling knee raises, DB Rows and pulldowns

Bench – Up to 105kg, then Close-Grip Bench, Pause Bench, DB Bench, Chin-ups, Face pulls and pushdowns

Squat – Up to 142.5kg, then Front Squats, Pause Squats, Leg Press and Captains Chair Knee Raises

Bench/Board Press – Machine Lever Bench, Pendlay Rows, Dips, Curls and Rear Raises

Not a bad weeks training, as per Wendler’s method pushed last set of all 5’s for max reps. Next week is 531 week and I’m hoping to push on the heavy singles for some PR’s.


Saturday 13th September – Friday 19th September 2014

– Been a bit of a crazy time since the meet, so website been a little ignored recently. Back up to speed again now so will be posting regularly again.

8 Weeks to the World’s! For my training leading up to it, I’ll be following Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 for Powerlifting with some customisation.

Week 1 – 3’s week with Heavy singles

Bench – Shirted up for the Bench after my 3’s and got up to 150kg. That’s up 15kg from the meet. Not bad for first time in a shirt! Did some assistance work, machine incline press, abs & rear delts

Deadlift – I don’t have a suit as yet so just did my 3’s and went for a couple of heavy singles and managed to pull 202.5kg (ugly as hell!) so again a PR of 2.5kg. Assistance was some Good Mornings, Ab wheel and chin-ups

Squat – Now the fun begins! After my 3’s and finally getting into the squat suit (ha ha), I went up to 200kg for 2, then my coach spurred me on to make 210kg. Best increase yet of 25kg on my meet PR .. could get used to this ‘geared’ lifting thing!

Bench/Board Press – On my own today so instead of board press I used Dead Bench to increase strength in the bottom of the lift up to 100kg x9 and then Rows, Dips, Curls and Rear Raises to finish

Box Squat 200kg x2 Link

Box Squat 210kg Link

Dead Bench 100kg x9 Link


Monday 30th June 2014

Press 70kg x5x5x5x5x7

Weighted Chins 24kg x5x5x5x5x6 (between press sets)

EZ Curls 30kg x10x10x10x10x10

Lat Raise 7.5kg x15x15x14 (superset with rear flyes)

Machine Rear Delt (5) x15x15x10+5 (superset with lat raise)


Friday 20th June 2014

Press 57.5kg x5, 65kg x3, 72.5kg x7 then a drop set of 55kg x7 (60s rest)

DB Press 20kg x10x10x9x8x7

EZ Curls 30kg x10x10x10x10x8 (30s rest)

Machine Rear Delt (6) x10x10x10x10 (superset with lat raise)

DB Lat Raise 7.5kg x10x10x10x10 (superset with rear delt) – 60s rest, stopwatch started at end of rear delt reps, but lat raise then performed so approx 30s between supersets


Friday 13th June 2014

Press 55kg x3, 62.5kg x3, 67.5kg x9 then drop set of 55kg x8 (60s rest)

DB Press 22.5kg x10x9, 20kg x10, 17.5kg x9x9 (60s)

EZ Curls 30kg x10x10x10 (60s)

DB Rear Raise 12.5kg x10x10x9 (superset with lat raise)

DB Lat Raise 10kg x10, 7.5kg x10x9 (superset with rear raise then 60s rest)


Friday 6th June 2014

Press 85kg x1, 70kg x6, 60kg x6 (60s rest)

DB Standing Overhead Press 25kg x10, 22.5kg x9, 20kg x9x8x7 (60s)

EZ Curls 25kg x10x10x10x10x10 (60s)

DB Rear Raise 10kg x10x10x10 (Superset with Lat Raise)

DB Lat Raise 10kg x10, 7.5kg x10x9 (Superset with Rear Raise)


Wednesday 21st May 2014

Cable Row 90kg x10x10x10x10 (90secs rest)

Bench 125kg x4x3x5, 60s rest then 100kg x9

Face Pulls (7) x25x25 (between bench sets)

Seated Alt. DB Curl 15kg x12, 12.5kg x11 (between bench)

Viking Press 92.5kg x5, 60s rest then 40kg x15, 60s then Lat. Raise x7.5kg x17, 5kg x19 (60s)

Squat practice, heavy singles up to 170kg


Saturday 10th May 2014

Bench 120kg x5x5x7, followed up with 100kg x7 (after 60s rest)

Seated Alt. DB Curls 15kg x10, 12.5kg x12 (between bench sets)

Face Pulls (6) x20x20 (between bench sets)

Viking Press 90kg x5, 40kg x13 (60s rest)

Squat up to 165kg x2

Trying a few different bicep exercises lately, still trying to find one I like, I’m just not a fan of curls! (weird, I know). Viking Press still going up and up even after benching, so happy with that! Squats felt OK today, hip getting better – suffered from yesterdays PR on Rack Pull though, lower back was too shot to get any more than 2 reps so racked it. 😦

 


Monday 5th May 2014 – Back Focus Week 7

Cable Row 90kg x9x9x8x8 (90s rest)

Bench 117.5kg x3x3x6, then 100kg x6

Machine Preacher Curl 20kg x10, 15kg x13x12 (After each bench set)

Viking Press 85kg x8, (60s rest) 40kg x13

Did a quick upper body session today, bit sore from yesterday and hip flexor really tight and painful when trying to squat so called it a day and will mobilise it over next few days