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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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Sunday 19th October – Saturday 25th October 2014

3 Weeks to the World’s

Week 6 – Back to normal now and looking to get as much quality workouts in this week as I can, they will be my last heavy sessions before the meet. Weight is holding nicely at around 83kg so I will not need to cut this time which should hopefully translate to some better numbers on the platform. Just finalising all the details this week and looking forward to getting out there 🙂

Deadlift – Did some speed work with sets of 2 @ 157.5kg and minimal rest, assistance was some Defecit Deadlifts, Rack Pulls, Pulldowns, Barbell Shrugs, Farmers Walks and Chin-ups

Bench – Up to 125kg x2, then singles at 130kg and 135kg. Put on bench shirt and hit 150kg, 160kg and 165kg (?) chased it up with Pulldowns, DB Rear Raises & Chin-ups

Back/Shoulder Session – Pullovers, Viking Press, Chest Supported Plate Lever Rows, Wide Grip Pulldowns and Cable Reverse Flyes

Squat – Working out our openers and attempts. I worked up to 220kg again, much more comfortable in my suit now. I’ll be opening at 195kg, then 215kg, then 220kg+ depending how the last 2 felt!

Bench I’ll open at 155kg, then 160kg, then 165kg+ and Deadlift 190kg, 202.5kg and then 210kg+ – It’s only really my openers that will remain constant. The succeeding lifts will depend on how I’m feeling on the day but I’m hoping to get 9/9 lifts this time 😉

Vids:

Bench 135kg (unequipped)

Bench 165kg (equipped)


Saturday 4th October – Saturday 11th October 2014

5 Weeks to the Worlds!

Week 4 – Rather than deload with only 4 weeks of training left, I’m going to revert to the Mendelson routine I followed leading to the UK’s and whatever coach puts me through when we meet up! I wouldn’t normally advocate changing routines especially leading up to a meet, however it was successful for me and I need to work at certain parts of my lifts (i.e. lockout strength), which were included in this.

Deadlift – Worked up to 170kg x5, assistance was some Defecit Deadlifts, Rack Pulls, Pulldowns, Farmers Walks and Chin-ups.

Bench – Up to 110kg x8, then Close-Grip Bench, Pause Bench, Pulldowns, Lat Raises and Chin-ups

Squat – Up to 142.5kg x5, then a single at 150kg, 160kg and 170kg, then Front Squats, Pause Squats, Leg Press and Captains Chair Knee Raises

Back Session – Pullovers, V Grip Pulldowns, T Bar Rows, Wide Grip Pulldowns, Straight Arm Pulldowns, Power Cleans and DB Rows

A hard week this time, kids have been ill from early in the week so not slept as much as I’d like! Struggled a little on the heavy squats, although blasted the assistance work. It was also my weekend to work so couldn’t meet up with the Pembrokeshire Powerlifters for usual Saturday session so did a back session after work instead. Fell ill myself on Sunday so will see how I fare this week, it’s getting far too close to take time off!

Vids:

Deadlift 170kg x5

Bench 110kg x8

Squat 170kg

Leg Press 340kg x8


Friday 29th August 2014

Bench (speed)

Bench 110kg x2x2x2x2x2 (30-60s rest)

Close Grip Bench 100kg x5x5x4 (30-60s)

Pause Bench (1″) 100kg x6x6 (30-60s)

Pulldowns (10) x12, (9) x11, (8) x10, (7) x10 (superset with Lat Raise) (90s)

DB Lat Raise 12.5kg x10, 10kg x10x10 (superset with Pulldowns) 

Chins x7x7x6 (60s)

Bit of a crappy session, didn’t get a great nights sleep and the dieting is starting to catch up with me! Starting the water cut method this weekend as still not made weight. Just need to ensure I get enough food to recover and don’t reduce too much!


Wednesday 27th August 2014

Deadlift (reps)

Deadlift 162.5kg x4x3, (belt) x5 (60-90s rest)

Rack Pull (below knee) 197.5kg x1x1 (belt) (60-90s)

Defecit Deadlift (2″) 152.5kg x5, (belt)x3x2  (60-90s)

Pulldowns (10) x15x15x11, (9) x11 (60s)

Shrugs 140kg x10x10x10 (60s)

Week 9 – current weight 84kg

 


Friday 22nd August 2014

Bench (Max)

Bench Press 127.5kg x2, 130kg x1, 135kg x1+1 RP (90s rest)

Bench Press 115kg x5 (back off set)

Lat Pulldowns (V Grip) (10) x15x12 (9) x11x9 (superset with lat raise)

DB Lat Raise 12.5kg x10, 10kg x10x10 (superset)

Chins x8x7x6 (60s)


Wednesday 20th August 2014

Deadlift (speed)

Deadlift 142.5kg x2x2x2x2 (belted) x2 (raw) – (30-60s rest)

Rack Pull 177.5kg x4x3x2 (30-60s)

2″ Defecit Deadlift 135kg x6 (raw) x5 (belted) (30-60s)

Lat Pulldowns (10) x15x15 (9) x12x10 (60s)

BB Shrugs 130kg x10x10x10

DB Farmers Walk 45kg x25secs, 40kg x25s x25s

Week 8 – Current weight 84.3kg


Friday 15th August 2014

Bench (reps)

Bench Press 122.5kg x5x5x5 (2 mins rest)

Close-Grip Bench 110kg x2x2 (90s)

Pause Bench (1″ off chest) 115kg x4x4x3 (2 mins)

Lat Pulldowns (10) x15, (9) x13, (8) x12x11 (90s)

DB Lat Raise 12.5kg x10, 10kg x10x10 (superset with pulldowns)

Chins x7x6x6 (60s)


Wednesday 13th August 2014

A little over 3 weeks to go, had a little time off recently due to illness but now all OK and starting to pyramid down training towards the meet.

Deadlift (max)

Deadlift 170kg x2 (2mins rest), 175kg x1, (2 mins), 180kg x2 (2 mins), 152.5kg x8

Lat Pulldowns (9) x15x15x15x11  (60s)

Shrugs 120kg x10x10x10 (60s)

DB Farmers Walk 40kg x35 secs x32 secs x 21 secs

Chins x12x9x7


Saturday 9th August 2014

Deadlift (Speed)

Deadlift 135kg x2x2x2x2x2x2 (30-60s rest)

Rack Pull 165kg x5x5 (30-60s)

2″ Defecit Deadlift 125kg x6x5 (60s)

Lat Pulldown 70kg x15x11, 60kg x11x10 (60s)

DB Shrugs 50kg x8x6x5 (60s)

DB Farmers Walk (34kg) x30s x30s x30s (60s)

Chins x8x6x5 (60s)

Week 6 – Current Weight 85kg