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February 2015 – 6th March 2015

Took a week off after the Welsh Championships and now started the next 8 weeks training leading to the BPO British. Still trying to train with The Pembrokeshire Powerlifters where I can as I get more from the sessions than when I’m on my own, but training almost always has to fit around my work & family commitments. For the next 8 weeks at least I’m loosely following Wendlers 5/3/1 for Powerlifting, with the last deload week leading to the British.

Got in a couple of sessions before starting the 8 week plan, Deadlifts with the Pembs boys with Chiropractors Nightmares, Bench session up to 120kg x5 and 140kg x4 (equipped) and Squats up to 200kg x3 (equipped), then backed off to 180 x6 (equipped, straps down). Then began with 3’s week + equipped singles.

Deadlift up to 170kg x3, then a single at 182.5kg – Was supposed to pull 197.5kg as well, but just wasn’t up to it and form was breaking down so left it and chased up with Good Mornings, Bent Over Rows and some abs

Bench up to 125kg x4 (raw), then equipped 140kg x4, and 152.5kg x3 (Was only supposed to be a single but was feeling strong so went for it!) – followed up with DB Bench, Press-ups, Chest Supported Rows and Rear Raises

Squats up to 170kg x3, then equipped 195kg and 215kg – Then Leg Press, Glute/Ham Raises and Captains Chair Knee Raises

Vids:

Chiropractors Nightmares 180kg x4

Squat 200kg x3, Squat 180kg x6, Squat 215kg

Bench 140kg x4, Bench 152.5kg x3

 

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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

 

 


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)


Monday 16th June 2014

Bench 95kg x5, 107.5kg x3, 120kg x9 then a drop set of 90kg x8 (60s rest)

DB Bench 30kg x10x10x9x9x9 (60s rest)

Deadlift 120kg x3, 135kg x3, 155kg x9

Lever Row 75kg x12x12x12x12x11 (60s)

Pushdowns (5) x100 (70+30)

Face Pulls (5) x100 (60+20+20)


Monday 9th June 2014

13 Weeks out from meet – I’ll be using Wendlers 531 for powerlifting template. Following the Off-Season for mass template until 8 weeks out, then 8 weeks to prep!

Bench 90kg x3, 100kg x3, 122.5kg x7, followed by 90kg x9 (after 60 secs) – Was meant to be only 112.5kg on last set, but hadn’t realised I’d used 10’s instead of 5’s on the bar! though it felt heavy today:-)

DB Bench 30kg x10x10x10x9x9 (60s rest)

Lever Row 75kg x12x12x12x12x10 (60s)

Pushdowns (5) x100 (65+25+10 RP)

Face Pulls (5) x100 (56+17+15+12 RP)


Monday 2nd June 2014

Bench 130kg x3x3x3, 60s rest then 100kg x10 – Went for an extra one but ended up leaving the bar on the pins, see vid! And that’s why I use the cage 🙂

DB Bench 30kg x10x10x10x9x8 (60s rest)

Lever Row 75kg x12x12x12x11x9 (60s)

Pushdowns (5) x100 (60+25+15)

Face Pulls (5) x100 (55+15+15+15)


Wednesday 28th May

Bench 127.5kg x4x3x5 (2mins rest), followed by a dropset of 100kg x8 (60s)

DB Bench Press 30kg x10x10x10x10 (superset with Lever Row)

Lever Row 70kg x12x12x12x12 (superset with DB Bench)

Tricep Pushdowns (5) x100 (50+20+20+10)

Face Pulls (5) x100 (50+20+15+15)


Friday 16th May 2014

Lever Row 85kg x15x14x9x7 (90s rest)

Shrugs (Explosive) 132.5kg x40 (25 done, then the remainder in a rest pause style, no letting go of the bar), 105kg x40 (2 mins)

DB Shrugs (with 3s hold) 40kg x10x10 (90s rest)

Standing Calf Raise 130kg x11x8x8 (60s rest)

Leg Press Toe Press 230kg x12x10 (60s)

Seated Calf Raise 147.5kg x19, 167.5kg x9 (90s rest)


Wednesday 7th May 2014

Lever Row 80kg x15x14x10x9 (90s rest)

Shrugs (Explosive) 127.5kg x40 (25 done, then the remainder in a rest pause style, no letting go of the bar), 105kg x40 (2 mins)

DB Shrugs (with 3s hold) 40kg x10x10 (90s rest)

Standing Calf Raise 125kg x11x9x7 (60s rest)

Leg Press Toe Press 220kg x12x10 (60s)

Seated Calf Raise 145kg x20, 160kg x10 (90s rest)


Thursday 9th January 2014

Close-Grip Bench 105kg x5x5x11, then 80kg x11

Chins x15x12x10 (superset with bench)

DB Bench 27.5kg x10x10x10x10x10 superset with Machine Lever Row (chest supported) 65kg x12x12x12x12x12

Pushdowns (4) x100 (50+25+25)

Face Pulls (5) x100 (35+16+14+12+11+12)