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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 πŸ™‚

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,Β 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 πŸ˜‰

Vids:

Bench 135kg (unequipped)

Bench 165kg (equipped)

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Friday 27th June 2014

V Pulldown (15) x9, (11) x12+4+4 RP (60 secs rest)

Shrugs (Explosive) 140kg x40 (In a rest pause style, no letting go of the bar), 105kg x35 (2 mins)

DB Shrugs (with 3s hold) 40kg x10x10 (60s rest)

Standing Calf Raise 130kg x12x9x7 (60s rest)

Leg Press Toe Press 240kg x12x10 (60s)

Seated Calf Raise 145kg x20, 167.5kg x10 (90s rest)


Monday 21st April 2014 – Back Focus Week 5

DB Pullover 50kg x10x9 (2 mins rest)

Reverse Grip Pulldown (14) x10, (11) x12 (60s rest)

T Bar Row 60kg x8x8x8x8x8 (60s)

Deadlift 145kg x8

Lying Leg Curl (6) x11+4+3 (rest pause)

Leg Raise (captains chair) x15x15x10+5 (30s rest)

GHD sit-ups x10x10 (60s)


Monday 14th April 2014 – Back Focus Week 4

Missed usual session at the Shack, ended up at commercial gym later in the day so just did what I could!

Press 70kg x5x5x5

Underhand Pulldowns 100kg x8, 80kg x13 (between press sets)

Squat up to 150kg – Didn’t like the rack, had to walk too far back after unracking and then the spotter/catcher bars didn’t go low enough for me, so stopped at 150kg

100 Dips x20x16x12x10x8x7x6x6x7x4x4 (30s rest)


Friday 11th April 2014

DB Pullover 45kg x12x12 (2 mins rest)

V Grip Pulldown (14) x9, (11) x11 (60s rest)

Bent Over Row 92.5kg x12, 62.5kg x12x12x12 (30s)

Rack Pull (below knee) 160kg x11 – Felt really heavy again today, I think I’ve been doing too much recently, including my spin I trained 6 days last week. With a focus on back training I think it’s just taking it’s toll, so will ease back a bit and see if that helps.

G Row 47.5kg x5x3 (90s) – Bit weak from rack pulls and lower back was tight as hell so gave up on second set. Will drop back down to 40kg next time and try and focus on technique.


Thursday 4th April 2014

DB Pullover 45kg x12x9 (2 mins rest)

V Grip Pulldown (13) x9, (11) x11 (60s rest)

Bent Over Row 90kg x10, 60kg x12x12x12 (30s)

Power Cleans up to 100kg

Deadlift – Went for 160kg but it felt really heavy, think I overdid it on the leg press yesterday! dropped to 120kg and did 6 good reps instead.

G Row 42.5kg x5x5 (60s)

Still struggling on both Squat and Deadlift since coming back from illness, Bench is coming back nicely thankfully! This is partly due to lack of sleep recently, got a lot on at home, moving house etc, so I will keep it up best I can for now and just try and get to bed earlier!!!


Friday 28th March 2014

DB Pullover 42kg x12x12 (2 mins rest)

V Grip Pulldown 90kg x8, 75kg x8 (30s rest)

Bent Over Row 90kg x8, 60kg x12x12x8 (30s)

Power Cleans up to 100kg

Deadlift 160kg x3


Wednesday 19th March 2014

Seated Press 62.5kg x5x5x9, followed by DB Lat Raise 7.5kg x21x12 (60 secs rest)

Weighted Chins (after each press set) 24kg x7, 20kg x7x6, followed by V Grip Pulldown (12) x9+5+3 RP

Weighted Dips 20kg x18+5+4 RP

T Bar Row 50kg x10x10x8x8x7 (60s)

Rack Pull (below knee) 180kg x4

Lever Deadlift 200kg x5, 240kg x2

Shrugs 35kg x20+8+6 RP


Saturday 15th March 2014

Bench 110kg x8x6x5, 100kgx6+2+2 RP (90 secs rest) – Dropped to 100kg on last set, wanted to keep reps up

Cable Row 70kg x12x10x9x7 (90s)

DB Incline Flye 12.5kg x12x11x8x6 (60s)

Straight Arm Lat Pulldown (4) x12x12x11x10 (60s)

45 Degree Leg Press 120kg x10, 160kg x8, 200kg x4, 240kg x4, 280kg x4, 320kg x2, 360kg x8


Wednesday 12th March 2014

Seated Press 60kg x5x5x10, followed by DB Lat Raise 7.5kg x19

Weighted Chins 20kg x8x7x5 (after each press set)

‘V’ Grip Pulldown (12) x10+5+3 RP (30 secs after last chin set)

Weighted Dips 20kg x17+6+4 RP

Deadlift 150kg x5

Lying Leg Curls (4) x12x11x9

Ab Wheel x12x12x11 (superset with leg curls)