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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)


Friday 23rd May 2014

DB Pullover 40kg x12x12 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 28kg x7 (2 mins), 24kg x7 (60s), Bodyweight x11 followed by Reverse Grip Pulldown (8) x14x12 (60s)

T Bar Row 62.5kg x8x8x8, 40kg x10x9 (30s)

Deadlift & Sumo Deadlift up to 140kg – technique practice

Rack Pull 220kg x5


Friday 9th May 2014

DB Pullover 40kg x12x12 (2 mins rest)

V Grip Pulldown (15) x9, (11) x12 (60s rest)

Bent Over Row 95kg x12, 80kg x11, 70kg x12x10 (30s)

Rack Pull 205kg x15

Standing 1-Arm DB External Rotation 7.5kg x20x17 (rest each side as long as it took to perform the set on opposite side)

Cuban Rotation 20kg EZ Bar x10, 10kg x15 (60s)

Pullovers feeling much better, slower and more controlled than with the 50’s last time. PR’d on the Rack Pull so a good day all round!

🙂 🙂 🙂


Sunday 4th May 2014

DB Pullover 50kg x10, 40kg x10 (2 mins rest) – reduced weight as technique suffering. I may drop again and slow reps down some more as still didn’t feel quite right

Weighted Chins 28kg x6, (2 mins)  24kg x7, (60s) BW x12

DB Row To Hip 35kg x15x13 (60s)

Deadlift 155kg x7

Lying Leg Curl (6) x9+4+2 RP


Sunday 27th April 2014 – Back Focus Week 6

Crazy week! Moved house on Friday so gym sessions been a little sporadic last week/this weekend and have been a bit run down when I have hit the gym. This is where the log book has been a great help – Even though I didn’t feel up to it, I pushed to achieve at least the same reps as previous sessions and found that despite the tiredness I was still able to increase on some of my lifts through sheer willpower. This links back to a post I wrote a while back about intensity link here – Don’t let that little voice in your head control your training!

DB Pullover 50kg x12x10 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 28kg x6 (2 mins), 24kg x6 (60s) Bodyweight x12

DB Row To Hip 35kg x15x12 (60s)

Deadlift 150kg x9

G Row 45kg x5x5 (90s) – Dropped weight back down as this is more about technique than weight


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)


Thursday 17th April 2014

DB Pullover 50kg x10x9 (2 minutes rest)

Weighted Chins 28kg x5, 2 mins rest, then 24kg x6, 60s then Bodyweight x11

Cable Row 70kg x12x12x11x9 (60s)

Deadlift 140kg x10 – Have dropped weight (again) on the deadlift to focus on technique – was getting sloppy again 😉

Didn’t do G Row today, a bit short on time, will be getting in a few extra sessions next few days so can make up for gaps this week!


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.


Monday 7th April 2014 – Back Focus Week 3

DB Pullover 45kg x12x10 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 28kg x5 (2 mins), 24kg x5 (60s) Bodyweight x10

DB Row To Hip 35kg x12x12 (60s)

Lever Deadlift 200kg x10

G Row 45kg x5x5 (90s)

Used the Lever Deadlift Machine as a bit fried from last few days training and lower back was not enjoying the rack pulls today. Also missed rotator cuff work yesterday so threw it on the end of today’s session.

Standing 1-Arm DB External Rotation 7.5kg x15x15 (rest each side as long as it took to perform the set on opposite side)

Cuban Rotation 10kg EZ Bar x15x15 (60s)

 


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!!!


Monday 31st March 2014 – Back Focus Week 2

DB Pullover 45kg x9, 40kg x10 (2 minutes rest)

Weighted Chins 24kg x6, 20kg x7, BW x11 (60s rest)

DB Row To Hip 35kg x12x9 (60s)

Power Cleans up to 100kg

Rack Pull (Above Knee) 200kg x10

G Row 42.5kg x5x5 (90s)


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


Monday 24th March 2014 – Back Focus Week 1

After my recent article, injuring my shoulder (again DAMMIT!), and watching the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ (also again :-)) I have decided to re-visit a very effective workout phase I went through a couple of years ago whilst following Johnny Pains Greyskull LP. I am going to focus heavily on back training for the next 8 weeks to bring my back up to a decent standard again alongside some specific rotator cuff exercises which I have been neglecting for waaaay too long!  I will be using the same basic template as he lays out with a few ‘Hench’ additions (including rotator cuff work). On top of this as the Deadlift is my weakest lift, the next 8 weeks should hopefully help bring that up too!

I never used to suffer from shoulder pains at all until recently, which I put down to no longer teaching BodyPump. Although I am glad I don’t have to go through it twice a week, it seems logical that it has been responsible for keeping my shoulder health as very little else has changed in my workouts, and it has been a slow decline into the old battered shoulder territory ever since I stopped.

Started the week off with:

DB Pullover 40kg x12x11 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 24kg x6, 20kg x6 (2 mins rest), then after 60 seconds Chin-ups x10 – felt much harder after pullovers!

DB Row To Hip 30kg x12x12 (60s)

Power Cleans – heavy singles up to 100kg

Deadlift 140kg x7 – expected this to be lower than usual after that amount of back work and focusing hard on technique

G Row 40kg x5x5 (2 mins)


Saturday 28th December 2013

DB Pullover 46kg x12x9 (2 mins rest)

V Grip Pulldown 70kg x10x10x8, 60kg x10x10 (90s)

DB Row 38kg x10x10x10x10x10

Seated Cable Row (V Grip) 60kg x12x12x12x12x12 (30s)

Post christmas back session, struggled after a week off! – just ticking over for next few days, then new regime for January


Wednesday 18th December 2013

DB Pullover 42.5kg x12x11 (90s rest)

Weighted Chins 24kg x7x6 (2 mins rest), followed by V Grip Pulldown (12) x13x6x4 (60s)

Rack Pull 160kg x8 (pins at knees)

Viking Press 70kg x12x6x4 (60s)

Cable Row 70kg x13x11x9x8 (60s)

 Shrugs 120kg x13x11x9 (90s), then 45kg DB’s x14

Bent Over Reverse Flye 10kg x14x14x12(60s)


Wednesday 11th December 2013

DB Pullover 42.5kg x12, 40kg x12 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 24kg x6+1 (2 mins), 20kg x6+1 then V Grip Pulldown (setting 12) x11, (10) x10, (8) x11 (60s rest)

Deadlift 140kg x9

Cable Row (Cambered D Handle) 70kg x12x10, 60kg x10x8 (60s rest)

Shrugs 120kg x10x10x9 (60s), then 40kg DB’s x20

Prone Incline DB Reverse Flye 7.5kg x18x16x13

Abs


Wednesday 4th December 2013

DB Pullover 40kg x12x12 (2 mins rest)

Weighted Chins 24kg x6, 20kg x6 (2 mins), followed up with V Grip Pulldowns (12) x10, (11) x9, (10) x9, (9) x8 (60s rest)

Cable Row (V Grip) 70kg x15x10, 60kg x11x10 (60s rest)

DB Row 30kg x20 (each side)

Rack Pull 140kg x14 (Pins at knee height)

Barbell Shrugs 100kg x10x10x10 (60s rest), then 30kg DB Shrugs x25

Reverse Flye (2) x12x10, single arm Rev. Flye (2) x12 each side

Ab work


Sunday 17th November 2013

DB Pullovers 38kg x12x11 superset with chins x9x6 (30 secs between each exercise)

V Grip Pulldowns 80kg x8, 70kg x9, 60kg x9 (60s rest)

DB Row To Hip 30kg x12x11 (60s)

Cable Rows 50kg x20x15 (90s)

Smith Rack Pull 170kg x5, 130kg x10


Saturday 26th October 2013

DB Pullover 42kg x12x12 (90s rest)

V Grip Pulldown 80kg x12, 70kg x10 (90s)

DB Row To Hip 30kg x12x12 (90s)

Smith Rack Pull 160kg x6


Tuesday 6th August 2013

SPIN followed by Seated Leg Curl 65kg x12x10x9 (90secs rest)

Later in day

Standing Cable Straight Arm Pulldown 40kg x8x8x8
Superset with Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown 80kg x8x8, 70kg x8 (60s)

DB Pullover 34kg x8x8x8
Superset with Cable Row 70kg x8x8x8 (60s)

Smith Rack Pull 160kg x7

DB Hammer Curls 16kg x14x11 (90s)

Seated DB Curls 12kg x13x11 (60s)

EZ Cable Curl 20kg x40

Shoulder not too bad on back work, DB Pullover and Rack Pulls had a slight twinge but bearable!


Saturday 3rd August 2013

Standing Cable Straight Arm Pulldown 35kg x12x12 (90s rest)

Wide Grip Pulldown 75kg x6, 65kg x10, 55kg x10 (2 mins)

Kroc Row 42kg x25

Smith Rack Pull 160kg x4 – again struggled after the Kroc rows, will stop doing them before rack pulls from now.

Cable Rear Flye 7.5kg x8, 5kg x15x15 (90s)

Cable Curls (Single handles) 10kg x18x14x10 (60s)

Dips x30x(16+4)x(7+3) (30s rest)

Left shoulder still inflamed, going to leave upper body for a few days to rest it.


Wednesday 31st July 2013

DB Pullover 46kg x13x13 (2 mins rest)
‘V’ Grip Pulldown To Chest 90kg x9, 75kg x11 (2 mins)
DB Row To Hip 30kg x13x13 (90s)
Smith Rack Pull 157.5kg x10
Cable Rear Flyes 5kg x15x15 (90s)
Ab Sling Knees To Elbows x13 after every set of every exercise


Wednesday 24th July 2013

DB Pullover 46kg x13x12 (2 mins rest)

‘V’ Grip Pulldown to Chest 90kg x8, 75kg x10 (2 mins)

Kroc Row 42kg x22x16 (2 mins)

Smith Rack Pull 157.5kg x4 – Struggled with these today, shouldn’t have done 2 sets of Kroc Rows I guess! 

Prone Rear Flye 10kg x15x12x9 (60s)

Neck Harness 12kg x35x35x30x30 (rest as necessary)


Monday 15th July 2013

DB Pullover 46kg x12x12

V Grip Pulldown to Chest 85kg x9, 70kg x12

Kroc Row 42kg x20x20 (2 sets each side)

Smith Rack Pull 155kg x5

Cable Reverse Flye 5kg x15x12x10

After every set 12 Ab Sling Knee Raise for a total of 12 sets – 144 reps