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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 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 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


Monday 12th May 2014 – Back Focus Week 8

T Bar Row 62.5kg x10x10x10x9 (60s rest)

Shrugs (Explosive) 130kg x40 (22 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 127.5kg x12x10x8 (60s rest)

Leg Press Toe Press 230kg x12x10 (60s)

Seated Calf Raise 145kg x20, 165kg 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)


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


Monday 17th March 2014

Bench 122.5kg x4x3x4, then 100kg x8 (60 secs rest)

Chins x17x13x10 (after bench sets), then Machine Preacher Curl 20kg x8+2+1 RP (60s after last chin set)

T Row 60kg x10x10x8x7 (30s)

Squat 145kg x5

Tough slog today, a bit under the weather but determined to get strength levels back so did as much as possible. Will repeat weights next session and push for more reps (hopefully ;-))


Saturday 4th January 2014

Happy New Year!

Deadlift 120kg x5, 130kg x5, 140kg x8

Good Morning 40kg x10x10x10x10 (60s rest)

T Bar Rows 50kg x10x10x10x10 (60s rest)

Lying Leg Curls (5) x12, (4) x12x12 superset with Ab Wheel x12x10x9

Reverse Grip Pulldown (12) x10x7, (1) x7, (10) x8 (30s rest)


Saturday 14th December 2013

Deadlift 140kg x3x3x3x3x3x3 (90s rest)

DB Bench 20kg x20, 25kg x20x20x20x20 (between deadlifts)

Weighted Chins 24kg x7, 20kg x7 followed with V Grip Pulldown (12) x12+4+3 (rest pause)

T Bar Row 60kg x20x15x12 (60s)


Saturday 14th September 2013

Bench 120kg x5x5x8, then 102.5kg x9 (60s rest)

Face Pulls (13) x15x12 (between bench sets)

Machine Preacher Curl 25kg x10, 20kg x11 (between bench sets)

T Bar Row 70kg x15x15x13x11 (60s rest)

Squat 162.5kg x5