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phreak
12-20-2006, 03:57 AM
The video was filmed as proof for an online PR competition on some other forum, but I thought it would be fun to post it here too. My first YouTube vid ever, and I was happy with my performance.

There are two bench singles on there: 160 kg (355) and 170 kg (375). This was done at the start of a 3-week peaking phase, so hopefully I will have some more impressive lifts to show in 2 weeks time. Gunning for 405 raw on the 31st, and maybe throwing in a shirted bench here and there.

My bodyweight is almost exactly 290 now, but obviously not quite shredded. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW1dZ4c0ECI

Stumprrp
12-20-2006, 04:46 AM
easy weight for you man lookin huge

phreak
12-20-2006, 04:49 AM
Yeah, but there is a lot of room for improvement. My goal for next year is to hit similar numbers (or better), but at a bw of 250 max. I love to bulk, but career-wise it is not an option to blow up right now. :D

Bob
12-20-2006, 05:47 AM
Nice job Phreak..
Are you going for a competition? If so, you are probably going to need more of a pause..

chris mason
12-20-2006, 05:50 AM
The video was filmed as proof for an online PR competition on some other forum, but I thought it would be fun to post it here too. My first YouTube vid ever, and I was happy with my performance.

There are two bench singles on there: 160 kg (355) and 170 kg (375). This was done at the start of a 3-week peaking phase, so hopefully I will have some more impressive lifts to show in 2 weeks time. Gunning for 405 raw on the 31st, and maybe throwing in a shirted bench here and there.

My bodyweight is almost exactly 290 now, but obviously not quite shredded. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW1dZ4c0ECI

In the video the end plates are 10 kg and it looks like there are 3 plates per side. How does that equate to the weights you posted?

phreak
12-20-2006, 05:55 AM
In the video the end plates are 10 kg and it looks like there are 3 plates per side. How does that equate to the weights you posted?

First lift:
3x20
1x10
x2
+20 kg bar
= 160 kg.

Second lift:
3x20
1x10
1x5
x2
+20 kg bar
= 170 kg.

Next stop: 4x20 + 1x2,5 per side = 185 kg (407). 180 would be more attainable now, but that would amount to 396. I would hate to miss 400 by only 4 Lbs. :D

phreak
12-20-2006, 05:58 AM
Nice job Phreak..
Are you going for a competition? If so, you are probably going to need more of a pause..

I do compete, but usually just for fun. I do thrive on competition, but there hardly is any around here. There are a few people who are 100 Lbs behind me, and a few who are several 100 Lbs ahead of me. :P I compete in the GPC in Belgium, because it is just across the border for me. Pauses are usually quite long, so near contest time I do train for a long (2-count) pause. But mostly I compete shirted, so then pausing really isn't all that hard. :)

KevinStarke
12-20-2006, 12:39 PM
Awesome strength man thats some big weight.

Tofer
12-20-2006, 01:11 PM
Good work. Nice, slow and controlled. You definitely have more in you.

Do they play that music at your gym or are you at home or something?

phreak
12-20-2006, 02:39 PM
Awesome strength man thats some big weight.

Thanks man! Just happy to at least be back near the 400 mark.

phreak
12-20-2006, 02:40 PM
Good work. Nice, slow and controlled. You definitely have more in you.

Do they play that music at your gym or are you at home or something?

That's my entire home gym right there. And yes, if I'm not listening to drum&bass it's that type of music that I put on. :)

Tofer
12-20-2006, 03:38 PM
Ha, I didn't mean it was a bad thing. That music would get me pumped up to lift. I just thought it would be cool if you went to a gym that had music like that playing, as opposed to most gyms which play like, Justin Timberlake.

phreak
12-21-2006, 04:26 AM
Ha, I didn't mean it was a bad thing. That music would get me pumped up to lift. I just thought it would be cool if you went to a gym that had music like that playing, as opposed to most gyms which play like, Justin Timberlake.

There were 2 reasons why I started training at home: I hate people in general, and the music they play at the local gyms sucks. Justin Timberlake would probably be switched off because it is too aggressive. :rolleyes:

Not that I only listen to aggressive music. Jazz is great post-workout. But definitely NOT pre-workout. :)

chris mason
12-21-2006, 05:44 AM
First lift:
3x20
1x10
x2
+20 kg bar
= 160 kg.

Second lift:
3x20
1x10
1x5
x2
+20 kg bar
= 170 kg.

Next stop: 4x20 + 1x2,5 per side = 185 kg (407). 180 would be more attainable now, but that would amount to 396. I would hate to miss 400 by only 4 Lbs. :D


Ok, I was just curious. Those Olympic style plates make it harder to judge because they are the same circumference for a 10kg as a 20kg plate.

phreak
12-21-2006, 06:45 AM
Ok, I was just curious. Those Olympic style plates make it harder to judge because they are the same circumference for a 10kg as a 20kg plate.

Yeah, and then I use different weight sets mixed as well. Ah well, weight = weight. :)