Yo what's up Hopp? no my motivation and drive are there. Only real issue is strength isn't there right now. Oh and another problem is learning new leverages. I have lost over 4 inches around midsection(that is what i missing most with my squat). I need to train my core more often and with more focus then before.
Also I keep having trouble keeping my left shoulder healthy. Other than that my head and heart are there.
Main thing I need to remember is I do this sport for me. I will never be a Panora, Chuck V, or Frankl, but I do want to be the best I can be.I want to keep adding to my total, and learning new things. I will definetly be using this meet as a new learning experience.
That's cool man, i'm sure I will be experiencing the same thing whenever I start to lose weight. My wife is wanting to lose some weight and start eating better and I don't really want her doing it by herself. So I told her that I will do the same so she has a partner and won't be alone. I have a big belly for my frame and weight so i'm sure I will notice alot when it shrinks...haha!!!!
Hey thanks Hopp, and good luck with your weight lose if u go for it. And good luck to your wife also.
This weeks training so far has been ok.
monday nite bench worked up to 635 to 1/2 board. felt ok.
wed-pulled- with str. weight on the 6 in blocks pulled 600x3. then (right above knee)rack lockouts against mon. minis 635x2. Again pretty happy with that.
My weight is still at 235-237 everyday even though my diet hasn't been so strict. so happy about that, but with only month from meet left need to clean it up a little bit.(meaning no oreos in middle of the night):evillaugh:haha. I knew you would enjoy that Tone.
Need to put together a good squat day tomorrow to get some confidence building going into these last couple of weeks.:eek:
Sounds like a pretty good week all around man, glad to hear things are goin good.
Give those squats hell Tim.
today's training in maryland
free squat with boss brief suit combo straps down
745x1 straps up 1 to 2in high
765x1 1 inch
765x1 hit depth. finally
conv. raw dead(should have skipped these until wed
585x1(felt back tighten up so called it)
weight was at 236 in morning. my squat blows right now but being smaller with less belly my form is a mess. every rep is different.
Give it time Tim, it will all come back and you will be hitting a 10x bodyweight total soon!!!!!
No doubt, time is the key - keep at it Tim.
Originally Posted by Brian Hopper
nice squatting tim. solid
Thank you Adam, Cocoa, and Hopp. This is my weely report, i know very lazy with journal lately, but not too excited to see my numbers written down in front of me. Anyone who reads this journal probably already knows this but I'm extremely hard on my self. I never feel that I have done good enough(this is what keeps me going I guess). Trying not to do this this meet. As long as I'm close to or above my best total/bodyweight ratio(2150/242) then I guess doing this meet was not a total waste. But I'm looking forward to the challenge of making weight and seeing where i caan go. Sorry side tracked.
bench night went sh***y. 635x0 felt like i had nothing in the hole. felt like everything collapsed.
Wed-pull day. hard to believe but really only lift going ok right now.
pulled conv. right below knee. worked up to 685x1 (pr)
stood on 4in block 405x3x3
gm's against bands. 3x15(last set was blue and green band.
then some ab sh**
weight still holding steady. this morning 235.3
Have you thought about just taking a break from all the heavy gear training and let yourself get use to the lighter body weight? IMO, it sounds like you might need to sort of lay off the heavy stuff and get your mind right. Start working on your raw strength and once you feel stronger at the lighter body weight, then start throwing on the gear and focus on a meet. But in the end, nobody knows your body better then yourself.
tim pro am qualifying total for aug. pro am is lowered from 2200 to 2150 so u qualify as a pro, that would be great to see u on the big stage.
Hey Tim. Your training looks super bro, dont be so hard on yourself( I know easier said then done). Your a great inspiration for us little guys whether you know it or not.
Thank you Hopp, but feeling better every day. Thank you for the encouragement Adam but probably won't be happening this year. And thank you Brian C, even though undeserved.
Squat training in maryland.
2 weeks left of training so figured to layoff the free squat a week and wait til next week to hit opener.
box squat with blue bands(briefs only)
speed pulls 315x1x5sets
standing cable crunches 3x12
Feeling good, seem to have my head on straight still, and training has been getting better. my weight today was 233.4. feeling healthy, and seem to have much more energy.
I'm glad to see your feeling better and your training is getting better. What are your planned openers???
Not totally sure. The lose in weight has also taken some strength. So might look like 730to 750 squat/585to615 bench/ and dead maybe 625to650.
Those are still some good openers.
Originally Posted by t gale
Thanks again, hopefully soon I can get use to less support in the whole squatting, and missing the belly which was probably equal to at the very least a 1brd. then i'll be ok. none of my bench shirts are fitting right, so tonite tried someone else's dbl ply phenom.(at end of night everyone agreed the shirt was probably a size or two too big.
shirt on 500x1 to chest
605x0 missed grooved took it too low on belly
3sets of band ext 60 total reps
hammer curls 2x10
cg lat pulldowns 3x12
Shirt was fast coming down which i know will help. Probably order 1 after this meet, after getting shoulder looked at, and after i make up my mind what i'm doing with my weight. Probably going to stay between 235 and 240. All in all ready for meet to get here.
Last nights dead training
raw conv pull, standing on 4in block
495x5(had a few left, but why push this close to meet. Only did 5 because of some one **** talking on me)
core **** at home. My weight this morning was 231.8, time to relax and enjoy eating a little bit. too far out for this weight.
All is looking very well Tim, nice job.
Nice DL training, i'm sure cutting weight shouldn't be a problem if your already at 231.
How many weeks out are you?
great deadlifting timmay!
Thanks Hopp. I'm about 2 weeks out, and can't ait for it to get here. Thanks Adam, c u May 8th and good luck. Also that you Cocoa
That's cool, i'm sure you will be fine and ready to rock on game day!!!!
Thanks Hopp. yeah not to worried about dropping the weight, it's putting it back on that's always the problem.
Couldn't train on my usual saturday, so trained on sunday.
705x1 straps down
760x1 straps up but loose(probably too loose) went ok. could have been faster.
decided to try to pull
585x1x2(1st set bar hit my suit and stopped moving, 2nd set back was rounded and didn't lockout)
635x0 like a jackass tried this anyway. should have called it. i was tired, sore and not feeling it.Pulled heavy wed.
After this set as time went on I could feel my back getting tighter. today was brutal getting out of bed, couldn't stand straight up, walking hurt. But I have been icing and taking motrin(as advised by J. Rock) and starting to feel better.
Saturday morning my weight was 231, but after tons of good food at son's party and not caring about what I ate over the weekend my weight is back up to 234.6 this morning.