Fonda, NY at Zane and Sandi's SSA meet on 2/7/09.
Originally Posted by WhateverItTakes
Trap bar dl 265x5, 290x5, 310x5
Tbar row 145 3x10
Underhand pulldowns 50 2x20
1 board press 545x1
3 board press with Inzer Super Duper Phenom 675x1, 765x1
1 board press with Inzer Super Duper Phenom 825x1, 860x1, 900x1
OHP in rack 135x5, 225x5, 315x5
Got home and took a very needed contrast shower
Here's vid from training:
SSB squat 275x5, 300x5, 325x5
Rope curls 30 5x10
Rope pushdowns 30 4x10
Trap bar dl 275x5, 300x5, 325x5
T bar rows 155 3x6
Underhand pulldowns 90 3x10
Nice work! Your journal is pretty motivating. I see all these big weights being used and it keeps me motivated to keep lifting hard.
I thought we were calling those DD rows.
3 board 625x1 add Inzer Super Duper Phenom 800x1, 900x1, 1005x0, 1005x1?
Took a lot of weight so I did not do my raw work tonight. All the weights felt light up until the grand. The first was comfortable in my hands, but it was shakey at the top and not completely locked. I knew I could get a better push on it so I took it again after a few minutes. It was a much better push. It would have gotten 2 to 1 by the judges, but it could have gone either way. Anyway, it served it's purpose I wanted to overload wieght and I did. I feel very strong and am on track. I only have one more shirted bench until the meet. Let's Rock!
I have video, but I am keeping it for myself. I am sick of getting critiqued on other forums by people who could not subtotal my bench. If that sounds arrogant I'm sorry. I"m just working too hard to take sh_t from anyone.
Great work Vin!
Understandable on the video. Its dissapointing the way the videos go sometimes.
Anyone who critiques you is jealous dude.. thats all.
You are doing ****in awesome, and its a real treat to read your log and watch you progress to absolute MONSTER numbers.
Keep it up man!
hey vin, don't sweat the critics. Thanks for posting in here so us mere mortals can appreciate and admire.
Here's the vid of my 900 and 1005 3 board the other night. I'm just posting it here in my journal for those kind enough to visit. Like I said above, the grand was shaky, but then again, it's a grand.
SSB squat 285x5, 310x5, 335x5
Curls 100 3x10
Band pushdowns 2x25
I was glad to squat today instead of Sunday. I figured I'd get it over with. I am keeping it light until the meet. Just sticking around deload numbers for sq and dl. I strained my left bicep curling today. I feel like such a puss with the lighter weights I have to use. So I wanted to do some moderate weight and I am paying for it today.
Had my wife do some singles today to see where her lifting is. These were all raw, she does not even own a belt
These were not bad, but she is capable of much more. I have her on the Bill Starr 5x5. We are going to pick a meet this summer and then plan a 12 week pl workout. She wants to have a top ten raw total for the year in the 145's for her first meet. She can do it easily. I guess I can get her wraps and a belt for Valentine's Day. Maybe PLUSA will even put her in their mag. God sure knows they want nothing to do with me.
Nice vid man! I've noticed how much people critique your vids and I just laugh every time I read it because you bench more than they total. Keep up the hard work man! It's great motivation for us weaker guys.
Thanks gatorman. Remember, you are not weaker, you are a work in progress.
Originally Posted by gatorman2k6
Yeah, I know. The best part is I am hitting PRs every week, so I am happy where I am headed right now. This is the week for big numbers for me. Keep up the good work!
Originally Posted by vdizenzo
Just disgusting in here Vin! I have heard a lot of people suggest staying away from boards in the shirt once you have broken a new one in. Do you just get to a point where your equipped bench is so ridiculous that the carryover from unequipped boards is useless? I guess I am asking if you feel raw board work would still be beneficial to your equipped bench once it gets that high?
That grand looked a look better then you made it sound.
I thought I was a badass doing 500x1 raw on bench. This journal gives me some much needed humbling. Good work man.
Thanks. I work up to a heavy single raw boards before the shirt. Then heavy boards with the shirt. I never believed in board work in the shirt when I was wearing a denim. I saw too many people hitting huge board numbers but then could not touch. The poly shirts now have more give so touching is not as much of a problem.
Originally Posted by Sidior
Now the premise is to really overload using the boards and shirt. I have handled well over 900 many times so 900 does not sound like such a crazy concept. My body and cns have handled it fine. Now my mind is starting to follow. I say if touching is not a problem for you give the boards and shirt overlaod a try.
Hey, 500 raw is badass. Throw 5 wheels on each side of a barbell and bench that in any commercial gym and you are going to turn a lot of heads.
Originally Posted by CrazyK
Trap bar dl 325 3x5
Pulldowns 90 superset with t bar rows 135 3x10
rehab for biceps
Light band one arm curls 3x10
Can't wait to see your next bench workout! If you get a chance, could check out my journal sometime to give me some pointers. Thanks man, and keep up the good work.
This should be your theme song...
DD WTF is wrong with you? You're shot!
Raw bench 45x5, 135x3, 225x2, 315x1, 405x1, 495x1, 585x1
Standing ohp 225 3x5
I'm really in a good place physically and psychologically for this upcoming meet. I am getting very excited!