Page 10 of 179 FirstFirst ... 891011122060110 ... LastLast
Results 226 to 250 of 4453

Thread: Garage Lifter's Log

  1. #226
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbaccio View Post
    Technique on those looks pretty good St. Little slow but nothing some band pulls can't fix. Keep that strong sh1t up!
    Thanks Tone. I really appreciate your and the other pros (and everyone else for that matter) that take the time to check in and comment.

    Thanks again!
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  2. #227
    WBB Team Captain Coke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Jacob's ladder
    Posts
    35,261
    Those are some very nice sumos man.

  3. #228
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    Those are some very nice sumos man.
    Thanks Coke
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  4. #229
    Senior Member Paul Sousa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    173
    You had more than 10 reps in you looking at that video. Your bar speed was still solid on the 10th rep. I bet you could have pulled a couple more reps with that weight. Solid work!

  5. #230
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sousa View Post
    You had more than 10 reps in you looking at that video. Your bar speed was still solid on the 10th rep. I bet you could have pulled a couple more reps with that weight. Solid work!
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. My goal reps for the day, based on my log was 7, so 10 was great. Next week is my 5/3/1 week so maybe I'll shoot for 10 again
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  6. #231
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    2,617
    The pulls looked great, bud. Nice work. Keep it up! How are you liking the 5/3/1?

  7. #232
    Senior Member Paul Sousa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    173
    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. My goal reps for the day, based on my log was 7, so 10 was great. Next week is my 5/3/1 week so maybe I'll shoot for 10 again
    I'm guessing you'll be pulling 265 or 270 next week? I could see you getting 10 pulls with the sumo style. You look alot better pulling that way. If you get 10 reps next week you could even consider bumping your training max some more since you've switched to sumo.

  8. #233
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by jbrin0tk View Post
    The pulls looked great, bud. Nice work. Keep it up! How are you liking the 5/3/1?
    I really do like it. The only problem is that I see my lifts getting stronger and I REALLY want to do a max effort single, double or triple. Plus, high reps just kills me on squats and deadlifts

    The flexibility for the accessory work is really nice as well. I'm basically using the accessory work from Mike T's RTS manual and the recommended RPEs for them. For the main lift I use Jim's loading parameters.

    Seems to be working so far. Be really interesting to see how long I can go without stalling or resetting.

    Still gotta figure out my deadlift and squat accessory work. Any suggestions from anyone?
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  9. #234
    Senior Member Paul Sousa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    173
    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Still gotta figure out my deadlift and squat accessory work. Any suggestions from anyone?
    Well, you know I suck at squatting so i don't have any suggestions there, but for DL I have really liked Good Mornings. 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps has been the sweet spot for me it seems. I started nice and light (I think 65 or 75 lbs.) to get comfortable and increased steadily (up to 115 for sets of 12 now). Heavy ab work also has helped.

  10. #235
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sousa View Post
    I'm guessing you'll be pulling 265 or 270 next week? I could see you getting 10 pulls with the sumo style. You look alot better pulling that way. If you get 10 reps next week you could even consider bumping your training max some more since you've switched to sumo.
    Next week is 270. I'm definitely going to do a 10lb bump next cycle. If I get 10 reps I may do 15lbs.

    Hard to believe my first real deadlift was in July 2008 and I got a rocking 155 I haven't technically doubled it yet but I'm pretty confident 310 wouldnt' be an issue. We'll have to see where I'm at when I hit 2 years in July 2010.
    Last edited by StLRPh; 03-15-2010 at 02:35 PM.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  11. #236
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sousa View Post
    Well, you know I suck at squatting so i don't have any suggestions there, but for DL I have really liked Good Mornings. 3-5 sets of 10-12 reps has been the sweet spot for me it seems. I started nice and light (I think 65 or 75 lbs.) to get comfortable and increased steadily (up to 115 for sets of 12 now). Heavy ab work also has helped.
    I've got GMs and AB wheel in my journal for my next squat workout.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  12. #237
    Senior Member Paul Sousa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    173
    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Hard to believe my first real deadlift was in July 2008 and I got a rocking 155 I haven't technically doubled it yet but I'm pretty confident 310 wouldnt' be an issue. We'll have to see where I'm at when I hit 2 years in July 2010.
    Wendler's 1RM calculator has been pretty accurate for me so I would say 310 would be a breeze for you.

  13. #238
    Senior Member Phillip Wylie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Carrollton, TX
    Posts
    967
    Nice workouts, StLRPh
    APF Elite @ 242
    Best Multi Ply Lifts: SQ 848lbs/BP 523lbs/DL 722/Total 2055lbs
    Raw Elite @ 275 (actual weight 243.9lbs)
    Best Raw Lifts: SQ 573lbs/BP 407lbs/DL 705lbs/Total 1658lbs
    My Personal Website and Training Log http:///phillipwylie.com
    http://www.youtube.com/plwylie
    http://www.criticalbench.com/Phillip-Wylie.htm
    Raw Powerlifting Website http://www.rawpl.com
    Raw Powerlifting Forum http://www.rawpl.com/smf

  14. #239
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Wylie View Post
    Nice workouts, StLRPh
    Thanks Rockman
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  15. #240
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Sousa View Post
    Wendler's 1RM calculator has been pretty accurate for me so I would say 310 would be a breeze for you.
    Same here.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  16. #241
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    915
    I may have said this before, but you really look like a natural deadlifter... and I have to agree, seeing you pull both ways now, sumo really does seem to fit you well. Using the formula to derive a one-rep max (of course the more reps you do the less accurate it is, but still fairly close), it would put you at 340. I think you would be darn close to that, which is very solid indeed! That 900 total would be sweet too. Nice job, you're really putting things together!
    As for meets this summer, there are two I am looking at, one in Columbia and one down south, I think Mountain View? It all depends on the time I have between work and home. I'd like to squeeze in at least one. Keep up the strong work!

  17. #242
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Athos, thanks again for the observations. Deadlifts are probably my favorite lift. Next time I test my 1RM I'll be shooting for at least a 50lb PR! Bench tomorrow!
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  18. #243
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Cycle 2 Wave 2 Bench

    Bench press
    130 x 3
    150 x 3
    170 x 11 (PR) est. max = 233
    Last week I got 160 x 12 and last cycle this wave I got 165 x 9. Some I'm pretty damned happy about this.

    Bench Press w/ 3 sec pause at bottom
    140 x 5 (RPE-8)
    140 x 5 (RPE-8)
    140 x 5 (RPE-9)
    took about a 2min rest b/t sets

    Bench Pin Press (about 6 inches from lockout)
    205 x 3 (RPE-6)
    205 x 3 (RPE-6)
    205 x 3 (RPE-8)
    205 x 3 (RPE-8)
    205 x 3 (RPE-9)
    Took a 90 sec b/t sets on these. They were probably a little too easy at first, but they caught up with me quickly.

    That's it. For my accessory work I'm going to continue to work on my lockouts and the bottoms of the movements. Seems to be really paying off. I also think that I'm doing well by doing repeating sets until the RPE hits about 9. I think that Mike T calls this Fatigue stops (?). Anyway, its a nice way to self-regulate within the workout.

    I'm got a trip planned on my Birthday so I may have to switch the days around a little on my last two cycles so that I can still get in a mini-meet before we go out of town. Right now my goals will be:

    Bench - 245 (40lb PR)
    Squat - 315 (60lb PR)
    Deadlift - 360 (60lb PR)
    For a total of : 920 (anything over 900 will be huge for me)

    Just looking at that seems crazy but my training has been on-point this year and I haven't hit a 1RM since late December.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  19. #244
    Moderator Off Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,884
    That's a HUGE PR...you have to be excited about that.
    _________
    ______
    ___

    Off Road Journal

    http://www.wannabebig.com/logo/alnlogo_white.gif

    AtLarge Nutrition Supplements Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!

  20. #245
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    That's a HUGE PR...you have to be excited about that.
    Absolutely. I was in a pretty foul mood this morning. Then I worked out and now I'm in a "let's fix this ****" kind of mood.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  21. #246
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,855
    Nice touch with the emoticon. That's a quality effort and another step forward. You'll be over 1,000 for sure by the end of the summer if age doesn't catch up with you.

  22. #247
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    if age doesn't catch up with you.
    Why you gotta be that guy???? In all seriousness I'm way stronger than I've ever been and feel better than I have in a long time as well. Just shows that even skinny dudes in their thirties can benefit.
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  23. #248
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,855
    As your elder I reserve the right to tweak you a little bit. I think injury history plays a role in how we feel. Definitely, you can make gains in your thirties, forties, etc. Strength stays with you longer than say quickness/speed. Get used to me because I'm going to help you (in my own small way) achieve your goals.


    Quote Originally Posted by StLRPh View Post
    Why you gotta be that guy???? In all seriousness I'm way stronger than I've ever been and feel better than I have in a long time as well. Just shows that even skinny dudes in their thirties can benefit.

  24. #249
    Garage Lifter
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Webster Groves, MO
    Posts
    5,993
    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    As your elder I reserve the right to tweak you a little bit. I think injury history plays a role in how we feel. Definitely, you can make gains in your thirties, forties, etc. Strength stays with you longer than say quickness/speed. Get used to me because I'm going to help you (in my own small way) achieve your goals.
    Very cool. We'll have to figure out a time to meet at Powerhouse. I may have to do it soon so I can out-deadlift you
    "Its not the will to win that matters, everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant
    My blog: http://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/
    My Journal: http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/sho...88#post2271988

  25. #250
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,855
    I knew my back would be targeted. Hell, you don't need any help with those new sumos in your arsenal anyway. Yeah, Powerhouse would be fun. Maybe I'll run a 531 day with ya, or push/spot you when you want to test your maxes.

Similar Threads

  1. Bako Lifter's Journal
    By Bako Lifter in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 3539
    Last Post: 07-19-2013, 06:16 PM
  2. NEW garage gym
    By JK1 in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 05-03-2009, 09:54 AM
  3. Garage Gym
    By benny in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 10:21 AM
  4. My Garage Gym
    By Kiaran in forum Members' Pics and Videos
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-29-2007, 11:54 PM
  5. uk garage
    By Joe Black in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2003, 12:57 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •