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    I like sessions that start off with, "2 New PRs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    I like sessions that start off with, "2 New PRs"
    Me too mate, cheers for checking in again!
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    Holiday Time

    Hi all,

    I am off on holiday for a week, as i have mentioned before i am going to try and deload the best i can with some bodyweight and weighted backpack stuff but i am not too worried i need a week away chilling anyway

    I will be back in the gym a week tuesday (7th)

    Thanks for everyones support so far, i will be back in a week to get even stronger
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    Back as quick as that...

    Back in the gym this afternoon, looking forward to it soo much great holiday but need to get back in the gym!
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    Welcome back. Tell us more about the trip, then get to work
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    Back with a slightly bruised vengance....

    Cheers OR.

    Trip was awesome, 40C each day, swimming in the sea, eating local food and drinking a bit too much of the local Rakai and Beer.

    Did a few Boat Trips and did my 6TH Scuba Dive, that was awesome, a Plane Wreck, didnt see too much but was pretty cool anyway.

    Had a Turkish mud bath and massage to get rid of all the Aches and niggles that i have built up since May when i started lifting properly again. They are wonderful, highly suggest getting one if you can i felt light as a feather after it!


    Anyway enough of the tourism shizzle and back to the real world.

    Just to recap where i am, i spent the week just enjoying some time with the missus before she leaves for University in a week, i did not eat well, we had a self catered appartment in a block of flats we shared with 120 18-30Year Olds including a bunch of 50Irish Rugby blokes. Needless to say the booze was free flowing to say the least, I worked out today after only getting about 5hours of sleep at about 7AM this morning so i was nackered, jet lagged, and had spent a week drinking and eating all the wrong stuff. To be honest it was a brilliant week and i do not regret it, i could not find the shops out there to get the 'right' foods and it is hard when local cuisine is so much different to everything i diet on here.

    I am starting a new 5 week routine, continuing the same movements as before i went away, i may, after consulting some literature and gathering a bit of advice swap my squats about a bit to a front squat OffRoad you may be able to shed some light on the advantages of keeping it all fresh?

    So in short if anyone wants to see the effect of a 'bad' diet, bad sleep, too much booze then look no further than today's numbers. Compared to my last session before i left.


    Upper Body

    Bench

    6+2+2+2x80KG (176LBS) -5KG

    Dips

    6+2+2+2x17.5KG (38.5LBS) -10KG

    One Armed Rows

    6+2+2+2x38KG (83.6LBS) -2KG

    Rack Chins

    6+2+2+2x15KG (33LBS) -5KG

    Overhead DB Press

    Slight change on these, i have noticed my shoulders hurt on dips and Bench, i have dropped the weight and i am working up in sets of 6 untill my form falters even a little bit as i had let my form slip before i left and my shoulders need some serious work as to avoid injury etcetc.

    6+2+2+2x20KG (44LBS)


    I know that is a long post, i am not worried about the drop in weights at all. In fact i had expected it and after my lifstyle and lack of sleep last night it could have been worse. I deserved it in all respects. Back on track now, lost some weight while away as well that was the most annoying thing. lost approx 4LBS, (not sure about accuracy due to dehidration)

    I hope that anyone looking at why they have 'stalled' looks at my numbers and realises the importance of diet and sleep as i do not believe a week is a long time off for significant strength drops. I think i am right in saying some competative lifters even take a week off before a meet.

    Good to be back, quick summary of Goals for this 5 weeks. Ending; 12/10/10, thats 10/12/10 for any American readers 12th OCT to avoid confusions...

    Weight 12Stone-168LBS-76KG

    Bench- 90KG (198LBS)

    Squat 135KG (297LBS)

    Dips +30KG (66LBS)

    No deadlift again for this 5 weeks but SLDL 100KG 220LBS

    Let me know any comments, hope everyone is well, i will be catching up on other areas of the forums asap!
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    It will come back fast.
    Oh, and I like back squats better. But that's just my prference.
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    Cheers OR,

    Also i already feel stronger after a good night sleep and two days good food

    Rehidrated i didnt loose any weight so happy days.

    Off to squat...
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    Squat again =)

    Second workout back and i already feel more normal and i recon i am a session or two away from being back to my best...

    Squats

    6+2+2+2x105KG (231LBS)

    SLDL's

    6+2+2+2x70KG (154LBS)

    Calf Raises

    6+2+2+2x80KG (176LBS)

    Finished on some curls and core so i did everything calf biceps and core never normally do all 3 lol

    Feeling much better now after some food and rest etc etc.
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    Good for you. Great job.
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    Oh dear god i hurt....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Oh dear god i hurt....
    LOL
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    Hey, I'm watching you! You've been really consistent so far and seem to have got a lot out of HCT-12. Looks like I may have some competition soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    Hey, I'm watching you! You've been really consistent so far and seem to have got a lot out of HCT-12. Looks like I may have some competition soon.
    Hey man, good to see you back mate

    Hope your trip was ok..

    And as for some competition i have a long way to go yet mate, when all my lifts are over 100KG (OH Press too) i'll be happy lol.
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    Well done for getting back on it. I'm back on it Monday after my holiday, not looking forward to the doms after squatting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    I am starting a new 5 week routine, continuing the same movements as before i went away, i may, after consulting some literature and gathering a bit of advice swap my squats about a bit to a front squat.
    Back squats stimulate more muscle and let you lift more weight. This is obviously a good thing. However...

    During 2009 when I was getting into exercising there was a guy at the gym I'd chat to occasionally because he seemed to know what he was doing. He'd squat deep and deadlift heavy so he obviously stood out a bit! I remember noticing he had stopped these movements for awhile so I asked him and he said that after stalling he changed to front squats and stiff-leg deadlifts exclusively with the idea being to emphasize and improve quad strength and hamstring strength with separate movements for a month. When he "put them back together" he managed to add about 15kg to his back squat and deadlift for reps without even doing those lifts. I was quite impressed. I actually worked in with him the first day he tested his back squat again and even he was surprised with the improvement.

    Im not saying you should do it, I just always remember that because it seemed like a cool idea. Don't know if there's anything behind the theory. You may be better grinding away at the back squats a bit longer. Then again, you do look cool doing front squats.

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    Upper Body

    One day late apologies...


    Bench

    6+2+2+2x80KG

    Dips

    6+2+2+2x22.5KG

    Rack Chins

    6+2+2+2x20KG

    One Arm Rows

    6+2+2+2x36KG

    OH Press

    6+2+2+2x22KG

    Getting better, still hurt from the last workout, battled through it, not so painful today
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    Lower Body

    DOMS seems to be getting better already, just need a few sessions to get my body used to recovering again to be honest


    Squats

    6+2+2+2x107.5KG (236LBS)

    SLDL New PR

    6+2+2+2x80KG (176LBS)

    Some core to finish


    Just a quick one today busy busy.
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    Upper body

    Good day ish today swapped a few movements about to make sure i hit my dips at a decent weight for the frist time in a few weeks.


    Dips

    6+2+2+2xBodyweight+25KG (55LBS)

    Bench
    6+2+2+2x75KG (165LBS) Dropped some weight again here but after dipping first it was no shock


    Rack Chins

    6+2+2+2x20KG (44LBS)

    One Armed Rows

    6+2+2+2x36KG (79.2LBS)

    Feeling a little aimless at the moment in my trainning, its hard trainning alone and i need to re-look at where i am heading, a bit hard when i am trying to get back to where i was before i went away but that is only a week off now at most so i need to then just keep adding weight wherever possible i guess
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    Good stuff Kiff, just take aim and fire away.
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    Cheers OR i have read 'To bulk or cut' gonna be sorting everything out at the weekend. MY missus leaves for university so gonna give training 100% attention then
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    Lower Body

    Squat squated onto a bench this time that made sure i got to parallel every single squat..

    6+2+2+2x110KG

    SLDL

    6+2+2+2x80KG

    Calf raises

    15x3x80KG


    Core to finish, had some good news today a strongman gym has opened in my town, it is about 3minute walk from my house, it is a bit elite and invite only i believe but my friend works there and therefore i am invited

    It has all the kit i could ever need so i am going to pay it a visit this week or next and see if i like it. They also hold regular strongman and novice strongman comps so would be cool to get involved in the future
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    That's exciting about the new gym. I hope you get in there and feed off of that motivation.
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    As OR said if you can train there amongst bigger stronger individuals it'll only help you and IME these sorts of gyms tend to have a better bunch of blokes with far less to prove and a lot less postuirng and general idiocy that permeates gym chains etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Roberts View Post
    As OR said if you can train there amongst bigger stronger individuals it'll only help you and IME these sorts of gyms tend to have a better bunch of blokes with far less to prove and a lot less postuirng and general idiocy that permeates gym chains etc.
    Yeah it is exciting for me really hope i get in, should be ok tho...

    Gonna go in on monday i think

    Cheers for your comments guys.
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