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    Covpride's log

    Started powerlifting in March.
    Numbers as of March
    205lbs
    Bench PR 195lbs
    Squat PR 250lbs
    Deadlift PR 275lbs

    Now
    213lbs
    Bench PR 265lbs
    Squat PR 365lbs
    Deadlift PR 405lbs

    Missed last week, and only made it in this week on Monday and today. Been doing a push/pull split.

    Monday ME push

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    185x3
    225x2
    225x2
    255x1
    255x1

    CGB thumb from smooth
    3 sets 135x10

    Standing OH press

    95x5
    115x5
    115x5
    125x5(PR, weak but still a PR for me)
    95x5

    Rolling DB ext.
    5 sets 35x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    30x20
    40x10
    50x10
    3 sets 40x10

    Had to cut the day short, usually do calf presses and abs


    Today ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Deficit Deads
    2 sets 135x5
    2 sets 225x3
    315x1
    315x1
    365x0
    315x2

    RDLs(first time doing these in a long time)
    3 sets 135x10

    Squat
    135x5
    225x5
    225x5
    275x3
    315x2

    Shrugs
    315x5
    315x5
    3 sets 225x10

    Face Pulls
    5 sets 55x10

    Pull downs
    WG 180x5
    CG 180x5
    WG 150x10
    CG 150x10
    WG 120x10
    CG 120x 10

    RDLs really got my hamstrings today, hadn't done them in a long time. I'll be keeping this up to date pretty regularly. Getting married in 2 weeks, and planning on my first meet at the end of October. Lots to do to say the least.

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    So the last 3 weeks i've made it two days, lack of motivation plus getting ready for my wedding. Got back in the gym today finally. Planning on doing a meet oct 30 in springfield OH, NASA meet. So i had to change to benching with flat feet today, and I think it works better for me. Got 2 PRs pretty stoked!

    Today

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    245x2
    265x1
    275x1(PR)
    225x4

    Standing OH press

    135x5(PR)
    135x4
    125x5
    2 sets 95x5

    DB Benchpress
    2 sets 50x10
    3 sets 35x10

    Rolling DB ext.
    2 sets 35x10
    3 sets 30x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    5 sets 40x10

    Hanging Abs
    3x10

    Weighted planks(25lb plate on lower back)
    3 x 30 seconds.
    Last edited by covpride; 08-30-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Conv Deads
    3 sets 135x5
    225x3
    315x1
    365x1
    405x1(PR match, moved a little quicker off the floor, but still had to grind it out to lockout)
    315x4

    Squat
    135x5
    2 sets 225x3
    275x3
    315x1
    385x0

    Shrugs
    5 sets 205x10

    Bent BB rows
    2 sets 185x5
    3 sets 135x10

    WG Pull downs
    180x5
    165x10
    150x10

    DB Curls
    25x10
    2 sets 20x10

    Pulley hammer curls
    3 sets 30x10

    Russian twists (25lb plate)
    3 x 10

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    Speed bench

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    3 sets 135x3
    3 sets 155x3
    3 sets 145x3

    CGB thumb from smooth
    3 sets 135x10

    Standing OH press

    95x5
    4 sets 85x10

    Rolling DB ext.
    6 sets 25x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    6 sets 40x10

    Abs

    Hanging leg raises
    3x10

    Weighted planks(25 lb)
    2x45 seconds
    1x30 seconds

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    ME push

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    265x1
    275x0
    275x0 ( got about half way up, spotter helped a bit and locked it out)

    Standing OH press

    5 sets 135x5

    Rolling DB ext.
    30x10
    45x5
    45x5
    30x10
    30x10
    30x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    3 sets 50x10
    3 sets 40x10

    ABS
    Hanging leg raises 3x10

    Just got back in the gym, got married this past Sunday. Hitting ME pull tomorrow. Get one more day in the gym Monday, then on our honey moon. Taking my bands with me to get some work in. Then I'll be hitting it hard in the gym starting the 20th. Preparing for my first meet on OCT 30th, i'll have 6 weeks before the meet.

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    ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Conv Deads
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    225x3
    225x3
    315x3
    315x3
    365x2
    365x1

    Speed Squat
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    185x5
    225x3
    225x2
    225x2
    225x2

    Bent BB rows
    5 sets 135x5

    Pull downs
    WG180x5
    CG180x5
    WG150x10
    CG150x10
    WG120x10
    CG120x10

    DB Curls
    3sets x 10

    Pulley hammer curls
    4 sets 30x10

    Hanging Leg Raises
    3x10

    Back from wedding/honeymoon now. Going to be hitting the gym consistently now, looking to add in more cardio as well. I want to start running hills as part of my cardio. The october 30th meet isn't going to happen, would cost more than i can afford at this time. So I'll be be doing a push/pull meet here in town in november. Planning on competing in the 198 weight class, so need to add in more cardio, and get my diet in check.

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    ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Rack Pulls mid shin (quad mini bands)
    3 sets barx5
    135x5
    185x3
    225x1
    275x0
    245x1

    Speed Squat
    135x5
    135x5
    185x3
    185x3
    225x3
    225x3

    Chest supported row (machine is a seated version)
    5 sets of 5, 3 45lb plates on each side.

    Pull downs
    WG 180x5
    CG 180x5
    WG 160x10
    CG 160x10
    WG120x10
    CG 120x10

    Kind of a short day, got a friend training with me now, so that should help motivate me some more. 5 weeks until my first meet, probably not going to be able to compete at 198, weigh in is an hour before the meet. Not expecting any huge PRs, but going to bust ass until then so I can at least get 10lbs PRs on bench and deadlift.

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    strong lifting in here. congrats on the marriage! so your first meet is at the end of the month? youre progressing pretty well im sure youll do great.
    I may have "Love" on my head, but i have Hate in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    strong lifting in here. congrats on the marriage! so your first meet is at the end of the month? youre progressing pretty well im sure youll do great.
    Thanks, November is going to be the meet I do. The one this month was going to be too expensive to go do right now. I'll do okay, but probably have to enter at 220, not sure i can cut 16 lbs by nov 13 and keep my strength up.

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    i didnt even notice this before but you live in louisville too? where do you lift at??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    i didnt even notice this before but you live in louisville too? where do you lift at??
    I go to Urban Active on Dixie, not the greatest but not bad. I train by myself, hoping to find some people to train with at some point. Heard that fitness factory has a few powerlifters training there. Where you lift at?

    ME Push

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    95x10
    95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    205x2
    225x2
    245x2
    255x2
    225x5

    Floor press
    135x5
    185x5
    185x5
    135x10
    135x10

    Rolling DB ext.
    6 sets 30x10

    Dumbbell Bench
    6 sets 50x10

    Had to cut it a bit short, still in the slow process of fixing my house up to sell. Had to paint and meet my electrician as well. My tri's were feeling it pretty good none the less though. Glad to be getting back to my normal days for training.

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    ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Rack Pulls mid shin (quad mini bands)
    3 sets barx5
    135x5
    185x3
    225x1
    255x1 (10lb PR)
    265x1 (20lb PR) Stoked on this, but tore a calous off. Kind of sucks, as i'll have to probably keep these out of training for a bit. Have to try and get my hand to heal up. This sucks actually, these always help me set PRs on deads.

    Speed Squat
    135x5
    135x5
    135x5
    185x3
    185x3
    185x3
    205x3
    205x3
    205x3

    Face Pulls
    5 sets of 10

    Pull downs
    WG 150x10
    CG 150x10
    WG 120x10
    CG 120x10
    WG105x10
    CG 105x10

    Curls
    4 sets, 25lbx10
    2 sets, 20lbx10

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    ive never been to the urban active on dixie. ive also never heard of fitness factory. there was one gym listed on powerliftingwatch.com for louisville but i could never find out where it was. anyway i train at beechmont community center. they have a very small weight room in the basement but its only ten bucks a month. theres just one squat rack and 3 benches, with only about 3 or 4 barbells. but see im usually the only one in there every time i work out so i love it, i have it all to myself. its never really that busy being so small. but yea i have always trained alone as well, in fact im literally the only person at this gym that squats or deadlifts.

    good job on your rack pull PRs. ive always wondered what its like to use bands. ive never used them for anything before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    ive never been to the urban active on dixie. ive also never heard of fitness factory. there was one gym listed on powerliftingwatch.com for louisville but i could never find out where it was. anyway i train at beechmont community center. they have a very small weight room in the basement but its only ten bucks a month. theres just one squat rack and 3 benches, with only about 3 or 4 barbells. but see im usually the only one in there every time i work out so i love it, i have it all to myself. its never really that busy being so small. but yea i have always trained alone as well, in fact im literally the only person at this gym that squats or deadlifts.

    good job on your rack pull PRs. ive always wondered what its like to use bands. ive never used them for anything before.
    Nice man, sounds like a great little spot to train at. Yeah, there are lots of dudes at urban active that have huge upper bodies, and I never see them train lower body at all. It kills me how some people don't work the lower body/core. Thanks for the encouragement. Rack pulls have me sore already, they are brutal against bands. Should have paid more attention, tore a big calous off. I hadn't done them in a while and forgot that happens lol. I'll have to switch up some things to let it heal.

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    yeah man its a great place, but only to people like us you know what i mean? its not fancy or up to date. just you and the bar. anyway yea i always get a laugh out of people like you described. or the ones who just cant figure out why they havent gotten any bigger or stronger in years of training, and you ask "well how much you squat?" and they say "i dont squat its bad for your knees/back ect". then you know why they are no stronger than the day you first saw them years ago. ive always loved doing rack pulls too, though i havent ever torn any callouses off. sucks man that youll have to let that heal up, im sure youll figure out a way around it for now.
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    Speed Bench

    10 min elliptical

    Speed Bench (used elite short mini bands)
    Barx3
    Barx3
    Barx3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    135x3
    135x3
    95x3 (dropped back down cause the second set of 135x3 was moving too slow)

    CG Bench with the bands still
    3 sets of barx10

    Tri Press
    3 sets 40x10
    3 sets 30x10

    Rolling DB ext.
    2 sets 25x10
    4 sets 20x10

    Dumbbell Bench
    3 sets 30x10

    Calf press (on leg press machine)
    3 sets 270x10

    Russian twists
    25lb-3x20

    Weighted Planks(25lb plate on back)
    2x45 seconds

    Good DE day, went a bit heavy on speed bench, need to adjust that for next week and going forward. 2kool, i know exactly the type of people you're talking about lol. As far as my hand goes, i'll just have to leave out band work for a bit. Be hitting speed pulls sumo stance tomorrow, so that won't be too rough on my hands. Probably do some deficit deads, and RDLs to get faster off the floor. Then in about a week or 2 get some more rack pulls with bands. Not sure what you're doing but Nov 13th is the meet, its at the convention center down town. You should come out or compete man.
    Last edited by covpride; 10-07-2010 at 08:56 AM.

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    speed pulls sumo? do you normally pull conventional and just use sumo for the speed pulls? i deadlift sumo but when i pull off the rack i do it conventionally. i always feel stronger off the floor in sumo. as far as nov 13 i think im gonna try to get out there for that. its always been a long term goal of mine to compete someday but ive never even been to a meet at all so ill just be watching this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    speed pulls sumo? do you normally pull conventional and just use sumo for the speed pulls? i deadlift sumo but when i pull off the rack i do it conventionally. i always feel stronger off the floor in sumo. as far as nov 13 i think im gonna try to get out there for that. its always been a long term goal of mine to compete someday but ive never even been to a meet at all so ill just be watching this one.
    Yeah, that's the only time i pull sumo. Just like to switch it up for those. I've never tried to pull heavy on sumo, I may try at some point and see if that works better for me. This will be my first meet as well, never been to one, but I'm wanting to just get out and do one.

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    ME push

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    205x2
    225x2
    245x1
    Only able to get 245x1 today, just didn't have it in me lol. 5 weeks out from the meet, need to work on my bench, still struggling off of my chest. Thinking i'll be throwing in the dead bench as assistance.

    Floor press CG
    4 sets 135x5
    135x10

    Standing OH press
    3 sets 135x5
    2 sets 95x5

    Rolling DB ext.
    3 sets 35x10
    3 sets 25x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    2 sets 50x10
    2 sets 40x10
    2 sets 30x10

    ABS
    Hanging leg raises 3x10
    Weighted planks (45lb plate)
    2 by 30 seconds.

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    ME pull

    10 min elliptical

    Pull ups
    1 Damn I felt soooo weak.

    Chin ups
    2 sets of 2 ( Still felt weak as hell, have to keep doing these.)

    Deficit Conv Deads
    3 sets 135x5
    185x3
    225x3
    315x3
    365x1
    375x1(PR, most i've done on these, pretty stoked)

    RDLs
    3 sets 135x10

    Speed Squat
    135x3
    135x3
    185x3
    185x3
    205x3
    205x3

    WG Pull downs
    180x10
    150x10
    120x10

    Face Pulls

    3x10 50lbs

    Pulley hammer curls ( just a little vanity work)
    6 sets 30x10

    Russian twists (25lb plate)
    2 x 10
    Last edited by covpride; 10-14-2010 at 03:11 PM.

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    [Speed Bench

    10 min elliptical

    Speed Bench (used elite short mini bands)
    Barx10
    Barx10
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3
    115x3
    115x3
    115x3
    95x3
    95x3
    95x3

    Dead Bench
    2 sets of 5singles x 95lbs
    3 sets of 5 singles x 135lbs

    Rolling dumbbell ext.
    6 sets 25x10

    Called it a day there, getting a sore throat and don't want to wear myself out too much. Really can't afford to get sick right now.

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    Today

    10 min elliptical

    Dead Bench (done in sets of singles)
    2 sets 95x5
    135x5
    185x3
    205x2
    225x2
    245x1
    225x5

    Dumbbell bench
    3 sets 40lbsx20

    Rolling DB ext.
    2 sets 40x10
    4 sets 30x10

    Tri Pressdowns
    6 sets 50x10

    Calf Press (On leg press machine)
    8 45s
    5 sets of 10

    Hanging Abs
    3x10

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    keep on keepin on
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2kool View Post
    keep on keepin on
    Thanks man, been trying to get in as much work as possible for sure. I think after the meet i'm going to focus on my diet more, and adding in more cardio/conditioning. I may try to slowly cut down to 198, would like to compete there, but not possible for this meet lol. I wouldn't mind being 220, if i had 20lbs more muscle, all in good time though. Anyway, on to today's session.

    10 min elliptical

    Deficit Deads
    2 sets 135x5
    225x3
    315x2
    365x1
    385x1 ( 10lb PR, probably my opener for the meet. Was moving real smooth until about knee level and I felt the bar drift forward, had to grind it out the rest of the way to the top.)

    Squat
    135x3
    135x3
    185x3
    185x3
    205x3
    205x3

    RDLs
    3 sets 135x10

    Reverse Pec Deck
    85x10
    100x10
    100x10

    Pull downs
    WG 180x8
    WG 150x10
    WG 120x10

    Curls
    3 sets 40x10
    3 sets 30x10
    Last edited by covpride; 10-19-2010 at 02:44 PM.

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    ME push

    10 min elliptical

    Bench
    2 sets 95x10
    135x5
    185x3
    205x2
    225x2
    245x1
    255x1 Opener for the meet, nice and smooth.
    275x1 Second attempt at meet, went nice and smooth, possibly better than 255, and had more in the tank.

    Dead Bench - Done in sets of 5 singles
    135x5
    185x5
    205x5

    Dumbbell Bench
    35x20
    35x20
    35x20

    Tri Pressdowns
    3 sets 50x10
    3 sets 40x10

    ABS
    Hanging leg raises 3x10

    20 min elliptical

    Great session, feeling good about my first and second attempt. 275 was a PR match and went much better than last time i tried it. Hoping for 285 on my third attempt, may go heavier if 275 feels easy at the meet.

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