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    Nice dips and pull-ups.
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    Cheers OR.

    Determined to stick to this pull up routine - they're something I've always struggled with and my goal is to be able to crack out ten good form pullups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Cheers OR.

    Determined to stick to this pull up routine - they're something I've always struggled with and my goal is to be able to crack out ten good form pullups.
    It's worked for me, I'm sure it will work for you too.
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    Day Thirty One

    VERY short session today as had to pick my mrs up from her burlesque class at the other end of town.


    Deadlift:

    6x132
    6x198
    6x264
    6x286 x2x2x2 PR


    Bench:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x165 x2x2x2 PR


    Standing Press:

    6x77
    6x99 x2x2


    Summary:

    Thrilled to finally be moving on the bench press, as I've been stuck on 154 for a while. I've stepped up the eating and think it helps a lot.

    Deadlift I'm chuffed with too; it actually felt reasonably easy. Back isn't hurting either, so fingers crossed I'm healed up well. Might have a toy with300lbs on Fri (well, 298lbs, as that's the closest I can get it with kilogram weights - 135kg).

    Took a leaf from Bosch232's experience the other day - I dropped a few of the warmup sets to save a little energy for the work sets. Seems to have paid off.

    If you excuse me, gonna go treat myself to some ravioli!

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    I guess that burlesque class got you motivated
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    Cracked out some Pull Ups today that I missed yesterday:

    10 sets of 3 reps @ bodyweight

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    Day Thirty Two

    Squats:

    6x44
    6x110
    6x132
    6x176
    6x198 x2x2x2


    Rack Pulls:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x176
    6x308 x2x2x2 PR


    Hammer Curls:

    6x22
    6x33
    6x39
    6x44 x2x0x0 PR


    Calf Raises:

    6x75
    6x154
    6x234
    6x273


    Cable Crunches:

    6x99
    6x145
    6x222
    6x284


    Summary:

    Good sesh, enjoyed it. 300lbs on Rack Pulls at last. Hopefully my DL isn't far behind.

    On the squat, my clusters feel okay, but the last two reps of the final work set are really tough.

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    well done on the pr

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    Cheers Pope!

    Suffering from really bad DOMs in the back today. Probably has something to do with all the drinking me and the mrs did in town last night, haha!

    So have put off training until tomorrow.

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    Day Thirty Three

    Back was really sore again today. The last coupla days I've been hunched over my desk for hours, so that's played merry hell with it. And I've got a right stinker of a cold. =( No chasing DL PRs today.


    Deadlifts:

    6x110
    6x110
    6x132
    6x132


    Bench:

    6x110
    6x132
    5x165 x2x2x2 Really didn't have the energy to get that last one.


    Standing Press:

    6x44
    6x66
    6x66
    6x66
    6x66


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+50
    6xBW+50


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388
    6x388
    6x388


    Pullups, Neutral Grip:

    25x singles BW+22lbs PR


    Summary:

    Sort of a mini-deload today. Back was really tight and sore, so just did plenty of stretching and light deads. Felt like I had no energy today. This cold has really taken it out of me and don't think I should've had so much to drink on Thurs.

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    Definitely not done anything to my back again, it's absolutely fine today.

    I do a lot of painting (I'm a Warhammer geek) and my posture when painting is terrible. Sat up straighter today with an arch and kept getting up to stretch and my back is fine. So was definitely just an aching back caused by me slouching like the lazy git I am.

    Will be back up to normal weight on DLs tomorrow if back's still feeling good

    I want 140kg... 3pps. And I want it soon... mwahahaha!


    PS - I'm also noticing that with curls on a Weds and chins on a Fri my biceps are ballooning.
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    Glad your back is ok mate, looking solid in here as ever.
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    Ta mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Cheers Pope!

    Suffering from really bad DOMs in the back today. Probably has something to do with all the drinking me and the mrs did in town last night, haha!

    So have put off training until tomorrow.
    that drink is a killer,haha i no im dieing myself over it lol

    hope the back holds up, keep at it man

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    Nice dips and chins
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    Day Thirty Four - First Milestone

    Deadlifts:

    6x132
    6x176
    6x220
    3x309
    6x309 x2x2x2


    Overhead Press:

    6x44
    6x55
    6x66
    6x77


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388


    DB Rows:

    6x33
    6x44
    6x55


    Bench:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x165 x2x2x2

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    Summary:

    YES! 300lbs on DL. I'm happy. The false start was because I was using a very slippy, brand new bar to start with - even with chalk it was slipping out my hands. So swapped it out for another, grippier bar and started the 6 from scratch.

    Gonna be suffering tomorrow.

    Thanks for the support everyone, really appreciate it

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    Very nicely done. Congratulations.
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    Cheers OR - next goal, get my 6 rep squats up to 250!
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    Day Thirty Five

    Squats:

    6x44
    6x44
    6x110
    6x132
    6x198
    6x220 x2x2x2 PR


    Calf Raises:

    6x73
    6x115
    6x154
    6x234


    Curls:

    6x22
    6x28
    6x33

    Then when my wrists started killing me, I remember why I switched to hammer curls in the first place.

    Hammer Curls:

    6x39 x2x2x2


    Hanging Leg Raises:

    6
    6
    6


    Summary:

    Got through a mental block today. Since hurting my back on 220lb squat I'd been really nervous lately about getting under the bar and so took it really slow. But today I gritted my teeth and went for it - and did it!

    Because of that, plus my back still fairly stiff from DL PR on Mon, I skipped the Rack Pulls today and also in place of Cable Crunches I took over the Dip station and did leg raises: they actually felt like they hit my abs more than the crunches too.

    Good day.

    Also - my girlfriend finally decided to do some more squats today, which I'm happy about.

    6x33
    6x44
    6x44
    6x66
    6x66

    Her first time using the Oly Bar today, very proud!

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    Knew you had 300! Congratulations!
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    Nice efforts and PRs! Have to have a thorough look through too. Keep at it
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    Cheers both, much appreciated!

    Went for an all you can eat buffet last night - managed 9 plates lol!

    And HJP, just checked your journal - your deadlifts are heyuuge!
    Last edited by GazzyG; 02-03-2011 at 12:54 AM.

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    Nine plates? lol thats a lot of food! haha cheers mate they are by far my best lift!
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    You are an eating champ...I bow to your incredible skills.
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    Day Thirty Six

    Quote Originally Posted by HJP View Post
    Nine plates? lol thats a lot of food! haha cheers mate they are by far my best lift!
    Haha yeah, I'd say I cheated a tiny bit, some of the plates of deserts I wouldn't count as full plates - full of mini cheesecakes etc that vanish in one mouthful.


    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    You are an eating champ...I bow to your incredible skills.
    This grasshopper is honoured, sensei. Now if only I could do that every day, I might have an actual serious bulk on, haha!

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    Right, yesterday's workout. Went to a farm park in the morning, to look at goats (I love goats) so didn't actually have any lunch in me and boy did it show. Felt quite drained of energy. I wanted to hold back quite a bit anyway to let my body recover from my squat and DL PRs this week anyway, so all's good.


    Deadlifts:

    6x132
    6x220
    6x220 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x165 x2x2x2


    Overhead Press:

    6x66
    6x77
    6x99


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388
    6x388


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW+33
    6xBW+44
    6xBW+44


    Chins (Neutral Grip):

    10x1 @ BW+28

    Just didn't have any energy by the end of the workout to finish the 25 singles, but a weight PR nonetheless.

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    Summary:

    Half decent workout personally. Just went in for the sake of not skipping a session, even though I didn't really feel like it. Really need to concentrate on upping calories and not skipping meals. I've made up my mind that I'm going to half GOMAD. Going to walk down to the shop each morning and buy 2 litres of whole milk and get through that every day. Hopefully that's enough extra to start making a reasonable difference to recovery and gains.

    Also - broke in my dipping belt today; makes weighted dips and pullups so much easier, I well recommend them to anyone!

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    Also, my girlfriend Emma followed my entire routine yesterday, minus the clusters. I think she's going to start a journal herself.

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