Thanks Brian. Just me beating myself up a little lol. I have one more week left to get some PRs, then I'm deloading for a week so I don't injure myself before my 135mile walk. Will come back after the walk and hit it hard then, chase down that 215kg deadlift lol.
Great work Gaz, especially the squat PR. Looking forward to your 215kg deadlift chase .
My point is just that when you do see a small increase in bench that it's roughly equal double that increase when comparing it to your deadlift. So if over a month you see a 5kg increase in bench and 10kg increase in deadlift - that would be normal. If your max deadlift isn't roughly double your bench then chances are it's probably increasing quicker then your bench.
Luna - cheers! Should be fun!
Rileigh - Thanks for that info. My current DL PR is 418(190kg), so it is exactly double my bench lol.
Another day another PR, that should be your journal title these days haha nice work man
Good to see that bench press progressing.
Climbing up with the bench nice and steady.
Last edited by GazzyG; 03-23-2012 at 08:21 AM.
Good Mornings (Straight Bar):
Good Mornings (Cambered Bar):
Had a weak day today. Partner wasn't there and felt slightly ill in my stomach.
180 and 190kg both felt very heavy. Went for 200, wouldn't budge. Went for 195 afterwards, wouldn't budge. Even rows after felt very tough. Think I'm due a deload.
Also, can't help but think that if I'd done 3x140 instead of 6x140 and gone for 195 first, rather than 200, I might've come home with another PR. Ah well, live and learn.
Blew off some steam by going round the machines and cranking out one crazy set on each. Then had a go at some Good Mornings, very lightly as I've never done them before. Definitely easier with the Cambered bar. Surprised me with how it works your hamstrings too. Gonna keep them in the routine, I think.
Two weeks left till walk. Next week I shall go no heavier than 6RM on everything.
Week after, I shall do one of my 15 rep deloads.
Do the walk, come back, destroy 200kg deadlift, lol.
Last edited by GazzyG; 03-23-2012 at 08:32 AM.
Good day in the gym, looking solid all around G!
You're just used to seeing so many pr's that it's a shock if you don't get one.
Don't let it get you down. Even though you had a lack of energy, you maintained, and added a new exercise to your arsenal. One that translates very well over to deads and squats!
I personally won't be attempting gm's until my back and form are much better then they are.
good looking progression with the deadlift, nevertheless. My relationship with GMs is a very love/hate relationship. I do them low bar and every other week or so.
Solid session. 200kg deadlift will be yours next time.
Last edited by tom183; 03-23-2012 at 04:55 PM.
GMs are a great exercise really. I should do them again once in awhile. Sometimes I plan to but end up squatting instead or just forget. But when I did 660 on them and was squatting 600 at the time, I didn't think they were as useful any more than just squatting and pulling more instead. Definitely do them if you find that you are quite a bit weaker on them than your squat and pull though, because they help lower back and posterior chain strength a lot.
Best competition lifts:
650lbs. raw squat
441lbs. raw bench
580lbs. raw deadlift
1650lbs. raw total
Nice Gazz! I quite like the GM's too mate. Good exercise
Went for a 15 mile walk yesterday in prep for our big walk, just to test out some new gear etc. Was wearing the wrong trousers, so ended up with massive chafing on my inner thighs...
Had to give up after 6 miles and come home as the pain was so bad. Really sore this morning, too, hence not going into the gym - just wanted to relax and not move around too much so as to not aggravate it. Also, my left quad is aching from having to walk like John Wayne yesterday, lol!
So annoying - I know that physically I'm more than able to do this walk; feet are tough, stamina's there. Just this fricking chafing that strikes when I least expect it. I've ordered some BodyGlide lubcricant which comes as a stick - it's had very good reviews on Amazon for preventing this exact kind of thing, so I'm hoping that that - combined with better choice of trousers - will keep me chafe free.
On the plus side, discovered a nice American craft beer last night, called Blue Moon. Tasted really nice, very fruity, almost a mulled wine kind of flavour.
Last edited by GazzyG; 03-25-2012 at 05:09 AM.
Bodyglide is awesome man, can put it on clothes as well as your skin which helps. Used to use it back when I went through a crazy long distance running phase haha. Just thought I would let you know!
Semi-deloading on the squats before proper deload next week.
Phwoar - that sixth rep was a tough one! Now I'm training for powerlifting I've pretty much forgotten how to count above 3 on my ME lifts lol! Anything 5 reps plus now counts as cardio...
Making a decision now that after I reach my Deadlift goal of 215kg(which I anticipate will be within a few weeks/coupla months of my deload), I'm gonna do a mini cut ready for the summer.
Last edited by GazzyG; 03-26-2012 at 09:00 AM.