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    Viking's Log

    Hey fellow lifters,

    This is my first post here at the forums. I'm just after a convenient location to post my training logs for friends and family to take a gander at. I have been training powerlifting for about a year and half now.

    Right now I am currently training for the GPC Nationals in Calgary, May 29th 2011. I will be competing in the 275lb RAW division. After that I am planning on doing a few strongman competitions and going from there.

    Stats: 6'1 260-265lbs

    Best lifts to date are: RAW
    Bench Press 295lbs
    Squat 508lbs
    Deadlift 520lbs
    Military Press 265lbs


    I currently use the Westside method but recently have been involving more strongman training, especially overhead pressing which seem to be helping my bench press out, my weakest lift by far.

    For Nationals in May I'd like to hit RAW:
    Bench Press 335lbs
    Squat 600lbs
    Deadlift 600lbs

    Thanks for reading!
    Last edited by Jotunn; 03-18-2011 at 07:55 AM. Reason: Update PR's Feb20/2011

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    Dynamic Effort Bench day.

    Rather then speed bench I opted to do rep work and see how that feels. Most of the time I don't feel that dynamic work does much for me.

    Pause Bench Press
    95 x10
    135 x6
    155 x6
    185 x6
    205 x3
    225 x1 x1 x1

    Incline DB Press
    65 x10 x 10 x10

    Reverse BB curls Definitely don't work my biceps ect enough
    50 x10 x10 x10

    Standing 1 Arm press
    75 x8 x8 x8

    Working at cleaning up my diet lately, drop some body fat and feel overall healthy rather than just strong.

    Till next time!

    PS feel free to comment and offer advise folks!
    Last edited by Jotunn; 02-17-2011 at 11:47 PM.

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    Feb 18
    Dynamic Effort Squat day
    WT: 264

    Today was a quick session as my training partner and I had to make previous plans and had already been set back on our schedule.

    Speed Squat (free)
    275 for 8 sets of 2 - These felt really good, I went with a more medium stance then my usual wide stance and getting depth felt much more natural.

    Sumo Deadlift
    365 for 8 sets of 1 - Sumos are something I haven't done in at least 7 months. Felt a little odd at first but came back quickly. A lighter set for me to end the day on.

    Next week should be a deload but instead I am going to cycle my accessories and head for a lower weight higher rep path. Give my joints a bit of a break.

    Skaal!
    Last edited by Jotunn; 02-19-2011 at 02:03 AM.

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    Feb 20
    Max Test Day
    WT:262

    Next week is a deload then the start of a new training cycle so I decided I'd find out how I am sitting for nationals 3 months out. My quads were a little stiff today as was my left shoulder but generally I felt pretty good.

    Squat
    154 x5
    198 x2
    264 x2
    308 x1
    374 x1
    418 x1
    462 x1
    484 x1
    508 x1
    530 xm

    Bench Press My weakest lift continues to cause me grief
    154 x3
    198 x3
    225 x1
    242 x1
    265 xm

    Conventional Deadlift
    154 x5
    265 x5
    384 x1
    497 x1
    520 x1
    560 xm

    Finished off the day with some light push pressing.

    Now to evaluate my weak points and continue training for my goals. So much closer in the squat and deadlift but the bench press just isn't going anywhere, in fact its 50 pounds lighter but that could be from many different factors obviously. It happens!

    Skaal

    Last edited by Jotunn; 02-25-2011 at 06:18 PM.

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    Max Effort Bench
    WT: 265

    Start of a new training cycle, max effort days will more or less stay max effort days as my dynamic bench days will be more geared towards reps and volume. This way I can keep getting under a max effort and beat up my CNS.

    Incline Bench Press w/ pause - First time ever doing these, performed with a false grip and the same grip as my military and push pressing, just outside my shoulders. Was surprised at how light everything felt.
    45 x10
    95 x5
    135 x5
    155 x5
    185 x3
    205 x1
    225 x1
    245 xm
    205 x1 x3 Backed it down to get some additional lifts over 90%. Felt that I could have made 245 but oh well!

    Close grip Bench press
    185 x3 used a false grip on this and it felt so easy
    205 x3 x3 Normal close grip... much more difficult but definitely not a max effort. Leads me to suspect my grip might be an issue as false grip definitely keeps my wrists in line with my elbow and in a nice path.

    Bent over BB row
    225 x5
    185 x8 x8

    BB curls
    50 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

    Skaal
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    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Dynamic Effort Squat
    WT: ? No scale

    Speed Squats no box - Olympic style felt great and speed was excellent.
    265 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2

    Block Pulls about 6 inches
    264 x5
    385 x3
    429 x1
    451 x1
    496 x1

    Glute Ham Raises
    x10 x10

    Skaal
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    WT: 264
    Dynamic Effort Bench

    Pause Bench
    95 x10
    135 x8
    155 x8
    175 x8
    185 x8

    DB Bench
    65 x10 x10 x10

    Seated Rows
    180 x10 x10 x10

    DB Curls
    35 x10 x8 x8

    Worked on fixing my grip. Felt better but it will be an adjustment.

    Skaal
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    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    MES
    WT: 265

    Warm up = 20mins

    Good Mornings
    155 x5
    265 x5
    308 x5
    352 x3
    374 x1
    418 x1
    440 x1
    462 x1 Little shallow but close

    Olympic Squats
    374 x3 x3 x3

    Sumo Deads
    330 x5 x5 x3

    Log Press
    120 x10
    165 x5
    195 x5
    220 x3
    245 x1
    265 x1
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 1
    MEB
    WT: 266

    2 Board Press
    95 x10
    135 x5
    155 x5
    185 x5
    205 x3
    225 x1
    245 x1
    265 x1
    275 xm - Don't know why I can't seem to get beyond 265 but at least 265 went up faster then usual.

    Bradford Press
    45 x15
    75 x15
    95 x15

    BB curls alternate grips
    50 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10 x10

    Chest Supported Rows
    3 plates x12 x12 x12

    Skaal
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    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 3
    DES
    WT: 265

    Speed Squats (no box)
    135 x5
    225 x5
    275 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2 x2

    Romanian Deadlifts
    275 x5 x5 x5

    Pull down abs
    100 x15 x15 x15
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 4
    DEB
    WT: 269

    Pause Bench
    95 x10
    135 x5
    185 x5
    205 x5
    225 x4
    205 x3

    DB Incline Bench
    60 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

    Skull Crushers
    65 x10 x10 x10

    Benching is getting better with the fixing of my grip!
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 6
    MES
    WT: 267

    Block Pulls (2 inches)
    165 x10
    275 x5
    385 x3
    475 x1
    520 x1

    Olympic Squats
    165 x5
    275 x5
    385 x3
    407 x1
    385 x3

    And done. Deloading my squats and deads for a week. Joints are a little sore.
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    MEB
    WT: 265

    Close Grip Bench
    95 x10
    135 x5
    155 x5
    185 x3
    205 x3
    225 x1
    245 x1
    255 x1

    Seated French Press
    75 x5 x5 x5 x5 x5

    Front Plate Raises
    45 x10 x10 x10

    DB Hammer Curls
    40 x6 x6 x6 x6 x10
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 10
    Bench Day
    Wt: 267

    Bench Press
    95 x10
    135 x5
    155 x5
    185 x5
    205 x5 x5 x5

    Military Press
    115 x10 x10 x10

    Face Pulls
    120 x15 x15 x15

    BB Curls
    50 x10 x10 x10

    Dropping the westside method as of today. 10 weeks out of nationals, I'll be mostly focusing on the 3 big lifts and hammering down my technique. More volume on those and less accessory lifts.

    Hope it goes well!

    Skaal.
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    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Is it GPC nationals you are going to?
    22 y/o, 6'1, ~205 lbs
    508/303/557

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    @ K.Huget - Yes it is.

    March 13
    Deadlift
    WT: 269

    Conventional Deadlift
    165 x10
    265 x5
    342 x5
    385 x5
    425 x5
    478 x5

    Block Pulls 6"
    385 x1
    425 x1
    478 x1
    508 x1
    528 x1
    560 x1

    Olympic Squats
    265 x5
    235 x5 x5
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    March 14
    Bench
    WT 263

    Bench Press medium grip
    95 x10
    115 x5
    135 x5
    155 x5
    185 x5
    205 x5
    225 x5 PR

    Military Press
    115 x10 x10 x8

    BB Curls
    55 x10 x10 x10

    Face Pulls
    120 x 15 x13 x11

    Today felt great.
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Squat
    WT: 264

    Squats Medium Stance
    135 x5
    185 x5
    225 x5
    275 x5
    315 x5

    Good Mornings
    225 x5 x3

    Called it quits as it was my lunch break.
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Strong work, big man.

    Shifting plenty of weight on the 6" block pulls. Nice.
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    There are at least 4 guys from the gym I go to that will be competing at GPC nationals as well. I heard it's a good time.

    Nice block pulls!
    22 y/o, 6'1, ~205 lbs
    508/303/557

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    Thanks guys. Been working hard at it. Hoping to hit 600/300/600 for nationals! Trying out a new system and it seems to be working for me so far. I have been training at the University of Alberta with Evan Dunn, multi-canadian champ in CPU.

    What weight classes are they competing in K.Huget?
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jotunn View Post
    Thanks guys. Been working hard at it. Hoping to hit 600/300/600 for nationals! Trying out a new system and it seems to be working for me so far. I have been training at the University of Alberta with Evan Dunn, multi-canadian champ in CPU.

    What weight classes are they competing in K.Huget?
    I was just going to ask if you train at the UAPL gym. I might actually go down to watch the GPC meet as a bunch from the gym I train at will be competing.
    Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
    Sq: 629lbs
    Bp: 330lbs
    Dl: 585lbs
    Training since Dec 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronDiggy View Post
    I was just going to ask if you train at the UAPL gym. I might actually go down to watch the GPC meet as a bunch from the gym I train at will be competing.
    Awesome man! Where are you from? Definitely look me up when you are at the meet, I am pretty hard to miss haha!

    What categories are the dudes you know competing in?
    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    hjarta er kraftr

    Best Lifts Multi-ply:
    945 Sq 515 BP 675 DL
    Best Lifts Single-ply:
    840 Sq 470 BP 705 DL
    Best Lifts Raw:
    655 Sq 325 BP 635 DL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jotunn View Post
    Awesome man! Where are you from? Definitely look me up when you are at the meet, I am pretty hard to miss haha!

    What categories are the dudes you know competing in?
    I lift in Red Deer, just south of you. I've trained at that gym a few times, beautiful gym, and competed with a bunch of the guy's from there. I will def keep an eye out.

    Uhh Geeze, I think they're all equipped but Josh should be 242 open, Bernice will be masters something, I think Chase will be lifting raw, it will also be his first meet at some lightweight division. I'm not 100% sure what everyone else will be, probably geared from 220 -> 275's Theres a group of them at the gym that train in the monolift.
    Best unequipped meet lifts - 120kg Open class
    Sq: 629lbs
    Bp: 330lbs
    Dl: 585lbs
    Training since Dec 2008.

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