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It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #101
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    Thankyou all so much for the support!

    MEET REPORT

    I weighed in at 242 exactly, funny that... especially being the change in weight classes which now means i get thrown into the 265's and under as there is no 242 anymore

    Squat
    440
    485 miss
    485 miss

    Bench
    275
    300
    315 miss

    Deadlift
    495 miss
    passed
    passed

    awful day, 3rd squat i dumped over my head, spotters didnt get it in time but ironically they grabbed me too early everyone said on my 2nd(no excuses though, that should be an easy squat for me)

    bench went well.. smashed first two, 3rd think the head judge forgot he had to say press...

    deadlift... nothing left, just lost my head completely when they said i hadnt locked first out fully, i felt my hams tighten and thought i will walk away before i get really hurt here, nothing to salvage really with poor squatting and no bench PR... already had 485lbs smash me on the head haha

    so as you can see, not a great day for me and im sure a few of you who compete can probably also tell i didnt really want or was up for this meet at all from posts few days before, very little atmosphere at the venue too, no lifting order on the projector, i was quite disapointed... but even more so disapointed in myself, my training partner dan had an awesome day going 535/385/630 @ 260ish and another friend of mine in the same class pulled a british raw record of 670 which was the most exciting and awesome pull i've seen to date, not because of the weight but how much he wanted it and how long it took him to finish

    going to sit down today and think about what i need to fix and where i want to go from here and some goals... one things for sure, if im not 100% commited to a meet again, im going to pull out early or get somebody to give me a massive kick in the ass so this doesnt happen again... stay tuned, resolve has been strengthened
    Last edited by J L S; 08-22-2011 at 05:10 AM.
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    the 485lbs smash probably didn't help motivate you for the rest buddy and I'm not surprised (most people would have been on their way to A&E!). you said it yourself... resolve is strengthened. when's the next meet you're looking at?
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    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
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    Sorry to hear it didn't turn out the way you had planned. I'm sure you feel pretty bad now, but once you get in there training again I'm sure the fire will return. Good luck.
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    Keep your head up bro. Everyone has meets like this. You learn from your misfortunes and make yourself better. Thats what I love about our sport. Continually striving to better yourself. And having a shitty venue doesnt help either. Sounds like my last meet. Ill never do that one again. Take things slow and figure out what you want. It will all fall into place for you.
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    Don't worry about it. On to the next one.

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    Bounce back and kill it next time bro.

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    The experience alone carries great meaning which you can use as fuel or empowerment for the next outing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdaknife View Post
    the 485lbs smash probably didn't help motivate you for the rest buddy and I'm not surprised (most people would have been on their way to A&E!). you said it yourself... resolve is strengthened. when's the next meet you're looking at?
    no idea yet mac! was good speaking to you earlier...

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Sorry to hear it didn't turn out the way you had planned. I'm sure you feel pretty bad now, but once you get in there training again I'm sure the fire will return. Good luck.
    the fires back already my friend, big wake up call

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Keep your head up bro. Everyone has meets like this. You learn from your misfortunes and make yourself better. Thats what I love about our sport. Continually striving to better yourself. And having a shitty venue doesnt help either. Sounds like my last meet. Ill never do that one again. Take things slow and figure out what you want. It will all fall into place for you.
    thanks brian, you seem as if you have been around for a long time, glad to have you in here, i think you could offer some good perspectives to my training in the future!

    Quote Originally Posted by nickp8 View Post
    Don't worry about it. On to the next one.
    yep... il bounce back

    Quote Originally Posted by jkstrength View Post
    Bounce back and kill it next time bro.
    thanks JK.. thats the plan!

    Quote Originally Posted by CoCoa View Post
    The experience alone carries great meaning which you can use as fuel or empowerment for the next outing.
    couldnt have put it better myself...

    the support from all you guys is unreal, especially to somebody who hasnt been on these boards a while, i went in and trained tonight because of some personal stuff at home but i dont want to be that guy posting all his shit up in a log because lets be honest, no 20 year olds life is normal and there are people going through the same or worse everywhere... one thing in life we can control is the iron... thats where my head lies now. Its a therapuetic release to say the very least.. going to be a few long posts now as i put up a brief outline of my plan for next 8-10 weeks and tonights training, then il be going through all your logs!
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    My plan for the next 8-10 weeks

    i will be following your typical M/E.. D/E split, bare in mind this is a very brief outline, i already know all my chosen lifts and max effort exercises and DE percentages etc/accesory movements

    - going to limit sessions to 5-6 movements at most
    -Will do majority of heavy work on ME days and more volume based(not as heavy accesory work) on DE
    -Tried to keep it as simple as possible, so being an 8 week training cycle ive picked 4 movements and obviously will rotate them twice(2 week rotations), gone for bang for buck and everything obviously aimed at weaknesses, you will see how this unfolds as the time goes on but just for examples sake

    ME Exercise (GM-4 variations/DL-2 variations/Box squat variation-2...weakness based)
    Secondary exercise(weakness)- front squat/seated GM/Rack pull/Close stance Low Box SQ
    hams- again 4 exercises(2 weeks each)
    Abs - heavy leg raises/side bends/ab wheel/ decline sit up
    lower back - back raises/ back extentions/ band gm's for reps

    follow same format for max effort upper except your standard me exercise, tri's,lats,upper back, picking a few exercises and rotating them evenly giving them time to work

    The DE is also simple... for lower i will follow a 4 week wave that dave tate posted in his log a while back with certain percentages and squat against bands with the SSB bar(throw me forward) and repeat it twice, follow that up with speed deadlift for 3 weeks and the 4th week the ME exercise is a pull, so obv no speed deads that week on DE day.. follow that up with heavy torso work

    DE bench 3 weeks of 8x3..45/50/55% respectively... 4th week 5x5 go by feel... repeat... theres 8 weeks worth, follow it up with dumbells for reps and your standard triceps/lats/upper back

    thats about it to be honest, like i said its brief, but on paper it looks like its going to be pretty effective, theres a few changes in there from a typical westside split but ive tried to stay as true to it as possible baring in mind what i believe to be my weaknesses... beauty of this system is its so adaptable though, its more of a methodology than a training split

    9th week de load... 10th week test maxes on 3 powerlifts or a meet if i can find one! WISH ME LUCK!

    goals - squat 520
    bench 325
    deadlift 540

    those goals may seem out there reading my meet report but believe me, i was that bad on the day... ive come close all these before, just getting back and past there
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    First one back

    Box squat - SSB parralel box
    135 x 5
    135 x 5
    225 x 2
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    225 x 2 + bands
    225 x 2 + bands
    225 x 2 + bands
    225 x 2 + bands
    225 x 2
    225 x 2
    225 x 2
    225 x 2

    vids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COU9eJIydjc
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    Rack pulls - below knee
    225 x 2 x 6

    KB swing
    2 sets of 20

    Hanging leg raises

    2 sets of 15

    Side bends
    2 sets of 15

    nice and easy, attaching bands to that ssb certainly makes for an entertaining experience at the top of the lift, think it will do me some good though as if i dont raise head first and get back tight in going to be smashed into the floor... and i dont want that to happen EVER AGAIN
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    Great attitude Jay!

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    Form looks spot on with the ssb, great work. I like your layout too. You should have pretty good success with it.
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    Nice work Jay, you're all over this buddy... you will smash it at the next meet, I have no doubt!
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    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    A lot of good work in that one. Great choices on the accessory lifts.
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    That sucks about the meet but you seem to have a great attitude moving forward now. Good luck hitting those goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    Great attitude Jay!
    thanks jon, i either went one of two ways, bitched and felt sorry for myself... or do something about it...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    Form looks spot on with the ssb, great work. I like your layout too. You should have pretty good success with it.
    thanks for the insight brian, im hoping so!

    Quote Originally Posted by macdaknife View Post
    Nice work Jay, you're all over this buddy... you will smash it at the next meet, I have no doubt!
    you know it mac!

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    A lot of good work in that one. Great choices on the accessory lifts.
    thanks man, KB swings are a new one, good though!

    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    That sucks about the meet but you seem to have a great attitude moving forward now. Good luck hitting those goals.
    thanks JC, i will hit them!
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    Bench D/E(volume)

    Bench
    bar x 10
    135 x 5 x 2
    175 x 5
    -add mini band
    175 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 5
    225 x 3

    Flat dumbell press

    55 x 10
    95 x 10

    DB extentions(full extention- 2 second hold at top)
    25 x 15
    25 x 15

    Wide grip Lat pulldowns

    5 sets of 10

    Chest supported Rear delt raises
    3 sets of 20

    Fat bar curls
    3 sets of 15

    blasted through on my own this time in just under an hour, training partner is still enjoying his good performance from the weekend haha... cant say I blame him.

    The results are up in the gym on our board aswel now so before I hit up some big lifts im going to stroll over and take a look... did 5 x5 today so i know what I have to beat in a months time when I come back to it, after a normal speed wave
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    That is one great volume day.
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    Good session(s)...nice plan for the weeks ahead with some room for flexibility.

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    Nice work in the planning and training.

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    nice one... how is the chest feeling after that buddy?
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 192lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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    Looks like a good one. That's a lot of work to squeeze in under an hour. You kept a good pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian C View Post
    That is one great volume day.
    thanks brian, paying for it today

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke View Post
    Good session(s)...nice plan for the weeks ahead with some room for flexibility.
    thanks coke, and yep, i dont want to change nothing though as it stands, im a sucker for changing things and it ruins the momentum, as i found out sunday...

    Quote Originally Posted by john o View Post
    Nice work in the planning and training.
    thanks man

    Quote Originally Posted by macdaknife View Post
    nice one... how is the chest feeling after that buddy?
    thanks mac, chest, tri's and front delts are very sore so achieved what i wanted to from it... triceps need to be a hell of a lot stronger though

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Looks like a good one. That's a lot of work to squeeze in under an hour. You kept a good pace.
    it was a good pace indeed, thanks OR
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    Max effort-ish Lower

    Front squats - oly shoes
    bar x 15
    135 x 5
    135 x 5
    175 x 5
    175 x 5
    200 x 5
    225 x 5 -add belt
    245 x 5
    265 x 5 PR
    285 x 3 PR
    315 x 3 PR
    225 x 20... yes, twenty.. dont ask why, was in back of my mind all day

    vid of 315: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMHL-Leg2bg

    Seated Good Mornings - SSB BAR
    100 x 15
    100 x 15
    100 x 15

    Leg curl
    3 sets of 15

    Decline sit up
    4 sets of 6 @ 15lb plate

    good session today, im real pleased, everybody says the front squat is a good exercise however its limited by peoples upper back strength, myself included massively(as you can see in the vid - didnt happen untill that set!) as it also impacts my normal squat, that being said theres the reason behind me choosing them tonight... if i can get my front squat up to a respectable level then hopefully my upper back/mid erector strength should follow along and carry over to normal squat, thats also why i opted for reps to keep the stress in the mid erectors/upper back for longer than what would be needed to finish a normal squat

    lots of PR's and some good work, SSB Gm's also lit my back up like crazy...

    thought for the day - 'Winners train. Losers complain.'
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    solid Jay! really nice PRs buddy!
    Age: 41 - Height: 5'10" - Weight: 192lb (NOT LEAN! (but maybe finally getting a little bit leaner?))

    Squat: 180kg (396lb) x 2
    Front Squat: 100kg (220lb) 5 x 5
    Zercher Squat: 140kg (308lbs) x 1
    Bench Press: 110kg (242lb) x 1
    Deadlift: 220kg (484lb) x 1
    SLDL: 170kg (374lb) x 1

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