Met up with a friend and did a random workout today.
Deadlift: 10x135, 3x225, 1x275, 1x300, 1x305(PR)
Then I screwed around with the oly set, learning how to do overhead squats and front squats. Apparently I don't have any balance because overhead was brutal. I think I'm going to mess around with the oly set after every workout to try and get the flexibility and balance down. It's certainly not heavy enough to be a "real" workout lol
OH Squats are one of two movements that every muscle in the body contracts. They're good stuff.
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Red, one of the only journals I look at. I remember looking at your squat numbers a few months ago and feeling bad about myself. Had to increase my leg strength :P
You can't use that exam crap as an excuse. I go to college and work nearly full-time and have time to make it into the gym!
When did you decide to start oly lifts? I've actually been wanting to do them myself, but my gym is not really equipped for that kind of thing, so I'll stick with my PL lifts.
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Bench: 8x95, 5x115, 3x135, 2x140, 2x145
Pullups: 4, 4, 3
Snatch: 5x30kg, 3x40kg, 3x40kg, 3x40kg
Hammer curls: 10x25, 10x20, 9x20
Weight situps: 10x35, 9x35
I was working on my snatch form with a 15lb bar between sets of snatches. I feel like it's getting a lot better, but I need to get the catch a lot more consistent.
Bench went well too (yes, that's a good session for me )
progress IS progress, i get excited at even a 1 rep increase. keep pushing
2000 or bust
There is going to be a time where you go stagnant for a long time.. or worst, when your numbers actually go down!! If you are in the iron game for results, you need mental fortitude! No one said it would be easy!! So keep your chin up and keep lifting heavy and learn what works best for you. Progress is progress is progress... and you have it in you to keep progressing!!
GL man.. keep with it.. and keep it heavy...
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Nice lifting. Congrats with the DL PR! Double your bodyweight +5 is huge.
Wow, it's geting busy in here.
Started off playing around with some cleans and front squats between 30kg and 50kg. That ended up being more of a workout than I anticipated, so I went a little easy for the rest:
Front squats: 5x30kg, 3x40kg, 3x50kg, 3x50kg
Full cleans: 3x40kg, 2x50kg, 2x50kg
Olympic squats: 10x135, 5x185, 3x195, 3x205
T-bar rows: 10xbar, 7xbar+25, 6xbar+25
I'm back at home for the summer and need to find a place to train. I decided to try Humber College's gym which, as it turns out, is pretty ****ty. I thought there was a squat rack, but it was a smith machine
Leg press: 10x100, 10x150, 8x200, 8x250, 8x290
Hang cleans: 3x3x115
Push press: 5x115, 5x115, 4x115, 3x115
pullups: 5, 4, 3
Dips: 7, 5, 4, 2
Good workout, but I don't think I'll be going to this gym very often.
Hell yeah, finally found a gym to train at
I didn't go in with a set routine, so I kind of winged it:
Squat: 8x135, 4x185, 2x225, 2x245, 2x255
SLDL: 9x135, 8x185, 5x185
Close grip bench: 10x95, 8x105, 6x105
Dips: 5, 4, 4
This is place is awesome! Lots of big and strong people - very humbling
DB Bench: 3, 3, 3, 2 x 50, 4, 4, 4, 4x40
close grip bench: 5x105, 4, 4x95
Bent over rows: 8,8,8x95
lat pulldown: 5x135, 5,5x120
I wasn't able to find a gym with oly weights so I'm going to try Westside again. This time I'm not going to be dumb about it. I lift raw, so a lot of the Westside templates don't apply. I need to figure out my routine, but this was a DE bench day. I ended up lifting a lot less weight than I thought I would. Meh, my tris are shot and we'll see how ME bench goes
Hey man, I'm doing Westside too and I also lift RAW. It sucks since all of the routines involve gear and stuff. How come you were only doing 50 lbs on bench? Isn't it supposed to be 50% ?
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