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    Thank you fnet. I've been following your log too. I hope your hamstring recovers soon.

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    Friday Aug 27th 2010 - Deadlift Day

    20kg Complex

    Snatches, cleans, overhead, front and back squats, lunges, drop snatches, presses, curls etc, about 30 reps.

    Power Clean

    70kg (154 lbs) x 3,3,3

    Speed Deadlift

    120kg (265 lbs) x 3 (snatch grip)
    150kg (331 lbs) x 3 (clean grip)
    170kg (375 lbs) x 1 (hook grip)
    185kg (408 lbs) x 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2

    Thankfully much easier than 2 weeks ago when I used the same weight for 6x2.

    Close Grip Bench Press

    70kg (154 lbs) x 5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    110kg (242 lbs) x 5,4,4,4,3 (first set is PR for reps)

    Squat

    70kg (154 lbs) x 5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 6,6,6

    Wide Grip Pullup

    BW x 7,7,7

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    WOW, those progress pics are impressive!

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    Thank you Javs. Someone congratulated me on getting over liver cancer.


    I was a little apprehensive going into this week's squat session because my legs have been sore all weekend. As it turns out, I had reason.


    Monday Aug 30th 2010 - Squat Day

    70kg (154 lbs) x 5,5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    120kg (265 lbs) x 3
    140kg (309 lbs) x 1
    160kg (353 lbs) x 3,3,2,2
    150kg (331 lbs) x 3,3,3

    Even the warmup sets felt slow and painful and the work sets were awful. The less said the better. I'll try and repeat this (160x3x8) after a week's rest. Otherwise I'll have to rethink.

    Bench Press

    70kg (154 lbs) x 5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    115kg (254 lbs) x 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2

    Easy, completed in about 10 minutes.

    Weighted Chinup

    25kg (55 lbs) x 4,4,4,4,4

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    Wednesday Sept 1st 2010 - Bench Press Day

    Bench Press

    70kg (154 lbs) x 8
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    120kg (265 lbs) x 1
    132.5kg (292 lbs) x F (failed new 1RM, much further from completion than a month ago, even though I'm stronger now)
    127.5kg (281 lbs) x 1+F (failed new 2RM, 2nd rep close though)
    120kg (265 lbs) x 2,2,3

    Even though Monday didn't really feel like much, it seems to have sapped me a lot. I'm going to try 132.5 again after a weeks rest in Belgium.

    Speed Squat

    70kg (154 lbs) x 8
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    125kg (276 lbs) x 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2

    My shoulders and elbows hurt.

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    After 10 days of drink, dining and debauchery, I'm back at work.

    Monday Sept 13th 2010 - Squat Day

    Squat

    20kg (44 lbs) x 10 (overhead)
    45kg (100 lbs) x 10 (overhead)
    70kg (154 lbs) x 8
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    120kg (265 lbs) x 3
    140kg (309 lbs) x 1
    160kg (353 lbs) x 3,3,3,3,3,3

    The 5th set was very, very hard. The bar was a little off kilter and hurt me on one side. I almost called it a day right there and was glad I did because the 6th set was very fresh and strong. Going to 165kg for 4x3 next week.

    Bench Press

    70kg (154 lbs) x 8
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    120kg (265 lbs) x 1
    132.5kg (292 lbs) x F (bugger. I shouldn't have tried, the squats had taken a lot out of me and my blood sugar was low)
    115kg (254 lbs) x 2,2,2,2,2,2

    I was going to do weighted chins, but ran out of time. I'll do them later in the week.

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    my three favorite "D"'s.

    Nice work on the lifts.

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    Hah, and I found you here as well.

    To all others, Helgi has been on a good roll of progress lately and it looks to continue.

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    Thank you, Misspelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaako View Post
    Hah, and I found you here as well.

    To all others, Helgi has been on a good roll of progress lately and it looks to continue.
    Stalker! ;-)

    Nice to see you Jaako.

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    Wednesday Sept 15th 2010 - Bench Press Day

    Well, today wasn't quite so good. I made the mistake of trying out the new branch of my gym chain, which is very, very convenient (less than 1km from my home), but not so good for heavy benching. The bars were very good, but the benches were too high, depriving me of strong footing, and worse, slippery. I just never felt secure. Add having no spotter to the mix and it was just not good for me today. I'll go there again when pressed for time, but not for bench maxing.

    Bench Press

    80kg (176 lbs) x 8
    90kg (198 lbs) x 5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    120kg (265 lbs) x 1,1,1,1,1 (I wanted 3-4 reps, but just never felt secure enough to try even rep 2)
    100kg (220 lbs) x 10

    Speed Squat

    60kg (132 lbs) x 8
    80kg (176 lbs) x 5
    100kg (220 lbs) x 3
    130kg (287 lbs) x 2 (not quite fast enough today, legs still horribly sore from Monday)
    120kg (265 lbs) x 2,2,2,2,2,2

    Weighted Chinup

    20kg (44 lbs) x 5,5,5,4,4

    Military Press

    50kg (110 lbs) x 5
    60kg (132 lbs) x 5
    65kg (143 lbs) x 3,3,3

    Push Press

    80kg (176 lbs) x 3 (PR)

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