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    xPINKx i like turtles

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    It's been a while since I kept a log on here, but since I'm starting to run a strength-centered program again and this place still feels like home, why not.

    My main goals at the moment are getting stronger, supporting my rugby performance and the usual "getting yuge and shredded and stuff"
    The last two or so years were spent lifting on and off, I'm not sure what my 1RM in the big lifts is at the moment, but I'll probably find out soon. Strength training will be via the Texas Method, conditioning will be somewhat varied.
    Week schedule in season will be something like this:
    Mo Volume Day
    Tu Rugby Practice
    We DL Day with accessories and conditioning
    Th Rugby Practice
    Fr Intensity Day
    Sa Game/Open Mat/Conditioning
    Su Game/Open Mat/Conditioning

    Short-/mid-term goals are:
    RHR <53bpm
    DL over 200kg
    20" Neck
    Blue Belt in BJJ
     
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    xPINKx i like turtles

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    Yesterday's session, first session on the TM, first session after taking a few weeks off:
    squat
    50x5
    60x5
    70x5
    80x5x5

    bench
    20x5
    30x5
    40x5x5

    RDL
    60x5x5

    Solid session easing into things.
     
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    Welcome back to logging mate.
     
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    Life getting in the way big time this week, more rest for my sore legs though.
    Yesterday: Rugby practice. Missed the first 30 minutes due to traffic, then defensive strategy and drills followed by lineout work. Intensity 7.5/10
    I got poked in the eye and learned that we'll get a scrum machine next week. I'm stoked!
     
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    Big rugby game today, didn't get the W unfortunately, but we have improved leaps and bounds in the last week, at least it was a close one. I caught a bunch of headknocks today and I'm pretty sure I'll be sporting two black eyes and at least one giant bump on my head tomorrow... Intensity 9.5/10
     
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    Forgot to log a few workouts, conditiong sessions and rugby practices. Nothing interesting though.
     
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    Rugby practice tonight: Sprints, decision making in attack, semi-contact plays. No hard contact, lots of running, intensity 7/10. PB&Js on the bus ride to practice are fucking magic.
     
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    Yesterday's rugby practice: More sprints, more decision making, but this time with full contact, lineout drills, touch. Intensity 7/10.
     
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    Shitty game of rugby, my team wasn't there mentally at all, total lack of aggression. My performance was far from perfect, but at least somewhat solid. I had to stop ten minutes into the second half because somebody fell into my left ankle in a scrum for the second time and I didn't wanna get seriously injured. Intensity 8/10.
    I'm still pissed off.
     
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    Well, I tore two of the ligaments in my left ankle, so I'm out of order for the last game of this year. Looking forward to my off-season and my first ever hypertrophy block.
     
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    Get hench or die trying.
     
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    Cool log title, bro. That's the quote from Beckett, yeah?

    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.:cool:
     
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    Gotta keep up the pretentiousness.
     
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    Trap Bar DL
    75x5
    95x5
    125x6,6,6,6
    Hyperextensions
    BWx100 reps
    Kroc Rows
    30x15+15
    26x15+15
    Forearm Occlusion Fun
    Three minutes of 25 reps each reverse curls on the ez-curl bar and behind the back wrist curls with 10kg followed by 20 seconds rest. Was supposed to do four minutes, but the pump was too much to handle

    Kept the pulls a little conservative due to some residual pain in my right knee. Occlusion training is a lot of fun.
     
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    Bench
    40x10,10,10
    BOR
    40x6,6,6,6,6
    Face Pulls
    12x10,10,10,10,10
    Occlusion Arms
    Ten minutes of 25 plate curls, 20 tricep pushdowns and 20 seconds rest.

    A little short on time. Really slow reps on the facepulls felt great, occlusion was a pain in the ass because I had a very hard time getting the bands on and ended way too low on my arms. Well.
     
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    Famer's Walks
    125x4 trips
    RDL
    70x8,8,8
    Meadows Rows
    15kg platex10+10x3
    Leg Occlusion
    Ten minutes of leg curls and leg extensions. New occlusion bands are shit though, bad pump.

    Boy, those loaded carries are really draining.
     
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    What are you using for your farmers? Actual farmers walk handles?, dumbells, or something else? I do them with the trapbar from time to time.
     
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    I also use a trapbar, I'm pretty happy my gym actually has one.
    The ten hours I just slept tell me I was right about the "being drained" part...
     
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    Rack Pulls
    170x6x3
    Hang Snatch High Pulls
    60x3x3
    DB Farmer's Walk
    26+26xsix trips including turn

    Rack pulls were down from just below my knee and felt very good. DB Farmer's are much harder on my grip and fried my forearms. And while I'm not one for senpai-moments, the strongest dude at my gym applauding my work and intensity did stroke my ego quite nicely.
     
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    Push Press
    50,55,60x3
    Press
    40x10,8,6
    Klokov Press
    20x10x3
    Lat Pulldown
    45x10x3
    55x8
    Face Pull
    22,25,28,31,33x10
    Lateral Raise
    6+6x10x3
    Random Curls

    Boring.
     

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