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Chasing the Dragon

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Aleks Sytsevich, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS
    45x5x2
    95x5
    135x3
    185x2

    225x5x3

    Bench
    45x5x2
    75x5
    105x3
    135x2

    155x5x3

    BOR

    135x10x3

    Took a week off to recoup some nagging issues in my back and knees. Feeling good now and ready to regain all that I have lost. Linear progression FTW...for the time being.
     
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    Damn you sound even more like me I was 185 in feb. I am looking for the middle ground too. i think I will finish the year as best I can then diet down to around 200 and work harder to stay there then this time around.

    I am finished being sick finally, thanks for asking.

    Glad your knees and back are feeling better.
     
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    My goals as well. I have poundage in my head for BS, DL and BP that I must reach before I attempt any short of drop in weight. Time is quickly running out in the year however. Oh well..."it's a marathon, not a sprint"
     
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    It is definitely a marathon not a sprint. I did not have set weights I want but decided at year end I will just lose some weight, enough to lower body fat but not enough to kill my strength hopefully.
     
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    Maintaining strength is far easier than gaining strength. I'm sure when you hit goal BW you'll still be stronger than me.
     
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    FS

    45x5x2
    55x5
    85x3
    105x2

    135x5x3

    Press

    45x5x2
    60x5
    80x3
    95x2

    115x5(no clean)
    115x5x2(w/clean)

    DL

    135x5
    195x3
    255x2

    315x5

    Deadlift was the hardest it has ever been for 3 plates. New gym, new bars...with no knurling whatsoever. WTF, every bar in the whole fucking gym has had its knurling sanded down to smooth.

    They also have a "no weight dropping" policy, well who the fuck is going to be able to grip this shit and not drop weight. I have hands the size of the guy from the BK commercials...the guy who couldn't hold a whopper, so hook grip is out. Seriously...who the fuck thought of this brilliant idea to sand down the knurling and impose a "refrain from use of chalk policy" (which I promptly ignored after realizing that I was fucked for deads). I have never in my life been so irritated at the douchebags who cater the non-athlete, quarter squats in runners with the foam pad on FTW at this gym. :mad:

    Anyway, I finished my set forced to use straps. I have never used them, but was impressed with them at any rate. I then went to the hardware store and bought a few 5x4 sheets of 180 grade sandpaper (it's one of the finer grades, as to not rip my hands to shreds). I plan on taking it to the gym, slapping them on an oly bar and taping them there for the duration of my deads.

    Everything up to the deadlift was ok. I'm excited to pull next Wednesday and try out my experiment, I just wish I didn't require experimentation to pull weight off the ground.
     
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    Yeh I just came from a gym with gay no knurling bars. it sucks bad I feel for you.
     
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    Wow...long overdue thanks to you. My apologies for taking so long.
     
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    I'll deal with it for now. I still have my membership to my old gym and will be able to use it from time to time.
     
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    BS

    45x5x2
    95x5
    140x3
    190x2

    235x5x3

    BOR

    140x10x5

    BP

    45x5x2
    65x5
    100x3
    135x2

    165x5x3
     
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    BS

    45x5
    95x5
    135x3
    195x2

    255x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    95x5
    115x3
    140x2

    175x5x3

    BOR

    145x10x3

    Impromptu workout with a buddy. His first time squatting, had decent form but poor depth. Made him go past par and he understood why squats are awesome.

    On another note...squats are awesome.
     
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    yes, yes they are.
     
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    BS

    45x5x2
    105x5
    160x3
    205x2

    265x5x3

    BP

    45x5x2
    75x5
    105x3
    145x2

    180x5x3

    BOR

    150x10x3
     
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    DL

    135x5x2
    195x3
    255x2

    325x5

    FS

    45x5
    55x5
    85x3
    115x2

    145x5x3

    BP

    115x3
    150x2

    185x3x3

    Tried sandpaper grip...huge fail. Tried different chalk...epic success. New chalk FTW.

    No press, 1rm is good where it is for now. Bench is an entirely different story, I'm a weak bencher (well I'm weak all over, but especially in the bench press..and dead lift...and squat).
     
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    My bench is super awful.
     
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    BS

    45x5
    105x5
    165x3
    215x2

    275x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    110x3
    150x2

    185x5x3 -> supersetted with DB rows 90x5x3

    Add chalk for last set of Bench, grip slipping past the rings on set 2. Silly sweaty palms.
     
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    Buck up, huge squat pr coming your way.
     
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    BS

    45x5
    115x5
    175x3
    225x2

    285x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    115x3
    150x2

    190x5x3 (+5lbs pr for 5 reps)

    Face Pulls

    7kg x10
    14kgx10
    20kgx10x2

    BB Curl

    95x5x2

    OH Shrug

    95x10x2

    Took out BOR for the immediate future, thanks to Rckvl for the article about the scapula. BB curl added in to compensate for lack of BOR, too wiped to do chins.
     
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    DL

    135x5x2
    205x3
    265x2

    335x4+F -- chalking up to lack of conditioning/heart. I was sucking wind pretty hard by rep 4 and the fifth came up for a second. I should have gutted it out. At any rate it's still a PR of sorts I suppose, it's my best 4rm.

    BS Dynamic effort

    45x5
    85x5
    135x5
    175x2

    225x5x2 -- these were hard right after deads. Was debating which to do first, Wednesday is DL day though, so they got dibs. These were supposed to be easy...they were not.

    BP

    45x5x5
    75x5
    115x3
    155x2

    195x3x3 -- probably could have done 5 reps per set. Did the 3 prescribed, changing the routine when in the gym due to jealousy has had adverse effects before.

    DB Snatch

    65x3 R
    65x2+F L

    75x3 R
    75x2+F L +10lbs pr/hand.
     
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    Conditioning

    Sprints -- 40 meters a few times

    BW Squats, push ups, sit ups, lunges -- a few 3 minute rounds

    I loathe this shit.
     

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