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Chasing the Dragon

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

  1. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    Keep up the good work, I'll be following this log.
     
  2. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks for stopping by.
     
  3. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    BWx a bunch
    45x5x2
    115x5
    175x3
    230x2

    290x5x3

    -Ties a rep pr, all sleeveless as I forgot my knee sleeves at home. Did a bunch of mobility stuff and stretching before hand to get knee joints warmed up.

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    115x3
    155x2

    195x2+3 -- had to chalk, hands sweaty/bar lack of knurling.
    195x3

    Just felt extremely drained after the squats. Didn't have it today. Time to stop benching thrice a week and get some pressing back in here.

    Face-Pulls

    29.3kgx10
    31.6kgx10x3

    BB Curls
    95x5
    75x10x2

    Also got in some cable pull throughs. Unquantifiable in terms of poundages...full stack (no indication on iron bricks as to how much each weighs, probably 5 kilos each but that is speculation).
     
  4. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Conditioning

    Some 40 meter sprints

    BW squats. push ups, lunges, situps x a bunch. Three minutes of not stopping.

    Once again, I loathe this shit.
     
  5. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    115x5
    175x3
    235x2

    295x5x3 5rm+5lbs PR

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    115x3
    155x2

    195x5x3 5rm+5lbs PR

    BOR

    175x8x3

    Squats were not too bad, rep 5 of set 2 was not very good at all. At that point I was worried about the third set, took a short breather and turned off the Comeback Kid and pumped Mosely by August Burns Red. That song lets me hit pretty good numbers. I have listened to it for all my PRs.

    Bench was easy as well. This is where I am embarrassed most though. My bench press sucks.
     
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    Awesome squatting You have a higher 5rm then me. Nice.

    August burns red is good stuff .

    *brofist
     
  7. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    *Brofist
     
  8. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    DL

    135x5
    205x3
    275x2

    335x5

    Press

    45x5
    70x3
    95x2

    115x5x3

    FS

    45x5
    65x5
    95x3
    125x2

    165x5, 4x2

    Back at the Y today. Pulls were easy due to sweet knurling, no grips issues whatsoever.

    FS worksets would have been easy had a not smashed my hand between a 45 and a wall whilst unracking to place said 45 on my bar. My racking became
     
  9. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    115x5
    175x3
    230x2

    300x5x3 5lbs PR

    BP

    45x5
    80x5
    125x3
    160x2

    200x4x3

    Missed a rep on each workset of bench. Hands slipping on first set set the tone for the other two. Next time 200 3x5 will be mine.

    Celebrated the squats with 4 egg mcmuffins. Mmmmm.
     
  10. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    115x5
    175x3
    235x2

    305x5x3

    Press

    45x5
    75x3
    95x2

    125x5x3

    Chins...terrible

    Squats felt pretty good for the first two sets. Set three felt ok save the last rep. Press used to be my horrible-ist lift, happy with the progress here. I'm getting fat, hence the terrible chinning.

    Conditioning

    1km jog.
     
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    300x5x3 dman fine work.
     
  12. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Thanks, bud.
     
  13. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    DL

    135x5
    205x3
    275x2

    345x5 +10lbs rep PR

    ZS

    45x5
    75x5
    105x3
    135x2

    175x5x3

    BP

    45x5
    80x5
    120x3
    160x2

    200x5x3 +5lbs rep PR

    I hate the dead lift when at the new gym.

    First time doing the Zercher squat, interesting. I am not nearly flexible enough in the wrists to properly perform the front squat for high pounds. plus I have short stubs for fingers so racking sucks even for low weights. Zercher, while slightly uncomfortable, is far more comfortable to perform than the FS.
     
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    Conditioning

    ~1 mile run -- medium intensity
     
  15. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    125x5
    185x3
    250x2

    315x5x3 10 lbs rep pr
    315x1

    Press

    45x5
    75x3
    105x2

    135x3 rep pr

    135x5x2 push press

    Chins

    BW x some
    BW Negs x a bunch

    Squats are getting hard now. I think I have maybe 10lbs more in me before a stall ensues. Maybe it's time to get a belt. The lonely 315 was to check depth - depth was good, below parallel.

    Press was going ok but I was pretty fatigued by that point. Tried a wider grip, pinky on rings, did not like this at all. I normally press with a narrow grip, index finger partially off of knurling. Wide grip felt really good for the warm-ups, I drove my head through much easier and lock out looked...more locked out. I shouldn't be upset though, I still recall failing 135 for 1 rep not long ago.

    On another note; it is very difficult to locate 2.5lbs plate in this gym. I found one. What was one doing all alone by the squat racks? Who knows. It was as if someone hid the other and was hoarding the other sets. Going find these to need to for Monday.



    Conditioning

    ~1 mile run -- high intensity (only for the fact that there were snow drifts everywhere that went anywhere from 1-3 feet, lungs on fire halfway through).
     
  16. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    BS

    45x5
    125x5
    190x3
    255x2

    320x5 +5 lbs rep pr
    320x4x2

    BP

    45x5
    75x5
    125x3
    165x2

    205x5 + 5 lbs rep pr
    205x4
    205x4+F

    BOR

    205x5x3 super set w/

    SLDL

    205x5x3

    Squats were feeling pretty good on the first set until rep 4. After that everything felt heavy. The second set went alright and rep 5 was a possibility but with another set to go I opted out of it. Third set was heavy, my legs were shaking after the third rep quite badly and rep 4 was extremely slow out of the hole.

    Bench felt really good. The missed reps are most certainly due to rest periods that were too short, especially between set 2 and 3. Roll of shame makes me feel shameful.

    BORs were very sloppy, I've never done more than 185 for rows so that is to be expected. Got in the SLDLs to get in some hamstring work and strengthen the posterior chain. Posterior chain definitely feels like the weak point on squats and DLs. Time permitting SLDLs to be added to Monday/Friday superset with either rows or chins.



    Conditioning

    ~1mile run -- medium intensity
     
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    320 x5 you &$%$%*&%! Nice work.
     
  18. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    Haha, thanks bud.
     
  19. Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    ZS

    45x5
    75x5
    115x3
    155x2

    185x5x3 +10lbs rep PR

    Press

    45x5
    75x3
    105x2

    130x4

    Push Press
    140x5x2 +5lbs rep PR (never really push pressed save the odd failure of the strict press)

    DL

    135x5
    215x3
    285x2

    355x5 +10lbs rep PR

    Squats felt good, very deep.

    Press was going alright, seems I have stalled on it however. Push press will be the movement from here out for a bit.

    Deadlift felt heavy, no surprise there as I normally place it first on Wednesdays. First rep of 355 I vomited slightly. Took a small breather and continued. 4th rep was a bit of a grinder and rep 5 was the cleanest of all.

    Funny, I always thought I was pulling the slack out of the bar before extending the legs. Clearly I was wrong when rep 5 was fairly easy compared with the other 4 lifts.
     
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    You should post vomit x1 PR lol. Nice pulling definitely getting better with time.
     

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