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  1. JudoChop!

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    Here it is f13/f49, JudoChop!'s official weight lifting log. I will be running starting strength with some slight personal adjustments. My format will be as follows "weight x sets x reps". If only one set is performed then it will simply be "weight x reps". Also, weight will be in pounds/lbs. because 'Merica. I will not update this log on a daily basis, but more likely every few days, or when I have a slight weight increase on a lift.

    About JudoChop!: I am a cool dude from the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs. I have played sports all of my life. My main sport was soccer and I was good. I used to be in redic shape. I was also pretty good at rollerblading(aggressive inline). I now play Australian Rules Football for the Minnesota Freeze. I am also good at Aussie Rules, but my conditioning/BMI tends to be far higher than I prefer it these days. I also like to eat...so there is that.

    This past summer I busted my ass and got my weight down to a pretty good level for me (195 lbs). But I bailed on my Aussie Rules team half way through the season and got lazy. I have lifted weights on and off since I was about 17 but all of that lifting was ill advised until now. I decided in October to officially stat Starting Strength. Because of this and because my wife was prego again I decided to be a bum and pack on the calories for cultivation of mass. My body shape is somewhere in between Mesomorphic and Endomorphic. I build muscle very easily but I am never "ripped" and typically always have a little gut(or a huge gut...like I do now). I am hoping to change that this summer by getting in the best shape of my life, by lifting on a constant basis while trying to lose my fat for my upcoming Aussie Rules season. It will be difficult but it is doable.

    JudoChop!'s stats

    Age: 30(fuck!)
    Weight: 240 lbs. *heaviest I have been...partly due to laziness and SS.
    Height: 5'9"

    Current 1RM PRs

    Push: 305 lbs.
    Press: 205 lbs.
    Pull: 405 lbs.**
    Squat: 405 [email protected]@
    Power Clean: 215 lbs.

    ** I never did the deadlift until I started SS. My core is by far my weakest area of my body, hence why the low deadlift in comparison to all other lifts.

    @@ I lift in my garage. I used a Powertec half rack and I do not have the saftey arms. I lift on horse stall mats. When I tested for my squat PR I had my tiny wife as my spotter. 405 lbs wasnt that tough, and I realistically could have hit 430+ lbs. But with the wife spotting I didnt want to risk it. I also dont want to bail on the bar and weights if I dont have to. 405+ lbs. is a lot of weight to drop on those horse stall mats.

    Goals for 2015:

    Get body weight to 195 (or lower) lbs. and stay there. I have done it recently and will do it again. With me lifting and adding muscle, me at 195 lbs. would mean a very low body fat.

    Push: 325 lbs.
    Press: 225 lbs.
    Pull: 500 lbs.
    Squat: 500+ lbs.
    Power Clean: 250 lbs.
    Snatch: 205 lbs. (I just started and can do 135 lbs. easy)
     
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    Wow! AFL in the US?!?! That's awesome. Hands down my favorite sport outside mma.

    Do you barrack for an Australian team?
     
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    You should check out the USAFL...our league. We are pretty legit for being Americans. The Aussies here are always impressed by it. My team, the MN Freeze had 5 guys play for the US Revolution in the IC Cup this year. We've won Division II a few times. We went up to DI this past year and did ok.

    I dont follow the AFL as much as other guys. I just dont have the time. I guess I kind of root for the Crows since my daughters name is Adelaide....we just liked the name. Our former coach was a big Crows guy...hes got the Crow tattooed on his calf. He has informed all of us Americans about the Adelaide/Port rivalry too.
     
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    Exactly what I was going to say, not something I expected to read here!

    What position? I played for about 8 years, great sport.
     
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    I was 21 when I first started. I was still playing soccer too so I was very fit. Back then I was a Rover. Over the years Ive gotten fat and lazy. I typically play many positions depending on match ups. Rover, either Flank, or Back Pocket being the most common.

    When in shape I tear it up at Rover, so thats my goal. Although to have proper conditioning to be a good Rover means Im gonna have a tough time adding muscle.
     
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    Sweet, I used to play rover a bit as well, usually centre. Yeah, you definitely need pretty crazy endurance for it. Good luck!
     
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    My deadlift and squat work sets have been upped from where they were before I tested my 1RM. I was unhappy with where my deadlift was so Im pushing it a little harder. Everything else is a continuation of where it was prior to this. Im laying off a few lifts for right now (power clean, snatch, push press, front squat). I want to get into a nice rhythm again since the holidays and the arrival of the new Chop!let have thrown me a bit off.

    *Yes, I am really doing bicep curls. I was inspired by the Sherdog S&C 2015 Ab Off that may or may not be happening. Dont hate...OK feel free to hate.

    Push:
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull:
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Curls/Straight Bar
    45x5
    65x5
    85x6
     
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    I was a bit tired from dealing with the newborn, and its has been ridiculously cold here in MN lately (I lift in an unheated garage). Add the two together and it makes for an interesting lift. Typically the cold isn't an issue but being that I was tired I wanted to finish quickly so I half assed my warm ups. On the fourth rep of my squat work set I felt a slight tweak in the lower back. Hopefully Ibuprofen does the trick.

    On another note, I used my bar that has a little extra play in one of the sleeves from my last deadlift session. The bar held the weight just fine and it didnt seem to get any worse. I will still probably get a new bar soon.

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    45x5
    95x5
    125x3
    145x3
    170x5

    Curls/straight bar
    45x5
    65x5
    95x2x3
     
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    The kids went to sleep late so I started lifting late plus its still really cold here.

    Push
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull
    135x3
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5
     
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    I've been keeping it simple lately. Maybe in a week or two Ill get back to adding in a few other lifts.

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    45x5
    95x5
    125x3
    145x3
    170x5
     
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    Push
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5
     
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    Feeling totally unmotivated. My sister is moving, and my mom is in town. My step grandpa died and we still have a new born. Pretty chaotic time. My mom, sister, and my mom's side of the fam drive me crazy. I want to give every one of them a pile driver on concrete. Lower back is a little sore along with the wrist. Probably gonna take a few days off soon. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    45x5
    95x5
    125x3
    145x3
    170x3
     
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    Took a week off due to having some combination of a cold, flu, strep, sars, ebola, swine flu bubonic plague.

    Lifts felt good. My slight back and wrist aches healed and didnt bother me at all. I have moved away from cultivating mass (e.g. eating everything in sight) to a semi-strict version of the Paleo diet. I need to start losing fat for my Aussie Rules season.

    Push
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5
     
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    Squat was a little weak. Which was surprising. Press felt great. Ill probably start to increase my press after a few more lifts.

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x3
    170x5
     
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    Push
    135x5
    185x5
    205x3
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5
     
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    All was well for this lift except that I went right from one rep of SOHP at 205 lbs. to my three reps of Push Press at 205 lbs. That was a little too taxing and I had the weight drift too far back on lock out on that first 205 Push Press. I had to take about three steps back to regain my balance. Other than that my press is feeling good. Im gonna keep up the Push Press to get used to locking out some serious weight.

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x3
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    95x5
    115x5
    135x3
    155x3
    170x5
    205x1

    Push Press
    205x3
    215x3
    225x3
     
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    Lifts felt good. Pull has felt great recently which is nice. My pull (oh yeah!) is my biggest weakness, but lately it has been feeling the best with my Press a close second. Push started off feeling good but got heavy the closer I got to my work set. I think Im gonna bump up both lifts by 5 lbs. next time.

    Push
    135x5
    185x5
    205x4
    230x3
    250x5

    Pull
    135x5
    205x5
    245x4
    285x3
    325x5

    Deficit Pull
    275x3x3
     
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    Squat, which was probably my best lift is now my worst. I think my other lifts have now caught up and surpassed my squat...which seems to happen. Press felt good again as usual. Just back in December I managed to squeak out a 1RM of 205. Yesterday I threw up 2 reps at 205 and probably could have managed a third, and that was after a work set.

    The push press is helping out a lot. Im gonna get back into the Olympic lifts in a month or so and getting comfortable with the push press is obviously gonna help.

    Squat
    135x5
    205x5
    245x4
    285x3
    325x5

    Press
    95x5
    115x5
    135x4
    155x3
    170x5
    205x2

    Push Press
    205x3
    215x3
    225x3
     
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    Push
    135x5
    155x5
    185x5
    20x4
    230x3
    255x5

    Pull
    155x5
    205x5
    245x4
    285x3
    230x5

    Deficit Pull
    275x3x3
     
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    Squat
    155x5
    205x5
    245x4
    285x3
    330x5

    Press
    95x5
    115x5
    135x4
    155x3
    175x5
    205x2

    Push Press
    205x3
    215x3
    225x3
     

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