TRAINING LOG 2018

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by peter yates » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:59 pm

Hey Harry,
it is different for us all, just do your best mate and keep on training. You could do some of the things mentioned in the posts on one day at the gym, IE split routine where you work more upper body one day and more lower the other day.Certainly a few sets of bodyweight squats could be brought into the equation. Anyway mate all the best with your training.
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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by peter yates » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Decided to do a DB session yesterday so went in and played it by ear. This is what happened w/o planning. After a good warm up started with two KB squat, KBs held in rack position. This really forces one to stay as upright as possible or the weight will pull one forward. This gets me above the knee where i need it as i have those horrible turnip shape thighs, also with the weight bearing down on the upper chest it really challenges breathing. Always liked the DB quick lifts so next i moved to 1 arm snatch, starting light,adding weight each set and lowering reps.By now the old ticker was really going. Next up another favorite 1 arm clean and press, same format as snatch.1arm row came next followed by incline DB press. Biceps then got a look in with seated swing bell curl,then finished up with some grip and AB work. Nice session, just over an hour,felt worked top to bottom and some nice soreness today in the traps and upper back probably from the snatch and clean which i have not done in a while. Still playing around,having fun but some great stimulating sessions at the same time.
KB squat 3x12
DB snatch 1x10,1x6,2x4
DB C&J 1x8 1x6 1x4
DB row 1x12,2x10
DB inc press 3x10
Swing bell curl 3x10
Pinch grip 3x 30 seconds each hand
Bent knee sit up SS hanging leg raise 2x15.
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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by Mobster » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Sunday
Two hand pinch
106.2-kilos x 4 x 1 reps

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by peter yates » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Mobster wrote:Friday
Grip event work
Hi Steve, does this mean you have and event coming up? If so when and where?
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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by colinkbell » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:56 pm

I have started on a muscle building cycle. After much apathy and frustrating soul searching, I have to conclude that my enthusiasm for strength work seems to have vanished ( for now). I don't have energy or recovery for full body, so doing this split:
Mon Back and Chest
Wed Legs
Fri Shoulders and Arms
Hoping to focus on Vince Gironda ideas especially. Rather than giving details, which would be boring, I will share my experiences as they happen. Hope you are all well! Colin.
" Strengthen ye the weak hands and confirm the feeble knees" Isaiah 35 v3

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by sticksb » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:29 am

Free Squat 2 x 25 (left knee felt like s#!t)
Heel Raise 2 x 50
Deadlift 2 x 10 200#
Standing Press 1 x 10 160#
Gin Wheel Pulldown 1 x 20 260#
DB Row 1 x 10 75#
4 way neck / crunch / shoulder circles / wrist roller

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by Mobster » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:14 pm

Monday
Shoulders, arms and stub work
Iso Press Machine
to 72.5-kilos a side (1 at a time) x 6 reps
I'd prefer a seated free weight press but 'old lefty' ain't gonna let that happen. It's too restricted due to wear and tear.

Hammer DB Curls
to 80-kilos per hand (again 1 at a time). At the top weight form is loose.

Tricep Pressdowns
to 15 (stack is numbered) + 1 stacker plate (you add them to the top of the plates- eqv to a half stack plate)

Stub work
took a little longer than I expected to warm up. Had to stop on the left final set as I'd torn the skin ha ha*
LH: to +13-kilos x 2 x 1 reps*
RH: to +15.50-kilos x 3 x 1 reps

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by peter yates » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:16 pm

colinkbell wrote:I have started on a muscle building cycle. After much apathy and frustrating soul searching, I have to conclude that my enthusiasm for strength work seems to have vanished ( for now). I don't have energy or recovery for full body, so doing this split:
Mon Back and Chest
Wed Legs
Fri Shoulders and Arms
Hoping to focus on Vince Gironda ideas especially. Rather than giving details, which would be boring, I will share my experiences as they happen. Hope you are all well! Colin.
Hi Colin, we train for ourselves and part of that is being enthusiastic about what we are doing. Keep us updated.
Regards,Peter.
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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by Mobster » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 pm

Wednesday
At the gym for 8.20am on leg day with half an eye on the clock (I'd a 11.30am thing in town).
Leg Press
As before setting the seat to a stop higher (pos 3) makes a HUGE difference. It puts a LOT more stress on the quads. I literally feel them contract.
to 640-kilos x 6 reps. I'll stay at this weight for a week or two

Power Squat Machine
to 425-kilos x 6 reps.
Padding or not this the arms were really pushing on my right shoulder something awful.

Seated Leg Curls
to stack + 2 stacker plates x 12 reps

Leg Extension
Had to cut it short otherwise it'd have been as above.

Grip work


Bwt: 278lbs this morning (all I'd eaten was breakfast)

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Re: TRAINING LOG 2018

Post by Mobster » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:46 pm

Friday
Close Grip Bench Press
to 147.5-kilos x 1 rep (from 140, 142.5, 145 and then 147.5).
Heaviest I've been in a long while. 150 soon

Low cable rows
to the stack +6.5 stacker plates x 8 reps

DOTBDLTL
to 185-kilos x 6 x 1 reps

Saturday
Pick axe work
Added a 1/2-kilo (it'll be `1/4-kilo jumps once I get past the first kilo) and did:
LH: 3 x 40-seconds
RH: 3 x 50-seconds.
Hard as per but no great stressor of the CNS/recovery as it's 'all in the wrist' as they say lol

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