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Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 12:43 pm
by peter yates
colinkbell wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Yesterday i was away for the day so got the chance to visit a gym, about 45 mins from home. I was very pleased with its facilities. Everything there that a muscleman or powerlifter could ever want. No wonky incline benches, no dodgy dumbbells, and well maintained machines. Plenty of plates. One thing missing was comradery though. I said hello to a few users and smiled, but no-one replied. Others had headphones on. Others were mucking about on their mobile phones. When i was growing up in my gym, we truly were a pseudo family!
Anyway did some chest and lats, then stepping machine. Just going light these days. Thanks,Colin.
Hi Colin, glad you got the chance to go to a commercial gym for a change but sad to hear [but not surprised] at the lack of camaraderie. Times have changed and most people are so into themselves with little time for others. While there are still some good gyms to train at they are few and far between. I love training in my home gym,my own time,my own pace, my own music. Most of my training is of a High intensity nature so i can have all my equipment set up and ready so i do not need to waste time setting things up, something not always possible in a commercial place.Anyway mate glad to see you are doing something, keep up the habit as something is always better than nothing.
Regards,Peter.

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:21 pm
by colinkbell
Thanks Peter.
Friday. Woke up way before the alarm clock, thinking about Chris. So just got up and went into my shed. Did shoulders and arms. Plus wiped up the leaks of water that got in due to heavy rain. Been getting back into Hanna Somatics, and using Martha Petersons dvd. In recent weeks, maybe months, my right arm has been getting pins and needles. I seen an excellent physio who thought it is coming from my C6 area. But no tangible progress. Same thing with an Osteopath trained massage therapist. X Ray shows nothing nasty. So been treating as Dr Sarno TMS, and getting results. Not out of woods yet, but now mainly only comes on when i lie on floor.
Thanks,Colin.

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:05 pm
by peter yates
Hi Colin,
i think about Chris every time i train and imagine him with me. Sorry about your injury but as you know they are part of life and it is how we work with them that makes the difference. To be honest i have treated most problems myself.Sometimes we need help as with a clear diagnosis but if you know your body you can devise ways to overcome most physical injuries. Finding exercises that will aid the problem area and are comfortable to do and avoiding anything that would irritate the area are the first step. I find cables especially good for this and very high reps with light resistance gradually increasing as the problem improves. Listening closely to the body is also very important and all movement should be slow and steady. Of course doing programs that you are familiar with such as in your case Hanna Somatics is also very helpful. End of the day i trust very few people to treat me and only those i have trained myself. Full and speedy recovery mate.
Regards,Peter.

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:23 pm
by Mobster
Monday
Another nice leg blast. I took my time. I also received my 1st (of hopefully many) care packages from GodsofGrip. I'll be road testing that baby (a new 250 gripper in red chrome).

Leg Press
to 700-kilos x 13+4 reps (needed a pause)

Power Squat Machine
to 460-kilos x 7 reps (managed to pin my belt so...)

Seated Leg Curls
to stack x 16+4 reps

Leg Extension
to stack x 15+5 reps

Bwt: 294lbs sans jacket

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 pm
by Mobster
Tuesday
Two Hand Pinch
to 90-kilos x 20 total reps - still not where I want this to be

Thursday
Close Grip Bench Press
to 145-kilos x 4 x 2 reps

Iso Pulldowns
to 80-kilos x 1-2 (too heavy) 75-kilos x 1-2 (ditto) and 60-kilos x 8 reps

Rolling Thunder
to 142.5-kilos LH: 3 x 1 reps RH: 2 x 1 reps and 1 x 2 reps

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:34 pm
by Mobster
Friday
Seated BB Press
to 105-kilos x 5 reps (wanted 6)

Hammer DB Curls
stopped at 60-kilos x 15 reps

DB Tricep Kickbacks
NB: kept the elbow high - zero cheating
5-kilos x 15 reps, 7.5-kilos x 15 reps
Done right the outer head feels like it's cramping up

Skull Crushers
4 sets to 49-kilos x 12 reps

Bwt: 295lbs in shorts and a t-shirt

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 2:11 pm
by Harry Hayfield
One of the main reasons I don't post as often as I should in this section is what is directly above me (namely Mobster). It is unlikely that we shall ever meet (as he is in Aberdare and I am in rural Ceredigion) but if we did I imagine I would probably want to hide behind something and stammer "How strong are you?". I mean anyone who can leg press 700kg (1,540 lbs) for 13 reps without stopping (leading to a 1RM of at least 850kg (1,870lbs)) and weigh close to 300lbs (137kg) is either a) the best friend in the world or b) someone to avoid like the plague.

That said, I have started a course of core strengthening exercises (in order to prevent me pulling muscles in my back) and am pleased to say that a) I am doing a very good impression of a dead bug, b) am able to hold a plank for at least five seconds, and c) am able to do three sets of ten reps of 21kg (46lbs) in a Paloff press.

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 am
by Mobster
Monday
Leg Press
200-kilos x 17 reps, 400-kilos x 17 reps, 700-kilos x 17 reps

Safety Bar Squats
to 170-kilos x 7 reps (brutal)

Seated Leg Curls
to stack + 5.5 p x 15+5 reps

Leg Extensions
to stack x 20 reps

Bwt: 297lbs

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
by Mobster
Harry Hayfield wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 2:11 pm
One of the main reasons I don't post as often as I should in this section is what is directly above me (namely Mobster). It is unlikely that we shall ever meet (as he is in Aberdare and I am in rural Ceredigion) but if we did I imagine I would probably want to hide behind something and stammer "How strong are you?". I mean anyone who can leg press 700kg (1,540 lbs) for 13 reps without stopping (leading to a 1RM of at least 850kg (1,870lbs)) and weigh close to 300lbs (137kg) is either a) the best friend in the world or b) someone to avoid like the plague.

That said, I have started a course of core strengthening exercises (in order to prevent me pulling muscles in my back) and am pleased to say that a) I am doing a very good impression of a dead bug, b) am able to hold a plank for at least five seconds, and c) am able to do three sets of ten reps of 21kg (46lbs) in a Paloff press.
Harry that's kind of nice of you but.., there are people far stronger than me. Back when I started and was super keen I might have been judgemental then but now... no. We all have our own journey to travel.

Tuesday
You know it's a good leg workout the day before when 1) I go to stretch my quads and my hams cramp up and 2) (as usual) I wanna lay in bed lol

Two Hand Pinch
to 90.2-kilos x 21 (3 x 7) reps

Re: training Log Forum 2019

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:06 pm
by peter yates
Mobster wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:14 am
Harry Hayfield wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 2:11 pm
One of the main reasons I don't post as often as I should in this section is what is directly above me (namely Mobster). It is unlikely that we shall ever meet (as he is in Aberdare and I am in rural Ceredigion) but if we did I imagine I would probably want to hide behind something and stammer "How strong are you?". I mean anyone who can leg press 700kg (1,540 lbs) for 13 reps without stopping (leading to a 1RM of at least 850kg (1,870lbs)) and weigh close to 300lbs (137kg) is either a) the best friend in the world or b) someone to avoid like the plague.

That said, I have started a course of core strengthening exercises (in order to prevent me pulling muscles in my back) and am pleased to say that a) I am doing a very good impression of a dead bug, b) am able to hold a plank for at least five seconds, and c) am able to do three sets of ten reps of 21kg (46lbs) in a Paloff press.
Harry that's kind of nice of you but.., there are people far stronger than me. Back when I started and was super keen I might have been judgemental then but now... no. We all have our own journey to travel.

Tuesday
You know it's a good leg workout the day before when 1) I go to stretch my quads and my hams cramp up and 2) (as usual) I wanna lay in bed lol

Two Hand Pinch
to 90.2-kilos x 21 (3 x 7) reps
Hi Harry, if there is one thing i have found over the years in the iron game, it is that usually the biggest and strongest are often the nicest and most helpful to others.They have nothing to prove and realize everyone is doing their best. There are some exceptions of course but in the main i have found it to be true. Anyway training is a personal thing, we do it for ourselves not anyone else and we should be proud of our own achievements how modest they may be. We also have to realize that we each have different potentials and can only fulfill that no matter what we do. It was a lesson i had to learn early on but never stopped me from trying. If you are worried about Mobster i just hope you never bump into Thor. :lol:
Nice one Steve, that day after soreness is always welcome as long as no long hikes are planned. Regards,Peter.