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#921 ONLINE   Geralt

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 05:43 AM

Grippers and squat this morning. 

 

Working sets squats: 6 x 90kg, 4 x 100kg, 3 x 3 110 kg. Felt 'easy'. 

Grippers after warming up:

 

BBE@169 MMS close and easy hold, this really surprised me, since I have upped volume and did not expect to be on full strength!

It wasn't a full stop/pause MMS set, more of using a bit of momentum, but still. I concentrate on the close now so good. 

 

Ghp8 attempt deep set, just slight opening up; 

IM#3.5 attempt from choker, but missed by a hair; 

BBE (Thor) @162 MMS and close; 

IM#3  (around 150, unrated) 3 x 1 from pause and explosive overcrush; 

 

Tried my new IM#2.5 from wide set just for fun after this and it kinda felt like a toy first rep lol maybe try some CCS repwork with this one after a little while. 

 

Thickbar hangs with Fatgripz Extreme, 10kg weighthvest added;  

Thumbscrews 5 x 3 orange spring several settings; 

IM Expand your hand bands several bandcolours reps and open holds for time. Nice burn. 

 

I am really pushing myself hard now in griptraining and am very glad with this slight progress. Just one week I want to continue this before I 'back off' and go to once per week for volume. No way I will be doing two sessions per week then. 


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:01 AM

Kinda feeling my elbow area, so no extra gripworkout this week. Gotta go on the feel. Sunday grippers at the earliest. 

Yesterday only shoulders. 



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:51 AM

Kinda feeling my elbow area, so no extra gripworkout this week. Gotta go on the feel. Sunday grippers at the earliest. 
Yesterday only shoulders.


Have you tried the light supination/pronation lever for elbows?
It helped Juha harju get rid of tendinitis.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 10:46 AM

I do everything of that, in addition I bought the Expand your hand bands. Doing it a lot. But sometimes workload just stresses my tendons to much. Can't make it otherwise and thus need to back off. Part of my journey. Two steps forward, one step back etc...
Thnx for the tip though.

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 02:11 PM

My elbows have made significant improvement with Blue Emu cream.

I've tried Penetrex as well, but the Emu is great.

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:58 AM

My elbows have made significant improvement with Blue Emu cream.

I've tried Penetrex as well, but the Emu is great.

Thnx for the tip, will need to look for a European version, I found the product, but not on Dutch websites. Will check this out further. I know the sort cream 'family' it belongs too. Will check that out further. Now you mentioned it, I also used White Tiger Balm in the past, those tiny little pots with great odour lol also worked good for relieving.

 

End of afternoon quick squat workout in the garage

(few warm up sets, working up to...)

1 x 10 @70kg/154.3lbs; 

1 x 8 @95kg/209.4lbs; 

1 x 5 @ 105kg/231lbs; 

1 x 3 @ 110kg/242.5lbs; 

1 x 5 @ 120kg/264.5lbs, really squeezed them out, but it is progress. PR

1 x 10 @102.5kg/225.9lbs

 

I am definitely not strong on squats but the way I approach stuff now I keep making progress. 150kg/330lbs will fall soon. I want a good squat without leaning forward and that stuff. Focus on good technique.  The 8 - 10 rep range for squats really works good for me. 

 

Leaving grip for what it is now, a bit earlier than planned but rather be undertrained than overtrained with painful joints. In the past I always pushed just that little bit further which got me injured every time. 


Edited by Geralt, 10 December 2014 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 03:09 AM

Working at home today so I decided to use my freedom to place my work further on in the day and do my training first when fresh. Kept it within an hour and a half a got some nice work in. 

Everything after warming up:

 

Squats :  

1 x 10 @70kg; 

1 x 10 @80kg; 

5 x 5 @95kg, every rep 2 second pause at the bottom, A2G. 

 

Because of the squats I felt my CNS had primed up. Sunday I had planned my gripperwork but why not go with the flow, since I felt strong now. 

It turned out to be a nice session. 

 

2 x 1 IM#3.5 (choked to parallel, guesstimated around 175 for sure, compared to my 176 Ghp8) ; 

3 x 1 BBE (RGC 169 deep set and hold x 2, 162 MMS and try to overcrush)

         Felt strong but a few of these take away strength pretty quick. 

1 x 5 1.5" Blockset IM#2.5 

1 x 2  CCS IM#2.5

 

A few heavy attempts and wide sets on lower grippers kills my hands. Anyway, last session with bigger grippers, now to focus from next week on to high volume repwork around IM#3. 

 

Z-press for shoulders few sets (seated upright on the ground, legs straight forward, unracking from the low holding pins from my squat stands. Much more taxing and you need to focus really on form. 

 

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:08 AM

Quicky before work, squats only:

10 x 50kg; 
10 x 70kg; 
5 x 95kg; 
3 x 110kg; 
3 x 125kg/275.5lbs;  (had two more reps in the tank maybe but I am not going to grind them out. Not now) 
8 x 115kg; 
10 x 102kg. 

Three weeks back I tested 130kg 1 rm 'easy', could have done 140 perhaps, so 150kg is very close. 
Busy week, with finishing work, christmas celebrations etc. with kids' school etc.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:11 AM

Strong squatting !
150kg will be soon enough.
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