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#981 OFFLINE   Anthony C.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 11:24 AM

 

I'm sorry to hear about the burglars, Geralt. Karma is a bit** in this case I hope!




30 closes with IM3.. Much respect!

Thnx brother. 

 

This morning started the week with squats. 

 

I have to be honest, I started off my 531 work with to much weight. I thought I could easily get 150kg within a few weeks for the backsquat after an easy 130kg first try end of last year. 

I could have grinded out 140kg back than but starting to work with percentages of 150kg was to much I guess. 

 

I have done a lot of volume squats per session but I notice strength is decreasing little by little. Can be that this is also because I had some energy sapping things going on but my body is signalling I shouldn't go heavier. 

So. In short: backing down weights, easy as that. Started off with 531 with a decreased 1rm and see where I get with this. 

 

Got some nice squats in however and chinups. Maybe a light pressing session this week but basically I am taking it easy rest of the week. Trying to get some good sleep and food in. End of the week somewhere grippers, volume again with my #3. 

 

Hey Geralt, also make sure you're drinking lots and lots of water.  Even one day of not drinking as much as I should saps all my strength and leaves me feeling like crap.



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

Never thought of that one. I doubt that it played me parts here but yes, I know I don't drink enough sometimes, specially when at work. Good one.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 11:30 AM

Wednesday February 4th:
Practised squats, coming out of the hole and light shoulderwork.

Today:

After warmup:
IM#3 @153lbs managed to squeeze out 5 doubles with 20mm blockset; not going for volume.
Secret CCS practise method, need to do this for a while to see whether or not it works. Sure as hell kills gripperwork after that;
Thickbar (homemade from scaffoldingbar around regular barbell 2" thick) holds, lifted from supports in squatrack, so I could focus on holds and not make it some sort of DL session. Build up to 140kg / 308lbs, 150kg / 330 lbs slipped just before lockout.

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 03:09 AM

mondaymorning workout before work, felt good. I want to see if I can get a little bit more mass. Eating will be the biggest challenge I think lol

Alternating (for me heavy) trapbar DL and Squats every other week. Haven't done trapbar in quite a while. So was curious where I was at. 

 

After warming up sets: 

TB DL: 185kg x 5 felt easy! 

            160kg x 10 also felt good. 

            Next workout I will start from deficit, although I have smaller diameter plates than the standard 50mm ones. 

            Squatwork has definitely payed back. 

 

Goodmornings 4 x 10 assistance; 

Chinups 3 x 5/6 @ BW

              2 x 10 with feet supported on bar in squatrack. 


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:52 AM

mondaymorning workout before work

 

Pffff I congratulate you on getting anything up at all. I couldn't.

 

Squatting seems to be paying off.



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

Didn't feel particularly strong or anything, but weights came up pretty easy today. I must say I try to sleep at least 7-8 hours per night bare minimum. I did 180kg pretty easily, but stopped because I wanted to go higher in weights. Than a smarter voice inside my head so 'don't do that' and I just went for some volume. I need to do a good workout next Monday for squats again. Wednesday a nice pushing session I hope. For me one or two good worksets for DL is more than enough. 

 

I hope you will feel better and more energetic soon, it's difficult sometimes, I know. I must say that the new flexible workinghours approach for my job works good for me in that perspective. I take that freedom to put in my training before work on monday, thus doing the 'heaviest''  workout on the start of the day, and my 'long' grip workout in the weekends. Anything I get to do more = win 


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 08:52 AM

Yesterday grip.

Did a warmup but just after that we got unexpected visitors. Nice and all but hate that when amping up for training lol
After they left I had some trouble getting into it again. Just did training for me and Bob's MM1 cert, planned for March 1st.

Worksets with MMS work from IM#3 up to BBE.
Made a vid of some of the stuff but i am getting tired of YT copyright claims when someone on the background is doing so much as humming a U2 song from 1980. So i put it up on my FB.

Ended with 2" thickbar rackpulls. 130kg holds, 140 lift and 150kg got air for a few secs. Need to work on wristposition when pulling.
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 02:52 AM

I had planned squats for altenating with DL but since I have the MM1 attempt end of next week I have done pulling today and will do squats next week. This way I keep my hands as fresh as possible. 

Made a short one today since I have more stuff to do this morning...

 

Trapbar DL after warming up:

180kg/396lbs  1 x 2

190kg/418lbs  2 x 1 

 

Light assistance work for the legs; 

 

Several sets of chins, bodyweight and chins with weighted vest (10kg), suppersetted with bw triples. 


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 08:36 AM

Last grippertraining before the MM1 certification attempt. The gripper is on it's way, Artee (Bob), RoyZ (Roy) if he can make it, and me have planned the get together for Sunday March the 1st. at my place. I hope the gripper will be here on time, otherwise we will have a problem lol, but it should be here on time in theory. Bob will try and bring some of his blobs and his baby Inch also so it should be a lot of fun! 

 

I had a light setback in January this year but I am coming back now with grippers. After the MM1 cert I will go further again with building up strength. 

Didn't want to go overboard now with training and will do no crazy stuff before the cert. I want 3 good clear single closes. We'll see. 

Made a video of today's practise for the cert. Hope everybody can see it, because there's music in the background. YT is not my favourite for posting vids anymore. 

 

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:09 AM

Not feeling very energetic today, but also noticed in my log that this would be the fourth week of strengthwork, So I am taking a rest week (3 weeks on, one off). Next Sunday grip gettogether so probably best now to take it easy. 



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:19 PM

Not feeling very energetic today, but also noticed in my log that this would be the fourth week of strengthwork, So I am taking a rest week (3 weeks on, one off). Next Sunday grip gettogether so probably best now to take it easy. 

 

Not that I should be giving you advice of any kind lol, but one tactic I employ before a competition is I take the week before the competition off from lifting, then like 2 days before the comp, I get a moderate leg workout in, like a few sets of relatively heavy squats, and lying leg curls.  So I go into the competition with my hands fresh because I haven't worked them, but my CNS firing from the leg workout.  Something to think about.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

Thnx! Input appreciated Anthony. Yes, after a week the body tends to go in relax mode and it's hard to overcome that all of a sudden when max output is required.
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Posted 25 February 2015 - 10:07 AM

Good luck for your certification!



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:30 PM

 

Not feeling very energetic today, but also noticed in my log that this would be the fourth week of strengthwork, So I am taking a rest week (3 weeks on, one off). Next Sunday grip gettogether so probably best now to take it easy. 

 

Not that I should be giving you advice of any kind lol, but one tactic I employ before a competition is I take the week before the competition off from lifting, then like 2 days before the comp, I get a moderate leg workout in, like a few sets of relatively heavy squats, and lying leg curls.  So I go into the competition with my hands fresh because I haven't worked them, but my CNS firing from the leg workout.  Something to think about.

 

 

Great advice!


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