Jump to content

Donati's Log Of Steel Bending, Grip And Powerlifting


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 2.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Buccos1

    2226

  • EricMilfeld

    38

  • Donc101

    20

  • jvance

    19

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Sun (12/6) Deadlifts - Conventional (1x3) 135 (1x2) 225 (1x1) 315 (1x1) 405 (1x1) 455 (1x1) 500 The raw-conventional comeback is done (maybe)! I've wrote about in the past, how I started off

I've been keeping a log on Bender's Battlefield for a few years. The sites been down for a few days, so I figured what better time than now to start a log here!? Some background info: Age: 39 H

Here is the 345 bench from yesterday. Not a perfect rep, but I'll take it! Bodyweight was around 195lbs.

Buccos1

Congrats Carl!

Thanks Tom!

carl,

Have you hubbed any plates at all? just the loadable hubs?

No, just the Ironmind Hub - old and new. I'd like to try one though. My plates are very wide and shallow with the hub.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Wed (10/30)

Speed Bench - minis

(1x5) 135

(2x3) 155

(4x3) 155 - add chains

Dips

(2x8) 20lb chain

Kettlebell Extensions

(1x12) 20

(1x8) 35

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Sat (11/2)

Squats
(1x5) 135
(1x3) 225
(1x2) 315
(1x1) 365
(1x1) 385


DO - IMPs
Yellow Nail
1/4 x 6" Grade 8 bolt
Red Nail

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 50
(1x1) 57.5
(1x0) 62.5

Grippers
(1x5) #1
(1x5) #1.5
(1x3) #2

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Sun (11/3)

Bench Press

(1x8) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 245

(1x3) 275
(1x2) 305

(1x2) 315

Lying Extensions

(3x8) 50

2-arm Dumbell Extensions

(2x8) 70

Tricep Pushdowns

(1x12) 100

(2x10) 130

Adjustable Thickbar

(1x1) 75

(1x1) 110

(1x1) 145

(1x1) 180

(1x1) 195

This was the third workout where I tried to bench with my feet flat, due to a raw bench-only meet coming up. It's getting a little better, but I still prefer up on the toes. I will have to make some slight adjustments on the numbers I am planning.

Planned attempts: opener (305); 2nd (320-325); 3rd (335-340)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Tue (11/5)

Speed Bench - chains

(8x3) 185

Floor Press

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 275

Seated Press

(1x5) 95

(1x5) 135

(1x5) 150

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Wed (11/6)

Shrugs
(1x8) 135
(1x8) 225
(1x8) 315
(1x5) 405
(1x5) 455

Dips
(2x15)

Kettlebell Extensions
(1x12) 20
(1x8) 35

Ironmind Hub
(1x1) 50
(1x1) 55
(1x0) 60
(1x1) 60

Grippers
(1x5) #1
(1x5) #1.5
(1x3) #2

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Sun (11/10)

100% RAW/ADAU Central PA Open

198 Men's Open
Bodyweight - 194.6

Bench Press
308 - Good lift
319 - Good lift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMwVT48IHv8
330 - Good lift http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVY_Lh056ho


This was a huge meet ... 72 total competitors. There were eight guys in my division (bench-only) and I took 2nd overall. The pause/press commands were tough, which took a lot out of me on the second attempt. But, I was able to come back for an OK third. I am going to continue to mess with my programming over the next two months, and start working toward a 365 raw bench ... then 385, which would be double-bodyweight.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Mon (11/11)

DO - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 6" Grade 5

Red Nail

Horseshoes - 1.25" suede

SCF Lite Plain #000

Ironmind Hub

(1x1) 40

(1x1) 50

(1x1) 55

(1x1) 60

Plate Pinch Holds

25s

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Tue (11/12)

DU - BBW

Blue Nail

1/4 x 6" Grade 8

Adjustable Thickbar

(1x1) 75

(1x1) 145

(1x1) 170

(1x1) 200

1-handed Deadlift

(1x1) 95

(1x1) 135

(1x1) 185

Barbell Curls

(2x8) 95

Today was the first time I tried the one-handed deads. I was able to come up with the 185, but was having some trouble balancing the bar. The final 200 rep on the ATB was the most solid I've had to-date.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

was that one hand dead on an axle or bar?

It was on a G and G Fitness olympic barbell. It's a little thicker than my Texas power bar and a lot thicker than my DL bar. I've never even tried an axle.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Wed (11/13)

Deadlifts

(2x5) 135

(2x3) 225

(2x3) 315

(2x1) 405

(1x1) 455 - add suit/straps down

(1x1) 500 - straps up

Edited by Buccos1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Thur (11/14)

Dead Bench Press

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 205

(1x3) 255

Isometric Bench

10 seconds - 405lbs.

Wide-grip Bench Press

(1x3) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 250

Speed Bench - chains

(7x3) 150

Dips - chains

(2x12)

Barbell Extensions

(2x12) 45

Today begins my chase of a double bodyweight raw bench press. I'm going to be changing a lot of things around and doing some more experimentation. The ultimate goal would be a 405 raw bench press (touch-and-go), and a 385-390 in competition.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Fri (11/15)

Barbell Curls

(1x8) 95

(1x8) 105

(1x8) 115

Seated Press

(2x5) 135

(1x5) 150

Horseshoes - 1.25" suede

Diamond Bronco PL000 - 165 deg.

Grippers

(1x5) #1

(1x5) #1.5

(1x3) #2

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Congrats on the competition benching numbers Carl!

Thanks Ben!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Sat (11/16)

Squats

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 225

(1x2) 315

(1x2) 405 - add briefs

(1x1) 455

(1x1) 475

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Sun (11/17)

Bench Press

(1x8) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x3) 275

(1x2) 320

(1x20) 225

I was planning on hitting 225 for 15 reps, and suprised myself with being able to get 20. After the bench workout, I met up with Brent B. and did some grip stuff (pinch, fat bar, grippers). Brent has a lot of cool stuff which I did for the first time, like the adjustable pinch device and fat bar. I am planning on doing my first grip comp next month (Gripmas), so need to practice some of these events (even though the goal, I think for me in this would be to not finish last).

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Mon (11/18)

Seated Press

(1x8) 135

(1x5) 155

(1x2) 170

Shrugs

(1x8) 225

(1x8) 315

(2x5) 405

Ironmind Hub

(2x1) 50

(1x1) 60

2-hand DO Deadlift - Fatgripz

(1x1) 135

(1x1) 185

1-hand Pinch

(2x1) 52

(1x1) 57

I made a pinch device with 2 of my 25s. It's a little too wide for me, but I figure it'll help in training. First time today working with Fatgripz and it was tough!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Wed (11/20)

Dead Bench Press

(1x5) 135

(1x3) 185

(1x3) 225

(1x2) 245

(1x2) 275

Speed Bench - bands

(1x3) 135

(3x3) 155

(4x3) 135 - add chains

JM Press

(2x5) 95

Double Overhand DL - Fatgripz

(1x1) 135

(1x1) 185

(1x1) 200

1-arm Deadlift

(1x1) 135

(1x0) 185

(1x1) 185

Grippers

(1x5) #1

(1x5) #1.5

(1x3) #2

I decided to compete in Gripmas and started to train some of the lifts. (This will be my first grip competition and I have a long way to go on almost every event! LOL) I figure to be way down the standings on pretty much everything, but am going to gain some experience, learn a few things, and maybe sell my Rolling Thunder (which isn't doing me much good!!).

I like training with the Fatgripz so far. My hands are pretty small (7 3/8") so they are a good challenge for me. The 200 double overhand deadlift was near a max, as it was starting to slip. I got some PVC pipe and am going to try to make a pinch device. I'm going to have to do something with my 25s ... maybe grind them down a little, as they're way too wide to start adding weight. Doing this stuff is totally addicting!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Thur (11/21)

Barbell Curls

(1x8) 95

(1x8) 115

(2x5) 95 - add Fatgripz

Dumbell Curls - Fatgripz

(2x10) 30

Lying Kettlebell Extensions

(1x12) 20

(1x10) 35

DU - IMPs

Yellow Nail

1/4 x 6" Grade 5

DU - BBW

1/4 x 6" Grade 8 - 15 degrees

Ironmind Hub

(2x1) 50

(1x1) 55

Link to post
Share on other sites
Buccos1

Fri (11/22)

1-hand Axle Deadlift

(1x1) 75

(1x1) 95

(1x1) 115

(2x0) 130

(1x1) 115

Ironmind Hub

(2x1) 50

(1x0) 60

Second go-around today on the axle. I was able to get the 130 about halfway up, but couldn't hold on.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies.