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Maveric Matt
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« Reply #2265 on: April 25, 2018, 12:35:49 PM »

Smith splits with rear foot up on a bench?

Yep, indeedy.  I saw a video recently and was inspired as they used round, foot / knee support on the front side of the bench which allows for more comfort using the radius of the pad.
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« Reply #2266 on: April 25, 2018, 04:32:18 PM »

Great work on the equal PB! 142.5kg next week for an outright PB?
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« Reply #2267 on: May 01, 2018, 12:50:06 PM »

Great work on the equal PB! 142.5kg next week for an outright PB?

I suppose 150 would be a big target to aim for - see how the knees fare!

Friday's efforts -
Trap bar deadlift - 155x5, x5, 165 x5, x5, 170 x5
Weighted chins 5x5 with 3 second pause at top +15kg x5,5,5,5,5
seated ham curls x12,12,12
Lying ham curls x10,10,10,20
V bar LPD x10,10,10
Straight arm cable pull down x12,12,12
Drag curls x10,10,10


Saturday.
Seated DB shoulder press 27.5kg x8,8,8,8
Cable lateral raise (single arm) x12,12,12
DB lateral raise 12.5kg x8, 10kg x8,8
Rope face pulls bottom pulley x12,12,12
Rear flyes x10,10,10
Seated calve raise x15,15
Standing calve raises 21's x 2 sets

Front squats 105kg x8,8,8
Machine hacks 110x12, 120 x12, narrow stance 100 x15, 100 x15
EZ curls 45kg x8,8,8
Reverse curls 20kg x12,12,12
super sets
DB hammer curls 15kg x8,8,8
Seated machine lateral raises 5kg x15,15,15
Single leg leg press 80kg x12,12,12

Tonight - Infinity war! (no spoilers, ok)
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« Reply #2268 on: May 02, 2018, 08:24:14 AM »

I suppose 150 would be a big target to aim for - see how the knees fare!

For sure, but a PB is a PB. An extra 2.5kg is still 2.5kg better than any other previous performance, ever, in your entire life. I'd take that. Smiley
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« Reply #2269 on: May 02, 2018, 12:31:30 PM »

I suppose 150 would be a big target to aim for - see how the knees fare!

For sure, but a PB is a PB. An extra 2.5kg is still 2.5kg better than any other previous performance, ever, in your entire life. I'd take that. Smiley

That is true.  When I beat the South West bench press record it was by 0.5kg!  Tongue
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« Reply #2270 on: May 09, 2018, 12:41:36 PM »

Sessions are still ticking along and pushing for progression where I can.  My left knee has been a bit sore for the past week - I think it was from front squats that I pushed the sets up to 105kg.  I've continues to train and did the 5x5 trap bar deads on Friday with 170kg so that's progressing nicely.  I cooked myself a bit on Saturday with training shoulders of -
Seated DB shoulder press 30kg x8,8,6
Cable across body lateral raise (single arm) x12,12,12
DB laterals 12.5x8,8, 10kg x8
wide grip upright rows 30kg x10,10,10
bottom pulley face pulls x10,10,10

Shoulders were pumped after that! (actually someone at the gym asked what show I was prepping for due to looking lean - I replied - none! actually slowly trying to add a bit of weight...)
Then back home for a load of DIY - painting outside, to further pump my shoulders up! Being out in the hot sun all day after the gym, then taking my off road bike for a spin down a few lanes (check my Youtube  Wink) when I got in I was toast.
Plenty of outside work and family stuff the Sunday and bank holiday Monday was nice  Cool
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« Reply #2271 on: May 16, 2018, 12:52:00 PM »

Training is still moving along.  Following the usual plan, but my knee is still a bit sore (annoyingly) so didn't train hams on Friday to give it some rest, and did more back work instead.
Saturday I left for Bodypower, a 6am start, so made good time on the roads, and got to the NEC at 9.30ish.  Met up with Si, then the rest of the Bulk Powders squad,  some of which I've got to know well and have a good laugh with.   Once there I donned one of the new Bulkwear t shirts and got stuck in!  The Saturday was probably the most enjoyable day I've had at a Bodypower, I seemed up for it and enjoyed catching up with friends and BP fans.  Always good bants with Si and the BP team, especially with the ones nearer to me.  Staying at the hotel next to the NEC made the logistics a bit easier, and we had planned to train in Emporium gym, but simply didn't have the time after getting everyone settled back at the hotel, so instead a group of us went to the hotel gym to do what we could with what we had.  Si and I had planned on hitting shoulders (what I was scheduled to do also) so we improvised doing -

DB lateral raise about 4 sets of 10 reps
Short bar OHP - 3-4 sets building the weight up for 12-10 reps
Machine shoulder press - bit of an odd angle and very front delt-y due to the distance away from body - 3 sets of 10 reps, then two more sets of 20 for a real pump.
Face pulls from top pulley on LPD machine 3 sets 0f 10-12 reps.

It was good training with someone a bit more advanced than anyone I've trained with in a while, as my last partner and subsequent drop ins were not very experienced, so the lead always came from me, meaning I didn't really have anyone to form check me.  Especially good as I was struggling with the angle on the face pulls until Si corrected my position.
Off out for a meal then in Nando's (about 5/10 for cheekiness) that we didn't eat till gone 10:30! bed at midnight before doing it all again on the Sunday.  The Sunday was quieter but steadier, and I didn't leave until around 4:30, and got home at 8.
I'd tactically booked Monday off work to catch up on a bit of rest, lovely sunny day, but I somehow got stuck with some DIY jobs!  Changing (or trying to) a sink plug hole kneeling on a tiled floor wasn't fun!
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« Reply #2272 on: May 16, 2018, 02:18:27 PM »

I am always the lead trainer in any pairing I have used for training, except random sessions with you or Oakes and I like either role. although on a targetted rotation can be a little OCD about coming out of that structure, but the benefits outweigh it once my head adjusts. Do you prefer lead or follow?
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« Reply #2273 on: May 16, 2018, 09:20:48 PM »

Matt what he's asking is are you a top or a bottom?  Tongue
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« Reply #2274 on: May 16, 2018, 09:27:16 PM »

Matt what he's asking is are you a top or a bottom?  Tongue

Definitely a Ďtopperí!  Tongue

Itís just nice for someone to contribute a bit instead of everything coming from me. If it was my prescribed routine it would make sense for me to lead and form check to how I perform the exercises within the routine,  it if itís a freestyle session itís nice to take in new approaches. Obviously, when you are doing a set itís hard to see any slight form drops and nice to be with someone whoís experienced enough to spot and identify the adjustments.
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« Reply #2275 on: May 16, 2018, 09:39:53 PM »

Matt what he's asking is are you a top or a bottom?  Tongue


hahahaha, I already know  Shocked
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« Reply #2276 on: May 17, 2018, 12:40:55 PM »

Morning weigh in - 67.75kg
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« Reply #2277 on: May 17, 2018, 01:00:15 PM »

Shredder! Glad to see your journal is still going strong like your front squats (Damn!).
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« Reply #2278 on: May 17, 2018, 05:13:10 PM »

Always a pleasure, mate!

You forgot the Upright Rows from our shoulder session. I wouldn't say either of us led; we worked around the available equipment with both of us making suggestions. I enjoyed that - I've not had a regular training partner for over a decade and at least 95% of my sessions are done solo.
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« Reply #2279 on: May 21, 2018, 12:36:55 PM »

Shredder! Glad to see your journal is still going strong like your front squats (Damn!).

Dalts! Good to hear from you  Smiley  Haha - thanks, bud.  Still got a bit of spring in the legs!

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