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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5130 on: January 19, 2021, 10:10:10 pm »
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Tue (19/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 100kg

Bike 20 mins @ 12 difficulty

Notes:
Dont usually log bike rides but i bumped the difficulty up to 12 from 11. A couple of months ago i was using 9, so i've made some considerable progress. But interestingly my HR still didn't go over 150bpm, which i thought might happen with the bump from 11. Will try make 12 the new normal from here on. I think running and also strength training has made me better at bike, which was surprising, because i used to make a meal out of level 10 in the past and now i can maintain 12 for 30 minutes.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5131 on: January 20, 2021, 11:39:08 pm »
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Wed (20/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 100kg

BS 5x120, 5x120, 5x120, 3x120, 3x120, 3x120
ME Jumps 3, 2, 1

Notes:
Was scheduled for 5x5 but i decided to scrap it and start a new cycle with 120kg early, with the goal of 6x6x120kg in 3 weeks time. After that i will progress 5x5s weekly.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5132 on: January 22, 2021, 11:33:52 am »
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Fri (22/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.3kg

OHP 4Fx63, 4Fx64, 3x65, 0Fx70, 1x67.5, 7Fx60
DB OHP 6x27.5
Lat Row Machine 3x8x35
Lat Pull Down 8x35, 8x35, 12x35

Notes:
Wow, finally failed a press session! Just decided to call it and tested some heavier weights for fun. Otherwise it was a writeoff. It's my right arm, it's too weak. My strong L side was powering thru reps when the R would stall, which tells me that I'm a 65kg presser on the left and maybe a 50kg presser on the right. Why today hit the wall, prob because i've been pushing my R side harder (with the new flat db benches, arm assistance etc) and this overtrained the R side. Just have to be patient while it catches up then i'll be ready to tackle the next stage.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5133 on: January 24, 2021, 11:19:45 pm »
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Sun (24/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.8kg

DL 6x117.5, 3x127.5, 3x140, 1x150, 8x150(Rack)
Jumps 3xSVJ, 3xRVJ, 3xME
Cable Row 3x8x120
DB Side bend 20x35kg

Notes:
Nonsense workout except DLs went better this week. I  seem to have forgotten which pin i used to use for rack pulls, i think i need to go one pin lower. And i had no plan so i ended up doing 8x150 for some reason. But was surprised i could pull 150kg clean - first time doing heavy singles from the floor, the 140kg triple was supposed to be a heavy single and then i could rep it, so i thought to try 150kg. Getting better slow.

The 120kg cable row was just one of those pointless milestones where i rowed the entire stack. Each week ive gone up by 5kg and it's  unreasonable to expect that kind of progress on such an exercise. So about 3 weeks ago i started cheating more and more and this week it was complete  cheating lol. but the goal is to row the entire stack strict one day, so i'll reset a bit, improve rom, max out and repeat.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5134 on: January 25, 2021, 07:45:35 am »
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Mon (25/1/2021)
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BW: ?

Run - 31 minutes, 4.5km

Notes:
Made a huge leap from last week, dropped a minute on my average pace. Not bad for starting the 2nd week of running. Would be nice to be 6min or so by end of week 6!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5135 on: January 27, 2021, 12:04:57 am »
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Tue (26/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.0

BP 5x90.5, 4x91.5, 4x90.5, 1x100(=PR)
DB BP 3x8x35(PR)
Dips 3x8x17.5
Curl 3x8x36

Notes:
Damn, i regret not trying for 90.5kg for all three sets, may have got it. Next time will go for that. But once again, my bench day coincided with the kiwi crew and they bench one after other and there is like 6 of them - so i was kinda cold by the time i got the bench. Next time, i'll just assume we'll end up benching together and save the preworkout for when i get a free bench lol. But all of this can only help so much, the real issue is at my level, it's almost impossible to progress smoothly without a signicant caloric surplus, something i can't afford at my 41.25" size.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5136 on: January 28, 2021, 08:29:27 pm »
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Thu (28/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.6

BS 6x5x120
Jumps 3xSVJ, 3xRVJ, 2xME

Notes:
Brutal
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5137 on: January 29, 2021, 07:59:35 am »
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BP 5x90.5, 4x91.5, 4x90.5, 1x100(=PR)

:headbang: :highfive: :strong: :personal-record:
Target training paces (min/km), calculated from 5K PR 22:49 :
Easy run : 5:48
Tempo run : 4:50
VO2-max run :4:21
Speed form run : 4:02

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it's the biggest trick in the run game.. go slow to go fast. it doesn't make sense until it smacks you in the face and you're like ....... wtf?

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5138 on: January 30, 2021, 01:04:23 am »
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BP 5x90.5, 4x91.5, 4x90.5, 1x100(=PR)

:headbang: :highfive: :strong: :personal-record:

haha, kind of, still hard to get too excited about benching bodyweight  :). the interesting thing is im doing it without being as muscular as i have been in the past .. so hopefully i can do a bit better than this once i figure out why
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5139 on: January 30, 2021, 01:07:46 am »
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Fri (29/1/2021)
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BW:

Run - 5km / 38 min

Notes:
First run with Asics Novaboost. Amazing cushioning .. lived up to the hype. I got them on special and im glad i bothered. Easily my fav shoe now but once im in shape i can probably do better times with my Pegasus 34. Did the first km in 6 min pace .. i didnt think i had that in me but the shoes just felt so good and maybe the carb up from last night's pizza helped too. By week 6 i want to be capable of sub 5 pace on a max effort .. that would be cool.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5140 on: January 31, 2021, 07:41:04 pm »
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Sat (30/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.8kg

OHP 4x63, 3x65.5, 2x65, 2x65, 1x68.0, 0Fx69.5, 6x60
DB OHP 8x25, 8x25
Row Machine 8x37.5, 8x37.5

Notes:
Another terrible OHP session. How did i manage 6 sets of 5 with 62.5kg and then fall off the cliff at 63.0kg? same old story, right bicep is fked ..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5141 on: January 31, 2021, 07:42:01 pm »
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Covid lockdown this week, no gym. Home workouts .. might take a deload and hope for some super comp. probably not though. lol.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5142 on: February 01, 2021, 09:14:48 am »
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Mon (01/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: ?

DL 6x120, 5x130, 5x140, 3x150, 1x160
BB Row 3x12x40kg

Notes:
Home workout, DLs went ok. bench on weds without dbs but i'll make a workout out of it somehow but friday's squats are the most concerning cos even if lockout ends 6pm friday - idk when they will open gyms.. might be a while .. lets see what happens.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5143 on: February 02, 2021, 09:05:23 am »
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Mon (02/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.8

Run 5.5km

Notes:
Wore Adidas. Running with a mask is v. hard .. my heart was pounding like crazy, HRM showed 190bpm when i average 165 and max out 175bpm normally. Hopefully the last time i do one with the mask if the lockdown ends friday..
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5144 on: February 03, 2021, 08:34:48 am »
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Wed (03/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.5

BP 6x70, 2x85, 3x92.5, 2x95, 4x2x92.5, 3x10x60
Curl 6x40, 3x8x37.5

Notes:
Bench at home is way different. I used my crossfit shoes for bench, felt okay. not sure if it's better or worse than dowins, will use them at the gym next time. i can probably use them to spare wearing out dowins at least on bench days. maybe even ohp days?
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