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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5130 on: November 06, 2020, 06:47:40 am »
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Thu (5/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 0/0
BW:

T-bar DL 8x120kg
DL 5x6x70kg
Cable Row 3x10x70kg

Notes:
'Back' day .. i miss not having to do back work because i squatted heavy .. but now im having to do these extra exercises which im not good at all .. deadlift setup is bad .. i dont know how to put the bar down safely .. i have a bruise/swollen knee which im not sure is from bumping my knee or something else
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5131 on: November 08, 2020, 06:47:37 am »
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Sat (10/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 0/0
BW:

BP 6x6x85
Incline DB BP 5x35, Dips 10xBW
 
Notes:
Next time i am deciding whether to go for 6x6x85 or try for 5x5x87.5kg. leaning towards the former b/c it will improve my chance of getting the 5x5x87.5kg the following workout.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5132 on: November 10, 2020, 01:27:49 am »
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Mon (9/11/2020)
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BW:

BS 4x110, 5x4x107.5
 
Notes:
Forced a workout .. tough couple of days
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5133 on: November 10, 2020, 08:16:04 am »
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you're got pretty long legs, might be worth doing rack DLs? if you're not trying to compete and the exercise is just to build legs and back/shoulders, then who cares if they're off the floor?
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5134 on: November 11, 2020, 02:20:37 am »
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you're got pretty long legs, might be worth doing rack DLs? if you're not trying to compete and the exercise is just to build legs and back/shoulders, then who cares if they're off the floor?

trying to build legs / backs / shoulders is the main goal and competing never. i can see me running a 5k sooner than entering a PL comp .. which would never happen unless it's squat or bench only or something and i feel i could be competitive (not realistic). what put me off rack dls is whenever i contemplated them in the past i thought i was cheating on ROM which is something i still have a huge hangup about for some reason (i think it's hammered into you when you start lifting that partials = bad). i will try them this week and report back. thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5135 on: November 11, 2020, 09:52:33 am »
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yeah i hear that about getting "partials are bad!" drilled in early on. even though i've been on here for almost the whole time that i've been lifting weights and adarq is the king of partials, so i should have known better. at any rate, "strength training is GPP" is a higher law than "partials are bad."
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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sunday: slow run two hours
monday: strenf
tuesday: easy run one hour
wednesday: speed/hills
thursday: easy run one hour
friday: strenf/easy run
saturday: tempo

https://www.savannahstate.edu/cost/nrotc/documents/Inform2010-thearmstrongworkout_Enclosure15_5-2-10.pdf

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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5136 on: November 11, 2020, 11:37:51 am »
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Wed (11/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 0/0
BW: 95.6kg

OHP 5x58.5, 5x59.5, 3x5x58.5, 8x58.5 (PR!)
DBOHP 5x27.5, 6x27.5, 4fx27.5
Chinup 5 or  6 sets (lost count) of 4 reps x BW

Notes:
An OHP PR .. it must be years since i hd one of those. Not a bad workout all things considernig, am grieving hte loss of beloved dog since yesterday, she was 16, lots of great memories, was the sweetest dog, full of curiousity til the end. will miss her
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5137 on: November 11, 2020, 06:37:38 pm »
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Wed (11/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 0/0
BW: 95.6kg

OHP 5x58.5, 5x59.5, 3x5x58.5, 8x58.5 (PR!)
DBOHP 5x27.5, 6x27.5, 4fx27.5
Chinup 5 or  6 sets (lost count) of 4 reps x BW

Notes:
An OHP PR .. it must be years since i hd one of those. Not a bad workout all things considernig, am grieving hte loss of beloved dog since yesterday, she was 16, lots of great memories, was the sweetest dog, full of curiousity til the end. will miss her

Congrats on the PR but condolences on the loss of your dog. That sucks mate.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5138 on: November 13, 2020, 10:35:03 am »
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Fri (13/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 5/5
BW: 95.4kg

Rack DL 6x40, 6x60, 6x75, 6x105, 6x120
T-bar row 3x10x40
Cable Row 3x10x75kg

Notes:
Just like that, i've strung together 5 days of clean eating. Rack DL .. were interesting, certainly better than off the floor. lets see how well i can progress them.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5139 on: November 15, 2020, 12:01:50 pm »
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Sat (15/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 7/7
BW: 96.1kg

BP 5x6x85, 5Fx85
Incline DB BP 3fx35
Dips 3x10xBW
 
Notes:
Failed the last rep of bench press .. bit embarrassing .. but i just ran out of juice .. my right hamstring cramped etc. all things considered it was a solid effort on a day i felt even warmups heavy. it took so much out of my upper body that i could only manage 3 reps with 35kg. i'd have to check but id done sets of 6-8s or something like that previously?

and i just want to make a note in passing that the rack pulls made my hamstrings v sore. good stuff.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5140 on: November 17, 2020, 02:11:30 pm »
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Tue (18/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 9/9
BW: 95.5kg

BS 5x110, 5x107.5, 4x5x105
Calf 3x10x30
 
Notes:
the rack pulls def affected squats .. it may work itself out with time but i had the sorest hams and adductors afterward the squats. interesting stuff. I will go for 6x6x105 next time!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5141 on: November 18, 2020, 04:14:30 am »
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glutes are v. sore. how can that be, i dont remember that happening from just squats. it seems the combo of adding the 'heavy' and then squatting made that happen. prob the first time in ages ive been excited about weights.. no more cutting .. i have about 10kg of fat to lose but if i lose it now i wont be happy b/c i have 10kg of muscle to gain.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5142 on: November 19, 2020, 11:55:21 am »
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Thu (1/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 11/11
BW: 96.3kg

OHP 6x50, 5x59, 5x60, 3x5x59, 6x60
DB OHP 6x27.5
Chinup 6x5xBW
LPD 1 set
Side bends 12x20kg, 12x24kg
Cable crunch 1 set
 
Notes:
getting close to the goal of 60kg ohp worksets.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2020, 12:36:21 pm by maxent »
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5143 on: November 21, 2020, 02:15:13 pm »
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Sat (21/11/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: 13/13
BW: 96.3kg

Rack Pull 6x100, 6x120, 6x130, 1x140, 8x125
T-bar Row 3x10x40
Cable Row 3x8x80

Notes:
I went one two pins lower this time around. There is only one pin below. Surprisingly my form looks good now.. seems using pins has taught my body how to do the exercise. can try one pin lower next time.
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« Reply #5144 on: November 22, 2020, 12:59:02 am »
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bw has stabilised since i started eating clean .. im finishing 2 weeks today. if i get to day 22 it will become more or less automatic. keen for that. trying to get the body recomposition from cardio .. ive bumped the bike difficulty setting from 8 to 9 which is challenging .. gets my HR around 130-140bpm. Also meaning to start running but since recovery is so strained atm .. im not sure where to slot it in .. it makes sense to put it into leg or back day - but - those days are already gruelling training wise.

kind of drawn to the idea of playing pickup but it's still covid and i dont really want to risk my loved ones. will wait it out
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