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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5115 on: December 29, 2020, 12:35:38 pm »
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Tue (29/12/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5kg

OHP 5x61.5, 5x62.5, 3x5x61.5, 6x61.5
Chinups 6,6,6,5,5
DB OHP 3x7x27.5

Notes:
Progressing still but when do the muscles start growing?
« Last Edit: December 29, 2020, 02:03:28 pm by maxent »
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5116 on: December 31, 2020, 11:03:14 pm »
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Thu (31/12/2020)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.6kg

Rack DL 6x155, 6x160(Hook), 1x180(Hook)
Jumps, SVJx5, RVJx5(RL), RVJx5(LR), MEx5, MEx5
Cable Row 3x8x105

Notes:
Damn i look so slow and jump so low these days. But it was only march when i could still get up to a reasonable vertical .. now im 15kg heavier .. it's pretty sombering. I dont really care about vertical but that's a huge dropoff.

Also hugely experimented with DLs after all my thoughts, i do think i had a big reality check. I tried to pull off the floor after the heavy single and was conservative going for 140kg - couldnt budge it off the floor lmao -so i dropped to 120kg and i think i got one or two reps (or zero, i cant remember now) - finally managed to pull a few reps at 100kg. Talk about fool's gold ..

the reason i wanted to pull from the floor? i can drop the bar on the set down .. and hopefully avoid the injury risk of my very ugly setdown, since rack pulls cant be dropped (shouldnt be dropped).

the saving grace is that pulling from the floor .. as hard as it is, i felt it very much in the legs .. so since i actually want to work on my legs more (without squatting more), will be spending more time pulling from the floor. in the meantime, i think i will stop doing hooked sets because it throws form off .. and just progress with normal grip at the rate of 2.5kg/week.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5117 on: December 31, 2020, 11:09:39 pm »
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2021 synopsis
coges is right on instagram, it's time to start working on getting leaner. i will clean up my diet and commit to running 2x a week while doing the recomp thing for a while. And then cut to say sub 95kg.

Right now im in noman's land on strength (115kg squat, 62kg ohp, 90kg bp) .. so if i start cutting now i'll end up achiving nothing. need to get those numbers to around 120/62.5/92.5 worksets, and maintain it for say 3 weeks, before i can start a cut, so i can have a chance to maintain them.

For now staying under 100kg and getting stronger, faster and fitter is a good idea.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5118 on: January 01, 2021, 12:23:25 am »
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2021 synopsis
coges is right on instagram, it's time to start working on getting leaner. i will clean up my diet and commit to running 2x a week while doing the recomp thing for a while. And then cut to say sub 95kg.

Right now im in noman's land on strength (115kg squat, 62kg ohp, 90kg bp) .. so if i start cutting now i'll end up achiving nothing. need to get those numbers to around 120/62.5/92.5 worksets, and maintain it for say 3 weeks, before i can start a cut, so i can have a chance to maintain them.

For now staying under 100kg and getting stronger, faster and fitter is a good idea.

I'm right there with you mate. I'm doing a full reset though. Jan -> March = Shred city haha
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5119 on: January 03, 2021, 02:29:40 am »
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Sat (2/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.3kg

BP 5x90, 5x90, 5x90, 4Fx90, 4x90, 4x90
Incline DB BP 8x32.5, 10x30, 9x30
Dips 8x12.5, 7Fx12.5, 8x12.5

Notes:
For the first time i got 4 reps across on all sets of benching 90kg. I actually felt strong attempting the 5th rep of the 4th set too, which was cool, but just couldn't finish the rep. So progress is coming, albeit not at the regular 1rep/week i was maintaining til i hit 5s. At this rate it will take sometime to get 6 sets of 6, but once i get there, i think it will be a pretty big milestone.

I have been reducing carbs (and increasing protein via nandos) on 'recovery' days (ie. eod) which might be affecting performance slightly on training days - but - it's worth it to lean out a little while still progressing (maybe slowly). im not ready to begin a cut until i've actually devoted myself to at least 12 weeks of regular running (2x a week, maybe a session of intervals etc)
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5120 on: January 04, 2021, 10:02:38 am »
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Mon (4/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.2kg

BS 5x100, 5x120, 1x135, 5x115, 5x115, 5x115, 5x115, 6x115
RVJ Jumps - 3 sets (3-5 reps)

Notes:
Squats are no fun. Finishing the 115kg cycle with next wks 6x6x115. I should really be doing front squats but then i'll be too drained to jump. I was running late so didnt run (ha). It's ok, im going to give myself another 2 weeks to get my jumps going again before just maintaining them and focusing on RUNNING!
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5121 on: January 07, 2021, 01:12:57 am »
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Wed (6/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.6kg

OHP 5x62, 5x63, 4x5x62
Chin 3x6xBW
DB OHP 2x8x27.5, 0Fx27.5

Notes:
ohp is getting real .. need to dig deep next week for the 62.5kg milestone
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5122 on: January 10, 2021, 12:41:55 am »
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Fri (8/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.0kg

Rack DL 6x160, DL 8x100
Cable Row 3x8x110
accessory - kb side bends, kb rows etc

Notes:
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5123 on: January 11, 2021, 02:51:15 am »
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Sun (10/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.7kg

BP 5x90, 5x90, 4Fx90, 1x95, 0Fx102.5(PR attempt)
DB BP 5x35, 7x30, 7x30, 7x30
Dips 3x15kg

Notes:
Bench hit a wall .. i probably should have got that 3rd set of 5 - but in desperation i was experimenting with variables (shoes) and it prob cost me that rep. So after that i decided the workout was a write off and tried to go for a  lifetime bench PR. It wasn't going to be  the day. But the silver lining was finally giving flat db bench a chance, i think it's a better accessory than incline db bench i'd been doing all along. I found the 35kg very challenging in a good way, my right arm struggled massively to get 35kg up, which means my strong L has been carrying the barbell bench and im limited on bench by the weak R side. So hopefully som time doing flat db bench will fix that. I think it's just a better exercise overall, i've got very little if any chest hypertrophy from barbell bench. DB flat probably gave me the mass i used to have but no longer do.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5124 on: January 13, 2021, 12:23:50 am »
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Tue (12/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.0kg

BS 6x6x115
Pogo jumps 3x5

Notes:
Squats looked a lot better than they felt. I do not want to be doing 6 sets of hard backsquats every week .. but i dont want to do more than one squat workout a week either. For now, i'll stick to this but i want to focus on running and by the time im done with the squats i have no energy left to do anything else.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5125 on: January 15, 2021, 03:21:19 am »
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Thu (14/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 100.0kg

OHP 5x62.5, 5x.63.5, 4x5x62.5
DB OHP 3x30, 6x27.5
Chinup 3xBW
Lat Row machine 3x8x32.5kg

Notes:
Still making progress on ohp
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5126 on: January 16, 2021, 10:41:31 am »
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Sat (16/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.8kg

DL 6x115, 4x125, 6x162.5(rack pull)
Jumps
Cable Row 3x8x115kg
Accessory (kb side bends etc, cable crunches)

Notes:
Trash workout. My pulls look hideous .. not sure why. R hamstrings gave way on the 4th rep of the 125kg. I need to reset and clean up form and be disciplined about it, even if it means lifting baby weight for the next 3 months.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5127 on: Today at 01:14:30 am »
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Sat (17/1/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.8kg

Run 25min

Notes:
Logged the first run of the year. was just around sunset so was bitten by mosquitos on the way back. will go a bit earlier next time.  i ran a 165-175bpm heart rate pretty much after the first 5 mins, but strangely i wasnt only sweating a little even tho it was pretty warm. i think im fitter than my horrible pace would suggest .. just not used to running b/c it's a new exercise but the regular bike has made me kinda fit i think, at least not starting from scratch levels of unfit. will log every run onto insta from here, just to build up some consistency.
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