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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5145 on: February 05, 2021, 10:20:53 am »
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Fri (05/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99kg

BS 2x120, 2x125, 2x127.5, 2x130, 2x127.5, 2x127.5, 3x127.5

Notes:
Gyms opened this evening .. got in and it was pretty full for a friday night, usually it would just be me. Everyone wearing masks. Turns out lifting with a mask is also challenging, i couldn't take a full breath easily without sucking the mask into my mouth. which cost me abdominal tightness. There was no way i was getting 6x6x120kg today - so just did some heavy doubles with the goal of starting a new training cycle at 125kg.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5146 on: February 07, 2021, 11:32:32 pm »
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Fri (07/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99kg

OHP 2x60, 2x65, 1x67.5, 0Fx70, 5x60, 8x55
DB OHP 4Fx27.5, 8x25, 10x22.5
Row Machine 8x40, 8x38.75, 8x37.5

Notes:
Switched to a higher rack instead of hang cleaning my ohp. Just because I want to do heavy singles and it won't really count if i hang clean them. And wow it was so much harder. Also mask kills it. So over it, 14th cant come soon enough hah.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5147 on: February 09, 2021, 11:26:46 am »
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Tue (9/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 98.7kg

DL 6x100, 6x120, 6x142.5, 5x152.5, 1x167.5, 1x170
Cable Row 5x100, 8x80, 8x75

Notes:
DL with the mask was brutal, esp in the earlier sets i was dying to get some air into my lungs .. annd my mask blowing up and down looks like im a blowfish haha. done tho.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5148 on: February 09, 2021, 05:23:12 pm »
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170 from the floor? Well done mate. I can see 200 coming soon.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5149 on: February 09, 2021, 11:33:17 pm »
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170 from the floor? Well done mate. I can see 200 coming soon.

yep! from the floor, i stopped doing rack pulls a while ago .. but im glad i started with them because they taught my body to do them right. i still had a learning curve from the floor, mainly because i didnt have the strength to break the bar off the floor correctly unless it was v.light, but a couple of sessions later im happy with them. i love it! fav exercise right now
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5150 on: February 11, 2021, 10:22:50 am »
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Thu (11/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5kg

BP 2x90, 3x92.5, 3x95, 3x92.5*, 2x92.5, 2x93.5, 2x94
DB BP 8x37.5, 8x35, 10x32.5
Dips 8*x20, 8x15, 8x15

Notes:
Damn ..that was a hot and cold workout. had good elements, the starred bench set is cos i put hte bar back after 2 reps b/c i could swear i must have misloaded the L side since it felt so heavy. but i hadnt, so i jumped back and did a 3rd rep but it doesn't technically count as a triple. My bench is a shitdown as usual. will go for 6 triples next week.

didnt do db or dips last week because of the lockdown (closed gyms) so was a bit of a feeling wortkout to see where im at, next week will do 3x8x35 on db bp and 3x8x17.5kg on dips. Then resume normal progression from there.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5151 on: February 13, 2021, 12:56:28 pm »
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Sat (13/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.2kg

BS 2x120, 3x125, 3x127.5, 3x125, 3x125, 3x125, 3x125

Notes:
last workout with the mask. was a struggle. need to dig deep to progress from triples to sixes over the next 3 weeks.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5152 on: February 17, 2021, 05:35:22 am »
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Mon (15/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.2kg

OHP 2x60, 3x65, 0Fx70, 1x68.5, 6x60, 8x57.5, 8x55
Row Machine 3x8x38.75
LPD 5x10x35

Notes:
So  for heavy singles,  just go from  unrack into the rep without moving  back. For reps, step back first.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5153 on: February 17, 2021, 11:50:22 pm »
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Wed (17/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.8kg

DL 6x120, 6x150, 5x155, 1x175
DJ 6xblue box, 6xred box, RVJx3, 6xred box, RVJx2,

Notes:
Wow doing depth jumps instantly retaught my CNS  how to organise properly  for jumping.  Normally i would feel sluggish into the jump and not setup properly  for the plant / landing ..   felt more natural with the potentiating. Maybe this is how i recover my normal jump?  I am still  struggling to touch 32" though, which is no doubt because of being overweight. but  depth jumps give me hope for now.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5154 on: February 18, 2021, 08:32:59 am »
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Thu (18/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW:

Run - 6.5km

Notes:
Yesterday's DLs gave me some wonderful doms in the upper back, tarps, mid back, etc. Great bang for buck exercise. I had made the conscious decision to  drop the cable exercises cos they were beating up my R bicep  (i think tendon?)  too much and it's  cost me the ability to  do  chinups etc regularly, which i've almost stopped doing since my R bicep took such a beating from machine work.

Ive settled into a good grove with  running now - once a week is the sweet spot, ive replaced the second run with a sprint session - did hill sprints (didnt log them though).  that will give better bang for buck than just two running sessions, plus i enjoy the variety which keeps things more fun and fresh.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5155 on: February 19, 2021, 10:49:39 am »
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Fri (19/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5

BP 2x93, 2x95.5, 2x96.5, 4x2x95
DB BP 3x8x35
Dips 3x8x17.5 @ 99.8kg

Notes:
BP felt v. difficult, i erred with that warmup set of 93, it should be 90 but i didn't want to start off the session by being conservative, in hindsight, that's exactly what you want for a good warmup. so next time warmup with a 90kg double and then go for broke for the 6 doubles, im thinking progress by 0.5kg. Nothing crazy, just steady progress would be nice.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5156 on: February 21, 2021, 11:05:28 pm »
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Sun (21/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5

BS 6x4x125

Notes:
did 6 sets of 4 with what felt like my 3RM lol. next week will have to find a way to progress to 5s. I think my PR  is something like 135kg for 15 reps or something in one set back in 2019? but squatting only once a week and still progressing is way different to squatting dailly and beign able to do crazy PRs anytime i felt like it. so i'll take it.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5157 on: February 23, 2021, 05:53:48 am »
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Mon (22/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5

Hill sprints 2x5 (w/ 5kg vest)
5x200m sprints (w/  5kg vest)

Notes:
if you asked me after my runs whether i was fit i'd say yes, b/c i'd be hardly sweating and i would get my breath back so quickly, even being obese af (42" waist) but that's b/c ive been doing steady  state cardio consistently for about 6 months. and almost zero anaerobic conditioning.  and yet that first set of hill sprints kicked my ass and showed i have lots of room for improvement to make to my fitness. that made me really happy b/c there's newbie gains to be had. whereas steady state improvements obviously aren't coming regularly (tho they are coming along too).

for next time, im going to structure the workout something like this:
1x5 hill sprint
2x5 hill sprint (w/ vest)
2x5 200m sprint (w/o vest)

it's a mistake to sprint with the vest b/c it beats up my R knee too much, i was just being lazy and didnt want to walk back to the car to drop it off.

oh and 200m sprints show how unfit i am cos i cant sprint 200m presently. my pace hits a wall around 150m.
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5158 on: February 24, 2021, 02:59:19 am »
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Tue (23/2/2021)
Daily Activity:   
Daily Training: n/a
BW: 99.5

OHP 2x60, 2Fx65.5, 3x65, 1x69, 6x60, 7x58, 9x55
Shoulder Row Machine 3x8x40

Notes:
still trying to recover some kind of momentum after my ohp ran into a wall following the 6x5x62.5 workout!  i wanted to skip the machine and do chinups but my bicep wasnt having it -- will just do the machine for a while and see if it leads to anything, have nothing to lose...
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Re: chasing athleticism
« Reply #5159 on: February 24, 2021, 11:24:22 am »
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this log is making me itch for a vaccine so i can lift weights again. i'm looking at an apartment today that is less than a block from my old gym. if i end up signing the lease on it...oh baby. fixin' to do starting strength for the first time in a decade.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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

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