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Thought I would log my training this year and decided this is the most logical way of doing it on here. Should keep me honest and consistent too.

i was going really well up until Xmas time and have had a slow start back this year but from next week it's back into it.

i would like to do a powerlifting competition this year, I enjoyed my first and last one I did. But will see how my lifts go during the year. Bodybuilding I would like to but I just don't have the motivation or desire to do what it takes to get on stage at a competitive level. Otherwise I have activities and interests that are more important to me and I just enjoy training for myself and getting stronger.

getting abit older now and get some little niggles and small injuries now and then so I have learnt to not go rip shit and bust like I could easily do 7 days a week when I was in my late teens and early 20s. But having said that I'm stronger than I have been before and also at my heaviest. Goes to prove that less is sometimes more.

my age is 27, I weigh 105kg and I enjoy the 5x5 variations of programs. This is what I prefer to use to get stronger and bigger at the same time. I think it's a good mix of both worlds.

friday 24th...

back squat:

60x10, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5x5

bench press:

barx10, 60x5, 100x5, 140x5x5

barbell row:

60x10, 100x5, 120x5x5

more left in the tank and will up it next week, may do deadlifts tommorow otherwise be Monday.

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Sat 25th...

conventional DL:

60x5, 100x5, 140x5, 200x5x5

standing mil press (strict):

60x5, 80x5x5

pretty easy session but it's the weekend, should be at the beach.

this is where am at currently will add photos every month or so to show/log physical progress.

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Mon 27th...

Box squat:

60x5, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5, 200x5x5

bench press:

60x10, 100x5, 145x5x5

had to rush this one unfortunately my gym shut at 5pm today, missed out my row movement. Never mind won't make a difference.

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Tues 28th...

close grip bench press:

60x10, 100x5, 120x5x5

standing mil press (push/press):

barx10, 60x5, 100x5x5

db hammer curl (alternate)

20x20, 25x20, 30x20x3

morning session today, running on a large mocha with 2 marshmallows... Huhuhu

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Your a beast!!!    Strong lifts mate and them quadsShock

Yeah mate my legs used to be my worst body part by a very long way.

wed 29th...

conventional DL: 

60x10, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5, 220x5x5

wrecked! Now got work tonight... Fml lol.

 

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Looking strong bro , You following any sort of meal plan or just eat when you hungry?

Yeah mate always have breakfast, lunch and dinner and always good pre and post workout nutrition. I have to else not as strong. Don't count calories though however I have a rough idea and it's pretty consistent day to day... I hate following diets.

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Thurs 30th...

Pull ups:

bodyweight x5x5

hangcleans:

60x5x5, 80x5x3, 100x3x3 (last set of 3 wasn't pretty lol)

Tired after last night but trained this morning to get it over with else wouldn't end up going later. I'm going to drop the clean power movements for a while so this will be the last time I do them indefinitely. Will train tommorow then take weekend off to recover abit and let callouses heal over.

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Mon 3rd...

bench press:

60x5, 100x5, 140x5x3, 160x3x2

back squat:

60x5, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5x3, 220x3x2

bent over row:

60x10, 100x5, 120x5x3, 140x5x3

so that was first training since Thursday was hung over Friday and had to work sat night. Tonight's session was good, felt good during and still feel good now. 

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Solid lifts in here

Cheers, plenty left in tank.... I think lol

tues 4th...

cg bench press x 5sets

barbell curl x 5 sets

skull crushers x 5 sets

db curls x 5 sets

tricep extension x 5 sets

db hammer curls x 5 sets

woke up this morning with a sore shoulder, hurt my AC joint in shoulder playing rugby a long time ago and it flares up every now and then. Massage it out myself or go back to the physio.

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Wed 5th...

conventional DL:

60x10, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5, 220x5x3, 240x3x2, 180x5, 140x5

mil press (strict):

60x5, 80x5, 90x5x5

Hope everyone has a good day off tommorow on 'Harawira day'. I'm going down to the mount and all I give a shit about tommorow is the weather :).

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Wed 5th...

conventional DL:

60x10, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5, 220x5x3, 240x3x2, 180x5, 140x5

mil press (strict):

60x5, 80x5, 90x5x5

Hope everyone has a good day off tommorow on 'Harawira day'. I'm going down to the mount and all I give a shit about tommorow is the weather Smile.

you a fan of shoulder press + deadlifts too? i do it other way around though although do mix/superset both too

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Wed 5th...

conventional DL:

60x10, 100x5, 140x5, 180x5, 220x5x3, 240x3x2, 180x5, 140x5

mil press (strict):

60x5, 80x5, 90x5x5

Hope everyone has a good day off tommorow on 'Harawira day'. I'm going down to the mount and all I give a shit about tommorow is the weather Smile.

you a fan of shoulder press + deadlifts too? i do it other way around though although do mix/superset both too

Yea definitely. Deadlifts 1st because they take a lot more energy. Then standing military press because the muscle used for that aren't fatigued from deadlifts... Ones a pull movement the other a push. Makes sense.

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i once tried doing benching (push(?)) after a few sets of deads and couldnt beleive how much weaker than normal i was. i find the other way around is better (deads last) although yeah never had deadlifts f*ck up shoulder press in the same way it does my benching

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Not sure I know you use a lot of lat when you bench press properly, unsure how much lat activation is present in a deadlift. You don't eat very well though do you, so can't imagine your stamina in the gym would be amazing.

I bench on squat day, makes little to no difference weather I squat or bench first, but as I have a row movement I prefer to squat first so lower back gets a break before the bent over barbell rows. 

Deadlift and squat I like to put emphasis on technique as well so it's important to be fresh to ensure I do these properly, none of my reps I list in here are butchered and messy they are all good honest reps. I don't believe in missing lifts in the gym anymore, I get every rep I do. A failed rep is wasted energy and may as well have not been done at all. 

That's my view. But it is interesting, I prefer not to over think or complicate things these days.

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that's the one, practice doesn't make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect :D keep it up some of this stuff looking strong as hell never seen anyone do heavy rows like that in the gym must have a mad tanking back. weather pretty rotten here hows it in the mount

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that's the one, practice doesn't make perfect - perfect practice makes perfect Biggrin keep it up some of this stuff looking strong as hell never seen anyone do heavy rows like that in the gym must have a mad tanking back. weather pretty rotten here hows it in the mount

Yep Practise makes permanent.  Bent over barbell rows are the best back exercise after deadlifts bro. Iv seen in person ppl doing honest bent over rows with 220kg. It's a good exercise where you can put a lot of load on, gradually of course.

I'll leave at lunch time so dunno, apparently it's ok though. 

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