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Squats last night

 

300kg x 2

260kg x 7

Bodyweight 121.2kg

 

 

Bench press tonight will try get some heavy triples at 200+ on camera

 

Im wearing a lot of hats at the moment so my training at the moment is solely based around Powerlifting compounds.  

I will go in and squat for a couple of hours then go home

Bench for an hour then some incline DB press and flies thats it

2 days rest

Deadlifts for an hour then Barbell rows and lat pulldown then home

1 day rest then repeat

 

Will see how far this can take me, the extra recovery time makes me fresher each week and I seem to be going forward 

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Benched last night

Worked up to 200kg then went for a touch n go 220kg

Good power off the chest, got half way up and couldn't finish it off.  Going to have a play with hand spacing and try and push thru that sticking point

Dropped back down to 200kg and went for a triple but was gassed from the 220 so only got a double

 

 

Dropped back to 180 and did sets of 6

 

Incline DB press with the 60s for 15 -20 reps

Incline DB flies with 34kg DBs

Forearms were flaring up so left it there

 

Had really bad lower back pain last night, this morning.  Nurefen is helping but spine feels really compacted.  Deadlifts will be fun tonight :)

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Strongggggg bench!! How's your elbow/forearms?

 

Wayne Bennett, Geordie Shields and Darren Farrow all leapfrogged my bench last weekend bro!  Good though, its given me heaps of motivation to get it up there.  227.5/500lb is the goal this year.  If you can bench 500 you are a good bencher I reckon.

 

Have finished my cruise and into my blast now so shit should start happening as long as I don't break myself lol

 

Forearms are actually heaps better now I wear those elbow sleeves while training.  Still hurt heaps when I throw the 60kg Dumbbells up for incline presses or shoulder presses though.  In fact anything overhead they still ache like a bitch.  

 

The wider overhand grip on squats is helping though.  Out of all my lifts they would hurt the most on squats so Im glad Ive sorted that out

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It sure is bro Jimmybro! Even though Nats and Worlds are the big comps Im aiming to peak for I don't believe in tokening, just get in and do as much as you can.  You'll lift what you lift.  Excuses are for the weak!

Judging from where Im at at the moment I think I might clip 850 at Waikatos or get pretty close anyway

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Wayne Bennett, Geordie Shields and Darren Farrow all leapfrogged my bench last weekend bro! Good though, its given me heaps of motivation to get it up there. 227.5/500lb is the goal this year. If you can bench 500 you are a good bencher I reckon. Have finished my cruise and into my blast now so shit should start happening as long as I don't break myself lol Forearms are actually heaps better now I wear those elbow sleeves while training. Still hurt heaps when I throw the 60kg Dumbbells up for incline presses or shoulder presses though. In fact anything overhead they still ache like a bitch. The wider overhand grip on squats is helping though. Out of all my lifts they would hurt the most on squats so Im glad Ive sorted that out

I agree bro! It's like what we talked about with the deadlifts and now the bench press that were broken at Arnold's just makes u want to beat it. Competition is a great tool to better ourselves. It's also really exciting that we are getting a number of guys getting close to elite totals in gpc and capo all at the same time. Makes for great motivation, competition and friendly rivalry.

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Thanks bro, where are all your videos at! You still lifting 180kg inclines?

No videos cos not strong. And no hardly ever do heavy anything anymore :) finally given in to old age and now just a sarcastic old bastard.

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More muscle mass will always help you lift more, and fat mass will give you a bit more leverage sure but only to a point. 

Im going to play with it and see what happens man

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at what point do you think added body weight wont help with your lifts any more?

is there a formulsr or is it very individual 

 

look at strongmen etc, Eddie Hall deadlift 462kg the other day, Bene Magnusson 461kg, Hafthor bjornsson etc, i don't know much about strongman/ etc but these guys are all 150+ kg and don't think their body weight is holding them back much!

 

150 kg should be stronger than 120kg regardless of  fat i reckon (obviously not counting non lifting obese 150kg)

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 Pretty solid and heavy lifts going on here. Don't think I've ever seen anyone at my gym lifting that heavy. Very awe-inspiring man.

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Last heavy squat session before Waikato Champs in under 2 weeks

Working sets - 3 sets of 280kg x 3 reps

finished on 1 x 310kg

bodyweight 120.4kg

Opening at 305/310kg then go from there

I hope I can hit a good squat on the day (335-340 would be a pass) but more focused on bench and dead going up this comp

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Benched tonight

Was feeling pretty strong in warm ups but forearms were feeling starting to give me a bit of pain

Loaded up 210kg and went for a double

As soon as i unracked it I knew I was in for trouble.   They were screaming at me

Did 1 rep then racked it

Backed off to 180kg and did 7 reps before giving up the session.  I would give it a solid 7/10 pain rating.  It just takes over everything and throbs.

Got a few tricks to try.  Optimass has recommended trying no wrist wraps which makes sense as it would reduce the swelling.  Im going to load up on ibuprofen and use anti flame pre workout which used to help last year.

Also this was the first time I have ever benched with a belt.  It kept my midsection tight so no back cramps.  Next time I will let it out a notch so I can really get a good core extension

 

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Bought some new Kiwi-strength Camo wrist wraps last night. They are awesome. Stretch heaps so they are tight but they have like a felt layer on the inside so remain comfortable. Highly recommended!

Benched 200 for a paused triple

Went for 220. Got quarter way up and bailed as my pec was feeling super tight so didn't want to push it

Hurt my back attempting 300kg deadlift on the weekend which I didnt get. Back has been in more pain than usual.

The arching on the bench caused heaps of pain in my lower back so went to gp this morning and got referral to sport specialist. He had a look and sent me for X-rays.

Xray showed no bulging discs and alignment was okay but there's obviously an issue so booked in for MRI on Thursday.

Here's my 200 x 3 bench, sorry it's so dark

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