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On 3/16/2021 at 12:44 PM, gazza said:

W1 D2 16/3/21

A/ bench

42.5kg x5 

52.5kg x5 

62.5kg x3 

67.5kg x5 

80kg x5 

87.5kg x6

B1/ dumbbell row 3x10 46kg, 46kg, 48kg

B2/ incline flyes 3x10 22kg, 24kg, 24kg 

C1/ straight arm pulldowns 3x10 100, 110, 110

C2/ dumbbell floor press 3x8 22kg, 24kg, 24kg failed at 6

D/ dumbbell preacher curl 3x10 14kg on all sets

E/ horizontal cable triceps extension 35 reps

Strong dumbel rows, do you use straps on your top set for the injured hand?

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9 hours ago, ohjoshua said:

Strong dumbel rows, do you use straps on your top set for the injured hand?

No straps mate, haven't used straps in years. I did have some double loop ones that I used on most things but my grip strength has built up over time. Balancing the dumbbell is a challenge as I get fatigued at times, even when I used straps.

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W1 D3 18/3/21

A/ deads

85kg x5 

105kg x5 

125kg x3 

135kg x5

155kg x5 

177.5kg x8

B/ front box squats 7x3 @ 80kg

C1/ Lying single leg curl 3x8 25 on the stack with the 2 little plates as well

C2/ single leg supported RDL 3x10 24kg kettlebell

D/ seated calf raise 3x12 80kg for all sets

E/ dumbbell loaded carry x3 2x46kg, 2x50kg, 2x50kg grip failed halfway through the return journey. 

Happy with today, although it didn't start too well. Think the green apple pre workout disagrees with my stomach a bit. Lifts went well, stomach was all butterflies and I was definitely a bit jittery.

 

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W1 D4 19/3/21

A/ seated dumbbell press 

1x15 14kg

1x10 16kg 

3x6 22kg,  22kg, 24kg right shoulder failed on the 4th rep

B/ machine dips 3x10 82, 82, 91

C/ Lying single arm triceps extension 3x10 10kg for all sets.

D1/ rear delt machine (single arm) 3x10 

D2/ Side lateral raises 3x10 

E1/ single arm cable pushdowns 3x12 

E2/ static hold hammer curls 3x10 

F/ overhead plate raise 3x amrap 10kg oly plate.

Happy with dumbbell press, making some progress. 

Triceps extension was good, hit 10 reps on all sets so the weight can go up next week.

Overhead plate raise was as many reps as I could get in 3 attempts with minimal rest. Hit 40 so that's the number to beat next week.

Weight percentages and reps change on the 3 main lifts for next week.

 

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Last week was a bust training wise. Strained my calf at work on the Friday night prior, tightened up over the weekend and took all week to settle down.

Managed 2 upper body workouts and some time on the stationary bike later in the week.

Fresh start today.

Bodyweight 90kg.

29/3/21

A/ squats 40%, 50%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 85%

65kg x5 

85kg x5 

102.5kg x3 

110kg x5 

132.5kg x5, this was meant to be 127.5kg but I can't add lol.

145kg x8 this felt great today and an increase in reps to boot.

B/ hip thrusts 3x8 130kg, 140kg, 140kg 

C1/ leg extensions 3x8 45 on all sets

C2/ box jumps 3x12 (60cm box)

D/ reverse lunges 3x10 2x12kg kettlebells 

E/kettlebell swing x50 @ 24kg 42 and 8 reps.

Squats felt awesome, best they've been in ages even with the 127.5kg feeling heavy because it was 132.5kg. Last set was great, good rhythm and tempo. A bit gassed though.

Kettlebell swing was good, only needed a very short breather to finish the 50 reps. 

 

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16 hours ago, gazza said:

Last week was a bust training wise. Strained my calf at work on the Friday night prior, tightened up over the weekend and took all week to settle down.

Managed 2 upper body workouts and some time on the stationary bike later in the week.

Fresh start today.

Bodyweight 90kg.

29/3/21

A/ squats

65kg x5 

85kg x5 

102.5kg x3 

110kg x5 

132.5kg x5, this was meant to be 127.5kg but I can't add lol.

145kg x8 this felt great today and an increase in reps to boot.

B/ hip thrusts 3x8 130kg, 140kg, 140kg 

C1/ leg extensions 3x8 45 on all sets

C2/ box jumps 3x12 (60cm box)

D/ reverse lunges 3x10 2x12kg kettlebells 

E/kettlebell swing x50 @ 24kg 42 and 8 reps.

Squats felt awesome, best they've been in ages even with the 127.5kg feeling heavy because it was 132.5kg. Last set was great, good rhythm and tempo. A bit gassed though.

Kettlebell swing was good, only needed a very short breather to finish the 50 reps. 

 

Nice squats

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30/3/21

A/ bench 40%, 50%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 85%

42.5kg x5 

52.5kg x5 

62.5kg x3 

67.5kg x5 

80kg x5 

87.5kg x6

B1/ dumbbell row 3x10 48kg, 48kg, 50kg

B2/ incline flyes 3x10 24kg, 24kg, 26kg 

C1/ straight arm pulldowns 3x10 110, 110, 120

C2/ dumbbell floor press 3x8 24kg, 26kg, 26kg 

D/ Single arm preacher curls 3x10 14kg on all sets

E/ horizontal cable triceps extension x37

Bench felt good, especially 6 on the last but hadn't set up well and my right hand was too wide and slipped further out each rep.

Small weight increases on everything else. 

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On 26/02/2021 at 9:58 AM, gazza said:

This affects my grip more lol. Don't use straps anymore. I pulled 210kg a million years ago for reps using double loop straps, now I'm just using liquid chalk and going for it.

There are some pics on the first 2 pages of this journal of the results of my shoulder/arm surgeries. 

This my right hand and it's my right shoulder that got the chop. I'm also right handed lol.

20210226_095136.jpg

Where’s your finger ? 

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11 hours ago, jimmybro1 said:

Where’s your finger ? 

Traumatic amputation of right index finger in 2004 courtesy of a clumsy co-worker and a big saw. I'd imagine it was incinerated. 

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3 hours ago, gazza said:

Traumatic amputation of right index finger in 2004 courtesy of a clumsy co-worker and a big saw. I'd imagine it was incinerated. 

did you get a decent pay out at least?

I am really sorry that happened to you, you seem so cool about it and never complain.

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2 hours ago, ohjoshua said:

did you get a decent pay out at least?

I am really sorry that happened to you, you seem so cool about it and never complain.

Not really, I was contracting for myself and they had changed the process for things to a percentage of impairment over your total body. I just scraped in for some cash but it wasn't much. It used to be if you lose X you get Y etc.

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