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gazza last won the day on August 5 2018

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  1. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Start of my 5th week back, currently up 5kg. Deads 1x20, 1x15, 1x10, 1x6 Close grip underhand pulldown 3x10 Dumbell row 3x10 Straight arm pulldowns 3x12 Good workout today.
  2. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Some legs today. Squats 1x20 1x15 1x10 1x6 Banded RDL 3x10 Single seated leg curl 3x10 Nordics 2x6
  3. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Got through this today Smith bench 1x20 1x15 1x10 1x4-6 Flat dumbell flyes 3x10 Decline flyes 3x10 Low cable crossover 3x10
  4. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Week 4 of getting back into it, day 1 went like this. Deads 1x20 1x15 1x10 1x6 Close reverse grip pulldown 3x10 Dumbell row 3x10 Straight arm pulldowns 3x12 Felt good. Some good DOMS today.
  5. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Have completed week 2 of getting my shit sorted. Same as week 1 but with some increase in weight and or reps. One more week of this program then in to some higher rep stuff for 3 weeks.
  6. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Weekend off, bit of active recovery on Saturday and just chilled on Sunday. Deads day. 40% x5 50% x5 60% x3 65% x5 75% x5 75% x3 Close grip underhand pulldown 3x10 DB row 3x10 DB curl 3x10 Goblet curl 2x12 Better than last week! 75% was a good 5 but I knew I wouldn't get near 85% so just hit 75% again, only got 3 reps but it's a net gain. Hamstring DOMS didn't go away until the 3rd warm up set. Still have chest DOMS.
  7. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Yesterday was Squat day 40% x5 50% x5 60% x3 65% 3 x5 RDL 3X10 Seated single leg curl 3x10 Endurance was good but strength is not. Squatting with chest DOMS always sucks. Hamstrings are fucked today, quads are actually feeling ok. Goals are being set.
  8. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Yesterdays session was bench day Bench press 40% x 5 50% x 5 60% x 3 65% x 5 75% x 5 85% x 5 Flat dumbell flyes 3x10 Decline flyes 3x10 Single low cable crossover 3x10 First 2 sets of bench were attempted with a free bar, first time in 6 years, while it didn't go well it went as expected. The stress on my right tricep was just too much and I resorted back to the Smith machine. Missed at 75% so repeated it for the final set. I now have a goal to free weight bench 100kg for reps. May not sound much to some but when you consider I've only ever prepped 120kg previously (many, many years ago) I feel this is achievable with all that has taken place. Go to smash this tricep and delt and get it back to where it was 6+ months ago. Today is squat day.
  9. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Shoulder press day. Went for single dumbell press so my right side will get an even workout and my left won't over compensate. 40% x 5 50% x 5 60% x 3 65% x 5 75% x 5 85% x 5 Face pull 3x12 ATW 3x12 superset with side laterals 3x10 Last 3 sets were all at 65%, the right side just couldn't handle more today. Scar tissue is binding up again at the moment but that's the price I pay for inactivity. Couple of weeks and we should be sweet.
  10. Idle ramblings and observations.

    No training since competing last September. Jumped back in today. Deadlift day 40% x 5 50% x 5 60% x 3 65% x 5 75% x 5 85% x 5+ Close grip underhand pulldown 3x10 Single cable row 3x10 Dumbell curl 3x8-10 Goblet??? Curl 2x12 Weights were calculated on 90% of my 1 rep max. Long time since I did deads, based the calculation on the last time I did 5 reps. Needles to say it was hard work. Only managed 2 reps at 75%, didn't even attempt 85% just did 75% for a single. Lower back was pumped as. Stamina was ok considering the big drop in strength. Dropping cable rows and doing dumbell rows until I can smash the 50s for 3x10 again. Currently sitting at 80kg, 3kg above the weight I competed at. Shoulders tomorrow 💥
  11. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Thanks mate, masters 40+. I'm 43 nearly 44. No eight requirements, I was 78kg and in honestly needed another 2 weeks of prep to really get dialled in.
  12. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Job done, 3rd place NABBA Otago. f*ck TUMOURS!!!!
  13. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Who needs diuretics when you can steal wifeys wine, also might be pissed. All going down tomorrow, be prepared for pics. 3 in my class, 40 competitors in total, going to be a big day. Good luck to everyone.
  14. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Here's the situation 2 days out from D-DAY. The first test was done 10 days prior to starting a 10 week, pre-contest cut. Yep I know, 10 weeks isn't the norm but that's the way life played out and hey, after everything my broken body has been through what's 10 weeks of grind!?! A 1.6kg drop in lean mass but thats the way it goes, not a major in my opinion when I've been zero direct carbs for the last 2 and half weeks. Now it's all down to the bright lights.