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Gasp

#1 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:58 PM

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Not sure whether this should be in the logs or pics but anyway;
Thought seeing as I was having a relentless crack at this chest routine I'd throw up a pic after three weeks then some progress pics along the way.

2011 wasnt a good year wilth some leg issues which are almost resolved.
Can't wait to hit a full Smolov though after seeing Drizzts progress.
Will throw up leg pics when I start

The reason I went for the Smolov Jr was the relatively low inpact vs good publicised progress and my lack of interest/progress/decline over the last few years and that it appeared easily workable on the schedules I had and no absolute neccessity for a spotter at this stage.
Photo today: 07/01/2012
Weight: 110kgs
Age:52
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thatwaslight

#2 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

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Solid mate! What is your current/goal 1rm?

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I Declare War

#3 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:48 PM

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Yep I agree with TWL, you're looking solid Gasp!

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Gasp

#4 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:51 PM

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Thanks TWL and IDW.
I dont want to sound like an advert but I was personally sceptical at the beginning of this and only started it for the reasons given coupled with seeing others progress.
I used a 1RM of 140kgs.
Looking at my old training logs from the 90's I was knocking off 160 x 5 and 140 x 10 at 105kgs. (sorry no video)
Since then I've experienced a constant decline in strength but not neccessarily through a lack of training and arent losing too much size. The battle to make gains though is near impossible when its difficult just to stay on par.

After week three I feel I could crank out some heavier stuff. The chest is heaps fuller and the body wants to keep going. I'm not loaded on creatine at this stage either.
Certainly optimistic for once.

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"there is no reason to be alive if you can't squat"

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nate225

#5 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

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Looking solid as ever Gasp, just one question?















What's NZMM's excuse, can't blame genetics!!!! :pfft: :pfft: :grin:

KUTHW bro! :clap:
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nzmusclemonster

#6 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

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Best bench competition lifts....

Gasp - 105's.... 120kg

nzmm - 93's.... 135kg

Just sayin :wink:

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Gasp

#7 – Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:48 PM

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Best bench competition lifts....

Gasp - 105's.... 120kg

nzmm - 93's.... 135kg

Just sayin :wink:


If we must compare.
just sayin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0coMJwwjGXI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxbYotW6nw

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nzmusclemonster

#8 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

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Impressive lift..... but why knee wraps for good mornings??

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Gasp

#9 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

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Impressive lift..... but why knee wraps for good mornings??


I guess somewhere in that horrendously inept effort I still managed to utilise the legs slightly and avoid them being total twigs. :roll:

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nzmusclemonster

#10 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:00 AM

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This is all nates fault :pfft:

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nzmusclemonster

#11 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:22 PM

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Maybe one day I'll put some weight on the bar and gets some quads....

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olympia

#12 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:43 PM

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Impressive lift..... but why knee wraps for good mornings??


I guess somewhere in that horrendously inept effort I still managed to utilise the legs slightly and avoid them being total twigs. :roll:


Solid lookin quads there bro. :clap:
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b3h3m0th666

#13 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

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Fuuuck, good work man!
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drizzt

#14 – Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

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Looking solid Gasp!
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Gasp

#15 – Posted 28 January 2012 - 02:11 PM

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Pic for after the first Smolov chest routine plus 2 x workouts following over ten days.

I easy benched a 140 yesterday but didnt try anything additional beyond.
Reason being was that I was unable to complete the required sets on the very last workout of week 3.

I was sceptical during week three as I felt overtrained and thought I was possibly weaker as a result.
Not the case though and the body was really getting into lifting through one zone continually. After a rest following the third week the triceps felt bloody full and stronger.
In addition to some "normal" lifting I have started on military press behind neck again. I always rated this exercise but gave up on it following injuries. I now do it smarter with a longer lighter warmup and feel more power as a result.
Weight is still the same but if anything I lowered calories over these weeks.
From here I start another three weeks routine but start on the weight I used in week two.

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#16 – Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

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Looking realy good gasp, you can tell those tri's been pressing some decent weight :clap:
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#17 – Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:24 AM

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Did you take measurements of chest, shoulders and arms prior to starting this cycle Gasp. Im also about to start the jr bench to bring my bench up to scratch and seeing you getting good results makes me even keener to start :clap:
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#18 – Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:31 PM

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Did you take measurements of chest, shoulders and arms prior to starting this cycle Gasp. Im also about to start the jr bench to bring my bench up to scratch and seeing you getting good results makes me even keener to start :clap:


To be honest I didnt take any measurements. Probably not that relavent for me overweight at 5'9" and 112.
I've also started getting into heavy bent over rowing which will no doubt increase circumference.

All I can say is its a great way to try somethiing different outside of the 3 x 10 daily grind. Read most of Drizzts great sermons which are informative and prove that its organised and planned hard work and not other factors that produce these good results.Throw in some good carbs and protein straight after these workouts though.

Today I will lift what you will not so that tomorrow I will lift what you cannot.

"there is no reason to be alive if you can't squat"

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#19 – Posted 30 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

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All I can say is its a great way to try somethiing different outside of the 3 x 10 daily grind. Read most of Drizzts great sermons which are informative and prove that its organised and planned hard work and not other factors that produce these good results.Throw in some good carbs and protein straight after these workouts though.


this.

lol'd hard at your sig. repped

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#20 – Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

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Nice work Gasp, good weight on them there squats!

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