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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 12:14am

Yep, that's what I felt like last night during my workout. Pathetic. I hadn't trained for almost 6 weeks, nor did anything remotely active. Last year was a shitty year for me in terms of strength gains and reaching goals. I battled with motivation and probably made it to the gym about 1/3 - 1/2 of what I actually should have gone. Part of it was because I played soccer and found it a little difficult to juggle that and strength training, but it was mostly because I was lazy and had zilch motivation.

I am determined to make this year awesome.

First goal is to trim down some and compete in the Auckland powerlifting competition in May. I'm pissed about the change in weight classes because I DO NOT want to be in the 85kg weight class. I am actually going to try and aim for the 72kg weight class, whether I will get there I do not know because under 72kg is pretty lean for me. Nevertheless I do want to lose some weight because I am feeling a bit uncomfortable at this size and want to get a little smaller for my own personal satisfaction. Last powerlifting competition I did I was 74.5kg.

I'm lucky enough to have my own strength coach at home so I don't have to worry about making my own programs or worry that I'm doing the wrong thing. Having said that, I usually do sort out my own thing if I'm not training for something in particular.

This is what my training schedule is like at the moment. Only two days a week in the gym

Day One
Bench Press 5x5
Squat 5x5
Back Work (chins/rows) 4-5 sets
Glute Ham Raises 4-5 sets

Day Two
Bench Press 3 x 3 (using 75% of weight from Day One)
Deadlift 3 x 3
Dumbell Bench 3-5 x 10
Ab work (heavy 6-8 reps)

I had my first day yesterday and this is what I did:

Bench Press
warmup 20kg x 10, 40 x 8, 50 x 3
60kg 5 x 5

Squat
warmup 40kg x 8, 60 x 5, 70 x 3
80kg 5 x 5

Pullups
BW x 8, 6, 6

Glute Ham Raises
3 x 10

Bench press felt about right, but I think I went too heavy on the squats. After a break in training, squats always take me ages to build up again for some reason. It is weird. Once I get going it's fine but the initial few weeks are HARD. I am in pain today, mainly in my quads.

Today I went for a 40 minute brisk walk around the block. Was good to get out and about.

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 8:28am

Great journal title. <img src=" title="Laughing" />
Good luck with your training!!!

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 8:45am

Solid start SG, impressive weights :shock:

What sort of numbers are you aiming for come comp time?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 11:16am

Impressive weights allright!! Look forward to following your progress <img src=" title="Very Happy" />

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 12:27pm

completely off topic comment but damn I like donuts!

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 1:00pm

Awesome to see you back into it SG. If you feel like coming up to CBC to train any time just let us know. There's a few of us girls have just started training for the May comp and another for March novice comp. We usually train evenings Mon,Tues, Thur,Friday. I think the new weight classes will affect a lot of lifters both guys and girls. Uhh you weights are looking good for not training for 6 weeks :shock:

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 4:32pm

lolololol at the donut title <img src=" title="Laughing" />

great to see you back into it Diana :clap: Im sure you'll give the lot em a run for their money mate :nod:

Like Rach says ...anytime you and "the coach" wanna come up for a catch up/smash some tin round the place you know you're more than welcome!
Im trying to talk "the coach" off "the couch" and into coming fishing with some of the boys for the day...give the bugger a nudge for us mate would ya :pfft:

Looking forward to your progress and seeing you back on the platform.....and close to/more than that 400 total :nod:

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 9:56pm
drizzt wrote:

Solid start SG, impressive weights :shock:

What sort of numbers are you aiming for come comp time?

Hmmm.

The last competition I did was BBro 2009 and I managed:

Bench 82.5kg
Squat 132.5kg
Deadlift 185kg

I think I will aim for
Bench 90-95kg. (My ultimate goal is to bench 100kg!)
Squat 140kg
Deadlift 195kg

I lift raw also, just use a belt.

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lolololol at the donut title <img src=" title="Laughing" />

great to see you back into it Diana :clap: Im sure you'll give the lot em a run for their money mate :nod:

Like Rach says ...anytime you and "the coach" wanna come up for a catch up/smash some tin round the place you know you're more than welcome!
Im trying to talk "the coach" off "the couch" and into coming fishing with some of the boys for the day...give the bugger a nudge for us mate would ya :pfft:

Looking forward to your progress and seeing you back on the platform.....and close to/more than that 400 total :nod:

Thanks D, appreciate it.
Definitely more than 400 :pray: cos I already have a 400 total.

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 9:59pm

thats right!...its been sooo long Id forgotten you were such a machine! :twisted: <img src=" title="Laughing" /> <img src=" title="Laughing" />

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 10:01pm
bar-belle wrote:

Awesome to see you back into it SG. If you feel like coming up to CBC to train any time just let us know. There's a few of us girls have just started training for the May comp and another for March novice comp. We usually train evenings Mon,Tues, Thur,Friday. I think the new weight classes will affect a lot of lifters both guys and girls. Uhh you weights are looking good for not training for 6 weeks :shock:

Thanks Rach! You are a competition machine!

Weights need to be waay higher. I am so used to doing 5-3-1 that doing 25 total reps puffed me out. It was terrible.

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2011, 10:02pm
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Squat 132.5kg
Deadlift 185kg

:shock: There's some motivation for me :oops:

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