Gasps 52yo Smolov Jr

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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 4:58pm

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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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 5:19pm

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

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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 5:48pm

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

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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 6:51pm

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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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 7:34pm

Looking solid as ever Gasp, just one question?

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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 8:24pm

Best bench competition lifts....

Gasp - 105's.... 120kg

nzmm - 93's.... 135kg

Just sayin <img src=" title="Wink" />

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Posted on Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 10:48pm
nzmusclemonster wrote:

Best bench competition lifts....

Gasp - 105's.... 120kg

nzmm - 93's.... 135kg

Just sayin <img src=" title="Wink" />

If we must compare.
just sayin

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Posted on Sun, 8 Jan 2012, 10:36am

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

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Posted on Sun, 8 Jan 2012, 10:52am
nzmusclemonster wrote:

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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Posted on Sun, 8 Jan 2012, 11:00am

This is all nates fault :pfft:

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Posted on Sun, 8 Jan 2012, 6:22pm

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

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