Browners Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Browner, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Something I would like to see you work on is pulling the slack out of the bar for the break.

    Based on that video, you are breaking with your hips/leg drive, where as pulling the slack out strongly will a) reduce the ROM by about an inch or two, b) flow into a more powerful break, c) let you get full value from your upper back.
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  2. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your input Jester. I have been working on trying to get tighter in my set up, I'll work on that next deadlift session. Appreciate your advice. Aiming for a 250 pull next comp which will be about feb/mar time, so hopefully that will help
  3. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings session

    Squats (Played with a lower bar position)
    140kg x 3 @6RPE
    150kg x 3 @8RPE
    162.5kg x 3 @9RPE
    150kg x 3 @8RPE
    150kg x 3 @9RPE

    Top set of squats here. Would have liked more depth, but it should pass as depth in a meet... just

    Bench Press (Touch n Go)
    120kg x 4 @7RPE
    125kg x 4 @8RPE
    130kg x 4 @9RPE
    120kg x 4 @7RPE
    120kg x 8 @9RPE - Was feeling strong on this set, so wanted to push on with the reps

    Pull Ups - 3 sets of 10 @ Bodyweight
  4. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    The way I cue it is I start the movement by pushing my upper back, backwards, like a bench drive or squat, when the barn ends then push the floor away and lift done.
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  5. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings training

    Rack Rulls (just below knee)

    220kg x 3 @ 7RPE
    230kg x 3 @8RPE
    240kg x 3 @8.5RPE
    220kg x 3 @8RPE

    Close Grip Bench
    100kg x 6 @7RPE
    105kg x 6 @8RPE
    110kg x 6 @9RPE
    100kg x 6 @8RPE

    Seated Rows (Machine)
    58kg x 12
    58kg x 12
    58kg x 12

    Hack Squat (Machine)

    150kg x 12
    150kg x 12
    150kg x 12
  6. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings session

    165kg x 3 @8RPE
    165kg x 3 @9RPE
    170kg x 1 @8RPE
    150kg x 3 @7RPE
    150kg x 3 @7RPE
    150kg x 3 @9RPE

    Bench (TnG)
    115kg x 7 @7RPE
    120kg x 7 @8RPE
    125kf x 7 @9RPE
    110kg x7 @8RPE

    Incline DB Press
    40kg DB's x 5 @7RPE
    40kg DB's x 5 @7RPE
    40kg DB's x 5 @7RPE
  7. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Are your post-deads feels most significant in glutes, hamstrings or back?
  8. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    I used to pull with all low back and would feel it there for days afterwards, but I have worked hard on getting a better set up, getting tighter and bracing. I also do a lot of glute activation work before my deads, and now I feel it predominantly in my glutes.

    My main struggle with deads is I fatigue quite quickly so if I do a set of 3 at 9RPE say the next set feels 3 times as heavy, even allowing a good 5 or more minutes to rest between sets. But I put this down to training at 5:30 in the morning as its the only time I can get my training done. After work I want to get home see the wife and kid.
  9. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings session;

    Comp Bench
    120kg x 3 @7RPE
    125kg x 3 @8RPE
    130kg x 3 @9RPE
    120kg x 3 @8RPE
    120kg x 3 @9RPE

    200kg x 3 @7.5RPE
    210kg x 3 @8 RPE
    210kg x 3 @9RPE
    190kg x 3 @8RPE
    190kg x 3 @9RPE

    Hack Squat (machine)
    185kg x 10
    185kg x 10
    185kg x 10
    185kg x 10
  10. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Same schedule over here, my friend. It's takes it out of you, no arguments there.

    Set of 3 at RPE 9 is probably at 90%-ish, of course it's fatiguing ;).

    Glutes is good, it should basically never be lower back after 3-4months into training career.

    I would try a session or two beltless and see how your rep fatigue feels. Minor adjustment in belt tightness and placement can have a massive impact on breathing, diaphragm comfort and flowing on; perceived fatigue.
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  11. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your advice @Jester good point on the RPE 9 being fatiguing.:)

    Since ive been working on tightness and bracing. Also I start with my hips higher than I used to, I have quite long legs, so found my hips used to shoot up early, then pulled with all low back. These days I start with the hips higher (slightly) and focus on loading the hamstrings, engaging my lats and bracing my core and that has helped massively.
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  12. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Pulling yourself into position will make all the difference.

    I basically pull the first 2-3 inches with pulling out the slack. And from there it's just drive the floor away, hinge once the bar passes knees.
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  13. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Todays session

    2ct Pause Squats
    120kg x 4 @7RPE
    130kg x [email protected]
    130kg x 4 @7RPE
    130kg x 4 @7.5RPE
    130kg x 4 @7.5RPE

    Bench low Pin Press
    110kg x 4 @6RPE
    120kg x 4 @7.5RPE
    120kg x 4 @8RPE

    Snatch Grip SLDL - Beltless
    120kg x 5 @5RPE
    130kg x 5 @ 6RPE
    140kg x 5 @7RPE
    140kg x 5 @7.5RPE
    140kg x 5 @8RPE
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
  14. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Montage of some lifts from today
  15. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings session

    150kg x 4 @ 7RPE
    155kg x 4 @8RPE
    162.5kg x 4 @9RPE
    150kg x 4 @8RPE
    150kg x 4 @8RPE

    Bench (TnG)
    120kg x 3 @6.5RPE
    130kg x 3 @7.5RPE
    120kg x 3 @7RPE

    Was supposed to work up to 9 RPE on bench followed by Close Grip Bench, but I was feeling pretty beat up in my bench movement, so decided to take it easy this morning. This program has a lot of heavy pushing and bench type movements, and not sure if my body likes that.

    Face Pulls
    30kg x 15 @5RPE
    40kg x 15 @6RPE
    50kg x 15 @6RPE
    60kg x 150 @7RPE

    Face pulls weren't on the program, but I like light face pulls to balance things out a bit.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
  16. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    180kg x 4 @ 7RPE
    190kg x 4 @ 7.5RPE
    205kg x 4 @8.5RPE
    180kg x 4 @8.5RPE

    Set of 190kg in the video

    Bench (comp)
    110kg x 4 @6RPE
    120kg x 4 @7RPE
    127.5kg x 4 @9RPE
    115kg x 4 @8RPE
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  17. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    This mornings session

    150kg x 2 @7RPE
    160kg x 2 @7.5RPE
    170kg x 2 @8RPE

    Top set squats;

    Hack Squats
    175kg - 4 x 10

    Barbel Row
    80kg - 5 x 6
  18. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Push Press
    70kg x 6 @7RPE
    75kg x 6 @7.5RPE
    80kg x 6 @8RPE

    Leg Press (machine, not plate loaded)
    130kg 5 x 5
  19. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    A bit of an off the cuff workout today, not on the program, just fancied smashing out some reps;

    Sumo deadlift(beltless)

    3 sets of 130kg for 15 reps

    Bent over rows
    40kg - 4 sets of 20 reps

    Some bicep curls, and other bodybuilding isolation stuff, no great weights just a load of reps

    With the weights so low and reps so high, I'm classing that w/o as cardio
  20. benben2356

    benben2356 Member

    Some very impressive lifts mate (just glossing over your workouts and being nosey)

    Hope I can reach that kind of strength over the next couple of years

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