2016 Log

Max effort lower day


110.6 high feeling of general tiredness today. Busy family weekend and NEAT activity was high, especially towards the back end of Sunday.

5min knees up marching, 5min wake-up walk


DL to max, medium—V, heels focal point; 1 x5-70, 120, 170. 1 x1-220. 8 x1-250. Took a few reps for the slack pull to start making sense. Should have kept the singles at 230 and 240. I seem to benefit from them at this early hour.


Buffalo SQ to max, close stance, oly shoes; 1 x5-72. 1 x1-122, 152, 172. Speed was fine but didn’t hit depth. Probably 2-3 inches high. The load was ok on my back, so I can keep working on it. Above this is PR territory for this bar.
Back offs; 1 x4-122@7.


SG axle hypers, #8 50deg; 3 x10-100.
Standing banded crunches, bar behind legs; 3 x30-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Daily walks
1 x30min
 
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110.4 left shoulder/collarbone still not in the correct place. Functional but uncomfortable.

5min wake-up walk


Bench, index on rings; 1 x10-70. 1 x5-100. 1 x1-120, 125, 130, 135@9.5-10(non grinder), 140@11. Didn’t quite touch and it took about 5-6seconds but it’s also not that far off being there.
WG pull-ups, lean back, gorilla grip; 1 x10-bw. 1 x5-bw+5kgs. 5 x3-bw+20kgs@9.5, @9.5, @9.5, @9.5, @9.5.
Supersetted.


Bench, cont.; 3 x2-120@9, @9, @8.
Chin-ups; 3 x11-bw.
Supersetted.


Busy day, kept it short.


Daily walks
Nil - work schedule.
 
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110.8

5min knees up marching, 5min wake-up walk


DL, minor close-V, slack pull; 1 x5-70, 120, 170. 1 x1-220. 5 x3-230.


LBBS, Buffalo; 1 x5-72. 3 x5-122. Dump truck training. Probably around RPE6-7. Can bump the weight next week.


RDLs, beltless, DL stance; 2 x8-170.
Standing banded crunches, bar behind legs; 2 x30-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Belt squats, sissy squat style; 2 x15-100.
Standing banded crunches, bar behind legs; 2 x30-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Daily walks
1 x15min
 
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111.9 seems a bit high but definitely added both good and bad weight over the past month.

5min wake-up walk


Bench, index on rings; 1 x10-70. 4 x6-110@9, @8.5, @8, @9.
Pull-ups, 45deg pronated; 5 x12-bw.
Neck extensions; 3 x25-25kgs.
Giant set.


Widest grip bench, flat back; 3 x15-70.
Seated DL, box +6mats +6 EVA; 3 x10-170.
Supersetted.


Chin-ups; 2 x10-bw.
Lateral plate raises; 2 x20-10kg per hand.
Overhead band extensions; 2 x20-purple band.
Giant set.


Hanging leg raises; 2 x20-bw.



Daily walks
1 x30min
 
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Skipped weigh-in. Cut starting today. Building volume modestly while I take tapers down. Big work stress today and fatigue from weekend is again high.

5min knees up marching


DL to max, close-minor V, heels focal point; 1 x5-70, 120, 170. 1 x1-220, 230, 240, 250, 260. Pretty smooth but didn’t want to waste forever at an attempt at 270.
Back offs; 2 x3-170+IE red shorty band.


Buffalo SQ to max, close stance; 1 x5-72. 1 x1-122, 152@8. Left it there. Thinking I will drop this and stick to once a week back squatting on Thursday’s.


SG axle hypers, #7 50 deg; 3 x9-100. Moves to #7 setting for better positioning to avoid the handles.
Standing banded crunches, bar behind legs; 3 x30-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Belt squats, sissy squat style; 2 x10-125.
CG axle hypers, #1 50deg, lower back emphasis; 2 x25-50. Load bump for these. Something more challenging to build true endurance.
Supersetted.


Pulling in for the slack pull is such a touch and go proposition. I think I prefer the bottom-up approach that I was hitting 250 for 5-6 reps with.


Daily walks
1 x30min
 
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111.4 woke up slightly hungry, which is a start at least

10min wake-up walk


Bench to max, index on rings; 1 x10-70. 1 x5-100. 1 x1-120, 125, 130, 135@9.5, 135@9, 135@10. First wasn’t so good, the next two were pretty solid.

Chin-ups; 1 x10-bw. 1 x5-bw+5kgs. 6 x4-bw+20kgs@8, @8.5, @8, @8, @9, @9.5. Felt great to have these back in.
Supersetted.


Bench, cont.; 2 x8-100@9.
WG pull-ups, lean back, gorilla grip; 2 x8-bw.
Supersetted.
Took it easy on pace. Could do 4 sets in future.


Hanging leg raises; 1 x15-bw.


Daily walks
2 x15min
 
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112.1 assuming this is sodium related given the calorie drop over past few days.

5min knees up marching, 5min wake-up walk


DLs, || stance; 1 x5-70, 120, 170. 3 x10-200.


SSB SQ; 3 x10-82.


SSB GMs, beltless; 3 x10-112. Better ROM without the belt.


Zercher SQ, buffalo bar; 3 x10-72.
Standing banded abs, mats behind heels; 3 x25-IE blue band.


Belt squats, sissy squat style; 2 x20-100
Standing banded abs; 2 x25-IE blue band.


Zercher hinge, buffalo bar; 2 x10-72. Gotta build capacity.


Daily walks
Nil, work schedule
 
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Upper volume day


112.1

10min wake-up walk


Bench, index on rings; 1 x10-70. 3 x6-110@8, @7, @7, @7. Touch wood but form is holding across the sessions.
45deg pull-ups; 5 x12-bw.
Neck extensions; 4 x25-25kgs.
Giant set.


WG bench; 3 x15-80.
Pendlay rows; 3 x10-110.
Supersetted.


WG pull-ups; 2 x10-bw.
Plate raises; 2 x20-10kg per hand.
Overhead extensions; 2 x25-purple band.
Giant set.



Daily walks
3 x15min
 
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112.7 - sodium and fibre was sky high yesterday but hunger starting to set in overnight, so am not too worried.


5min knees up marching, 5min wake-up walk


DL to max, || stance, flat back; 1 x10-70, 120. 1 x5-170, 220. 1 x1-250. Moved about 8ish. Didn’t want to spend a lot of time maxing. Just about getting in the heavy top single and working in the return to this motor pattern.


LBBS, buffalo; 1 x5-72. 3 x5-122.


SLDL, beltless; 2 x8-150.


Belt squats, sissy squat style; 2 x10-125.
SG axle hypers, #7 50deg; 2 x10-100
Standing abs, mars behind heels; 2 x30-IE blue band.
Giant set.


Daily walks
4 x15min
 
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111.6

10min wake-up walk


Bench to max, index on rings; 1 x10-70. 1 x5-100. 1 x1-120, 125, 130, 135, 135. A little pop for the second rep at 135 but reflecting back, I don’t think I was lowering far enough down the torso. Still, strength held up. Have to like that.

Chin-ups; 1 x10-bw. 1 x5-bw+15kgs. 5 x3-bw+25kgs@9, @9, @9, @9.5, @9.5.
Supersetted.


Bench, cont.; 3 x8-100.
WG pull-ups; 3 x10-100.
Supersetted.




Daily walks
5 x15min
 
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111.3 picked up a respiratory infection.
Nothing too bad but feeling shit all the same.

5min knees up marching, 5min wake-up walk


DL, || stance; 1 x10-70, 120, 170. 15 x1-220.


SSB SQ, beltless; 3 x10-82. Load bump next week, plenty in the tank.


SSB GMs, beltless; 3 x6-132. Didn’t have the lung power to go the distance. Should be fine next week.


Belt squats, sissy squat style; 2 x10-125.
Standing abs, mats behind heels; 2 x25-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Zercher SQ; 2 x10-70.
Standing abs, mats behind heels; 2 x25-IE blue band.
Supersetted.


Zercher hinge; 2 x10-70.
Standing abs, mats behind heels; 2 x25-IE blue band.
Supersetted


Daily walks
1 x30min
 
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