Lol's New HST Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Lol, May 16, 2007.

  1. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Whether or not I can actually bench more with a belt I am not certain but, because of the feedback the belt supplies, what it does for me is ensure that I keep my arch as fixed as possible and I think it helps me to stay tighter too, just as it does when squatting. Definitely try it but don't expect your loads to shoot up.
     
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  2. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Thanks lol,

    I'll give it a go next bench session
     
  3. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Quick question lol, what program did you run for you're latest comp? Im hoping to compete again about February time and looking into what program to run to peak for that

    Cheers
     
  4. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    I would check out anything by Izzy from Powerlifitng To Win ... his ebook is free/pay what you think it is worth, if funds are a concern.
     
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  5. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Izzy is on the money. I actually did my own thing based loosely on Candito's peaking prog. I was still transitioning to sumo so I needed more practice at that than a regular peaking program. I also find I need to do more heavy singles and doubles than many programs suggest. It's the psychological effect of heavier loads that I have to get accustomed to as well as the neuro-muscular effect of close-to-1RM loads.
     
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  6. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wednesday 2/11/16 & Thursday 3/11/16

    Ring Pullups
    BW(91kg)/6,6,6,6,6,6

    Parallel-grip Chins
    BW/12

    Front Squat (kg)
    60/10
    80/10,10,10,16

    Notes
    Very short sessions due to time constraints.
    Ring pull-ups really pull out my shoulders and allow for a very comfortable forearm rotation during the movement. I think these helped my right shoulder more than anything else I've done recently.
    First front squats in a while. Am starting light and will increment load over the next 10 weeks or so. I'd like to beat my old 140 PR but I need to get back there first.
     
  7. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I've already got it. Last meet I used The Strength Athlete, and a program by Bryce Lewis. At the moment I'm trying RTS general Intermidiate program
     
  8. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

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  10. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Here is the program I used for my last comp, you guys have probably seen it but thought id share just in case you havent. Even if you dont use the program, its a handy spreadsheet to adapt and modify to suit your own program;

    http://thestrengthathlete.com/freebies
     
  11. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Tuesday 8/11/16

    So, I've popped my left biceps tendon off my radius. I'm hoping to have an operation to reinstall the tendon next Friday. I'm hoping it'll be carried out with a technique like this:
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    I'm feeling a bit cheesed off right now but it is what it is. If any of you good people have done a similar thing and know about potential recovery time and whether this kind of fix will eventually get me back to where I was yesterday, I should be interested to hear. Many thanks.
     
  12. mickc1965

    mickc1965 Well-Known Member

    Ouch, what did you do?
     
  13. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    I tried curling 170 kg with one arm. Not a particularly wise thing to do but it wasn't planned.
    I'm rather ashamed to admit that I was spotting for a mate. When he suddenly got off balance in the hole and the bar tipped to the left, I was worried he was going to get injured and so I instinctively grabbed the bar at the same time as he bailed and so my left arm took the full load for a short moment before my biceps tendon decided it had had enough.
    It was a very stupid mistake to make. I should have just got out of the way. Thankfully, my mate was fine.
    It transpired that there was an extra 5kg plate on the left side of the bar which both of us had missed. This was the cause of his balance issue and it is beyond stupid and careless that I didn't spot it. It's the kind of thing that when I'm on my own, I always double check. Somehow, I got distracted and didn't recheck.
    I was expecting that I might have to apply a little pressure to the bar if he slowed on the way up but I never expected the sudden tip to the left.
    Annoying but deserved outcome for me but I'm greatly relieved that my friend is fine. I now have 6 months of healing time to reflect on my stupidity.
     
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  14. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    I've found a chap who has documented his recovery from the same injury in a series of vids from which I'm hoping to glean some useful info.

     
  15. Browner

    Browner Well-Known Member

    Ouch, that sucks!! Hope the op goes well and you have a speedy recovery!
     
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  16. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Well, that's certainly a set back. I hope your operation goes well and the recovery is quick. But damn, really hope you get back to where you were. I'm still hoping you'll continue to live out my dreams for me of competing in powerlifting.

    How's the pain?
     
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  17. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    @Tot'z: I hope I get back to where I was too and then some. My benching was just coming together and my recent shoulder issue has been improving weekly.
    Interestingly, I hadn't lifted anything heavy since the meet until the day I sustained my injury when I was doing a few heavier squat singles. Worked up to 170 which felt so good that I was about to go straight to 180 after my mates 165 lift, which is when the proverbial fan was hit.
    Hopefully, I can work out a good way to squat while I heal in order to try to maintain a bit of size and strength. I'm thinking that front squats (arms straight out or holding straps) and some form of belt squats may become my go to exercises. I won't be deadlifting for at least six months which is quite depressing, but never mind.
    Pain is ok. Very sore in the crook of my elbow, which is to be expected. Having a Popeye biceps lump is unpleasant and I've been squeezing the biceps muscle belly to try to help it lengthen and relax when it spasms, which is also quite painful. I just want the op done now but have a further 9 days to wait.

    I'll report back here once I have something useful to say. Will probably do a progress report as I travel along my healing road.
     
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  18. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Good luck mate, that sucks.
     
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  19. _tim

    _tim Well-Known Member

    Ugh - I'm so sorry Lol. Good luck with the op!
     
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  20. Lol

    Lol Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks guys. My appointment at the orthopaedic clinic is on Tuesday so I will finally get to meet the surgical team to discuss my options. Then am hoping for op on Friday.
     

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