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DarrylIcon300 or quit02-05-2012 @ 10:58 
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Post Edited: 15.05.2012 @ 07:45 AM by Darryl
Thought I would start a journal to shame me into hitting a 300 squat and deadlift as mine are very poor at the moment and to keep a track on where I am with my other lifts.
I have been training / bodybuilding for many years and only recently got into strongman training when I changed gyms and tried log training to get bigger shoulders ( I have since realised its not just shoulders with the log ) and then got hooked on the strongman kit. I absolutely love it and its much more fun than moving boring normal weights around.
My Legs although a good size have never really been strong which doesnt make much difference in bodybuilding. I am now realising this is affecting me in strong man training and so I am looking to hit 300kg on my squats and deadlift if I am going to get anywhere in this sport. If I can get them both up to 300 then I can start moving forward from there.

My current PB's are below and I'll keep them updated. My training is all over the place at the moment because of a few personal issues but will try and keep it updated and hoping to soon be training regularly again.


Bench - 200kg........................................New - 220kg
Deadlift - 260kg
Squat - 220kg

Log - 140kg
Farmers - 130kg - 20mts / 140kg - 5mts
Stones - 140kg
Yoke - Cant remember Happy
Viking - 210kg
Giant DB - 65kg x3


I'm hoping to enter a novice comp as soon as I'm able and then hope I can get my weights up to inter standard.
SkipIcon...02-05-2012 @ 11:48 
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Post Edited: 02.05.2012 @ 11:50 AM by Skip
Welcome to Sugden!

Solid numbers atm mate, Strong target of 300 too and with solid programming and training it'll come in time!

Good luck with your training!
DarrylIcon...02-05-2012 @ 13:03 
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Thanx. Been on Sugden for a while as guest being nosey as to what people are shifting.

I think 300 is achievable this year and if I can get it then I think I'll be in a position to start looking at opens.
DarrylIconFirst training Sesh04-05-2012 @ 19:27 
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Right, first training session since starting the journal so thought it had to be a good one and at the moment, that means pressing.


  • Flat Bench

    100kg - x5
    140kg - x4
    180kg - x2
    200kg - x1
    210kg - x1 PB - thought I could have gone a little more but hoping to keep that for next session, like to finish on a good result rather than a heavy failure. Put on my Strength Shop 1ply black elbow sleeves for next sets
    180kg - x5
    140kg - x5 long pause on the chest and with heavy chains on either side
    140kg - x5

  • CGBP - Smith machine - stoppers set so the bar is about 1/2" off chest, complete stop at bottom and rest on stoppers before pushing next rep, weights are what was on bar because its impossible to work out how much bar weighs.

    120kg - x5
    160kg - x3
    180kg - 1/2 rep
    160kg - x3

    Confused anyone have any idea why my forearms feel like there going to pop when i try to let go of the bar after finishing my set? Confused there fine while pressing, but have to slowly un-grip and when I'm doing it feels like someones putting nails in my forearms.

  • Cable Pushdowns - superset ropes slowly and then really thick bar speed work

    Cant remember exactly what I did because a lot depends on how i feel but around 6-8 reps for the ropes and about 10 with the bar.

    start weight 60kg - last set was full stack 90kg

  • Giant Dumbbells

    65kg - x3 - 2 sets strict

    this felt good and after my bench I was on a high so I thought, F*@k it, that 90-95kg circus dumbbell is going up. Managed to get it up to the shoulder, got the whole gyms attention and then realised 'what the F*@k are you doing, this is heavy' and put it back down. Felt bad for chickening out but it would have ended with something being sore and I hate injuries so hate to keep my ego in check.

    did a few cable pushdowns to cool down and then home, chuffed and hoping the 215kg comes next session.
  • DarrylIcon...04-05-2012 @ 19:27 
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    Post Edited: 04.05.2012 @ 19:28 PM by Darryl
    damn double post
    BoarIcon...04-05-2012 @ 19:30 
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    I used to get that, I think it's the relieving of the pressure on the tendons, I used t not want to put the bar down !

    Also, great avatar ! Love that little guy !
    DarrylIcon...04-05-2012 @ 19:37 
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    Boar said:I used to get that, I think it's the relieving of the pressure on the tendons, I used t not want to put the bar down !

    Also, great avatar ! Love that little guy !




    I'm gonna try and get a moustache like his and hope the rest just comes with it


    Did you find any way of getting rid of it? It doesn't bother me while lifting and doesn't affect my lifts but boy does it hurt after!! Its really weird, I didn't get it on the bench or anything else but sometimes I also get it when doing biceps. Im hoping its not the start of some kind of injury.
    BoarIcon...04-05-2012 @ 19:46 
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    I think it is down to lack of flexibility, we all know stretching is a bit dull but it probably would prevent 50% of injuries
    DarrylIconLegs09-05-2012 @ 12:50 
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    My most hated training session today, only because they're weak.

    warm up - leg extensions superset with leg curls, moderate weight.

    Squats

    100kg - x 5
    140kg - x 4
    180kg - x 3
    210kg - x 2 - for some reason had awful pain in my ribs so left it there for squats.

    Farmers - The pain was quite bad in my ribs so thought I would do some farmers lifts/hold to reduce the pressure on my ribs

    100kg - 1 and hold
    120kg - 1 and hold, ribs a bit painful on the pick up
    140kg - started the lift and my ribs were too sore pick all the way up
    130kg - 1 and hold, ribs still painful

    quite demoralised struggling to squat what I'm benching and the nagging in my ribs so did some cable one arm rows to try and stretch everything out. Started at 50kg and went up to 90kg.

    A few leg curls to cool down my legs and end of session.

    Need a chiropractor appointment and then definitely more squat sessions. Cant just keep doing the lifts I'm good at or I'll get no where so lots of leg training to come!!!!!!!
    fatneckIcon...09-05-2012 @ 13:17 
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    Welcome on board mate, I'll keep watch of your log as I'm after the elusive 300 as well lol
    I get that feeling in my forearms when I'm letting go of the bars after dips, never been able to work it out?
    DarrylIcon...09-05-2012 @ 15:27 
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    Thanx.

    It feels a lot like shin splints but obviously in the forearms.

    I'm hoping I can hit the 300 this year which will be a lot of work but probably serve me right for being the typical ego driven bodybuilder and only targeting the upper body and only training what I'm good at.
    DarrylIcon...15-05-2012 @ 07:45 
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    Another bench session last night


  • Flat Bench

    100kg - x5
    140kg - x5
    180kg - x3
    200kg - x2
    210kg - x1
    220kg - x1 PB -- wasnt pretty but it went up and helped with the psychological barrier of 5 plates

  • Incline dumbbells

    50kg - x10

  • Incline Bench

    100kg - x6
    140kg - x3

  • CGBP on Smith machine

    120kg - x5
    160kg - x3

  • Cable pushdowns

    95kg - 3 sets to failure



    Am gonna change my tricep workouts to a different day. Bench felt very heavy and was much stronger when I did my triceps on their own day, they made benching a lot easier. Now just to get the legs up once I have my chiropractor appt later this week.
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