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Robbo91IconAn Unoriginally Titled Journal16-07-2015 @ 17:28 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
Right, my last journal didn't come to much for a variety of reasons, namely injury followed by the closure of my gym.
Things are still up in the air as to whether a new gym will be opened by one of the guys I used to train with. For now I'm training in my garage. I know a lot of guys of here train in a similar way so any advice of what has been effective for you with limited kit it is all very much appreciated.
I'm hoping a new journal will inspire me to train well by myself. My strength had fallen off lately so I need to run back up the hill.
To re-cap:
Age: 23
Height: 6'5"-6'6". (Depends how bad my lordosis gets)
Weight: around 140kg mostly
Bench: 160 paused
Squat: 260 w/wraps
Deadlift: 250 raw
Robbo91Icon...16-07-2015 @ 17:31 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
16-7-15

Front squat

Bar
50 x 5
80 x 5
90 x 5
100 x 5
120
140 PB

New to these, I'm sure I've only done 100kg before, wrist flexibility is the main issue.

Paused squat
140 x 3. 3 sets.

Quick session today, severely lacking motivation at the moment.
Robbo91Icon...21-07-2015 @ 18:55 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
Starting a 5/3/1 program in hope of greater structure and more motivation. Plus I've been all over the place for far too long.

Week 1. Session 1.

Strict press
Warm up
67.5 x 5
72.5 x 5
77.5 x 5

50 x 10. 5 sets.

Front plate raise.
20kg x 10. 5 sets.
RobboIcon...21-07-2015 @ 18:59 
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When I have enough cash, I get a deep tissue.
Member 465, 10628 posts
SQ 240, BP 175, DL 302.5
717.5 kgs @ 104kgs UnEq
Robbo's are cool as f**k.
Robbo91Icon...22-07-2015 @ 16:34 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
I couldn't agree more mate haha.

22/7/15

Deadlift
Warm up
170 x 5
180 x 5
192.5 x 5

Out of practice and not great, but managed them.

Front squat
70 x 10. 5 sets.
Each rep as solid as the last but they killed me still. I'm new to front squats but quickly appreciating their value.

Barbell row
80 x 6. 5 sets.

Barbell curls
40 x 12. 3 sets.
Robbo91Icon...23-07-2015 @ 18:06 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
23/7/15

Bench press
Warm up
110 x 5. Paused.
115 x 5. Paused.
122.5 x 10.

Close grip bench press
80 x 10. 5 sets.

Strict press
60 x 6. 5 sets.

Lateral raise.
X 12. 3 sets.

All good, feeling a bit better every session.
Robbo91Icon...25-07-2015 @ 18:04 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
25/7/15

Squat
Warm up
150 x 5
160 x 5
170 x 5

Felt awful. Feel like I have no leg power. A few months ago this would've felt easy.
Started on sets of 10 lighter but my back gave out so I called it a day. Need to see the osteopath.
Let's hope for something positive next week.
Robbo91Icon...10-08-2015 @ 14:26 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
10-8-15

Well every new burst of enthusiasm is normally met with a stumbling block. My back has been out of action for a few weeks, I've been to the specialist and had a few appointments to try and realign my pelvis. Four weeks until my first strongman comp and it doesn't look good, I'll still take part just to get a feel for the experience.

Squat
Went to 140 and stopped, back isn't ready for this yet

Strict press
60 x 8
72.5 x 3
77.5 x 3
80 x 5
50 x 10. 3 sets.

Close grip bench press.
80 x 10
85 x 8
90 x 5
100 x 10

Front squat
80 x 5
90 x 5
100 x 5

Dumbbell press
32 x 6. 3 sets.

Stretching and foam rolling the quads and hips.

Done. Feel better mentally after doing my something for the first time in a while. Slow and steady progress to be made from now on. Try to build some sort of shape for the BDFPA full power early next year.
Robbo91Icon...11-08-2015 @ 13:58 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
11-8-15

Deadlift
Warm up
145 x 2
120 x 3. 8 sets.
Back felt fine.

I've decided to try and get into doing pull ups, back when I was lighter I could knock them out quite well. I'd be lucky with 2 nowadays.

Assisted pull ups (training partner supporting my shins when needed)
X 10. Felt quite reliant on him though.

Negative pull ups
2 x 3

All done wide grip.

Barbell row.
80 x 10. 5 sets.

Close grip pull down
3 x 10

Face pulls.
5 x 10

Cable curls
3 x 12
Robbo91Icon...12-08-2015 @ 20:09 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
12-8-15

Front squat
60 x 5
80 x 5
100 x 5
120 x 3
125 x 3
135 x 2
150 x 1 comfortable PB
120 x 3. 2 sets.

Leg press
Stack (training at a commercial gym today) x 8. 5 sets.

Single leg press
2/3rds ish stack x 8. 3 sets.

Leg extensions
5 x 8

Finger curls
60 x 8. 5 sets.

Fat grip holds.
Blue grips but they didn't fit properly so it was a lot thicker.
24kg per hand x 1 minute.
x 30 seconds. 2 sets.
Robbo91Icon...13-08-2015 @ 17:09 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
13-8-15

Bench Press
70 x 10
90 x 5
110 x 3
120 x 3
130 x 3
140 x 3
150 x 1
162.5 x 1 PB

Pleased with this, haven't benched in a while, I think the addition of more overhead pressing has made the difference. I didn't have a front shoulder before hand.

Close grip bench
110 x 6. 5 sets. Paused first and last.

Strict Press
50 x 10. 3 sets.

Tricep 100 rep challenge.
A bit of fun, hell of a pump from it but not a whole lot of weight to speak of. Various pushdowns basically.


Done. Happy with today. I think 180 is a very real possibility on the bench this year with this 162.5 off the back of very little training.
Robbo91Icon...14-08-2015 @ 14:03 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
Post Edited: 14.08.2015 @ 14:05 PM by Robbo91
14-8-15

Barbell row
60 x 10
90 x 10
100 x 10. 3 sets.

Wide grip pulldowns.
Sets of 8, worked up to almost the full stack. A definite weakness.

Front squat
60 x 5.
100 x 3. 5 sets.
125 x 3.
160 x 1. PB.

Leg press
250 x 20. 3 sets. (Hamstring heavy)
300 x 10 (normal)
400 x 10
500 x 10

Negative wide grip pull ups.
3 x 3.

Done. Pleased with the weeks training. Weekend to recover now ready to press again on Monday. A 200kg front squat is also a goal.
Robbo91Icon...17-08-2015 @ 15:28 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
17-8-15

Strict press
50 x 10
70 x 5
80 x 3
85 x 1
90 x 1 PB
70 x 5. 3 sets.

Close grip bench. Last rep paused.
80 x 10
90 x 10
100 x 6
110 x 6
120 x 8. 2 sets.

Front squat.
60 x 5
80 x 5
100 x 3
140 x 1
180 x f
170 x 1 PB - smooth rep
180 x 1 PB - wasn't pretty.
140 x 3. 3 sets.

Z press.
Bar x 5
45 x 5
65 x 5. 3 sets.

Done. Pleased with front squat improvement. Wrists are sore mind.
Robbo91Icon...18-08-2015 @ 14:08 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
18-8-15

Deadlift
100 x 3
140 x 3
180 x 2
200 x 2
227.5 x 1

Wrist was hurting from yesterday so was struggling to grip the bar, used figure 8 straps which I'm not used to and they threw me off a bit. Still, I'm happy with that pull, most I've done in a while and it felt comfortable. Front squatting has definitely helped.

Barbell rows
100 x 8. 5 sets.

Wide grip pull downs
5 x 8

Low cable row
5 x 8

Face pulls
3 x 10

Done, thumb hurts.
Robbo91Icon...20-08-2015 @ 14:54 
Doesn't like tall people very much.
Member 5708, 391 posts
SQ 260, BP 195, DL 275
730.0 kgs @ 137.5kgs UnEq
20-8-15

Bench press
60 x 10
100 x 5
120 x 3
140 x 3
140 x f (wrist gave out)
120 x 3. Paused, 3 sets.

wrist was really giving me s**t by this point.

Strict press
60 x 5. 2 sets.
70 x 5. 2 sets.

Pec dec
Stack x 8. 5 sets.

Done. Limited with what I could do today. Pulling tomorrow and then a weekends rest will sort it out hopefully.

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