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FatpeteIcon...08-02-2020 @ 11:22 
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Rick said:There's not really anywhere to put the plates in the machine room, which I suspect is the main reason. I'd like us to sort that out sooner rather than later.


I agree that would be a good thing to do, but the weights in there are both olympic and one inch diameter and the room is mainly for walking through rather than training. So its position on the priority list would be quite low I expect
FatpeteIcon...09-02-2020 @ 19:47 
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Bit of a rum old day today. Storm Ciara was promised and arrived and I am not a fan. It was of course, nowhere near as bad as promised but as they were promising armagheddon it was still pretty bad. It mostly held off on the way to the venue but between the squats and bench press it rained heavens hard and some of the rain, disliking its presence outside came in for a warm, the platform avoided most of it but the warm up room copped it. After twenty minutes or so it had abated to where the weather was merely your bog standard "bad" and we soldiered on. It was a site colder after the rain as well.

There was some rather splendid lifting, a 53 kilo lass pulled 150 and put more effort into that lift than I have seen in a long time, she got it too. Star of the show though was an M3 woman who was in her second only comp. She started powerlifting last summer because she could no longer go running due to having both hips replaced, and by her own admission was a bit "flummoxed" by all the rules. Everyone nursed her through it as were rewarded by watching her adding over 100 kilos to the NW total record.

Now that I call impressive.
FatpeteIcon...10-02-2020 @ 22:05 
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Post Edited: 10.02.2020 @ 22:07 PM by Fatpete
Monday, 10th February, start 16:00

Bench, very raw, workboots on
20 x 15
20 x 15
20 x 15
50 x 5
60 x 5
70 x 5
80 x 5
90 x 5
100 x 5
102 x 5
105 x 5
107 x 4
bo***cks ! A pox and a curse on the thing.

Last week I noticed that one of my squat boots had a lace that was close to snapping, so Friday evening I purchased a new pair of laces and yesterday I put them in. After that I swear I put my pumps on one side (from inside my bag) and the newly laced squat boots into the bag. Well I didn't. The Pumps must have been removed as they were no longer there, but neither were the squat boots, they were later found back in my kitchen gentle chortling and calling me a fool. This is not to blame for the horrendous failure above, that is simply because I am s**t at bench.

Nor are my squat boots the only thing to mock me and call me a fool, two of the younger and talented weightlifters also did so. There was a heated discussion on the frequency with which certain exercises should be performed. My advice was that they should seek the assistance and advice of knowledgeable people. Their response was they I was a fool and should be ignored and mocked in equal measure. I can't say I blame them, I just hope that they realize sooner rather than later that even if I am not right I am nowhere near as wrong as they think I am.

So an eventful day, and the 107 x 4 was most certainly the worst bit. As I don't see my bench improving in this lifetime but I can at least keep my lip zipped. Well, probably. :-)
Martin1956Icon...10-02-2020 @ 22:56 
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I still think you should do your heavy sets before your lighter sets...
FatpeteIcon...11-02-2020 @ 06:38 
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Martin1956 said:I still think you should do your heavy sets before your lighter sets...


Nothing to lose by trying that, in fact I think I will
Martin1956Icon...11-02-2020 @ 16:24 
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Fatpete said:
Nothing to lose by trying that, in fact I think I will


Try something like going up to a top single, then keep taking 5 Kg off and adding a rep each time - eg 120 x 1. 115 x 2, 110 x 3, etc... and keep going until you hit a set of 8. Might work, might not, but the shock of something different might be beneficial in itself. Happy
RickIcon...11-02-2020 @ 17:33 
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This is very much what I do. E.g. At the moment I'm looking at roughly

20*20
70*8
100
120
130
120*3
110*5
100*8
Martin1956Icon...11-02-2020 @ 21:05 
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Rick said:This is very much what I do. E.g. At the moment I'm looking at roughly

20*20
70*8
100
120
130
120*3
110*5
100*8


We seem closely matched Rick. Are you going to High Whasssisname on the 23rd?
FatpeteIcon...12-02-2020 @ 06:39 
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Thanks for the advice gentlemen
FatpeteIcon...12-02-2020 @ 20:34 
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Wednesday 12th February, start 16:00

Just me and Ju-jitsu guy to begin with. So the lights stayed off

Deadlift, slippers and sleeves
60 x 5
60 x 5
60 x 5
60 x 5
60 x 5
80 x 3
100 x 3
120 x 3
140 x 3
160 x 3
170 x 3
180 x 3

I omitted the 110, 130 and 150 sets deliberately to see if it made the top set easier and surprise, surprise it didn't. In fact I noticed no difference whatsoever.

No weightlifters to be seen tonight for various reasons, third man in was Ian Mac, who switched on the lights, but it was getting quite dark by then. And last of all came Stevie F, and that as they say was that.

I do miss the weightlifters but it sure as hell is a whole lot quieter when they aren't there.
RickIcon...14-02-2020 @ 09:03 
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Martin1956 said:
We seem closely matched Rick. Are you going to High Whasssisname on the 23rd?


They are apparently not bot going to publish a rota, and Iím reluctant to drive down not having seen one, but yeah, probably. Only refereeing, though, Iím retired.
Martin1956Icon...14-02-2020 @ 16:34 
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Rick said:
They are apparently not bot going to publish a rota, and Iím reluctant to drive down not having seen one, but yeah, probably. Only refereeing, though, Iím retired.


Never retire, just rest awhile. Happy See you there, ferries and weather permitting.Happy
RickIcon...14-02-2020 @ 18:10 
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Post Edited: 14.02.2020 @ 18:11 PM by Rick
I swore a solemn oath I wouldn't compete again at SHW. I'm comfortably under 120 now, but I think I want 105, or certainly under 110. Competition would just distract me.

Plus I'm weak as piss.
FatpeteIcon...14-02-2020 @ 20:10 
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Friday, 14th February, start 16:30

A rum do today, got within a mile of the club and was greeted by several smashed up cars and a smashed up van littering the road so had to detour along with a thousand others, hence the late start.

Tbar row, in pounds again this week
50 x 10
50 x 10
75 x 10
75 x 10
100 x 10
100 x 10
125 x 10
125 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10
175 x 10
175 x 10
150 x 10
150 x 10

I have never had the smoothest hands in the world, for as long as I can remember I have had segs and calluses, but they seem pretty grim at the moment. My visitor last night commented on them, she did not dislike the feel of them but they did feel unusual she said. Anywoo, with the cold weather and all they were bothering me tonight, so E45 has been purchased and we shall see what happens.

We have been promised another storm tomorrow but I can't see it being much of a problem, a feel a chippy visit coming on but we shall see what the weather is like, I dislike altering plans because of the weather but there is no point being silly about it.

Trips for food are the only outings I have planned for this weekend, food and sleep and a very fine boiler with newly flushed radiators. Happy days.
FatpeteIcon...14-02-2020 @ 20:11 
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Rick said:Plus I'm weak as piss.


As our old mentor would have said, "I wish I was as weak as piss then"

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