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WiegieboardIcon...22-03-2011 @ 20:20 
as crimson as my last victims underclothing.....
Member 899, 11342 posts
SQ 180, BP 132.5, DL 190
502.5 kgs @ 118kgs UnEq
Hey nice work with that CGBP. That's a mean number!
Your training looks like it's been going great over the last while.
ranathariIcon...27-03-2011 @ 07:59 
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dr_hazbun said:
I've benched 182.5kg without a bench shirt using a reversed green band set-up. The bands accelerate you through that sticking point so quickly that any lockout work you think you're getting is massively reduced by the slingshot effect. The boards are far superior for lockout work imo.

What do you think about floor pressing then? My main problem is I don't have enough room to do push presses or jerks so I'm trying to find bench movements that let me overload the lockout and will hopefully carry over to my overhead stuff.

Wiegieboard said:Hey nice work with that CGBP. That's a mean number!
Your training looks like it's been going great over the last while.

Cheers, mate!
ranathariIcon...27-03-2011 @ 08:00 
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CGBP 3x5x95kg
Assisted pull-ups 3x10xBW+average band

Really need to stop benching so often, my left shoulder is bugging me now.

Written finals over, got the practical exams next week.
dr_hazbunIcon...27-03-2011 @ 11:41 
tabbouleh and fattoush salads were very refreshing
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SQ 220, BP 165, DL 250
635.0 kgs @ 90kgs Eq
Post Edited: 27.03.2011 @ 11:52 AM by dr_hazbun
good luck with rest of exams mate

re floor presses, I've done them too and I rate them. Still, boards are advantageous for a few reasons: 1) you keep your normal bench set-up (arch, leg drive etc) so the only factor changed is ROM. My experience with movement specific assistance exercises is that the more factors you change other than the one being specifically trained, the less the training effect. 2) board pressing is easier on the elbows 3) you can vary the pressing height with boards

BUT (and you'll realise this when you start doing nights/weekends) you can floor press without a spotter which I found quite useful.

Edit: Just read your post again and you seem to want to improve your overhead with these exercises. I have only ever done them to improve my flat barbell bench press. My experience with overhead training is very limited.
ranathariIcon...27-03-2011 @ 17:05 
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Hah, yeah, I only bench for triceps strength!

I'll experiment with floor pressing and board pressing for a while to see which one hits my triceps and delts the most. Cheers for the input!
ranathariIcon...02-04-2011 @ 15:19 
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Exams all finished this week, results out next Friday (at the same time I have to check in for my flight to NZ, which is a pain in the arse).

First full session for a while:

ME Upper
Reverse band CGBP - 3x3x100kg
Deficit push-ups - BW x 13, 10, 7
BB rows supersetted with DB rear delt flies - 12x60kg/15x2.5kg, 12x60kg/15x2.5kg, 12x60kg/15x2.5kg
EZ curls 3x12x10kg

My left shoulder's hurting badly enough that I can't sleep on that side any more, so I used reverse bands today to let me bench without as much pain.
ranathariIcon...03-04-2011 @ 12:50 
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ME Lower
Trap bar DL 1x5x175kg

Was going to do another 2 sets then some accessory work but it's too nice a day to be in the gym. Sod this for a laugh, I'm off to the park!
ranathariIcon...05-04-2011 @ 09:48 
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My name's down for the novices competition at London's Strongest Man and the event list is up, so I know what I need to work on.

The only two events that I couldn't do right now are a 90kg log for reps and 270kg yoke for 25m. I know I've got the tricep strength to press the log for reps, I just struggle to clean it so I need to work on technique during the run-up to the competition. The yoke is just a matter of getting stronger.

I'm off to New Zealand for 2 months this Friday but I've got the phone numbers of a few strongman competitors over there. Hopefully I'll be able to keep training while I'm out there so I won't embarrass myself too badly in August!
ranathariIcon...08-04-2011 @ 18:55 
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Passed my finals so I guess I can call myself a doctor now.

Chilling in the departure lounge at Heathrow right now, killing time.
MattFIcon...08-04-2011 @ 19:00 
'I'm not coming onto you.... but'
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SQ 155, BP 100, DL 180
435.0 kgs @ 83kgs UnEq
Well done mate.
SMedIcon...10-04-2011 @ 17:28 
a splendid chap, unlike some bitches on here
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SQ 190, BP 112.5, DL 220
522.5 kgs @ 89.5kgs UnEq
Hella cool, Doc! Congrats! Grin
ranathariIcon...12-04-2011 @ 03:08 
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Cheers, guys.

Training at a Uni gym here in NZ, it's kinda weird. There's a powerlifting record board, tons of Ivanko plates, a safety squat bar etc but only 2 bumper plates and not a single bar with good knurling (or any knurling to be honest).

ME Upper
CGBP - 1x3x100kg
DB bench press - 2x20x17.5kg
BB row 4x10x60kg
DB rear delt flies 3x12x5kg
DB curls 3x11x10kg

There's a trap bar here so I'll keep using that for my ME Lower days but I don't have straps or chalk so this may be difficult given the humidity.
ranathariIcon...14-04-2011 @ 05:46 
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Post Edited: 14.04.2011 @ 05:52 AM by ranathari
ME Lower
Trap bar DL - 1x5x160kg + bar weight (no idea what the bar weighs)
Single leg press - 3x8x40kg + platform weight
Safety squat bar good mornings - 4x10x40kg + bar weight
Calf raise (left leg only ) - 3xAMAP

Had to borrow some straps off someone for deadlifting because they don't allow chalk and it's far too humid here. Will switch to SSB squats for the rest of my ME lower days just for convenience.
ranathariIcon...14-04-2011 @ 21:49 
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RE Upper
DB Bench - 2x15x22.5kg, 1x12x22.5kg, 1x9x22.5kg
Pull-ups - BWx17
Face pulls - 3x12x30kg, 1x10x30kg
DB military press - 4x12x12.5kg
Axle curls - 3xAMAP
ThingIcon...14-04-2011 @ 21:59 
a large fingered spastic that demolishes plant
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SQ 260, BP 220, DL 290
770.0 kgs @ 142kgs UnEq
Considering the s**t bars solid training mate, work that hook grip


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