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Tom_MartinIcon...02-01-2010 @ 20:43 
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hi Rick, I guess I look a lot more like a sprinter than a powerlifter. I've been considering shaving my head, growing a goatee, going up to a 46" waist and covering 80% of my body in chalk, perhaps then I'll look more the part!
Tom_MartinIcon...02-01-2010 @ 20:45 
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update for this week: done f**k all
good4gainsIcon...02-01-2010 @ 22:33 
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Tom_Martin said:update for this week: done f**k all



at least im not the only 1 then lol
Tom_MartinIcon...03-01-2010 @ 19:02 
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Just returned (well a few hours ago) from Jim and Bryn's weekly powerlifting tea party. As per usual many a life problem was discussed, none were solved, and on occasion, somebody found themselves underneath a barbell.

Squat

Bar x some arbitrary amount of reps
75kg x 5
115kg x 5 or 4 or something
155kg x 2 or 3?

wraps and suit on

205kg x 2
225kg x 2
240kg x 1 new pb Happy May try 250 next week?

Followed by some amount of sets of some amount of reps on the calf raise machine with whatever the full stack is plus a 20kg plate on each of the handles

Followed by some bench practice in my shirt. Nothing spectacular, got 135kg pretty close to touching.

Next weeks plan is to take it light on the squats and deadlifts, if i even deadlift at all. And do some band work on the bench press. Going to do some shoulders and arms tomorrow, my overhead work needs to be better, but I'm not entirely sure why. Maybe because it's good to be able to put a lot of weight over head.
SteBakerIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:14 
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What made you start to use equipment Tom? Or have you used them for a long time pal?
andydanjoshIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:17 
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^^ thats me that is !! ^^ (the hair is a wig)
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good pb .

Happy
Tom_MartinIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:27 
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First time user! It basically came down to wanting to compete with the strongest lifters, and wanting to lift more weight. The sport allows equipment, so why not use it? I'd never dream of going back to sprinting and only competing in events where everyone runs barefoot on wet grass.

Another contributing factor was bench press. I've at least 3 times now worked my way up to a 150kg unequipped bench and suffered from shoulder problems as a result of lifting this (relatively small) amount of weight. This has meant I've had to take a long time off benching, and upon returning had a weak bench again, I was getting nowhere. I'm hoping shirted benching will allow me to train with heavier weights without all the shoulder problems, afterall bench press shirts were first introduced as a shoulder health aid amongst other things. This could possibly lead to a bigger unequipped bench too in the long run, who knows. All that matters is at the moment I'm having fun learning how to use the shirt!

Also, it's bad enough being a lightweight powerlifter having to specify how good I am within a certain weight class. I don't want to also have to hide behind the fact that I lift unequipped when explaining why there are people lifting more weight than me. I'd rather compete on the most level playing field possible when comparing myself to the best, and (possibly sadly?) that means the use of supportive equipment.
mozIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:34 
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hey Jims not shoddy on the bench. Im sure Ive seen him doing 270kg.
Tom_MartinIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:37 
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correct, he has a fairly ok squat as well Wink
mozIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:39 
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Tom_Martin said:correct, he has a fairly ok squat as well Wink


hadnt noticed lol Grin
MrSmallIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:42 
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Tom_Martin said:correct, he has a fairly ok squat as well Wink


Would be legendary if you broke Ed Coan's record though that's been for years and he is regarded as one of the alltime best at pulling.

How long do you have?
Tom_MartinIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:50 
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Just this year I'm afraid, would take a monstrous effort to beat 347kg (I think?) but I'll certainly do my best. If not I'll have to settle for the open record in years to come which is 357.5kg.

Who knows though, I think I could get 320kg if I maxed deadlift tomorrow, so another 30kg for the record. 3 consistant kg a month and maybe I could do it in December? Would've been a lot easier 100kg ago... or even 30kg ago.
MrSmallIcon...03-01-2010 @ 20:56 
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Tom_Martin said:Just this year I'm afraid, would take a monstrous effort to beat 347kg (I think?) but I'll certainly do my best. If not I'll have to settle for the open record in years to come which is 357.5kg.

Who knows though, I think I could get 320kg if I maxed deadlift tomorrow, so another 30kg for the record. 3 consistant kg a month and maybe I could do it in December? Would've been a lot easier 100kg ago... or even 30kg ago.


Never say never!
And you're not even using a real deadlift suit?
Tom_MartinIcon...03-01-2010 @ 21:05 
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That's right, I'm going to try turning it backwards as a few people have suggested this to me now. Is there much difference with a deadlift suit?
brynevansIcon...03-01-2010 @ 22:38 
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moz said:hey Jims not shoddy on the bench. Im sure Ive seen him doing 270kg.

He still holds the European M1 +125kg record of 285kg

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