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FinchIcon...08-07-2019 @ 22:27 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Monday 8th July.

Hot and sticky at the Farm, just 7 lifters in attendance.
Weighed in at 118.85kg.

Dealifts.
2 x 5 x 70
4 x 120
3 x 140
2 x 155
1 x 170
1 x 185
1 x 200
5 x 140
The 200 was an absolute grind but it came up and was held in the lockout position for some goodly amount of seconds!

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
5 x 80
3 x 100
1 x 110
1 x 117.5
1 x 120
2 x 107.5
4 x 100
7 x 87.5
Happy with how these went.

Strict OHP.
5 x 20
5 x 40
5 x 50
3 x 60
Definitely an improvement on these.

So now we are on 160/120/200 - 480, getting there slowly.
Happy Happy Happy
FinchIcon...10-07-2019 @ 22:57 
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Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Wednesday 10th July.

Just 5 lifters in tonight, it always goes like this when the weather is warm.
Weighed in at 118.45kg.

Squats.
2 x 5 x 20
5 x 60
4 x 90
3 x 110
2 x 130
1 x 145
1 x 155
1 x 165
3 x 135
Everything came up but squats are really not going well.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
5 x 80
3 x 100
3 x 2 x 110
4 x 102.5
7 x 90
No problems.

Up to 165/120/200 - 485 total. Still on course for that 500 in August.
FinchIcon...12-07-2019 @ 23:11 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Friday 12th July.

Hotter and sweatier than usual at The Farm. Ten lifters playing.
Weighed in at 118.70kg.

Deadlifts.
2 x 5 x 70
4 x 110
3 x 130
2 x 145
1 x 160
1 x 175
1 x 190
1 x 205, failed before lockout, bar slipping from hands so put it down rather than drop it.
3 x 150
The 205 was disappointing, it was right on my limit tonight and a real grind but I just could not hold on to it. Suffered sweaty palms all night, not usually a problem for me!

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
5 x 80
2 x 100
1 x 110
1 x 115
1 x 117.5
1 x 120
4 x 102.5
7 x 92.5
No problems, all felt comfortable, stuck to the plan and resisted the urge to go heavier.

Still on a 485 total, 490 would have sounded better.
BillwestIcon...13-07-2019 @ 21:48 
Member 541, 4365 posts
SQ 192.5, BP 120, DL 222.5
535.0 kgs @ 92.8kgs UnEq
The bar path of the 205 was so skewed on the right side, if the bar path had been straight it would have gone up, no problem
FinchIcon...15-07-2019 @ 23:00 
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Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
I'd like to think you are correct Bill, i'll have another crack at it on Wednesday.

Monday 15th July.

Not so sweaty at the Farm tonight, 10 lifters playing.

Squats.
2 x 5 x 70
5 x 60
4 x 90
3 x 110
2 x 130
1 x 140
1 x 150
1 x 160
1 x 170
3 x 140
Better than expected, everything came up, the 170 is on the Farms facebook page.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
5 x 80
2 x 100
1 x 100
1 x 117.5
1 x 122.5
3 x 105
5 x 100
7 x 95
Not easy but not the grind I was expecting.

So we are back on course for that 500 with 170/122.5/200=492.5
Just 5 sessions left.
FinchIcon...17-07-2019 @ 22:50 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Wednesday 17th.

The wheels came off today, a lack of sleep and no food meant that tonight's session was never going to be great, plus it was HOT & HUMID under the Farm Tin Roof.
That's the excuses out of the way.
Weighed in at 119.40kg.

Deadlift.
2 x 5 x 70
4 x 110
3 x 130
2 x 145
1 x 160
1 x 175
1 x 190
1 x 205 Failed Twice, barely moved off the floor.
3 x 165
Everything felt like it was welded to the floor.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
5 x 80
3 x 3 x 100
3 x 5 x 90
Not the planned session, just no energy.
FinchIcon...19-07-2019 @ 21:00 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Friday 19th July.

Steaming hot at the Farm again tonight.
Weighed in at 119.35kg.
Like Wednesday, still feeling very lethargic.

Squat.
2 x 5 x 20
5 x 60
4 x 90
3 x 110
3 x 125
3 x 140
3 x 150
2 x 160
Properly had to grind these out, very hard work from the 125's up.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
6 x 80
3 x 100
1 x 110
1 x 117.5
1 x 122.5
3 x 105
5 x 100
7 x 95
Comfortable.
FinchIcon...22-07-2019 @ 23:25 
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Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Monday 22nd July.

Another hot night at the Farm, just 6 lifters turned out.

Bodyweight 118.5kg.

Deadlift.
2 x 5 x 70
4 x 100
3 x 120
3 x 140
3 x 160
3 x 180
3 x 170
3 x 150
After the previous two duff deadlift sessions I tried a different approach tonight, according to the Finch formula a treble at 180 equates to a single at 206. Everything came up comfortably.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
6 x 80
3 x 100
1 x 110 Paused under command from Red light Pete.
1 x 117.5
1 x 122.5
3 x 105
5 x 100
7 x 95
No problems, even the wrist pain was absent tonight.

So the competition is 12 days away, however i'm in Paris now until Friday then in Connecticut from Sunday until the following Friday, I lift approximately 24 hours after touching down at Heathrow.

I'm thinking:
160/170/??? squat.
110/120/??? bench.
190/200/??? deadlift.
Would love a 500 total in what would most likely be my last ever competition.
BillwestIcon...23-07-2019 @ 18:55 
Member 541, 4365 posts
SQ 192.5, BP 120, DL 222.5
535.0 kgs @ 92.8kgs UnEq
Why would it be your last ever comp Ian?
FinchIcon...25-07-2019 @ 22:54 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Billwest said:Why would it be your last ever comp Ian?


I don't get enough time to train properly now Bill, add to that the increasing osteoarthritis issues and it's probably a good time to call it a day.

That said, never say never!
FinchIcon...05-08-2019 @ 17:19 
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Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
So, after not going near a bar for the best part of two weeks and flying back into the UK on Friday lunchtime, I turned out, somewhat jetlagged, at the EM Masters on Saturday. I did consider pulling out but that would have been a little unfair of me after the organisers were good enough to accommodate me.
Due to a referee shortage I then MC'd the entire morning session before nipping off to weigh in and don the lycra.

Weighed in at 119.1kg, heavier than i'd have liked.
The warm up room was very cramped, 25 lifters in two groups and 2 racks.

Squat warm up:
5 x 60
3 x 100
2 x 130
1 x 150
Platform:
160 - Three whites.
170 - Three whites.
Didn't take a third!

Bench warm up:
10 x 20
5 x 60
3 x 80
1 x 100
Platform:
102.5 - Three whites.
112.5 - Three whites.
117.5 - Three whites.

Deadlift warm up:
5 x 60
3 x 100
1 x 140
1 x 170
Platform:
1 x 190 - Three whites.
1 x 202.5 - Three whites.
Didn't take a third.

490 total, I was the only M3 120kg lifter.

I might have squeezed out an extra 5kg on both the squat and deadlift but all I really wanted to do was sleep!
BillwestIcon...05-08-2019 @ 17:39 
Member 541, 4365 posts
SQ 192.5, BP 120, DL 222.5
535.0 kgs @ 92.8kgs UnEq
Solid performance Ian, given the circumstances and the abbreviated preparation you've had
FinchIcon...05-08-2019 @ 17:47 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Cheers Bill.
ChrisMcCarthyIcon...05-08-2019 @ 18:50 
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Well done!
FinchIcon...17-08-2019 @ 00:26 
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Gonna outlive my opposition !!
Member 123, 4013 posts
SQ 202.5, BP 135.0, DL 232.5
570.0 kgs @ 117kgs UnEq
Monday 12th August.

First time back at the Farm for 3 full weeks and other than the competition a week ago my first time with weights in that time so kept it light!
Weighed in at 118.35kg.

Squats.
2 x 5 x 20
5 x 60
4 x 80
3 x 100
2 x 115
1 x 125
1 x 132.5
1 x 140
3 x 120
No problems.

Bench.
10 x 20
8 x 60
4 x 80
2 x 90
1 x 100
1 x 110
2 x 105
3 x 100
4 x 95
5 x 90
No problems.

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