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Victor Meldrew and the Art of Powerlifting (Training for PB's at 55 plus!)

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ChrisCooperIconVictor Meldrew and the Art of Powerlifting (Training for PB's at 55 plus!)21-01-2017 @ 19:44 
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Member 2891, 183 posts
SQ 212.5, BP 160, DL 240
612.5 kgs @ 102.4kgs UnEq
Time to start another blog on here. Worked pretty well last time . Set a 3 lift powerlifting target of 600kg raw in a single comp at 93kg and all but made it (597.5kg!).
Older and fatter but lifting stronger.
Current PB's now in 105kg class aged 55 Squat 212.5kg Bench press 160kg Deadlift 240kg Total 612.5kg. Just competed in GBPF bench equipped and landed a 202.5kg PB.
Enjoyed that but feeling flat after Xmas in the other lifts.
Not sure what to do this year raw or equipped so hoping this blog might help!
Todays session
Raw bench at Grants gym Bishop Auckland.
8xbar 8x60 8x80 8x100 6x115 4x125 3x135 3x140 2x145 1x150 then some assistance work. Not bad considering only 6 days since the bench comp.
RickIcon...21-01-2017 @ 20:38 
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Glad to see this here, Chris, I'll be following this with interest.
BillwestIcon...21-01-2017 @ 21:29 
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SQ 192.5, BP 120, DL 222.5
535.0 kgs @ 92.8kgs UnEq
Welcome back Chris
ChrisCooperIcon...22-01-2017 @ 18:47 
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Member 2891, 183 posts
SQ 212.5, BP 160, DL 240
612.5 kgs @ 102.4kgs UnEq
Thanks guys I will do my best to entertain! Still undecided whether to go equipped or raw this year...
Today's session - University gym on my own.
Squat raw
8xbar 8x60 8x80 6x110 4x130 4x140 4x150 4x160. Solid session working on technique. Need to build fairly quickly as comp coming up nut cobwebs starting to be blown away after Xmas break.
Bench and rotator cuff exercises
tricep rope pushdown 8x20 8x25 8x30 8x35 8x40kg
sword draws and arm side swings (rotator cuff protection)
Slow release curls 3x5x25kg (lengthens bicep tendon)
seated row 8x70 8x80 8x90
Nice little session.
Helped out a big young lad in gym trying for a 120kg PB bench after repping dealdifts up to 240kg!. strong lad but lacked confidence. So much potential if they just got some decent coaching.
ChrisCooperIcon...25-01-2017 @ 08:35 
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Member 2891, 183 posts
SQ 212.5, BP 160, DL 240
612.5 kgs @ 102.4kgs UnEq
Tues session
Deadlines
5x70
5x90
2x110
2x130
2x140
2x150
2x160
2x170
2x180
2x190
2x200

Fairly comfortable and much better than last week when 160 was flat out!
Bench press
Speed work off chest
8xbar 8x50 8x70 8x90 6x110 4x125 1x135 still a bit sore from weekend. Left it there as squad training on Saturday at Doncaster. Apparently even masters have to attend now.
Laura back from equipped try out where she benched a double at 150kg in a tighter shirt 2.5kg above British record. A real talent.
ChrisCooperIcon...27-01-2017 @ 22:32 
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Member 2891, 183 posts
SQ 212.5, BP 160, DL 240
612.5 kgs @ 102.4kgs UnEq
Thurs session
Squats raw
8xbar
8x60
8x90
6x110
4x130
4x140
4x150
4x160
4x170
10kg more than Sunday still some in tank
Tried on my squat suit 34 inzer got straps on but couldn't Breathe! Gonna need a 35 to lift properly oh dear!
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