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» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 15-01-2020 @ 21:12 | ||

Wednesday 15th. Weighed in at 119.35kg. Deadlift. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 120 3 x 135 3 x 150 3 x 160 3 x 150 3 x 135 5 x 120 Disappointingly tough! Bench. 2 x 10 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 4 x 90 4 x 95 3 x 100 Wanted 4x but with no spotters decided not to attempt the 4th! 4 x 95 4 x 90 Seemed to take a long time tonight. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 13-01-2020 @ 22:42 | ||

Monday 13th January. Weighed in at 119.60kg - Disapointing! Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 3 x 80 3 x 100 3 x 120 2 x 135 1 x 150 1 x 160 Happy to have ground these out, everything just felt really heavy and did think about cutting these short. Bench. 10 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 105 1 x 110 1 x 115 3 x 100 8 x 75. Good. Deadlift. 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 125 2 x 150 1 x 175. Felt heavy but never in doubt. 450 total in training, a week ago that was 392.5. Will get back to some proper training from Wednesday, doubles and triples, just like the old days! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 10-01-2020 @ 23:12 | ||

Friday 10th January 2020. Another busy night at the Farm, 8 lifters in attendance. Weighed in at 119.15kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 50 3 x 70 3 x 90 3 x 110 3 x 130 2 x 142.5 1 x 155. No problems but closing in on my current limit. Bench. 10 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 2 x 100 Should have been 3x but did not feel right! 3 x 100 1 x 112.5 2 x 3 x 100 8 x 70 The 112.5 was definitely tonight's limit. Deadlift. 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 120 2 x 140 1 x 160 1 x 167.5 Weights are starting to become challenging! That said it's nice to have exceeded the British qualifying total without really trying. | |||

» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post) | 08-01-2020 @ 23:02 | ||

Remember chaps, we are M3's and as such will have a few more niggles than when we were M1's. Plus they will take a little longer to get better. My competitive days might be past me now but little in life cheers me up like gym banter with old friends. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 08-01-2020 @ 22:55 | ||

Wednesday 8th January 2020... Second time at the Farm this week! Weighed in at 119.05kg. Hmmmm, a little heavier than i expected. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 50 3 x 70 3 x 90 3 x 110 3 x 125 2 x 140 1 x 150 No real issues, will continue in this vein for a few weeks. Bench. 10 x 20 8 x 60 5 x 80 3 x 95 2 x 105 1 x 110 3 x 100 5 x 82.5 8 x 65 No point in rushing these, easing back slowly. Deadlift. 5 x 70 4 x 90 3 x 110 2 x 130 1 x 150 Wow, my deadlift really needs some work! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 06-01-2020 @ 23:11 | ||

Monday 6th January. Back at the Farm tonight, I've not really been training properly for some time however I've now got 4 full weeks in the UK so i'll be trying to get back on it. No plans to compete this year though but I will be refereeing whenever possible. Weighed in at 118.75kg, still much to fat! Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 40 3 x 60 3 x 80 3 x 100 3 x 120 2 x 130 1 x 145 Easing back into it slowly, all over deep as usual, happy to say that there were no real problems. Bench. 10 x 20 8 x 50 6 x 70 4 x 90 2 x 102.5 1 x 107.5 3 x 100 5 x 80 7 x 60 Overcoming the osteo-arthritus by benching close grip, happy to say it is relatively pain free but at the expense of some kilos on the bar. Deadlifts. 2 x 5 x 60 3 x 90 2 x 120 1 x 140 These hurt and were disappointingly hard, that said they were my first deadlifts since October 16th, nearly 12 weeks! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 16-12-2019 @ 22:39 | ||

Post Edited: 16.12.2019 @ 22:40 PM by Finch Monday 16th December.Work has kept me away from the Farm for a long time! Back tonight, going to hurt tomorrow. Weighed in at 118.65kg. Squat, 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 50 4 x 70 3 x 90 2 x 110 1 x 125 1 x 130 1 x 135 Nothing drastic, all felt very heavy but all came up comfortably. 61 year old knees not happy with bending again though. Bench. 10 x 20 8 x 40 6 x 60 4 x 80 2 x 100 1 x 105 3 x 3 x 90 Kept it light, happy with how they went. Back again on Wednesday... | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 05-11-2019 @ 17:43 | ||

Monday 4th November. Finally back at the Farm. Weighed in at 118.85kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 50 4 x 70 3 x 90 2 x 110 1 x 120 3 x 100 Just learning how to bend the knees again. Everything felt very heavy. Bench. 10 x 20 9 x 30 8 x 40 7 x 50 6 x 60 5 x 70 4 x 80 3 x 90 2 x 100 1 x 110 2 x 6 x 60 Surprisingly comfortable all things considered. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 16-10-2019 @ 22:57 | ||

Monday 14th. Weight 118.75kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 70 3 x 95 2 x 110 2 x 120 2 x 130 2 x 140 Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 5 x 80 3 x 100 3 x 1 x 107.5 3 x 100 5 x 90 Struggled right through this session. Wednesday 16th. Weight 119.15kg. Deadlift. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 90 3 x 110 2 x 120 2 x 130 2 x 140 2 x 150 2 x 160 Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 5 x 80 2 x 100 1 x 105 2 x 2 x 100 3 x 100 5 x 90 Squat. 3 x 60 3 x 80 2 x 100 1 x 120 1 x 130 1 x 140 Struggled with everything again tonight. Off to Shanghai in the morning, not back at the Farm until 2nd week in November. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 11-10-2019 @ 23:12 | ||

Friday 11th. Third session this week Weighed in at 118.75kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 70 3 x 90 2 x 105 2 x 115 2 x 125 2 x 132.5 No problems. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 4 x 95 2 x 105 1 x 110 2 x 105 3 x 100 Rather tougher than it should have been! Deadlift. 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 125 2 x 145 1 x 165 1 x 185 Harder than expected. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 09-10-2019 @ 23:10 | ||

Wednesday 9th October, Fairly ran through this session. Nothing spectacular, just keeping my hand in. Weight 118.80kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 3 x 85 2 x 105 2 x 115 2 x 120 2 x 125 Felt better than Monday! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 50 6 x 70 4 x 85 3 x 95 2 x 102.5 2 x 105 2 x 100 Tough! Deadlifts. 5 x 70 4 x 95 3 x 120 2 x 140 1 x 160 1 x 180 Easy. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 07-10-2019 @ 22:54 | ||

Monday 7th October. Another rare visit to the Farm. Pretty much on permanent tick over now. Weighed in at 118.05kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 3 x 80 2 x 100 3 x 2 x 110 Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 50 6 x 70 3 x 90 3 x 2 x 100 5 x 80 Deadlift. 5 x 70 4 x 90 3 x 110 2 x 130 1 x 150 1 x 170 Strict OH Press. 5 x 20 5 x 25 5 x 30 5 x 35 5 x 40 Nothing particularly difficult but strength is certainly fading! | |||

» Suspend Parliament...Now what ? (Go to post) | 26-09-2019 @ 07:29 | ||

I head up Europe for a large multi-national, consequently i'm speaking with business people from across the continent every day. Certainly the feeling that I get suggests that the Dutch and the Danes would be keen to follow us out and even the Italians are watching closely. To generalize, western Europe's population is toying with the idea of leaving (except Ireland) and Eastern Europe's population are very pro Eu. | |||

» Belly Buster (Go to post) | 26-09-2019 @ 07:22 | ||

Nice to see that your still at it Ed. Must be 50 soon! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 26-09-2019 @ 07:18 | ||

Monday 25th September. Weighed in at 118.35kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 3 x 80 3 x 95 3 x 110 3 x 125 2 x 135 1 x 145 Felt heavy! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 75 4 x 90 2 x 105 3 x 100 4 x 92.5 6 x 85 8 x 75 10 x 65 Nothing difficult. Still just ticking over, should be back 2nd week in October! |