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» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 05-10-2020 @ 22:58 | ||

Did not train on Friday as the wife and i went away for the weekend and only a quick session today due to an early evening work conference call. Monday 5th. Bench. 15 x 20 10 x 60 8 x 80 4 x 100 2 x 107.5 1 x 115 1 x 117.5 Post lockdown PB. 3 x 100 2 x 5 x 85 Close Grip. All lifts were self un-racked and re-racked. Happpy with the way my bench is coming back. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 30-09-2020 @ 22:58 | ||

Wednesday 30th September. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 4 x 80 3 x 100 3 x 115 3 x 125 1 x 140 1 x 150 No problems. Bench. 15 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 3 x 2 x 105 5 x 90 3 x 5 x 82.5 Close Grip No problems. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 3 x 50 1 x 60 No problems. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 28-09-2020 @ 22:45 | ||

I'm getting really bad at posting these. Friday 25th. Deadlifts. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 110 3 x 130 2 x 150 1 x 170 1 x 185 Post lockdown PB.. 1 x 155 The single at 155 should have been a double but there was really nothing left after grinding out the 185. Bench. 12 x 20 10 x 40 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 105 1 x 110 3 x 100 3 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. Monday 28th. Just a quick session, had to be on a work call by 6:30. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 1 x 110 1 x 115 Post lockdown PB. 3 x 100 5 x 90 3 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 5 x 50 | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 24-09-2020 @ 08:01 | ||

Wednesday 23rd September. Another quick session at the Farm. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 4 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 120 1 x 130 1 x 140 1 x 145 Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 8 x 80 2 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 21-09-2020 @ 23:30 | ||

Quick catch up. Friday 18th. Deadlifts. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 110 3 x 130 2 x 150 1 x 165 1 x 180 2 x 150 3 x 130 Nothing in doubt but the 180 felt heavy! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 105 1 x 110 3 x 100 3 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. Monday 21st. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 105 1 x 110 1 x 112.5 3 x 102.5 3 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. I've been back training for 6 weeks now and the weights are starting to come back, just not as fast as i'd like:- Squat up from 125 to 140. Bench up from 100 to 112.5 Deadlift up from 160 to 180. By Xmas i'd like to be at 170/125/210. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 16-09-2020 @ 22:48 | ||

Wednesday 16th. Back at the Farm after a few days away. Weighed in at 119.20kg. Much too heavy. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 4 x 80 3 x 100 2 x 120 1 x 135 1 x 140 2 x 125 3 x 115 I know the numbers look light, however lockdown has not been kind! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 1 x 105 3 x 95 3 x 5 x 82.5 Close Grip No spotters so everything self-unracked/racked. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 09-09-2020 @ 20:34 | ||

Wednesday 9th September. Just 5 lifters at the Farm tonight. Weighed in at 118.25Kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 5 x 70 5 x 80 5 x 90 5 x 100 5 x 110 1 x 125 1 x 132.5 No problems. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 1 x 110 2 x 102.5 3 x 5 x 80 Close Grip. Coming back nicely. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 07-09-2020 @ 22:58 | ||

Monday 7th September. A very quick session at the Farm tonight, one problem with working for a company with a global presence is that conference calls could be scheduled at any time, tonight's was at 6:30PM which meant just an hour under the bar. Deadlifts. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 120 2 x 140 1 x 160 1 x 175 3 x 140 The 175 felt unbelievably heavy. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 100 1 x 107.5 And home, shirt on, TEAMS! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 04-09-2020 @ 23:29 | ||

Friday 4th September. Weighed in at 119.0kg, i sense a diet approaching, or at least a little cardio! Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 50 4 x 70 3 x 90 2 x 110 1 x 120 1 x 130 2 x 115 5 x 90 Hard to believe that just two years ago i was trebling 180. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 95 3 x 2 x 102.5 3 x 5 x 77.5 Close Grip. It's a grind but they are coming back slowly, by Xmas i'll be back at 120. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 3 x 50 1 x 55 | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 02-09-2020 @ 23:13 | ||

Wednesday 2nd August. Strangely my bench session from Monday is missing from the previous post, it went like this: 12 x 20 5 x 60 5 x 85 3 x 92.5 1 x 102.5 3 x 92.5 3 x 5 x 72.5 Close Grip. Anyhow, back to today. 10 people at the Farm tonight, unusually busy! Weighed in at 118.80kg. Deadlifts. 2 x 5 x 70 4 x 100 3 x 120 2 x 140 1 x 150 1 x 160 1 x 170 3 x 135 5 x 110 No problems. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 4 x 90 1 x 100 1 x 105 2 x 100 4 x 90 3 x 5 x 75 Close Grip. Coming back slowly. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 3 x 50 | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 31-08-2020 @ 23:24 | ||

Monday 31st August. Weighed in at 118.50kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 3 x 90 2 x 100 1 x 110 1 x 120 1 x 127.5 2 x 105 5 x 85 Groin strain gone happily, 127.5 is the most i've had on my back since we came back! Coming back slowly. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 4 x 47.5 | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 29-08-2020 @ 00:05 | ||

The Peru experience seems like a lifetime ago now Ed, but i can recall thinking that 10 days stuck in a hotel dragged somewhat, it's a miracle that the wife and i did not murder each other! Friday 28th August. Weighed in at 118.35kg. Deadlifts (first since March 6th, 27 weeks!). 2 x 5 x 70 2 x 3 x 90 3 x 110 2 x 130 1 x 140 1 x 150 1 x 160 3 x 130 5 x 100 My palms hurt! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 5 x 80 3 x 90 1 x 100 1 x 102.5 3 x 90 3 x 5 x 70 Close Grip. Coming back slowly. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 40 3 x 47.5 Very rushed, ran out of time! | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 26-08-2020 @ 22:38 | ||

Wednesday 26th August. Missed training on Monday! Weighed in at 118.80kg. Squat. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 4 x 80 2 x 100 1 x 110 Poor session, groin strain from last Friday has not gotten any better. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 3 x 90 3 x 5 x 65 Close Grip. Little Bench Progress. Strict OHP. 5 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 35 5 x 40 5 x 45 Will try some deadlifts on Friday. | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 21-08-2020 @ 21:12 | ||

Friday 21st August 2020. Weighed in at 117.85kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 5 x 80 4 x 90 3 x 100 3 x 110 3 x 120 3 x 105 These squats are never in doubt but im having to work bloody hard! Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 60 6 x 80 3 x 90 2 x 97.5 FAIL. 1st press was easy, 2nd died on my chest. 1 x 102.5 FAIL. Absolutely nothing left in the arms. 3 x 85 2 x 5 x 60 Close Grip. Not the best session! Strict OHP. 6 x 20 5 x 30 5 x 35 5 x 40 | |||

» Training Log - 4. The long road to 2018. (Go to post) | 19-08-2020 @ 22:23 | ||

Wednesday 19th August. Weighed in at 117.4kg. Squats. 2 x 5 x 20 5 x 60 5 x 75 4 x 90 2 x 100 2 x 110 2 x 120 2 x 125 2 x 112.5 No problems. Bench. 12 x 20 8 x 50 6 x 70 3 x 87.5 1 x 100 3 x 3 x 87.5 At least the 100 went up tonight! Progress is slow but sure! |