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» Critique my power clean! (Go to post)31-07-2015 @ 23:36 
I'm a complete novice at power cleans, but I had a crack anyway tonight. Please critique my form and tell me if it's s**t or not.

This video wasn't my best rep, I fell back onto my heels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcRX_iXBypk
» Daily Pressing (Go to post)08-07-2015 @ 12:11 
I'm doing daily benching pressing at the moment!

FYI I do cgbp, but because it's my strongest grip position, it's become my normal bench now (if that makes sense)

A quick bit of background on myself..I respond well to high frequency training. I've only gotten into benching in the last 8 days because of an elbow injury from tricep pushdowns that put me out of benching for nearly 1.5 years. (s**t, I know) I recently found cgbp does not hurt my elbow so I got back into it! First session I did I managed 6x3 paused with 80kg. 1 week later I did 100kgx2 paused. So daily training works wonders! I've spent a fair amount of time doing daily squatting so that's where most of my knowledge comes from.

- Work up to a daily PAUSED training max - this is not a true 1rm, but I lift that is heavy/challenging/but can be done with 100% good form. It will be around 93-95% of your true 1rm.

- Then back down weight and do something along the lines of 3x3, 3x5, 3x3/5/8 all paused reps. Again with 100% perfect form. In total, you should aim for a total of 10-15 reps. You should never get hyped up for a lift. If you do, you're doing it wrong.

The only thing I'm not sure of is how to implement overhead press and extra tricep work. But I'm going to post about it on the forum later today and see if anyone gets back to me.
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)12-06-2015 @ 15:11 
Backsquatz

140kg 3x3

Yet to see a physio about my lower leg injury. NHS is taking it's time. Anyone know a private physio in the Birmingham area?
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)11-06-2015 @ 22:00 
125kgx1 front squat pr! +5kg pr

back-off sets
100kg 2 sets of 6 easy
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)08-06-2015 @ 16:36 
Post Edited: 08.06.2015 @ 16:36 PM by Josh0
Did some back squats for the first time in 3 weeks.

140kgx1
150kgx1
150kgx1

Lost strength, but it should come back quick.
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)07-06-2015 @ 17:55 
Front squat pr!

120kgx1 easy

I know my legs are good for more (130kg at least) but I'm lacking upper back strength at the moment. Any tips for improving this?

Footage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1mn0lDN5rs
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)05-06-2015 @ 23:13 
Front squats

110kg 6x3

Training footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovhx9bng55o
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)03-06-2015 @ 20:38 
Post Edited: 03.06.2015 @ 20:41 PM by Josh0
Went to see the GP about chronic compartment syndrome and when I said it developed from squatting she asked "what's a squat?"

lol...okay. Anyway I've been referred to a physio but it will take time as I'll be on a waiting list.

In other news, it's been 7 days since I last squatted and the pain as calmed considerably so I did some front squats (for the purpose of using as little weight as possible while still being challenging)

100kg 5x5 - fairly easy. clean grip.
leg press 2x20, I don't get pain from this so I thought I might as well use it for now.
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)18-05-2015 @ 17:38 
18th May 2015

Warmup

Decided to go for a PR today!
160kgx1 fairly easy! beltless PR!

Compartment syndrome in my lower left leg was so painful after this but, I went for 162.5kg which I should of got, but didn't Angry

Got a gp appointment on 27th to get it looked at.

videos are up with a bit of comedy in the 162.5kg attempt video Tongue

160kg www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhLJ7c4b7v0
162.5kg www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnCY7ENBjo
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)17-05-2015 @ 18:01 
17th May 2015

Went for volume today

140kg backsquat 6 sets of 3
100kg speed deadlifts 4x3

Got it all recorded too! www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNqhFt3p4xU

Chronic compartment syndrome in my lower leg was playing havoc on sets 4, 5 and 6
Unhappy
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)16-05-2015 @ 17:41 
16th May 2015

Well I'm a massive idiot. I've just realised I've been typing 'June 2015' in all my posts lol. The only training journal coming to you from the future!

Warm-up

120kgx2
130kgx2
140kgx1
150kgx1 This felt fast and strong!

Backoff sets
130kgx8,7. 8rm PR!

Lateral raises 4 sets
Abs

As an added bonus I filmed the whole workout and uploaded my first video to YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0dWGCSSH-w
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)15-05-2015 @ 23:00 
MidE said:
Are you not a bit screwed if you fail a lift while doing very high frequency training


I shouldn't be failing a lift, however I only tried it due to the speed of the 140kg rep. I guess I was being a bit ambitious!
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)15-05-2015 @ 14:57 
Post Edited: 16.05.2015 @ 17:32 PM by Josh0
15th May 2015

SBD knee sleeves on

General warm-up

120kgx1
130kgx1
140kgx1 paused
150kgxF paused. This was really close. I'll have another go in 4-5 days.

Backoff sets
135kgx5
130kgx5

Lower back is feeling more sore than usual. Decided not to deadlift, so I did back work instead.

Lat pulldown
Dumbbell shrugs

weighted decline crunches 2x15
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)14-05-2015 @ 16:33 
Post Edited: 16.05.2015 @ 17:33 PM by Josh0
14th May 2015

Chucked on SBD knee sleeves

barxmany many reps
60kgx10
100kgx5
120kgx1
130kgx1
140kgx1
145kgx1
152.5kgx1 Think I got rebound from the sleeves

Backoff sets
135kg3x3

Lost groove on 3 rep of set 2. Ended up pausing it for a few seconds, quite surprised I managed to get it up...



Deficit deads

Boring 100kg 4x3 speed work
» Josh0 Daily Max squatting project. (Go to post)14-05-2015 @ 16:28 
Post Edited: 16.05.2015 @ 17:35 PM by Josh0
13th May 2015

barxlots
60kgx10
100kgx5
120kgx1
130kgx1
140kgx1
142.5kgx1 (daily max for the day)

backoff sets
130kgx3
125kgx2x5

deficit deads
100kg 4x3 speed work

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