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» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)22-05-2020 @ 17:59 
Fatpete said:Day off today and it happens to be the 161st birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A glass will be raised this evening


He's lasting well. Happy
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)21-05-2020 @ 20:36 
After a rest day, back to the bench.

Bar for 10
60 for 6
80 for 4
100 for 2
120 for 1
135 for 1
130 for 1
125 for 1
120 for 1
Thick red band on - rated to 35 Kg
100 for 1
110 for 1
120 for 1
115 for 1
110 for 1
105 for 1
Finish.

Took ages. No guag all day, but I got all my numbers. It's actually quite tough training when half your focus is on arm pain on every lift. But I managed with elbow sleeves and didn't put the floss band on. Minor victory for me.

I hope to bench again on Saturday, but I feel deep fatigue again, so we'll have to see if I've sufficiently recovered. No time or energy for assistance work.

I had the foresight to put the dinner on with three lifts, and the accompanying rests, to go, so I walked in to a meal ready to be eaten. Just about to get the dogs out.
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)19-05-2020 @ 20:49 
Post Edited: 19.05.2020 @ 20:53 PM by Martin1956
I can still feel the last two days' sessions in my bones, so just light weights tonight. It all counts though.

Band Work
Y pulls for 20 x 3 sets
T Pulls (palms in) for 20 x 3 sets
T Pulls (palms out) for 20 x 3 sets
W Pulls for 20 x 3 sets

Shoulder Horn
7.5s for 20 x 4 sets

Face Pulls
30 for 15 x 2 sets
30 for 20 x 1 set

Finish.

Reads like not a lot, but I was out there for well over an hour. Half way through my last set of shoulder horns, I realised I'd already done three sets, hence four.

Not sure if I'll be training tomorrow. The car goes into the garage at noon to get new front suspension springs fitted, and I'll be hanging around town until it's done, so who knows? The way I feel right now, I'm nowhere near recovered from yesterday's bench efforts, so maybe a rest day is called for? I'll take my notebook and a pen, find a warm place to sit, and hopefully either finish something I've started or start something new.
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)18-05-2020 @ 20:35 
My grandson hit double figures today. Definitely the 18th. Happy
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)18-05-2020 @ 20:14 
Monday Bench

Bar for 10
60 for 6
80 for 4
100 for 2
Then singles fest, all paused and without an out breath
120 for 1
130 for 1
135 for 1
130 for 1
125 for 1
120 for 1
Thin blue band on, rated to 25 Kg
100 for 1
110 for 1
120 for 1
125 for 1
120 for 1
115 for 1
110 for 1
Finish.

Knackered. So knackered that I didn't realise I didn't have to write x 1 after each number. Tough session, never done volume singles before, needs must. Not quite at my limit on the top numbers, but that wasn't the plan. Close enough though. Feeling my arms have really worked, and I guess that's always the aim.
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)17-05-2020 @ 21:22 
Not much today, but I managed to drag myself to the garage about 7.

Lat Pulldowns
40 for 10
50 for 10
60 for 10 x 5 sets

Dumbbell Arm Curls
20s for 10 x 3 sets

Finish.

Better than nothing, plugged a training gap.
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)16-05-2020 @ 19:37 
I'm changing my routine from Monday (or Tuesday), but first I wanted 105 plus the monster band.

Bench

Bar for 10
40 for 8
60 for 6
80 for 4
100 for 2
115 for 1
130 for 1
Thick black band on, rated to 80 kg
65 for 1
75 for 1
85 for 1
95 for 1
105 for 1 - just.

Side Lateral Dumbbell Raises
7.5s for 20 x 3 sets

Front Lateral Dumbbell Raises
7.5s for 20 x 3 sets (hammer grip)

Finish.

I wanted to try 145 again today, but I knew from the 130 that there just wasn't another 15 there. The 105 was a just - it may not even have been fully locked out, but I needed to get it back in the racks before it changed direction. And I locked it while unracking it, so definitely taking it!

Assuming I still can't rep next week, I plan to do multiple sub maximal singles with and without bands. Hopefully that will keep things ticking over until I can.
» 400kg deadlift (Go to post)14-05-2020 @ 20:25 
I didn't set out to stir or upset anyone. it's just that I believe you can't compare a strapless lift in a powerlifting competition that is strictly judged for continuous movement with a strongman deadlift. Most of the big deadlift attempts I see failing at international events are down to the grip giving out rather than lack of strength. Personally, I think Andy Bolton's 457.5 is the best deadlift in history. The 455 was the first ever 1000 pound deadlift, so there's a case for that one, but the 457.5 was technically better. Best deadlift I've ever seem in the flesh? Possibly Eric Gunhamn's 370.5 in 2015, breaking the open world record as a junior. Other contenders are Julian Johannsson's 400 in 2018 and felix's 400 in Colne.
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)14-05-2020 @ 20:00 
A mixture of triumph and disaster.

Bench
Bar for 10
60 for 5
80 for 3
100 for 2
115 for 1
130 for 1
145 - abject fail, far worse than Tuesday
Thick blue band on (rated to 45 Kg)
60 for 1
80 for 1
100 for 1
110 for 1
120 for 1 - yes, delighted with that, 2.5 more than last time

Side Lateral Raises - 7.5s for 15 x 3 sets

Front Lateral Raises - 7.5s for 15 x 3 sets

Finish.

I really need to get some reps in, or, alternatively, do some sub maximal singles. Otherwise I'm just going to go backwards. I had planned to do that tonight. Indeed I loaded the bar to 115 after the 120, then just before I lifted I felt all the strength draining out of me. Maybe next week...
» An old, fat fool starts a log. Hope no-one minds (Go to post)13-05-2020 @ 21:12 
Fatpete said:A little repair work done on the garage today, he did a grand job and cleared some of the foliage from around the approach, what a difference that has made. Good job, glad I had it done.


Bush trimming always makes a positive difference.
» 400kg deadlift (Go to post)13-05-2020 @ 21:08 
KevC86 said:
Oh do f**k off with that nonsense.

Good to see that reasoned and intelligent debate is still alive and well.
» 400kg deadlift (Go to post)13-05-2020 @ 16:00 
I think we need to invent a new name for a lift from the floor that involves straps and hitching. Impressive though many of these lifts may be, they're not deadlifts.
» 400kg deadlift (Go to post)12-05-2020 @ 22:36 
Boar said:When Mark Felix did his iPf comp ( yes) didnít he do 400 ? Seems a shame if he didnít go for it , mind you he had squatted n stuff before


Yes, it was in Colne back in the day. I think the plan was pretty much just to qualify for bigger things, but powerlifting wise they never happened.

My comment about IPF was current lifters, sorry should have made that clearer.
» A Hebridean Diary (Go to post)12-05-2020 @ 18:36 
A pretty disappointing session today. Can't expect to keep improving when I can't get reps in, I suppose.

Bench
Bar for 10
40 for 5
60 for 4
80 for 3
100 for 2
115 for 1
130 for 1
145 - fail. Got it 2/3 of the way
Thick red band on (rated to 35 kilos)
60 for 1
80 for 1
100 for 1
110 for 1
Sleeves and floss band on, too painful
120 for 1
Finish.

The plan today was 130 with the band, but the 120 felt close enough to my limit to tell me no more. Considered doing some triples, but the arm was hurting and I felt the strength had been ripped out of me, so left bench there and did some light assistance work I hadn't done for ages.

Side Lateral Raises
7.5 dumbbells for 15 x 3 sets

Front Lateral Raises (Thumbs Up)
7.5 dumbbells for 15 x 3 sets

Finish.

Tomorrow is another day...
» 400kg deadlift (Go to post)12-05-2020 @ 18:28 
Within IPF, I can only think of two - Wiersbicki and Big JK.

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