Nice with the stories Tim - good read :D
Essessen and Rageking; it's always a pleasure
Ok no log action for a week because I took a week off from training. I was taking longer than I sould have to recover from sessions and I was probably pushing myself a bit too hard when I needed to back off. So rather than a back off week I just did nothing (well aside ride to work and the like).
Anyway tonight was good, about where I was before I took a week off strength wise. I was able to bring down my rest intervals by 1/3 or so without puffing too much, I'm going to try and get the intervals down further to help shape up for summer.
3 (still not impressed with these)
15kgx7 (these were easier in the gym, makes me think why?)
Tricep OH ext
Lionheart: Thanks dude, I'll try to make note of how many reps I use at the top of the exercises
Hypo: I've added a few reps to my curls so it may be time to add some weight. Pretty happy with this. But I still get out curled by the bench-and-bis-wimps at the gym :crymeariver:
Princevegta: I'll try and do stories a bit more often then
Big_guns_lance: Thanks dude, thats x2 for more stories.
Last night it was time to train deadlifts and other leg stuff. I think that I was lacking a bit of energy and I slept for the best part of 10hrs last night. So I'm guessing that is why I will be repeating this workout next week. :angrydude:
Hang C&J x3
85kg (these felt heavy, especially on the jerk, so obviously a little off)
Deadlift x1 (singles)
175kg (didn't get all my sets so will have to repeat this later)
Split Squat x8
DB Calf Raise x8
Standing Calf Raise x10
85kg toes in followed by
85kg toes out
85kg toes out followed by
85kg toes in
Hammy curl x8
Soundtrack: This song has been stuck in my head for days.
El Freako: And you're looking huge in your avi!
Lionheart: Don't worry I'm not that strong, I'm actually a 15 year old Taiwanese hooker who makes everything up for kicks I'm still shy of my PB of 211kg which I did just prior to doing my knee 3 years ago. So I have two deadlift cycles planned to give me a new PB of ~220-230kg before my (31st) birthday.
tkD: I'm not actually sure how much a belt would add to my lifting. From what I've read it can add between 1-5% depending on your limitations. But then again we've all just seen the weightlifting at the olympics and half the lifters didn't wear one on C&J (guys my weight C&Jing what I deadlift), most didn't on the snatch. So if they can put that sort of weight overhead without a belt then maybe the benefits on my deadlift would be minimal :wutyousay:
Reeves: thanks for stopping by and enjoying the tunes.
Princevegeta: thanks, I'll try to make those deads even better for you.
Yesterday at work we had our annual physical assessments, you know maintain a happy and healthy workforce, not have them walk off with decades of research and go private. Anyway I thought I would write up my improvements (or degenesis into mediocrity) for this past year. My current stats are listed with last years in brackets.
Height: 182cm (182cm :methman:)
Weight: 90.1kg (86kg) I believe this to be 3-3.5kg of muscle.
BMI: 27 (26)
Blood pressure: 130/70 (130/80) This is high for the systolic, the stress must be getting to me.
Flexibility: 37.5cm (35cm) This is ranked as superior flexibility.
Waist: 87.5cm (86cm) :crymeariver:
Stress/Depression: apparently I am both.
I also did a cardio test that involved stepping up on a box for 3 minutes and then measuring heart rate to calculate my VO2 max. Didn't get an actual number but I was ranked on the border between good and very good. Not bad considering when I last did any cardio.
Others done last night by me (all cold):
Chest: 111cm (108cm)
Arm: 43.5cm (42cm)
Upper thigh: 69cm (66cm)
Lower thigh: 46cm (43cm)
Calf: 40.5cm (40.5cm)
Didn't measure my forearms but I've added a centimetre to them (measured previously, just can't remember what the measrue was).
So clearly I need to lean down a bit and bring up my calves a lot.
Onto the workout last night.
110kg x7 (missed the last rep)
110kg x5 (continued to suck)
110kg x5 (continued to suck)
Thick grip DB row
61kg x5 (yes these sucked too)
Rope thingy for back
Rope Tricep ext
DB bicep curl