Nice pics Timmy. Hardcore old school training! :)
Last session was good too. Solid pull-ups and DB rows were immense.
PV: It felt funny to do rows without benching
Rocky: I really enjoyed that week of training. I'm going to get myself a keg and do it more often!!
El Freako: At least I'm not as old as the women Tech feels
I was pleased and annoyed with last nights training. The rack deads didn't want to budge, and I think it is because of the groove I'm in. Not pulling enough with the legs because of the postion. I'll lower the bar (after my makita drill takes care of the new settings) next week. Split squats on the other hand were an easy PB.
Snatch grip deadlift
237.5kg fail (really annoyed, just couldn't seem to pull correctly)
100kg x8 PB (PB by 2 reps)
Seated calf raise
Standing calf raise (hold at top and pause at bottom)
Also I've lost 5cm (2") off my waist in the past 3.5 weeks. My dry morning weight seems to be around 87kg (190lb) at the moment so I've lost a couple % BF (~13%) and haven't had to really try that hard. Heading into summer nicely with about a 2-2.5kg gain in lean mass this year.
Just downloaded this album and it is heavy and enchanting. Great cover of David Bowie's Heroes with guest vocals by Till Lindemann in German.
PV: I love google search engines!! As long as it isn't porn then google will find it for you.
DA: Thanks for posting! I use the snatch grip dead as a warmup. It's a progressive training technique where you use the lighter exercise to get you ready for the next. Another one I've used is snatches, into cleans, into deads, into rack deads. And because you only do a couple of sets of each but are performing at high loading (relative to the lift) using the same muscles it is a real challenge to grow stronger.
Rocky: Yeh hopefully the next setting down will have a better groove. And I'm pretty pleased with the split squat. Next time I'm in a gym it will be more than most guys 1/4 squat.
BGL: I'm kinda amazed at how much padding I've chucked on without really noticing. I haven't lost anything off any of my other girths and my waist wasn't noticeably pudgy, but I'm seeing definition in my chest, back and arms that makes me feel good.
Last night was pretty staid and I didn't feel like training. We had Melbourne Cup celebrations at work (read everyone took a few hours off work to drink and gamble while still being on the job) and I was pretty tired when I got home. But we are travelling the rest of the week so I knew that if I wanted to do legs tonight I'd have to do a session last night. Turns out just doing something resulted in a PB!!
47.5kg x2 PB
47.5kg x2 PB (this is a 2.5kg PB plus the 2 reps. Although the couple of kilos I've lost probably helped.....)
47.5kg x3 (this is still 7.5kg shy of my best)
French press (normally I hate these due to the elbow pressure, but did a new version)
Soundtrack: I didn't listen to anything while lifting but this song was stuck in my head