Been a bit slack with lifting this week, was out on thurs which effected fri night, was out last night with similar consequences
90kg x 3
100kg x 6 - Form was all over the place, need to be more consistent and kick on to 10 reps
Floor press - CG
100kg x 3
110kg x 3
140kg x 3 x 8
Been a good week for work, secured myself a new contract with an operator. Downside is I've been out twice to celebrate and lifting has gone down the pan. I've been offered sponsorship from my company so if I go to France its for free
Also heard about the weightlifting club. Spoke to Mike about it and he spoke to the head of the sports union or something and apparently there's currently enough lifters there from outwith Aberdeen Uni there.
It was very busy on Friday, and the room is quite small. I think a Wed night session has now been added. Keep an eye on it though as not everything has been sorted with regards to people paying insurance fees etc.
Start work on a project at CNR next week. Not the nicest place I've been too but its in an ideal location, only a 15min walk to the office. Its a good project for me and will look good on the CV. Dropped in at the deep end is an understatement but they're willing to bring me up to speed.
Yeah I think there can only be 15 people in at any one time. Mike said it's quite busy at the moment but I think that it might die down a bit later if many people who go there are primarily interested in muscle gain and looking like an Abercrombie model as opposed to strength training and competing and figure out that they prefer ASV due to all of the eye-candy. Wouldn't necessarily be able to make many session until my dissertation is handed in anyway as I just train when I can.
Being in a good location is definitely a plus, and it doesn't get much better than right next to the city centre. That was one of the things that I didn't like about Maersk being out in Altens was that there was nothing to do during your lunch break (you couldn't go to the bank or meet friends for lunch or go to the shops) and it took ages to get there. But alas big companies usually need big offices which are usually in big industrial estates...
(Original post by redbuthotter)
Nice lifts! Out of curiosity how long have u been lifting for and what's your progress been like year by year?
In 2011 I deadlifted a very difficult 325kg raw, this year I've done a comfy 320kg (+5kg I'd say as I reckon 330kg would've gone)
I started 2011 benching 100, and finished with a PB of 120 (+20kg)
Squat I didn't really make any progress, I narrowed my stance and dropped the knee wraps, I think I got up to 180 x 8 (maybe more, I can't remember) raw, which Im building back up to. Put that into a 1rm calculator and you get around 230kg. I squatted 250kg in wraps last year so maybe 255-260kg (+5-10kg)
So the main theme is I'm lucky to get 10kg a year out of my dead and squat at the mo, although I think I could do more to improve on the squat. Bench has seen some solid progress. Last year was a decent year and the first in a very long time where I was able to train the big 3 simultaneously.