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    (Original post by illusionz)
    I improvised!

    ****ing hell mate, using the bench? Lol

    You gotta do what you gotta do I guess
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    So. Today. Odd session. Was pretty tired after work and semi cba, but dragged myself there anyway.

    Deadlift
    60x5
    100x5
    130x3
    150x3
    170x3
    190x2
    210x1
    227.5x1 PB
    Video failed. Sadface. Form was pretty ****ing terrible though.
    Kinda pissed off at myself letting greed get the best of me and going for a PB (dat 500 lbs deadlift) when I knew I wasn't 100% - tired and not fully recovered from 4 days ago. Lockout was a lot better than 225 but the initial half of the lift had much back rounding. Bad illusionz.
    200x1
    180x2, 1

    DB OHP
    30s 3x3, 2
    28s x 5 (paused)
    Figured months of increasing reps on 28s hasn't helped me break into the 30s for 5 reps so just doing to do low reps for 30s and build up that way. I just need to shift the heavier weight I think. Will try 5x3 next time.

    Incline DB Press
    30x 4x6

    Chin ups
    BW x 6, 6, 6, 5

    Home. Quite a minimal session today, but what I did was heavy and taxing.
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    nice squat form, ridiculous walkout too
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    lad lad lad
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    Back from band camp Turns out I really should leave arguing with idiots to cucumber.

    Not trained as much as I'd like this past week - hungover friday then up to london for the weekend as in process of moving. Managed to get a trial at a fitness first, mediocre gym but got a session in. As didn't have gym stuff with me in london was a bit awkward training in trackies which are a bit too tight now... Also went out and bought some chucks for squats/DLs so I can learn in the same shoes I'd use when I get round to doing a comp. Did a bit of everything as was only session in 5 days or so. From memory

    Back squats, first time in a squat rack yo
    Don't remember exactly how many reps I did on each weight but did something along the lines of
    60x5
    100x5
    120x3-5 can't remember
    130x?
    140x?
    150x?
    160x1 PB was easy so went for another 10kg as I had been doing
    1702xf
    Failed first one leaning too far forwards at the bottom, second one just couldn't get up from the hole. My squat form is quite slow and almost a paused squat. Definitely something to work on when it comes to maxing.

    Regardless, pleased with 160 in my first attempt at squatting without having to unrack from a bench and walk back like 2 metres. Also beltless (as are all my lifts as currently don't own a belt lol).

    Bench - the bench was awful and soft so my tensed back just sank into it. I didn't like it. Won't be joining them anyway.
    Smallest weight was 2.5kg (**** gym) so had to do 85 and 80, no 87.5 and didn't attempt 90 as no spotter.
    Did 5 sets of 4-5 on 85/80.

    Deadlifts - no chalk or straps
    170 3x4
    This was the most I could do with no chalk or straps. Not too bad.

    OHP - I <3 power racks
    50x5
    55x5
    55x5
    50x5
    50x5
    Tired from bench so didn't go higher. 2nd set of 55 was grindyyyyyy. Am sure this will progress once I start training the movement.

    Also did some chins, 4 sets of 7-5 from memory, as well as some weighted dips with a belt. +20kg but was hard as was already tired.

    Can't remember if I did more but that's the important stuff regardless. Bring on the squats mofos.

    Also trained weds back home. Did another random session as had to train at peak time so was a struggle getting on equipment.

    Bench
    87.5 4+spotter stole my gains
    87.5 4+assisted
    85 4+assisted

    Pull downs - stuff, cant remember

    BB rows
    80 4x10
    Was working in with some guys so just kept it at an easy weight and did volume

    Deadlifts (lol at the end)
    warmups
    180 x 6, 5

    Gonna do arms tomorrow as last session with my mate before I go up to London for good. Then will join a proper gym - already scouted a fair few. Settled on gymbox in Farringdon if anyone has heard of it. Looks well equipped with 1 power cage, 1 squat rack, 2 reinforced lifting platforms, flat/inc/dec bench as well as adjustable benches for DB work. 2x each DB from 1-65kg. Should be good.
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    Oh lord dat squat

    Your press will jump up quickly too

    I want vids to couch critique

    Awesome going buddy! But leave the destruction of idiots to moi, I have time to put them in their place with my lack of exercise
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    hahaha ****ing sick dude, 160 squat your first time in a squat rack :eek3:
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    It's unfair how naturally gifted you are at lifting
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    (Original post by Jtking3000)
    It's unfair how naturally gifted you are at lifting
    don't blast his hard work :adore:
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    random session today, just went to train with my gym buddy for the last time before I move to london. Did some shoulder work and misc arm stuff.

    Only stuff of note was shoulders:

    28s x 5
    30s x 3, 3, 2
    28s x 5

    Still struggling to progress to 30s. Will be good to have access to a power rack and do standing press.
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    Now cut

    Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin' huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Now cut
    I'm going to. Want to get down to probably 88ish, from 92-3ish. That's entirely guesswork - I might look lean at lower or higher though. Thinking longer term, I think I want to stay within cutting distance of U90 from a competing point of view.

    I've always said in my head I will cut once I move to london and am in control of every meal I eat.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    I'm going to. Want to get down to probably 88ish, from 92-3ish. That's entirely guesswork - I might look lean at lower or higher though. Thinking longer term, I think I want to stay within cutting distance of U90 from a competing point of view.

    I've always said in my head I will cut once I move to london and am in control of every meal I eat.
    See edit

    5kg is easy! 2kg+ is just water weight.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    See edit

    5kg is easy! 2kg+ is just water weight.
    Which you gain back upon resuming normal eating...
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    (Original post by In One Ear)
    Which you gain back upon resuming normal eating...

    Yea but who cares what you weigh after weigh in>
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Yea but who cares what you weigh after weigh in>
    I think IOE and tehforum were talking about different things - cutting for looks/general weight and cutting to meet comp weight.

    I need to get on the lookout for casual comps in London. I'm sure there must be plenty.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Yea but who cares what you weigh after weigh in>
    Oh he means for just competing. I thought he was on about 5kg is easy to cut as Illusionz said we wanted to drop roughly 5kg down to 88kg ish.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    I think IOE and tehforum were talking about different things - cutting for looks/general weight and cutting to meet comp weight.

    I need to get on the lookout for casual comps in London. I'm sure there must be plenty.
    Novice u90kg strongman? Yea, probably.
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Novice u90kg strongman? Yea, probably.
    Looking at powerlifting tbh. Not done any in the way of strongman training and I think powerlifting would suit my strong legs/proportionately weak arms build.
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    First session in new gym. Seems good. All the barbells are thinner than at my old gym but that might mean that my old gym had a 32mm barbell and these are 28. I don't know. Other thing was the knurling comes in further towards the middle so had to have a narrow stance on deadlifts. Will get some tape and tape up the bar to allow it to run up my leg now I know about it.

    Squats
    60x5
    100x5
    120x3
    140x4
    130x4, 5, 5, 5

    4th rep of 140 was a bit dodgy as got too far forwards, so didn't do a 5th although I could have done one I think. Same with 4thg rep of first set of 130. After that it was fine though, what I did was probably at least as hard as 130 for 5x5 so pretty pleased.

    Deadlift
    Narrower bar than I'm used to plus close knurling threw me a bit. Had a narrow stance so as a result was taller. Plus tired from squats.
    60x5
    100x5
    120x5
    140x3
    160x3
    180x3
    200x3 grip failed lols
    200x2 (strapped)

    Bench
    20x10
    45x5
    60x5
    85x5
    80x5, 5, 5
    60x10, 10

    Bicep/tricep work.

    Decent session for my first one in a while.
 
 
 
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