What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

What training are you doing/have you done today (Vol.3)

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Big Al.

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65,572 posts

222 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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smiffy said:
Looks interesting!

Not a "the gym" you train at is it?
The one I'm at has wolverson oly bars, cages, platforms and other stuff like that biggrin
Pure gym. It has decent kit now, I rate it. Should have asked if they were ditching their old bars in the refurb.

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Halb said:
Pure gym. It has decent kit now, I rate it. Should have asked if they were ditching their old bars in the refurb.
I've noticed these 24hr commercial places are expanding from "planet fitness" to half decent for strength athletes/bodybuilders.
There's a few bodybuilders at my gym and a couple Powerlifters. With a bit more weight (dumbbells and plates) they could attract a larger crowd for sure.

Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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smiffy180 said:
I've noticed these 24hr commercial places are expanding from "planet fitness" to half decent for strength athletes/bodybuilders.
There's a few bodybuilders at my gym and a couple Powerlifters. With a bit more weight (dumbbells and plates) they could attract a larger crowd for sure.
An xercise4less opened up in the middle of town, opposite the other pure. My pure is a short jog ( I have never jogged there, not once, even though I consider it), this exercise4less....phrw, it has maybe 6 O platforms/cages, an octagon, track thing for a prowler, a ring, full KB set, and other goodies...it would mean doubling travel time but I was considering joining it.
I don't see a reason now...though it does have many heavy bags too.
I think the DBs at my place go up to 50 kg now too.
New kit at my place another cage, another platform, and one of those girly trap bars, plus ham kit...and and erm new stuff all round I think.

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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Halb said:
An xercise4less opened up in the middle of town, opposite the other pure. My pure is a short Jog ( I have never jogged there, not once, even though I consider it), this exercise4less....phrw, it has maybe 6 O platforms/cages, an octagon, track thing for a prowler, a ring, full KB set, and other goodies...it would mean doubling travel time but I was considering joining it.
I don't see a reason now...though it does have many heavy bags too.
I think the DBs at my place go up to 50 kg now too.
New kit at my place another cage, another platform, and one of those girly trap bars, plus ham kit...and and erm new stuff all round I think.
Same/20min walk laugh

That's not a bad set up really if it meets your needs.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Today>

Cable preacher: RPF
Hammer curls: 30's RPF
Calf press, 1 legged: 110kg RPF
Squat: 210kg x 10
GHR into Ham curl: to failure.

OK.

Animal

4,767 posts

232 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Deadlift session today. Aimed for 190kg and didn't even get close. Did get 170kg for 3 though: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb_USO4lzyP/?taken-by=...

Thanks for the tips - definitely easier with my shoes off, and I kept my heels down (I think). Bum still too high though!

Then:

4x12 barbell row
2 sets pullups to failure
10x10 pushups

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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The toilets in my gym hehe

ORD

16,326 posts

91 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Hardcore struggling today. 2 days with almost no sleep (my toddler spent the weekend throwing up & screaming all night).

Still hit a PB or two!

Squats: 8 x 107.5kg; 5 x 117.5kg; 3 x 127.5kg

DB row: 8 x 34,40,46kg (PB)

Bench: 8 x 95kg; 5 x 105kg; 3 x 110kg (PB)
S/S with lunges

Press ups, triceps & abs stuff to finish.

Threw up 30 seconds after finishing. First time ever for that.

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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ORD said:
Hardcore struggling today. 2 days with almost no sleep (my toddler spent the weekend throwing up & screaming all night).

Still hit a PB or two!

Squats: 8 x 107.5kg; 5 x 117.5kg; 3 x 127.5kg

DB row: 8 x 34,40,46kg (PB)

Bench: 8 x 95kg; 5 x 105kg; 3 x 110kg (PB)
S/S with lunges

Press ups, triceps & abs stuff to finish.

Threw up 30 seconds after finishing. First time ever for that.
Nice numbers!



I think it was Halb who was interested in how the new diet was going?
Introduced sweet potatoes and normal potatoes now as well.
Overall I'm feeling better and stronger!
Will keep logging and see how bloods go too.

Tonight hit a nice easy 3x6 @92.5kg strict, last set filmed. https://youtu.be/Rr45LwCb_24
Getting closer to 100kg then I'll be back where I was! biggrin

IroningMan

9,584 posts

210 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Saturday
Bike: 50km, 350m climbing, 26.7kmh average. Too chuffing cold to go any quicker

Sunday
Bike: 58km, 707m climbing, 24.6kmh average. Still too chuffing cold to go any quicker

Today
Circuits:
Press-ups - KB Swing @ 12kg - Lunge jumps - Climbing plank - KB curl & press @12kg - High knees - Single leg glute raise - KB squat & press @ 12kg - burpees - Squat run - KB alternating lunges @12kg - Plyometric jumps - Side plank dips - Ski sit - Star jumps

2 circuits of 40secs on/20 secs rest followed by 1 circuit of 20 secs on/10 secs rest followed by 60 seconds of KB squat & press.

After which I ditched today's planned 5x5 session - too knackered to guarantee good form.

Animal

4,767 posts

232 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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This morning:

Strict Press max test. 65kg was easy, as was 70kg, but I failed twice at 75kg. Will have another go next week. Did 4 sets at 40kg.
Dips 4x12
O/H Rope Extension 3x30

SpunkyGlory

2,137 posts

129 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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I've not posted here for a while.

Training has been going well. I've kept it nice and simple, lots of strength work and my diet is spot on. I've had issues with my back since the beginning of the year so have only just started squatting again and am yet to return to deadlifting. Working with a great physio now so shouldn't be long until I'm back to normal. The benefit of not squatting for a while meant I focused on hamstrings/glutes and this in turn has made a big difference in leg strength.

I'm going to start a variation of 5/3/1 in the new year - Madcow probably as it's my favourite strength programme, but for now I've just been playing around with 5x5 on compounds and accessory work.

Recent lifts:
Squat - 5x5 @ 130kg - was easy but I'm not rushing back into heavy weights until my back is 100%. My 2017 aim was 200kg and I think I would have got there without the injury so not too disappointed
Bench - 5x5 @ 110kg - hit 125kg 1RM a month ago, would like 130kg before the end of the year
OHP - 5 x 3 @ 70kg

Unfortunately an old shoulder injury has flared up again and halted process for now. Rather than try and push through the pain like I have for the past 10 years I'm going I'm going to try and get a scan and see what the actual damage is. It's always been the bit that's held me back the most.

Ho hum

15 posts

43 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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I attended a Piyo class at my xercise4less gym this morning.

I enjoyed the stretching side of it, but some of it was too quick. However, I guess that if you go to the class regularly you would pick them up.

I have now been going to the gym for 9 weeks and I am really enjoying it.

I spin twice a week, do strength training 2 or 3 times a week and some other cardio.

I have not made massive changes to my diet, but I have cut out most of the biscuits and chocolate bars and I have lost 10lbs in weight, which I am quite chuffed with smile

Lozw86

722 posts

96 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Shoulders this evening;

Seated dumbbell press
Side lateral raise
Front plate raise
Cable raise
Upright dumbbell rows
Dumbbell shrugs

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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https://youtu.be/fr-rfYMQ7X4
50/50 happy disappointed.
290kg x4 PB but just wasn't feeling today from around lunch time. Bloated, lethargic and unenthusiastic.
Form was all over too.

IroningMan

9,584 posts

210 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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35 minute/650kCal spin class

Followed by:

5x5 Squat @45kg
5x5 OHP @30kg
1x5 Deadlift @ 45kg

Deadlift form is feeling better, but I'm leaving the weight where it is for a few more sessions yet.

Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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[quote=Ho hum

I have not made massive changes to my diet, but I have cut out most of the biscuits and chocolate bars and I have lost 10lbs in weight, which I am quite chuffed with smile
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THat is a massive change, well done. Chat to people in their 60s/70s or above, choccy bars was normally a once a week treat!

People forget what treat means today. The UK has a horribly warped system.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Today>

Bench: 157.5kg x 5 +1 RP, 157.5kg x 3 paused
BHN Smith Press: 100kg x 10
Dips: BW x 20
18" deads: nope....
Chins: 8x +40kg

Tried using an arch to bench....not for me, so did another set with my usual tech, much better. Dips were rubbish, Deads hurt too much. Chins were good.

Rejigged my plan to aid recovery, avoid injuries and keep progressing. Going heavy to failure means I need to rotate the exercise more than I have been. (my own fault, as I'd deviated form the original plan in the first place.....)

chris watton

22,288 posts

224 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Had an awful week last week. I think that perhaps I overdone it the week before, and I spent the next week (and Monday) paying for it. Anyway, back to normal today...

Back Extensions - 1x40

Leg Press - 5x12-5 reps

Superset:
Bench Press - 5x12-3 reps (up to 120kg plus BB chains)
Wide Grip Pull Ups - 5x12-8 reps (alternating front and back each set)

Power Clean - 8x2 reps
High Pull - 4x10-5 reps

Deadlift - 3x3 (with 170kg)
BB BOR (Reverse Grip) - 4x12-8 reps
Seated Pulley Row (Wide Grip) - 4x12-10 reps