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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Jamie VTS

1,231 posts

111 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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New PB!

Built up to a 1rm attempt.

Front squat 130kg.

Was such a grind but buzzing to see the numbers heading up!!

Also did 10 x C & J x 10

Nice recovery gymnastics session tonight! Then rest!!

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Here's a question I never thought I'd ask laugh

Cardio; best time to do it while training for strength and how long on training days?
Days off, how long?
-Current thinking is 20 mins post workout
1 hour non training days?

Best way to go about improving?
Improve distance in set time or increase overall time, both? Etc etc.

I'm assuming rowing machine would be best for me?

I really need to start getting serious and cover all areas to take myself to the next level.
Just had a MUDHO DNA test to help with diet, supps and recommended training style.
Got a physio/masseur on hand once a week at least too.

mcelliott

6,999 posts

145 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Quick update from me, training continues to progress very well, a rare mid-week excursion to the gym last night - benched 150 kg for 3 reps so definitely a big single rep in the offing. Mixed this up with some very heavy rows (bent over/seated). Pull ups continue at home, along with press ups, sitting at 13 stone now with a pretty tight mid section. Still pedalling on my bike too, averaging about 250km a week, and won some races on Zwift last week. All in all pretty pleased. biggrin

Did anyone see BBC Breakfast news yesterday? They had Flex Lewis on - got him to take his top off. fkin ell what a unit!

Edited by mcelliott on Thursday 30th November 17:45

Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Sniffy, how come you wanna do strength and cardio? The rower will hit your back hard if you wanna get stronger there.

Mcelliot, I asked in the other thread, did you build up your chest mostly from press-ups?

ORD

16,322 posts

91 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Decent deadlift season today.

Deads: 5 x 100; 3 x 120; 1 x 160; 4 x 140kg

Pleased I could get the 160kg double overhand.

Chins: 8 x 12kg; 5 x 16kg; 3 x 20kg
S/S with dumbell OHP: 8 x 18-24kg

Cable pull throughs and ab stuff to finish.

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Halb said:
Sniffy, how come you wanna do strength and cardio? The rower will hit your back hard if you wanna get stronger there.

Mcelliot, I asked in the other thread, did you build up your chest mostly from press-ups?
Look after my health mostly. I currently do zero conditioning laugh

mcelliott

6,999 posts

145 months

Thursday 30th November 2017
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Halb said:
Sniffy, how come you wanna do strength and cardio? The rower will hit your back hard if you wanna get stronger there.

Mcelliot, I asked in the other thread, did you build up your chest mostly from press-ups?
They certainly played a major role in the past, not so much now though as I'm having to do so many to feel any stimulation. Benching with barbell and dumbbell are the main stay. Decent gains both strength and size from them.

didelydoo

5,333 posts

174 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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smiffy180 said:
Here's a question I never thought I'd ask laugh

Cardio; best time to do it while training for strength and how long on training days?
Days off, how long?
-Current thinking is 20 mins post workout
1 hour non training days?

Best way to go about improving?
Improve distance in set time or increase overall time, both? Etc etc.

I'm assuming rowing machine would be best for me?

I really need to start getting serious and cover all areas to take myself to the next level.
Just had a MUDHO DNA test to help with diet, supps and recommended training style.
Got a physio/masseur on hand once a week at least too.
Steep incline, fast walk on the tread mill- low impact, and becomes tough pretty quick. Also won't negatively impact other training.
It's surprisingly hard at a brisk pact on full incline- if it gets easy, up the tempo.. Prowler for conditioning, again, shouldn't impact on other training.

Start slow, don't jump in both feet, or you'll be fked biggrin

Start 3 times a week, up to 7 days a week if you've time

popeyewhite

13,743 posts

84 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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smiffy180 said:
Here's a question I never thought I'd ask laugh

Cardio....
Cardio post weights. No more than 3x20 mins per week to start with (rowing/walking/jogging) recommended if your priority is lifting weights for strength training. Increased cardiovascular endurance will have the most benefit for weightlifting, (will aid recovery between sets), to do this just run for a bit longer.

ORD

16,322 posts

91 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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Another vote for steep incline walking - it gets your heart rate up very quickly but is really low impact. Walking up a hill in the real world is nicer than using a treadmill.

Prowlers are brilliant for more high intensity, short burst kinda stuff.

Rowing is great but nothing like as easy on the body as steep incline walking. It’s quite tough on your lower back (fatigue) if you’re going reasonably hard.

mcelliott

6,999 posts

145 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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Get a fkin push bike!!

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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mcelliott said:
Get a fkin push bike!!
I bent the wheel on the last bike I rode laugh

Cheers everyone, Incline walk it is.
No prowler here although supposedly a JD gym opening up very soon which will have one so may swap to there.

chris watton

22,288 posts

224 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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Heavy day today..

Box Squats - 8x12-1 rep (up to 170kg)
Bench Press - 8x12-1 rep (up to 140, still trying for a double, but not quite there yet)
BB Clean and Press - 8x5-1 rep (up to 90kg)
Pendlay Row - 5x5 (up to 125kg)
Wide Grip Pull Up - 4x12-8 reps
Seated Pulley Row - 4x12-10 reps (up to 80kg)

popeyewhite

13,743 posts

84 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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smiffy180 said:
Incline walk it is.
If you incline walk you will be increasing quad effort exponentially, ie your lungs won't have to take on as much more work as your legs. If strength is your goal it would be good to avoid incline work while your legs are recovering.

You could also get a fking pushbike.


smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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popeyewhite said:
You could also get a fking pushbike.
I'm not splashing out on any more kit laugh

jogger1976

1,251 posts

90 months

Friday 1st December 2017
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Just completed week 2 of Stronglifts 5×5.
I'm feeling knackered (I'm a complete new is to weigh training biggrin ) but pretty pleased.

And somewhat surprisingly, I'm actually enjoying it. thumbup

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Saturday 2nd December 2017
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Recent update for me:
I've been invited to the world strength games in UTAH, USA! I'll unlikely be doing it though.
England qualifiers have been released and jesus christ it's heavy! But I guess heavy is good.
Main reason why I'm really wanting to up my game now, only top 3 go through!


Plan is after Christmas: run the 10x3 method over 17+ weeks, had very good success with this previously!
Keep if specific to the comp lifts and hopefully I'll be ready in time.
370 for reps ffs laugh

Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Saturday 2nd December 2017
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Ace. I've been watching strongman on C5 this week, saw the bloke who ran the Iron Pit near me on it.

smiffy180

5,937 posts

114 months

Saturday 2nd December 2017
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Halb said:
Ace. I've been watching strongman on C5 this week, saw the bloke who ran the Iron Pit near me on it.
Oh is that near you? I thought you lived miles away hah.
That's mark snape, good friends with him and have outlift him previously biggrin.
I was really unlucky with the pec tear as I genuinely believe I would've made it through to TV!
This next year is going to be a lot harder but at least I'll learn if I don't qualify smile

Halb

51,731 posts

147 months

Saturday 2nd December 2017
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smiffy180 said:
Oh is that near you? I thought you lived miles away hah.
That's mark snape, good friends with him and have outlift him previously biggrin.
I was really unlucky with the pec tear as I genuinely believe I would've made it through to TV!
This next year is going to be a lot harder but at least I'll learn if I don't qualify smile
Yeah I know Mark. I never got to use the stones at the IP, but I took part in an XMas challenge, carry three quarters BW in each arm for distance. If I had the technique I would have won. biggrin Did Park run the next day.