Sweetlou's training log
- 05-17-2012, 11:27 AM
- 05-17-2012, 11:37 AM
- 05-17-2012, 09:03 PM
05-20-2012, 11:24 PM
GPP: Superset of 35lb kettlebell swings and 90lbs reverse hypers. 3 sets of 10 each.
DE Box Squat w/ Light Bands
215lbs+bandsx8x2. Wasnt sitting back right and the bands were a lil off. Good thing for vids, fast tho.
Speed Sumo Pulls
275lbs+60lbs chainsx6x1. Got some vids I need to upload for form feedback. I feel I can get good at these.
Notes: I need to learn how to sumo, on the days I got the groove it feels really good. I just dont have the form cues to make it happen every session. Also I realized I need to squeeze my glutes harder on ghrs and hold position. Overall Learned a good deal this session.
05-20-2012, 11:29 PM
GPP: Unilateral Mini band face pulls+12lbs med ball wall slams. 3 sets of 20/15.
DE Bench w/ Doubled Up mini bands
115lbs+bandsx9x3 3 diff grips
315x3 both pecs cramped on the third rep. I never liked this movement and it doesnt like me. My heavy tris work will be jm press, 3-4 boards, boards band presses.
Oh DB Press
Iso Hammer High Row w/ Fat Gripz
270x10 my grip!
10lbs each way, this is ok didnt have much time for it.
Notes: Rack *******s ruined the rest of my workout. Overall good session, I like the fat gripz.
05-21-2012, 09:16 AM
I'm not a fan of rack deads. They don't seem to have a lot of carryover to improving deads.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-21-2012, 10:49 PM
05-21-2012, 10:56 PM
GPP: Superset of 35lb kettlebell swings and 90lbs reverse hypers, 3 sets of 10 each.
Low Bar Goodmornings
Mock Safety Bar Parallel Box Squats
Standing Spud Strap Cable Crunches
Notes: Good session. Hit a PR and found a good way to make a safety squat bar. I used our cambered bar put a squat pad on it, put wrist straps on it and it worked great. I got some vids of it. Im so bad at youtube, I really need to get the hang of this.
05-21-2012, 11:39 PM
05-21-2012, 11:40 PM
05-21-2012, 11:56 PM
05-22-2012, 12:09 AM
Yeah, the SSB is great. It's also pretty different than a home made with how the weight hangs off of the bar. You can have it so most of the weight is in front of you, thus changing the squat movement quite a bit which can be nice for a variation, or you can have the weight behind you which is pretty standard and stable. I dont know if you've used one before or not.
05-22-2012, 07:33 PM
05-23-2012, 11:11 PM
GPP: Unilateral Mini band face pulls+12lbs med ball wall slams-3 sets of 20/15
275x1 Matched PR
285x0, I dont have the delt strength to get out of the hole
Oh Light Band Ext
Upright Row/Face Pulls+YTLs
Chest Support Neutral Grip T-Bar Rows
4 Way Neck Machine
Notes: GMs on monday flared up my shoulder/brachialis problems and the trigger for them. So I had to icy hot my arms today. Also my right shoulder was tight. Still got a RE PR for floor press anyways. Im gonna have to start shoulder dislocations daily so I can hopefully loosen my shoulder back up. Also ill be switching delts and tris on DE day. So itll be de bench, delts, tris. As my shoulders have been holding my bench back.
05-26-2012, 02:30 AM
GPP: 35lb kettlebell swings+90lbs reverse hypersx3 sets of of 10 each
DE Box Squat w/ Monster Minis
Speed Conv Pulls w/ Monster Minis
Notes: Made a few adjustments on squats and was able to really sit back and get my shins past perpendicular. Pulls were going really well, read a thing by jim wendler on deadlift form so I did some straight weight also to just work on form.
05-26-2012, 10:47 PM
GPP: Unilateral Mini Band Face pulls+12lb med ball wall slamsx3 sets of 20/15
DE Bench w/ Doubled Monster Minis
135+bandsx9x3 3 diff grips
Rolling Tricep Ext
45x12,10,10,8=40 total reps
Iso Hammer High Row w/ Fat Gripz
Notes: Great session. I found that on DE bench I would lower so fast I wasnt loading into my lats but into my shoulders. I read a thing by jim wendler on slowing the bar down when using bands helping him build strength. So I gave it a try. I was able to lock my form in and press very fast. My back was pumped after bench. I believe 165 sohpx5 is a PR for me. Glutes cramped on 175 so I stopped. Ill be adding kroc rows on ME days alt between strapped and nonstrapped. Im also doing a modified 5/3/1 for my SOHP to attack my bottom end weak point on bench. Itll be 7/5/3. 60%x7, 70%x7, 80%x7. 65%x5, 75%x5, 85%x5. 70%x3, 80%x3, 90%x3.
05-29-2012, 01:26 AM
GPP: 35lb kettlebell swings+90lbs reverse hypers for 3 sets of 10 each
Single Ply Superior Straps Down
315x1 couldnt touch
365x1 couldnt touch
Raised box 1-2 inch
465x3 Stopped Here
Mock Cambered Safety Squat Bar Goodmorning
Unilateral Mini Band Leg Curls
Standing Long Spud Strap Standing Cable Crunches
Notes: My gear was super tight today. My metal suit should be here soon. I do plan on going full geared. I love raw lifting yet I want to try all areas of compition and find what I like most so I can focus on that.
06-06-2012, 12:00 AM
I havent been posting here much, I havent felt the need as there isnt much traffic in my log. I keep a hand journal anyways. Ill post major lifts and vids when I can get them however.
Shoulder width Parallel Box Squat
Single ply titan superior added straps down
315 couldnt touch
365 couldnt touch
405 couldnt touch
455 couldnt touch
495x1, touched finally and came up like air.
545x1, again easy lift. However walking it out took everthing out of me so I called it a day here.
Notes: This is a 75 dollar single ply suit from titan and took me 500 to touch parallel. Straps down. If you havent already, get some gear. Its awsome. I have a metal ace thats to small that ill be returning. I cant wait to try that suit out when I get the right size.
06-06-2012, 12:40 AM
I myself am, on the other hand. I was fiddling around with my own workout template before deciding to jump back halfway into DC training. I have unfortunately developed this insane pain in my hip flexor that's prominent not only during leg movements but throughout the day (it's worse throughout the day).
Anyways, keep at it!
06-06-2012, 02:36 PM
06-07-2012, 01:02 PM
06-07-2012, 01:03 PM
06-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Cambered Bar Bench to a one board.
270x2 Matched PR
Kroc rows w/ straps
Notes: My bench hasnt moved much since doing 5/3/1. It has bc of form issues but not strength gains. The two moves of was doing quite often when it was moving was dips and sohp. Ive since added both back in to get my bench moving again.
06-08-2012, 11:03 PM
06-08-2012, 11:04 PM
06-11-2012, 11:40 PM
Avg Band Reverse Band Conv Pull
140lbs on handles for 1 lap
180lbs on handles for 1 lap
Notes: Simple Session but took everything out of me.
06-12-2012, 09:15 AM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-12-2012, 01:55 PM
06-12-2012, 05:26 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-12-2012, 09:53 PM
06-12-2012, 09:57 PM
I had to find the balance between sitting and pulling straight up (vs up/back)...mostly I'm sitting but still have knees over the bar. When I pull the slack, I'm sitting then able to pull straight up.
I'm sure that confused everyone.
Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
06-13-2012, 12:39 AM
06-13-2012, 12:42 AM
06-13-2012, 04:03 PM
ME Shirt Work, Titan F6 Double Ply
Shirt Added Here
275x1 Didnt touch
315x1 Didnt touch
365x1 Didnt touch
405x1 Got close to touching
445x0 Weight was to much for my tris to *******.
Side Laterals+Rear Laterals
Notes: This session was great and killed me. I was about an inch of touching with 405 and locked it out easy. However 455 was to much to *******. Ive never held more then 365 in my hands so this was a new experience. This is a great shirt and im excited to keep working in it.
06-13-2012, 04:06 PM
Man your progress is amazing so far. I love the box squats that you are doing. Great for variation. Keep it up
06-14-2012, 10:17 PM
06-16-2012, 11:20 AM
GPP: kettlebell swings
DE Mock SSB Squats with chains
225+50lbs of chain at *******x8x2
Sumo Speed Pulls with chains
315+50lbs of chain at *******x8x1
Notes: I had an mri this morning so my gym time get cut short. The ssb were a nice change and killed my hams/glute/low back. My raw pr for sumo is 405+90lbs of chain at ******* so this was suprising to pull this weight for such easy reps. I have vids from today ill get up. I was really getting my groove for sumo.
06-16-2012, 11:22 AM
I read an article by clint darden yesterday about how de day is the hardest days of the week, most ppl think its moving light weight fast but its not as ******* can be up to 80-90 percent of 1rm. It was on elitefts so look it up. I dont have time to go into it fully right now.
06-16-2012, 04:04 PM
DE Floor Press with chains
135+50lbs of chainx9x3
Rolling Kettle Bell Ext
35 with monsters being used instead of the handlesx9
Seated Medium Cable row with fat gripz
Towel in mouth with kettle bell neck raises
Neck Harness, front of the neck
Notes: Good day, I love the variation of de work. I will make it apart of my rotation for now.
06-20-2012, 11:12 PM
Floor Press w/ 50lbs of chain
275+chainx0,0 I went for this twice. The first time I lowered the weight way to slow and didnt have the energy or acceleration to rebound the lift. I then realized why DE work has not helped my up to this point. On my heavier sets I lower the bar to slow. I then saw the shirt I was wearing which was elitefts blast/dust tank. I then reset and got under the bar. Lowered the bar fast into my lats and pressed, was about half way up and for the first time my tris gave out on a press befor my delts. BIG day in learning, sometimes you have to fail to learn.
Flat DB Press
90x8 PR, These were mostly neutral grip, I try to do as much db pressing neutral grip as I can unless going for a PR where my hands will turn as my tris get tired.
Kroc Rows strapped
Unilateral Mini Band Pushdowns+Side Laterals+Rear Laterals
4 way neck machine, just the sides
Notes: I missed monday as I was getting my car fixed and it took longer then expected. Had a great session today. Im very happy I decided to try DE floor press. Floor press has taught me to lower the weight fast into my back/lats then fire first with my tris and not my delts. With these form changes my delts didnt hold my back on either ME work or de presses. The form change even got me a PR on db press bc I could lower into my back then fire my tris. Floor press is to my bench what box squat is to my squat it seems.
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