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Det Azathoth: Ascend(ancy)

I’m getting more pictures in a few days from people that were there but here’s my Squats, Deads, and Meet Write Up

Meet went pretty well. I weighed in at 214lbs. Went 7/9

Squats

  1. 540lbs - Good Lift
  2. 575lbs - Good Lift
  3. 610lbs - Good Lift

Bench

  1. 370lbs - Good Lift
  2. 405lbs - No Lift, So close to locking out
  3. 405lbs - No Lift, Gassed

Deadlift

  1. 590lbs - Good Lift
  2. 635lbs - Good Lift
  3. 660lbs - Good Lift

I totaled 1640lbs, which puts me at Elite, in hindsight I need to make smaller weight jumps in my Bench attempts because had I did 390/395 for a second, I would have totalled at least 1655 which would be the Elite Total for the 275’s and I’d have it as a 220er… oh well, there’s next meet to do that. Very pleased with my results and looking forward to the next one in March.

Boy you strong! I saw your other log, do you follow a block periodization scheme? Do you have any other good / bad experiences with others?

Monday: 60min treadmill

Tuesday: Upper Body Conditioning: 30min of Battle Ropes

Wednesday:

a. Chins- bw (215) x7, x6, x6
b. Meadows Rows- 4x10
c. Seated Face Pull- 3x15
d. Close Grip Pulldown- 3x10 drop 1x10 drop 1x10

Taking it easy this week and start experimenting with different assistance exercises for my next training block. I’ve talked with Stronghold about having an 8 week offseason and not focus on meet prep until New Year’s where I’ll be getting ready for another meet come March.

[quote]frankjl wrote:
Boy you strong! I saw your other log, do you follow a block periodization scheme? Do you have any other good / bad experiences with others?[/quote]

I do follow a Block Periodization scheme, I prefer it best for where I’m at now. I did do “Westside” and Sheiko, but Block is the only programming that consistently adds 5% to each of my lifts each time I use it for meet prep.

Week 8: Day 1:

Warm Up: 1x10 36" Box Jumps

  1. Power Clean-

135x5
165x5
185x5

  1. Squat, Beltless-

325x5
375x5
425x5

  1. Floor Press

225x5
265x5
305x5

  1. CSR - 4 sets
  2. Seated Facepulls - 4 sets

Oh hai…

Week 8: Day 2:

  1. Cross Body Hammer Curls - 5x10
    Band Pushdowns - 5xFailure

  2. Ez Bar Curls - 3x12
    OH Extensions -3x15

  3. Lateral Raises - 4x35

  4. Ab Wheel - 50 reps

30min of upper body conditioning

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai…[/quote]

Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!

Congratulations on the excellent result!

[quote]Adam-F wrote:
Congratulations on the excellent result! [/quote]

Thanks man! I really do appreciate it a lot!

Week 8: Day 3

Warm Up: Over Throws - 1x10

  1. Press, Beltless -

135x5
155x5
175x10

  1. SSB Squat, Beltless -

275x5
325x5
375x5

  1. Pull Ups - 4 sets
  2. Stretchers - 4 sets
  3. Scarecrows - 3 sets

[quote]detazathoth wrote:

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai…[/quote]

Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS![/quote]

Eeee!! :smiley: :smiley:

Don’t lie. You’re mostly just looking forward to being the ring bear, the burger bar, and trying to get with my sister.

Week 8: Day 4:

Warm Up: 1x10 Broad Jumps

  1. Deadlift -

385x5
445x5
505x10

  1. Incline Bench -

175x5
205x5
240x5

  1. Leg Curls - 3 sets
  2. HS High Row - 3 sets
  3. Back XT - 4 sets
  4. Prowler - 20min of HIIT

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:

[quote]detazathoth wrote:

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai…[/quote]

Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS![/quote]

Eeee!! :smiley: :smiley:

Don’t lie. You’re mostly just looking forward to being the ring bear, the burger bar, and trying to get with my sister.[/quote]

I can neither confirm or deny any of that… especially the last part.

Here are all the photos from the meet… Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol

[quote]detazathoth wrote:

Here are all the photos from the meet… Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol[/quote]

Looks like it brings out the worst possible squat form for some people too.

[quote]detazathoth wrote:

Here are all the photos from the meet… Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol[/quote]
lol they made the guy in 234 look retarded

[quote]buckeye girl wrote:

[quote]detazathoth wrote:

Here are all the photos from the meet… Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol[/quote]

Looks like it brings out the worst possible squat form for some people too.

[/quote]

I’m actually embarrassed to say that I train alongside some of those that have that kind of “Squat” form, huge eye opener and makes me grateful that I had an excellent coach that taught me right.

Week 8: Day 5

A true Elite Powerlifter would have gotten the 10th one…

  1. Bench -

240x5
275x5
315x9

  1. Front Squat -

225x5
265x5
305x5

  1. Dumbbell Bench - 4 sets
  2. CSR - 4 sets
  3. Seated Facepulls - 4 sets

20 min of Prowler as a finisher

I’m really unhappy about missing that last rep. Same way I missed 405 back at the meet. Very frustrating.

Week 7: Day 1:

  1. Cross Body Hammer Curls - 5x10
    Rope Pushdowns - 5x100

  2. Preacher Curls - 3x10-12
    OH Extensions -3x10-12

  3. Cable Lateral Raises - 4x10

  4. Medicine Ball Slam Sit Ups - 5 sets

30min of PWO Treadmill

Great meet result brudda, congratulations.

Also, how the fudge does this work?

[quote]detazathoth wrote:
Tuesday: Upper Body Conditioning: 30min of Battle Ropes
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