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First Meet Training Log


#1

I entered my first powerlifting meet, which is on May 20 in good old California. It is a push pull meet. I have posted a training log on this site before, and I noticed an increase in gains from doing so. With that said, here are some stats:

My best lifts are(raw):
Bench:365
Squat:475
Deadlift:500

I havent lifted in awhile, so my totals are not quite that high.

I currently weigh 265 pounds and I am 6ft tall. My goal for this meet is to match my old totals: 365 bench and a 500 pound deadlift. I will also attempt these lifts raw since I do not have nor do I know how to use equipment.

Shane


#2

look forward to seeing it...my numbers are fairly similar to yours.

What kind of template are you planning to use?


#3

where can i find your old training log?


#4

Ramo:

I follow a basic westside program. Because I have had quite a lay off, I am going to take a page out of Bob Youngs book, and lower the volume a bit. Basically, I am going to do one ME or DE exercise per session and two accessory exercises. Also, I am going to do a few extra workouts and sled pulls throughout the week.

Shane Mesias


#5

srb68:

My first log was last year I believe. It was titled "begginers westside log" or something like that. It follows my first two months of Westside training. To be honest, I am probably as strong now as I was at the beggining of that first program.

Shane Mesias


#6

Great thread. Just read it and it's inspiring to see the numbers go up and up for you. Makes me want to get my ass in gear and give westside a serious go.


#7

3/24/06

DE deadlift
225/2x4
245/2x2
265/2x2
285/2x2

Pullthroughs
3x15

Leg Lifts
3x15

Weights moved nice. I have never really done speed work for my dead, but, since this is bench and dead only meet, I think it might be time to work on this lift.

Shane


#8

3/26
ME BENCH

Bench Press
135/3,155/3,185/3,205/3,225/3,245/3,275/1x2,285x1,315/0,225/10.

1 arm shoulder press
3x8

curls
1x8

tricep extension
3x8

I am quite a bit off from my max: i used to be able to do 3 or 4 reps with 315, but that really does not matter at the moment. As a sidenote, I recieved my percision nutrition pack today, and I have to say that it is an outstanding product, and I cant wait to start implementing it.

Shane Mesias


#9

ME Squat(kind of)

Good Mornings
135/5, 155/3, 175/3, 195/3, 225/3, 245/3, 265/3.

Pull throughs and leg lifts
15x3

I am really sick right now, and I thought I should take it easy with the weights today. I left a lot of weight on the rack though. I am going back to sleep now.

Shane Mesias


#10

3/30
DE BENCH

BENCH
155/3x8

Carpet presses
225/6x2

I am still sick. I found a good use for a yoga block. It is like a mix of a board press and, becuase it compresses a bit, a carpet press.

Shane


#11

If your basing your dynamic effort bench weights off of your raw bench you'll want to use a higher percentage. Close to 60% than 50.