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I seen you at the bar on Friday night - Ouroboro_s

powerlifting

#321

Looked up the hyper machine and now I’m really impressed on the weights you’re doing on it.


#322

I think that the reverse hyper, like a lot of machines, varies considerably on weight moved depending upon the design.

Mine looks like this. It has an extra joint in the bottom that can shorten the lever.


#323

Week 16 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-2
110-3x3

Squat
45-10
135-2x5
150-4x5

Circuit

Ring leg raises
3x10

BB Shrugs
155-3x12

Reverse Hyper
150-3x20


#324

your bench is getting great!


#325

Thanks for the kind words. It’s approaching average at any rate. I added a third day in and the swiss bar seems to be helping as well.


#326

Week 16 day 3

Sumo deadlift
135-2x5
225-2
265-1
295-1
That’s the heaviest I’m going before the meet. Next week is 240 for some doubles and the week after is some light conventional.

295 is my typical opener and I was glad it came up today. Last night I spent 4 agonizing hours assembling a dresser from IKEA. While it wasn’t heavy work it was a lot of bending over and lower back pump stuff. Also this morning my daughter and I went to the mall to try and find clothes for her hair dressing school. We were there for hours and I lost the will to live early on in the adventure. I did pick up some cute shorts though.

BO BB rows
95-3x10

SSB Box squat
50-5
140-4
150-4x4

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-3
116-1 with signals
121-2x1 also with signals. I did it twice because I think my butt came up the first time.

I skipped the rest of the accessory stuff. Earlier today a local gym owner dropped off a flyer for a squat contest they’re doing tomorrow. We went by to see the rules. I think I’ll do it. There’s money prizes and, apparently I stand a decent chance of doing well even though there are no weight classes. If it were deadlift I’d pass this close to a meet but a few squat singles won’t be an issue. The starting weight for women is 95lbs. However if some monster size women show up they’ll clean my clock. Regardless, it should be a laugh. I’ll post the results.


#327

Good luck at the contest tomorrow!

I cometely understand this!


#328

What I thought was even funnier was ‘but I bought a pair of cute shorts’, lol


#329

Being female I wouldn’t touch that comment with a ten foot pole…lol
Been there, done that!


#330

I was looking for shorts and if I left without any after all those hours I would have been pretty salty.


#331

I had a blast at the fun squat party.

There weren’t a ton of women. I think 8 in total. Like usual I was both the oldest and the smallest. I weighed 125 this morning I placed 5th.

We all started at 95lbs. It went
95
135
155
165
185
195
205 Added belt
215
225
235
245 This is a PR for me at this body weight. It was ugly and hard. I passed on any more attempts. I tied with another woman at this weight and they offered a tie breaker to rep out 135. I passed on that and let her take fourth place. My back was lit up like crazy,.

The top weight was hit by an Olympic lifter 275lbs. I think she weighed 160. We had been talking weight classes and qualifiers in our respective sports.

One woman got really angry when she wasn’t coming up and the spotters pulled the bar off her and she fell backwards. Clearly she had never competed because she had no idea spotters did that. She yelled and swore and carried on. If it were my event, I would have refunded her entry fee and told her to gtfo.

Regardless, it was a fun event.


#332

Congrats on the PR!
160 is hell and gone from 125! Glad you had fun!


#333

Based on wilks she would have had to squat 295 at 160 to be equivalent to 245 at 125. That’s how I console myself :slight_smile: Regardless it was fun talking to different people and having a laugh.


#334

The gym where they had to squat party is around the corner from my house. I’m considering joining for a few months over the summer. The owner is pushing us to join and actually walked the flyer for the contest to our house to let us know about it.

They expanded recently and added two very nice deadlift platforms, a bunch of benches and a super kick ass Ninja warrior type set up with a climbing wall and all sorts of funky swinging grippy things over thick gymnastics mats for the inevitable falls. It would make a nice change for a bit and a chance to get out of the house.


#335

Sounds like fun! I’m jealous!


#336

You done good. Your “it was ugly and hard” remind me of an old A10 units motto, “Go ugly early”.


#337

They posted the video of the top lifts at the squat party. Mine is at 48 seconds and is so slow lasts until after the minute mark I think :frowning:


#338

Thanks for sharing! That looked like fun!


#339

You looked great. Were their any kind of groupings or was it just heaviest takes it? And a couple of times the spotters scared me.


#340

It was heaviest takes it so I went in at a considerable disadvantage. Most of the women were quite a bit bigger than me.