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I seen you at the bar on Friday night - Ouroboro_s

powerlifting

#401

She’s a mastiff shepherd cross.

I had a retriever years ago and he was a water baby. He made himself quite popular with my mother in law by jumping into her decorative fish pond.


#402

Week 7 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-2
115-1
100-2x2

Bench Blox - 2 board
115-3x3
120-2
Inner Strength had a labour day sale so we bought some bench blox. I also bought some Sabo deadlift shoes that will have their maiden voyage tomorrow night :smile:

Incline bench
45-10
75-3x8

Squat
45-10
135-2x3
155-4x4


#403

Week 7 Day 3

Sumo deadlift
135-2x5
225-2
255-1 add belt
275-1
290-2x1

double paused deadlift
225-3x3

These all came up fast and easy today. I wasn’t that optimistic because my back has felt tight all week. Things continue to be super busy at work and that’s a big contributor to that. Today though, it felt like one of those magic training days when everything feels light and you wonder if you have the bar loaded right.

I took my new deadlift shoes for a spin. i love them. They were likely part of the reason deadlift felt great. They provide support and better set up for spreading the floor
.

Paused bench
4510
95-3
105-2
115-1
125-1
115-3

SSB squat
45-5
135-3
150-4x5

T Bar rows
45-3x10


#404

Week 8 Day 1

Squat
45-10
135-2x3
165-3
190-5x3

Swiss bar bench
45-5
85-4
90-3x4

RDL
135-10
155-10
165-10

More climbing on the stairs etc. I was able to go up to the top and down twice. I got part way up another couple times. I managed to go further on another area than I have before. You climb by your fingers in a wooden ridge and pull yourself up. Unfortunately I peeled the skin off my left pinky.

Otherwise, everything felt really sold.


#405

Week 8 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-2x3
110-2 This was a misload error that I made. I put a 10 on one side instead of a 5. Good thing I’m cute
105-3

Bench blocks - 2 board
115-3x3

Incline bench
45-5
75-3x8

Squat
45-10
135-5x6

Today is the 10th anniversary of my very first meet. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about this. When I first thought about learning powerlifting, I would never had thought it would evolve the way it has for me. I figure I’ve logged about 2,500 training hours and have done just north of 30 meets. My first meet I did raw with wraps and squatted 80kg (176lbs), benched 42.5kg (94lbs) and deadlifted 102.5kg (226lbs). A recent meet at about the same body weight I squatted 105kg (231lbs), bench 55kg (121lbs) and deadlifting 145kg (319lbs).

Prior to powerlifting, I had many failed attempts to ‘get in shape’ and ‘exercise’. Nothing lasted very long. I hope my love affair with lifting continues at least another 10 years.


#406

Congratulations! There’s a point when you realize it’s not a hobby but part of you. Most people go their whole life watching from the sidelines but you jumped in and competed. Way to go.


#407

Happy Anniversary!


#408

Not bad for someone who was usually picked near last for teams in gym :smile:


#409

Week 8 Day 3

Sumo deadlift
135-2x5
225-2
245-5x2
All beltless

Bench
45-10
95-3
105-3
115-2x2
bar plus big ass chains - 10
65 plus chains - 2x5
We used the 22lb chains last time. They got new chains in that are about twice the size.

SSB squat
45-5
135-5x5

T bar row
45-3x8

There was a young guy that set up for squat while we were benching. He came in, put a plate on the bar and then did some mobility stuff to warm up. While he was doing that, we set up in the adjacent rack for SSB. He returned and, without squatting one rep with a plate, he added another plate and half squatted 225. I’m not sure which one of us he was trying to impress. I wouldn’t have noticed one way or the other if I hadn’t seen him load the first plate and never take it out. It gave me a bit of a laugh.


#410

Week 9 Day 1

We trained Tuesday instead of Monday because my daughter was on a bus when it was rear ended. She ended up in the E.R with a mild concussion. She’s fine though.

Squat
45-10
135-2x3
165-3
195-5x3

Swiss Bar Bench
45-5
80-4
90-3x4

GHR plus 35lbs
3x10

I climbed the staircase to the top a couple of times and did leg raises on the top step.


#411

Oh no! Glad she wasn’t seriously injured!


#412

Week 9 Day 2

Paused bench
45-10
95-3
105-2x4
105-2
105-2x2
Back to back training days are typically a bit of a shit show. These all felt pretty week

Bench blox - 2 board
105-5x5
I played around a bit with foot position and set up. I think I found something that works pretty well for me

Incline bench
4510
75-3x6

Climbing and stuff


#413

I am just catching up in here.

You had a busy great summer-
squat party looked fun asF
and I like the climb/play area in your new gym.

10 years of training - that is awesome.

Im in toronto for a week from monday 23-thru friday the 28.
Im looking to train while there- do you know any good toronto places


#414

I don’t train in Toronto. Hamilton is just down the road. I’m posting below some of the Toronto Clubs in our association as they are typically in gyms.

This is the one I did my last meet:
APEX Iron
Carlo Torres
30 Dufflaw Road, Toronto
M6A 2W1
416-319-3305
ectorres92@gmail.com
apextrainingcentre.com

Afterburn Barbell Club
Walter J Cariazo
230 Nantucket Blvd Unit 1
Toronto
M1P 2N9
416-317-2933
barbell@afterburnfitness.ca
facebook.com/afterburnbarbellclub

Band of Barbells Club
Mae Lehmann
200 Murison Blvd., Scarborough
M1B 3R9
416-450-5877
Facebook/bandbarbells
bandofbarbells@gmail.com

Eastbound Powerlifting
Robert Cilia
5-710 Progress Ave., Scarborough
M1H 2X3
416-473-0984
crossfitcanuck.com
rcilia@live.ca

Also, the meet I did in the spring was at Fortis Fitness:
Address: 11 Carlaw Ave #1, Toronto, M4M 2R6
Phone: (416) 465-4777

There are tons of Goodlife gyms as well which are normally well outfitted.

I hope you enjoy your visit. What are you in town for?


#415

Week 9 Day 3

Conventional deadlift
135-2x5
215-7x3

Bench
45-10
95-3
105-2
115-2x2
95-2x5
I’m still playing around with foot placement. My back was so tight from deadlifting that it wasn’t going well.

SSB Squat
45-10
140-4x5

Climbing and stuff


#416

still some good pulls even if you are tight

do you do any inversion?
those climbs you are doing - are leaving your hips/low back in a good position for
stretching…
do you need a massage or adjustment?

I am in town for a union thing - officer training.
career has changed I am an elected official in my union
thus the training.

your 60-80km outside of downtown toronto?
I can uber


#417

We’re about 50km outside the city. Are you still around Friday night?


#418

I fly back Friday afternoon/evening
Back to work for Saturday


#419

That’s too bad. We train M/W/F but Mondays and Wednesdays are typically fairly quick because Frank works nights and he needs to get a move on. Friday’s are more relaxed because we have no particular place to be.


#420

Week 10 Day 1

Squat
45-10
135-2x3
175-3
200-4x3

Swiss bar bench
45-5
85-4
90-4
95-2
90-2x4
65-10

RDL
135-10
155-10
165-10

Climbing and stuff.