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Nick Israel's Training Log

Hello everyone,

My name is Nick Israel. I am 23 years old and I am a competitive powerlifter. I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise Physiology. I will be attending physical therapy school at FIU this fall to pursue my doctorate of physical therapy. Brady Stewart here at Iron Authority has been kind enough to provide me with this great opportunity. I lift in the USAPL and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Some of my accomplishments in powerlifting are:

T3 American 198 3-Lift Bench Press Record

Junior American 181 Bench-only Record

Numerous State records in various weight classes from 181 to 242

I am planning on moving back into the 198 weight class and setting both the collegiate and open American bench records. I would also like to attempt to break the total records as well. I am also hoping to attempt to break the IPF world record for the new 205 weight class in the near future. My next planned competition is the USAPL Florida collegiate championships this October.

I am looking forward to this opportunity and I hope some of you come along for the ride.

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glad to have you.

Training 07/11-07/16

07/11
Solid Day today. Deadlift felt good. Also did some bench and my elbow appears to be fine so thats good.

Deadlift-Suited/Straps down

315x3 405x3 add suit straps down

455x2 495x3x2 525x2x3 495x6

Bench-Raw/ CG

185x5 225x5 275x4x4

07/12/2012

Session 1

Squat- Suited/ Straps down
365x2
405x2
add wraps
455x2
495x1- felt really easy and fast, good sign my raw strength is coming back and progressing
add suit straps down
535x2x3

Session 2

Bench- Raw/Comp grip
225x4
275x3
315x3x5

Squat- Raw/Pause
225x6
275x6
315x6x4

07/13/2012
Happy Friday the 13th

Deadlift- Deficit/Conventional/Beltless
305x3x2
355x3x4

Bench- Pin Press
185x6
225x6
245x6x5

Deadlift- Sumo/Raw
455x4x4

07/15

Squat-Raw
385x3
425x3x3
445x2x3

Bench-Raw/ 1/2 Foam
275x3
315x3x2
335x2x3
335x3x2

07/16

Squat-Raw/Pause/Beltless
I used a slightly wider stance, friend who was there said I was still about 2/3 inches below parallel but My hips werent tucking under me so that is good.

335x4x4

OHP
135x6x6

Shoulder Accessory Work

Here is my last training video.

how do you find squat shoes compared to something that has no heel like wrestling shoes.

I personally feel better in a heeled shoe. Alot of people prefer flat shoes though. In general the wider you squat the more likely you will need a flat shoe. I squat shoulder width to just outside my shoulders. As such i feel the heel allows me to hit depth easier and I feel more stable. I also like the heel for benching as well.

07/17

Deadlift- Deficit/Sumo
335x3x2
390x2x4

Bench- Raw/CG
225x5
255x5
280x4x5

07/18

Deadlift- Raw/Sumo
445x2x3
485x2x3

OHP
95x4
115x4
135x4
155x4x4

you dont do alot of volume do you

lol no sir never

do you prefer not having to search for you post unlike on bb.com

i dont have a preference really, i have a bunch of logs out there lol

07/19

Session 1

Squat
135x5
225x3
315x3
405x1
add wraps
465x2x2
add suit(straps down)
515x3
545x2x3 suit was really tight all squats were high but felt like speed weight

07/19 Session 2
Bench- Raw/POR

135x5

225x3

275x3

315x3x6

Core/ Back Acc

07/20

Deadlift- Raw/Conventional/Pause at Knees
335x3
405x2x2
465x2x3

Push Press
145x3
165x3
185x3
-Switch to Strict
145x6x3

07/22

Intensity Block

Skills Evaluation- Work up to approx 95%

Squat- Raw
405x1
455x1
475x1
500x1

Bench- Raw/ROR
315x1
345x1
365x1

Deadlift- Raw/Sumo
475x1
525x1
545x1

Not bad day for working up to around 95%. Cant complain with an easy 1410 total with no deload. Everything felt good and fast.

Goals for friday:
535/390/575/1500

Conditioning Day

Circuit 10 rounds

Hang Snatch 95x3
Speed Deadlift-Conv 225x3
GHR Sit-up BWx5
Chest to Bar Pull-up BWx3

Tabata Jump Rope