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Pat's Training Journal

Well I’ve decided i would post a training journal here on T-Nation. I had it on another forum but it is down now and i like having it online to be able to view easilly and get help when i have trouble.

Well some information about myself. I am a 17 year old Junior in Highschool.im about 6 foot I weigh 218(my morning weight). I’m very interested in powerlifting. I did one meet. 245 bench, 465 deadlift, 130 curl(missed 150)

I eat pretty healthy, i take in 4000-5000 calories a day, a multivitimin and just started taking creatine 3 weeks ago.

I don’t have any pictures or anything but maybe i will at some point.

I’ll be writing in my first workout tonight.

You know the end of the world is near when the curl is substituted for the squat at a power meet.

Bear

[quote]Mr. Bear wrote:
You know the end of the world is near when the curl is substituted for the squat at a power meet.

Bear[/quote]

yah it was just a bench, dead meet, then they had the curl you could sign up for too

todays

Bench Press - all reps paused on chest
220x2x5
220x2x4 - barely missed 3rd set on locking out left arm

Dumbell Shoulder Press
45x2x10

I felt really tired and shitty today. i probly shoulf of listened to my body and not worked out. ive been sleeping really badly i think thats why im so tired. ill be backing off soon so not really that big of a deal.

todays morning weight - 218

todays workout - biceps and triceps

Ez-Curls
125x3x6PRS

Seateed Dumbell Curls
40x3x10

Dumbell Preacher Curls
35x2x15
35x1x10

Decline Skull Crushers
95x6
115x6 PR
95x6

Overhead Barbell Extension
70x3x10

V-Pushdown thing
90x15
110x2x15

Measured arms after workout
right - 17 3/4
left - barely over 17 1/4

pretty good workout

todays

morning weight - 218

Close Stance(shoulder width) high bar position squats below parrellel(some probly rock bottom)
45x5
95x5
135x5
185x5
225x5
235x5
245x5
255x5

Conventional Romanian Deadlifts
135x8
185x8
205x8
225x8

Lat Pulldown to Chest(thumb on same side of bar as fingers)
120x12
135x12
150x10

Lat Pulldown Behind Neck(thumb on same side of bar as fingers)
150x10

im taking 5g creatine after all my workouts forgot to put that for the other days

good luck with ur training.

[quote]redsox348984 wrote:
todays

morning weight - 218

Close Stance(shoulder width) high bar position squats below parrellel(some probly rock bottom)
45x5
95x5
135x5
185x5
225x5
235x5
245x5
255x5

Conventional Romanian Deadlifts
135x8
185x8
205x8
225x8

Lat Pulldown to Chest(thumb on same side of bar as fingers)
120x12
135x12
150x10

Lat Pulldown Behind Neck(thumb on same side of bar as fingers)
150x10

im taking 5g creatine after all my workouts forgot to put that for the other days[/quote]

forgot to write all reps on squats i had a 2 second paususe at the bottom

[quote]WolBarret wrote:
good luck with ur training.[/quote]

thank you

today weighed - 218.5

Speed Bench
135x3x3
145x3x3
150x3x3

Barbell Front Raise
50x2x8

Rear Delt Raise on Incline
15x2x8

took it real easy today cause im gonna try to go one more week without backing off so i can get another shot with 220 and be mroe sucessful. ill just make sure its a day i got plenty of sleep

todays weight - 218

todays workout

Speed Squat(i dont have a box)
175x8x2
225x3

Leg Press
405x10
495x3x10

Calf Raise
90x10
135x10
180x15

Ab Machine Thing Upstairs in gym
80x4x10

weighed - 218.5

decided to go to track and run a little. havent ran in monthes and monthes

3 400 meter sprints
1:30
1:30
1:27

i forgot how much i hate running

todays weight - 218

today

Bench Press - all reps paused on chest
220x4x5
220x1x4

Dumbell Shoulder Press
45x2x10
45x1x7

Weighted Push Ups
45x3x8

had to rush the assistance work cause i had to go. happy i got 4 sets instead of 2 like last time. onto 225 now

Holy crap you’re one strong 17 year old. How can you afford all the food? lol

Is there any specific training template you follow?

Anyway, stay strong bro.

[quote]El_Animal wrote:
Holy crap you’re one strong 17 year old. How can you afford all the food? lol

Is there any specific training template you follow?

Anyway, stay strong bro.[/quote]

can’t say i follow a specific template. ive been looking to up my raw bench max. and on another forum someone posted a routine for bench that they made that they were getting really good gains from at the time. so i decided to give it a go. seems to be working pretty good. for my lower body im just trying to find what works good for me. i had it on a 5x5 routine too but my lower back got too fitigued from deadlifting and squating on seperate days in the same week

my parents dont mind buying all the food lol. but i guess it will suck in a few years when i need to buy it myself

Looks like you are working hard, just a quick point - don’t pause too many of your heavy reps. I would do the pauses like once a month max. Doing them too much will actually make you weaker, not stronger, by ruining the stretch reflex. Even though you pause (the bench) in a meet that doesn’t mean you have to pause all the time in training. Just a thought, good luck with the lifting. A 130 curl is pretty good in a competition, how strict was it?

[quote]nptitim wrote:
Looks like you are working hard, just a quick point - don’t pause too many of your heavy reps. I would do the pauses like once a month max. Doing them too much will actually make you weaker, not stronger, by ruining the stretch reflex. Even though you pause (the bench) in a meet that doesn’t mean you have to pause all the time in training. Just a thought, good luck with the lifting. A 130 curl is pretty good in a competition, how strict was it?[/quote]

i didnt know that about pausing reps. ill definitly research that. ive been pausing every heavy bench day for the last 3 monthes or so. the 130 was strict, it had to be strict as the event was called the strict curl.

i was dissapointed with my curl in the meet. i had never went to a meet and i tryed with a barbell not an ez-curl bar. i barely missed 150. not that im working with the right bar i could probly do 155-160ish i think. thanks for the insight on pausing.

todays weight - 218

arms today

Ez-Curls
135x4 PR
120x2x8(2nd set was a bitch)PRs
95x12

Dumbell Curls
40x3x10

Dumbell Preacher Curls
35x15
35x2x10(enderence in biceps a little worse today)

Decline Skulls
95x8
115x6
95x8

Overhead tricep extensions with barbell
70x2x10
60x8

It was hurting my wrist. probly wont do that exersize again.

V-Pushdown thing
90x15
110x15
90x16

Measured Arms
Right - 17 7/8!!
Left - 17 1/4

My enderence seemed to be a little pathetic today but thats alright. now that my easy week is coming ill probly only do a couple sets of biceps and triceps so they can recover. im happy to see my right arm got bigger. but not my left but oh well.

morning weight - 219 1/2? (maybe i ate alot or my scale was off)

today

Close Stance(shoulder width) high bar position squats below parrellel(some probly rock bottom)2 second pause at bottom
45x5
135x5
185x5
225x5
245x5
265x5PR (last 2 reps back rounded a bit)
225x5

Conventional Romanian Deadlifts
135x8
185x8
225x8
235x8

Dumbell Rows
70x4x8

Farmers Walk with dumbells
1/13 of a mile track
70 pound dumbells
1st set - no drops PR lol
2ns set - dropped them 3 times

farmers walks are brutal ive only done them 1 other time. i need to work on ym grip though cause when i go heavy i have problems with it on deadlifts. back rounded on last 2 reps with 265. trying to keep myself from doing that at all. well decent workout, very tiring

[quote]Mr. Bear wrote:
You know the end of the world is near when the curl is substituted for the squat at a power meet.

Bear[/quote]

That should go right into the squat rack curls thread…