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Putting the Work in

Thought it was time to start up a proper training log.

I’m Chris and this is my log to getting strong. I’m 18, started lifting in June 2010 fairly unsuccessfully and am finally getting the hang of it.

I’m around 5, 8" and roughly 160lb at the moment.

Bench - around 105-107.5kg
Squat - 155kg (tested after Deads)
Sumo Deadlift - 195kg

End of year goals:
Bench - 130kg
Squat - 180kg x 3
Dead - 227kg

On my second run of Sheiko #29.

Any questions and I’ll be happy to answer.

11/03/12
Sheiko #29 - W1 D1

Bench - 20kgx5, 40x5, 56x5, 68.5x4 x 2 sets, 78.5x3x 2 sets, 85x3 x 5 sets

Squat - 40x5, 60x5, 96x5 x 2 sets, 112x5 x 4 sets, 112x8

Bench (closer-grip)- 56x5, 68.5x5, 80x4 x 3 sets, 80x7

Press-up - 10 x 5 sets

Good session overall, Bench has definitely improved. All bench reps were paused except the very last set. Last set of main exercises were and will be repped out (ala Ben Rice).

13/03/12
Sheiko #29 - W1 D2

Paused Sumo DL - 60kgx3, 97x3, 117x3 x 2 sets, 137x3 x 2 sets, 147x3 x 4 sets

Incline Bench - 30kgx5, 50x6, 60x6, 70x6, 80x5

Overhead Press - 40x5 x 5 sets

Sumo Deadlift - 107x4, 127x4, 147x4 x 2 sets, 167x3 x 3 sets, 167x4

Hell, in a word. Last lot of Deads were meant to be Rack Pulls (I think) but I can’t do those at home so I solidered through. Repped out the last set of Deads - got one extra haha. Dreadful on the hands but what doesn’t kill you, eh?