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The Squat Who Loved Me: Deep In The Back

16,10,2012

Bench
1x5 100
1x5 125
1x3 150
1x5 185
1x3 210
1x2 235 (would’ve gone for 1-2 more if I had a spotter for sure)
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125

Dips
1x10 bw

[quote]Drake37 wrote:
I’d say 181 class is good for you and dude your lifts are fine. Just go to powerliftingwatch.com and search your state for events. Its easy. And don’t think of it as winning and losing. If you go and lift in a room full of people, you are a winner. Its a brotherhood, people you’ve never met cheer for you and you’ll cheer for them.

It’s one hell of a time. I am doing my first full meet in November and did a deadlift only meet July. Loved it.[/quote]

Only today did I go to powerliftingwatch.com to see what it was about, I went and looked for meets in canada, cause this is where I live. but I don’t think it’s practiced much around here, according to the site there’s no meet anywhere from today till october 2013 so yeah… guess I’ll go for my legitimate general badassery anyways haha

Look at it this way. You will be a helluva lot better by then!

[quote]Drake37 wrote:
Look at it this way. You will be a helluva lot better by then![/quote]

Yeah I just don’t know if there is any around here, but yea I guess I’ll be a lot better if I ever get to go to one lol.

gonna go to the gym in about an hour, I’m fired up cause its deadlifts day, kinda bummed though cause I’ll be pulling 395 instead of 405, but oh well lol, I’ll pull 405 next cycle so I’m good.

Can’t wait to see how it’ll go with the BBB template: I know for a fact I can pull 185 easily on rows for 10 solid reps so, I’ll do all my BBB and try rowing 185 for a few, if I feel it’s good then I’ll have my rowing move in after my deadlift day, if not then I’ll have it on my squats day… But I think it’ll be good, I JUGGERNAUT!

I know its not by the book but if you KNOW you can hit 405 go ahead and do it. I think you can do it. But you gotta KNOW it. Regardless 395 is a good pull.

Bah I know for a fact I can pull it since I’ve done it before but meh I’ll just wait and follow the program, if I don’t then I’ll start doing this on several little lifts and I’ll drift away from the program. It’s just like my squat, I know like a month ago I squatted 315, but this week my 1rep should be 310… i’m just 5lb short, from the full plate but hey, it’ll come next month so I’ll be patient.

Like you said, these are good numbers regardless, and unless I just haven’t seen the guy, I’m the only one who squat this much with proper form and that pulls deadlifts like these for reps on the weekly, so I’m all good.

Edit: ^At my gym that is.

Fair enough. Sticking to the plan is always a good idea.

16,10 2012

So I just got back from the gym, cookin’ me a steak.

Deadlift
1x5 165
1x5 205
1x3 250
1x5 310
1x3 350
1x5 395
1x7 205

So I decided not to shoot for 405 and stick with 395, happily satisfied as I managed to pull it 5 times instead of the prescribed one.

I wanted to do BBB after, but I went in there with a friend who distracted me a bit, not to mention the 2 other guys standing next to me waiting for me to finish with the bar, so after this first set of 7 with 205 I decided to let go of the assistance, already happy with the work set, and leave.

Kinda bummed I did quit, but to be honest, I don’t feel like I would’ve managed 5 sets of 10, let alone rowing…

You earned it! A heavy set of 5 is more than enough. The third week of deadlifts always kills me. It it pretty fun to own that heavy weight though isnt it?!

Fun you say? haha I felt GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGREAT. Today I should be doing my OHP training, still gonna have to deal with squats though ugh.

Gotta stay sharp tho, 2 trainings to go then I’m on to new numbers, so that’s cool!

17,10 2012

OHP
1x5 65
1x5 80
1x3 100
1x5 125
1x3 140
1x3 155
1x10 80
1x10 80
1x10 80
1x10 80
1x10 80

Pull ups
1x10 BW
1x10 BW
1x10 BW

Squat
1x5 130
1x5 160
1x3 195
1x5 245
1x3 275
1x1 310
1x7 160

Bench
1x5 100
1x5 125
1x3 150
1x5 165
1x5 190
1x6 215
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125
1x10 125

Deadlift
1x5 170
1x5 210
1x3 255
1x5 275
1x5 320
1x7 360

You’ve really simplified things huh? I bet you’ll get pretty strong staying fresh.

If you keep it up you’re gonna get strong.

Yeah I simplified things a lot, realized all my accessories weren’t doing much after all!

OHP
1x5 65
1x5 85
1x3 100
1x5 125
1x5 145

Squats
1x5 135
1x5 165
1x3 200
1x5 215
1x5 250
1x1 285

So I failed my squats. During my sets I realized ( I knew for a while that his was occuring ) that my knees were wobbly on the way up of heavy squats ( heavy being considered, by me, that is anything 2 plates and above ) and as I was waiting to start my last working set I figured: Let me try on a 135 bar, squatting with very narrow stance instead of my regular stance, which is really wide, it seemed much better.

I tried the stance on the last set that I did, although I’m not used to the stance, I don’t think I would’ve gotten out much more reps using a wide stance either.

I’ve always hated high reps squats and squats all together, I love the feel I get from them, the manliness of performing them, the looks they’ll eventually give to my quads, and the overall awesomeness of the exercise.

So given that at these numbers, even though they look weak to my DL’s and bench ( or so I think ). I don’t really want to deload/reset the exercise because I still want to progress on them, so what I think I’ll do from here on is still go with the programmed numbers on my squats, except that my last sets are for all weeks going to be considered heavy singles.

The pros I see from this are:
-I’ll be able to work on my form as I ramp up my weights
-I’ll be able to still put some progress on my squats
-As I still add weight to the bar and do heavy singles, eventually the weights are gonna move around and maybe weights that I can’t perform for 5s or 3s just yet will become easier as I increase my singles.

Not really sure there is any cons to this, I guess I’ll try it like that and see how it goes.

Also,

I’ve been looking my log drift for a little while. I feel it had a lot more structure back when I first started with adding in my diet and all.

I’ve been having a lot of changes in my life right now so I had to focus on some other stuff.

I been wanting to bring back the structure, either way the main thing which is my routine and numbers are still getting posted, not really sure if I should go back to before or just keep it as is.

If some people who follows me sees this and wanna give their input in if I should go back to/ or just keep going, would kinda help

30,10 2012
Bench
1x5 100
1x10 BW Pull ups
1x5 125
1x10 BW Pull ups
1x3 150
1x10 BW Pull ups
1x3 175
1x10 BW Pull ups
1x3 205
1x10 BW Pull ups
1x4 230
1x10 BW Pull ups

I remember last time I ran 5/3/1 something like 1 year and a half back from now I was on a 4 day split pretty much as I run now, but the program had me doing pull ups/chin ups sets in between each and every pushing movement that I’d perform, either it be main push, warm up or accessory.

I decided to give it a run today, just for the hell of it. stuck to sets of 10’s. Did it without much effort and I don’t feel like it hindered my bench performance either.

I’ll see tommorow if this many pull ups will have me sore in the lats or whatever, if it does then I’ll switch my deadlift day with my squat day and perform squats tommorow, if not then I’ll keep my rotation as is and plan on score something good tomorrow as far as deadlifts go. What used to be my least favorite exercise is coming close first with my bench press.