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Velvet's Lifting and Other Fun Stuff Log

Pretty sure it means that if you throw up, make sure you don’t let it go to waste… Lol I know, I’m probably not helping!

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2/12/18

Five and Dime - Leader - W1/C1/D1

Warmup:

Jumps/throws
Pullaparts
Peterson step ups

Squat:
45x10
135x5
155x5
185x5x5

Press:
45x10
55x5
65x5
75x15

Dips:
3x10,7,4

Inverted row: (side bolts, 33 links)
3x10,8,6

Hang crunch:
4x10,7

Airdyne: 10mins moderate pace

The first day on a new template is always a little screwy for me, but now I have a good feel for how the rest of the days will play out structure wise. I swapped the days for press and bench so I can superset the main lifts.

Also a little note, I’m only sticking to the 85/90/95% top set weights strictly. Where my TMs are set it’s going to do some dumb shit like ask me to pull 210 for deads or bench 130. I don’t care to set that up, and the top sets are what’s really important for this template, I’ll be a little flexible for what’s effectively a structured warmup.

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2/13/18

Conditioning

35lb KB swings x 20
Airdyne x 40s brisk pace
Battle rope waves x 20s
Airdyne x 40s brisk pace

5 rounds

35lb KB swings x 10
Airdyne x 50s brisk pace
Battle rope waves x 10s
Airdyne x 50s brisk pace

5 rounds

Well, this sucked, but it was effective. Had to cut the reps in half after the 5th round, will work on getting to ten. Why did I ever look at @T3hPwnisher’s training log?!

I think the ropes + KB combo took the webbing between my thumb and first finger by surprise cause my left hand popped open towards the end. Not bad but it’ll be a little raw tomorrow.

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Mr. velvet checking in on this log.
5/3/1 is my favorite too.
Been browsing around your log. Nice one.
And some nice PR’s going there.
Closing in on them 3RM goals from the start of the log.

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Thanks for stopping by! I actually had to go back and take a look at those goals since I completely forgot what I had listed, some of them have shifted gears a bit but looks like I’m on the right path still.

Do you have a log here?

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ahh @duketheslaya he beat me again, as The slaya mentioned.
Yes it certainly helps sometimes to just go back and see if the path to the golden goals are still there.
I see some logs, have EDITs in the first post, were it’s possible to follow the progress and even when programs or goals change, then there is a note to which log number. That’s clever.

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That’s a cool idea I haven’t thought of. I don’t particularly loathe putting 2.5s on (especially for a nice clean number like 300 or 500).

But I hate loading things like 270, 310, 400 etc. No thanks.

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That’s why I just stick to 45’s, 25’s, 10’s. Rarely use 5’s or 2.5’s. But I’m lazy lol.

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I saw this template in the book and I really like the look of it. I do something similar in my training and it seems to work. Lets you mix up the reps a bit for sure!

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I don’t have “THE BOOK” seen five and dime here and there.
Is that a two day a week program?

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Truly haha.

I can’t be bothered to make a gif, but one of Charlie doing kitten mittens “You are so dumb!” would be great.

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Yeah I don’t mind tossing on the 2.5s at all, like if my top set on something is 190 or 230, that’s cool. Yesterday my first two work sets called for 110 and 130… pass haha.

I’ll definitely follow the numbers a bit closer when the program has a higher training max and those first two a little more meaningful though.

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Yeah I had passed it over a few times, but when I took a look through last weekend trying to decide my next go around I was like whoa, this is perfect!

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It’s a 3 day/week program, not including conditioning of course. Without giving too much info away, it’s basically a full body program with alternating volume/intensity days for each lift.

2/14/18

Five and Dime - Leader - W1/C1/D2

Warmup:

Jumps/throws
Straight arm pulldowns

Dead:
45x10
135x5
185x5
225x5
245x15

Bench:
45x10
95x5
115x5
135x5
145x5x5

Reverse crunch:
4x12

Pullups:
3x8
7,5,5,5,4

Floor press: (football bar, middle grips)
75x19,13,10 (350 method - 42 reps)

Was running a bit late yesterday so tried to blast through this as fast as possible. A bit under 45 minutes, I was feeling it. I think I was physically capable of pulling
a couple more reps so… “My mind is tellin’ me noo… but my body, my body… is also telling me nooo”.

First time doing floor presses, I like em! Gonna spend the day driving and scouting properties, will hit some moderate conditioning work when I get home.

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2/15/18

Conditioning

Airdyne: Fartleks - 15mins

No real rhyme or reason with these, just varying the intensity and duration of effort throughout.

Also got a couple miles of hiking in hard pack snow done today, sometimes work doesn’t suck.

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Work sounds interesting

Sounds like an interesting job