I'm done. I'm tired. PR after PR after PR tho. S195/B137.5/D215 - total: 547.5kg @ 88kg. Not bad for less than a year of training, eh? @jprinscdn @professor_shitlord @pickitup.putitdown #powerlifting#powerlifter#rpowerlifting
Some vids from last night.
Front squats: worked up to a single at 335. Nothing crazy. I want to improve my front rack position, but I'll save that for an offseason project.
Deficit deadlift: worked up to 4x335 on way too much of a deficit.
Incline: some cheaty reps at 225 while my shoulder heals.
Was still a bit sore not just from deadlift two days prior, but from eating shit on ice in my parking lot yesterday morning and my knee slamming into my car door. I'm lucky I didn't tear anything in either of my knees. Landed in a kind of baseball slide position; if I had fallen more to either one side it may have been ugly.
I've always sucked at grinding heavy weights. Finally getting a little better. For my Max effort work, I have a minimum of 7 attempts. This allows me to take smaller jumps (because I think we all have issues shutting that little ego voice off that screams at us to just out all the weight on the bar) and find a real max. This was about the 10th single because everything felt great. I've never done a reverse band with a fat bar so this was a PR and a good place to shut it down.
Don’t worry, I’m still liftin’ in the shadows. Traveling non stop and meet directing makes being consistent with training tough, but still getting it done. I also just don’t see the value in posting the boring volume work that I’m currently drowning myself in.
175x5@7 paused beltless 🤗
Had to change training days up because of some upcoming travel, but I'll be training at some cool places next week.
Larsen Press - 4x6 @ 245
Paused High Bar Squat - 4x3 @ 385
Good Mornings - 3x12 @ 220
Just a couple of bench vids. Some things to note from an SPTs perspective:
1 - If you compare to my last bench video, I've gained a good bit of control and speed with the same weight. Motor units figuring it out again. 👌
2 - In the first clip here, I was having some pec minor tightness on the right side, making the bar sink less on that side from the lack of mobility, you can see it tilt down on the left side as I try to catch up to that on the concentric. I corrected that by smashing just below the coracoid process with a lacrosse ball and anteriorly/posteriorly tilting the scapula. It look about 30 seconds and I was able to press the the same weight with much more control and speed, seen in the 2nd rep of the first video, because I could get both scapulae in the same position. The point is to utilize your newly acquired mobility to actually reinforce the position, otherwise it will just go back to where it was before.
2nd video is 5x315 for 3 ct pauses after a 4x5x315 for normal reps.
First post in awhile. I had a short off season after the meet and have been running gzcl j+t. I was focusing on all my weaknesses, so high bar, bench with flat feet, and conventional deads. Like 3 weeks ago I tweaked my back getting lazy with my setup on deadlifts. So I took 2 weeks off and have just been testing my strength this week. Here's 405x5 belt less from today and it felt good but I'm always lazy with my head position. Body weight is around 164-165. I'm looking forward to starting the new program next week since we're already 12 weeks out from smash weight.
Angle game strong by big daddy @army_strong83
My last warm up set before 315 x 9 lol featuring no-longer-a-teenager @anniewinton
Roast squad @shethar @squatsncarbs @trashlifter @the.gmo @3dayweekendwarrior
I did a thing today! 495 lbs (224.5 kg) for a double on sumo deadlifts with straps and pause-below-knee singles at 455 lbs (206.4 kg) and 465 lbs (211.0 kg). Deadlift progress has been most excellent lately. Hi @mattoctavs
So... bit of a story here. If you see the 2nd pic, I messed my leg up REALLY bad back in 2015. It took a couple operations but they put me back together again. Problem was is that I sank into a deep depression. Shit got really bad for me. That lasted a couple years until I walked my ass into @body__alive gym back in August 2017 and decided to sort myself out. I had to completely start from square one but after 6 months of hard work I was able to bench 430 lbs (195kg) with the Mad Dog Slanger. Tried it today for the first time. This is 20lbs away from my all time best bench from back in 2012. I did this today on my 47th birthday (yikes!) But most important of all... I feel good again. The gym has really given me motivation and the desire to start living life again. All is good again 👍💪 Thanks to @aceofspades06 for the excellent spot! #benchpress#powerlifting#rpowerlifting#birthdaybench#oldman#fatboi#chestday#maxout