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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    You will get there mate we all will with consistent work
    Damn right mate.

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    Day Twenty Two

    Workout pretty much identical to Friday's.


    Deads:

    12x110
    12x132
    12x132

    Upped the weight by 10kg to see if back was okay. It was. Gonna start adding small amounts of weight every workout. Hopefully will soon be back where I started, haha!


    Overhead Press:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x77
    6x88x2x2x2


    One Armed Dumbbell Rows:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x66x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x44
    6x88
    6x132
    6x154x2x2x2


    Leg Press:

    12x115
    12x174
    12x234


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+44


    Summary:

    Not bad. Glad I added a little to the Deads. Hopefully back will recover faster and faster and I'll be back up to 200lbs+ deads soon. Bench felt a little easier today. I changed my form so it wasn't coming down as much to the top of my chest, more to the bottom and I felt the chest being worked a lot more and less stress on wrists/elbows. Gonna keep at it like that.

    Squats on Weds, hopefully should be able to add a little weight compared to last week too.

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    Nice work man
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    Day Twenty Three

    Yesterday's workout, which I forgot to post up.


    Squats:

    12x44
    12x88
    12x110
    12x132


    Hammer Curls:

    6x22
    6x28
    6x33
    6x38 x2x2x2


    Calf Raises:

    12x115
    12x175
    6x232 x2x2x2


    Rack Pulls:

    12x44
    12x88
    12x132
    12x132


    Cable Crunches:

    12x20
    12x88
    12x132
    12x176
    12x210


    Summary:

    No twinges at all in my back. Back's starting to feel strong again. Keep resisting the urge to load the bar with weight, as I know I'll only injure myself again if I do. Keep adding weight on every session now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Yesterday's workout, which I forgot to post up.


    Squats:

    12x44
    12x88
    12x110
    12x132


    Hammer Curls:

    6x22
    6x28
    6x33
    6x38 x2x2x2


    Calf Raises:

    12x115
    12x175
    6x232 x2x2x2


    Rack Pulls:

    12x44
    12x88
    12x132
    12x132


    Cable Crunches:

    12x20
    12x88
    12x132
    12x176
    12x210


    Summary:

    No twinges at all in my back. Back's starting to feel strong again. Keep resisting the urge to load the bar with weight, as I know I'll only injure myself again if I do. Keep adding weight on every session now.
    Well done for keeping it slow mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    Well done for keeping it slow mate
    Ta mate. It's such a drag, I feel a wuss doing squats and deads with little weight on them when I know that I'm capable of lifting more. That's why I up the reps a bit, I know that then at least I'll keep growing.

    Give it another fortnight and I'll be back up to 100kg squats I think.

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    Day Twenty Four

    Good workout.

    Had a coupla friends with me today, so made a nice change to have a bit of chat while working out!


    Deadlift:

    12x110
    12x132
    6x176 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x44
    6x88
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154 x2x2x2


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x313
    6x388


    Overhead Press:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x66
    6x77 x2x2x2


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+44


    Pullups (Following Leave Lat-Pulldown Land routine):

    25 singles @ BW+11lbs


    Summary:

    Great workout.

    I'm beginning to wonder if I'm being a bit conservative with my back. 176lbs flew up with no effort. Gonna go for 198 on Monday and if it feels easy, then 220 on Fri.

    The pullups were absolute killers. Couldn't manage it with plus 10kg (22lbs) so dropped down to 11lbs after 3 reps. Investing in a dipping belt next week as I can't be arsed with holding dumbbells between my feet anymore, haha!

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    I think you will be able to pull more than 88kg no problem. nice workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiff View Post
    I think you will be able to pull more than 88kg no problem. nice workout
    Cheers mate!

    And yeah, was pulling 110kg before my back went, so doesn't feel like I'm having to put any effort into these.

    Think I'll ramp up a bit the next coupla weeks, I think my back is healed up nicely, I'm probably just over-cautious.

    Ordering 5kg of protein shake on Monday and doing a massive food shop, really gonna get my bulk on the next coupla months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    Cheers mate!

    And yeah, was pulling 110kg before my back went, so doesn't feel like I'm having to put any effort into these.

    Think I'll ramp up a bit the next coupla weeks, I think my back is healed up nicely, I'm probably just over-cautious.

    Ordering 5kg of protein shake on Monday and doing a massive food shop, really gonna get my bulk on the next coupla months.
    Approve of this.
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    Day Twenty Five

    Got home from shopping this evening and I was absolutely shattered. On the verge of ringing my mate and saying I couldn't make it, was so tired. But I made myself sit down and eat a dinner and get a coffee down me and thankfully it gave me the get up and go to get up and go.

    I'm grateful it did, as I had a really enjoyable workout.


    Deadlift:

    6x110
    6x154
    6x176
    6x220 x2x2x2


    Overhead Press:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x77
    6x88 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x88
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154 x2x2x2


    DB Rows:

    6x33
    6x44
    6x55
    6x66 x2x2x2


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x313
    6x388


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW


    Summary:

    Considering I was absolutely knackered out only an hour beforehand, I felt buzzing while working out.

    Very happy to be pulling 100kg again since hurting my back. It didn't even feel heavy, either. I probably have 110kg or 120kg in me, but going to add weight slowly still, don't want to set myself back.

    Bench at 154 is still feeling a little heavy, struggling on pushing out last coupla reps. Clusters go out fine though, just the work set of 6 that does me, getting the fifth and sixth up takes effort. Going to try 75kg (165lbs) on Friday.

    Ordered 5kg of Protein today, should be here tomorrow or weds.
    Last edited by GazzyG; 01-10-2011 at 04:48 PM.

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    Day Twenty Six

    Good day.

    Squats:

    6x44
    6x88
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154x2x2x2


    Rack Pull:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x176
    6x220
    6x232x2x2x2


    Calf Raises:

    6x95
    6x154
    6x234


    DB Hammer Curls:

    6x22
    6x28
    6x33
    6x39x2x2x2


    Cable Crunches:

    6x99
    6x176
    6x238
    6x284


    Summary:

    Decent day. I'm starting to feel a little more confident with squats again. Will up weight to 80kg (176lbs) next wednesday.

    Protein should've arrived yesterday as I ordered it 7.30am on Monday with guaranteed next day delivery... checked it this afternoon online and it was still being processed, not even dispatched. Rang them up to complain and they said that it should be dispatched tonight. Annoyed at that, every protein shake I miss, I feel like I'm losing ground, haha.

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    Good sessions man. Keep progressing and enjoy the food.
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    Cheers OR. I keep feeling a little pissed off that my injury set me back a few weeks, but I suppose if it hadn't I wouldn't have known I was wearing my belt incorrectly and my back would've ended up going with an even heavier weight on top of me, haha!

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    Looking solid mate, well done working through the recovery.
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    Twenty Seven

    Deadlifts:

    6x44
    6x132
    6x176
    6x220 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x66
    6x88
    6x132
    6x154 x2x2x2


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388


    Overhead Press:

    6x33
    6x55
    6x77
    6x99 x2x2x2 PR


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+44


    Pull-Ups Neutral Grips:

    25 singles +11lbs


    Summary:

    Good day. Managed personal best on OHP which I'm proud of, was really tough just adding those 11lbs.

    Pullups took ages, I hate taking so long, musta taken 15mins to do all 25, but I want to follow that routine, so I suck it up.

    On a side note, my protein arrived today and I've just done a big food shop including lots of chicken breasts and so on.... going to start eating big again from here and hopefully begin progressing again, this time without my back going.

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    well done man your doing well even after doing your back in keep at it

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    Congrats on the PR, nicely done.
    The chin-up singles do take a long time, but the time gets much shorter when you move into the doubles.
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    Day Twenty Eight

    Thanks for all the support guys.

    Great session today - it always happens when you're not feeling it during the day.


    Deadlifts:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x198
    6x220
    6x265 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x44
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154 x2x2x2
    2x 174 (just to try)


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388


    Overhead Press:

    6x44
    6x66
    6x99 x2x2x2


    One Arm DB Rows:

    6x39
    6x44
    6x60
    6x72 x2x2x2


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW+44
    6xBW+44

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    Day Twenty Nine

    Yesterday's workout, which I forgot to post up:

    Squats:

    6x88
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154
    6x176 x2x2x2


    Hammer Curls:

    6x33
    6x39
    6x39 x2x2x2
    2x44


    Rack Pulls:

    6x132
    6x176
    6x220


    Calf Raises:

    6x76
    6x135
    6x234


    Summary:

    Very short workout today as the gym just got busier and busier as time went by. Lots of people I don't recognise, think they must all have gotten gym passes for new year! Grr. The gym need to invest in more plates too, as half of our time is spent wandering around the gym looking for spare plates.

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    nice work,man, my gyms the same packed with a load of new people.........dont no if it last long do. lol

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    Day Thirty

    Went straight to my mum's for dinner last night after gym, so didn't have time to post up the workout.

    Deadlifts:

    6x110
    6x132
    6x198
    6x264 x2x2x2


    Bench:

    6x88
    6x110
    6x132
    6x154 x2x2x2


    Overhead Press:

    6x44
    6x66
    6x99 x2x2x2


    Leg Press:

    6x234
    6x314
    6x388


    Dips:

    6xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW+50 PR


    Pullups:

    25 singles +17lbs PR


    Summary:

    Decent day yesterday.

    Looking at my current maxes, I've worked out what my short term goals are, but I don't know what kinda timescale I'm looking at to achieve them.

    I want

    Deadlift, 6x300lbs.
    Bench 6x200lbs.
    Squats 6x250lbs.

    I don't know how long it'll take me to get to these. I'm hoping if I eat big, lots of protein and try to get more sleep, I might make these by the end of Feb.

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    That's 44lbs in a deadlift max effort set in a week, that tells me your not liftin your max yet but understandable with your injury! It's a mental game too. You will NAIL 300x6 I wouldn't mind a flutter you would get it now tbh.
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    That's a nice though mate, ta! But you're right, it's a mental thing.

    Clutch went snap on the car the other day, leaving me stuck in gear in the middle of traffic, haha. I've fixed it, and I know it's gonna hold, but even so the paranoia is there when I'm in traffic riding the clutch that it's gonna do it again.

    It's exactly the same with my back. When I'm lifting I don't even feel a twinge, it feels strong - but I'm scared to push it in case I injure myself and take myself out of the game for another few weeks.

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    Of course dont push too hard mate, your safety has to come first.

    However. From 8 years of ruby i know that the person that hits contact with the slightest doubt about coming out the other side in less than 100% fitness will get injured.

    If you half heart something your going far more likely to get hurt, IMO. Your body knows the deadlift is going to be heavy. I believe (now this is just my own theories remember) That the body is much better at preparing for heavy work than light work. IT will be moving the teacups after a deadlift session that gets you not your 300LBS pull
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