Learning things the hard way

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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:48 am

bench
warmups then 5x10x80kg
chin ladder 10-3
alternated with
ring dips 7x5
airdyne 30:00
walked 2:30 hours I felt like going walkabout.


Saw Evaescence last night and loved it. Great show. Love Amy Lee's voice. New goal from now on: attend more concerts!
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:04 am

squat
5x72.5kg, 82.5
2x10x90kg
1x13x90kg
deadlift
3x120, 130, 137.5kg
30:00 airdyne

All lifts felt very strong today. Looks like JM method is doing well. First time doing an AMRAP set with 531 as assistance and I got 13. Could have done 1-2 more but wanted some left for the deads.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by vern » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:40 am

Hey Dave I just saw you got that gym space you were looking at. Congratulations!

I picked up a copy of Leviathan and I'll start wading in here soon.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:07 am

Yeah we got a great deal on it with a second bathroom thrown in for free. I custom designed the power racks that we will have and I hope they turn out okay. We got a semi full of equipment coming and we're very excited.....and a little nervous. :)
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:58 am

2/19
OHP
5x40kg, 40
3x10x45
bench
3x92.5, 97.5
105kgx10 new PR!
Considering how well bench went, I will try 300lbs (133kg) for the first time next week.
30:00 airdyne
pm
15x5 chins and pullups
5x10 dips

2/20
DL
5x90, 95
3x10x102.5
squat
3x107.5, 112.5
120kgx12 new PR!
30:00 airdyne

JM/531 hybrid continues to march on. The DL felt just right today but I still managed a new PR. Projected max is now 168kg, 8kg more than a few weeks ago. The volume at the weight specified still seems to be just what i wanted.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:44 am

50:00 exercise bike 450 cal burned
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:27 am

bench
5x90kg
3x107.5
7x110kg
10-1 chin/dips reverse ladder
30:00 airdyne
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:09 am

New DL PR today!!


am
one hour foam rolling and stretching
DL
5x50, 70, 90
3x110, 120
1x140, 160, 172.5 (new PR), 182.5kg!!!

pm
20kg Kb 200 swings
60:00 exercise bike.

Felt like breaking a record today. Warmup took forever and 110kg felt heavy. It always does, why? Anyway, went for it. 172.5 was 2.5 higher than my last 1RM but it felt easy. I wanted to do 180kg but that was 396lbs. and if I was gonna do it, i wanted it to be over 400lbs. So 2x1.25kg plates made it 401.5lbs/182.5kg. Went much better than expected. Was a little delirious at the end.

After the PR, I realized I don't yet know that I'm doing. I don't really understand how to lift heavy yet. This lift today felt completely different than anything I've ever done. I felt tighter than ever and for once nothing felt strained afterwards. Somehow this lift felt like a first for me. Hopefully first of many to come.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:56 am

2/24/2012
71 pullup burpees in 10:00
40:00 airdyne

2/25/2012
jump rope 30:00
100 snatches 24kg multiple switches in 8:25

That sucked. I've fallen a long way from 100 in 5:00.


Strength is up but I'm getting unconditioned. Time to add fat loss/conditioning back in. Will do another cycle of warrior diet for a month in March.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:23 am

45:00 exercise bike 500 cal burned
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by vern » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:35 am

New DL PR today!!
You're killing me over here Dave. Great job!

You've really been on a roll lately.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Mickey O'neil » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:29 am

Nice pr, Dave!

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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:20 am

Thanks, guys!

squat
warmup then
4x8x107.5
10x107.5
dead
5x135, 145

airdyne 40:00

Was supposed to do DL 5x155 but was tapped out. Still confused about AMRAP sets when combining Juggernaut and 531. If I do AMRAP on my JM sets, then it naturally makes the next 531 lift harder. should I do my JM sets straight and then AMRAP the last 531 set? I was just doing straight sets of both lifts without AMRAP and might go back to that as that method seems doable and I can still recover. Not sure what to do.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:31 am

3/02 50 chins
3/03
OHP 5x8x47.5kg
bench 5×92.5, 100, 105kg
40:00 airdyne
40:00 weighted hike 16kg

I gotta fix my spreadsheet. I think it's off. these past few workouts have been pretty hard.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:20 am

deadlift
100kg 5, 5, 15
BB complex
5 rows/front squats/military presses/back squats/deadlifts 30kgx4
36kg swing EDT 5:00 102

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Been crazy busy with the new gym. so much to do and so little time. But everything is on track. Will now try to squeeze in more training now that all the processes are in place.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:14 pm

overhead press
50kgx5
60kgx5
70kgx3
80kgx1 new PR
87.5kgx1 BODYWEIGHT OVERHEAD PRESS!!!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

55 pullups

Note to self: key to doing overhead bodyweight press is next time to lose some dang weight. That was heavy as hell and things in between the weight and the floor didn't feel altogether there. Back felt a little wobbly. Hope I'm okay tomorrow.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Beer Jew » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:56 pm

That's awesome. Bodyweight overhead press, and a brand new gym. Other than the lovely lady in your sig, what more could a man ask for?

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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks, BJ! Just wish I got it on video. That was a tough one and I don't see doing it again for a little while.

My back turned out to be just fine but my left wrist feels sprained. I've got really narrow wrists and ankles. Time for some wraps, i guess.

today:
30:00 death by kettlebell -- 20kg non-stop various lifts for 30 minutes
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:08 pm

squat
100kg 5, 5, 10
50 pullups
20:00 on the new C2 rowers and ski erg I got for the new gym.

First workout in the new place and loving it!

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New gym is open and ready for business. Not likely to find ELite FTS racks anywhere else in Taiwan. :yawinkle:

It was a heck of a struggle but we went from a shell to fully open in 30 days. Still not sure how we pulled it off. Managed somehow to get 4000kg of weights, dumbbells, and power racks into the basement. Now to get training back on track.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by odin » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:22 pm

gym looks good - best of luck with it.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:52 pm

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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:04 pm

Very nice, Dave!

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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:16 pm

Thanks, Mickey!

OHP 50kg 5, 5, 10
incline bench 70kg 5, 5, 7
DB row 3x10l/r 35kg
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Abandoned by Wolves » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:22 pm

Dave Chesser wrote:overhead press
50kgx5
60kgx5
70kgx3
80kgx1 new PR
87.5kgx1 BODYWEIGHT OVERHEAD PRESS!!!!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

55 pullups

Note to self: key to doing overhead bodyweight press is next time to lose some dang weight. That was heavy as hell and things in between the weight and the floor didn't feel altogether there. Back felt a little wobbly. Hope I'm okay tomorrow.
Excellent work, Dave, especially if you are squeezing it in when you're trying to get the new gym up and running.
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Re: Learning things the hard way

Post by Chessman » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:00 am

Yeah, it's hard to squeeze in the workouts and do everything else but I'm starting to get it under control.

deadlift 100kg 3x5
40:00 kb 16kg 5:00 each snatch, squat, C&P, swing, OALC
20:00 rower 3600m
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