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« on: June 12, 2008, 02:23:20 PM »

I'm starting this log as a bit more motivation for my training. It will mainly be a few updates here and there, with some videos etc. I'm going to try and structure it as much as possible, sort of in chapters, relating to my immediate aims. Here is a video detailing my progress from the beginning 27/04/07.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtTd6Rn0nAk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtTd6Rn0nAk</a>

I train for strength, not aesthetics. I am hoping to go into some strongman in the future and I have been offered some coaching for throwing (shot/discus/hammer) which I am considering.

Constructive criticism and advice appreciated  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 02:29:35 PM »

Chapter 1: 3 is the magic number

My first couple of aims are
- Close the #3 Captain of Crush
- 300kg (660lb) raw deadlift

Training 12/06/08

Some legs and abs today. I have added in some bands to my training, since a back injury forced me to drop my weights back recently. I did five sets of squats and on the last set did 15. The band pulled one of the safety bars out of place at one point which unbalanced me a bit, but I continued on anyways  Grin I'm doing a few extra reps at the end of sets to try and condition myself a little in case I decide to compete in the getbig 305lb squat comp which may be coming up. I tested the bands and when doubled up they add about 17.5kg-20kg (38.5-44lbs) to the squat at the top.

135kg + smallest IW bands doubled x15

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNG8MDl1a0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNG8MDl1a0</a>
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2008, 02:51:47 PM »

dude, you started training less than a year ago and now a 660 deadlift is in your sights??
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2008, 02:55:26 PM »

You are already a BEAST!

Unreal.

Cool
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2008, 03:01:05 PM »

dude, you started training less than a year ago and now a 660 deadlift is in your sights??

Yeh, I gave it a go within the year (in April past), but I was recovering from a back injury and on the day I was trying so hard to get psyched I got my breathing wrong as I went down to grab the bar and lost all pressure. I just looked for a video of it there. I don't have it, but I got the bar almost to knee level. I pulled 616lb in Jan 08, sub 9 months training at 220lb bw:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO60_ncoUhU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO60_ncoUhU</a>
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2008, 03:03:46 PM »

You are already a BEAST!

Unreal.

Cool

Cheers man!  Grin

Unfortunately my bench sucks  Angry But it's a totally non-functional exercise. (That's my excuse anyway!  Grin)

I only managed 319lb last meet, though I was working with 264lbs for sets of five paused reps, so I really should have put up 330lb. Just a bad day I guess. (That was the same day I missed the 660lb dead)
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 03:18:38 PM »

Yeh, I gave it a go within the year (in April past), but I was recovering from a back injury and on the day I was trying so hard to get psyched I got my breathing wrong as I went down to grab the bar and lost all pressure. I just looked for a video of it there. I don't have it, but I got the bar almost to knee level. I pulled 616lb in Jan 08, sub 9 months training at 220lb bw:

running extra hormones, dude? i mean, if you're natural, then i'd say you've got the genes to be seriously top level.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 03:42:21 PM »

running extra hormones, dude? i mean, if you're natural, then i'd say you've got the genes to be seriously top level.

No, I'm not running any hormones or anything. I was tested in January and passed. I compete in a fed where I can be tested at random out of competition. I have been told I have the potential to compete in WSM some day. I would love to do that. Obviously I know that will require me using. I am going to spend the next 6/7 years reading about steroids etc and give myself every chance of doing it right. By age 26/27 I will be a doctor and should know a fair deal about the stuff as I hope to specialise in sports medicine. When/if I do use, I will hopefully be an animal  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 03:50:16 PM »

you're an animal NOW dude. run with it, you could be top of the top in five years or so.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2008, 03:57:03 PM »

Wow. Props.
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2008, 03:57:56 PM »

you're an animal NOW dude. run with it, you could be top of the top in five years or so.

Thanks! Smiley I am going to get my degree and qualify as an MD before I use. By that stage I have a profession to fall back on and will definitely be close to my natural limits. I think too many people use too early these days. I'm going to do my best to get it right and be open about it
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2008, 04:00:03 PM »

Wow. Props.

Cheers. Really appreciate the comments  Grin

I'm hoping to progress a lot further in the future. Still only 20 years young
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 05:03:26 PM »

awesome lifts man, great job. Also, i am very weak.  Cry
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2008, 05:16:21 PM »

awesome lifts man, great job. Also, i am very weak.  Cry

Thanks, again, really appreciate the comments!
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2008, 05:46:16 PM »

Thanks to a wrist injury I haven't been able to chin properly in over 2 1/2 months, which brings me to grip work. I have tried to work towards the pain a bit in my left wrist, but that hasn't worked. Now I'm totally resting it and taking anti-inflammatories. I'll see how that works out. I really miss chinning and working the COCs with it. Anyway, I try and train my grip every night.

Today on my right hand I warmed up with a stress ball, a few reps with the trainer, then the #1 then the #1.5 then on to my working sets. I am currently doing partial closes with the #2 then the #2.5 then the #3. Obviously I close the #2 a little less than the #2.5 and in turn, the #2.5 less than the #3. After this I inverted the trainer and used it to target my two small fingers, which are the final part of the close and by far the hardest part. They only attribute 15% of grip strength, so they got to be strong as hell to make that final push at the end.

After my partial closes and supplementary work with the trainer I moved on to full closes with the #1.5 Tough enough considering all the work that came before it. Shouldn't be long before I am doing full closes with the #2. (I know I could do it now, but I am taking my time)
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2008, 02:31:45 PM »

Had legs again today. Some squats and deads. I have a meet on Saturday so I decided I would test the waters a bit and see where I am with strength to give me an idea of my openers. I am far from peaking as I am coming back from this back injury, but anyway.

I squatted up to 200kg, it felt ok, though my knees were coming in together a little on the way up. After this I did my working sets with 140kg plus bands. Also threw in some plyos.

After those I moved on to deads and went as far as 250kg. It didn't feel too bad, so I'm considering my deads to go: 240kg, 260kg, 270kg.

I plan on benching tomorrow to get a general idea of an opener there. I can't see myself putting much up since I've dropped the weight back considerably in the last while.

Grip on my right hand still progressing very well and my left wrist seems to be benefiting from the rest and anti-inflammatories, though it still has some pain and clicking when I rotate it.

That's it for now
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2008, 03:20:31 PM »

Brilliant lifting mate - especially since it's natural too. Props.  Cool
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2008, 03:20:38 PM »

GOODNESS dude your only 20ish, hahaah by 26/27 your gonna own some shit bro...keep to it awesomeness
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2008, 03:22:12 PM »

Brilliant lifting mate - especially since it's natural too. Props.  Cool

Thanks man. Natural for now  Wink May change in 6 years or so!
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2008, 03:24:47 PM »

GOODNESS dude your only 20ish, hahaah by 26/27 your gonna own some shit bro...keep to it awesomeness

lol. Cheers. I'm hoping by 26/27 I will be a natural animal.

Oh, I forgot to mention I sent off my entry for my first strongman comp. It's natural, so hopefully I won't get raped too bad! lol. It's in England in August. I just need to get some experience with the stones, logs and awkward objects!
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2008, 04:36:40 PM »

Training going very smoothly at the moment, my back injury is fully healed and I'm feeling much more confident on my deadlifts. I've also got the hang of using the Iron Woody bands.

I'm also trying to diet a little and I've added in some cardio at the end of some of my workouts. No results as of yet. Still a chubby shit. lol. Will hopefully be starting some strongman work this week and I've also ordered a rolling thunder which should be with me in about ten days.
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« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2008, 04:20:10 PM »

Gayer than saying I watched the 1st video and am very impressed by both your physical transformation and all of your lifts!
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 09:28:15 AM »

Gayer than saying I watched the 1st video and am very impressed by both your physical transformation and all of your lifts!

Gayer than saying thank you  Smiley

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngujBwdfeg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ngujBwdfeg</a>
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2008, 09:49:35 AM »

damn brosky good weight made it look easy too...nice chucks
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2008, 10:05:18 AM »

We love you burn2live
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