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MattyBoy 10-19-2012 12:13 PM

Matty Boy's Gaining Strength Log
 
Deadlift 3s x 3r @315
Close Grip Barbell Bench 225 x 2/ 225 x 1/ 2x3 @ 205
Standing Barbell Press 3x5 @ 115
Standing Barbell Curl 75lbs x 7r/75lbs x 3 r. My wrist was tweaked so I stopped there
Seated calf raise 3 s for 12 r @ 95lbs

MattyBoy 10-19-2012 12:18 PM

Today I broke into the 200's with my bench so that was a mile stone:
My next Milestones are:

Bench 300+, currently 225
Squat 300+, currently 225 (I just fixed my form, I expect some good gains coming)
Deadlift 400+ currently 315
Barbell Press 200+ currently 115

I'm new to Strength Training. I've been doing it for about 3 months. I've had no real expierence until now. I dinked around in the gym a little (a couple weeks at a time every couple years), but nothing serious until now.

big_swede 10-19-2012 12:24 PM

Welcome to mab! Strong work and good goals. Good luck!!

MikeM 10-19-2012 12:26 PM

Congratulations! Looks good. Doing pretty good for 3 months in. Great goals.

Good luck on your journey.

BendtheBar 10-19-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattyBoy (Post 286207)
Today I broke into the 200's with my bench so that was a mile stone:
My next Milestones are:

Bench 300+, currently 225
Squat 300+, currently 225 (I just fixed my form, I expect some good gains coming)
Deadlift 400+ currently 315
Barbell Press 200+ currently 115

I'm new to Strength Training. I've been doing it for about 3 months. I've had no real expierence until now. I dinked around in the gym a little (a couple weeks at a time every couple years), but nothing serious until now.

Glad to have you logging and good luck. Along for the ride.

MattyBoy 10-22-2012 09:11 PM

Bench Press: 3 r @ 225/ 1 r @ 225/ 3 r @ 205/ 2 r @ 205
Squat: 3 s x 3 r @ 245

The day went bad. I got all the way to the gym and realized I left my work boots at home. I had to go all the way home and get them. I thought maybe I should just do it tomorrow, but I had been looking forward to the gym all weekend. So I went back. I taped my bench press and saw my right arm dipped even with a proper grip width. It dipped whether I was doing the bar, 135, or any other weight. I think this might be a cns problem? I'm going to have to retrain my brain to push that right arm up

Then the day got good. I decided I've been underselling my leg/posterior power. I'm holding back. It's probably because I suffered a lower back injury about 8 years ago. I decided to up my squat by 20 lbs. I nailed it. I'm going to start pushing my comfort level. I think their is more there.

BendtheBar 10-23-2012 03:59 PM

You look like you have a fair amount of potential. Keep listening to your body along the way and keep taking those steps forward when you can.

MattyBoy 10-23-2012 08:47 PM

Thanks Steve, I feel like a fish in water. I'll grab every plate I can :)

MattyBoy 10-25-2012 08:25 PM

I changed my routine a little. Not the lifts, just when I did them. I want to devote more of my training time to my primary lifts. So I divided my 2 routines into three. On the days I have to work I'm going to do my primary lifts, and on one of my days off I'll do my support movements. So today I only did close grip bench and dead lifts. I have to change the way I approach these longer sessions. I think I did to much working up and burned myself out. This is how it went:

Deadlift: Bar 10X/ 135 8x/ 225 5x/ 315 3x/ 365 missed/ 335 missed/ 315 missed
I really wanted that 365. I thought I could jump to it.

Close grip bench: Bar 6x/ 135 3x/ 225 2x/ 205 2x/ 205 1x
I was hoping if I cut the warmup sets down I'd do better. But I think I was already fatigued.

BendtheBar 10-26-2012 06:43 PM

How close was the 365?


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