Mobsters grip n stuff

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    Tuesday
    RT (OH)
    A little harder this week so will stay with these weights for another week before adding some more. Still progress though.
    B/H: Usual warm ups
    L/H: set up plus 121.25-kilos (scaled at 126.5-kilos/278.88lbs total after) x 5 x 1 reps. Couple a little tough (not quite locked in as tight as I'd like)
    R/H: set up plus 128.75-kilos (scaled at 134-kilos / 295.41lbs total after) x 5 x 1 reps (last two tough).
     
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    Wednesday
    Coached Naz and Jacek. No sign, thus far, of Greg A.
    Back / Heavy sets on first two movements v sloppy

    LPD
    70-kilos x 10 reps, 110-kilos x 8 reps, swapped to v-handle and did crappy reps so swicthed back to usual handle and did 150-kilos x 8 ugly reps

    Low Rows
    80-kilos x 8 reps, 105-kilos x 8 reps, piss poor with 140-kilos much better when I wore a belt 140-kilos x 6 reps

    Straight arm pushdowns
    40-kilos x 15 reps
     
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    Monday
    V poor start due to stupid o'clock arrival home. So restarted in the pm
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    T/Grippers
    L/H: to CoC 3 x 5 x 2 reps +1, 1, TNG, 1 reps
    R/H: to HG350n x 6 x 1 reps, HG350o x 5 x 1 reps, CoC 3.5 x 3 x 1 reps

    RT
    NH
    L/H: 60 x 6 reps, 80 x 3 reps
    R/H: 60 x 6 reps, 80 x 3 reps, 95 x F, 1 rep. 90 x 12 reps

    Tuesday
    Legs
    Leg Press
    to 684-kilos x 6 reps usual style

    Leg Ext
    to 170-kilos x 6 reps

    Leg Curl
    to 45-kilos x 8 and 7 reps

    2HP
    to 109-kilos x 3 x 1 reps (tried a 4th but was done)

    Wednesday
    Seated BB Press
    to 82.5-kilos x 2 x 3 reps

    Hammer DB Curls
    to 35+ kilos x 2 x 8 reps loose

    TPD
    to 85-kilos x 8 reps
     
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    Thursday
    Coached. No training

    Friday
    Coached Naz and then went to London straight after. Ballsed first train but still ok. No training.

    Saturday
    @ Excel. Did 4 performances. Usual faffing around with transport as DLR was being worked on.

    Sunday
    @ Excel. Did 3 performances. Absolutely knackered by last one. The two most popular bits of kit was our version of the penny pinch (few managed 5-kilos loaded and only 2 managed 10kg all weekend) and the eBay brought educational grip tester.

    Monday
    Rest and recovery

    Tuesday
    As above

    Wednesday
    T/Grippers
    to:
    L/H: CoC 3 x 6 x 2 reps
    R/H: HG350(N) x 6 x 1 reps, HG350(O) x 5 x 1 reps, CoC 3.5 x 3 x 1 reps, VVN, 1 rep

    Thursday
    Back sore so a few mins spent stretching etc
    RT
    Set up plus weight
    NH
    B/H: 60-kilos x 6 reps @, 80-kilos x 3 reps @,
    L/H: 90-kilos x 1 rep
    R/H: 100-kilos x 1 rep, 110-kilos x F

    OH
    L/H: 100-kilos x 1 rep, 110-kilos x 1 rep, 120-kilos x 1 rep, 122.5-kilos x 3 x 1 reps
    R/H: 110-kilos x 1 rep, 120-kilos x 1 rep, 132.5-kilos x 3 x 1 reps

    100-kilo 'Loz bell' (2-inch thick handle 'circus dumbbell' style bell)
    B/H: 1 rep @ (indoors) then x 3 reps x 2 sets outside in sun. Easy.
     
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    Friday
    Back
    LPD
    to 140-kilos x 8 reps. Not as good as I have done or would like. Need to bring this back up.

    Chins
    3+1+1 at 120+kg bwt

    Low Cable Rows
    worked to 130-kilos x 8 reps

    Saturday
    Due to work 2HP was distracted by coaching and Griptopz brought down by Nick McKinless. On one item, 'rim lift' I asked what was the best he#'d heard of anyone doing and was told '107-kilos' (by Loz Shahlaei and David Horne) so worked to a videoed 107.5-kilos. I felt I had 1-2 kilos spare. Pinch after that was a bomb hence Monday.

    Sunday
    Rest

    Monday
    2HP
    worked to +87-kilos (109+) x 5 x 1 reps
     
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    Tuesday
    AM: No Coaching (Nathan's GD passed away)
    T/Grippers
    Usual warm ups then
    L/H: to CoC 3 x 7 x 2 reps
    R/H: HG350 (N) x 6 x 1 reps, HG350 (O) x 6 x 1 reps, CoC 3.5 x 5 x 1 reps
     
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    Tuesday
    PM:
    RT work
    Off due to grippers in the am

    Wednesday
    Legs
    Leg Press
    to 684-kilos x 6 reps - heavy but could have managed another rep (esp as last time was 6).

    Leg Ext
    to 170-kilos x 7 reps

    Leg Curls
    45-kilos x 8, 6 and 8 reps

    Thursday
    Worked with Carl from Wales who paid me for 2 hours+ of my time doing one-to-one grip work, tricks, techniques and advice. Also, as it was part of his workout, trained grippers at the same time. His aim was to work towards a HG250 close. 20 mins after arriving he'd managed it once (just setting tips) and before the time was up had it is 2 more times of about 6 attempts. All three of the non-successful ones were close and closer than he'd usually get. He left happy. :D

    T/Grippers
    L/H: CoC 3 x 8 x 2 reps
    R/H: HG350(N) x 7 x 1 reps, HG350(O) x 7 x 1 reps, CoC 3.5 x 5 x 1 reps

    Lots coming over later so rest and eat now....
     
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    Friday
    Coached Naz

    PM:
    Felt very off. Lackluster etc. Still...way better session than the last one.

    RT
    NH
    B/H: +60-kilos x 6 reps @, +80-kilos x 3 reps @,
    L/H: +87.5-kilos x 5 x 1 and 1 x 2 reps
    R/H: +100-kilos x 5 x 1 and 1 x 2 reps
    OH
    L/H: +123.75-kilos x F, +120-kilos x 4 x 1 reps
    R/H: +133.75-kilos x 4 x 1 reps
     
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    Saturday
    2HP.
    I may need to sort out a new nut buster style collar. Worked to 109 x 5 x 1 reps. Wanted more but it wasn't there. Skin sore too.

    Sunday
    @GN.
    V/Bench to 85-kilos a side but r/shoulder far too sore to do more. I spent the rest of the session doing rotator cuff work.

    Monday
    I took a call from a mate who lives down Essex way and I may be asked to be involved in this - Gunslinga - articles - valhalla_festival - Brought to you by Hercules Power. It's in July.
    As with Excel (5000+ over the 2 days) and Bodypower (20,000+ over 2 days) it's a lot of people (10,000 expected) with good media and local community interaction. If I am, as before, I'm hoping for expenses, more of my name out there and a chance to spread the 'grip word'.

    am: coach Naz and Jacek
    T/Grippers
    L/H: to CoC 3 x 8 x 2 reps
    R/H: HG350 (n) x 7 x 1 reps, HG350 (o) x 4 x 1 and 2 reps (easy), then CoC 3.5 x an easy rep. Tried my hardish 4 and got it to 3/4-inch (felt like a brick), dropped to BBSE 2 x 1 reps. Done
     
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    Monday
    pm
    Seb, Steve+Craig, Chris. Also Leo from Cardiff for some event tips (same comp, diff class, as Seb).

    Tuesday
    am
    Coached Jacek
    RT work
    NH
    B/H: +60-kilos x 6 reps, +80-kilos x 3 reps,
    L/H: +90-kilos x 2, then 4 x 1 reps
    R/H: +101.25-kilos x F, +90-kilos x 1 rep, +100-kilos x 1 rep, +101.25-kilos x TnG, 1, 1 rep
    OH
    L/H: +120-kilos x 3 x 1 reps then fail - hit and a wall, stopped.
    R/H: +133.75-kilos x 3 x 1 reps, as above. That was it.

    pm
    Seb (getting form back after back issue), Steve + Craig

    Wednesday
    Feeling very off today. Completely lacking in verve. So no workouts for me. I am, however, coaching Leo from Cardiff at 4.30pm and may, finally, be getting Dunc over to service the boiler (hoo ray). Ant or Nev working out??
     
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    Saturday
    Busy. two shifts to get everyone in. Did a mish mash of RT work with Les Wiltshire who will be MC'ing at the NEC/Bodypower.

    Sunday
    Zilch other than spotting Nev on bench. Went to Robinswood Country Park with Layla, Chanel and Lee. I'm sunburned today (Monday) but it was great.

    Monday
    Freeview seemed to be playing up yesterday. Went out early, did errands and picked up another one.
    am - coached Naz. wants to do a BP programme now.
    T/Grippers
    B/H: usual
    L/H: CoC 3 x 8 x 2 reps
    R/H: HG 350(n) x 6 x 1 reps and 1 x 3 reps, HG350(o) x 1 rep, 3 x 3 reps (slightly reset between reps), CoC 3.5 x TnG, 1, 1 reps
    pm - gonna be another busy one.
     
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    Tuesday
    No Nathan (again) but Mike + 1 were moving stuff around in the unit to make more room. More later.

    Back
    Chins
    7

    LPD
    80-kilos x 8 reps, 110-kilos x 8 reps, 145-kilos x 8 reps

    Low Rows
    80-kilos x 8 reps, 105-kilos x 8 reps, 135-kilos x 8 reps
     
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    Wednesday
    Completely forgot Naz was due - started him on a BP program today. First half was assessment of 1RM. Also saw Nathan. Should have more to work with later.

    RT work
    NH
    BH: 60-kilos x 6 reps @, 80-kilos x 3 reps @
    LH: 91.25-kilos x 4 x 1 reps (last one solid)
    RH: 101.25-kilos x 4 x 1 reps
    OH
    LH: 120-kilos x 1, F (came up ok - dropped from top position), 1, 1, 1 reps
    RH: 135-kilos x 1,1,F,F (too much too soon - dropped back to weight I should have done), 133.75-kilos x 1 solid rep
     
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    Thursday
    Boiler only half fixed (so still not working) Grrr. Around 7am this morning I heard what I thought was rubble being poured into a skip. Turns out it was a lorry crashing into a shop front 2 streets away! I know they have lodgings above but as far as I know no one was hurt. Wow!

    2HP
    Bombed and died a horrible death so called it quits.
     
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    Thursday pm
    Trained with Nev
    Double overhand thick bar deadlifts
    worked to 2 x 1 with 180-kilos but lacked oomph.

    2HP - thick
    87kg plate x 6, 8, 7 reps

    Friday
    Leg Press
    Worked to 694-kilos but this was too much too soon. I should have dropped it to either 674-kilos x 8+ or a little more not 20kg more. Two attempts and called it a day.

    Leg ext
    to 170-kilos x 8 reps

    Leg Curl
    45-kilos x 3 x 8 reps
     
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