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detazathoth
Level 3

Join date: Jan 2007
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 5499

I'm getting more pictures in a few days from people that were there but here's my Squats, Deads, and Meet Write Up









Meet went pretty well. I weighed in at 214lbs. Went 7/9

Squats

1. 540lbs - Good Lift
2. 575lbs - Good Lift
3. 610lbs - Good Lift

Bench

1. 370lbs - Good Lift
2. 405lbs - No Lift, So close to locking out
3. 405lbs - No Lift, Gassed

Deadlift

1. 590lbs - Good Lift
2. 635lbs - Good Lift
3. 660lbs - Good Lift

I totaled 1640lbs, which puts me at Elite, in hindsight I need to make smaller weight jumps in my Bench attempts because had I did 390/395 for a second, I would have totalled at least 1655 which would be the Elite Total for the 275's and I'd have it as a 220er... oh well, there's next meet to do that. Very pleased with my results and looking forward to the next one in March.

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frankjl
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Join date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio, USA
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Boy you strong! I saw your other log, do you follow a block periodization scheme? Do you have any other good / bad experiences with others?

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detazathoth
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Join date: Jan 2007
Location: Massachusetts, USA
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Monday: 60min treadmill

Tuesday: Upper Body Conditioning: 30min of Battle Ropes

Wednesday:

a. Chins- bw (215) x7, x6, x6
b. Meadows Rows- 4x10
c. Seated Face Pull- 3x15
d. Close Grip Pulldown- 3x10 drop 1x10 drop 1x10

Taking it easy this week and start experimenting with different assistance exercises for my next training block. I've talked with Stronghold about having an 8 week offseason and not focus on meet prep until New Year's where I'll be getting ready for another meet come March.

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detazathoth
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frankjl wrote:
Boy you strong! I saw your other log, do you follow a block periodization scheme? Do you have any other good / bad experiences with others?


I do follow a Block Periodization scheme, I prefer it best for where I'm at now. I did do "Westside" and Sheiko, but Block is the only programming that consistently adds 5% to each of my lifts each time I use it for meet prep.

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detazathoth
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Week 8: Day 1:



Warm Up: 1x10 36" Box Jumps

1. Power Clean-

135x5
165x5
185x5

2. Squat, Beltless-

325x5
375x5
425x5

3. Floor Press

225x5
265x5
305x5

4. CSR - 4 sets
5. Seated Facepulls - 4 sets

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buckeye girl
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Oh hai...

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detazathoth
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Week 8: Day 2:

1. Cross Body Hammer Curls - 5x10
Band Pushdowns - 5xFailure

2. Ez Bar Curls - 3x12
OH Extensions -3x15

3. Lateral Raises - 4x35
4. Ab Wheel - 50 reps

30min of upper body conditioning

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detazathoth
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buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai...


Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!

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Adam-F
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Congratulations on the excellent result!

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detazathoth
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Adam-F wrote:
Congratulations on the excellent result!


Thanks man! I really do appreciate it a lot!

Week 8: Day 3

Warm Up: Over Throws - 1x10

1. Press, Beltless -

135x5
155x5
175x10

2. SSB Squat, Beltless -

275x5
325x5
375x5

3. Pull Ups - 4 sets
4. Stretchers - 4 sets
5. Scarecrows - 3 sets

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buckeye girl
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detazathoth wrote:
buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai...


Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!



Eeee!! :D :D

Don't lie. You're mostly just looking forward to being the ring bear, the burger bar, and trying to get with my sister.

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detazathoth
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Week 8: Day 4:



Warm Up: 1x10 Broad Jumps

1. Deadlift -

385x5
445x5
505x10

2. Incline Bench -

175x5
205x5
240x5

3. Leg Curls - 3 sets
4. HS High Row - 3 sets
5. Back XT - 4 sets
6. Prowler - 20min of HIIT

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detazathoth
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buckeye girl wrote:
detazathoth wrote:
buckeye girl wrote:
Oh hai...


Ahhhh! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!



Eeee!! :D :D

Don't lie. You're mostly just looking forward to being the ring bear, the burger bar, and trying to get with my sister.


I can neither confirm or deny any of that... especially the last part.

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detazathoth
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http://photos.eric.feigenson.n...

Here are all the photos from the meet... Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol

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buckeye girl
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detazathoth wrote:
http://photos.eric.feigenson.n...

Here are all the photos from the meet... Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol


Looks like it brings out the worst possible squat form for some people too.

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spar4tee
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detazathoth wrote:
http://photos.eric.feigenson.n...

Here are all the photos from the meet... Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol

lol they made the guy in 234 look retarded

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detazathoth
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buckeye girl wrote:
detazathoth wrote:
http://photos.eric.feigenson.n...

Here are all the photos from the meet... Powerlifting literally brings the worst possible looks for oneself lol


Looks like it brings out the worst possible squat form for some people too.



I'm actually embarrassed to say that I train alongside some of those that have that kind of "Squat" form, huge eye opener and makes me grateful that I had an excellent coach that taught me right.

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detazathoth
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Week 8: Day 5

A true Elite Powerlifter would have gotten the 10th one...




1. Bench -

240x5
275x5
315x9

2. Front Squat -

225x5
265x5
305x5

3. Dumbbell Bench - 4 sets
4. CSR - 4 sets
5. Seated Facepulls - 4 sets

20 min of Prowler as a finisher


I'm really unhappy about missing that last rep. Same way I missed 405 back at the meet. Very frustrating.

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detazathoth
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Week 7: Day 1:

1. Cross Body Hammer Curls - 5x10
Rope Pushdowns - 5x100

2. Preacher Curls - 3x10-12
OH Extensions -3x10-12

3. Cable Lateral Raises - 4x10
4. Medicine Ball Slam Sit Ups - 5 sets

30min of PWO Treadmill

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Most Major
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Great meet result brudda, congratulations.

Also, how the fudge does this work?

detazathoth wrote:
Tuesday: Upper Body Conditioning: 30min of Battle Ropes

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detazathoth
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Most Major wrote:
Great meet result brudda, congratulations.

Also, how the fudge does this work?
detazathoth wrote:
Tuesday: Upper Body Conditioning: 30min of Battle Ropes



30s on, 90s off

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detazathoth
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Week 7: Day 2


Warm Up: 2x8 38" Box Jumps

1. Power Clean-

135x3
185x3
225x3

2. Squat, Beltless, Wrapless-

350x3
340x3
450x5

3. Bench Press

225x5
265x5
305x5

4. CSR - 5 sets

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detazathoth
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Week 7: Day 3

Warm Up: Over Throws - 1x10

1. Press, Beltless -

145x3
165x3
185x8

2. SSB Squat, Beltless -

275x5
325x5
375x5

3. Pull Ups - 4 sets
4. Stretchers - 4 sets
Facepulls
5. Scarecrows - 3 sets

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detazathoth
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Week 7: Day 4





Warm Up:

Power Clean - 3x2 205lbs

1. Deadlift -

415x3
475x3
535x6

2. Incline Bench -

180x5
210x5
245x5

3. Leg Curls - 4x10
4. HS High Row - 4x10
5. Prowler - 20min of HIIT

I felt my low back go weird after the 6th rep of final set of Pulls, so I cut my planned 8 reps. The strength is there, but I'm frustrated that I didn't hit my goal. I have to remember it's a lifetime pursuit of strength.

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detazathoth
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Swole Day


1. Cross Body Hammer Curls - 5x8-10
Rope Pushdowns- 5x10

2. Ez Bar Curls - 3x6-8
OH Extensions -3x8

3. Lateral Raises - 4x12
4. Ab Wheel - 50 reps
5. 20 min of Ropes

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