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PIA's Powerlifting Journey

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i have really slacked off and haven't lifted anything in over a week :(

 

i feel like a shitty person because of it too

If I can manage to throw in an hour of solid lifting after 19 hour days, you got this my man!!

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You should.  Get back in there.

hows your progress going darth?

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hows your progress going darth?

Pretty good man, thanks for asking.

Did 350x4 on deadlift Wednesday, most I've tried... Pretty sure I fan get 400 NP.

Just finished chest right now with Joscott.

He got 230 once with no help on bench and 2 more with a little help just today.. Boy is getting strong.... He's got long arms too, tall fuger.

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Pretty good man, thanks for asking.

Did 350x4 on deadlift Wednesday, most I've tried... Pretty sure I fan get 400 NP.

Just finished chest right now with Joscott.

He got 230 once with no help on bench and 2 more with a little help just today.. Boy is getting strong.... He's got long arms too, tall fuger.

Thats harcore! Good job! I wish I had the time that I used to. Tonight I get to train for only just the 3rd time in 2.5 weeks. Its a tough pill to swallow but I have accepted it and when regularity shows its face again, I will hit it with intensity. You gotta love those guys who you look at and say "He doesn't got it" then they proceed to walk over a destroy what you just did. Its quite humbling in my opinion. My goals for this year are 505 Pull, 325 bench, and 475 squat. Those are attainable for me. 

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I've had a lot of knee injuries and it's been tough to get lower on squats but I've been improving recently. A lot of it was really just having poor flexibility especially in my hamstrings. I think that is a big issue with improper squats that doesn't get enough attention. Right now if I don't stretch I can't even do a bodyweight squat without losing my balance. 

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My last 2 training sessions:

#1

Bench Press- 1x6 2x4 3x2 5x3

Overhead Press- 1x5 2x3 3x3

Bent over rows- 4x8

#2

Deadlift till knees- 1x5 2x4 3x3 5x3

Bench press- 3x3 6x3

 

 

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I've had a lot of knee injuries and it's been tough to get lower on squats but I've been improving recently. A lot of it was really just having poor flexibility especially in my hamstrings. I think that is a big issue with improper squats that doesn't get enough attention. Right now if I don't stretch I can't even do a bodyweight squat without losing my balance. 

Alot of times getting lower in your squat isnt a flexibilty problem, its a strength problem! alot of people look at a guy squatting and say "hey, his quads are huge". thats because his knees track over his toes on the eccentric portion of the movement. He is weak in his glutes and hamstrings and hips so he compensates with a heavy forward pelvic tilt that puts the emphasis on his quads. Try doing hip bridges and learn how to Good Mornings, done right, they will teach your body how to correctly sit back into a squat. Cheers! and train hard! We lift heavy and often in here!

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Kind of an update to my training.

The opportunity to train has been far and few inbetween. Im just ready for a steady schedule. I want to pose a question though. Kind of a quick question to all my friends who have coaching/more experience than me. I love to powerlift (obviously) I have a dilemma. I want to compete, so I train and eat. BOOM weight gain and strength goes through the roof. But heres where my question comes into play, I am aiming for a SOF career. Obviously, Huge weight gain and endurance dont mix. If you focus on one, the other will suffer. I am having a tough time writing a training plan that will properly allow myself to reach my strength goals as well as reach my Cal/ Running/ rucking goals. Im thinking that along with my periodization im going to need to just break up my training into two phases (1. Get freakin strong 2. get freakin fast) But I dont want to lose a good base for either. Ideas? tips? Something?

 

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