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Finisterre

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  1. Gym again today. Front squat 3 @ 40/50/55kg. Felt much better than last time. Deficit deadlift 4x5 @ 82.5kg. First set normal grip, then mixed grip. Attempted a hook grip but I think my hands are too small... Close grip bench 4x6 @ 35kg. Honestly bench is feeling so much better these days DB rows 4x8 @ 18kg Dips 4xAMRAP. 20 @ 130lbs, 3x10 @ 120lbs Pull ups 4xAMRAP. 4x10@100lbs. All in all not too shabby First set at 40kg
  2. I've managed to get this batch (my boyfriend's best friend and her boyfriend both work in a pharmacy and checked it for me <3) so I'm ok for another month... Thank you! I'm known as thighs of steel around hoop. The walk on water is a fairly basic move with flexed feet but pointing does rather increase the difficulty...
  3. Wednesday is hoop day, so that was a happy time. Didn't do anything new but worked on some transitions and made old moves look pretty. Then stayed for open training and made my poor hoop teacher try things what I found on the interwebs... https://www.instagram.com/p/BVF4CNbBHLf/?taken-by=science_and_static Today I headed into the gym again. Paused bench 4x5 @ 35kg "Paused" squat 4x5 @ 57.5kg Deadlift 3 @ 73/83/95kg Lat pulldowns 1x12 @ 59kg (because I confused myself), 3x12 at 39kg Dips 4x12 @ 130lbs
  4. I'm staying at my parents' this week to help my sister out while they're on holiday so have got a week's membership to the local branch of a chain of gyms and OMG I HATE IT. Did my first session in there on Sunday and. Well. Wandered to the weights area. Two Smith machines, two squat racks, ONE BENCH and ONE deadlift platform. And the floor is a weird tile thing so there's always a slight uneven bit under your feet for squats. And the plates are weird. And don't come in anything smaller than 1.25kg. Not that I'm fussy or anything... But anyway. Sunday: Fron
  5. Turns out the answer was indeed MORE FOOD. Shocker. Had a good session. 5 x 65/75/85% deadlifts 3 x 5 paused squats 3 x 5 paused bench 4 x 12 assisted dips 4 x 12 lat pulldowns Deadlifts felt goooooood tonight. Did the first two sets without chalk so feeling extra snazzy about that! Squats happened. Number 5 of each set was getting tricky but that should get easier. Bench was bench. Fuck bench. Dips are improving. Did the first three sets with 140lbs of assistance, dropped it to 130 for the last set. Had to pause
  6. Yeah I am definitely going to have to rejig things. Maybe do the salad lunches on non-lifting days and have something more substantial on lifting days...
  7. SO. Thursday. I was super good with eating till after dinner where I devoured half a packet of rich tea biscuits. Omnomnom. However. I may have hit a snag. I had a super good lunch of salad with some tuna. 174 calories, high in protein. Plus a scone in the afternoon. But that was it. And then I went to the gym to lift and just felt super weak. Like I managed everything but it felt like way more effort than it should. So, was this because it's my first session with my new 1RMs (so slightly higher weight), orrrrr did I not have enough to eat during th
  8. No, this is not a comment on myself, but this month's theme is...... Mr Incredible Be strong! Carry on lifting programme! 1RMs were tested on Monday and I'm at: 110kg deadlift 75kg squat 45kg bench At 85kg bodyweight. Not bad for one month of training, but it's not good enough!! Next 1RM test I'd like to get that to 125/85/50. This may be a bit ambitious, but go big or go home right? At any rate, this is just follow the programme, pick stuff up, put stuff down. Elastigirl
  9. So basically everything is going pretty well other than the eating. But I have a Plan to improve that. Didn't get to OT last week because it was cancelled on Wednesday and I couldn't be arsed on Saturday. Lifting is so much fun! I am definitely enjoying it! Especially when I'm next to a guy sweating and groaning deadlifting my warmup weight (I know I know, the only competition is yourself, but I do like outlifting guys...).
  10. Added today's "pick up heavy stuff" numbers since it turns out I can count them!
  11. I've got a stupid question for @Anim07734 It is only bodyweight exercises that count right?
  12. I've worked most of it out now, though there's a few exercises that I understand the concept of but plan to hold off on until I can get a form check on them. I've said I want to focus on bench for the first block, so it's geared towards that whilst keeping deadlifts and squats in. So we have: Back squats (fine) Paused bench (fine) Block deadlift (just going to normal deadlift) Barbell row (nopity nope) DB shoulder press (probably going to see if there's a machine I can use instead and be slightly less likely to brain myself) Deadlift (fine) Pause
  13. Had hoop class last night, was reasonably productive! There was no OT on though because someone was using the rig for a swinging trapeze class, but hung out with boyfriend's best friend while she waited for her boyfriend to come pick her up. So I get brownie points for that Today was highly unproductive at work because Badminton Horse Trials are on and I decided to put that on "in the background". Hm. Went for a swim again after work. Three sets of 10 lengths, and did each set in ~8 minutes. The third set was a little slower but I'll take that. There's way less res
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