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SpecialSundae and the Quest for 400 Wilks - Part 1


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So it's my first day back to the grind after a proper week of rest following the British Classic. It's not exactly the Camp NF Powerlifting Championships, but I still managed to take fourth in the 63s for the third year in a row. I couldn't have done better in terms of positioning but my second squat was so easy that I'm frustrated about the screw-up with my third.

 

Still sitting around 382 Wilks, which is frustrating. I'd like that easy 400. That nice, round, shiny number.

 

So on with the quest!

 

I'm waiting to have it confirmed, but it's very likely that I'll have another competition on Saturday, 3 December in Cardiff (along with @TeeCam and, hopefully, our coach) so the goal is to get that 400 Wilks there.

 

I'm also probably somewhat over my weight class at the moment (not stepping back on the scales until I've given my body a week to settle after last week's cheese and beer binge) so getting back to a controlled diet is key!

 

In the midst of all this, I have the Edinburgh NF Meet-Up next weekend!

 

Anyway, here are the general goals:

 

  1. Do my gorram accessories. We all know I'm bad at it, so the goal is to give myself a point for every time I successfully complete an accessory session and reward myself with some form of ice-cream-based indulgence if I do. This may involve Boozy Cow.
  2. Track everything and edge my weight lower. This isn't a tough one, but it's just generally necessary! I need to get my weight back down to a walkaround weight of closer to 63kg than 65kg so I don't have to even think about it in the run-up to a comp!
  3. Explore the dark side. I don't know if it will go anywhere, but I want to do some more work on sumo deadlifts. Last time I tried, I was pushed to go too heavy too fast so never really had much of a chance to get better at them. I just want to do some technique work and see if it goes anywhere. This may be pulled if Marc says I shouldn't do it.
  4. Organise stuff for the meet-up. I still haven't emailed @Steve to remind him about the meet-up for the NF blog emails or got in touch with anyone to ask if we can make up event-specific T-shirts again. I still need to get precise numbers for lifting so I can arrange appropriate numbers of instructors too! Basically, lots to do!
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HEART YOU!!! Following for awesome of course! 400!!! WOOO!!!

 

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16 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

Explore the dark side.

 

At first I thought I was looking at a defector to the Dark Side Evil Eastern Empire!

 

17 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

I don't know if it will go anywhere, but I want to do some more work on sumo deadlifts. Last time I tried, I was pushed to go too heavy too fast so never really had much of a chance to get better at them. I just want to do some technique work and see if it goes anywhere. This may be pulled if Marc says I shouldn't do it.

 

Sumo = Dark Side?

 

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I don't know, either!  I think Sumo might be great for you!

 

19 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

I'm waiting to have it confirmed, but it's very likely that I'll have another competition on Saturday, 3 December in Cardiff

 

Curious:  Is this enough time to experiment with Dark Side Sumo?

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3 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

I've been wanting this for so long that it's frustrating that it hasn't happened yet!

 

I'm juuuust starting to kind of understand how you feel, now that things are slowing down and I'm taking two steps forward and one back. But all the same I'm here to root you on as you go, and you will damn well will get there! I have every ounce of faith in you, and when you do we are gonna shake it the F up!!!!

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43 minutes ago, SpecialSundae said:

So it's my first day back to the grind after a proper week of rest following the British Classic. It's not exactly the Camp NF Powerlifting Championships, but I still managed to take fourth in the 63s for the third year in a row.

 

Hahaha! Forget the IPF Worlds. Camp NF PL Championships is where its at.

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3 minutes ago, ManicSpider said:

I'll be lucky if I ever hit 200 ^_^

 

Work at it and be ready for a surprise!

 

1 minute ago, SpecialSundae said:

We'll be cheering you every step of the way!

 

This.

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Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

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Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

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382 Wilks.  That means you need another 17.5 kg to break 400.  I assume you are looking for 5 kg in each of three lifts, plus 2.5 kg somewhere.

 

SQ vs DL:  I thought for advanced lifters these numbers are very close to each other and either your DL is 10% more than your squat or they are about equal.

Classless Human Male Warrior - Introduction

Height: 1.77m Weight: 93 kg

Spoiler

 

Current Maxes: (repsxkg)

Squat: 10x122.3, 5x138.2, 3x147; 1x170

Bench Press: 10x79, 5x93, 1x102

Deadlift: 10x152, 5x192, 3x210, 1x229

Overhead Press: 10x52, 5x61, 1x70.3

Current Battle Log: 1707 Sam Ashen Summer Swole Program

2017 Challenges:  1701 1702 1703 1704 1705

Previous Challenges: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1609  1610 1611 1612

Daily Log:The Daily Grind

Form Check:  Stronglifts Olympic

More FC's:  Pistol Squats

Want to play?  MFPvP

 

 

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Following along for the 400!

 

1 minute ago, Sam Ashen said:

SQ vs DL:  I thought for advanced lifters these numbers are very close to each other and either your DL is 10% more than your squat or they are about equal.

I was under a similar impression for advance lifters.

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8 minutes ago, Sam Ashen said:

382 Wilks.  That means you need another 17.5 kg to break 400.  I assume you are looking for 5 kg in each of three lifts, plus 2.5 kg somewhere.

 

SQ vs DL:  I thought for advanced lifters these numbers are very close to each other and either your DL is 10% more than your squat or they are about equal.

 

6 minutes ago, ArgSki77 said:

Following along for the 400!

 

I was under a similar impression for advance lifters.

It varies a lot. Different leverages etc, but having a comparatively poor deadlift puts you at a massive disadvantage in competition.

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5 hours ago, SpecialSundae said:

 

There's never a good time, really. I'm not going heavy and it may be pulled if Marc says not to do it, but I just want to see if it would be good.

 

You mean they may not be pulled if he says no?

 

*ba dum tss*

 

Anyway, good luck with the 400 wilks quest and the (possible) sumo pulling! I *can* pull sumo, but never got it up to par with my conventional deadlift... they're just so darn hard to break off the floor.

 

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Sumo is a great conventional accessory. Have you considered doing it on your light deadlift day or swapping conventional / sumo every other week?

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3 minutes ago, spezzy said:

 Have you considered doing it on your light deadlift day or swapping conventional / sumo every other week?

 

I have now.... >.> 

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1 hour ago, ~RedStone~ said:

 

I have now.... >.> 

 

I've had a few higher level lifters suggest this to me once I can sumo (sumo and my broken leg don't get along) for a while to pick one. Also, sumo is much easier to recover from than conventional.

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Sumo is a great conventional accessory. Have you considered doing it on your light deadlift day or swapping conventional / sumo every other week?

I don't really have traditional heavy/light days. I'm probably going to do it as an accessory after deadlifts and@teecam has offered to help with form.

I'm still basically pulling them like a wide conventional rather than proper sumo.

 

You mean they may not be pulled if he says no?

 

*ba dum tss*

 

Anyway, good luck with the 400 wilks quest and the (possible) sumo pulling! I *can* pull sumo, but never got it up to par with my conventional deadlift... they're just so darn hard to break off the floor.

 

Thanks! They're horrible to break off the floor but once they're going it's good.

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