Hewhos PB thread

Discussion in 'Weight Training' started by hewho, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    So, while training for my first physique competition this October, I've been setting myself some new PB's, with some lofty goals for the end of the year!
    Bodyweight 65kgish, height 5'7.
    Deadlift: PB 120kg for 2 reps, but shoddy form, 100kg for 8 keeping decent form. Goal is 130kg (roughly 2xBodyweight) Will retest 120kg this month

    Bench press: Hit a new PB today! :) 65kg for one rep, very slow, with more speed in one arm than the other. Low, and not massively impressive, but it's bodyweight, and I'm happy. Goal for the end of the year is 100kg, depending on competition schedule.

    Squat. PB currently 75kgx3. Goal is 100kg for the end of the year, and I want to get double bodyweight in 2018! Hopefully videos to follow!
     
  2. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Bodyweight has now gone up to 66kg, This means I have to increase my bench press to bodyweight again! Tried for 65kg push press, failed awfully, but getting 60kg for 3.
     
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  3. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Bench press 67.5kg for two, going to get a video next time!
     
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  4. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Competed in my first physique competition, didn't manage to qualify for the British finals, but it was a fun experience. I was probably more nervous than I have been for the few occasions I've fought. Off season now, so the plan is to follow 5x5, get some more mass on me, and try again next year :)
     
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  5. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Moderator Supporter

    5x5's not gonna be optimal for putting on mass, tho. Total workload (hypertrophy is driven by training volume) is going to be very low until you're near stalling since the sets and reps are fixed. If you do 5x5 I'd suggest at least spreading out the main lifts over several days and doing extra volume with accessory lifts for the main lift afterwards
     
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  6. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Cheers :) I'll be doing accessory lifts alongside, but since I want strength as well as hypertrophy I'm starting with 5x5. Being quite lazy I'm following an app for it, and looking at it the main lifts are spread out.
     
  7. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Moderator Supporter

    That works, then! :D
     

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