325kg / 716lbs deadlift x 2 reps. Side view with bar path illustration. It’s relatively straight up and down. As you can see the second rep was very shaky as I was grinding through to the lock out. I usually don’t post side views of the top weights because it shows all the imperfections and then I get people in the internet asking me why it’s not perfect and I couldn’t be bothered answering, so if you want to know why it’s not perfect, the answer is because ya mum 😊
275kg / 606lbs high bar squats. Paused. 2 reps. Side and front view. As my strength with this squat variation increases, so will my wrapped competition squat. I’m happy with this 😊
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I’m nursing a shoulder injury from log pressing heavy weights a few phases ago and so I really need to make sure I do all the right things to be able to work through my bench pressing sessions so I can perform well on competition day in 10 weeks time. Before I began this session my shoulder was feeling aggravated but with the help of various exercises prescribed by @andrew_lock_strength I was able to work up to 230kg / 507lbs bench press for 2 reps without any pain. It also helped hugely to have my brother @cameronoreb unracking for me 🙌🏼🙌🏼
Check out the session and if you suffer from shoulder pain, you should try these exercises. I know they’ll help 💪🏼
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Throwback to 2014 when being a Fit Chick was in fashion 💃🏻. I weighed 95kg and when I walked on the beach with my shirt off, all the boys loved it. Literally zero chicks gave a shit 🤷🏻♂️. Except my missus. She told me I’m handsome, and so did my mum, but they don’t count.
I’m fat now. And my mum and my girlfriend still say I’m handsome. And I get to eat all the calories. And I can lift all the weights. And the boys still say good things. I even got a dick pic sent to my dms. No nudes from chicks though. I told you, they don’t like me. My missus sends me nudes sometimes, but once again, that doesn’t count. Anyway, I’ll be lean again one day.
This is one of my favourite supplementary exercises to develop the deadlift. It’s strengthens the start position, teaches leg drive and improves the entire movement. Each rep takes longer to perform than a regular deadlift due to the pause and also the increased range of motion and for that reason I like to use a rep range of 5 or less. When considering how much weight to use with this movement, I always recommend being conservative and starting with about 15% less weight than you’d normally be able to perform with your chosen rep range.
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180kg bench press x 10 reps. 1 set. And I’m done. On paper, doing one set of 10 isn’t really the smartest way of programming, but we don’t live on paper. In real life, my first upper body session after a heavy squat day is very painful on my arms and one set is all l’ve got. I need a cuddle.
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After a great squat session I did a whole bunch of singles on deadlifts. I kept increasing the weight until I got to 300kg and did 3 sets of 1 on this weight. Not huge, but not bad either. I had over 2 months off from deadlifts and this is my second session back. My recent squat work has strengthened my back a lot and carried over to my deadlifts nicely 😊