Monthly Archives: June 2013

Quad Update

Well guys it is now looking like the little quad injury is now healed and with some rest and therapy I am feeling confident that it will be ok from now on in to the Euro Masters. Towards the end of last week I did a few raw lifts to test it and managed a single on 200Kgs with the squat and pull, both felt fine. So this week I am now going back to plan and see how it goes, I may however lower the working sets so not to cause any unwanted issues.
My bench is going really well also and I feel confident that I can “PB” also this week I hit 190 for sets of 3s and that is a training PB for me anyway. Still on the speed day I am using some bands with lightish bar weight and really pushing the speed side of the lift. With now being under a month away I think I will drop most of the assistance work and focus towards the main lifts in prep for comp day.
I am going to get a few videos done this week and post them at the end of the week. It is looking like I am going to squat at a different Gym to my normal one this week, the main reason is I am able to get a good spot and what with the quad thing I don’t want to take a chance.
Also another thing I was asked is what supplements am I using now towards this comp. Nrg Fuel have now had their Anabolic Whey out so I have been using that along with some Bcca and Glutamine mix and just some 100% whey before bed then to help with the recovery. I think that sort of covers most of what I need to top up and help with my recovery.
I will post later on this week as to how things go and let’s hope it all is a good as it should be

Video Blog

Well guys we did this for a change hope you like it, please excuse the birds in the back ground after all they were as happy as me with the lovely weather.

Quad issue

Morning guys, here I am now with some time to get the blog updated. On the training front things have been going well and to plan for the last few weeks. However there was a bit of an upset yesterday with the squat, during the warm up I felt a slight tear in my left Quad
I called that session to an end and came home and iced it up. Today it feels sore but I am going to Foam roll it a bit to see how that feels. I just hope this is something little and that I can get back into training after all the European Masters is just over a month away and I would really like to get some good lifts out there.
I was hoping to get some videos sorted but if we do then they will be missing the Squat, after all there is no point seeing me squat 60Kgs and in pain. This week I will be starting to use the bench shirt and the weights start to get up to normal training weights. The last few weeks I have been doing the Horncastle method and the last rep session ended in a failer on the last working set. Mind you 12 reps come on after a pyramid up to a heavy set of 3 then coming back down it just wiped my tricep strength out.
Deadlifts are going to plan also and feel good, again I have not used any kit on this build up so far and I hoping that this quad issue wont hinder my deadlift also this week and that I may be able to do something at some point.
Well with this lovely weather I think there is some outdoor cardio due today in the form of mowing the lawn.
Enjoy the sun guys while it is here