Monthly Archives: May 2017

Build-up

So the build-up. Things are going slow and sort off to plan. As per life and things not always running smooth things sometimes have to change. For me that’s the way it has to be sometimes. Whilst I have my plan I do change and adjust when and where I feel is necessary. 

Anyway what’s been happening. Well the has been some kit added to my build up and the bench shirt went on this week. I have to say they are horrible things to get used to but given the results it is worth it. So with me being at the part where my weights are starting to get heavier and the need to be comp precise it is only fitting that the shirt comes out to play. 

Big THANKS to my Sponsors Titan for the new shirt. Being happy with the got off the size and everything it is not different in any other way to the fact it is new compared to my old one. 

So build up well with the shirt on the sets and reps have altered a bit as per the laid out part in my program and the shirt will only be on for the heavy sessions. I do tend to do like most 2 session in bench/ upper body a week. Tbh I probably don’t do anything different than most other lifters really. Over time you find out what things work and what don’t and being smart you go with what does. I do change my assistance around and I like to do that from the point it keeps me feeling fresh and the body guessing. A mixture between dumbbell work and the normal bar does stimulate my session a bit more.

 

Break and back at the gym

So what’s been happening in my world then ?
After a well earned break away with my children it is now back and the focus is on the European Masters in July.
Having done some pre training cycle raw stuff it will be good to get back in to the kit and start to prep for the comp. With the nominations going to be closed soon we will be able to see the class and who is down to lift. So anyway with the small changes I have introduced in the last few months and with what I want to move on forward with I am excited to see what benefit they will give me. Doing all sorts off different assistance lifts has been a welcome change and something that was well over due. For those of you who read the blog you will be aware I followed the Arnold Assault program that’s Blaine Summers used for set his record breaking performance at that comp. there was certain bits that I found worked well with what I do and a few that just don’t suit me tbh. After all there is not one program that suits us all. My main lifts will be along my normal template and with the adjustments implemented.
I have spent a fair bit off time looking at this and did not have my normal lazy approach to it and that was well it has always been ok so it should be now.
The changes that have been implemented are not massive and have given me the option to work on some off my weaker points.
Last weekend I was up in sunny Glasgow with my lovely lady and we managed to have some chill out time and also a bit off couples training. With the distance we don’t always get to train together but when we have out time we make it a must do thing. Again like myself Michelle is training hard for the Euros and will be eager to better her British performance. Again with some changes in her program the results are coming through already. Fair play she does give it 100% in each session and knows there is a job to do come comp day.