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Steve Burke 11-22-2011 04:45 AM

Log of mediocrity
Hi all,

Thought I would start logging my training here. Sorry for the long postÖ

Current lifts (short term goal) everything is in Kgs:

Deadlift: 230 (250)
Stiff legged deadlift: 220 (dont really care)
Oly squat: 160 (180)
Front squat: 130 (150)
Clean: 110 (120)
Jerk: 115 (130)
Snatch: not done one in a couple of years (90)

I have done a couple of u90Kg strongman comps this year, will be doing a couple next year but also want to do a weightlifting comp and maybe a powerlifting comp if I can ever be bothered to bench press lol.

Here are a couple of recent vids from the last comp I did in September:

Deadlift: 210, 220, 230 (equal PB)


I have done some work since then Iím hoping for at least 240, maybe a cheeky 250. Pulled my right glute a little from locking out a SLDL so will have to re-test my conventional deadlift soon.

OH medley: 80Kg log, 44Kg dumbbell, 80Kg fixed axle


Rushed the second log, tried to take a breath when the log was racked, this threw me off for the rest of the event.

20 Nov:

Oly Squat: worked up to 5x5 @ at 112.5.

Felt nice, slowed decent which has helped to keep balance on the way up. Tend to fail all my squats forward so Iím trying to fix this.

Clean: Worked to 7 singles at 85kg

Having to re-learn parts of this, I was originally taught to crash the bar into my legs on the second pull. As a result I was always chasing the bar forwards. A couple of PB power cleans attempts have been failed previously even though the bar had hit my clavicles ha ha!

Steve Burke 11-22-2011 01:44 PM

22 Nov

50Kg: 5-5
70Kg: 3
85Kg: 3-3-3-3-3-3

Only time for a quick one tonight.

Derek Simonds 11-23-2011 08:59 AM

Glad you are posting here. I look forward to following your log.

Steve Burke 11-26-2011 01:12 AM


Originally Posted by Derek Simonds (Post 94261)
Glad you are posting here. I look forward to following your log.

Cheers mate :)

Sat 26 Nov

Only time for a very quick one this morning. This week has been mental!

Power clean doubles:
50Kg: 1-1-1
60Kg: 1-1
70Kg: 1
75Kg: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1

First pull was a bit quicker without crashing the bar into my legs for the second pull. Getting there...

Steve Burke 11-27-2011 08:19 AM

Sunday 27 Nov

Oly Squat:

40Kg: 5
60Kg: 5-5
80Kg: 5
100Kg: 5
120Kg: 3
130Kg: 1
144Kg: 1-1-1-1-1-1

First set was a bit ropey but improved a lot after that. slowed decent down which helped.

Steve Burke 11-28-2011 11:08 PM

Monday 28

Oly squat:
60Kg: 5
80Kg: 5-5
100Kg: 5
117.5Kg: 5-5-5-5-5

Snatch balance:
10 triples at 40Kg

Squats feeling nice starting to get used to 5's. Snatch balance only light but good to get a bit of work in.

Steve Burke 11-30-2011 01:12 PM

Weds 30 Nov

Oly Squat:
60Kg: 5
80Kg: 5
100Kg: 3
120Kg: 1-1
130Kg: 1
146Kg: 1-1-1-1-1-1

40Kg: 2-2
60Kg: 2-2-2
80Kg: a few
90Kg: a few more

slowed the clean down as i was catching the high and riding them down.

Derek Simonds 12-01-2011 05:37 AM

When you say Oly Squat is that a high bar back squat? Thanks!

Steve Burke 12-01-2011 06:24 AM


Originally Posted by Derek Simonds (Post 94393)
When you say Oly Squat is that a high bar back squat? Thanks!

Yup thats the one, high bar, upright torso, depth so hamstrings are coverig the calfs. Really like this way of squatting. :)

Steve Burke 12-02-2011 11:36 PM

Fri 2 Dec:

60Kg: 3-3

Pendlay rows:
70Kg: 5
100Kg: 5-5-5-5-5

Ab roll outs:

Second week of squatting 3 times a week. So far so ordinary :)

There has been a distinct lack of pressing of late. this will change.

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