The Daily Grind – 15th Edition

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Week 2 of overreaching and I felt it! Bench felt awful all week. On Friday I was shattered despite having a decent sleep. Energy levels were low all day and I had to resort to caffeine to push me through the day. By the end of the week I was really looking forward to a deload. I am still looking …

The Daily Grind – 14th Edition

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Week 1 of controlled overreaching. The aim over the next tow weeks is to really push the volume of sessions up to my MRV or even beyond and then take a well earned deload week before blitzing the final 3 weeks before Xmas. I will incorporate techniques such as drop sets and upper sets to boost the volume without extending …

The Daily Grind – 12th Edition

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More of the same this week. Nudging the volume up. A few more reps or a bit more weight on most exercises. I also added 1 set per bodypart to almost all sessions. Feeling good and will push the volume up a little more next week and see how I respond. My bodyweight is steadily climbing up. Gained just over …

The Daily Grind – 11th Edition

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Building the volume up… Last week saw me move to 5 days a week. The split was as follows: Mon – Upper Tues – Lower Wed – Shoulders & Arms Thurs – Lower Fri – Upper Monday and Tuesday were the two heavier days. The additional session on Wednesday allows me to hit my shoulder and arms a third time …

The Daily Grind – 10th Edition

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So after a couple of weeks off then a couple of low volume training it is time to gradually turn up the volume. This block of training is quite heavily influenced by Eric Helms & Layne Norton. Anyone familiar with their stuff will recognise some simialrities with the Intermediate & PHAT progs they have put out. Here is how week 1 …

The Daily Grind – The 9th Edition

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The second, and final, week of really low volume… Mon- A Back Squats, 1×1, 1×7 & then on rep 7 my knee said…”Tom put the bar back in the rack, walk away and kindly never do that to me again…or words to that effect. My left knee is a persistent problem for me (rupturing all 4 ligaments and tearing the …

The Daily Grind – 8th Edition

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So after my deload/holiday I am back to it in the gym. My current phase of training is a low volume block with an upper/lower split. The aim of this to gain some strength and re-sensitise myself to high volume. Afterwards, I should be able to move more weight for more sets and reps in subsequent phases. Anyway, this is the plan… …

The Daily Grind 6th & 7th Edition

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Hi sports fans, my training over the last 2 weeks has been minimal to say the least. First up…the week commencing the 19th of September: Deload After overreaching for 2 weeks before this I then had a well deserved (and much needed deload). I only did one weights session. I had planned on two but, felt so awful that I wimped …

The Daily Grind – 5th Edition – Is it time to deload yet?

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Hey guys, So this was week 2 of my controlled overreaching. Given the soreness and general level of fatigue I think I achieved the goal of overreaching. Overall weekly volume was up to 67,297kg from last weeks 64,915kg. Still grinding out the #gainz! The sessions were exactly the same in terms of exercises and sets. I simply tried to move …