Mark Dowling

  1. 2014 Week 03 Bench Day 2

    Bench (touch and go) x8 @10 6-9%
    Estimated Max: 117.7 kg
    93 x8 @10
    87.5 x8 @9.5
    85 x8 @9.5, @9, @10



    +1.5 kg from last weeks estimated max.

    2ct Pause Bench x3 @9 6-9%
    Estimated Max: 102.3 kg
    85 x3 @7
    90 x3 @8.5, @9
    85 x3 @9
    82.5 x3 @9

    -1.5 kg from two weeks ago. Performance on the second bench movement seems to vary with the exertions of the first ...
  2. 2014 Week 02 Deadlift & Squat - Performance drastically down

    08 January 2014

    Deadlift w/belt x3 @9 4-6%
    Estimated Max: 250 kg
    217.5 x2 @9.5
    217.5 x3 @9
    205 x3 @8.5

    What the hell happened here? This was my first working set weight and about 19 kg less than my planned top set! I felt fine warming up, just a standard day, nothing too good or bad. I called the first set after two reps because I was struggling to find and hold a strong position. I thought going for another rep could result in injury. However, ...
  3. 2014 Week 01 Bench Day 2

    Bench (touch and go) x6 @10 4-6%
    Estimated Max: 117.1 kg
    95 x6 @9.5
    96 x6 @9.5 https://www.dropbox.com/s/coz29yyx2f...6%20%409.5.mp4
    92.5 x6 @10

    -0.5 kg from last weeks estimated max. An observation: my bench numbers from the first four weeks of this cycle have been a lot more consistent than the first four weeks of the last cycle. 116 kg - 117.6 kg vs 110 kg - 118 kg for touch and go bench ...
  4. 2013 Week 50 Bench Day 2

    Bench (touch and go) x8 @10 4-6%
    Estimated Max: 117.1 kg
    87.5 x4 @6.5
    92.5 x8 @10
    87.5 x8 @9
    87.5 x8 @10

    +1 kg over last weeks estimated max. The top set wasn't an all out effort on the last rep but it was still a 10.

    2ct Pause Bench x3 @9 4-6%
    Estimated Max: 98.3 kg
    87.5 x3 @9
    85 x3 @8.5
    85 x3 @9
    82.5 x3 @8.5
    82.5 x3 @9

    Close Grip Bench x6 @9 4-6%
    Estimated Max: 87.5 ...
  5. 2013 Week 47 Squat and Bench - Alternative Arrangements

    Squat w/belt x 3 @9 4-6%
    Est. 1RM: 212 kgs
    175 x3 x1 @7
    193 x3 x1 @9.5
    180 x3 x1 @8
    180 x3 x1 @9.5

    The top set was a touch heavier than required. I was aiming for the PR and thought it was on based on the the first work set. -1 kg from last weeks estimated max.
    My car broke down on the motorway on Thursday afternoon while I was coming back from some site work (I'm office based 99% of the time). The car was towed to the closest town ...
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