Sunday, November 9, 2008

21 reps at 100kgs

Well not really...I had a bet with Michael Sullivan in Utah that I could get 21 reps at 100kgs. I don't remember if I tried and failed or didn't try it at all at the time and I can't remember if the bet was for $100 or $500...at this stage I'll go with $100. Anyway yesterday after I got my 180kg and missed 190kg twice I thought I'd have a crack at 21reps at 100kg. Now...to be fair to myself...which I always am...unlike how I am with athletes...the 2 misses at 190kg did not make for an optimal warm up and I was more than a little fatigued. Basically I just wanted to get all my excuses in before you watched the video.


Sooo close but not close enough.

I've set myself a few goals I would like to achieve before Christmas.
1. I want to bench 185kg...I would just like to crack that 400lbs mark and put some bait out there on the record board for other lads to chase.
2. 25 reps at 100kgs...I want to well and truly clear that 21rep mark that Sully said correctly that I couldn't do.
3. I'm going to get back down to 105kgs by trying to drop around a kilogram a week.

14 comments:

Michael Sullivan said...

You had almost 2 years to get 21 reps at 100kg and still could not do it. Not much of a swim coach are you.
I'd say that I have lost faith in you but I never had any to begin with.
No doubt you will get to 25 reps at 100kg but only because Joe DeFranco will be coaching you. Now that guy is a great swim coach.

garrett said...

Will
If you were trying to gain weight to help with the 180 bench , how do you think dropping to 105kg will affect your trying to get 185 ?

Will Heffernan said...

Michael Sullivan said...
You had almost 2 years to get 21 reps at 100kg and still could not do it. Not much of a swim coach are you.
Is it really 2 years? I will make sure I well and truly smash 21 reps for you this week.

I'd say that I have lost faith in you but I never had any to begin with.
You are not alone there.

No doubt you will get to 25 reps at 100kg but only because Joe DeFranco will be coaching you. Now that guy is a great swim coach.
Precisely...Westside Forever.

garrett said...
If you were trying to gain weight to help with the 180 bench, how do you think dropping to 105kg will affect your trying to get 185?
I had less than a month to get from 140kg to 180kg...what I lacked in time I was making up for in leverage...hence the weight gain.

I have more time now so I can actually do the technical and dynamic work that I didn't have time for in this particular bet. If anyone wants to bet against me not benching 185kg at 105kg feel free to email me and tell me how much money you are willing to wager.

garrett said...

Just wondering , unlike Michael I have full faith in you.

But maybe to put the question another way , how much harder do you think it will be in terms of training to lift 185 at 105 as opposed to 180 at 116. Or basically for people who have to stay in a weight category but want to lift more do they have to train a lot smarter than someone who can just throw the 10-15kg on to up their strength.

garrett said...

Asked in the context of someone who has gained a few pounds recently and needs to lose them but keep the strength.

Will Heffernan said...

garrett said...
Just wondering, unlike Michael I have full faith in you.
Michael has just known me longer is all.

But maybe to put the question another way , how much harder do you think it will be in terms of training to lift 185 at 105 as opposed to 180 at 116.
It was the time element that was against me...you saw the program I outlined...that is what I did...I basically had 2 good weeks of quality training because the first 2 weeks I had such bad DOMS that I was struggling to hold onto my bike on the M50. The 185kg at 105kg won't be as much of a problem because I'll have the time to structure my training properly and do a lot more technique work which is as important if not more important than all the other elements of training.

Or basically for people who have to stay in a weight category but want to lift more do they have to train a lot smarter than someone who can just throw the 10-15kg on to up their strength.
Absolutely. I will be doing a lot more dynamic work than strength work from here on in with the change in focus my training is going to take once I start fight training.

garrett said...
Asked in the context of someone who has gained a few pounds recently and needs to lose them but keep the strength.
Are we talking about your wife? Is she struggling to ditch the baby weight?

garrett said...

No the wife is fine, its me whos got the chubbys.
Speaking of which didnt your wife tell ya your not allowed on the M50 on a pushbike

lylemcd said...

Dr. Bondarchuk proved that strength endurance is related to relative strength so losing weight should make the 100kg/21 reps easier.

TruthAxe

Michael Sullivan said...

The original bet was $500 and I pulled it out of my pocket at the Texas Steakhouse but then you realized that it was 90kg that you did 21 reps before so we agreed on $100 at 100kg for 21 reps. At that time you were even more pathetically out of condition than now. Hard to believe but true.

Sincerely yours,
FatAxe

Will Heffernan said...

Michael Sullivan said...
The original bet was $500 and I pulled it out of my pocket at the Texas Steakhouse but then you realized that it was 90kg that you did 21 reps before so we agreed on $100 at 100kg for 21 reps. At that time you were even more pathetically out of condition than now. Hard to believe but true.

Sincerely yours,
FatAxe
That's right. It wasn't 90kgs...it was 85kgs...which is what they do in the basketball combine or something like that...185lbs. That's what were were messing around in training with hence my utmost confidence and my total disbelief that you didn't think I could do 21 reps.

Shall we have a bet regarding my 'lack of condition'...I can't actually think of a good bet? I think the 10% body fat by February and holding it for a month was a good one? You need to see if you can find any takers for that action.

Michael Sullivan said...

A better bet than money would need to involve something involving a change in your personality e.g. being kind and encouraging to the lads or not daily telling Denise that she has a gigantic arse.

You are far too motivated right now to bet against you. I may be dumb but I am not stupid.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing some research and have found that none of the rugby players that Will works with have aver achieved very much at club level let alone progressed while he has worked with them. In fact he has a history of damaging the careers of players. ask him what happend to Steven Gissing and why he is no longer coaching him? Bad coaching leads to bad injuries. Gissing won't be the last opne to suffer either.

lylemcd said...

Hey Anonymous

why not post some links to your research?

Lyle

Mark said...

Anonymous why don't you back up your statement and publish your name...oh wait a minute I know why because what you are saying there is no truth what so ever to and your a gutless shit!1