Friday, December 30, 2016

B1 Deadlift

December 30, 2016
Afternoon

Block 1 deadlift

Snatch Grip Deads - 7" Block - Reg Grip
WU to 275 x 4 x 8r

SSB Forward Lunges - Quad dom.
WU to 95 x 3 x 8r
I want to devote more time to unilateral work. I think a bunch of my niggles and such are due to imbalances which this stuff should flush out. Basically learning the movement all over again.

2s KB Shrug - Behind Back
2 x 90e x 3 x 15r

Mid Grip Neutral Chin
BW x 3 x 1/2/3r
Grip change so starting from the bottom again.

SS
GHR Crunch BW x 3 x 12r
Seated Conc. Curl 45e x 4 x 6r

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bench

December 29, 2016
Afternoon

Start of another 10 x 3 cycle. Reading up on some programming last night I've decided to toss in some additional rows during my bench warm-ups and pullaparts during the worksets. I'm also going to go back to some general Ashman style training for squats and deads and try to shore up some imbalances. Getting my front squat to at least 80% of my back squat will be one anyways.

1a Bench Press
WU to 255 x 10 x 3r - trying to be as explosive as possible.

1b DB Row 100e x 3 x 10r

Pullaparts x 5 x 30r

45' Incline DB Press 80e x 10, 10, 7 - too short of rest. Probably just weak though.

Bench

December 29, 2016
Afternoon

First week of ramping up with the 10 x 3 again. Reading some articles yesterday and decided to throw in some extra rows and pullaparts during my benching. I've also decided to go back to just some Ashman style general training for squatting and pulls with the variety hopefully letting me heal up and focus on weak points. One of which is I'd like to get my front squat to at least 80% of my back squat. Lots of work.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Bench

December 26, 2016
Afternoon

Medium bench day with some Acid Bath. Damn I wish these guys were still putting out albums. Shame.

Bench Press
WU to 230 x 5 x 7r

EZ Skullcrushers to CG Bench Burnout - strict to my forehead and up
95 x 2 x 10-10r

EZ Curl
105 x 4 x 6r - felt super easy. Could be doing these with an extra 20 I'm thinking very clean yet.

Mini Pullaparts x 2 x 50r

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Chins

December 24, 2016
Morning

Quick bit of chins. Lower half still feels like recouping so I did nothing yesterday.

Neutral Grip Chin
BW x 2/3/3/2/3/4/3/4/5/2/3/4/2/3/3 - 46r

Time to go see Star Wars.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Bench

December 22, 2016
Afternoon

Bench Press
WU to 280 x 7 x 3r, 2
Didn't get all 10 sets so I'll drop to 255 next week so that'll give me a 6 week ramp to get here and hopefully get another 10#. Hopefully.

45' Incline DB Bench 60e x 20, 16

SS
Seated Conc. Curls 45e x 6, 6, 6, 5
Band Ext LT x 4 x 35r

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Catch-up

December 21, 2016
Afternoon

Bit of catching up.

45' Bench DB Row 60e x 12, 12, 10, 10

Leg Curl 75 x 8, 8, 8, 7

Standing Band Crunch XH x 4 x 10r

KB Wrist Curl 24k x 4 x 8r

Band Pronator Rotations Avr x 3 x 8r

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Squat and Pull

December 20, 2016
Before Supper

Going to alternate a rep week and heavy week as I continue on my squats. Decided I may as well use my SSB for this as well to work my quads and back a bit and give my shoulder a break.

SSB - 15" block. Little below parallel.
WU to 315 x 6 x 5r

7" Block Pulls - really working on driving my hips.
WU to 485 x 3 x 4r

I'll do my assistance work tomorrow. Time for some shepherds pie!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Bench

December 19, 2016
Before Supper

Cut back to a mid-rep range today. Shoulder is starting to get niggly and my lats have bad DOMS from Saturday's chin-ups.

Bench Press
WU to 225 x 5 x 7r

EZ Skullcrushers to CG Bench Burnouts
85 x 14-14, 10-10

EZ Curl 100 x 4 x 6r

Pullaparts x 2 x 50r

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Catch up

December 17, 2016
Afternoon

Quick catch up session.

Parallel Grip Chin - ratcheting ladder pyramid thing
BW x 1/2/3/2/3/4/3/4/5/2/3/4/1/2/3 - 42r

TB Shrug w/FG
210 x 20

Friday, December 16, 2016

Lower Assistance

December 16, 2016
Afternoon


BWTG Hex Deads - low handle
120 x 3 x 3r
210/300/350 x 2
390/440/480/530 x 1
390 x 3 x 5r

Leg Extensions
100 x 5
2 up, 1 5s neg 75 x 3 x 10/5r

Leg Curls
75 x 3 x 8r

I'll do some back work and grip tomorrow.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bench

December 15, 2016
Afternoon

Moar bench.

Bench Press
WU to 275 x 10 x 3r

45' DB Bench Press - short rest
60e x 16, 10

SS
Band Extensions LT x 40, 30, 30, 30
Seated Conc Curl 40e x 4 x 6r

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Catch-up

December 14, 2016
Afternoon

Catching up on a couple of exercises I didn't do yesterday.

45' Bench DB Row 60e x 4 x 10r

Standing Band Crunches XH x 4 x 12r

Maybe some sushi for supper.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Squats and Pulls

December 13, 2016
Before Supper

Guts are a little... loose. Cut it off during the deadlift warmups as they were just feeling way to heavy and slow.

Squat - put on TK sleeves
WU to 435 x 3 x 3r

Deadlift
WU to 455 x 1 - just felt crappy so I called it here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bench

December 12, 2016
Afternoon

Meh day. Going to switch it up again to a Ditillo/Hepburn type program. I'll run it up like this until I stall then go back to a wave type program. Man I've lost a lot of pressing strength this year. Did a bunch of reviewing past press days. One thing though is ladders worked in the short term to help me get some quick recovered gains. My worst press day this year was Nov 2 when I stalled at 295 and only managed 260 for a triple. Basically 50# off from January although I'm 45# or so lighter now as well.

Bench Press
WU to 285 x 1/2/3/2
295 x 10 x 1r
Add SS
295 x 4, 5

SS
EZ FG Curl 95 x 4 x 6r
Ring Face Pull BW x 4 x 10r

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lower Accessories

December 9, 2016
Before Supper

Hip Belt Squat
WU to 3.5p x 10/10/10/10/15

Neutral Grip Chins
+25 x 3 x 1/2

Strict Reverse Hyper 90 x 3 x 12r

T-Bar Row 3p x 3 x 15r

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Bench

December 8, 2016
Before Supper

Bench Press
WU to 285 x 1/2/3/1/2/3/1/2/2

2BD Press
225 x 10, 9, 8

SS
Band Extensions Avr x 3 x 25r
Band Curls Avr x 3 x 25r

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Squat & Pull

December 6, 2016
Before Supper

Guts felt great today right up until the last warmup set on squats. That's about par.

Squat
WU to 425 x 3 x 3r

Deadlift
WU to 465 x 3 x 3r

SS
45' Bench DB Row
55e x 3 x 15r

Standing Band Crunch
XH x 3 x 15r

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bench

December 5, 2016
Before Supper

Guts are still wrecked so I figured it'd be better to flip my bench and squat days. I was planning on doing this anyways so I'm not benching with a low back pump anyways.

Bench Press
WU to 285 x 1/2/3/1/2/2/1/2/2

Dozer Unilateral Raise
50e x 2 x 8r

Ring Face Pull
BW x 2 x 8r

EZ FG Curl
90 x 4 x 6r

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bench

December 2, 2016
Morning

4th day of having this stomach flu. Not fun.

Bench Press
WU to 285 x 3 x 1/2r

Spoto Press
255 x 4 - too much effort for a first set
245 x 4 x 4r

Cable Ext (uh/uh/oh/oh - lol)
65 x 25, 20, 20, 20

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lower Assistance

December 1, 2016
Before Supper

Guts have been woogy the last 3 or so days but I've been at less than 235# (234.6# today) for the last 2 at least. Hopefully I can keep up the training without losing a bunch more strength but I'm definitely in the home stretch to hit 230# by Xmas.

SS
Hip Belt Squat
1p x 3 x 8r
2p/3p x 5
3.5p x 5, 8, 8, 8, 8

Neutral Grip Chins
BW x 1/2/3/2/3/4/1/2/3

SS
Strict Reverse Hyper - pauses and holds
90 x 3 x 8r

Strict Meadows Rows - pauses and holds
1p x 3 x 10r

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bench

November 29, 2016
Afternoon

Another crack at the 280 and it went good. Groove felt nice and smooth today on every rep. Leaving out the Sunday benching and truncating the last two bench sessions has helped me to recover.

I also warmed up with my old grip (ring finger on the rings) and man did it feel wide now. As soon as I crested 225 it was beginning to make my shoulder niggly in the same spot as earlier this year so I returned to my narrower grip. Much better.

Bench
WU to 280 x 3 x 1/2/3r ladders

Unilateral Dozer Side Raises - Paused top and bottom
45e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raises
45e x 2 x 12r

EZ FG Curls
85 x 4 x 6r

Monday, November 28, 2016

Squat and Deads

November 26, 2016
Before Supper

Really dozy today. Probably the lack of calories in the home stretch. Tweaking the programming a tad as well. I'm going to do my squat and deads on the same day to give my low back more time to recover. My second "lower" day will be more assistance stuff; hip belt squats, swings, rows, etc.

Squat
WU to 415 x 3 x 3r

Deadlift
WU to 455 x 3 x 3r

SS
45' Bench DB Row 55e x 3 x 12r
Standing Band Crunch x 3 x 12r

Friday, November 25, 2016

Bench

November 25, 2016
Afternoon

Feeling beat up from yesterday and my triceps still a bit DOMSy. I think I'll cut back the benching to 2 days a week now.

Bench Press
WU to 280 x 2 x 1/2/3, 1/2/2

Good enough. Down 2# this week too which can't help my recovery.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Deads

November 24, 2016
Before Supper

Deadlift
WU to 445 x 3 x 3r

Muscle Clean - with the power bar
135 x 2 x 5r
165 x 3 x 3r

PB Swing 165 x 3 x 8r

Chins BW x 3 x 1/2/3r - I'll start ratcheting next week

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bench and Gold Bar

November 22, 2016
Afternoon

Wasn't sure how benching was going to go. Triceps have major DOMS today from Sunday's workout. Too cooked. Just did a minimal amount of benching.

I also brought out the gold bar grip top for the second time. Worked up to find my max for training. Right I got up to a 2-3" hop with 65.9# and the last completed lift with the left was at 55.9# but I didn't pursue it up to a true max.

Bench Press
WU to 280 x 1, 5 x 2r

GT Gold Bar
30.8 x 2 x 5r
40.9 x 3
50.8/55.9 x 1
60.8 x 1/0
R 65.9 x 2-3" hop
R 63.3 x 1
R/L 45.8 x 3 x 4r, 14/10

Monday, November 21, 2016

Squat and Back Gripping

November 21, 2016
Before Supper

Feeling better today so I decided to throw in some light gripping again. Back's feeling better but I'm not going to push it. Seems it's usually volume that gets the hate on and I know I can progress without a ton of reps.

Squat
WU to 405 x 3 x 3r

Pause Squat 3ct
335 x 3 x 3r

SS
GHR BW x 3 x 10r
45' Bench DB Row 55e x 3 x 10r

SS
Standing Band Crunch EX x 4 x 10r
Seated Conc Curl 40e x 4 x 6r

Grip Stuff
V1 Parallel Set
WU to L10 x 3 x 3r

2.5" Crusher
100 x 3 x 10r

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bench

November 20, 2016
Before Supper

More benching. Took an antihistamine earlier. Little sleepy.

Bench Press
WU to 280 x 1/2/3/1/2/2/1/2/2

Rolling DB Skullcrushers 45e x 5 x 15r

Cable Ext (UH/UH/OH/OH) 65 x 4 x 20r

Friday, November 18, 2016

Bench

November 18, 2016
Afternoon

8 bench sessions in 17 days and feeling good. Confidence is coming back as well as my ability to stay tight.

Brach is feeling better with the break from direct grip training and leaving the hammer curls and upright rows alone.

Bench Press WU to 275 x 3 x 1/2/3r

Unilateral Side Raise 45e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raise 45e x 2 x 10r

Face Pulls 100r

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pulls

November 17, 2016
Afternoon

Week 1 of ramping up with some Sullivan progression. Back is niggly until I get pulling yet. Didn't do any "rep work" volume. Still really focusing on form.

Deadlift
WU to 435 x 3 x 3r

PB Swings 165 x 3 x 5r

Chins
BW x 5
+18 x 2, 1, 2, 1

Seated Concentration Curls - braic still killing me but these felt good
30/35 x 6r
40e x 6/5, 6/5, 6/5

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bench

November 15, 2016
Before Supper

Just did my primary exercise to give myself a bit more "overall" recovery. I also auto-racked after my second rep in the last set. I'm not sure why but I didn't even notice until after I'd already done it. Oh well, good place to stop. Reps were still nice and crisp but it might not hurt to slow down my progression a bit to keep the future peak higher. These ladders are working well if even just to get me to repeat the set-up, first rep, etc. since not really benching for 6 months or so.

Bench Press
WU to 275 x 2 x 1/2/3r, 1/2/2r

Monday, November 14, 2016

Squat

November 14, 2016
Noonish

Feeling beat up for some reason.

Squat
WU to 395 x 3 x 3r

Pause Squat - 3s - low back not feeling great so I'm doing these instead of rep work
325 x 3 x 3r

SS
45' Incline Bench Row 50e x 15, 15, 12
Standing Band Crunch XS x 3 x 15r

Cable Curl 60 x 2 x 10r

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Bench

November 13, 2016
Noonish

Anniversary so getting my lifting out of the way to go get some Chinese food :D I also tried super-setting barbell rows with the bench (same weight and reps) and didn't care for it. Only did a couple of sets at the working weight.

Bench Press
WU to 270 x 3 x 1/2/3r ladder

Rolling DB Tricep Ext 45e x 4 x 12r, 10

Cable Extensions (UH,UH,OH,OH) 60 x 4 x 25r

Friday, November 11, 2016

Bench

November 11, 2016
Afternoon


Elliptical

Bench Press
WU to 265 x 3 x 1/2/3r

Upright Row 95 x 3 x 8r

Unilateral Side Raise 40e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raise 40e x 2 x 12r

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Deads Technique

November 10, 2016
Before Supper

Deads technique day. Low back is still a little off so I cut the accessories and I think I've still got some mild flu symptoms from the shot the other day.

Elliptical for 30 minutes. HR 105-110. First time using it in years.

Deadlift
WU to 405 x 5 x 3r

Block Pulls 405 x 3 - called the low back stuff here

Chins BW x 5 x 6r

Seated Hammer Curl 45e x 3, 6, 10, 10 - bit to warm up my right braich

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bench & Pinch

November 8, 2016
Afternoon

4th bench day in a week. Looking forward to a couple days of relax. Feeling beat up in my back and ribs. I was wondering why training wise then I remembered I got my flu shot yesterday so I'll point my finger there.

Bench Press Ladder
WU to 260 x 3 x 1/2/3r

DB Flies 55e x 3 x 8r

Euro Picks - feeling beat up so I kept it reasonable
108 x 3 x 3r
138 x 3
158 x 8 x 3r

DH Shallow Hub - should've clipped my nails
29.7 x 3 x 5r

Monday, November 7, 2016

D1 Sully Squats

November 7, 2016
Before Supper

Day 1 of going back to the Sullivan programming. Bodyweight has also stalled for a couple of weeks and I noticed I needed to reset my BMR caloric needs. Should start dropping weight good again.

Squat
WU to 385 x 3 x 3r
315 x 10

45' Bench DB Rows 45e x 3 x 12r

45' Back Ext BW x 3 x 10r

Grippers to 5 x 1r

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bench Ladders

November 6, 2016
Evening

Day 2 of the ladders. Felt nice and crisp. Picked up the gap in my dumbbell collection today as well. Wait and the right prices come along. Also had some tasty Chinese food from my old favourite place. 1st time in at least 6 years and it didn't disappoint.

Bench Press
WU to 255 x 3 x 1/2/3r - 1s pauses

DB Skullcrushers 45e x 10, 10, 10, 10, 8

Cable Extensions
Underhand 60 x 25, 20
Overhand 60 x 20, 20

Friday, November 4, 2016

Bench - Ladder Start

November 4, 2016
Afternoon

Start of the Shaf ladders for benching. Right now I'm planning on running it on Tuesdays and Fridays alternating shoulders and tricep accessory work. If I goes well I may throw in work on Sundays too.

Bench Press
WU to 250 x 3 x 1/2/3r

Unilateral Side Raise 40e x 2 x 8r

Rear Raise 40e x 2 x 8r

Decided to start working with David Horne's Gold Bar Grip Topz attachment. Feels like a good palm pinch. I think I'll be able to put up some decent numbers in the 105's with some more training.

GT Gold Bar
31 x 3 x 5r
41 x 3
46 x 3 x 2/3/4r

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Front Squats

November 3, 2016
Afternoon

Going to start throwing in some ladders starting today. I'm thinking of 2x per week benching working up to 4 ladders a session after a few weeks, squat 1x per week either with ladders or Sullivan's stuff, and alternate deadlifting and front squatting every week using ladders.

Starting low on weight and assistance stuff. Low back is bugging me and my guts are terrible today. Hoping that this'll make me feel fresher all in all.

Front Squat
WU to 225 x 3 x 1/2/3r

GHR 2 x 8r

Ring Row 2 x 15r

Ab Wheel 2 x 10r

Thumbs and forearms still cooked from yesterday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bench Derp and Pinch

November 2, 2016
Afternoon

Bench derp. Come to the conclusion through getting significantly weaker and weaker on bench as the weeks go by that I need to go back to greater frequency and some heavier workloads. This last stint has freaking sucked balls. Weight loss hasn't been that severe in the past month but I've already gone from a weak 265 x 4 x 4 to 260 x 3 max today. Crap numbers to start with and this programming isn't helping (started after Sep 27).

Back to some of my old stuff.

Bench Press
WU to 260 x 4 x 2r, 3
275 x 1
295 x f - see! Freaking sucking!

Called it there. Frustrated.

Euro Wrist Curls 58 x 3 x 8r

Euro Picks
108/138/158 x 3
168/178 x 1
188 x 5 x 2r - 158 x 6

Monday, October 31, 2016

Deads

October 31, 2016
Afternoon

Deads technique practice.

Deads WU to 400 x 5 x 3r

Block Pull 460 x 3 x 3r

Pull Through 150 x 3 x 10r

Chins BW x 6, 6, 6, 5, 5

Seated Hammer Curl w/FG 40e x 6, 6, 10, 10 - took a bit to warm up my right braich. Very ouchy to start.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Press Assistance

October 28, 2016
Afternoon

Press Assistance and light pinch. Still healing the tears. I'll begin hitting it hard again next Wednesday.

45' DB Press
WU to 55e x 30, 23

Rolling Tricep Ext 40e x 20, 17

Cable Tricep Ext Supinated 60 x 2 x 20r

Cable Tricep Ext Pronated 60 x 2 x 20r

Pullaparts x 3 x 35r

Saxon 2HP 155 x 5 x 3r

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Squat & Grippers

October 26, 2016
Afternoon

Squat and gripper session. Picked up Marty's urn today. Little off.

Squat WU to 395 x 4 x 2r, 5

Reverse Hyper 200 x 5 x 10r

DB Row 45' Bench 40e x 20, 17, 15

DB Shrug 45' Bench 75e x 3 x 15r

Calf Raises 1 x 50r

MMS Grippers
WU
R - GHP6(138) x 5 x 1r, GNC200(116) x 5 x 3r
L - GHP6(138) x F, IM2.5(130) x 4 x 1r, IM2(108) x 5 x 3r

Monday, October 24, 2016

Bench

Still weak as hell on bench but I noticed today I've been sick for about 3.5 weeks. Basically the amount of time of the huge dip.

Anyways we held our first sanctioned grip comp out here on Saturday. Finally got my 200# 2HP and it was pretty easy. Sure I'm sitting at 215-220 right now.

My numbers:
1.5" Block-set Gripper GHP6 x 1r - meh. Wanted to get the 7 but I haven't been too snappy this past week or so with the passing of Marty.

2HP Euro - 201.57# - PR

2" V-Bar 193.86# - 10-15# low. Didn't train for it though. Figured I'd do good enough to be in the pack.

IM Hub - 60.17# Never did this in comp before so a comp PR. I think I've pushed around 70# with this back when I trained it.

Grip Topz 1/2 Penny - 24.25# Very tough lift for all of us. This was my second time playing with it. Definitely a strength/technique gap with this key pinch. It'll be up in future comps for sure.

October 24, 2016
Before Supper

Bench Press
WU to 255 x 4 x 2r, 4

CG Floor Press 155 x 2 x 15r

Side Raises 35e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raises 35e x 2 x 12r


Thumb web is sliced from the weekend so I left the euro alone but wanted to get in some light work.

Climber 1H Pinch 62 x 3 x 5r

Slow Rep 2H Pony Pinches 1 x 50r

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pulls

October 20, 2016
Afternoon

Pull technique and some light grip in prep for Saturday's comp.

Deadlift
WU to 395 x 5 x 3r

Block Pull 455 x 3 x 3r

Pull Through 100 x 3 x 15r first time with these in years. Didn't need to be too heavy to walk away with a good pump.

Chin BW x 5 x 5r

Hammer Curl 40e x 2 x 12r

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Press

October 18, 2016
Afternoon

Press Assistance. Light pinch.

45' Incline DB Press
WU to 55e x 30, 19

Rolling Tricep Ext 40e x 20, 15

Underhand Cable Ext 55 x 2 x 25r

Overhand Cable Ext 55 x 2 x 25r

Pullaparts x 3 x 35r

Euro Round the Worlds

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Squat and Grippers

October 16, 2016
Afternoon

Grippers really sucked. Weight loss (141# last 2 days), fried nerves, off day, or crappy cycle.

Squat
WU to 390 x 4 x 2r, 5

Reverse Hyper 180 x 5 x 10r

45' Bench DB Row 40e x 17, 15, 15

45' Bench DB Shrug 65e x 3 x 20r

Calf Raises 1 x 50r

Grippers

One Hand BB Deadlifts

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bench and Pinch

October 14, 2016
After Lunch

Bad emotional day but I need to do things to keep my mind off of the loss of my pup. He's been my best friend for almost 14 years and passed away on my chest this morning.

Down to 243# this morning. Almost 35# since I started.

Bench Press
WU to 250 x 4 x 2r, 5

CG Floor Press 145 x 2 x 15r

Side Raises 30e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raises 35e x 2 x 8r

Euro Wrist Curl 58 x 3 x 8r

Euro Picks
108/138/158 x 3
168/178 x 1
183 x 3, 3, 3, 5 - 153 x 10
Last heavy pinch workout prior to next week's comp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgxRnQaVsN0

Monday, October 10, 2016

Press Assistance

October 10, 2016
Noonish

Press assistance. Day 1, 5th set stuff. Finding working weights with these higher reps.

DB 45' Incline Press
25e x 2 x 10r
40e x 10
65e x 15, 12
55e x 14 - I'll use this next time. Want to be in the 25-35 rep range.

Rolling DB Ext 40e x 12, 15

Cable Underhand Ext 50 x 2 x 25r

Cable Overhand Ext 50 x 2 x 25r

Pullaparts x 3 x 30r

Friday, October 7, 2016

Squat

October 7, 2016
Before Supper

Day 1 Squat of the 5th set stuff. 2nd day on gripper peaking stuff. Still sick, hacking, and sweating my guts out.

Squat
WU to 385 x 4 x 2r,

Reverse Hyper 180 x 4 x 10r

DB Row 45' Bench 40e x 3 x 15r

DB Shrug 45' Bench 40e x 3 x 20r

One Leg Calf Raise BW x 5 x 10r nonstop


Grip
Daily Gripper Stuff

OH Guillotine ISO's
100/125/150 x 10s

OH Guillotine Severe Negs
175 x 5 x 1r

Adj TB
180.3/222.6 x 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJK8F8TIYGs

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bench & Pinch

October 5, 2016
Before Supper

Day 1 of 5th set. Still sick. Tomorrow I'll start ramping up the grip for some supercompensation hopefully.

Bench Press - felt good. Still weak as hell though
WU to 245 x 2, 2, 2, 2, 6

CG Floor Press 135 x 2 x 15r

Side Raises 30e x 2 x 10r

Rear Raises 30e x

Grip
Euro Wrist Curl 58 x 3 x 8r

Euro 2HP
108/138/158 x 3
168 x 1
178 x 3, 3, 4, 6 - 30s - 148 x 7

GT Half-Penny
19.3 x 2 x 5r
21.8/24.2 x 3
29.2/26.7 x 1/0

GT Hub
30.1/35/40 x 1
42.4 x 2 x 0/1r


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiNjULqzweo&sns=em

Friday, September 30, 2016

B1 Pulls

September 30, 2016
Before Supper

Block 1 pulls. Well I've been getting progressively sicker over the past couple of days. Just tried to get moving a bit but everything was feeling heavy.

DO Deads
135 x 3 x 4r
225 x 3
315 x 2
365/405/455 x 1

4" Block Pulls 495 x 2 x 5r

Euro 1HP 58 x 5 x 5r

Euro KB Sup. 4s Holds x 2 x 1r

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

W5 Bench

September 27, 2016
Before Supper

W5 Bench. Damn this sucks. Fighting with weight that I was doing sets of Spoto presses of 8-10 reps just a few months ago...

Bench Press
WU
265 x 4, 3+1, 4, 4

Slingshot 265 x 9, 7

Low Cable Row 220 x 4 x 10r

Band Extensions x 150r (sets of 15-35)

Speed Gripper #1 x 5 x 3r

DB Rock 40e x 1 x 50r

Monday, September 26, 2016

B3 Squat

September 26, 2016
Before Supper

Block 3 squat.

Front Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135/185/225 x 3
275 x 2
235 x 5, 5, 5, 4 - failed at the 5th. Very weak at these at the moment.

GHR x 3 x 10r

BB Shrug 405 x 3 x 8r

Band Hammer Curls x 100r


Grip

Euro Wrist Curl 58 x 3 x 8r

Euro 2HP
108/138/158 x 3
168 x 1
173 x 4, 4, 7 - 30s - 143 x 10

Blob 40# x 1 x 10r

Blob Neg 45# x 2 x 1r

Grip Topz Stub
29.4/34.4 x 1, 39.4 x f

GT Half Penny
29.4 x f
14.2/19.2 x 1
24.2 x 3 x 1r

Left is substantially stronger for the Grip Topz

TTK Negs 20 x 3 x 1r

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQDd7MJNGYY

Saturday, September 24, 2016

W5 Press

September 23, 2016
Before Supper

Week 5 press. 

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 3
165/185/205 x 1
215 x 2 x F - whadda fhaak! Staaahhhp!!!

September 24, 2016
Before Supper

Redux

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95/135/165 x 3
185/205 x 2
215 x 4 x 1r, 3

Klokov Press 135 x 3 x 6r

Reverse Grip BB Row 185 x 5 x 10r - supination is the tough thing

Band Pressdowns x 100r

Grippers

Thursday, September 22, 2016

B2 Pulls

September 22, 2016
Before Supper

Block 2 deads. Ashman. Starting low for a good ramp up. 

BWTG Trapbar Deads - low handle
130 x 3 x 4r
220 x 3
310 x 2
360 x 3 x 6r

Front Squat to Box
WU to 225 x 3 x 8r

TB Shrug 225 x 3 x 12r

Chin - to niggly. I'll use my back lots tomorrow for overhead pressing too. 

Band Curl x 100r

Grip Stuff

Climber Pinch
WU to 149.5 x 3, 3, 3, 7 - 30s - 124.5 x 10

IM Hub 49 x 3 x 3r

TTK Negs 15 x 1, 20 x 3 x 1r


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

W4 Bench

September 20, 2016
Before Supper

Week 4 bench. Down to 248 and change this morning. Skinny-Minnie. 

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135/185/225 x 3
255 x 4 x 5r

Slingshot
315 x 3
335/355 x 1

Dip +25 x 3 x 8r

Low Cable Row 200 x 3 x 15r


Grip
Gripper speed work/recovery IM1 x 5 x 3r

Climber Wrist Curls 12.5 x 20, 25 x 3 x 15r

DB Rotations 25 x 100r

Monday, September 19, 2016

B1 Squat

September 19, 2016
Afternoon 

B1 squat, Ashman stuff. Next time either have to drop the weight, improve on my rests, reps or both. Ego check. 

Squat - 90s rests, last set was more like 120s
45 x 4 x 5r
135 x 5
185/225 x 3
275 x 10, 8, 8 - sweaty 

GHR 4 x 8r

DB Shrug 1s Pauses 105e x 3 x 10r

NG Chin Triple RP x  9, 11, 9

Band Hammer Curl x Bunch

Sunday, September 18, 2016

W4 Squat -Nope

September 18, 2016
Before Supper

Week 4 squat. Not having a good training day. Not nourished properly and we babysat the Grandgoober last night and today. I think he's slept for about 2 hours in that time. 

Got going but everything was feeling heavy so I did a deload rep/weight scheme on the 2HP (Jay had the grip seminar, grip together yesterday) and couldn't be bothered with more than a couple squat sets. I'll try again tomorrow. 

Squat
Up to 425 x 3 x 2r

2HP to 158 x 3 x 3r

Friday, September 16, 2016

W3 Press

September 16, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3 press

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 3
165 x 2
185 x 1
205 x 3, 3, 3, 3, 7

Klokov Press
105 x 10, 10, 10, 9

BB French Press
105 x 10, 10, 10, 9

Reverse BB Curl
105 x 3 x 5r

Grippers

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

W3 Grip

September 14, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3

2HP Wrist Curls 58 x 3 x 5r

Euro 2HP
108/138/158 x 3r
173 x 4 x 3r 30s Rest 123 x 15r

Sumo DO Axle
123/213 x 5
263 x 1
303 x 6.5 within 60s

Finger walk 6# sledge

Sunday, September 11, 2016

W3 Bench

September 11, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3 bench. Feeling better and starting to get my groove back.

Bench Press - 24"
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
245 x 1
265 x 5 x 3r

Slingshot
315 x 3, 335 x 1, 355 x 1

Dip x 12, 10, 10

Neutral Chin w/FG RP'd x 3-3-2, 3-3-2, 3-2-2


Grip

Grippers

Baby Inch Picks

40# Blob Picks

DO 6" gr8

Friday, September 9, 2016

W3 Squat

September 9, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3 squat

Camber Front Squat - way tougher
85 x 2 x 2r
135/185/225 x 2
275 x 2 x 1r

Camber Squat
275 x 2
325 x 5 x 6r

Sumo DO Axle SLDL
123/213/263/303 x 5r
Easy peasy. Had a few more not bad reps with this and the 2HP so moving in the right direction. About a 7 to 7.5.


Grip
2HP Wrist Curl 58 x 3 x 8r

2HP Euro
108/138/158 x 3
168 x 3, 3, 3, 5 - 30s dropset to 118 x 15

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

W2 Press

September 7, 2016
Afternoon

Week 2 press

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 3
165/185 x 2
195 x 5 x 5r

Klokov Press 95 x 5 x 10r (may have did 6 sets)

Standing BB French Press 95 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 8

BB Curls 95 x 3 x 8r

Grippers

Sunday, September 4, 2016

W2 Deads

September 4, 2016
Morning and Afternoon

Week 2 deads. Figured I'd cycle in some axle deads as long as I'm within 15% of my regular pulls.

Morning

Axle Deads
123 x 3 x 3r
213 x 3
303/353/393/443/463/483/503 x 1 - started to slow down so I stopped here
413 x 5 x 3r

Afternoon

Band GM's 1 x 30r

Paused Axle Rows 173 x 1 x 20r

Started with grippers but tweaked a tendon during the warm-ups so I'll give it a go in another couple of days.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

W2 Bench

September 1, 2016
Before Supper

Week 2 bench. Big caloric deficit. Haven't really felt like eating much. Oh, and wicked DOMS from Tuesday's squats and GM's.

Bench Press - 24"
WU to 255 x 6 x 4r
Felt really weak to start but as I kept going muscle memory started to come back and the reps became much easier.

Slingshot
275 x 2
315 x 3
335/355 x 1

Superset
Dip 3 x 10r
Close Neutral Grip Chin w/FG 3 x 7r (RP)

Pullaparts 100r

Grip
1HP w/Euro at 54mm
58 x 3 x 5r
68 x 2 x 5r

Baby Inch Picks 5 x 1r

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

W2 Squats

August 30, 2016
Before Supper

Week 2 squats. Left wrist is really gimped for some reason but luckily I've got choices of equipment to do some work arounds. Today it's with the camber bar.

Camber Squat - little trickier coming out of the hole
85 x 3 x 4r
175 x 3
265 x 2
315/365 x 1
405 x 6 x 2r

Camber Speed Squats - too niggly on my back yet

Camber GM's 265 x 3 x 8r

Grip
1.5" Block Set
GHP6 x 2 x 1+n
IM2.5 x 2+VN, 2, 2, 2
Metal Strip Hold IM2.5 x 15s, 18s

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Press - New Cycle

August 27, 2016
Afternoon in the rain.

New press cycle.

Standing Press - brought my grip way in. ~1" off the smooth
45 x 3 x 8
135 x 5
165 x 3
185 x 5 x 5r

Klokov Press 95 x 10, 10, 8 - that ramped up quick!

Superset
CG Bench 135 x 10, 185 x 4 x 8r
CG Neutral Chin w/FG x 5 x 3r

Pullaparts x 100r

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pulls

August 25, 2016
Before Supper

Pulls. Did gripper negatives and overcrushes between all sets.

Deadlift - back is still off so I stayed at a relatively low weight for some singles
135 x 3 x 4r
225/315 x 2
365/405/455 x 1
495 x 5 x 1r

Paused DB Rows 125 x 3 x 10r

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Starting to Bench Again

August 23, 2016
Before supper

Bench press. February 12 was the last time I actually did "work" with the bench press due to my shoulder. By not benching and losing over 20 pounds of body weight since then I guess has taken a toll....

Time to start the work again.

Bench Press - playing with widths
21"
45 x 3 x 8r
135/185/225 x 5
255 x 3
265 x 4 - holy crap!
24"
255 x 5, 5, 4 - whaaa?
245 x 2 x 5r

Slingshot
245/275/315 x 2
335 x 1

Superset
Dip x 3 x 10r - RP last two sets
KB Row 90 x 3 x 10r

KTA

Saturday, August 20, 2016

W1 Squat

August 20, 2016
Noonish

Week 1 squat. Back is still a little niggly so I'm squatting to a box.

Week 2 of KTA firing up. Doing chin/pull-up variations between gripper sets for 10 sets. Taking some of the ideas from Pavels fighter pull-up program. Just adding more sets, more workdays, and non-lineal progression to the reps. Last 6 days I achieved 127 total reps. This week should be well north of 180.

Front Squat - box
45 x 3 x 5r
135 x 5
185/225/275/315 x 2

Squat - box
225 x 5
305 x 4 x 8r

Superset
GHR x 2 x 10r
Leg Ext 100 x 2 x 10r

Angle grip pull-ups
KTA Week 2

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Deload Press

August 17, 2016
Before Supper

Deload the press.

Standing Unilateral DB Strict Press
30e x 2 x 15r
55e/65e x 15

KTA

More pull-ups

Monday, August 15, 2016

W1 M/O Deadlift

August 15, 2016

Workout split to get stuff done today.

Noonish

Deadlift
135 x 4 x 3
225 x 2
315/365 x 1
385 x 4 x 4r
445 x 2 x 2r
385 x 8

GHR x 3 x 8r

Before Supper

More KTA
More pull-ups
KB Rows

Friday, August 12, 2016

W8 Dipping

August 12, 2016
Before Supper

Week 8 dipping. Done this cycle. Thinking about another 8 week run with overhead pressing as the primary focus and bench and dip as support.

Dip
BW x 4 x 3r
+30 x 3
+50 x 2
+70 x 4 x 1r, 2

Bench - Tried pinkies out to the rings
225 x 3 x 6r

NG Chins between sets
2 x 1r
8 x 3r
1 x 2r (28r)

12s Negatives 3 x 1r

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

W8 Squat

August 10, 2016
Before Supper

Week 8 squats. Back is a bit gimpy after wrestling with my niece and nephew then aggravating it with Monday's pressing. Today was supposed to be my squat peak week but I'll hold off until next week and just put some belt squats in.

Belt Squat w/landmine
1p x 4 x 5r
2/2.5/3/3.5p x 5
4p x 5 x 10r
Sweet, crippling pump. Good enough.

Monday, August 8, 2016

W7 Press

August 8, 2016
Before Supper

Week 7 press

BB Press - to a bit of a push press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135/165 x 3
185 x 2
205/215/225/235 x 1
245 x 2 x f - dangit
225 x f - fffff
Strict 185 x 5, 5, 5, 4

Upright Row - very strict 95 x 4 x 8r

BB Front Raise x 3 x 15r

Friday, August 5, 2016

W7 Deadlift

August 5, 2016
Before Supper

Week 7 deadlift.

Deadlift
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 2
315/405/455/495 x 1
525 x 5 x 1r

Pro Angle Neg Pull-ups x 6, 10, 8, 8, 12

T-Bar Row
1p/2p x 15
3p x 2 x 15r

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

W7 Dip/Bench

August 3, 2016
Before Supper

Week 7 dip & bench. No sleep last night as Marty was needing out about every 1.5-2 hours. 5:30 I decided to just stay up with the little guy.

Dip
BW x 4 x 3r
+30/50 x 2
+65 x 5 x 2r

Superset
CG Bench 235 x 7, 6, 5, 5, 5
Neg Angled Pro Chins x 5, 10, 8, 8, 10

Sunday, July 31, 2016

W7 Squat

July 31, 2016
Before Supper

Week 7 squat. Deload grip.

Front Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135/185 x 2
225/275/315 x 1

Superset 1
Back Squat
225 x 2 x 2r
315 x 1
370 x 6 x 4r

Pull-up Negs x 5, 9, 7, 7, 9

Superset 2
GHR (full RoM) x 3 x 5r

V2 Wasp w/1.5" Block 5ct x 3 x 5r

Thursday, July 28, 2016

W6 Press

July 28, 2016
Afternoon

Week 6 press. Light day for press and pinch.

Seated, Unsupported BB Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 3 x 8r, 10

Reverse Pull-ups x 4, 9, 6, 6, 8

Band Pressdowns Avr x 3 x 30r

Ring Rear Flies x 3 x 10r


Grip
Euro Wrist Curl x 3 x 5r

Euro Holds
107.2 x 10s
162.8 x 3 x 15s

45 Plate Hubbing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNAn4dx00r8

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

W6 Light Back

July 26, 2016
Before Supper

Week 6, light back. Second day of the negative pull-ups. Major DOMS from Sunday yet. Glad I'm giving these a try. Main reason the program isn't calling for concentric reps yet is I wouldn't get enough reps per set in to really hammer some strength building with this exercise.

Side note I'm a week into another cut and am down to 163.2# as of this morning and should be in the 150's by the end of the week. Not starving at all yet.

Also to note is that today the pull-ups weren't tweaking my shoulder or elbow. Brought my grip in about a hand width, slathered up in liniment, and did arm, elbow, and wrist rotations prior.

Negative Pull-ups x 3, 8, 6, 6, 8

Shrugs
315 x 10
405 x 3 x 15r

1.5" Block Set Grippers-3ct
R-GNC200/L-HG250 x 3 x 3r

Cut Gripper - 5ct
R-IM2/L-BBM x 3 x 1r

Sunday, July 24, 2016

W6 Dip/Bench

July 24, 2016
Before Supper

Week 6 bench/dip.

Dip
BW x 3 x 3r
+30 x 3
+45 x 4 x 3r, 5

CG Bench 235 x 5 x 6r

Pull-up Negs - Trying the 50 Pull-ups Program from the bottom
BW x 2, 7, 5, 5, 7



Grip Between Sets
Euro Wrist Curls x 3 x 5r

Euro Holds
107.2 x 10s
162.8 x 15s, 15s, 25s, 20s

IM Hub Holds
31 x 10s
41 x 20s
46 x 4 x 10s, 30s/23s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASwUsxzaXN8

Thursday, July 21, 2016

W6 Squat

July 21, 2016
Before Supper

Week 6 squat. So far squatting and such feeling pretty good spread out this way. Taking my 4 day cycle and just running it over a 3 day week so my regular 3 weeks is extended out to 4. So far progress is feeling pretty good like this.

Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
316/365/405/425 x 1
445 x 8 x 2r

Speed Squat 285 x 6 x 2r - 30s rests

GHR x 5 x 5r - arms up

Grip
1.5" Block Set w/3ct pauses
R - IM2.5 x 2 x 3r, GNC200 x 3 x 3r
L - HG250 x 5 x 3r

Light Set Practice - Closed them anyways
GHP6/GHP5 x 3 x 3r

2" V-Bar
112.5 x 3
160 x 5 x 3r
Pretending I have a neighbour downstairs and moving the weight really controlled and softly.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

W5 Pinch

July 20, 2016
Before Supper

Week 5 pinch. Light pinch workout.

Euro Wrist Curls w/pause
57.2 x 3 x 5r

Euro Holds
107.2 x 10s
157.8 x 3 x 10s

IM Hub Holds
31/41 x 10s
46 x 2 x 10s

Band Finger Extensions

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

W5 Press

July 19, 2016
Before Supper

Week 5 press
Pressing went good. I'll get pinchy tomorrow.

BB Press
45 x 3 x 10r
95 x 5
135 x 3
165 x 2
185/205 x 1
225 x 3 x 3r, 4

BB Upright Row 135 x 4 x 6r

45 Halo's x a bunch

1st set and the sloppiest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtyXpJQe2K0

Sunday, July 17, 2016

W5 Deads

July 17, 2016
Afternoon

Week 5 deads. Had a bout of stupidity and buggered up my plate math on my top singles for deads. I'll know better next time....

Deadlift - JS platform against green bands
145 x 3 x 3r
235 x 2 x 2r
325/375/415/465 x 1
515 x 2 x F
395 x 5 x 3r

DB Row 85e x 10, 10, 25

Cable Pullovers 100 x 3 x 10r


Grip Between Sets
1.5" Gripper Block Sets w/2ct IM2/HG250 x 3 x 2r

2" V-Bar 157.5 x 3 x 3r

TTK 10 x 3 x 8r

Climber Curl Ext 12.5 x 3 x 12r

Thursday, July 14, 2016

W5 Dip/Bench

July 14, 2016
Afternoon

Week 5 dip/bench. Still holding back and letting my shoulder heal.

Dip
BW x 3 x 3r
+30 x 4 x 3r, 7

CG Bench 235 x 4 x 5r, 6

Superset
DB Fly 55e x 2 x 12r
Ring Rows BW x 5 x 12r


Grip Between Sets
Euro 2HP
Wrist Curl Warm-up 57.2 x 3 x 5r
Holds
~107 x 10s
157.8 x 3 x 15s, 23s

IM Hub Holds
31 x 10s
41 x 4 x 15s, 35s/29s

2" Rafter Pinch Curls
22.5 x 3 x 5r

Pony Pinch Negs x 3 x 5r

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

W5 Squat

July 12, 2016
Before Supper

Week 5 squats.

Front Squat
45 x 5 x 3r
135/185/225/245/265 x 2

Squat
225 x 2 x 2r
315 x 1
345 x 6 x 4r

GHR x 2 x 10r - hands behind my head

Grip in between sets
1.5" Block 2ct IM2/HG250 x 5 x 2r

Heavy Set BBE 164# x 3 x 3r - right only. Left wrist wonky.

2" V-Bar
67.5/112.5 x 3
157.5 x 5 x 3r

Wrist Rocker 2.5 x 1 x F75 E50

Friday, July 8, 2016

W4 Press

July 8, 2016
Before Supper

Week 4 press. Happy with the pressing today. Should be good for a nice PR this summer.

Push Press
45 x 4 x 5r
95 x 5
135 x 3
165 x 2
185/205 x 1
215 x 5, 6, 4 - fun!

Upright Row 135 x 5 x 5r

Superset
BW Skullcrushers x 2 x 20r
Reverse Curl 45 x 2 x 20r

Grip Between Worksets

1.5" Block Set Grippers IM1.5 x 5 x 5r
Coin Holds IM1.5 x 2 x 1r

Was going to pinch my 45 bumpers for time. Apparently my hands were cooked as I barely made the farmers walk back to the garage with the buggers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJW1oyc1yiY

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

W4 Deads

July 6, 2016
Afternoon

Week 4 deads

Deficit Deads on a JS Platform Against Green Bands
145 x 5 x 3
235 x 2
325/375/415/465/495 x 1
445 x 5 x 1r

DB Row 100e x 10, 10, 15

Reverse Hyper 230 x 3 x 10r


Grip between sets
1-11/16" Block Set
GHP5 x 3/2, 2/1, 2/1
IM1.5 x 2 x 8r

Rip apart a mini-deck

IM Hub Deads
31 x 2 x 5r
36 x 5
41 x 2 x 5r


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xG9S3aPzYM

Saturday, July 2, 2016

W4 - Dip/Bench

July 2, 2016
Afternoon

Week 4 dip/bench

Dip
BW x 4 x 3r
+25 x 2
+45 x 1
+65 x 1, 1, 1, 1, 3

CG Bench - second bit of benching. Stopping before form can break.
WU to 225 x 8, 7, 7, 6, 6

Facepulls x 3 x 20r


Grip Between Sets
2.5" Crusher Lifts 105 x 5 x 6r
Deloaded Blob Lifts & 3s Holds -15 x 2 x 3r
Reverse FBBC SQ 1/4" x 6" x not enough

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

W4 Squat

June 29, 2016
Before Supper

Week 4 squat. Found out more about my apnea with my respirologist yesterday. Apparently I have non-obstructive apnea which means there's not a physical blockage to me breathing but my brain just saying "hey, let's stop breathing for a bit". Damn brain is trying to kill me! Well up for another supper of tests. CPAP won't help this type. In fact it'll make it worse. Causes (if I remember right) can be thyroid, heart, or liver. Anyways, hope to find a solution.

Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135/225 x 3
315 x 2
365/395 x 1
420 x 6 x 2r

Speed Squat 270 x 6 x 2r


Grip Between Sets
2.5" Crusher Lifts 105 x 5 x 5r

Deloaded Blob lifts w/3 sec holds -15 x 2 x 3r

Reverse FBBC 1/4" x 7" SQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjt0rzBAl0

Monday, June 27, 2016

W3 Press

June 27, 2016
Before Supper

W3 press

12" Log Press
90 x 3 x 8r
120 x 5
150 x 8, 8, 8, 11

Bradford Press - didn't feel right after warmups so I let it be and did some upright rows

Superset
Upright Row - paused 95 x 5 x 8r - feel awesome. Going to stop using an EZ bar
BW Skullcrushers x 20, 15, 15

12" Log Curls 90 x 9, 8, 8 - holy crap these give my frail twigs a pump

Saturday, June 25, 2016

W3 Back

June 25, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3 back. Deload, easy-ish back day.

Well for those that didn't see on FB I was diagnosed with apnea. Good thing is now I can get treated. Breathing would stop between 30-60 times an hour, heart rate going between 50 and 120, and my O2 level dipping to 80% at times.

BB Row - Strict, nipple line
145 x 3 x 5r
195 x 5
235 x 5 x 8r

BB Shrug
315 x 10
405 x 3 x 15r

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

W3 Bench(Dip)

June 22, 2016
Before Chili

Week 3 bench (dip)

Dip
BW x 4 x 3r
+25 x 2
+45 x 1
+60 x 5 x 2r - last rep assisted

CG Bench - 1st time in ages. Testing the shoulder
WU to 225 x 5 x 5r

DB Flies w/Manus 55e x 3 x 10r

Monday, June 20, 2016

W3 Squatting

June 20, 2016
Before Supper

Week 3

Front Squat
45 x 3 x 3r
135/185/225/235/245 x 2

Squat
225 x 2 x 2r
275 x 2
320 x 5 x 6r

Superset - company showed up so I had to stop
GHR x 1 x 15r
Ring Row x 15r

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

W2 Press

June 15, 2016
Afternoon

Week 2 press. Decided to bring out the 12" log. Couple years since pressing it so I've got a lot of technique to regain. My grip wasn't consistent. I need some tape on the handles as guides before next time.

12" Log Press
90 x 3 x 8r
140 x 3
170 x 2
190/210 x 1
220 x f - got ahead of me
190 x 5 x 2r

Bradford Press 135 x 10, 10, 8

BW Skullcrushers x 3 x 15r

12" Log Curls 90 x 3 x 8r

Monday, June 13, 2016

W2 Deads

June 13, 2016
Before supper

Week 2 deads.

Deadlift off a JS Platform w/green bands
145 x 3 x 3r
235 x 2
325/415/465/495 x 1
395 x 3 x 4r

DB Row 80e x 1 x 30r

Reverse Hyper 90 x 1 x 20r - I hate this squishing my tummy.

Friday, June 10, 2016

W2 Bench

June 10, 2016
Before Supper

Week 2 bench (dips)

Dip
BW x 3 x 3r
+25 x 2
+40 x 4 x 3r, 4

DB Flies w/Manus 50e x 3 x 15r

DB Skullcrusher 50e x 4 x 8r

Superset
Unstable Bench 25's x 2 x 20r
Facepulls x 2 x 20r

Thursday, June 9, 2016

W2 - Squat

June 9, 2016
Afternoon

Week 2 squat. Attempted this a couple of days ago and called it quits during my warmups at 315. Not much sleep at all. Last night I had a nice long stretch from 12:30 to 5:15. That made a huge difference. Be nice to get a solid 7-8 sometime soon.

This will be a good cycle to teach me to put some weight on my back again. Haven't used more than 75-80% since early this year.

Squat
45 x 3 x 3r
135/225 x 3
315 x 2
365 x 1
395 x 8 x 2r

Speed Squats - 30s Rests
245 x 6 x 2r

GHR x 10, 10, 10, 7

AB Wheel x left for tomorrow. May as well save the DOMS for a day off.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

W1 Press

June 4, 2016
Before Supper

Week 1 press. Second time getting outside this year.

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8
95 x 5
135/155 x 5
175/195/215/225/235 x 1
185 x 3 x 5r

Bradford Press 135 x 2 x 10r

BW Skullcrushers x 3 x 10r - 3rd notch on 1/2 rack

Friday, June 3, 2016

W1 Deads

June 3, 2016
Before Supper

Week 1 deads.

Deads on a JS Platform ~1-1/4" Deficit
145 x 2 x 3r
Add Green Bands
145 x 2 x 3r
235/325/375/415/465/485 x 1 - slow grind to lockout. Perfect!
435 x 5 x 1r

Superset
DB Row 100e x 3 x 10r
Reverse Hyper 180 x 3 x 10r

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

W1 - Bench?

June 1, 2016
Afternoon

Week 1, bench substituting. Still dipping to let my shoulder heal up. A little pre-workout massaging the delt with the car buffer helps immensely.

Dip
BW x 3 x 3r
*25 x 3, 3, 3, 3, 6 - stop at form break

DB Flies w/Manus Grips
50e x 3 x 12r

Pressdowns
115 x 4 x 8r - tough on the abs after using the wheel yesterday

Superset
Instability Bench 25's & MM x 3 x 15r
Facepulls M x 3 x 15r

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

W1 - Squats

May 31, 2016
Afternoon

Week 1 and squatting. Starting light and going to see if I can keep going for 3-4, 8 week cycles. Sleep is really a bitch. Marty had me up and out at 5:15am today.

Front Squat
45 x 3 x 4r
135/185 x 2
225 x 3 x 2r

Squat
225 x 3
275 x 2
295 x 4 x 8r

GHR
BW x 3 x 10r

Ab Wheel
BW x 3 x 10r

MMS Gripper
IM3 x 5 x 1r - righty

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A1 - Chest & Tri's

May 26, 2016
Morning

Block A, day 1, chest and triceps.

Dip - chin tucked
BW x 3 x 3r
1c x 3
2c x 5, 5, 5, 4+1 - lost balance

EZ Close Grip Bench
135 x 5
185 x 8, 8, 7+1 - shoulder tweak from moving the bar path up towards my head.

EZ Skullcrushers
90 x 5 x 10r

Plank x 3 x 60s

Monday, May 23, 2016

B3 - Legs & Shoulders

May 23, 2016
Afternoon

Block B, day 3, legs and shoulders. Back and knee are feeling better so it's time to start pushing the weight up on the squats. Still really tired. Get the apnea test machine on Thursday so I'll know better after that.

Bow Bar Squat
54 x 3 x 5r
144 x 3
234 x 2
284/294/304/314 x 8

SS w/FG & Manus Grips
One-legged Calf Raise +25 x 4 x 12r
Seated Arnold Press 50e x 4 x 10r

Upright Row 95 x 12, 12, 10 - form began to slip

Grip between sets
Cut IM2 5s Overcrush x 4 x 1r

Saturday, May 21, 2016

B2 - Back & Bi's

May 21, 2016
Early Evening

Block B, day 2, back and bi's.

BB Row
135 x 3 x 5r
185 x 5
235 x 3 x 8r

Ring Row
BW x 4 x 8r

Shrug
405 x 3 x 10r

Conc. Curl
35e x 5 x 9r - had to assist my left for a couple on the last set. Stay here for another cycle or two yet.

Blobbing between sets.

Friday, May 20, 2016

B1 - Chest & Tri's

May 20, 2016
Noonish

Block B, day 1, chest and triceps. Been guzzling Kaopectate all morning which can't be helping today's progress. Weight is still dropping steady though.

Dips - Chest x *1c x 9, 9, 7+1, 6+1

DB Flies 45e x 3 x 15r

Pressdowns 110 x 5 x 8r

Leaving the ab wheel alone today for obvious reasons.

A bunch of Baby Inch picks and holds between sets.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A3 - Legs & Shoulders

May 18, 2016
Noonish

Block A, day 3, legs and shoulders
Superset leg and shoulder sets.

Belt Squat w/Landmine - Red Loop (below parallel, 4" lower than previous)
90 x 2 x 5r
135 x 12, 12, 12, 15

GHR +25 held on chest x 4 x 8r


Unsupported Swiss Bar Seated BB Press
35 x 3 x 5r
85 x 5
115 x 8, 8, 8, 12

Bulldozer Laterals 35e x 3 x 12r

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A2 - Back & Bi's

May 17, 2016
Noonish

Block A, day 2, back and bi's. Not grampapping today so back into the basement. Marty was up at 5:00 so I'm pretty bagged going into this.

Deadlift
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315/365/405/435 x 1 - double overhand
465 x 12 x 1r - in 8:00 on the nose. Walked around between each rep so an average of one every 0:40 is pretty good.

V Handle Pulldowns 160 x 12, 12, 9 - should note that I'm doing everything super strict

T-Bar Rows 185 x 3 x 12r

Facepulls M x 3 x 18r

EZ Drag Curl 90 x 10, 10, 10, 10, 8

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A1 - Chest & Tri's

May 14, 2016
Afternoon

Block A, day 1, chest and triceps.

DB Bench 45e x 10 - Nope. Too niggly

Dip
BW x 8
BW +1c x 8, 8, 8, 7

EZ Close Grip Bench - feels good
125 x 10
175 x

EZ Skullcrushers
125 x 5 x 10r

Plank 3 x 60s

Thursday, May 12, 2016

B3 - Legs & Shoulders

May 12, 2016
Before Supper

Block B, day 3, legs and shoulders.

Sooo tired over the past while. Apnea test later this month and go get a check up next month. There's thyroid trouble in my family so that may explain a bunch too.

Bow Bar Squat - NNN
54 x 4 x 3r
143 x 3
234 x 2
284 x 4 x 9r - easy. Just tired.

Superset
One-legged Calf Raise BW x 4 x 12r
Seated Arnold Press 45e x 4 x 10r

EZ Upright Row 90 x 3 x 12r

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

B2 - Back & Bi's

May 10, 2016
Before Supper

Block B, day 2, back and bi's.

BB Row
135 x 3 x 5r
185 x 5
230 x 3 x 8r

Inverted Row BW x 4 x 12r

Shrug 365 x 3 x 10r

Conc. Curl 35e x 4 x 10r

Monday, May 9, 2016

B1 - Chest & Tri's

May 9, 2016
Before Supper

Block B, day 1, chest and triceps

Dip BW x 4 x 10r

DB Flies 45e x 3 x 12r

Pressdowns 100 x 5 x 10r

Ab Wheel BW x 3 x 8r

Saturday, May 7, 2016

AD3 - Legs & Shoulders

May 7, 2016
Evening

Block A, day 3, legs and shoulders. Supersetted leg and shoulder work.

Hip Belt Squat w/Landmine
90 x 5
135 x 4 x 15r - great pump!

GHR BW x 4 x 12r

Seated Swiss Bar Press - Unsupported
35 x 2 x 8r
85 x 5
105 x 4 x 10r

Bulldozer Laterals 25e x 3 x 12r

Friday, May 6, 2016

AD2 - Back

May 6, 2016
Before Supper

Block A, day 2, back. Back is getting really pumped with the lower weights.

Deadlift - DO up to and including 405
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 1
365 x 1
405 x 12 x 1r - alt grip. Rep every 30-40s

V Handle Pulldowns 155 x 3 x 12r

T-Bar Row 180 x 3 x 12r

Facepulls M x 3 x 15r

Superset Reverse and Reg Curls 2 x 10r each (40 total reps)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

AD1 - Chest & Tri's

May 4, 2016
Noon

Block A, day 1, chest and triceps. Shoulder still killing me. Lack of sleep catching up too. Very weak yet.

Reverse Grip Bench
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 4 x 8r

Dip BW x 10, 9, 8

Swiss Bar Skullcrushers 85 x 10, 10, 8, 9, 9

Planks BW x 3 x 45s

Monday, May 2, 2016

BD2 - Legs & Shoulders

May 2, 2016
Before Supper

Block B, day 3, legs and shoulders. Well there's a cycle. I think I'll like this. 6 days a week but each workout is an hour or less and there isn't any mentally spooky high weights. I've got a good idea now as far as poundages for the next week.

Bow Bar Squat - NNN
54 x 3 x 4r
144 x 3
234 x 2
284 x 4 x 8r

One-Legged Standing Calf Raise BW x 4 x 10r

Seated Arnold Press 40e x 4 x 10r

EZ Upright Row 85 x 3 x 12r

Sunday, May 1, 2016

BD2 - Back

May 1, 2016
Before Supper

Block B, day 2, back.

Strict BB Row
135 x 3 x 5r
185 x 3
225 x 3 x 8r

Inverted Row - DC style
BW x 4 x 10r

BB Shrug - strict
315 x 4 x 10r

Seated DB Concentration Curl
40e x 9, 8
35e x 9 - assisted last reps
30e x 9 - assisted last reps
I must be majorly braich dominant

Saturday, April 30, 2016

BD1 - Chest

April 30, 2016
Afternoon

Block B, day 1, chest. Tried to incline DB press during the warm-ups and it killed my shoulder so I tried flat and that worked.

DB Bench Press
40e x 3 x 8r
65e x 8
80e x 3 x 10r, 15

Band Crossover Avr x 3 x 13r

CG Bench Press
135 x 8
185 x 7
155 x 10, 9 - goddamn shoulder

Ab Wheel BW x 3 x 5r, 10 - haven't done these in many moons. Should be good for some ouches tomorrow.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

AD3 - Legs

April 28, 2016
Before Supper

Cycle A, day 3 legs. Man have I ever got a bad case of DOMS to coincide with my lazy April weakness. So far I'm really liking this split and being done each session in an hour or less.

Hip Belt Squat w/Landmine - note: I drive weight back to the fulcrum and not straight up.
90 x 12
135 x 12, 12, 12, 16

GHR BW x 12, 12, 10, 10

Seated SB Press w/o support
35 x 8
85 x 5
105 x 4 x 8r

Bulldozer Laterals 25e x 2 x 12r - enough. These really isolate the delt perfectly.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

AD2 - Back

April 27, 2016
Before Supper

Group A, day 2.

Deadlift - Conventional - DO until 455
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 2
315 x 1
365 x 1
405 x 1
455 x 12 x 1r - 30s rests. Complete within 5:30

V Pulldowns 150 x 3 x 12r

T-bar Rows 205 x 10, 180 x 2 x 12r

Facepulls MM x 15, M x 2 x 15r - dropped down to the mini to feel the exercise better

EZ Curl 85 x 3 x 10r - good enough to start off

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AD1 - Chest

April 26, 2016
Before Supper

Group A, day 1 bench. Going to give a power building 3 and 1 split a go for a bit and just work on some pump. Man am I ever weak after the past month of not doing bugger all. I'm thinking it's mainly my nerves that need to get sharpened up a bit. Huge dip though. Getting pretty weepy over Marty doesn't help much either. Collapsed at the vets yesterday and again today.

Tried to bench with a medium grip. Nope. Freaking killed my shoulder at 185.

MG Bench
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 3
RG
225 x 3
245 x 6, 7, 6
225 x 8

Dip BW x 8, 7, 6

SB Skullcrusher 85 x 10, 10, 7, 7, 7

Plank x 3 x 30s - this'll make tomorrow suck enough

Fhaak

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quick Feel-Good

April 20, 2016
Noon

Another workout just focusing on rehab and doing work that doesn't hurt.

Belt Squat w/Landmine - very deep
45 x 5
90 x 5
135 x 2 x 5r
160 x 5, 5, 7

SS
Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
W/ Slingshot 185 x 2 - still hurt

GHR BW x 3 x 10r

Jiggly Bench
25# plates suspended from MM x 3 x 20r

BB Row 185 x 3 x 15r

Saturday, April 16, 2016

D4B2 FG Press

April 16, 2016
Before Supper

D4B2 feel good pressing. Overhead pressing doesn't niggle my problem delt at all. May have to push focus there and maybe try the slingshot on the bench work.

Anyways did what I wanted today. Just a bit to "feel good".

8" Log Press
155 x 3 x 3r
175 x 2
195 x 4 x 6r

Incline Swiss Press
125 x 2 x 15r

BB Row
185 x 2 x 15r

Friday, April 15, 2016

D3B2 FG Deads

April 15, 2016
Before Supper

D3B2 feel good deads. Just working on feeling good and getting a sweat. Tried to do some hip belt squats the way Ironmind shows with both daisy chains and the barbell. I think I'm too parsnip shaped and the belt kept sliding down right over my ass. Got a wicked pump with the leg extensions instead.

Sumo Deads
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 2
365 x 1
405 x 3 x 6r

Fiddle with belt squats

Leg Extensions - Paused
100 x 4 x 15r

Good enough for today.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

D2B1 FG - Bench

April 13, 2016
Before supper

D2B1 feel good bench. Figured a 2 block bench would help my pissy shoulder. Nope. Tried an empty bar front raise and the pain was screaming. Time to get some blood in there.

2B Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3, 10, 10, 9 - shoulder

Plate Halo 45 x 2 x 20r

Bradford Press 95 x 3 x 12r

DB Row 100e x 4 x 10r

Seated DB French Press 80 x 2 x 12r

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

D1B1 - FG Squat

April 12, 2016
Afternoon

D1B1 feel good cycle squats. Took about a week off to try and reset. This cycle I'm going to try my damndest to play smart and not hurt myself and keep healing up.

SSB Squat - NNN
45 x 3 x 5r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 3 x 8r

Superset
GHR BW x 3 x 10r
DB Shrug 100e x 3 x 20r

V Pulldowns 150 x 2 x 10r - little tweak in left shoulder. In the spirit of feel good I stopped.

Ring Curl 3 x 10r

Monday, April 4, 2016

Some 20's Suckage

April 4, 2016
Noonish

Well taking a couple of weeks to reset. Up at my sisters place today watching the kids so no gym stuff. So for some stupid reason I remembered Rindo's 20's (I think Goody came up with them but I can't remember for sure).

Basically it's a circuit ladder until the reps are complete and try to beat your overall time. Start with 1 body weight squat followed by 20 push-ups. Rest as needed (if needed) and follow with 2 squats and 19 push-ups. Continue up with the squats until you get to 20 and drop the push-ups until you get to 1.

By the end you'll have done 210 squats and 210 push-ups.

The "pro's" are around the 10 minute mark. My fat ass did it in 50:13 today. Should be easy to beat haha!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

D2B2 - Bench

March 31, 2016
Noonish

D2B2 Bench. My body is freaking busting apart!!! First workset on bench and my left medial delt (which has been bugging me for a few months) gave me a good zap. Fhaak!!! Maybe just hit it again after a relax period.

Maybe some grip but body workouts until this time next week. Next Thursday and Friday I'll do very light (70% working weights and volumes) to keep my groove and begin another cycle after that.

Reverse Grip Bench
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 2
285 x 5....

YTWL's x 4 x 5r

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

D1B2 - Squat

March 30, 2016
Before Supper

D1B2 Squat. Changing up my technique to try what Max Aita was cuing on Supertraining; knees forward, weight midfoot, and trying the Oly shoes again.

Squat
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 2
365 x 5, 5, 3 - dammit! Bottom of the 3rd rep on the eccentric I felt a little twist to the right and whammy. Zapped that niggled spot on my right hip again.

I'll call 'er here. Maybe take a deload next week and hopefully come back better.


MMS Grippers
Warm-up
IM2.5(125#)
1 x 5r + 3sec o/c last rep
3 x 3r + 5sec o/c last rep

Mini-clicks
GHP5(112#) 1 x 35r

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Some Grip

March 27, 2016
Afternoon

First day working with my wrist wrench knock-off. Unaltered PVC and no chalk.

WW Deads - Plate Weight
25 x 2 x 5r
35/45/50/55 x 5
60 x 1+1h/4+1h
47.5 x 2 x 10r

Euro Sup Tips x 3 x 5r

Saturday, March 26, 2016

D4B1 - Press

March 26, 2016
Before Supper

D4B1 Press. 60 second rests for everything except grip.

Seated Arnold Press w/o support 45e x 12, 12, 10

Tempo DB Flies 4130 45e x 3 x 10r

Meadows Row 90e x 3 x 12r

Superset
YTWL's x 4, 5, 5
BW Skullcrushers BW x 20, 20, 10 - holy pumpage

DB Hammer Curl 65e x 3 x 10r

Do some grip tomorrow

Friday, March 25, 2016

D3B1 - Pulls

March 25, 2016
Before Supper

D3B1 Pulls.

Snatch Grip Deads
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 2
285 x 3 x 10r

Front Squat
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 2
185 x 4 x 5r - right hip bugged me a bit. Narrowed my stance to ~12" and seems to have helped. I'll keep it easy yet.

Seated KB Shrug 3s Pauses
2 x 24k ea x 3 x 15r - going to have a stiff neck tomorrow

Stiff-Armed Pulldowns
100 x 2 x 10r

MMS w/3s overcrush on 2nd reps
Warm-up
GHP5 x 5 x 2r - last set 15s/17s

Blob50 -15# x 4 x 3r, 5

Left is feeling a lot stronger grip wise with everything.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

D2B3 - Bench

March 23, 2016
Before Supper

D2B3 Bench. Got misgrooved on my bench. Easy to do when my ass is in the air to unrack the bar. Practice, practice, practice.

Simonize

Reverse Bench
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 2
295 x 1
315 x 1, 2
265 x 7

BB Row 240 x 3 x 10r

Shoulder Shocker 25/10e x 2 x 12r

Superset
EZ JM 35 x 8, 85 x 4 x 15r
2" Crusher 45 x 5, 90 x 3, 110 x 3 x 10r

TTK 10e x 3 x 6r - lift up the pinchy spot to ensure no cheating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swZj4Ohp7qo&sns=em

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

D1B3 Squat

March 22, 2016
Before Supper

D1B3 Squat. Still working on the rehabbing. Tweaked my rectus femoris near the hip on the 455 but other than that the bar felt light on my back. I'll continue the beltless and sleeveless route for maybe another cycle or two.

Simonize

Pin (11) Squats - NNN
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
275/315/365/405/455 x 1

GHR +10 x 3 x 10r

DO BB Shrug 315 x 2 x 10r - tough after grippers

WG Pulldowns 160 x 3 x 10r

EZ Curl - man my supination sucks
35 x 2 x 10r
85 x 5
105 x 3 x 10r

Grip Between Squat Sets
MMS Gripper
T x 3 x 10r
IM2.5(125) x 5/3
GHP5(112) x 6/4
IM1.5(91) x 8/6

Clicks
IM1.5(91) R50/20s, L53/20s
GHP5(112) x 21/25


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO5Vf3PzChE&sns=em

Sunday, March 20, 2016

D4B2 - Press

March 20, 2016
Afterward

D4B2 Press. Beautiful first day of spring. Yard clean-up and my first opportunity to do standing press work this year.

Standing Press
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 5
155 x 5
175 x 5
195 x 4 x 5r - felt easy enough

DB Tempo Flies 4130
45e x 3 x 8r

Meadows Row
90 x 3 x 8r

YTWL's x 4 x 3r - continuous circuit

Superset - minimal rests
Band Pressdowns Avr x 30, 25, 20
Hammer Curl w/FG 45e x 3 x 10r

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkKUIzSp4P8&sns=em

Friday, March 18, 2016

D3B2 - Pull

March 18, 2016
Before Supper

D3B2 pulls.

Sumo Deads
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 2
365 x 1
405 x 1
425 x 3 x 5r

Leg Extensions - paused
75 x 2 x 15r
100 x 2 x 15r

Seated KB Shrug - 3s Pauses
2 x 24k e x 3 x 10r

Stiff-Armed Pulldowns - elbows were niggley for chins and such
75 x 3 x 15r

Hammer Curl - I'll catch tomorrow


Grip Between Sets

Blob50 w/deloader
-15 x 4/3, 3/2, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3

Sledge Deads 8#
25" x 1/1, 1/1, 1/0
21" x 3 x 5r

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBv9JbTCo2A&sns=em

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

D2B1 - Bench

March 16, 2016
Before Supper

D2B1 Bench

Simoniz and stretch. Need to do something different. Not getting any better RoM.

Reverse Bench - reminder, keep index knuckle on Palm under the bar
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 5
235 x 3 x 11r

BB Row 235 x 3 x 10r

Shoulder Shocker 25/10's x 3 x 10r

DB Skullcrushers 45e x 3 x 15r

2" Crusher (plate weight) - Snook style. No wrist cocking. Wow I've dropped a lot with this lift.
90 x 5
115 x 8
106 x 2 x 10r

TTK 7.5e x 3 x 8r

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

C2D1B1 - Squat

March 15, 2016
Afternoon

Cycle 2 D1B1 Squat

Simoniz - need to keep using this. Makes everything feel better.

Squat - NNN
45 x 4 x 5r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3 x 10r - sucking wind. 90s rests.

GHR +10# x 3 x 8r

DO BB Shrug 315 x 3 x 10r - more of a grip thing

WG Pulldowns 155 x 3 x 12r - major lat pump

EZ Curl 95 x 3 x 12r

Monday, March 14, 2016

No Zazz

March 14, 2016
Before Supper

Supposed to be the start of another cycle. Feel foggy and out of it. I'll try again tomorrow.

Stretch shoulders

Front squat to 225 for a couple. Right hip bugging me.

MMS Grippers
Warm-up to:
IM2.5(125) x 2
IM2.5(130) x 2, 2, 1+A/A (too soon and bad sets)
MMS and Long Overcrush - 8-10 sec
IM2.5(130) x 2 x 1r

Saturday, March 12, 2016

D4B3 - Press

March 12, 2016
Before Supper

D4B3 Press. Still finding weights and working around my shoulder. 

Seated Paused BTN Press
45 x 5, 5, 20
95 x 5
135 x 3
165 x 3
185 x 2

Dip - nope. Shoulder

Tempo Flies 5151 40e x 10, 8, 

Pendulum Row 90 x 8, 15, 15

YTWL M x 3, 4, 5

Band Pressdowns Avr x 30, 20, 20, 20

A few Baby Inch pulls between sets

Friday, March 11, 2016

D3B3 - Deads

March 11, 2016
Late

D3B3 Deads. Feeling lazy. Playing video games into my regular workout time. 

Shoulder Stretch

Sumo Deads
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 2
315/365/405/455/495/545 x 1

Tried lunges but were real tweaky on my knees. 

KB Squat 2 x 24k x 4 x 10r

2x Average Band 3s Shrugs x 2 x 15r

Fat Guy Pull-ups w/Avr x 3 x 5r

DB Hammer Curls 55e x 2 x 15r

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

D2B2 - Bench

March 9, 2016
Afternoon

D2B2 bench. 

Stretch

Reverse Grip Bench
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 3 x 5r

BB Row - slow and controlled
235 x 4 x 8r

Shoulder Shocker
25/10 x 2 x 10r

DB Skullcrushers 
45e x 3 x 12r

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

D1B2 - Squat

March 8, 2016
Afternoon

D1B2 Squat. Sticking with some belt less stuff. Only threw 365 on the bar as I know it's good for at least 70% for doing some work. Still hitting all of my accessory stuff like a bb and working on the pump.

Sunday had a great griptogether up in Edmonton. Brought some goodies up and went through them similar to how we would in a contest as well as going through the rules and techniques for the events. With a blend of strongmen, HG athletes, armwrestlers, and powerlifters I think the 120+ weight class is going to be pretty stacked haha!

We went through grippers, Euro 2HP, axle deadlift, 2" crusher & RT, Napalm's Nightmare, Climbers Tips Tester, hub lift, and flat and key pinching with a 1/4" plate.

Stretch out shoulders

HB Squat - no belt or sleeves
45 x 5 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 2
315 x 2
365 x 3 x 4r

GHR BW x 4 x 10r

45' KB Shrugs 32k ea x 3 x 15r

WG Pulldowns 155 x 3 x 10r

EZ Curl 85 x 3 x 15r

Friday, March 4, 2016

D4B1 - Press

March 4, 2016
Before Supper

D4B1 press. Work on rehabbing my shoulder. BB day.

Stretching

Seated DB Arnold Press - slow & controlled
40e x 3 x 12r

Supersets
Dip BW x 3 x 10r
Ring Row BW x 3 x 10r - very low rings - ugly - next week try for all clean reps

YTWL's M x 5, 3, 3
Band Pressdowns Avr x 25, 20, 20

Thursday, March 3, 2016

D3B1 - Pulls

March 3, 2016
Before Supper

D3B1 Pulls.

Recumbent Bike 4.4km/15min

Snatch Grip Deads
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 2
275 x 3 x 10r

Step-ups
80 x 3 x 12r - sweaty

Snatch Shrugs
275 x 2 x 20r

NG Pulldowns
150 x 2 x 12r - started to tweak my left shoulder so I stopped.

Band Hammer Curls
MM x 3 x 25r - get some blood going and hopefully help at healing my shoulder.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

D2B3 - Bench

March 1, 2016
Afternoon 

D2B3 Bench. Wish I had someone to hand off for me on these reverse grip. I think I'd be capable of a lot more reps and weight. 

Reverse Grip Bench
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 2
295 x 3
315 x 1.5 - sooo close
265 x 7 - had 8+ but hit my safety chains

BB Row 225 x 3 x 12r
Unilateral Side Raises 30e x 10/2 - killed my left shoulder

Shoulder Shocker Circuit 25&10's x 2 x 8r
Forgot about this until today again. Probably the best rehab I've ever done for shoulders. I'll keep the weight here and just push the volume per session. 

DB Skullcrushers 
40e x 3 x 15r

Weighted Crunch
95 x 3 x 15r

295 Reverse Grip

315 Reverse Grip

Monday, February 29, 2016

D1B3 - Squat

February 29, 2016
Before Supper

D1B3 Squat. Felt good but don't want to crank on the squats too much yet as today is basically my first niggle free day in a while. I need to put in a serious effort to fix my wrist supination. Even the EZ bar is a painful stretch. 

Pin (11) Squat - no belt or sleeves 
45 x 5 x 3r
135 x 3
185 x 2
225 x 2
275 x 2
315 x 1
365 x 1
405 x 3
345 x 1 - meh. Going to take it easy yet

GHR BW x 3 x 12r
45' KB Shrug 24k ea x 3 x 20r

WG Pulldowns 150 x 3 x 12r

EZ Curl 85 x 3 x 10r - definitely my left bicep tendon through the shoulder that's hooped. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

D4B2 - Press

February 26, 2016
Afternoon

D4B2 Press.

Seated Pin (22) Press - push forward against rack
45 x 3 x 8r
95 x 6
135 x 3
155 x 3 x 6r

Superset
Dip BW x 3 x 8r
Ring Row BW x 3 x 8r

Face Pulls MM x 3 x 20r
Pressdowns Avr x 3 x 20r

Thursday, February 25, 2016

D3B2 - Pull

February 25, 2016
Afternoon

D3B2 Pulls.

Recumbent Bike 4.4km/15min

Sumo Deads
135 x 3 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 2
405 x 3 x 5r - pretty easy but it's the first time doing sumo in ages so may as well take it slow.

Step-ups
+80 x 8, 10, 15 - left is way better than the right. My upper right thigh is getting niggled same as what squats have been bugging me. Thigh, hip, low back. Probably need more unilateral work.

Snatch Shrug
225 x 2 x 20r

Chin Pulldowns
150 x 3 x 10r

EZ Reverse Curls
85 x 3 x 10r

Doing the nice and light bb style back work this week is sure pumping the hell out of it as well.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

D2B1 - Press

February 23, 2016
Afternoon 

D2B1 Press. Reverse gripping for the first time in ages to give my shoulder a break. 

Dislocates m x 2 x 15r

Reverse Grip Bench
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 8
185 x 5
225 x 3 x 12r

BB Row
225 x 3 x 10r

Seated BB Press - Unsupported 
45 x 2 x 8r
95 x 5
135 x 4 x 8r

DB Skullcrushers 
40e x 2 x 15r

Weighted Crunch
95 x 3 x 12r - these are going to cramp me up for a bit I think...

Monday, February 22, 2016

C1D1B1 ASS - Squat Day

February 22, 2016
Before Supper

Cycle 1, day 1, block 1 of the ASS program. Just going to do Ashman's system again for a while. Heal up and have fun.

Good sweat. Finding weight, reps, and pacing for this setup again.

Recumbent Bike 4.8km/15min

KB Squat - reg & goblet
BW x 3 x 3r
24k/32k/40.8k x 3
48k x 10
56k x 2 x 10r

GHR
BW x 3 x 10r

45' Bench KB Shrug - 1 sec pauses
24k ea x 3 x 15r

WG Pulldowns - was going to scale the actual weight but my batteries are dead.
150 x 3 x 10r

45' Incline DB Curls
40e x Nope. Pretty sure it's my bicep tendon through my left shoulder that's niggled.

Band Hook Curl
MM x 3 x 10r

Lazy so I left out abz.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Squat ~70% and an Epiphany

February 19, 2016
Before Supper

Squat ~70 to 75% of training 1RM (supposedly)

Recumbent Bike 4.8km/15 minutes

Band Pullaparts

SSB Squat - wore my weightlifting shoes
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 1
340 x 1 - upper thigh feels weird. Switched to high bar

HB Squat
45 x 3
135 x 3
225 x 3
315 x 1
340 x 3 - dang

Well. I think I need a reset. Just got too many persistent niggles. Getting older blows. Might do a couple of ASS cycles for 6-9 weeks. I wish I knew what I know now as a teen....

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Deads - 70% Day

February 17, 2016
Before Supper

Deads ~70%. I'll just start writing the intent percentage instead of the light, medium, and heavy classifications.

As far as maximum recoverable volume goes I think I'll just cut the secondary movements out of my deadlift day so my low back gets a bit more recovery week to week as I'm abusing it pretty good with all of the squatting.

Recumbent Bike 4.6km/15min

Standing Band Dislocates Mini x 3 x 15r

Block Pulls - 5"
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 3
365 x 2
405 x 2
455 x 4 x 6r

GHR +MM x 3 x 5r

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bench - Light

February 16, 2016
Before Supper

Bench light ~70-75%

CG Bench
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 4 x 6r

Spoto Bench
255 x 3 x 6r

BB Bent Row
225 x 4 x 10r

EZ Upright Row
85 x 3 x 10r

Monday, February 15, 2016

Squatting

February 15, 2016
Before Supper

Squat heavy. ~80-85% of my training max.

Recumbent Bike 4.6km/15min

Squat - box squatted to ensure I didn't go too deep and aggravate my healing back.
45 x 5 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 3 - 17" box
315 x 2 - 15" box
365 x 1 - 13.5" box
405 x 1 - 13.5" box
425 x 4, 4, 1, 3 - 13.5" box. 3rd set felt ugly on my outer right thigh. Set back up with a narrower stance and finished the set.

Pin Squat
P15 - 225 x 4
P13 - 225 x 2
P13 - 315 x 4
P13 - 340 x 4

I'll call tonight a success as I didn't bugger myself up again. Threw in the pin squats as something different than paused squats. I also remembered doing one of Rex's pin squat programs a ways back with good success.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bench - Heavy

February 12, 2016
Late, Before Supper

Bench, heavy day. Still sick. I also think not working is throwing off my whole routine of getting excited to get down here. Funk's coming.

Clubbell Circuit
15# x swing/clean/shield cast/mill/rev. mill x 10r

Paused everything

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 2
275 x 4
285 x 2 x 4r

Red Slingshot
315 x 4

CG Bench
245 x 4
255 x 2 x 4r

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hip-Belt Squatting

February 11, 2016
Before Supper

Went with hip belt squats as my low-right back is still a little niggled. Not really hurting anymore but I'd better let it heal. I'm also sure I'm sick with something; sweat, sneezing, mild headache, etc.

Recumbent Bike
15 min, 4 km, level 3

BW Squat 3 x 5r

Hip Belt Squat w/Landmine
45 x 5
90 x 5
135 x 2 x 5r
160 x 2 x 5r
185 x 3 x 5r

GHR
BW x 6
+mini x 3 x 6r

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Deadlifts - High

February 9, 2016
Evening - Late supper

Deadlift, heavy day.

Recumbent Bike - 15 minutes, 4 km

Deadlift
135 x 5 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 1
405 x 1
455 x 4
465 x 2 x 4r

Niggled my low back a tad. Right side. Must be overcompensating because it's always my left that gets tweaked. Hopefully some light reverse hyper and Robax helps.

Reverse Hyper
90 x 15
180 x 3 x 20r
Really working on a good stretch and contracting through the glutes.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bench - Med

February 8, 2016
Before Supper

Medium bench. First day of started CWS strength block for my bench now as well. Shoulders and arms feeling really beat up today for some reason. Just achey.

Bench Press - Paused
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
255 x 4 x 5r

Wide Grip Bench - Index on Rings
215 x 3 x 5r

T-bar Rows w/Trap Bar
135 x 10
180 x 3 x 10r

Seated DB Presses w/o Support
65e x 2 x 10r - felt that upper part of my back that's been getting niggled a bit during the cleans. Really worked on staying super tight and it's not bugging me now.

I do have some kind of cold or something wearing me down though. No coughing and such but I've been having some sneezing fits and am really tired. Deadlifts should be fun tomorrow.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

C3 Squat LT

February 8, 2016
Before Supper

Begin the 3rd cycle with light squats. Might be getting sick. Feeling really run down and tired today.

Recumbent Bike for 15 minutes, 4 km

SSB Squat
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 1
335 x 4 x 6r

SSB Pause Above Squat
270 x 3 x 6r

Grip Between Sets
MMS
T x 3 x 10r
GHP5 x 3
20mm Block IM2.5 x 3, 3, 3, 3/1+1 - bad set with the left

2" FBBC Crusher Deads - been a looong time
100 x 5
125 x 3
150 x 3/2 - set my training maxes at 165/160

Friday, February 5, 2016

Deload Squats

February 5, 2016
Before Supper

Deload HB Squats
45 x 5 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
255 x 4 x 5r

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Still Deloading

February 2 and 3, 2016

Still de loading

February 2

Push-ups - short rests - lazy and didn't feel like benching
BW x 20, 15, 10, 10

February 3

Deadlift - 70% of working sets weight & volume
135 x 4 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 4 x 5r

And I just really like this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msgGYgvIDnk&sns=em

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bench and Squat Deload

February 1, 2016
Before Supper

Crap day. Wanted a PR single with my bench but even my working weights weren't there today.

Also started this week as a deload week. Next week I'll fire up using the JTS strength block for my bench as well.

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 7r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 1
305 x 1
325 x 1
345 x F - felt light to handle
335 x F - last couple of inches

HB Squat - Piston
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
250 x 4 x 5r

Friday, January 29, 2016

Squat - Heavy Day

January 29, 2016
Before Supper - Late

Heavy squat day ~80% of my training 1RM. Still niggled a bit in the upper back but as long as I take a bit higher bar position it's not bugging me too terribly. Back started off really pumped yet from Wednesday. Thinking my next cycle I may go to low bar straight through.

Squat
45 x 5 x 3r
135 x 5
225 x 3
315 x 2
365 x 1
405 x 1
420 x 3 x 4r

Paused Squats
335 x 4, 1 - top of my left knee wasn't happy so I stopped there.

Reverse Hyper
180 x 15
270 x 3 x 15r

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Deadlift - Medium

January 27, 2016
Afternoon

Medium deadlifting. ~75% of my training 1RM.

Replaced the deficits with snatch grip pulls due to me doing deficits last week instead of block pulls for some reason. Anyways I like how these hit my back better.

Deadlift
135 x 5 x 3r
225 x 2
315 x 2
385 x 1
425 x 4 x 5r

Snatch Grip Deads
315 x 3 x 5r

Weighted Crunch
95 x 3 x 10r

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

W12 - Prep Bench

January 26, 2016
Afternoon

Week 12. Just a bit of work to stay fresh for Saturday's attempts.

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 3
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 5 x 2r

Some band face-pulls, rotations, curls, and such.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Squat - Medium Day

January 25, 2016
Before Supper

Medium squats ~75%. Probably do one more cycle after next week's deload then go for a peak. 

SSB Squat
45 x 4 X 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 1
355 x 4 x 5r

SSB Pause Below Squat
285 x 3 X 5r

GHR
BW x 3 X 8r - next time I'll start adding some band tension. Guess my hammies aren't too bad for being a fatty with twiggy legs. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

W11 - Bench Assistance

January 22, 2016
Afternoon

Week 11 bench assistance. Worked sufficiently with the 2 board to hopefully have some supercompensation next Saturday.

2 Board Bench
45 x 3 X 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 3
275 x 2
305 x 4 - working in the rep range that works out to about 345 last week and this week.
315 x 4 x 3r

2 Board Close Grip
250 x 3 X 8r

D-Handle Pulldowns
255 x 3 X 5r

Friday, January 22, 2016

Squat - Light

January 22, 2016
Before Supper

Squat light (~70%). Second light session of my second cycle.

Took a look through my last couple of years squatting as these seem low on accessory but my weekly volume has basically doubled with both the competition lifts or variations thereof. Shorter workouts but much more overall volume within the right percentage ranges.

SSB Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
300 x 1
330 x 4 x 6r

SSB Squat Pause Above
265 x 3 x 6r

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Light Pulls

January 20, 2016
Before Supper

Light Pulls. Switched to the JTS strength block for my pulls now as well. Not sure what my deficit pulls or pause pull strengths are so I'm using 85% and 95% respectively of my training max to establish training maxes for these lifts. I'll adjust as required.

Deficit Deadlift - 45mm
135 x 5 x 3r
225 x 2
315 x 1
335 x 4 x 6r

Pause Deadlifts - Probably would've been better using 90% instead of 95%. Oh well. Stimulating!
385 x 6
375 x 2 x 6r

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

W11 BG - Bench

January 19, 2016
Before Supper

Week 11. Work up to my training max again today. Next week I'll see how much zazz I've got to pass it.

I still need to play with form. By throwing the bar up (towards my head) I seem to lose the ability to really lock out my elbows. Pushing more straight or "down" I get a bit more. Work, work, work.

I also think I'm getting up to my weekly MRV with my bench. A bit of a back off should be good for a PR. I think I'll push hard on Saturday, deload next Monday, and go for a PR next Saturday.

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 4
225 x 2
275 x 2
305 x 1
320 x 1
335 x 1, F, 1 - fail was right at lockout
295 x 4, 3, 3, 3, 3

CG Paused Bench
255 x 4
265 x 2 x 4r

Monday, January 18, 2016

Squat - Heavy Day

January 18, 2016
Afternoon

Heavy Day. First of the second cycle. Doing a single at 90% of my training 1RM to keep familiar with singles.

Squat - tried low bar but it effed my back again so I finished off with about a mid-rack position
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 2
365 x 1
405 x 1
435 x 1
460 x 1
415 x 3 x 4r

Paused Squats
330 x 2 x 4r

Reverse Hyper
180 x 10
270 x 3 x 10r

Saturday, January 16, 2016

W10 - Bench Assistance

January 16, 2016
Afternoon

Week 10 bench assistance.

2 Board Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 3
275 x 1
295 x 6 x 5r - I'll up the volume and weight over the next couple of weeks to get a good super-compensation going.

CG 2 Board Press
245 x 2 x 8r

D Handle Pulldowns
250 x 3 x 5r - true weight. I can balance myself at 270#

Concentration Curl - Strict
50e x 8/6+2*, 6+2*/4+2*

Friday, January 15, 2016

Squat Medium

January 15, 2016
Before Supper

Medium day. Guts are thrashed from some Dairy Queen ice cream at lunch so I evacuated my bowels a few times, slammed a Red Bull, and chased it with some Kaopectate. Let's get this show on the road!

I'm also going to start a 5 day a week split to keep the overall volume up but to save myself on the day I was doing a full squat and deadlift routine on the same day. 

Monday - Squat
Tuesday - Main Bench
Wednesday - Deadlift
Friday - Squat
Saturday - Bench Assistance 

Narrow Stance SSB Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
315 x 2
350 x 4 x 5r

Narrow Stance SSB Below Parallel Pause Squat
280 x 3 x 5r

GHR
BW x 3 x 6r
Form police throw your two cents in. This is my first go with a GHR. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

W10 BG Bench

January 12, 2016
Afternoon 

Week 10. Felt okay. Got a touch and go double with 325 so I'm happy about that even with my foot kicking out. 

Also got my GHR today so I'll have to find a spot and put it together. Probably take the treadmill out of here. I don't think it'll get as much use for some reason. 

Tried some dumbbell rows and my mid-back is still angry. 

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 2
300 x 1
325 x 2 - TnG
285 x 4, 4, 4, 4, 5

Seated BB Press to Top of Head
45 x 3 x 10r
95 x 5
135 x 3
155 x 3
175 x 2 x 5r

Dip
BW x 5
+45 x 2 x 5r

D Handle Pulldowns
150 x 10
200 x 3 x 10r


Monday, January 11, 2016

Round 2, Strength Block - Light Squats

January 11, 2015

Round 2 of the strength block cycle. Light day. Had to use my SSB instead of doing high bar as my fresh tattoo gets too torqued up getting under the bar. 

Narrow Stance SSB
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
285 x 1
325 x 4 x 6r

Narrow Stance SSB - Pause Above
260 x 3 x 6r

One-legged RDL's
135 x 2 x 8r

Reverse Hyper
180 x 2 x 10r

Grip Between Sets

MMS Grippers
T x 3 x 10r
HG250 x 3
IM2 x 1
IM2.5 x 5 x 3r

KB 1HP Supinations
55 x 5 x 5r


Friday, January 8, 2016

Bench Assistance

January 8, 2016
Before Supper - bit hungover today

Bench assistance. Last few weeks of the peak so I'm sticking with movements that are as close to the competition bench. Also continuing to use the block to let my shoulders rest. I also couldn't use my wrist wraps as my fresh tattoo goes right down to my hand and and I don't want to bugger it while it heals.

Left my back alone too. It's feeling better today but I don't need to push it. Snatch grip pulls are magic or healing it and making it feel better though. I attempted to do some side raises as well but I could feel it in my back on that first rep so I left them be.

Band face pulls between bench warm-ups.

2-Board Bench - Worksets
45 x 3 x 8r
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 3
255 x 2
285 x 5 x 5r

2-Board Close Grip Bench - 1" from smooth
225 x 8
245 x 8

DB Hammer Curl Giant Set
100e x 3/90e x 3/80e x 4/70e x 4

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Light Squat & Pull

January 7, 2016
Before Supper

Second light/deload day this week. Back is still iffey and a little wore down from a days worth of tattooing on me yesterday.

SSB Squat Narrow Stance
45 x 3 x 3r
135 x 3
225 x 2
225 x 4 x 5r - forgot to add plate. Oops!

Snatch Grip Deads
135 x 2 x 3r
225 x 3
315 x 3 x 5r

Grip Between Sets

MMS Grippers
T x 3 x 10r
HG250 x 3
IM2 x 2
IM2.5 x 4 x 3r - left was a better crusher today

Blobbing

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

W9 BG Bench

January 5, 2016
Before Supper

Week 9.

Bench Press
45 x 3 x 10r
135 x 5
185 x 3
225 x 2
275 x 1
300 x 1
320 x 1
275 x 3 x 6r

Seated BB Press - Top of Head
45 x 3 x 10r
95 x 8
135 x 5
185 x 3 x 3r

Dip
BW x 5
+45 x 2 x 4r

DB Hammer Curl - Giant Set
80e/70e/55e x 10

Monday, January 4, 2016

W4 - Squat Deload

January 4, 2016
Afternoon

Week 4 deload. Went with the SSB as my upper back is still niggled. Thought more about the high bar/SSB work too and brought my stance in to shoulder width as well.

SSB Squat
45 x 4 x 3r
135 x 2
185 x 2
225 x 1
245 x 4 x 5r

RDL - Snatch Grip
135 x 3 x 10r

Grip Between Sets
MMS Grippers
T x 2 x 10r
HG250 x 3
IM2 x 4 x 5r

KB Pinch Supinations
Dev x 4, 5, 5, 5

Band Wrist Curls - Hooking
LT x 3 x 12r