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25 Aug 2016

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Log Press from Rack (push press, short rests)

80 x 5 *small log*
110 x 3 *11 inch diameter log from now on*
120 x 3
140 x 2
155 x 1
165 x 1
*wraps and sleeves on*
175 x 7 Rep PR!!

notes: YAAAASSSSSS! Victorious. After my AMRAP set last week, I thought I had it in me to PR off reps. And so it was. I must have wrapped supertight, because after this one set my biceps were pumped as hell for the rest of the evening LOL hashtag occlusion training

For the next cycle I will need to ramp up my percentages (I reset the base for my percentages every 3-4 weeks)

Viking Press (medium rests, no wraps or sleeves)

100 x 8
150 x 8
170 x 8

notes: first time! Fun! It gets hard fast though LOL

Widegrip Pulldowns (short rests)

180 x 8
180 x 8
180 x 8

Superset: Plate Front Raise & Cable Overhead Extensions & DB Hammer Curls (medium rest)

45 x 10 / 90 x 7 / 40s x 10
45 x 10 / 75 x 10 / 40s x 10
45 x 10 / 75 x 10 / 40s x 10

90 on the cable for OH xt just doesn’t feel right. Cant get a good contraction. 75 is sweet, great stretch and great squeeze

4 Aug 2016

Time for gym.

warmup: I had too much caffeine, I needed to get started

Log Press from Rack (2 min rests, push presses)

80 x 5 (9 inch log)
110 x 3 (11 inch log for the remaining sets)
130 x 1
140 x 5
140 x 5
140 x 5
140 x 5
140 x 5
*sleeves and wraps on*
140 x 7 @RPE8

notes: AMRAP with a few reps left in the tank on the last set.

Widegrip Pulldowns

180 x 10
180 x 11
180 x 12
180 x 10

Superset: DB Front Raises & 2hand overhead DB extension & Hammer Curls

20s x 10 / 65 x 15 / 40s x 10
12s x 15 / 65 x 14 / 30s x 15
12s x 15 / 65 x 15 / 30s x 15

notes: feeling weak on these had to dial down the weights to get in higher reps

26 July 2016

squat night tonight, at least… that was the plan

warmup: foam roll, squat w empty bar… FAIL!!

while warming up, I tweaked my knee somehow. My good knee, not my bad knee. I was limping around and while the plan was to go for a rep PR, I decided to call an audible and do an upper body workout instead. Goddamn I hate being old, just tweak my knee randomly.

warmup Take 2: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Log Press from Rack (11 inch diameter log, long rests, push presses, no sleeves or wraps)

80 x 5
110 x 4
120 x 3
140 x 2
150 x 1
160 x 8

notes: just missed a rep PR on overhead. There were lots of factors against me, my stance was soft because of the knee issue, I set the rack too high, so I banged the rack hard a few times at the bottom on the AMRAP set and it deflected the log a bit. The TOP of the rack is actually too low for me, so I couldn’t fully extend without banging the top of the rack. I didn’t bring wraps or sleeves because I wasn’t planning on shoulder work. So with all those things working against me, being one rep short of a Pr isn’t too bad. I will take it. But it was an ugly set. I lost glute tightness and started to lean back towards the end.

Widegrip Pulldowns (long rests)

180 x 8
180 x 8
180 x 8
180 x 8

Superset: DB Front Raises & V Bar Pushdowns & Hammer Curls

22.5s x 10 / 90 x 10 / 40s x 10
22.5s x 10 / 90 x 10 / 40s x 10
22.5s x 10 / 90 x 10 / 40s x 10

notes: this was awkward, the strongman gym doesn’t have all the DB weights, so I had to improvise. the pushdowns were heavy as hell, so I had to find a weight that felt right for that rep range.

Bit of a clusterfucc tonight

20 July 2016

office workout with coworker. I temporarily lost my workout sheet, so I had to work off memory. late morning office workout.

warmup: discussed pokemon go

Overhead Press (traded sets back and forth, cambered bar, clean from floor once)

75 x 3
125 x 1
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3
140 x 3

notes: my coworker actually did seated presses on the Smith, I thought we could go back and forth faster if we didn’t have to change weights. the rest periods were really short! made it harder. Now that I found my sheet for real, I realize I got the weight wrong… working sets were supposed to be 145! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuccccccccccccccccccccccccccccckkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

gains lost

Widegrip Pulldowns (traded sets back and forth)

10 plates x 10
8p x 10 extra slow reps
8p x 16
8p x 20

notes: we kept the weight where he was comfortable, so I goofed around a bit.

Superset: DB Front Raises & V-Bar Pushdowns & DB Hammer Curls (traded supersets back and forth)

20s x 10 / 15 plates x 10 / 40s x 10
20s x 10 / 15 plates x 10 / 40s x 10
20s x 10 / 15 plates x 10 / 40s x 10

notes: by the end, coworker was DYING. he had to dropset the hammer curls, and he could barely curl 10 lb DBs by the end, so he had a good workout. As for me… looking at my sheet, I realize I was supposed to do 12 reps… so,,,,,,,, w-ever. screw it. boo.

13 July 2016

I am beyond exhausted. With the heat wave, I cant sleep, and the deprivation is piling up on me. I looked like ass at work today.

Late afternoon office workout.  2 days in a row!  whoot.

warmup: arghhhhh!!! (Charlie Brown groan)

Overhead Press (90 sec rests, strict press, cambered bar, clean from floor once)

75 x 5
105 x 2
*sleeves on*
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5
130 x 5

notes: decided no push press today and keep it strict, work on keeping my glutes engaged and pushing my head through

Widegrip Pulldowns 990 sec rests)

13 plates x 12
13p x 12
13p x 10
13p x 9

notes: grip was dying, which is not normal

Superset: DB Front Raises & V-Bar pushdowns & DB Hammer Curls (90 sec rests)

15s x 15 / 8 plates x 15 / 35s x 15
15s x 15 / 10 plates x 15 / 35s x 15
15s x 15 / 10 plates x 15 / 35s x 15

Then, back to work.

4 July 2016

Back from vacation!

Yup, worked out. Canada

Late afternoon office workout.

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Overhead Press (cambered bar, clean once from floor)

75 x 5
95 x 5
110 x 2
130 x 2
*wraps, sleeves*
140 x 15

notes: amrap last set

Widegrip Lat Pulldowns (short rests)

11 plates x 8
12p x 8
13p x 8
13p x 8
13p x 8
13p x 8

Superset: DB Front Raises & V-Bar Pushdowns & DB Hammer Curls

20s x 10 / 7 plates x 10 / 40s x 10
20s x 10 / 8 plates x 10 / 40s x 10
20s x 10 / 8 plates x 10 / 40s x 10

post: no time for cardio Dr Jones, back to work. late night too, didn’t get out until after 10.

13 June 2016

Noontime office workout. Small miracle that my upper body is being cooperative these days, lol. so I put it to work.

warmup: nada. I was guiding another dude through his workout simultaneously, so that chewed up extra time.

Overhead Press (90 sec rests, cambered bar, clean from floor once)

75 x 5
95 x 5
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3
125 x 3

notes: no sleeves or wraps. felt pretty easy, so I focused on my cues. Buddy did bench press, I did OHP, same style sets though, light weight short rests.

Widegrip Pulldowns (traded sets back and forth)

8 plates x 10
10p x 10
12p x 10
12p x 10

Superset: DB Front Raises & V-Bar Pushdowns & DB Hammer Curls (traded sets back and forth)

10s x 12 / 14 plates x 12 / 40s x 12
15s x 12 / 14 plates x 12 / 40s x 12
15s x 12 / 14 plates x 12 / 40s x 12

notes: slow, controlled front raises.

post: nada. back to work

I still needed cardio, so after work, I went out and walked in the sunshine downtown for a while. Bought some protein.

2 May 2016

I did rehab type stuff all weekend.  glute work every day, on Saturday some leg extensions and leg curls, cardio every day.

 

The goal tonight however was to superset everything with hyperextensions, and focus on the glute squeeze during the hyperextensions. Get my glute work in all sneaky like.

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs, and of course hyperextensions

Circus Dumbbell (superset with hyperextensions)

40 x 5 per side *clean once per side*
60 x 2 per side *clean once per side*
*wrist wraps on*
80 x 1 left & 3 right *clean once per side*
80 x 1 left & 4 right *clean once per side*
80 x 2 left & 2 right *clean each rep*

notes: really focusing on clean reps here, reps that wont get called by the judges. they are really sensitive about what you do with your offhand. Left side remains my gimp side.

Closegrip Incline Bench (superset with hyperextensions)

95 x 3
135 x 3
*wraps and sleeves*
185 x 3
195 x 3
200 x 2
210 x 1

Widegrip Pulldowns (superset with hyperextensions)

210 x 5
210 x 7
210 x 8

Did I mention hyperextensions. My adductors and glutes are so sore these days, its insane.

23 April 2016

As things are getting more serious, I am going to have to seriously consider when I can squat. Even after that deadlifting session, my knee hurt. I will have to play it by ear, maybe take some time off squats, and leg day might need to look a lot different for a while.

Saturday morning strongman gym time.

warmup: slow neg side raises, Cuban presses, one arm shrugs

Circus Dumbbell (short rests)

40 x 5 per side *clean once*

*switch to clean and press each rep*
65 x 3/3
65 x 3/3
65 x 3/3

*wrist wraps and elbow sleeves on*
85 x 1/1

Closegrip Incline Bench (short rests)

95 x 3
135 x 3
*wraps, sleeves*
150 x 4
160 x 4

Widegrip Pulldowns (short rests)

150 x 8
195 x 10
195 x 10

Frame Carry

270 lb frame for 55 feet, drop, pick back up, return 55 feet
360 for 55′, 360 for 55′
450 for 55′
500 for 55′

notes: my knee got a little wobbly walking with 500, and I didn’t bring my knee sleeves with me, so I stopped there.

Rolling Thunder

110 lb plate 3 per side
160 X FAIL both sides
135 x 1/1

notes: very first time f’ing with this. hard! I like it though. not too taxing a lift.

Yoke Carry

340 for 25′, drop it, pick it back up, bring it back 25′
430 for 25′, 430 for 25′
520 for 25′, 520 for 25′
520 for 25′, 520 for 25′

I liked this session! I might replace my squats with more moving events, as needed.

16 April 2016

Strongman fun today. Had a couple of new people come in and try out the implements, which always keeps things lively.

warmup: I was gonna, but I forgot

Circus Dumbbell

40 x 5 left side, 5 right side, clean once then press
*shortened rest times between sets to 90 seconds, clean each rep*
70 x 3/3
70 x 3/3
70 x 3/3
70 x 3/3
70 x 3/3

notes: having to clean each rep was fun! no wraps or sleeves. felt like cardio.

Closegrip Incline Bench Press (short rests)

95 x 3
135 x 3
*wrist wraps, elbow sleeves*
170 x 5
190 x 4

I had to kill some time before the Farmers Walk implements were ready, so I did other work while I waited.

Leaning Strict Side Raises (short rests)

22.5 x 10/10
22.5 x 10/10
22.5 x 10/10

Hammer Curls (short rests)

50s x 10
50s x 10

DB Shrugs (short rests)

110s x 10
110s x 10

Farmers Walks

130 per hand for 55 feet
130/hand for 55 ft
180/hand for 55 ft
180/hand for 55 ft
220/hand for 55 ft
220/hand for 55 ft
270/hand for 55 ft PR!!

notes: really happy for this, grip strength is coming along well.

Widegrip Pulldowns

120 x 5
150 x 5
195 x 8
195 x 8
195 x 8
195 x 6