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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Strength AND Endurance!


#1845

Friday 3/8

Deadlift

5x165
5x255
1x345
1x435
1x525
1x615
1x525


#1846

615 x 1. - Nice work. Your consistent effort with these short heavy sessions is first class mate. How are you finding balancing the training with family and life in general.


#1847

Saturday 3/9

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
5x265
5x265


#1848

Sunday 3/10

Back Squat

2x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
2x325

Sandbag Lift

1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200
1x200


#1849

Monday 3/11

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
1x385
1x415
1x445
1x475
1x505

Going to use the Wagon Wheels for this week. Get a little different angle, work on generating tension from that height, see if it helps with lockout strength. I rarely go to true “max” in training so I haven’t actually missed a pull in months if not years…but I have noticed that on my heaviest pulls I generally seem to have real good speed to the knees before sometimes needing to grind out the lockout a bit.

Besides, they’re just a fun toy, looks pretty cool to pull with these giant wheels, like I’m lifting a train axle.


#1850

Can you please do 8-10 reps on the deadlift for once. Just ONE TIME MAN PLEASE!!! haha

EDIT: In one set lol.


#1851

He does 8-10 reps nearly every session.

Total


#1852

I see what you did there lol. I mean in one set for sure!


#1853

It was one of those jokes that just doesn’t quite come off online.


#1854

Tuesday 3/12

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
3x385
1x475
1x565


#1855

Wednesday 3/13

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
3x385
1x475
1x565


#1856

Thursday 3/14

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x115
5x205
5x295
3x385
1x475
1x565


#1857

Friday 3/15

Axle Deadlift (Wagon Wheels)

5x145
5x235
5x325
1x415
1x505
1x595
1x595


#1858

Saturday 3/16

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
5x225
5x255
5x270


#1859

Sunday 3/17

Spinning Bike (5 Minutes)

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

1x145
1x145
1x235
1x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x515 (strapless PR)
1x515 (ditto)

On a lark today, decided to try and set a new PR for strapless axle deadlift (most of the workouts I do with the axle, the first 2-3 sets are double overhand, then straps come on for the remainder of the workout, though I’ve gotten lazy about labeling them all). This is the first time I’ve pulled above 500 without straps. In conjunction with my goal of a 700 pound conventional-height barbell deadlift, I would also love to pull 600+ on an axle without straps.


#1860

Is that strapless with mixed grip or double oh? Either way that’s a strong fuckin grip you’ve got there.


#1861

Mixed grip lol. Most I’ve ever done double overhand & strapless on the axle is like 295! Though I am trying to work on that a bit as well.


#1862

Okay, good, I was gonna say, you need to sign up for a strongman event yesterday. You need to do that anyway, but 515 double overhand axle pull would be unreal. No matter what, that’s a hell of a feat man. Definitely shows that straps don’t limit your grip.


#1863

Lol, indeed, 515 double overhand axle pull with no straps would be close to the IronMind Apollon’s Axle world record.

I prefer doing most of my heaviest pulls with straps so grip isn’t a concern, but I try to do just enough strapless work so I have confidence that I can still pull a decent weight without them.


#1864

Monday 3/18

Axle Deadlift (Plates)

5x145
5x235
1x325
1x325
1x415
1x415
1x505