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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Strength AND Endurance!


#1342


#1343

#1344

Friday 5/11

Kettlebell Press

1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88

Kettlebell Swing

10x88
10x88
10x88
10x88
10x88


#1345

Saturday 5/12

Front Squat

5x135
2x150
2x165
2x180
2x195
2x210
2x225
2x255


#1346

Sunday 5/13

Front Squat

5x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255

Back Squat

5x135
2x225
2x315

Did a bunch of chores around the house and cut the grass this morning, just did a handful of easy squats. This coming week has a bunch of weird stuff on schedule so the workouts will be a little deviation from what little pattern/system I do have. May just ride the exercise bike for a few days and use as a little rest & recovery period.


#1347

So there I was standing in a store looking at the beer section… this guy comes up and grabs two different types of beer… one was in purple glass bottles and purple just happens to be my favorite color… well I thought to myself he looks like he knows what’s good so I’ll just follow his lead… I was so excited when I got home and cracked it open assuming since it wasn’t a twist off I got the really good stuff… :roll_eyes::weary: it was soooo awful!! Never again will I go off of my favorite color when picking beer again :beers: it was extremely strong with no flavor just yuck!


#1348

Monday 5/14

Front Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
2x225
2x255
2x290

Really solid tonight. Had our hospital tour this evening, got home late, just banged through a few front squats, but topping out at an easy 290 double felt good. Should be working at 315 by mid-summer.


#1349

Bummer! Gotta be careful picking by the can/bottle…one reason I like places that offer singles or build-your-own-six-pack, gives you a chance to try some new ones without committing to a full rack!

Do you remember the name by chance? I am curious what you had…


#1350

Tuesday 5/15

Spinning Bike (20 Minutes)


#1351

:smiley: THEY DO THIS?!? I need to find a place that offers it or wait until I go to Pittsburgh again!! Freakin awesome and a smart way of selling beer :beers: I learn so much from you.

I’m not sure what the full name was but it was in a bottle with a purple label that said Columbus on the front. This was for sure not my type of beer!


#1352

Not every place does it. I’m lucky to have a place right on my way home that does. I pay a little more per beer but I get that advantage of not having to commit to a full 6-pack of something I’ve never tried. I might pay 12-14 bucks for a build-my-own 6 pack but I only drink 1 beer most of the time anyway, so it all works well.


#1353

Wednesday 5/16

Back Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
2x225
2x255
2x285
2x315
2x345

Tonight’s beer: Yuengling Black & Tan.


#1354

NOW WE ARE TALKIN :beers:


#1355

Thursday 5/17

Rest Day

Weird work week continues. Back to a more normal schedule next week. No training today, lots of walking around. Might deadlift really heavy tomorrow if I’m feeling it.


#1356

Friday 5/18

Deadlift

5x135
1x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x565

Kettlebell Press

1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88
1x88

Tonight’s beer: Bell Consecrator Doppelbock. Very similar to the Troegenator.


#1357

Saturday 5/19

Front Squat

5x135
5x165
5x195
2x225
2x255
2x255
2x255


#1358

Sunday 5/20

Front Squat

5x132
5x132
5x176
5x176
5x198
5x198
5x220
5x220
2x250
2x250
2x250

Reverse Hyper

10x150
10x150
10x150
10x150
10x150

At home with my dad for today. He wanted to squat so I decided to go along and front squat whatever he was lifting. Not bad for a 62-year-old…


#1359

AWESOME :smiley: good job ActivitiesDad!


#1360

+1 for coming up with “ActivitiesDad”


#1361

ActivitiesDad got me started as a teen. He was one of those rank-and-file masters PL competitors - did it for fun, because he liked it. His best lifts were a 400-some squat, 285 bench (I think) and 475 deadlift. These days he’s still at it a few days a week, just enough to feel like he’s doing something. He did squat 250 for a couple of triples with little difficulty, not bad at age 62.