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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Strength AND Endurance!


#1522

It is there when you want it


#1523

If you can hit it 3 times with soft lockouts–which are probably normal for most people anyways lol–you can definitely do it once with a solid lockout. Get after it buddy


#1524

The strength is no problem; I’ve pulled 525 on the axle with straps, easily. It’s all in the grip. When I call this a soft lockout, it’s probably a bit of a misnomer - more like “I got the weight locked out but immediately had to start the descent for fear I was going to drop it.” I much prefer to hit my deadlifts and hold them solidly at the top.


#1525

Are you still running or doing yoga or are you not able to with the new addition?

Hell of a lot of progress here man! I swear every time I take breaks from this site and come back you’ve made immense amounts of strength increase. That 605 was super solid brother. Congrats on it and the kid again as well!

EDIT: Also, what are you running lately for progression? Just hitting what feels good for the day or still a daily deadlift dose variant?


#1526

Not just the new addition so much as my own laziness (well, yoga class would be impossible right now, but I certainly could run instead of lifting…I’m just enjoying lifting so much more).

Whatever feels good for the day. Sometimes I map things out a few days in advance, but half the time I change my mind anyway. At least once I week I’m driving home and just decide that I want to deadlift that day.


#1527

Wednesday 8/22

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
5x295 (straps)
1x385 (straps)
1x385 (straps)
1x385 (straps)
1x385 (straps)
1x445 (straps)
1x505 (straps)


#1528

Thursday 8/23

Deadlift

5x135
1x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x530


#1529

Notable announcement: yesterday I decided to purchase one more pair of the 45-pound hi temp competition bumper plates. I really like the plates but with only four pairs of the 45’s it has been awkward to load beyond 405 (and especially past 500, once I’ve slapped the one metal 45 I have over the bumpers, I’m shoving whatever change plates I have at the end). The fifth pair of 45’s will make it a snap to load up to 495 using all bumpers, then still have some space to load change into the 500’s pretty easily. It will also be easy to load 585 (five pairs of the bumper 45’s plus the iron 45 on the end).

Probably will take a week or two for the plates to arrive.


#1530

Friday 8/24

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x465
1x555

Really pleased - 555 went up beautifully.


#1531

#1532

Shhhhh!!!
_the baby is sleeping _


#1533

Saturday 8/25

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x295
1x385
1x385
1x445 (straps)
1x535 (straps, PR)


#1534

Sunday 8/26

Mowed the lawn (60 minutes easy cardio)

Sandbag Lifts

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

Was pretty fried so I cut this short. Wife and I took a long walk before cutting the grass, during which I was pushing the baby in stroller up and down some classic giant Pittsburgh hills, and I pulled 500+ pounds on Thursday (530), Friday (555), and Saturday (535 on the axle). I do weird things sometimes.


#1535

Monday 8/27

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x295
1x385
1x385
1x415
1x415
1x505 (straps)
1x535 (straps)


#1536

Have you been on any of the rail trails around here yet? They’re all a really gentle grade if you’re looking for an easy run or walk with the wife and little one.


#1537

I have! There are some really great trails out in the South Hills. I suppose that now he’s old enough that we could pack up the stroller and take him along…so far we haven’t really left the house with him except to walk around our neighborhood and go to the doctor for checkups, but he’s probably hardy enough for this now.

We’ve started to get some smiles and giggles. Just a few, enough to make the little dude cute. He’s very chatty. Lots of babbling already.


#1538

Tuesday 8/28

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x545 (straps, PR)


#1539

Hey awesome log and really inspiring to see someone lift this way! I’ve never heard about anyone working out like this.

So as I stated in my other post my primary goals are to:

Back Squat 405x10
Bench Press 315x10
Chin-Ups 5x10 in one training session.

I’ve heard about “Squat Everyday” and I was thinking since getting a big squat is my primary goal, how would you suggest someone tackle this?

If my current 1RM max is 245 is this how I would structure a typical day?

135x10
155x3
185x3
195x3
205x3
225x3
235x1
245x1
225x3
185x8

When would I know when to add volume? I’ve been reading online about everyday squatting and I’ve read people have gone from like a 245 to a 375 1rm change in 6-7 months. But how do I know to add reps or how to add volume/more weight? The progression part is confusing to me.

Any advice would help, thanks!


#1540

Wednesday 8/29

Front Squat

5x135
2x165
2x195
2x225
2x255
1x285
1x325 (PR)

KB Swing

10x88
10x88
10x88
10x88


#1541

I’ll try to write a more detailed reply tomorrow, but in general - I think this approach works best with low daily volume. Very low. Like, no more than 20-25 total reps in a workout. If you push volume higher than that within a day while trying to lift with high frequency, you’ll burn yourself out quickly. It would be better to run a more “conventional” program if you want more daily volume than that. I like this approach because I find it easier to gear up for 20ish minutes and I genuinely like working out “daily” rather than 3-4 days per week. Just my preference.