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ActivitiesGuy Log III: Strength AND Endurance!


#1542

Thursday 8/30

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x525


#1543

Friday 8/31

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x585


#1544

Saturday 9/1

Deadlift

1x135
1x225
1x315
1x405
1x495
1x525
1x585

KB Swing

10x88
10x88
10x88


#1545

Sunday 9/2

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x385
1x475 (PR)
1x475

This time I’ll count it - no soft lockouts here. Video to follow.

KB Swing

10x88
10x88
10x88
10x88 (right hand)
10x88 (left hand)

Normally I do swings two-handed, but tonight I decided to follow my friend @furo and take a crack with one hand. Boy, that changes the lift!


#1546

#1547

Monday 9/3

Mowed the lawn (60 minutes, easy cardio)

Deadlift

5x135
1x225
1x315
1x405
1x495

KB Swing

10x88
10x88
10x88


#1548

If you’re looking for a daily approach to lifting, I’ve tried Power to the People. I got incrementally stronger while getting no sleep and not eating nearly enough, so I wasn’t disappointed. If I had my recovery and nutrition dialed in, I would have gotten stronger than I did. Do kettlebell work on your off days if you want. But, I defer to the advice of ActivitiesGuy, because he has a deadlift that’s 200 pounds stronger than mine, haha. As I’m sure anybody on the forums can attest to, the most important thing in lifting is to work smart and stay consistent. Good luck.


#1549

Tuesday 9/4

Deadlift

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

Fairly unremarkable but for one thing - I decided to go strapless tonight and do all heavy reps mixed grip. Been awhile since I went this heavy on a regular barbell without straps. At some point I may consider trying 600 mixed grip just to say that I could hit it “competition legal” (thus far I’ve used straps for nearly all lifts over 500).


#1550

Wednesday 9/5

Deadlift

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


#1551

Thursday 9/6

Deadlift

5x135
5x225
1x315
1x405
1x405
1x405
1x405
1x405
1x405
1x405
1x405


#1552

Friday 9/7

Strongman Stuff - Keg Clean & Presses, Tire Flips, Kettlebell Run

Back Squat

5x135
5x185
5x235
5x285
3x335
8x285
5x285
5x285
5x285
5x285
5x285
5x285
5x285

I was in Washington, DC for a work meeting this morning so I decided to drop by NEVERSate Athletics (@Alpha’s gym) for a workout on the drive home. I have to be honest - I couldn’t even keep up, what you see above is my best effort to hang with the prescribed workout (I did complete all the squat reps that were asked…just needed to break into smaller increments than planned). These people are in ridiculous shape and have insane work ethic and atmosphere. I’m really glad that I stopped in & would have loved to hang around, but I have a long drive home tonight!


#1553

That’s rad! I was in Frederick, MD for a wedding in July and was hoping to slip away for a session there but the schedule was way too tight to make it happen. Drive safe dude.


#1554

It was pretty awesome. Being 100% honest, I somewhat prefer the quiet solitude of a home gym - just my personality - but that got me outside my comfort zone and showed that I need to work conditioning more for sure. That’s going to be tough given current life circumstances but at the very least I can get more kettlebell swings and sandbag work into my routine.

It was also kind of surreal to walk into the gym and suddenly…there’s Brian Alsruhe!

Also: everything that Brian says about the gym on the channel is 100 percent legit. The people are friendly, positive, and uplifting. On seeing a stranger in the gym at least half a dozen people said hello, asked who I was & where I was from, and chatted pleasantly. It’s clearly a special group of people & a special place.


#1555

Saturday 9/8

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)

Took it easy after yesterday’s marathon day. Pretty satisfied with this, really, all 4 singles at 475 were smooth and solid.


#1556

Sunday 9/9

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)

DOMS was worse today. Yowza. I can barely walk up and down the stairs, and sitting in a chair is an adventure. I did more volume in an hour at NEVERSate than I normally do in a week!


#1557

Look on the bright side! At least you don’t have to cut the grass.


#1558

Lol, seriously. I’ve got a good sized pond accumulating in the front yard right now!


#1559

Monday 9/10

Deadlift

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

I really like having the fifth set of bumper 45’s. Really easy to load up to 495 and it just looks cool with the five big wheels on each side for a working weight. I’m practically Hafthor now, right? Almost there…


#1560

Tuesday 9/11

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x385
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)


#1561

Wednesday 9/12

Axle Deadlift

5x115
5x205
1x295
1x295
1x385
1x385
1x475 (straps)
1x475 (straps)