Ecchastang: Thanks brother! Yea, I have trouble getting much arch at all because of breaking my back twice, it just doesn't have the mobility it should. I have a feeling I can beat that bench number right now, just need to be start about when i take my attempts at it. It is great having your input around here, you are a smart guy, chime in whenever you want
biker: Awesome man, welcome to the new log!
usmccds: Yea man, I think lifting strumpet hit it on the head. I think I drive the bar so far back into my throat that it cut off my carotid arteries near my collar bone. I am going to play with bar placement and see if I can't remedy that sooner than later. I KNOW you are coming by my gym soon!
Roran: Thanks brother! and thanks for the continued support!
CaptainNeeda: Great to have you back man! ahhhhhh sleep. I am a terrible person to ask about this. I think sleep CAN really help or hurt your training but I think it is a very case by case thing. I have never slept well ever since I was like 5. I can count on one hand the number of nights I have slept in one place all night. (I always get up and jump from bed to couch to floor to bed to couch). If I don't take medication I literally WON'T sleep all night. Right now, (when I am able) if i am going to sleep for 8 hours, I need to take 2 Prescription meds, Z-12, ZMA and melatonin. Even then, i am guaranteed to get up and change places (as stated above) at least twice. I think I have kind of learned how to get by with very little sleep, but know that I am not running optimally. When i do sleep well, I perform better so there is no doubt in my mind that it helps. I just don't seem to be programmed to do so. I wish i could.
I wish I could answer more intelligently about it, but all I do is deal with it. If people have the ability to get 8 hours a night, I would definitely recommend it. I know it plays a huge role in recovery and mental focus. Jut wish I could get more of it.
Blackiebluewings: Thanks so much man, it means a lot that you would say something like that!
Whiteflash: Hahahahaha I really do love you and your sense of humor brother!
"You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.? --Shannon L. Alder
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?? --Lance Armstrong
MONDAY, 02FEBRUARY2015 - Work For Tomorrow
Wave 1/Day 1
CONDITIONING: At the Top of Every Minute for 12 Minutes
5 Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift High Pulls - 88lb Kettlebell
10 Kettlebell Swings - 88lbs Kettlebell
15 Kettlebell Goblet Squats - 88lb Kettlebell
STRENGTH GIANT SET: 10 Rounds, Adding weight every round
1a. 3 Deadlifts: 500, 520, 550, 570, 585, 570, 550, 550, 500, 500
1b. 3 Barbell Bent Over Rows: 275, 315, 335, 365, 385, 385, 385, 385, 365, 365
1c. 3 Barbell Flat bench: 365, 385, 405, 425, 405, 385, 365, 365, 365, 364
1d. 8 Ab Wheel Rollouts: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Rest :90 Seconds
ACCESSORY GIANT SET: 5 Rounds, Adding Weight Every Round
1a. 3 Double Pause Deadlifts: 405, 455, 475, 500, 500
1b. 8 Plate Loaded Reverse Hypers: 140, 180, 230, 230, 230
Rest :60 Seconds
EVENTS: 5 Rounds
5 Reps of Stone to Shoulder: Used 205 Stone every round
50 Foot Farmer?s Walk: 3 Sets with 275lbs each hand, 2 Sets with 300lbs each hand
- That was a lot of work.
- Pretty happy withe the 585x3 deadlift. I am hoping to get 605 next week or the week after
- Bench felt good, 425x3 wasn't that bad, but I kinda felt a nagging pec strain from the last time I tried 500 so i backed it down pretty fast so I didn't set myself back at all.
- The double paused reads have really seemed to be what it getting me out of my deadlift rut. I am going to keep these in for the foreseeable future.
- Farmer's and stones went well, but I was smoked by the time I got to these!