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Anytime's Father and Son Workout Log


#1

Here goes nothing,

My son Clint moved completely across the country last year, he's making his way in the world, and I'm proud of that, but I miss our workouts ( spending time in general) Thought starting a log together would be a good way to stay connected, and still have some control over at least one aspect of his life :slightly_smiling:

Most people here know I own and operate a commercial gym, and have done so for awhile, but even before I got into the gym business I've always made lifting a priority in my life, this brushed off onto my son. I'll let him do a little bio on himself, for more on my crazy life, or to see my workout, and journey from the last couple years, go to '' Anytime's Come Back '' this will be a different log, focusing more on workouts, and father and son stuff, rather than my past, and my journey back shape, and sanity, so here goes nothing !


#2

This is an awesome idea. Will be following.


#3

You know im in! Great to see.


#4

Thanks guys for the support, my son and I only talk on Sunday’s because of the time delay, so we came up with this idea last Sunday, but he won’t probably be aware of the name of the log, and what not until this upcoming Sunday, so in the mean time I’m getting thigs started.

I’m going away for the weekend, so I did a full body workout today, just kind of threw everything into one workout. I can’t do too much for my legs anyway until after my upcoming knee surgery June 26, light squats as long as I don’t push too hard.

Fri, may 8----------------------------Full body----------------

Squats ( SS bar )------------------------------hanging knees to elbows
135x20------------------------------------mex20
185x15------------------------------------mex15
205x10------------------------------------mex15
225x8-------------------------------------mex15 ( could have got 10 here, but leery of knee )
205x10 ( quick drop sets here)
185x10
135x15

BB incline Pin press---------------------------------------machine Row
135x10-----------------------------------------------200x20
205x9------------------------------------------------200x20
185x12----------------------------------------------200x20
155x16----------------------------------------------200x20
155x15–drop 135x7----------------------------200x20

db laterals--------------------------------------------weighted dips
25x20----------------------------------------------+45x15
20x20---------------------------------------------+90x13
20x20---------------------------------------------+45x18–drop to me x 12

Big finish

High pull-----------------standing BW skull crusher--------------curl grip pull down
135x12-------------------------mex25----------------------------------160x20
135x10------------------------mex30-----------------------------------160x20 ( lots of cheat, on every thing :slight_smile:
135x10------------------------mex30-----------------------------------160x20

Big day, glad it’s done, off to the grocery store, both my son and I should weigh in Sunday afternoon with a little more info about how we’re going to shape this things up. Thanks guys Later !


#5

Clinton Carson, I’m 6’ 190 pounds. Today was my day off but I’m back at the gym tomorrow!
I run a PUSH…PULL…LEGS…DAY OFF, HEAVY 1-5 REPS
Then a PUSH…PULL…LEGS DAY OFF, LIGHT 10-15 REPS
Loving this! Keeps me in the gym and on diet most of the time, also keeps me out of trouble!


#6

Nice to here from ya boy !

It’s Monday morning, so I’ll be doing my workout here in a minute, and posting after that, can’t wait to see what your workouts look like Clint. Not gonna lie, I’m kind of excited by all this, seeing as I haven’t seen you in a year, I think this will be awesome, oh and stop drinking so much :slight_smile:

Later


#7

Monday, May 11---------------------------Squats, N Pulls----------------------

Full Cleans------------------------------------------------------------standing abs ( weight stack)
135x10---------------------------------------------------100x10
155x5-----------------------------------------------------120x10
175x3x3-------------------------------------------------14x3x10 (hrd)
155x11---------------------------------------------------120x15
135x20 ( for fun )--------------------------------------120x15

Box squat ( exactly parallel )---------------------------------------------------------Reverse preacher
315x5x5--------------------------------------------------------------75x5x8+8 ( 8 rev + 8 reg )

smith shrug-------------rear delt machine--------------curl grip pulldowns ( tri-set, no rest between moves)
225x25-----------------------125x20------------------------------150x20
225x20+half reps------------125x20----------------------------150x20
225xfailure----------------------125x20----------------------------150x20

Gotta run


#8

High reps Legs
Warm up - Skipping & Jump Squats
Front Squats
Bar x 10 reps
95 x 10 reps easy
135 x 10 reps medium
135 x 10 reps medium
135 x 10 reps with belt easy
Leg Ext
60 x 15 reps easy
80 x 15 reps medium
80 x 15 reps medium
Above Hip Step Ups
Bw x 10 per leg
Bw x 10
Bw x 10
Hanging Leg Raises
10 reps
10 reps
10 reps
And long weekend coming up old man, can’t promise anything ha ha


#9

Tues may 11--------------------------pressing workout---------------

Feeling sick, but my old co-op student Ryan was waiting to workout, so I did my best !

Standing military-----------------------------wide grip pull-ups ( rev military ) slow, and strict
115x15-----------------------------------mex10
135x10-----------------------------------mex9
155x7-------------------------------------mex8
135x12-----------------------------------mex7
115xfailure-------------------------------mex6

seated smith military---------------------------seated chest press machine ( something different, being ill )
135x5x20 ( some rest pause )-------------------------------------125x5x20 (palms up, rev grip)

Y-T-I ( rear delt)--------------------press downs---------------dips
20x30 (10-10-10)--------------------160x17-------------------mex15, ( I was actually sick here)
20x30------------------------------------150x20-------------------mex16, this finished me

Whatever, better something, than nothing, didn’t move much weight on anything, but my front delts are a weak point, and they took a beating today, and I used a couple machines I haven’t used in awhile. Good thing to do as a gym owner, thats my excuse.

Now that it’s summer, Ill be dropping Sunday workouts, and doing
Mon—squats and pulls
Tues-- pressing
Thurs --squats and pulls
Fri — pressing

I’m bunged up and sick ( protein diet ) so that’s it for now. Later


#10

May 12
Push Heavy
Bench
Bar x 20
95 x 10
115 x 10
135 x 8
185 x 5
225 x 3 medium
225 x 3 easy
225 x 3 easy last set felt really strong and fast

DB shoulder Press
45 x 5
60 x 5
65 x 5

Close Grip
95 x 5
135 x 5
185 x 5 triceps felt strong

Trice cable extensions
50 x 5
100 x 5
140 x 5
Drop set back up the stack

feeling strong, this routine is making me hungry all the time! Little sore everyday, hoping my body starts adapting to the work load. Still need to work on getting 8 hours of sleep as well.


#11

Nice to see ya handling 225, I remember when you were stuck fdor over a year at 205, I guess you finally got over your fear of two plates :slight_smile:

Something I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is that reps build muscle. My first exercise of the day I usually get a bunch of sets in the 3-6 rep range, but after that I let the reps go, and spend most of my time after my main move in the 10-20 rep range. I know your main goal is strength, but even strength can be served with higher reps, one of my mentor’s here on T nation " Pwnisher" is a brutal strong PLer, and strongman who trains fairly high reps as-well. I know I preached 5x5 when you were younger, but for my own training since I’ve changed to higher reps with assistance I’ve been blowing up, finally getting some size in my arms and shoulder’s, same area’s I’m sure you struggle with, same gene’s an all.

Anyway training looks good, just my 2cents, oh and stop drinking so much :slight_smile:


#12

May 13
Pull heavy
Sumo dead lifts weighted chin ups
135 x 5 BW x 5
185 x 5 10 x 5
225 x 5 20 x 5
275 x 3 30 x 5
315 x 3 40 x 5
365 x 1 easy 40 x 5
385 x 1 hard 30 x 8
315 x 5 easy

Seated Cable Row
100 x 5
140 x 5
180 x 5

Lat pull down preacher curls
100 x 5 35 x 8
140 x 5 45 x 8
180 x 5 65 x 8

Cable curls
60 x 8 3 sets

Tired today, took some prework out for the first time in a few months. The sumos felt awesome until you hit around 95 percent, then they start being a bitch!
Hoping they help my lockout strength but only time will tell. Your defiantly right dad! You’ll see in my next three workouts all the reps are 10-15. I’m taking a couple days off to rest. Then back in the gym Saturday. Later


#13

Some nice fucking deadlifting !

Thursday May 14----------------------------------------------Squats, and Pulls

SS Squat-------------------------------------hanging knee to elbow
135x10--------------------------------------------mex20
185x5----------------------------------------------mex20
225x5----------------------------------------------mex20
245x5-----------------------------------------------mex20
275x4---------------------------------------------mex20 ( knee felt pretty good )
225x11-------------------------------------------mex20 crisscross

Leg press ( feet low, n close )-----------------------------DB row
5plts X 5 X 20------------------------------------------------100x5x10

Big finish !
incline hammer curl-------Trap bar-------rear delt machine--------DB upright rows
50x20--------------------225x10(squats+20shrugs)------125x20------------60x20
50x20-----------------------225x10+20------------------110x20----------------60x17
50x20-----------------------225x10+20------------------110x20----------------60x14

I had a lot of fun with this workout, felt really rested after being sick, hit 275 with the SS squat bar, in flip flops and beltless, haha, I can’t do much with my left knee right now, so on days when I have no pain I do what I can. My straight bar squat is at about 405 right now, so after my knee op June 26 I’m hoping to be at a good jump off point.

Haven’t done DB rows for a few years, got a real nice pump from these, might start doing them more often, My gym goes up to 140s, but I was just putting work in at 100, then finished up with a pump in my arms and traps, Life is good.

Clint I finally found a hack squat machine with a pin, so my BBer’s will be happy, but also my senior’s can use it as well, so anyways Brandon and me are off to pick it up right now. Later


#14

[quote]OldOgre wrote:
This is an awesome idea. Will be following.[/quote]

x2

One of the coolest things I’ve seen on here.


#15

usmccds423 and, OldOgre Thanks for the kind words and suport

Clint
As for the selectorized hack squat that I rented a U-haul truck, and drove two hours to pick up, fuckin bust, it was nothing like the picture the guy sent me, it was in pieces, as well as rusted, cybex instead of paramount, whatever, atleast I didn’t pay to have it delivered, then I would have been stuck with it. So we’re still looking to replace the selectorized leg press, I know what I want, and I have all my contacts looking, somthing will turn up. We’re also buying some strongman equipment to train with out side, for sure a yoke, and mabey an axle, already got the farmer walk handles. Brandon’s been doing the odd strong man, and I sponsored as well as went to watch one this past weekend, seems like alot of fun, we’ll see after knee op if my heart can take it. later


#16

I’m so jealous you have a safety Squat bar!
And that’s shitty to hear! You’ll find something sooner or later lol
I leave the province and you start getting awesome equipment lol
I’ve been working out under a guy that came in the top ten for Canadian strong men! Showed me a couple of things.


#17

One Safety Squat bar = 250 $

Two nights of drinking at the bar = 250$

Feeling after a hard safety squat session with your own bar = priceless !


#18

Ha ha don’t judge me!


#19

Saturday, May 16----------------------------Press Day-----------------------------------

bench---------------------------------------------------------Nautilus Mid row ( stack)
135x20--------------------------------------------170x20
225x10--------------------------------------------200x20
275x5---------------------------------------------200x20
295x5---------------------------------------------250x15
315x5---------------------------------------------250x15 ( ass came off bench on 5th rep, so 4 real reps)
255x12-------------------------------------------200x27

laterals----------------------------hammer military ( seated laterals on hammer seat, then press immediately )
25x30------------------------------------55sidex20
25x30-----------------------------------70sidex17
20xfailure-------------------------------80sidex14
20xfailure--------------------------------90sidex10 arhhhh, big burn
15xfailure--------------------------------45xfailure

Big finish

decline french press---------------low-high crossovers---------dips-----------push-ups
115x20-----------------------40x20-----------------------mex22---------------mex18 ( did circut 3Xs )

First time I’ve benched in a few weeks, and I felt real strong, funny when I put effort into military, and weighted dips my bench goes up. When I bench heavy every week my bench seems to stagnate, anyway while I wait for my knee op I don’t want my bench to get to far ahead of my squat, being able to bench more than squat is embarrassing even with a bad knee me thinks. Rest of the workout was good, love doing my laterals on the hammer strength military, then going right into presses, crazy burn n pump.

I’m off to Ottawa for the week for work, and won’t be doing any lifting while I’m there other than hard manual labour. I probably won’t be posting while I’m away either, so off I go, see ya in a week keep up the good work Clint, Later


#20

May 16
High rep Push
Bench
Bar x 20
95 x 10
135 x 10
165 x 10
185 x 10
185 x 10
185 x 10
DB shoulder Press
50 x 10
55 x 10
60 x 10
Close Grip
95 x 10
135 x 10
155 x 10
Seated overhead tri ext ---------triangle pushups
65 x 10 -----------------’-----------------Bw x 20
65 x 10 -----------------------------------Bw x 20
65 x 10 -----------------------------------Bw x 20

Nice workout, got a solid pump!
Body isn’t use to all the high rep work. Body is starting to adapt to the workload…feeling less and less sore everyday!