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Bulldog and the Bullpup Training


#1


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Well the old one is filled up onto a new one.

I guess the thing to do would to be to reintroduce myself for any first timers who are clicking on this new log/blog.

Im 39 years old. Father of two boys 11,12 whom I rant about regularly. Im married to a wonderful wife who keeps me in line. I work full time and Im very active in are area Youth Football program.

I compete drug free ( not that it matters)and unequipped in the USAPL and NASA.I have been back at training for a little over 2 1/2 years after a very long layoff due to life issues,health problems and a damn shoulder injury. Ive been lifting on and off going on 20 years plus In that time Ive competed in BB, Low level Strongman and now power lifting .

Training program: At this point my program is in a state of evolution. Its a combination of different principles; 5/3/1 ,Westside along with a few others with my own twist added.

Goals: At this point just get stronger end of story.

I have to warn anyone new that your not going to find anything ground breaking in my training log. Every once in awhile ( alright, quite often) I'll rant to vent over things that kinda bugs the hell out of me.Be it in regards to lifting or other life issues.


Abused Bulldog: Just a grumpy SOB
#2

Cheers to an awesome new log :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#3

just sitting down waiting for something to happen in these parts…


#4

The new adventures of Bulldog!!


#5

[quote]coyotegal wrote:
Cheers to an awesome new log :slight_smile: :)[/quote]

Im not sure me continuing with a log warrants any cheers. More then likely a collective groan.


#6

[quote]soldog wrote:
just sitting down waiting for something to happen in these parts…[/quote]

Check in Saturday afternoon. I should be posting some training numbers.It always good for a laugh or two. Luckily Im almost over my “bug”(thoughtful provided by my children). Im going to head to the local YMCA and try to do some pulling.


#7

[quote]Schmidt wrote:
The new adventures of Bulldog!! [/quote]

Fun for all ages :slight_smile:


#8

Yep.


#9

1/22/11

warm up : the normal

Front squats : 135 x 5/ 225 x 3 / 275 x 3/ 315 x 3
cleans: 135 x 5 / 185 x 3 / 205 x 3…slow with no power

rack pulls (below knees): not worth mentioning ,Lets just say that a warm up weight stopped me dead in my tracks

Pull throughs : 3 x20 x stack

Sit up : a few sets.

To my displeasure I found that I’m not recovered from my bought with the “bug”. I knew this going into the Y today but pride over ruled common sense. You know breakfast taste great after the second or third time. I hope another day of rest will help. Next week is supposed to be a heavy week for me.If today was a indication I’m going to be very disappointed in my performance.


#10

I miss you’re old avatar.


#11

I think your avi should be that beautiful fence of yours.

Not.

Don’t borrow trouble by worrying about next week already. You’ll probably be feeling a lot more recovered by Monday.


#12

Despite our best efforts, sometimes Mother Nature wins. Lots of time before next week. How is your appetite? I think that is a big reason that illness screws up performance…not enough fuel in the tank.


#13

[quote]Canada_K wrote:
I miss you’re old avatar.
[/quote]

LOL


#14

[quote]kpsnap wrote:
I think your avi should be that beautiful fence of yours.

Not.

Don’t borrow trouble by worrying about next week already. You’ll probably be feeling a lot more recovered by Monday.[/quote]

Hey !!! Don’t say mean things about my fence :frowning: (sob)

Your right, I shouldn’t get worried about next weeks training. But it hard to do since last week ended up being a bust. Like I mention above ,the coming week is a heavy week with the intensity range in the 95% plus range. With the following week being a deload.


#15

[quote]giterdone wrote:
Despite our best efforts, sometimes Mother Nature wins. Lots of time before next week. How is your appetite? I think that is a big reason that illness screws up performance…not enough fuel in the tank.[/quote]

I wish, Mother Nature would kiss my big hairy rear right now. My appetite is alright except for Wednesday when I was doing my best to keep from vomiting. Neither the wife nor myself are over this yet. Right now all I’m noticing is allot of fatigue and a dull ache all over.


#16

I now realise as of late what I’m missing in my training, It isn’t a type of exercise or any type of program at this point. I realize Ive become too complacent. Ive become too cerebral in my training and less visceral. Im not bringing a “Im want to rip someones head off” mind set, when I train like I use to . It time for me to start getting more aggressive and just go to war against the bar.


#17

You got that right! As the saying goes " Attitude is the most important piece of equipment in the gym!

Ups… maybe I should give you a translation of that…

Go Bulldog!!


#18

[quote]bulldog9899 wrote:
I now realise as of late what I’m missing in my training, It isn’t a type of exercise or any type of program at this point. I realize Ive become too complacent. Ive become too cerebral in my training and less visceral. Im not bringing a “Im want to rip someones head off” mind set, when I train like I use to . It time for me to start getting more aggressive and just go to war against the bar.[/quote]

This sums up perfectly what I feel I’m lacking too. I train hard and I’m very consistent, but I don’t train “fired up”.

Unfortunately I don’t know how to get that aggression I want. I’ve tried listening to harder music but it’s not working.

I guess as far as touchdown celebrations are concerned, I’m more Barry Sanders than Deion Sanders.


#19

[quote]Schmidt wrote:

In all seriousness I’m going to write that down and place it in my garage. Thanks my man.


#20

[quote]FarmerBrett wrote:

[quote]bulldog9899 wrote:
I now realise as of late what I’m missing in my training, It isn’t a type of exercise or any type of program at this point. I realize Ive become too complacent. Ive become too cerebral in my training and less visceral. Im not bringing a “Im want to rip someones head off” mind set, when I train like I use to . It time for me to start getting more aggressive and just go to war against the bar.[/quote]

This sums up perfectly what I feel I’m lacking too. I train hard and I’m very consistent, but I don’t train “fired up”.

Unfortunately I don’t know how to get that aggression I want. I’ve tried listening to harder music but it’s not working.

I guess as far as touchdown celebrations are concerned, I’m more Barry Sanders than Deion Sanders.[/quote]

I guess that’s is a question you can only answer yourself. For me in the past it was easy when I was younger. I use to suffer from major anger issue in my younger days.