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Bulldog: Building Old Man Strength





Decided to alternated between the Dynamic and Repeated Effort method on Bench.

Bench: 3 x 8 @ 265
Seated BTNP Press: 3 x 10 @ SW (light)… For clarification when I mean seated, I am not sitting with any upper back support since I now feel that in my case it binds my scapula up slightly leading to issues.Also I am only bring the bar to the base of my skull.

Band Push Downs: 100 total reps
Band Pull downs: 5 x 10
Shoulder pre hab :


I always thought you flexed your pecs, for the lift off, then relaxed and did your reps…
I guess your idea works too.


The issue was that I was having to over extend causing my shoulders to unpack


Yes, I get that…bad try at humor…


Bulldog gif


ssbar squats: 365 X1 …DAMN IT had planned on a triple but my upper back was starting to fold over.
2 x 5 @ 275

GM’s: 3 x 5-8 @ 245
Hip belt squats: 3 x 8 @ SW
Standing Band crunches: 5 x 20
Band leg abductions: 3 x 20

Need to do some adjusting… probably in the form of a deload of some sort every forth week.


Bulldog man

Bench Sling Shot: top set of 415 x 3 back off set 330 x 10

Buffalo Bar Bench: 3 x 8 @ 265
JM Press: 3 x 10 @ SW
Bent Rows: worked up to a very sloppy 315 x 5
Rotator cuff pre hab:


Honestly, “old broken-down Bastard” doesn’t become you, that’s just silly, and it’s hard to type regularly.

I’d settle for doing your back off set.


yeah, but i feel that way from time to time.


That 415 was smooth. Didn’t look like you were working hard at all.


Yeah, old broken down bastard, stop feeling sorry for yourself.


Looks can be deceiving…look at the first rep and you can see my left arm not wanting to get with the program.


Whoes feeling sorry for them self? OK OK …would you prefer me renaming the thread to

Bulldog Raw Conjugate for a middle age semi beat up Bastard

: :wink:


I vote for this haha.


Bulldog squastting

Dynamic Lower

Squats: 10 x 2 @ 55 % Very good bar speed tonight
Speed Pulls: 12 x 1 @ 55% ??? For the record I pulled these sumo off 4 inch blocks. Im stupid enough to give learning these a try again.

NOTE: I decided to teak my assistance slightly and will move my Good Mornings and hip Belt squats onto this day

Heavy Band Good Mornings: 3 x 10
Bench sit ups: 5 x 10 @ SW
Band leg abductions: 3 x 20


Bah - that was just a “finding the groove” rep


I’ll do some thinking and get back to you about Bulldog Raw Conjugate for a middle age semi beat up Bastard.




I’m back. I guess if you like to put yourself down as a “middle aged semi beat up bastard”, who am I to criticize? Go for it.



Dynamic/ Rep Upper

Bench: 8 x 3 @ 50% plus 80lbs chains
1x2@ 60% plus chains

Seated BTNP: 3 x 12@ SW
Band Pulldowns: 5 x 10
Band push downs: 100 total reps
Face pulls: 3 x 12 @ SW
some direct arm work to round it out…


sad bulldog

Well having a thick neck is biting me in the ass… Doc wants me to get a sleep study done. Concern I might be developing Sleep Apnea.

Lets look at the signs I found on line

*Loud or frequent snoring… yep
*Silent pauses in breathing… dont know
*Choking or gasping sounds… not sure
*Daytime sleepiness or fatigue… thank God for coffee
*Unrefreshing sleep… yep at times
*Insomnia… on occasion
*Morning headaches… no
*Nocturia (waking during the night to go to the bathroom)…yep
*Difficulty concentrating… starting to notice tis
*Memory loss… more so
*Decreased sexual desire… Nope
*Irritability… FUCK YOU
*If your neck circumference is greater than 17 you have a higher risk … IM FUCKED
8 out of 13 wellll…