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Bulldog: Building Old Man Strength



The one thing that has always annoyed me about forums is the lack of accountability.


That’s the internet in general, not just forums. I used to think that if your real name was attached to something the lack of anonymity would make things better, but Facebook has disabused me of that notion.


I guess one could call it keyboard courage.


Thanks bulldog! I have this bad habit of getting all albums and listening to all songs and choosing which ones I wanna keep, so that’s gonna keep my ears busy for a while. Haha. Thanks!

I gotta say, there’s this part of me that’s really jealous of those who lived their prime in the 60s and 70s


60 and 70s ? That was before my actual prime :disappointed_relieved: I’ll post some more stuff down the stretch for you.


Oh shiiii…I still keep thinking subconsciously that the 60s and 70s were just 30 years back. Heck, even the 80s don’t fall under 30 years back. My dad is old. :frowning:


Well the 80s would count for me I only remember bits of the late 70s



Bench: 330lbs/149.6kgs x 5
Buffalo bar Bench: 3 x 5 @ 255lbs/115.6kgs …all reps pause for at least a 1 count
Seal Row: 5 x 10 @ SW
Incline DB: 40/3 @ SW TR 43
Push downs: 4 x 12 @ SW


Need to line up the new bench properly in the rack and mark the position. Because it throwing me off slightly.



Yoke SSBar: 3 x 5 @ 275 lbs/ 124.7kgs …did 10 on the last set with reps in the tank. reps were clean with good pop coming up. Getting more comfortable with ssbar and wearing a belt again.

Good mornings: 5 x 10 @ SW
Still didnt push it hard as I could.
Hmm…still not sure on core work at this point. Need to get off my ass a do more direct quad work.


@isdatnutty just thought of something regarding my using the trap bar. Got a wild hair up my ass at my sons meet a few weeks ago. When he was warming up I walked up and pulled conventional 425 totally cold in jeans and work boots while nursing a abdominal strain with not much effort. Still have no urge to pull conventional .


Casually pulls 425 like nothing. Nothing to see here, move along folks. Just another boring log :laughing:

On a different note, I feel ashamed calling myself a metal head. Only now did I know that this song was from Black Sabbath


Kids these days.

War pigs/paranoid/pt.2 is probably the best Sabbath album in my opinion. Pure class.


Yeah I was just clarifying that even though I am rusty as hell at pulling that way … That pulling with just a Trap bar is not destroying the conventional. But obviously I would need to specifically pull conventional for some time if I ever wanted to compete just to bring the form back so I could pull optimally .


Ok time for more tunes for you out of my play list…



Seated BTNP : 185lbs/ 83.9kgs X5
3 x 5 @ 140lbs/ 63 .5 kgs

SSBAR JM Press: 3 x 10 @ SW
Pulldowns: 50/5 @ Sw TR 56
Curls: Yep
Seated DB cleans: 3 x 10 @ SW


Ever heard Cake’s version of War Pigs? They killed it.



Yeah… head was not into it today and everything felt slow and sluggish. Pretty much a token session at best.

Trap bar deads: 420lbs /190.5kg x 5…just called for reps
Speed pulls (TB) : 5 x 2 @ 345lbs/156.48kg
Band curls (seated): 50 total reps


This week I have just felt off. Not physically just mentally for some reason. Just haven’t been able to flip the switch to get into work mode.


I’ve found that’s when I usually tear up the weights in following week’s workouts.


I hope so…



Bench: 370lbs/167.8kgs x 4 … kept a rep in the tank
Buffalo Bar bench: 3 x 5 @ 295lbs/133.8kgs
Seal rows: 5 x 10 @ SW
Incline DB Press: 40/3 @ SW TR 37
Pushdowns: 4 x 12 @ SW