Doing Dumb Stuff as a College Kid

Branded W-4

Paused Squat: 215x7,5,4
Goodmorning: 100x3x10
RH: 180x50,20
Decline Situp: 2x20

Notes:

  • About to start working on the first blog post
  • Jalapeno cornbread stuffed chicken on the smoker
  • Decided just to do pause squats and not risk it with single leg work. Everything felt fine
  • Weighed in at 169 this morning. looking and feeling leaner but i have more energy than when I was bulking
  • Happy with my depth but I wish I could be more upright
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Not training related but I made the first blog post. Very much out of my comfort zone but please read and give feedback if you would like!

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Branded W-4

3/15/23
Curl: 70x3x8
BW Skull Crusher: 5x10
Prowler moved to today

3/16/23
Warm up:
DB Bench: 20x2x20
Cable Row: 35x2x20

Main Work:
Paused Larson: 165x3x5
Weighted IR: 30x3x12
Weighted Dip: 30x3x5
Incline Lat. Raise: 20x3x12

Notes:

  • Prowler coming later. Had to miss the session to find out where a random dog lived. Training partner ended up keeping her overnight and I found the owner
  • I’m really enjoyed the weighted calisthenics and paused work. Also really liking the double progression, wave loading, and singles. Will base next training cycle off this stuff
  • Blog post coming later (I know it seems dumb but it helps me)
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Progress Pic


Extra douchey but I have been feeling amazing overall

Notes:

  • Had a dinner to go to and lost track of time. Prowler tomorrow
  • The physical therapist, who helped me with my shoulder, moved practices. My stepmom followed him over there and he was talking about people he met over there. He said that he remembered me and my interest in the human body and possibly physical therapy. Also said that I had a cool grandma. My step mom told him she was my step mom and it surprised him (in a good way, not a “why can’t I escape y’all” way)
  • Another blog post. They will get better with time. Still sort of uncomfortable for me but that’s where growth is
    Identity
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only douchey if you don’t look good.

amazing progress.

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Appreciate it!

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Branded W-4

Paused Deadlift: 135x3, 185x3, 225x3, 275x1, 295x1, 330x1, 330x1 (longer pause)
RDL: 270x3x4
Sissy squat: 3x10 (controlled with pause at bottom)
Pullup: 3x12
GHD: 3x12
Shrug: 135x3x13

Notes:

  • Really felt the GHD’s and almost have a cramped typing this out
  • Not a fan of barbell shrugs. Might try out trap bar with band next
  • Conditioning coming later
  • Treating myself to Jamaican for lunch. Been wanting to try the place so it’s my reward for having a really refreshing and productive spring break
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Conditioning

Tower of Babel (~15 min)
1-5-1 115lb front squat
5 burpees in between round

Tabata Bike Sprints

Notes:

  • Doing controlled burpees prevent my elbows from hurting so I’ll take the drop in speed
  • I think I’m going to continue the maintenance or slightly below until end of branded. Then, I’ll start a slow gaining block
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How was it?

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it was more pricey than i wanted it to be but every bite was amazing. Cabbage was a little under seasoned but overall outstanding. Beef patty, jerk chicken, rice, cabbage, and plantains

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Conditioning

3 rounds:
10 burpees
2 mins shadow boxing (threw in some wrestling footwork too)
1 Min rest

Notes:

  • I’ve been wanting to get back into combat sports for the better part of 2 months. It is so damn tempting I’m unsure of what will happen if I get back to it (in terms of mental health, balance, etc.)
  • Even though I haven’t done any combat sports for like a year, I’m still feeling really nimble and pretty damn confident in my ability to jump back to it
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you gotta stop putting images up like that. I just ate off half of my left arm.

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This is the way. So many corner stores near me sell this stuff and it’s all absolutely amazing.

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At first I didn’t see what pic this was a response to. Very glad to see it’s to the food pics and not the progress pics LMAO

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Man I wish. Louisiana has cool corner store food but its mainly fried or a po-boy (most of the time it’s both)

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comments work for both, you looked pretty good. LOL

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Branded W-5

Time: 67mins

Warm up:
DB bench: 20x2x20
Cable Row: 35x2x20

Main work:
Dip: Paused BW 2x3, 25x3, 45x3, 70x1, 95x1(PR)
Paused CGB: 165x3x6
Rack chin: 45x4x12
Slight incline bench: 135x3x8
Lu Raise: 11.5x3x12
Row: 145x4x10

Notes:

  • My bench is super wobbly on one spot of the horse stall mat. Super weird and annoying
  • Officially making my return to BJJ. I think now that I have more responsibilities I can’t go all in and I will be fine. Also thinking that since I quit BJJ right when I was finishing highschool, moving out, and starting college my stress and anxiety showed in BJJ. In other words, I thought BJJ was the problem but that’s just where the other issues in my life were showing
  • Also clocked in at 6.4% bodyfat on a skin calliper test. Tricep, belly button, and quad (with pants on) pinch sites. Wildly inaccurate
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Branded W-5

Time: ~60 min

Warm up:
Agile 8
Bathroom break
Goblet squat stretch from Squat U

Main work:
Paused Squat: 215x7,5,4
GM: 100x3x10
Incline sit up (hands behind head): 10,7
Reverse Hyper: 210x30,20

Notes:

  • Not an amazing session. At this point, I’m taking what I can get with the squats and knee still being weird
  • That being said, I might start adding some carbs before training sessions to see if I’m better able to push. I think the squat is just suffering because I only started squatting again last week
  • I think the good mornings are making better at bracing
  • Hands behind head on the incline sit up is stupid hard. Harder than holding a 10lb plate on your chest
  • First night of BJJ tonight. Super pumped. Old fight kit still fits (I just look more like a sausage now)
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