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I like Over 35 too much to stay away for long.

Anyway…still looking for my first full meet total. Started the march today.

  • Olympic ass to floor squats: built up from bar to 300lbs for about 5 sets of triples. My hamstrings were literally hitting my calves on these. I bombed out of my last meet because I did not “just squat”…I beat myself mentally. Need to work on that and just “let go” before I descend next time in competition.

I need to trust my “Hara”

I wonder if sometimes people think I’m a bitch because I hammer so hard on squat depth. But I lift USAPL and know how damn strict those judges can be. To me, it’s kind of a badge of honor to get a decent total with that fed because the standards are so, so high. So when someone says they’re competing USAPL, I follow their log closely and give a lot of feedback because I truly want them to succeed.

I bet you’ll have a great meet in May! I’ll be following.

It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done!! Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get to where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?? It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say NO after you earn the right to be where you wanna be and do what you wanna do. Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits! -Rocky Balboa

HARA-I have to say, I really liked your attitude after the last meet, and I think it says a lot about your overall character and understanding of the big picture. I’m excited to follow along on your journey.

365 for 3 singles then 8 reps

kettle bell swings
DB rows
Band leg curls
Spread eagle sit ups with weight behind head

Feeling strong and conditioned. Looking forward to a nice escape to Mexico in 11 days! Feel like I need to earn a deload before I can go.

Snap and Cholulalua…Thanks for the support!

Floor Press 8 sets
Weighted Dips 5 sets
Face pulls 3 sets
Push downs 5 sets
Curls 3 sets
Band resistance roman chair 3 sets

NIce work
saw your vids in our last log.
nice way to get past and move forward

ps see you friday!!!

Tough mudder Conditioning day
30 minutes of running
30 minutes body weight work

Looking forward to it Kmnyc!

Cincinnati Ohio training

ATG Olympic squats 12 sets
Paused squats 3 sets
Good mornings 3 sets
Abducters 3 sets
Leg curls 5 sets
Ab pulls owns 3 sets
Chins 3 sets

Where’d you training in Cinci? That’s my old stomping grounds.

Tower gym…it’s in the lower level of the old Omni hotel (now a Hilton) in the Netherlander art deco building.

No frills, they had a rack and open at 5:30.

Hmm, I hadn’t been paying attention . . . when did you make it to Cincinnati? I’m just up in Columbus, moved there first of this year.

[quote]cavalier wrote:
Hmm, I hadn’t been paying attention . . . when did you make it to Cincinnati? I’m just up in Columbus, moved there first of this year.[/quote]

I have clients in the queen city…usually get there once or twice a month. Work has me on planes almost weekly to random places around the globe.

Speed Reverse Band BP 5x3
4 Board Bp 2x5
Db Front Raises 3x15
Db Seated Power Cleans 2x15
I’s,T’s,Y’s 2x10
Tricep Pushdowns 3x30

Ran 3 miles rolled legs for a while

Easy day…looking forward to my first NYC Over 35 Crew Workout Tomorrow

Safety Squat bar finally arrived today…joy.

Lots of pressing and pulling with Matty and Kmnyc…ready for a day off

I am too-

Matty and Hara Kicked my ass.
They both OHP 225 for doubles

then Hara pulled 475
I got it up to my knees.


[quote]kmcnyc wrote:
I am too-

Matty and Hara Kicked my ass.
They both OHP 225 for doubles

then Hara pulled 475
I got it up to my knees.


You’ll pull 500 in June at “the meet down the street” for sure!!!

Straight up brutal push day

Floor press 11 sets to a 1 rep max of 295lbs
Dumbell bench press 2 sets of 15 with 80lbs
weighted dips 2 sets of 10 with 45lbs
Band face pulls 3x15
Push downs 5x20
Dumbell curls 3x8

Earning my long weekend in Mexico. Leave Thursday, heavy lifting till then. Tomorrow I break in my safety squat bar!

BTW, who knew there was so much drama outside of “Over 35”!!

SSB Squats felt good
335x2 (video wasn’t pretty but I nailed it)

Good mornings 3x8
Band resistance abductors 3x12
Standing band leg curls 5x10
Pull down abs 3x8


With these SSB squats, are they a stand alone exercise in itself or used mainly as an assistance for the back squat as I imagine it puts more pressure on your upper back. Nice work, I believe steel gym had a SSB so when we squat Ill try it.

Woke up early, decided to just train again.

Speed reverse band press
45,135,185,225,255,255,255,275,285,295 all for 3

4 board press
295,305,305, all for 5
DB front raises 3x15
DB setaed cleans 2x15
ITYs 3x10
Tricept pushdowns 3x30

Matty, guys use SSB as an assist for squats and as a replacement for back squats if they have bad shoulders and can’t get in tight. It tries to dump you forward…you’ll feel it in your lower back.