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#1

Hello all. Lurking for a while. Seems like a friendly place. Anyway will be posting here because I can never seem to keep a written log going very log. And I can enjoy the color commentary. Competed for most of my life in combat sports, now that I've grown up (kinder and gentler and fat) I dabble in Heavy Lifting & Strongman. And often feel that input from others who have the same goals would help to keep me on the road.

Today: Did nothing,nada,zero and zip. Will try to do better on Friday. I'm saving myself for Friday.


#2

welcome Dude, looking forward to seeing your training


#3

welcome aboard.


#4

Thanks Pete

Training got invited to a private gym so had to put up some numbers, had a great time I go about once a year.
Warm Up
110# DB CP 2X8
2PD KB hinge 3X15
Front squat 135# 3x10 slow til my butT hit mt ankles

Work
Leg press: Start at 200# and jump 200/set of 10, at 1000 did 2X3 then back down after missing due to stick at 1150
Bent rows: 200 3X8
DL: 245X10, 285X10, 335X10, 385X5X2, 335x10
Plate swings: 100# 2X10


#5

Thanks Bulldog

Forgot the funny thing about the work out, we're doing bd rows and this guy thats familiar to me runs up and says come with me and I can see he means bidnez we run over to another section of gym and a guy I'm freinds with is sitting there looking all gray around the gills, awake I reach out and hes got no pulse, but talking come to find out he was benching about 450 for max reps after running a mile and doin the stair climber then jumped on the bench and went at it , he is a huge big kid (freak) anyway I sat with him til his pulse came back 2-3 mins, I told him about the vagal responce and told him I would drive him home or to the hospital it was his choice, he drove himself home.


#6

A little sore in the quads
streching 20 min (I'm not going to call it yoga)
PU 5X20
BW squats 5X20


#7

Workout Yesterday
DB curls 2x10
DB Mili 2x10
DB Hang Clean 2X10
DB Extensions @X10
BP normal WU to Max rep
255X9

Today:Swim did
500 meter breast and 3X30m sprints all with fins max eff. won't post times suffice to say when I enter the pool I create a little wake. The lady next to me said I was good for her workout it was kind of like a open water swim.


#8

Short 40 min w/o
Squat
135X10


#9

Welcome Dude.

EDIT - Just seen your squat numbers. Wow, really good.

How big are you?


#10

hehe, I am sure a lot of the folks in this forum create quite a wake as well.

and on a side note,... great, another guy that makes most of us feel weaker, and yet, probably makes us work harder by that fact.
welcome aboard.


#11

Hey Brett thanks I'm 6' and 235-240 currently hope to drop some in the spring as activity picks up. Got the Motor City Strongman coming soon still don't know if I will enter but I would have to make weight at 232. Really busy today with lack of sleep thought if I did anything it would be a step back. Ogre Its so funny most the people that hang at the pool are so slim, and they look at muscle as a bad thing, they respect it but kind of turn there noses up.


#12

Brett I saw your video I think , anyhow I will try to post some squat video soon.


#13

Heres a question for everyone . whats your best complex for posterior chain could be anywhere from 2 - 5 exercises. reveal your secrets.


#14

That's weird,

I commented on some big squat numbers (500 x 2 or something) in a post then it suddenly disappeared. Now it looks like I'm taking the piss saying great squat numbers about 135 x 10.

Oh well.


#15

Brett I know , weird . No worries I'll put up max numbers in another 10 days or so hopefully I will hit 535 that I missed last time. and the dead lifts where not max's, but thanks.I really get into death squats will post a video in the next few weeks, gets me pumped just thinking about the pain, I know its a sick thang.

Today I negotiated a contract and after a three hour meeting made myself go workout.
Bench
135X10
225X4
265X4
285X5 missed 6 by small margin
305X2 gave up no big numbers today

dips BW 2X10
pull downs BAH BAH

DB bench 80#'s DB's 2X10
100#'s DB's 2X6

No ambition but had to do some clean and jerks or risk slipping
135X10
185X6
205X2 again gave up due to no ambition stress sucks


#16

Brett what do you think about a death squat video thread where everybody posts video of the bad a*% sets. Just a idea I think you would be in, based on your video's. Where talking some killer sets weight is not as important as effort and rep number I bet there a some people out there that could put up some freaky numbers.


#17

Work out did some aerobic today, did running stairs, 2 flights sprint 200' and repeat 16 rounds with 100# pack , then flights x6 only no pack but high steppin.

KB hinge 100# 15X3

Done : breathing ragged and hands shaking. "Spartans what do you do for a living"


#18

Workout legs couldn't get to gym
Zercher carries 200# for 200' for 3 rounds
18" DL 575 3 sets of 15
sledge hammer strikes with 20# sledge 100 until done
couple of stone lifts 200# ?


#19

nice training. why'd you delete your squats though?


#20

I didn't delete them as far as know. Just came back and they where gone and just to lazy to repost. Did a PB of 515# that day but was trying for 535#. you will see a huge miss match between my DL and SQUAT due to a disc problem