Nope, for me I don’t know a better way, I do it exactly the same albeit I tend use KB’s as the plates hitting the ground don’t interfere with my ROM
Omg i just saw this, hahhaa. I can’t believe somebody tried something i mentioned in my log!
This makes me probably a lot more excited than it should, hahaha.
@Spock81 i aim to please and always happy to give credit where it’s due. It’s been a nice change for the split squats to go front foot elevated.
2 miles something weighted vest walk in the pissing rain.
80 mins of rugby, shit game for us. I struggled getting into it, didn’t enjoy it one bit. Need to try just make myself available for 2nd team games as not training and only playing every 6 weeks isn’t a great combination.
As I was pissed off with my performance yesterday had a burning desire to lift, lot of running yesterday so squats out the question which leaves me with bench.
Swiss bar bench
Chins 12.5kg - 2x9
BW - 3x12
Banded Good Mornings green - 3x15
Banded crunches - 2x20
Side lateral raise 11.5kg - 3x15
Pushdowns - 3x15
Bit sore in a few places hence backing off on the accessory work a bit.
45 mins steady state running did 4.9 miles, got a bit lost on a short cut which went down a dark locked alleyway so lost some time there
First thing this morning on empty stomach - 2 mile 20kg weighted vest walk
Couple of hours later
Boring but Strong Week six, workout 22, 1s week
Incline Bench SST
1 arm DB Floor Press 30kg - 4x12 (each arm)
1 arm Banded Lat Pulldown - 2x20, 1x26 (each arm)
HLR - 10,12,11,11
Unbroken Empty BB Curls x61
Every squat set after the initial 5 set hurt, I don’t mean in an injury kind of way just the soul sucking way that a challenging squat session hurts. Did feel like an accomplishment getting this finished when I wanted to quit after the 5/3/1 sets were done never mind all the supplemental volume. Swapped the single leg work out for core work as my knee felt a bit jarry (yes I know that’s not a word) still think I’m feeling Saturday’s game in my legs, probably not helped by a near 5 mile run yesterday in hindsight. Squats do seem to be sucking just generally and I don’t feel like I’m making any progress on the SSB, do keep thinking about moving back to BB squats after a 2 plus year absence
Way to go!
That’s is a lot for the body. Make sure you get your recovery in as well but keep smashing the great work!!!
Yesterday x8 hill sprints followed by short recovery walk
Boring but Strong Week six, workout 23, 1s week
Seated BB OHP
Chest Supported Swiss Bar Row 70kg - 5x12
Front Foot Elevated Split Squat 14kg - 12,15,15 (each leg)
Weighed Vest Pressups 10kg - 16,14
Weighted Vest Situps 10kg - 2x15
1 arm pushdown - 1x28
Boring but Strong Week six, workout 24, 1s week
DB 1 arm Bench:
37.5kg - 3x8
(each arm) Not making any progress on these, time to swap out
Face Pull - 2x25
BB Curls 50kg - 8,9,10
Pallof Press - 2x20 (each side)
Lying Single Leg Curls - 20,26 (each side)
End of 1’s week and this cycle, next cycle all the supplemental volume goes up to 80% so it’s gonna be tough. All TM’s increased by 1kg upper and 2kg lower body.
Boring but Strong Week seven, workout 25, 5s week
Swiss Bar Bench
Weighted Chins 12.5kg - 8, 9, 9, 9, 8
BB Back Squats
HLR - 2x15
Side Lateral raise 11.5kg x19
Felt the step up in intensity this morning with the supplemental volume more challenging. Feeling it out a bit with the barbell back squats, felt very strange and first time I’ve done them in about 2 years, thinking about swapping out the SSB for them after this template and subsequent anchor.
Yesterday x8 hill sprints followed by recovery run/walk
Boring but Strong Week seven, workout 26, 5s week
BB Incline Bench
1 arm DB Floor Press 32.5kg - 2x10 (each arm)
1 arm Lat Pulldown banded - 2x15 (each arm)
Banded Crunches 1x38
Unbroken Empty BB Curls x62
Hard work, as anticipated. I’m having to will myself to get the squats done, it’s the only part of this template I’m hating which means I probably need it. However, after about 4 sets into the supplemental work it did suddenly get easier so the last 6 sets ended up being pretty good.
Yesterday, easy conditioning - 4.5 miles in 40 mins
Boring But Strong Week seven, workout 27, 5s week
Seated BB OHP:
Chest Supported Swiss Bar Row 75kg - 5x10
Weighted Vest Pressups 10kg + Red band - 14,12
Front Foot Elevated Split Squat 14kg - 12, 17, 16 (each leg)
1st thing, fasted - just over 2 miles weighted vest walk
Boring But Strong Week seven, workout 28, 5s week
DB Incline Bench 32.5kg - 4x12
Pallof Press - 12,15 (each side)
Face Pull - 1x30
BB Curls 50kg - 1x10
Lying Leg Curls - 1x16
First week of last cycle complete, the 80% supplemental work has been tough obviously it’s supposed to be. Deadlifts faltered a bit 8/9 sets deep but last set went well enough. Also felt a bit weird today doing bilateral DB presses, first time in a while.
Boring But Strong Week eight, workout 29, 3s week
Swiss Bar Bench
BBS 79kg 10x5
BB Back Squat
Weighted chins 12.5kg - 10, 10, 8, 8
Lateral raise x0
Bit of a disturbed night with both the younger girls getting up at various points, I ended up getting up later than I wanted to so knew I’d be pressed for time time. Got just over 40 mins but knocked out the main lift and accessories in that time. If I get time later will run a WOD to get some more accessory work in.
Went to a former colleagues retirement do from my old company Friday night, saw a load of guys I used to work closely with but not seen since prior to Covid. Those I’d not seen for a while didn’t recognise me as the last time we’d been together was when working away and I was getting on for 19 stone, couldn’t believe the shape I’m in now which was quite nice feedback as it’s not something I’m mindful of to be honest.
Conditioning and accessory work:
3 rounds for time
X21 KB swings 28kg
X9 1 arm standing KB press 20kg each side 1 set then 2 sets with 24kg bell
Bayesian curls 2x15 each arm med black band
Pushdown 2x10 thick green band
All work done inside 10 mins
Hard conditioning x8 hill sprints, around a mile recovery walk. Tough going for whatever reason today felt like my lungs just couldn’t adapt.
Boring But Strong Week eight, workout 30, 3s week
Incline Bench SST
1 arm DB floor press 32.5kg - 1x8 (each side) pulled up early as my shoulder felt buggy
Banded crunches thick band - 3x15
1 arm Lat pulldown thick band - 14.17
Unbroken empty BB curls x66
Best thing about squat day - finishing and not having to do it for another week.
Easy conditioning - 4 miles steady state running around 9 minute miles
Boring But Strong Week eight, workout 31, 3s week
Seated BB OHP
Chest supported Swiss Bar Row 80kg - 10,9,9,8
Front foot elevated split squat 14kg DB’s - 3x15 (each leg)
10kg Weighted vest + light band press-ups - 17,16
Boring But Strong Week eight, workout 32, 3s week
Alternating between mixed and double overhand grip each set
DB incline bench press 35kg - 5x10
Face pull thick green band - 10, 15
BB curls 50kg - 1x11
Palloff press thick green band - 2x15
Lying 1 leg curl - 0
Smoked but satisfied, those BBS sets seemed to get easier after each set weirdly. End of 3s week and thinking about 1s week and the end of the leader template, just need to think about what anchor to follow up with