So this seems to be a good place to set up my training log. Most likely I’ll be the only one reading it. This way if I ever lose my workout binder, I’ll have this as a backup progress record.
Wt: 390 or so
BF%: No idea, but it’s too much
Goals for 3-29-2011
Deadlift - 600
Squats - 600
All other lifts of comparable increase
Compete in and place (well) in a local strongman competition or better.
Workout will be Mike Mentzer’s Heavy Duty program.
Day 1 (April 06, 2010)
First workout in about a year and a half.
(A warm up set will always precede regular set. This will not be noted after this, as it will be a given)
except for warmup,
ALL SETS OF ALL EXERCISES ARE PERFORMED TO FAILURE. NO EXCLUSIONS.
Pec Deck 135lbsx9 reps
Incline Dbells press 45’s x 4 reps
Close Grip, Palms Up(?) Pulldown 120 x 9 reps
Deadlift 225lbs x 3 reps *
- Grip weak, can’t hold bar any longer after this. Do NOT buy straps. You need to get your grip strength up if you’re going to be in strongman.
Also concern over feet/hand placement for Deadlift. with feet at shoulder width and hands slightly wider, my knees are still bumping into my wrists/forearms.
Widening the grip feels a little awkward. Maybe arms INSIDE the legs instead of outside, like Brian Siders?
FIND A SOLUTION!
Palms UP pulldown? The palms either face towards you or away from you when doing a pulldown.
You can’t have your palms facing up unless your forearms are horizontal.
Maybe Mentzer meant palms/IN?
Either way, I’m not getting an isolated feeling in the lats on this exercise. I may switch to seated pullover lat machine.
Total time in gym: 22 minuts.
Total sets: 3