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Journey to Insanity


#1

Hello ! My name is Tiberius . I’m 21 years old, 175cm-ish/ 5ft10-ish , weighting 127kgs / 280lbs and this is my journey to insanity !
The goal is to hit 1000 reps per exercise in a reverse pyramid style of weights and reps and of course to maintain that for time ( I’ve hit 1000 reps on bench press before , but I was feeling hella good on that particular day so it was just a one time thing) . I don’t know if I’ll reach my goal …I change my mind very often in regards to my training methods, but I’ll sure try so bare with me .
Before I write today’s workout I’ll leave my instagram and youtube in which I post sometimes PRs and such.
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/hanma.tiberius/
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/user/journeytostrength/videos

I’ll start off with a workout that didn’t went quite as planned but oh well , next time will be better for sure .

                                                  15/02/2018

   Zercher Squats:

165Kg/363lbs x 1
155Kg/341lbs x 1
145Kg/319lbs x 2,1
135Kg/297lbs x 3,2,1
125Kg/275lbs x 6,5,4,3,2,1

              Total reps:32
              Total sets:13 
              Total weight:4190Kg/9218lbs

My elbow pit couldn’t handle it anymore and my back was fried too and to be honest I’m too fat for over 3 reps lol. Will shoot for 50 next time . That’s all for today …


#2
                                         16/02/2018

  Bench press:

165Kg/363lbs x 1
155Kg/341lbs x 1
145Kg/319lbs x 2,1
135Kg/297lbs x 5,4,3,2,1
125Kg/275lbs x 9,6,5,4,3,2,1

                  Total reps: 50 
                  Total sets: 16
                  Total weight: 6530Kg/14366lbs

Second time I’m going this wide on bench press , until now I was doing something like a close grip . It was decent but kinda unbalanced and shaky and all over the place…oh well .
Here’s the vid of the 165kg …'tis a PR …yey!


#3
                                                17/02/2018

     7.2cm/2.8inch Deficit Deadlift:

215Kg/474lbs x 1
205Kg/452lbs x 1
195Kg/430lbs x 1
185Kg/408lbs x 2,1
175Kg/386lbs x 3,1

                       Total reps: 10
                       Total sets: 7
                       Total weight: 1870Kg/4114lbs

      Stiff Leg Deadlift: 

175Kg/386lbs x 1

Ok, so for deadlifts I’ll be starting with allot less volume. Soon I’ll be adding accessory exercises to all days , but for now I’m just gettin’ the hang of it . I pulled the stiff leg deadlift because I wanted to test it and see where I’m at with it , just so I’ll know with what weight I’ll start when I’ll add it as an accessory . Yeah , it’s kinda low …most of my deadlift’s power comes from the leg drive. My hamstrings are weak :frowning:


#4

In for this log. That seems to be fun.
To clarify:
you start with a single at tip weigt
then lower the weight go 2,1, lower 3,2,1 lower until you do something like 20, 19… to 1?
Good luck man


#5

It’s more like an AMRAP followed by AMRAP-1, then AMRAP-2 and so on , but in most cases it ends up being an AMRAP after AMRAP after AMRAP and so on .

Thank you , hope you’ll enjoy my journey !


#6

Looks interesting, I will be following. God Speed.


#7

Thank you . Hope it’ll keep getting more and more interesting for all the readers .


#8
                                 19/02/2018

          Front squats:

165Kg/363lbs x 1
155Kg/341lbs x 1
145Kg/319lbs x 2,1
135Kg/297lbs x 4,3,2,1
125Kg/275lbs x 5,3,2

                  Total reps: 25
                  Total sets: 11
                  Total weight: 3355Kg/7381lbs

          Overhead squats:

35Kg/77lbs x 10,8,7

          Air squats:

BW(127Kg/280lbs) x 25

Ok so I added some accessory stuff this time . Overhead squats um this is the second time I try them so I’m not following the normal patterns of 1rm and amraps with it . Also I skipped the ab work since I’m a fat fuck belly lover lol . Nah , fo’ real , I’ll do it next time …probably :smile:

Also could someone give me some info about the overhead squats . Do I keep the weight hovering over my head or behind my head with shoulders locked out ?


#9

#10

I do believe, and I’m not sure, that they should be held in a snatch grip.
Shoulders locked out, head neutral not shooting forward and a good brace.
The lockout because you can’t hold any weight overhead without them shoulders locked out.
But I do not do them, I have tried and might try again. Takes some great mobility to do.


#11

Thanks guys


#12

Ok …I’m coming with some problems this time around.

                        20/02/2018

Right before heading in the gym I had what I call eye seizures. Basically what happens is my eyes roll up and stay there whenever I get very nervous . Will not get into details …but I was “blocked” for hours and eventually I had to go to sleep to get my eyes back under control .

                      21/02/2018

Ok …heh…I guess I miscalculated this thing a bit when I decided the exercises I will cycle through .

         4cm board press : 175Kg/386lbs fail
         8cm board press : 175Kg/386lbs fail
         8cm board press : 170Kg/375lbs fail x2 and after 15 min another fail

What I had planned is to cycle from bench press to 8cm board press(4cm initial plan) to 16cm board press .So Basically heavier with each exercise( not in a session but every 5 days or so ) . But it didn’t work obviously , idk why …I benched 165Kg/363lbs about a week ago . So maybe I’m having the same problem as with rack pulls ( rack pulls are way harder for me or atleast were than actual deadlifting) .

So now Idk what exercise to cycle …in a heavy order …Ik i want to do close grip bench and normal bench but what exercise will I place as the third one or the first one ? Floor press as the one before those two ? Or maybe a heavy negative after those two ? Or maybe something else ? Will have to think about it . Now if I come up with a plan Ill head back down in my gym later on …if not , deadlifts tomorrow


#13
                                            22/02/2018

       Deadlifts:

235Kg/518lbs x 1
225Kg/496lbs x 0 Not enough rest , maybe .
215Kg/474lbs x 1
205Kg/452lbs x 1
195Kg/430lbs x 2,1
185Kg/408lbs x 4

                     Total reps: 10
                     Total sets: 6-7
                     Total weight: 1980Kg/4365lbs

And decided to see what’s my 1rm on pendlay rows …and it was 125Kg/275lbs . My rows suck.

Also today marks the day in which I first deadlifted over 500lbs …yey!

Here’s the video to the lift


Rocking the “Hanma” shirt too

#14
                                    23/02/2018

Ok this day is mainly made for my axle clean and press and to hit shoulders , bis , tris , forearms and wrist . Idk if it’ll be in the same manner like the others , I’m still figuring it out .

        Axle Muscle Clean & Push Press

80Kg/176lbs x 2,1
70Kg/154lbs x 4,3

        Full Front Rise:(basically a barbell front rise but all the way to overhead)

35Kg/77lbs x 6,4

        Barbell Curls:

65Kg/143lbs x 4,3,2,1

        Skull Crushers:

45Kg/99lbs x 5,4,1 Lol my triceps are weak

        Db wrist curls:

10kg/22lbs x 10 I need to increase the weight on this

        Db wrist extensions:

10kg/22lbs x 10

       Wrist adductions & abductions:

3kg/6lbs x 10

       Wrist supinations & pronations:

2kg/4lbs x 10

What these four are is placing a weight at the end of a dumbbell then grab the other end of it and do the motions .
Ik today wasn’t too interesting but tomorrow there’s highbar squats :slight_smile:


#15
                                     24/02/2018

       Highbar squats:

215Kg/474lbs x 1
205Kg/452lbs x 1
195Kg/430lbs x 1
185Kg/408lbs x 2,1
175Kg/386lbs x 2,1
165Kg/364lbs x 3,2,1
155Kg/342lbs x 7,3

                     Total reps: 25
                     Total sets: 12
                     Total weight: 4235Kg/9336lbs

       Jumping squats:

BW x 10,8,7

       Air squats: 

BW x 25

      Air calves raises:

BW x 25

      Side raises:

10Kg/22lbs x 19,6

Annnd skipped ab work again …wo ho congrats me .
I was kinda scared going into this session because I knew if I wouldn’t have hit the 10Kg/22lbs PR my motivation would have went to shit …but I did it…yey

Here’s the vid of it


#16
                             25/02/2018

     Bench press:

165Kg/363lbs x 1
155Kg/341lbs x 1
145Kg/319lbs x 3,2,1
135Kg/297lbs x 5,4,3,2,1
125Kg/275lbs x 7,6,5,4,3,2

                       Total reps: 50 
                       Total sets: 16
                       Total weight: 6590Kg/14528lbs

Should have done my accessory work too but it’s sunday so I was too lazy .
Nonetheless 2 more days and I’ll complete the first cycle or phase or whatever you wanna call it …starting next cycle I want to either increase the total reps by 50% or add all the accessory stuff …or both …idk …I’ll leave tomorrow’s problems to tomorrow’s me lol