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Mr. Program Hopper


#1702

Shit forgot to post today’s workout lol.

OH PRESS (ss: NG Chin-Ups - 5x12)
185x3
205x3
205x3
205x3
155x15

BENCH PRESS (ss: BB ROW - 265 @ 5x8)
225x8
225x8
225x8
225x8
225x8

BARBELL CURLS
95x10
95x10
95x10


#1703

What does your wife have against isdatnutty?


#1704

Hahahaha!


#1705

Was cleaning the garage, so decided to get in another session since we snowed in here in Denver. Big ass blizzard came through today.

BACK SQUAT
225x3
275x3
315x3
365x3
385x3
405x3
225x30

30 reps of 225 is no joke. Even with my conditioning I was sucking wind from reps 18-30! Once I got to 20, I was like fuck it, let’s get 30. Not bad after doing almost 100 reps of back work today!

My wife said “Sometimes I think you love squatting more than you love me!” Haha, had myself a good laugh!

But this led me to think of something. If I literally didn’t train for 3 months straight, I wonder how much strength or muscle I would lose?


#1706

I lost a lot from October to January not training, but it was also exacerbated by crappy eating. Of course, you’re a lot younger than I am, so you may hold onto muscle better. Stop by my log and look at the picture of my back from October, compared to my January 1st picture at the beginning of the transformation2019 challenge, if you want to see something depressing.


#1707

SNATCH
205x3
225x3
245x2
205x3
Did lots of warm up sets. Today was just to get my body loose. Feeling REALLY sore for lifting twice heavy yesterday.

Lately I’ve been really loving music like this. I don’t know what the genre is, but it’s great!


#1708

Gave my employees the rest of the week off because we’ve had a killer month. They’ve pushed hard for the past few weeks, so I knew it was time to let off for a bit.

It’s crazy how lifting directly correlates to the the real world. You have to work in waves so you don’t burn out and can keep improving day in and day out. I take that same approach to monitoring my employees and so far it’s worked out well.

Went on a YouTube binge again lol. Will have to take a break soon. But few gold videos:


#1709

SNATCH
225x3
225x3
225x3
225x3

BACK SQUAT (ss: Hanging Leg Raises)
365x3
385x3
405x3
425x3
445x3 (PR!)

SNATCH GRIP DEADLIFT (ss: GHR)
315x8
315x8
315x8

SPRINTS (50 yards)
10 @ 80%

NOTES
Hit a new Squat PR! But 445 felt really heavy for how many reps I can do at 405. My legs are definitely strong enough to handle it but I need more strength in my core and upper back. Since I’ve been doing more of 4 day upper/lower I think I’ll add in some heavier ab variations, good mornings, and drop the volume with pull-ups and really hit some heavy rows. I’ll squat 3x a week, but the 2nd day will be heavy low rep front squats. Get that upper back STRONG! I think I can get to 500x3 by end of this year for sure. Maybe a little longer, but that’s ok. I’ll stay beltless like I have for all these years. All I wear is shorts and my Adidas Adipower weightlifting shoes.

My log should be home by the time I get back. Excited to try those viper presses this weekend!


#1710

Talk about inspiration!


#1711

That’s my goal too… life time of lifting in my future.


#1712

For sure man. Want to lift until the end!


#1713

So today was fun. Before the St. Patrick festivities started I ended up going to my friend’s place of business to test my 40 time. They prep people for the combine and NBA draft and handle NFL/MLB/NHL/NBA players. Landow Performance here in Denver. They have the auto timer on each side for the 40 yard dash, so there is no human error.

I ran a 4.726.

So I will never be a 4.4 guy. I COULD get to be a 4.6 guy, but that is pointless.

Based on his assessment I have a HUGE burst right off the line. So from 0-25 yards I move fast, BUT from 26-40+ yards I slow down because I have short legs. I am not a strider. His assessment is there is absolutely NO need to practice a 40 yard dash. I have D1 type athleticism (too bad I didn’t unlock it in HS lol). My broad jump was almost 10 feet. Which for a person that doesn’t play any sports is extremely explosive. With practice I could get it probably over 10, but even that is pointless.

His overall assessment is I have really great genetics and I’m strong, so I should pursue just something that I can have fun with. I don’t have world class genetics so my primary goal should be to stay strong and healthy.


#1714

You continue to suck at all aspects of training. If I wasn’t tall then I’d have nothing!


#1715

Hahaha, na man you are athletic though! I’m sure you are strong/fast enough to do what you need to do, especially for your job!


#1716

BACK SQUAT (ss: Abs, Jumps)
405x5
405x5
405x5
405x5
405x5

RDL (ss: Lunges, Abs)
315x12
315x12
315x12
315x12

JUMP ROPE
x500 skips


#1717

At least you have that! I’m the same height as nutty without the absurd levels of athleticism…


#1718

You have better facial hair though. I assume, don’t remember seeing a picture of nutty


#1719

Lol I never knew I was THIS athletic either. Strength training opened the door for me. But now thinking back, I was always generally good at sports. Never great, but could hang for a bit.

I rock a beard. Nothing crazy just a regular beard. If I shave, I look 17 lol.


#1720

Well, yeah, but who wants to be ‘good enough’? I want to be awesome. If I could have your speed and hops then I could’ve been Zion before there was a Zion!


#1721

Haha for sure man! It blows my mind when I see some of those D linemen in the NFL do back flips. Biggest humans I’ve ever seen still to this day are Vince Wilfork and 2 Williams that use to play for the Vikings. Can’t imagine being that big and that athletic and that strong lol.

It would be cool if I could be over 6 feet as well tho haha! So since I can’t grow anymore, gotta just jump up haha!