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Nutty Is Finally Going to Follow a Program (5/3/1 BBB Beefcake)


#1231

Is this with a trap bar?

Loving your workout style at the moment.


#1232

For sure man. I don’t work out at a strongman gym (we got a log at the 24 hour fitness now!) so I just make due with the trap bar. I’ve never actually used farmers handles.

Thanks man, I’ve learned keeping it simple and basic is the way for me. Plus I’ve learned to listen to my body. For example even though I can squat 405 now, if 315 feels like a truck I won’t go past it lol. Plus doing the BW or DB assistance in between the sets seems to work well. Keeps me moving while packing in the volume.


#1233

Yep, I’m this way as well. As long as I keep hitting the main movements hard it seems like progress is there. Then I see new shiny movements/programs and start to clutter my training which typically stalls out any progress… if only I would learn…

I should start adding more of this back into my routine.


But, could you please slow down your progress a bit to let a few of us catch back up to you?


#1234

I still do this too. I change my program every other week lol. But now that I have a “baseline” strength I guess it doesn’t matter too much now. I’ve learned you can make progress program hopping every week as long as you consistently keep hitting the gym and eating well.

Yeah man helps with conditioning and doesn’t affect the main lift so I find it works well. Not like you have to do a crazy amount of work either. Even doing sets of 3 pull-ups between adds up over the weeks.

Haha man I’m at a point where I can only push my progress if I really make it a priority to eat more. I just don’t think I want to lol. I like where I’m at. I feel like If I can maintain my numbers from now until my old age, I’d be a happy camper! Now I’m just interested in pushing the reps.

I’m not gonna go above 405 in squat or DL and just push the reps. I figure if i can go from 405x10 in DL to 405x20 my body going to look somewhat different haha!

I feel like if someone ask me “How much do you deadlift?” I feel like the looks I get will be different if i say “500 for 1” or “405 for 20” haha!


#1235

CONDITIONING

Swimming for 60 minutes


#1236

So I got a question that I’m sure someone following my log can answer.

If one wanted to maintain the following numbers:

405 @ 4x8 Deadlift
405 @ 4x8 Back Squat
315 @ 4x8 Bench Press
225 @ 4x8 OH Press
@ 185 lbs

WHAT IS THE LOWEST AMOUNT OF CALORIES you could consume to keep up this strength level? I know everyone is different, but just a rough guess.

Don’t worry I know the numbers seem crazy, but this is just a hypothetical.


#1237

Once you build the strength/muscle it is much easier to maintain. Calories needed would be pretty close to calories needed to maintain 185 lbs. I say pretty close because after a heavy session I would need/ want a bit more food to aid recovery.

With no cardio I would guess 2600-2800 calories but, that is an estimate. Best way would be to track for 2 weeks and make adjustments.


#1238

So lets say to maintain at 185 I’m eating on average 2500 calories day in and day out. So what you’re saying I’d have to stay within that 2500-3000 range to maintain those numbers at that weight as a ballpark?


#1239

They literally care less. Believe me. Haha


#1240

DEADLIFT - 345 @ 5x8

BENCH PRESS - 225 @ 5x8

CABLE ROW (Full Stack) @ 7x10

FRONT SQUAT - 275 @ 5x8

RUN - 1 Mile

Been TOO busy to log. Just signed 11 clients last week, so life as a business owner has been crazy.

Hope everyone is still hitting the gym though!


#1241

Are you able to set up for seal rows? Those are my go to back exercise. No lower back involvement.

What do you do?


#1242

I do A LOT of BB Rows and they seemed to really blow up my back. They work for me very well, I know a lot of other people don’t feel the same. I don’t personally like seal rows or chest supported rows. I find with the weights I use it’s too uncomfortable for my chest. So I stick with BB (pendlay, regular, underhand) and DB rows exclusively. I did cable rows today because they rearranged the gym and put the cable stacks right in front of the bench press, so I was like perfect!

The more lower back involvement the more I like it lol. I’ve never had an issue with my lower back. But I’m pretty mobile and I tend to get massages and do yoga so not too many tight muscles.

I run a MSP (Managed Service Provider) for IT. In simple terms my company is your business’s IT department. We are good for small to medium size businesses.


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15 Min Yoga Flow. Going to take weekend off because I’m going to hike a 14er on Sunday!


#1244

Pictures!


#1245

Quandry Peak was both beautiful and tough!


#1246

BACK SQUAT
405x3
405x3
405x2
405x2
405x2

OH PRESS / BB ROW
155x8 / 245x10
155x8 / 245x10
155x7 / 245x10
155x7 / 245x10
155x6 / 245x10

RDL
245x20
245x16
245x14

SPRINTS
6 - 40 yard runs


#1247

:fu: In all seriousness…outstanding, man, simply outstanding.


#1248

Haha, thanks man! In all seriousness it’s just hard work and genetics.

I’m trying to get to a 225 OHP at my current BW (or close to it), now that would be outstanding!!!


#1249

Used lifting straps for the first time!

COMPLETE GAME CHANGER!!!

I’m so stupid to think straps were for weaklings. Even beginners to use these. High volume deadlifts here I come!!!


#1250

They change the game totally hey, I used them for the first time ever a few weeks back and found them awesome too.