@mr.v3lv3t I watched the Dark Horse video, and it looks pretty solid. Biggest issue I run into is that I only allow myself an hour in the morning to train, and I don’t think it’d be feasible to attempt that program in that time. Honestly, the biggest limiting factor I have is that I train in a 1 car garage that we park my wife’s new car in, so each workout I have to back her car out, set up the gym, do the workout, tear down the gym and re-park the car. When I was training in a 2 car garage, I could stage the workout the night before and have a lot more time to train. I should be moving next year, and we’re looking for a bigger garage, so hopefully that can come back.
@Koestrizer I honestly have no idea how much the stone weighs. It’s supposed to be like 135lbs empty, but it also includes metal spacers to take up slack, so those weigh something as well. It’s why I just track stone+weight, to keep things consistent. For loading and unloading, here is a video from the manufacturer. It’s honestly a REALLY cool concept.
It’s the perfect thing for a home gym type situation. However, you also want to baby it a bit more than a concrete stone, because if it gets a dent in it, it’ll REALLY suck, haha.
Prowler is also an amazing piece of equipment, totally agree. Perfect off season conditioning. Just hits everything, very low technique involved, quick set up, etc. You may be able to DIY one out of wood if you’re really wanting one. Lots of push sled designs to steal.
Log viper and press away
1x255-strict (lifetime PR)
Weighted NG chins 55
Band pull aparts
Log clean and push press 210
Reverse hyper 230
Hammer curls 45
Notes: That 255 is a massive victory. I took video that I’ll upload later, but looking at it, it didn’t look as awful as it felt. The clean is still sluggish, but I have enough energy, and I ended up pressing it strict instead of viper just because of how long it took, which means I should have even more in me when I get the technique figured out. Leg drive needs some work on the push presses, but that’s about standard for me. Cut out a round of work, since I have my fitness test this afternoon and wanted to leave a little in the tank.
I’m 10lbs away from comp weight, and that’s with a strict press, with 2 months to go. I’m feeling real good right about now.
Woke up at 197.4.