@oldbeancam Yeah, I can see it having a pay off in that regard. Jon apparently still holds some sort of US strongman record for 30 something deadlifts with like 550lbs in a minute, which I’m sure is testament to the system, haha.
@Koestrizer I legit considered just making them continentals, haha, but figured it’d be good for me to do something I’m awful at.
I’ll log the training in a bit, but Stan Lee has passed. This log started off with Marvel comic scans and me professing how much I enjoy those comics to this day, and it hasn’t changed. I took on the mantle of the Juggernaut through my recovery, and my handle here is a play on The Punisher, so I felt it fitting to include a scan from the Punisher Back to School special #2, titled “No Pain”. In this story, Frank infiltrates a gym that is selling steroids to high school kids.
This one was of particular relevance, as I did 100 reps of overhead press today. I also did it while wearing my Punisher shirt and listening to the Punisher Warzone soundtrack.
Also, that little jab at Tony Stark is still hilarious. And those outfits are just absolutely as early 90s as you can get.
DEEP WATER WORKOUT 6 (WEEK 2, WORKOUT 2)
Axle strict press 146lbs
Band pull aparts
Axle curls 103
DB laterals 35
Notes: 3:45 between sets. This was an awesome workout. Had the day off work, had a big lunch beforehand, and really got to let out the throttle and see what I could do. Actually upped the weight on the axle presses more than I should have based on percentages, but I went with 5/3/1 rules in that, it had been 6 weeks so I upped the max by 10lbs. Seems to have worked out. The curls are just plain awesome, and far more “full body”, which is fine for me. My forearms were screaming. DB laterals just had me feeling strong. I’m definitely slinging weight these days vs focusing on the pump, but it seems like the right move at the right time. I’m feeling ridiculously strong, and I imagine the weight gain is a big part of that.
On that note, I weighed in at 202lbs this morning. Significant in 2 regards. That’s 10lbs up from the start, and this is also typically where I read the “Holy crap” moment physique wise, and not in a good way. Usually 202lbs is when I realize I’ve gotten too fat and need to start slimming down. Right now, I’m certainly fatter than when I started, but still not approaching “fat” for me. I’m seeing the telltale signs that I am creeping up in weight, but that typically happens more towards the mid to late 190s. Means to me I still have a little room to ride this out, so I’m gonna do it and see what happens.