Damn, still addled. Corrected. Makes sense when you watch the video.
Just busting your balls man. Your usually a very good wordsmith so figured it was a little hiccup
I am notorious for having my brain outrun my fingers. Thoughts get jumbled a lot.
You can literally see the bicep pump occur throughout the 100 reps. Bet if you measured before an after you gained a solid inch lol. What’s the weight of the bar your using there? Looks like an axle but wasn’t sure from the video.
I’ll have to do the measurement sometime, haha. That’s a 15kg Ironmind Apollon’s Axle. Burns up the forearms pretty good too along with the biceps. Resting in the down position with it really fries the grip.
Buffalo Bar Squat (rest pause: 12 deep breaths between sets)
Notes: Deload workout, which meant I called it at 8x230 despite having a good bit in me. Had to fight the temptation to break out the prowler as well. That last deadlift workout was enough that I NEED to actually heal a little. Bar keeps feeling lighter by the week. 370 actually felt lighter than the 320lb warm up set I did before, and when I unracked 230 at the end, it pretty much flew off the rack. Rediscovering my squat strength.
Quick question: I know you’ve mentioned it before but memory escapes me. What’s the reason you use chains on your deadlifts?
@dagill2 It’s really more the mat pull where the chains shine, rather than the deadlift. It’s where they really tend to shine. Since chains get heavier the higher off the floor you get, having them on the mat pull makes it that the changes in ROM tend to balance out. At the start of the cycle, the bar is going to be at it’s heaviest, since more links of chain are off the floor. As the ROM increases, starting weight decreases, which makes the increases in ROM less dramatic and allows for a great possibility of keeping reps through the cycle.
This last floor pull I stripped them off, just because 495 is one of my common markers for progress, but for the rest of cycle I’ll probably keep them on, just to get out of my own head.
Treadmill run w/21lb weight vest
Distance: 1.5 miles
Time: 13:15 (8:50 mile)
Notes: Getting easier on these. Still miserable, but conditioning is geting much better. Not looking at the clock nearly as early as before.
Axle bench press 291
Axle close grip bench press 241
Swiss bar incline bench 205
Standing ab wheel between sets (7x3, 1x2)
Notes: 3:45 between benching, 2:00 between dips. Biceps are killing me from the Poundstone curls, and really felt it on the incline benching. Kept hitting the j-hooks on the flat bench. Still a good sign of growth through it all.
Woke up at 196.0. Happy with that considering the weekend I had.
Caught your program breakdown in your blog, some good info there. Thanks for sharing man.
No problem dude: glad you got something out of it.
Jesus man. When I don’t check in here for a while I always come back in awe of just how brutal your workouts are… complete insanity man, makes me feel like chump lol. A weird kind of inspiration. Keep it up man!
How many Rockstar drinks did you have, you party animal?
@strongmanbrett Much appreciated dude. Just stuff that builds up over time.
@liftangryordie500 1 per day, but in my case, I’m talking about 2 cheat meals in the same day, haha.
You’re a fucking animal man, calm down before you get someone killed.
@theonecamko I refute none of that.
But also, while I have you, I want to commend you on your saint-like patience on other spots here.
Appreciate it, took years of training and practicing dudeism.
GIANT SETS (squat-box jump-reverse hyper)
Buffalo bar squats
10x360 (20lb PR from previous cycle)
Reverse hyper 290
Power cleans sets of 5 EMOM
5 minutes w/165lbs
Notes: 3:45 between giant sets. I think I might actually try slowly reducing rest times now that I’ve done enough cycles to come full circle to sets of 10. However, it’s good to see this method paying off. It feels very sustainable. Was having some slight GI issues as I downed a bunch of junior mints before training vs my normal pre-training meal, which forced me to slow down a little toward the end and cut the cleans shorter than I woulda liked. First rep of cleans was total zombie mode. Deadlift and a reverse grip clean. Got better after that.
Woke up at 196.0. This workout is actually for Wed morning, but I’ve been without internet.
I’m a bit tired this morning and read this as Arm workout !! My immediate thought was fk pwnisher is doing bodybuilding now!!
@simo74 I DID indulge a little with the Kroc 16 week detailed bodybuilding program back when I first blew out my knee, and DoggCrapp well before that, but it’s never held my interest for long.
Axle strict press
Superset w/20 band pull aparts between sets
GIANT SETS (press-dips-DB lateral raise)
Axle strict press 133lbs
DB lateral raises
DB curls (no rest between sets)
Notes: 3:45 between heavy sets of pressing, 2:00 between giant sets. Hit my primary goal for the set of 191 by getting 11, and then exceeding my goal with 13 on the SSL.
Curls were just another idea I had to keep weight light. Good session.
Woke up at 194.6. Massive cheat meal of a very decadent cheeseburger (1/3lb patty, 3 strips of bacon, fried egg, served in between a grilled cheese sandwich), order of onion rings and order of fries. Haven’t had a burger and fries in a LONG time: it was amazing.