Oh, and I’ve quit smoking for the most part for the last three years.
I take a puff now and then just for the chaos training.
I watched that very vid just last night; always good stuff. Like the others, it’s good to see you back around. I don’t add much to our forum here (these days), but I hope to coming soon.
Good job on the smoking. I’m sure it puts a few dollars back in your pocket, for steaks and lifting gear.
195 3x2 sets
Right rhomboid cramped on the heaviest set. This has never happened to me, since my right trapezius and rhomboid have been asleep for years. I think the acupuncture is working.
It is weird that my best FR SQ so far is within 40 lbs of my best O SQ so far. That has never happened in my memory.
GM (low bar, wide stance)
165 5x3 sets
Easy. add 20 next time.
Full CL + PP (1 CL 3 PP)
Incline Chest-supported DB Row
70’s 5x3 sets
Dan Greens training style.
I totally forgot about active recovery
W/U 10 min
SSB Seated GMs
185 8x3 sets
Neutral grip pullups
I hate these
Bent over lateral raises
I hate these too
AM training is…different. Takes longer to warm up than training in the evenings. If you can call it training. I’m not training for anything so maybe it’s just working out.
I am becoming frustrated with my ass and legs. They seem to be coming along so slowly. I am impatient. I hate my own weakness and I want it done with.
Clean high pulls (hook grip)
DL(DBL overhand) (SS w/ Hanging leg lifts 5 reps)
345x1 (slowest, grindiest rep I’ve ever done, straps)
305 3x2 sets
1 Arm DB Press (SS with Pullups 5 reps)
70 3x2 sets
25 x 15,10,10
Was going to go in to the gym and screw around with the olympic lifts, but gym was busy and I couldn’t go outside because of the air quality alert in our area. Door to outside workout area was locked in other words.
So I did tomorrows training today
Much easier at top weight than last time. Go up.
GM - wide stance, low bar
185 5x3 sets
still figuring out the depth on these
CL+PR superset with Pendlay Row (185x5)
Haven’t recovered from DB presses obviously. 125 felt about right. Good pump.
DB Hammer curls
Air quality alert? That sounds fucked.
Not too bad where I am actually, but some folks are over-sensitive - in my opinion. But a lot of the state is on fire, apparently.
Ah, have seen that on the news, sounds bloody awful.
We are just coming in to our bushfire season, was hot and windy yesterday and 3 clowns got done for lighting fires.
205 3x2 sets
Hanging Knee-up+leg lift
Weighted Neutral grip Pullups
+45 3x3 sets
+45 2x3 sets
High-bar, close stance GM
155 5x3 sets
Close Grip Bench
165 5x3 sets
1 Arm DB Row
85 8x3 sets
Not feeling wrecked after the workout. Awesome. Getting a little tendonitis on the inside of my right elbow.
SQ supersetted with leg raises
PP supersetted with pullups
I’m not eating as much as I should, but much more than I’ve gotten used to in the last 4 years or so.
Waist and butt are shrinking, shirts and pant legs are getting tighter. diskless part of the lower back has stopped paining me as much as it strengthens.
Still just a dad-bod, though.
10 min warmup
115 x 5
135 x 5
155 x 3
bar x 15
185 5x3 sets
bar x 10
95 x 3
165 2x5 sets
DL dbl overhand
275 5x3 sets
Curl Bar Curlzzzssssss
35’s x 5,5,8
Triceps press downs
Curls to see if that helps with the elbow tendinitis. No, really.
I’m not going after the lifts with as much intention as I ought to. Last set of DLs were fast because I wanted to be fast. the first two sets were tentative. I’m pussing out on all the lifts.
Forgot my damned wallet at home today, so I’m raiding the snacks (nuts and trail mix, mainly) in the break room for calories. I’m allowed to run a tab there. I can manage about 800-900 kCals that way.
Usually I go get a BK Triple whopper plus vanilla mikshake or a big steak burrito.
I’m gonna be crabby around 3PM
Nobody to borrow $10 from? They know where you work…
I have a jacked up elbow from absorbing too many shots during my karate days. I stopped barbell benching & barbell overhead pressing; dumbbells only. Plus I do a bunch of cable tricep press downs (?name) and a set each of barbell & dumbbell curls before every upper body workout. I’m sure my (modest) bench & overhead press are weaker, but I look just as (modestly) swole, and voila! no more elbow pain.
When squatting & deadlifting pains me, I adjust/tweak my form because I think those are “essential” movements. With bench & overhead press I’ve come to believe it’s the implement not the movement. My old man .02.
Elbow thing might just be age in my case. First time this has happened to me, and I’ve benched, OHP’s my ass off in the past. And I look pretty odd being ass-less, lemmetellya.
Or it might be my grip is poor and unadapted as yet. Hurts when I make a fist. I’ve been on keyboards the last 4 years and had no physical activity other than my previously-aborted 1-week comebacks. I’m turrible-ly detrained.
As long as you’re not sporting a pair of ass-less chaps, you’re good.