Starting one of these because I spend a lot of work hours staring at the python console training a model.
I’m starting a new program tomorrow. Prior to this I’ve run Super Squats, Easy Strength, and Dan John’s Transformation Program.
I tend to do conditioning on the off days.
I workout at home and have just an axle, weights, and a pullup bar. Recently purchased farmers handles and a swing handle to increase my movement selection.
Tested out my new Spud Inc farmer’s handles with very light carries (25kg/hand) for 8 lengths of my garden.
Then I did hill sprints x4 with a minute rest starting at the top of the hill. Feel pretty tired after that. I suspect the Transformation Program was not very good for my conditioning or work capacity.
Interesting fact: The handles can be used as a suspension trainer too. Much nicer feel in comparison to something like a TRX or wooden rings
I’m finding the format of this forum kind of tricky so apologies if the formatting is all messed up.
Today’s session was press
Press - 60kgx8
Really happy with this as I haven’t touched a weight this heavy in weeks. The plan with this set is go for something in the 5-10 range with a weight. When I hit 10 I graduate to the next weight. Hopefully next week I can hit 10
Dips 88kg+15kg SS Kelso Shrugs 30kg - (4x10, 7) SS (5x10)
Because of plate maths I could only do the shrugs with 60kg or 30kg. I went for 30 because I’ve never done them before. I’ll definitely choose the heavier weight next time.
Axle Curls 20kg SS Lateral Raises 5kg - (5x10) SS (2x20, 1x10)
Really happy with this session. Going to hit 100 reps of band pullaparts and 20 pullups over the course of the day.
My weight was kind of low today, I’m going to focus on eating and working out for the next 6 weeks and see where I end up after that.
Lots of unfamiliar movements in this program. I’m happy to move up to 90kg so soon. When I hit 100kg and run out of weights I’m just going to add reps until I get more plates. Currently saving…
Good Mornings 30kg SS Kneeling Ab Wheel - (3x12) SS (3x8)
Ab wheel was super tough but the movement finally feels right after a long block of Dan John style ab work (1x5s, 2x5s, or 1x10 every training day)
Belt Squats +20kg - 2x25
Super weird movement, my buddy recommended them and he has a 200kg squat.
Burst through another pair of pants, the woes of not having a Hank Hill ass
~7km run in ~43:00. 05:00 PR on the same distance from last week!
Definitely a bit bloated from eating more regularly but I’m feeling hungrier quicker between meals already. My complete lack of anything to do is really showing. Going back and forth over whether or not to do loaded carries on Thursdays or just make it a completely off day. Maybe I’ll wait and see how I feel?
Continuing the daily work, 100 BPAs during the course of the work day and then 20 pullups in the evenings
Far too easy tbh, going to have to figure out how to make these harder
T Handle Swings 25kg SS Kneeling Ab Wheel - (4x12) SS (3x12, 1x10)
Kroc Rows 25kg - 1x30
Belt Squats 20kg - 1x30, 1x20
Happy enough with my first week of this program. Going to start pushing the poundages, both on the bar and on me. Stuck with my eating schedule perfectly which I’m also super happy about. Had one of these today:
3 “back and forths” of my garden with 45kg in each hand. My forearms are painfully pumped. Really didn’t enjoy it I was stumbling like a drunk so I think this is a real weak point I can hopefully get some benefits from improving.
Press 40kg SS Rows 40kg - (10, 10, 10, 6, 10) SS (5x10)
Band Pushdowns 1x100
Really enjoying dips as a main movement. No need to fiddle around with technique or setup. You just push up. I have also started really focusing on my back when doing rows. It definitely makes a world of difference. I had previously gone up to 120kg for sets 8 on cheat rows and had/have quite an underdeveloped upper back. Hopefully this approach does the trick.
Realised I’m probably overthinking the running thing, especially when I’m supposed to be focusing on gaining weight. I reread the running section from the Complete Keys to Progress and just went for a short 1600m around the local park.
Also did my 20 pullups and 100 band pull aparts. Chins are either (8, 8, 4), 5’s, or 3’s
Today I did my squats even though I really did not want to.
Zercher Squat - 90kgx6
KB Swing 30kg SS Standing Ab Wheel - (4x12) SS (4x4)
Kettlestrap Goblet Squats 30kg - 2x15
It started raining during the Zerchers so I went for the Kettlestrap as it would be easier to setup and keep covered from the rain. Then I reasoned that goblet squats are basically the same as belt squats and discovered how wrong I was. Very hard on my arms and upper back. Given how hard I found them they are probably better than the belt squats for me as it’s not my legs holding me back.
I sat in the park for a bit today and just enjoyed the evening by myself.