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The Reckoning


#1

H: 6'5
W: 250

Lifts:
Back Squat - 400
Front Squat - 330
Deadlift - 520
Bench Press - 330

"Only who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly."

I've had a weird year - I've started many logs, gone through many programs.
Overthinking, over-analysing - usual BS
So I won't be following a program, but I will be using CT's methods as best as I can - In the end this is my favourite way to train - I'm not a bodybuilder, powerlifter etc. I look up to many on this site greatly and they inspire me to go out and push myself harder than before.
I lift weights and enjoy doing it - it's fun.


I've started a power/strength phase, this is how the first couple of days have looked:
All reps must be fast - nothing slow

Mon

Warm up:
Bench Press ramp to 242 x 5

A1. Med Ball Chest Throw x 5
A2. Bench Press x 5
198/210/220/198
(repeated 4 times)

B1. Med Ball Slam x 5
B2. Strict Bent Over Row (to chest) - narrow grip,elbows out x 5
165/176/187/165
(repeated 4 times)

C1. Med Ball Overhead Throw x 5
C2. Push Press x 5
132/143/154/132
(repeated 4 times)

(Descend)
D1. Plyo push-up on bench x 5
D2. Dec. Bench Press
210/198/187/176
(repeated 4 times)

Wed (today)

Warm up:
Side Box Jumps 3 x 5 ea side
RDL ramp up to 330 x 5

A1. Broad Jumps x 5
A2. RDL x 5
248/270/292/248
(repeated 4 times)

B1. Box Jumps x 5
B2. Front Squat x 5
220/198/220/198
(repeated 4 times)

C1. Lunge Jump x 3 ea.
C2. DB Lunges x 4
55/65/55/65
(repeated 4 times)

D1. Ankle Jump x 10
D2. Stand. Calf Raise x 6
Holding Plates: 45/55/45/55/45
(repeated 5 times)


#2

Oh snap.

He has risen


#3

Just trying to reach your level Rock :slightly_smiling:


#4

Full body power:

  • rest max 25s between stations.

A1. Box jumps (40") x 5
A2. Bench plyo pushup x 5
A3. Speed back squat x 3 @ 220
A4. Push press x 3 @ 132
A5. Fatman pullup x 5

Repeated 8 times -
(dropped A1 after 5th and A4 after 7th - as they slowed down)


#5

My level? Nah man, you dont want to come this far.

Youve been warned.


#6

How come?


#7

Im not going to tell you why. I will let you find out on your own.

All in all'being really big is fun...but, the fun has prices.


#8

Very well - I have a long way ahead, much to be learnt. (like they say - A lesson learned is a lesson earned)

Strength/Power

A. 1-arm DB Snatch 3 x 3 ea. @ 45, 55 , 65

A1. Back Squat - ramp up to 'max force' set of 375 x 3
A2. Vert. Jump holding 10's x 5 (repeated jumps 5 times)

B1. Dead Bench - ramp up to 'max force' set of 232 x 3
B2. Bench plyo push ups x 5 (repeated push ups 5 times)

C1. Deadlift - ramp up to 'max force' set of 440 x 3 (485 x 2 - second rep slowed badly)
C2. Broad jumps x 5 (repeated jumps 5 times)

Up to 1min rest / 1.5 max

D. Chins/pulls to failure (static hold at end of each set) x 3 sets
7 pu / 5 close grip chin
5 pu / 5 band cgc
5 band pu / 3 band cgc


#9

"Easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by themselves"

Week 2
Power/Strength: All reps must be fast - nothing slow
Same weight as wk1 (more sets, weight)

Warm up:
Bench Press ramp to 242 x 5

A1. Med Ball Chest Throw x 5
A2. Bench Press x 5
198/210/220/198/210/220/198
(repeated 7 times)

B1. Med Ball Slam x 5
B2. Strict Bent Over Row (to chest) - narrow grip,elbows out x 5
165/176/187/165/176/187
(repeated 6 times)

C1. Med Ball Overhead Throw x 5
C2. Push Press x 5
132/143/154/132/143/132
(repeated 6 times)

(Descend)
D1. Plyo push-up on bench x 5
D2. Dec. Bench Press
220/198/187/198/210
(repeated 5 times)

Some improvements.


#10

Had an accident training today -

While doing box jumps (not onto a box, but a foundation wall) I had a bad jump and smashed my shin into the corner of the wall.

9 stitches (3 soft tissue) later.........yay! :frowning:

Pics to follow.