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Training to Unlock the BEAst-in-I: Monsters of the Mississippi Prep


#645

Merry Christmas brother. Try not to eat too much ur already fat


#646

ha Thanks dude! Merry Christmas.

and I am not fat enough :wink:


#647

Merry Christmas bud!


#648

Merry Christmas Hog!


#649

Squat workout delayed til tomorrow. Just couldnt justify it today. I did get a captain of crush #1 as one of my gifts today. I opened it and was immediately able to close it with my right hand. Did it again to catch it on video.


#650

Nice


#651

Thanks, Hope you had a great christmas Duke.

Been dreading doing this I did a similar workout with Deadlift a while back. This was harder and more vomit inducing. Had to pick a goal pr weight for some kind of squat. If you failed you had to do a deathset with 50% of the goal weight. A deathset is 30 reps without letting go of the bar. Can rerack but cant let go. I was chasing a 300lb front squat and honestly I almost had it but didnt quite have it.

Front Squat
× 0 @ 300
x 30 @ 160 (beltless)
3 x 10 @ 160 (beltless)

3 minute power nap on the gym floor.

Fat Grip DL
5 x 3 @ 185

Romanian DL (beltless)
3 x 10 @ 240

Leg ext 3 x 20
Leg curl 3 x 20
Hip Adduction 1 x 20
Hip abduction 2 x 20


#652

You too man!

Brutal


#653

Luckily the closest anytime fitness had a small log I could use. In Nebraska with my parents til tomorrow morning.

Log Press
2 x 1 @ 128 (Pause in the dip and drive)
6 x 10 @ 78

Program called for 82 lbs, but smaller log = longer rom so I decided to down regulate. Which worked out. After doing my 2 top sets I decided it would be best to finish Log out of the rack.

Pullups/chinups 5, 4, 3, 4, 3

DB Flat Bench 3 x 10 @ 55
Finger Curls 3 x 22 @ 70
Zottman Curls 7 x 12
Machine Tricep Ext 100 reps
Laterals 100 reps


#654

Deadlift (Beltless)
x 1 @ 375
6 x 10 @ 265 (1 set Double overhand)

Tempo Front Squat (Beltless)
5 x 4 @ 160

Stepups
3 x 10 @ 115

Arm Over Arm/Sled Push Suicides
Explanation on post #632

Did 3 rounds with 45lbs of plate weight. Pulled it to the opposite side. Have been doing all rounds right dominate. This week I pulled it left side dominate.

Next week is my reprieve from volume training for a week. Moderate triples is the plan, heavier variations and less muscle building stuff. Its more for mental purposes to avoid burnout.


#655

Been doing real strength training for a few days over 3 years. Fucked around on machines and treadmills for the first couple months. Lost about 15 lbs. It was boring, even though I was getting the desired results. The week of Christmas 2015 I decided I was going to learn how to lift for real. I Benched, Back Squatted, and Conventional Deadlifted for the first time that week.

I remember failing to Bench the empty bar the first time I tried. I Back Squatted 95lbs, and Deadlifted 150lbs. I was probably around 183lbs in the first picture, weighed in at 208lbs 2 days ago. Started Overhead pressing and Front Squatting sometime in January/February.

I feel like 2019 is going to be a great year for me.


#656

Incline Bench (SS) Pullups/Chinups
3 x 3 @ 145 (SS) 4, 3, 5, 3, 4, 3
1 x 6 @ 145

KB Clean + Press @ 55/hand, 10 x 2 + 3

Zottman Curl 3 x 17
French Press 4 x 10 @ 90
Laterals 5 x 10
Barbell Rows 4 x 10 @ 135


#657

Front Squat (SS) Knee Jumps
3 x 3 @ 235 (SS) @ BW: 7
1 x 4 @ 235 (SS) +10: 1; + 20: 1

Pause Mid Shin Deadlifts (Beltless)
x 2 @ 315
x 2 @ 325
x 2 @ 335
2 x 2 @ 315

DOH Fat Grip DL
x 3 @ 190
4 x 2 @ 190

Conditioning:
6 KB Swings into 2 Sandbags over shoulder per side into 2 box jumps. 30 seconds of rest between rounds. Was originally going to do Mountain Climbers for the rest of the minute per round but after 2 rounds of that I decided that it wasn’t the best idea for my conditioning level. Ended up doing 12 rounds total.

Kettlebell was a smidge over 30lbs, and the “sandbag” was 40lbs. For some reason Torgue Kettlebells aren’t even numbers. They are like 31.5, 52.3,or 61.4 or something like that. Its one of those things that doesn’t really matter it just struck me as odd.


#658

Log Push Press
3 x 3 @ 127
x 5 @ 127

Pullups/Chinups:
8, 6, 3, 3, 3, 7

Well that was a big confidence boost.

DB Flat Bench 3 x 8 @ 65/hand
Finger Curl 3 x 23 @ 85
Zottman Curl 3 x 17 @ 15/hand
Seated Laterals 3 x 17 @ 10/hand
Skull Crushers 3 x 17

Actually hit my forehead with the Skull Crushers, lol

Band Pullaparts 3 x 30
Deficit Pushups 2 x 5


#659

Was not in a good head space tonight and that is reflected in some of the decisions I made tonight.

DOH Deadlift x 1 @ 335

This felt hard so I didn’t try anything heavier double over.

Deadlift (SS) Tuck Jumps
3 x 3 @ 375
x 6 @ 375 (+10lb rep max pr)

Pause Front Squat
2 x 1 @ 250 (+5 lb pr)
1 x 2 @ 225
2 x 3 @ 185 (Heels on plates)

Stepups
9 x 2 @ 210
1 x 2 @ 225
1 x 1 @ 245
1 x 1 @ 275

That 275 was sketchy and a reeeeeally bad idea.

Arm over Arm/Sled Push
Worked up to 380 lbs in plate weight for one very difficult round


#660

100 Hip Abductions
100 Hip Adductions


#661

100% eye contact


#662


#663

Looking at Monsters of the Mississippi on May 4th as my next strongman contest. Been eyeing it for a while but I am pretty much sold on going at this point. These are currently planned events.


#664

New semester means slight changes to order of workouts during the week. Switched the Incline Bench workout to Thursday and Log Press to Monday.

Log Press
3 x 1 @ 128 (Pause in the dip and drive)
5 x 10 @ 82

Was doing some Overhead Squats with the empty log as a part of my warmup. Lost my balance at the bottom. Log swung forward and smashed into my shin. Lost a little skin and blood but otherwise not a big deal. A little sensitive to the touch though.

Pullups/chinups
8, 7, 6, 4, 3, 3, 3

DB Flat Bench 3 x 12 @ 50/hand
Laterals. 110 reps total.
Zottman Curls. 84 rep total.
Rope Tricep Pushdown. 110 reps total.

Some light stretching.