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Training to Unlock the Mythical BEAst_in_i: Phoenix

Winter Siege Prep

Needed to workout some frustration that popped up after my main training yesterday. So I went back to the gym 13 hours after that session and I tried a mindset challenge. Chose Sally Squats due to it being easy to set up. Used the cambered bar to alleviate stress on shoulders. Didn’t make it all the way through. The lactic acid build up in my quads was brutal.

My excuses: A lot

blah blah blah. None of that matters, what matters is I didn’t want to do this when the time actually came to do it. I did it anyways, how can I claim to challenge my mindset if I wouldn’t show up to attempt it?

Winter Siege Prep

Log Press
@ 122 x 3 (Strict)
@ 122 x 2 x 3
@ 127 x 3
@ 132 x 3
@ 82 x 20 (Strict Press)

Almost failed rep 20 of the drop set got it just barely clearing my head, rested it on top of my head and finished the rep.

Chinups, 5, 4, 4 , 3

Banded Strict Press @ 75, 5 x 3
Well that was hard.

DB Flat Bench @ 60/hand, 10, 10, 8
Finger Curl 3 x 20 @ 75
Zottman curls (ss) laterals, 2 x 12

Winter Siege Prep

Deadlifts a day early.

DOH Deadlift (Beltless) @ 345; 1 x 1
Deadlift @ 365; 4 x 3

Pause Front Squat (Beltless) @ 210; 6 x 2

Stepups; @ 235; 1 x 3
Stepups EMOM; @ 185 10 x 3

Banded Legcurl @ 80 2 x 15

Winter Siege Prep

Close Grip Decline Bench Press
x 1 @ 235 (10lb PR)
x 0 @ 245 (Can get once I deload in a month)
3 x 5 @ 190

Pullups/Chinups: 4, 3 , 4, 3, 3, 3

KB Clean + Front Squat (SS) 8 x 3 + 2 @ 50
KB Strict Press (SS) 8 x 3 @ 45

KB Clean + Front Squat + Strict Press (SS) 1 x 3 + 2 + 1 @ 50
KB Strict Press (SS) 1 x 3 @ 45

KB Clean + Front Squat (SS) 1 x 3 + 2 @ 50
KB Strict Press (SS) 1 x 6 @ 45

Smith Machine Row (Emphasis on Stretch) 4 x 8
French Press 4 x 6 @ 80
Zottman Curls 2 x 10 @ 20, 25

Crucifix Hold @ 20/hand: 10 Seconds

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Doing Winter Siege at Earned Not Given Barbell in Dubuqe, IA.

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I love my hero academia!!

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Definitely one of the favorite anime/manga right now. Sad that the season is over and have to wait a while for new episodes just after the best character is introduced, Mirio.

That sucks. I’ve only seen the first season and a few from season 2 but the wensite i watch it on has been missing the last couple of days. Same with alot of streaming sites

Animefreak.tv is my go to.

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Crush it dude!

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Gonna give it hell!

Winter Siege Prep

Front Squat @ 235, 4 x 3
Knee Jumps: 10

DOH Fat grip Deadlift @175, 5 x 3
Banded 13" Deadlift
@ 315 x 3
@ 365 × 3
@ 315 × 5

Seated Calf Raise
@ 135 × 12
@ 45 × 15

Legcurl 2 x 12

Winter Siege Prep

No class today, my teacher which I have for both classes was out of town today. So no classes. Still made the 45 minute commute so I could train Log and talk to an academic advisor who would not be incompetant at their job. Going to stay up here and study so that the xbox isnt tempting me.

Log Press
@ 127, x 3 (Strict)
@ 127, 2 x 3
@ 132, x 3
@ 137, x 2
@ 87, x 10

Really wanted that third rep with 137 but I was losing oxygen fast.

Wide Grip Neutral Chinups, 4 x 3

Banded strict press
@ 85 , x 2
@ 45, 2 x 5

Finger Curl 3 x 20 @ 95
DB flat bench (pause every rep) 3 x 8 @ 50/hand
Tricep PD 2 x 15
Laterals 1 x 10
Zottman curls: Some

Please stop doing my 1rm for reps lol
:joy: :muscle:

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I will when you get stronger :stuck_out_tongue:

Anxiety reared its head. So i Went to get a pump. Bunch of lateral raises, and rear delt flyes. Also tried Brian’s mindset challenge that was in his Bench Press video. 1 rep with an empty bar for every pound of your 1rm. I chose Decline since thats my main Bench work right now, 1rm is 235lbs so I had to try to get 235 reps. I got 103.

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Ooohh :joy:

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Winter Siege Prep
DOH Deadlift, 1 x 1 @ 350

Deadlift
3 x 3 @ 370
1 x 4 @ 370
1 x 1 @ 385 (Mixed Grip)

Pause Front Squat 6 x 2 @ 220

Stepups, x 2 @ 250
Stepup EMOM, 10 x 2 @ 200
Stepup, 1 x 5 @ 135

Leg Curl 2 x 15 @ 100

Winter Siege Prep


Normal Grip Decline Bench @ 200, 3 x 6

Chinups/Pullups 4, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3

KB Clean + Front Squat (SS) @ 55, 10 x 3 + 2
KB Strict Press (SS) @ 50, 9 x 3
KB Strict Press (SS) @ 50, 1 x 6 (Last set conservative amrap)

SA KB OH Ext 4 x 10 @ 25
DB Front Hold @ 25lb, 40 seconds

Rows, 2 x 8, 2 x 10


Winter Siege Prep

Visited Iowa State University today, talked to an advisor, got a tour etc… Started during the time I would normally be training and at my second class and well over that time frame. So I trained way later than normal and during the beginning of peak hours.

Front Squats
@ 240, 4 x 3
@ 210, 1 x 1 (15 ct pause)

DOH Fat Grip DL
@ 180, 5 x 3

15ish" Deadlift
@ 405, x 3
@ 425, x 3
@ 315, 2 x 5 (Beltless)

Ext ROM Standing Calf Raises 2 x 15
No seated calf raise machine at this gym.

Lying Leg Curl 2 x 15 @ 85