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Training to Unlock the Mythical BEAst_in_i: Phoenix

Arnold Strongman Classic has me really hype right now haha

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Front Squat (SS) Knee Jumps
4 x 3 @ 245 (SS) 2 x 1 @ +20, 3 x 1 @ +30, 4 x BW

Felt meh. Hopefully its just a groove issue and training heavier on consecutive weeks will work it out.

DOH Fat Grip DL
5 x 2 @ 190

Pause Mid Shin DL
2 x 3 @ 325
2 x 3 @ 335
x 3 @ 365 (+2 rep pr)

Felt really good. Felt like I had 1 good rep left on that last set

Stepups
4 x 2 @ 220
x 10 @ 220

Pretty sure this is a byproduct of temporarily artificially raising lift frequency but I will take it.

Back Ext 2 x 15 @ 80
Squat Stance Leg Press 2 x 15
Hip Abductions 3 x 20

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Incline Bench Press (SS) Gymnastics Rings Pullups
4 x 3 @ 155 (SS) @ +10; 2, 3; @ +20; 1; @ BW 3, 4, 3

KB Clean + Press
x 1 + 2 @ 70/hand (FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YEAH!)
6 x 3 + 8 @ 50/hand
x 3 + 6 @ 50/hand
x 3 + 6 @ 45/hand

FUCKYEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS Got the 70s over my head finally!

Incline DB Row 4 x 12 @ 60/hand
French Press x 2 @ 110
Single Arm OH Ext
@ 30 x 8
@ 25 x 10
@ 20 x 20
@ 15 x 35
Laterals (SS) Rear Delts 3 x 20
Zottman Curls 4 x 12

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DOH Deadlift
x 1 @ 365
Nice!

Deadlift (SS) Squat Jumps
4 x 3 @ 390

This was harder than anticipated.

Paused Descent Front Squat
5 x 2 @ 215
x 5 @ 135

Fitness Bag Ext
3 x 10 @ 220

Duck Walk
3 x 1 @ 173

Arm Over Arm/ Sled Push
3 x 2 @ 135

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Amazing work in here @BEAst_in_I

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That first rep was a bit funky

Yeah it felt pretty terrible, it kind of looks like I stopped at the beginning of the rep. Probably just a misgroove, but damn it sucked.

Nice consistency brah

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Log Press (SS) Weighted Chinups
@ 147; 2, 3, 4, 3 (SS) @ +10, 3; @ +15, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2
@ 102 (Pause) 3 x 2

I was trying to record the first set, and as I started the set I saw someone walk in front of my phone. 100% breaking my concentration. First set was my worst set, everything after that went really well.

Did 1 set of 5 bodyweight chinups to warmup for weighted chinups.

DB Flat Bench
@ 75/hand; 3 x 5

Incline Tricep Ext 2 x 10, 4 x 12
Rear Delts 3 x 15
Lateral 3 x 15
Zottman Curls 4 x 12

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Front Squats (SS) Knee Jumps
4 x 3 @ 250 (SS) +20, +50, +16, + 16, BW, BW, BW, BW

DOH Fat Grip
@ 195; 2, 2, 1
@ 185; 2, 2

Pause Mid Shin DL
2 x 3 @ 335
x 3 @ 370
2 x 4 @ 315

Stepups
5 x 2 @ 225
In 2 minds about these. I want to continue doing it like this and to really push the limit, I think its a hyper effective exercise. At the same time the shit I am stepping up onto feels unsafe, like I am probably nearing the weight limit with weighing 210 and lifting 225ish. This Anytime by far has the best barbells of any of them but has no standard plyo boxes to do stepups with. They all are hard plastic or have a little give to them. So the 2 solutions are back up and do more reps or go to a different Anytime and suffer from the shitty barbells.

Leg Press 2 x 17
Emphasizing abduction on these instead of banging reps out. Using super light weight and focusing on doing it right.

Back Ext 2 x 20 @ 40

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Incline Bench Press (SS) Gymnastics Rings Pullups
4 x 3 @ 160 (SS) 4, 5 @ BW, @ +10 2 x 2, @ +15 x 2, +20 x 2

Bench Press was easier this week than last. Finding good momentum in general.

KB Clean + Strict Press
10 x 3 + 8 @ 45/hand

DB Incline Rows @ 70/hand
Zottman Curl 4 x 12
French Press 4 x 12 @ 70
Lateral 3 x 20
Rear Delts 3 x 20

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DOH Deadlift
2 x 1 @ 315

Deadlift (ss) squat jump
4 x 3 @ 395

Paused Descent Front Squat
5 x 2 @ 220

Fitness Bag Extensions
3 x 10 @ 240

Duck Walks
3 x 1 @ 183

Trying to do turns with duck walks is a no go lol

Arm Over Arm/Sled Push
x 2 @ 145
x 2 @ 135
x 2 @ 125

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Log Press (SS) Chinups
3 x 3 @ 147 (SS) @ BW, 3, 5, 5
x 4 @ 147 (SS) @ + 10, 2 x 3; @ +15 x 3, @ 17.5, 2 x 2
3 x 2 @ 107 (Pause) (SS) Light Band Ass. x 7

First and last sets of 147 are rep PRs. 147 is the most I have ever Log Pressed any style and it was for four doubles. So next weeks 152 for 4 x 3 will be a all time weight PR for Log Press.

Chinups went a set of 3 body weight, worked up to 2 sets of 2 with 17.5lbs added, did 2 drop sets of 5 with bodyweight, and an additional drop set of 7 using a light band for a little help.

DB Flat Bench
@ 80/hand; 4, 3, 4

Incline Tricep Extensions
5 x 10
x 8

Laterals 3 x 18
Rear Delts 3x 18
Zottman Curls 4 x 12

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Nice log brah. I never got around to trying it out when I passed through a gym that had one. Whatever carry over from OHP is there? I can press 175ish so …

I had around a 90-95% carryover, but my barbell strict press form had a lot of lean back in it similar to how a log is naturally.

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Front Squat (SS) Knee Jump
4 x 3 @ 255 (SS) 9 @ BW

Don’t know how long my Inzer belt has had its screws loose, but I noticed it after my second set today. Retightened it. Going to maybe need to carry a screwdriver in my gym bag from now on.

DOH Fat Grip DL
2 x 2 @ 200
2 x 2 @ 185

Pause Mid Shin DL
2 x 3 @ 380

Really happy with these. Was pretty hard so instead of more pause work for the backdowns I switched to RDLs. Second set was brutal from the moment it broke the floor on the first rep. I just keep finding the reps though.

Romanian DL
2 x 10 @ 315

Really happy with these as well. One more set of 10 with these and I will achieve one of my long standing volume/building related goals. Will probably do that next week. Another Deadlift related one is 315 for 5 sets of 10 which will probably be there when I switch back to that style of training.

Stepups
3 x 2 @ 230
x 4 @ 230

Combined the last 2 sets.

Leg Press 2 x 20
Still focusing on knee abduction on this. Have not increased the weight on this the last 3 weeks, but now that I hit 20 reps on both sets I can add weight.

Back Ext 2 x 20 @ 50


Jesus that’s a strong RDL. I’m trying to get 315 x4x5-6 on paused beltless RDL’s sometime in the near future.

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Thanks, it’s probably my favorite deadlift accessory. Pushed it hard during my Off Season training and was able to turn around on a dime and add 25lbs to what I was doing for sets of 10. I like it because I have to exert a certain amount of control over it, I can’t bounce the weight or use stretch reflex.

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Went on a 2 mile walk yesterday, my knees were sore and I need to get up and move around. A little cold but all the ice and snow has melted.

Incline Bench Press (SS) Chinups
4 x 3 @ 165 (SS) @ + 10; 2, 3, 2, 2. @ BW 3, 5

Someone took the rack that is underneath the rings while I was benching. So I just switched the v handle chinup bar. This gym has a lot of places to do pullups with a lot of unique handles, I just prefer the rings because they are harder.

KB Clean + Press
10 x 3 + 7 @ 50/hand

DB Incline Row
4 x 10 @ 75/hand

French Press 2 x 11 @ 80
SA OH Ext 1 x 15, 1 x 20
Zottman Curls 4 x 12
Cable Laterals (SS) Facepulls 3 x 20 each

Went disc golfing afterwards. Stepped in a lot of mud.

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DOH Deadlift
2 x 1 @ 315

Deadlift (SS) Squat Jumps
4 x 3 @ 400

First set beltless. Even though it felt hard, I could tell that I had more in me.

Paused Descent Front Squats
5 x 2 @ 225

Fitness Bag Extensions
3 x 10 @ 260

The poor 40lb fitness bag I use looks demolished next to the other one which are still basically pristine.

Duck Walk
3 x 1 @ 193

Arm Over Arm/Sled
1 x 3 @ 270

Decided I only wanted to do one really hard set, otherwise I would be there til 2am.This fucking sucked but I mentally committed to 3 regardless of how hard it felt, I wanted to quit in the middle of pulling the 2nd round but kept going.

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