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Why is this? I find it easier/feels better


Fuark nice pressing man :slight_smile:
You’re on track again


I guess the non rotating ends make it harder for me to control the weight. We have very different pressing styles, I suspect that is why it feels harder for me while it doesn’t for you.

The axle is harder on my joints as well, namely elbows.


Thanks man :slight_smile: these last two sessions felt on point!


3 of those axle press sets



Okay today it was hard to go to train. Usual gym ist closed for the week (which means no log or axle) so it was even more of a hassle to get to university in my current no-car-situation than to the regular gym. I was feeling like dog shit after work, craving sleep and began to feel sick from the stomach on the bus ride.

1 squats
5 x 5 @ 135 kg

2 front squats
5 x 5 @ 85 kg

3 sldl (doh, beltless)
5 x 4 @ 112,5 kg

4 bit of stretching


  • started to feel much better during the session. Made the right decision by training. I feel better and accomplished afterwards.
  • squats felt pretty much on point! Hard but not difficult and no struggle.
  • feeling motivated right now (well, and very fucking tired, haha)



1 strict press
5 x 10 @ 55 kg

Shoulders pretty toasty

2 push press
5 x 10 @ 80 kg

Shoulders freaking annihilated!

3 pull ups
3, 3, 2

4 banded pull ups (around knee)
5, 5, 5, 3

5 one arm seated row machine
5 x 20 per arm


  • need to get used to holding the weight at the top longer, now that the season is approaching.

  • awesome session! Push presses were relatively easy even in a fatigued state

  • i am hungry!

-videos of 4 of the 5 push press sets:


That looked so easy man. Awesome.
When is the first event?


That’s a whole lot of pressing man. Love your work


@mortdk @simo74 thank you guys, I really appreciate you following along!

My first competition of this year’s season, which will be my first in the German Cup league will be at the fibo (biggest fitness expo in Europe or the world or something) and it takes place mid April… The 15th I think.