Until the Wheels Fall Off

It’s tough. I have to stick the top of my belly out, catch at the right angle and jump again. I can’t rest it there. It’s like pull to belly, bounce it off the shelf, catch. The fear it’ll slide down and friction my pecker off helps.

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I really just spit out some good Jamesons when I read that. Didn’t worry about that with a broomstick but if I ever try it with a bar that will be forever in my mind. :rofl:

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My condolences for your lost Jameson’s

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Trust me, there’s more where that from.

And then I realize; I’m now the strongest I’ve ever been because…I’ve never been all that strong.
Ouch.

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2022-01-25

Lower Day
SSB Squat (Pause for 2)
255x3
285x1
315x1
345x1
315x3

Low bar squat
285 2x5
Pulled something in right leg up near the groin. Stopped

Stiff-legged DL, 5 count negative, soft touch
265 3x5

Barbell Curl
85x5
105 3x5

Reverse EZ Bar Curls
85 3x5

Standing calves pause top and bottom
180 3x15

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Bud Jeffries, old-style performing strongman since forever, has passed away.
I bought a bunch of his instructional stuff years ago. Sorry to see him go.

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New plan.

Still going to have a volume day and an intensity day, but going to an upper/lower split and training 4 days per week, 2 upper and 2 lower. Volume day will be capped at 8 reps, intensity at 5-6. RPE 8 mostly except for intensity RPE 9 with a backoff set.

Let’s see what happens.

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2022-01-27

Upper Day - Volume

Strict Viking Press
140 3x8

Seal Row
165 3x8

1-Arm DB Press
60 3x8

Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
200,210,200x8

Dips
BW+25 3x8

Test Bench Press
worked up to an easy 225 single

Seated DB Cleans
35’s 3x8

Calf Press (on leg press)
400 x 12
490 x8,10, 8
400 x 20 stretch partials

Good workout. Didn’t thrash myself this time.

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I have never done a viking press . they do look cool…do you have an actual viking attachment or did you rig something? Just curious.

I use a landmine post in some 55lb plates on top of a stack of rubber mats and a viking press handle (Titan Fitness) on the other end of the barbell. It takes a little while to set up, but I really like the movement. Usually the post is on the floor, which makes the movement easier, but the higher you can raise it up the more the weight is on you.

2022-01-29

Lower Body Day (Volume)

Box Squat
255 2x8
255+monster mini X 8
Took the box height up a couple of inches. Still tweaky in the groin. Weight moved fast. May go up.
Couldn’t feel the bands at all. Band pegs set at holes 3 and 12 from the back

Lever Squat Machine
270 3x8

Seated Leg Curls
195 3x8
Couldn’t walk normally after these. A good sign.

Seated Leg Extensions (paused at top)
130 3x8

Seated Incline DB Curls
45’s 3x8

DB Hammer Curls
40’s 3x8

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2022-01-31

Upper Body (Intensity)
Axle Continental Clean and Press
145x3
165x2
185x1
200x1
180x3

Multigrip Bar Press
145 3x6 (PR wt@6)

Mag Close Grip Pulldown
250 3x6

Close Grip Bench Press
190 3x6

Pendlay Row
235 3x6

BPA
Monster mini x 20,20,15

Forgot to do triceps cable pushdowns. Oh well, that was enough work. I didn’t really strain on any of it, although it made me sweat.

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Good going on the PR.

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I’ve always considered lunges of any sort to be an ancillary exercise, done after a real one, like squatting. A finisher. But people actually do them as a main exercise? Saw it tonight. Any advantage?

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Perhaps if the individual has a lower back injury, correcting imbalances or perhaps an some may see it as a more athletic exercise.

I read once that the Bulgarian spilt squat came about because some of the athletes in the weight lifting team had reached theyre upper limits, several hundred pound squats was resulting in overtraining. Victims of theyre own strength. So to reduce CNS stress in such individuals, they would interchange regular squats with BSSs.

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2022-02-02

Lower Day, Intensity
Warmup
Forward and Reverse inclined resisted walks
2.5 minutes each
Got the old knees and arse greased up and ready.
Wait…that…didn’t come out right.

SSB Squat, Paused 2-count
295x2, 325x1
355x1 (PR wt, paused)
325x3 (PR wt@3, paused)

SSB Squat
305 3x5
If I don’t go too wide, it doesn’t irritate my groin. So I did that.

Stiff Legged Deadlift, 5 count negative, soft touch
275 3x5
Really trying to focus on the hamstrings here. Try for six next time.

Barbell Curl
105 3x6

EZ Bar Reverse Curl
85 3x6

Standing calves (Pause top,bottom)
280 3x8
180 3x8

Cable side laterals
30/side 2x8
20/side x10

Cable rear laterals
20/side 3x10

Still not straining. I think I’m in the zone.
1 more middlin’-sized meal per day and in a month or so I should weigh as much as a man.
195 right now

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You change your thread title= I have to look up a word.

“Got the old knees and arse greased up and ready.
Wait…that…didn’t come out right.”
:disappointed:

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Brian Shaw interviews Nick Best. Nick is 53 and still killing it at elite-level competitions

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Ending this thread
New thread here
https://forums.t-nation.com/t/sarcopenia-cure/276727/2

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