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.
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.
My condolences for your lost Jameson’s
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.
SSB Squat (Pause for 2)
Low bar squat
Pulled something in right leg up near the groin. Stopped
Stiff-legged DL, 5 count negative, soft touch
Reverse EZ Bar Curls
Standing calves pause top and bottom
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.
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.
Upper Day - Volume
Strict Viking Press
1-Arm DB Press
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
Test Bench Press
worked up to an easy 225 single
Seated DB Cleans
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.
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.
Lower Body Day (Volume)
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
Seated Leg Curls
Couldn’t walk normally after these. A good sign.
Seated Leg Extensions (paused at top)
Seated Incline DB Curls
DB Hammer Curls
Upper Body (Intensity)
Axle Continental Clean and Press
Multigrip Bar Press
145 3x6 (PR wt@6)
Mag Close Grip Pulldown
Close Grip Bench Press
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.
Good going on the PR.
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?
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.
Lower Day, Intensity
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
355x1 (PR wt, paused)
325x3 (PR wt@3, paused)
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
Really trying to focus on the hamstrings here. Try for six next time.
EZ Bar Reverse Curl
Standing calves (Pause top,bottom)
Cable side laterals
Cable rear laterals
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
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.”
Ending this thread
New thread here