Great fucking work man!
Great work Vinny, I am so happy for you. Following people’s training and sharing in their competition experiences is the thing I love most about TN. Thank you for letting me share in your journey. Quality
Thanks guys, means a lot.
@simo74 I love it too. Seeing everybody fight their battles is so inspiring. I am happy to be here.
@hardartery Thanks man. It was uphill grade too. It was brutally hard. Nothing feels like it. You’re using every ounce of your being and honestly it feels like it isn’t moving at all. I remember screaming and grunting for 60 seconds only to ask “did I move it?”.
The farmers were probably the craziest though. The weight was supposed to be 240/hand and Jessica Fithen loads 265lbs on each handle in plates alone. She’s like “yeah good luck everybody, this is what Tanner had written down”. Came out to 290lbs on the given handles. So many ppl bombed on this event it was ridiculous. Thank god I’m decent at farmers.
That is good and heavy man. Indiana and FW. I lost a couple of callouses at one of Coy’s contests on that event. they were steel wooling the grips between competitors and letting them sit in direct sun on July 4th. Literally cooked the callouses to the grips and the bond to the metal was stronger than the hand. For a bunch of us. It’s nuts the stuff that happens on contest day. Excellent job man.
Awesome job man.
@hardartery LMAO that sounds like a shit show and a half. I like.
@dagill2 thanks man!
9/15/20 - Bw 232, back in the gym, feels good. Makin the decision to opt out of nats this year. I’m a month out and I see no point in competing in a show not at my best nor with the means to really do so given my personal life atm. I am likely going straight shot to beast of bluegrass in dec.
Log (out of rack)
230x1 split jerk, so light
300x1 this got out in front but it feels great to hit this so easily with form being a bit fucky
250x6 had more but shut it down
210x8 PR possibly, wow!
Seated DB Shoulder Press
100x15 probably ties a PR
100x6 yeah…nothing left
Face Pull/Lateral SS
x12/x12 x4 rounds
Alternate DB Curl
405x4 right glute feels a bit tight on this, easy work however
Stone over 52" bar (just being slow and meticulous with these minus final one motion)
250x1 one motion
Feeling pretty beat up. Gonna keep next session as accessory oriented and stay cruising next week.
Nordic HS curl
x5 got too ballsy and twinged my hammy a bit, nothing major.
Beat up. Comp finally caught up. Really going to take it easy for a few weeks.
Very wise sir, very wise indeed. Time to work those biceps
I was already wondering how you trained so close after the comp. I competed yesterday and getting out of bed today is challenge enough, haha. Shit hurts
Irresponsibility and lack of brains. I am and have been very run down.
So you’re saying no mile yoke carry directly post comp?!?!
Just playing man, rest up you kicked ass at that comp.
9/21/20 - bw 227 I know what you’re thinking. I am supposed to be resting. I am, I swear. Strict log is pretty forgiving on my body. All of my concerted deload stuff will be oriented around lower body. Had no plans on even doing this but I felt PR strong, had to bring it out of me.
Strict Log Press
285x1 5lb PR without training strict press. Insaaane.
Seated DB Shoulder Press
Triangle Push Up/Lateral/Face Pull Superset
x15/x10/x12 x3 rounds (great pump)
Well, I see you’re still a wild man. Congrats Vinny, that’s huge!
Good to still have you here watching me be silly.
9/23/20 - hey i deloaded
Paused Back Squat
Bulg split squat
bw x 60s
+45lbs x 60s
+90lbs x 60s
+115lbs x 60s
More deload. 9/25/20
Single Arm Axle Press
180x1 probably had another 10 or 20lbs. Pretty similar to a circus dumbbell, just a bit easier to balance.
I was watching that thinking is he going to smash the light or wreck the door lifter mechanism. My money was on smashed light but I was wrong