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Vinny's Strongman Log II

also @T3hPwnisher and @Koestrizer appreciate it. Glad to have you guys in touch through the years.

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11/10/21 - bw 227 yikes. Did not get as many calories as I should have th day before. I felt pretty trash and in a funk the last few days btu this workout made up for it.

Barbell Push Press
135x3,3,3
185x3,2
225x2
275x2 easy
300x5 ok this might have been a gamble. First 3 were very clean, but last rep was big grinder. Not great strength for me but zero carbs and feeling pretty rundown+almost no back pain i will take it.
275x5 tough
275x5
275x5 dipped less with legs and felt like i got more bang for my buck. Again, 1-3 were smooth, last two are brutal.
275x5 same deal, but the last rep was barely finished. Feel like my body is using so much neural capacity to lift and each individual muscle has such low output.

Incline Bench to Lat Pulldown SS
205x5/x12
235x5/x12 wonder if I have damage to my vestiibular system. I get an acrophobia sensation when I unrack the bar. I don’t know what to look at and my balance gets super fucked. I mean I almost had to rerack the bar out of fear I was gonna drop it on my face.
205x5/x12
205x5/x12
205x5/x12

Delt Ladder SS w/ tri ext
x10/x10/x12 x 4 rounds

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Lots of work in that session mate. Good job

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11/17/21 -bw 226 Some update for y’all. Last weeks training was pretty shit. Don’t need to log it. I pulled my left pec benching and I could explain what it was but as usual, it’s a funneling effect.

This weeks training however has been amazing. I bought FAI-fix (inspired by Pete Rubish) and have been working on some issues related. My back and hip feel notably better and significantly better since the last 5 weeks with Travis coaching. I deadlifted 345 for 3x7 and it felt easy. The week before I could not pick up 345 ONCE.

Today on push press I was sadly unable to go beyond 225 due to pec acting up, but it’s okay because the presses felt insanely easy and my back is feeling fine. I am super excited moving forward.

On a side note, Travis is currently in the hospital fighting a severe infection in his leg that has borderline hijacked his body. He’s been moreorless absent from coaching and understandably so.

Still on no carb with the occasional cheat meal. Gonna have a moose burger tonight with very little wild game tasting experience so this should be interesting.

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11/18/2021 - bw 226 sort of struggling to maintain 230s right now. Need to work on upping calories.

High Bar Back Squat
45x10
95x3,3
135x3,3
185x3
225x3
275x2
Belt on
315x10
315x10
315x10
315x10 left rib felt like it just gave out on the 7th rep. Finished my set somehow but that was nasty. I think it’s my left shoulder blade being a bit out of place and the bar ends up resting on my left set of ribs and naturally some of them pop out when combined with the pressure of the belt and bracing.

Note to self** do not take fucking fat burners before a leg workout, literally trying not to puke during this entire session

Sled Drag
Tire x 2 x 80’ absolutely awful.

Note to self** do not take fucking fat burners before a leg workout

I gotta ask: why are you taking fat burners in the first place?

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How’d you like the moose burger? I actually made some myself a couple nights ago for the first time. Found the flavor to be pretty mild yet still rich.

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I got some for free last year and opted to not drink coffee (the usual preworkout) so I just slapped a few fat burners down thinking it’d be totally okay and not a bad idea.

Bad idea.

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I was honestly surprised. It tasted a lot like beef and was super tender. I only cooked it with an egg and hardly any seasoning. Have some more I’ll actually put on a burger here soon for a cheat meal.

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11/22/2021 - bw 230 cheated on diet and ate 97000 carb.

Push Press
135x5,5,5
185x3,3
225x3,3 no issues with pec surprisingly
265x5
300x5 could hardly lock out the right arm. Hands were not even on bar.
275x5
275x5 feeling smooth. I think my power output is super good in the high 300’s at the moment.

CG bench to 4 board
145x8
145x8
145x8 tentative and light due to pec, felt minor issues

Low Incline Bench SS with Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown
135x8/x8 x 4 rounds again, tentative, pec had minor issues. No pain but just struggling to stabilize to keep the pec from taking too much strain.

Delt Ladder (15 front raise, 12 lateral, 15 pull aparts)
x4 rounds

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11/23/21 - bw 226. This day was first time touching a stone since the bicep tear a year ago almost to the day. I was nervous but of course things went welll.

2 inch Deficit Deads
135x3,3,3
185x3,3
225x3
275x3
315x2
345x5 feels okay
345x5 this set was shit, definitely did not position myself properly my bracing was done at the bottom and I let my mid back go in between reps, this was awful and made the last rep hard
345x5
345x5 big fix here and the set was EASSSSSY.

Stone over bar
175x5
175x5

Nordics
x8
x8
x8
x8

Reverse Hyper
x10
x10
x10

11/25/21 - bw 224 wtf im so light stop this madness

Bench Press SS with Bent Row
145x5/x8x5 rounds. Pec is a bit tight but no issues.

Flat DB bench (neutral grip) SS with Laterals
40x10/x10 3 rounds

JM Press SS with Spider Curl
95x10/x12 x 3 rounds

Decline Sit Up
x10
x10
x10

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11/27/2021

Back Squat + Green Bands
135x3,3,3
185x3,3
225x2
275x1
295x5
295x5
295x5
295x5
295x5 these were so rough. Started feeling some sciatica in my right leg which usually happens from back squats.

Yoke
185x80’
275x80’ x 3 had to use a squat grip on the crossbeam. If i put my hands down to the uprights I get sciatic flare ups in the right leg.

Finished the sets decently but I’m noticing some instability in the low back again which is not a good sign. Easy to control with a barbell but the yoke is just erratic and training it again fresh is challenging.

Bulgarians
3x10

Sled Drag
5x60’ fuck

Calf Raise
3x10

Ab Pulldown
3x12

Not a bad day just a reminder things are not perfect which sucks.