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When I Grow Up I'm Going To Be An American Ninja Warrior Strongman


#1111

That’s something to go in and to a workout like that after a heavy weekend :slight_smile:
nice job


#1112

Great effort after a big weekend.


#1113

BUILDING THE MONOLITH - WEEK 3 - DAY 2 - CONDITION

1 Mile Run - didn’t time it or anything. Pretty beat up from the weekend and yesterday, so just got the mile in.


#1114

BUILDING THE MONOLITH - WEEK 3 - DAY 3

DEADLIFT (ss: Curls, Hanging Leg Raises - 100)
385x5
405x5
425x5 (PR!)
425x5 (PR!)
425x5 (PR!)

BENCH PRESS (ss: DB Rows - 100)
245x5
245x5
245x5
245x5
245x5

No time for conditioning. Good solid hard workout. Never have gone above 405 in deadlifts (just always capped it at 405). Bench was flying. Felt really strong today. I think all the Jamaican jerk chicken meals from the food trucks is starting to kick in lol.


#1115

Those week 3 and 6 deadlift workouts are always a major victory. Good stuff dude.


#1116

Great PR’s mate :slight_smile:
Looking forward to the writeup :slight_smile:


#1117

you just keep getting stronger and stronger


#1118

Nice work man!


#1119

BUILDING THE MONOLITH - WEEK 3 - DAY 5

BACK SQUAT (ss: Band Pull Aparts, Ab Wheel - 100)
135x10
225x8
275x5
315x3
335x5
365x5
385x5
405x5
245x20

OH Press (ss: Weighted Chin-Ups - 5x5 +65)
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5
135x5

TRAP BAR SHRUGS
315 x 100 (5 sets)

Thanks guys just been putting in work. I’ve been EATING like an animal. I can’t do 12 eggs a day and all that so I’ve just been continually eating. Doesn’t even matter what it is. That’s really been helping out with this program. I basically eat 2 more meals per day than I usually do. I go to bed feeling strong, it’s kinda weird.


#1120

Well done mate, that’s a lot of work man.


#1121

BUILDING THE MONOLITH - WEEK 4 - DAY 1

BACK SQUAT (ss: Band Pulls, Ab Wheel - 100)
355x5
355x5
355x5
355x5
355x5

OH PRESS (ss: Chin-Ups - 5x10)
155x5
165x5
175x5 (rep PR!!! BW press basically)!!!
155x8

BB Row (ss: Dips - 100)
225x10
225x10
225x10
225x10
225x10
225x10

WORKOUT TIME: 63 minutes

NOTES: FUCK YEAH!!! BW PRESS @ 5 reps!!! that last 2 were grinders lol. But I’ll be honest I’ve been feeling super beat up lately. I don’t think I’m eating nearly as much as I need to for this program. In 3 weeks I’ve gained literally 1 lb. I’ll actually get this adjusted this week and make it a point to eat more. But my shoulders, back, thighs and triceps look much thicker and denser now (according to the wife). BTM has been so much fun. Today was the first day I got some compliments at the office from people. One guy was like “Damn son, looking jacked!” lol. I also found out that my great great grandfather was a really good athlete. National boxer and wrestler in Nepal. Now that explains where I get my strength and athleticism from. My grandpa and dad were more into politics and education so explains why they never displayed that. I guess genetics do play a big part in strength and sports lol.


#1122

The diet is where the majority of the program rests in all honesty. My whole life revolved around cooking and eating food when I wasn’t training. I know you’re big on large meals and fasting, but these next 3 weeks may need a more consistent nutritionally effort.

Great work on the press dude.


#1123

Thanks man! Yeah man I think the 2 large meals with 1 smaller meal approach is definitely not enough for this program. Based on my hectic schedule I think I just have to constantly eat throughout the day. Maybe time to bring back the pb&j sandwiches again so that way I have something calorie dense on the go and it’s easy to put down. I am more of a high carb/moderate protein/moderate fat type of guy because my body responds best to that so I’ll have to mess around with this. I forget, but how much weight did you gain in the 6 weeks? I wonder what most have run this program end up gaining.


#1124

I ended up at about 4.5lbs when it was done. Was right around .8lbs a week gained. Was eating 8-12 eggs and 2-2.5lbs of meat with very few carbs.


#1125

Damn Mate awesome

Congrats.

Now it’s time to eat :slight_smile:
You could eat a couple of eggs before bedtime. Great protein to gain during night.


#1126

BUILDING THE MONOLITH - WEEK 4 - DAY 3

DEADLIFT (ss: Curls, Hanging Leg Raises - 100)
385x5
405x5
425x5
405x5

BENCH PRESS (ss: DB Rows - 100)
235x5
235x5
235x5
235x5
235x5

CONDITION
15 Min KB Swings + Push Ups Circuit

Wednesday workouts I love because it’s much quicker to get through :slight_smile:


#1127

@flipcollar I had a question for you man. I think you and me have similar eating preference so you might be best to answer this. How many carbs/proteins/fats/overall cals do you get in a typical day? I know you don’t calorie count, but just an approx guess.

I find myself getting anywhere from 100-175g protein in a day depending on the day. I probably hover around 100-130 on most days and it hasn’t affected my lifts at all. I keep my carbs high but I feel like anything above ~250g (carbs at 2-3 meals and 2-3 fruit) and I just start to feel full as fuck. I really can’t handle high protein or high fat so high carb is the only way I can gain strength/mass. But I know to really get my mass up I need to probably add another 100-150g of carbs to my daily intake. Do you ever get to a point that you are just full as hell? How do you force yourself to keep your carbs high?

I’m guessing to get use to eating more I just have to suck it up and eat and keep eating. I know you mentioned once you don’t naturally have a huge appetite and I’m the same way. So I’m just looking to see how you were able to pack on mass eating this way. Any advice would be appreciated man, thanks!


#1128

Not Flip at all :slight_smile:

How do you eat 3 big meals, or more?

Friend of mine when he was really gaining was eating every 3 hours, as far as i remember he even got up during night to have a meal. (but that’s a bit mental if you ask me).

I would try to get in at least 1 gram of protein per pound bodyweight, protein helps building mass and aids the recovery.

Well that was really not what you asked. How about eating a big bowl of oatmeal before going to bed, together with an egg (for that bit of extra protein)


#1129

Thanks man. I’ve been trying the dinner after dinner and it’s been working well. Still so full tho lol


#1130

Sounds good, It’s about finding something and making it a habit I think.