Monday, May 30, 2011

Entry #881

Deadlift video.

Huge old dude came up at the squat rack next to me to do shrugs with 365. He was using straps. Really? I mean this guy's arms were gigantic and even I did 405 shrugs with a mixed grip back in the day.

He points to a 45 and goes "You using this?"
"Nah, go ahead."
"You're not going to 500?"
"I am but there are plenty of others."

We get to talking. He goes over how he gets testosterone prescribed to him and that it completely turned his life around. Ah, that explains it. After reading anabolic forums a while ago I came to the conclusion that drugs can be a great asset if employed intelligently but that too many people use them as a substitute for old-fashioned intellect and training theory. This guy, who's 50, didn't know what a safety squat bar was. And Jesus, all he did was traps. 9 sets of barbell shrugs because he can't squat or deadlift anymore. Said his back hurt just looking at me.

Entry #880

ME lower

Reverse-band deadlifts
225 x 3
315 x 3
405 x 3
455 x 3
495 x 3
515 x 3

RDLs with Fat Gripz:
235 x 8
225 x 6
225 x 5
> Grip fail.

x 12

60 sec, 60, 30, 30, 30