Thursday, July 30, 2015

275 x 10, 10
Drop-set of 225, 135 x 10 + the bar x 15
Back was extraordinarily sore from deadlifts yesterday and even wearing a belt squatting was hard. Could have forced through more but didn't want to risk my knees hurting from form deterioration (hence why I haven't been using the SSB). Still, I'm glad to be squatting again and hope to keep this up.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Worked up to 500x1, failed 550 twice. Couldn't break it off the floor. It's nice that 500 is the new 405, though - a comfort weight I find easy on bad days but is still heavy enough to feel like I accomplished something.

Cut this short, promised my dad I'd help with a Costco trip. Will finish later tonight or tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Strict press
155 x 5
185 x 3
205 x 2
Whoa, this got baby weak during my time off. Hopefully I rebound back after putting some work in. Wrists are feeling good so more strongman training should help.

Push press
225 x 2
Attempted 4 reps and only locked out the middle 2, that's fine. Just wanted to overload the press somehow.

Weighted chin-ups
90 x 8, 8, 9, 10, 10
No weight: 20

Incline bench
205 x 7, 8
185 x 10

Press (clean from floor)
155 x 7, 8

Keg push-ups and curls

Not championship training here by any stretch of the imagination, but kept rest times shorter and got a good pump.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Car deadlift sim
5 plates + 35 x 3, 6, 9, 6, 3
Would like to pick up 100 lb plates and make this an even 7.

Work up to 225 x 10

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Was out sick with fevers for a week.

Bench press
275 x 5
315 x 2

Close-grip bench press
250 x 9
225 x 10, 10, 8, 8

Band rows
20, 20, 20, 20, 20

Keg push-ups, curls

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Took a 2-hour nap after work and woke up feeling terrible and sick. Cough, pounding headache, and stomach ache that has been lasting off-and-on for several days now. Yes, it seems that I am dying. Wanted to get some leg training in before I expire.

Car deadlift simulator pyramid
5 plates x 3, 6, 9, 12, 9, 6, 3
Pretty fun. I can definitely do more on a feeling-good day.

Barbell hip thrusts
135 x 20, 20
While doing these I couldn't help but notice the Dethklok song I was listening to had the lyrics "I'm so fucking dumb" over and over again. Absolutely perfect. Since I'm not full squatting I wanted a way to hit the glutes.

Band leg curls

Monday, July 13, 2015

Nothing to report from my trip training wise, other than the fact that I ate well. Not strict but not sloppy either, except for visiting the Tillamook factory and engorging on taco sandwiches, cheese curds, and an ice cream cone. Mmm, anabolic.

Strict press
177 x 3
205 x 3
230 x 2

175 x 10, 9, 8, 7

Weighted chin-ups
90 x 8, 9, 10, 8, 8
No weight: 40

Decline push-ups

Keg curls
160 x 20

Car deadlift sim
5 plates x 10
4 plates x 3
Ran out of gas in this attempted drop-set. Just wanted to let my legs know I haven't forgotten about them. Knees were hurting from getting up from my chair throughout the upper-body parts but this didn't give me any pain, thankfully.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Going on a 4-day vacation to Portland to visit the girlfriend so I got this done today. Not gonna get too much sleep tonight what with waking up at 4:30 when it's already almost midnight, so I probably should have taken it easy but...nah. 

Bench press
262 x 3
297 x 3
332 x 3
Haven't been getting much sleep the past two days and it's a day earlier than normal so to hit my minimum was great. My pre-workout ritual of coffee, cookie whey protein, and strongman videos really get me fired the hell up. Mariusz screaming in victory was in my head the entire time. Last rep was a real struggle but I bet that lifting 332 for so agonizingly long will make me stronger.

By the way, benching hurt my fucking knee. Jesus.

Close-grip bench press
252 x 4 x 10

Band rows
20, 20, 20, 20

Curls, 50 lb kettlebell skullcrushers and band tricep extensions, Ball Sac band chest flyes, rear-delts

Chest flyes? Yep, I've been unhappy with my small chest for years from benching powerlifter-style and not isolating it when it used to be my better bodyparts in my teens:

As long as I'm eating a lot I'll throw some chest stuff in. It should help my pec-tendons get stronger, too.

Monday, July 6, 2015

500 x 6 (PR)
Hah, this lift has totally trolled me. From 9 to 2 mats: 8 reps. Just keep this pattern up for one more week...time for 6! Very happy, still. Knee hurt at the end, especially when rest-pausing on it, but it was worth it. This isn't a wedding.

Messed around with car deadlift simulators after, including 4 plates for 20 air light reps and 5 plates for an easy 10. Wow, these barbell extensions I made from Home Depot make a huge difference. Before I struggled with 3 plates as I tried to keep my arms from ripping off behind me.

Band leg curls: 50

Running short on time and didn't get to use my farmers' handles, unfortunately.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Strict press
167 x 5
205 x 5
217 x 4

175 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Weighted chin-ups
90 x 10, 10, 10, 10
Bodyweight : 35

Decline push-ups

Band pressdowns, Ball Sac curls, rear-delts

Wrists are feeling better, too bad my knee is not.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Messed around with the car deadlift simulator as a heavy movement since squats aren't manageable right now. I worked up to 5 reps of 4 plates. It's really hard to get it right with the plates clipping at my legs. I scraped my heels pretty painfully. I'm definitely going to build some extenders.

Afterwards, squatted 200 for a few reps before I stopped because of my knee.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bench press
245 x 5
277 x 5
317 x 4

Ball Sac™©® rows
20, 20, 20, 20, 20,

Close-grip bench press
250 x 10, 10, 10, 10

Tris and bis