War was waged on the battlefield... lesser men still lie in pools of sweat and vomit… Yet the Iron Warrior has risen to the challenge once again and slain the iron set before him. Like a Gladiator faces the lion at Coliseum he bravely stepped up to the challenge with an utter disregard for anything but achieving his goal, VICTORY! The battle was not of survival nor fear, but one fought only for the sake of conquering and not conquering a weaker enemy, no this battle was tohimself.
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YouTube- Faith No More - Epic Music Video
This was an BATTLE TO THE FINISH!!!! I have not worked so hard in several years. The weight jumps were insane, considering I went up 20 lbs on the main lifts 15 on the next level and 10 more on the smallest of weights this was just , no other explanation would do it justice. I will detail it out for you as best I can. You should already know the format of how the workout is done by now if you do not, reread the thread or at least the first post that details my plan.
Weights were as listed and in this order, DB Squats 40, Incline Bench 40, Step ups 40, Wide Bent over DB Row 32.5, DB Romanian DL 35, Standing DB Shoulder Press 32.5, Lunges 22.5, DB Side Rows 22.5, Close Grip Pushups BW
Now as I said before the ones that are at 40 were 30 last week, the ones at 32.5 were 25, and the 22.5 were 17.5 that are some big jumps in weight when you add the dumbbells together so this thing was just insane. I had such a hard time finishing, and this tested both my metal and my resolve. It would have been easy to quit and I wanted to several times. My last set of step ups took me 2-3 minutes to complete. The second set of everything was just borderline abuse. Even with wraps today the weights were hard to hold. Will have to remedy that will discuss below. Back to the battle… I was huffing and puffing and feeling every single rep was getting harder by the beginning of the second loop, the squats were so hard the reps became deliberate instead of machine like from that point on I felt as I were fighting with a mortal wound, slowly bleeding out my life blood. Only sweat and determination was going to earn me a victory hear. I felt I would not be able the enemy but when I looked at him and he looked back at me I saw resolve in those eyes and knew that strength to soldier on. Dripping from every part of my body, shirt soaked, sweat spraying of the tip of my nose as I gasp for air, my heaving breathe overpowering the even the powerful sounds of Slipknot screaming their primal motivation in my ears. I was a freight train coming through the station... Step away from the platform! This train has no stops, and is not picking up any passengers. This train is steam rolling to the end of the track! I find myself pausing for a couple seconds every 4rth or 5th rep on last set of Step Up, then every 2 or so, forcing out the last 4 in once insane effort just to get them done and over with. Then straight into another exercise WTF!!! As I said this was an EPIC battle, one I questioned myself a couple of times during. I know there is a reason we have to do 2 weeks at this level no way conditioning could catch up to this in just 3 workouts. By the end of 6 it should be rather tolerable, well compared to this one. Even my last set of bench had my arms shaking a little bit. Everything was war torn, and I came out VICTORIOUS!!!!!!
Side note on grip issue, I am thinking of maybe getting a resin bag and trying that to help grip because the wraps weren't as helpful being new, and heavy duty it was hard to wrap them on the dumbbells when changing weights.