Those squats looked pretty easy!
Cube W1 Body Day
I'm sure I have weak points, but I haven't really trained heavily enough to REALLY expose them, so I just went in without a plan. Turned out well IMHO.
Warm up forever
These felt AWESOME. Not sure what happened, but I hit the groove @ 185 and just went for it.
FLAT DB PRESS
SHRUGS...sure, why not?
I honestly had a bunch of fun today, really like the high volume for a change.
Man, I know I ate a lot over the weekend, but my dry AM weight today is 292. I've gained about 12-13# in the last 2-3 weeks...WTF man.
I might try and rein in the eating, but man I'm digging my recovery & strength. Maybe I'll add a couple conditioning sessions or something.
Just ordered a pair of wrist wraps and a Slingshot from EliteFTS. Thought about the football bar, but I've gotta clear that with mama.
nice ohp's there big guy...
I like the body days. They don't kill me but I still feel like I accomplished something.
I'm sure the body day will become a different animal as I identify main lift breakdowns, but training at <80% it's pretty tough to see since there's no failure yet.
I know biceps are one; I've spent about 20 sessions ever training arms directly. I just hate it.
I'm so pissed...I slacked off yesterday on the one thing I'm good at, eating, and my session was garbage today.
I ate like 2 subway sandwiches because we were returning home from a mini-vacation, and that's it. Then, like a moron I try to train fasted. Again,
Explosive deads, I guess.
Felt like 700#
Heavy loaded prowler til I puked my pre-workout. Why? Because I'm mad.
Done. I'm going to Qdoba and eating it all.
**** I thought I'd never be back!
Yesterday I just ran through some mobility and LISS treadmill.
Today was going to be bench, but I felt like squatting. So I did
Light prowler to get HR up.
LISS treadmill for 30'
Bunch of warm up thanks to the video posted earlier. I mean a BUNCH. 135, 185, 205, 225, 275.
Working set was 335x8x1.
Felt awesome, pretty sure I could've gone 12-15. I'll bet I ended up hammering out 40-45 total reps.
SNATCH GRIP DL
Quick. Felt nice.
LYING HAMSTRING CURLS
STACK (w/e that is) x12x3
Knocked out some BW pull-ups and backwards Prowler drags as well.
I've got to get a little more strict with diet. Had to go 1 notch out on the ol belt today. Not bloated, per se, but I'm damn sure holding on to some water, feeling a little over-fed.
No surprise...I've been eating tamales smothered in hamburger cheese dip for God's sake. I've been on a pretty solid carb binge; I'll probably start by dialing that back to 300-325 on training days and see what happens. I'm certain I'm getting up to 500+ right now.
I'm also wondering if I'd really lose much on my lifts if I dropped down to 242's. My July meet is a 24 hour weigh in, so if I could drop to 250, I'm sure I could manipulate 8# of water.
~12 weeks, need to lose 30# to get there...
8 lbs of water @ 250 is a lot bro, 3% BW. Best to do it slow...Originally Posted by Swanson52
Herderdude mentioned to me about one of his cuts before a wrestling meet and it was at that level. I took off 4lbs taping a trash bag around my stomach before weigh ins at work. It's possible but you may take a hit on strength. I vote 275 only because I'm jealous. I'll never be able to weigh that being in the military.
Plus you're a big ****ing dude. That's cool to me.
A big weight cut done fast = weak as a kitten.
I once cut 10lbs to wrestle 184 and lost to this guy 9-0. That day I ate just enough and didn't have to drop any weight for the next morning weigh ins. I beat the same guy by the same score.
30lbs in three months would be a pretty good hit on strength. You figure best case scenario you can lose 20lbs of fat in that time. That leaves 10lbs of glycogen and water AND THEN you'll have to dry out 8 more lbs.
My weight loss PR was 15 in 36hrs. I thought I was going to die the whole time and I got my ass kicked that day.
Subbed big man...yes, another old guy. Lol
I need to comment on your sumo lifting. Your back is taking the brunt of the weight because your hips are too far from the bar. The goal is to try, for lack of a better description, to put your nuts on the bar. You need to spread your feet out wider and angle your knees outward. Here is a video of a freak doing a text book lift:
Always open light. It’s not what you open with, it’s what you finish with. Louie Simmons
god, kabuki is a freak of nature
and the second dude, jebus...
Can't multiquote from Tapatalk, but I think you're right. I just need to get leaner within my weight class. I just get frustrated when I'm bloated as **** from not drinking enough water & eating too many carbs. I'm impatient, when all I need to do is tweak diet.
That's why I love a journal-I put my stupid ass thoughts out there & smarter lifters smack me back in line.
DL form-first off I've seen that video, and that dude never ceases to amaze. He really is a freak. Yeah, I do need to get a bit closer...I've got to nail down the relationship between having my hips close but still having shoulders back. My short-ass arms really hurt me here; I've really got to get DOWN to get to the bar.
Good tip, I'll def. work that in on Monday. Maybe I'll throw in a few light sets tomorrow just to practice.