Stronger Than the Day Before

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    Oh, I didn't do those yesterday ;P that was a couple days ago. Still, the squats did take something from me. I felt really good today though. Big three-egg and toast breakfast helped.
    Ah, my bad re the pulls. I see that lift was on the second, along with your prior squat sesh. Anyhow, just shedding light on the failures, not prescribing.

    Keep on keepin' on. I am going to drag my old tattered body back to the gym again today. But my left shoulder is now screaming 24/7. I may need to take a pain pill -- a real pain pill -- to get through this.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate


  2. Let's see, started watching WSM when I was little, so it would have to be guys like Janne Virtanen, Magnus Samuelsson, Jouko Ahola (them traps!), and then learning about how awesome Kaz was, obviously. Pudzian was next, he took the eff over. Then Ed Coan, Brandon Lilly, Dan Green, Dave Hoff, and Casey Williams. And of course Malanichev, that bad mothafücka.
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html
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  3. I FORGOT COAN! Dammit
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    I FORGOT COAN! Dammit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fgpg...%3D9Fgpg7dB7aw
    Training log:
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/240172-herders-2014-log.html

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    Dinner. Be jealous, it's delicious despite my poor photography skills.
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  6. And klokov, that well rounded fück
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  7. Are you eating on a rug, lol? Looks like American food, but Japanese style on that plate on what looks like the floor/carpet, lol.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    And klokov, that well rounded fück
    Beastulicious. No homo.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Are you eating on a rug, lol? Looks like American food, but Japanese style on that plate on what looks like the floor, lol.
    Yeah, hahaha. I am. My girlfriend and I haven't bought a dining table yet (I was the sole breadwinner for a while, she just started work), so we eat on the floor in our living room. It's definitely American; delicious ham with mashed potatoes, a roll, and some greens. I'm stuffed, a fitting end to my last day of eating whatever I want for a month.

    I also forgot Hideaki Inaba - Dude could squat and deadlift 4 or 5 times his weight - absolutely insane @ 114 lbs.
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  10. Ronnie Coleman-Proof that moving big weight just makes you a badass
    Doug Hepburn-Bad wheel and keep the weight moving
    CT Fletcher!- Just because I keep high volume a staple and love heavy weight....and talking SHI*T

    Randoms atm that help keep my motivation pressing onward
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  11. So, speaking of famous old lifters... Ricky Dale Crane's wife was a pederast... what's up with that?
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    So, speaking of famous old lifters... Ricky Dale Crane's wife was a pederast... what's up with that?
    When you get older, you will better understand.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  13. Skwatz

    First day of the new routine... don't have the whole thing written down yet, but skwat days will look like what I did today (generally I will perform one or two more accessory movements though)

    12 minute cardio warmup

    Squat:
    135 x 5
    185 x 5
    225 x 5
    315 x 4
    350 x 3

    GMs:
    135 x 8
    185 x 6
    225 x 6

    Deep ROM Leg Press (in total plates, cause who knows how much the sled weighs?):
    6 x 8
    8 x 6
    10 x 6
    12 x 6
    14 x 6

    Fin.
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  14. Nice work. Short and simple. I like it. Are you using some algorithm to generate your numbers?
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  15. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Nice work. Short and simple. I like it. Are you using some algorithm to generate your numbers?
    No, once again kinda going by feel and using linear periodization. I figured based on what I have done in weeks before, how I have been lifting, and how I felt today, 350 for 3 would be a good triple to hit. I was right about at my threshhold there - my conditioning is back to garbage, although I will intensify my cardio and rep ranges in the coming weeks. I'm going to stick to triples for my peak sets, and try to bump the weight 5 to ten pounds workout to workout or week to week, depending on how the days fall.
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  17. BENCH PRESS!

    Warmup:
    10 minutes cardio
    Wide Neutral Grip Pulldowns
    110 X 10
    140 X 8
    160 X 8

    Workout:
    Bench Press
    135 X 10
    5 Neutral Grip Chinups
    185 X 8
    5 Neutral Grip Chinups
    200 X 6
    5 Neutral Grip Chinups
    220 X 4

    Close Grip Bench Press, Elbows In
    135 X 15

    Neutral DB Tricep Press (weight per dumbbell)
    60 X 12
    70 X 12
    80 X 8

    Compound Shoulder DB Warmup (Front Raise, Lateral Raise, Press)
    10 X 10

    Single Arm DB Lateral Raise
    35 X 6
    35 X 6
    30 X 6

    Weighted High Decline Situps
    25 X 10
    25 X 10
    BW X 10

    My abs were so weak today... well, they're always kinda weak. Anyone got a set I can borrow?
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  18. Yesterday's deadlift session:

    Warmup:
    10 Min cardio
    Stretching, various

    Deathlifts:
    135 X 5 (Romanian)
    225 X 5 (Romanian)
    315 X 8 (Conventional)
    375 X 5
    405 X 4
    445 X 1

    8 Chinups

    Barbell Rows
    135 X 10

    Pendlay Rows
    185 X 8
    225 X 3

    Various Curls for the girls, minimal rest between sets, superset with some chinups

    Palloff Presses - As hevay as I could go, both sides, 4 sets.
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  19. I like that you recognize that barbell rows and Pendlay rows are a completely different movement. Good liftin bud
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I like that you recognize that barbell rows and Pendlay rows are a completely different movement. Good liftin bud
    Thanks, I usually do barbell rows unless I decide to go above 200 or so, then I'll do Pendlays but use light barbell rows as a warmup because I feel that Pendlays are closer to a deadlift for your lats/thoracic region (explosive strength) while barbell rows can be used for time under tension, and force more blood into the area.
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  21. Also, as a side note/gripe, this cold dry weather is killing my hands. I was in some pain deadlifting yesterday, my hands felt raw. I need to lotion them bitches up more often.
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  22. Good couple sessions here, dude. Those DLs are getting up there. Well done.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  23. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    When you get older, you will better understand.
    Lolollolol wha? At what age am I supposed to start understanding pederasty?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by ShutUpNdSkwat View Post
    Lolollolol wha? At what age am I supposed to start understanding pederasty?
    At the age you try it, lol.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  25. Today: OHP

    Warmup:

    12 min cardio
    Stretch!
    Bar Weight X 10

    Workout:

    Standing OHP
    95 X 8
    115 X 8
    125 X 5
    135 X 3
    135 X 2

    Inverted BW Row Ladder in the Smith Machine (starting 4 up from the bottom)

    8
    8
    8
    8

    BB Shrugs (had to deadlift these up, lol)

    135 X 10
    225 X 10
    315 X 10
    365 X 8
    405 X 6

    Dumbbell Lateral Raise & Front Raise Complex

    20lb. X 8

    Single Arm Dumbbell Lateral Raise

    30 X 6
    35 X 8

    Rear Delt Chest Supported Flyes

    20 X 8 X 4
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  26. Nice work. You don't have any trouble going right from the bar to 95 lbs on OHP? When I am doing those, I like to ramp up slowly, usually up to 155 lbs for reps. I find it helps me find my grove, including mind body connection for a complex movement, and strength, fwiw. However, I won't be doing these anytime soon given my shoulder issues.

    Anyhow, just food for thought. Good work, you pederast wannabe.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  27. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Nice work. You don't have any trouble going right from the bar to 95 lbs on OHP? When I am doing those, I like to ramp up slowly, usually up to 155 lbs for reps. I find it helps me find my grove, including mind body connection for a complex movement, and strength, fwiw. However, I won't be doing these anytime soon given my shoulder issues.

    Anyhow, just food for thought. Good work, you pederast wannabe.
    Pain wise or whatever, no trouble. I never go for a "pump" or for muscular failure on these; if I did, I would probably do several sets at lower weights and stay under 125 lbs. I probably should do some of that, considering it's my weakest lift. However, another issue I have with OHP is that when I get over 125 I feel like I am going to pass out when I strain. The only lift that does this to me. I actually did grey out once with 135 overhead, and it was almost a very bad day. Cut my hand pretty good on the rack fighting unconsciousness/having the weight come down on me.
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  28. Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrius View Post
    Pain wise or whatever, no trouble. I never go for a "pump" or for muscular failure on these; if I did, I would probably do several sets at lower weights and stay under 125 lbs. I probably should do some of that, considering it's my weakest lift. However, another issue I have with OHP is that when I get over 125 I feel like I am going to pass out when I strain. The only lift that does this to me. I actually did grey out once with 135 overhead, and it was almost a very bad day. Cut my hand pretty good on the rack fighting unconsciousness/having the weight come down on me.
    Yeah, that's orthostasis. Vasalva can also provoke. Simulants can sometimes make this worse, ironically -- the heart rate increases, and the BP can drop when standing, to balance the increased rate.

    I think this is even more reason to increase the volume on this movement, to condition your cardiovascular system against the orthostatic response. Hit some volume, and then go for a few heavier singles to triples, and then come back down and hit some more volume at moderate weight. That's my suggestion for consideration. I know you know what you are doing and have your programming though. Just looking out for the orthostasis, which is something I have suffered from.
    "The Iron never lies to you."~Henry Rollins
    "People have to get away from the dogma that it's all free weights or all machines. They can have sex. You can do both."~Dave Tate

  29. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Yeah, that's orthostasis. Vasalva can also provoke. Simulants can sometimes make this worth, ironically -- the heart rate increases, and the BP can drop when standing, to balance the increased rate.

    I think this is even more reason to increase the volume on this movement, to condition your cardiovascular system against the orthostatic response. Hit some volume, and then go for a few heavier singles to triples, and then come back down and hit some more volume at moderate weight. That's my suggestion for consideration. I know you know what you are doing and have your programming though. Just looking out for the orthostasis, which is something I have suffered from.
    wow, I had this too. Thanks, Jinxie!

  30. I woke up this morning and was wondering why my traps hurt and my neck was stiff. Then I remembered.
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