Jim's Training to Become a Human Tank!

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  1. Did some rep squatting today. Nothing too ridiculous, it's still a little early to take it heavy on lower body lifts methinks.

    Pre: 1.5 Enhanced, Prime, Anabeta, Endosurge Turbo
    Intra: Amino IV

    All lifts done with Oly Shoes.



    Squat: 275 x 8 x 2

    Good Morning: 95 x 12 x 3

    a1. Walking Lunges: BW x 12 x 2
    a2. GHR Back Ext.: BW x 10 x 2

    That was it. Back is sore from yesterdays rowing (hooray for high rep back work). Triceps sore, shoulders feel stiff. Hips were a bit tight today, but that is to be expected a week after a meet. Besides that I feel fine.

    Next will be body day, DB bench, more rowing, calf work, and then I'll hit Quads/Biceps/Chest. Mostly volume stuff, might do some timed sets for some of the assistance (as opposed to rep ranges). Weight will mostly depend on how I feel Saturday. Also, I might be able to rearrange my training in a more advantageous way now, my buddy gave me a key to the gym today so I can go whenever I want, even if he isn't there. So, we'll see when I knuckle down Friday/Saturday and program the 7 weeks into the January Strongman Event (which I am still unsure whether I will be doing or not.)


  2. Texas Power Bar or a specialty bar?


    Idk what I want to get first, but the gym I train at has rogue oly bars, which are decent, but I prefer to use TPB.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Texas Power Bar or a specialty bar? Idk what I want to get first, but the gym I train at has rogue oly bars, which are decent, but I prefer to use TPB.
    I say a Texas deadlift bar or the EFS Yoke bar. I'd say that the Yoke bar would be better than the deadlift bar, seeing as you're a strongman first, and won't need a bar with a ton of whip and grip for pulling.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Texas Power Bar or a specialty bar? Idk what I want to get first, but the gym I train at has rogue oly bars, which are decent, but I prefer to use TPB.
    Power Bar
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  5. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    I say a Texas deadlift bar or the EFS Yoke bar. I'd say that the Yoke bar would be better than the deadlift bar, seeing as you're a strongman first, and won't need a bar with a ton of whip and grip for pulling.
    I was really leaning towards the cambered bar (if I got any specialty bar) lol. There's just so much you can do with it! (squat, GM, bench, OHP, etc.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    Power Bar

    Why would you choose that? (not arguing, just want to know what makes you pick that)
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I was really leaning towards the cambered bar (if I got any specialty bar) lol. There's just so much you can do with it! (squat, GM, bench, OHP, etc.) Why would you choose that? (not arguing, just want to know what makes you pick that)
    It's the best overall bar to me.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys


  7. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    I was really leaning towards the cambered bar (if I got any specialty bar) lol. There's just so much you can do with it! (squat, GM, bench, OHP, etc.) Why would you choose that? (not arguing, just want to know what makes you pick that)
    In that case, I vote power bar over cambered.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post

    It's the best overall bar to me.
    Fair enough.


    I was leaning towards the power bar.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    In that case, I vote power bar over cambered.
    Why did you vote the SSB over the Power Bar?


    I only wonder, because the cambered bar seems more similar to a yoke because of where the weight sits (and there are no handles) so I always assumed the cambered would have a little more carryover.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Fair enough. I was leaning towards the power bar. Why did you vote the SSB over the Power Bar? I only wonder, because the cambered bar seems more similar to a yoke because of where the weight sits (and there are no handles) so I always assumed the cambered would have a little more carryover.
    Everything is easier for me with the 14" Cambered Bar, except for the stability. The SSB makes me it's bitch. I see more carryover to squat and deadlift with the SSB. Plus, the SSB is hard as crap for GM's because of how strong you have to maintain your upper back. GMs with the cambered bar are easy as hell because a lot of that is eliminated. Plus, if you have shoulder issues, the SSB is comfortable, whereas the 14" cambered bar sits how a straight bar would and is awkward to grip for some people.

    Anyway you would be able to give a test run of them somewhere?
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    Everything is easier for me with the 14" Cambered Bar, except for the stability. The SSB makes me it's bitch. I see more carryover to squat and deadlift with the SSB. Plus, the SSB is hard as crap for GM's because of how strong you have to maintain your upper back. GMs with the cambered bar are easy as hell because a lot of that is eliminated. Plus, if you have shoulder issues, the SSB is comfortable, whereas the 14" cambered bar sits how a straight bar would and is awkward to grip for some people.

    Anyway you would be able to give a test run of them somewhere?
    Nope.


    I used a SSB once back on Bragg. And I used a cambered about 5 months later when someone brought one to the gym.


    I can't remember which was harder (did squats and gms with both).

  11. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Nope. I used a SSB once back on Bragg. And I used a cambered about 5 months later when someone brought one to the gym. I can't remember which was harder (did squats and gms with both).
    You're in it for the long haul right? Just get whichever one and then get the other later.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    You're in it for the long haul right? Just get whichever one and then get the other later.
    Yeah, I figure I'll probably get the Power Bar first, and then begin accumulating other things as I can afford them.
    Last edited by jimbuick; 12-14-2013 at 01:51 PM.

  13. Your plan in the intro sounds solid, Jim. In to see some SM action.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html

  14. Always late, damn it.
    Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.

  15. Sitting down to eat some more chicken parmesan before heading to the gym. Planned to go earlier this morning while everyone else was gonna be there, but had to supervise my sister (Court order) until my mom showed up to relieve me and the wife.



    So, I figured while I'm doing nothing I will give a general outline of what I intend my training days to look like.

    At this point I have outlined what the intended rest times and how the days will wave throughout the weeks, so I'll just give a general guideline of what I intend to do every day.


    Deadlift Day:

    Main Movement
    Supplemental Movement (something similar to the main movement that addresses some type of weakness, volume will be dependent on the volume/intensity of the main movement)
    Posterior Chain/Vertical Pull/Upper Back
    Core (Lower Volume)

    OHP:

    Main Movement
    Supplemental Movement
    Chest/Shoulder/Tricep (High Volume)
    Horizontal Pull/Upper Back

    Squat:

    Main Movement
    Supplemental Movement
    Quad/Posterior Chain/Unilateral Lower
    Core

    Body:

    Bench Press (not necessarily flat, but always some variation of a bench press)
    Horizontal Pull
    Biceps/Calves

    + 2-3 exercises that address weaknesses

  16. Looks like a good balanced plan there brof.ago

  17. Good. Will there be a day b/ the DL and the OHP day?
    "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

  18. Quote Originally Posted by jinxie View Post
    Good. Will there be a day b/ the DL and the OHP day?
    Yes.


    It is either a conditioning or rest day.


    There isn't one between OHP and Squat though.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    Yes.


    It is either a conditioning or rest day.


    There isn't one between OHP and Squat though.
    No problem there, as I see it. And I was not suggesting that you needed a day, though that's a heavy load to carry without some time for recovery, increasing chances of injury and compromising your OHP.

    Looks good.
    "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

  20. Went in and did a quick body session today, kept the rest periods short and got a pretty good pump.




    Pre: Prime, Endosurge Turbo


    CG Bench: 185 x 9 , +Stop 1" Above Chest 165 x 10, 175 x 6


    Seated Band Row: Black x 8, Purple x 8, Purple + Black x 8 x 2

    a1. Cross Body Hammer Curl: 40 x 8 x 2, 45 x 7
    a2. 1 Leg Calf Raise: 50 x 15 x 3

    Leg Extensions: 140 x 15, 160 x 15

    (Pause at the top, lower slowly to starting position)

    Elevated Partial Pushups: BW x 20, BW x 15

    (Pause at the bottom to get a stretch of the pecs, explode up to about 3/4 lockout)

    Feeling pretty good today, weight is back to where it was pre meet (195), planning to break 200 by January.

  21. Good idea using the band as a seated row. What size is your black? If I remember correctly, you have the Onyx ones, correct?
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Good idea using the band as a seated row. What size is your black? If I remember correctly, you have the Onyx ones, correct?
    I do, but I wasn't using mine.

    The gym has 4 different "weights". Red, Light Black, Heavy black, and Purple. I was using the heavy black with the purple band.

  23. 2 things:

    1. Dafuq is going on with the PL section nowadays? People discouraging beginners from doing a meet because they don't have elite totals and ****.


    2. Won my fantasy game (without Megatron even having played yet). Mostly because of Seattle's Defense and D-Jax. Headed to the Superbowl, already won $100 and if I win next week I'll win another $125.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by jimbuick View Post
    2 things:

    1. Dafuq is going on with the PL section nowadays? People discouraging beginners from doing a meet because they don't have elite totals and ****.


    2. Won my fantasy game (without Megatron even having played yet). Mostly because if Seattle's Defense and D-Jax. Headed to the Superbowl, already won $100 and if I win next week I'll win another $125.
    1) I haven't seen it happening, but if it is that sucks, man. That's a downer.

    2) congrats
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html

  25. Quote Originally Posted by Torobestia View Post
    1) I haven't seen it happening, but if it is that sucks, man. That's a downer.

    2) congrats
    Respectable numbers for a beginner.
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