Its like having sex in a car crash!
- 02-13-2007, 10:36 PM
SSB Squats- 225x5x5
Deadlifts- 310x5x5, 425x3x1
Military Press- 140x8x5
My workout was awesome. My legs didn't feel like springs or anything but I was ripping the deadlifts off the ground hard. The 425 for 3 singles was super easy. Everything else was cake as far as the lifting was concerned. The run really sapped me though.
- 02-15-2007, 11:51 PM
SSB Squats- 225x10x5
Bench Press- 180x8x6, 255x3x1(all sets and reps paused)
Pendlay Rows- 115x8x8
I completed the above workout in under 45 minutes. My diet wasn't exactly on par today with my veggies because we simply didn't have any! I do now though after a trip to Wally world. This was a tough workout. I could feel the volume and cardio starting to takes its toll. 2 more weeks and I can have a back off period.
- 02-16-2007, 01:59 PM
02-17-2007, 08:38 PM
SSB Squats- 235x8x5,(regular bar)- 405x2x2
Bench Press- 185x8x6
Pendaly Rows- 125x8x8
cardio- run 30 minutes
I had to workout a day early because I have a trip scheduled for tomorrow weather permitting. Anyway my legs felt unreal powerful tonight. I was really accelerating the weights. I was only planning to do the 405lbs for 3 singles but it felt so good I just did 2 doubles instead. This was on legs that already went through a pure sprint of a workout before hand and was shaking from fatigue. Fresh I think I would surprise myself. Everything else went as planned and I got a huge pump from the bench press and rows. Things are really looking up for me.
02-20-2007, 10:43 PM
SSB Squats- 235x5x5
Deadlifts- 325x5x5, 450x3x1
Standing Press- 145x8x5
I can really feel the volume taking hold of me now. I didn't have nearly as much zip as I did Saturday. I could still feel the effect of Saturdays workout. The deadlifts sets were hard for some reason, not heavy but hard. The singles with 450lbs were much easier to me than the 325lbs sets. Standing Press and Chinups went really well. I am going to work up to 10x6 in the chinups next. I may try to work into the old 10x10 before ever adding any weight.
02-22-2007, 10:31 PM
SSB Squats- 235x10x5
Bench Press- 185x8x6; 270x3x1
Pendlay Rows- 125x10x8
Workout was not heavy but the volume is catching up to me finally. I planned a cycle out and I am going to stick with it. I'll learn through trial and error if what I planned was good or bad. I do not need changes midstream. I carry one next week with my normal routine minus the heavy singles. It'll just be sets of 5 reps with bit more weight. After next week I'll drop the volume and up the intensity and allow my body to catch up just a bit.
02-25-2007, 10:16 PM
SSB Squats- 245x8x5
Bench Press- 195x8x6
Pendlay Rows- 135x8x8,95x15
incline situps- 1x50
Awesome workout. Dad and I got in to the groove and really smoked this one. My chest, shoulders, upper back and arms looked thick after this workout. Don't know what was up last week for sure because I felt great today like I had no fatigue whatsoever. Dad and I both agreed that this will be the last week using the 8 sets for things. We are going to drop to 5 sets of everything next week and start pushing the intensity up slowly and really try to reach a true peak and then take a week break at the end of March, which is the week I plan to lift in a powerlifting meet if I can ever get the entry form.
Diet was so fruity today I didn't feel like searching for all the oddball foods on the log. We had a special meeting at church and had a carry in dinner and I ate everything that was good, kraut, pinto beans, green beans, deviled eggs, meatloaf, chicken dumplings, cole slaw, cheesecake, cornbread and a few more things. It was a cheat day for sure. Back to the grind tomorrow.
02-27-2007, 10:47 PM
SSB Squats- 245x5x5
Military Press- 150x5x5
Incline Situps- +35lbsx3x10
This one was a struggle. For two reasons I guess. First, the volume has caught up with Dad and I as we were dragging pretty bad, along with both of us fighting a head cold. Secondly, my sloppy handwriting caused me to add 10lbs too much on the deadlifts. I was only planning to do 345 tonight but ended up with 355lbs. It wasn't too hard, I was just tired. The presses and the chins went pretty smooth regardless. Dad and I have decided not to do Thursdays planned workout and rest up a bit. For the next month we are going back to a 2 day per week routine, dropping the volume and upping the intensity a bit. We'll do this for a month and then we'll cycle back into a month worth of volume training trying to add 10-25lbs on our top lifts for the volume cycle.
03-04-2007, 09:57 PM
SSB Squats- 155x5, 195x5, 245x5, 265x5, 305x5
Partial Pin Squat- 225x3, 315x3, 405x5
Bench press(paused)- 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x3
Pendlay Rows- 135x2x5, 155x3x5
Incline Situps- 35lbsx3x10
Pretty good workout. I could tell I was much better rested today. This will be a nice change for a month.
03-06-2007, 09:37 PM
Deadlifts- 135x8, 225x8, 275x5, 315x5, 365x1, 405x8, 455x1, 505x1
Military Press- 45x8, 65x8, 95x8, 115x8, 135x8, 155x8
Chinups- BWx6, +5x6, +10x6, +15x6, +20x6
I probably shouldn't have deadlifted the 505lbs for a single. I probably should have saved it for the meet on the 31st. I hope this don't put me over the top and start the decline. I just felt the best I had in several years on the deadlifts and had to give it a ride. It was nice pulling close to my alltime PR of 510lbs. I think come July if everything goes as I have planned I will see a lift of 525lbs hopefully! I did notice that I was quite strong from the floor to just above knee level, it was like it just exploded up that point and then started to drag a bit. I wish I would have had my camera as it looked pretty impressive with all those bumpers on the bar! Everything else was strangley weaker than I expected.
03-11-2007, 09:35 PM
SSB Squats- 115x8, 155x6, 205x6, 245x6, 315x5
Bench press- 95x6, 135x6, 185x6, 225x6, 275x5
Pendlay Row- 135x2x6, 145x6, 155x6, 165x6, 175x6
incline situps- 67.5lbsx3x5
On the squats and bench press one more rep on the top set would have been a failure. These sets were extremely hard, heck everything was. My Dad made some unreal progress on squats tonight, he hit 285lbsx5 reps easily and his depth was better than ever. He also made some great progress on his bench press. He is on my ass on squats and he is 52 years old!
03-11-2007, 10:56 PM
03-15-2007, 11:04 PM
Deadlifts- 135x2x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 325x5, 375x5, 425x5
Military Press- 65x2x5, 85x5, 105x5, 125x5, 145x5, 165x6
Rope chins- BWx6x5
Good workout! Felt really strong tonight with tons of focus. Next week I am going to see what I can do with 450lbs on the deadlifts and 175lbs on the Military Press. The rope chins were done on 2inch ropes. I have one set that is close together and another that is wide apart. I alternated sets on these. Dad had a nice, nice workout and is reagining ground super fast. He pulled 355lbs really easy tonight and could have hit a triple with it, slow and steady for him though. We ant to get him back over 400lbs by the end of this year. He deadlifted 410lbs about 8 years ago. I think with the proper program, diet and rest he can bypass that number quite easily.
03-16-2007, 12:04 AM
03-16-2007, 06:20 AM
Thanks Workin! I definately had a good one and I am up here at 5am just took two doses of Poseidon and my head is on fire!
03-16-2007, 09:35 AM
03-18-2007, 10:01 PM
SSB Squats- barx3x10, 115x5, 155x5, 205x5, 245x5, 295x5, 335x5
Bench Press- 45x3x10, 95x5, 135x5, 185x5, 225x5
Pendlay Row- 135x2x5, 145x5, 165x5, 185x5
This workout was quite a struggle. I have been sick at my stomach for the past day and a half, sore throat and splitting headache. I just managed it. The squats weren't half bad but I had no push whatsoever on the presses and my elbows were achy. Dad hit 295x5 and 315x3 on his squats. He is really putting the pressure on me and he has come out of nowhere.
03-19-2007, 11:11 AM
03-19-2007, 05:32 PM
I feel one thousand percent better today workin. Could this have been some kind of detox thing with the Poseidon?
03-19-2007, 05:51 PM
I usually get fairly ill 2-3 times per year with my INSANE schedule. I've felt myself getting sick twice this year, and have increased my Poseidon each time. Well, I never ended up getting more than a scratchy throat for a day or to. Thats unheard of for me.
03-25-2007, 10:54 PM
Safety Bar Squats- 255x7x5, 1x10
Bottom Position Squats- 315x3, 405x3, 455x1
Bench Press- 210x7x5, 1x10
Rope Pullups(Close-Med-Wide)- BWx6x5, BWx3x3
Hang Power Snatch- 135x5x5
Incline Situps- 67.5x2x10
Good to be back to bangin sets. This is just a pre-cycle week. Dad I will use the weights above for 2 weeks before increasing weight. Dad hung with me set for set of the SSB Squats with 255lbs at 52 years old. We only rested as long as it took the other to do their set. The Bottom Position Squats were not on the plan but Dad brought my uncle along with him and he wanted to see them after Dad told him about them. I attempted 475 and broke it off the pins a few inches but my legs were smoked. I managed to get 6 sets of 5 on rope pull ups and was going to try for 9 sets but the 7th found me only managing 3. Doing these on a 2inch rope is tough. Power Snatches were good. Good workout for sure and I am proud of my Dad for sure. Also weighed 188lbs yesterday morning.
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