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weakasbud
02-07-2010, 03:55 PM
I am just a chunky ole tennessee lad that wants to be as strong as can be. I've been lifting for the last 8 years and am just now getting somewhat strong "due to stupidity, lack of diet, insert excuse here":tuttut:. I'm a 40 y/o male that weighs 290lbs with 18.5% bf "am I svelte or what". I've given up on powerlifting and am currently getting ready for the Putnam County strongman contest in Aug of this year so a lot of my training is geared toward that. I hope you folks enjoy reading it as much as I will have writing it. Cheers.:hello:

weakasbud
02-07-2010, 04:05 PM
Feb 6, 10

Squats

2x5xbar
1x3x135
1x3x185
1x3x225
1x3x275
1x3x315
1x1x405
1x1x455
1x2x500

Leg presses

1x8x400 "feet on bottom of sled"
1x8x580
1x8x760
1x8x940
1x8x940 "feet on top of sled"
1x8x760
1x8x580
1x8x400

Ez-bar curls

1x12x33
1x12x53
1x10x73
1x10x93

Abs

a few sets

I had a slight twinge in my back today because of my wednsday deadlift workout so I took it kind of easy. No real reps and the such but still did what needed to be done and called it a day.:boring: Well you folks have a great day.:)

weakasbud
02-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Feb 8, 10

Seated Military presses

2x10xbar
1x8x135
1x5x165
1x3x195
1x3x225
1x2x235
1x1x250

Incline bench

1x5x225
1x3x250
1x3x275
1x2x295
1x1x315

Flat DB presses

2x20x85

Standing DB militaries

2x12x40

DB pullovers

1x4x100
1x5x50 "just screwing around to see what they felt like"

Ez-bar curls

5x10x33
2x25x33

Abs

a few sets

A pretty good day but I felt kind of weak on the military presses, however I did get a weight on the incline that I haven't done in a few years. I haven't really done inclines "with any real weight" for a long time so I'm still working back up, but with the strongman contest I want to do in Aug I've decided that they're more beneficial than flat benches for a good OH log press. Cheers.:)

KoSh
02-08-2010, 07:32 PM
You're a monster, man. Wow. I feel like a little girl compared to alot of you. Something to shoot for, I guess!

weakasbud
02-10-2010, 06:15 PM
Feb 10, 10

Deadlifts

2x3x135
2x3x185
2x3x225
1x3x275
1x1x315
6x1x365 "every week up to and including this set are speed sets"
1x1x500 "put belt on as usual"
1x0x600
2x1x570
1x4x500

High cleans

3x3x135

Pullups

1x4xbw +single mini-band
2x3xbw +band

Seated Wide grip Band rows

1x12xstrong "blue band"
1x12xstrong "seated farther back"
1x12xstrong+mini-band "pink"
1x12xstrong+mini+light "purple bands"

DB hammer curls

1x6x50
1x6x55
1x6x50

Ez-bar curls

1x10x53
1x10x73
1x10x93
1x4x113 "bicep is feeling better every day" Probably 85% right now

Block pulls

1x3x405 "plates on 4 inch blocks"
1x1x455
1x1x500
1x1x550

This was a pretty darned good day but I still missed 600 again. I think I'm not pulling in the 500+ range enough to solidify a consistent 600 pull. My grip is getting better every day and I didn't have any issues on the missed deadlift but I just didn't have the gas for some reason. The funny thing is that my speed pulls "every set up to and including 365" are getting faster every week so I think I'm just not pulling enough heavy weight off the ground to make my cns adapt. I'm fully capable of pulling the weight but just have to work a little harder. Oh well hard work is it's own reward right. Cheers.:)

weakasbud
02-11-2010, 04:53 PM
Feb 11, 10

CG 3bd presses

1x5x135
1x5x225
1x5x275
1x5x315
1x5x365
1x3x405

DB laterals ss/w bent over DB raises

3x10x15

1 arm oh tri-ext

1x10x20
1x10x22.5
1x10x25
1x10x27.5
1x10x30

A darned good day considering I'm sore as a $2 you know what. Those band rows from yesterday definitely did the trick so I'll have to use them more often. My triceps are still sore from monday so I'm also happy about the cg presses. I'm definitely doing things right this time around and it's showing. I'm not beat up all the time and I'm not getting weaker "always a plus". Well you folks have a great day.:clown:

weakasbud
02-11-2010, 04:59 PM
You're a monster, man. Wow. I feel like a little girl compared to alot of you. Something to shoot for, I guess!

Thanks for the kind words but I used to be a 148lb weakling when I first went into the military and this is all the result of hard work and eating "lots and lots and lots of eating".:omg: I actually feel good at 292 but eventually I do want to get down to around 265-275 and stay there.:)

weakasbud
02-13-2010, 07:10 PM
Feb 13, 10

Squats

3x3xbar
1x3x135
1x3x185
1x3x225
1x3x275
1x1x315 "twinged my lower back....again"
1x3x405 "put belt on"
1x3x455
1x2x505

Box step ups

1x50xbw per leg onto a 12 inch box

Ez-bar curls

1x30x38
2x20x38
2x15x38 "this is pre-hab/rehab work for my injured bicep"

Abs

a few sets

Timed grip work

a few sets using the fatgripz

A decent enough day but I twinged my lower back again while re-racking 315. I was stupid and didn't walk it all the way back in and leaned over wrong.:eek: I'm working up my top set of squats by 5lbs a week and doing doubles and so far it seems to be going great. My hamstrings were still tired from wednsdays deadlift session so I was weak in the wider stance therefore I squatted closer stance. My grip is definitely getting stronger as I got a weight for 10 seconds today that I couldn't do for 1 second three weeks ago. This should not be an issue this August like it was last year as my goal is to be able to hold 405 overhand with the fatgripz by then. Well you folks have a great weekend.:)