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02-12-2007, 06:42 PM
Just deleted all of the about me cause it always changes, check out my facebook if you want more info.

TODAY: Today we maxed on Bench, Pullups, and Hang Clean. I started off cold with pullups with palms out shoulder width grip and got 13, fresh off is when i can do the most pullups, and I do them before anything every day. Next I went to bench after watching a few funny bull***** maxes and sat down and did 135x5, 185x1 and then 205x1. 205 was easy so I put on 225 and waited a few minutes to try it out. The big line coach got behind me and slapped my face a few times wich got me pissed and I wasn't used to that and I went down and up easy with perfect balance on each side. Next we put on 235, I tried and failed wich drained some energy, so we put on 230 and I just barely got it. I was mad I didn't get 235 but I'll smash it next time. Next i went to hang clean and did 135x3 and 155x1 and then stopped at 165x1, IDK why i'm not very good at it but i'll work on it. That was today, I'll post this differently after max week but I figure i'd turn on [story mode] for max week.

Eats Breakfast: 1 cup milk and 50g Protein Shake. (sad)
Lunch: 3 cup milk, 1/2 cup pears, 1 plastic pizza burger with bun.
Supper: 1 cup milk, 1.5 hamburgers with cheese and bun, 1 cup brocolli with oil dressing. I can't shove any more down I wish I had a bigger stomach!!

Pics These are my most recent pics, from January 3rd or around there. Just some random pictures, If you want any specific poses then I can take one and post it up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/peace.jpg (just a pic of myself so you get an idea what type of person i am :P)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_1595.jpg (no shirt relaxed back)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/000_0068.jpg (shirted relaxed back)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/armaug1906.jpg (from august)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_1592.jpg (wheels)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/000_0069.jpg (arm)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_1593.jpg (unshirted relaxed front)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/back.jpg (few month old v taper)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_1693.jpg (bicep flex inside shot)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/comparison-1.jpg (comparison, dates are on pic)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/triceps.jpg (triceps)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/latspread.jpg (lat spread)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/frontvclose.jpg (newest front V DISREGARD MY FACE!!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/doublebi.jpg (newest back double bi)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/forearm-1.jpg (forearms)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/delts.jpg (delts/arm)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_1812.jpg (back/arms?) added march 24
Those are my pics, like I said if you want one request it and i'll take one for ya'll. Feedback and critiqueness, good or bad, is appreciated. Just no blatant "you completely are worthless" is all I ask for :)

Updated Pics/Vids Starting at Post #132 and ~June 8th.

02-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Good luck dude. Wish I had been serious about lifting when I was playing HS football. Looks like you've got a good foundation so far.

02-12-2007, 07:04 PM
Thanks Buzzsaw :)

02-13-2007, 07:08 PM
FEB 13
Not a bad day of maxing today, even though my squat wasn't what I wanted. I'm pretty wiped from plowing after lifting also so i'll just post a quick overview of the max day.
Started off with squat, did 135x5, 225x3, 295x1 and then waited a bit and did 315 easy I thought. I let my partners go and we put on 335. I wasn't too self confident about this high of weight, wich is probably why i failed in the first place :P I tried and failed, only got it about 1/3 up after paralell. We knocked a few lbs off for me and I ended up with 320. My parters went to 385, congrats to them!
Next was Push Press. I did 135x3, 165x1, 185x1. I then tried for 195x1 and missed but i waited a few minutes and concentrated more and nailed it. I stopped there because the spotter had his hands touching so I figured if I added more it wouldn't be legit.
Went to dips (IDK why we max on this?) but i got 32 bench press dips and then 17 'real' dips. I shake like a mother on those!! Well that was my day quick, now im at home mourning over the death of my amazing car, visit the thread here if you'd like to post your own story: http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=92505

02-14-2007, 07:12 PM
FEB 14
Pretty dissapointed in myself today, maxed Powerclean, Incline and pushups. I did clean 135x5, 185x1, threw up 205 easy and then tried for 225. Got it about 3/4 of the way and put on 215. I tried it and failed, I was very mad at myself because I got 215 3 months ago and should have increased atleast 5 lbs. But I waited 5 more mins and tried it, thought about it more and nailed it but 225 still didn't come. I guess it's too intimidating for this time.

I went to incline and did 135x5 and 155x1, then tried 195x1 and failed. Came back 3 mins later and did 185x1. I'm not too worried about incline, I only do flat bench usually anways. I went off to pushups next and did 40 total, no rest and fully down. Don't ask me why we max on those!!

Big lunch today and decent supper, i'm working on my breakfast! I'm eating till I can't eat anymore but still staying at 175, that 8 lbs just isnt coming back!! Oh well, i'll give it another 2 weeks to get back to 180-185 and if it doesn't happen i'll go into depression.

Got a WEIGHTROOM 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNY TOMORROW, IT'LL BE GREAT! All the meatheads playin on a 3v3 bball tourny! Hopefully Friday weights will be open so I can figure out a deadlift max.

02-17-2007, 03:10 PM
FWB 15
Had 3v3 WEIGHTROOM ONLY bball tourny today, was pretty fun. Our group got 3rd out of 5, we consisted of 2 linemen and 1 fullback, so take that, group of halfbacks and receivers!! Didn't lift on account of tourny, wish it was open.

02-17-2007, 03:11 PM
FEB 16
Didn't lift today either, there's a 50/50 chance of it opening on Fridays and it wasn't our lucky day today I suppose. Went into town and messed around with friends and ate like crap, had a #4 at mcdonalds double 1/4 lber with cheese and large fry/coke and sundae. mmm mm good.

02-17-2007, 04:28 PM
your pics are sick man, your erectors are HUGE, good luck with the lifting, ill definitley be looking in.

02-17-2007, 04:29 PM
Thanks alot dude, comments like that motivate me alot :) Mind if I ask what erectors are? :p

02-17-2007, 04:31 PM
the muscles along side your spine

02-17-2007, 04:32 PM
Oh hehe cool, how do you work those? Maybe i've been working those and not even knowing it.

02-17-2007, 04:33 PM
deadlifts do the trick.

02-17-2007, 04:35 PM
oh, it must be genetics then. I JUST picked up olypic bar deadlift about a month ago and have only done it serious a few times, but plan on doing it alot more :) thanks for your comments guys, cant wait to get back to liftin monday.

02-17-2007, 04:43 PM
Update: just added some more pics to the bottom of first post.

02-18-2007, 06:25 PM
Well woke up at 2:30 pm today and ate at about 5. Had some eggs,tots,bacon,cheese and some grapes. Along with a glass of milk, fish oil pill, whey and creatine. Ima try n stuff somethin down later tonight for a snack. Jordanbcool helped me figure out how to post my fitday, so here it is: http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJournals.html?Owner=jed2009 thanks jordan.

02-19-2007, 09:10 PM
weights was a killer today. our workout for today was:

4x8 squats 205x8 225x8 225x8 225x8 THAT KILLED hard to breathe afterwords!!

pullups 1x8 , 1x7 , 1x5 (fatigue)

3x10 45lb dumbell flat press

3x10 40lb lawnmowers

1 set of 7/21's (curl halfway up 7 times, other halfway up 7 times, and full ROM 7 times)

very very weak today I know, but instead of 5 poeple in there it's about 50 today, in a 100ftx100ft weightroom with 3 squat racks and 3 benches and 2 clean/DL stations and 2 racks of dumbells. the JV bball team came in to max since their done, and the girls track came in after while and seriosuly stood there and took up half the god damn space. our coach now only gives us about 45 minutes to lift wich is NOT ENOUGH in my opinion, and every day now we do plyos, today they were:

dynamic stretching high knees, hip stretches, etc.

standing broad jump 30sec x2

standing (vertical?) jump 30sec x2

line drills (moving feet over a bball line/tile very quick and back) 30sec x3

linebacker drill (run 5 yds left, 10 yds right, 10 yds right again) 4 times or however many in 4 minutes (we had groups)

about freaking puked afterwards, i havent ran since football got over like 4 months ago!!

02-20-2007, 08:47 PM
umm disregard this post. sorry

02-20-2007, 09:01 PM
Very good feeling day today, plowed thru my bench. weighed in at 177 today, gettin back up there...

4x8 bench, 1x8 140, 3x8 160 EASY!!

close grip bench 3x8, 1x8 115, 1x8 125, 1x8 135

power press 4x5, 1x5 135 warmup, 3x5 155, 1x5 165

30 slow, horriffic pushups with strength coach

25 slow situps

20 slow, horrific pushups

20 slow situps

once again, didnt do many exersizes today but it felt very good. cant wait till track starts so it'll be me and 2 other people instead of 50 :D


dynamic stretching

broad jumps

standing vertical jumps

line drills

pro agility (10 yds down, 10 yds back, 10 yds diagonal, 10 yds out) 4 times/4 minutes.

im sore as a mother facker!! im not used to running and lifting heavy at the same time, it feels sooooo good!!!

02-21-2007, 05:02 PM
Nice feeling workout today, was very rushed cause i had a silly detention for tossing a marker to someone in class instead of handing it to them so i had 25 minutes to do:

pullups 1x8, 1x7, 1x7 fatigue

powerclean 1x5 135, 3x5 155 felt easy and great!!

DB shoulder press slight incline 1x10 35's, 2x10 40's

shoulder shrug 3x10 55's

front lateral raises 3x10 15's

L's/obliques for 30 sec each one belly down, 1 facing left, 1 facing right. (lay on the floor and make your body into an L with your arm down and your body strait, works core)


dynamic stretching

broad jumps

standing vert jumps

line drills

'the X' (10 yds top left, back, 10 yds top right, back, 10 yds bottom left, back, 10 yds bottom right, back, then 5 yds out) did 3 times.

body is feeling completely wrecked and it feels nice, havnt felt like that in a while. weighed in at 178.5, finally gaining back up to 180 :)

ate pretty good today IMO lots of cals and protein http://www.fitday.com/WebFit/PublicJ...?Owner=jed2009

02-22-2007, 08:51 PM
OK day today, feeling like i'm not doing enough because the time limit and lots of people.

pullups 1x9 1x8 1x7

bench 135x5 160x8 160x8 165x8

overhead tricep extension 3x10 50lb DB

power press 135x5 155 3x5, power press always feels nice.

glute ham raise 2x10 (second set got help @ 7)

slow pushups to fatigue 1 set

slow situps to fatigue 1 set


stretch, broad jumps, standing vertical, line drills, and "the L" wich is 10 yds backpedal, 10 yds forward turn around 10 yds forward, 10 yds left turn around 10 yds forward 10 yds right and out. 2 times it felt fast. weighed 179.5 today :)

02-23-2007, 09:39 PM
Just sat around all day today, woke up at 1:30 had no school for state wrestling. Hailed and crap all day mom probably wouldnt have let me go to weights if it was open anyways. Got 2 more buckets of GNC whey im starting 3 shakes a day now wich is ~180g of protein just with milk+whey shake.

02-27-2007, 10:55 PM
well powers been out since saturday morning and ive had no internet and stuff so i headed over to friends they got power and today the weightroom was open (the head coach DIDNT open it suprise suprise) but i did a nice feeling workout.

bench 135x5 185x3 195x3 205x3

deadlift 205x5 275x3 325x1 345x1 new PR 285x3 295x3 felt nice.

pullups 1x8 1x6 1x5

front lat pulldowns 3x10 100lb

rear lat pulldowns 2x10 100lb 1x10 90lb

leg extentions 90x10 100x10 110x10

seated rows 3x10 90lb

lawnmowers 3x10 40lb

glute ham raise 1x8 1x8 1x6

felt great to deadlift, never have time to do all this stuff in a single workout wich felt really good cause we had 70 mins to work with 5 people instead of 40 mins with 50 people. ill write as soon as i get power back in my house or whatever.

03-05-2007, 08:42 PM
good day today after 8 days of power outage.

squat 195x8 225 3x8

dumbbell curls 1x10 25lb 2x10 20lb

pullups 1x9 1x8 1x3 (last set after lot of bicep work)

barbell arm blaster curls 3x10 35lb

hammer curls 3x10 20lb

chins (ton of help) 3x10

L's belly down and sideways 1 min each.


usual without line drills and did X and linebacker drill today 4 mins each small lines.

03-06-2007, 05:33 PM
Had nice day because there was no girls in there to take space got some stuff done for once. weighed in at 181 today!!

bench 135x8 165 3x8

overhead tricep extension 3x10 45lb

kickbacks 25lbx10 20lb 2x10

power press 135x5 155 3x8

tricep cable (pushdowns?) 60lbx10 70lb 2x10 (standing up, took bar with cable and held elbows at side and pushed down with triceps)

pushups to fatigue x2

situps to fatigue x2


jump rope 2 feet, running, right foot left foot 1 minute each

jump-over-the-boxes 4 minutes

4 suicides/killers decent size, short rest

03-07-2007, 04:51 PM
pretty nice day today, shoulders were competely demolished by end of workout.

powerclean 155 3x5 165 1x5

high incline DB shoulder press 45lb 3x10

front shoulder raises 15lb 3x10

side shoulder raises 15lb 1x10 12lb 2x10

shoulder shrugs 55lb 3x10

strict military press 105 1x5 95 2x5 1 set of cheat militarys 8 reps.

L's 1 min belly, 1 min on each side (can see 4 abs now :P )


stretching, jumping

the L once

shuttle run 2 times.

03-08-2007, 05:55 PM
nice day today didnt get a ton accomplished but was good. 181.5 today.

DB flat press 3x10 50lb

power press 155 2x5 ; 160 1x5 ; 165 1x5 great feeling

DB flat flys 3x10 15lb

bench press 165 3x8

pullups 3x10 with help on most reps.

slow pushups to fatigue x2

slow situps 1x25 1x10



"get-ups" get up off floor as fast as you can from your front and back sprint 10 yds. each 4 times.

short 5 yard then 10 yard suicides forwards and backwards 2 of each.

ladder foot work

standing vertical jumps 2 sets of 10.

very fun plyos today with the coach that comes about once a week, hes the one that cares most and is a certified S&C specialist. really motivates us all. everyone cross their fingers that it'll be open tomorow so i can get some back work and heavy deads in!!

03-09-2007, 11:33 PM
Late post but busy day today, this is for March 9th.

Lucky weightroom opend today, coach let us lift without supervision wich is nice because that means they know we are responsible. Had great lift. Weighed 181... wish I could gain weight...

Deadlift 225x3 275x3 295x3 315x3 355x1 new PR

Low Rack Pulls 3x3 315

Pullups 1x9, 1x10 (cheat 4 reps), 1x10 (cheat 7 reps)

LawnMowers, 3x10 40lb

Lat Pulldowns Wide 3x10 90lb

Sitting Cable Rows 3x10 90lb

T-Bar Rows 3x10 90lb+bar weight..

Bent Over BB Rows 1x10 65lb 2x10 95lb

Lower Back Extensions on glute ham raise machine. 3x10

Great back workout today I think, got 80 mins to lift instead of 40 and also there was only about 8 people in there. Got everything I wanted to get done done.

03-12-2007, 09:22 PM
OK day today lower back is still torn up from fridays heavy deads :p

squat 185x8 225 3x8

calf raises 3 sets of 50

pullups 1x10 1x8 1x9

lunges 3x5 40lb DB's

glute ham raise 2x10

L's 1 each 60 sec.


same as thursday. great workout.

03-13-2007, 05:27 PM
Shoulders fried today nice workout.

Power Press 135x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x5

Incline DB Press 3x10 45lb

Arnold Presses 30lbx10 25lb 2x10

Bench 135x5, 155 3x8

Front Flys 3x10 15lb

Shrugs 55lb 3x10

pushups all types of them 15 sec as many you can do each time.

sit ups all types 15 sec as many you can do each time.

Punching Bag and Speed Bag work for about 25 min (with some rest)

03-14-2007, 08:29 PM
lower back was in some serious bad joint pain today still from (im guessing) deadlifts friday. im pretty sure my form is good on DL's and my lower back shouldnt be hurting and i know my squat form is good. maybe its just weak lower back.

squat 205x5 225 2x5 245x5

DB curls 25lb 1x10 20lb 2x10

Skullcrushers 55lb EZ Curl 3x10

Power Clean 155x5, 165x5, 175x5, 185x5 ; freaking exhausted afterwords, was great.

hammer curls 25lb 3x10

overhead tricep extension 45lb 1x10, 50lb 2x10


tested broad jump, loop and linebacker.

got 91" standing broad jump

got 5.4 linebacker

got 14.5 loop ; note to self: SLOW DOWN YOUR FEET!!

03-15-2007, 07:53 PM
Great power press today, decent bench. Ton of people didnt get much done.

Bench 155x8, 165x8, 175 2x8

Power Press 155x5, 165x5, 175x5, 185x5 last rep kinda shaky. Felt very good, this is one of my better lifts.

DB Bench 3x10 55lb

Pullups with help to 10, 3 sets of 10.

L's 1 min each side.


tested, did:

Shuttle: (forgot will get it later)

X: 14.1

5 broad jumps: 41 feet

03-19-2007, 04:59 PM
Nice back workout today and killer squats. I tried some new squat forms today, I tried about shoulder width feet, slightly pointed out but barely. Went down almost ATF on every one. Felt very good I might have to start squatting this way instead of paralell to take pressure off knees and just because it feels nice.

Squat 135x10, 225x8, 235x8, 245x8 short of breath last set, was very nice tho.

Pullups 1x10, 1x10, 1x7

Front Lat Pulldowns 100x10, 110 2x10

Rear Lat Pulldowns 100 3x10

DB Rows 40lb 3x10

Seated Cable Rows 90x10, 100 2x10

One hanging pullup till fatigue (got 10 secs)


stretch, jumps

Linebacker Drill 2 times, new PR of 5.31

loop one time, new PR of 13.65

03-20-2007, 06:34 PM
nice day today seemed crunched for time tho. smashed my bench press. 184 lb today.

bench 155x8, 175x8, 185 2x8

power press 155x5, 175 2x5, 185x5

standing DB curls 25lb 3x10

overhead tricep extension 50lb 3x10

strict sitting DB curls on knee 20lb 3x10

tricep cable pushdowns 60lb 3x10 ---killer!!

lying tricep extensions 40lb 3x10

no plyos.

03-22-2007, 05:37 PM
yesterdays entry:

squat 225x5, 235x5, 245x5, 255x5

power clean 155x5, 165x5, 175x5, 185x5 crazy.

arnold presses 30 lb 3x10 (i think)

slight incline DB shoulder press 40x10, 45x10, 50x10


5, 10, 15, 20 yd sprints 3 of each.

03-22-2007, 05:40 PM
felt good with bench today even tho needed a little help on last rep.

bench 155x8, 185x3, 195x3, 185x5, 195x8 (little help on last rep)

power press 135x5, 155x5 175 2x5

GHR 3x10, help with last 4 reps on last set.

dips to fatigue 1x13, 1x11, 1x10

RDL 135lb 2x10


little bit of get-ups, 4 reps of linebacker drill, broad jumps, and D-line explosive work.

03-23-2007, 07:37 PM
Workouts are looking very solid man, what are plyos if you dont mind me askin.

03-23-2007, 09:00 PM
Thanks Unholy.

"Plyos" is the slang term for Plyometrics. Plyometrics for us are drills that increase our explosiveness, speed, agility, and footwork. We do a variety of different drills like the "linebacker" drill, the loop, etc. I've explained them all in my different posts atleast once if you want to learn more about them.

03-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Thanks man, I shall take a closer look.

03-23-2007, 09:13 PM
Cool man, if you have any questions just ask i'll try to help :)

Mines well do today's entry.

Not open today, but played a good 60 minutes of pickleball. (www.pickleball.com). It's just like tennis but with a littler court and with whiffle balls. Huge thing at my school. PICKLEBALL IS IN SESSION. That's 60 minutes of *serious* pickleball, worked up a nice sweat.

03-23-2007, 09:24 PM
Just finished reading on all of these Plyo's. I think I get the jist of it. I think its something I would need to see done in person to try. Btw Pickle ball looks cool as hell!

03-23-2007, 09:26 PM
Yeah their pretty easy to learn, its just go from cone A to cone B or line 1 to line 2, etc. maybe www.biggerfasterstronger.com has something on plyos, I think their pretty big on that stuff. Yeah pickleball is very fun and you can get way involved in a game of it.

03-24-2007, 12:40 PM
Nothin today but added a new pic at bottom of list on first post.

03-26-2007, 05:13 PM
Lost weight ofcourse, stupid damned metabolism. 183 today.

squat 185x5, 225 3x8 made sure full paralell and good form, took my time in between reps.

pullups to fatigue, 2x10, 1x8

DB rows 40lb 2x10, 45lb 1x10

Lat Pulldowns front, 90x10, 100x10, 110x10

T-Bar rows 3x10 with oly bar+100lb of plates.

Seated Cable Rows 90x10, 100 2x10

Lat Pulldowns behind, 90 3x10

Bent Over BB Rows, 95 3x10


broad jump 45 sec, vert jump 30 sec

shuttle 2 reps

X 2 reps, new PR 13.99 sec

I shall eat much tonight.

03-27-2007, 05:29 PM
Nice pump in arms today.

power press 135x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x5

DB curls 30lbx10, 25lb 2x10

bench 135x5, 155x8, 165x8, 175x8

over tricep extensions 45lbx10, 50lb 2x10

DB hammer curls 30lbx10, 25lb 2x10

lying overhead tri extenisons 45lb 3x10

seated single arm DB curls 25lbx10, 20lb 2x10

standing cable tricep pushdowns, 60lb 3x10 killer!

stretched, no plyos today.

03-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Solid lifting man. Keep eatin if your losing weight.

03-27-2007, 05:52 PM
Thanks unholy :) I'm really tryin to stuff in as much as possible, my fitday link is at the first post, do you think 3500 cals a day and about 250 proteins is good enough to gain atleast 1 lb a week? I have very high metabolism too but im not in any sports just the little bit of plyos is the most cardio we do.

03-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Sweet day today, got new PR of 235 POWER CLEAN!!! I'm psyched!

squat 225x5, 235x5, 245x5

power clean 135x3, 175x5, 185x5, 190x5... then nailed 205x1, tried for 225 wich i've been trying to get for over 6 months and nailed it!! Then tried for 235 a few minutes later, and nailed that too!! I'm psyched, it was a good few warmup sets too. My new goal is 265 by football now, might be a little high for only 5 months but i'm working my ass off.

arnold presses 25lbx10, 30lb 2x10

slight incline DB press 40lb 3x10 last set pretty killer.

front DB lateral raises 15lb 3x10

L's 1 min each side.


6 5 yard sprints

5 10 yard sprints

4 15 yard sprints

2 20 yard sprints

was on grass and forgot my cleats a little slippery cus it rained!!!

03-29-2007, 05:33 PM
Woot 185.5 today, killer workout too. Luhring was there (CSCS coach) and he really makes sure we're workin our asses off! He said this whole week was supposed to be a light and easy week, so now we know that for next time. We were all increasing the weight because we thought it was too easy but turns out that's how it's spose to be heheh.

bench 135x5, 155x8, 175 2x8

power press 135x5, 145 3x5

DB bench 55lbx10, 55lbx8 (failed at 9), 50lbx10

dips to fatigue 1x11, 1x9, 1x8

reverse curls ez-curl 45lbx10, 50 lb 2x10

GHR 3x10, it's gettin really easy!!

RDL 135 2x10

15 solid pushups 2 sets

15 solid crunches 2 sets


intense line drills 10-15 secs depending on wich ones we were doing

"power jumps" are the new name for what i called vertical jumps. start in squat position and explode up with ur knees touching chest or close as u can. Did 3 sets, 1 set of 10 (hard!), 1 set of 5 (even harder!!) and 1 set of legs only (not using hands to explode with, was great work) 5 times.

04-02-2007, 05:05 PM
squat 245x5, 255 3x5

DB rows 45lb 3x10

pullups 3x10

front lat pulldowns 100x10, 110 2x10

rear lat pulldowns 90x10, 100 2x10

BB rows 95x10, 100x10, 105x10

lower back extensions on GHR 3x10


bunch of short sprints on grass, pretty pointless.

04-02-2007, 09:41 PM
Good workouts. Plyos are never pointless =P

04-02-2007, 10:39 PM
hehe thanks unholy. well i think today they honestly were, we did 1 yard sprints, 2.5 yard sprints, and 3 yard sprints... with tennis shoes, on the wet grass (he changed the plans on us!!). I had more dew on my body than sweat by the end!!

04-03-2007, 05:15 PM
Bought a car today!! 1968 ford mustang coupe with some custom adds on it for 1400 bucks (practically stole it for that price)!! ive been looking for a few good years now for a car like this, and im freaking psyched to rebuild it these next few years!! you can see pics at www.myspace.come/jed2009 under the pics section if you want. Its a beauty. anyway back to lifting...

bench 155x5, 185 3x5 good not very easy tho

push press 135x5, 155 3x3

arnold presses 30lb 3x10

DB bench flat 50lb 3x10

standing military press 95x8, 105 2x8

flys 20lb 3x10

front lateral raises 15lb 3x10

hang clean 135 3x3

DB shrugs 55lb 3x10

good day traps feel nice and sore already!!

04-04-2007, 05:21 PM
nice pump today...

power clean 155x3, 175 2x3, 185x3

DB curls 30lb 3x10

overhead tricep extension 50lb 1x10, 55lb 2x10

hammer curls DB 30lb 3x10

lying overhead tricep ext. 50lb 3x10

tricep cable pushdowns 60lb 1x10, 70lb 2x10

seated 1 arm DB curls 3x10 25lb

04-05-2007, 05:30 PM
nice day, killer bench at end of workout

bench 155x5, 185 3x5

power press 155x3, 175x3, 185 2x3

dips 3x8

RDL 135 3x8

GHR 3x10

calf raises 1x70

side lateral raises 15lb 3x10

reverse EZ curl curls 55lb 3x10

bench 135 most in X amount of time, 15 sec 12 reps, 20 sec 15 reps, 25 sec 6 reps. about 50 sec of rest in between... crazy!!

30 situps.


get ups about 6 times, won each one

5 yard-10 yard killers x3, won/tied 1st each one

4x3x2x1 broad jump

04-10-2007, 08:57 PM
guess i forogt to post yesterdays, well it was the same as last mondays but on T-Bar rows i did 3pp+bar x5, 3pp+10lb+bar x5, 3pp+20lb+bar x5. EZ plyos just jumped.

04-10-2007, 09:02 PM
now for todays... hit new PR on bench 245 :D

bench 135x5, 185 3x5, 225x1 nailed, 245x1 new PR

push press 135x3, 155x3, 160x3, 165x3

arnold presses 30lb 3x10

DB flat bench 55lb 3x10

standing military press 95lb 3x10

DB flys 20lb 3x10

no plyos

Got a car a few days ago, 1968 ford mustang coupe she's a damn good car. 351 cleveland v8 with a 700 holley 4b carb. ofcourse it has some problems, little rusty, needs paintjob, new wheels, some interior work, fix tranny, do some frame work, get the engine started... if you have myspace you can look at them at www.myspace.com/jed2009 click my main pic then click 68 mustang.

04-11-2007, 06:56 PM
Yo! Im a 15 year old football player too. 6'1",190lbs linebacker. Nice to see someone my age who works as hard as I do....:strong: Keep it up!

04-11-2007, 07:35 PM
sweet man thats awesome where are you at? you got a journal?

04-12-2007, 04:49 PM
Very good feeling bench today. we didnt have school yesterday so no weights we're gonna do wednesdays workout tomorrow.

bench 155x5, 185 2x5, 205x8 felt freaking sweet.

power press 135x5, 185 3x3

RDL 135 3x10

dips 3x8

team workout was : 135 lb bench 20 sec, 18 reps. 20 sec, 14 reps. 25 sec, 10 reps. about 90 sec of rest in between each set. was awesome.


line drills 6 sets of 10 sec

25 sit ups

"theisings" we call them, lay on ground and stick feet up 6 inches hands by your side. 2 sets of 30 sec, i suck at them.

04-13-2007, 11:40 PM
great workout today, no coaches were in there so could do w/e we wanted.

power clean 135x3, 175x3, 185x3, 205x3, 225x1 easy

clean and jerk 135x5, 175 2x3 wrists killed had to stop.

deadlift 225x5, 245x5, 265x5, 285x5, 305x5 very nice

weighted pullups 10 lbs, 3x5

good mornings 95x10, 105x10, 115x10

this one i made up... hung on squat bar with feet on ground and did 3x10 pullups with only fingertips gripping not full hand grip. felt good and easy idk if this works or not...

04-14-2007, 12:28 AM
Grats on the recent Bench PR man, those always feel great, I would just do normal pull ups though.

04-14-2007, 12:06 PM
Thanks man. Yeah I usually do but I was just trying weighted because i never feel anything in my lats. I can do a whole back day and my lats won't even feel worked. Its weird.

04-16-2007, 08:29 PM
really crappy day, didnt get in to it at all...

squat 225x5, 270x3, 275 2x3

pullups 2x10, 1x8

DB rows 45lb 3x10

lat pulldowns front 100x10, 110 2x10

lat pulldowns back 100 3x10

T Bar rows 3 platesx10, 3pp+10 x8, 3pp+20 x6

plyos were ****ty, not even worth saying... suprised us and ran on grass and slipped everywhere.

04-17-2007, 09:31 PM
OK day today still felt kind of 'out of it' bench started off rough

95x5, 185x5 hard, 195x5 easier, 195x5 normal, 195x5 easy. 205x3 easy, 225x3.5... almost got last rep but had tiny bit of help.

push press 135x3, 155 3x3

arnold press 30x10, 35 2x10

standing mili press 95 3x10

DB shrugs 55 3x10

front lateral raises 15 3x10

side lateral raises 15 3x10

slight incline DB press 40x10, 45 2x10

no plyos.

04-18-2007, 10:04 PM
power clean 135x3, 185x3, 195x3, 205x3, 225x2.5 almost got #3 but couldnt finish the clean.

Db curls 30 3x10

cable tricep pushdowns 70lb 3x10

single arm sitting DB curls 20lbx10, 25 2x10

standing DB tricep extension 55 3x10

DB hammer curls 30 3x10

skullcrushers 55x10, 65 2x10

plyos did 5x5, 4x10, 3x15, 2x20, 1x5, 1x10, 1x15 yd sprints. power jumps and broad jumps too. grass again so did ****ty.

04-19-2007, 09:31 PM
good day 2day. felt easy but good.

bench 135x5, 195 2x5 nice. 205x5. 225x5 (i think about 1-2 had a little help tho)

power press 135x3, 185x3, 190 2x3

RDL 135 3x10

dips 3x8

GHR 3x10

4x10 solid pushups

4x10 solid situps

D line medicine ball throws.

plyos by myself, went to track did 5x5yd, 4x15 yd, 3x30 yd, 2x40 yd, 1x50 yd, 1x100 yd. then 1 400 yard jog no stopping. was dead and cramping at the end.

04-23-2007, 04:20 PM
felt good day today, but didnt do anything!! this hot weather must be affecting me.

squat 225x5, 255 3x5 felt good

pullups 3x10 pretty easy

seated cable rows 90x10, 100x10, 110x10

lower back extensions on GHR 3x10

L's 2 sets of 1 min front, 1 set 45 sec each side.

04-24-2007, 06:16 PM
coach said this week spose 2 b easy 'confidence builder'... w/e

bench 135x5, 185 2x5, 205x5

push press 135x5, 155x3, 165 2x3

jerk 135x3, 155x3, 165 2x3

DB flat bench 50 2x10, 55x10

played a little bball not really to serious tho. jumped alot.

04-25-2007, 05:56 AM
Props on your efforts Jed...definitely have a smooth journal, complete with solid sessions.

04-25-2007, 09:23 PM
Thx CoCoa :)

decent day today

power clean 135x5, 185x3, 195x3, 205x3, 225x2

squat 225x10 for form

DB curls 30 3x10

tricep overhead ext. 55 3x10

tricep cable pushdowns 70 3x10

EZ curls 65 3x10

L's 1min/45/45

seems like i did more but i cant think of anything else... weird.

04-26-2007, 09:36 PM
pretty nice day today, hit new PR for reps of 185 on bench.

bench 135x5, 185 2x5 real easy, then did 185x11 (fatigue) then coach yanked up 4 more reps for 15 total. shoulders were just dead afterwards (good dead)

power press 135x3, 180 3x3

dips 3x8

RDL 135 2x8

GHR 2x8

bench 135x30 sec 20 reps, 25 sec 11 reps, 20 sec 8 reps.

situps slowly x20, slow and hold at top x10

Line Drills all

D Line medicine ball work

189 TODAY!!!! weird i stopped taking 2x whey a day and down to 1x a day and i've ganed 4 lbs lol. better not jynx it tho.

04-27-2007, 05:52 AM
Good job with the back-to-back efforts bro.

04-27-2007, 08:52 PM
Thx CoCoa :D I've just been feeling good on bench and clean lately, coach says he wants me to set goal for 300 bench by football. That's a little steep, I have it at 275 so when I smash it I get a self esteem boost! :)

Check Up:

Bench has gone up atleast 15 lb since 6 weeks ago.

Clean has gone up 20 lb since 6 weeks ago.

Squat is around the same, maybe +5 lb but haven't maxed it since.

Power Press is feeling good and easy using a 225 for max. Scared to max it even on max day though, that's a lot of weight over your head.

Deadlift has gone up about 40 lbs, but have only done it 3 times of the 6 or so weeks. Feels great when I do it though.

Weight up to 189, ate a lot of mcdonalds tonight though, might have broke 190!!

04-29-2007, 09:22 AM
Awesome hearing your numbers are rising...taking it to new levels with your hard work ethic Jed.

05-01-2007, 04:54 PM
Yesterday was terrible for lifting, squat was horriffic and BW was crazy low.

squat supposed to be 290 3x3, did 275 3x3 almost didnt get last set. huge de-moralizer...

DB Rows 45lb 3x8

pullups 3x10

Front Lat Pulldowns 110 3x10

T-Bar row 3 platesx5, 3pp+10x5, 3pp+20x5

lower back ext. 3x8

weighed 184... WTF?? lost FIVE pounds over weekend... *****ing pathetic.

ran the X twice and some short sprints. 12.69 new PR for X but i think it was shorter than 10yd wide each.

i mowed and got the engine runnin on mustang that night tho, so that kept me from getting totally depressed.

05-01-2007, 05:00 PM
Today wasn't too bad, 185 weighing...

bench 135x5 185x3, 205 3x3

push press 135x2, 155x2, 175 2x2

arnold press 30x10 35 2x10

DB shrug 55 3x10

front raise 15 3x10

side raise 12x10, 15 2x10

standing mili 135 1x5, 1x4(+1 cheat), 1x2(+3 cheat)

little C&J for no reason, 135x8

05-02-2007, 05:19 AM
Nice sessions dude, covering a lot of ground.

05-02-2007, 09:06 PM
thx cocoa. ur helpin to keep me motivated :)

clean 185x3, 205 3x3

DB curls 30x10, 35x8, 40x6

tricep overhead ext DB 50 3x10

DB hammer curls 30x10, 35x8, 40x6

cable tricep pushdowns 70x10, 80x8, 90x6

EZ curls 65 3x10


no run today, shud have on my own but too lazy.

05-03-2007, 08:54 PM
OK day today, no music so that kind of screwed it up for me. No scale either but my house scale said ~187 :)

Bench 135x8, 185x3, 205 3x3, 225x3 :) (HANDLESS spot, like always)

RDL 135 3x5

Power Press 135x2, 185 3x2

GHR 2x10

Dips 3x12 with feet up on bench and arms on another bench, way too easy.

Did a way nasty bench for team work out. had 135 and held it for about 3 sec, down slow, hold for about 3 sec, then try to explode up as hard as possible. Did till you moved it the opposite way you were pushing :P (till it fell down even as u were pushing up) Did first set I think i got about 16 and second set about 3 mins later about 10 or so. Freaking killer.

05-04-2007, 05:51 AM
Past two workouts are looking damn good bro.

05-07-2007, 07:48 PM
184 today :( :( this is so weird. all i do is eat and sit on the weekends and i lose all the weight ive gained that week...

squat 225x5, 275 3x3 was hard but solid.

pullups 3x10

cable rows 90x10, 110x10, 120 2x10

bent over BB rows, 90x10, 115 2x10

good mornings 95 2x10

lower back extensions 2x10

jog around the block and jump roping. did good in jump roping but had to stop because arms were giving out :p

05-08-2007, 05:49 AM
Truly ace squats man, good job overall.

05-08-2007, 06:03 PM
Thx Coke, that helps considering im feeling pretty down about not being able to do what i was supposed to squat. it was suppose to be 290x3 but i could only get 290 maybe twice for one set...

bench 135x5, 185x3, 205 3x3, 225x1 EASY :), 245x1

power press 135x3, 155x3, 165 2x3, shoulders pretty dead after that heavy bench.

military press wide grip 95 3x6

DB shrugs 55 3x10

arnold press 35 3x10

186.5 today, broke 185 thank god. eating alot of pasta salad mmmm :)

05-09-2007, 05:26 AM
Fine pressing sets Jed, taking care of business!!

05-09-2007, 08:22 PM
thanks coke, their feeling good :)

OK day today, could have done alot more, weighed just over 185 :( I HATE MY METABOLISM!

power clean 135x5, 185x2, 195x3, 205x3, 215x3 (215 old max)

DB tricep ext 50 3x10

DB hammer curls 35x10, 35x8, 40x6

Messed around with front squat, did 135x5 and 185x1 (way easy but felt horrendously odd)

tried some hack squats did 135x3 easy but need to get form down, i'd bring it up and itd run in to my hammies lol.

Worked on some bench form with 115. Tried the PL form with pinky to ring grip, wide grip, and medium grip. Felt weird but was fun too. MIght have to pick up this form if the coaches will let me. Currently I just use normal form (i think) with feet right on bottom of knees, not that big of back arch but enough. Any suggestions/comments? Am I doing it right or is PL form even better?

and finished with jump rope 2 minutes, pushups 45 sec (got 40), situps 30 sec (got like 25), pushups 30 sec (got about 20), situps 30 sec (got about 18)

Howard 9
05-09-2007, 08:24 PM
Are you just learning Front Squats?

05-09-2007, 08:26 PM
Well, I did them pretty intensley (atleast once a week, heavy 3x3 or lighter 3x8 or so) about a year ago. Then I stopped and I havent done them since. IDK why I think I was hurting myself using too much weight and thought it was a problem. Im goin to start doing them again.

Howard 9
05-09-2007, 08:51 PM
Well, I did them pretty intensley (atleast once a week, heavy 3x3 or lighter 3x8 or so) about a year ago. Then I stopped and I havent done them since. IDK why I think I was hurting myself using too much weight and thought it was a problem. Im goin to start doing them again.
yah im just starting them and trying to learn them too. I put the bar now somewhat on my upper chest along with my shoulders which hepls. I know I could do more weight, im only doin like 115 but trying to get it down. It seems like a great excercise though. Good luck.

05-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Thats cool I was doing the Clean grip but im thinking with heavy weight it might rip apart my wrists cause I cant really get my elbows up too far. Ill experiment next week and report how it goes :)

Thanks howard.

05-10-2007, 04:47 PM
great feeling workout today, even though weighed 184.5 :(

bench 135x5, 185x2, 205 3x3 way easy, 235x2.5 (needed a little help in mid, locked out fine)

push press 135x2, 165x2, 175 2x2

dips 3x10 (did 8 to fatigue on last set, then 15 sec break and finished last 2)

single legged RDL (yes single legged) 95 3x5... pretty weird for first time felt odd. really hit hammies well.

DB bench 3x10 50

For team workout we did some MEAN shrugs, i had 55lb DB's and we went for what seemd atleast 3 minutes, slowly up and down without putting down DB's... mine finally slipped out on last 2 reps I picked back up and kept going. My forearms/hands felt it more than shoulders.

Then did some pushups with the DB's on ground, maybe did 30 first set, then 15 good ones second set. Felt totally wiped at end of workout.

05-11-2007, 05:52 AM
Good job man thoughout, went for it toward the end with nonstop reps.

05-14-2007, 08:01 PM
Great feeling workout today, despite squatting lower numbers but did ATF and felt awesome! weighed 184.5...

Squat ATF 135x8, 225x3, 265x3, 275 2x3 hard but felt exhausted and great after squats. ATF is fun!

pullups 3x10... harder with that insane squatting!

front lat pulldows 110 3x10

lower back extensions 3x10

jungle football for like 15 mins, i was GASSED!

05-14-2007, 08:07 PM
really nice squatting!

05-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Thanks stump!! that means alot coming from the beast himself :P

05-15-2007, 06:07 AM
Going rock bottom on squats are a killer, glad you had fun with them man...nice back training too.

05-15-2007, 04:08 PM
Thanks Coke!

Great day today, even though I weighed at a tiny 184.5.

Bench 135x5, 185x3 crazy-easy, 205x3 easy, 225x3 solid, 225x3.75 solid (i finished to 4 reps, but spotter put hands on the last 2/3 of lift so dont count it as whole)

BB Mili Press 135x5, 135x4+1 cheat, 135x3+2 cheat

Arnold Press 30 3x10

Shrugs with Hex Bar 225 3x10 felt great

Seated DB Shoulder Press 25x10, 30 2x10

Shoudlers were and still are dead!! Great workout today.

05-15-2007, 04:30 PM
good stuff Jed

05-15-2007, 04:35 PM
Thanks Stump!! :)

05-16-2007, 05:11 AM
Numbers are looking pretty good man, keep it up.

05-16-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks coke.


05-17-2007, 05:48 AM
Congrats, big dude is driving now, lol...:birthday:

05-17-2007, 05:06 PM
Hehe TY coke, i know its such a releif to be driving legally now!! (not that i uh, drove illegally before)

Great day on bench today, and weighed at 187!! Musta been all that birthday pizza

Bench 135x5, 185x2, 205x3 ok, 205x3 easy, 225x3 solid, 230x4 new PR!! thats my old PRx4 :evillaugh :evillaugh

Clean 135x5, 185x3, 195x3, 205x3... clean felt OK didnt feel very good though.

dips 3x10

one legged squats 3x5 each leg, insane!! can do much easier with right leg but will work on left!!

team workout did:

bench 170 slow down, hold for one sec, explode up got 6 till failure

next set 155 about 8 times till fail

then did 155 NORMAL x10, last rep just barely squeezed it out!

20 sit-ups

leg raises 15 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 60 sec, didnt stop once!!!

05-18-2007, 05:45 AM
Solid stuff throughout bro.

05-21-2007, 05:42 PM

Alright here it is, maxing again this week. Felt great today did ATF squat (or atleast as far down as I can go) and incline, ending with some pullups!!!

ATF SQUAT : 135x5, 185x3, 225x1, 275x1, 300x1, 315x1 solid, had a little bit left, tried and failed 335 way too much, ended with a solid 320x1 also I didnt use a pad, just the bar.

INCLINE BENCH : 135x3, 175x1, 185x1, 195x1, solid 215x1

PULLUPS : Decently wide grip, palms out, 16 solid... struggled a bit with the last one but pretty sure i got it.

Was really happy with squat, doing it ATF now I was hoping to get ~300 but I got suprised!! Incline I dont usually do at all, last time I maxed 185 so the DB shoulder presses and mili's and push press must have helped it a lot, 215 was way over what I was hoping for. Pullups I was happy with, I got 13 last time so +3 isn't all that bad.

Probably do bench and something else tomorrow, gotta save energy for clean and Deadlfit wed. and thurs.!!!

also weighed a pathetic 182.5, but my maxes made me happier!

05-22-2007, 05:46 AM
Great job dude, holding it down in a big way.

05-22-2007, 04:17 PM
Thanks Coke, your words are truly motivating :)

Great day today! Got 15 pounds more than I wanted on bench, and did a decent push press and got a few more dips than expected.

BENCH PRESS : 135x5, 135x3, 185x2, 205x1, 225x1, 235x1 easy, 250x1 easy, hard but solid 260x1!!! Felt insane!

PUSH PRESS : 145x2, 155x2, 175x1, 185x1, 200x1 solid and kind of easy, I felt I could have done atleast 205+ but I didn't feel comfortable with my spotters so I stopped there. Besides, you dont want to go too heavy on PP.

DIPS : Did full dips on dip bar, 19 full dips. I was hoping for 16 so I was happy with 19.

Great day overall today, my bench made me very happy. Also weighed 187 lb.

05-23-2007, 05:22 AM
Sweet numbers on those movements man, keep it up.

05-23-2007, 05:14 PM
Thanks again Coke :)

Today I was pretty happy, I was hoping for ATLEAST 225 clean and I got 235.

POWER CLEAN : 135x3, 135x3, 155x1, 175x1, 185x1, 215x1, 225x1, 235x1, 240x0... was just a tiny bit away from 240 but couldnt quite finish it. Next time!

PUSHUPS : 39 Meh, pushups, whatever... :)

Ill probably go in to weights tomorrow morning to max on Deadlift, hoping for atleast 360 or so.

05-24-2007, 04:50 AM
Nice power cleans and pushups Jed.

05-29-2007, 06:12 PM
Sorry, been so long since I posted on here, long weekend :)

Starting to kind of do the posted workout were supposed to be following for 2 months, we'll see if its any good.

Did some INSANE squats today! it feels so much better (suprisingly to me) with no pad and going below paralell on squats. Weird...

Squat : 135x5, 190x5, 225 3x8 INSANE!! was dead afterwards.

Pullups : 1x11, 2x10

DB Rows : 50lb 3x10

calf Raises : BW 3x35

L's 45 sec each way.

Jogged .85 miles i was so close to finishing a whole mile! if i didnt have such a weak mind i could have... ah, next time i guess.

These new squats rule, i'll def. add on to my next max.

05-30-2007, 06:08 AM
Good work there Jed, covered a lot of ground.

05-30-2007, 04:05 PM
thanks coke.

good day today...

bench : 135x5, 155x5, 180 3x8

push press : 135x5, 140 3x5

hex bar shrugs : 225 2x10

standing bb mili : 95x8, 100 2x8

close grip bench : 135 3x8

05-31-2007, 05:50 AM
Nice training for the upper body guy.

06-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Thanks coke

God I feel terrible, i havent lifted since wensday only 2 times this week!

I got a freind with some weights in his basement, went over to his place today for a little training.

Deadlift (finally!) : 135x8, 225x4, 275x1, 295x3, 315x3, 325x3 felt totally wiped after each set.

Pullups : 3x10

Went outside where he has a bunch of PL / strongman stuff and messed around with it. Did some sled running, a tire flip or two, C&J, keg toss/press, and some tbar rows... feels way weird outside. Didnt do much just learned about those lifts and probably going to come back next time and do some strongman stuff!

06-04-2007, 04:53 AM
Ace work with those deads dude.

06-04-2007, 06:47 AM
Thanks again coke :) your continued support is appreciated and motivating!

Woke up at 5:55 today and did some early lifting... spose thats how its gonna be all summer.

Squats 135x5, 225x5, 245x5, 255x5, 260x5 felt outstanding! Wasnt easy at all, but last set was killer.

Pullups 3x10 really easy today, felt good.

Hack Squat (first time, felt sweet) 115 3x5

BB Lunge 115 3x5

Legs were absolutely abolished by the time workout was done... nothin like early mornin liftin :P

Weighed a suprising ~185 today, i was hoping for atleast 180 :P

06-04-2007, 07:24 AM
just dropping in and checking out your journal. i like the heavy lifts your doing ie sled runs and tire flips. good football power exercises.

06-04-2007, 07:26 AM
Thanks man. Yeah i'm gonna start running with the sled more atleast... I dont have a tire myself but my freind does so i might go up there once a week or so and do it. Fun shtuff.

06-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Gonna be an early bird in the gym for a while, not everyone can handle it, lol.

Fine squats and lunges man, pullups were cool too.

06-04-2007, 02:08 PM
Thanks coke :D Hehe yep, it actually kinda feels good to wake up early and know that your not waking up at 12 every day and pissing away your summer. Do you ever lift early?

06-04-2007, 02:11 PM
Yes, I have my early bird days here and there.

06-04-2007, 02:13 PM
Ah yeah thats cool. In this gym early morning its in my town and not 20 minutes away in the other town. I only lift here because of gas :( It brings back good memories from 7th and 8th grade lolly-gaggin around in the weightroom watching the all state lineman lift weights... i would think "damn, ill never be as strong as that man!"... but look now, i'm already stronger than him :) (not disrespecting him, he is an amazing lineman and i would kill for his skill at the sport)

06-05-2007, 12:39 PM
ugh terrible day today. ran plyos and did way to much, i felt like throwing up afterwards. i felt sick the whole time i lifted, i had to leave early...

bench 135x5, 185x5, 195x5, 205x5, 210x5

then i left... felt really light headed, way too hot, and felt like barfing. went home and slept for 4 hours. maybe ill set my alarm a little to late next time and skip god damned plyos.

06-06-2007, 05:50 AM
That effort alone deserves props, nice job.

06-06-2007, 09:38 PM
Decent day today... tried to lift at 6am but fell back asleep, so went up 17 miles and did weights there. Gas is cheap today! 2.93!

Power Clean : 135x3, 165 3x5, 205x3

DB Curls : 30 3x10

DB Rows : 55 3x10

Didnt do that much, but clean felt good.

Went swimming with the most perfect girl in the world after, her names rachael. We're finally goin out after like 2 years of loving each other :P

06-07-2007, 05:19 AM
Love is in the air, how sweet - :D ...gas under $3.00, haven't seen that in while, lol.

06-07-2007, 08:20 AM
haha yep. What's gas over where you are coke?

OK workout this morning, I'm clearly getting weaker and need to start getting back in to the flow of summer eating and lifting.

Bench : 135x5, 135x3, 185x5, 195x5, 205x5, 215x3 that was about all I could do... no way I'd hit nearly around 260 again. I'll get back up there.

Push Press : 135x3, 155 3x3

DB Press : 55's 2x10

Weighed myself at Reinbeck yesterday... 179. I am getting ripped, so it seems like i'm only losing fat... but i'm getting much weaker. Really weird situation here.

Guess I'll add too, that my elbow pain has started to come back bad. Doc said no more anti infam's unless I get surgery or wait for football... so it's gonna be a long wait. The pain is terrible when it gets in the right place, and sometimes makes me stop the whole lift completely. I'm loading up on 2x Flax Oil Pills, 2x Fish Oil Pills, and 4x Glucoseamine/Condroitin for each day. Hopefuly this works, the glucose works for my dad, who has to go through **** 20x worse than this, so it should work for me.

06-07-2007, 09:08 AM
after all those sets JED id say your still good for 260! go easy on that elbow, start bulkin up for football!

06-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Ah you think stump? The last 215x3 was max effort and I just got the last rep. I'll try to take it easy on the elbow, it's just hard to not be able to do any tricep isolation work / tricep targeting work (bench still kinda works tho)

06-08-2007, 07:03 AM
Gas prices has dropped some but that shiat is ridiculous across the board...good push day work dude.

06-08-2007, 11:12 AM
yeah gas is crazy.

Thanks coke :)

06-09-2007, 02:20 PM
Took a few pics last night cause I was feeling good... mostly of the wheels cause I couldnt really figure how to take many upper bodies by myself.

Arm : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2131.jpg

Quad Side : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2123.jpg

Back Calf : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2098.jpg

Side Quad : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2097.jpg

Outside Calf : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2087.jpg

Inside Calf : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2082.jpg

Calf Front : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2081.jpg

Quad Front : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2079.jpg

Quads Relaxed : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2077.jpg

Chest/Abs/Arm Flexed : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2075.jpg

There they are, and before you all ask, I DONT SHAVE MY LEGS. And I was wearing those shorts cause they made me feel big :)

Comments / Critiques appreciated :)

Bako Lifter
06-09-2007, 05:19 PM
Thanks coke :D Hehe yep, it actually kinda feels good to wake up early and know that your not waking up at 12 every day and pissing away your summer. Do you ever lift early?

Haha, what's wrong w/ this? I go noctural during the summer haha. Nice pics btw, lookin big.

06-09-2007, 05:51 PM
Hehe thanks Bako :D

Nothin wrong with it I spose, but I did it all last sumer and I need a change... more boring but atleast i'm not wasting it.

06-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Good shots there, especially the quads stand out - hard upper body as well, doing great.

06-10-2007, 10:31 AM
Thanks Coke :D

Im going to the gym (a real one) today I think, and we'll take some vids (YES VIDS!!) of my bench squat clean and DL probably. Maybe not with heavy weight but just with form or something for now. Also snap some more pics probly :)

06-10-2007, 02:29 PM
Nice pics man, lookini solid. You're also pretty strong for a 16 year old keep it up, and take it easy on that elbow.

06-10-2007, 03:54 PM
Thanks alot dblock!! Those words mean alot to me and I will take it easy on the elbow, thanks :)

06-10-2007, 05:16 PM
Well, went to my friends' dads' gym today. That place is sweet. ACTUALLY TOOK SOME VIDS OF ME LIFTING! Great feeling over there, hit new DL PR of 370 :D (have vid). Had some trouble with lockout, so I 'shrugged' it up, you'll see in the vid. If that's not legit, then tell me and I'll take 360 as new PR.

Leg Extensions warmup for DL...

Deadlift : 225x3, 315x1, 335x1, 350x1, 360x1 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=co7PVNuGous), 370x1 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OdqGniqcQYw) new PR

Bench : 135x3, 185x3, 185x1, 205x1, 225x1 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_gOTJlwRUqU), 235x1 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EgReD8g0OJ8), 135x23 (fatigue)
Pullups : 1x10 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=fgte_UCucig)

Leg Press : 345x6, 375x6, 400x6

Great workouts over there...

Heres my friend yankin' up raw 360 @ 145 : http://youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-rqvyfU5Y

Also, took some more pics.

Chest : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2190.jpg

Tricep : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2188.jpg

Front Lat : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2186.jpg

Back Lat (much improved, IMO) : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2184.jpg

Front Most Musc : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2185.jpg

Front Dbl Bi : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2181.jpg

Back Dbl Bi : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2179.jpg

Locking Out 315 (This coulda had a chance in intensity contest) : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2155.jpg

6 Month Lat Comparison (pretty cool) : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/6monthlatcomparison.jpg

Leg Pressing : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jediman/100_2169.jpg

Any comments AND CRITISISM appreciated, thanks :)

Bako Lifter
06-10-2007, 06:04 PM
awesome PR dude.

Edit: and major props on rachael too, haha. ;)

06-10-2007, 06:07 PM
Thnx Bako :D Make sure an' drop by later when my vids are processed to give some critisism! :)

Hehe thx about Rae too. You've got myspace, she's my #2 you I give you permission to observe her lovelyness :)

06-10-2007, 09:39 PM
I got one video (235 bench) working 100%... the others are 'processing'... and have been for about 3 hours now heh. The 360x1 for me says it's Live! but when I click it it just says what every other one does... weird. Hope they work by 2moro!

edit : Pullups, 235 Bench, 360 DL are up and running. 225 Bench also good.


06-11-2007, 05:35 AM
More good shots there, better view of the upper body.

06-11-2007, 06:07 AM
Thanks Coke :)

Can I get some critisism? I know theirs countless things to be worked on, what do you see?

I know chest, for one. Any form issues on the vids? They all work now BTW.

06-11-2007, 06:24 AM
Didn't get the chance to check the vids out, but whereas critique goes - I have none. Just keep doing what you're doing, and keep that hard look. Strong point are your legs or quads in particular - go for it!!

Everybody could use more chest work, if you can get a partner for benching - that would be your best bet.

06-11-2007, 06:26 AM
OK, thank you Coke :) It's funny, because I bench twice a week and it is (or atleast was prior to 2 weeks ago) one of my best lifts. I'll keep at it though, thanks!!

06-11-2007, 02:13 PM
Weak workout today... it was Monday, 6 AM, and got 4 hrs of sleep...

Squat 135x5, 225x5, 230x5, 235x5, 240x5 all sets were too hard...

Pullups 3x10... atleast I'm maintaining my pullup amount.

Lost all focus and drive to get better and just sat and talked to a friend I haven't seen in a while.. might just stop lifting in the morning here, not give two *****s about what the coach says, and start lifting with my bud in his gym. It's a much better environment.

06-11-2007, 02:42 PM
nice little workout for little sleep bro

06-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Heh thanks Stumpy :)

06-12-2007, 05:27 AM
Wish you the best with whatever direction you take...those are some nice squats man.

06-12-2007, 02:52 PM
Thanks Coke.

Good workout today, lifted at Gages. Elbow was totally f**cked, so had to take out some Tri exersizes and put some less isolating ones in.

Bench : 135x5, 155x3, 175x1, 179x5, 185x5, 195x5

Close Grip Floor Press (off safety bars) : 135x10, 185x8, 200x6, 225x3

Dips : 3x10

Standing BB Mili /w Chains : 92 3x10

Thinkin' about going to buy some elbow wraps and see if they help any... this is just getting out of hand.

Bako Lifter
06-12-2007, 03:18 PM
Bomb floor presses.

06-12-2007, 03:20 PM
"Bomb" does that mean sweet or somethin? Hehe sorry :)

Bako Lifter
06-12-2007, 03:23 PM
Haha, whatever dude. Move to califonia haha.

06-12-2007, 03:24 PM
Eeeh. Jed's confuzzled :(

06-13-2007, 05:08 AM
Them close grip floor presses are indeed the bomb (super)...damn, you even got some chains with the millies.

06-13-2007, 11:03 AM
Hehe thanks coke when you say THE bomb I understand :D Yeah the chains were fun as hell, way sweet to use!! He's got alot of stuff.

Just so u guys know, too, those floor presses my elbows werent totally on the ground, they ended up maybe like 3 inches off the ground because we had the safety bars as low as they could go!! Thank god too, I had to dump 225 for a 4th rep on the last set :)

06-13-2007, 11:17 AM
awesome pressing jed

06-13-2007, 11:34 AM
Thanks alot Stump :D

Do u guys think it's hurting to not go 100% off the ground? Or will 3 inches above suffice enough? If they were 100% on the ground, with heavy weight it would be quite dangerous but about 3 inches (where the safety bars are) it's very safe.

06-14-2007, 01:12 PM
Hmm. Quite a day today, but I only did one exercise. Beat the heck out of me though.

Clean and Jerk : 135x5, 155x3, 165x3, 175x2, 185x1, 190x1

Holy wowz0rz does that take the wind out of ya or what? Yeesh I had to sit down for like 3 mins after every set.

Then jogged .5 miles, half downhill half uphill.... hard as hell, I'm gonna start doin that every day. I'm so out of shape..

Bako Lifter
06-14-2007, 03:17 PM
185x1, 190x1

Wow dude. Bombski clean+jerks.

Bomb - adj - Slang: remarkable; outstanding

Ski - suffix - Can be added onto most words to make them more "gangster"

Bombski - adj - incredibly great or extreme; exorbitant

06-14-2007, 04:02 PM
You're the man Bako!! Haha thanks for that! :D

06-15-2007, 05:27 AM
Ace concentrated effort to get things done - ;)

06-17-2007, 04:46 PM
Thanks Coke.

Well, I've done some thinkin' and I've decided I'm gonna stop doing upper body work that hurts my elbow until mid-July (~1 month) and see if it feels better. It's gotten completely out of hand, I couldn't even pick up a plate of pancakes yesterday :(

I'll lay off till July, and if it hasn't helped I'll keep going through football wearing a brace/wrap, then most likely get surgery if we can afford it. There's no other way to get this taken care of if a brace/support/wrap, pills, and time off doesn't heal it.

Bako Lifter
06-17-2007, 07:07 PM
That sucks. Good luck though buddy. :thumbup:

06-17-2007, 07:09 PM
Thanks man. Well, I'll still be able to squat/DL wich are the most important lifts anyways. My bench will skyrocket in the opposite direction, and my clean will most likely go down, too. But luckily bench is my best lift and I may be able to get it back up faster than the rest of them if I would have taken a brake on anything else.

06-18-2007, 05:42 AM
Proud of you for being ahead of things and taking the layoff in this way...you should be all clear by then man.

06-18-2007, 06:05 AM
Thats great work. I like the floor presses. Sucks about the elbow though, good opportunity to get your squat and deadlifts up though.

06-18-2007, 10:01 AM
Thanks for your support both of you :) I'm really gonna need it, going 4 weeks without my beloved bench press and not workin tri's at all is like going through 4 weeks of hell!

06-18-2007, 06:32 PM
Cool workout today... legs. Worked out at Body Dynamics (gages dads gym)

Squat : 135x6, 225x5, 235x3, 245x3, 255x3, 265x3 pooped afterwards!

Hack Squat : 135 3x8 felt awesome!!

Machine Calf Raises : idk how many lbs.. decent resistance 5x20

Leg Press : 400 3x6 hard but good.

Legs felt great today... squats were a little rough but I got them done.

Bako Lifter
06-18-2007, 06:57 PM
Nice squatting Jed!

pooped afterwards!


06-18-2007, 06:58 PM
Thanks Bako!! Haha you know what I meant! ;)

06-19-2007, 05:52 AM
Taking care of business with them squats Jed.

06-19-2007, 09:40 AM
TY Coke :)

Added 3x anti-inflammatory to my daily pills.

Now it's
3x anti-infam
4x glucosamine/condroitin
2x fish oild
2x flax oil

I already noticed some pain reduction because of the anti inflamms, hopefully these few weeks off will make a difference.

06-19-2007, 02:39 PM

Did strongman stuff today at gages, and it was the FUNNEST THING EVER!!!

~300 lb 5.5' wide tire flip : 3 sets of 8 <--- funnest lift ive done in my life.

Supersetted Keg Press and Log Press... : Log 1x10, Keg 1x10 rest. Log 1x10, Keg 5x5 sec isometric holds at top. INSANE BURN!!!

Sled Sprints w/ Cleats : 25lb x30yd, 45lb 2x30yd

Was so tired afterward!! This is great, I'm def. doing this once a week now I'll be in great shape for football!! Eating now.

06-19-2007, 03:33 PM
Great workout. Does your gym have all that stuff available for you to use or was this done somewhere else? You'll definitely be in good shape for football with that, good work.

06-19-2007, 03:35 PM
Thanks alot Dblock :) No, our school weightroom doesn't have anything really... if they were to have Tires and strongman stuff, if you used it people would either A) hurt themselves or B) laugh at you and say 'u look like homo'...

I did it at my friends house, his dads gotta gym, his basement has a weightroom, and he's got a bench/squat and strongman set up outside :)

06-19-2007, 03:41 PM
I did it at my friends house, his dads gotta gym, his basement has a weightroom, and he's got a bench/squat and strongman set up outside :)

You lucky bastard. Those are the kind of friends I need.

06-19-2007, 03:42 PM
Ya I know the funny thing is he's lived just down the road all my life and I just met him a few months ago and figured out he was a huge lifter...

Bako Lifter
06-19-2007, 03:46 PM
Sounds like a blast dude, haha. Good job.

06-19-2007, 03:46 PM
ty bako :) it really was a blast, ever flipped tires?

Bako Lifter
06-19-2007, 03:54 PM
Nah, I don't really have any access. I flipped my car tire once though, but it's only like 20 lbs, haha.

06-19-2007, 03:58 PM
Hehe yeah that wouldn't be very useful :P Do you have a local auto shop like Napa or something?

Bako Lifter
06-19-2007, 04:00 PM
Yup, plenty of em. And ya, I've been thinking of going and grabbing one for a while, but haven't got aroung to it, :D.

06-19-2007, 04:01 PM
Oh yeah I'm sure they'll give yeh one, they just let gage and his dad take whatever they wanted, god they got tires the size of Pluto and tires the size of a penny in there...

06-20-2007, 05:36 AM
Wow, dude is flipping tires and doing strongman shiat now, lol.

06-20-2007, 09:43 AM
Yeah Coke hehe that stuff is fun as hell, it'll get me stronger, AND get me in shape for football. The only complaint I have is today my wrists are torn to shreds but I'll get over it! ELBOW FEELS GOOD TODAY, I CAN ALMOST FLEX!!!

Went camping last night, coon huntin' and late night stories. Full day of rest today.

06-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Did you get anything coon huntin? With your dedication i'm sure you'll be in great shape by the first snap next year.

06-20-2007, 10:30 AM
that a boy jed!! do this stuff 2x a week and you will be a BEAST for football, where do you play? 5'11 180 im guessing a linebacker or running back?

06-20-2007, 06:32 PM
Thanks stump and north!! Hehe we didn't catch any coons but there was about 4 roaming around all night.

Stump, at 5'11 180 I will play offensive guard/tackle and defensive end :) I'm our our strongest lineman in bench clean and DL, and like 2nd in squat. The first strongest in squat is my exact height and weight too, we're both Juniors :) In Iowa 1A football, 190+ and athletic is very rare!! I'm hoping to get back up to atleast 188 or so before football starts, I'm like 182 now.

Also, does anyone have tips on tire flipping on about how to not destroy your wrist muscles? Its like the muscles right around where the veins are where people slit their wrists, IDK if their muscles or what but they are aching like a mother!! Is it just because I've never tire flipped before and if I keep doing it they'll get more 'conditioned'? Thanks :D

06-21-2007, 08:11 AM
7:30 ran some plyos, was totally daed afterwards. Will do swim lessons then go lift @ Gages. Thinking heavy deads and back/hammies today.

Hmm just did some rack pulls and pullups today, STILL wiped from tuesday :)

Rack Pulls : 135x8, 225x3, 275x1, 295x3, 315x3, 325x3, 335x3... quite the killer.

Pullups : 3x10... felt weird on pullups today.

Coach L called me yesterday and wanted to make sure i'm doin good on liftin, and atleast he understands that I'm doing strongman stuff and lifting at Gages to make me better :) He says he cant wait to coach me this season. :D

06-22-2007, 06:11 AM
No doubt you're gonna be at the forefront on the team, really appear to be enthusiastic about it all.

Bako Lifter
06-22-2007, 08:03 AM
Dude you're gonna rock. I wish I had skillz in football. I love it so much, but I just don't have the talent :(.

And lifting in the morning is sweet, haha :D.

06-22-2007, 09:41 AM
Thanks you two, your support throughout this is very much appreciated :)

Bako - are you fast/coordinated/smart? With your strength you would be an amazing LB and a hard hitting DB I think!

06-22-2007, 03:01 PM
Big relief today, wrapped up my elbow with some knee wraps and did a whole bench workout without feeling elbow pain AT ALL!

Bench w/ 40lb Chains : 135+40 x4, 155+40x4, 177+40x4

Bodyweight Rows (lay on ground and grab bar above you and row): 3x10

Bench w/ Elbow Wrap : 135x6, 155x5, 205x1, 225x1, 245x1, 255x1... 255x1 was pretty hard but I got it up decent enough, was a huge relief :) I'm getting my bench strength back already!!

Felt no pain in elbow today doing rows, or heavy bench!!

Was planning on doing tire flips and presses today, but started to downpour. Might to it tomorrow!!

Bako Lifter
06-22-2007, 04:17 PM
Nice benching dude! Tied ur old PR it looks like.

Bako - are you fast/coordinated/smart? With your strength you would be an amazing LB and a hard hitting DB I think!

Basically. I'm knowledgable to pretty much freakin coach the team, lol, at least in a few positions. I used to be really fast, at least top 5 on the team, but I haven't ran in a couple years so I'm sure I'm not that fast anymore. The only thing is, I can't think on my feet. And if you can't do that, you can't play :(.

06-22-2007, 09:51 PM
Ah, is your school big? Heck man, back in 7th grade when I thought football was the game with orange bouncing balls, I didn't know squat! I asked coach where halfbacks went, and he pointed me to the linemen and I didnt know the difference!! Now, 4 years later, I have become a decent football player by just playing and learning by myself, with some help from coaches/teammates. I say, if you love it, then play it and you will for sure get better man!

06-22-2007, 09:57 PM
Oh yeah, picked up a new elbow support tonight. It's a Mueller 'Neoprene Blend' Elbow Sleeve... It slips on nice and fits well, and adds support to my elbow. Will be great to use for football!! Only $11.

06-23-2007, 09:32 AM
Numbers are looking pretty good on the bench work.

06-23-2007, 09:53 AM
thats a great workout man nice pressing. how do you do those rows do you pull your whole body up or just the top half?

06-23-2007, 10:41 AM
Thanks alot both of you :)

dblock, you just lay on the ground and take hold of a bar like 2.5 feet above you, grab it, and row yourself up as high as you can go. When your the highest your probably about at like a 40 degree angle or so... cant find a vid, they may be called something else.

Was gona go to Gages for some strongman today but it's been raining for two days straight here... flipping tires and dragging sleds in rain doens't seem like fun to me!

06-23-2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks, I figured the body might be on an angle.

Was gona go to Gages for some strongman today but it's been raining for two days straight here... flipping tires and dragging sleds in rain doens't seem like fun to me!
flipping tires and dragging sleds in the rain would be pretty hardcore and make you look like a tough sob. then again I probably wouldn't do it either lol.

06-23-2007, 11:00 AM
Well yeah you're right but it seems to me like it'd almost be useless if the tires wet because it'd make you all screwed up... dangit dblock now you got me thinkin... I'm off to Gages!!

Blah nevermind... no ones at their house. He never answers his phone either! Gotta work all day today and tonight so... I spose I could try at 8? Worth a try.

06-24-2007, 11:34 PM
Worked all day and had a fun night with Rae tonight :) Watched Texas Chainsaw Massacre (I aint never seen it before) pretty icky movie I guess... We want a REAL scary movie to watch, got any suggenstions??

Gonna life with Gage most likely tomorrow @ Body Dynamics.

Bako Lifter
06-25-2007, 12:51 AM
Sounds fun buddy, I dont know of any movies scarier then tc masacre, haha.

06-25-2007, 09:41 AM
really? I thought TCM was lame, the only scary part for me is when the sheriff appeared right at the window of the van, but I think that was cause it was dead silent and Rachael snapped her head at me at the same exact time so it was like an overload for poor ol' jeds brain. (shes seen it before she was trying to scare me lol)

Bako Lifter
06-25-2007, 10:43 AM
Sorta depends on what scares you I guess. I'm pretty much cool with anything, but the gory stuff is just nasty, haha.

06-25-2007, 10:49 AM
Oh yeah I love gore, it's entertaining not scary to me. I think I like more 'creepy' movies like Alien, or movies that get in to your head (even tho I haven't seen many like that).

06-25-2007, 04:04 PM
w00t, FINALLY lifted today at Gages.

Bench : 135x8, 179x6, 205x6, 225x3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbTfMthU-c), 248x1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bWkUzJtIkA).

Seated DB Side (lateral?) Raises : 25 3x10

Incline DB Press : 25x10, 40x8, elbow hurting so I stopped.

BB Upright Rows : 89x10, 115 2x8

DB Flyes : 25 3x10

Light Cable Crossovers for good feeling, stretched.

Decent day, but scale @ home said like 177 naked soo... gettin a little bit on the LIGHT side...

06-25-2007, 09:26 PM
Updated with vids. I think I'm gonna go strongman tomorrow, since Gage isn't lifting I won't be tempted to lift with him. If it doesn't rain, that is...

06-25-2007, 10:50 PM
nice upper work my man. haha if I got you thinkin about it last time maybe you need to get out there and do that strongman work even if it does rain tomorrow. And if you could manage to get vids off that that would look amazing.

06-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Thanks dblock :) I will do it tomorrow (or today, rather), but if it's raining I can't take vids because it'll get rain on the cam and that cam is already about toast :P But it shouldn't rain, so I'll be sure to get a vid of a set of 8. It's only got 3 mins so a set or two should be about its maximum :P

06-26-2007, 06:01 AM
Nice effort there Jed.

06-26-2007, 03:05 PM
Woot, only did 2 things today but WOW was I wiped... it was about 96 degrees and very humid outside, did some serious tire flippin' with vids.

Tire Flips : 3x8, vid of 1x8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6fEJKyayBM)

Pullups : 3x10

WOW was I wiped after those tire flips or what, I sweat like a mad man!! I could barely walk after the flips either, heart was beating FAST and my legs were TOAST!! Felt amazing, I love these!

A few cool pics, :

What do y'all think about my flipping form? Is there a specific form you need for strongman comps, or just wahtever form you can manage to get the most reps from?

06-26-2007, 03:08 PM
good to see someone else doing a little tire flipping. I really like them too. thats an awesome tire you got. little bigger than mine.

06-26-2007, 03:09 PM
Thanks :D I know it's fun as hell isnt it? Well it's not mine, it's a friends', but I suppose I could get one if I really wanted to but he lives like 400 feet away lol.

Bako Lifter
06-26-2007, 03:52 PM
Dude. That's straight up bombski.

Bako Lifter
06-26-2007, 03:55 PM
Bench : 135x8, 179x6, 205x6, 225x3, 248x1.

I guess I missed this workout. Nice benchin Jedster :thumbup:.

06-26-2007, 04:06 PM
Hehehe thank you Bako :D :D

06-26-2007, 05:15 PM
great flipping man and nice pictures. only thing I can say is that when lifting the tire at the beginning you wanna keep that back straighter. besides that, nice. and WTF does all of Iowa look like that?

06-26-2007, 05:17 PM
TY dblock. It's kinda hard to keep back straight because sometimes you gotta dig ur arms under to get hold and u have to bend ur back to get low enough, but I'll concentrate harder next time.

And yep, that's a prime example of beautiful Iowa :)

06-27-2007, 04:35 AM
That is some killer shiat, looking totally into it.

06-27-2007, 09:55 AM
Thanks Coke man :)

Someone gave my video a one-star rating, come on!!

06-27-2007, 10:24 PM
Most likely going to do Squats tomorrow at gages, then end with some tire flips again. Can't wait :) I'm not even aching from the last 3x8 of tire flip on Tuesday!!

Bako Lifter
06-27-2007, 10:26 PM

Haha. And btw, Gages weight room looks like a dungeon. Looks like it's lit up with torches and stuff with stone walls :p.

06-27-2007, 10:28 PM
To be honest.... that's about exactly right. Two chain-activated light bulbs, a ceiling lower than my head, cobwebs everywhere, and rusty weights! It's a great place :)

And is 3x8 too much for tire flipping or what? Should it be like 3x3 with heavy-[butt] tire or what? It REALLY gets my heart and legs pumping.

Bako Lifter
06-27-2007, 10:29 PM
Lol, I really have no idea. I just said that because you said you weren't sore.

06-27-2007, 10:30 PM
Oh hehe... well it's more like plyos or sprints... it hurts like hell when your doing it and shortly after, but then it doesn't hurt later. (I'm probly jinxing myself as we type.)

06-28-2007, 12:42 AM
Tire flips kick ass, I wish I had a good place to do them.

06-28-2007, 12:44 AM
Hehe yeah they do. You don't have a yard? All you need is enough room to flip the tire once comfortably then run around the other side and flip it again :)

06-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Went up to RB today for plyos and liftin.. plyos were pretty intense just did a bunch of stuff like bear crawl and sprint-touch a ton of cones...

Full Clean : 135x3, 155x2, 175x3, 185x3 into Power Clean :190x3, 205x1, 225x1

Pullups : 1x10

Calf Raises : 1x100 (wowza, burn burn burn!)

I know it was pretty wussy workout, but plyos wiped me out... that's why I hate them BEFORE weights wich makes no sense why the coaches make them like that but w/e I guess, I never lift with the team anymore anyways lol. 179 w/ shoes and clothes today... screw it... I'm just aiming to try to get stronger now, gaining weight is near impossible for me in the summer and I haven't the drive to do it anyways...

06-28-2007, 07:53 PM
I'm just aiming to try to get stronger now, gaining weight is near impossible for me in the summer and I haven't the drive to do it anyways...

ahh don't be a pansy!!!!!! lol j/k. I'm somewhat doing the same thing now because it's a pain to bulk even though its much easier for me to focus on it during the summer IMO. good workout man. why not just do the plyos after lifting

06-28-2007, 07:57 PM
Because it's a "team" thing that always happens 30 mins before weights tuesday and thurs, and everyone will get pissed if you do it yourself...

Easy to bulk in the summer? Dang I wish that's how it was with me... it's been so hot lately, I've easily sweated this month as much as I have in the past 6 months... it's really pathetic. I sweat like a mad man, I sweat in bed with no blankets and a fan on full blast, sitting in the AC room with a fan on me... IDK I just never stop!

06-28-2007, 07:59 PM
Because it's a "team" thing that always happens 30 mins before weights tuesday and thurs, and everyone will get pissed if you do it yourself...

Easy to bulk in the summer? Dang I wish that's how it was with me... it's been so hot lately, I've easily sweated this month as much as I have in the past 6 months... it's really pathetic. I sweat like a mad man, I sweat in bed with no blankets and a fan on full blast, sitting in the AC room with a fan on me... IDK I just never stop!

Same. gotta love it. NOT.

06-28-2007, 08:00 PM
Same. gotta love it. NOT.

Hah yep. I guess nothing in life comes easy!

06-29-2007, 05:38 AM
No doubt, plyos are ill...session is tight dude.

Bako Lifter
06-29-2007, 09:20 AM
Dang, nice cleans bro. You got 20 lbs on me ;).

06-29-2007, 11:26 AM
hehe thanks Coke and Bako :)

Thinkin' about deads or squats today (gotta do atleast one!) but I have to work till 8 o'clock :P If I can't get them in today, I'll do 'em tomorrow/Sunday.

06-30-2007, 12:25 PM
Didn't lift yesterday but actually swam alot (for me). Good cardio indeed. (I'm a lifeguard BTW I get in free) :D I can't swim worth crap, and I'm in terrible shape but no way to get better than to practice :) Did like 3 down and backs with like a 20 yard span or w/e, did some dives, repeated twice more. WOWZA I'm out of shape! :D

06-30-2007, 12:32 PM
I'm getting my pool life guard qualification soon, how come youre in crappy swimming shape if your a lifeguard? Think of the children.....

06-30-2007, 12:35 PM
Heheheh IT SUCKS WAY BAD mcvein!! Well, if you don't have asthma + are in horrid shape then it's not that terrible I would assume! Well, I never had swimming lessons I just kinda learned on my own, that would explain why I'm not the best swimmer around :P

06-30-2007, 12:36 PM
Is your qualification like scribbled in crayon or something, haha, i have to do a test for mine... not looking forward to it.

06-30-2007, 12:38 PM
OMG it was hell dude. We had to swim ATLEAST 300 meters every night for 3 weeks, and constantly go over every type of rescue there was. Had to watch pointless movies, take stupid tests and it sucked for me 'cause I was with a bunch of not-so-good-looking females I had to rescue every day!

06-30-2007, 12:44 PM
Haha, not a looker in the bunch huh?

I did lifesaving every week for a few years a while back, but then i got out of swimming shape, Im a swimming teacher but thats all theory, no swimming involved really. I probably couldnt even sprint 1 length without dying now.

Test isnt for a few weeks though, if i even go.

06-30-2007, 12:47 PM
Hmm you should be ready then as long as you can swim a zillion laps. Luckily for me I had asthma and the teacher felt way bad for me and I sweet talked her a bit to make her feel sorry :D

Bako Lifter
07-01-2007, 11:44 AM
Haha, that's cool man. A couple of my freinds are lifegaurds

07-02-2007, 09:09 PM
Good workout today but short and low volume.

Squat : 135x5, 225x4, 250x3, 260x3, 270x3, 295x1

Leg Extensions... just did with heavy weight till failure then took some off and did till failure then took off and did till failure one last time.

Would of done more with hammies but hamstrings were already crampin' up just doing squats so I layed off.

07-02-2007, 09:15 PM
short and sweet. like a strawberry

07-03-2007, 06:13 AM
Ace squatting Jed, keeping on with it.

Bako Lifter
07-03-2007, 08:37 AM
Nice squatting Jedster.