Hope everyone is safe and sound after the storm. We have massive issues from the flooding in NYC. Both rivers flooded and spilled into local streets. Downtown was underwater. They are forecasting 4-5 days without subways and up to 2 weeks without power. They cut power in lower Manhattan last night. My girlfriend's apartment lost power and they said probably 3-4 days. We made out way back uptown to my apt where we have power. Her roommates are going to come stay up here.
Workouts have been spotty the last couple of weeks. Had a trip to New Orleans last weekend and the storm this weekend. I have been getting in at least 3 workouts the last couple weeks, just not my full 5. If I have been missing I have been dropping my arms and 2nd chest workout each week (which is optional anyway). Been working much more recently, 8-8 aren't uncommon recently but don't complain about having too much work when others don't have a job. Hope you guys are well, will try to catch up in journals this week.
That Sandy was a complete bitch, really hit you all up in NYC and along the east coast.
Living through such a catastrophic storm must be even more surreal than what I see on the news.
Nice about the New Orleans trip and time(s) well spent focusing on your ever promising career.
Terry: Thanks man. I didn't have any impact to me, but others are devastated. My secretaries dad last his house to flooding.
Leg Press Calf:
Lying Leg Curl:
Notes: This was last weekend. Going to post the rest up later today. Excited to see my gym by my parents house get some chains. Not a lot of chains, but my first chain workout and those things are tough.
Chest/Shoulder Pump Day:
DB Hex Press:
HS Chest Press: with pink bands
Incline DB Bench: with pink band and twist at top
Lat Raise ss/Spider Walks:
Dead Stop Rows:
Shrugs on Squat Machine
Legs: Just now
Lying Leg Curls: 110*3*8->drop set
->1 sec pause at bottom
Hip Abductor: 90*10, 110*8, 130*6
->John Meadows recommends these, can't argue with him eventhough a fat middle aged lady got on after me. He likes them as a pre-exhaust before squats
Notes: I guess it's been 6 months since i tweaked my back, so today was the day I do it again. Nothing major, but was stiff and not happy after squats. I called it quits instead of doing anything worse. Will be fine with a few days rest and my chiro trip.
Coke sent me a message on Facebook to stop by WBB and check in. Things are going well for me. My girl moved in a couple of months ago. I got a promotion at work a few weeks back (some role just a fancier title). I competed in an event called The RBC Decathlon earlier this summer (http://thedecathlon.org/). I short it was a 10 event athletic competition for people in the finance industry to raise money for the pediatric cancer center at Memorial Sloan Kettering. It also handed out the title of Wall St. fittest man (and woman). There was a handful of guys with cups of tea in the NFL and tons of former D1 athletes. Former Olympic Decathlon champion Dan O'Brien competed as a special invite. I did ok placing 9th out of 32 in the 30-39 age group. I had hoped to get in the top 5, but a couple of event proved to be a bit tougher than I expected. I placed well in the 40yd dash, vertical leap and 20 yard shuttle. I did ok in the pullups, dips, bench and row. I shit the bed compared to my goal in the dips. I don't know what happened there. I was weaker in the 400/800m runs. I was awful at the football throw. All in all it was a great event for a great cause.
Given my involvement in the event my workouts have been focused more on conditioning and sport specific stuff. Since the event I have gone back to a “powerbuilding” combination of powerlifting and bodybuilding. I am still being heavily influenced by John Meadows and his thoughts on training. I am smaller but have a more athletic build. I am currently sitting in the low-to-mid 170’s. This is the weight my body seems to gravitate to. Here are a couple of photos from my event/prep leading up to it. I will try to pop in now and again, but things are crazy busy. Workouts are nothing impressive right now. Highlights of this week were bench 205*10 and trap bar deads 335*12. I am easing my way back into lifting heavier. Trying to avoid the urge to grip and rip heavy things.
Ever think you will get the itch to get back on stage?
Don't see it happening. I would have to be a physique guy and don't have interest in that. I don't see myself trying to push my weight heavier enough to ever compete in bb'ing again.
Thanks for stopping by my journal, will be back to posting like normal again soon.
Looking competitive and intense in those shots!
Proud to see you always manage to elevate and go to the next level in every phase of your life!!
Long time since I've seen you post! Congrats on the promotion and the new roomie. The event sounds like fun and 9th out of that many guys is nothing to scoff that.
I posted an update in here a few days ago and it appears to have disappeared? What is going on with the site?
When they were updating the site to fix the chrome issue, anything posted over that time period got lost my friend. I had to update two weeks worth in two posts. Hope you keep posting some training.
Alright, lets try this again! Not too much crazy going on in the gym recently. The most exciting news is that I got engaged a few weeks back, so I got that going for me!
But now for the workouts.
Db bench 65,75*8,85*7
Trap deads 275,295*5306*15
2pps*10, 3p*8, 2p*8,8, 1p*15
Wide OH press
Back and front presses
Push down ss ext
185/65*15/12, 15/8, 12/6
Sldl 145,165*8, 185*8
110,90*8, 90*6->10 partials
->Plus double pink bands
Trap Bar Deads
Calf Raise Shrugs
Ss with calf raise
Wide OH press
Spiders ss lat raise, front raise, pull aparts
Reverse push down
Lat raise Machine115*30,30,
->small range of motion
->with 25lb players for extra ROM
Double orange+1,2,3*8->drop set
DB Hex Press
Pec minor Dips (on cybex dip machine)
Alright so this week is a deadload, so nothing crazy going on and nothing too heavy. Weight has rebounded to the high 170s. I am looking forward to getting back into the 180s and beyond. Here is one update picture. I hadn't take one in forever. I will compare it in a month or so. I feel skinny as always. Kira doesn't want me any bigger for the wedding, but we have 11 months to fight over that!
Solid, thick, tight....................
Congrats on the engagement. I might be there with you by spring time. Trying to hold it off yet while I can, haha.
You appear to 'upgrade' with ease which makes it even more telling, as I know in life, nothing is easy.
Good things come to good people. Major props across the board Conor!
Quick update. Started week 2 of another 531 cycle this week.
Legs Deload Week
Decline push-up ss floor kettle press
Notes I was super tired this workout. Reps were below previous week on most things.
Back and forth press
Chest support shrug
Leg Press Calf raise
Reverse push down
Hammers ss curls
Notes For some reason my knee wasn't feeling great. Had a wobbly feeling, so didn't push it.
Chest Start of week 2
Push-ups with pink bands super setted with floor presses of kettle bells with pink bands