Checking in to see how you train. Great stuff!
Checking in to see how you train. Great stuff!
405x5x2sets strict form
Barbell Shrugs w/Cambered bench bar
behind back superset w/ in front
Lat Pulldowns neutral-grip
DB Hammer Curls
First time I did rows in awhile, so didn't go too heavy. That was enough today though because I'm squatting heavy Sunday.
Big rows.......ill catch you!!
Not heavy on rows my ***! LOL!
those are insane rows. Im surprised your deadlift isn't higher given that kind of back strength (not say say your deadlift is weak at all!). I pull like 170lbs more than you but wouldnt have a hope in hell of rowing 4 plates for a single.
Nick- No you won't, but you can try. I've not trained with anyone that could beat me on them. I know of only a few people that do them heavier.
Buddy- Lol, it's not for me.
Truly impressive numbers.
Those rows are ridiculous. Must have massive back strength to do that!
I know your young and tough but be careful with the rows that heavy and the extremely heavy hammer curls. I was already over 50 and more injury prone but around 06 I was going up to 465 for bent rows from the floor and 150 lb. hammer curls. When they did my shoulder scope in 06 they found that I'd frayed the tendon of my upper bicep. I do both moves lighter now for more reps. I'd make sure that shoulder problem you're having isn't that possibly.
Love your attitude!!
I will try lol.
And the hammer curls I wasn't doing heavy. I very rarely do those heavy. I've done 100s a few times, but I have never seen anyone do 150s, damn. I thought I was pretty good at curls until I read that. I have aggravated my biceps tendon a few times where it attaches near the shoulder. I don't know that's not the problem, but it doesn't hurt at all to do rows or curls of any kind, just benching. I really do not remember what it hurt to do other than benching the other times. It was too long ago.
01/08/2012 Heavy Squat (1st session)
415x1 loose belt
415+300lbs. chainx1 tighter belt
435+380lbs. chainx1 belt/loose wraps
455+460lbs. chainxmiss belt/tighter wraps
Weighted Decline Situps (weight held at arms length behind head)
Did not get what I wanted on the squats today. They felt a little better the last time I used chains and had gotten 465+420lbs. chain, but it was still a decent jump in weight I went for on the last set. It felt ok on the setup and unrack, but I got too far forward on the way down (which is usually what happens if it's too heavy and I miss) and couldn't get it from there. My plan was to follow this set with somewhere between 475-505+ 500lbs. chain, but I guess that might be a little while longer. I might need to add in some goodmornings again for awhile.
Heavy Deadlift (2nd session)
Add purple bands (~150lbs. tension)
405x1 loose belt
505xmiss above knees, but close
Leg Raises- 3sets for time
I was helping a friend later and decided to deadlift since I'm taking a break next week (that way I don't skip pulling week). The purple bands are estimated tension similar to 150lbs. due to we have a very large platform they are stretched across, so there is already a decent amount of tension on the bottom also. I just wanted to work up to a heavy single and see what it felt like. The 455+bands I think ties my best previous and it felt pretty easy so I was happy about that. I tried 505 after(because 25lbs. plates were closest lol), and barely missed it. I really had no desire to try 485 or 495 after, so I just stopped there. I still felt much better about my deadlift this week than last week. Knowing I hit a 455+bands just before hitting a 585 deadlift in the gym in the past, I think I can pull 600+ right now.
I personally love band pulls, my setup with purples is 110-120.
Very strong training session! Very impressive stuff! At what point in your training did you begin training with chains and bands?
01/09/2012 Triceps/Light Shoulders
Modified Triceps Press
Shoulder Press Machine
DB Side Raises
75x15x3sets each side
Just some assistance work. Going light the rest of this week. No bench, squat, or deadlift this week.
Added a bench program e-book to my website today. It's a 12-week meet cycle that focuses on strengthening the mid-range (2-6 inches off chest) of your bench if that is your weakness and peaking for a meet. It is $20 (by money order it is $15)and covers assistance work as well. It is located under the squat programs at the bottom of the training programs tab on my website.
I was in a pretty bad car accident on Tuesday night. I'm ok, just sore, but really pissed off about it. The other driver just pulled out in front of me when I was driving 45-50mph. Good thing I drive a large truck. I wasn't gonna bench today, but this screwed up a lot of stuff as far as work and everything for me for awhile since my truck is being totalled from it, and I wanted to do something because I was really pissed off. Need to take a week off next week though, because my shoulders really need it. I could tell because even using something that helps with shoulder pain, my shoulders were still very sore.
PecDec (paused reps)
A few guys tried benching with this piece of foam we have at the gym last week. So I thought this would be an interesting thing to try and it wouldn't feel too bad to bench with since my shoulders were sore. I might be able to get the 450 on a better day, but considering I'm not good at lockout work and bring it down too slow to take advantage of bouncing it, a pretty easy 435 still wasn't bad.
Here's a video my training partner Glenn taped of one of the sets. I'm not sure why he still can't spell my name right.
Hope your ok, sounds nasty.
Sorry to hear about the accident April. Thank God you weren't hurt worse! Take care and heal up quick!
Sucks to hear about the accident, im glad to hear your ok.
Sorry about the car accident, April! They always shake you up, even if you're not hurt.