Still weird seeing you out of gear in here lol. Your raw strength seems to be improving well though!
Narrow stance high bar ATF squats(no belt)
4 sets 12,10,8,15 reps
4 sets of 12-15
6 sets of 10-15
Treadmill- 1.75 miles
Good session. I bumped my work weight up 20 lbs from last week and it felt just as easy. I decided to just do 1 set of narrow stance afterwards, but bumped it 15 lbs and hit a couple extra reps. That set was easy as well. Next week I will make the same bumps.
Squats are looking real good Chris.
Nice looking workout, Chris. Looks a lot like mine did. I hit 300x4x2, 340x4, 340x5 this week. Time to step it up brotha! haha. 350 for sets of three next week.
What's up with the tredmill? ;)
Nice looking squats Chris.
Squats are looking great, bro! Looks like you just keep moving steadily forward with everything. I get beat up pretty quick from heavy lifting as well, although I can't compare it to gear because I've always trained raw. It's like the higher I climb with weight, the more often I need a deload. You ever feel that way?
Bench press(middle finger on rings)
Flat DB press
Bench press(same grip)
Tried to superset that with dips and got 5 reps, lol. Never tried that before and don't think I will again.
3 sets of 10
3 sets of 12
3 sets of 15
3 sets of 10-20
Treadmill- 1.25 miles
Tried to take it a bit easy today. I think I may stick with something like this for Thursday's and bump the weight up slow. Just a few worksets with a moderate weight similar to my squat workouts and then hit the assistance work more like bodybuilder type stuff. Sunday I will hit stuff like floor presses, lockouts, etc. Tomorrow I will pull and then Sat I will be helping out at the meet we are running.
Nice workout, Chris. I hear you about not getting winded around the job site. I probably need to add in a little cardio myself.
Benching looks good, especially the db pressing.
Nice chest session CR, DB presses look strong.
So, Friday I was hired for my first job as an Ironworker. I worked 11 hours on Friday and then another 13 today. I left the house @5:30 AM and got home @9:30. Tomorrow I will leave the house@ 5:30 again and I will work another 10-13 hours probably. I am going to be spent so no training this weekend. I will see if I still have work after this weekend and if not I will be back to normal training on Monday. This is definitely going to be a challenge to fit the gym in with this type of work. Overtime days will be impossible...the days I have work+school will be impossible and the regular days I might feel so beat up it would be counter-productive to train. I will just have to take it on a day to day basis from here and see how I adjust.
At least I am finally making some $$$. All overtime this whole weekend. :)
Awesome to see you employed that way and getting paid...no doubt you can get a few workouts in from time to time and still stay on point.
:)glad to see your finally getting some work.
Sometimes priorities have to change for a bit. Glad to hear about the job CR.
Glad to see you're making some cash flow Chris. It gets a little tricky trying to balance work, school, and training, I'm sure you know that.
Priorities and priorities, but you can make it all work!
Good luck buddy.
Congratz on the new job! And the cash flow! It make take you a bit to get your routine back, but that's like any time you have a big change. Things will start to fall into place and pretty soon, training, work, life will all be routine again.
Thanks for the support fellas! I still haven't been to the gym. I have worked everyday since Friday with overtime and I had school tonight after work. Tomorrow I have work and then school again. If there is no overtime on Thursday/Friday I will see if I can get back to the gym. Carrying and moving around heavy ass pieces of steel all day sure isn't going to make me any weaker though. :strong:
First time back in the gym in 11 days!! I was working like crazy and then I got a nasty cold from being out in the balls cold everyday. Still lingering a little bit, but they sent us home this morning because they hadn't cleared the snow out yet where we are working, so I decided to get back in the gym.
Bench press(pinky on rings)
185x3x3 sets(3 diff grips)
Flat DB press
Seated cable rows
3 sets of 10
3 sets of 12
3 sets of 15
3 sets of 10-15
Treadmill- 1 mile
Not anything great, but not terrible considering the layoff and being sick. I will find out in the morning if I have work or not. Depends on if the MTA gets the station cleared or not. I have school at night, but will prob train if I don't have work. We'll see.
congrats on the new job Chris!
great to see u make to the gym
Nice seeing you get in there to pull off the effort bro, looks good.
Solid Chest day CR. Glad to see you get back in it!
Hammer strength lat pulls
3 sets of 8-10
1-arm DB rows
High rack pulls(raw/no belt/top of knee cap)
*double overhand w/straps*
Hammer strength low rows
2 sets of 10(1 set neutral, 1 set overhand)
Straight-arm pulldowns *ss* High cable rows(OH)
2 sets of 10 *ss* 2 sets of 10
I checked out a new commercial gym in Queens near my school. It is actually awesome, way better than the Gold's I train at now. More benches, dumbells up to 150's, 1 power rack and 3 half racks, tons of hammer strength equipment, a huge rock wall that you can climb whenever you want, a boxing ring and just tons of space/equipment. This is 5 mins from my school and in Queens(most of my jobs will be in the Brooklyn/Queens area). It just makes sense to me to join a gym out there because after working and/or going to school and then commuting home I am shot and most likely will not have time/energy to go train. If I train immediately after school/work and then commute home later(in less traffic) it just seems to work out better.
Well, they gave me a guest pass so I will prob train there tomorrow after I work a half day and then I will decide if I am going to join. Right now I am leaning towards yes.
I am turning 30 in 2 days....holy **** I am old!!!