totally ridiculus numbers in the squats atg and deadz
and i can only do a rep with 180kg and you do 8 is just insane
havent updated my last two workouts because ive been without internet access. but now im back to posting em up.
here is mondays upper session:
Bench press: (pause in the bottom for a count of 3)
Incline db press:
standing db side lateral raises:
bent over lateral raises:
that was it.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
here is yesterdays workout
Box squats: (about paralell)
lying leg curls:
70kgx8 easy, gonna increase weight on these next time.
^^ thanks prince
mex6 died in the end lol, biceps and lats were so fucking pumped.
Close grip bench press:
Clean and jerk:
70kgx8(not clean, just pressing overhead after cleaning the first rep)
EZ bb scullcrushers:
standing alternating db curls:
all for now:)
barbell squats: (lighter, faster, less rest and more reps today)
Deadlifts off the floor:
farmers walk with dumbells: (for grip and forearms)
40kg's for 40 meter x 3 laps, 2 minutes rest inbetween laps, so 120 meter total.
afterwards i stood with the dumbells in my hands gripping em as hard as i could for about 90 seconds.
NOTE:decided to back off the weights on the deadlifts, and go for more reps, and nowhere near failure. reason is basically me wanting to bring up my squats and i feel the extremely heavy deads affect my recovery in that regard(i was deadlifting 205 kg for sets of 5). especially my lower back has been very tight lately. now that im squatting twice a week, the heavy deads i feel is just not good for me. so for a while now i will focus on squats and u will see less weight and more reps in the deadlift.
Awesome sessions this week Bulky. Those ATG squats were the killer man, huge weight on that bar. Your pressing strength has really come up, not only on your chest but shoulders aswell.
How long have you been doing farmers walks and do you feel any benefit of them?
I was going to start working on my grip because my forearms just pump up too much and i cant grip the bar when im doing deads/shrugs. So i was going to just lower my poundages considerably because thats the best way to catch em up with the rest of you but i dont want to do that because thd mean not training hard for a while for them to catch up.
this is the second time i do farmers walks. i just feel i need more grip strenght and also, i wouldnt mind bigger forearms:) its almost a cardiovascular workout as well walking with weights in ur hands. i recommend them;)
ye, i hear ya on the grip thing. u could get straps though, but offc that wont help ur grip. also, if ur gym allows chalk u could use that. but if ure serious about not having the grip as ur weak link, then just back off the weight and work up without straps, and try some farmers walks, no need to spend alot of time on em. it took me maybe 10 minutes tops yesterday. also u use a locking grip on deads or an overhand grip? with an overhand grip without straps u wont be able to lift shit on deads that i know... i can see the problem on shrugs though, thats one exercise where i would recommend straps. ive lost my straps now, so until i get new ones, i just have to make due by lowering the weight on shrugs considerably.
men.. you're there lifting all those weights while I was in the beach doing absolutly nothing.. I feel lazy!
I'm back now, and this is the first log I see, good improvements I liked the incorporation of the farmer walks for grip! nice.
How are you feeling about these split?
- What about the frequency compared to H.I.T, do you feel it's the way to go?
train each muscle 2x or 3x per week better?
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as for ur question. i like the upper/lower body training. i like to train muscles twice a week, and i feel its a good change for me. also i feel im improving physique wise as well. i would say that frequency so far, seem to be the way to go. now that doesent mean im excluding traditional splits. i think they have their place as well, and i might go back to it in the future whenever i need a change. but for now i like how this new type of looking at training is unfolding for me. also i dont at all train HIT style now. volume is high, and failure training is therefore not an option(offc sometimes i almost go to failure without thinking about it, but its not a goal in itself).
i trained HIT for awhile, but abandoned it, not mostly because of lacking gains. strenght was good while doing it, and i was getting bigger. it was just as much a personal preference thing. i like volume, i like to train, i like to spend time in the gym pounding out set after set. with HIT i was in the gym for 30-40 minutes max and i hated that. also my cardiovascular condition was so shit while doing HIT, and at the same time i found the failure and beyond training wore out my sentral nervous system. i found i was only strong for one set, and thats it. if i go back to HIT( something i might do) it will be with a different approach than the 1 set training, it will be alitte more sets, no intensity techniques and with more frequency.
thanks for checking in natzo, and i hope my response was what u was looking for
Bench press: lighter weight, fast reps, and less rest inbetween sets today.
incline db press:
standing db side lateral raises:
bent over db lateral raises:
Box squats: (paralell)
Lying leg curls:
farmers walk with db's:
40kg's for 2 laps, each lap was 60 m so 120 m total.
held the db's for a minute at the end. forearms were pumped.
thats it, tomorrow is off. upper body again on wednesday