as always your sessions dont fail to impress, heavy as decline barbell press
Glex- Thank you for your endorsement of intensity:)Those things kick my butt, seriously.
Nature- Thank you:D
FF- As always, thank you for hitting my log:)
Rocky- I hate you right back, he of insane lunges
Dobbs- I need to keep up with you Dobbs, so I better keep it up:)
Crap, crap, crap, crap I'm sorry for letting my log slide yet again, but more so for me again falling behind a bit in all of yours. Life just hasn't been letting up much, but I need to make the time. You all keep me breaking barriers in my training, and I apologize as I feel my recent lags have conveyed a sense of unappreciation for that. I'll lay on a serious update tomorrow morning, as well as a whole mess of n00b stories. There's even a surprise inductee to the n00b ranks
Edit-MMA is going well too. I'm not comfortable with my endurance at this point, but that's the whole point of training. I'm hungrier to improve for this fight than I have been for any of my past events; the possibility of training with Jeremy Horn really has me wanting to bring in a new a-game. A lug like me definitely needs all the improvement he can get anyway.
Rocky- The time is now
Glex- Nah, your fandom of Rush doesn't stigma you as a n00b. This entrant is....really something.
Philosopher- Thank you for stopping by:)
Alright, da morning has come and the updates are here. I'll start with my sessions from last week, then I'll tackle my two-a-day from yesterday. Today will be chest for sure, and probably forearms along with it.
Leg Presses(I found out that the sled weighs 120lbs, so all my numbers get to go up:D)
(The new addition puts my previous PB at 1380)
Single Leg Presses(Equal reps on bith sides)
Barbell Hacks(I didn't go as heavy on these; form was nice and tight)
My strength was definitely down a bit for this as a result of working a major group before it, but it was a good session nonetheless.
Incline Barbell Presses
Hammer Strength Wide Chest Flat Presses(The only machine I've found that works for my center pecs; think Dorian in Blood 'n Guts)
Decline Barbell Presses(Just to hammer in the pump)
All in all, a good session. Now on to....
Now my shoulders ended up being pretty fatigued after the chest session from my previous workout, but I was able to do well enough by them all the same.
Cybex Shoulder Press
385X.....failed(Quite frankly, this pissed me off a bit; ergo the drops of death)
Barbell Military Press
Bent Dumbbell Rear Laterals
Close Grip Bench Press
285X7(PB ...I think)
Standing Rope Pushdowns
150X16(These hurt A LOT)
Standing Angle Bar Pushdowns(Not quite a v-bar, but angled to take the pressure of one's wrists)
And that was that. On to...
This was yesterday's session. Extremely satisfying all around, and I hit a new goal to boot.
Morning-Biceps(Did these at home, and 70lbs were as high as my humble dumbbells go)
My strength was high for these, and I felt it kept up well to boot. I'm going to switch back to training biceps primarily, instead of having it follow a major group.
Seated Dual Dumbbell Curls
Standing Alternating Dumbbell Curls
300X9(PB on reps...I think)
Bent Barbell Rows
505X2(I seriously had trouble here, and I realized that I wasn't quite mentally primed. Fixed that right quick; thank you Kittie's Funeral for Yesterday-even though virtually all of their other stuff sucks, I dig this song)
Any serious and comparably sized powerlifter would likely smoke my deads, but I'm happy with my brick-by-brick increases. Safe and steady:)
Single Arm Dumbbell Rows(equal reps on both sides)
Upright Seated Leg Press
So that was that. A greater emphasis on free weights for my back has really brought back some positive results. I hope to hit the 600 Club in deads in no less than a month and a half, but I do have a family vacation that I'm actually hopping onto the week of the 13th-there goes six days. I'm taking my home gear with me though, and my nutrition will stay steady as well. Here's to hoping our hotel has a gym
As always, thank you for your encouragement and motivation:) Chest and n00bs WILL be later this afternoon; breakfast and a blessedly short shift on patrol are calling my name. Until then
damn buddy.. ur one big guy.. and your damn tall.. nice workouts.. just checkin in and sayin hi.. keep at it.
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Serb- Being tall can be nice, but it definitely has its drawbacks as well. Thank you for hitting my log:)
Dobbs- Thank you 600 is coming, step by step. The fact that you'll likely be doing the same by the time you're 20 makes me work even harder for time lost.
Hypo- Since they always get me screaming, a little fear on their part would be nice:)
Alright, here's the chest/traps from today. I wanted to hit forearms as well, but there were entirely too many placeholders taking up all the space
Incline Dumbbell Presses
Decline Barbell Press
315X6(not hitting these first took my strength down a bit)
180X6( A planned PB, unlike my previous 200 stint)
And that was that; all done in just shy of an hour. An excellent pump in my chest, and my traps were well stocked as well. Ended up spending about 15min of my workout time re-screwing the ends of the high-end dumbbells in; stinking n00bs keep dropping 'em
Heavy weight i see like always. Shit load of weight to be doing fly's with. Hit incline db's instead of bb i notice, which u like better? Decline looks good too, 315 x 6 is damn impressive, i know uve gotten a bit more than that but like u said considering u did 2 other exercises, and heavy with them, u looked strong their. Yup keep hitting those shrugs heavy too, i can only imagine that will also help ur deadlift go up.
Do you smell cabbage? No? It must be.....
the stench of n00b
I'll narrow it down to the top three of recent memory, one of which is a special inductee
-Our first distinguished member of the list is actually someone I kinda know. The kid competed in a Utah show, coming in as a decently conditioned lightweight. I have definite respect for him in that, but as we shall see, he's a n00b in the area of deads.
So I see him ante up to 225, and he pounds out a few solid-ish reps. Then, the prodigious third plate makes its entry. Now the 225 seemed like enough for him, but he was too busy wrapping himself around the concept of seemingly herculean weight. All of a sudden, two quarters join the seemingly confused third plates.
Then the ritual begins. Oddly enough, it involves a lot of sticking his butt up straight in the air and shaking it to the four corners of the earth. After about a straight minute of this, he looks into the mirror, jerks the bar(while still having his butt sailing in the stratosphere).....and moves it about an inch and a half. Dropping his attempted ego-stroke, he then looks around as if to discover witnesses to his recent semi-campaign against impossibility. He sees me, I give him a 'wassup' nod, and he promptly engages the nearest gym bunny in conversation. The moment ceased to exist for him, but I'll always remember....and laugh a bit
-The second member of the elites is one who personifies a special hindrance; the kid had no inner dialogue whatsoever. Now all of us play the psyche game, but the fact of the matter is that the talking generally goes on inside our heads. This kid was an extrovert of massive proportions.
The fact that he was sporting a pink i-pod on an arm strap should've been an indicator, and in hindsight I guess it was. He had a number of rolling conversations with himself in a bold talking tone, I absolutely kid you not. He was sprouting freaking paragraphs to himself, all in an effort to curl that 45lb bar one more time... It was seriously hilarious, and it took the greatest effort to date on my part to not break down laughing around him.
The kicker of the whole experience? I finish my session, and am in the midst of prepping myself for the blessed de-stink spray(which, I might add, a shockingly bad amount of members fail to do now ). The loudspeaker walks in, does something, and prepares to again stalk to the stage of his own private/public speech training. Thing is, he tunes in a new song and starts singing it out loud. Not just any song mind you, but likely the most cliche pump up song of all time. I hear him whisper/blare...."let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor...." Sweet. Merciful. Crap.... Drowning Pool was just the icing on the cake for a steaming pile of n00b.
-Now for the special inductee. A member who brings a prodigious frame to the list, as well as a certain grammatical flair. The newest n00b is.......................me
So I had just finished my back session of the 565lb deadlift, and I was feeling a little peaked. I was still contemplating a continuation of my session though, so I found myself stymied in a brief moment of thought. Unbeknowst to me(or maybe it was just the impulses lagging to my brain), I had left my water bottle uncapped, which was currently at my side. Apparently my mind wasn't aware of ANYTHING else my body was doing, for my left hand swept down and made my decision for me. My kong-sized paw hit the protruding cap of my shaker/water bottle, spilling its contents against my leg. I avoided the dreaded crotch hit, but the message was clear; I was done. Yep, for a dim moment, n00b was me