Friday, June 04, 2010

Fighting an Injury....But Flipping Tires...700lbs too...

As the title suggests....more info to come...

770lbs tire is a bitch, but it's mking my knee feel better...

stay tuend for this strong ass mother fuckers come back!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Deadlift Training from 4/15/2010 475lbs for 10 reps (No Belt)

Deadlift (Warm-Ups) 210x5, 265x5, 315x3
Deadlift (Work-Sets) 370x3, 420x3, 475x10
Skipped Accesory Work...

Given my slow recovery from that friggin sinus infection, I was quite happy with this performance. Still performing deadlifts without a belt and loving it. I really felt the abs on the last couple of pulls.

475 for 10 reps is a Personal Record I believe, I don't remember ever pulling this weight for this many reps. That's the cool thing about 531 is you eventually start handling weights for multiple reps that at one point you feared to pull for a double or triple...

Overall I fellt pretty good, the only thing that felt weak towards the end was my quadriceps of all things. Perhaps I will start incorporating some box jumps & leg extensions to address this.

That's all folkd, thanks for stopping by.

Making Savage the Body,


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good Bench Press Workout all things Considered...

(Numbers Based Off 405lbs 1rm/365lbs Training Max)
Bench Press (Warm-Up) 145x5, 185x5, 225x3
Bench Press (Work-Sets) 255x3, 295x3, 330x6,5,4
Assistance Work Consisted of Various Blast Strap Movements Focused on the Shoulder Girdle

My head cold/sinus infection finally caught up with me hence the crappy workout.

Normally I would have expected 330 for 8-10 reps...Not This Day!

No big whoop...will nail it next week I guess.

Also, I think I forgot to post my Squat Workout and Military Press Day. On Squat I just went for the bare minimum of 5 reps ass to grass with like 395 or something. With the sinus infection my face felt like it was gonna blow off.

The Military Press Workout turned out to be like 175 for 12 or something like that, again the sinus infection killed me...

I did perform Deadlift tonight with pretty good results, I will post those tomorrow. Note to everyone, the sinus infection seems to be gone so my face doesn't hurt to touch anymore...good news!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

^ I Felt Like This ^

Keep it Dark, Keep it Heavy!


Friday, April 09, 2010

Deadlift Workout and My thoughts on past deadlift workouts...

Belated Post...(from 04/05/2010)

Deadlift (No Belt - Warm-Ups) 205x5, 265x6, 315x3
Deadlift (No Belt Work-Sets) 345x5, 390x5, 445x12
No Accessory Work

Been fighting off a head cold, so overall I am quite happy with these results. These high rep deadlift workouts with no belt is really paying off in the upper back mass. It's almost time for XXL shirts...

Random thought on pulling:

So, up until 7 months ago I was a strict Westside junkie. Every week was Max Effort Squat, Max Effort Bench, Dynamic Effort Bench, and Dynamic Effort Squat. I pulled from the floor once every other month or so.

In hindsight I think this was a mistake, as until recently I secretly feared pulling anything over 405 for reps which I believe hindered any sort of mass building effects that heavy pulling can have.

I have pulled 600 lbs in training and other weights over 500 from the floor many times, but every single time there was an element of doubt in my mind.

Doubt caused from the lack of pulling from the floor with any substantial weight.

So now that I have worked up through the 531 progression and routinely pull weights over 400 for multiple reps, I find my confidence in the lift going up as well, which can only lead to good things if you ask me...

Anyway, just a random thought for you.


Friday, April 02, 2010

Bench Press Workout - Taking 310 for a Ride...

Bench Press (Warm-Up) 145x5, 185x5, 225x3
Bench Press (Work Sets) 235x5, 275x5, 310x11
Super-Sets 30 Seconds Between
KB Rows 4x10
Chain Suspended Tricep Extensions BWx4x10

As far as bench press workouts go this was a good one. With a jacked right shoulder I was still able to post a Personal Record, so I won't complain.

This marks the beginning of my 7th cycle on the world famous Jim Wendler 531 Program and I am still loving the results. If you are into truly developing your raw strength, this is the shit for you my friend!

The accessory work was just thrown together because I was pressed for time. I think next week I will introduce some heavy rowing into the fold. I absolutely loathe Barbell Bent Rows but feel they will help with this shoulder issue. I believe I have a muscle imbalance due to neglect, time will tell...

Thanks for stopping by,

Yours in Strength,