Thursday, January 18, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2431

AM WORKOUT

CIRCUIT

Log viper and press away
5x165

SSB squat
5x275

Axle rows
6x203

Circus dumbbell
1x105 (each arm)

9 Rounds


Notes: This kicked my butt. Exact right amount of loading and misery.  I was feeling pretty creaky coming into it, and didn't do much warming up, so it wasn't until about round 3 that I was really feeling right.  The circus dumbbell is feeling much crisper.  Also, not to be "that guy", but I'm doing this training all without a belt and elbow sleeves.  It's not about being hardcore, but more to make the rounds move faster, but part of me thinks it's going to make me stronger once I suit up.

Woke up at 195.0.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2430


AM WORKOUT

Log viper and press away
5xLog
5x160
3x180
11x200
6x200 (push press)
16x160

(13) Chain Suspended Buffalo Bar Squats
5xBar
5x140
5x190
5x230
3x280
1x320
1x370
10x430
6x370 (deadstop)

Axle rows 193
10x7

Dips
4x35

Notes: Once again, I was floored from my conditioning workout the day before, and this was the absolute last thing I wanted to do this morning.  Things were moving pretty rough, but the strength was still there.  I got out of the groove pretty bad on the topset of presses (took video and will upload later), and felt like vomiting with the log on my chest.  Buffalo bar felt bolted to the chains.  I'm definitely pushing myself hard in this training block.

Woke up at 197.4.  Been having some more carbs and sodium over the weekend. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2429

Circus Dumbbell
2x85
1x105
1x115
0x125
3x105

EMOM
-Minute 1: Stone of steel w/50lbs loaded over 21 bar for doubles
-Minute 2: Power stair with 225 for triples
-Minute 3: 250+lb sandbag load and carry
During downtime: Airdyne

https://youtu.be/YZwbI13hbHc

Notes: Real deal events day stuff.  Dubbing that circuit workout "The Last Castle" after the Robert Redford movie, which was also the cinematic debut of Steve Burton for you movie buffs.  Based off the scene where he had to move the pile of rocks from one location to the other and back for no particular reason, because that's what the sandbag felt like.  Stone was feeling solid, minus a hardcore chest pinch I got around round 4.  Technique on the stairs is coming along.  This once again beat the crap out of me.  Changed height on the airdyne seat per some feedback and it's working much better.

CDB technique is improving.  Still not hitting comp weight, but I'm 3 months out and got time.

No weigh in this morning.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2428

Keg suicide medley (4 rounds)
-Run 100lb keg 50'
-Run back to start
-Run back to keg
-Run 100lb keg back to start
-Run 182lb keg 50'

Max distance keg carry 182lbs
125'

Notes: Getting a little better over time.  Conditioning still strong, just need to improve the footspeed.

No weigh in the morning.  Schedule was a little hectic.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2427

AM WORKOUT

(4) Texas Deadlift Bar mat pull (touch and go)
5x135+chains
5x225+chains
3x315+chains
1x405+chains
13+3+3x495+chains
18x405+chains

Axle bench press
5xAxle
5x136
5x186
5x206
5x246
5x281
8x311
15x246

Standing ab wheel
4x8

Band pull aparts
5x20

NG chins
1x20
1x10

Full ROM plate raise 7.5kg
1x50

Axle curls
1x50

Notes: My back was not having it today.  Imagine I'm still fatigued from the carries.  The first rep of the topset was slow and rough, and the next 12 were all grit.  The outcome was a lot better than I anticipated.  Bench topset was less than desired, but the backoff set made up for it.  Finally got to sneak in some necessary assistance work too.  Hit the first set of chins before the raises and curls, then the next set at the end, so it really sucked.  As usual, lots of super and giant sets.

Woke up at 197.2.  Had my cheatmeal last night of more Panda express, and I'm on full carb bloat/sodium overload.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2426

Tabata Carries

250+sandbag for 8 rounds
100lbg keg for 8 rounds

https://youtu.be/gGx7f9Qv5GQ

Notes: I needed to bring this back into my life, because it's awful and it turns me into something evil.  That sandbag is a total pain.  Things are starting to shift around a bit compared to the initial load, and now it's becoming tough to move.  I was gassed after the sandbag and in agony after the keg.

Also, earlier today, did a timed hold of 35 seconds with a Captains of Crush #2 and then 30 reps with a #1   

Woke up at 196.2.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Training Log: Entry 2425

AM WORKOUT

GIANT SETS

Odd rounds
-Log viper and press each rep 5x150
-Viking squat 6x185
-Axle rows 6x193

Even rounds
-Log viper and press away 5x150
-Viking squats 6x185
-Axle rows 6x193
-Circus dumbbell 1x105 (per arm)

9 rounds, and then an extra set of Circus Dumbbell

Notes: Once again, goal was 10, but had to spend the early part of the workout shoveling the driveway, so lost some time.  Also, once again, this completely kicked my butt.  My grip and press are getting stronger, the squats are still awful, and I'm developing better technique under fatigue on the circus dumbbell.  Can actually feel me "catching" the bell rather than just pressing it.

This training has been great for unleashing my inner meathead, but I can also feel myself getting more beat up from it.  Just stuff to monitor.

Woke up at 195.6.