Thursday, July 20, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2410

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 17

AM WORKOUT

Texas Deadlift Bar Deadlift (touch and go)
5x135
5x225
1x315
5x415
5x475
3x5x525

Axle bench press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x186
5x226
5x256
3x286
6x321
10x256

DB curls 35
3x15
1x10

DB hammer curls 35
3x15

Kroc rows 105
1x21

Notes: Deviated from the program and went with Kroc rows to ensure success on the deads while keeping my training time reasonable.  This was still the most difficult workout to make time efficient.  Really happy to have made it through all those deads, and that performance on bench is a fatigued state is strong.  Managed to break some bloodvessels for the first time on this routine.

Woke up at 198.8.  Still pushing calories as hard as I can.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2409

SOS over bar (22)
Doubles EMOM for 10 minutes, 11 reps on final minute

Notes: Quick workout after my normal 3 hours of sleep when working overnight.  Torqued my right hamstring on the very first double, so took it a little slow from there.

No morning weigh in today.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2408

YESTERDAY

Prowler sprints, high handles, 200lbs on prowler
8x50'

Notes: 30 seconds rest between sets.  I was dying.  Got out of prowler shape.

TODAY

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 16

AM WORKOUT

Buffalo Bar Squats
5xBar
5x100
5x140
3x190
1x230
1x280
5x305
5x350
5x5x390

Axle strict press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x171
5x196
4x216
8x171

NG chins
10x10

Band pull aparts
5x20

Dips
100 reps

Notes: I saw this as being the hardest workout of the program, so I'm glad it's behind me.  Got it done in 65 minutes.  Those 5x5 squats weren't too bad; I think the program really got me in decent shape.  The set of 4 of 215 was a challenge, but a 5th may have been there with slightly longer rests.

Woke up at 200.8.  Really pushing in the final stretch here.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2407

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 15

AM WORKOUT

Buffal Bar Squats
5xBar
5x100
5x140
3x190
1x230
5x270
5x305
5x350
20x270

Axle continental and press away
5xBar
5x123
15x5x156

Weighed NG chins
5x60
5x85
5x110
5x135
5x110

Band Pull Aparts
5x20

Farmer's handle shrugs 105
1x50
2x25

Standing ab wheel
3x8

Notes: Took about an hour and 15 minutes.  This was brutal.  Those 15 sets take it out of you; part of that is the continentals each set.  The set of 50 for shrugs had a huge impact on pressing as well; recovery took a hit there.  Also listened to NiN's new song for the entire session and I'm still not bored of it.

Woke up at 198.6.  Really trying to push calories in the final stretch here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2406

AM WORKOUT

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 14

Texas Deadlift Bar Deadlift (tng)
5x135
5x225
1x315
5x365 (straps)
5x415
3x5x470

Axle bench press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x186
3x236
3x271
8x306
15x236

DB rows 105
2x13
3x12

Axle Curls
1x100

Notes: Faster workout.  Right around 55 minutes.  Still figuring out the best way to work in curls and rows.

Woke up at 197.6 this morning.  Spent all day floating on the river, food was poor.  Ate as good as I could.

For my Nine Inch Nails fans, they're releasing another album.  Just bought the single.  Check it out.  Video is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDV-dOvqKzQ

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2405

EMOM Stone of Steel over bar (21)
Triples for 10 minutes

https://youtu.be/lhnwu02DS7k

Notes: Original plan was to add weight, but time was tight, so I just took the bar higher than before.  Technique is really coming along.

Woke up at 198.2.  More realistic weight.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2404

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 13

AM WORKOUT

Buffal Bar Squats
5xBar
5x100
5x140
5x190
1x230
5x270
5x310
5x5x350

Axle strict press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x151
5x171
5x196
10x151

Chins (various grips)
10x9
1x10

Band pull aparts
5x20

Dips
150

Notes: Garage is getting sweltering and affecting recovery between sets, but just another opportunity to get better I suppose.  I apparently hurt something in my right hand on Saturday, because it was pretty swollen that day and I had some pain holding the axle today.  Not sure what I did. 

General notes: Woke up at 200.2.  Post road trip weight means pretty high from large sodium intake. I'll see what I end up with around Wed.  I didn't hit the prowler yesterday, but my conditionign was carrying my 38lb kid 2+ miles while my wife ran a Half Marathon and I went to cheer her on.