Monday, June 26, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2394


BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 7
AM WORKOUT

Buffalo Bar Squats
5xBar
5x100
5x140
3x190
1x230
1x280
5x300
5x340
5x5x380

Axle strict press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x161
5x186
5x206
8x161

Chins (various grips)
17x6

Band pull aparts
5x20

Dips
120

Notes: Giantsets as before, dips at the end.  Squats didn't feel as awful as week 1; I might be adapting to the workload.  I belted up for the topset of press, which was most likely the deciding variable.  I may need to start bringing that back into the rotation.  Dropped the TM on press by 5lbs to make this managable.  Workout took right around an hour.  Upping chin reps each week, which has the added benefit of being done earlier.

General notes: Woke up at 199.2 this morning.  Still think a lot of that is weekend bloat, but it's at least moving in the right direction.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2393

Prowler w/200lbs loaded
8x50'

Notes: Better than last week, but still sucks.  Don't want to push much harder since tomorrow should be a challenging squat workout.

Woke up at 197.4.  Cheat meal is working.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2392

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 6

AM WORKOUT

Buffalo bar squat
5xBar
5x100
5x140
3x190
1x230
5x260
5x300
5x340

Log clean once and press away
5xLog
10x5x110

NG chins w/95lbs
5x5

Band pull aparts
5x20

Farmer's walk shrugs 115
5x20

Standing ab wheel
3x8

Buffalo bar squat 230
1x20

Notes: Very light and fast day here; prepping me for Monday.  In my next life, I might clean/viper reach rep of the log to make it more challenging.  Ran it like before, with giantsets all over the place.  The 20 rep squats were semi-challenging, but nothing terrible.  Threw in the ab wheel work because I had room for it and wan't to keep some manner of ab work in.

General notes: Woke up at 194.8 this morning.  Work is vetoing my constant eating of eggs, and I can live with that.  I'll have to eat more at home.  Going to try to go big on a cheat meal today.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2391

Stone of Steel over bar EMOM for 7 minutes

https://youtu.be/rzBrXoKdMDk

Notes: I have no idea what the height was, but this was an asskicker.  Couldn't last the full 10.  Time for me to start learning how to do triple extension.

Woke up at 194.4 this morning.  I've been holding strong on the diet trying not to overcorrect, but I am clearly losing weight.  Made a concentrated effort to eat more.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2390

BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 5

AM WORKOUT

Deadlifts (texas deadlift bar)
5x135
5x225
1x315
5x355
5x405 (straps here on)
2x5x460 (touch and go)
1x5x460 (deadstop)

Axle bench press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x186
3x231
3x266
9x301
17x231

Curls 45
5x10

Hammer curls 45
5x10

DB rows 105
2x12
2x11
1x10

Notes: Definitely easier than the first time.  I planned to do deadstops the whole time, but I forgot to vector in that my wife sleeps in on Wednesdays, and I don't want to be slamming weights to wake her up.  I timed the last set to right around when her alarm woulda been going off, but I'll see what my plan is moving forward.  Got the whole thing done in about an hour again.  Hamstrings aren't sore like they were last week; think I'm adapting.  Right ankle got torqued on one of the sets of deadlift warm-ups, but otherwise everything held up.

General notes: Woke up at 195.4.  Helped my neighbor move a washer and dryer into their moving truck and got rewarded with 4 5lb and 4 2.5lb tubs of whey protein.  Only 1 has expired, and trying it yesterday it was just fine. Think I'm going to throw a shake onto daily protein intake for the routine, as this seemed like some sort of omen.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2389

AM WORKOUT

JM walks, chains+5lbs

50 minutes

Notes: Clipped 2 2.5lb plates to the chain rig.  Easy way to add some weight.  I like this conditioning for how uniquely miserable it is.  I'm not huffing wind, but I am beat down when it is done.  Seems a little easier on my knees too.
Woke up at 196.2. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Training Log: Entry 2388


BUILDING THE MONOLITH WORKOUT 4

AM WORKOUT

Buffalo bar Squats

5xBar
5x100
5x140
3x190
1x230
5x260
5x300
5x5x340

Axle strict press
5xAxle
5x66
5x136
5x146
5x166
5x191
12x146

Chins (various grips)
20x5

Band pull aparts
5x20

Dips
150 reps

Notes: Same approach as last week, except I cut the dips out of the circuit and just did them rest pause at the end for reps.  Much more viable approach; far better recovery on the squats.  Wasn't huffing nearly as bad, but this was slightly lighter as well.  Press was smooth, but defintely heavier than it needs to be.  Workout took about an hour.
General notes: Woke up at 196.0.  Elbows are pretty beat up; I imagine that's the weighted chins.