Monday, February 29, 2016

Training Log: Entry 2061

Read an excellent passage in Nietzsche's "The Antichrist" while I was waiting for my appointment. Had to share it.

"the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their destruction: in the labyrinth, in hardness against themselves and others, in experiments. Their joy is self-conquest: asceticism becomes in them nature, need, and instinct. Difficult tasks are a privilege to them; to play with burdens that crush others, a recreation."

Pretty on point at the time.


1 legged SSB box squat 265lbs+chains

(7) SSB Box Squat

Notes: Changing things around to start including my other leg. Just hitting one big top set for the single leg, then hammering the partial ROM box squat. Going to ROM progress before I start adding any weight. I figure it solves every other problem, might as well use it here. Pretty intense, happy to be hitting this again.

Blast strap fallout hold

Axle deadlifts 60lbs

Reverse hyper 30lbs

Neck harness 75lbs
25+12+12 (rest pause)


Had my 15 week post op visit with the surgeon today. Said I was progressing along very well, no signs of concern. Got cleared to perform some straight forward light jogging, but otherwise stick with the protocol. I think I'm going to include squats with just the bar back into my programming, as I've technically been cleared to perform them at PT at this point, but still going to take things slow and easy.

Got miffed at the nurse/tech checking me in, who upon hearing that I was recovering so well exclaimed "Oh, to be young and healthy". Because it certainly has nothing to do with the fact that I'm busting my ass trying to do everything in my power to recover as fast and as strong as possible; it must just be youth. And genetics. No one wants to believe that hard work gets results.

Woke up at 191.4 this morning. Going to start getting more aggressive with my food intake.


  1. Most people don't have much stock in their physicality so it wouldn't even cross the nurse's mind that that's a belittling comment. It's interesting how different of a place she's coming from while intending to compliment you.

    Glad to hear you're going to start bilateral squats! Are you paying any particular amount of mind to your stance? From my own knee problems I found that going wide and letting my torso sink back into my hips took a massive amount of pressure off the knee. But as a former powerlifter you probably squat like that anyway

    1. My squat stance actually got pretty narrower in my powerlifting days. I used to squat like that when I was a little heavier, but it made it difficult to hit depth. That said, I'm letting the box do most of the work taking knee pressure off right now, and just easing myself down onto it. The question will ultimately be if I ever return to free squats, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

      Appreciate the kind words dude! Been great having you in my corner this whole time.