Posts Tagged ‘Gorilla Bench’


Normally we would play Dungeons and Dragons on Friday nights, but we haven’t been able to get our group together. We decided to lift instead. It was a bench press workout and I went WAAAAAAYYYYY past technical failure on my AMRAP. I let me ego get the best of me on the last rep especially, but…I did get it. Here is the breakdown:

Bench Press: 240x4x2; AMRAP 240×12 (the last rep is so very ugly, you have to check it out in the video)

2-board Press: 120×15; 135×15 (we switched it up from the floor presses because they weren’t very safe the way we had to do them)

Side Raise: 15×15; 15×12

Rear Raise: 15x2x12

Again, please check out my YouTube channel. If you want to make fun of me for that last rep, do it in the comments on YouTube. Make sure to subscribe to the channel and get the notification bell on to see other training vlogs (probably other funny reps too)

Thursday – Hamstrings, Back, Calves

Sumo Deadlift – 225x2x10 (Really, this my first time trying sumo dl) – This actually felt really good.  I might switch my competition DL style to sumo and use conventional in 1 training block.

Stiff Leg Deadlift – 135x2x10

Seated Row – 50x2x10  – My version is close to regular except, at home, I only have the Spud Econo Pulley system so I can’t get quite the right angle.

Barbell Shrug – (Kaz Shrugs today) – 135x2x10 – Kaz Shrugs are using a narrow grip for 10 reps, switching to a normal grip for 10 reps, and then switching to a wide grip for 10 reps.  I did this and counted all 3 grips as 1 set.  So, technically, I did 2 sets of 30 reps.

Standing Calf Raises – 275x2x10

Daily “Selfie” – This is my Gorilla Bench T-shirt.  I won it in a Facebook Give-Away.  One of my favorite shirts.  Fits nicely and feels lightweight. On the back it says, “Training – Its like wrestling a Gorilla.  You don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when the Gorilla is tired.” You can purchase them here: