Posts Tagged ‘Hypertrophy’

Week: 1

Date: Thursday 6/23/16

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Block Pull – 365x3x3/fail, 8/7/6 reps, 0 rating ( I totally strained my back between 2nd and 3rd sets, i.e. the belt being put on)

Low Bar Good Morning – 90x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps, 1 rating

BB Upright Row – 90x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tri Ext superset – 25/55x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Shrugs w/Straps – 225x3x3/fail

Daily "Selfie":

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My Pudzianowski Poland T-shirt.  POLISH POWER!!! Maruisz Pudzianowski is one of my favorite professional strongmen.  Nike elbow sleeves used to protect my shins during deadlifts. And, apparently at the time, no shoes.

Back felt terrible after 2nd set on Block Pulls.  I pushed my way through the rest of the workout, but I don't know if that was a good idea.  I will be hitting the chiropractor tomorrow and maybe a massage next week.  

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/23/16
Week: 1

Date: Wednesday 6/22/16

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: N/A

Working Sets:

Overhead Press – 145x5x3/fail, 9/9/8/8/8 reps, 0 rating

Underhand EZ Bar Row – 125x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

DB Lateral Raise – 20x2x3/fail, 12/10 reps

Figure 4 Crunches – bodyweightx3x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

EZ Bar Curl/Overhead Machine Ext superset – 75/50x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

DIY Wrist Roller – 45x3

Calf Raises - bodyweightx9x10

Daily "Selfie":

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Fear No Evil Cut-off (Matt 28:20/Deut 31:6, "Be Strong and of good courage; Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go".  Flip-Flops...

Training felt great today.  Shoulders were a little sore from yesterday but I managed to complete all reps/sets required for the day.  I am really starting to get into this new training style.  I know it will get harder the next couple weeks as intensity and volume change, but hopefully my body will be ready for the adaptation.

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
Heavy Hammer Gym - Hypertrophy Mesocycle: Week 1: 6/22/16
Week: 1

Date: Tuesday 6/21/16

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Front Squat – 200x5x3/fail, 8/8/7/7/7 reps, 0 rating

Block Pull – 365x2x3/fail, 7/8 reps, 0 rating

DB Lateral Raise – 20x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Planks – bodyweightx2, 30sec/30sec

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 25/75x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Shrugs w/straps (used new Ludus Magnus straps from www.wenningstrength.com ) – 225x3x3/fail, 12/12/12

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Daily "Selfie":

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Tough As Nails T-shirt.  Flip-Flops...

I feel that this new style of full-body hypertrophy training is going to kill me.  I have never trained this way before.  I hate reps higher than 5 (I am a powerlifter you know). This is going to take some getting used to.  That being said, I have been having fun with some new exercises and have actually been hitting most of my reps.  I feel that this training will really help with my muscular endurance (not a lot of endurance, but better than what I currently have) and give me some GAINZ in the muscle size department.  My quads are sore after two days of front squats, but not as bad as I thought they would be.  Maybe they will be worse tomorrow.

Here is a link to the video of my training on my YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu__D3O2-lc

After a long hiatus from blogging I have decided to return to the world of digital journaling. (thats basically what my blog is) I have begun a new training program supplied by Renaissance Periodization.  It will include a 15 week Hypertrophy Block, a 12-16 week Strength Block, and a 4 week Peaking Block before my next competition.  I just started week 1/workout 1 today.  Check out the blog entitled Hypertrophy Block 6/20/16 if you want to see what it included. I will try to do a better job next time discussing my feelings (like a social justice warrior/triggered person) next time on how I think that particular training session went.  I will also resume my book reviews and product reviews. I have started DIY (Do-It-Yourself) pre-workout and post-workout supplements and will review that process too, as well as give you an easy receipe you could follow. I will also post DIY projects that I have been working on in regards to equipment or gym accessories. Hopefully, I will also start posting videos again and I will introduce you to my new training partner Nick. This is just a heads up.  Look for more posts coming soon.

PS: Here is my daily selfie coming back. This is a shirt I got for helping carry the giant Warner Bros balloon during a parade a few years back.

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Week: 1

Date: Monday 6/20/16

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym

Training Partner: Nick Bennigsdorf

Working Sets:

Wide Grip Bench Press – 175x3x3/fail, 12/12/12 reps, 1 rating (easy, will be manually moving up weight next week)

Front Squat – 200x2x3/fail, 8/7 reps, 0 rating (normal)

Underhand EZ Bar Row – 125x2x3/fail, 12/12 reps

Crunches – bodyweightx2x3/fail, 20/20 reps

Accessories:

Hammer Curl/Tricep Ext superset – 25/55x3x3/fail, 12/10/12 reps

Calf Raise – bodyweightx9x6

Barbell Wrist Curl/Ext – 45x3x10

 

DELOAD

Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @H.H.G.

Front Squats – 115x3x8

Straight Arm Pulldown – 40x3x8

Dumbbell Shrug – 25x3x20

Standing Calf Raise – 205x3x20

DELOAD

Chest / Arms

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @B.I.G.

Dumbbell Bench Press – 45x3x8

Spoto Press – 105x3x8

Preacher Curl – 40x3x8

French Press – 40x3x8

MAS wrestling for 1 hour at school.

DELOAD

Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @WITCC

Sumo Deadlift – 225x3x8

Stiff Leg Deadlift – 225x3x8

Seated Row – 100x3x8

Barbell Shrug (Back) – 185x3x8

Calf Raise – 400x3x20

DELOAD

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @H.H.G.

Overhead Press – 150x3x8

Seated Dumbbell Press – 50x3x8

Hammer Curls – 30x3x8

Dips – bwx3x8

DELOAD

Tuesday – Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @ WITCC

Front Squat – 205x3x8

Dumbbell Shrug – 100x3x20

Seated Calf Raise – 400x3x20