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Today was squat day at the Heavy Hammer Gym…but I had to do it without my trusty training partner Nick (@nick_benni on Instagram).  However, I did have the help of my 4 year old and my 2 year old constantly talking to me and asking me questions during my AMRAP…”Uff Da” (the proper Scandinavian spelling, lol). Here is what went down tonight:

Squats: 315x4x2, AMRAP 315×10 (no wraps or sleeves)

Incline Bench Reverse Hyperextensions: Just bodyweight for now (currently sitting around 220lbs after a couple weeks of higher carbs.  Getting back into low carb, high fat tomorrow)

Incline Bench Dumbbell Rows: 20x1x20, 25x2x20

Incline Bench Dumbbell Shrugs: 20x1x20, 25x2x20

Calf Raises (on Hack Squat Machine): 305x5x10

Sorry there is no #dailyselfie, but there is a video this time.  Hope you enjoy.  Comment if you would like to critique my form.  (I cut a lot of reps high on the AMRAP.  I guess I was nervous without my spotter there.)

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Week: 4

Date: Sunday 7/17/16

Time: -

Location: Heavy Hammer Gym
         
Training Partner: -

Working Sets:

High Bar Squat – 390x3x2/fail, 6/6 reps, -1 rating

Wide Grip Bench Press- 195x2x6, 6/6, +1 rating

One Arm Dumbbell Row - 85x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Barbell Upright Row - 100x3x1/fail, 12/12/12 reps

Accessories:

Preacher Curl/French Press superset – 40/80x3x3/fail, 10/8/8 reps

Daily "Selfie" - No


No Video Again...
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

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted.  Getting ready for our annual Jazz Festival has been a lot of work and very time consuming.  I haven’t missed any training days, but I haven’t had any time to post.  Instead of bombarding you with a bunch of posts, I am going to include all of those workouts in this post.  So…here it goes:

2/1/16 – Monday – Heavy Bench Day

Bench Press – 245x3x10, 270x1x2, 295x1x1 (a little different from what I would normally do. Shawn Frankl has been giving me a few pointers to try to get me to bench 360 or 365 at my next meet)

Incline Bench Press – 195x3x10

Dumbbell Bench Press – 60x3x12

Cable Flys – #2x2x15 (not sure what the plates weigh on this machine)

2/2/16 – Tuesday – Heavy SNOW SHOVELING DAY!!!

2/3/16 – Wednesday – Overhead Press Day

Overhead Press – 145x3x10, 165x1x2, 175x1x1

Upright Rows – 95x3x10

Kaz Shrugs – 135x3x30

2/4/16 – Thursday – Deadlift Day

AM Cardio – 6.1 mi / 15 min.

Deadlift – 290x3x6, 315x3x5

Seated Row – 135x3x10

Lat Pulldown – #10x3x10 (again, don’t know what the weights are on this machine)

2/5/16 – Friday – Light Bench Day

Bench Press – 175x3x10

Slingshot Bench Press – 225x1x10

Close Grip Bench Press – 135x3x10

2/7/16  – Sunday – Heavy Squat Day

High(er) Bar Squats – 400x6x2

Low Bar Squats – 225x2x3 (trying to get back into a power squat form)

2/8/16 – Monday – Heavy Bench Day

Bench Press – 250x3x10, 275x1x2, 300x1x1

Dumbbell Bench Press – 60x3x12

Cable Flys – 25x3x12

Tricep Extensions – 40x3x12

2/9/16 – Tuesday – Light Squat Day

Squat 135x1x3 (pulled my hamstring on rep 3 of my warm-up set.  not sure what happened, but I couldn’t hardly walk for the next 2 days.  maybe overworked it last Sunday)

2/10/16 – Wednesday – Overhead Press Day

Overhead Press – 150x3x10, 170x1x2, 180x1x1

Push Press – 225x3x1

Behind-the-Back Shrugs – 140x3x20

2/11/16 – Thursday – Deadlift Day

Sumo Deadlift – 340x6x4

Seated Rows – 75x3x10

2/12/16 – Friday – Light Bench Day

Bench Press – 135x3x10

Tricep Extensions – 50x3x12

 

 

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

Sunday – Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @ H.H.G.

Front Squat – 230x5x8

Straight Arm Pulldown – 75x5x8

Dumbbell Shrug – 50x5x20 (with hold)

Standing Calf Raise – 405x5x8

Sunday – Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @ H.H.G.

Front Squat – 225x4x8

Straight Arm Pulldown – 75x4x8

Dumbbell Shrug – 50x4x20 with 20sec holds on last rep

Standing Calf Raises – 405x4x8

No Daily “Selfie”

Sunday – Quads / Back / Calves

AM Cardio – None

PM Hypertrophy – @B.I.G.

Front Squats – 215x3x9

Straight Arm Pulldowns – #9 (not sure on weights)

Dumbbell Shrugs – 100x3x20

Standing Calf Raises (Machine) – #44x3x20

No Daily “Selfie”

 

Sunday – Quads/Back/Calves

AM Cardio – didn’t happen, knee was hurting. @ Heavy Hammer Gym

PM Hypertrophy @ B.I.G.

Front Squat – 210x2x10

Straight Arm Pulldown – #9 on machinex2x10 (maybe 80ish lbs)

Dumbbell Shrugs – 100x2x20

Standing Calf Raise (machine) – #42x3x20

Daily “Selfie” – It is starting to get cold down in the Heavy Hammer Gym.  I have on a full-zip, Show Choir sweatshirt from my senior year of high school, 2004.  Also pictured are my new WITCC sweatpants that I won at our faculty Christmas party.  They are very comfy and warm, but too long.  I have to roll up the bottoms a good 3-4 inches in order to function in them.

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Sunday – Quads/Back/Calves

Front Squat – 205x5x8

Straight Arm Pulldowns – 70x5x8

Dumbbell Shrugs – 50x5x20

Standing Calf Raises – 405x5x12

Daily “Selfie” – This is my t-shirt from the 2015 APF Big Iron Iowa/Nebraska State Powerlifting Championships that I competed in last April.  Some of the sponsors of this meet were: Jim Grandick’s Big Iron Compound, Shawn Frankl’s Big Iron Gym, Strength and Power Equipment Company (www.snpequipment.com), Inzer Advanced Designs, and Powerlifter Today.  This is the next meet I hope to compete in sometime in April.2015-12-13-11.53.14.jpg.jpeg