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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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Bench Press Deload

Warm Up 120×5, 155×5, 185×3

Main 120×5, 155×5, 185×5

Boring But Big 155x5x10

Sling Shot Bench 185x3x10

Incline DB Bench 35x3x5

Bodyweight 222

No Blood Pressure taken

No Videos

#dailyselfie featuring WITCC hat and Hit ‘n Miss Volleyball (beer league) cut-off.

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Sorry it has been a busy week.  Here is my training for this week:

Day 1: Bench

Warm Up: 120×5, 155×5, 185×3

Main: 230×5, 260×3, 390×2

Joker: 305×1

Boring But Big: 155x5x10

Incline DB Bench: 30x3x10

Day 2: Deadlift

Warm Up: 160×5, 205×5, 245×3

Main: 305×5, 345×3, 385×7

Joker: 405×1, 425×1

Boring But Big: 205x5x10

Straight Arm Pull Down: 50×10, 60x2x10

Day 3: Overhead Press (done at Shawn Frankl’s Big Iron Gym)

Warm Up: 65×5, 85×5, 100×3

Main: 125×5, 140×3, 160×5

Joker: 170×1

Boring But Big: 85x3x10

DB Front Raise/Lateral Raise: 10x2x10

Walked home from the gym: about 20 min.

Day 5: Squat

Warm Up: 170×5, 215×5, 255×3

Main: 320×5, 365×3, 405×2

Joker: 425×1 (failed to hit depth)

Boring But Big: 215x5x10

Leg Extension: 85x3x10

#dailyselfies:

OBGYM hat, “Less Talky, More Lifty” bro tank, WITCC hat, Science Nutrition bro tank, APF powerlifting t-shirt (that is too big on me now), SBD knee sleeves, and rolled up, ripped sweatpants (lol)

Sorry No videos this week.  I tried to use an actual video camera and movie editing software but it kept crashing so I couldn’t upload those videos from Day 1.  Didn’t have my phone with me on Day 2.  Didn’t have anywhere to set my phone at B.I.G. to get a good angle for Day 3. And the Day 5 videos uploaded upside down…ugh.

Warm Ups: 170×5, 215×5, 255×3

Main: 300×3, 340×3, 385×4 (video, bad angle)

Boring But Big: 215x4x10

Leg Extensions: 75x3x10

Bodyweight: 220

Blood Pressure 106/70

Featured #dailyselfie: OBGYM camp hat, J.B. Boss powerlifting t-shirt, sister and brother-in-law.

(Top set, bad angle, not to depth on last 2 reps)

Giant Set 1

Hammer curls 20x3x10

One arm tricep extensions 20x3x10

DB shrugs 50x3x20

Giant Set 2

Dip belt calf raises 75x3x20

Wrist curls/extensions 10x3x10

Upright rows 20x3x10

Giant Set 3

EZ curls (w/ arm blaster) 65x3x10

French presses 65x3x10

Cable rows 75x3x20

Bodyweight 219.6

Blood Pressure 104/64

Featured #dailyselfie wearing 22nd St Barbell hat, Lewis and Clark Jazz Fest cut-off (XL btw), Daredevil socks (with the little horns on the side), and my old Fila (yard mowing) shoes.

Warm Up 65×5, 85×5, 100×3

Main 115×3, 135×3, 150×10

Joker 160×3, 165×3, 175×3

Boring But Big 85x5x10

SuperSet DB Front Raise/Lateral Raise 10x3x10

Bodyweight 218.4 lbs

Blood Pressure 107/64

Featured #dailyselfie wearing 22nd St Barbell hat, Totus Tuus cut-off (only an XL btw), SoxBox Strongman socks, SBD elbow sleeves and lever belt (video only)

Videos are the 3 Joker sets 160, 165, and 175

OHP – 190x3x3
OHP – 210x1x2
Upright Rows – 75x3x10
DB Shrugs – 55x3x20
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Sumo DL – 495x2x1
Sumo DL – 515x2x1 (current sumo max)
             (Tore off callus on left hand)
Straight Arm Lat Pulldown – 50x3x10

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Feeling good about upcoming meet. Goal for deadlift will be +15 or +20 lbs from last APF in April of 2015.

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