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July 2014
These little 10 lb weights look pitiful but we ran 10 sets and this was my last lap. Yes that is the sun coming up behind me. Next we did stretches. David said I looked like Elaine from Seinfeld dancing at a rave. He is a hater. http://youtu.be/dxuhcInZavA
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Been having issues with acid reflux during training which completely sucks. Just about every set up until the last one I was fighting gagging during the lockout. On top of that I couldn’t tighten the back of the shirt up or wear a belt. So being able to hit 565 dealing with all that, I...
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Monday, July 28 Laying Single leg curls 3xMax -WU 12.5, work 15 Hack Squat 6×6 -no weight, 25,45,work 55 Reverse Hypers Heals Together Long Strap 3×15- 45+35 X-Band Walks 20 yards x2 -Pink band Glute Bridges 100 total Planks 10×10 sec x3 sets Us kids were left alone in the sandbox again today….. Tuesday, July...
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ME Squats x1 w/chains 60 150 240 290 330 380 Briefs 420 470 510 560 Suit straps down 600 650 690 690 +80 690+160 RDL’s w/chains 4×8 135 225 315 355 +40 +80 +120 Glute Ham Raise 2 part 3×10 BW Plank 10×10 x3 http://youtu.be/H7bRLGmNens
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Normally after a meet we take a week off, then drop all the way back down to GPP training to make our base bigger. For the next 6 weeks (roughly) I will not touch a barbell, the volume will be ridiculously high, and I will probably vomit a few times. The next 2 weeks will...
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It is done. I’ve been working towards this show since I got done with the Wounded Warrior Strongman Contest in November of last year. Yesterday was my final “tune up” per se, to run through events one last time before I deload for a week and play the mental game. I don’t know how many...
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Floor Press 6×6 (245) Meadows Rows 3×8 (45) Wide Grip Neutral Pulldowns 3×8 (150) Seated Facepulls 3×15 (30) EZ Bar Reverse Curls 3×10 (20 each side) Band Pull Aparts Series
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8×2 @55%+chains (470+80) ME Deadlift x1 +chains (135,225,315,405,495,585,615+40) Reverse Hypers 3×15 (140) Plate Pinch Holds 15 sec on 15 sec of max sets (left hand failed on set 6, right hand failed on set 7)
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I recently saw where someone made a Facebook post asking what the point of having a strong deadlift was if you can’t run a mile and what was the purpose of being able to run, bike, and swim fast if you weren’t strong. Well, let me answer that question…Winning! The point is to win! I...
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ME Bench x1 w/chains 45 95 135 185 225 275 315 Sling shot 365 +40 +80 +100 +120 miss Close Grip Bench 60 Reps (185×24,44,60) Single Arm Overhead Grenade Ball Extensions 3×12 (60) JM Press 6×6 (105) EZ Bar Reverse Pressdowns 3×15 (90) Laying Side DB External Rotations 3×10 (10) http://youtu.be/LLPoNtIgUOY
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About a week and a half out from meet time now. They’ve combined the. 200 and 231 classes so now I’ll have the opportunity to go up against some heavy hitters. I’m going to have to be on point in all moving events to make a difference here. If I can avoid losing ground on...
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http://youtu.be/kWBhP0EQ1lA We were happy to get back to some conditioning & really glad the temperature was pleasant this morning. 40 tire flips – started with baby tire. Will go for one of the big boy tires next time 50 each rope – up/down, side/side, jumping jacks http://youtu.be/h8ycj8BEeKU
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So this past Saturday 7-22-14 is when it was time to put the last 17 week training cycle to the test. Many parts of my training I doubted towards the end but it ended up being a silly doubt because the meet went extremely well for me. During training I could not bench for nearly...
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Floor Press 6×6 (2 minute break) (225) Meadows Rows 3×8 (35) Wide Grip Neutral Pulldowns 3×8 (140) Seated Facepulls 3×15 (20) EZ Bar Reverse Curls 3×10 (15 each side) Band Pull Aparts Series
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8×2 @50%+chains (425+80 8×2) DE Deadlift 50% w/chains (335+80 6×1) Hack Squat 6×6 (2.75 each side) Reverse Hypers 3×15 (90)
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ME Bench x1 w/chains 45x2x10 95x2x5 135x2x3 185×3 225×1 275×1 315×1 +40 +60 +80 +100 +120 Close Grip Bench 60 Reps 185×20,35,46,60) Single Arm Overhead Grenade Ball Extensions 3×12 50 50 50 JM Press 6×6 85 EZ Bar Reverse Pressdowns 3×15 70 70 70 80 Laying Side DB External Rotations 3×10 10 10 10 http://youtu.be/E5kO25VPPs4
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I deal with muscle imbalances all day with my training and massage clients.  When people feel an ache or pain they immediately assume the point of discomfort is the problem.  What I have learned from my years of practice is that it is not usually the only problem.  When someone comes to me for massage...
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I rarely say that I can’t finish something David throws at us but the side planks about killed us today. There were supposed to be 3 sets but he took pity on us and only made us do 2. Pure Hell. July 15, Day 2 Wide Grip Neutral Pulldowns 3×10 -WU 40,50, work 60 Rope...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQnPzO0qL1g   end of training cycle 1 for meeee…once again, i neglected to check which bar I was using, so this is a 55lb bar in all videos.  I noticed after my first set that should have been 217, i bumped it up to what I thought was 225 because I hate messing around with...
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Squat: 12×2×600, straps down single-ply I strained my traps unracking 900 about a week and a half ago. No issues today!
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Since Jeff and Liz were going to be out of town I let David have the week off and I ran at the park with my pup, Teddy, for a change. Running sucks! I am glad to be back in the gym. I need to work on getting deeper in the hack squat. I really...
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ME Squats x1 w/chains (box squats 60x2x5 150x2x5 240x2x2 330×1 380×1 420×1 470×1 510×1 +40 chains +80 chains RDL’s w/chains 4×8 315 +40 +80 +120 Glute Ham Raise 2 part 3×10 BW BW BW Plank 10×10 x2 http://youtu.be/UsN_Z-rlxow
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Trained speed squats and deadlifts today. Speed squats were a bear since I tried my hand at a circa max again. This smoked my back, I did not tension the bands enough so there was to much slack in the hole and a boat load of tension at top. This caused me to loosen up...
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Depth Drops into box jump, 2 boxes 8×1 ME NCL Deadlift x1 (135,225,315,405,suit straps down 495, straps up 585,635,655,675 miss, grip) Heels Together toes out reverse hypers 3×15 (65 each side) DB Shrugs 4×20 ( Seated Band Curls 3×1 min (1 min break) (light)
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Jennifer competed in her first figure competition this past June. I sat her down for interview to check out what she thought about the whole process. Take a listen to what she had to say…  
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I would like to take a moment and put some data into perspective for the 3 people that follow my logs. When I started training out of NBS fitness I was ignorant to the fitness industry. After roughly 8 months of training I decided to attempt my first competition. David dieted me down from 190lbs...
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Second time in the shirt this cycle. Really happy with today’s progress. I had a bit more in me but was tired from all the sets, plus had some sinus shit going on that made me keep gagging while trying to bench. Game plan was 550 at the meet but now I’m thinking I will...
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BENCH DAY!!!! worked up to an opener and figured out how to keep my butt on the bench 😉 Bench: 275 – 315 – 340 Paused Bench (2 count) 2×4: 300lbs
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Closing in on the Refuge Barbell competition. Slowly but surely making progress to get there. Grip is getting better (which is scary), and my hip extension and thoracic extension with stones is getting stronger and more efficient. I fully realize I won’t likely pull reps with 645 come contest day, so I’m focusing on working...
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All this week will be me attempting my openers. The way our program is set up I will have done my openers 3 times prior to the meet. Our coach always said, ” you should be able to hit your opener on your worst lifting day, or even if you feel sick”. Squats: last warm...
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Usually Saturdays our team does a upper dynamic effort bench. I have been battling triceps issues this while cycle and DE Bench is one of the movements the elicited more pain. So I replaced them with just a heavy 5×5 to lock in form. Last week you may recall me complaining of my butt lifting,...
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Today was a day for a lot of semi-firsts. I put my suit on for the first time since March, used a straight bar for the first time since then, and worked out of the monolift for the first time since then. I switched from an ace suit with jack briefs to ace suit with...
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Core Training: Revised and Revisited By John Taylor Weglicki, PT, DPT Every gym rat and personal trainer has a different outlook on how to train the core musculature. There are countless gadgets and gimmicks on how to get six pack abs. 6 Minute Abs, Ab Rollers, those freaky looking ab chairs, all of them have...
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Well, events day wouldn’t be complete without a few mishaps and blunders. Today was no different. Multiple wtf fails with the log, and accidentally loading the stone to higher heights than necessary rounded out my day. Otherwise, I’d say it went fine. My grip will do well with some recovery and healing when the deload...
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Incline Bench 6×6 (235 3 min break) Single Arm DB Rows 4×8 (90) Single Arm Pulldowns 3×12 (70) Facepulls 3×15 (70) Seated Alternating Curls 6×8 (40) Fat Grip Single Arm Overhead Tricep Extension 3×12 (25) Stair Master 10 min
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http://youtu.be/McStY3q1mrg Alright…today was my first day training events. Jesus pete this stuff takes forever! Luckily most of my favorite gym friends were doing rad shit when I got there and it pumped me up for the day. Anyway..I did the following Axle Clean and Press (worked up to 125, comp weight) Yoke Walk (worked up...
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Originally I wanted to start today continuing my circa max. I also wanted to train with my coach and team member David Allen to help me with some form issues deadlifting. One of our Advanced lifters (Tee Cummins) had the monolift tied up squatting huge weight so I was in a power rack with bands....
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Today was a crap show. Last weeks benching went so well and then I was informed my but was raising. This week was dedicated to hitting all attempts without butt raising. Let’s just say that was not as easy as I thought. All my attempts were “touch and go’s”. This also aggregated my triceps the...
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Depth Drops into box jump, 2 boxes 6×1 ME NCL Deadlift x2 w/chains (sumo off 1 mat 135,225,315,405,suit on straps down 495,585,+40, +80 Heels Together toes out reverse hypers 3×15 (55 each side) DB Shrugs 3×20 (80) Seated Band Curls 3×1 min (1 min break) (light) http://youtu.be/455VBHVT4bY
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We concentrated on upper body this last 4 weeks which, for me, is a lesson in baby steps. With lower body I can make bigger increases in weight as the weeks progress but it doesn’t work that way for upper body. Often a 5 lb jump is huge for me and moving from a 15...
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Fun day in the gym.  Kinda played around a bit, had all my favorite training friends with me. Aside from getting my own workout in, I got to make my friend Jared hold his 425 raw bench for 5 seconds while I got distracted during bench command duties. A1)Bench warm up sets 135×3 145×3 155×1...
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Work has been kicking my butt lately. The gym is growing and so have my responsibilities. I train around 30-35 hours a week and do another 30-40 hours a week of gym owner stuff. So I was worn out today from the get go. I got to take a little nap before my training session,...
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Best surprise of my Tuesday? Finding out it’s deadlift day. I’ve been itching for another go at this for a while now. I feel like my deadlift is progressing and that I’ve got more in me than my numbers show. I mean hell, if I can pick 290# a hand and walk 45′ I don’t...
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Nothing much to say in terms of this workout. Feeling a little worn down and exhausted, but that’s to be expected. Just have to keep driving on. About a month out from Refuge at this point, and I’m looking forward to going up and mixing it up with the best. Should provide a very nice...
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Today was a day that I kinda BRO-ed out and did a lot of little things that I think help but often get left out before the big lifts take so much outa me.  No video, because this was pretty lame-sauce.  Still a fun day. A1)5×10 Wide grip Pullups:  this is something I do to...
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Okkkaaaaay….so about today.  I was kind of all outta whack.  The saga with my lost car keys continues as I find out it will cost SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS to get a new one.  I’m willing to look a little harder before I do that.  Anyway, I got to the gym pretty late and was a...
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Reverse band 3rd attempt squat day! I have never attempted these before so the outcome was quite comical. Warm ups mechanically was smooth but had a nagging pain in my medial quads. I thought I was going to have to cut my session short. Once the knee wraps were slapped I was good to go,...
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ME NCL Squat x2 raw w/chains (cambered bar 135,225,275,315,365,briefs 405,455,495,545(565), +80 chains, +160 chains) 2 count Paused Front Squat 3×8 (205) Round Back Hypers on GHR 3×15 (15) Planks 10x10sec, 5 sec break http://youtu.be/WqsN5fVO6YA
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of