Current Stats

Total weight lifted 2015: 3.6 M lbs
('14-6.5M, '13-6.6M, '12-8M, '11-5.2M)
Total cardio logged 2015: 22.0 hours
Current body weight 301 lbs, Height 6'8

Here's my lifting progress!






Progress!

Progress!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Restful week

I've decided to just take the week off altogether.  I'm ahead on my weight goals for the year, and still on target to meet my non-bench max lifts, and so I figured that a week off might do my body some good.  We always used to talk about a 3 month cycle where you go hard for that time then let your body re-group for a week, and typically you'll come back stronger to start the next cycle.

I'm also taking advantage of using a new stim machine (electronic muscle stimulator).  I'm using it just on my shoulder for the time being to help with the recovery.  This has become such a nagging injury and I'm hoping this gets me over the hump!

Anyway, no weights this week, so please check back next week for my new workouts.  As always, thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Curls and deadlift

No time for a full blog today as I'm on my way to the BYU game!  I worked out with my friend Josh, from Boise (currently), but who I also grew up with in GA.  We hit deadlift - I worked up to 455, then did straight bar curls where I worked up to 159 for 3 reps.  I also got in some tricep extensions and some abs for a total of 32,000 lbs, today.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Light full body with grip work

Friday 11/11/2011
Lift Weight Reps
Full body combo sets
various upper/lower lifts 45 100
45 100
45 100
45 100
Pull-ups 200 20
Grip (holds) 200 60
200 60
Abs 50 225
Full stretch 10 min n/a Y
Day's total 59750

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Triceps and grip

I trained some kids from the neighborhood yesterday who are all working on improving their benches, and we focused on some triceps and grip to further their efforts.  They did a bit more than I did in terms of push-ups and total sets.  Workout as follows (what I did):


Tuesday 11/8/2011
Lift Weight Reps
Laying tricep presses 100 55
100 55
100 60
Behind head tricep presses 60 20
75 15
75 15
CoC - 1 140 100
CoC - 2.5 237 20
Big Hun's 45 40
Day's total 40990

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Squat and calf raise video

Here is a quick video of my combo squat/calf lift. We had one of Dave, too, but Captain Shaky Hands couldn't hold the camera straight after his set (that's me, by the way!):

video

Some squat and some bench

Dave and I lifted again today.  He outdid me by running 8 miles before the lift...I can't even contemplate a number like that!!  I worked up to 315 on squat for a set of 10 as a combo with some calf raises, and on bench worked up to 245 for 8 reps.  The latter wasn't heavy at all, I just am not able to do a complete lift without it hurting.  That is the heaviest I've gone in a few months!

And if you get a chance, check out yesterday's video.  I figured out how to rotate it in Windows Movie Maker - I should know how to do this sort of stuff as I'm not that old, but I guess we learn something new every day! 

And, here is today's workout:

Saturday 11/5/2011
Lift Weight Reps
Bench (light - shoulder!) 135 15
185 10
185 10
225 8
245 8
135 15
Squat 135 15
225 10
315 10
Calf raises 135 25
225 20
315 15
Shoulder raises 10 40
20 40
Abs 50 100
Full stretch 10 min n/a Y
Day's total 41235

Friday, November 4, 2011

Full body day

I got a good full body lift in today with Dave.  We hit deadlift, biceps, triceps, abs and some upper back for a pretty good weight total and a fair amount of soreness!  Here I am doing tricep extensions with 100s:


Here is Dave - we didn't actually clean today, but it made for a good picture anyway!

Our first video - yes, it is sideways, and we'll fix that next time, but for now, just turn your head and enjoy curls on 135 with a negative.  This was the very last set of the workout, so I'm happy I got through it since we'd already done quite a few arm exercises and some pull-ups!
video

And here is the workout:

Friday 11/4/2011
Lift Weight Reps
Pull-ups 200 20
Deadlift 135 15
135 15
135 15
135 15
Tricep floor presses 60 105
75 85
100 65
100 65
50 120
Straight bar curls 95 15
115 10
with a negative 135 8
Abs 50 90
Full stretch 10 min n/a Y
Day's total 57430

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Squat

Lift Weight Reps
Squat/Calf combo 135 20
185 20
275 20
325 20
185 40
Dumbell curls 25 300
Abs 60 100
Full stretch 10 min n/a Y
Day's total 44300

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Arms and Bench

Lift Weight Reps
Straight bar curls 45 25
45 25
45 25
45 25
55 22
60 20
65 20
75 16
95 10
Light Bench (various sets) 135 150
Full stretch 10 min n/a Y
Day's total 33110