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!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shoulders and some light deadlift

Wed 2/29/2012
Lift Weight Reps
Straight leg deadlift 225 10
225 10
Curls bar 21s 85 21
85 21
Bent rows 85 100
Shoulders 30 1050
Abs 50 100
Full stretch n/a 8
Day's total 61070

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Benching

Just for the record, Nate and Paxton maxed today on bench:

Paxton - 137 lbs
Nate - 130 lbs

Not a bad showing - if they'd both lift a bit more consistently that would jump quickly!  They lifted with me for part of the time, then I did extra grip work, additional bench reps, and a full shoulder lift:

Tue 2/28/2012
Lift Weight Reps
Bench   45 50
100 15
120 12
135 15
135 35
45 100
45 100
Shoulders 40 700
CoC                                         (T) 100 60
2.5 270 4
1.5 170 40
Full stretch n/a 5
Day's total 62340

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Full body lift

Sat 2/25/2012
Lift Weight Reps
Squat 135 12
135 12
225 10
Calf raises 135 25
135 25
225 20
225 20
Curls DB 30 30
30 30
30 30
30 30
Skull crushers 85 12
85 12
85 12
85 12
Bench (equiv) 135 50
135 45
135 40
135 40
CoC (T) 100 40
#1 140 60
#1.5 167 20
#2 195 10
Burnout dl hold 1 min 225 30
Abs 60 275
Full shoulder lifts A & B n/a 1350
Full stretch n/a 8
Day's total 146035

Today was a pretty big lift.  I focused a lot on grip, worked in two shoulder days and hit full legs and upper body as I hadn't had any time to lift this week, otherwise.  I'll be feeling this one for a few days!

Good news is I was able to repeatedly close the Captain of Crush #2 on both hands, today, even towards the end of the workout.  I'm a firm believer that everything runs through the hands so I'm excited that I'm seeing gains, at least in that area!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Bench and Biceps

Saturday was a pretty tough workout...not so much at the time, but the aftershock is hurting!  I "benched" while Dave and Paxton actually benched.  I did some hybrid lift going at most 40% of the way down with the occassional full rep, but really focusing on the over-extension at the end of each rep.  It did the trick, and now the fronts of my shoulders are crazy sore, as are my triceps and part of my chest!  Lift as follows:

9 total sets of bench
6 sets on 135, varying reps as described above
3 sets on 225, varying reps as described above
Curl superset, descending from 105
Curl superset, ascending to 105

My shoulders are so sore from the lift that they actually feel worse than they have in a while, but I think it will prove to be a good thing in a few days as this means I'll have some muscle gains in the region which should help!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This week so far

Here are my lifts from this week (mainly from Monday and Wednesday):

Mon - Th Feb 13 - 16
Lift Weight Reps
Squat/calf raise combo 135 35
135 35
135 20
225 35
225 35
225 20
Curls DB 30 24
30 24
30 24
Bench (equiv) 135 30
135 30
135 30
CoC (T) 100 80
Abs 60 100
Full shoulder lifts n/a 3

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Big shoulder day

Since tomorrow is the day of rest, Dave and I hit a full A-day and a full B-day on shoulders.  We also added in lateral raises, front raises and what I'm calling "over-the-tops", which is similar to the arm wrestling motion.  We also included the following:

Calf raises x 50 reps on 135
Abs (front hold at extension for 100 count)

I finished up with a full stretch.

By the way Dave closed the "T" CoC for the first time today.  Now that I can consistently close the 2, my next goal is the 2.5!

Thanks for reading.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Deadlift

Yesterday I lifted with Paxton and Dave.  They benched while I refrained on behalf of my shoulders.  I mainly focused on deadlift, but hit my shoulder routine later in the day:

Warm-up
225 x 12
315 x 8
385 x 6
447 x 5
135 x 12
Stretch
Full shoulder workout
CoC - close #2 with each hand

And here is a video of my heaviest lift yesterday @ 447 x 5:

video

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The week thus far

I've managed two lifts so far this week.  Monday Dave and I hit arms pretty hard:

Skull crushers x 4 sets (up to 110)
Curls SB x 2 sets on 100
Curls CB x 2 sets on 75
Calf raises x 4 sets on 225
Some shoulder cords (various exercises)
Abs

Yesterday I was joined by Paxton and Nate (2 teenagers from the neighborhood getting ready for football next season).  They focused on bench while Dave and I hit some other stuff:

Squats x 4 sets on plates
Some shoulder cords
DB bench x 4 sets up to 60s (don't want to injure shoulder!)
Plate presses x 1 set to burnout
Bent rows x 3 sets on plates
Abs

As long as time allows, tomorrow is deadlift!  Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

This week in review

I only managed two lifts this week.  I had two very late nights working (post 2 am) which really set me back.  I lifted with Dave on Tuesday for the following:

Squat and calf combo up to 315 x 15
Heavy curls (DB and straight bar)
Abs
10 sets of shoulder stuff on the light cord (mainly in-to-outs)

Today I lifted again - I did a lot of cord work hitting the shoulder in every direction.  I also included the following:

Deadlift (light)
Shrugs (straight-bar, light)
Skull curshers
Curls
Abs

Let's hope work calms down next week so I can get in some better lifts!  Thanks for reading!