Strength of Will, Always Burning

Strength of Will, Always Burning
Welcome to my Blog.

Here I will outline the current training I am under taking. My current stats can be found at MuscleandBrawn.

Monday, October 31, 2011


October 31st, 2011 - Session#: 194
Weight: 203 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x2, 185x2, 225x2
5x255x2
Good Morning
185x5
2x225x3
Bench Press
Bx5, 95x3, 135x3, 185x1
5x205x3
2x225x1F (1 rep and one failed rep)
Close Grip Bench Press
2x135 + EFS Pro Mini Bands Double Wrapped x5
GG/BG
3x235x10
Dumbbell Rows
3x105x5
Low Rows
2x180x5
Face Pulls
57.5x10
2x65x10
Workout Notes
Ok workout. I didn't have any caffeine this weekend, and after jumping straight in with a spread out 400 mg today, my body refused to react well. Made my way through though.
Quote from guy beside us: "How do I squat that much?"

-Aaron

Thursday, October 27, 2011


October 27th, 2011 - Session#: 193
Weight: 205 lbs
Deadlift
135x3
225x2
315x2
5x315x2B <- (with belt)
Front Squat Partials
Bx5
95x5
135x5
Good Morning
135x5
185x5
Dumbbell Rows
90x5
2x100x5
Low Rows
180x5
Workout Notes
Morning workout, since I'm leaving the city tomorrow, so changes had to be made.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


October 26th, 2011 - Session#: 192
Weight: 205.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x2, 185x2
3x225x2
Deadlift
135x3
225x3
275x3
2x315x2
Push Press
5x135x2
Dumbbell Overhead Press
40x5
50x5
60x5
Dumbbell Rows
2x90x5
Low Rows
2x180x5
Face Pulls
3x50x10
Curls: 65 lb barbell for ~10
GG/BG
3x230x10
Workout Notes
Good workout.
-Aaron

Monday, October 24, 2011


October 24th, 2011 - Session#: 191
Weight: 203.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x3, 185x2, 225x2
5x225x2
GG/BG
3x225x10
Bench Press
Warmup: Bx5, 95x3, 135x3, 185x1
5x205x3
3x225x2
2x235x1
Close Grip Bench Press
3x185x5
Low Rows
160x5
2x180x5
Face Pulls
3x50x10
Curls: 75 lb barbell for ~10
Workout Notes
Good workout.
Quote from today's close grip bench press training:
Me: " Sure you want 185!?!"
Phil: "What? You want 2 plates?"
-Aaron

Friday, October 21, 2011


October 21st, 2011 - Session#: 190
Weight: 201 lbs
Deadlift
Warmup: 135x3, 185x3, 225x3
5x315x3
3x335x2
Squat
135x3
3x225x2
Good Morning
2x135x5
GG/BG
2x220x10
Dumbbell Rows
3x110x5
Face Pulls
3x50x10
Workout Notes
Good workout, should've eaten more earlier though.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


October 19th, 2011 - Session#: 189
Weight: 200.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x2, 135x2, 185x2,
225x2 , 225x2, 225x4
Sloppy Clean and Press
8x135x1
Workout Notes
Good workout, If we're going to include Clean and Press in our training, we both need a ton of practice and form work.
-Aaron

Monday, October 17, 2011


October 17th, 2011 - Session#: 188
Weight: 202.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x3, 185x2, 225x2 , 245x1
2x265x3
2x245x3
Good Morning
185x5
225x3
GG/BG
3x225x10
Bench Press
Warmup: Bx5, 95x3, 135x3, 155x3
5x195x3
3x215x2
Close Grip Bench Press
3x185x5
Dumbbell Rows
2x100x5
Face Pulls
3x50x10
Workout Notes
Good workout, should've eaten more earlier though.
-Aaron

Friday, October 14, 2011


October 14th, 2011 - Session#: 187
Weight: 200.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x3, 185x3, 185x3
225x3
255x1
285x1
315x1
335x1 <- very strange, lost balance, still made it.
Deadlift
135x5
225x3
3x315x2
GG/BG
3x220x10 each
Dumbbell Rows
3x110x5
Low Rows
2x160x5
Face Pulls
42.5x5
2x50x10
Dumbbell Curls
30x6
30x6
20x?
and barbell curls with either 55 or 65...
Workout Notes
Good workout, Phil helped a buddy learn squatting and deadlift as he trained with us. (w/different weights)
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


October 12th, 2011 - Session#: 186
Weight: 202 lbs
Squat
Warmup: 135x3, 135x3, 185x3,
225x3 <- accident!
4x225x2
275x2 <- had to have a hard one!
Good Mornings
135x5
185x5 <- I need to have more nerve with these, when we get to 225 I tend to chicken out on my depth. My back won't catch up to Phil (HERC410) if I don't push some more intensity on these.
GG/BG
3x220x10 each
DB Overhead Press
45x5
60x5
70x3
Dumbbell Rows
3x100x5
Low Rows
160x5
200x5 <-more like partials
Face Pulls
35x8
2x50x10
Dumbbell Curls <- sort of cheatish...meh its curls.
40x8
40x6
Workout Notes
-Aaron

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



October 11th, 2011 - Session#: 185
Weight: 200.5 lbs - ya rly.
Squat
Warmup: Bx5, 135x5, 225x3
285x2
285x2
Bench Press
Warmup: Bx5, 95x3, 135x3
195x3
195x3
195x3
195x3
195x3
215x2
215x2
Workout Notes
Since the gym was closed over Thanksgiving, I had to miss yesterday's workout and catch up this morning. I got up at 6, left out to get to the gym at 7 when it opened, planing to finish and get to class for 8:30. It turns out that I mixed up my schedule, and only when I opened the classroom door and saw what was obviously not my class did I realize - I had gotten back at 8:30 when my class was at 10! I didn't want to walk back to the gym again and everything, so I just hung around until class. I'm typing this from my Linear Algebra class, which totally sucks, due to the fact that my prof, though a nice lady, is teaching for the first time...in ENGLISH.

I either draw, go on laptop, or fall asleep. My brain would rather shut down then put up with listening to her. The textbook sucks, but the solution manual that comes with it is really good. Also, the overheads are posted online later that day. So it's not all that bad.
-Aaron

Friday, October 7, 2011


October 7th, 2011 - Session#: 184
Weight: 199.5 lbs - ya rly.
Squat
Warmup: Bx5, 135x3, 185x3,
225x2
245x2
265x2
275x2
Trying out Reverse Band Pro Minis: 225x2
Good Mornings
185x5
225x3
GG/BG
3x215x10 each
Dumbbell Rows
3x100x5
Low Rows
3x100x5
Face Pulls
3x50x10
Dumbbell Curls
2x30x5
Workout Notes
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


October 5th, 2011 - Session#: 183
Squat
Weight: 199 lbs
Squat
Warmup: Bx5, 135x3, 135x2, 185x3, 225x2
3x265x2
Good Mornings
185x5
225x5
225x3
GG/BG
3x215x10 each
Military Press
Bx5, 95x2
135x2 <- accidental misload!
4x125x2
Dumbbell Overhead Press
45x5
55x5
Dumbbell Rows
2x100x5
Face Pulls
42.5x5
2x50x8
Dumbbell Curls
30x5
35x5
Workout Notes
Good workout, the end was a little rushed. We finished in time to get home and pick up our package from EliteFTS!
We got:
a pair of Pro Light Bands, a pair of Pro Mini Bands, 4 small containers of liquid chalk, 2 posters and 2 towels.
-Aaron

Monday, October 3, 2011


October 3rd, 2011 - Session#: 182
Squat
Weight: 198.5 lbs
Squat
Warmup: Bx5, 135x3, 185x2
4x225x2
245x2
275x2 <-just felt like more weight for the last few
Good Mornings
185x5
225x2
GG/BG
3x215x10 each
Bench Press
Bx5, 95x3, 155x2
5x185x3
3x205x2
Dumbbell Rows
3x95x5
Low Rows
140x5
160x5
Face Pulls
2x42.5x8
Dumbbell Curls
30x8
35x5
Workout Notes
Good session, my lower back was dead by the end.
-Aaron