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, December 31, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #10 2


December 31st, 2012 - Session#: 38
Absolutum Dominium: #10
Weight: 194 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x3
225x3
315x3Bx5
Bench Press
135x3
225x1
175x5x3,x3 (running low on time, will repeat 175x5x5)
Deadlift
70x1x2
110x1
150x1
166x5Bx3
Training Notes
Good day, made my way through everything I wanted to.

-Aaron

Absolutum Dominium: #10


December 31st, 2012 - Session#: 38
Absolutum Dominium: #10
Weight: 194 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x3
225x3
315x3Bx5
Bench Press
135x3
225x1
175x5x3,x3 (running low on time, will repeat 175x5x5)
Deadlift
70x1x2
110x1
150x1
166x5Bx3
Training Notes
Good day, made my way through everything I wanted to.

-Aaron

Friday, December 28, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #9 2


December 28th, 2012 - Session#: 37
Absolutum Dominium: #9
Weight: 196 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x3
225x3
305x5Bx3, x4Bx2
Bench Press
Bx3
135x3
170x5x5 (getting tough)
Deadlift
70x2
110x1
150x1
161x5Bx3
Ab Wheel
x10x3
Chinups
some
Face Pulls
70x10x2
Training Notes
Good day, made my way through everything I wanted to.
No video today.
-Aaron

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Matt Sohmer squatting 730 @ age 19

Very worth watching.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #8


December 24th, 2012 - Session#: 36
Absolutum Dominium: #8
Weight: 195 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x5
225x3
295x5Bx5
Bench Press
Bx5
135x3
165x5x5
Deadlift
70x1
110x1
150x1
156.5x5Bx3
Face Pulls
50x10
70x10
Training Notes
Good day, made my way through everything I wanted to.
No video today.
-Aaron

Great, short article by Mike Tuchscherer

You Are Not Overtrained - Juggernaut Training Systems - Juggernaut Training Systems

Friday, December 21, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #7


December 21st, 2012 - Session#: 35
Absolutum Dominium: #7
Weight: 197 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x5
225x3
285x5Bx5
Bench Press
Bx3x2
135x1
160x5x5
Deadlift
Bx2
70x2
110x1
152.5x5x3
Training Notes
Good day, hands were getting chewed up on deadlift.
-Aaron

Monday, December 17, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #6


December 17th, 2012 - Session#: 34
Absolutum Dominium: #6
Weight: 195 lbs
Squat
135x5,x3
225x1
275x5, x5Bx4
Bench Press
Bx5
135x3
155x5x5
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
325x5x3
Training Notes
Sick with a cold, tired from < 3 hours of sleep, headache from 8:30 AM exam. I wanted to quit a bunch of times. We're all human.
The best song period today was Anger Storm by Steel Seal. This reduced my headache significantly. Also, my favourite Manowar tracks helped.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSlxY0rb4M
-Aaron

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #5


December 15th, 2012 - Session#: 33
Absolutum Dominium: #5
Weight: 194 lbs
Squat
Bx3
135,x5
225x1
265x5x2, x5Bx3
Bench Press
135x3x2
150x5x5
Deadlift (skipped over 305)
135x1
225x1
315x5x3
Face Pulls
57.5x10x2
Training Notes
Nothing much.
-Aaron

On recent events in CT

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the k

iller's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."
---Unknown (via Zach Gallmann)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #4


December 10th, 2012 - Session#: 32
Absolutum Dominium: #4
Weight: 193.5 lbs
Squat
Bx3
135,x5
225x1x2
255x5x5
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
295x5x3
Bench Press (competition pause on all benching from now on)
Bx3
135x2
150x5x5
Ab Wheel
BWx15x2
Chin-ups
x5,x5,x3
Face Pulls
skipped
Training Notes
-Aaron

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #3 v2


December 6th, 2012 - Session#: 31
Absolutum Dominium: #3
Weight: 196 lbs (with knee sleeves)
Squat
135x2,x5
185x1
245x5x5 (used belt on set 3)
Bench Press
Bx3
95x3
135x2
150x5x5
Deadlift
225x2
285x5x3
Ab Wheel
BWx15x2
Chin-ups
x5,x3,x5
Face Pulls
57.5x10x2
Training Notes
Good training session. Tried my buddy's Rehband knee sleeves. They are at least a size smaller than would fit me, though it's worth trying them out. I'll try HERC's next training session.


-Aaron

Monday, December 3, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #2


December 3rd, 2012 - Session#: 30
Absolutum Dominium: #2
Weight: 195 lbs
Squat
Bx3
135x5,x3
225x1
235x5x5
Deadlift
225xx1x2
275x5x3
Bench Press
Bx5
135x1
145x5x5
Training Notes
It seems the gym is getting more busy as classes have ended. It's driving me nuts. I feel like everything goes so damn slow that I could sleep in between my sets. The noise. arg. The looks. Arg. The 'music'. ARG.
If it was removed painlessly, I would give up my left nut to just train in peace. No bullshit music, no irritating people, no silly shit. Just give me an empty 2-car garage, and a sizable budget (several thousand dollars) (power rack, a few bars, plates, bench, chalk, sled or prowler or weighted vest) and leave me be.
"I've figured out what's wrong with life. It's other people." - Dilbert

-Aaron

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Warren Farrell protest at the University of Toronto - Full version

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Rape culture consequencies.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Absolutum Dominium: #1


November 30th, 2012 - Session#: 29
Absolutum Dominium: #1
Weight: 195.5 lbs
Squat
Bx3
135x5
225x5x5
Bench Press - bringing grip width in, forgot to pause today.
Bx5
135x3
145x5
155x5x5
Deadlift
225x2
245x5x3
Ab Wheel
BWx15x2
Chinups
BWx5x3
Face Pulls
skipped as it got busy.
Training Notes
1st day of 5x5, went fine.
There was a gymbro present today that's answer to me advising him to wear less cologne was "don't breathe".
-Aaron

Monday, November 26, 2012

Changing up squatting plans

Like the title says.
5x5.
Fuck me sideways.

Gains Day Monday: #5

http://oi54.tinypic.com/2pq6j43.jpg
November 26th, 2012 - Session#: 28
Gains Day Monday: #5
Weight: 194.5 lbs
Squat
Bx3
135x3, x5
185x2
225x1
275x1
315x1B
335x1Bx3
245x5x5
Deadlift
135x2
225x2
315x1
365x2Bx2
415x2Bx1,x1F
Bench Press 
95x3
135x2
180x3x3
225x1x2
Close Grip Bench Press
175bx1x2, x2
Chinups 
x5x5
Romanian Deadlifts
135x3
225x2,x5x2
Training Notes
Doing better, I really got a couple kicks to my ass this weekend. I have started going to the gym earlier, as that allows me to (as shown above) actually complete all of my planned training. From now on I will be more mindful of getting my full planned training sessions in, and avoiding the skipping of any important work. Exams are coming up, and I'm relieved to be done my midterms, assignments and lab work.
-Aaron

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #4


November 24th, 2012 - Session#: 27
Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #4
Weight: N/A
Squat
Bx3
135x3x2
185x1,x1p
225x1p
275x1px2
Concentric Anderson Squats
Height 10
405x2x3
Squat
255x3px3
Military Press
125x2x2
105x5x4
T-Bar Rows
115x8x3
Dips/Chins
10/5 x3
Training Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Friday, November 23, 2012

Forth to Victory: #4


November 23rd, 2012 - Session#: 26
Forth to Victory: #4
Weight: 193.5 lbs
Squat
135x4,x3
225x2
275x1
315x1B
335x1Bx3
265x2px5
BTN Push Press
135x2x2
Military Press
115x3x2
110x3x3
Barbell Row
185x3x3
135x8x3
Face Pulls
50x10
57.5x10x2
Curls
30x6x2
35x3
Training Notes
Good day, squatting and knee feel great.
-Aaron

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Real Ruff Stuff: #5


November 21st, 2012 - Session#: 25
Real Ruff Stuff: #5
Weight: 193.5? lbs
Squat
135x3,x5,x2
225x2
315x1B
335x1Bx3
275x3Bx3
225x5
Bench Press
135x1
185x1
210x2x2
Training Notes
ok day, going to pull a late night on a project.
-Aaron

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gains Day Monday: #4


November 19th, 2012 - Session#: 24
Gains Day Monday: #4
Weight: 194.5 lbs
Squat
135x5x2
225x2
315x1
335x1Bx3
245x5x3
235x5x2
Bench Press
95x3
135x3
185x1
180x3x3
200x3
Deadlift
135x1
225x2
315x1
405x1Bx3
315x3x2
Training Notes
My knee is still not healed, so it seems I will need ot be more active in assisting with it's recovery. When I train, it is fine after I warm up enough for the blood to really be flowing. For the 5-10 minutes before that, all squatting and jumps are painful. Also, I tightened my belt a notch today (it's a lever belt).
-Aaron

Guess what?

Happy International Men's Day!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

John Adam Ziolkowski: Attention of Toronto feminists of UofT, regarding ...

John Adam Ziolkowski: Attention of Toronto feminists of UofT, regarding ...: Instead of forming a physical wall preventing those interested in civil discussion from getting to a talk... Instead of calling us rap...


From Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/MensRights/comments/13doc7/attention_of_toronto_feminists_of_uoft_regarding/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

"
Just as with the protests against and tearing down of AVFM's "men's rights are human rights" posters, I see the feminist knee-jerk, blind protest of Dr. Farrell's visit as confirmation of something I've been saying about them all along.
They didn't want to hear what he had to say because it didn't matter to their cause. Their cause isn't fighting to right wrongs within the concepts they articulate as women's issues. These concepts are largely inventions of the movement, not to describe real, existing phenomena and circumstances faced by women, but to use as weapons in a gender war against men. Feminists don't fight for rights; they fight for power. The MRM doesn't threaten women's rights; it threatens feminist power.
That is why their response to efforts at promoting gender equality is to spew hatred and vitriol, level false accusations regarding the nature of the movement in general and whatever specific event they're protesting, and deliberately mischaracterize the participants. They cannot tolerate a movement which actually does what they claim as their purpose, because success in that effort would take away from their political power."

The Counter-Feminist: Eruption of Violent Feminism At U-Toronto

The Counter-Feminist: Eruption of Violent Feminism At U-Toronto

Boys / Mens Talk is Hate Speech?

Boys / Mens Talk is Hate Speech?

Feminists Attempting to Poison the Marketplace of Ideas. « Grape Juice Rebellion

Feminists Attempting to Poison the Marketplace of Ideas. « Grape Juice Rebellion
Short and sweet, feminists in Toronto being ridiculous.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Feminism is a Terrorist Organization - Erin Pizzey on Feminism

Feminism Was Created To Destabilize Society, Tax Women and set up the NW...

A worthwhile read on the history women's suffrage.

Pankhurst: The white feather betrayal of history | A Voice for Men

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Studying with Distractions Tip # 3: Movin' Out

If things aren't or won't work out, find the I in TEAM and get moving! Find another place, or even with other people. Relocate and focus on the task at hand.

Real Ruff Stuff: #4


November 14th, 2012 - Session#: 23
Real Ruff Stuff: #4
Weight: 194.75 lbs
Squat
Bx6
135x?,x3
185x1
225x2
315x1B
335x1Bx4
275x3x3
Bench Press
Bx3
95x3
135x3
155x1x2
185x1
210x2x2
185x4x3
Close Grip Bench Press
135bx3, x2
Deadlift
225x1
315x1
405xF, x1B
335x3
Incline Press
Bx2
95x3
135x1
165x3
Dumbbell Lunges
40x5x3
Training Notes
Ok day. Video will be up later.
I've listened to this song for all my squatting a number of times recently:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSlxY0rb4MU
-Aaron

The Counter-Feminist: Anders Breivik Belongs on the Doorstep of Feminsm

The Counter-Feminist: Anders Breivik Belongs on the Doorstep of Feminsm

Monday, November 12, 2012

Studying with Distractions Tip # 2: P-P-P-Poker Face

Develop and hone your "Not now chief, I'm in the zone" face for your studies. Be slow to react to any non-emergency that requires your attention. Even the phone. It adds to the perception that you should NOT be disturbed.

Studying with Distractions Tip # 1: Pre-emptive Protection

As soon as studying is on the horizon, get your headphones on. Don't play anything you really love except for the times you take breaks.

Gains Day Monday: #3


November 12th, 2012 - Session#: 22
Gains Day Monday: #3
Weight: 195 lbs
Squat
135x1,x5
225x1,x2,x1
315x1
335x1Bx3+F
245x5x2
235x5x3
Training Notes
Ok day, time ran out quickly as there is only one bench press currently available. The gym administration has finally noticed that there are some bolts loose/missing on one of them. Combine this with 'International Bench Press Day' on Mondays and our training hit a brick wall. I just left to go to class earlier, rather than wait around for a little bit of bench press. It's just bench after all. I wish I hadn't missed deadlifts as well though.
-Aaron

Small Update

I did some measurements last week, and I figured I'd post these so they can be found in the future:
Grip Width Measurements (All in cm) (From the insides of my hands)
Length of clear area on gym's bars: 41
Distance between rings: 81
Deadlift grip: 48
Close Bench grip: 42
Squat grip: 54
Bench grip: 57

Also, I'd like to add bottom position bench pressing to my training, but monday and wednesday are the days where it would need to go, and I rarely complete my training on those days as it is. This is because of distractions in the gym.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #3


November 3rd, 2012 - Session#: 21th
Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #3
Weight: 193.5 lbs
Squat
Bx5
135x1, x5
225x1px2
275x1p
Concentric Anderson Squats
Height 10
405x2x2
405x1
Height 11
315x1
365xF2
Squat
255x3px3
Military Press
125x1
135x1(messy)
1005x3
Training Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Friday, November 9, 2012

Forth to Victory: #3


November 9th, 2012 - Session#: 20
Forth to Victory: #3
Weight: 194 lbs
Squat
135x1, x5x2
225x1x2
275x1
315x1B
335x1Bx2
265x2px5
Deadlift
135x2
225x1
315x1
425x1B
390x2x2, x3
BTN Push Press
135x2x2
Military Press
110x3x5
Training Notes
Good day. I did some icing of my knee last night. It's not really painful, just odd at times.

-Aaron

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Real Ruff Stuff: #3


November 7th, 2012 - Session#: 19
Real Ruff Stuff: #3
Weight: 195.75 lbs
Bench Press
95x2
135x1
155x1
185x1
205x2x2
185x3x3
Close Grip Bench Press
170bx3x1, x2x2
Squat
135x3x3
185x1
225x1x2
315xF
315x1B
335x1Bx3
275x3Bx3
185x10
Training Notes
Ok day. Video will be up later.
-Aaron

Monday, November 5, 2012

Gains Day Monday: #2


November 5th, 2012 - Session#: 18
Gains Day Monday: #2
Weight: 196.5 lbs
Squat
135x1
225x2
285x1
135x3
315x1Bx3
235x5x5
Bench Press
95x3
135x2
155x1
185x1
175x3x3
195x3x3
CG - 185x5 (should've gone further)
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1
375x2Bx2 (Ran low on time.)
Training Notes
Great training today.


-Aaron

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #2


November 3rd, 2012 - Session#: 17
Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #2
Weight: 196 lbs
Squat
Bx1
135x2
225x1p
275x1p
Concentric Anderson Squats
Height 10
405x2x2
Squat
225x2p
255x2px2
Good Mornings
155x10
Front Squat
95x3x2
115x3x3
Military Press
125x3
95x5x3
Dips
BWx10
Training Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Friday, November 2, 2012

Forth to Victory: #2


November 2nd, 2012 - Session#: 16
Forth to Victory: #2
Weight: 196 lbs
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1
405x1
365x3x3
Squat
Bx3
135x3, x1
225x2, x1
315x1, x1Bx2
225x2
265x2px5
135x20
Military Press
85x3x2
105x3x2
Barbell Row
135x3
225x3x3
135x8x3
Face Pulls
50x10x2
Curls
30x10
25x5
25x10
35x5(poor)
Training Notes
Trying to get over this mental 'knee injury'.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Real Ruff Stuff #2


October 31st, 2012 - Session#: 15
Real Ruff Stuff: #2
Weight: 198 lbs
Squat
135x2
225x1
315x2x2
245x3
275x3x2
Bench Press
Bx4
95x3p
135x3p
195x2px2
185x3px3
Close Grip Bench Press
165bx3x2
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1x2
425x1
315x5x2
Seated Row
140x10x2
Face Pulls
57.5x10x2
Training Notes
Ok day, I sort of mollycoddled myself.
Training
- first set of squats with 315, oh wow pretty heavy and hard
- second, of this is fine!
- rest of squats were great!
- benching went well, everything felt solid
- I was lazy and didn't want to do more close grip work
- deadlifts were good, HERC pushed me to do speed work with 315 instead of 225, things worked out alright.

School
System Programming - Midterm seemed ok. Going to review tonight's lecture notes sometime
Data Structures - Everything's good.
Java - Need to read the last lecture's notes tonight.
Digital Design - Need to read the textbook.
Statistics - Will need to practice some questions

Posters
Need to take the time and finish editing posters to put up around campus this weekend.
-Aaron

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Evolution of Understanding

Friday, October 26, 2012

Forth to Victory: #1


October 26th, 2012 - Session#: 14
Forth to Victory: #1
Weight: 197 lbs
Squat
Bx2
135x4
135x3p
225x2p
BTN PP
135x2x2
Military Press
105x3x5
Barbell Row
135x3
225x3, x3(with wraps)x2
135x8x2
155x8
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1
405x1B
Face Pulls
57.5x10x3
Squat (For active recovery)
Bx20
Training Notes
Ok day, still allowing my left knee to recover.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Real Ruff Stuff: #1


October 24th, 2012 - Session#: 13
Real Ruff Stuff: #1
Weight: 198 lbs
Squat
Bx2
135x5
225x1
315x1
3335x1B
365xB
405xFx2
315x1
405xF
Deadlift
225x2
315x2x2
Pause Bench
195x2x2
Training Notes
Fine session, I failed my attempts to PR on squat, though I learned a bunch in the process.
My first two were forward a bit, and on the last I needed to maintain tension throughout the descent. The most important thing I learned was that I need to squat heavy more often and regulate my squat form regardless of weight.



-Aaron

6 Reasons Why Vegans (and Doctors) Are Wrong About Animal Protein « Dangerously Hardcore

6 Reasons Why Vegans (and Doctors) Are Wrong About Animal Protein « Dangerously Hardcore

Monday, October 22, 2012

PR video

PR deadlift video from earlier. It was messy, though I know I could make this lift in a meet, and that's what counts.

Gains Day Monday #1


October 22nd, 2012 - Session#: 12
Gains Day Monday: #1
Weight: 197 lbs
Squat (p = paused)
135x2,
225x1p
245x2p
265x2px5
Bench Press
Bx3
95x3135x3
185x1
170x3x3
190x3x3
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1
425x1B
475x1BxF
475x1Bx1
Training Notes
Great day, PR'd on Deadlift. Video up much later.
-Aaron

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Great reddit post on circumcision

The vast majority of medical organizations in the world with a policy on circumcision are outright against it. including:
Swedish Pediatric Society
 
(they outright call for a ban) Royal Dutch Medical Association
 
calls it a violation of human rights, and calls for a "strong policy of deterrence." this policy itself has been endorsed by several other organizations, including: The Netherlands Society of General Practitioners,
The Netherlands Society of Youth Healthcare Physicians,
The Netherlands Association of Paediatric Surgeons,
The Netherlands Association of Plastic Surgeons,
The Netherlands Association for Paediatric Medicine,
The Netherlands Urology Association, and
The Netherlands Surgeons’ Association.
They recently held a symposium
 
this past June to evaluate whether to ban it. one of the speakers is a man who did a recent study showing a decrease in sexual sensation in circumcised men, and an increase in sexual difficulties for them as well. British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons
 
This procedure should be delayed to a later date when the child can make his own informed decision. Parental preference alone does not justify a non‐therapeutic procedure.... Advise parents that the current medical consensus is that routine infant male circumcision is not a recommended procedure; it is non‐therapeutic and has no medical prophylactic basis; it is a cosmetic surgical procedure; current evidence indicates that previously‐thought prophylactic public health benefits do not out‐weigh the potential risks..... Routine infant male circumcision does cause pain and permanent loss of healthy tissue. |
Australian Federation of Aids organizations
 
They state that circumcision has "no role" in the HIV epidemic. The German Association of Pediatricians
 
called for a ban recently. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
 
has taken a position against it, saying it is harmful and will likely be considered illegal in the future, given the number of men who are angry that it was done to them and are becoming activists against it. The President of the Saskatchewan Medical Association has said the same (link above).
The Central Union for Child Welfare
 
“considers that circumcision of boys that violates the personal integrity of the boys is not acceptable unless it is done for medical reasons to treat an illness. The basis for the measures of a society must be an unconditional respect for the bodily integrity of an under-aged person… Circumcision can only be allowed to independent major persons, both women and men, after it has been ascertained that the person in question wants it of his or her own free will and he or she has not been subjected to pressure.” Swedish Association for Sexuality Education published this guide
 
that talks about circumcision, in a pretty negative way. not an official advocacy policy but it makes it fairly clear. it also mentions the frenulum is sexually sensitive, and helps prevent infection by blocking fluid from the urethra; the frenulum is often removed in an infant circumcision, yet easier to leave intact if an adult is circumcised. Royal College of Surgeons of England
 
"The one absolute indication for circumcision is scarring of the opening of the foreskin making it non- retractable (pathological phimosis). This is unusual before five years of age."..."The parents and, when competent, the child, must be made fully aware of the implications of this operation as it is a non-reversible procedure." |
British Medical Association
 
it is now widely accepted, including by the BMA, that this surgical procedure has medical and psychological risks. .... very similar arguments are also used to try and justify very harmful cultural procedures, such as female genital mutilation or ritual scarification. Furthermore, the harm of denying a person the opportunity to choose not to be circumcised must also be taken into account, together with the damage that can be done to the individual’s relationship with his parents and the medical profession if he feels harmed by the procedure. .... parental preference alone is not sufficient justification for performing a surgical procedure on a child. .... The BMA considers that the evidence concerning health benefit from non-therapeutic circumcision is insufficient for this alone to be a justification for doing it. |
Australian Medical Association
 
Has a policy of discouraging it, ad says "The Australian College of Paediatrics should continue to discourage the practice of circumcision in newborns." Australian College of Paediatrics
 
:
"The possibility that routine circumcision may contravene human rights has been raised because circumcision is performed on a minor and is without proven medical benefit. Whether these legal concerns are valid will probably only be known if the matter is determined in a court of law .....Neonatal male circumcision has no medical indication. It is a traumatic procedure performed without anaesthesia to remove a normal and healthy prepuce."|
I love that statement about human rights. It says that the only way to determine the validity is to ask the courts. As if it's not the job of a medical organization to take a stand as well.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
 
Some men strongly resent having been circumcised as infants. There has been increasing interest in this problem, evidenced by the number of surgical and non-surgical techniques for recreation of the foreskin.|
ON that note, {74% of Australian doctors overall believe circumcision should not be offered, and 51% consider it abuse](http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/news/latest-news/strong-opposition-to-newborn-circumcision
 
). Circumcision used to be common in Australia, but the movement against it spread faster there than America, where rates continue to drop. A letter by the South African Medical Association
 
said this:
The matter was discussed by the members of the Human Rights, Law & Ethics Committee at their previous meeting and they agreed with the content of the letter by NOCIRC SA. The Committee stated that it was unethical and illegal to perform circumcision on infant boys in this instance. In particular, the Committee expressed serious concern that not enough scientifically-based evidence was available to confirm that circumcisions prevented HIV contraction and that the public at large was influenced by incorrect and misrepresented information. The Committee reiterated its view that it did not support circumcision to prevent HIV transmission. We trust that you will find this in order. Yours faithfully Ms Ulundi Behrtel|
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
 
I like this one especially. It's a detailed evaluation of the arguments in favor of circumcision, They note that during one of the recent trials in Africa, the researchers claimed there was no loss of sexual satisfaction, when in fact there was. But the RACS called them out:
"Despite uncircumcised men reporting greater sexual satisfaction, which was statistically significant, Kigozi et al (2008) concluded that adult male circumcision does not adversely affect sexual satisfaction or clinically significant function in men." In general, they discuss how there's no evidence to support it.
The Norwegian Council of Medical Ethics
 
states that ritual circumcision of boys is not consistent with important principles of medical ethics, that it is without medical value, and should not be paid for with public funds. The Norwegian Children’s Ombudsman
 
is opposed as well. The Denmark National Council for Children is also opposed.
 
And recently, the politically appointed Health minister of Norway opposed a ban on circumcision, the fact that the ban was supported by the Norwegian Medical Association, the Norwegian Nurses Organization, the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children, and the University of Oslo.
 
this study
 
shows significant harms to men's sexual ability and satisfaction after circumcision. Here's a page
 
from an activist site that has a short list of some organizations as well, with a few other details. most I already listed though.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Travel Light, Lift Heavy #1


October 20th, 2012 - Session#: 11
Travel Light, Lift Heavy: #1
Weight: 199 lbs
Squat (p = paused)
Bx2
Bx2p
135x1p
185x1p
225x1px2
275x1p
Concentric Anderson Squats
Height 9
315x1
405x1
Height 10
405x2x4
420x1
Good Mornings
155x10x2
Front Squat
95x3x3
115x3x2
Military Press
95x5x5
Hip Thrusts
135x5x3
Training Notes
Good session. Got to the gym late, so I left out my rows and dips.
Since I'm not a creative person, I'm going to come up with 4 standard names for the 4 training sessions I have per week, and call them that from now on. Thus, this is "Travel Light, Lift Heavy #1".
-Aaron

Friday, October 19, 2012

Overhead is where strength's found.


October 19th, 2012 - Session#: 10
Weight: 196.75 lbs
Deadlift
135x1
225x1
315x1
365x1
265x5x5
Squat (p = paused)
Bx1
135x1
225x2
255x2x3
265x2x2
BTN PP
135x2x2
Military Press
95x3x5
Barbell Row
225x3
275x3x2
135x8
155x8x2
Training Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Paused Squat PR, and dipping under 200 lbs


October 17th, 2012 - Session#: 9
Weight: 199.5 lbs
Squat (p = paused)
135x2p
185x1p
225x1p
315x1p PR(for paused squat)
315x2
225x3
275x3x2
Bench Press
95x3
135x2
185x2px2, 3px3
Close Grip Bench Press
165bx3x2 (skipped some for time)
Deadlift
135x2
225x2
275x2x4
Rows
135x5,x10,x10
Training Notes
Good training session, left early to eat before class. Things are moving along well. Today's training was ok, I should've done my full sets of close grip bench press. Since I do pause squats 3 days a week on this program, I'm going to make wednesday purely regular squats. I will also raise some of the paused bench weights

Facebook status from earlier:

To people that steal my damn weights in the gym. It's not hard to ask, I'm standing within 7 feet of you. Every time I come to a new piece of equipment, I organize everything there. I then gather any missing plates that I need. I've done the same thing since I moved on from the whole in the wall at STA. The rack I'm using is not for you to take whatever you need. That is what weight trees are for. And one more thing, if I let you go(which usually means you scampered off like a scared squirrel), at the very LEAST have the decency and respect for gym etiquette to put your damn weights away. No matter how new you are to the gym(like the ass who tried to steal Phil's belt) your parents surely taught you to clean up after your damn self.
To be clear, they are not "MY" weights, though if they are on the rack or machine I'm using, it is expected that you ask before taking them, as it can often be assumed that I searched for and gathered them.
-Aaron

Inside Joke

Meat!
Deadlifts!
And everything heavy! These were the ingredients used to make the perfect little lifter....
But the professor accidentally added an extra ingredient.
Chemical T!
(Just an inside joke for some buddies)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Resistance to International Men’s Day | A Voice for Men


A long but great read on the history of International Men's Day. It is well worth the read, or at the very least, a skimming over. Resistance to International Men’s Day | A Voice for Men

Monday, October 15, 2012

One more step forward.


October 15th, 2012 - Session#: 8
Weight: 200 lbs (in singlet)
Pause Squat
135x1
225x1
255x2x5
Bench Press
Bx3, 95x1, 135x1
165x3x3
185x3x3
Close Grip Bench Press
165bx2x4
Deadlift
135x1, 225x1, 315x1
365x2x8
Training Notes
Good day, didn't have time for everything, still had a solid session. I felt like having some fun , so we trained in our singlets today. I did wonderful on my first stats midterm, and nearly failed my system programming midterm. The class is very boring and the concepts are not explained well. It's the last class I pay any attention to, so it's expected. Currently, Stats, Java, and Data Structures are doing well, System Programming is doing poorly, and Digital Design is ok on paper, but I'm still not good with the material. On the extra curricular front, training is doing well, though I have no specific goals. My reading folders for online things are at:
Lifting Articles 132
Nutrition Articles 39
Coaching/Business 92
Misc 73
Currently Reading 8
and my books in pdf form to read are basically gathering dust. I will probably never take those notes of Power to the People like I meant to. Finally the only physical book I want to read currently, Fall of Giants, has sat for so long it has has actual dust, haha.
-Aaron

Where is the counter argument?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Updated Training Outline

Monday:
Pause Squat
(I want my squat work to be above 250 lbs (65% of 385), and feel some paused work will benefit my hips and my squat strength. I also don't need form work right now. I will be keeping the rep scheme the same, but gradually increasing weight on these)
255+ x2-3x5
Bench Press
(Dynamic Bench work)
165+ x3x3
185+ x3x3
Banded Close Grip Bench Press
Same stuff as HERC
Deadlift
(Hepburn Routine B (8 doubles -> 8 triples, I'll increase by 2 reps a week) which takes care of both volume and actual intensity)
365+ x2x8
RDLs
(Strengthen hips and hamstrings)
275x5x3
Rows
(Just however we decide)

Wednesday:
Squat
(Heavy regular squatting for the week, gradually increasing doubles and maybe triples weight. Reps will probably stay the same.)
315+ x2x2
275x3x3
Paused Bench
(Time to practice and prepare for competitions next year, as well as increase strength. I will probably start light on these, and break through these target weights sometime in November. Rep ranges will remain stagnant)
up to 195x2x2
up to 185x3x3
Banded Close Grip Bench Press
(Dem Triceps. Straight forward, bench work targeting triceps. I may begin to pause these as well, rep range will remain)
165b+ x3x5
Deadlift
(speed deadlift)
225x5x2
Pendlay Row
(More upper back work, more for hypertrophy, since I want a proper back. Unsure on what weight I'll actually use)
185?x8x3
OR
Incline Press
?x3x5

Friday:
Deadlift
speed pulls/ volume work
Same as HERC, One heavy single, then rep work starting at 5x5
Paused Squat
(same as Monday, weights will progress, rep range stay the same or drop a few sets)
255+ x2x6

BTNPP
(To have something heavy overhead, and push shoulders while fresh, no weight or rep changes to this)
135 x2x2
Military Press
(More shoulder work and more pressing are currently needed. will gradually increase weight here)
95+ x3x5
Barbell Row
(Back Work, first some heavy stuff for strength, then some volume, weights undecided. I will probably use straps on these)
?x3x3
?x8x3
Face Pulls, Curls
(Extra stuff, Bench stability, Shoulder health)

Weekend Session:
Pause Squat
(Just warmup)
Warmup to 275
Concentric (Bottom Position) Anderson Squats
(Should be fun, work with some heavy squats, I think these will give me some experience and garner some better skill at squatting heavy weight. I decided to do these (well, try them, I may still change) concentric only since we don't have boxes of various sizes at the university gym, and deloading the weight onto the pins and then starting from there is incredibly difficult. I figure I might as well just do the concentric portions, and get used to starting off the pins as I lower them. This may prove overly easy after our squat lockout work, so we'll see.)(Height 10 is where the difficulty starts.)
405 or 410 or 420 x1x1-2
Pause Squat
(I'll be increasing the volume AND weight of these)
225x2x3 +
Good Mornings
(Some volume on my posterior chain, probably just one set, no weight changing here)
155x10x1-2
Front Squats
(These will help me work towards a midsection as strong as Louie Simmons (hopefully), but since my last few attempts at learning them have been brief and poor, I'm going to try a lower-rep approach. I'll start with form work with the bar and light weights for triples, then gradually make these into a movement I'm proficient in, still at low rep ranges. I primarily want them to increase stability and strengthen my core, as I'm confident my quad strength is not an issue)(starting at 95 and increasing as form continues to hold.)
95+ x3x5
Military Press
(First some heavy singles, then 5x5 for strength, will only increase weight when this gets really easy)
125x1x2
95x5x5
Hip Thrusts
(Actual posterior chain strength work, weight undecided)
?x5x3
T-Bar Rows
(Free-weight rowing that doesn't involve a bar on my sweat pants, done for back volume and hypertrophy, weight progresses as needed.)
100+ x8x4
Dips
(For building triceps)
As many sets as needed, 50, add 5 more per week
BWx50+
Maybe interval running, or another form of cardio (Maybe, but knowing myself, unlikely)

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This is a short quote on integrity that is worth the read.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekend workout on a plan!


October 13th, 2012 - Session#: 7
Weight: 200 lbs (with heavier clothes)
Pause Squat Warmup
Bx3
135x1
185x1
225x1
275x1
Concentric Anderson Squat
Height 9
405x1 easy, barely felt it
420x3 easy, almost the same
405x1
Height 10
405x2 took some effort
Pause Squat
255x2x3
Good Morning
155x10x2
Front Squat
Bx3x2
65x3
95x3
115x3
125x3
Military Press
125x1x2
95x5x5
T-Bar Row
100x8x4
Dips
BWx10,x10,x10,x10,x8,x7 = 55 reps
Training Notes
Didn't go all out. I've modified my own training to a separate program starting today. Lots of our work will be the same.
-Aaron

Training Outline

Training Outline: (will probably edit this later)

Monday:
For the most part, the same as what HERC is doing.

Wednesday:
Pause Squat (I want my squat work to be above 250 lbs (65% of 385), and feel some paused work will benefit my hips and my squat strength. I also don't need form work right now.)
255+ x2-3x6
Paused Bench (Time to practice and prepare for competitions next year, as well as increase strength.)
up to 195x2x2
up to 185x3x3
Close Grip (Dem Triceps)
165bx3x5
Deadlift (For the obvious reasons)
same
Pendlay Row (More back work, more for hypertrophy, since I want a proper back.)
185?x8x3

Friday:
Paused Squat
255+ x2x6
Deadlift
same
BTNPP (To have something heavy overhead, and push shoulders while fresh)
135 x2x2
Military Press (More shoulder work and more pressing are currently needed.
95+ x3x5
Barbell Row (Back Work, first some heavy stuff for strength, then some volume)
?x3x3
?x8x3
Face Pulls, Curls (Extra stuff, Bench stability, Shoulder health)

Weekend Session:
Pause Squat (Just warmup)
Warmup to 275
Concentric (Bottom Position)Anderson Squats (Should be fun, work with some heavy squats, I think these will give me some experience and garner some better skill at squatting heavy weight. I decided to do these (well, try them, I may still change) concentric only since we don't have boxes of various sizes at the university gym, and deloading the weight onto the pins and then starting from there is incredibly difficult. I figure I might as well just do the concentrics, and get used to starting off the pins as I lower them. This may prove overly easy after our squat lockout work, so we'll see.)
405 or 410 or 420 x1x1-2
Pause Squat (I'll be increasing the volume & weight of these)
225x2x3 +
Good Mornings (Some volume on my posterior chain, probably just one set)
155x10x1-2
Front Squats (These will help me work towards a midsection as strong as Louie Simmons (hopefully), but since my last few attempts at learning them have been brief and poor, I'm going to try a lower-rep approach. I'll start with form work with the bar and light weights for triples, then gradually make these into a movement I'm proficient in, still at low rep ranges. I primarily want them to increase stability and strengthen my core, as I'm confident my quad strength is not an issue)
?x3x5
Military Press (First some heavy singles, then 5x5 for strength)
125x1x2
95x5x5
Hip Thrusts (Actual posterior chain strength work)
?x5x3
T-Bar Rows (Free-weight rowing that doesn't involve a bar on my sweat pants, done for back volume and hypertrophy)
100x8x4
Dips (For building triceps)
As many sets as needed, 50, add 5 more per week
Maybe interval running, or another form of cardio (Maybe, but knowing myself, unlikely)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nothing special, Oct 12 training


October 12th, 2012 - Session#: 6
Weight: 200 lbs
Deadlift
135x2, 225x2, 315x1
405x1x2
315x3x3
Pause Squat
135x1,
225x2x2
255x2x4
BTNPP
135x2x2
Military Press
95x3x4
120x3
Face Pull
50x10
57.5x10
Barbell Row
135x3
225x3(shitty)
Deadlift Row (My name for our odd version of pendlay rows)
225x3
275x2, x3
Training Notes
Didn't go all out. I've modified my own training to a separate program starting today. Lots of our work will be the same.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Knock it out!


October 10th, 2012 - Session#: 5
Weight: 200 lbs
Squat ('p' is paused)
135x1, 135x2,
185x1,
225x1, x2x2, x2px1, x4p
Bench Press
Bx3, 95x2
135x2
155x1p
185x2p
195x2p
215x2p
220x1Fp
205x2p, x1p
Close Grip Bench Press
155x2b
???
Deadlift
135x2,
225x2
315x1x2
395x1x5
405x1
315x3x2
315x3 (sumo)
Seated Row
140x5,
160x5,
180x5x2
Face pull
50x10x2
Training Notes
Weekend session, will be back to training like normal on Wednesday.
-Aaron

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Creepers...they're everywhere!


October 7th, 2012 - Session#: 4
Weight: 202 lbs (in heavier clothes)
Squat ('p' is paused)
Bx2, 135x2
225x1
225x1p
275x1p
305x1p x2
305x2, x3
Squat Walkouts
455x1,x3
Concentric Good Mornings
225x5x2
Good Mornings
225x2
Squat
135x10
BTN Push Press
135x1x2
Military Press
95x3
115x3x3
T-Bar Row
70x10
90x10x3
Dips
50 reps in total: x10,x8,x6,x4,x6,x8,x8
Training Notes
Weekend session, will be back to training like normal on Wednesday. Talk about being stared at in the gym, haha.
-Aaron

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick n' Easy


October 5th, 2012 - Session#: 3
Weight: 202 lbs
Pause Squat (3 second pauses)
135x1x2, 185x1
225x2x2
245x2x2
BTN Push Press
135x1+F2
135x2x2
Deadlift
135x2, 225x1, 315x1,
405x1x4
405x1Bx4
315x3x3
T-Bar Row
70x10x3
Training Notes
Great session, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now for my stats exam, and I can relax a bit before diving back into work tomorrow.
Previous training session should say October 3rd.
-Aaron

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Came, Saw, & Kicked some Bum-Bum


October 4th, 2012 - Session#: 2
Weight: 202 lbs
Bottom Position Squat
135x2,
185x2
225x2
Pause Squat (3 second pauses)
225x2x3
245x2
Bench Press
95x3, 135x3, 155x2, 185x1
200x3x2
205x2x4
Close Grip Bench Press
145bx2
165bx1
175bx1
185bx1
Deadlift
135x2, 225x1, 315x1,
385x1x5
405x1
315x3x3
Pendlay Row
225x3x3
Ab Wheels
BWx20
Training Notes
Great session, plowing through this week.
 
I chose the Chuck Vogelpohl pic I edited today...Because there is never a quantifiable or even conceivable limit to the man's awesomeness.
-Aaron

Monday, October 1, 2012

Training videos.


Dive in.


October 1st, 2012 - Session#: 1
(new training log)
Weight: 202.5 lbs
Squat
135x2,
225x1
295x3x5
Bench Press
Bx3, 95x2, 135x2, 185x1
200x3x3
205x2x3
Close Grip Bench Press
155bx3x5
Deadlift
135x1, 225x1, 315x1,
385x1Bx5
315x3x3
Training Notes
Good session, now the week of hell begins in my classes, so I've got a bug to find in my java program for Data Structures, studying to catch up on in Java and Digital Design, and a midterm on Wednesday to study for.
-Aaron

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Training Videos


Havin' fun in the gym


September 30th, 2012 - Session#: 331
Weight: N/A
Squat
135x3,
225x2
275x1x2
Concentric Good Mornings
225x1
315x3
405x5x2
Behind the Neck Push Press
135x3x2
155xF2
Military Press
95x3
105x3x4
115x3
125x3
TBar Row
90x5
135x5x3
145x5
Training Notes
Getting through work, recovering from a head cold. Took a break from homework to go to the gym for some fun training. Finally doing the last bunch of training videos.
-Aaron

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bully Pully Pullman


September 26th, 2012 - Session#: 330
Weight: 202.25 lbs
Squat
135x2,
225x2x4
Bench Press
135x2
185x5x3
205x5
Close Grip Bench Press
145bx3x5
Deadlift
135x1, 225x1, 315x1,
375x1x5
375x2
285x3x3
Pendlay Row
225x3x5
Face Pulls
50x10x2
Hammer Curls
30x10x2
Training Notes
Good session. Deadlifts were light as hell. Now, time to get to work. Also, as it's been a long time since I did 531, I will be making a new log in the private section. Pendlay rows were different compared to the style I did over the summer. I don't think I ever videoed them, though my pendlay rows over the summer were sumo stance and no momentum (so very 'pure' row style) and my current Pendlay rows are conventional stance with an initial deadlift pull into the actual row (very explosive).
-Aaron

Monday, September 24, 2012

Good day


September 24th, 2012 - Session#: 329
Weight: 203 lbs
Squat
135x1, 225x1,
285x3x3
285x3Bx2
Bench Press
155x1, 180x1,
195x3x3
200x2x3
Close Grip Bench Press
135bx3x5
Deadlift
135x1, 225x1, 315x1,
375x1Bx5
275x3x3
Seated Row
140x10x4
Hammer Curls
30x10x2
Training Notes
Good session. My System Programming midterm has been moved up, and I need do some serious work on labs and assignments. I took too long on my Java lab on the weekend. Training is moving steadily along, as is dieting down.
-Aaron

Sunday, September 23, 2012

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Quick session


September 22nd, 2012 - Session#: 328
Weight: 205 lbs
Squat
Bx4
135x2
225x2
275x2, x3, x4, x5
Poundstone Curls
Barx20
Training Notes
Good day, went for a quick session. I think I have the strength for the 475 pull, it just was not my day.
-Aaron

Friday, September 21, 2012

Nuther day...


September 21th, 2012 - Session#: 327
Weight: 203.5 lbs
Deadlifts
225x2, 315x1
365x1x4
415x1Bx2
475x2 fails, 1 fail
275x3x3
Squat
135x?
225x2x4
Klokov Press
70x3x4
Behind the Neck Push Press
95x2
135x2
155xF2 (145 is my PR still)
135x2x3
Squat Lockouts
315x10 seconds
405x5 seconds x2
495x10 count
585x5 seconds x4, x20 seconds
Good Mornings
135x5, x10x2
Seated Row
140x10x5
Pulldown
140x5
120x10, x2+1
Training Notes
-will edit later.
-Aaron

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pull it!


September 19th, 2012 - Session#: 326
Weight: 205 lbs
Squat
135x2
225x6
Bench Press
135x2
95x3
135x2
175x5x5
Close Grip Bench Press
140bx3x3
140bx5
Deadlifts
135x1, 225x2, 315x1
365x1Bx7
Seated Row
140x10x3
Hammer Curl
25x10
Training Notes
Still haven't made the video from monday's training, I'll get to that later, and then finish my Java program for tomorrow, that just has some logic error(s). Then plow through some reading, and possibly start on a lab due next week.

Today's training went well, though HERC410 was having some strange pain in his left shoulder, which effected deadlifting. I felt a weird pain in my hip capsule area after beginning squats, and that's about all to be said.
-Aaron

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sept 17 2012 reading

Lift Big Eat Big: Squats: Barbell VS. Smith Machine

T NATION | Train Like a Man 5: The Real Paleo Exercise

Habits of Strong Lifters - JimWendler.com

Training


September 17th, 2012 - Session#: 325
Weight: 205 lbs
Squat
135x1, 225x1
275x2
275x3Bx4
Bench Press
135x2
190x3x3
195x2x3
Close Grip Bench Press
140bx3x5
140x10
Deadlifts
135x1, 225x1, 315x1x2
365x1Bx5
275x3x3
Seated Row
140x10x4
Hammer Curl
30x4 Because **** curling.
Training Notes
Video coming later.
I'm typing this up from System Programming class, where my quiet prof is teaching us about shells, shell scripts, and shell commands. In the past 3 lectures, I'd be amazed if I paid him full attention for 5 minutes, sitting in the back with bad hearing and a quiet prof is not exactly a good recipe. First I must finish the Data Structures lab due tomorrow (Everything is done except the final portion of the code and testing). After that, my Java assignment for Thursday, which I haven't started, and then reading up to current on System Programming. But enough on that. After listening to the most recent episode of the EFS podcast, I've resolved to begin including more details in my training log and blog, as well as personal thoughts. The key portion of the podcast I'm referring to is where Dave Tate spoke of how he recorded more than just numbers in his old training logs.

At the current time in training, HERC410 and I are finally embarking on our new cycle for real. We've taken what we already had, did some adjusting on Klokov Press, and are replacing our deadlift training with the Hepburn-esque routine I used over the summer. If I think of anything else to add, I'll edit this post or append it to the next training log post.
-Aaron

Friday, September 14, 2012

One more step on the journey


September 14th, 2012 - Session#: 323
Weight: 204 lbs
Deadlifts
135x2, 225x1, 315x1
405x1x4
365x2B
Squat
225x2x4
Klokov Press
Bx2
80x1x3
Squat Lockouts
315x5seconds
405x5seconds
495x5secondsx3
585x5secondsx6
Good Morning
135x10x3
Hammer Curl
25x10x2
Training Notes
OK day, deadlifts were fine.
-Aaron

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Counter-Feminist: Let's Feed Jezebel to the Dogs!

The Counter-Feminist: Let's Feed Jezebel to the Dogs!

Getting lighter...


September 12th, 2012 - Session#: 322
Weight: 203.5 lbs
Squat
135x2, 225x2
Pause Squats
225x2x5
Deadlifts
135xx2, 225x2, 315x2
330x3x3
345x2x3
Bench Press
Bx2, 135x3
185x5
200x3
185x5
Close Grip Bench Press
135+bands x3x4
135x10
Klokov Press
70x5x3
85x4.5
Seated Row
140x10x3
Hammer Curl
25x10
Training Notes
OK day, deadlifts were great...again.
-Aaron