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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Good but slow Training Session.


January 30th, 2012 - Session#: 226
Weight: 215.5 lbs
Squat
135x3
185x1
225x2
6x255x2
Deadlift
225x1
315x1
6x335x2
3x355x1
Good Mornings
135x5
2x185x5
TBar Rows
45x2
90x5
3x135x5
Pullups
2xBWx3
BWx4
GG/BG
2x290x10
Face Pull 3x65x10
Curls ?x?x?
Workout Notes
Still working on lordosis and anterior pelvic tilt. Definitely a good training session though. Went a bit slow, but the lifting was good.
-Aaron

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pathetic Deadlift Day


January 27th, 2012 - Session#: 225
Weight: 214 lbs
Deadlift
135x2
225x2
315x1
365x1
395xF (grip)
395x1
395x1
395xF
395x1(hitched and held at the top)
395xF
395xF
Squat
135x2
225x2
6x255x2 tried low bar on 1st 2 sets, couldn't really get to feel the difference, odd pain in left lower side(above hip) was preoccupying my senses. Damn floating pains.
Good Mornings
135x5
TBar Rows
90x5
135x5
180x5
Overhead Press
65x5
65x5 w/sa
65x5 w/sa
Pullups
3xBWx3
GG/BG
2x285x10
Curls with 35lb dumbbells.
Workout Notes
Why and how am I so pathetic sometimes?
Also HERC mentioned I probably have excessive lordosis, which is affecting my deadlift.
-Aaron

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shitty Bench Day


January 25th, 2012 - Session#: 224
Weight: 214 lbs
Bench Press
Bx6, 95x3, 135x3, 185x2
225x3
225x2F
225x3
225x3
235xF
235x1
235xF
Wide Grip: 2x185x5
Close Grip: 205xF, 185x3, 205x1F
Squat
135x3
225x1
6x255x3
Speed Pulls
4x225x2
2x225x3
TBar Rows
90x5
2x135x5
180x5
Pullups
2xBWx3
Workout Notes
Poor session, my head was gone, and with it, any chance of something I can be proud of. I guess assistance work could be counted as good, though that's trivial when the main movement was naught but an embarrassment. My sort of 'inferiority complex' is getting to be a serious problem...
-Aaron

Monday, January 23, 2012

Decent Squat and Deadlift Day


January 23rd, 2012 - Session#: 223
Weight: 216.25 lbs
Squat
2x135x3
185x2
225x2
6x255x2
Deadlift
225x1
5x335x2
3x355x1 (not fully locked out the 2nd single, made third though grip was failing)
Good Mornings
2x135x5
225xF
Barbell Rows
2x225x5
Barbell Shrug
225x4
Pullups
2xBWx3
GG/BG
2x285x10
Extras
Workout Notes
Good session, still inhibited by my head on Good Mornings.
-Aaron

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A great resource I've forgetten to mention

http://www.benbruno.com/2012/01/good-reads-for-the-week-1212012/

Great blog, I particularly enjoy the weekly  'Good Reads for the Week' posts Mr. Bruno does. Great for introducing you to new and otherwise unknown (to you) faces in the strength and fitness industry.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Great Deadlift Day


January 20th, 2012 - Session#: 222
Weight: 213.5 lbs
Deadlifts
225x2
315x1
7x385x1
Dimel Deads
2x225x5
Good Mornings
135x5
185x3 <-mistake
Push Press
2x135x3
155x3
DB Press
70x4F
2x55x5
T Bar Row
45x5
135x5
180x5 <-poor, need practice
45x5
Pullups
3xBWx3
GG/BG
3x280x10
Bench Rows - 2x95x10
Workout Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Benchin, Benchin...


January 18th, 2012 - Session#: 221
Weight: 217 lbs
Bench Press
Bx5, 135x3, 185x1
5x215x3
3x225x2
Wide Grip 2x175x5
Close Grip 3x185x3
Speed Deadlifts
2x225x2
3x245x2
245x3 +3sh
Good Mornings
135x7
185x5
Barbell Rows
135x5
185x5
GG/BG
3x275x10
Workout Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Monday, January 16, 2012

Squats & Deads, Great day.


January 16th, 2012 - Session#: 220
Weight: 217.5 lbs
Squats
135x3
185x1
225x1
275x1
5x295x2
3x315x1
Deadlifts
135x2
225x1
5x325x2
3x345x1
GG/BG
2x270x10
Face Pulls 3x65x10
Workout Notes
Good session.
-Aaron

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The silence of the voiceless | A Voice for Men

The silence of the voiceless | A Voice for Men

A wonderful piece from AVfM

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Canada's Liberal Party Votes Yes To Legalizing Marijuana - Toke of the Town

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sorta Heavy Deads


January 13th, 2012 - Session#: 219
Weight: 216 lbs
Deadlifts
135x?
225x2
315x1
7x375x1
Dimel Deads
3x225x5
Good Mornings
185x3
135x5
225xF(Squatted it)
225x1
Push Press
3x135x5
DB Overhead Press
65x5
65x3.5
Pullup
3xBWx3
Dumbbell Rows
3x100x5
GG/BG
2x275x10
Face Pulls & Curls
Workout Notes
Good session. I helped a friend starting training with learning basic compounds as well as gym etiquette and foam rolling. Training began, hit everything in 'auto-pilot mode'. Pleased and wanted to add in a 4 plate deadlift. I'm really finding that good mornings aren't very compatible the way I'm performing them. I believe I need to go for a lower bar position with higher reps.
-Aaron

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bench Day


January 11th, 2012 - Session#: 218
Weight: 214.5 lbs
Speed Deadlifts
3x225x2
Squat
225x1
225x2
Bench Press
Bx3
135x2
185x1
3x205x3
3x215x2
Wide Grip: 2x175x5
Close Grip: 3x175x3
Curls
Workout Notes
Had to change up my timing and train apart today. Mess of a session, also feeling poor and pulled something in my neck when I whacked my head on the bar before bench.
-Aaron

Monday, January 9, 2012

Squats, Deads, and the beginning of a dieting phase


January 9th, 2012 - Session#: 217
Weight: 218 lbs
Squat
135x3
185x2
225x2
275x1
5x295x2
3x315x1
Deadlifts
225x2
5x325x2
3x345x1
Good Mornings
135x5
185x5
Barbell Rows
3x185x2
Pullups
3xBWx3
Dumbbell Row
2x100x5(per side)
GG/BG
2x265x10
Face Pulls and Bench Rows
Workout Notes
Squats felt off today, though Deadlifts were great. We (HERC410 and I) began the first day of our diet today, I'm doing Intermittent fasting with keto, he's doing essentially warrior diet timing and keto.
-Aaron

Friday, January 6, 2012

Golddigger and The Three Masculinists | Masculinists.net

Golddigger and The Three Masculinists | Masculinists.net

Deadlifting like my life depends on it!


January 6th, 2012 - Session#: 216
Weight: 217 lbs <-official weigh in for fat loss program.
Deadlift
135x3
225x2
275x2 <-weird tweak in my lower left back/ hip
315x1
4x365x1
365xF <-got half-way and grip was slippery. The gyms bars are quite worn down.
365x1
315x1
Dimel Deadlifts <-slippery bars made these hell to get even 5 reps.
225x5
225x6
Good Mornings
135x5
2x185x5
Squat
185x2
2x225x2
Push Press
2x135x2
Pullups
2xBWx2
BWx3
GG/BG
3x265x10
Workout Notes
Decent session, simply prep for week one of our new program. I have to say that the poor grip on the gym bars affected me on all deadlifting today. Felt my lower back tweak a little during deadlift warmup, kept going, the nuisance dulled soon after.
-Aaron

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Easy Bench Session


January 5th, 2012 - Session#: 215
Weight: 217 lbs <-official weigh in for fat loss program.
Bench Press
Warmup: 95x3, 135x3, 185x1
5x205x3
3x215x2
Wide Grip: 2x165x5
Close Grip: 185x2F(poor setup and fell out of groove), 2x185x3
Speed Deads
5x225x2
225x3
Squat
135x2
185x2
5x225x2
GG/BG
3x265x10
Bench Rows 3x?
Workout Notes
Decent session, simply prep for week one of our new program.
-Aaron

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What it Takes - JimWendler

What it Takes - JimWendler.com
Another great Jim Wendler article