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.

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

Zero Deaths | Indiegogo

Zero Deaths | Indiegogo

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

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Squat Lockouts R' Us


September 9th, 2012 - Session#: 321
Weight: 204 lbs
Squat
135x2
225x2,
245x1
275x3x3
Bench Press
135x3, 185x1
215x1x2
225x1x2
Close Grip Bench Press
135+bands x5x2, x3
135x10
Deadlifts
225x1
315x1
330x3x2
345x2x2
Squat Lockouts & HoldsOur timing was less than actual seconds, but for ease I will refer to them as such.
315x5secsx3
405x5secsx3
495x5secsx3
585x5secsx3
675x5secsx1
585x5secsx3
585x5secsx3
585x5secsx2, x10secs
Klokov Press
65x5x5
Training Notes
OK day, deadlifts were great though.
-Aaron

Sept 9 2012 study

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=5362020

There were more, but not really worth noting.

Quick session.


September 8th, 2012 - Session#: 320
Weight: 206 lbs
Squat
135x1
225x2, x1, x2
Face Pulls, External Rotations, Band Pull-Apart Circuit
Ab Wheel Rollouts
BWx10x4
Training Notes
Quick session.
-Aaron

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pushing for PRs!


September 7th, 2012 - Session#: 319
Weight: 206.5 lbs (Now I'm back at the school gym I won't be rounding my weight down)
Squat
135x1
225x1
275x1
315x1, x2x2
Bench Press
185x1
225x1x3
Deadlift
225x2
315x1
405x1B
435x1B +5lb PR
455x1B +25lb PR
465x1B +35lb PR
Klokov Press
45x?
95xF
65x3
75x3
85x1
90x1 +10lb PR
BTN Push Press
95x3
135x2
155xF
Training Notes
Great session. I went in planning to 'go easy' and ended up getting into the mood for deadlift PRs. 405 was easy, 435 was still easy, 455 I surprised myself, and 465 felt like a mildly tough effort. Kept on going, got a klokov press PR. Definitely an "Alpha Day".

-Aaron

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back in Business.


September 5th, 2012 - Session#: 318
Weight: N/A
Squat
Bx2
135x2
235x2x6
Bench Press
Bx1
135x2
175x5x5
Close Grip Bench Press
135x3x5
Klokov Press
60x5x5
Deadlift
70x1
110x1
330x3Bx3
345x2Bx3
Seated Row
100x10
140x5
160x3
Hammer Curls
15x10
Training Notes
Great session.
-Aaron