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.

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