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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ad Astra: #8


Feb 20th, 2013 - Session#: 53
Ad Astra: #8
Weight: 187.4 lbs, 23.7% BF
Bench
Planned #'s:110x5,130x4,150x3,165x2,185x1,195x1,205x1, 180xAMRAP(adding more volume, so I did 165 instead of 180)
135x3
150x3
165x2
185x1
195x1
205x1
165x12
Incline Press
95x10
115x5
135x5
155x3
155x5
Rows
140x10
160x5
140x10
DB Rows
80x10
some curls
7 minutes of cardio
Training Notes
Oh bench press...
Actually everything went well today.
-Aaron

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Response for storybookaffect on Twitter

Posts I'm responding to:
@storybookaffect
So what you're saying is you don't know what equality is because you're so entrenched in your own male privilege. Got it. I'm actually not at all interested in reading with you. Go take a Sociology class and listen to people who are actually oppressed if you want real equality, because you, as a white man who is probably heterosexual, are not oppressed and the things you will inevitably bring up as evidence of your oppression are either results of the patriarchy or you whining about the loss of your privilege, not the result of women being more powerful than men in western society. Yes, even the draft and custody cases and especially the friend zone.
Equality of opportunity is what we as a society need, not the equality of outcome ideal that fuels feminist ideas. For example, a business should not be forced to hire according to affirmative action policies, as this is unfair to those with better qualifications. Now what exactly do you mean by my male privilege? It seems to me you're using the common feminist tactic where you state that someone's genitalia can make them blind to the world around them.
Now, with regards to Sociology, the definition of being oppressed is "to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; subject to a burdensome or harsh exercise of authority or power". Nowhere in this would someone not being given special treatment  or rewards for work they have not done be defined. It would also appear that you're jumping to conclusions and ignoring some obvious evidence about me. My profile picture clearly shows I am black, and therefore do not fit the archetype that your feminist ideologues have constructed for the average MRA. I believe that you would find many of us to be far from the popularized caricature, including several notable female MRAs such as Erin Pizzey (who turns 74 today, and has seen more of the effects of feminism than either of us) and GirlWritesWhat. Now, can you provide evidence of these people who are actually oppressed, and of the patriarchy? I've seen no conclusive evidence of its existence, and plenty of strong arguments against it. When you mention some imagined resentment over a "loss of your privilege" I would stress that you learn that gender politics is not a zero sum game.
@Oliver_Gracie
I love it when a woman rapes a little boy and he's called lucky by this misandrist society.
@storybookaffect
Ah yes, the bullshit claim that feminists condone rape of any kind, and that we're somehow at fault for our mostly male legislature not recognizing all rape, especially now that they're trying to redefine it to make it easier on rapists of all genders rather than their victims. MRAs: continuing to prove they have no idea what feminism is.
Feminists have driven the propaganda and campaigning on rape for a significant time, only to result in blaming men and the imagined patriarchy, pushing unfair legislation with their strong influence with the left (the heavily biased VAWA), and idea that having mostly men in government creates a bias against women (ignoring voting rates, etc). Feminists have also used blatant lies and extremely skewed statistics to bias society and legislation against men in all cases of rape. I do not care what you think feminism is, nor do I care of what your particular brand or flavour of feminism is. I care and deal with the actual effects of feminist action, and the areas of law and treatment in society where demographics are treated unfairly. The entitlement and coddling that feminism has afforded women is harmful to everyone in the long run. The false benefits feminism claims to have created are misleading and lead to further problems for society. If you want equality then it cannot be sought under the banner of feminism where the heart of the ideology follows misandric radical ideologues.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ad Astra: #7


Feb 17th, 2013 - Session#: 52
Ad Astra: #7
Weight: 187.2 lb 23.1% BF
Squat
Planned #'s: 175x5, 200x4, 235x3, 265x2, 310x1, 315x1, 330x1 Pause Squat 265x3x2
135x3
185x5
205x4
240x3
275x2
310x1B
315x1B
330x1B
Pause Squats
265x3x2
Good Mornings
135x10
155x10
Split Squat
90x5x2
Elliptical x9 mins
Training Notes
Good day, I am still sore from Friday's deadlift training. Like I said then, I changed up the numbers in this program by adjusting the maxes used.

-Aaron

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ad Astra: #6


Feb 9th, 2013 - Session#: 51
Ad Astra: #6
Weight: 187.8, 23.5%BF
Deadlift
Planned #'s: 220x5, 265x4, 310x3, 355x2, 375x1, 390x1, 400x1, 330x3x3
135x3
225x2
275x4
315x3
355x2
375x1
390x1
405x1
335x3x3
Good Morning
135x5
185x5x2
225x5
Strict Press
115x5x1,x3
Training Notes
All pulls were great, re-did the numbers somewhat.
-Aaron

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ad Astra: #5


Feb 13, 2013 - Session#: 50
Ad Astra: #5
Weight: 188.8 lbs, 23.5% BF
Bench
Planned #'s:110x5,130x4,150x3,165x2,175x1,185x1,195x1, 155xAMRAP (as many reps as possible)
135x5,4
155x3
165x2
175x1
185x1
195x1
155x17
Chinups
x5,x5,x3
Training Notes
I just realized that I re-did week 1 for no reason. /facepalm
-Aaron

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ad Astra: #4


Feb 11th, 2013 - Session#: 49
Ad Astra: #4
Weight: 187.8
Squat
Planned #'s: 175x5, 200x4, 235x3, 260x2, 280x1, 305x1, 315x1, Pause Squat 245x5x2
135x5
185x5
200x4
235x3
260x2
280x1
305x1
315x1
Pause Squats
245x5x2
Training Notes
Nothing much. Turning 20 on Feb 12.
-Aaron

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ad Astra: #3


Feb 9th, 2013 - Session#: 48
Ad Astra: #3
Weight:
Deadlift
Planned #'s: 170x5, 215x4, 255x3, 300x2, 340x1, 365x1, 375x1, 300x3x3
185x5
225x4
255x3
305x2
340x1
365x1
375x1
300x3x3
Strict Press
105x5x2
Training Notes
All pulls were great today.
-Aaron

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ad Astra: #2


Feb 6th, 2013 - Session#: 47
Ad Astra: #2
Weight:
Bench
Planned #'s:110x5,130x4,150x3,165x2,175x1,185x1,195x1, 155xAMRAP (as many reps as possible)
135x4
150x3
165x2
175x1
185x1
195x1
155x17(left more than one rep)
Training Notes
-Aaron

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ad Astra: #1


Feb 4th, 2013 - Session#: 46
Ad Astra: #1
Weight: 188.8 lbs (24.1 BF%)
Squat
Planned #'s: 175x5, 200x4, 235x3, 260x2, 270x1, 290x1, 305x1 Pause Squat - 225x5x2
135x3
185x5
195x4
235x3
255x2
275x1
295x1
315x1
Paused Squat
255x5x2
Training Notes
New training program - Strong-15. No time for assistance work.
-Aaron