Workout Log – 1/1/2011 – Hotel Room Burpee’s

100 – Burpee’s – 1×25, 3×20, 1×15 30-60 seconds rest

Not bad for a road workout, normally I time these sessions but forgot. Only went through 3 songs on the ipod so should have been under 10 minutes or so.

While there are tons of bodyweight workouts to do in a hotel room, I think nothing beats a pile of burpee’s to get in and out fast and kick your ass.

TT for Meatheads V – Workout B – Week 2

Exercise Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
1A – DB Chest Press 12x50lbs 10x50lbs 10x50lbs
1B – Chin UP w/Knee Up 7 7 7
2A – Close Grip Bench Press 8x155lbs 8x175lbs 8x175lbs
2B – Hanging Knee Raise 12 12 12
3A – Decline Close Grip Push Up 25 25 25
3B – Underhand Grip BW Row 12 12 15
Notes:
There is nothing in the world I hate as much as my fucking right shoulder!! Should have stepped up the reps on the BW rows. Decent workout if I could actually bench press without my shoulder exploding in agony.. Body Weight: 174 Start Time: 7:15 Workout Quality: 7

TT for Meatheads V – Workout A – Week 2

Exercise Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
1A – Deadlift 8x225lbs 8x275lbs 4x275lbs
1B – 1 Arm Shoulder Press –Palms In 8x40lbs 8x50lbs 8x45lbs
2A – DB Walking Lunge 12x30lbs 12x30lbs 12x30lbs
2B – X-Body Mountain Climber 12 12 12
2C – Strap Triceps Extension 10 10 10
3A – Power Shrug 8x185lbs 8x205lbs 8x205lbs
3B – Rear DB Deltoid Raise 10x30lbs 10x30lbs 10x30lbs
3C – Calf Raise 12x30lbs 12x30lbs 12x30lbs
Notes:
Ripped it up! Very solid!! Deadlifts still light, could have gone 300+ but after that terrible post Vegas lift last week I was timid AGAIN. Power shrugs are cool and fun as hell! Bodyweight: 176 Start Time: 7:01 Workout Quality: 9

TT for Meatheads V – Workout B – Week 1

Exercise Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
1A – DB Chest Press 10x50lbs 10x50lbs 10x50lbs
1B – Chin UP w/Knee Up 10 7 7
2A – Close Grip Bench Press 8x155lbs 8x155lbs 8x155lbs
2B – Hanging Knee Raise 12 12 12
3A – Decline Close Grip Push Up 20 20
3B – Underhand Grip BW Row 12 12
Notes:
Terrible!! Totally mailed it in today.. I will NEVER take a full week off again, soreness was over the top from Monday’s workout. Ugh can’t wait till tomorrow to make up for this shit.

TT for Meatheads V – Workout A – Week 1

Exercise Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
1A – Deadlift 8x225lbs 8x225lbs 8x225lbs
1B – 1 Arm Shoulder Press –Palms In 8x40lbs 8x45lbs 8x45lbs
2A – DB Walking Lunge 12x30lbs 12x30lbs 12x30lbs
2B – X-Body Mountain Climber 12 12 12
2C – Strap Triceps Extension 10 10 10
3A – Power Shrug 8x185lbs 8x185lbs
3B – Rear DB Deltoid Raise 10x25lbs 10x25lbs
3C – Calf Raise 12x30lbs 12x30lbs
Notes:
Ugh, really feeling the week off. I can feel the shittiness of Las Vegas food oozing out in my sweat! Weights light across the board but being conservative after the week off, kicked ass on the tempo though!

Workout Log – 10/26/2010 – Full on Meathead

  • 1A – Close Grip Bench Press – 3×8
  • 1B – Chin Ups – 3×5
  • 2A – EZ Bar Curl – 4×8
  • 2B – Lying EZ Bar Triceps Extension – 4×12
  • Finisher: 12 – 50 Yard Sprints

Notes:

SCREWWWWW afternoon workouts, I’ll never bother with that shit again. Two worst weeks of workouts I’ve had in 12 years.. But in the end glad I did it just to remind myself how much I love getting up early and hitting the weights.

I guess its good to try different stuff from time to time, but I’ll never go back to that again. Just too much going on that is mentally distracting in the afternoons.

Really killer energy this morning, tore through the weights and felt better on the last sprint then I did on the first!

Training Log – 10/11/2010

Day one of Show and go by Eric Cressey. Excited to start a new workout plan especially one like this more focused on mobility. I’ve been pretty happy with my strength gains over the last couple years, but I feel I’m starting to plateau to a certain extent. And I’m fairly confident mobility and stretching may be my current limiting factor.

Also going to start experimenting with late afternoon workouts. Over the last few years I have always trained early in the morning. And while convenient I think this time of day is probably also contributing to my lack of flexibility. Some mornings it is a flat out pain in the ass to get loosened up and moving. Quite often I finally feel good and warm at the END of the workout. And before you say it, I do very extensive full body warmups before every workout, but at 6AM I’m just plain tight.

Notes from today:

Felt great and strong, all weights were a little light since its been forever since I’ve done front squats. And I have never done speed deadlifts. I’ll be able to jump up on weights pretty substantially next week. Did 100 yards sprints as a finisher, I’ve been doing 50 yard sprints forever, man that fricking extra 50 yards kicks your ass!! Last twenty yards I was puffing like a f’ing locomotive! Lot of new stretches and movements, while new and interesting I felt clumsy at times. Tomorrow is full upper body, looks like a pretty cool Group of exercises. Afternoon session for sure was effective.

Also on the log, 45 minute dog walk this morning at 6AM. Lots of strength guys are yapping about walking lately so going to try and insert into my normal morning lifting time slot, since I plan on continuing to rise at 4:45AM even though I’m lifting in the afternoon.

Todays Link:

Stronglifts.com Review of Show and Go

Workout Log: 8/28/2010 – Day one with the Prowler!

I have wanted to pick up a Prowler sled for probably close to 2 years, but finally decided to take the plunge after watching my son start football conditioning. The Prowler is a very “footballish” training device, much like a tackling sled without the heavy bag.

I’m curious to log my progress since it is an absolute kick in the fricking ass to use!! I had gone into the first workout thinking, “I’ll push 10-12 40 yarders empty, should be a bitch but no big deal.”

I did 4 – 40 yarders unloaded and 2 – 40 yarders with my 55lb son riding on the sled. And the results were blistering, I had enough wind to get through it but I thought my legs were going to explode!! I almost fell down twice and finally had to succumb to leaning over and using my upper body to support all my body weight on my knees.

I plan on using it 2-3 times a week and anxious to see the results. I’m assuming gains will come fast the first few weeks.

In closing if your looking for a way to shred your legs in a few minutes I HIGHLY recommend it! Plus a lot like a kettlebell or barbell its just damn FUN to use!

Finished up todays sled workout with 100 16KG kettlebell swings, for not being a “weight” training workout, I could barely move my arms or legs at the end. Good day, especially since I did it all outside in the sunshine and 90 degree heat!! I’ve said it before but I LOVE training outdoors in the summer!