So, I Finally Returned To Powerlifting…It Went Well

I have not done a competitive powerlift competition since the summer of 2016. In between then and now, I got in the worst shape of my life. So, I went into 2020 with the intention of getting back into lifting heavy, while also taking some weight off. It is hard to serve those two masters at the same time, unless you were as detrained as I was. 13 months ago, I tested my maxes. While weighing 267 pounds, I squatted 320, benched 215 and deadlifted 320 pounds. So, a total of 855. I’ve had meets in the past where that … Continue reading So, I Finally Returned To Powerlifting…It Went Well

Training Log: Kaizen, July 6-12, 2020

Running through my first Ditillo routine this week. I had to admit, this week was a butt kicker. That was a sharp uptick in both volume and intensity from the “building habits” phase I was in. Hammies were tight after Monday, and I’m playing with rack pin heights on the half squats and rack pulls. Still, it is fun to be pushing myself a little again. It’s good for my mental health to lift heavier. I am planning on repeating this training week, going for more reps on the max sets in week 2. This one is more legs and … Continue reading Training Log: Kaizen, July 6-12, 2020

Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

I like to pretend I’m old school. I probably never truly was, but I get to be more convincing with the mentality as I become, well, old. Within the strength world, I was lucky in the fact I got in with an old school powerlifting team early in my training journey. I didn’t waste too much time plowing through poor programs in Muscle & Fiction and Flex. At least, not until college and even then I knew they were bullshit and was doing them with full awareness of what they were. The kind of stuff we did in high school … Continue reading Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

Training Log: Kaizen, May 25-31, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020 Walk SPSPH 3×10 Rickshaw Carry 6x 25 yards x 165#, Every 90 seconds Jog .04 Mobility: BSquat / Super P-lates (356) / Olympic wall squat with IR bias Article: The Memorial Day Murph Experience Podcast: Primal Blueprint–Robert Glazer Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Walk 2.69 Miles 4x 3RAPGD + 3RAPG Squat 5×95, 4×135, 2×225, 1×275, 1×315, 3x5x325 Side Planks 3x 21 seconds each side Podcast: Strength & Scotch: The Health Benefits of Getting OutdoorsPodcast: Salty Talk: Two Hacks for Atherosclerosis Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Walk 3.04 Miles Jog .05 Miles SPSPH 3×10 Bench 10×45, 5×95, 4×135, 3×165, … Continue reading Training Log: Kaizen, May 25-31, 2020

Kaizen: April 27-May 3, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020 Walk: 2.99 miles Mobility: TGun Right knee/calf Jumping Jacks 27 2x3RAPGD +3RAPThis bodyweight circuit is: 3 Reverse Lunges, Ab Wheel, Pull-Up Attempt, Glute-Ham Raise and Dip. Snatch 5×65, 4×85, 3×105, 1×125, 5x1x130 Hollow Rock 3×11 * Got 20-pound vest for walks. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Walk 3.04 Rickshaw Farmer’s Walk 6x 25 yards x 150#, Every 90 seconds SPSPH 3×10 Spanish Squats 3×8 Podcast–Power Athlete Radio–The Healthy Rebellion’s Robb Wolf (3 hours of Weezfitnessnerdporn) Podcast–Primal Blueprint–Lisa Bilyeu of Impact Theory Podcast–Healthy Rebellion Salty Talk–Vegan Lies and Meat Backlash Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Walk 2.88 miles Jog … Continue reading Kaizen: April 27-May 3, 2020