Monthly Archives: May 2011

ME Bench, 5/12/11

2 Board Press
2×10 @ 45
95×5
135×3
185×3
225×3
245×3
255×3
265×3
My 2 board PR is 305, so this is way off, but given how long it’s been, It’s OK.

JM Press
45×10
3×8 @ 95

DB Row
50×8
3×10 @ 75

Side Raise
2×12 @ 20

Hammer Curl
2×10 @ 25

Hex DB Hold
2x30s @ 20


DE Squat 5/7/11

Box Squat
2×5 @ 45
95×5
135×3
185×2
8×2 @ 205

Deadlift
135×3
6×1 @ 225
275×1
315×1
365×1

45 degree back raises
3×8
superset with
pull down abs
3×15

Hammer Strength Shrugs (standing)
135×20
3×20 @ 225

Overheard some just awful advice from a “trainer” to a young football player. Awful. Some things never change.


If cavemen had ice cream, they would have eaten it

It’s time to set something straight:  Carbs are not the devil.

Yes, people eat too many refined carbs.  Yes, the FDA’s Food Pyramid is more about which lobbyist spends the most money than it is about health.  No, fat (including saturated fat) is not evil.

But eating a sandwich isn’t going to hurt you, and if you are interested in any kind of athletic performance, it will probably help.

Apply some balance (and some critical thinking) to your life and your diet.  Eat a serving of veggies with every meal.  Build your meals around lean meat and veggies.  Have some fruit.  Eat some nuts.  Limit your consumption of refined foods.  But eating potatoes, or rice, or an English muffin isn’t going to hurt you.

“Paleo” dieting isn’t generally a magic solution to your problems.  There may well be some research showing limiting carb intake isn’t a bad idea, and there’s some research on inflammatory disorders and high carb intake.  But the research isn’t definitive.  So get off the dogmatism and have a cookie.

OK?


ME Bench, 5/5/11

I guess medium effort is more like it.

2 Board Press
2×8 @ 45
95×5
135×3
185×3
225×3
245×3
265×1
275×1

Hit the two targets I was shooting for (245×3 and 275×1), so shut it down.

JM Press
45×10
3×5 @ 95

DB Row
50×8
2×8 @ 70

Side Raise
2×8 @ 20

That was that. Glad I got in today, was one of those days I would have often blown off in the past.


Awesome Scale

Jim Wendler provides the greatest answer to a training question, ever.


ME Squat, 5/3/11

Well, not really Max Effort, but some effort.

Squat
2×5 @ 45
135×5
185×5
225×3
275×1
315×1

Good morning
3×3 @ 135

Planks
3x10sec

Tons of stretching.

That was it.


Trump

The Donald says he’s going to announce.  He’s decided in his head.

If nothing else, this is going to be entertaining.

He is the natural progression of the Presidency.  No one should be surprised… and he might win.  We’ve been electing unqualified egomaniacs for quite some time, he’s like the ultimate of both.


I don’t feel safer

Bin Ladin is dead.  Good.

I still fear my own government far more than I ever feared a terrorist.  Killing Bin Ladin won’t change that, if anything it will embolden our leaders to suggest this success was in part due to the limitation of our freedom.

Oh, by the way – President Obama just got himself reelected.  Which might be OK if the Republicans can hold the legislature, but as I continue to remind you, they’re all really one big statist party.


Block

Been busy.  Work continues to be too much of the work/life balance.

Sat down today to write.  I had nothing else to do today.

Came up with nothing.

Training log will return Tuesday.


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