Saturday, March 29, 2008

Goody levering a 12 lber with Jedder

Euro pinch at the TPS contest

Lifts were as follows 1st was 212lbs, 2nd was 228lbs and final failed attempt at 234lbs.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Northeast Blob Syndicate

Met up with Goody and his brother in law. Brought him a few blobs and an average #3. After his get together with Jedd. Jedd told me that Goody really needed to start working with some blobs and that he had sky high potential. So I got on the phone with him and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. The loan of 2 York blobs. 41 and 41.4 lbs and sweetened the deal with a #3 to get his MMG0 Cert done. After a little Blob101 Goody was pulling either blob pretty well. With some work and adding weight, he should be ready for the 50 lber on his next trip.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Shoe Pic

The shoes Geo got from his buddy are really light racing shoes from trotters. They're thin and fairly easy on the initial push. I will say they're springy as hell on the finish and I couldn't get it any farther. I just bent one last night, but I'll do a few more this week for sure.

My first horse shoe heart:

We still don't know what they are...there are no common markings and they're just stamped, "CANADA". At any rate, they're definitely a fun, easy way to build some braced bending technique and strength.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Some Gripper Vids

CoC #2.5 Close

CoC #3 Attempt

NOTES: I decided to see if I could get a few vids up. I just missed the close on the #3...we're talking a 1/16" or so! It's about as close as I've ever gotten with that thing (not in a choker). The #2.5 vid is rough, you can't make out the numbers on the bottom of the gripper, I'll have to shoot another one and post it up. I'm not real far out from TNS-ing that thing, so a vid of that might be in the near future.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

6 March 2008 - Gym Workout

Non-Specific Warm-Up
-Stationary Bike - 8 min (med-high intensity)

Specific Warm-Up
-Shoulder/Wrist Rotations - 5lb Plate (all ranges of motion)

1-Arm Dumbbell Push Press (L/R)
-45's X 10
-75's X 5
-80's X 5
-85's X 5
-90's X 5

Seated Cable Row
-200 X 10
-230 X 10
-250 X 8

Flat Dumbbell Bench Press
-80's X 5
-90's X 5
-100's X 5

High Pulls
-135 X 10
-225 X 5
-225 X 5

Dip/Pull-Up Super-Sets
-3 X Failure

NOTES: This workout went smoothly, and I felt fairly strong on the lifts. The 1-arm push-presses were great - minimal leg pop and bending. This workout took place at 5:20PM, I had some carbs in the tank, so there was no sputtering out. I felt great...spent, but great. Weights, core, grip, and cardio tomorrow after work.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

4 & 5 March 2008 Semi-Workouts

4 March 2008

Easy Stress Ball Warm-Up (L/R)
-50 reps

-Filed HG150 X 5 MMS
-CoC #2 X 5 MMS
-HG300N X 5 MMS
-CoC #2.5 3 MMS
-Choked CoC #3 X 8 FR (~1/4" out)
-CoC #4 X 5 SAs (past parallel)
-CoC #3 X 5 FR/5 Negs (~10-15 sec)
-CoC #2.5 X 5 FRN
-CoC #2 X 8 FRN
-Filed HG150 X 8 MMS/2 FR
-Filed HG150 X 5 MMS
-CoC #2 X 4 MMS/1 FR
-HG300N X 5 FR
-CoC #2.5 X 1 FR
-Choked CoC #3
-CoC #4
-CoC #3
-CoC #2.5
-CoC #2
-Filed HG150

Extensors (L/R)
-Easy Band X 50
-Med Band X 50
-Hard Band X 50

2" Pony Clamp (L/R)
-3 X 10-12

5 March 2008

Non-Specific Warm-Up
-10 Stationary Bike (med intensity)

Speed Deadlifts
-Bar X 20
-135 X 15
-225 X 8
-315 X 5
-315 X 5
-315 X 5
-225 X 10
-135 X 15
-Bar X 20 (sumo)

-Rowing Machine X 15 min (low intensity)

NOTES: I'm finally starting to get into a rhythm in the's getting easier and easier to get up and get going, but my strength and endurance is for shit. I must have aggravated my tendinitis in my left wrist again - the pain was brutal, so I cut the grippers short on the left hand yesterday. It's been sore since. This morning I felt fine, started deadlifting and my body just shut itself off. I was dizzy, I started getting a headache, and I abandoned ship. After the deads I did some very low intensity cardio on the rowing machine. The worst part about today is that the deads felt great. Speed deads with 315 for sets of 5 was very light and I felt strong. I have to power through this slump. I can't stand looking at my log after workouts like these.

Monday, March 3, 2008

3 March 2008 - Gym Workout

Non-specific Warm-Up
-5 mins - Stationary Bike (med intensity)

Shoulder/Wrist Warm-Up
-10lb Plate Rotations (rotator cuff, delts, wrists)

Incline Dumbbell Press
-45's X 10
-75's X 5
-90's X 5
-105's X 3 (missed 4th rep twice)

Seated Dumbbell Press
-75's X 5
-80's X 5
-85's X 3 (missed the 4th rep twice)

Incline Dumbbell Flies
-60's X 8
-60's X 8
-60's X 8

Smith Machine Shoulder Press (seated on the floor, legs straight out, behind the head)
-135 X 5
-135 X 5
-135 X 5

Standing Dumbbell Curls
-65's X 8

Seated Hammer Curls
-55's X 8

Seated Incline Curls
-35's X 8

Lever Side Bends/Swiss Ball Crunches (supersets)
-15 Bar Bends (L/R)/25 SB Crunches X 3

NOTES: I felt decent this morning, finally getting over my sinus/throat issues. My strength is slowly coming back. It is what it is.

One of Geo's boys has a horse farm in Southern PA, and Geo managed to snag some horse shoes from him today. I'm not sure what they are yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I do. He's got about a dozen or so, and we're looking forward to a bit of bending in the near future.