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Heavy Bag

1 minute rest in between rounds.

Used the Gymboss interval timer to set the intervals.

  • Random Punches: 3 minutes
  • Random Punches: 3 minutes
  • Random Punches: 3 minutes
  • Kicks: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 2 minutes
  • Right Kicks: 3 minutes
  • Left Kicks: 3 minutes
  • Right/Left Kicks: 3 minutes

Man, too tired to do anything else today.

I think my stamina is a little better than before, because I can throw near-full power kicks without tiring out as quickly.

Hands need to be up more.

Had a cramp during the rounds where I kicked the bag, but not the last round surprisingly.

Allergies woke me up around 4AM today. Didn't get good sleep -_-

Barbell Rows

Hook grip.

Set the barbell on a bunch of mats. Didn't want to pull off the floor before rowing. Also lazy to move the mats or move the bar further away on the floor.

  • 45 lb: 10
  • 100 lb: 10
  • 140 lb: 10
  • 190 lb: 8,8
  • 230 lb: 8,8

Heavy Bag

1 minute rest in between rounds.

Used the Gymboss interval timer to set the intervals.

  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes

Neck Training

Using the Ironmind neck harness and low pulley attachment.

Neck Extension (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20

Neck Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20

Neck Side Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 50 lb: 20

Getting back into the swing of things after taking nearly 1 week off from lifting weights.

Monday's workout was tough and I had to cut down the volume.

But the extra rest combined with lowered volume might have helped me hit a few PRs this week:

PRs This Week

Low Bar Squat: 460 lb x 5 (5RM)

Hit this on Friday. I tried 500 x 3 before, but only managed 2 wobbly reps before re-racking the bar.

Also a +20 lb PR!

Been a while since I got a double-digit PR in anything.

Reverse Grip Bench Press: 375 lb x 2 (2RM)

This was my second attempt. The first time my back slipped on the bench during the 2nd rep.

Decided to try again and got a 2 rep max!

A few more rep PRs and I'll attempted 400 lb again.

High Bar Squat: 405 lb x 10 (10RM)

Nailed this on Saturday.

After the 8th rep, I was exhausted and looked down and thought to myself:

"Maybe I should quit now. This is already an 8 rep max".

But then I remembered watching Russian powerhouse Dmitry Klokov squat 240 Kg for 10 reps (that's 529 lb, which is just about my low bar squat 1RM) that morning and thought:

"FUCK IT! I'm going for 10!"

True story bro.

Also this is a +35 lb PR. Not bad!

After 10 reps it felt like my heart was going to explode. I was exhausted and couldn't think straight for the next 10-15 minutes.

Some people on Facebook talked about 20 reps at 405 lb (LMAO4PLATE Widow Maker). The most I've ever done with 20 rep is an empty bar!

I think I'll probably end up squatting 500 lb x 10 before 405 lb x 20.

Heavy Bag: Kicks, Punches, Knees & Elbows

Tuesday's are turning out to be heavy bag and neck day. I think punching the heavy bag might be affecting my OHP's the next day. Couldn't even press 230 lb! Usually that weight is no problem.

But I think I'll stick to hitting the heavy bag, mostly because it's fun, and punching & kicking stuff just feels good and makes me feel like a bad-ass.

PHUNG-ctional "cardio", too 😉

I think I'll start using the Bas Rutten MMA/Muay Thai/Boxing workouts (which are pre-recorded drills where Bas shouts out various combos) next week to step it up a notch.

Stuff You Should Read (and Watch)

  1. Dave Tate Interviews PL Legends Steve Goggins and Ed Coan by Dave Tate
  2. Meatheads Aren't Doctors - Injuries, Overuse, And Rolling On Shit by Paul Carter
  3. Stuff I have Learned, Part One by James Steel

Heavy Bag

1 minute rest in between rounds.

Used the Gymboss interval timer to set the intervals.

  • Punches: 3 minutes
  • Kicks: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes

Neck Training

Using the Ironmind neck harness and low pulley attachment.

Neck Extension (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20
  • 100 lb: 10
  • 120 lb: 10

Neck Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20
  • 100 lb: 10
  • 120 lb: 10

Neck Side Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 50 lb: 20
  • 70 lb: 10
  • 90 lb: 6

Heavy Bag

1 minute rest in between rounds.

Used the Gymboss interval timer to set the intervals.

  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes
  • Random Combos: 3 minutes

Neck Training

Using the Ironmind neck harness and low pulley attachment.

Neck Extension (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20
  • 100 lb: 10
  • 120 lb: 11

Neck Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 60 lb: 20
  • 100 lb: 10
  • 120 lb: 11

Neck Side Flexion (Harness)

  • 30 lb: 20
  • 50 lb: 20
  • 70 lb: 10
  • 90 lb: 5