Monday, September 15, 2014

Relentless meet prep - 8 weeks out

9/8 Rep lower

band leg curls - Avg 3x12

Box squat - 275x15
Block DL
415x5
475x5
545x5

Afternoon
side bends - 80 3x12
Band good mornings - 5x20

9/10 Speed bench
4 board - 325 3x6

3 board
275 2x5
300 x5
320 x5
340 x5

speed bench w/ monster mini band
135 3x5
155 3x5


pushdowns 50 4x12

9/11 Upper assistance
Meadows rows 85 3x10

db incline curls 3x10
rotator pulldowns 4x12

Jwalking 3x distance
pulldown abs 3x10

9/12 Max effort lower
BW 234

ankle weight leg curls 2x12
deadlift work up to 485

A1 isometric deadlift in pin 1 4x6 seconds
A2 speed deadlift 485x2 reps  (4 rounds)



yoke bar good mornings 185 3x8

B1 short strap hypers 6 plates 5x10
B2 knee raises 4x10

C1 wall sit (60#, 80#) x60 seconds
C2 lunges 3x8

9/14 Max effort upper
Bench
320x5
350x2
365x1

add silver catapult
390x2
413x1

Add single ply shirt
433x2
443x2
453x2
473x1

right shoulder was toast after this.

serrano overhead press 10 2x12
Tates 50 3x12
low cable rows 90 3x12
jwalk x1

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Relentless meet prep - 9 weeks out

I was down for the count the last few days with a stomach bug. Weight dropped to about 231 and has not budged since. Even with carbs during the day. We will see what happens.

9/3  Dynamic effort upper
Speed bench with monster mini  155 6x5
185x1, 205x1
Db press
100x8, 130 x8,8,7,6
A1 klokov press 95 3x10
A2 incline bb extension 95x8, 115x8, 135x8

9/4 Upper assistance work
Meadows rows  75 4x12
Strip the rack ohp  3x6
Rotator pulldowns 2x12

9/5 Max effort lower
Ankle weight leg curls  2x12
Low box squat
Up to 355x1 – Stopped when my knee started to bother me. Had a little more left in the tank.
 I did a few other things but it was a mix of coaching Purdue barbell club and training. 


9/6 Max effort upper
Bench
225x5, 275x5, 315x5, 345x2
Add black catapult 365x2
Add silver catapult 385x2, 405x1 ½
Add single ply bash 425x2, 455x1, 495x1 (sloppy), add 1 ½ board 515x1
A1 Rolling db ext 60 3x10
A2 close grip pushups 4x8



9/7 Upper assistance
A1 sled Y+T  3x distance
A2 Keg (66#) ohp x8,10,12

Side raise with 5 second lower 12x12, 15x12, 20 2x12
Arnold press 25 2x12
Fat DD pulldowns 120 4x12
Fat gripz bb curls 3x12


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Relentless Detroit meet prep - 10 weeks out




8/27 Dynamic effort upper
Speed bench with swiss bar
225 6x5

DB press
130x6,6,8

A1 trifecta 20x60,15x60,10x60
A2 swiss bar ext 85 2x8, 105 2x8

band fly w/ stretch

8/28 upper assistance

neutral grip pulldown 130 5x12

rotator bar face pulls 8- 3x20

db preacher curls 30 3x8
hammer curls 3x12

8/29 Max effort lower

ankle weight leg curls 3x12

deadlift against 120# of chain
365x3, 405x3, 455x3 500x1

Ran out of time before a client got there.


Took a 75 minute break before finishing.

long strap hyper
7 1/2 plates 3x8

Then the worst decision I have ever made.
the 100 rep drop set. (10sets of 10)
9 1/2 plates down to 1.

That concluded my week.  Because I caught the stomach bug my kids brought home the very next day. This left me on the couch for 8 hours on Saturday before heading to bed for another 8 hours.  I am still sore and achy.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Relentless Detroit 11 weeks out



8/18 REP lower
knee was still swollen from the weekend so I cut down on the reps I would do. I am not rethinking my squatting up to the meet. I am not sure I can handle so many heavy loads on my back.  Time will tell.

band leg curls 3x10

Box squat 265x8

yoke bar good morning
135 2x5, 185x5

A1 band leg ext (5 second lower)
orange x10, greyx10

A2 wall sit
60 pounds x30 secs, 100 pounds x45, 60 secs

pulldown abs

8/20 Dynamic upper

Speed bench w/ long mini band
165 6x5

3 board 295 2x5
4 board  295x3, 315x3, 335x3, 355x3, 370x6


A1 dips - chain around neck 3x10
A2 rolling db extension 35 3x12

8/21 upper assistance
Neutral grip pulldown 5x12

facepulls with rotator bar 3x20

db preacher curls 3x12 with 5 second lower
hammer curls 30, 35x12

band pushdowns 2x50
band fly/rearfly x50 each.

8/22 Max effort lower

short strap hypers 4 plates 3x8

rackable camber bar goodmornings w/ 120# of chain
225x3,275x3,315x3,365x1,405x1


yoke bar box squat
225x3, 275 3x1

glute ham raise
orange band x5, grey band x5, black band 2x6

single arm farmers walk 50x2

8/24 Max effort upper
bench against 120 # of chain
135x5, 185 2x3, 225x3, 255x3, 275x1
add 4 board
315x3, 345x1, 375x1, 390xmiss
add catapult
390x3


A1 db bench
70 3x15

A2 low cable rows 120 3x12

sled drag Y+T 3x

ez curls and pushdowns

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Relentless 12 weeks out

8/13 DE upper

speed bench with ling mini band
135x5, 145x5, 155 4x5

4 board
275x5
295x5
315x5
335x5
355x8

A1 dips with 30 pound of chain 4x8
A2 rolling db ext 35 4x12

decline curls

8/14 upper assistance
Neutral grip pulldowns 120 4x12

pulldown abs 70 4x12

Thorasic mobility
rotator cuff work

8/15 and 8/17
I was at the elitefts powerlifting experience and all I have is some video.




Relentless 13 weeks out


I am a little behind on my posts because I was out of town coaching at the elitefts powerlifting experience lat weekend. What an amazing experience and I am sure this will help usher even more people into powerlifting. Anyway onto my training.

8/8 ME lower

A1 GHR - 3x8
A2 TKE 3x12

Yoke bar squat with 120 pound of chain
135, 185, 225x3
255, 285, 315x1
245 x5, 2, 2 rest pause


B1 Front Squat on ramp 95 x20, 15, 10
B2 leg extensions light band x10, 10, green x10

abs against ghr

8/9 Max effort upper 
reverse band bench with large onyx band
335, 385x3, 425x2, 455x1, 475x1, add catapult 500x2, down set 385x7


bradford+1 65, 75, 95x10


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Relentless meet prep 14 weeks out

8/1 ME lower

A1 GHR 3x8
A2 TKE 3x10

deficit deadlift (1+ inch)
385x1, 425x sloppy double overhand
425x1, 475x1
add belt
515x1, 565x1, 585x1 PR


B1 abs against ghr grey band 3x12
B2 Serrano split squats with 1 chain around neck 3x6

8/2 ME upper

reverse light onyx band
315x3, 345x3, 375x2, 405x1
add catapult
425x1, 445x1

Add single ply metal bash bencher
465x3, 493x2, 513x1
Switch to 2ply shirt
543x2, 581x1


A1 close grip bench 225 4x8
A2 tates  35x12, 40 3x12

decline curls 2x15

8/4 Rep lower

A1 ankle weight leg curl 3x12
A2 TKE 3x12

Box squat
255x14

195 + 120 pound of chain  4x2

Stiff leg deadlift  335 3x6

B1 Side bend pushdowns 2x10

B2 lunges 2x10

8/6 DE upper

Speed bench w/ short mini band 6x5
add 5 pounds each set 135-165

A1 - close grip 225x5, 245 3x5
A2 - dips 5x10


single arm pushdown - grey band 15, 15, 10 , 10

B1 - fat gripz easy curls 60 3x12
B2 - hammer curls across body 50 3x8

8/7 upper assistance

Chin ups 5x2

side raise with 5 second lower
10x45 seconds, 15 2x45 seconds

band pull aparts
monster mini band 3x15