Saturday, April 18, 2015

Redline training - week 1

Redline training
Stress has been extremely high and the iron has been my therapy. I am pushing training very hard for a meet in July.  All the training has been a raw focus and will continue that for the next 8-10 weeks.

4/4 Max effort bench
Close grip bench (thumb knuckle from smooth)
315x5, 335x2, 355x2, 365, 380x1
Add catapult 365x6, 385x6

Overhead press
115x6, 135x6, 145x6, 6, 12

A1 - Dips against orange band 12, 12, 12, 12, 10, 10
A2 – Mag grip pulldown 130 4x12, 1x10

6 way muscle rounds 8x1, 10x1, 10 – fail on 4th set

B1 – hammer curls 35 3x12, 1x10
B2 – band pull aparts mini 4x20

4/8 BW 243 – dynamic effort bench
Elitefts Shoulder saver bench Up to 340x6
Swiss bar speed bench 225 9x5
Close grip bench w/ 60 pound of chain 285 5x1
A1 - Jm press (reverse light band) to foam pad 225x6, 245x6, 265x6
A2 - Neutral grip pushdown 50 5x15
Band fly – mini band x100 reps with 10 second hold at 25, 50, 75 and 100

4/9 BW 244.5 – upper assistance
Dead stop dumbbell rows 100x10, 130 3x10
Tbar scap rows+tbar rows (12 of each) 3x12/12
Serrano arm complex – 3x (top secret)
Trifecta – 20 2x muscle round

As you can see there has been a ton of volume.  My time in the gym has helped to keep me from going crazy. Going into the void like Dave Tate.  But pushing this hard into the red will eventually be my on undoing.  Let's see how far we can take this before that happens. 

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