Ah, it has been a while, hasn't it?
I figured I needed to get back over here to have more accountability from everyone to make sure I stay the course for getting above and beyond where I used to be. After a rough 4 years of multiple back injuries and being told to quit lifting by physicians, stacked with my weird vision disease, things are FINALLY coming back into favor for training again to rebuild the lost strength (at a much lower bodyweight this time).
The last 1.5 years were spent working to bring the body of the old fat man down to a reasonable weight (265 to 225 at my lowest this past July), now it's time to slowly get that size and strength back up. The main goal is to get my strength to where it was while keeping bodyweight at 240 lbs. or less so I can be viable to compete as a lightweight in strongman, where I'll actually have a fighting chance of doing well
Here's the last workout done, and I will get back to keeping things updated here as time goes on!
2x12, 2x11, 1x10 @ bodyweight (240 lbs. clothed today, a bloated 234 without, normally around 230-231 lbs.), done from a full hang (I always come up a few reps shorter when I don't set my feet down and don't take a few breaths when I start to fizzle out), 2 sets wide grip, 1 medium, 1 narrow, 1 medium pull-up grip
Close grip BB flat bench -
1x5 @ 135 lbs.
1x2 @ 185
1x2 @ 225
5x2 @ 235, pause each rep on chest for 1-2 seconds
3x3 @ 230, pause on each rep, had a misload, thought I had 220 lbs. on there, then I was wondering why it felt heavier than it should have
1x10 @ 185
1x20 @ 135
1-arm BB shrugs -
1x15 each arm @ 185 lbs.
1x15 " " @ 205
1x12 " " @ 225
1x50 " " @ 115
1-arm Hammer Strength plate-loaded preacher curl machine -
1x15 each arm @ 45 lbs.
1x20 " " @ 35 lbs.
Keeping up with bicep work for injury prevention sake since I'm finally starting to get back to some event training again.
Training tomorrow at Wisconsin Barbell where I'm being "rebuilt" after all the lower back issues that kept me from any consistent lower body work for a few years. It's coming slowly, but where deadlifting 315 back in spring made me feel like my spine was going to snap, I'm back to being able to pull around the mid 400s again without any discomfort and the squats are slowly working back up as well.
Here's to finding my way back again, and hopefully giving some of you a run for your money on lift totals down the line once I'm back up to speed!