startingstrength

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
—  Robert Heinlein
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Second attempt at a 100kg power clean after 200lbs 6x2 EMOM. Brb racking the bar and getting pulled into the abyss by it. #weightlifting #fakeweightlifter #startingstrength #crossfit #gainz #ufcgym

I guess you do learn every day...

I finally started reading Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength. I’ve been meaning to purchase the book for a number of months now, but didn’t get around to it last week. I knew I was going to learn a great deal about strength training and each exercise, but I didn’t know that I was doing the wrong exercise for the past 6 months.

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hey look what i’m borrowing from a friend. hehe.

the first quote in the book is:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

- Robert Heinlein

I find this to be a strangely comforting and inspiring quote.

Not training for a #fitness competition. Just the #swole life! ;)) Haha. 😜😘 #eatclean #cleaneating #eatingclean #eatrealfood #eatgreen #rawvegan #vegetarian #plantstrong #strengthtraining #strength #squat #soccer #futbol #startingstrength #801010 #abs #NOSUPPLEMENTS :)) @rebeldietitian

Babbies first weight bench! The bar is a seven footer and only just fits across the room! It’s a 45lb bar too, but testing it out real quick I can bench dead lift and squat it no problem. Can’t wait to put on some weight and see what I can do! Doing Starting Strength for now!

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1RM week comes to a close, overall a great week for my #gainz I added 25lbs to my front squat (280lbs) and 30lbs to my bench (290lbs). I think my body genetically thinks it skips leg day. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)

*Pats self on back* (Yesterday's Workout)

Despite being ridiculously hung over and not feeling an ounce ready for the demands of yesterday’s workout, I finally squatted 200# and pressed 95# (the bigger 25# plates make me look bad ass lol) And not to mention,  I’m super close to hitting a 250# dead lift.

Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 125x3, 165x2, 200x3x4

The first set felt super heavy on my back. In my head I was like “oh shit, this is going to be bad.” A bit of a grind on all sets (or at least it felt that way), but I got through it. It feels awesome breaking the 200 mark. *Pats self on back* Video coming soon.

Press- 45x5, 60x5, 75x3, 85x2, 95x2, 95x3x3

I only got 2 reps up on the first set. Not enough hip drive or rest after heavy squats. Set 2 was a grind and a half. It felt like an hour went by for one rep. I redeemed myself on the last two sets though.

Dead lift- 135x5, 175x3, 215x2, 240x5

Overall a great workout. It took way too long to recover, but that was my own doing. 

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1RM week concluded, overall very pleased with my progress. Made huge #gainz on all my lifts. Today front squat was 280lbs and bench was 290lbs. #crossfit #villagecrossfit #strongertodaythanyesterday #startingstrength (at Village CrossFit)

Yesterday's Workout

It was a light squat day, but I still felt the need to flex my “guns” in my new beast mode t-shirt. It’s been quite the emotional roller coaster over the past couple of weeks, so this simple thing somehow made it easier to focus.

Squats- 45x5x2, 85x5, 115x5, 135x5, 155x5

Bench- 45x5, 65x5, 85x3, 100x2, 115x4x3

My bench hasn’t felt heavy in a long time, but today it felt more like a grind. Still got through all of it with no missed reps. 

Chins- Assisted x5x3, x10

Ugh, I hate chins, but I am getting stronger. I will do body weight pull-ups!