A Top 40 Weightlifting Blog

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Bench Squats

It is hot and humid out doors today. No breeze at all. I'm old and fat and I don't want a heart attack. Last week was heavy. This week I'll take my foot off the gas and coast a bit. That said, I'm still putting in the work.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Bench Squats - 2 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 2 sets/10 reps/225lbs, 3 sets/10 reps/285lbs.


I've sweat through all my clothes. Even my socks are wet. Feeling good about my performance.

Snowdaddy

Friday, July 19, 2024

Driveway Tire Deadlifts

Today's trainging scared the shit outta me. That said, I still got it done.

Tire Deadlifts - 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/6 reps, 435lbs/5 reps, 465lbs/3 reps, 495lbs/1 rep.




No straps, no belt. Eventhough, I pulled them out. I'm proud of my performance today. Very solid lifting.

Snowdaddy

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Bench Press

Today I felt like testing my Flat Bench Press. Many weeks of Inclined Presses and Push Ups.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Bench Press - 2 sets/12 reps/135lbs, 225lbs/12 reps, 315lbs/3 reps, 335lbs/1 rep, 360lbs/miss, 315lbs/1 rep, 315lbs/2 reps.




Cable Triceps Ext - 3 sets/12 reps/30,35,40kg.

OH Plate Ext - 2 sets/12 reps/45lbs.

Mixed emotions today. I felt strong on the bench and decided to try for a new record. NOPE! Oh, well. I'm still happy with these numbers.

Snowdaddy

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Buffalo Bar Bench Squats

I may have pushed a bit harder than programming today. No tweeks or injuries. All good.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Buffalo Bar Bench Squats - 135lbs/10 reps, 185lbs/10 reps, 235lbs/10 reps, 285lbs/10 reps, 335lbs/10 reps, 385lbs/10 reps (belt).


Buffalo Bar Squats - 3 sets/8 reps/135lbs.


Feeling good and getting stronger.

Snowdaddy

Monday, July 15, 2024

Rebounding

I feel great today. No aches or pains. I'm tempted to do Bench Squats but since I did Deadlifts on Saturday I should really rest.

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Theragun.

Using the Theragun afterwards ensures I'll be ready to go tomorow.

Snowdaddy

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Inclined Bench Press

Beautiful day. Not much to to do. Time to train.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Inclined Bench Press - 2 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 4 sets/6,10,10,10 reps/225lbs.

High Cable Rows - 3 sets/10 reps/45,55,65kg.

Dinner!

Snowdaddy

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Driveway Tire Deadlifts

Stopping right away yesterday proved to be the right choice. This morning my back felt aright. Time to pull!

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Tire Deadlifts - 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/6 reps, 405lbs/5 reps, 435lbs/3 reps, 485lbs/1 rep.



Theragun.

Slow progression. Everything was ok.

Snowdaddy

Friday, July 12, 2024

Ugh!

Yesterday I wanted to train but had to take my father to the hospital. I did manage to get about 30 minutes on the rebounder.

Today different story but similar result. After 20 minutes on the rebounder I started some push ups. After the second set of 15 reps my lower back tightened up again.

Hopefully stopping sooner than pushing through will allow me to deadlift sometime this week end.

Snowdaddy

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Bench Squats

Busy, busy, busy. It's about time to get under the bar. I missed Deadlifts this last week so I must be punished.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Bench Squats - bar/10 reps, 2 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 225lbs/10 reps, 275lbs/10 reps, 315lbs/10 reps, 315lbs/12 reps.


Squats - bar/10 reps, 3 sets/6 reps/135lbs.


Adding the squats to the end ensures I'm being honest with myself by hitting depth. Good idea me thinks.

Snowdaddy

Friday, July 05, 2024

Inclined Bench Press

It's been crazy busy with my parents here. I managed a few minutes this evening to get some Inclined presses done. Considering, my bar has been loaded since Tuesday after bench squats.

Inclined Bench Press - 8 sets/10 reps/135lbs.

Nothing fancy. Just moving the bar.

Snowdaddy

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Bench Squats

What a ridiculously busy week end. My son arrived Saturday for a visit. My parents got here Sunday because they are moving here. Sunday we had the whole Snow side of the family over for Canada Day dinner. It's been over a decade since that last happened. Time to continue training.

I decided to continue with Bench Squats for a while. Or at least until I can put some real weight on the bar.

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Bench Squats - bar/10 reps, 2 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 2 sets/10 reps/225lbs, 3 sets/6 reps/315lbs.


These all felt really good. That is all.

Snowdaddy

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Push Ups

This is dumb. Yesterday I was super busy so training got pushed back to today. However, I did manage 30 minutes of rebounding. Today was also busy but I squeezed in push ups. The dumb part is, I tweeked my lower back doing push ups. WTF!

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Pull Up Negatives - 3 sets/30 reps.

Push Ups - 5 sets/12,12,15,15,20 reps.


Inclined Push Ups - 4 sets/10 reps.


I tweeked my back on the second last set. Nothing bad, just a pain in the back. Good to stop there. I wanna have some fun tomorrow.

Snowdaddy

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Deadlifts For Dreams Training

Eleven weeks to go till Deadlifts for Dreams 6. This year I have a goal in mind. I have only pulled 600lbs in competition once. September 7th in St. Malo will be the next.
Today was the first day of training. I've designed a linear progression program that looks pretty good.

Driveway Tire Deadlifts - 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/6 reps, 390lbs/5 reps, 420lbs/3 reps, 450lbs/1 rep.




No belt, not straps. Feels like a good place to start.

Snowdaddy

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Inclined Bench Press

Another beautiful day to train in the garage with the door open.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Theragun (stiff legs from yesterday).

Inclined Bench Press - 3 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 185lbs/10 reps, 205lbs/10 reps, 2 sets/10 reps/225lbs.


High Cable Rows - 4 sets/10 reps/35,45,55,65kg.


Now I've got a bit of running around to do.

Snowdaddy

Monday, June 24, 2024

Squats

It's been a bit since doing full squats and it feels like it. Form is all over the place and little to no power. That said, at least I'm getting under the bar and working.

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Theragun.

Squats - bar/6 reps, 135lbs/4 reps, 225lbs/4 reps, 4 sets/3,3,4,4 reps/315lbs.


Sit Ups - 2 sets/10 reps.

Last three sets of squats were with a belt. I stopped the Sit Ups because I was beginning to cramp. That sucks. I'll keep working.

Snowdaddy

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Push Ups

Hot and humid today. Difficult to gain any sort of motivation. However, as the evening rolled around I found myself getting fidgity. Out to the garage I go.

Rebounding - 20 minutes.

Push Ups - 10,10,15,15,22 (amrap) reps.


High Cable Rows - 4 sets/10 reps/35,45,55,65lbs.

Good pump. Burned some calories.

Snowdaddy

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Driveway Tire Deadlifts

What an amazing day. Perfect weather. I spent the morning cutting the grass and weeding. It's weird how gardening is a solid warm up for training.

Driveway Tire Deadlifts - 225lbs/6 reps, 315lbs/6 reps, 2 sets/6 reps/405lbs, 315lbs/6 reps (OH Grip)



I weighed the loaded bar today. Previously, I  assumed it weighed ten pounds more than I thought. That's alright. I'm pleased with my performance today.

Snowdaddy

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Inclined Bench Press

Upper body strength is coming along nicely. I decided to push a bit today and my body replied as it should.

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

Inclined Bench Press - bar/10 reps, 2 sets/10 reps/135lbs, 2 sets/10 reps/185lbs, 3 sets/6,8,10 reps/225lbs.


Standing Dumbbell Press - 3 sets/12 reps/30,40,45lbs.


I was surprised how easy 225lbs was. I went at it a little easy. Next time I won't.

Snowdaddy

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

SSB Bench Squats

Back to my slightly higher utility bench. Today went well.

Theragun.

Rebounding - 30 minutes.

SSB Bench Squats - 2 sets/10 reps/140lbs, 2 sets/10 reps/230lbs, 2 sets/6,10 reps/280lbs.



I considered doing more but decided to leave a little meat on the bone for next training day. I was planning three sets of six at 280lbs. Ten reps left me huffing and puffing. Good work. As warm up before Deadlifts this week I'll do a few sets of full range squats and see how they feel. Right now I'm getting in lots of work squatting to a bench.

Snowdaddy

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Push Ups

Damn its hot. Thermostat states 27°C. But, I'm not complaining.


Yesterday I didn't train but I did re organize my garage gym. Every plate was shifted. It took most of the day. This morning I'm sore.


Today I drove up to Selkirk to help a friend with his bench press shirt at the provincial bench press championships. With only 10 lifters it went very quick.

This afternoon I am training in my re organized space.

Theragum

Rebounding 20 minutes.

Push Ups - 5 sets/10,10,10,12,20 (amrap) reps.


Considering the heat these felt good. Good pump.

Snowdaddy