zen and the art of strength training zen and the art of strength training - Page 21

starting strength gym
Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 11192021
Results 201 to 207 of 207

Thread: zen and the art of strength training

  1. #201
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    • starting strength seminar december 2021
    • starting strength seminar february 2022
    • starting strength seminar april 2022
    week 2

    Monday, 6/3 Kettlebell snatches -- 50 in 2:26
    Tuesday, 6/4 Pullups 14, 8, 6, 6, 3
    Thursday, 6/6 Pullups 10, 10, 8, 8
    Sunday 6/9 kettlebell swing, tabata style, 9 sets: 12, 12, 11, 12, 11, 11, 12, 11, 11

    It rained a bunch this week. And my gf's parents came to visit, which took up my nights. So not as much kettlebell work as I would have wanted. Nonetheless, the swings today went really well. Hoping to get 3 kb sessions, and 2 pullups sessions in this week.

  2. #202
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    week 3

    Tuesday, 6/11 Pullups 15, 8, 6, 5, 5
    Wednesday, 6/12 3 x 1 minute max kettlebell swing: 33, 32, 32
    Friday, 6/14 Pullups 8, 8, 8, 6, 5, 5
    Saturday, 6/15 Kettlebell snatch 66 reps in 2:38, 1 minute max swing, 31
    Sunday, 6/16 swings 1 to 1 work to rest ratio 1:30, 47 reps, 1:00, 32 reps, 0:30, 16 reps.
    Last edited by kopp; 06-17-2013 at 06:12 PM.

  3. #203
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    Week 4

    Wednesday, 6/19 Pullups 15, 5 --- bicep started cramping
    Friday, 6/21 Pullups 3 x 10
    Saturday, 6/22 10 sets x 15 kb kettlebell swings. Each set was on the minute. Unfortunately the skin on the outer portion of my ring fingers were rubbed completely raw. Really painful, as the outer layer of skin was completely torn away. In the future, I need to make sure I grab the bell with all 5 fingers, and not have my pinky curled underneath.

  4. #204
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    I am going to start this page up again - I enjoyed keeping a blog back when I worked out more regularly, and it might motivate me to stay consistent. Fast forward eight years from where this left off. Now have a job, wife, two young kids. Mid thirties, not early twenties. Not a lot of free time. My goals are different - before I wanted to be as strong as possible. But now the most important thing is feeling good, and not being hurt. That's an important distinction because injuries seem to come a lot more frequently, with a lot less cause, than they did a decade ago.

    Since 2013 I've worked out on and off - some periods were more consistent than others. Fortunately, I haven't gotten fat - I still weigh 205, which is where I was when this blog ended. I had a year where all I did was pullups (got up to 15 deadhangs). Other times I joined gyms and deadlifted or squatted, but never got nearly as strong as where I was when I kept this. Since COVID started I bought a 28kg and 32kg kettlebell. One benefit of the pandemic was no traveling or any of the interruptions that lead to missed workouts. I did a lot of kettlebell swing / press routines. My main accomplishment was finishing the rite of passage with 28kg: basically, pressed 5 sets of a ladder consisting of 1,2,3,4,5 reps, or 75 total reps with each arm.

    Last month I got a membership to our gym down the street and have been going twice a week. I'd like to get back into barbells, and need a change from kettlebell work.

    My goals by the end of the year:

    Deadlift 1 x 5 x 345
    Bench 3 x 5 x 215
    Pullups BW x 15
    Kettlebell press - 5 x 5 x 32 kg

    Today's workout:

    Deadlift: 5 x 135, 185, 225, 265
    Bench: 3 x 5 x 175
    Pullups: BW x 7 7 7 7

    I get a vasectomy next Friday so there will be a week or two where I'm not working out. I'll view it as a forced reset. Hopefully there won't be any interruptions the rest of the year.

  5. #205
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    222

    Default

    Hopefully the vasectomy goes well. I had one many years ago. I heard the stories of how sore people were that had that procedure but in my case, I couldn't even tell I had anything done. It never hurt at all, even right after. I hope you have the same fortune. Good luck!

  6. #206
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dalan View Post
    Hopefully the vasectomy goes well. I had one many years ago. I heard the stories of how sore people were that had that procedure but in my case, I couldn't even tell I had anything done. It never hurt at all, even right after. I hope you have the same fortune. Good luck!
    Thanks! I've talked to a few people who have all had different experiences. Hopefully mine won't be too bad.

    Today's workout:

    Deadlift 5 x 135, 185, 225, 275
    Incline Bench 5 x 5 x 145
    Pullups BW x 7

    My lats were killing me, so I only did one set of pullups. There was a line for the flat bench so I did incline instead. These felt pretty good. About two months ago I irritated my left knee hiking, this evening as I was walking up the stairs it felt quite bad. Hopefully that isn't an issue in the future.

    I will probably do some kettlebell work on Thursday, which I may or may not record. Will probably not lift with a barbell again until the week of the 13th.

  7. #207
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    344

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    Back again. The vasectomy went well, though I felt like I got kicked in the balls continuously for about 10 days. Then I was playing with my daughter and hurt my neck, and then went on vacation. So it was a solid month of no exercise at all. Started lifting again at the start of October, and tonight got back to around where I was when I left off above.

    Deadlift 5 x 275
    Bench 3 x 5 x 170
    Pullups BW x 7,7,7

    I tried to do some squats at the end but my left knee felt really irritated. I somehow hurt it back in July and it feels tight and sore when I run up the stairs or do other stuff that bends it. I keep hoping it will feel better, but it hasn't yet. Deadlifts and Kettlebell swings don't irritate it, presumably because the knee doesn't bend very much. I'll play it by ear I guess, though I'd like to start squatting again too.

Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 11192021

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •