Starting Strength Training Log: Ethan Bynon Starting Strength Training Log: Ethan Bynon - Page 2

starting strength gym
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 37

Thread: Starting Strength Training Log: Ethan Bynon

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    • wichita falls texas december seminar 2020
    • wichita falls texas february 2021 seminar
    • starting strength seminar april 2021
    An odd but successful day of training. During my third OHP attempt I failed to secure the last rep, but during that rep I felt a weird shift forward that I didn't on my previous reps. Upon reflection I felt that the issue was not of strength but slacking on form, so I rested and set up for a fourth set. On this extra set I secured all 5 reps without great difficulty, I am going to continue forward while keeping myself stricter to form going forward. Deadlift was a success this time, I was able to lock out and hold the bar without my grip slipping, so I will continue forward. I do not know if increasing my calories did the trick or if Monday was just a bad day, but I will keep eating at maintainence until Monday when I check the scale.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5 (135 lbs 1x5 for deadlifts), ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 240x5x3
    OHP: 110x5x3* (re-attempted 3d set due to suspicions of slacking form, succeeded on the re-attempt)
    Deadlift: 320x5
    It was 98 degrees and 58% humidity today. Fuck conditioning today, I'm just going for a night walk.

    Side note: I managed to score some cast iron 45s today and a proper flat bench. No more using a bunch of 10s to get above 315 and no more getting my fat ass wedged into the gap of my current cheapo adjustable bench.

    Quote Originally Posted by TravisRatzloff View Post
    Numbers are moving up! Keep at it.
    Thank you!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Did my gym on Monday, just forgot to record it here. Bench failed midway on the 3rd set, going to see if I can save it from a deload this Friday. Power cleans are still doing better every session and every set, going to do one more 10 lbs increase and see if I can clear it. The heatwave has been a huge drain on sleep at night, but I'm trying to combine 8 hours of total sleep per day when possible through naps.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5, ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 245x5x3
    Bench: 180x5x2, 180x3
    Power Clean: 95x3x5
    Last edited by Ethan Bynon; 08-19-2020 at 12:40 AM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Life is getting chaotic, had to do my gym Thursday instead of Wednesday. Failed deadlifts at 4 reps, last one would not budge past the knees. Aiming to claim 5 reps on Monday. Everything else was fine, I just took 5-8 minute rests between the main sets since the 98F heat wave was sapping all my energy.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5 (135 lbs 1x5 for deadlifts), ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 250x5x3
    OHP: 115x5x3
    Deadlift: 325x4
    Last edited by Ethan Bynon; 08-25-2020 at 09:54 PM.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Squats recovery between sets are getting to be a struggle, but I managed to pull through despite the heat wave/wildfires. Managed to get all my reps for bench press after going over my form. Cleans were a little messy, I managed to get them all but I got an urgent call halfway through my main sets, so I had smashed through them as quick as I could with decent rest times. Despite the rush at the end, power cleans are quickly becoming a favorite lift for me, they are a lot of fun now that I can actually do them with good form.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5, ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 255x5x3
    Bench: 180x5x3
    Power Clean: 105x3x5

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Interesting turn of events on Monday, ended up helping my brother-in-law build a tortoise pen for his new African Sulcata tortoise. By the end of it I was beat up and my elbow was giving me a tremendous amount of shit, so I'm just doing gym T/Th/Sa again. Elbow definately got in the way today with OHP and deadlifts. I am hesitant to deload my deadlift because I'm attributing my failures to my wear and tear from yesterday, but I'll deload anyways just to be safe and do 10 lbs jumps until I'm back at 315 lbs.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5 (135 lbs 1x5 for deadlifts), ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 260x5x3
    OHP: 120x4, 4, 2
    Deadlift: 325x4

    He's cute for a pet rock though. Managed to get the name Atlas to stick.
    6541065465.jpg
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Ethan Bynon; 08-25-2020 at 10:06 PM.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    168

    Default

    Wow he is pre-historic looking! Cool. Whenever I am working on something on the house or in the lot I think, this better not effect my training. My brother's think its funny. They don't get it.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Man, this is not my week. My back is killing me from building stuff and my last workout, and my squats paid for it today. Power cleans were an ugly mess, I just couldn't get the bar up fast enough to rack properly, either my elbows were not able to come up high enough I kept hitting myself in the throat because I pulled back during the jump. Not all bad, as my bench turned out just fine, but boy howdy today sucked otherwise.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5, ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 265x5, 3, 3
    Bench: 185x5x3
    Power Clean: 110x1, 2, 2, 1, 1
    Last edited by Ethan Bynon; 08-28-2020 at 04:08 AM.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    No luck with the squats so its time to delaod, but I managed to save my OHP for now. My back is still giving me shit, I'm wondering if it's time to start using a belt during my main sets? We'll see soon enough.

    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5 (135 lbs 1x5 for deadlifts), ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 265x5, 4, 3
    OHP: 120x5x3
    Deadlift: 295x5
    Last edited by Ethan Bynon; 08-29-2020 at 09:48 PM.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    367

    Default

    I really like a belt for squats, deadlifts and OHP. Really helps me feel stable on the first and the latter especially.

    Listen to your back when it comes to projects like that! I tweaked my back laying concrete block years back and in the same week tore something on a deadlift warm up set when the bar got away from midfoot. If I had listened to my body I wouldn't have had to deal with months of pain and rehab!

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    58

    Default

    starting strength coach development program
    Lordy this has been a busy week! I got my gym days in, just haven't logged them in here.

    9/1
    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5, ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 240x5x3
    Bench: 190x5x3
    Power Clean: 110x2, 2, 2, 1, 1

    9/3
    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5 (135 lbs 1x5 for deadlifts), ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 245x5x3
    OHP: 125x5, 3, 3
    Deadlift: 305x5

    9/5
    Warm-up sets before each top set: empty bar 2x5, ~40%x5, ~60%x3, ~80x2
    Squat: 250x5x3
    Bench: 195x4, 3, 3
    Power Clean: 100x3x5

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

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
  •