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Fairly new to the board. Just moved up from HG 250 to a CofC #2.5. Came in the mail yesterday and was able to squeeze out 3 reps this morning with strong hand. Very psyched.

Goals:

- Get my weak hand stronger

- Certified on #3 before the end of summer.

- Get through the middle grip gauntlet within the next year

- Get through the heavy grip gauntlet within the next two years.

Workout:

Mon/Wed/Fri: Gripper work.

One day a week I do deadlifts with rotating handle.

I also work heavy kettlebells, tons of pull-up variations, weighted dips, squats, deadlifts, bench 3 - 4 days per week.

Stats:

6'3" 236Lbs

Ripped the Baltimore metro phone book (dang thick :D ) among others.

CofC 2.5: 3X strong

HG250: 24X strong 4X weak

HG200: 51X strong 30X weak

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Guest Bullitt

Had a good grip workout this morning. Lots of low rep stuff. Some static holds and a couple negatives with the CofC 2.5 (used my HG250 for my weak hand). Then repped out with the HG200 in both hands for some high volume. My forearms are fried. May wait until Tuesday or Wednesday to hit them again. Also turned my 20 LB kettlebell upside down and palmed that for time.

This weekend: bench, clean and press, deads, Zercher squats.

Mike

P.S. the one stat I didn't include above:

Age: 41 (sadly) :)

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Guest Bullitt

Good power workout today. 45 minutes and out.

Bench 5X5

dips one set to failure.

Dead lifts 1X10

Partial Deads: 3X3

Romanian Dead lifts 2X8

Bent over rows 3X10 superset with shrugs

Zercher squats 2X10

Quick set of chins to failure.

Did one hand carries with stone block. 23lbs, wider than blob, smooth. 3 X 30 yards each hand.

Will do some cardio tomorrow and get ready for grip work on Monday.

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Guest Bullitt

pinched two 25's, smooth side out. Another goal accomplished. :mosher

Stats:

6'3" 236Lbs 41 years young

Ripped the Baltimore metro phone book (dang thick ) among others.

CofC 2.5: 3X strong

HG250: 24X strong 4X weak

HG200: 51X strong 30X weak

Pinch gripped two 25Lb olympic plates, smooth side out.

Edited by Bullitt

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Guest Bullitt

Dissapointed. Had trouble closing 2.5 this morning. Went ahead and did my normal gripper workout, however, I'm going to wait until Thursday or Friday to hit them again. I think between the plate pinching, stone lifting, deadlifts, etc. I may be overtraining my grip. :blush Going to take 3 days off and see how that works

Gripper workout:

Warm up.

Did low rep work: 3X3s (close to closing but not quite). static holds and a very slow negative (2.5 for right hand, HG 250 for left)

3 finger closes

2 finger closes

inverted closes

repped out on HG 200 to torch them at end of workout. 25 each hand.

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Klesen

Welcome to the logs ;)

First of all: congratulations on the #2.5 close. That one isn't easy.

You're log seems to be very interesting. I'll be watching it. :rock

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Guest Bullitt

Thanks Ben. Any feedback or constructive criticism is welcome. Did my Monday torture workout after work today.

Black Jack: 30 seconds rest between sets. Held 20lb kettlebell in each hand for squats.

20 pushups/1 squat

19 pushups/2 squats

18 pushups/3 squats

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2 pushups/19 squats

1 pushup/20 squats.

20 total sets = 210 pushups and 210 squats. Great cardio, killer chest, triceps, and leg workout. Jello afterward with killer pump.

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Klesen
Thanks Ben. Any feedback or constructive criticism is welcome. Did my Monday torture workout after work today.

Black Jack: 30 seconds rest between sets. Held 20lb kettlebell in each hand for squats.

20 pushups/1 squat

19 pushups/2 squats

18 pushups/3 squats

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2 pushups/19 squats

1 pushup/20 squats.

20 total sets = 210 pushups and 210 squats. Great cardio, killer chest, triceps, and leg workout. Jello afterward with killer pump.

That must have been a killer workout. Very innovative!

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Guest Bullitt

Note to self: Give yourself a day's rest after blackjack before trying any pressing movements. :blush

After work yesterday, I hit shoulders:

Overhead Barbell Presses: 5X6

Upright Rows: 2X5,5,5 (1st 5 with wide grip, 2nd 5 slide to medium grip, 3rd 5 with hands touching in middle of barbell - no rest between)

Lateral raises: 1 Drop set X 8,8,8 (two drops)

Taking today off to recouperate. Normally i would do my grip work today, but my forearms need a break, so I will hit grip tomorrow or Friday.

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Tried something new. Had never done floor presses before.

Floor presses:2X10 with 185 (all I felt comfortable having my wife help me get set off a bench lol) Really liked these.

Pullups: 2X8

Deads: 2X10

Romanian Deads: 1X10

Bent over rows: 3X10

Took a 30 minute brisk walk with the beautiful wife. :D

Grip work tomorrow.

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Quick leg workout today. Lower back has been hurting a bit, so I went to the park and:

There is a paved trail that runs up a very steep hill. It's about 100 yards long.

walked up then down

jogged up, walked down

sprinted up, walked down

Did long stride, bodyweight lunges as deep as i could go, all the way up. :ohmy

Then did some jumps onto picnic table and called it a day. The lunges killed.

Grip work tonight.

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Grip workout.

Rt hand: doubles w/ 2.5, 2X10 w/ HG250.

Lft hand: 6 closes on HG 250 (new personal best), 20 closes on HG200

One handed deads for time with rock block. 1 min. each hand.

reverse curls: 2X10

Stats:

6'3" 236Lbs 41 years young

Ripped the Baltimore metro phone book (dang thick ) among others.

CofC 2.5: 3X strong

HG250: 24X strong 6X weak

HG200: 51X strong 30X weak

Pinch gripped two 25Lb olympic plates, smooth side out.

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Chest, Arms & Grip:

Dips:

1X10 body weight (240)

1X5 with 35 LB plate

4X5 with 70Lbs

1X10 body weight

Bench press machine in condo gym:

5X5 w/200LB stack

Pec deck:

1X20 with 2 second squeeze w/50Lbs

2X10 triceps pushdowns with 150lb stack

2X10 biceps curls with 150LB stack

Grip:

Strong hand:

2X3 with CofC 2.5 (failed on 3rd rep of 2nd set)

Then burned them with 1X17 with HG250

Weak hand:

2X5 with HG 250 (Failed on 5th rep of 1st set, not fully closed on 4 & 5 of 2nd set)

Then burned them with 1X20 on HG200

Felt very strong on all exercises today. :mosher

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Travelling for work the last two days so not much to report.

Got back into the swing with a round of blackjack. 30 seconds rest between rounds. Held 35 lb plate in each hand for squats. 210 pushups & 210 squats.

20 pushups/1 squat

19 pushups/2 squats

18 pushups/3 squats

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1 pushup/20 squats

Then I ripped a medium sized phone book because the new ones arrived and it seemed like the right thing to do. :D

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Quick high rep, one set gripper workout today.

Strong hand:

HG250: 23 reps

Weak hand:

HG200: 38 reps (new PR)

Stopped there because I felt a tinge in the forearms. They were a little fried from the phone book tear last night. I need to tear more often. Much harder when you are out of practice.

Edit: My buddy emailed to tell me he tied my strong hand HG200 PR of 51, so I took a shot and hit 54 (new PR). That hurt. Did another set with weak hand just to keep things even. 36 for that one. No more gripping for a few days. High volume sucks!

Stats:

6'3" 238Lbs 41 years young

Ripped the Baltimore metro phone book (dang thick ) among others.

CofC 2.5: 3X strong

HG250: 24X strong 6X weak

HG200: 54X strong 38X weak

Pinch gripped two 25Lb olympic plates, smooth side out.

Edited by Bullitt

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Back & biceps after work:

Chins:

2X8 Bodyweight

Bent over rows:

2X5 135

2X5 155

1X10 155

Kettlebell High pulls:

5X5 60Lb KB

Barbell Curls:

2X6 95lbs

Alternate curls: (used 35lb plate and 20 lb kettlebell to make it a little awkward.

drop set - 35lbs X 8, 20lbs X 8

1X8 20lbs.

Kettlebell hammers (held out from hand the whole way, creating a longer lever)

1X10 20lb KB in each hand

Reverse curls:

1X7 35lb plate in each hand

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Gripper work at lunch today:

Strong Hand:

3X3 with 2.5 (PR)

3X5 second Static holds

Weak Hand:

Partial closes on #2.5. Couple static holds then...

New PR on HG250: 8 reps.

Stats:

6'3" 238Lbs 41 years young

Ripped the Baltimore metro phone book (dang thick ) among others.

CofC 2.5: 3X strong 0X weak :angry:

HG250: 24X strong 8X weak

HG200: 54X strong 38X weak

Pinch gripped two 25Lb olympic plates, smooth side out.

Edited by Bullitt

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Chest & Arms:

Bench:

1X10 135 lbs

5X5 205 lbs

1X10 185 lbs

Dips:

1X10 w/35lb plate

1X10 bodyweight (240)

Triceps pushdowns

2X10 with 150Lb stack

Ez curl barbell curls (passing back and forth with workout partner, no rest)

1X8 wide grip (70Lbs)

1X8 narrow grip (70lb)

drop set: 1X5 wide grip (70lb), 1X5 wide grip (40Lb)

Cable curls (21's)

60 Lbs 7 bottom half, 7 top half, 7 full

Reverse barbell curls:

3X6 60 lb.

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Blackdog
Just moved up from HG 250 to a CofC #2.5. Came in the mail yesterday and was able to squeeze out 3 reps this morning with strong hand. Very psyched.

Congrats! :rock I am aiming for the 2.5 too. I will be happy with one nice close though.... :)

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The 2.5 was much tougher than I thought. You can get there though. I'm rooting for you. :mosher

Did some grip work this afternoon:

triples with 2.5 for strong hand and HG250 for weak.

Then did 30 second holds with my fat rock block ( both hands)

Then palmed my 20 lb kettlebell both hands for time.

Did some 8lb sledge holds to face.

With the reverse curls today, my forearms are fried. lol

Until tomorrow...

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:angry::(:angry:

Could not close 2.5 tonight. I know I have been overtraining, but I still was bummed. I'm either getting weaker, or it's getting harder. lol I'm going with the former. :(

No gripping tomorrow. If i post any grip work, I want everyone to yell at me. Real bummer when you go from 3 closes to not even one.

:unsure:unsure

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OK, yell away. But closed 2.5 3 times this morning. Couldn't end on a miss. :blush

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ive tried the blackjack routine before, i read about when chuck liddel was still ufc champion, he used to do that workout twice, without a rest then some running and chin ups as a warm up before sparring, i think. are you going to cut down the rest between sets, i tried it with no rest and it was murder, didnt finish it.

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I tried without rest but couldn't get through it. Not sure if i could get through it without resting since i am adding weight to the squats hold a plate in each hand - 70lbs total last week). Instead of cutting down the rest period, I have been adding weight each week to the squat portion. Might try it with no rest and no weight. Although that is more cardio than I like. lol This is my main leg workout because i can't do back squats since my disk surgery, so I'm more interested in moving the weight up than shortening the rest period. Plus I weigh 240, so I'm movin just a bit. :D

I thought about just doing 11 sets of 10 pushups and 10 squats with no rest. That would be easier than the blackjack format I think.

I'm set to do it again on Wednesday with 90Lbs on the squats. I'll let you know how it goes. Tonight will be Back and shoulders.

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Pullups:

2 sets to failure

Face pulls:

2X10

Superset:

Inverted rows on perfect pullpull up bar, barbell rows, shrugs (2 sets)

Over head press:

3X5 with 135lbs

Lateral raise dropset: 6X6X6X6X6 (2 sets)

20lb KBs, 10Lb dumbells, 5 Lb dumbells, 2 1/2lb plates, arms

The arms felt heavier than the kettlebells. ;)

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