Jump to content

Recommended Posts

jchapman

6/23/14

Two K-bars in IMPs

Still beat up from the Red five days ago. Just got in a little light work.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 76
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • jchapman

    60

  • Tim71

    4

  • Jedd Johnson

    4

  • EJ Livesey

    3

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

11/14/14 L-Bar x 1 19/64" x kink Red Nail x kink in BBW Red Nail x 1 in just under 2:00 Red Nail x kink Got brand new Reds in the mail yesterday. I am closer than I thought. These new Reds see

Thanks King. 10/25/14 L-bar x 2 Red Nail x 1 in 5:00 Tried a Red for the first time since my car accident. Went well, all things considered. I bent it in 5:00, with the last 4:00 spent on the l

9/12/14 L-bar x 2 Red Nail x 1. Took a ton of time off my previous best of 9:00. This one was between 1:30 and 2:30, depending on when I actually had it under 2".

Posted Images

jchapman

7/7/14

Crushed the 3 M-bars from last Tuesday, 7/1/14. Smashed them easily, two hits for each one.

Been a bit busy with coaching baseball and I haven't been training as frequently as I normally do, but in this case, it seems to be helping my bending.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
jchapman

7/20/14

Kinked three L-Bars

I have been extremely busy with coaching baseball, and now there is a bit of a letup. I got weaker in my barbell lifts since the season started in April. I am back on a regular routine and will kink on one day, and crush on another.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

7/27/14

Kinked three 19/64" DR bars

I really need to learn a lesson here. I did no bending specific warmup. I was pressing and doing DB rows, but my first bend was with 19/64" DR. I just about couldn't do it, and I put way too much stress on my knuckles. The last two bends melted like butter. I need to take the time to do a few warmup bends from now on. I am flirting with injury otherwise.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

7/31/14

Crushed three 19/64" DR bars.

First one melted, next two were a bit of a battle.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

8/6/14

Kink work:

K-bar X 1

M-bar X 1

Red Nail in BBW X 1

Red Nail in IMP's X 1

It was hard today, but I powered through it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

8/14/14

Kink work:

L-bar X 1

Red Nail X 1 in BBW

Red Nail X 1 in IMP's

I am in a good place with my kink. Recently I have figured out how to engage my back and shoulders more. I also have learned exactly where to focus my force production, right into the end of the bar. Lastly, I am learning the the different types and locations of pain, and when to push through and when to hold back. I think this is very important, because it is gonna hurt, you just have to know if it is normal or if it will lead to an injury. In the beginning, I would hold back a little bit when the big pain hit. Now I can embrace it and keep pushing right through the sticking point.

My crush needs to catch up.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice work.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

Thanks for checking out my log, Tim!

8/17/14

5/16" CRS in IMPs under a minute

Another of my goal bends listed in my profile picture.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

8/19/14

Red Nail crush

4 1/32" down to 3 3/4". Basically isometric, but got a little over 1/4" of movement. It is amazing how much these take out of me.

Link to post
Share on other sites
jchapman

8/28/14

L-bar x 2

19/64" x 3 kink

Original plan was to full bend the 19/64". But I didn't have it in me to crush it. First one I only got down to 2.75". Had to really battle today, but this will toughen me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

9/2/14

Crushed the three 19/64" bars from last workout. Just smashed them. I felt really strong. Goes to show the highs and lows of bending.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Been there man. Seriously, it's like sometimes being an entirely different bender.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

9/5/14

Kink L-bar x 2

Kink 19/64" x 5

I could barely kink the L-bar in warmups. I had to have a heart-to-heart conversation with myself; Did I really want to bend these bars, or do I just want to mess around and bend when I feel good and want to have a little fun. I was able to get my mind right, and then bend five 19/64" bars - the most volume I have ever done at that bar strength.

Link to post
Share on other sites

9/9/14

Crush L-Bar x 1

Crush 19/64" x 5

Today went great! I really felt sore and beat up, but I got my mind right and hit the crush hard. Each one went down in two hits. I was getting stronger as I went on. I was able to concentrate and get in the best position and when I applied force the bar just went. It felt like I had a lot left physically. Another stride made toward the Red Nail, I feel like I am really dialing in the mental aspect.

Link to post
Share on other sites

9/12/14

L-bar x 2

Red Nail x 1. Took a ton of time off my previous best of 9:00. This one was between 1:30 and 2:30, depending on when I actually had it under 2".

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
GrassMaine89

Really nice work. Do you have a timeline for a possible cert?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Really nice work. Do you have a timeline for a possible cert?

Thanks.

I don't have a timeline in mind, but instead have milestones I feel I need to hit before I cert. I need to consistently bend the Red in under 1:00, then I need to do it without rubber bands. Also, my Reds are from about three years ago, so I need to order some current Reds, just to be sure I can bend the current batch. At that point I will be ready to cert.

Having said all that, I turn 40 in March and I think it would be a great birthday achievement.

Link to post
Share on other sites
GrassMaine89

Really nice work. Do you have a timeline for a possible cert?

Thanks.

I don't have a timeline in mind, but instead have milestones I feel I need to hit before I cert. I need to consistently bend the Red in under 1:00, then I need to do it without rubber bands. Also, my Reds are from about three years ago, so I need to order some current Reds, just to be sure I can bend the current batch. At that point I will be ready to cert.

Having said all that, I turn 40 in March and I think it would be a great birthday achievement.

I look forward to following that progress on here. Also I'm new to bending so this log has given me plenty of useful technique and training ideas. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Grass! It is good to know this log is helping someone else out. I learned from others and hoped I could pass the knowledge along. Also, if you look up some of the tutorials that Sean Cashman has on youtube, you won't be disappointed. Let me now if you have any questions, I'll see if I can be of help!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy policies.