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I figured I would start a log for my road to the 400 pound axle. I am pretty close to it. Tonight’s training consisted of one 

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215x5

325x11

I will be posting my top set

 

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400 on that would be epic.  Would definitely be in some rare company!

Good lifting. I know the weight is probably light for your body but you might try deadlifting in socks since your feet are a bit unstable on some of the lifts your heels seem to want to leave the grou

@Joseph Sullivan 400 with that would be a monster lift, I think you should go for it. Perfect candidate 

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Good lifting. I know the weight is probably light for your body but you might try deadlifting in socks since your feet are a bit unstable on some of the lifts your heels seem to want to leave the ground when you force your hips through. I had the same problems when lifting in tennis shoes and felt so much more stable in chucks or just barefoot. 

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2 minutes ago, Stephen Ruby said:

Good lifting. I know the weight is probably light for your body but you might try deadlifting in socks since your feet are a bit unstable on some of the lifts your heels seem to want to leave the ground when you force your hips through. I had the same problems when lifting in tennis shoes and felt so much more stable in chucks or just barefoot. 

I would if my garage wasn’t 0 degrees on some days. 😂

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I’ll be following. Good luck Joe. I’m sure you will get it done. 

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1 hour ago, FrankSobotka said:

Joe, was this your entire training for that session or just the axle part of it? 

Just that exercise. I’ll do 2 or 3 grip exercises a session on my training days. I have very low volume and a lot of rest. My next lift this day was the Ironmind little big horn for 3 sets topping out at 200x3 reps and then 2 hands pinch on the thumb blaster at 190 x5 for 3 sets. 

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Day 2 with the 2 3/8 inch axle

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210x10

280x6

300x3

300x2.5

280x4

This has such a different feel than the 2 inch axle. Like night and day. I like it. 

Here is my last set of the day. Did not film any others.also

 

Also did 2 3/8 inch dumbbell rows 

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120x8

120x8

 

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JStepien

I thought you hit a 400 lb axle???

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10 minutes ago, JStepien said:

I thought you hit a 400 lb axle???

No not yet. I think I may be close. I can break it off the ground but only to about 4 inches or so. I’ve never really focused on the axle. Now is the time.

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7 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

I predict this happening in less than 4 months if all of your other training revolves around it specifically, and no annoying set backs occur.

It will be a short log. Obviously in a good way! Jussayin

I think you may be right, Tommy!

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7 hours ago, Tommy J. said:

I predict this happening in less than 4 months if all of your other training revolves around it specifically, and no annoying set backs occur.

It will be a short log. Obviously in a good way! Jussayin

As far as thick bar is concerned, these 2 moves will be all I am going to do.  No rolling handle action. 

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JStepien

Ah ok thought you got 400 lbs at an arm lifting event...

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22 hours ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

Soon

Still better than me 

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Heavy 2 inch Ironmind axle with 335 for working sets 

125x5

215x5

335x4.5

335x3

335x3

 

followed by LBH for 

150x10

175x8

200x2

followed by thumb blaster 

145x10

184x10

194x6 

and a single with 216

All in all an ok day. Got 325 x 10 last week, jumped to 335 and I will still with it until I hit 10. Every 10 pounds and 10 rep increase will be stuck with until it is accomplished.

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2 3/8 inch axle day

210x5

280x6

280x6

280x5.5

Here is my last set of 6 on the 280. Used no chalk at all this workout. Being iron mind friendly. Had to wipe the sweat off my hands in between reps as I progressed. Yes I know you can use chalk on IM lifts. 

Followed by 2 3/8 inch high rep dumbbell rows 

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128x 7-9

Finished the day off with one handed farmers walks to help my left side imbalance of my quadratus lumborum. Seems to be working. All in all a good day.

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Measured my hand the other day for John Oka who is gifting me an anaconda implement and needed exact hand size for proper fit. It is barley 8 inches on the nose. I thought it was more.... but then again... don’t we all? I can’t imagine the advantage an 8.5 inch to 9 inch hand has in grip. Must be nice! Haha 

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2 inch iron mind double overhabd axle day

Did bulk of the work out without chalk. Just to see what it was like

215x5 

335x6

335x5

335x4

Little Big Horn without chalk on the implement or my hands

135x12

180x6

180x5

here is a set I filmed for posterity

 

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Kluv#0

Very strong Joe and solid T-shirt game

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Ironmind 2 inch axle day

215x10

305x10

345x2

345x2

Little big horn

155x8

170x8

iron mind ring 2 finger lift. Ring and pinky 

One set and heard a pop in my forearm tendons with 170 similar to the pop I heard in my middle finger last year on the hub when I snapped a pulley tendon.

2 hands thumb blaster

185x8

185x6

185x6

arm assassin 2.5 inch hammer curl bar preacher curls 

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110x6

110x6

finished with 3 sets of band triceps extensions 

the pop in my forearm was worriesome. Feels like a sprained ankle. Took some ibuprofen, iced it and rubbed some essential oil ice rub. Did some active high rep flexion/extension with the ice on it. I think it’s gonna be ok... something definitely is wrong, but not out of commission wrong. I will not be flirting with finger lifts ever again. Not worth it. Stay tuned if it affects my training 

Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride... ain’t nothing gonna hold me down... oh no.... I gots to keep on MOVIN!

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2 3/8 inch DO axle day. First thick bar without since Monday’s muscle tear in my left flexor tendon. Had no pain or dysfunction and minimal strength deficits. Very blessed. 

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280x6

290x3

260x10

 155 pound 2 3/8 inch dumbbell one hand deadlifts

155x3

155x3

2 hands flask 

140x10

185x5

185x5

Ez curl bar reverse curls superset with band triceps extension 

90x6

90x6

90x6

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14 hours ago, Joseph Sullivan said:

2 3/8 inch DO axle day. First thick bar without since Monday’s muscle tear in my left flexor tendon. Had no pain or dysfunction and minimal strength deficits. Very blessed. 

210x10

280x6

290x3

260x10

 155 pound 2 3/8 inch dumbbell one hand deadlifts

155x3

155x3

2 hands flask 

140x10

185x5

185x5

Ez curl bar reverse curls superset with band triceps extension 

90x6

90x6

90x6

Nice work Joe especially on the flask! 185lb. x 5 reps for 2 sets is super

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