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11.9.19 lift at the edge 

thumbless doh axle 305-1, 355-1, 365-1, 375-1, 385-1, 305-1 hold 

doh A 395-1-2, 415-1 easy 

2.5” Saxon 233-1-2, 243-1, 253-1, 263-1-3, 223-8 

ssb + hold 135-25

cable extension 4 sets 

plate curl 35-8

rt 186-1/1, 196-1/1, 206-1/1-4

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12.9.19 Almost to off season 🙂

lift at the edge, body weight 218 lb

ssb + hold 135 x30 easy

oh flask + oh gold bar 82 lb / 55 lb 1/1-10

cable extension 6 sets 

one arm row 6 sets 

hanging plate curl 35x3.5 easy 

 

45 minutes sauna 

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Training focus - better and worse uses of resources 

Consider a situation ::: you are coaching a basketball game, 6 seconds remain on the clock. Your forward gets the ball and charges the net. From right behind the 3 point line he stacks up to take the shot....

what advice makes sense here 

1 feel your muscle, focus on the hip and lat and abs stabilizating the spine as they load up the arm. Feel the sweat dripping down your face, hear the squeaks on the floor as shoes grip the court

2 fixate on the target, ignore what you are hearing, ignore what is tired, direct all effort to shoot the ball in to hoop

option 1 is an internal focus, option 2 is an external focus. 

Given these options which produces points on the board more often?

 

to someone who plays sports there is a more obvious answer. All things can be tested in the sphere of fitness- try it yourself. 

I train at a commercial facility with about 300 members. I have been here now 5 years. Week in, week out. 

In recent conversations with some of the young guys I note they consistently seem to apply focus in wrong sight picture. Lots of time in the mirror feeling their little muscle burn and ache...lots of time feeling the contraction and pump. Very little time counting the gains....doing what everyone tells them to do. 

To this I say If it seems stupid, but works; it’s not stupid...

external focus vs internal focus does it matter where your mind is at?

10 years ago I changed up everything about my training. Where as previously I would spend time seeking a muscle-mind connection, I moved to focusing exclusively on outcome. I put away my encyclopedia of body building and picked up Super Training. 

The connection between how effective you FEEL the training is and how productive it actually is a poor measuring stick. In fact feelings are wholely the wrong compass. 

Sensation and action- our senses exist to lead us to action. There is action coupled to every sensation. The context loop is sensation-action-resolution of sensation. 

What happens when you focus on sensation? You will experience more and more. What are all sensations leading to? Physical pain. 

What does action lead to? Fewer sensations. What could this be called? Flow state. The existence of action without sensation. The zone. The thing every sporting event rewards. 

The zone is the place where all focus is external. Outcome driven- no distractions of bodily awareness. To me it is a High. In my military career and competition career I have chased the zone. 

Honestly I don’t remember the medley events at contests. I just lift that junk. I don’t remember the Mighty Mitts stage run, US Nationals, the decathlon medleys. At those times I was so focused on lifting the stupid weight I couldn’t perceive the crowd, the noise, the help from team mates, the events on the sideline. So I’m the zone like a machine doing it’s function. 

In contrast I clearly remember a bjj tournament in 2013. My toe was busted, my index finger was swollen. I showed up that day with concerns over my business. For some reason that day I remember being hot all day. All up in my head- terrible result. My game plan fell apart and rather than listen to my coach on sideline I was trapped in my mind. Too internally focused. 

Put all effort in to completing the task. Most of the incoming data is not relevant to the task at hand. 

How do you test this? Get away from seeking feelings. Get away from mind muscle mind connections. Find the no-mind. Free yourself in that moment from thoughts and sensations. Record your lifts- compare. Pay no attention to what feels like it’s working and instead evaluate what is actually happening. 

The Zone is not a place you have to go to, but instead it’s where you already are. Practice yields competence, which moves you from being conscious of your action to being unconsciously competent. The height of human potential. 

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13.9.19 

lift at the edge, bw 218

ssb 135x40 

cable extension 3X

cable row 2X

Cable shoulder rotation 6X 

30 minutes in sauna 

tonight Viva Los Vegas 

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14.9.19

lift in Vegas, Mr Olympia arm lifting championship. Weigh in 98kg 

SB #4 - 5.5 seconds 

Rolling thunder 100 kg miss at 103 kg

axle 180 kg miss at 185 kg 

3” Saxon 112.5 kg miss at 115kg 

1st Place overall finish 394/400 points.

miles of walking post contest. 

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Adam, great job with your  strong numbers lifted & squeezed at Olympia. Big congrats 🎉👏💪

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16.9.19

started on new job site in Farmers Branch demo office building. Easy calk wake demo on fire alarms I’ll be there next 6 weeks 

 

Pinch grip muscle up on 2” x 4” pinch bar 5 singles. This is heaviest body weight for this style muscle up I have gotten 

two hand pinch 2”x5” fbbc Saxon bar 

136-1, 226-1, 246-1, 266-1, 286-1, 296-1, 301-1-7 partials, 301-1-2 lock out PR, 306-1-2 partial to the knee that’s happening next week. 236X10 single set PR 

 

ssb + hold 160 lb x20 easy

301@215 is 1.4X bw Pinch 

 

 

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18.9.19

hot today. I think I left work dehydrated and never got on top of that. 

Saxon Pinch 225-1, 245-1-2, 265-1, 285-1 hard - hands sore in knuckles

Plate curl 35 -8.5 reps so easy now 

thumbless axle 305-1, 355-1, 375-1 best looking rep at this weight so far, 395-1-2 partials both to the knee. Lifting it higher every week, coming fast. 

Bearclaw handle 169-1/1-5, 174-1/1-3, 179-1-3

lbh 193-1/1-3, 203-1/1-2, 213-1/1-2, 223-1/1-2, 228-1, 193-3/3-3

hub 30-1/1, 45-1/1-3, 50-1/1-3

block buster 55-1/1, 60-1/1, 65-1-1-3, 70-1/1

cable extension 8 sets 

ssb 155-25 pretty easy

silver bullet 1 hold with #3

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18.9.19 

a side challenge with @Kluv#0Mighty Michael Thompson is a 400 thumbless doh Axle. He, like me, loves wrist training. 

Our current arrangement is a race - for me going from a max 383 to 403 and he 343 to 363. 

Today was a progress check 

395 lb thumbless double overhand axle deadlift 

Progress maybe inch by inch. For this lift and I, that maybe the fastest it will go. Any movement forward is superior to standing still...

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12 hours ago, AdamTGlass said:

18.9.19 

a side challenge with @Kluv#0Mighty Michael Thompson is a 400 thumbless doh Axle. He, like me, loves wrist training. 

Our current arrangement is a race - for me going from a max 383 to 403 and he 343 to 363. 

Today was a progress check 

395 lb thumbless double overhand axle deadlift 

Progress maybe inch by inch. For this lift and I, that maybe the fastest it will go. Any movement forward is superior to standing still...

Very strong Adam and awesome  progress! Our Thumbless challenge was your 383lb start and 403lb target and myself 353lb start with 373lb target. Below I helped you with my last name:)

 

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Lol my bad my friend 

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20.9.19

body weight 215. 

Work kicking my butt this week. I think I went up and down an 8’ ladder 400-450 times every day doing this demolition. 10 out of 16 completed stories completed in 5 days. 

Session this evening 

Two hand pinch FBBC Saxon 

226-1, 246-1, 266-1, 276-1, 286-1, 296-1, 301-1-2, 306-1 partial above knee 

 

thumbless axle 305-1, 355-1, 375-1-2, 388-1-2 PR 

plate curl - 45 full size 3/4 rep this is coming back to me in Oct. 35-5 easy

lbh 193-1/1, 203-1/1, 213-1/1, 218-1/1, 228-1/1-3 

rolling thunder 210-1/1-4

wrist work and prehab nonsense on the couch after dinner 

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Hey 21.9.19 

reps today 

ssb 155x26

plate curl 25 lb x 16/16 PR so agonizing last few of the set 

bottoms up press 16 kg -15/15 easy 

one hand L seat holds 1/1 

double bottoms up press 16+16 -5

cable extension 60 rep set @65 pr 

30 minutes in sauna 

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Sunday 22.9.19

lift at the Edge 

body weight 212 

two hand pinch 226-1, 246-1, 276-1-3, 286-1 felt weak, 226-9

thumbless axle 305-1 jumped to 395 for a mid shin pull 

lbh 193-3/3-3, 203-1/1-3, 213-1/1, 193-2/2-6

rolling thunder 186-5/5, 191-3/3-3

hub rows on cable station 5 sets

pinch block cable pull 4 sets

extension 2 sets 

plate curl 35-5, 25-13

hammer cable curl 2 sets 

stretch in sauna for 35 minutes, Hamstrings getting limber 

 

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23.9.19 

reps! 

Plate curl 20 kg 2.5, 3.5, .5 , 25 lb x 15 

two hand pinch 2” fbbc Saxon 

226 x 24 reps this made me tired edit if I would have known what my rep count was I would have shot for a few more reps I always lose track

ssb 185 x 11 

cable extension 4 sets 

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25.9.19 

lift at the Edge, body weight 210

 

saxon pinch 226-1, 246-1, 266-1, 286-1-5, 296-1-3

doh axle 305-1, 375-1, 395-1, 405-1, 415-1

plate curl 20 kg 3.5 & 1.5 

25 lb plate - 19/19 pr both sides. Never this many consecutively in a set. Agonizing sensations in hands forearms. Winner

Lbh 193 1/1-3, 203 1/1-3, 213-1/1

bear claw 169 1/1-5, 174 1/1-3

Hub rows 3 sets

cable extension 3 sets 

ssb 185-12+5 

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2 hours ago, Goran Paulinič said:

Did you hit your head with plate by your left hand? :D

It’s just a tap, not nearly as invigorating as a big double overhand hand bend slip face punch . 

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Once I loaded two plates on my chest to do crunches. I swinged them agressively, too agressively, toward chest and hit the throat. Almost died on that day. Fell in some kind of shock for a minute.

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26.9.19

lift at the Edge, body weight 212

plate curl 20 kg -4 PR, 1.5, 1. 35 righty 2.5, 3 PR, 25 lb - 10/10/5/5 one set 

lbh 193-1/1-3 felt like trash in my hands today

rolling thunder 186 lb - 9/9, 5/5, 4/4, 4/3, 3/3 fast time 

ssb 135 x10-5 7 minutes. Building volume in 8 minutes or less alternating days of 20 rep and days of sets and reps. Today’s 50 had me dripping with sweat. 

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