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27.9.19 

woke up feeling sore. Work day flew by. Body weight 214

got the blahs driving home from Dallas. Wanted to sleep on couch, instead drove to the gym. See that’s all you need to do- stay off that couch and you’ll be fine 👆🏻

Saxon 225-1-3, 245-1, 265-1

Plate curl 35-7

one hand axle 175-3/3, 185-2/2, 190-1/1, 195-1/1 

double overhand axle lift and hold 305-4

lift and drop 355-1, 395-1-5, one thumbless at 305

Cable extension 5 sets 

bearclaw rows 4 sets 

10 minutes stretch after. 

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28.9.19

doh Axle 305-2, 325-2, 345-2, 365-2, 385-1, 405-1-3 all cv stance 

plate curl 25 lb - 19/18 L+R very challenging 

3” Dumbbell snatch 5 sets 

ssb 155 12, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5 super set with cable extension sets of 10

One arm straight leg raise 3 sets 

stretch for 10 

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29.9.19 

record breakers in Fort Worth today. 

I judged and ran contest not too much big lifts but 2 notables 

block buster pinch 89.5 lb PR 

plate curl 25 lb for 21 big PR 

 

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30.9.19 

Something I learned from the Kettlebell lifters (sportsman, not personal trainers...) 

Kettlebell sport is an interesting game. Not a true “strength sport” in perspective of maximum resistance lifted but instead a blend of speed, coordination, endurance, and tremendous technical detail. It is the most uncomfortable sport I have played outside of wrestling. 

The results of athletes in the sport are almost unworldly levels of ability. The peculiar talents they develop seem to hinges on a specific rule in their sport. 

The Classic lifts are a single arm snatch and a double bell jerk from shoulder to overhead. The rule that makes these events so absolutely grueling is the condition of enduring the load without setting the weight on the floor. Both Classic events are afforded a maximum of 10 minutes to accrue points. 

10 minutes throwing a 70 lb weight around is absolutely no joke. To never set it down- whole new level of exercise torture. Rather than park the weights they develop incredible tendon strength to “rest” while supporting the weights. 

How do they get to this level of performance? Extremely high rep training and (to an Americans eye) relatively light weights for most of the training cycle leading to meets.  The training required is so different from a power lifting/weight lifting/ or body building split it is understandable why North American never dominated these events. Perhaps we are simply too impatient? 

When I began to understand what was possible with this philosophy I was participating in a biannual strength contest known as the “TSC”. One of the events was a 5 minute snatch test with either 53 lb or 70 lb Kettlebell. I was very eager to see my numbers climb. At the time of my first participation I was capable of snatching the 53 lb 105-110 times in 5 minutes. I would switch hands often and sprint through sets of 10-15 reps and often set my bell down. This seemed like a good idea until it was necessary to pick it back up. What a defeated spirit a high rep set of snatches can produce! 

I had several contacts who chased the KB sport league. I thought it was a good idea to ask a few questions. The solution I was given to use was completely different than what I was doing. 

8 weeks on the new plan yielded my next rep test at 142 reps and I never set it down. My best ever 5 minute test was 7 weeks later when I snatched 53 lb for 148 reps in 5 minutes and was astonished at how (relatively) easy it felt compared to months earlier. Even now 8 years later I can effortless pick up a 100 reps with fewer than 3 practices per year. 

Over the years these ideas have flowed in to many parts of my grip training with success. Particularly this year. More than any previous year the maxim of want the same do the same, want different do different has been played. 

For those who want to accelerate their gains - look not just at programs and winners in the sport you love but also to the winners of other sports different to your target. You may as I did find a gold mine waiting to be cashed in on. 🦞🦞🦞

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3.10.19

216 lb 

i took Monday to this afternoon off, felt very good in lifts today. 

2”Saxon 226-2, 256-1-2, 276-1-2, 286-1-2, 296-1

axle 215-1, 305-1, 1(thumbless) 355-1-2, 1 thumbless, 405-1 so smooth, 425-1 

plate curl 20 kg 3.5, 35-7,7, 1 slow, 25R - 13

 

lbh 193-1/1-10, 203-1/1-3

rolling Thunder 206-1/1-10

block buster 71-1/1-10

one Arm hanging L seat holds 1/1-3 

cable extension 3 sets 

stretch at home 30 minutes 

 

 

 

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5.10.19

bw 211 lb 

up all morning vomiting 🤮 

Single hand axle loaded on 25’s 

185-1/1-5

doh Axle on 25’s 235-1, 285-1, 335-1, 385-1, 405-1-3 

plate curl 35 - 7, 25R-12, 35L -4slow 

lbh 173-1/1-2, 193-1/1-4 

bear claw 169-1/1-4, 174-1/1-3 

block buster 66-1/1-5, 71-1/1-4 

2H key pinch on hub 75-1, 80-1-3, 85-1-3, 90-1-2, 95-1-2 

3” Dumbbell snatch 83-1/1, 91-1/1, 94-1/1, 103.3-1R 

3” dB lift 132-1/1-3, 142-1/1 

ssb 235-4-2

cable extension 6 sets 

silver bullet #4 followed by tns RB 180 x 5 sets 

feeling the blahs not every session is amazing 

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Great workout Adam despite you feeling sub-par💪 Keypinching with “eye of the tiger” on really is super🦁

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20 hours ago, Kluv#0 said:

Great workout Adam despite you feeling sub-par💪 Keypinching with “eye of the tiger” on really is super🦁

We get to hear Eye of the Tiger every training session on the gym's music loop.  Whenever it plays Adam's power rises up by 25%.

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6.10.19 

team practice with Tanner Merkle, Eric Milfeld, Robert Nejedly, & Tommy Jennings 

tons of inch lifts on 125, 145, 172, & green bell. Several good thumbless double lifts 

best of my day was 2 clean singles curling my 24 kg pinch plate. It feels unbelievably heavy in the hand. 

Tanner and I got some great assisted reps on green bell 

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7.10.19 

big curl volume today 

bw 212 lift at the Edge 

saxon 186-1, 236-1-2, 256-1, 276-1, 286-1, 256-4 

20 kg plate curl 3.5, 1.5, 1.5, 1, 1, 1, 35 L 8.5, 25R-15 

thumbless axle 305-1-5, 355-1, 365-1, 375-1-2 

block buster 56-3/3, 61-2/2, 66-1/1, 71-1-5 

two hand key pinch IM hub 82-1, 87-1, 93-1, 98-1, 103 partial 

challenge bell 5 assisted lift + holds 

 

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9.10.19 

low energy are work but decent gym session 

dohA CV 215-3, 305-1, 325-1, 345-1, 365-1, 385-1, 405-1, 415-1 SM 385-1, 395-1-2, 415-1, 425-1 

2” saxon 226-1, 246-1, 276-1-2, 286-1, 226-39 PR 

Plate curl 20 kg 2,2 

cable extension 3 sets 

pretty tired from all the deadlifts 

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51 minutes ago, AdamTGlass said:

9.10.19 

low energy are work but decent gym session 

dohA CV 215-3, 305-1, 325-1, 345-1, 365-1, 385-1, 405-1, 415-1 SM 385-1, 395-1-2, 415-1, 425-1 

2” saxon 226-1, 246-1, 276-1-2, 286-1, 226-39 PR 

Plate curl 20 kg 2,2 

cable extension 3 sets 

pretty tired from all the deadlifts 

I watched your entire Saxon video  and had to log on to say that was insanity!!  World class hands and mental toughness 💯

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37 minutes ago, Kluv#0 said:

I watched your entire Saxon video  and had to log on to say that was insanity!!  World class hands and mental toughness 💯

Thank you Michael & Eric 👍👍👍

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10.10.19

body weight 211 

double overhand axle 

305-1, 355-1-2, 395-10, 405-1, 410-1 CV PR I think for CV reps over 380. 

Plate curl 35-5,3,3,3,2,2,2,2 25R 6,5,5,5,3,3 all easy 

block buster 56-5/5-5, 61-3/3-4

silver bullet #4 2 sets 

key pinch on hub 81-1, 86-1-3, 91-1-3 this felt extremely taxed from yesterday Saxon session 

blobzilla negatives 7 sets 

green bell assisted lift + hold 8 sets 

 

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11.10.19

body sore tough work day 

2.5” FBBC Saxon 

143-1, 193-1, 233-1, 243-1, 253-1-2, 263-1, 268-1, 273-1, 278-1-2 partials 

2” Saxon 226-1, 296-1

dohA 215-1, 305-1, 355-1-2, 395-1 hard no need for more today 

plate curl 35 - 8, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2.   25 lb R 19, 8, 5, 5, 3 good session on these today 

rolling thunder 186-1/1-6 hands fried from pinch/PC 

silver bullet #4 set 2 sets. Note worthy I have successfully loaded #4 every session now for months. Very typical to do 2-3 sets a session, 4-5 session per week. A little bit goes a long way. Rather than focus on longer holds I do more sets of short holds. 

I’m now at 12 months of dedicated arm lifting practice and the improvement from 2018 to 2019 has been significant. 

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I can’t believe all the volume you do and how much you improve. I can’t touch my 3 inch Saxon bar more than once a week, if I do I’m weak the next workout and usually get sore elbows. Great work ethic

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13.10.19 

team practice with Eric Milfeld Tanner Merkle & Robert Nejedly. 

Thumbless inch lift 1/1-4

double thumbless inch 1-4 + Farmers attempts got 3 steps 

plate curl 45 lb Cap plate 1-3 60% rom. 

Crusher 192-1, 197-1, 202-1

flask 91-1, 96-1, 101-1

shallow hub 51-1, 56-1, 61-1, 66-1 

lbh 197-1, 207-1, 217-1, 227-1

not high volume but very high effort attempts today screwing around in the yard. 

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14.10.19 

axle 305-1, 355-1, 365-1, 375-1, 385-1, 395-1-3, 405-1-2, 410-1-2, 415-1

saxon 226-1-4, 246-1, 276-1-3

plate curl 35- 5,5,4,4,3,3,3 25R 5,5,5,5,5,5,5 

block buster 56-5/5-6 

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15.10.19

double overhand axle. Conventional stance getting dialed in right 

215-1, 235-1, 265-1, 305-1, 355-1, 395-1-12, 405-1 all heavy reps completed in 15 minutes, PR on reps over 380 lb 

2” Saxon 3:30 minute test 20 reps big PR. 

plste curl 20 kg 3.5, 1, 1 35R 2 sore af 

lbh 193-1/1-9 too humid for this nonsense 

 

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On 9/30/2019 at 5:05 PM, AdamTGlass said:

30.9.19 

Something I learned from the Kettlebell lifters (sportsman, not personal trainers...) 

Kettlebell sport is an interesting game. Not a true “strength sport” in perspective of maximum resistance lifted but instead a blend of speed, coordination, endurance, and tremendous technical detail. It is the most uncomfortable sport I have played outside of wrestling. 

The results of athletes in the sport are almost unworldly levels of ability. The peculiar talents they develop seem to hinges on a specific rule in their sport. 

The Classic lifts are a single arm snatch and a double bell jerk from shoulder to overhead. The rule that makes these events so absolutely grueling is the condition of enduring the load without setting the weight on the floor. Both Classic events are afforded a maximum of 10 minutes to accrue points. 

10 minutes throwing a 70 lb weight around is absolutely no joke. To never set it down- whole new level of exercise torture. Rather than park the weights they develop incredible tendon strength to “rest” while supporting the weights. 

How do they get to this level of performance? Extremely high rep training and (to an Americans eye) relatively light weights for most of the training cycle leading to meets.  The training required is so different from a power lifting/weight lifting/ or body building split it is understandable why North American never dominated these events. Perhaps we are simply too impatient? 

When I began to understand what was possible with this philosophy I was participating in a biannual strength contest known as the “TSC”. One of the events was a 5 minute snatch test with either 53 lb or 70 lb Kettlebell. I was very eager to see my numbers climb. At the time of my first participation I was capable of snatching the 53 lb 105-110 times in 5 minutes. I would switch hands often and sprint through sets of 10-15 reps and often set my bell down. This seemed like a good idea until it was necessary to pick it back up. What a defeated spirit a high rep set of snatches can produce! 

I had several contacts who chased the KB sport league. I thought it was a good idea to ask a few questions. The solution I was given to use was completely different than what I was doing. 

8 weeks on the new plan yielded my next rep test at 142 reps and I never set it down. My best ever 5 minute test was 7 weeks later when I snatched 53 lb for 148 reps in 5 minutes and was astonished at how (relatively) easy it felt compared to months earlier. Even now 8 years later I can effortless pick up a 100 reps with fewer than 3 practices per year. 

Over the years these ideas have flowed in to many parts of my grip training with success. Particularly this year. More than any previous year the maxim of want the same do the same, want different do different has been played. 

For those who want to accelerate their gains - look not just at programs and winners in the sport you love but also to the winners of other sports different to your target. You may as I did find a gold mine waiting to be cashed in on. 🦞🦞🦞

That was a nice read. I just wish you'd have been a bit more specific as to what you did different. From reading that, it seems: lighter weights / higher reps? Just curious of course. Thanks for sharing!

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17.10.19 

double overhand axle 

305-1, 355-1-2, 405-1-15 PR reps over 400 

 

2” Saxon 226-1-2, 246-1-2, 266-1-2, 286-1-2

silver bullet #4 - 3 sets better every week 

plate curl 20 kg 3.5, 2.5, 1.5, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 PR sets of 20 kg 

rolling thunder 186-1/1, 196-1/1, 206-1/1-5

one arm leg raise 2 sets each hand 

cable extension 2 sets

french press machine 6 sets 

 

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18.10.19

Volume day 

double overhand axle 

215-1, 305-1-5, 355-1-6, 365-1-5, 375-1-5

2” Saxon 251-2-12, 271-1-5 

plate curls + blockbuster 25 lb curl 10/10, 8/8, 7/7, 7/7, 6/6, 6/6 + 56-5/5-6 

cable extension 150 rep set dropping from 120-35 ***hideous***

45 minute in sauna  

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21.10.19 

Double overhand axle 

Conventional 215-1, 305-1, 355-1, 375-1, 395-1, 400-1, 405-1, 410-1, 415-1 Sumo 355-1, 395-1, 405-1, 415-1, 420-1-2 thumbless 395-1/2 rep, 355-1-3 

fbbc 2” Saxon 226-1, 236-1, 246-1, 256-1, 266-1, 276-1, 281-1-3, 286-1, 296-1-2 

#4 silverbullet 1 set+hold 

plate curl 35L -9 PR, 5R PR, 20kgL -2-3, 

handstands-  wrist feel like trash inverted today 

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