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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here.  I’ve quit all the social media baloney and am going to start posting my workouts here again.  Grip is implemented generally by doing pull-ups with odd objects.  Weights are accomplished with pull-ups, push-ups, handstands, and bodyweight squats.  Sandbags and heavy D-balls occacionally.  Fitness and healthy movement is the overall goal.  My kid is 4 1/2 and I’m 48 now - I need to be healthy for a long time

3/9/18

35 min circuit - 1 min incline treadmill walk (rest part), 30-45s parallette handstand/presses on the wall, 3-4 pull-ups on atomik eggs, alternate 300m skis/rows on the skierg/C2.   15 mins on the heavy bag after

ive been using boat buoys filled w water for heavy bags - cheap and the work great.  The Atomik eggs are sort of a narrow to wide pinch/crush workout

 

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3/10/18

1 min incline treadmill walk, 1 x hspu/balance, alternate 5-8 x eagle loop pull-ups/2-4 x 3.5” Atomik pipe bomb pull-ups, alternate 1-3 min C2 row/skierg - 38 mins, no rest

from 38 min to 50 min, alternate 1 min treadmill and 5 x 2” fat grip peg board pull-ups 

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How do you like the texture on the Atomik Pipe Bombs? I have been considering picking up the Atomik Spikes or Scream Cones - do you have those too?

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I have a ton of the Atomik products and the texture is all the same - like a fine grit sandpaper.  It’s more designed for climbing/longer duration stuff vs grip focused stuff.  With that said, anything 3.5” diameter will be challenging

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3/11/18

1.5 min treadmill, 10-15 incline push-ups, 10-15 country crush (w 2.25” wood inserts) bodyweight rows, 1 min skierg - 37 mins, no rest.  Mins 37 to 50, switch to 1 min treadmill, max set (6-10) of bodyweight rows on homemade 2.5” wood pipes. 

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3/12/18

BW - 273.8

100 strict pull-ups as fast as possible.  Rest has to be on the treadmill at a fast walking pace/incline.   28:10.   Alternated spiral grips and the peg board. 

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100 straight pull-ups - lol - no.  Set of 5, rest on the treadmill for 30s - 1min, set of 5, rinse and repeat til I hit 100.

 I do pull-ups 5-6 days a week in various forms - usually sets of 3-4 to 7-8 reps, depending how hard the implement is.  Workouts are always at least 30min intervals, up to an hour, so the volume is high   What I call a pull-up is a general term for grabbing an item and pulling myself up - could be more of a chin, etc   I usually use some sort of grip device vs a bar

I was a Marine and have attended the two day Crossfit instructors course (don’t follow Crossfit, nor do I kip my pull-ups), so I get the weird kip (Crossfit calls it work capacity) on the pull-up.   

Anyway, you get the point.  This guy is probably the best as far as pull-ups go.   70 one arm pull-ups - he hangs on the bar for 42 mins getting it done

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5dj7UUN4RIs

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Also, speaking of bench, a buddy of mine, Adrian Larsen, is a big bench guy.  In fact he has a bench press style named after him - the Larsen press (feet hang off the end of the bench). He was born w dislocated hips and benches w no leg drive.  His best raw competition bench is 585 @ 220. Super cool guy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvgJxEOy0E

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Thanks for the kind words.  Ill post up a video once I drop a few lbs 😉

3/13/18

1 min treadmill walk, 30 sec handstand against wall/balance/hspu, 1 min seated skierg.  10 rounds in 30:39.  Rest til HR is 120, then a gradual climb to a 175 HR at 45 mins (4.5mph @ 15 elevation.   Good workout

”Stick game” with the boy after.  Getting him ready for some grip and pull-ups 

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That stick game looks fun. I may have to try that with my girls. Btw, Are you still in the Portland area? We may be taking a road trip up that way this summer.

- Aaron

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13 hours ago, maidenfan said:

Also, speaking of bench, a buddy of mine, Adrian Larsen, is a big bench guy.  In fact he has a bench press style named after him - the Larsen press (feet hang off the end of the bench). He was born w dislocated hips and benches w no leg drive.  His best raw competition bench is 585 @ 220. Super cool guy

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvgJxEOy0E

His bench style exploded my numbers. I never arched on my bench and when I switched to his style of benching I cut out the shoulder pain atleast 60%. Loved it. 

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9 hours ago, acorn said:

That stick game looks fun. I may have to try that with my girls. Btw, Are you still in the Portland area? We may be taking a road trip up that way this summer.

- Aaron

Nice to hear from you, man.  Yes, still in the area, but a different house.  Maybe we can meet up for a steak or beer.  

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7 hours ago, KapMan said:

His bench style exploded my numbers. I never arched on my bench and when I switched to his style of benching I cut out the shoulder pain atleast 60%. Loved it. 

Adrian is such a cool guy.  If you ever get the chance to speak to him he’s a wealth of knowledge.   

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3-14-18

1-20 mins - 1 min treadmill, 3 x 2.5” rolling handle pull-ups, 1 min skierg

20-30 min - 1 min treadmill, 3 x RT pull-ups 

30-40 min - 1 min treadmill, 5 x peg board pull-ups. 

40-50 - treadmill to 175 HR

RT was the country crush w custom 2.5” wood handles

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3-15-18

1-30 mins - 1 min incline treadmill walk (rest part), 3 x bw + 25lb chins, 300m skierg. 

30-60 mins - as many fat grip (2”) peg board pull-ups as possible.  Rest has to be on the incline walk treadmill - 90 pull-ups.  Maintained a 150-155 HR over the 30 mins - felt great  

10 min cooldown on the treadmill.  Included 100 reps total ea hand in the Horne gripper (easiest setting - 10 sets of 10.

mashed the Z3 pretty easy afterwards. 

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Didn’t know where to post this....I figured here....As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized what’s impotant in life - people and experiences.   This is a picture of me and my 78lb mother-in-law wearing a pair of underwear on her head.  She lives with us and suffers from dementia - such a horrible disease.  She had a moment of clarity tonight and the family laughed for a few minutes.  Please enjoy your life, it’s short.  

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3-16-18

0-28 mins - 1 min incline walk treadmill, 30 sec parallette hs balance practice (minimal wall touching), 300m strapless C2 row

28-40 mins - treadmill + 500m seated skierg (1:57)

First decently hard row session in a long time.  Such a humbling machine.  1:46.6 avg is a decent time for as out of shape as I am. 

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21 hours ago, maidenfan said:

Didn’t know where to post this....I figured here....As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized what’s impotant in life - people and experiences.   This is a picture of me and my 78lb mother-in-law wearing a pair of underwear on her head.  She lives with us and suffers from dementia - such a horrible disease.  She had a moment of clarity tonight and the family laughed for a few minutes.  Please enjoy your life, it’s short.  

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Powerful post. Much love. 

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3-17-18

0-29 mins -  don 10lb vest - 1 min incline treadmill walk (rest part), 10 parallette push-ups, 10 bodyweight rows w the gripster. 

Gripster is a climbing product I use for rows - the pinch positions are pretty tough

5 x 30s on/30s off bar hangs on a rotating, 1.5” super smooth stainless bar (very hard)

extra 10lbs is noticeable within minutes.  HR mid 150s at the end of 29mins.  The bar I use for bar hangs is brutally hard for times holds - super smooth and rotates.  I can’t recommend the parallettes I use enough - bomber product

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3-18-18

0-28 mins - 2 mins treadmill, 3-4 spiral grip pullups, 1 min skierg

28-45 mins - 1 min treadmill, 2-5 peg board pullups.

75 pullups total.

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