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Yesterday

Back squat singles to 365, front squat to 275, OHS to 225 x 2, PC to 225, snatch + 5 OHS to 155, push press to 205 x 3.

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maidenfan

Good workout w/ the wife tonight at her gym. Free Motion Incline trainer is no joke @ 30% incline!

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maidenfan

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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maidenfan

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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WestSlope

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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maidenfan

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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WestSlope

Thanks and have fun with your training.

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maidenfan

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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maidenfan

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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Tommy J.
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1 hour ago, maidenfan said:

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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Holy cow.. as fast as possible meaning-is this like throughout the day? Or at one time?

In todays world of crossfit where spastic flinging of the body upwards toward the bar is called pullups, seeing the number 100 and “pullups” in the same sentence is not overly surprising since kipping siezures are not pullups, and people tend to get confused about what a pullup is.

But, at that bw, the word “strict” in the same sentence with 100 pullups is quite surprising..

definitely not calling you a liar here.. i like to consider myself a believer by default when it comes to incredible feats of strength. I have seen too many unexpected outstanding performances in person by non paid/no name athletes to be a guy who has a hard time realizing how strong the body is and can be. Everything from incredible heavy 1rm’s from seemingly average joes, to first time inch lifters, to unsung warp speed sprinters with criminal records who will never be allowed the opportunity to compete, to unexpected basketball dunkers in dress shoes and a button up, to the quiet/skinny type that just beat the shit out of 2 former state level golden glove boxers in the same fight. You name it. And as a result I came to the realization early on in life, unlike many, that i dont get to pick or label who i think is a strong/gifted mf’er and who i think Isnt based off the boring norm that everyone would rather believe is reality for anyone they dont already admire. In a world where simpletons believe that the only super athletes (even olympians) must be on drugs because they beat a 1 year old record lift by a mere 1lb. its impossible for them to believe that their favorite hero that they decided was the baddest, aint the baddest. the world has turned into online dating and using devices as suppliment to their lack of face to face interaction with people. And as a result, people dont and wont believe when actual incredible feats happen, and there isnt a video of it for them to sit and watch and diligently try to still find a way to not believe it. Or a “comment section” for them to sit and skim through a plethora of comments from other simpletons for them to use as basis for whats real and what isnt because they dont have the balls to make their own decision on a feat they just saw.

all that said is the honest truth from my perspective to stress that im a believer first, and a questioner second.

So i dont come off like a hater who just realizes they have been far outdone (like most do) i would like to first give kudos to a badass feat!

and at the same time point out that even 20 strict pullups at that bw is without a doubt considered far exceeding the excellent standard for pullups on a United States Marine PRT.

 

so holy moly! Did you really just do 100 strict pullups at that bw??

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Tommy J.

To further prove my comments above to be true, and that most are more out of touch with being in the know than they think they are on who is a bad mf’er and who isnt, i’ll make a small $10 wager that not a single person here can name the guy that will be the next overall heavyweight raw bench press world record holder in the not so distant future. Possibly the only guy on the planet right now doing raw bench presses of 700lbs. on video, and i bet most still dont have the first clue his name without scowling the web. Why? Because they refuse to pay attention. They refuse to seek those individuals out on their own. Ive been keeping an eye on the guy do his thing since before he was benching 600 raw. 

Dude is already in the company of what only 6 men tops have done in history, and no one here will likely have a clue who he is. But yet claim to be strength enthusiasts. Lol, And even go so far at times as to cite how rare a measly ass 400lb bench is. Yeah.. im still brow beating that topic. Because a 220lb powerlifter barely gets in the top 100 raw bench press list amongst powerlifters with a raw 400lb bench. Thats a fact!

But hey.. maybe im just being hard on people?.. but i dont feel bad. Lol! The same people think certain grip feats are “rare” when over 25 men in a niche of a niche of a niche sport have done it already (a #4 mms close). Rare is when only a handful of a large pool of tested individuals have done it. A 700lb raw bench is rare. Only 6 or so men have done it in history out of 100s of thousands, if not millions. Not at all saying a #4 mms close isnt super rare. I havent done it. But lets compare the 25 or so guys who have done it out of maybe less than 3-4 thousand who even know of it, compared to the 6 who bench 700 to possibly the millions who havent. THAT is what rare is.

a lot like your 100 pullups at well over 200lbs bw. Just saying.

im basically going way out of my way here to give kudos to such an awesome feat! 

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maidenfan

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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maidenfan

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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Tommy J.

Wow what an animal on that pullup bar!

and still! At your bw doing that many pullups in a day is no joke! 

Have you ever considered giving competitive arm wrestling a go? I think you would do well at it given your familiarity with pulling!

keep it up man! Bigger guys smashing pullups is always impressive

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maidenfan

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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acorn

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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KapMan
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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maidenfan
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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maidenfan
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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maidenfan

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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Tommy J.
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Good post man. And good on you for looking after her!

good karma will find you if it hasnt already

Couldnt find a good enough emoji to respond to your post, so i will sub one in text (saluting smiley)

 

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maidenfan
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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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EricMilfeld
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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