First week of volume training/Road to Battle of Cleveland and Bench Nationals

Today was my first good heavy volume training. I didn’t get what I wanted but it showed my strength was back. Bar x 50 135×20 225×6 295×3 365×2 405×4 wanted 6 425×3 wanted 4 475×1 wanted 2 450×2 wanted 3 405×4 wanted 6 Overall the weight felt light my body had to adjust. I’m confident of where I will be...

Training for August meets

This past week I got my first full week in training since my sciatica went away. My first day back I saw a Cleveland radio DJ Kim Sellers doing leg presses in the gym and the importance of me saying that is she is in a wheelchair and CAN’T walk. So even if I was in pain it wouldn’t matter. I had a real productive week basically hitting moderate...

Sciatica I am taking my life back

This sciatica has been more of a nuisance than I planned. I haven’t worked out in more than a month but that is over. During that time I have not been sleeping much due to the sciatica being at its worst when I go to sleep and right when I get up in the morning. Going to the doctor he told me the best thing I could do is to do certain stretches all day...

Timing is everything

It is as simple as the title, timing is everything. In reading this I hope if nothing else you get that every moment counts because the next moment everything can change for the good or the bad. Take advantage of that moment. With that being said as of Sunday timing was everything for me. I had started experiencing some pain in my lower right side almost a week...

Play time is almost over…

Time is ticking and the Arnold is less than one month away. I am excited for this upcoming opportunity. Training is going well and I have had some good sessions and my strength is up from Bench Nationals when I hit 529. My deadlift has been going up as well and I look to do something respectable at the Ohio Classic Invitational. Training from 01/26/2014 Bench...

Arnold Training

I’m posting this week and last weeks training sessions. Last week I got to use a great accessory the BenchBlokz board. This week I got to use my Titan Super Ram which took some getting used to but very helpful indeed: 01/12/2014 390×6 415×4 465×2 445×3 390×6 500×3 to a 5 board (BenchBlokz) 365×9 315×15 225×20...

Latest Arnold Training Session

With the holidays falling how they did it made for a challenging two weeks with most gyms closing early on Christmas and New Year’s Eve then being closed the next day. I still got it in anyway. The Arnold is approaching fast and its a little less than two months away. Sunday was a great workout fueled by my ATP Extreme supplement, a can of Oxygen Factor...

Arnold Training Week 3 and Bench Training week 4.

Finished up my three weeks of waking the muscles up and now I go into my heavy lifting for the Arnold. I take the chains off of my bench workout while adding the Titan Super Ram (coming this week) and starting rack pulls for my deadlifts. Here it is: Week 3-Heavy Bench/Tricep Day I found out that I was using 70 pounds worth of chains versus 40. Bench Session...

New Opportunity

Saturday night I was sitting in my home doing some shoulder therapy and I received an email saying I was invited to lift in the SSP Nutrition Raw Bench Challenge. I opened the email and it stated that I was invited to a new competition at the Arnold Sports Festival. It is officially called the USAPL SSP Nutrition Raw Bench Challenge. It is a raw bench...

Meet Wrap-Up

Three days after my competition I’m beginning to shift my focus on the aftermath of the meet to resting my body and formulating a training cycle for the Ohio Classic at The Arnold. This is going to be my most intense training cycle to date. I’m taking the next two weeks off while doing some shoulder therapy. Come December 1st it will 13 weeks of...

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