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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:13 pm 
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Wow! That was quite the workout!
Well done even if you weren't at your strongest.

Thanks man, i appreciate it :D


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I stick to mostly one or two muscle groups per day. I haven't done total body workouts in a long time.

I think both have advantages, and it's best to mix it up. At the moment, i'm primarily training for strength. Bodybuilding is different from strength training, but i believe bodybuilders benefit from strength training every now and then in the long run.

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How long does that workout take? Just curious. How are your gains? I look forward to photos sometime in the future, 2008 or 2009 perhaps :wink:

This workout was less than 2 hours in total. It depends on the number of warmup sets mostly, and obviously on the rest between sets. Plus i'm not training in a gym, so i have to set everything up after every exercise.

My gains are strength, not mass. I think that is because i work out quite often with heavy compound exercises, thus burning a lot of calories, while being unable to eat enough to meet that demand.

Pics definitely not before 2008 - or 95kg ;)

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Good fun today at the Strongman training hall :D

I had a hard time trying to hold myself back, even though i felt very weak and worn out.

Here's what i did:

Log Press: 52.5kgx3. 60kgx3. Pleased with that :)
Squat (As a warm up): 60kg x12, 80kg x10, 100kg x10. World Strongest Man Finalist and current Scotlands Strongest Man Jamie Barr was there squatting today. I didn't realize until i walked up to him and his training partner and asked if it was okay if i joined them for warmups. Maybe the reason that the squats felt so friggin easy today was that they were watching my sets :P
Atlas Stones: 80kg 2x5. Then tried to get it upto the 6" platform, but failed.
Tire flip: Light tire, 3x5 flips.
Drag: 300kg chain maybe 10m or so. Grip was the biggest issue.
Deadlift: Kind of 20' deadlift, like the car deadlift in WSM, or the deadlift hold. Parallel grip. They said it's 240kg, i'm not sure, it felt so light. 6 reps, easy, just to give it a try.

Also tried the friggin axle lift, which is similar to a power clean (and press, but there's no way i couldpress it), but with a thickbar and fixed weights. 75kg, couldn't clean it.

That was it. Stiff and tired now - need food!
Tonight we'll watch Team America- - World Police.

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Tonight we'll watch Team America- - World Police.

:lol: :lol: It's a great movie:
Drop your weapons of mass destruction!!

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Daywalker wrote:
Tonight we'll watch Team America- - World Police.

:lol: :lol: It's a great movie:
Drop your weapons of mass destruction!!

Agree, it's a great movie :D

The reason we'll watch it is that Crystal is the only one here who doesn't know it, we have to take this opportunity to watch it with an American :P


Anyway, here are some pictures from the training today:

Buzz at the deadlift:
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Jono dragging the chain:
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Crystal playing with the 80kg stone:
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She actually got it higher than that, but i was unable to capture that remarkable feat in a photo :(


And here's me at the wee tyre:
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Jono making the 80kg log look easy:
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Good times :D

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Awesome, that one with the big chain looks photoshopped as if it was just a normal small chain made to look big. But I bet it's freaking heavy as shit

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Where do you find that fantastic playground??????????????????

I've never seen anything like that! Of course, I'm not a strength guy so I've never really been into those kind of objects, but where would someone find a facility or equipment like that?

Thanks! Great photos, you guys (and gal) are awesome!

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Yea Richard, friggin heavy as shit is just about the right word to describe it :lol:
300kg or 660lbs, it's really hard to move that thing at all.


Rob, i bet there's a strongman training ground in your vicinity somewhere, just google for it or ask veganessentials ;)


Here are some pictures of last night, when i curled into the new year. It was a full two minute set from 11:59 to 12:01 ;) Incredibly good pump as well :lol:

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There's no better start into the new year than curling an empty o-bar in the safety of a squat rack ;)

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Back into the program today.

Power cleans: 70kg x2, 80kg x1, x2, 85kg 2x1, 85kg x1, 80kg x5.
Squats: 132.5kg x5. Much easier this time 8)
Bench: 100kg x5.
Pullups: 25kg x5.
Log press: 61kg x5.
Rows, underhand grip: 117.5kg x5. Still grip problems.
Deadlift: 157.5kg x5. Good.
Dumbell curls: 27.5kg x8.
Dips: 45kg x5. :twisted:
One legged calf raises: 37.5kg x 12.
Donkey calves raises: 8 each side, 12 with both (one continuous set).

Good workout, everything felt heavy, but was okay to do. Especially squats were good :)

Nice dinner: rice with kidney beans, corn, carrots, bell pepper in spicy-sweet peanut sauce! :D

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Felt wrecked today, knees, hips, lower back, everything was sore, probably from the combination of strongman training, deadlifting and soft matress :?
I was weak, session was suboptimal :P


Power cleans: Form and speed work. 5x3: 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 65kg, 60kg + 2 hang cleans. Nice, i feel like i'm improving.
Squats: 135kg x2, 2, 1. :evil: Really bad. After almost failing on the second rep, i decided to cluster the 5 reps :?
Bench: 102.5kg x4. :evil: :evil:
Pullups: 30kg x5.
Log press: 63.5kg x5. Best set of the day.
Rows, underhand grip: 120kg x5. Grip was good, but the form was suboptimal (not very strict), but ok.
No Deadlift today due to feeling of overtraining/soreness in hips. Left curls out as well, to spare my elbows.
Dips: 47.5kg x2. F**K :evil: No break, 40kg x3.
Thickbar dumbell static holds: 45kg x250sec, 47.5kg x10sec, 45kg x 25sec. Every set a PB :D
Hanging from the thickbar: 22sec. Really hard, much much harder than hanging from a pullup bar, especially after the dumbell holds.

I guess i'm turning into a strongman slowly, the only good sets were grip work and log press :P (though usually i do deadlift (and curls ;) ) before the gripwork).

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Daywalker wrote:
Here are some pictures of last night, when i curled into the new year. It was a full two minute set from 11:59 to 12:01 ;) Incredibly good pump as well :lol:

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There's no better start into the new year than curling an empty o-bar in the safety of a squat rack ;)


Looks like me (less the facial hair)!! :shock:

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Looks like me

Hey Seasiren, we all know you're pretty, but that...?! :shock: :?

:lol:

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That looks awesome!
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Hey Big Vegan Man!

What is your training like now? I want to hear how you added 10lbs of lean muscle. Word is traveling that you are bigger and stronger now :wink:

I need to follow some of those guidelines too! Enlighten us please kind sir.

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What he said..... inquiring minds want to know! :)

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Hahaha :D

I put on weight and strength and muscles by NOT bodybuilding! :lol:
I focused a lot on strength gains and ate as much as i could, throwing worries of getting fat overboard (didn't happen anyway ;) ).
I didn't do ANY isolation exercises (no curls! no triceps pushdowns! no leg extensions!) but instead paid due to the fact that my squat, deadlift and overhead press are pathetic!

I'm still not nearly as strong as i want to be (i guess i never will :lol: ), but at least a bit stronger. I also did some strongman training while i was in Scotland 8)

I kept and keep my training log over on veganfitness:
http://www.veganfitness.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9040

It's too much effort to keep it on both boards :roll:

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