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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:19 pm

A big congratulations on the new PR's!
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Not done yet...

Post by 98poundweakling on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:39 pm

Cheesedog wrote:A big congratulations on the new PR's!
Many thanks to you and all my virtual trainers/admonishers/co-conspirators... There's more to come!
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Post by itlives on Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:52 pm

You have definitely improved since you came to BWE!

Still working on my L-sits on benches. I's coming along!
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Post by 98poundweakling on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:03 pm

itlives wrote:You have definitely improved since you came to BWE!

Still working on my L-sits on benches. I's coming along!
Before I came to BWE, there was nothing - a big, stagnant void... I feel like I've come to life now.

Mighty impressed with your physical prowess and courage. Your FLP's are very inspiring. The deadlifting is great fun. Just hit 240#! And, my pretzels are getting tighter (Closing Bridges).
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by itlives on Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:08 pm

Just went back and found your DL's
230 X 5 ! That's great, keep up the work!
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Rix on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:40 pm

Good to see you have improved, been watching your thread, excellent PR's [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post by 98poundweakling on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:46 am

Rixstar wrote:Good to see you have improved, been watching your thread, excellent PR's [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Thank you, mate! Nice to hear from the young ones here. Best of progress to you, as well!
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Rastaman on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:42 am

Nice work on the kneeling back bends. In the head bridge position, try using your hands and move your head closer to your feet and really tighten up the hold. Great stretch on the upper back.

I'm working on the return to the kneeling position with a resistance band at the moment... It's going to take a while!

8" on the closing bridges is great work... You will be doing a closing bridge in no time. I'm down to 16", catching you slowly :nod:
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Diligence

Post by 98poundweakling on Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:29 pm

Thanks, R-man! Diligence is paying off, even if it is not as soon as I would like! :grrr!: Will have to try that head bridge variation - I'm in the mood for some pain... Keep at it on the Kneeling Backbends! For me, it was a lot about courage and trust - that I wouldn't snap. :scaredy: :affraid: :scaredy:
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Rastaman on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:32 pm

Your right about the courage and trust with the back bending!

Now that I'm using a low lounge " soft landing" on the closing bridges, I seem to be able to push it a bit further.
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CC Week 106

Post by 98poundweakling on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:28 pm

This is old news. Last week was so busy here, I didn't get to compile and post my week's exercises. Here it is finally.
TUESDAY duration of workout 80m
- Deadhang from rings 80s
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4, 4
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
5 Full Handstand Pushups - down to floor 1, 1, 1
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 3
- Deadlift 135# x 4, 215 x 3, 225 x 3, 235 x 3, 240 x 1 new PR

THURSDAY duration of workout 75m
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
- Deadhang 60s
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Dead Bug Bicycles 20, 25
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4
5 Full Pullups 7, 6, 5 = 18
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 3
- Barbell Press 95# x 3, 105 x 1, 110 x 1, 115 x 1 new PR
5 Full Handstand Pushups - down to floor ø again...
I wasn't fresh, mentally or physically. At the end, I allowed myself 20m nap on the mat. I left feeling better, so I decided not to beat up on myself for not achieving what I intended.

FRIDAY duration of workout 55m
- Deadhang 60s, 50s
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
5 Full Handstand Pushups 1, 1, 1
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4
5 Full Pullups 5, 6, 5 = 16
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
10 Hanging Straight Leg Raises 9, 6, 10
- Deadlift 135# x 1, 225 x 3, 235 x 3, 245 x 1 new PR

SATURDAY duration of workout 70m
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4, 4
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
5 Full Pullups 6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 6 = 30
5 Full Handstand Pushups - down to floor 1, 1, 1
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
- Baithak (Hindoo Squats) 45 in 50s

SUNDAY duration of workout 40m temp in garage attic gym 33.4ºF
5 Full Pullups 6, 6, 5, 6, 5, 6 = 34
- Jogging in place on mini-trampoline 8m
- Dead Bug Bicycles 22, 25

Numbers on left are the CC progression step. Numbers on the right are the reps in each set.
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Brahma Bill on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:59 pm

Way to put in the work. Nice job on the PRs
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Dave on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:19 pm

Ditto! Great work!
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Thanks

Post by 98poundweakling on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:18 pm

Thanks, guys! I'm grateful for what time and energy I get to devote to my fitness/physical health. It's a nice bonus to actually see some progress in the form of PRs. :)
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CC Week 107

Post by 98poundweakling on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:22 pm

THURSDAY duration of workout 60m Temp in Garage Attic Gym 35.2ºF
It was great to be fresh today after a 3-day break from my program. I easily forget what benefits rest brings. Well, rest - sort of. It was a busy week with lots more snow to push around, cartons of books to move, and goats to play with, not to mention our daily midnight Liturgy here.
5 Full Pullups 7, 5, 5, 6, 5, 5, 5 = 38
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 7, 4
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
- Dead Bug Bicycles 30
5 Full Handstand Pushups - down to floor 1, 1
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 3
- Deadlift 185# x 1, 205 x 3, 225 x 3, 240 x 3, 250 x 3 new PR

SATURDAY duration of workout 75m
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
- Deadhang 75s
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Dead Bug Bicycles 30
5 Full Pullups 5, 5, 5, 5 = 20
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
- Barbell Press 95# x 3, 105 x 1, 110 x 1
The sticking point on the Press is very sticky for me... I'm feeling stuck.

Numbers on left are the CC progression step. Numbers on the right are the reps in each "set."
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Post by itlives on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:24 pm

Nice work Fr. Bon! I looked at Tuesdays Dead lift PR and said "Hey!, we're at the same place"! Then... I saw Fridays PR
Great Work!!!

Edit- Then I saw todays and you did it X3 !!! WOW!
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Post by Dave on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:26 pm

x 2 ! You're getting strong Bones!
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by Rastaman on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:15 am

Hi mate, congrats on the PR's.

With the twist holds, I use my opposite hand to help wriggle my hand across the front of my body before reaching back behind me to link hands. If this makes any sense?

A little cheat to get to the Full twist hold position, but gives a great stretch which is the goal after all!

How long ago did you start working CC? Youve made some great gains!
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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:21 am

The change from the weak sickly monk to the muscular strong monk continues! Keep up the good work.
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Post by 98poundweakling on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:42 pm

Cheesedog wrote:The change from the weak sickly monk to the muscular strong monk continues! Keep up the good work.
Many thanks, Rich! I feel like I just got a gold medal, getting a compliment like that from you!
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Post by 98poundweakling on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:49 pm

Thanks for the congrats, Rman!
Rastaman wrote:Hi mate, congrats on the PR's.

With the twist holds, I use my opposite hand to help wriggle my hand across the front of my body before reaching back behind me to link hands. If this makes any sense?
A little cheat to get to the Full twist hold position, but gives a great stretch which is the goal after all!
I guess they'll be no rest for this ol' dog. At this point, the half hold is still REALLY a challenge for me. Maybe if I was 35 and not 55, I'd be moving along a little faster...
Rastaman wrote:How long ago did you start working CC? Youve made some great gains!
Well, I'm on week 108 with CC. It's been and on and off affair. Some things in the program don't sit well with me, so I have to modify or approach the skill from another angle (sic) or progression. Thanks to you guys here, I have been able to solve almost all my exercise obstacles.
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Post by Rastaman on Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:50 pm

Regardless of your age you've made some great gains. Whatever you are comfortable with!
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Re: CC for the Monk

Post by itlives on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:49 pm

Say Fr. Bon, I saw you recommend kombucha in another log. I use to make it years ago, but got out of the habit. I really did like it.
What I wanted to ask you is, do you know about kefir? I've started making it over the last month. I can drink milk again!
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Post by 98poundweakling on Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:19 pm

itlives wrote:What I wanted to ask you is, do you know about kefir? I've started making it over the last month. I can drink milk again!
Great stuff! One of the best natural probiotics, full of great vitamins and enzymes. I used to make it myself from our fresh goat milk - and sometimes made labne from that. It became to much for me, as it needs tending every day. Like kombucha, it's one of those things ya gotta make yourself. The commercial stuff doesn't cut it. It's probably pasteurized or "processed" - in the modern sense of the word. Anytime you culture/ferment your food, the beneficial bacteria and enzymes are multiplied, as well as the flavor becoming something else very tasty. It makes sense that it is easier for you to digest. If you are using raw milk (formerly known as milk), it will be even easier to take.

In ye olde days, food was "processed" in order to preserve it. Milk was made into cheese, sour cream, butter, cottage cheese, etc. All of that keeps much longer than fresh milk.

News flash of the day: My neighbor tells me that today's news says the US dairy industry wants to add artificial sweeteners (poison!) to milk in order to sell more product. They have been losing business for a long time now. Here's the clincher: They want to be able to do it without listing it on the label!

Enough rant. :rant: Enjoy your kefir!
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Post by itlives on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:00 pm

I will!
My wife told about the milk/sweetener thing this morning. It's aspartame they want to add. Like you, I'm very aware of what goes in my pie hole.
Louisiana has some ridiculous laws regarding fresh milk ( they are really indicative of the country called US of A). The only way you can get fresh milk (legally) is to own a part (share) in the milk animal.
There's something about living according to the laws of the land - as much as it's possible. This land is really stressing me! Talk about no sense when it comes the natural way! It's really a shame because it all comes down to money and big corporations -
Now, I'M done with my rant! ;)

NO I"M NOT- I have to tell this travesty to someone. I support a local homeless shelter here in town. There's a group of hunters here that get together and donate their killings to a program called "Food for the Homeless". Well, they donated 1,600 lb.s of venison to the shelter.
The FDA came in, took it and destroyed it!!!! :no: They said because it wasn't processed in one of their plants it wasn't good! I still get mad over it.
MAN O MAN did they catch unholy hell from the public!
They said they would replace the meat- which means the tax payer will pay for it.
I'm pretty sure Jesus would not approve of things going on in this country by our "leadership"
NOW I'm done! I owe you a rant in my log anytime you want! 8)
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Post by Brahma Bill on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:09 pm

I always feel bad for those folks buying "Lean Cuisine" thinking they'll lose weight and all the time it's chock full of Sugar. I don't drink milk at all, haven't in years.
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Post by Dave on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:14 pm

itlives wrote:There's a group of hunters here that get together and donate their killings to a program called "Food for the Homeless". Well, they donated 1,600 lb.s of venison to the shelter.
The FDA came in, took it and destroyed it!!!! :no: They said because it wasn't processed in one of their plants it wasn't good! I still get mad over it.
MAN O MAN did they catch unholy hell from the public!
They said they would replace the meat- which means the tax payer will pay for it.

Funny how they can just casually stroll in and do whatever they want, and then offer any compensation they want to when THEY don't have to pay for it. Mike I feel you and your anger is righteous!
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A rant, meet for meat

Post by 98poundweakling on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:24 pm

itlives wrote:Louisiana has some ridiculous laws regarding fresh milk...The only way you can get fresh milk (legally) is to own a part (share) in the milk animal.
There's a group of hunters here that get together and donate their killings to a program called "Food for the Homeless". Well, they donated 1,600 lb.s of venison to the shelter.
The FDA came in, took it and destroyed it!!!!
Many thanks for sharing your rant! The FDA had on their website: (my paraphrase) Parents do not have the right to choose food for their children. There was a saying back in the old days: It's a free country! I guess free means something else now...

Aspartame - the worst of the worst! Diabetics are encouraged to use it. It causes (I think) type 2 diabetes, among other things. I smell money...

In the USofA, each state has the power to decide how it will deal with real milk. Some states have cow shares, some sell it only for veterinary purposes, and, I think, all of three states allow you to sell it in the stores. All states, however, seem to persecute those who want their milk fresh and unprocessed! Here in Massachusetts, it is illegal for me to buy a jug of milk for my neighbor. The state closed the buyer's clubs and forced everyone underground... In Australia, where it also is illegal, one producer markets his milk as "Cleopatra's Bath Milk." :lol:

When did the raid and seizure at "Food for the Homeless" take place? I'm glad the public made their voice heard. Folks up here are too scared to say anything. Mind if I pass along your account to the Weston A. Price Foundation? They and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund may be able to help. May God reward your labors in behalf of the homeless!

Lastly, I recommend a film called Farmageddon. Very well done. It exposes some hideous action on the part of big gov, but it also gives hope as you see many wonderful farms, farm families and people producing and eating nourishing and delicious food.
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Post by itlives on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:30 pm

Friar, here's the "good" on the story.
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I couldn't find the original story, sorry. Pass along anything I relate to you in this type venue.

I've seen Farmaggedon on netflix. I'll be sure to watch it. I also have a DVD on GE and GMO food I can send you. If you want it just PM your address.
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Post by ChrisTG on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:00 pm

While I agree with the rage toward the FDA, I think it's important to point out that the FDA exists and does what it does to protect us against bad food/drugs. When applied to meat production it all seems logical, there are a lot of people who will cut corners or sell bad meat (the horsemeat scandal that is going on right now for example). Meat requiring approval and inspection is the only reason this ever got noticed. Without the FDA, you really wouldn't have any idea whether the meat you are eating is safe or the type of meat that it is labelled as, nor would bad meat be recalled if it's full of bacteria. You could argue that the FDA approves dangerous drugs, but before the FDA anything could be labelled as anything else and we had radium drinks and heroin cough drops and snake oil for everything. There would be no controversy about sweetener's in milk, because without the FDA milk companies would just add whatever they want and not label anything.

Now that system doesn't really work when applied to Mike's story. It's also very problematic applied to non-industrial food production, such as small farms or raw milk. However as more people become aware of these issues (or want raw milk) eventually enough people will make enough noise to make change. All the noise over that now means that people can donate hunted meat and there is a plan in place to ensure that it isn't bad.

Anyway there are a lot of problems with the system, but there are very good reasons for the system to be there. I don't like some things the FDA does, but I do like that tainted meat gets recalled, or that there is a labeling system in place so we know what should be in our food (and someone who checks that occasionally) or that there are health standards in food production created by biologists who understand bacteria and how to deal with them.

My 2 cents...

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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:00 am

Good points Chris. I think people have forgotten that illness and even death from impure or tainted food or drugs used to be a BIG problem. One of the most common causes of tuberculosis was raw milk. With all the problems we have today, it's still a big step up from no oversight at all.
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Post by Dave on Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:22 am

Giving any organization too much power is problematic and that's the case with the FDA, aforementioned concerns aside. Actually it's the case with just about any government agency these days. Lack of accountability measures easily makes for an unstoppable monster.
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Post by itlives on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:03 am

ChrisTG wrote:While I agree with the rage toward the FDA, I think it's important to point out that the FDA exists and does what it does to protect us against bad food/drugs. When applied to meat production it all seems logical, there are a lot of people who will cut corners or sell bad meat (the horsemeat scandal that is going on right now for example). Meat requiring approval and inspection is the only reason this ever got noticed. Without the FDA, you really wouldn't have any idea whether the meat you are eating is safe or the type of meat that it is labelled as, nor would bad meat be recalled if it's full of bacteria. You could argue that the FDA approves dangerous drugs, but before the FDA anything could be labelled as anything else and we had radium drinks and heroin cough drops and snake oil for everything. There would be no controversy about sweetener's in milk, because without the FDA milk companies would just add whatever they want and not label anything.

Now that system doesn't really work when applied to Mike's story. It's also very problematic applied to non-industrial food production, such as small farms or raw milk. However as more people become aware of these issues (or want raw milk) eventually enough people will make enough noise to make change. All the noise over that now means that people can donate hunted meat and there is a plan in place to ensure that it isn't bad.
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Valid points Chris, on why we have these bloated-with-power organizations that usually catch the culprit AFTER people get sick. I know with millions and millions of people alive and ingesting "stuff" everyday, there needs to be some oversight. And the points Rich made about sickness and death are true also. But I think most of the tainted foods come from the large farms (be it meat or produce), not the neighborhood/organic farmer.
The FDA is needed. I just think the government needs to back off the little guy.



Cheesedog wrote:Good points Chris. I think people have forgotten that illness and even death from impure or tainted food or drugs used to be a BIG problem. One of the most common causes of tuberculosis was raw milk. With all the problems we have today, it's still a big step up from no oversight at all.

This bears repeating. I do agree. The amount of people in the world, the GE and GMO food's, the amount of times a load of food changes hands, the insecticides, the herbicides, it almost insures some kind of superbug or supervirus is bound to show up.
Like the cops showing up to dust for fingerprints after the crime, the FDA will show up to track down the culprit after people get sick. (Sorry, but that's my take).
Thanks again Friar! I know this stuff is close to your heart, also.
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Post by 98poundweakling on Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:31 pm

Cheesedog wrote:...One of the most common causes of tuberculosis was raw milk.
True. The story behind that reads like a thriller. Most people nowadays do not know what-how-and-why that happened. (It's not because it was "raw.") A very good read on the subject is "The Untold Story of Milk" by Dr. Ron Schmid. Unfortunately for us all, rather than clean up the problems with the milk production (in the early 20th century), the powers that be decided to just kill the milk. Pasteurization. Also unfortunate is that the modern certified dairies are seen as a financial threat to the commercial dairy industry. They are unfairly persecuted. Concerning milk and other pasture-raised products, I think we ought to have a choice of safe, government inspected and certified food.

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Post by itlives on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:49 pm

Just finished "Farmageddon"
It's a shame what power does to those with no other means to justify their existence.
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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:19 am

"The world is a will to power, and nothing besides."

Google and enjoy.
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Post by 98poundweakling on Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:57 pm

TUESDAY duration of workout 75m
- Deadhang from rings 85s
5 Full Pullups 8 sets x 5 = 40
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
- Dead Bug Bicycles 20
5 Full Handstand Pushups - down to floor 1
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
- Deadlift 205# x 3, 220 x 3, 235 x 3, 245 x 3, 255 x 3 new PR

FRIDAY duration of workout 60m
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
- Deadhang 60s, 60s
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Dead Bug Bicycles 20, 35
5 Full Pullups 5, 5, 5, 5 = 20
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
10 Closing Bridges (down to 8" box) with two finger assist 3
- Barbell Press 45# x 3, 95 x 3, 105 x 1, 110 x 1, 115 x 1 new PR, 95 x 3
Today I mucked the goat barn all by myself - an hour and a half of grip strength work, with pitch fork, rake, shovel and broom. My grip strength sucks. I was sore all evening - good sore. I need to do something like this more often. Any suggestions?

SATURDAY March 2nd, 2013.
Started bridging for the March 2013 Building Bridges Challenge.
- Wrestler's Bridge :30, :45
- Gymnast's Bridge (heels on the ground) :30, :30
- Weighted Glute Bridge 6.8 kg x 20, 15.8 x 20, 20 x 20
5 Full Pullups 5, 5, 5, 6 = 21
Total Standard Bridge time today 2:15
Longest Bridge :45
Weighted Glute Bridge max 20 kg x 20


SUNDAY duration of workout 85m
- Deadhang 60s
- Kneeling Backbend - head to floor 1
5 Full Handstand Pushups 1
- Hollow Body Rocking
- Forward Roll for Bent Arm Stand 4, 4
5 Full Pullups 8 sets x 5 = 40
3 Half Twist Hold - CC2 (both sides) 20s
10 Hanging Straight Leg Raises 7, 7, 8
10 Closing Bridges to floor. (Gymnast's Bridge) 3 x :15
- Wrestler's Bridge 1:00, 1:10, 1:30
- Gymnast's Bridge (heels on the ground) 0:20, 0:45, 1:00
- Weighted Glute Bridge 29.49 kg x 10, 43.1 x 10, 52.17 x 10
Had to use a firm pad between hips and barbell so that 'ol 98 would not become two 45s.
- L-Sit (Rings) 2 x 5s
Total Standard Bridge time today 6:30
Longest Bridge 1:30
Weighted Glute Bridge max 52.17 kg x 10


This Week in Building Bridges
1. Total Bridge Time 8:45
3. Longest Bridge to date 1:30
5. Weighted Glute Bridge max 52.17 kg x 10


Numbers on left are the CC progression step. Numbers on the right are the reps in each "set."
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Post by itlives on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:12 pm

98poundweakling wrote: My grip strength sucks. I was sore all evening - good sore. I need to do something like this more often. Any suggestions?

You could take over that job permanently :P
You could pick up heavy things with your hands and hold them a loong time :nod:
You could do finger tip push ups :)
You could look up "shovel glove workout" :face:
Maybe even get some of those gripper thingies..... :up:

Just being a little silly... but they will all work if you add them in regularly.
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Post by Dave on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:20 pm

Is there no end in sigh to this guy's strength gains! :up:

itlives wrote:You could take over that job permanently :P
You could look up "shovel glove workout" :face:

Mike's suggestions are good, but the ones are far and away the best ones in terms of the carryover they will give you to the specific strength required for the job.
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Post by Rastaman on Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:38 pm

Solid week of training mate!

Interested to see where you end up with the weighted Glute bridges.
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Post by johnnyD on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:10 pm

Some great work there.
What are the benefits of the backbends ?
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Post by Avocadoshake on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:24 pm

itlives wrote:
98poundweakling wrote: My grip strength sucks. I was sore all evening - good sore. I need to do something like this more often. Any suggestions?

You could take over that job permanently :P
You could pick up heavy things with your hands and hold them a loong time :nod:
You could do finger tip push ups :)
You could look up "shovel glove workout" :face:
Maybe even get some of those gripper thingies..... :up:

Just being a little silly... but they will all work if you add them in regularly.
I add Kettlebell Equators
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Post by ChrisTG on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:51 pm

You can also load one end of a barbell and use it like a shovel, for developing maximum strength in the movement. Be careful of your back as it will take a lot of uneven stress in this movement when it's heavy.

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Post by Dave on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:56 pm

That's shovel glove and it is indeed top notch!
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Post by 98poundweakling on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:24 pm

Avocadoshake wrote:
itlives wrote:
98poundweakling wrote: My grip strength sucks. I was sore all evening - good sore. I need to do something like this more often. Any suggestions?

You could take over that job permanently :P
You could pick up heavy things with your hands and hold them a loong time :nod:
You could do finger tip push ups :)
You could look up "shovel glove workout" :face:
Maybe even get some of those gripper thingies..... :up:

Just being a little silly... but they will all work if you add them in regularly.
I add Kettlebell Equators
Hi, Dom! Please explain what KB Equators are! Intriguing title...

Hello, Mike! Fun and sassy list you've compiled there. Mucking the barn happens only once a month, so that's not a useful option here. Maybe I should pick up the toe-stubber-thingies and use them as gripper-thingies again. Gonna look up shovel glove workout right now! Thanks.
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Post by 98poundweakling on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:34 pm

johnnyD wrote:Some great work there.
What are the benefits of the backbends ?
Thanks for the props. I'm having fun with the "work." If you like pain, the kneeling backbends are for you! :twisted: Seriously now, I do them as an active stretch/warmup for Closing Bridges. I get an incredible stretch for the quads from the attachments around the knee, all the way to the hips. I like to keep this goal in mind: Touch the inside of my knee-pits with my head!!! Ouch! Great fun!
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Post by Avocadoshake on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:38 pm

I shovelgloved today.

The equators are easy, just spin the kb around your waistline passing it from one hand to the other. Be careful not to drop.

If that sound intriguing, research kettlebell pirate ships.
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Post by 98poundweakling on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:42 pm

Herzlichen Dank, Dom! How goes winter for you there in Lindt-Chocolate-Land?
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Post by Avocadoshake on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:20 pm

98poundweakling wrote:Herzlichen Dank, Dom! How goes winter for you there in Lindt-Chocolate-Land?
Thanks, finally it seems to be over. Was one of the darkest witers for decades. The long walks with the stroller helped a bit as did a bit of medical amounts of daily chocolate - left overs from christmas and a bit dark chocolate - more bang for the buck!
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Post by Brahma Bill on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:05 am

Happy Birthday Bon!
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