Missed a few days

Gotta catch up soon, guess my quick update is that I hit two huge PR’s today.

I squatted 315lbs 10 times with great form

and I deadlifted 225lbs 5 times with the fat bar, my grip is getting strong! 

I’ve got more videos to post, need to get a new card for my camera, or some new electronics to make this whole blogging and youtubing thing a bit easier. 

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Derrick Johnson

This is my buddy Derrick, one of the best olympic lifters in the world. He is my coworker at AFP center and is training for the national championships and the next olympics. I am featured in this video, I will be doing all of his Neurosomatic therapy while he trains. ENJOY!

Leg day 2-18

This is a video from my workout on monday. I am STILL SORE.

It was a great workout, looking forward to friday!

wish I had workout partner again. i made it this far self motivating, I can get farther!

Legs…grip…gonna be sore 2/18 workout

2/18

Legs and support grip today, I’ll explain the different types of grip training in another post, I’m a big ole grip geek. I love having strong hands, life is easier with strong hands.

Bb back squat 60kgx10 100kgx10 120kgx10
BB back loaded Bulgarians 60 scattered reps getting balance then 70kgx10/10 PR!

Fat bar sumo Deadlifts 60kgx10 80kgx10 90kgx9 (big PR!)

1 set fat bar overhead press with 60kgx11

3 sets of 120 foot farmers walks with 130 lbs in each hand

Finished up with a set of single hand swings with 32kg bell 20/20
My grip is fried and I can hardly sit down. I used a long stance with the bulgariansvand it placed a huge amount of stress on my hamstrings. I am gonna be feeling it for a few days to come. FEELS GOOD TO BE ALIVE TODAY!!

Couple of personal records helps too.

Yeah, good day to be alive.

This years Goals

This can be considered a new years resolution but that was to train hard for my last competition.
So here are a few of the strength and conditioning goals that I have for the year

Short term

100 consecutive jerks with double 16kg kettlebells

100 consecutive snatches per hand with 16kg bell (per hand)

Start my grip training again

work on my corrective exercises

Get my core strong again

Long Term 6+ months

300lb bench press

600lb deadlift

500 back squat

Achieve the Rank Candidate for Master of Sport in Kettlebells with 24kg bells in biathlon.

Close the #3 CoC gripper from Ironmind.

Do a single pullup with my own bodyweight attached (if i weigh 200 lbs I’ll attach 200 extra lbs to me)

One armed pullup.

My training will focus on the heavy stuff and I will use the light weight kettlebells for cardio, conditioning and grip training at the end of my workouts.

Everyone should create goals like this, both short and long term.  Some of them should be lofty like my 600 lb deadlift.  I’ll get started today!