Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Training - Upper Body #1

Bodyweight - 241

Db Bench -
40's x 30
80's x 20, 10
140's x 12

Chins - 7 sets of 5 bodyweight only

Clean and Press -
145 x 5
165 x 3
185 x 3
205 x 2
225 x 10.....again

Notes - Was dragging ass about halfway through the chins.  Just kinda ran out of gas.  Maybe it's the diet?  No idea but after that it was all downhill.



29 comments:

  1. Your press makes me look like a bitch, Paul. Good shit.

    By the way, where did you pick up the Punisher shirt? It's sick.

    - Tom

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  2. So far while using IF I've been getting to the gym early and training fasted and surprisingly my energy levels have been pretty high. I have been seeing my energy drop off later around 6 or 7 however so if you're training later in the day I could see this happening.

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    1. Yes. On the weekends the workouts seem to be pretty damn good. My upperbody session mid week has been very sluggish. I tend to run out of steam very fast.

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  3. Paul-
    I had a legs today and I did some normal sets of squats, I have my lifting partner tape my last set so I can watch it later and see what things I need to improve on as far as form goes. But anywho today I did a few sets of normal squats ass to grass down and up, felt a little bit of knee pain in my "bad" knee. I say its bad because I've torn both meniscus and mcl a few times, but as I did sets of 3-5 pause squats there was no pain at all, it even felt better than just doing normal squats. Was wondering what you think about this, if it should be a concern or not?
    Thank you

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  4. Paul,

    Could you tell me the technique or whatever it is you do to make a girl squirt?

    And how did you get to suck on them F jugs? I'd like some of that myself.

    Thanks

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    1. This is a great write up on how............

      http://en.allexperts.com/q/Sex-Advice-Oral-2391/g-spot.htm

      Also, it happens sometimes if a girl is on top, and knows what she is doing.

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  5. hey paul great vids man i have a few ?s

    1.)are you taking bcaas like purplewrath/extend before your IF workouts or do you have your first meal before?

    2.) in the last chaos and bang for your ears podcast you mentioned how DC training helped you get over a bodybuilding slump and you modified it into a powerlifting template, can you write out this exact template please?

    3.) what exercises did you use for legs on DC because i just do squats on it, i hate leg pressing and the machine hack squats so i was wondering what other 2 exercises did you use for your DC and powerlifting DC template?

    thank pauls, great vids man and the podcasts are awesome and hilarious

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    1. 1 - During the mid week training session I have usually eaten twice before I train.

      I'm covering all my DC stuff in the new training book. But I can tell you that I went against the grain and trained at home for a big part of it and did 1 legged squats as part of my rotation. And you can use front squats.

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    2. thankx, i cant wait for that new book i usually trained powerlifting for the past 2-3 years on and off. but after your new book i tihnk im gonan try doing lots of consistent cycles with the big-15 ima try to get swole baby, im like 150 with like 8% body fat maybe 10 but like u once said being skinny with abs is like a fat chich with big tits it doesnt count lol time to get bigger you know.

      one ? though paul by one legged squats do you mean like bulgarian split squats? or like pistol squats with a barbell or dumbell?

      groelly

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    3. Speed skater squats. 1 foot on a bench behind you, and the other on an elevated surface.

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  6. I tried IF before and liked it but found it near impossible to keep up because my gf was not on the same eating plan/schedule as me and I was on a budget which put a lot of better quality foods out of reach. Anyways what I did find in the short time doing it was that if I trained fasted then although I started with a little less energy than I would have if I had eaten before training, my energy levels never dipped like the do if I have eaten before training.

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  7. Paul, I'm about half-way through the UB/WCS rep strength program. We discussed building rep strength with rows instead of deadlifts, and that's what I've been doing with an unsuported T-Bar. They've taken off much faster than I anticipated; probably because I just never worked on rowing much before. I easily hit 20 reps on my first work-set yesterday, and now I've got a dilemma. Would you recommend upping the weight on my work-sets, or working towards 30 reps and beyond with the current weight? I know rows are a little different than some other movements as far as rep range, I just don't know if I'm going to start hitting diminishing returns when I get this high up. My goals with this are in line with the program as written, that is to say, to increase the ball-park limit of my rowing strength in a lower rep range. I appreciate any thoughts or advice you might have.

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    1. Add weight, keep working towards 20.....when you get there, add weight and repeat....

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    2. paul what is the ub/cws program?

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    3. ultimate beastom/what constitutes strong.

      3 different phases.

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  8. Hey Paul, speaking of the book, do you have an idea of when you'll be finishing it? No rush of course, it's awesome that you're cramming so much quality info in for us, I'm just rife with anticipation. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Actually it's getting close. I have to get some pics for some technique stuff, and finish a few chapters, go over the whole thing a few times. Sounds like a lot but once I'm done with it overall I will probably go back to it for just a few weeks.

      If I had to guess a month to 6 weeks.

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  9. I have a couple questions that you and jamie can use to stir up some discussion.

    1)what do you guys do for a living? Just curious
    2)If you guys were millionaires, how would you guys change your training? Since you guys wouldnt have to worry about things like work
    3)How do you guys approach the mental part of training? Like how Matt Kroc says he flips on his aggression before a lifting.

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    1. Ahhhhhh good questions........we will cover these.....

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    2. paul/jamie, what do you prefer tits or ass on a hot girl?


      maryy fuck or kill = michelle obama, sarah palin, hilary clinton?

      last ? for the podcast, what the most embarassing thing that has happened to the both of u's in any weightroom, highschool or public gym)>??

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  10. Paul wat do you think a bout the close grip military press ? i mean like the way you press over your head, but with a closer grip..maeby two fingers closer..


    could be a good tricep exercise..like the CG bench ?

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    1. Not sure. Try it. I think the elbow path that close would be a problem.

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  11. sorry but what do you mean about the elbow path being a problem.

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    1. How your elbows travel when you press. Check my benching articles....talks about the same thing.

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  12. Hey paul where did you get those dumbbell handles? or did you make them? I've been meaning to get some longer ones but can't find some solid ones other than the ones from Ironmind

    Also some questions to add to the Chaos and bang podcast:

    What are your opinions on doing the goodmorning?
    Why does Jamie hate kettlebell swings?


    Also how do you prefer your girls? shaven...some bush...or all natural?

    One last thing, why not suggest some bands or music you both listen to ( I know jamie has done this on his blog but its just a suggestion for the podcast)

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    1. Those are ironmind db handles with bulldog collars. Highly recommended.

      Good questions....

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