Monday, July 2, 2012

Training - Light Press

Bodyweight - 239

Db bench -
20's x 20,20
80's x 15,10,8
140's x 12,8

Seated Db Press -
100's x 18

Upright Row Giant Set -
non-stop - 135x3 - 155x3 - 175x3 - 195x3 - 205x3 - 195x3 - 175x3 - 155x3 - 135x3

Notes - Tired as fuck.  Getting overheated Saturday took a big toll on me.

Klokov presses are next week.  Fuck yes.

20 comments:

  1. Just wanna say I fucking love this blog. I remember you wrote an article kinda recently about how driving is like lifting, and when you cruise slow PR's and shit just come along the way. I've been trying to up my bench and mil. press by upping the numbers recently while slowing down the progress on my squat and dead by lowering the numbers a bit. Turns out my bench and mil. press are coming to a stall and now I'm hitting PR's in the squat and dead weekly, with a 20 lb. PR 405 squat today. If I woulda just fuckin listened to that article when I read it. SLL is the shit too. I actually can't thank you enough for everything you do Paul.

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    1. This is what I like to read, right here.

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  2. So Paul, I've discovered I really suck at repping. Even a weight that I'm fast & furious with for 8 reps starts to feel like a ton after that. Tell me it gets better. I know I need to do this but man, a 20 rep set of squats sounds insane to me right now.

    Sincerely,

    over 6 reps is kardeeoo Joe

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    1. Yeah it gets better. And when it does, the hypertrophy....boom.

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  3. 140 pound dumbbell bench press? Insanity. I just hit 75s today and will go for 80s on Friday.

    And that seated dumbbell press for 100s? Great job! So is it hard to get those weighs up into position? Or do you know a secret to getting them up there?

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    1. No the 100's are light. I just kick em up.

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    2. "The 100s are light."

      You're my new inspiration.

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    3. It's all perception, brother.

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  4. You know your name is Paul Carter when you consider 100lb DB presses for 18 reps a "light" press...

    damn you and your overhead strength

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  5. PC any suggestions for back spasms? I have a right side spasm in my mid back so bad I can't rotate left at all and only about 1/2 ROM rotating right. It's shut everything down as far as training so far.

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  6. Paul,
    Today I hit a clean PR! I had planned to work up to a moderate double then back off hitting some reps. I hit a weight I haven't touched in 2 years, and added some more with a lil somethin in the tank. I have been working on using "hip drive". The video you filmed with the fella from the Krav Maga & Fitness Center helped engrave this.
    Thanks, Marcel

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  7. Did the Poundstone curls today to finish off my shrug/clean workout. Sum bitch those blow. Got all 100. Couldn't barely raise my pint glass later. Gonna hit those once once a week. Thanks for all the pointers!

    Wade M.

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  8. Mother of god. You weren't shitting.
    Wade M

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  9. Paul,
    What muscles does the Klokov press train? Do you feel it has a good carryover to OHP?

    -Josh

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    1. What muscles do you think the klokov press would train? I feel like you're almost asking me a trick question.

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  10. Delts and traps. I have never seen this movement before and I am trying to decide if it would be beneficial for me to incorporate into my training. I know nothing about it and tried googling it but didnt come up with a whole lot of useful information.... no tricks.

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    1. Delts, traps, rhomboids......everything back there that is up close to the top.

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