September 13th, 2014
tenacitystrength

Squat 1400

Squat 265lbs x2 225lbs x5
GHR 3x10
Standing abs and hanging leg raises

September 13th, 2014
tenacitystrength
What is your physique goal?
Anonymous

No physique goals right now. I’m training primarily for strength. Any increases in size are of course welcome though.

September 12th, 2014
tenacitystrength

Ahh that game of “Not Sure if Training-Related Soreness or Job-Related Pain.”

I benched pretty heavy last week; and I also used a computer mouse for the first time in years for 5 hours per day this week. Something in my hand is jacked. Eh, I’ll be fine.

September 12th, 2014
tenacitystrength
Do you have any tips for me to bring up my bench press?
Anonymous

mmmm… what I’d recommend depends a little on whether or not you train raw or in gear. If you train raw, then paused presses, pin presses, heavy delt work and chest work with dumbbells. If you train in a shirt, then board presses for sure and tons of work on your arms. Since the shirt will help you from the chest, your major concern will be the lockout.  Regardless of whether or not your train raw, back work and rear delt work is key to keep yourself sturdy on the bench. Hope that helps.

Then again, you never really elaborated on what your weakness actually is in your bench so… I can’t say.

September 10th, 2014
tenacitystrength

So Hayley McNeff is not actually a lifetime natural. Heard it straight from her mouth on Dave Pulcinella’s podcast. It’s been pretty unclear among bodybuilding fans over the past few years; and she just set the record straight. She’s known for identifying as natural closer to her last show but never talked about what that really meant for her. She did her final show drug-free; but before that she’s dabbled in prohormones, stacked primo, var, growth and a couple other things. Her reasons for coming off are quite honourable. She’s got a solid head on her shoulders. Most people don’t think about return on investment in PED use and their consequences in the bigger picture of life.

Dang, I had a sliver of hope that somehow, some way it was possible to get her look drug-free. Oh well. Still mirin’!

September 10th, 2014
tenacitystrength

Paused bench

Took things lighter this week since I pushed a heavy single last week. Once again getting down with the pauses.

155lbsx5x3;
Bench 135lbsx10
Pendlay row 135lbs 5x5
Lat pull ss. tri press downs
Tri press downs
Biceps and rear delts

I was done in under an hour. Sweet!

September 10th, 2014
tenacitystrength

Day 3

Already up to my eyeballs in work; but I’m engaged and enthusiastic about it. My brain is in desperate need of a break. Even though I’m mentally exhausted from today, I’m looking forward to benching later.

September 8th, 2014
tenacitystrength

DL 5300

Sumo DL 8x3@225lbs
FS 155x3x3; 135x2x5
Home.

First day at work was great. Only had energy for lighter weights so I cranked up the volume.

September 6th, 2014
tenacitystrength

Training

Paused squat 155x6x3
OHP- worked up to 105x3 and did two down sets
Pendlay row
DB row
Lat pudown
Bicep curls ss. Rear delts

September 5th, 2014
tenacitystrength
Are you quitting lifting?
Anonymous

Not at all! What I’m trying to express is that my goals are evolving beyond training. That’s not all I want to be known for.