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BrotherIron

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Why do we sacrifice?

The truth is sacrifices regularly go unanswered. No matter how much is given, the answer is often.... silence.

If sacrifices don't bring us what we want... why do we keep making them? Maybe the answer lies in the word itself. Sacrifice comes from 2 Latin words; "sacra" and "facere" which mean to make holy. What is offered up in a sacrifice, even an unanswered one, is not lost.... it's made holy.

We may not change the future with our sacrifices, but we always change... ourselves.
 
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Active recovery so training is fast (in and out). Just giving my body/mind/CNS a break from the 4 weeks prior while continuing to work positions and get some hypertrophy work in too.

WAVE2 WEEK5 DAY1
SQUAT/ OHP
Squat~ 145x3, 195x3, 235x3, 285x10, 325x10​
No belt/ no knee sleeves. 1:30rest on top 2 sets.​
H.S. OHP +green monster mini band (each arm)~ 25+Bx8, 45+Bx8, 80+Bx10, 80+Bx10​
1min rest. no elbow sleeves.​
KB Lunge/ Seated Leg Curl~ 30x10/ 50x12, 30x10/ 50x12​
Seated Low Cable Row~ 90x12, 90x12​
Farmers Walk~ 70lbx110ft, 70lbx110ft, 70lbx110ft, 70lbx110ft

DEADLIIFT/ BENCH
Conv. Deadlift~ 135x3, 225x3, 285x10, 325x10​
Floor Press +71lbs chain~ 95+Cx5, 135+Cx10, 135+Cx10​
SLDL w/ KB +orange long band~ 60x10, 60x10​
Cable Tri. OH Ext/ Machine Pec Fly~ 60x20/85x20, 70x15/ 95x15​
 
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BrotherIron

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This is a very interesting journal. Thank you
Thanks. I sometimes find myself going back to the beginning and see how things have changed over the years. Funny how my goals have changed as well as my beliefs. I used to think anything below 290 was small, weak, and just stupid. Now, I have no desire to get back to that weight. I'm actually thinking of getting below 250. I also have no desire to squat 700 either. I just want to get back to the 6's at this new lower weight.
 
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Why do we sacrifice?

The truth is sacrifices regularly go unanswered. No matter how much is given, the answer is often.... silence.

If sacrifices don't bring us what we want... why do we keep making them? Maybe the answer lies in the word itself. Sacrifice comes from 2 Latin words; "sacra" and "facere" which mean to make holy. What is offered up in a sacrifice, even an unanswered one, is not lost.... it's made holy.

We may not change the future with our sacrifices, but we always change... ourselves.
AMEN!!
 
BrotherIron

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Active recovery so training is fast (in and out). Sitting at 250 now. Gonna take it up a notch b/c wife wants me to get super lean so dialing in the diet and gonna ramp off TRT for a bit.... should be fun.

WAVE2 WEEK5 DAY3
OHP/ SQUAT
OHP~ bar x 10, 95x5, 135x10, 150x9​
Oly Front Squat~ 135x8, 185x8, 185x8​
Standing GoodMorning~ 140x10, 140x10​
Hang. Side Lat/ Rear Delt~ 25x12/ 11x12, 25x12/ 11x12​
Biceps Curl~ 30x12, 30x12​
Prowler Run~ 90x110ft, 90x110ft, 90x110ft, 90x110ft
 
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At it again.... Felt tired by the end of the training session but got it done and happy with how today went.

WAVE3 WEEK1 DAY1
SQUAT/ OHPress
Squat~ 145x5, 235x5, 275x5, 305x8, 345x8, 395x8​
H.S. OHP +green band (each arm)~ 25+Bx7, 45+Bx7, 85+Bx7, 95+Bx7, 105+Bx7, 115+Bx7​
KB Lunge (walking)/ Seated Leg Curl~ 50x8/ 90x10, 50x8/ 90x10​
Seated Cable LowRow~ 130x10, 130x10, 150x8​
Farmers Walk~ 100x110ft, 100x110ft, 100x110ft, 100x110ft
 
BrotherIron

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FUCK YEAH!!! Pulled 485lbs conventional for a double at 248lbs. Doesn't sound like a lot but I'm making progress even as I drop weight/ lean out. I'm very happy with this. Going to really work on speed work since I'm dropping pounds. Now the bad news... some fucktard bent the football bar (probably a 10+ degree angle in the middle). I used it today and worked up to 230 bar weight + 71 chain weight and it felt ok but I'm not going to risk it so I'm going to buy one for myself. I have 5 bars at my gym and it would appear I'll be buying another for myself.

WAVE3 WEEK1 DAY2
DEADLIFT/ BENCH

Conv. Deadlift~ 135x5, 225x3, 275x2, 315x2, 255x2, 395x2, 435x2, 485x2​
Floor Press +71lbs chain~ 95+Cx5, 135+Cx5, 155+Cx3, 170+Cx3, 185+Cx3, 200+Cx3, 215+Cx3, 230+Cx3​
SLDL w/ DB +orange band~ 85+Bx6, 90+Bx6, 95+Bx6​
Cable OH Tri. Ext/ Cable Pec Fly~ 110x10/135x10, 110x10/140x10, 120x8/145x5​
 
BrotherIron

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Not a bad day... The prowlers were used so I had to use the speed sled. I just added a 45 plate to each sled pull (I did it backward to try something new). I'll probably push the prowler tomorrow with my fluff day. Weight is holding at 248lbs and strength is holding... slowly leaning out.

WAVE3 WEEK1 DAY3
OHP/ SQUAT
OHP (speed)~ 95x5, 115x3, 130x3, 130x3, 130x3, 130x3, 150x3, 150x3, 150x3, 150x3​
Oly Front Squat~ 135x3, 185x3, 225x3, 255x3, 285x3, 315x3​
Standing GoodMorning~ 135x5, 190x5, 210x5, 230x5​
Hang Side Lat./ Rear Delt~ 40x7/15x15, 40x7/15x15​
Hammer Curl~ 45x9, 45x9​
Speed Sled~ 70x110ft, 115x110ft, 160x110ft, 205x110ft, 245x110ft
 
BrotherIron

BrotherIron

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See it... Believe it... Achieve it...

Many of us copy and paste inspirational one-liners. Why do you do that? Do you draw from it or do you just post it b/c it sounds cool?

One of my favorites is "There are 2 kinds of pain in life... the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Your choice..." Why is this my favorite??? You may be wondering... well I'll tell you. That quote reminds me that even though I am in pain at times... I'd rather be in pain from my pleasurable hell achieving what others say I couldn't than be in the pain of giving in and saying I can't.

There are some who say... I could never imagine winning this, lifting that, etc... Well, if you can't envision yourself obtaining that goal.... whatever it may be HOW IN THE HELL WILL YOU EVER ACTUALLY DO IT? Believe in your ability to overcome and rise above each and every obstacle that stands in your way.

See it... TRULY Believe it... and the rest will follow.
 
BrotherIron

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My football bar arrived and I got it into the gym today. I've basically got enough equipment to start my own private spot. Training went so-so today. I forgot my keys b/c I drove wife's car so I couldn't get my bars out to use. I wound out squatting with a 45lbs bar, which I don't like to do. Not a bad day but just ok... Weighing in at 251lbs today.

WAVE3 WEEK2 DAY1
SQUAT/ OHP
Squat~ 135x5, 225x5, 285x5, 345x5, 395x5, 435x5​
sleeves on 345 and + sets. Belt on 395 & 435 set. Walked out from cage.​
H.S. OHP +greeen monster mini~ 25+Bx5, 45+Bx5, 70+Bx5, 95+Bx5, 105+Bx5, 115+Bx5, 125+Bx5​
KB Lunge (walking)/ Seated Leg Curl~ 50x10/ 90x10, 50x10/ 90x10​
these 2 sets are supersetted so no rest in betw. exercises.​
Low Cable Row~ 100x10, 130x10, 140x10, 140x10​
Farmers Walk~ 100x110ft, 100x110ft, 100x110ft, 100x110ft
 
BrotherIron

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Back felt a lil shitty today so I cut back on my training a bit and did Donnie Thompson's Lower back protocol after. I'll start doing that again 1x week. Also got to use my new football bar and it's solid. I'm happy with it. It is a bit different than the old one so there will be an adjustment period. Weighed in at 248lbs this afternoon.

WAVE3 WEEK2 DAY2
DEADLIFT/ BENCH
Conv. Deadlift~ 135x3, 225x3, 275x3, 315x8, 355x8, 405x7​
Floor Press w/ Football bar +75lbs chain~ 95+Cx5, 135+Cx5, 150+Cx5, 165+Cx5, 180+Cx5, 195+Cx5, 210+Cx3​
SLDL w/ DB +orange long band~ 85+Bx7, 85+Bx7​
Cable Tri. OH Ext/ Pec Fly~ 120x8/ 145x10, 120x8/ 145x10, 120x8/ 145x10​
Donnie Thompson Lower Back Protocol
 
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