strength training

Building a bigger deadlift

05.01.2019. Defecit deadlift- 4 x 8 x 225lbs - bodyweight: 165 lbs


Continuing to document my process to building up my deadlift.


Additional work included heavy rows and shrugs, cable face pulls ect

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Life is Suffering. Life is Dissatisfaction.

Life is Suffering. Life is Dissatisfaction.


In Operation Werewolf there exists an axiom that asserts 'Physical training is never just physical'. This strikes my core for if it were not so I'd certainly have little interest in it's pursuit.


“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” -  Henry Rollins


Truth is in moments of disappointment and dissatisfaction we must embrace that there is no divine justice that makes certain that the we receive our rightful fruits of our labors, a reason or meaning for our blood. sweat, pain and suffering. Life is unfair, and no one is coming to save your ass.


The Iron doesn't owe you ten more pounds just because you had it 4 months ago. How often do we keep tallys, keep score, hold grudges with people in our lives because of our inflated egos and sense of entitlement? How often do we allow our spirits to be crushed under the demiurgic 'dark satanic mills' of our material penitentiary existences?


Be glad to know limitation, dissatisfaction, pain and suffering. Shed your own blood, sweat and tears, because this life experience is yours alone to suffer and endure. No one can take that away. No one can share your pain. Through trials and tribulation we ground our egos, and gain gnosis, sparing ourselves bar stool talk with inflated guts and swollen self images built by theoretical strength and unrealized potential. The unexamined life is not worth living, and you should probably kill it before it lays eggs


'You come into this world with nothing except yourself.

You leave this world with nothing except yourself. '

Path to Ketosis gnosis day 31

Surprising note. In addition to losing a lot of strength and therefore doing less weight and less volume than I would have just a few weeks ago, and foregoing a lot of the isolation work I would normally do, it took 4 whole days for me to recover from a squat session. Very sore with doms for 2 days. Lingering soreness for 2 days after. 

Path to Ketosis Gnosis: Day 27

Long overdue, but today was my first day back in the gym since starting keto. Basically came in with the purpose of resetting my routine and assessing where my numbers in strength are currently at. I decided to keep it short and to the point, focusing only on the main compound lifts. My form felt good though the previously light weight felt surprisingly challenging towards the last few reps. Not that bummed about the strength loss because I'm excited to get stronger again, excited to experience the process of getting to my old numbers and then smashing them. But I will admit this was surprisingly challenging. I am sure I will be sore tomorrow.  Onward and upward!

 

Warm up:

-Goblet squat: 1-10-53

-Kettlebell high pull: 1-10-53

-Kettlebell swing: 1-10-53

-Kettlebell deadlift: 1-10-53

-mace hammer swings- 1-60-14

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-squat: 1-5-45. 1-5-95. 5-5-135.

-front squat: 3-5-95

-kb overhead rev lunges: 3-8-35