Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dead Lifts, 7-30-08

Dead Lifts:

set 1- 225 lbs. 5 reps

set 2- 245 lbs. 3 reps

set 3- 295 lbs. 2 reps

set 4- 305 lbs. 1 rep

set 5- 225 lbs. 5 reps

Zerchers:

1 set- 135 lbs. 3 reps

Shrugs:

1 set- 135 lbs. 15 reps

Neck Harness:

3 sets- 5-10 reps, 40-60 lbs.


Notes: First 2 sets of dead lifts were off of
2" platform. Trained outside, temp. 102 degrees.
Drank 1 serving of Surge Recovery after workout.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shoulders, Grippers & Silver Dollar Pinch


Military Press:


5 sets- 110 lbs. 5 reps


Grippers:


10 singles with BB Master


Silver Dollar Pinch:


34.3 lbs.


See picture at right
Click on picture to enlarge


Bending:


Do Bend 1st 70D Spike-PR


Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Biceps & Forearms

Curls:

Did 5 super-sets with 3 different devices.

1) 5' Olympic bar- 80 lbs.

2) Two-Handed Leverage Pinch Block- 15 lbs.

3) Leverage Bar- 12.5 lbs.

Barbell Wrist Curls:

5 sets- 80-115 lbs.

Reverse Wrist Curls:

5 sets- 20 lbs.

Silver Dollar Pinch:

set 1- 17.5 lbs.

set 2- 25 lbs.

set 3- 29.5 lbs.

set 4- 34.3 lbs.

set 5- 34.3 lbs.

Sledge Levering:

3 sets- 6 lbs. 5 reps each hand

3" T-Bombs:

3 sets- 40-70 lbs.

Notes: The Silver Dollar Pincher, 3" T-Bombs, and
the Sledge Hammer is all new pieces of equipment I
got from Ryan Pitts this Friday.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lower Arms Workout

Barbell Curls:

Warm-up- bar only, 20 reps

set 1- 50 lbs. 10 reps

set 2- 80 lbs. 6 reps

set 3- 80 lbs. 6 reps

set 4- 80 lbs. 6 reps

Leverage Pinch Bar Curls:

5 sets- supersets with above curls

Leverage Bar Curls:

5 sets- supersets with both exercises above

Barbell Wrist Curls: (seated)

set 1- 80 lbs. 10 reps

set 2- 80 lbs. 10 reps

set 3- 100 lbs. 10 reps

set 4- 100 lbs. 10 reps

Notes: Barbell curls and seated wrist curls done with
5' long Olympic Bar from Weight Lifters Warehouse.

The Leverage Pinch Bar curls and the Leverage Bar curls
done with custom equipment made by Ryan Pitts at
StrongerGrip.com

Tore 35 playing cards after workout. This way when I tear
cards fresh they feel easier.

Drank one serving of Surge Recovery from BioTest after
workout.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Dead Lifts & Neck Harness Work

Dead Lift:

Warm-up, 10 reps, 135 lbs

set 1- 5 reps, 225 lbs

set 2- 1 rep, 295 lbs

set 3- 3 reps, 225 lbs-lifted off 2" blocks

set 4- 5 reps, 225 lbs

Overhead Squatting:

set 1- bar only

set 2- 3 reps, 70 lbs

set 3- 5 reps, 50 lbs

set 4- 5 reps, 50 lbs

Note: This is my first try at this. Didn't want to
try too much weight at first. Balancing was a challenge.

Neck Harness Lifts-Front:

3 sets- 50 lbs, 8 reps each set

2 sets of wrestlers bridges front and rear.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Curls & Thin Pinching

Curls: 5' Olympic Bar

set 1- warm-up, bar only- 15 reps

set 2- 8 reps, 50 lbs.

set 3- 5 reps, 75 lbs.

set 4- 5 reps, 80 lbs.

set 5- 5 reps, 90 lbs.

Thin Pinching 1/2"

set 1- 25 lbs. 5 singles each hand

set 2- 30 lbs. 5 singles each hand

set 3- 33 lbs. 5 singles each hand

Key Pinch-Thumb & Index only:

set 1- 31.4 lbs. 3 singles each hand

set 2- 32.7 lbs. 2 singles each hand

set 3- 32.7 lbs. 2 singles each hand

Notes: Tried to tear 52 cards and failed.
Grip already fatiqued I'm guessing. Tried 45
cards and failed again. 35 cards was a success.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Grippers, Cards & Neck


Grippers:


set 1- Trainer, 10 reps each hand


set 2- CoC #2, single holds, R&L


set 3- BB Master, singles, R&L


set 4- CoC #2, singles, R&L


set 5- BB Master, singles, R&L


Note: I'm easing back into gripper work once again.

Right, upper forearm is nearly healed. I have to be cautious.


RP Trainer:


5 sets, singles R&P fingers


5 sets, singles, I&M fingers


IM Neck Harness:


set 1- Warm-up, 10 reps, 30 lbs.


set 2- 10 reps, 54 lbs.


set 3- 10 reps, 54 lbs.


Card Tearing:


40 cards in under 10 seconds


Note: I'm 12 cards away from a whole deck.

I can't wait!!! The pinch block curls are working.


Just for Fun:


Tried to DO bend 7" x 5/16" HRS.

Barely wobbled it. Pre-kink next time and see what

happens.


DO bend- 6" x 1/4" CRS w/IM pads only. Very easy!!!


Contrast Baths & T.E.N.S. Therapy


Notes: Felt really good tonight. Card tearing went great!!!

I'm going for 50 next session.


The picture is my 40 cards, Warren Tettings Retro-Gripper (The Beast)

by Dennis Rogers and Dennis Rogers himself as the Bantamweight

World Arm Wrestling Champion. (click on the image for large view)


Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dead Lifts

Dead Lift:

set 1- 8 reps, 112.4 lbs.

set 2- 3 reps, 161.6 lbs.

set 3- 2 reps, 231.6 lbs.

set 4- 1 rep, 251.4 lbs.

set 5- 1 rep, 271.2 lbs.

set 6- 1 rep, 271.2 lbs.

Notes: Sets 4 & 5 was done from 2" platform.
New bar from WeightLifters Warehouse was used.
Bar is 5' long, black oxide and holds Olympic plates.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Curls, Card Tearing and Scrolling


Curls:


5 sets with various grip positions on

2-handed pinch leverage block.


Great for finger strength in card tearing.

Super exercise for wrist too.


Card Tearing:


Deck 1- 35 cards in half, 5 seconds


Deck 2- 20 cards into quarters, 75 seconds


Deck 3- 40 cards, failed attempt


Scrolling:


Did my 3rd Scroll today with leather gloves.

The steel never touched the ground.


Steel = 1/8" thick, 3/4" wide, 3' long HRS


Awesome stuff for total hand strength!!!


Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

First Feat of Strength on Video

video

This video is dedicated to my friends at the GripBoard

and GripperMania.

This was my first video recording of a feat of strength.

Thanks to all of you who have inspired and motivated me

to train hard and accomplish such feats.

Mighty Joe Musselwhite

Monday, July 7, 2008

Zerchers & Neck Work

Zerchers:

set 1- 5 reps, 66 lbs.

set 2- 3 reps, 105 lbs.

set 3- 1 rep, 154.4 lbs.

set 4- 4 reps, 125 lbs.

Neck Work:

IM neck harness front raises:

set 1- 5 reps, 33 lbs.

set 2- 3 reps, 53 lbs.

set 3- 53 lbs. standing straight up while
bending 60D shiny DO style.

set 4- 83 lbs. standing straight up while
bending 60D shiny DO style.

Stretching:

10 minutes

Notes: My goal at bending the 60D shiny with the IM Neck Harness
is 100 + lbs.

I noticed when bending the 60D without the harness, the nail just
melts in your hand so to speak.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Scrolling = Total Upper Body Workout


This was my second try at Scrolling


Time = 10 minutes


Dimensions of steel = 3' x 1/4" x 3/4"


Type = HRS (Hot Rolled Steel)


Very tough Scroll.


Painted Hammer Brown after completing bends.


Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Shoulders & Card Tearing - July 4, 2008


Fat Bar Military Presses:

2 sets - 5 reps, 105.6 lbs.

Single Arm Bent Presses:

4 sets- 5 reps, 56 lbs.

Turkish Get-Ups:

3 sets- sinlges, 11 lbs. w/ 3" T-Ball

Two-Handed Pinch Curls:

3 sets- 8 reps, 16 lbs.

Card Tearing:

Tore 26 cards into 1/4's
Very Hard and taxing on grip.
Great hand strengthner.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Zerchers & Dead Lifts


Zerchers:

set 1- 76 lbs. 5 reps

set 2- 105 lbs. 5 reps

set 3- 125 lbs. 5 reps

Dead Lifts:

set 1- 175.2 lbs. 5 reps

set 2- 241.2 lbs. 5 reps

set 3- 250.2 lbs. 3 reps

Notes: Tore my first license plate in half during rest
break between Zerchers and Dead lifts.

Rested 3 minutes between sets and drank 12 ounces of water
during workout. Outside temp was 95 degrees.

Neck Work, 6-30-08, Monday

IM Neck Harness:

set 1- 25 lbs. 10 reps

set 2- 55 lbs. 3 reps

set 3- 35 lbs. 10 reps

Notes: After my neck work I played around with some new grip tools
I got from Ryan Pitts. I'll be doing some reviews on my equipment
reviews blog real soon.

Stay tuned and stay Strong!!!