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by jackthestrat
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

So here's a question. I do a 5x3 set of assisted chin ups, last rep is a negative, as part of my workouts. I cannot perform a single unassisted chin/pullup. Don't get me wrong, I get tired enough doing them that I have a horrific time getting through the last set even with assistance, but the next d...
by jackthestrat
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talk to me about the farmer's walk.
Replies: 56
Views: 33106

I'd hate to be half a mile through with my grip spent and taking forever to get back to put the weights up.... Agreed on this.. You might consider on the first workout doing an alternating grip and just carrying a single DB. Instead of stopping and resting when the grip starts to fail, just change ...
by jackthestrat
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talk to me about the farmer's walk.
Replies: 56
Views: 33106

There will certaing be reduction in grip strength and pulling power the next day. You may not have any problem with pressing movements. You probably should start with lighter weights and gradually increase them over time. If you need to put them down, you should count it as interval training and ad...
by jackthestrat
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Talk to me about the farmer's walk.
Replies: 56
Views: 33106

Question about farmer's walks - I'm going to piggyback off this topic if it's okay with the OP. I was thinking about doing an extended farmer's walk (around my neighborhood, probably 1 mile) with a 60lb wide-grip dumbbell in each hand. I'd stop when my grip craps out, then pick them back up, and jus...
by jackthestrat
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

First of all thanks to you guys for responding so quickly, it's really appreciated. Here is one of the things I have come up with, planning on a XAXBXAX type split - thoughts? I have a nagging suspicion that there's an attempt to do "too much" here. I also have an alternative schedule based around G...
by jackthestrat
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

stuward wrote:
Do you have a chin up bar?
I do.
by jackthestrat
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Well, that ended rather spectacularly. My spotter injured himself last December, and I stopped lifting after hitting 238lbs after a few months of the SS routine. As a result of losing my partner in crime and getting a bit pudgy, I switched to eating Paleo and getting more cardio in. At this point I'...
by jackthestrat
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

Thanks for the responses and the warm welcome. Lifting is the hardest part of my day, and now that I've been doing it regularly I wouldn't trade it for the world. Now I feel like I earn my showers. I started with everything equal because that was the most that I had (in dumbbells, 2x60) and I just k...
by jackthestrat
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How am I doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 7396

How am I doing?

Hi everyone. This is my first post on the boards so please be kind. I just started weightlifting two months ago. Other than a previous stint of lifting when I was 20 I had been a lazy do-nothing kind of guy. I'm currently 27, 6', 228lbs, with a bit of a gut but not a lot of extra fat hanging out any...