Sunday, April 21, 2024

Deadlift - Metcon

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Garage Gym

1400

Warm Up

Jumping Jacks
Hip Hammy Flow
Reverse Hyper
RDL

Deadlift

12x135
10x165
8x195
6x225
4x255
2x285#

Metcon

6 Rounds for Time:
400m row
6 burpees over the rower

This took way longer than I expected.  I started off at a reasonable 3:20 in the first round and then slowed down considerable.  Thank goodness I had guests show up in the middle of burpees during the 5th round which allowed for a 5 minute break at 17:32.  It was a real mental challenge to finish this up in 21:43

Friday, April 19, 2024

4/19/2024 - Net Gym Cost

$17,274

Basics - $5,537
  • Weights - $2857 (1765 pounds)
  • Barbells - $1389 (9 barbells)
  • Flooring - $600 (2x2, stall mats, gymnastics mats)
  • Collars - $275
  • Benches - $275
  • Dumbbells - $101 (454 pounds)
  • Rack - $40
Cardio - $1790
Row Erg - $990
Ski Erg - $800

CrossFit - $1500
  • Abmats (6)
  • Kettlebells (35-35-44-53)
  • Rope
  • Wallballs (6-8-14-20)
  • Plyoboxes (63" foam, J-Box)
  • Rings
  • Jump Ropes
  • Parallettes
  • Weight Vest
  • Pull-up bar
  • Deadball (20-55#)
  • Deka Ram (44#)
Strongman - $1340
  • Sandbag - 50#
  • Atlas Stones - 70, 95#
  • Axle Bar - Rep Stubby
  • Axle Bar - Full Length
  • Yoke - Raptor
  • Farmer's Carry Handles - Titan
  • Husafell Bag - 150#
  • Black Iron Strength - 2.5" Bar
  • Strongman Log - Harambe 12" 80# empty
  • Atlas Ball - 100# Rage
  • Dinnie Loading Pins
Misc - $3628
  • Storage - $836
  • DC Blocks - $350
  • OKE - $339
  • Reverse Hyper - $250
  • Timers - $188
  • Back Extension - $180
  • Decorations - $154
  • Squat Box - $150
  • Drop Pads - $150
  • Grip - $150 (net off of grip list)
  • Bands - $147
  • Ab Bench - $130
  • Preacher Curl Bench - $130
  • Specialty Bar - $100
  • Deadlift Jack - $90
  • Fatbells - $50
  • Mace, Indian Clubs, Neck Harness, T-bell, Roman Chair, Bosu, Chains, Battle Rope - $234
Vintage - $1715
  • Olympic Plates (985 pounds) - $1,015
  • Standard Plates (250 pounds) - $165
  • Dumbbells (750 pounds) - $360
  • Squat Stands - $175
Grip - $1914
  • Contest Implements - $822
  • USAWA - $500
  • Gripper - $332
  • Misc - $190
  • Feats - $50
  • MMA (Bulgarian Bags) - $20
I got a lot of shit.  It is to the point that I am pushing the boundaries of reasonable spending and storage space.  I still have a wish list to boot.  I am looking for a bike erg, magnetic sled, stall mat, safety squat bar, Saxon bar, Country Crush implements and any vintage equipment that comes my way.

Further, I am not ready to part with anything.  I could sell the rig and some plates, but that would not make much of a difference.

Back Squat - Metcon

Friday, April 19, 2024

Basement Gym

1230

Warm Up

Jumping Jacks
Hip Hammy Flow

Back Squat (3x12)

8x45
8x95
12x115
12x115
12x115

Metcon

3 Rounds for Time:
500m ski erg
20 med ball sit-ups (20#)

Finished in 13:29, this was a pretty good little mover.  I want to keep throwing Deka stations into my conditioning workouts.  Definitely started feeling the strain on my anterior chain.

Round 1 ~ 4 min
Round 2 ~ 4:30 min
Round 3 ~ 5 min

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

USAWA - Nancy

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Garage Gym

1300

USAWA

Leg Press - Self Loaded - Epic fail, I do not have the mobility to consider this lift today.  Even if I were to somehow load the bar, I would not be able to press it out to a straight leg position.  Need some more hamstring lengthening work

Deadlift - Stiff Legged - This went better than I expected and I could complete a lift at 135 pounds

Deadlift - One Leg - This was challenging as well.  I was successful at 63 pounds with both the right and left leg.  135 pounds was an abysmal failure.  I dropped to 95 pounds and was successful on my right leg.  I went to 75 pounds and was successful on both legs.

Leg Press - Unsupported - Could not straight legs, even with a measly 35 pounds on the bar.  Hamstring mobility.

Nancy

I opted to do this with a PVC and it still took me 20:10.  The runs were fine, albeit slow at around 2:45 to 3:00 each and the 15 OHS took around 0:45 to 1:00 to complete.  They were all unbroken, but certainly paused.

35 push-up finisher during Diya's track meet.

I am now up to 104 of 191 lifts attempted and succeeded and 2 attempted but could not complete.  There are still plenty of interesting lifts on my list to try.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

USAWA - Clark's Gym Record Day

Sunday, April 14, 2024

HCV - Garage Gym

1400

Warm Up

Reverse Hyper
Crossover Symmetry
Hip Hammy Flow

USAWA Record Session
  • Deanna Lift - 300, 320, 340# (moved well, may have more in me)
  • Rectangular Fix - 65, 70# (tough lift, hard to get/stay parallel to platform)
  • Pullover Straight Arm - 39, 44# (tough lift, a lot of strain on shoulders)
  • Rectangular Fix, Fulton Bar - 50, 55# (not bad, hard on grip)
  • Good Morning - 75# (harder than I though to get to parallel, tendency to round back and want to bend knees which have to stay locked out.
  • Shoulder Drop - 33# (just messing around after the comp)
  • Thor's Hammer - struggled with 21#
It was a fun event with Jarrod and Kim in attendance.  I held onto Kim's heavy bar and she borrowed my 2 inch vertical bar.

With my new efforts on the fixes, pullover and shoulder drop, I am up to 101 of 191 USAWA lifts attempted.

Coming up for the Q2 Postal - 
  • Push Press from Racks - OPEN
  • Hack Lift - One Hand - 248# R/L Bill DiCiccio (set 6/4/1994)
  • Pullover - Bent Arm - OPEN

Friday, April 12, 2024

Swim Bike

Friday, April 12, 2024

Carmody

0930

Swim

1x800 FR
1x200 BR
1x100 BA
--
1100 total (30 min)

1400

Bike

Took the Cervelo out for a spin on Bear Creek Trail around Soda Lake and back up Quincy.  15.32 miles (10.9 mph).  Bike fit is off and in the aero position my legs hit my gut.  Need to lose some weight before I take it out again.  Otherwise, great ride.

Warren Tetting Grippers on Ebay



Two Warren Tetting grippers are currently on eBay and the no reserve bidding is now up to $610 each!!  The models being offered are the Beefbuilder "Thor" and the Beefbuilder "Hercules."  Final price was $620 and $710 respectively.  With this result, I expect to see more grippers on eBay rather than Gripboard and other places.

The Hercules also has the distinction of being glued, rather than screwed.  Estimated populate is 4-6 grippers.  Only about 100 Hercules grippers made with any attachment.  the Hercules uses a 9/16" spring.  The Hercules cannot be closed and is more of a glorified paper weight.

The best reference I found was from Evan R on his sfninjawarriorblog which references Thor as estimated 1000 pounds to close (0.406" spring diameter) and Hercules estimated 2400 pounds to close (0.523 spring diameter).

My gripper collection

I currently own a total of 101 grippers: 4 adjustable and 97 torsion spring. 82 are rated RGC.

Imtug 3
Imtug 4
imtug 5
imtug 6
Atomgripz Mini-gripper
CoC sport
CoC 2
Zenith trainer
GNC 150
GNC 200 
HG 300
CoC 3 unopened 
BONE CRUSHER 400
BONE CRUSHER 500


Adjustable (non torsion spring) grippers: 

CFF Pit Bull Super Vise Gripper - 3 Springs
RB chrome adjustable gripper 50/500lbs - RGC ratings here
RB Deluxe Adjustable 50/500lbs with Negative Rep Handle - RGC ratings here
David Horne Vulcan V2 - Number 4 batch (GREEN model black spring)

RGC RATED IN POUNDS BY CPW except RB 260:

CoC trainer Left turn - 56
Tetting beginner -57
 CoC trainer - 58
CoC .5 -67
Silvis adjustable Stegosaurus - 1/2" - 72
CoC 1 Left turn - 73
Silvis adjustable Stegosaurus - 1/4" - 77
CoC 1 -78
Tetting advanced -82
CoC 1.5 -85
xfitness 200 -86
Silvis adjustable Stegosaurus - 87
Filed CoC 1- 88
GHP 4 - 89
CPW 160 - 92
Tetting super advanced - 95
CPW 160 - 97
Zenith 2 - 98
CoC 2 Left turn - 103
CoC 2 - 106
Tetting master hybrid- 108
GHP 5 - 109
CoC 2 filed - 110
CPW 180 - 113
Heavy Grip 250 - 116
Tetting Master - 116
xfitness 250 -119
CPW 240N - 121
CPW 210 - 124
Silvis adjustable Triceratops rated/marked at 124 lbs
CoC 2.5 - 124
GHP 6 - 126
CoC 2.5 - 128
CoC 2.5 - 128
Zenith 3 - 130
RB 210 - 130
Tetting Super Master - 130
CPW 280N - 132
CPW 280N- 135
CoC 2.5 - 136
CPW 280N - 140
Silvis Monster Hunter lv. 4 -140
CoC 3 - 141
Tetting Super Master - 142
CPW 300N - 142
CoC 3 - 145
CoC 3 - 146
Tetting super master hybrid- 146
CPW 300N - 146  
CoC 3 -148 
CoC 3 - 148
GNC 250 -150
CPW 300N - 150 
Silvis adjustable T Rex rated/marked at 150lbs 
GHP 7 -152
CoC 3 - 153
Tetting Grand Master -154
RB 260 rated 155
Tetting Grand Master EXT - 156
Mash Monster 2 Replica - 156
CPW 330N - 158
Tetting Hybrid Grand Master - 159
Mash Monster 1 replica - 160
Silvis adjustable T Rex also rated/marked at 160lbs
Tetting Elite EXT  - 165
CPW 330N - 166
Mosh Monster 2 Replica - 167
 CoC 3.5 - 173
Tetting Elite -177
CoC 3.5 - 179
Tetting Elite 5/8" handles - 181
CoC 3.5 - 188
Tetting Hybrid Elite - 189
Tetting Super Elite - 192
Zenith 4 - 212
CoC 4 - 218
Tetting Super Elite EXT - 219
Tetting Super Elite -220
Tetting Grand Elite -223
Tetting Grand Elite EXT - 225
Tetting Pro EXT - 258
Tetting World Class EXT - 279

Extremely heavy / cannot be RGC rated:

Tetting Thor EXT (estimate 1000 lbs pressure to close, .406" spring diameter)
Tetting Hercules (estimate 2400 lbs pressure to close, .523" spring diameter)