Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Dungeon

Bench: 135x10, 155x8, 185x6, 225x4, 250x1
Incline Dumbell press: 60's x 10, 65's x7, 65's x 8
Seated Cable Pulldowns: 60x10, 70x8, 75x8

On my posts where I don't have much to say, I'm going to continue with the music theme. Music is a big part of training for alot of people. It is so helpful in putting you in the proper mood. The right music can ease your mind and calm your body. Or if needed it can pump you up and motivate you to power on. As much as I hate Kanye West, I've really been feeling this song and I paid my $1 to download the mp3. Lyrically it doesn't have much to offer, but the beat and the chorus are really strong. Plus its a collaboration of some pretty big names, Rihanna, Fergi, Kid Cudi, Alicia Keys then all the sudden BAM, Elton John.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Dungeon

Rapid fire training session. Very short time between sets.

Bench: 135x10, 155x8, 185x6, 205x6
Standing Curls: 70x8, 70x8, 75x7
Seated Cable Rows: 65x10, 75x10, 85x10

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"We are all we have"

What more can I say?
Oh, besides this is Zanders favorite song, he loves when I play it.
I guess I can also say that the lead singers teeth looks like he eats rusty steel.
Workout was solid, I need to step it up though.

Bench: 135x10, 155x8, 175x6, 205x4, 240x2
Skullcrushers: 70x10, 75x8, 80x7
Seated cable rows: 60x10, 85x10, 100x8

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Dungeon

I want to be ocean size!

Wish I was ocean size
They cannot move you
No one tries
No one pulls you
Out from your hole
Like a tooth aching a jawbone...

I was made with a heart of stone
To be broken
With one hard blow
I've seen the ocean
Break on the shore
Come together with no harm done...

It ain't easy living...

I want to be
As deep
As the ocean
Mother ocean

Some people tell me
Home is in the sky
In the sky lives a spy
I want to be more like the ocean
No talking
All action...
No talking
All action...

-Jane's Addiction

Bench: 135x10, 155x8, 175x6, 205x4, 235x2, 245x1
Tricep push downs: 25x8, 30x8, 30x8
Decline dumbell press: 50's x 10, 55's x 8, 60's x 7

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Dungeon

If you want a pretty gym to stand around in and talk to Jeep man. This is not your place.
If you want a nice, warm, comfortable, clean gym with a smoothie bar. This is not your place.
If you want to push 10% of your max, just going through the motions. This is not your place.
If you want to feel pain, slam giant weights, and push yourself to the maximum limit. Make yourself at home.

1 Bench with leg attachment
1 cable row system with overhead pulldown.
1 adjustable multi-bench
1 Preacher curl
1 Leg press
2 7' Oly bars
2 EZ curl bars
2 sets of dumbell bars
800 Pounds of plates
2 weight trees

After safely avoiding any DOMS from my last workout (must have been my push-up regimen that kept me safe), I decided to step into a full on workout for this evening.

Bench Press: 135x10, 155x8, 175x6, 205x4, 225x2

SkullCrushers: 40x8, 70x8, 70x8, 75x6

Incline Dumbell press: 45's x 10, 50's x 8, 60's x 8

Tricep cable Pushdowns: 25x8, 25x8, 30x8

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let it begin!

So the days of my off and on Balrog posting at Bimactive came to an end several months ago. I've had more than one hiatus from running and lifting, but now its time to get back in it, and if you made it through the title of the blog, you can see I'm gonna take it to the next level. I want to be faster, stronger, leaner and meaner than I've ever been. This is gonna take ALOT of work, and I will be using this blog as my personal crutch. At this point I haven't set my goals in cement, but I'm working on it. If you were to read my notes, you might see scratchings like "sub 2 hour half marathon" or "Benchpress 315lbs". I'm not putting all my eggs in the running basket, its not my strong point, and its not my desire. Running is just the universal measure of endurance and I feel it is imperative to load up at least half my basket with it. Sprinkle in some cycling, a dash of swimming and top it off with a heavy dose of lifting and I'll have one healthy meal to munch on. The bottomline, I'm out to stay fit and train hard.

Tonight I finally set up all my weightlifting equipment that has been piled in the basement. An hour and half of cleaning an bolting pieces together and I was able to officially open up "The Dungeon". I started out with the basics, some bench presses, skull crushers and incline bench dumbell presses. I was very pleased to see I can still bench over 200 for reps, and at the end of my set put up 225 for good measure. 315 is a LONG way off, but a man needs to have goals.

So sit back, grab a Myoplex and welcome to the NEXT LEVEL!

I dedicate this song to you guys, especially Heath.