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Dude how have I missed so much of this? I’m glad I’m catching up now. Loved seeing all of this. You’re a beast brother. All of the wheelbarrow stuff for me hyped. I haven’t seen that before. I’d love to have something like that to work with. Is that something custom made or do companies sell those?


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Thanks man. I wanted to add more conditioning into my training so a few months ago I picked up a few pieces to do weighted carries. The wheelbarrow is from Titan Fitness. It was $179 and free shipping which was too good of a deal to pass up. Several companies make these wheelbarrows now but most want north of $800 for them. The Titan is rated for 1000lbs and feels solid. I’ve been using it twice a week. Once for heavy weight for trips of 180ft and then again during another workout where I go for distance with a lighter weight.
 

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Thanks man. I wanted to add more conditioning into my training so a few months ago I picked up a few pieces to do weighted carries. The wheelbarrow is from Titan Fitness. It was $179 and free shipping which was too good of a deal to pass up. Several companies make these wheelbarrows now but most want north of $800 for them. The Titan is rated for 1000lbs and feels solid. I’ve been using it twice a week. Once for heavy weight for trips of 180ft and then again during another workout where I go for distance with a lighter weight.

Hell yeah, that’s an amazing price. I’d stick with Titan too. Looks like great quality to me, and I’d never need over 1k lol! That thing seems so versatile too. I dig it.


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Hell yeah, that’s an amazing price. I’d stick with Titan too. Looks like great quality to me, and I’d never need over 1k lol! That thing seems so versatile too. I dig it.


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It is versatile. Carries, shrugs, rows, holds. I even tried using it like a seated dip machine lol.
 

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It is versatile. Carries, shrugs, rows, holds. I even tried using it like a seated dip machine lol.

Hell yeah, I was even pondering like kneeling presses and floor presses with that neutral grip lol


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Hell yeah, I was even pondering like kneeling presses and floor presses with that neutral grip lol


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For sure. Would need to elevate it slightly to get into a good position.
 

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Dynamic Lower

Really cool workout today. My next door neighbor is a strength and conditioning coach. He sold his two facilities a few months ago and has been working out at a commercial gym. We've spent the past 4 months getting to know them and have been hanging out quite a bit. We were talking this weekend about training and he asked if he could come over to lift. I said absolutely. He went through a dynamic squat workout today which was awesome. We talked about getting a few more guys from the neighborhood involved and putting a crew together. I'm stoked. First time I've had a training partner other than my boys in 15 years.

Box squat with Marrs bar and avg. bands (170 top/100bot)
425 x 2
425 + 40lbs chain x 2
425 + 80lbs chain x 2
425 + 120lbs chain x 2
425 + 160lbs chain x 2
425 + 200lbs chain x 2

This is my second 3 week wave of squats with higher volume in the first two sessions and then working up to a heavy double the third week. I'm really liking this. Second time in 4 weeks with 800lbs on my back. I'm excited to see where this goes.

Deadlifts
495 x 2 x 5

Wheelbarrow carries
405 x 3 x 360ft

Reverse hyper
360 x 3 x 12

Kettlebell cross body swing
65 x 2 x 50
 
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Dynamic Lower

Really cool workout today. My next door neighbor is a strength and conditioning coach. He sold his two facilities a few months ago and has been working out at a commercial gym. We've spent the past 4 months getting to know them and have been hanging out quite a bit. We were talking this weekend about training and he asked if he could come over to lift. I said absolutely. He went through a dynamic squat workout today which was awesome. We talked about getting a few more guys from the neighborhood involved and putting a crew together. I'm stoked. First time I've had a training partner other than my boys in 15 years.

Box squat with Marrs bar and avg. bands (170 top/100bot)
425 x 2
425 + 40lbs chain x 2
425 + 80lbs chain x 2
425 + 120lbs chain x 2
425 + 160lbs chain x 2
425 + 200lbs chain x 2

This is my second 3 week wave of squats with higher volume in the first two sessions and then working up to a heavy double the third week. I'm really liking this. Second time in 4 weeks with 800lbs on my back. I'm excited to see where this goes.

Deadlifts
495 x 2 x 5

Wheelbarrow carries
405 x 3 x 360ft

Reverse hyper
360 x 3 x 12

Kettlebell cross body swing
65 x 2 x 50
And it was at that moment that the entire neighborhood changed….

Just let the poor guys enjoy their White Claws man. Everything was fine until you moved in with your 2,000 square foot gym and monolith! 🤣
 

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And it was at that moment that the entire neighborhood changed….

Just let the poor guys enjoy their White Claws man. Everything was fine until you moved in with your 2,000 square foot gym and monolith! 🤣
Seriously. They were all just living their easy little seltzer drinking lives. No idea what is about to hit them.

Slayer and Pantera all hours of the day. Cops will probably be on regular patrol. HOA will throw a fit. Moms won't let their kids walk by the house. It'll be everything I ever dreamed of.
 

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Dynamic Upper

Bench with doubled minis (80 top/40 bot)
185 x 3 x 3 close grip
205 x 3 x 3 med grip
225 x 3 x 3 wide grip

Dumbbell press
110 x 13
110 x 10

Football bar extensions
135 x 1, 8, 7

Wheelbarrow rows
315 x 4 x 12

Dumbbell side laterals
30 x 17, 10, 6

Wheelbarrow rows if anyone's interested:
 

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Dynamic Lower

Really cool workout today. My next door neighbor is a strength and conditioning coach. He sold his two facilities a few months ago and has been working out at a commercial gym. We've spent the past 4 months getting to know them and have been hanging out quite a bit. We were talking this weekend about training and he asked if he could come over to lift. I said absolutely. He went through a dynamic squat workout today which was awesome. We talked about getting a few more guys from the neighborhood involved and putting a crew together. I'm stoked. First time I've had a training partner other than my boys in 15 years.

Box squat with Marrs bar and avg. bands (170 top/100bot)
425 x 2
425 + 40lbs chain x 2
425 + 80lbs chain x 2
425 + 120lbs chain x 2
425 + 160lbs chain x 2
425 + 200lbs chain x 2

This is my second 3 week wave of squats with higher volume in the first two sessions and then working up to a heavy double the third week. I'm really liking this. Second time in 4 weeks with 800lbs on my back. I'm excited to see where this goes.

Deadlifts
495 x 2 x 5

Wheelbarrow carries
405 x 3 x 360ft

Reverse hyper
360 x 3 x 12

Kettlebell cross body swing
65 x 2 x 50

Dude, what are the odds of that? That’s amazing. Even more so that you’re gonna try to get a few more guys in the neighborhood involved. You guys are onto the start of something awesome. I can’t imagine how good that feels. Especially with like minded folk that all have similar goals, that you can all learn from and teach to. Looking forward to hearing more about how that progresses. I’d love to have something like that. Also, great work as always brother.


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Dude, what are the odds of that? That’s amazing. Even more so that you’re gonna try to get a few more guys in the neighborhood involved. You guys are onto the start of something awesome. I can’t imagine how good that feels. Especially with like minded folk that all have similar goals, that you can all learn from and teach to. Looking forward to hearing more about how that progresses. I’d love to have something like that. Also, great work as always brother.


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I'm excited. We will build it slowly, develop the right kind of culture and recruit the right people. I'd like to find a couple of true weirdos too. They always make things more interesting and often have a radically different perspective on things that can challenge you to think of things in a different light. As Louie always said, "normal people only give you normal results". I want more. A lot more.
 

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Hey trend, nice work as always. I know a while back you recommended I wear briefs for my hips. Do you always wear them? Do u feel your strength is hindered by them at all?
 

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Hey trend, nice work as always. I know a while back you recommended I wear briefs for my hips. Do you always wear them? Do u feel your strength is hindered by them at all?
I wear them for every lower body session. They really help protect the hips with the wide stance squatting style I use. I use a pair of Inzer Predators when I go wide and a pair of old Inzer power pants when I go narrow. I only use those for the max effort lifts and do all my accessory work raw. It's a great way to increase longevity and I get I get plenty of raw accessory work in.
 

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Max Lower

No max effort lift today since I worked up to a heavy double in squats on Monday. Just did the accessory lifts. My neighbor joined me again and he was under a time crunch so we moved fast. Was torched at the end of this one.

42" chain suspended GM with camber bar
415 x 5
415 x 5
415 x 3

The last cycle through with these I didn't do them out of the chains. The chains make you hit depth every time and the first rep is the hardest. This is a superior way to do them IMO.

Wheelbarrow carries
700 x 180ft
745 x 180ft
800 x 180ft

My neighbor kept bumping the weight up so I did too. Couldn't let him beat me lol. This is the value of training partners. They push you.

45 degree back extension with SSB
12, 12, 10

Went back to back to back on these. Low back was on fire at the end.

Thought about abs but I was gassed so jumped in the pool and called it a day.
 

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Hey trend nice job. What do you use to upload videos?
 

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The wife was out of town all weekend so the boys and I had a good time. That includes time in the gym. My oldest hit 315 @205 bodyweight in the bench which really made my day. This would have given him the biggest bench on his old football team and it puts him in the top 3 on his new team. The kid just puts in solid work day in and day out and it is really paying off:

He also hit an easy 325 plus 200lbs chain on the box squat a day earlier. This was after his dynamic effort work:

Super proud of this kid.
 

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The wife was out of town all weekend so the boys and I had a good time. That includes time in the gym. My oldest hit 315 @205 bodyweight in the bench which really made my day. This would have given him the biggest bench on his old football team and it puts him in the top 3 on his new team. The kid just puts in solid work day in and day out and it is really paying off:

He also hit an easy 325 plus 200lbs chain on the box squat a day earlier. This was after his dynamic effort work:

Super proud of this kid.
That fucking Rocks !!
 

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