Originally Posted by arian11
Dude, you looked great. I'm glad to see you were awarded for all your hard work. I knew you were going to crush it!
Thanks Arian, the support means a lot. Now its time to get HYOOGE!
Originally Posted by bigbear6708
awesome pictures of the awards...in my eyes you won the novice division hands down! glad to see you're back at it so soon also! (I would have prob. taken a "weak" off!!!)
Not sure if there is confusion, but I did win the novice class.
I took second in the Open.
Well, remember, peak week is weird, I hadn't touched a barbell since Friday the 13th! After that is was all tire dragging and posing. Even though I was still and sore from contest day, Monday at lunch all I wanted to do was get under that bar.
Now that I have 3 days of workouts under my belt, I am feeling great and the FIRE is lit baby.
OH Press Hold + Box Jumps
* What a great way to wake up, I seriously love it.
Squat (+50 lb chains)
205x5, 8 sets
130x5, 8 sets
Bench Press (+50 lb chains)
120x5, 5 sets
130x5, 3 sets
Front Lever Holds and Box Jump
* To compare this lighter workout with one I did a few weeks prior to the contest (245 with chains for 5 sets of 5); squat volume of this workout - 8200, squat volume of "heavier" workout - 6125 or one without chains 6875
Regarding OH Press, volume of this workout - 5200, volume of "heavier" workout (150 for 30 reps) - 4500
Regarding Bench Press with chains, volume of this workout - 4950 , volume of "heavier" workout (180 for 25 reps) - 4500
AND I usually wouldn't hit Bench and OH Press in the same workout. I am squeezing in tons more volume by going lighter and more explosive. It feels wonderful.