Calvo's Thickbar Training (grip + lifting)

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  1. Calvo

    Calvo Purple Belt

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    I train with a thickbar for my pulling days. The bar weights 78lbs.


    UPDATE: Thickbar Max on page 5

    Videos on page 4

    2nd Deadlift Video:
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    1st Deadlift Video:
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    5-21-08
    Thickbar deadlift
    3x5 180
    4x5 278
    Bent over Rows 3x10 128
    Curls 5x5 78

    About myself:

    I have wrestled since I was 7 up until the end of highschool. I coached for 3 years while going to tech school. I started Jiu-Jitsu and did that for a year along with some boxing and MMA. I couldn't afford to do it anymore because of the 1 hour long drive to and from the MMA gym.

    Now I lift weight in hopes of becoming a monster. I have also started hand balancing.
     
  2. Calvo

    Calvo Purple Belt

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    Saturday:

    Squat 5x5 275 (below parallel)

    Bench 3x5 165
    2x5 170

    Seated calf raise 3x8 125
    Cable Crossovers 3x10 70
    Rope Pulldown 3x10 110

    I closed the CoC #2 for the 1st time ever! (right hand only) 2 attempts per hand.
     
  3. Calvo

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    Sunday at home:

    Military Press 5x5 50(2)
    Alternating Hand 70.5 Kettlebell Swings 20
    Kettlebell Clean and Push Press 1x5

    50 Ab twists with 12lb ball
    20 situps with ball
    3x10 ball slams
    3x10 ab wheel
    3x10 leg raises
    3x10 Front Shoulder raises 10(2)
    3x10 Lat Shoulder raises 10(2)

    3x10 Shrugs 50(2)
    Farmer walks with 50lbs for 5 minutes. (I need to find something heavier)
     
  4. Calvo

    Calvo Purple Belt

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    Thickbar Deadlift
    1x5 308
    1x5 313
    Kettlebell Rows 3x10
    Curls 3x10 70
     
  5. Calvo

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    Saturday:
    Practiced Hand stands against a wall.
    Squat(below parallel) 280 3x5, 2x3 Moving weight down next time.

    DB Bench
    50 1x10
    65 2x5
    70 1x5
    75 1x5
    80 1x4(failed last rep)

    Cable Crossover inclined
    70 3x10

    Rope Pushdown
    60(heavy setting)
    5x5

    Seated Calf raise
    100 3x10

    Sunday:
    DB Standing Military Press
    50 5x5

    Kettlebell Swings 1x20

    Clean Push Press Kettlebell 1x5 each arm
    AB work
     
  6. hunto

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    78lbs- is it a solid 2"bar?
     
  7. Calvo

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    Yes it is.
     
  8. Calvo

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    CoC #1.5 5 per hand

    CoC #1 5x5

    Deadlifts after work.
     
  9. Calvo

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    Thickbar Deadlift 5x5 288
    Thickbar Bent over rows 5x5 128
    Over Head Shrugs 78
    Curls 75
     
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    Strong grip man. First set of deadlifts looked good; didn't watch the whole thing.
     
  11. Calvo

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    Thanks man, my grip is fried for the next 2 days at least.


    `Gulps down some cottage cheese
     
  12. Calvo

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    DB bench
    2x5 70
    2x5 75
    1x5 80

    ATG Squat
    2x5 265
    1x3 265
    3x5 260

    Cable Crossovers
    3x10 70

    Calf raises 3x10 70

    Rope Pulldowns
    3x10 65(heavy setting)
     
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    Saturday: Ran around with a 100lb sandbag and throwing it.
    20 kettlebell swings.
    swimming

    Sunday: Standing military press 50(2) 5x5
    Sandbag rows 5x5
    swimming

    Monday:
    ATG Squat
    1x10 135
    1x5 225
    5x5 265

    DB Bench
    1x10 55
    3x5 75
    2x5 80

    Rope Pulldown
    5x5 70 (heavy setting)

    Shrugs
    3x10 80(2)

    I just got my St. Wilhelm shirt in the mail. Now I must do something amazing.
     
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    DB Rows 2x10 50
     
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    Very nice. I like thickbar work too, and I bought a solid 2" piece 8 feet long, cost me right at $117. 85lbs. I use it mainly for squatting, as I have a homemade sort of squat rack outside and needed the extra length.

    Nice squat #s too.
     
  16. Calvo

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    Thanks!

    Saturday:
    DB Bench Press
    3x5 80
    2x5 75

    Squat (below parallel)
    5x5 275

    Dips 5x5
    -SuperSet-
    Pullups 5x5

    Rope Pulldown(explosive)
    5x5 65
     
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    3x5 Zercher Squats 218
    2x5 Front Squats 218

    CoC #1 1x10 per hand unset
    CoC #1.5 2 per hand unset
     
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    DB Bench
    1x5 75
    5x5 80

    Cable Rows
    5x5 165

    ATG Explosive Squats
    5x5 225
     
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    DB Bench
    4x5 80
    1x5 85

    ATG Squats
    5x5 275

    1x10 dips
    1x10 pullups
     
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    Deadlift(not thickbar)
    4x5 300
    1x5 315

    Cable Rows
    3x5 165
    1x5 170
    1x5 180

    Pullups
    5x5 (failed last rep)

    Bent over lateral raises
    3x10 20

    Shrugs
    3x10 75

    There was a guy to the right of me waiting for the power rack. Someone was doing high pulls on it then left. The guy waiting said "Yo buddy, are you gonna just leave your weight?" The guy puts the weight away and calls him an asshole under his breath. HAHA!
     

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