12-16 Workout

Deadlift
135 lbs x 2 reps x 2 sets @ – RPE – 23% of 1RM
225 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ – RPE – 39% of 1RM
315 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE – 54% of 1RM
405 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE – 70% of 1RM
495 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE – 85% of 1RM
450 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE – 77% of 1RM

Squat + heavy bands
155 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ – RPE – 38% of 1RM
245 lbs x 2 reps x 1 sets @ – RPE – 61% of 1RM
315 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 7 RPE – 78% of 1RM
385 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE – 95% of 1RM
350 lbs x 1 reps x 1 sets @ 9 RPE – 86% of 1RM

Safety Squat Bar
165 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ – RPE – 37% of 1RM
255 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 6 RPE – 57% of 1RM
345 lbs x 4 reps x 1 sets @ 8 RPE – 77% of 1RM

This was a bad workout… I spent my workday on my knees mostly wiring up a crawlspace so my back and knees weren’t feeling the greatest, couple that with the cold weather and I just couldn’t get loose or feel comfortable whatsoever.

It happens…

I never thought I would be that guy to tell the younger kids “wait until you hit my age”… when I was 20-25 I would be that kid in the gym talking to people my age now and they would tell me the same thing. I would look at them and scoff, well I am not scoffing now. Age hits you square in the face at times. After years of playing sports, doing strongman and generally getting abused doing it all, there are days when I feel like a truck hit me.

Unlike my youth, I know when to hold back and when to push it though.

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