#callousedhandspowerlifting

Top single today. Max Effort Upper Body Toughest variation for me. Was supposed
6 hours ago

Top single today. Max Effort Upper Body Toughest variation for me. Was supposed to end at a RPE9 but I underestimated how fatigued I was from the previous working sets and how shit my floor pressing ability actually is lol Floor press w/ 1 second pauses 275x2x3 295x2x3 305x2x3 310x2x3 320x1 330x1 335x1 (shown) . . . . . . . . . . . @callousedhandspower @house_of_iron_tr #roadto1800 #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspowerlifting #103method #powerlifting #powerlifter #squat #skwaats #bench #benchpress #deadlift #deadlifts #bodybuilding #strongman #strong #strength #stronghouseproject #animalpak #LVLG #apemanstrong #SBD #inzer #ironrebel #iifym #fitness #uspa #uspapower #uspapowerlifting #rpspowerlifting #pioneerfit
EACH LIFTER RESPONDS TO DIFFERENT STIMULI...first off, @lindsayloves2lift is the
11 hours ago

EACH LIFTER RESPONDS TO DIFFERENT STIMULI...first off, @lindsayloves2lift is the next Calloused Hands lifter due for a meet. So she gets the spotlight. You’ll be able to follow her journey into the meet on her page (you can see her entire meet cycle on her page). I’ll be in Florida to handle her in less than two weeks! Typically at this point, I would begin to taper the volume down substantially for a lifter. But Lindsay is different. She responds exceptionally well to volume. I see it as no secret that most women are able to handle and recover from volume better than men. If they can birth children, they can do anything, right? Anyway, this is Lindsay hitting 120 pounds for 10 reps from earlier today. That’s about 15 pounds under her best meet bench. That’s excellent progress, and will yield results on meet day. Coaching on an individual basis takes time and thought. I have no mold that I wish to fit lifters into. I have a set of ideas, and it takes time and being cognizant of what works to use my beliefs and ideas into what works for them the best. Lindsay’s bench is as fickle as she is kind, but still, we’ve figured out what works to improve it. I’m excited to be by Lindsay’s side as she competes in her next meet in 11 days!
Another day of @callousedhandspower programming. Feeling great. Wore the elbow s
12 hours ago

Another day of @callousedhandspower programming. Feeling great. Wore the elbow sleeves to save my elbows a bit. Believe it or not bartending is tougher on my body than lifting. 100 dbells for 4 sets of 10 115 for 4 sets of 8 on z press Those were hard as shit Barbell push ups for the win AMRAP on all sets #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
Paused pin presses with 225 Bench has been feelin pretty good lately😎😈 #havecall
13 hours ago

Paused pin presses with 225 Bench has been feelin pretty good lately😎😈 #havecallousedhands @callousedhandspower . Gotta appreciate @timetogetawesome at the end hahaha . . . . #callousedhandspowerlifting #bench #powerlifting #conjugatemethod #conjugatestrong #girlswhopowerlift
New bench who dis. From sinuses to back spasm. It’s good to be back to the grin
23 hours ago

New bench who dis. From sinuses to back spasm. It’s good to be back to the grind. •••••••••••••••••••••• @callousedhandspower
ON GAINING WEIGHT...I am not a dietician. I am simply a reporter. I have an inbo
1 day ago

ON GAINING WEIGHT...I am not a dietician. I am simply a reporter. I have an inbox full of messages from younger lifters asking me questions about gaining weight and getting bigger. I ask them what they eat, and the average answer usually ends up somewhere in the 3500-4000 calorie mark. If you’re eating 4000 calories a day and not gaining weight, it simply isn’t enough. More prevalent than this, though, seems to be consistency. If you’re eating 6000 calories on days 1 and 3, and 4500 calories on days 2 and 4, and 3800 calories on days 5 and 6, you aren’t being consistent with your intake. And this doesn’t work. If you’re committing to 5000 calories per day, you don’t know how that affects you unless you eat that every single day for at least a month or two. This post is an illustration of what it takes for me to gain weight. It’s also to maybe give you a kick in the ass that you need to eat. I’m 6 feet 2 inches tall, I have a huge frame, and I’m naturally thin. I started high school at less than 150 pounds. I pulled back on my calories (but still eating roughly 4200 or so) and dropped into the 260’s very easily. I’m on a path back to 300 pounds or so. As far as what I eat, you can see most of it. I have no idea how to use MyFitnessPal. But it’s all there. My protein sources are primarily meat and eggs. Carb sources are primarily rice, and liquid carbs before and after training. Fat sources are cheese and peanut butter. Truthfully, I choose the foods that are the least nauseating. I’ve force fed myself for years, and I’m not a fan of eating nor any food. However, these foods go down easiest and don’t make me feel like garbage. The sugary carbs, candy, and juice are all around my training, and that works well for me. Even when I am not trying to gain 40 pounds. Truthfully, what I add is more rice (that’s about triple what I’ve been eating), cereal, liquid calories, and fats. Protein is about the same at 300-350 grams. This shit isn’t easy or fun to do, and it takes actual work with a fork. However, this is what it’s going to take for me to get where I want to be. I hope this helps some of you that have messaged me when it comes to your eating!
SOS. SEND HALP. @rileypresnell says lots of deficits are in my future. 😭 In all
1 day ago

SOS. SEND HALP. @rileypresnell says lots of deficits are in my future. 😭 In all reality though, Im excited to put in the work to start seeing and FEELING better form in my lifts. Especially my deadlift. Heres to many deficits and a big ass total in my future. 🤠 @callousedhandspower
I was a little unmotivated going into the gym this morning, been a while since I
1 day ago

I was a little unmotivated going into the gym this morning, been a while since I felt this way. Everyone has their own way of dealing with this situation, mine is to pick simple movements that are enjoyable for me and try to set the bar a bit lower than usual. Went with straight comp bench up to a heavy single and then some rep work followed by standing presses. Accessories were pull-ups w/ a band and extensions, been enjoying those a lot the past few weeks so that was also uplifting! 255 @ 8 followed by fahhhves with 205 on bench went well, pump felt nice. Standing press went better than expected, 155 for my top set of 5 is a solid performance especially right after benching. Went in a bit out of it but left with in a good mood! #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
Great @callousedhandspower day with @c3muscle . Deficit deadlift 10 sets of 2
1 day ago

Great @callousedhandspower day with @c3muscle . Deficit deadlift 10 sets of 2 455 up to 495 Hook grip gave out at 485 so went to straps Hoping the nerves in my thumbs die soon Pause Ssb squats 4 sets of 6 340 #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
CURIOUS AS TO HOW I PROGRAM? Check this article out on @elitefts. It was publish
2 days ago

CURIOUS AS TO HOW I PROGRAM? Check this article out on @elitefts. It was published 10 months ago. Although it may take you an hour to read through, it was tough for me to edit this down to acceptable article length. But it has all you need to structure your own training based upon the bulk of my beliefs, and it’s up for grabs for free. I receive questions on how I like to do X or structure Y, and chances are, the answer to any question you have regarding that is in here. Although my beliefs are ever evolving and growing, this information still holds true. If you’ve taken the time to sit down and read it, I appreciate that more than you know. The way I structure my coaching is an evolution from the man I learned from and trained under from the ages of 17 to 27, Brent Tracey. It is catered primarily to raw powerlifting, because that is what most lifters choose now. I think the spread of information is awesome, and I think it’s awesome that it’s so easy to do in 2019. If you like what you see on this page, this is a good snapshot into my brain that took me at least a solid 20 hours to write. Take advantage of it, if you wish!
Day 1. @callousedhandspower Max Effort Lower Body Squats; Working sets 455x2x2
2 days ago

Day 1. @callousedhandspower Max Effort Lower Body Squats; Working sets 455x2x2 465x2x2 475x2x2 485x2x2 Still getting use to this closer stance. Adductor feels fine. More mental now than anything. Speed Pulls; 12x1 @ 60% (420) w/ 30 second rests off a deficit. Millions of accessories afterwards. . . . . . . . . . . @house_of_iron_tr #roadto1800 #callousedhandspowerlifting #103method #powerlifting #powerlifter #squat #skwaats #bench #benchpress #deadlift #deadlifts #bodybuilding #strongman #strong #strength #stronghouseproject #animalpak #LVLG #apemanstrong #SBD #inzer #ironrebel #iifym #fitness #uspa #uspapower #uspapowerlifting #rpspowerlifting #pioneerfit
Dynamic upper body today : rest pause bench with 195lbs and some speed work agai
2 days ago

Dynamic upper body today : rest pause bench with 195lbs and some speed work against doubled micro minis at 140lbs for a 9x3. Today was the first day bench has felt great in a while 🖤 @callousedhandspower @ritual__apparel
Always a good day when you can toss around 4 plates on squats and deadlifts! 5-0
2 days ago

Always a good day when you can toss around 4 plates on squats and deadlifts! 5-0-0 tempo squats up to 405x1 @ 9 (40 lb PR!!!) followed by paused deadlifts up to 405x3 @ 9. Challenging my trunk with the tempo and pause on these lifts, a strong core will help on every single lift so taking the time to pick variations to test and then build the core is a must. Ditching the straps on paused deadlifts allows me to kill two birds with one stone, build my core and grip all at the same time. I was very happy with getting to 405! @frankdaddy29 the FD Chokers are the GOAT wrap, tons of snap and barely budged even with the tempo!!! @liftevil with some of the coolest designs on their apparel, gotta get my hands on more down the road... So many great folks running good companies here in the USA! Glad to be able to show them some love. #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
FACE PULL VARIATION...I’ve mentioned face pulls on this page several times, as w
3 days ago

FACE PULL VARIATION...I’ve mentioned face pulls on this page several times, as well as put up a video demonstration not too long ago. However, here’s @chloe_callousedhands doing a slight variation (without using the hands/grip). Chloe is using a handle that she can wedge her hands in, almost like straps. However, instead of making gripping the handle easier, this pretty much just takes a good bit of the biceps and forearms out of it and forces her to use the muscles of her back to do the work. She’s also doing them seated, which I prefer over standing. She’s not leaning forward, or back. She’s in control, as you should be with a bar in your hands. Chloe struggles with engaging her back on all of the lifts, but these were done after benching. I’d say face pulls can carry over to all of the main lifts because the upper back is important in all of them. If you struggle with your biceps taking over on back movements, you might try something like this. Chloe is doing these for a reason, as you should do everything. She has all the pressing strength in the world (she hit 5 pounds under her meet max for 5 reps after some paused triples with it before that). But when she misses with something heavy, it’s due to losing positioning in her back. So we’re combating that. This is one movement we are using. This is a common problem. Missing the bottom of a bench press can sometimes be due to a weak chest, but it’s often the upper back that needs work. Try these, if you have the means. If you don’t, it’s easy to figure out/rig up if you’re creative.
Todays max effort upper. Floor press with a bunch of working set triples, then a
3 days ago

Todays max effort upper. Floor press with a bunch of working set triples, then a couple heavier singles. Worked up to 235 x 3 (1st video), then 245 and 250 for singles (2nd and 3rd videos). All PRs by default, as floor press is still very new to me and it was my first time ever doing triples or singles. Even though its a reduced ROM, I feel Im weaker with floor press than regular bench, working through my weak spot and not getting to use leg drive. So I was happy to get within 10 lbs of my best overall bench triple (245 lbs) and also within 10 lbs of my best competition bench single (259 lbs). #callousedhandspowerlifting #callousedhandspower #havecallousedhands #nbpowerlifting #nbpl #nbpowerlifting #earnednotgiven
195x3 with solid pauses featuring @callousedhandspower enthusiasm. 5 lbs under m
3 days ago

195x3 with solid pauses featuring @callousedhandspower enthusiasm. 5 lbs under my best meet bench ✨ If nothing else, Lones knows how to build a big bench cc: all the Calloused Hands female athletes.
Technique deadlifts at 330, felt better and grip was no issue... I dunno what ha
4 days ago

Technique deadlifts at 330, felt better and grip was no issue... I dunno what happened with my grip last time but whatever, Im addressing it. Front squats still suck and doing them at high reps sucks even more lol. Once I can nail 2x15, Ill add some weight. #5thSet #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
195 + 2 chains 10x2, lil grumpy bb 🤷‍♀️ @callousedhandspower 💙 #callousedhandsp
4 days ago

195 + 2 chains 10x2, lil grumpy bb 🤷‍♀️ @callousedhandspower 💙 #callousedhandspowerlifting #rockwellbarbell #delower #xpcarnold
Speed squats today was 250lbs + chains for a 10x2. I followed these up with some
4 days ago

Speed squats today was 250lbs + chains for a 10x2. I followed these up with some of my favorite lower body accessories to help build my squat and deadlift. Second video is banded kettlebell swings. These are great for teaching external rotation as well as targeting hamstring and glute muscles. The third video is a low back raise with a band. These can be done with a kettlebell, barbell, or in a zercher fashion. Our low backs are generally the weakest link in back strength and it should be trained to support the other muscles when fatigue kicks in and we start to break down. The fourth video is a bulgarian split squat. These absolutely help for building trunk, hip, and ankle stability as well as being a great builder for quad, hamstring, glute, and trunk strength. Some of my other favorite accessories include RDL’s, belt squat, reverse hyper, and GHR. 🖤 @callousedhandspower @ritual__apparel @rockwellbarbell
THERE’S A NOT SO FINE LINE...when it comes to unpacking technique and positionin
4 days ago

THERE’S A NOT SO FINE LINE...when it comes to unpacking technique and positioning. What am I talking about here? I’m talking about being too much of a nerd versus being too much of a bulldog. Aim to be like a well trained German Shepherd, or something. Strong, yet disciplined. I digress, let’s get to the point. If you’re lifting like an asshole with no technique, it might work for you. But it won’t work for long. You can get strong with really shitty form. I’ve seen it. But it’s nearly guaranteed you’re going to end up with something in a sling and mad, relatively quickly, because you ignored your issues for so long. You were getting stronger, until you got hurt. On the contrary, don’t be that guy in the corner of the gym that films his warmups with the bar and examines the EXACT angle of which his ass cheek lies on the bench pad relative to optimal external shoulder rotation relative to his body composition and current mobility. You’ll never get stronger if you don’t push it, and every rep will never look perfect. It needs to look proficient, not perfect. But aim to have better deadlift technique than a shitting dog. In short, there’s a pretty large middle ground I’d encourage you to reside in. Don’t bust you head through a brick wall, but don’t rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic. There’s a point where your positioning needs major work, and there’s a point where good is good enough, and you need to push it. The constant here is that you need to keep an eye on your technique, and understand what needs to be done going forward. But not to be incessantly critical. There’s a time to lean one way or the other. A month out from a meet, your technique is pretty much what it is. If you don’t know what’s happening, there’s plenty of people willing to help you. They’re easily accessible. Ask them. Ask me. You can send me a video from the comfort of your your own home, and I’ll tell you what I see. But this is powerlifting. You’re supposed to lift heavy and train hard.
BRIDGING A GAP...between back tightness and tendinitis. Two topics of which I’ve
5 days ago

BRIDGING A GAP...between back tightness and tendinitis. Two topics of which I’ve discussed at length in previous posts. Where do these intersect? Simply put, good technique is the first and most important thing/impactful that you can do to stop these tendinitis and nagging overuse issues from happening. Yes, you can still experience them if you lift with good technique. Yes, straight bar squats will probably wear on your upper body joints after X period of time. However, you can combat joint pain by taking the time to make sure you’re doing all you can when a bar is in your hands to move correctly. This is just one example, there are other tips that can help you avoid these issues. Many of which are covered on this page. This certainly isn’t just the bench press, either. As I’ve said before, there are tons of body types. There are tons of techniques that somehow work for people that don’t make logical sense. However, something like locking your back and rear delts into place when benching is a general principle of which we should all abide by. Hopefully this helps some of you guys.
@callousedhandspower posted something sharing my deadlift like this a few months
6 days ago

@callousedhandspower posted something sharing my deadlift like this a few months back, but a couple of the lifters that I program for have been asking more questions about it. Creating tension and pulling out the slack in a deadlift is something that is very methodical to me. My deadlift set up is the same whether it’s warm-ups, 1RM, variations, or volume work. I see a lot of lifters creating false tension with the bar by violently ripping it off the ground and losing steam halfway up. Different cues work for different lifters, but this is what I’ve found most useful for me. There are a few things I do every deadlift. 1. I squat down to the bar to feel my hamstrings and glutes and push my hips back. 2. I set my hands and feet accordingly to my optimal position. 3. Once my hands are set, I take a deep breath down and twist my elbows into my body. I think of this motion as like turning a key into a lock to lock my lats into place and make sure they’re tight for the pull. 4. I pull up slightly on the bar, pulling any wiggle or slack out of it and once the bar catches the top of that motion, I begin my pull my pushing my feet into the ground and shoulders back into the wall. Aggressive lifting has its place and I become more aggressive as the weight gets heavier, but I also don’t forget about the steps I need to take to make my pull as efficient as possible. Form breakdown happens and brute strength is necessary, but consistency in how we start our lifts can make a lot of difference. @ritual__apparel @callousedhandspower
Not really happy with the speed on these but I am focusing on keeping my elbows
6 days ago

Not really happy with the speed on these but I am focusing on keeping my elbows ahead of the bar. Also, been really hammering these accessories this week so my body is feeling the volume gonna take a good 72 hour rest and come back at this next week. 255 for 5 paused triples 215 for 10 then 8 80 pound dumbbell incline for 4 sets of 10 Weighted dips, tate press, lat pull down and curls for accessories. #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
@lindsayloves2lift pulling a deadlift opener for the @revolutionpowerlifting Sar
6 days ago

@lindsayloves2lift pulling a deadlift opener for the @revolutionpowerlifting Sarasota Showdown! I included her second to last single (shown up top) as well as her last one (shown below). The top weight is 315 and the bottom weight is 320. Lindsay sent me the 315 and asked if she should cut it there, or take another. I suggested she take another, but remember to start with her hips a little higher. It’s pretty satisfying to see Lindsay move a heavier weight this much quicker with a simple form cue. However, I will say that with a clause. What has gone into that is prefaced by months and months of working with Lindsay on her technique. The one line I gave her is backed by tons of frustration, video correspondence, needing jesus, and discussion. She knew what I meant when I gave her that cue, and she executed it well. Lindsay, I couldn’t be one more ounce more proud of you than I am, and I don’t feel you could be one bit more ready to step onto the platform. I’m looking forward to being there with you in a few short weeks. See you soon!
185lbs for 5 sets of paused triples after some volume and finished out with a he
6 days ago

185lbs for 5 sets of paused triples after some volume and finished out with a heavy 3 board press at 255lbs. Some training days, it’s the small little things that cause the most annoyance. It’s part of the process. Understand what’s wrong, assess what you can do, fix it, and continue with the lift. @callousedhandspower @ritual__apparel @rockwellbarbell
3 board press- WELP THATS A STICKING POINT 🥴 240x1 also I’m just kinda a scaredy
6 days ago

3 board press- WELP THATS A STICKING POINT 🥴 240x1 also I’m just kinda a scaredy cat when it comes to these? Second video is first of 5 sets of paused triples at 175 @rileypresnell @jfarnxxx @callousedhandspower @rockwellbarbell
Solid doubles then 8 on my amrap for a nice 2 rep increase with this weight, hap
6 days ago

Solid doubles then 8 on my amrap for a nice 2 rep increase with this weight, happy with the increase for sure. Extra tricep work has been awesome, lockout is really feeling better! #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
New year, new lifts! First time benching with the duffalo. Top triple at 120. To
6 days ago

New year, new lifts! First time benching with the duffalo. Top triple at 120. Top single at 130. Not too shabby of a start. 😎 @callousedhandspower @rileypresnell
I think about quitting all the time. The reason I don’t, is because I have quit
1 week ago

I think about quitting all the time. The reason I don’t, is because I have quit before. I know how easy and gratifying it is to give up at first. However, it will haunt you for the rest of your life. It will creep into your happiness. It will overcome your joy. Giving up will leave a scar that will never heal. Your biggest problem is thinking you shouldn’t have a problem. Hold your ground. Go down swinging and get back up for more. See the beauty in the fight. Someday you will see something. Amongst the scars, the pain, the smoke, the fire, and the rubble will stand a perfectly imperfect you. #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
Man a year can change a whole lot. I see so many people who bounce around betwee
1 week ago

Man a year can change a whole lot. I see so many people who bounce around between ideas they end up with a new dream every month and accomplish nothing. @thebarthegym we commit to a goal and learn the discipline to see it through. We have come such a long way in terms of both the gym and the people inside of it. If you hit a tree with an axe in a million different places you will never live to see the tree fall. Pick a single point. Hit it with everything you got strike after strike and you will succeed. Positivity, strength, and dedication. We ain’t going nowhere. #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
Look, we’ve all got ‘em. But we all have varied levels of control over them. Wha
1 week ago

Look, we’ve all got ‘em. But we all have varied levels of control over them. What is our ego? Definitions surely can vary. In the context I speak about, I see the ego as somewhat of a contradiction. Our ego can be in control if we feel superior to others, and our ego can be in control if we feel inferior to others. It’s the part of us that craves to feel special and different from everyone else. It seeks approval and validation from others. Our egos thrive here on Instagram. Our egos served a survival purpose in earlier times, and long to be validated in present day. How we treat them is important. Your ego may help you squat a huge weight. But it could also cause you to overlook respect for the weight itself. It may mislead you to feel that you are different than everyone else. Your ego needs to be monitored and checked often. Though your journey differs in some ways, your journey is much the same as everyone else’s. You are not special, and you are not a lone wolf that battles the iron, or whatever dramatic metaphor you’d like to make. You’re a powerlifter, and you’re part of a community. Use that ego in times it benefits you to feel supremely confident, but be mindful that you can be crushed in a split second just the same. Don’t let your ego man your ship, that’s a great way to make everyone hate you. Be aware of what’s going on in your own head, and be aware that you are not all that matters. Don’t let your ego blind you from respect toward others, the barbell, or the sport of powerlifting. Don’t let your ego get in your own way.
I am pretty trashed after the past three days. Much needed rest day coming tomor
1 week ago

I am pretty trashed after the past three days. Much needed rest day coming tomorrow. Speed squats 350 for 10 sets of 2 250 good mornings 4 sets of 10 275 straight leg deadlift 4 sets of 10 120 pound stone sit ups, underhand rows, calf work and lunges for the rest. #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
NOT ALL ACCESSORY WORK IS CREATED EQUAL...you’ve heard it one million times, “do
1 week ago

NOT ALL ACCESSORY WORK IS CREATED EQUAL...you’ve heard it one million times, “do your accessory work.” Some don’t necessarily take heed to this piece of advice. I’ve stated it no less than 100 times, and others have stated just as msy. So first off, do accessory work. If for no other reason, to keep you healthy. Accessory work can and will build your lifts as well, but you can probably get away without doing it (or a whole lot of it). That’s a mistake that might not show up for a minute. Some of you do take the advice, and do accessory work. However, they might execute it poorly. Accessory work isn’t just something to fill the gap of time between squatting and leaving the gym. It is part of your training session, and should be treated as so. There’s nothing wrong with doing your accessory work heavy, and there’s nothing wrong with doing it light. Do it all the ways, and do it with some thought behind it. Do it in the ways that carry over for you. Do the shit that is multi joint, and that sucks. There’s nothing wrong with leg curls, but what do we do on the platform that resembles one? You may choose a Romanian deadlift instead. You see it all the time, lifters mindlessly jerking weights around or holding a conversation while doing tricep extensions. If you’re going to take the time to do it, do it in the way that will most benefit you. Do it controlled, do it slow, and treat it the way you treat your main movements. It’s about building muscle, and saving positioning. I’m including a couple of example videos from tonight that I filmed after pulling. My values pertaining to accessory work probably stem from my equipped lifting background. The equipped lifters I grew up around trained accessories religiously. It was almost always light, and focused on building muscle. The accessories often lasted longer than the main movements. I’ve trained with lifters that benched over 500 raw consistently, and 700-800 in bench shirts. I rarely saw one of them pick up a dumbbell over 75 pounds, but I ALWAYS saw them do accessory work after training. What I take from that is it doesn’t take a 5RM to build muscle.
9 sets of speed triples with 175 and doubled bands 245 for 6 30 sec rest 5 60 se
1 week ago

9 sets of speed triples with 175 and doubled bands 245 for 6 30 sec rest 5 60 sec rest and 4 Flys and accessories. Back to work. #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
@rileypresnell and i took a trip out to @eastracemuscle today and holy shit, eve
1 week ago

@rileypresnell and i took a trip out to @eastracemuscle today and holy shit, everyone was so welcoming and strong AF and its got everything you could possibly need and more. Special thanks to @baxtermc for letting us come lift there today and for wrapping my knees despite his tendonitis 🥺 you’re the real MVP today. @callousedhandspower HI ILY 225x2x3 sleeves (oops mental note - posted video of 205) 255x1x3 wraps 275x1 wraps 215 speed pulls from deficit #7weeksout #ssb #eastracemuscle #callousedhandspowerlifting
Hi today was great. Worked SSB for an 8x3 and then finished with some strong sin
1 week ago

Hi today was great. Worked SSB for an 8x3 and then finished with some strong singles. First video is 365 for my heaviest single and finished up with deficit pulls at 275lbs. 7 weeks out. Thanks to @baxtermc for having us 🤗@callousedhandspower @ritual__apparel
Todays max effort lower was to work up to a deadlift opener. I opened succesfull
1 week ago

Todays max effort lower was to work up to a deadlift opener. I opened succesfully with 485 lbs last meet and planning to open either 490 or 495 lbs this time in order to allow my 2nd and 3rd to both be PR attempts (current max 523 lbs). First video is 490 lbs and it moved OK. Second video I tried 495 lbs and hips came up a bit high/too fast and ended up a little more of a grind than I would have liked. Guess Ive also accumulated a bit of fatigue too as Im less than a month away from the meet now. #nbpl #nbpowerlifting #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #earnednotgiven
After a long weekend, I came out to the gym to knock out some backed up work and
1 week ago

After a long weekend, I came out to the gym to knock out some backed up work and found myself wanting to lift. So often I am scheduled to lift so I just do. Today was different I wanted to be there. 415 plus 120 pounds of chain @callousedhandspower should I have gone higher or did I make the right call? 6 triples at 345 plus 120 of chains 12 singles 265 pounds bands and 80 pounds of chain 405 sumo for 5 by 5 Murder accessory circuit #thebarthegym #teampurus #callousedhandspowerlifting
New meso, got 8 with 325 which is a rep up from what I got last cycle. Left 1-2
1 week ago

New meso, got 8 with 325 which is a rep up from what I got last cycle. Left 1-2 in the tank as well so this is a good start! Showing my last double and #5thSet with 325. Changing things up on my deadlift MSM, deficit deadlift with double overhand grip. Continue to hammer my posterior chain hard but also work on my grip. #5thSet #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
#Repost @thebarthegym (@get_repost) ・・・ It may be a new year but make sure you a
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#Repost @thebarthegym (@get_repost) ・・・ It may be a new year but make sure you all build on what you accomplished last year. A huge thanks to @wanda_woman92 and everyone who donated in raising $1,000 to help make a wish come true. We are now in communications with @wishillinois in developing our event for next year. If you are a lifter and want to get involved let us know. Thank you again and happy new year. Music “a symphonic metal tribute to Christmas” by L-train #thebarthegym #puruslabs #callousedhandspowerlifting #djironin #sonyalpha #bealpha
#Repost @thebarthegym with @get_repost ・・・ It may be a new year but make sure yo
1 week ago

#Repost @thebarthegym with @get_repost ・・・ It may be a new year but make sure you all build on what you accomplished last year. A huge thanks to @wanda_woman92 and everyone who donated in raising $1,000 to help make a wish come true. We are now in communications with @wishillinois in developing our event for next year. If you are a lifter and want to get involved let us know. Thank you again and happy new year. Music “a symphonic metal tribute to Christmas” by L-train #thebarthegym #puruslabs #callousedhandspowerlifting
It may be a new year but make sure you all build on what you accomplished last y
1 week ago

It may be a new year but make sure you all build on what you accomplished last year. A huge thanks to @wanda_woman92 and everyone who donated in raising $1,000 to help make a wish come true. We are now in communications with @wishillinois in developing our event for next year. If you are a lifter and want to get involved let us know. Thank you again and happy new year. Music “a symphonic metal tribute to Christmas” by L-train #thebarthegym #puruslabs #callousedhandspowerlifting
The text within this discussion post pretty much sums up all you need to think a
1 week ago

The text within this discussion post pretty much sums up all you need to think about and answer this question. Things have changed over the last few years. I’d like you to think about it, and tell me what you come up with. I’m interested in hearing opinions from new lifters, old lifters, novice and veterans. What’s going on, what happened? Are there pros and cons of each way of going about powerlifting? Thank you in advance for your commentary.
Do you have a variation of the big three that just hurts your feelings? Because
1 week ago

Do you have a variation of the big three that just hurts your feelings? Because quad micro mid shin rack pulls really hurt my feelings.
SPONSORSHIP COLLECTORS...I’ll preface this post by saying there are companies wi
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SPONSORSHIP COLLECTORS...I’ll preface this post by saying there are companies with backbones, admirable sets of values, amounts of revenue that can support having sponsored lifters, and that do positive things for the powerlifting community. Most of these companies have been around for some time and provide effective content and product. However, in present day, we have an onslaught of companies that have popped up much like a pimple the night before your high school prom. Not only willing but insistent on sponsoring powerlifters. This works well as many lifters crave inclusion and attention of some sort. Lifters are willing to sell themselves for very little in order to make their Instagram biographies look more official or credible. The lifter/consumer chomps at the bit for sources of external validation. They are willing to take, but not so willing to give, in the arena of symbiotic partnerships as well as the sport of powerlifting itself. They gladly take t-shirts but leave barbells loaded and incessantly talk about themselves to everyone (including that one guy in the stock room at work who’s never cared to lift a weight in his life.) Sponsorship is an individual doing work to promote a brand so that the company can profit. The individual doing the work is typically impactful. How, exactly, does this work when every powerlifter and their mother have discount codes or sponsorship shoutouts in their Instagram biography? To quote @thompsonbowtie, “Sponsor yourself - in the end you will owe nobody nothing.” We’re all just dreaming elegance.
I was inspired by @chloe.lansing to reflect on this last year of lifting. I star
2 weeks ago

I was inspired by @chloe.lansing to reflect on this last year of lifting. I started with @callousedhandspower in February of 2018. I came to him with a 350 squat, 185 bench, and a 405 deadlift. We communicated, he helped me learn, and he taught me so many things about myself as a lifter. I finished out 2018 with a 419 squat, a 231 bench, and a 452 deadlift. Not only that, I’m now able to help utilize everything that Lones has taught me and apply that to me being able to coach and help people grow in lifting. Taking on the role of programming and coaching seems only natural to me now. Support those who have supported you and continue to spread knowledge. It’s going to be a good year. 📸: @ariellegallione 🖤
Very lame grip today, I have no idea what the problem was... Couldnt hold onto t
2 weeks ago

Very lame grip today, I have no idea what the problem was... Couldnt hold onto the 3rd rep of the first few sets of deadlifts with 350 so I went to doubles and then singles to at least get my 15 reps in. Grip had felt a lot better as of late so this was a pretty big disappointment for me. Showing my last double and single. After a crappy performance on deadlifts, squats were a breath of fresh air as they went very well. 205 for my 2x10 felt solid. First time in a while where I felt like I was moving correctly right off the bat! Showing my last set of 10. #5thSet #pioneerbelts #filthypowergym #filthyfamily #powerlifting #squat #bench #deadlift #havecallousedhands #callousedhandspower #callousedhandspowerlifting #triggerwarningconjugate #stayhated #legion #legioniron #depthbeforedishonor #depthbeforedishonorsquatcompany #conjugate #conjugateu #conjugatestrong #conjugatemethod #conjugatenation
@sylva_sbc IS BACK IN ACTION...actually, he never was out of action. He’s been (
2 weeks ago

@sylva_sbc IS BACK IN ACTION...actually, he never was out of action. He’s been (arguably) quietly squatting, or benching, or pulling his work sets and hammering accessory work since the US Open. Here’s Ryan hitting 50 pounds under his best squat at his last meet, but using the safety bar, and with ease! He’s just 8 weeks out from the XPC Finals at the Arnold Classic. Here is the point at which Ryan will wind up to drop the hammer on pushing things hard. Ryan has been with me nearly since the birth of Calloused Hands. I wrote his first few programs on @chloe_callousedhands iPad because I didn’t have a computer yet. My first few months doing this bought me one. It’s not in the bells and whistles, it’s in the experience and in the will. If you work with me, you know that technology isn’t my strong suit. It never has been, and probably never will be. My car still does things I don’t know about. My 15-20 page first blocks scream, “inefficiency.” However, it’s my way. And much like Ryan’s devotion to eccentric 90’s pro wrestlers, it’s not going anywhere. This will be a fun year at the Arnold.
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