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7/20/2014 11:34:07 AM - Chase Karnes
Worst Training Session of the Year (Commercial Gym in PCB)

I am currently training for The 2014 North American Strongman (NAS) National Championship. It will be held Oct. 4th & 5th in Reno, NV. I'm also adjusting to raising a new baby boy while still working, training and living life.

I ended up training at a commercial gym in Panama City Beach for my second session of the week. I had planned to train at Panhandle Crossfit on Wednesday, but ended up moving my training to Thursday. Unfortunately I wasn't able to train at Panhandle that day so I found a commercial gym.

I walked in and asked the front desk worker who was walking across the gym floor, "Can I deadlift here?"

He responded with, "Of course. I'm actually in the middle of deadlifts right now."

I started warming up and looked over to see him doing a kettlebell deadlift with about 80# pounds with some sort of extra pulsation at the top to really target his glutes I guess?

I started working up to my heaviest set and he walked over and said, "Oh I didn't know you'd be deadlifting that heavy. That's like really heavy and I can't have people doing that in here."

Luckily it was my last set, but regardless it was the worst training session in a while. It was hot. No chalk allowed. The bar was smooth with no knurling. My hand were sweating. I was pulling on carpet flooring and having to set it down "softly". It was a train wreck. I ended up only pulling 1 rep on my top end set I had planned for 3. I had the strength for sure, but my grip wasn't liking a smooth sweaty bar. I should've brought straps I guess, but since I rarely use them I didn't pack them. I also left my liquid chalk at home. Lesson learned.

I realized in that hour there that most people have no clue what they are doing in the gym.

7.16.14

A. Deadlifts
135x5
225x5
315x3
365x3
440x3
500x3
565x1

B. Front Squats
135x5
185x5
225x5
275x5

I ran out of time here because we had vacation plans that day and I needed to get going. And since I had to wait for 30 minutes for the squat rack so some guy could do multiple variations of shrugs I was out of time.

At Least I Got to Spend the Rest of the Day with These Two
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Chase Karnes


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