A Grueling 2 days vs The Iron

After taking a week off of training to take a great vacation to Myrtle Beach , we are not back in the gym and causing major damage .

These 1st 2 days back have been crazy, we have busted some straight a$$ and loved every bit of it. Blood, sweat , tears, we don't care, we just take care of business, no matter the sacrifice.

Here is a run down of the past 2 days. Right now we are on a split of Mon,Tues. Off Wed. Back to work from Thursday to Saturday, off Sunday.

Monday: Legs
Tuesday: Chest and abs: Outdoor cardio
Wed: off-Cardio
Thursday: Back -Abs-Calves-Cardio
Friday: Bis/Tris: Abs
Saturday: Delts/Traps-Cardio

Monday was the most brutal day we have had in a while( I think we do this weekly).
We started off with 3 sets of Ext. to warm up
We then hit 3 warm up squats proceeded by 5 working sets with chains.
Next we hit front squats for 4 sets of high reps
Hack squats for 4 sets: low-high reps
20 rep Ext for 4 sets supersetted with lying leg curls(5 sets)

We literally squatted our A$$es off on Monday..haha..

Tuesday was just as brutal.
We lit the pecs up with Incline barbell press for 4 sets with chains after 3 warm up sets:
Flat bench 4 sets with chains:
Heavy flat dbell flyes:
Weighted Dips closed off chest day then we torched abs with my best ab training circuit, you can find that on bodyspace under my videos.

I hope you left all you had in the gym, we sure did and we do this every day, there is no excuse for you not leaving all you have in the gym.
You pay your memberships, you make the trip and you spend time in there, so why not make it worthwhile and worthwhile to the extreme.
Kill it in there, push your body to the limits and watch how well it responds..

Have a great week everyone.
Steve Poynter


Missing Hardcore Training while on Vacation!

Well I took a week off from training this week, I made last Friday my final day before we left out for South Carolina -Myrtle Beach.

I must say it is a fabulous time down here with 14 family members that include my amazing chic , bodyspace member Charlotte Quillen and our beautiful daughter Amaya.
We’ve had a great time the past 4 days, high heat, lots of playing in the ocean and chasing kids around the sand.

I do miss my insane workouts, that is the only downfall of this trip. When you train raw and hardcore like I do , you hate to miss one day of training, no matter what the reason being is.
I am happy to take a week off, as we all should take a break every 10-12 weeks at least. When doing this we allow our torn down muscle tissue to heal and then when you get back in the gym, you normally see yourself pushing more weight and you see quicker progress.

When I return to the gym next Monday I plan on unleashing pure hell on some weight. I plan to make the next 12 weeks of training the most intense we have ever endured. I will put my workout partners through things they never imagined. We will all progress, we will all cut fat, we will all build new muscle.
Lord be with whoever I train with, the beast will be unleashed hahaha..


Intense Training Leaves me Walking Half Dead!

This is Day 4 out of 5 of my training split, I still have Delts and Traps left to kill and I will do so on Friday.
Today we murdered bis and tris. We used a lot of chains to train today and you definitely feel it after you use chains to push out reps.

I have been straight killed every day this week after training has been over.. I never want to get out of bed as I go through the night tightening up and waking up like a stiff log due to the hell I have put myself through the previous day.

Today was murder and I congratulate my cousin for hanging in there with me and going all out, as I previously stated, this is his 4th week of training and the progress is incredible to date..
Today this is what we went through:

Close grip bench presses with chains: 5 sets up to 225 lbs plus 54 lbs of chains(The best part of today is, we never weighed the chains after putting the collars on and they weight 54 lbs and we had been thinking they were 38 lbs, so our lifts have been pretty impressive knowing this. It’s funny what you can do when you don’t know the weight you are pushing.
Due to tendinitis some moves were put on hold for tris
Cable Kickbacks:
Drop Set Machine Tri-Dips
Seated Dbell curls: 4 sets
Ez curls with chains: 4 sets
Machine preacher curls: 3 sets

After this myself and Bodyspace’s own Beautifulgrace went and did suicides in 95 Degree heat, then did 12 hill climbs followed by a mile run.

So to sum things up, if you read my previous blogs from this week, you will see that we did indeed put ourselves through hell and this is really , truly the only way we know to train, we go balls to the wall, leave it all in the gym and then dig some more out in order to get in cardio.
If you ever are in the Richmond Kentucky area, I invite you to come train with us one day.
Big props to my training partners and my Team Poynter members who kill it in the same gym:

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Adam Mattingly
Charlotte Quillen
Courtney Carpenter
Mark Allen Settle
Thank you guys for having what it takes to get through these workouts and never biotch or moan about what we are doing..

Everyone have a great weekend, I am setting out to hit Myrtle Beach South Carolina early Saturday Morning!!


Daily update of Training!

Hey guys,
I hope everyone is doing great and your training is as intense as ever..

I am going to start writing a few blogs per week, talking about my training, intensity and progress being made.
I want to motivate you to get in the gym and do all you can to make your progress something amazing.

So here is what today looked like for us as we murdered some iron.

I must say today was one of the best days in the gym that I have had in a long time, we straight up murdered out chest.
We did a lot of chain training and took our reps to the max.
Here is a glimpse of what we did:

Incline Barbell:4  sets of presses with chains
Flat Barbell:4  sets with chains:
Heavy DBell Flyes: Heavy dbells, high reps
Dips: Extreme high reps of dips to kill the lower pecs.

By the time we were finished, I was soaked from the intense training, I was spent to the max, my chest had no more to give so with that being said, we proceeded on to kill some calves supersetted with ab work.
Once we left the gym and I killed one of Optimums Maxx Recovery drinks, we proceeded to go run about 1.5 miles in heat of over 98 degrees.

What did you do today? Do you feel as though you left the gym not giving it all you had? Are you one who went in there and killed it and left knowing you defeated the iron and you can go home and rest peacefully and happily await your next session vs the Iron?

Whatever you did, no matter if it was raw or mild, you did great by getting in the gym and hitting it.
Never let anything stop you from getting in the gym and working toward your goal."
Everyone have a great night and a great day of training on Wednesday!