Ren Kuroda

Ren Kuroda

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isn't it ironic? 

  • Dec 18th, 2017 at 1:00AM

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Stats:
Body weight 75.5 -> 76.6
Deadlift 125kg -> 140kg

I managed to gain a kilo, get stronger, and not fatten up too terribly. Weight and waste size went up and down over the 90 days, but ended up right about the same place.
Definitely thickened up my legs, rounded out the booty, and put some muscles on my back and shoulders.
Upper body is still my weakness; bench press and overhead press are still my nemesis, but can't fight genetics and I am built like a dwarf.

Managed a 140k squat for 5.
Bench press 80k for 2 and tried for 3 and noped the hell out.
Deadlifted 140k for 5 too.
Rowed 60k for 5.
Overhead pressed 60k for 5 and had once of the plates badly set and that was probably dangerous but I lived.

Loved this program. Loved. This. Program.
Yes, I had to go to a fully-stocked gym and use equipment. Several business trips and other travel left me kind of missing the simplicity of a standard do-it-in-the-hotel-room Kenzai workout.
But. BUT: barbells are AWESOME.
The main thing I like is the ability to see clear progress, however measured: weight lifted goes up week after week. Volume of work done goes up week after week.
The main thing I hated is being old and getting DOMS two days after. I feel like I have been continuously sore for the past 40 days or so.
Anyway, Kenzai kills it once again. I am already thinking about repeating Iron -- easy enough, just start with higher weights and move even heavier!
Don't want to get too carried away, but nothing beats being straight up strong, especially since I am now heading downhill towards muscle deterioration, dementia, and a gnarly grave immediately preceded by yelling at the damn kids to get off my lawn once and for all.

Congrats to my fellow Ironists; some seriously epic progress and y'all can be proud!

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7 comments

Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
almost 2 years ago

Bro, you're a beast! It was great enjoying ironing with you, though a little disappointed the ranger panties never made it out...


    Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
    almost 2 years ago

    Well done Ren

    What can I say - your booty has never been better - HAHAHA

    Also - So good at gifs, feel like I am in Japan some days


      Bill W.Bill W.Kenzai Body 2 | Graduating (Member)
      almost 2 years ago

      BRO. You rocked it bro. Really impressed with how much crushing you did, and how much weight you moved. No joke, you were inspirational and the main reason I stayed motivated to continue to add weight. Seeing you crush ever higher #'s was awesome. Nice work, Renbro.


        Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Graduating (Member)
        Traineralmost 2 years ago

        That is a ALOT OF DAMN METAL being moved in those GIFs!!! You lead the way in challenging yourself and the teams to keep up-ing the ante in terms of plates moved week to week. Great work! Iron suits you well Brofessor.


          Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Marathon | Day 5 (Member)
          Head Traineralmost 2 years ago

          Should a car need to be lifted off a helpless baby, I know who to call! 140K on the squat.....WHOA! You are a bad boss, Ren. And it isn't just the muscly stuff. You keep the blog tight and up everyone's game. Iron redo, Chisel, Rebooted Ranger, Bells II, looking forward to some more muscly fun with you in '18. Go Ruck. COMPLETE!


            Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Marathon | Graduating (Member)
            almost 2 years ago

            Doooood, you da BEAST. For 89 days you Iron heads turned me off to this program - eatin chicken heads, gym bro talk, protein powder and leg day shit... but now you got me thinking.


              Jason BlockJason BlockKenzai Member
              Founderalmost 2 years ago

              Damn man! 140kg is solid as hell! Well done.


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