Friday, September 21, 2012

Training Update September 21, 2012

Finally got that 365 hook grip deadlift. I ought to be able to motor on up to 405 in another month.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Training Update September 7, 2012

Another good week. Missed my deadlift again but everything else is moving along.


Squat 270 3x5 paused

Press 150 5x5

RDL 205 3x5


Squat 250 2x5

Bench Press 205 3x5 Very little rest on these. I was feeling really energetic on these.

Barbell Rows 165 3x5

(BW) 14/10/14/14 I didn't rest long enough between the first and second set


Squat 285x5 Time to put all the pause squatting to work. I am gonna switch my squatting to Texas Method style programming. I figure I'll still be able to do paused squats on volume days (just 3x5 instead of 5x5).

Press 175x4 I planned to do a set of 3 but it went up real easy so I got four. At the end of four I questioned whether I had loaded the bar properly (It was 175 just as prescribed). None of the reps were even grinds. I could have done one more but didn't. I don't know why. Still a new PR.

Deadlift 365 2/1/1 The weight felt really heavy and I felt really weak. I think I wasn't there mentally. I'll give it another shot next week.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Training Update September 1, 2012

Solid week of training. Had a friend give me some ideas for improving my bench press. I may incorporate them next week.


Squat 260 3x5 paused

Bench Press 225 3x5, 205 2x5

RDL 200 3x5


Squat 265 3x5 paused

Press 135 3x5

Barbell Rows 165 3x5

(BW) 4x12 These are going well


Deadlift 365x3 lost my grip after three then quickly got 2 more in (hook grip PR). I'll get it for a solid five next week. Did the deadlift first because last week 355 was a lot harder than it should have been, due to fatigue from squatting, I believe.

Bench Press 250x5 Hallelujah!!!! I have been chipping away at this weight forever it seems. I finally got it and it was quite the head game during those last two reps. The weight went up fine. The fifth rep wasn't even a grind.

Squat 225x5 regular then 250x5 paused. My left leg is hurting pretty bad (general soreness but a bit sharper and much more prolonged than any other body part). I have really been working on getting the weight onto my right side but old lefty seems to be getting a lot more stress.