Heya, so I finally decided to getting around to making a log. I started lifting last November, and realized that I absolutely love it, and so I decided I wanted to compete. I compete in the CPF. So far I've been to one competition (June 12th), and will be going to more. Minimum 1 a year, likely more along the lines of 2-3. Next competition is December 10th, I'm just waiting for the signups to open up.
I also intend to, at some point, get into strongman stuff, but that'll be next summer at the absolute earliest. For now I'm just focusing on lifting.
I followed SS primarily, and will soon be moving onto TM. I just finished a cycle of Smolov Jr. for my bench, and tested my 1RM today: Started at 205#, worked up in increments of 5 and hit 225#. Tried 230, but lost it about 4 inches off my chest. Either due to psyching myself out or just running out of steam.
My lifts and any other relevant stats are as follow:
Squat: 340# 3x5 (working back up to it after tearing a ligament in my foot, Monday was 305)
Bench Press: 225# 1x1
Deadlift: 390# 1x5, or 395# 1x2 (after bench RM testing)
OHP: 120# 1x5
Because I'm an idiot and forgot to add yesterday's workout:
Tried for 230# but couldn't get it. Either fried or psyched myself out.
Was doing a 1RM test after finishing off Smolov Jr.. I'm happy with the results, considering the most I've benched before it was 180# 1x5 or 181# at the competition on June 12th (went for 214 there, but missed it).
Couldn't get the third rep off the floor. Same conclusion as my 230# bench attempt. Doesn't help that last week I failed at reading my written log and read "380" as "385" and thus added 10 pounds instead of the 5 I was supposed to (to 390). Which I completed, but the last rep I'm pretty sure involved some epic amounts of bar-humping to get it locked out.
Random chins throughout (mostly while warming up for squats):
1x3 (while warming up for press)
Still suck at these, but getting there.
Working my way back to my pre-foot injury squats of 340# 3x5. Should get there soon enough.
Haven't done much pressing the past month, so these were a little dirty but acceptable. Need to work on getting as much momentum as possible as well as a slight fix to bar path (aka, stop sucking at pressing).
These were pretty dirty. Only did 1 minute rests between the sets, and rushed the sets themselves, 'cause my brother decided he would get to the subway station to come home 30 minutes earlier than planned. Oh well.