Did "Two a days" this week. Well, on Mon and today(fri) I did. I decided I need two days at the end of the week off in a row....So what did I do? Just stacked workouts on the same day. Go me...
8 sets of 3 @405
This was hard...tired from Sat.
175 for 5 singles
55532 to 185
5 singles at 405
Hang Clean-Thick bar
Ramp up 430x2
weighted sit up
I like the 2 a day stuff quite a bit. Think I'll alternate em, two one week, one the next. Gonna play with my squat programing as well. Some kind of 5/3/1 bite off....Unlike Mr.Wendler I'm not strong enough to require a whole week to recover from squatting, so I'll have to play with it a bit, but i think I've got an idea.
Any questions, comments, tell me I'm an asshole, whatever, feel free to post. Thanks for reading my boring shit!
You ever try setting your squats up Texas Method style? I think you could be
a beast with it. I might try your deads routine. The linear style DL stuff seems to burn
me out, and I got fairly long arms, but deads are barely staying ahead of squats. But what ever, I still just need to focus on gettng back to where I was.
I like reading your log, we're damn close numbers wise, it motivates me. Keep up the strong lifting, and drinking!!
I feel ya buddy. Same here, vice versa......
I pretty much have been doing a TM type thing, and have been making about two PR's a week since oh....October, give or take a off week here or there. I'm just tired of it ...... A little step back feels in order, if for no other reason than to give me a little psych boost. There is such thing as spending too much time at 90%......something I've been doing for too long. Too aggressive of loading is great to get hurt with, and I'm in no certain hurry, so fuck, lets try something new. Plus i've been neglecting the higher rep (red muscle tissue, I think) spectrum of things...I dont like to, so I need to make myself and focus on adding reps for a while rather than just weight.
I'll get to play with lighter % for a while which I dont spend enough time on and fix it. 8 sets of 3 or 5 of 5 is great....for a while...maxing out, in one form or another, every week, twice, is going to land me in the hospital or the asylum.....I can feel the wall coming, I'll just slow a bit and not hit it instead....either way, I'm way over 500 by the end of the year (by ODIN"S BEARD!!!), so it's just a matter of how i get there...slow and steady my friend!
Too much or not enough...
As the third round of drinks begins to take effect I feel somewhat sentimental. You see I was just at Sam's Club, not an hour ago, and going there always gets me in a good, albeit misty, temperment... Moving on
week 1 of 531
65, 75, 85
Actually, I'll just give the highlights, considering I'm drinking with one hand and typing with the other....I de loaded my DL this week....355x3 on wed....and my hips are sore like a motherfucker so i front squatted light on fri as well, but thats it. Alternating press and bench. Work sets with 160/220 respectively, plus a bunch of thick bar rows and db rows with the 100lb db. It was all easy after monday. I was ready for a light week, but still got 4 sessions in so fuck if it was really that light. Ah beer............anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Thanks for humoring me....
Or something similar. Give the full body workouts a break. Change it up you know? Life is about variety and enjoying yourself....and I'm tired of two hour long workouts...Next week will be great
And I hope everyone had a good "Cock Ride the Irish Day"....
5x5 @ 225 OUCH!
170 x 5 Ouch
Good Mornings Ramp up 285x1
Rack Pull DL
205x2x12 (4 sets with bands)
Yes, after squatting I dont care to bench/press hard so it's time to split it up a bit. It'll also allow some needed assistance work that, unless i want a 2-3 hour long workout I just wont do. I figure my press will come along with my bench, which it's time to get serious about. We'll see....I'm loving the band work on the Dynamic Effort bench day, I think this is gonna help put me where I need to be.
Fri-DE or Rep Squat
The rack pulls on sat where too much to squat again well on mon, So i'll get all that happy shit out of the way earlier in the week. That's what made two days off necessary... I'm thinking something totally different than what i've been doing.....maybe even doing a 5x5 on the DL(!) any thoughts? Thanks again for reading.
For the record I did not go out on St.Pats because I consider it amature night where bankers and yuppies go and get shit wrecked and rowdy because they have an excuse....and I have a family now. This type of behavior should not require an excuse....doing so makes it dirty....
So the four days a week upper/lower split is working nicely. Full speed ahead.
ramp up 205x1!
x2x3 no bands
Best part about this is I can get the hell out in an hour or so. Does anybody have a right shoulder I can borrow a couple times a week?
This week was eventful! If you ever want to feel terribly weak start doing box squats off a low box with bands.
Mon-The Easter Hangover
Deadlifted a single of 425. Worked up to 295 singles in the front squat and good morning. Wished I was dead, but PR's in the latter two. Still getting used to these two and feel I have a lot in me on them. The week before I did a partial with 495 and thought my narcissistic ass was going to get a hard on....over me. Then I remembered I'm hurt and suck when hurt and had a long way to go.....
OHP 3x3 @190
Box squat-haven't measured this yet...will soon. Fucking low.
like I said, this is close to atg squatting, and therefore sucks.
Bench rep day
5 ladders of 3 (2 of 4) @ 225
last weeks max @ 275. Best since I was hurt!
Liking the bottom position stuff. Keeps us all honest and starting at the weak point is awesomely hard. Kiss that "rebound" goodbye. Why do I spend my time making everything harder? Anyway, I wish I could buy vicoden at the store for the arm. Plus I went camping and after a dozen bud lights (the official beer of camping) decided it's far greater that gatorade or milk if entertaining is what you're after in a sports drink! Sports would be 10 times better if everyone, athletes included, where drinking light beer the whole time. Rugby players have the right idea.
It would be even more interesting if they drank a dark beer, or a really strong IPA. Just to add some more difficulty. Perhaps I need to start a new league...
Box squats sound horrible, I'm not sure why. I am glad I don't need to do them to make progress. I like my rebound, haha. Good lifting man. Hope the arm heals up, damn nagging injuries.
I box squatted 405 today..(Monday...ME squat day )....and it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.....I also pulled a single of 315 in the GM.....I'm gonna go Ice myself now....
I'm no good at keeping this up to date. Following a Mon Wed Fri Sat, Lower upper lower upper routine, alternating between a max effort(5,3,1 or ramp up), repetition method (ladders with fixed weight) and dynamic effort with bands. Having lots of fun getting strong at weird shit.
Recent PR's of the last two weeks
DL a ladder of 3 with 385
not so much heavy but that it felt easy. Really easy.
DB rows 3x3 with 110
ATG high bar squat @ 415
entirely unnecessary but it happened....
5 ladders of 3 plus 4 @315 low box squat....34 reps total
Still really proud of the 300 lb front squat i did last week. lifting shoes are gold on these.
Bench 1 ladder of 3 at 235
arm on it's way