Due to several requests I'm going to finally make a log here.
Female, 29, Taurus with a Gemini rising.
Training for powerlifting. Right now my short-term goals are a 2 plate squat, a 1 plate bench, and a 250 lb deadlift. Would like to get over 100lbs overhead sometime soon too. Fun irrelevant-ish goals are 5 chins, a pull-up or two, and a full split all the ways.
Started my first cycle of 5-3-1 tonight. I didn't use my 1rm-5% for a squat starting weight. my true 1rm is 185, my "I know I can walk in to the gym on any day and hit it for a single" is 175. 175-5% is 166 and the weights that gave me were too heavy for my 5's week, so I started with percentages of 160 which seemed to work pretty well today.
1x5x120 felt too easy
1x5x130 also felt easy
1x7x135 not sure if I could have done more. The last one felt very challenging and I didn't want to have to dump the weight on the pins if I missed.
1x175 my lower back did a weird thing and felt kind of icky after this one so I skipped PCs.
6x1x50 meters with 90 lbs on the prowler. Alternated the tall handles and the low handles.
lots of stretching/rolling, which I do every time I train. Right leg splits I used the 3 inch step, left went all the way straight and flat. Lots of scorpion stretches made my low back feel much better.
Glad to see you started this!
Cool stuff. Is that a typo on your second powerclean set? I'm guessing you meant 1x1x75?
Yes it is. That "x" sure changes things.
DB press 3x6x20#
Lying DB skullcrushers 3x7x15#DB
EZ bar curls 3x10x30#
DB rows 3x10x40
My arms looked so awesome when I left the gym today.
Last edited by melody; 12-09-2011 at 10:51 AM.
And hardly a virtual smile for the PR. I'll be happy for you
wonder if you can talk about pressing and benching on the same day... what's the rationale there?
I do light benches or presses as accessory work, but I also don't follow my program exactly and I do whatever feels good sometimes. I've been pressing off of pins in the rack after my bench days lately to work through a sticking point that I have.
Originally Posted by michele
Congrats on the PRs! Nice work! I bench and press on the same day as well.