Buddha B, Piglet may just need more time under the bar before she's ready for LP. Well, she needs more focus but that's not a priority for her and you can't just will her to concentrate like you do. It's not a bad thing, it's just where she's at right now. Be a pal, kick her in the ass when she needs it and guide her along so she will be physically prepared when she decides it's time to pick up the pace.
ahhh hey guys! I still workout. I just didn't log it. recent "PRs"
225 sq 5x3
DL 275 1x5
Bench... like really no improvement since doing SS. 130x1, but I can rep out now. Maybe that's the bridge to a new 1 rm?
Not gonna lie, I missed a week but I got back on track. However... After realizing my finances, I decided to be real and realize how truely broke I am. Now groceries will hover around $35 so I will eat at a deficit. That means 2 things... missing my meet in May and stalling SS and going on my cut 2 mo earlier than expected. I am ok. I am ok. I am Ok. well, at least I will have abz. When finances hold up and I finish this cut, I will go back on the ss program to see if I can get some gains again.
Currently, I am down... idk. I don't Own I scale but I see favorable body changes already. =) Like... I have a waist again!
Current workout: Also training for the warrior dash w/ Piglet, who is still doing SS.
PC+ Pull up/chin
Belt Squat and DL, Press+ Chin/pull up
Bench + Press + Pull up/Chin+ "Strong man" loaded carries
liss jog for time.
all work will be for a top set of 3-5 except for pc (3x3) at the highest intensity possible
Extra CV will be from vball. It is the season afterall. The Liss jog is optional for now but will be a must once mid May hits.
Hope everyone is doing well. =D
Glad you haven't disappeared!
Piglet did awesome on Mon but not so awesome yesterday.
Sq 70... failed on rep 2 on the second set and set 3, form was not so hot. but on Monday she crushed it... except for a pretty wobbly left knee. Therefore, we stayed on the same weight.
Press: 40 5x3. pretty good.
PC: 45. She finally got the form but is scared to smack her face. Her fear shows because she is hesitant with lifting her elbows. I told her the bar rises so high b/c it is light. She was happy with that.
So later she told me that she was extremely sleep deprived. Tues went to bed at 2 and on Mon, 5 am. damn. She and her bf were arguing. =( I forsee the future... but it just depends WHEN the future will hit.
Press: 75... damn... lost strength that quickly...
Lat pull down chin position 140x5. pretty stoked. I had more but i know I will be doing this movement pattern 3x/wk so I held back.
"strong man" alt with rowing machine. walking distance was 4 lengths of the cardio machines. 5 rounds completed.
Me: Hold 2 fifteen # aerobic bars over head.
Piglet: hold 2 15# DB on her side
WOW did not realize how unstable my right shoulder was. It burned. haha. And... I think I broke one of the rowing machines because I was going so fast and it exploded.... oops. >.<
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Squat 225x3, must go to 235
DL 275x5, must find better gym where I don't put lumpy mats over where I DL. Must find floors that wont break otherwise.
So far, good session. =) Now, I know why there is an upper body movement between sq and dl. Was a bit tired lol. Rested between the exercises with bar benching and a dozen or so push ups.
20 min eliptical, press, Bench and "pull ups" a hoy!
light squat (beltless): 200x3, felt good. But realized that my back is not use to the load. Ever since I started using my belt, my beltless squat went down from 215 to 195 for 3. Bringing it back up!
Press: 80x3. I realize I am probably had TOO much lean back. When I reduced the lean, the mvmnt was much easier. Or I am just wrong. lol.
lat pull dn "pull up" 145x5. Pretty confidant that since it is really the only thing I am working on strength-wise, I will get to a full pull up and multiple chins soon.
Day before yday:
Chest to floor pushup 3x5 with 10# wt. Focused on having a straight back. I think I have mild scoliosis, so trying to work with that. maybe I can make my posture more straight? hmmm....
On and of course, vball mon- wed.
I think I am going through lifting withdrawal. I missed my heavy sq and dl (belted) for vball play with my team. Now I believe that I forgot how to lift heavy... doh.
BUT... silver lining.
SOHP 80x3... felt much easier.
PC 115X3 failed at 125... I know it is in my head. But I am fearful.
Pushups final set of 17.5x5. Much easier than last
Lat pull down "pull ups" 130x5. Rep slightly high.
My focus was the stretch out certain areas on my left side (slight shoulder internal rotation and anterior pelvic tilt) and focusing on stabilizing my movements with my rear delts, lats and upper back. It felt good and now my upper posture feels straight. I realize that although my postural differences are not extreme or even noticeable, the left vs right differences totally screw with my pressing and pc ability. Once my shoulders were more aligned, my pressing felt so much better.
Light Squat 205x3
Bench 125x2... almost 3.... but got too excited. doh!
lat pull down *chin position* 150x5... nice... almost bw!!! now I have to do 180ish for 10 tho... doh!
double overhead waiter's walk. 3-4 lengths from bench to squat rack... 5 yrds/length? 20#db, 30#db, 35#dbX2. In between sets I did some mobility work. Surprisingly tiring when you it's supersetted with weighted walks. Great workout.
As for my broke diet... not bad. Skipping breakfast is the easiest way to lose weight and save some money. I might be starving before lunch, but when ever I eat... I just cant seem to eat much/meal. I'll take that. I don't own a scale those tools are a complete mind fuck... BUT my thighs and waist definition are coming back. looking less like Jabba the hut. As long as I can still maintain strength and play volleyball at my highest level, I am a-ok. My goal weight is 140. That is pretty far from 180. I want to really weigh in at 150 but I figure losing some extra fat will allow me to bulk back to 150ish with some added butt and hammy muscles. I'll see how it goes. If my weight loss is not fast enough, I will do RFL again after the season. Right now... it is really, i'll see how it goes.
belt squat 235x3. hmmm... a bit lop sided. Will fix
DL 275x 3 err... 3 singles. I have not dl in 2 weeks and it shows. It seems like my legs forgot how to work. lol. Oh yeah... and usually I don't do it right after squat.
Cardio... light. 20 kb swings, dunno the wt., 1 sigle are shoulder press with the same weight. Done 3 time with progressively heavier weights.
"Pull up" 4x130, 1x125. Must do it again. did not reach the bar to chest. About 1 inch high.
Alll in all good workout... except that I pigged out at my bf parents. Hey... when there is food available right? filet mignon and some beef touch and oh yeah... filipino style steam pork bun. So good.
AH HA. I am back. I tried the diet thing, but it's not working out. I think I love food more than anything in the world. lol. Especially since I have a lot of free time on my hands, that's all I have been thinking about. But who is complaining, I made a kickass Caribbean style Romesco sauce with my kickass London broil. Delish.
I realize that a log has been a good thing in the past so it does not make sense for it to stop since I do have a lot of physical goals.
Here they are:
By JUNE 2013:
1. Play in an A LEVEL volleyball national level team as a left handed setter
2. lift 200-300-400
1. I met a girl last summer who started playing volleyball and just a couple of months ago she played on a national level team. And goddamit, that takes a lot of guts and determination and if she can do it, why can't I? She is my influence. Maybe I can embrace that confidence in every aspect in life. Truly Remarkable. I have a long way to go since I play with my right and I am short (5'6") and stock (170#) but hell, it's gonna happen. What I do have going for me is that I am a native lefty that just needs a bit rehabbing and that I am quick, strong and determined.
2. I just love lifting heavy shit. BUT... I need to keep in mind that vb is always first until the goal is met. ;-P
The first goal is lofty and I am not gonna lie, it scares the shit out of me. Thank goodness that I love lifting so much, that will ground me when I feel like giving up. I have a long way to go.
The rough draft for #1:
1. Skill Development
2. Athleticism: Faster Arm swing w/ strong shoulder girdles, jump elbows above the net
To do this: a. drop to 140 (whew, not 180 anymore. SCORE) --> b. fix left/right asymmetries c. 2xbw SQ, BW bench x5, 100# SOHP, 8 pull ups, 10 dips --> d. extra shoulder girdle work + 155 clean --> e. plyometrics/ power focus --> f. Power endurance... Yeah... a lot of crap. Oh and I will sprinkle in some finger tip pushups along the way. The numbers are all subject to change of course. ;-)
3. Find a team by December!!!