Nice push press. Can't wait to see your deadlift!
Happy Belated Birthday!! You're still a spring chicken
Spoken as if your old!! Jeesh.
Originally Posted by Gillian
Feeling good, but stiff from last night. Lots of PVC and dwu.
Deficit deadlift: 2.25”
Up to 1x245, 1x265, 1x275, 1x285 (all time PR)
Pretty excited by the 285…its been a long time since I pulled anything close to PR. The 300 dream is alive and well. I was surprised this happened, Matt not so much Dude knows his stuff!!
Up to 3x5x210, nothing special
Circuit: 3x thru, no rest
Weighted step ups
sled/prowler: 4x thru, 75ft each way
reverse drag down/forward pull back (225)
sprint prowler down and back (no rest, 140 1st run, 90 after that)
rest 30s, repeat
Taking out that rest between sprints kicked my butt. Great training night!!
Up to 1x100 (PR), 5x90, 4x90, 1x90
I fought so damn hard not to lose rep 5 of the second set at 90. Grrrr.
2 board bench:
Up to 3x2x145
Was supposed to be 2x3, but I barely eeked out the second rep of sets 1&2
Crucifix hold: 15lb DB
35s, rest 3 min, 30s
Neutral grip chins: on the minute
Circuit: 2x thru
Push ups 10
Inv rows 10
DB lateral raise 10x12
Prowler: 75 ft each
6x90, 25s rest
Alternate high & low handles
Beat. Felt harder than usual- really pushed main lifts. But another PR, so woohoo!
I don’t know what to say about today…nothing quite went as planned. I don’t have bad training days very often, so when I do, its especially hard mentally. Just have to move on.
Up to 1x225 + 50lb chain, 1x245 + 50lb chain, 1x250 + 50lb chain
These felt very heavy, but form issues are better
Trap bar deadlift:
Up to 1x300, 3x0x315
I gave this everything, but could not get it up today. So frustrating.
Supposed to do 2 sled pulls, but decided to forgo and just focus on the medley
Medley: yoke, keg bear hug, farmers (40 ft each)
Warm up on yoke: 270, 360
Warm up on farmers: 90
Run 1: 400, 150 (fail)/100, 140
I went a little light on the farmers since these are never a problem for me and I was feeling so off. This might not look that bad, but I felt like I was going to die. My training partners finally convinced me to call it a day after this (I was flat out on the floor, lol). Run 2 did not happen.
Not sure what’s up with me today. It was really humid and pretty hot, but usually that just slows me down a little between sets. I actually feel bad for the guys I was training with today. I’m incredibly stubborn, so I just keep pushing. They had to convince me that I really wasn’t getting productive lifting done and that it was just messing with my head. Time to eat, rest, and get ready for redemption next week.
There is no way I'd be able to hold on to those kegs.
I prefer them filled with beer.
Well, next time you can empty it and I'll refill and carry it
Still not feeling awesome, but possibly from doing work on our house rather than walking, rolling, and being chill yesterday. Sleep was junk too, not sure why.
PVC, lots of dwu
Up to 7x115, 9x105
A few of these had a little dip to get back under the bar. Was totally winded at the end- I might not have been breathing. Oops
Circuit: 3x thru, no rest, 10 of all
push ups, inverted rows, bb curls, band triceps pressdown
Super arm pump, lol
prowler: 70 ft each, 4x thru
High handles down
Low handles back
140 first run, then stripped to sled only (too slow)
Super hard, but didn't realize just how hard until it was over
Tweaked my right elbow somehow with the prowler. Dope. Iced ASAP.
Back to feeling good decent sleep goes a loooong way
Up to 1x275, 1x300 (PR)
Shocked at how well that came up. Had another 5-10lbs I think, back held extension well. The guy I asked to record messed up somehow, so no video. Clearly I just have to beat this and record that
Up to 3x5x215
Form back to normal, hard but doable
Circuit: 3x thru, no rest
Step ups 12x30
Rev hyper 10x50
Holy crap. Dripping sweat everywhere, lol
Sled/prowler: 70ft each way, sled 180, prowler 90, 4x thru
Sled rev drag down/fwd pull back
Sprint prowler down (upright)
Sprint prowler back (low)
My legs didn't want to move, but I was breathing plenty hard. Feels good in a twisted kind of way.
Edit: I should point out that in 4.5 weeks of Matt's nutrition & programming, my deadlift is up 20lbs, press up 5, push press, bench, and squat moving up too (but not tested or I don't know previous PRs). All while dropping 2" off my waist. Pretty good progress by all metrics. Can't wait to see how far I can go!
Last edited by jenica; 07-10-2012 at 08:06 PM.
Nice progress and congrats on the deadlift PR.