Remember if the weights are going up steadily, don't make the jumps higher, you'll just stall sooner. don't make them smaller than necessary either, because that leads to the same problem of wasted time.
the fails look normal, I was thinking you didn't rest long enough between sets and were getting something like 5-2-3 or something. Also, some people like putting the press/bench at the start of the workout, followed by squats. I'd just do my chinups after the squats to give my lower body a break before I deadlift.
Squats and cleans were good, failed press 5-4-2 :/
Squat went up, form was ok. Deadlift hit 100kg on bar . Sadly I failed bench, all 3 sets were tough. I went 5-5-3.
Really annoyed now at my upper body, it just wont work.
Squat went up, form was a little shaky on last set but I'm happy to move on again. Press went up, managed to do 20kg on bar without failing. Moving up to 22.5 next time, expecting fail though :/.
Power Cleans were a bit of a disaster. Workout took ages because of how busy the gym is, so I was very tired by the end. First I accidentally but 42.5 instead of 37.5 kg on the bar, I did my first set on that. Very badly, thought I should be able to do it though which is why I did all 3. Then I realised what I did when I checked after, so I did 4 more sets after, on the last set I was so tired, and I managed to land the bar on my collar bone not my shoulders. It's bruised, and it hurt to breathe for quite a while but feels a bit better now, so I failed the last set.
Overall not terrible though, at least my lifts were ok generally.
I went swimming with some friends today, I didn't want to do it on a work out day, but it could be the last time I'll see a lot of them.
That set my press back a fair bit, I failed 22.5kg, and then went back down to 20kg which was ok. I'll probably retry 22.5kg next time.
Squat went up, form felt pretty good. Power Clean was ok, I couldn't do pull ups today, the gym was so busy and I didn't want to risk losing the only squat rack we have.
Today I squatted 70kg on bar, I think my form was a little shakey, and I was very breathless on my 5th rep of each set. So tiring. I'll be repeating it next time just to be safe.
My bench press stayed at 35kg, I'm still finding the 3rd set of 35kg really hard. I don't know why its progressing so badly, my press has moved up, everything has, but not my bench...help?
Dead lift; my grip was bad. I could lift the weight, it was hard but I could, but I couldn't keep a hold on the bars, my hands kept slipping off. I grabbed some tissue paper and used that to help a bit (wrapped it around my hands), it let me just about get a set. But I didn't like that compromise. Probably going to invest in some chalk.
Last edited by LucasJ94; 05-30-2012 at 02:36 PM.
Quite a soft work out today. It has been a stressful week and I wasn't up for a good work out. Did a little under max on each set.
All went well, but I have a cut hand, so I didn't do a max dead lift, I did 100kg on bar and that was ok, hurt like hell though.
I repeated 20kg on Press, as 22.5kg was too hard last time, that went fine, and I'll try moving up again today.
Squats went pretty badly, I'm not sure what it was. Balance just felt really off, apparently they recently repaired the floor so it may have been that. Just hoping it's better next time. Could only get up to 60kg.
Pullups - 6,4,3
Power Cleans - Got up to 40kg, form felt really good on a lot of them, some were a little shakey though, need to squat a little deeper and get those elbows up faster.
Really not sure how much i can progress this month, because of all my exams. I'll take it light for my won sake.
Squat - Repeated 70kg, still found it hard, form was decent apart from last rep of each set. Move on, or repeat?
Bench Press - Went 5-4-3 on 37.5kg, was an increase in weight, and my progress on upper body is always poor :/
Dead Lift - Repeated 110kg, went well I think, grip stayed strong!
Pull Ups - 6-4-3