Still resting 30 seconds for squats? That's pretty crazy for me. I make myself wait at least 2 mins. Lately, its been 3-5.
I think it was more like a minute between sets this time as I took a 10 pound jump. I rested about 5 minutes when I was hitting 5x3 PRs.
Last edited by Matthew Jones; 06-07-2012 at 04:17 PM.
Week 3 - 5/30 Recovery Day
Squat 170x2x5 - Still sore from Monday, hopefully I'll be ready to go for Friday
I was up to 7 mins on 3x5's before I would reset to get my rest periods under control. On 5x5 I am trying to keep them 3-5 mins. You must have an awesome work capacity.
Originally Posted by Matthew Jones
My weights aren't very heavy... I'm not strong, but I do have very high cardiovascular and muscular endurance. I train and compete in Judo and BJJ which are extremely taxing.
Week 3 - 6/1 ID
Squat 265x1x5 I did a single rep at 260 which seemed to help... Next week I should match my PR at 270
Bench 185x1x5 PR Pretty solid
Powerclean 170x1x3 PR Switching to 2.5lb jumps
Good session overall, can't complain about 2 PRs and getting the squat back into PR territory.
Week 4 - 6/4 VD
Deadlift 285x1x5 this was my workset, but afterwards I felt strong and so did 315x1x2 PR :-)
Unexpected PR on deadlift, I got so tired of thinking about 315 I just decided to go for it. My form felt good and I could have probably done 5, but didn't want to push it too hard since that is 25lb over my previous 5RM at 290.
Edit: This makes me officially a 100/200/300 lifter which isn't anything impressive, but hey I'll take it.
Last edited by Matthew Jones; 06-04-2012 at 09:50 AM.
Awesome on the DL, Matt.
I attempted 290 last week (after 280 went up pretty easy) and I could not budge the bar. Weird.
I hit PR of 3 X 5 X 245 on squats today. I'm sticking with the basic LP for now, but I can see the Wednesday "rest day" coming before too long. Still wallowing in sub-PR press and BP territory, too.
What time in the mornings are you in there? I may have to meet you there some time.
Maybe try 285? I'm there MWF from 7-8am, it'd be cool to have you come workout, maybe I'll try to get in a friday lunch too.
Week 4 - 6/6 Recovery Day
Can't hit the gym today, baby girl isn't sleeping good so my schedule is all off. I'm going to do my scheduled intensity day regardless on Friday. Substitute workout:
Bodyweight squats 3x10
Also, I have Judo practice tonight.
Last edited by Matthew Jones; 06-09-2012 at 10:44 AM.