Mike the Ex-Runner's Log Mike the Ex-Runner's Log - Page 16

starting strength gym
Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516
Results 151 to 153 of 153

Thread: Mike the Ex-Runner's Log

  1. #151
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    180

    Default

    3/15/2019 - Friday
    Squat
    45 x 8
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    225 x 2
    245 x 1
    260 x 8 x 3
    First ever sets of 8. Listened to the barbell logic podcast on the knees out cue, and it inspired me to make some adjustments, which I think were successful. I really tried to shove knees out and hold them out to feel tightness in hamstrings and adductors in the bottom. I also tried to feel the weight in my heels coming out of the bottom as I still have a tendency to rock onto my toes. Finally, I moved visual focal point closer to my feet to keep my head neutral.

    It's apparent that chasing squat form perfection is going to be a lifelong pursuit.

    Barbell Rows
    135 x 6
    155 x 4
    175 x 2
    185 x 8 x 3

  2. #152
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    180

    Default

    3/18/2019 - Monday - peaking for my mock meet next week
    Squat
    45 x 8
    95 x 5
    135 x 5
    185 x 3
    225 x 2
    275 x 1
    295 x 1 (85%)
    310 x 1 (90%)
    320 x 1 (93%)

    Press
    45 x 5
    95 x 5
    125 x 3
    135 x 1
    145 x 1 (85%)
    155 x 1 (90%)
    165 x 1 (95%)

    Deadlift
    135 x 5
    225 x 3
    315 x 1
    345 x 1 (85%)
    365 x 1 (90%)
    375 x 1 (92%)

    I based the percentages on my top working set. For the squat it is based on a single, but my top press and deadlift sets were triples so my theoretical 1RM is higher and these percentages are low. The mock meet will be my first ever test.

  3. #153
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    180

    Default

    3/22/2019 - Friday
    Super light day
    Squat 45 x 8
    95 x 5
    135 x 5 x 2

    Press
    45 x 5
    85 x 6 x 3

    Deads
    135 x 5
    185 x 6 x 2

    Bench
    45 x 5
    95 x 5
    115 x 6 x 3

    Mock Meet Results
    Monday 3/25/2019
    Squat
    320 x 1 - Turned into a squat morning, but moved fast
    335 x 1 - Bar got a little forward of mid-foot, but made the rep
    350 x 0 - Attempted twice. First time bar got way forward and couldn't recover. Second attempt was similar, just couldn't overcome that tendency. I think there is still a lot of room to go up in the squat, just have to keep working on form.

    Press
    170 x 1
    180 x 1
    185 x 1 - This was a looooong rep, I'm really proud of staying with it and grinding to lockout.

    Wednesday 3/27/2019
    Bench
    210 x 1
    225 x 1 - This is actually a second attempt at the weight, aborted my first one after a flubbed liftoff exchange. I usually don't get help wit the liftoff, but though it might help save some energy for the lift. Problem is I haven't really practiced it. My spotter and I had a plan to lift on 3, well I lost some tightness when I tried to count out loud and couldn't get it back before the weight was in my hands. Attempted again with no liftoff (like I ALWAYS do) and made the rep, which matches a PR.
    230 x 0 - I think the 2 attempts at 225 took a little out of me. Bar just got a little out of position at the bottom and couldn't get past the sticking point.

    Deadlift
    395 x 1
    410 x 1 - This rep was beautiful and fast- also a 5 lb PR (though I have done 405 for a triple so didn't expect too much trouble here)
    425 x 1 - Slow, but stayed with it and made it. I'm very happy to hit this number.

    This will be the final entry in my Starting Strength log. I've been on intermediate programming for while anyway, and finally ready to close this chapter in my lifting career and start fresh in the Intermediate section.

Page 16 of 16 FirstFirst ... 6141516

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •