I'm starting this journal just so that I can keep a log of what I've done/am doing in my training, and to perhaps get some feedback from others. I don't aspire to be a bodybuilder; I want to be as strong as I possibly can be. I guess you could call that powerlifting! I've been lifting seriously for almost exactly one year now, and have made significant progress in all of my lifts. My current maxes are:
Current goals: Bench: definitely top priority here 300x1
Squat: 405x1 got a ways to go!
Deadlift: 500x1 again, got a ways to go!
I'm pretty proud of the fact that my total is over 1,000lbs, especially since I could do none of this a year ago! Not that I think 1,000lbs is amazing or anything...
Anyways, here is my first training log.
8 March 2008 ME bench
Bench press: weights indicated do not include added weight of band tension
bar with monster minis x3 (110lbs at top)
65 with monster minis x3 (shall henceforth be abbreviated as "MM's")
75 with MM's x3
95 with MM's x3
115 with MM's x3
135 with MM's x3
145 with MM's x3
155 with MM's x1
165 with MM's x1
175 with MM's x1
190 with MM's x1
Tricep pushdowns: been doing Tate presses and JM presses a lot lately; wanted to switch things up a bit.
100lbs. x10 reps x 5 sets
Lat pulldowns: 4 sets of 8 reps at 130 lbs.
And that was it. I usually add another triceps exercise and some form of rowing exercise, but I was pretty shot by the end of the tricep pushdowns. I've been feeling fairly beat up lately. I give it all I have when I'm in the gym, and I haven't missed a workout or taken a week off in who knows how long!!! I'm thinking a week off may be in order soon. Fortunately, I have a built in week off coming two weeks from now because I'm getting married!!! My fiance and I are going to Savannah, Georgia, for our honeymoon.
I'm looking forward to keeping this running journal. I'll be sure to update it Monday evening after ME squat day. Any comments or advice are always welcome!