1x3 @ 120kg(265lbs)
1x2 @ 130kg(285lbs)
1x5 @ 60kg(135lbs)
1x1 @ 80kg(175lbs)
- Today was a very bad day for the gym. I wasn't feeling too bad getting there, a little tired. But everything felt godamn heavy. I've talked to Boris who thinks that my weights on Volume day may be a bit too high.
As well as that I had two pretty hard days at work during the week (Tuesday = 8 hours digging clay in 38C-100F heat). I've still got a few niggling injuries too, my bicep tendon in my right shoulder is still quite sore and my right hand is battered and bruised from stacking on my skateboard a week ago. I think I maybe should have done a deload week somewhere during this program... I'm not sure. I've been eating plenty and getting 6-8 hours sleep a night so I'm not sure they're necessarily issues.
Next week I intend to drop down the volume, try and up the intensity a little and see what happens. If my shoulder is still sore I won't be doing anything that aggravates it.
- I was shooting for 5 reps at 130kg and got 2. I used 120kg as a warm-up weight for my work set of 130kg. I have no idea why I did 3 reps, 1 would have been sufficient. Nonetheless, I think I am squatting a bit too slow on my squats as well. See how I go next week.
- Bench Press was hurting my hand a little and as I reached the top for the first rep of 80kg my right bicep tendon hurt a lot. I racked the bar and called it a day.
- I hated having to call it quits so early but I think I don't think I would have done much good to continue training.
- Thankfully, I went out after the gym and had a good night. I saw a mate play a good gig, enjoyed burgers with Boris, Julian & Luke and then made some new friends and met up with some old ones. A good way to take my mind off a ****ty night in the gym.
Looking to the future...
- I have Matti Tikka in 2 weeks as well as finishing university at the same time. After these events I am going to start working full time which will probably impede my recovery somewhat and because of this I am considering changing programs. Wendler's 5/3/1 seems like a suitable program as it's easy to understand and there appears to place emphasis on making slow, steady gains. I've read the e-book and I like the way it is set up.
At the same time, I sometimes think maybe I should just HTFU. I mean I'm 20 years old, I have access to plenty of food and I'm still a fairly "novice" trainee. Really not sure what to do.
- Last but not least, I made Dr. Boris give me a mobility plan, something that I have to do every second night. If I don't post up as doing it, kick my ****ing ass. I should be more mobile, I'm 20 years old for chrissake and I get back pain and can't squat to depth without warming up. That's bull**** and it needs to be fixed.