Basically, I am starting a new log since all I did was moan and complain in the last one.
I have my first meet (unequipped) on Dec 5th and at the moment it is going to take a miracle to break 1300. I will be using an ME/DE upper lower split for the run up.
DE Bench tonight........
Last edited by -JM-; 02-03-2011 at 08:20 AM.
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy - George Bernard Shaw
It's cool, you have officially left the land of vag. You are allowed to start a new journal!
No moaning or complaining in this one then? I dunno how I feel about that....
Ahhh well, gl with the new log and the premeet training!
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers
Last edited by -JM-; 02-08-2011 at 10:28 AM.
.......and I KNEW you would say that about sticking with the 531 and then switching afterwards. What I have planned out isnt too big of a shift. I just think with two heavy days and two DE days will be better than what was 4 heavy days with the 531.
stretching and rolling
- 180x3 (x8) 3 grips
w/ 6" foam
DB Rear Laterals
Rope Pressdowns/Staright Bar Curls
- 3x15 each
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All good here.
It was working. You were getting stronger. What is going to work better than that? You're falling into a trap that you shouldn't. Changing stuff that shouldn't be. I'm not hoping you fail, quite the opposite, but I fell into that trap for a long time too and wish I hadn't. Either way, I'll still stop in occasionally to be my usual gruff self.
Surprised to see the new journal, lol - all is well that ends well man but you've been doing damn good all along.
I would listen to Tone on this one, remember last time you switched? Either will work if you're training hard though so good luck.
"I PLAY BY MY OWN RULES"
I don't appreciate you stealing my gimmick of changing routines every week
More seriously good luck with the new plan
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
John 15:13 KJB
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks"
Why did you decide to change? Was the slow progression from the 5/3/1 just boring or something? I also feel like I could be using much heavier weights, but I'm being patient and letting the program increase the weights slowly and steadily for me hopefully to eventually surpass where I would be at if I were to try to be more agressive in my loading (if that makes any sense to you).
- 335x1 PR (+15lbs)
- 355x1 PR (+40lbs) edit: (+35lbs)
Wide Stance Arched Back GMs
Hanging Leg Raises
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Decent day. I would like to think had a bit more left on the squats.
Last edited by -JM-; 10-21-2009 at 02:12 PM.
Huge jump on the box squats, way to raise up!!
Sometimes its nice to start a fresh log. Does a lot psychologically. Have a good time back on the Westside template. Eat those PRs up and when you're ready, come on back to the 5/3/1. I do think you can still get heavy training on 5/3/1 though. I've recently adjusted my numbers to be more aggressive with it and keep things closer to 5, 3 and 1 reps during the cycle. When I top out, I top out, oh well. I will just adjust numbers again at that point but I hate high rep **** and am like you in that I enjoy working with the heavier loads to push the limits. BTW, awesome box squatting, bro!
32 yo - 5'6" - 170 lbs
USAPL Meet PRs (Raw @154 lbs): 347 SQ, 242 BP, 507 DL, 1096 TOTAL
Gym PRs: 370 SQ, 270 BP, 510 DL
The Riddle Of Iron - Kiaran's Garage Training Log
Root canal treatment on one of my wisdom teeth for 1h20m yesterday. Good times.
I got an infection that peaked on wednesday evening. Didnt eat anything on Wednesday and only a few protein shakes yesterday. My two year old could squat more than me right now. Gonna pack down as much food as possible today and hopefully train tomorrow.
Awesome squatting man! 355 is no joke!!!! Yikes, I've never had root canal. Hopefully I never have to either....it doesn't sound like much fun. You'll be back in no time though.