Gah. That was tough.
Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 16 (mark 2), week 2
- Work Set – Squat (working max: 285#)
- 2x5x45 (warmup)
- 1x3x200 (work)
- Asst. #1 – Squat
- 5 x 10/10/10/10/7 x 145
- Asst. #2 – Pulldown Abs
- 3 x 15 x 130
- sled drags
- 6 runs, 75 yards each
- 75# on the sled
- 30 seconds rest every other run
- attach sled around hips, walk forward with large, purposeful strides
Man, that was tough.
First, the work set was really hard and I pushed like a mutha to get those 5 reps @ 260. But I was NOT going to let the weight crush me.
I did call an audible and instead of going down the ladder with the assistance squatting I just did straight sets at 50%. That was I think a better thing because I got more reps and it pushed me much further. My lower back was dying by the end of each set, wicked pump in my quads. So hey… I hope it was good.
Then on the ab work… never have I had such pain in my abs afterwards. It was really pushing things.
So I opted to not do pullthroughs given how pooped everything was, and I could only muster 6 runs with the sled… glutes and hams were dying.
Thing is… is this how it is? Or am I starting to feel some loss because of my tinkering with Carb Back-Loading, and I’m getting depleted here in my initial setup? Hard to say at this point.