2013-6-21 training log

30-rep… interesting

Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 20, week 4

  • Work Set – Press (working max: 160#)
    • 2x5x45 (warmup)
    • 2x5x60
    • 2x5x80
    • 2x5x95
  • Assistance – Press
    • 95# for “30 reps”
  • Assistance – Lat Pulldowns
    • 3 x 15 x 100
  • Assistance – Lateral Raises
    • 10# AMRAP/RP
  • Assistance – Rope Pressdowns
    • 30# AMRAP/RP
  • Assistance – Hammer Curls
    • 30# “30 reps”

Just a deload day, but I tried a little fun.

I just read this article about a different way to do 30 reps. Instead of 3×10 with like 60-90 seconds of rest between sets, what you do is pick a weight you can do for about 6 reps. Do as many reps as you can (probably 6). Rest for 30 seconds. Pick up the same weight and do as many reps as you can (probably less than 6). Rest 30 seconds. Repeat, and just keep doing this until you total 30 reps.

I thought I’d try it.

I did estimate pretty light, cranking out a lot more than 6 reps on my first sets. But that’s fine. I got the idea. I really liked this. I really do hate doing “lots of reps” with light weight, or going too heavy and not getting enough volume. I want more reps, I want heavier weight, and I like pushing things. This really works to that. I dug it and might keep it around for some of my assistance work. We shall see.

Anyways, that’s about that. Just chugged along and frankly, I’m happy deload week is over. I cannot wait to get back to proper lifting. 🙂 But that said, I know my body appreciates it. I feel better, I got a LOT of sleep this week (much more than usual). It’s all good for me.

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