2013-07-08 training log

I think the diet is working….

Wendler 5/3/1 program, cycle 21, week 1

  • Work Set – Deadlift (working max: 360#)
    • 1x5x145 (warmup)
    • 1x5x180
    • 1x3x220
    • 1x3x255 (work)
    • 1x3x290
    • 1x4x330
  • Assistance – Deficit Deadlift (1.5″ deficit)
    • 5 x 8/6/6/6/6 x 185
  • Assistance – Side Crunches
    • 2 x 10 x BW

It’s funny… sure I carbed up last night, but it was almost a chore! Who knew… but it shows the impacts of constant grazing all day long vs. eating in a prescribed manner.

Cerrtainly had enough gas to get through the session. I worked hard on keeping in form, keeping my butt down, ensuring my hip joint AND knee joint both opened up, not my knee joint opening and my hip closing… then essentially stiff-legging it up. Think “Squat the weight up”. No question I peed out a lot sooner as a result. I did think about going for 5 @ 330 but I was sitting there, catching my breath, giving myself a few seconds rest… and realized if I have to do that, I need to leave it in the tank.

I dropped my deficit weight down and actually was aiming to go 5×10. It didn’t happen. Around rep 6 my posterior chain was saying that was enough, I would feel my lower back want to round, so that was enough. Again, I really got deep with that 1.5″ difference, a lot deeper bend to start out with, and again was more concerned with form. I also felt that going 5×6 would be better than even 3×10… don’t really know why, but this is what my body said to do so I did it.

Dietarily speaking, it’s still tough… I want to just gorge myself. But I swear I’m seeing legit progress. Press on.