2014-04-16 training log

Wow. I haven’t worked this hard in a while.

Based upon Paul Carter’s LRB-365 and Base Building

  • Squat
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 10
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 185 x 4
    • 215 x 3
    • 245 x 2
    • 275 x 1
    • 185 x 15
    • 185 x 6
  • Stiff Leg Deadlift
    • 205 x 8
    • 205 x 8
    • 205 x 6
  • Leg Press
    • 160 x 20
    • 160 x 17
    • 160 x 17
    • 160 x 15
  • Standing Calf Raises
    • 40 x 12
    • 40 x 12
    • 40 x 12
    • 40 x 12

Wow. Today kicked my ass.

I continue to go up in weight and reps, trying to find my place again. I’m getting there tho.

I opted to wear a belt again. I haven’t worn a belt in many many months. I wore it on my 2 and 1 sets, and forgot how tight to pull it. When I was in the hole with the 275, I’m pressing out with my abs and was like “where’s the damn belt?”. It was tight, but not tight enough. One more notch would have done it, and I did that on the 185’s. In most respects, this was a “remembering” effort on using the belt.

That said, I felt wickedly worked after this session. I skipped lunges because I was wiped. Looking back, I probably shouldn’t have, but too late now.

One thing I’m thinking about is what to do next. I’ve been running Paul’s program for about 10 weeks straight, but it’s not been an exhausting 10 weeks since it started out as ankle rehab. I do think I’m finding my weights — like I probably will go up to 285 next week (with belt), but keep the reps at 185. I did play with Paul’s percentages and I’m way off his numbers — mostly because I started out just picking numbers, and have done simple +5 or +10 increases to keep things simple while I found my way back.

So, I think I’ll go another 2 weeks (end of April) and find where my weights should be. Just stay the course, minor changes just to try to settle in. Take a week off. Then come back and start on more formal application of Paul’s protocols. I’m not 100% sure how I’ll do it, but I might do something like another 6 weeks of Big-15-style work, then maybe do 9 weeks of Strong-15. I dunno, we’ll see. Still thinking through stuff, but I think that I can call “rehab” done, and that I should be finding my way back. There’s no question I’m adding muscle mass, which I like. But I do want to get some strength back because I lost a bunch.

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