2014-05-14 training log

Based upon Paul Carter’s Base Building – Mass cycle

  • Squat – working max: 295
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 10
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 120 x 5
    • 150 x 4
    • 175 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 250 x 1
    • 215 x 12
    • 215 x 5
  • Stiff Leg Deadlift
    • 205 x 8
    • 205 x 8
    • 205 x 4
  • Walking Lunge
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e
    • BW x 10e
  • Standing Calf Raises
    • 45 x 12
    • 45 x 12
    • 45 x 12

I am adjusting to this workload. The 73% working max is ass-kicking, especially doing the 50% style. But it’s a good level of work here, and reps increase week over week. So, all good.

This is just a lot of work, so I dropped the leg presses. I’ll try to come back to them in time, but for now, I’m pretty damn worked.

Did standing vs. seated raises, mostly due to other people in the gym and equipment access. No worries. I kept the methodology the same. I’m doing more ankle work outside of the gym too, mostly simple things like full range movement, stretches, rotations, etc.. I noticed some improvement today when in the “down” position, so I think that’s all paying off and getting me my range of motion back as well as continuing to strengthen the ankle.

I have to admit… I started feeling a twinge of wanting to not do Base Building after this cycle and instead do a 9-week Strong-15. I debate. I want to get my strength back up, but I know that base building would probably be better for me in the long run. It would help my conditioning, build more mass, and build a more solid strength base. So, I’ll just keep thinking about it.

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