2014-07-21 training log

Phase 3 starts, and it sure feels like it.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Strong-15 (LRB365)

Phase 3-3, Week 1-3

  • Squats – cycle goal: 325
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 10
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 160 x 5
    • 190 x 4
    • 220 x 3
    • 245 x 2
    • 255 x 1
    • 270 x 1
    • 285 x 1
  • Pause Squats
    • 210 x 5
  • Deadlift
    • 180 x 5
    • 225 x 4
    • 265 x 3
    • 315 x 2
    • 355 x 1
    • 375 x 1
    • 400 x 1
  • Deadlift – Back off
    • 355 x 3

I felt good today. Been sleeping better, longer, and that obviously is helping.

Since this is phase 3, everything of course gets heavier and volume goes down.

The 285 went up almost well. Felt good, no problems out of the hole (tight tight tight! descent not too slow nor too fast), but I wobbled near the top. I am still dealing with some slight imbalance between the legs, with my left not always wanting to carry the load, either from the old ankle injury or from the more recent knee aggravation… but I’m trying to fight my right leg carrying more of the load so I shifted a bit and that caused some wobble. It may be that my left isn’t ready for this weight — we’ll see.

The 400 on the deads was a bit tough, but that should be expected. I mean, I’m using the same template for squats and deads on the same day as I would if they were on separate days… so the legs and everything has a pretty good beating before I get up there on deads. We’ll see how the next two weeks pan out.

Main thing this tells me: make sleep a priority.

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