2014-10-06 training log

Certainly enjoying “Base Building model 2” on my bench press. Will it pan out for me? Time will tell.

Today was slightly different because last week was just trying out model 2 to see how it would go. Today I opted to get it back to how I was doing things before, mainly being stricter about rest between sets and got it back to 60 seconds between sets. For sure that made things tougher. I felt it during all the work sets, and the AMRAP set only got to 15 whereas last week it was 16 an I only stopped because I was bored whereas today the 15 was some work (just shy of failure). But all stands to reason given the decrease in rest.

And I am enjoying close-grips. Will keep those up.

In related news… it’s now been about 2 months of de-fatting myself. How’s it going?

Well, progress this past month was poor, technically only dropping a couple pounds (I’m officially at 248 lbs). Why? I’m not exactly sure on all fronts, no one thing I don’t think, but a combination. I think I stalled out just naturally so the diet needed to get an adjustment. I think there was too much “wait and see” time in there before the adjustment was applied, so a couple weeks were eaten up staying at weight due to just staticness of diet. I also had a snafu that I am unsure of the depth or impact; the Wife accidentally bought a 6-pack of normal sugared soda instead of diet soda. Neither of us noticed until I had consumed almost the whole 6-pack (the normal Hansens and Diet Hansens cans are visually very similar; unlike say Coke vs. Diet Coke which have very distictly different can apparance). Given how close to the dietary edge I’m skating, I’m sure it was more than enough calories to blow things out. sigh

So… that sucks. I may be up for another diet adjustment, but we’ll have to see how that goes. I got tired of reading my old dial-scale and bought a digital scale this past weekend. While the 2 scales are actually very close in reading, they aren’t 100% the same. So while I appear to be starting back on the downward trend, it’s hard to say if I actually am or not, if I’m dealing with measurement differences or not. Just hard to say; needs more time.

I am getting a little weary on the diet, but it’s not bad. Just keep focused on the desired end goal, and just keep pushing through.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 130 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 170 x 2
    • 190 x 1
    • 200 x 1
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 170 x 5
    • 170 x 5
    • 170 x 5
    • 135 x 15 (AMRAP)
  • Machine Flies
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
    • 85 x 10
  • Close-grip Bench Press
    • 100 x 10
    • 100 x 10
    • 100 x 10
    • 100 x 10
  • Hammer Curls (by 5’s)
    • 30e x 10e
    • 30e x 10e
    • 30e x 10e
    • 30e x 9e
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