2014-10-28 training log

Time to up the weights here too.

Increased 10 lbs per Wendler-spec, recalculated and off I went. Squats felt good as a result — felt worked, felt challenged.

I need to work on keeping my torso tight. I’m doing all of this without a belt (can’t remember the last time I put a belt on), and the belt just gives me so much rigidity. When I got into the hole with the 265 I fell forward. I’m not sure if I just blew technique or if it was a lack of torso tightness. I try, but I think I’m trying too much technique of pushing my stomach out — but there’s nothing to push into (belt). So, I need to rethink this.

Sumos continue to progress nicely. I feel more comfortable with the techinque after the 4 or so weeks I’ve been trying out sumo, and given last week I did 315 pretty easily I thought why not try working up a bit to see what I could do. I got to 355 and figured that was a good stopping point. It wasn’t near a max, but it was challenging. Plus, I only rest about 1 minute between each set here, so all things considered: full squat session, minimal rest, new technique (sumo)… hey, this ain’t too bad given my conventional best is 445 lbs from just a couple months ago. I think at this point I’m going to try shifting to actually work sumo now in a Base Building model 1 style. Small/light workup, then 5×3 at maybe 315 to start and see how that goes.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Squats (model 1)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 180 x 4
    • 215 x 3
    • 235 x 2
    • 265 x 1
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
  • Sumo Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 135 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 225 x 3
    • 225 x 3
    • 275 x 3
    • 275 x 3
    • 315 x 1
    • 335 x 1
    • 355 x 1
  • Lunges
    • BW x 12e
    • BW x 12e
    • BW x 12e
    • BW x 12e

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