2014-11-03 training log

Every so often it’s good to review what you (think you) know to ensure you really know it.

Over the weekend I reread the Base Building manual to see if there were any little things I missed regarding the protocol. I did. That every so often one should work up to their EDM to see how things are going.

So today I worked up to my working (everyday) max that I’m using to calculate all my numbers, and it felt good and as it should be. One where you can do it crisp, but you have to take it seriously. Certainly I felt like I could have moved more, but that wasn’t the point. It felt good to work up to it, went well, and then back to work. Even in the work I did well. OK, so incline dropped off a bit, but all things considered it was good and quality. Overall I can see I’m progressing and getting stronger, which is the whole point.

The Polquin Flies (calling them that to best reference the technique used) remain interesting to me. It puts you in a very mechancially poor position, but it really does stretch and isolate the pecs amazingly well. Still, my right shoulder isn’t the happiest with them, but I’m playing with some variables that seem to help. So, I’ll keep at them for a bit to see what comes of it.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Bench Press (model 2)
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 135 x 4
    • 155 x 3
    • 175 x 2
    • 195 x 1
    • 215 x 1
    • 230 x 1
    • 195 x 5
    • 195 x 5
    • 195 x 5
    • 175 x 5
    • 175 x 5
    • 175 x 5
    • 140 x 17 (AMRAP)
  • Incline Press (350 Method)
    • 85 x 21
    • 85 x 12
    • 85 x 12
  • Polquin Flies
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12
    • 10e x 12
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