2014-11-04 training log

oooof…..

So in the spirit of working up to my EDM, thought I’d do that today as well with my squats. Alas, seems I forgot what my EDM was. 😉 I thought it was 305, but it’s actually 315 (now that I look at my logs). Still, I worked to 305 and it went… mixed.

I’ve been beltless for a long time now, but getting up towards my max I wear a belt. I did the 265 beltless, then the 285 added the belt. Yeah, you’d think you don’t forget how to wear a belt but apparently I did. Not really the wearing, but the fine-tuning of positioning so things don’t pinch or cause the body to be weird. I can sometimes get this nerve weirdness in the area from my beltline down to my knees (along my glutes and hamstrings). Putting the belt on for 285 having not worn one in some months, I get down in the hole and everything screamed at me — I hit some nerve thing just right. It wasn’t too horrible, but it was VERY mentally distracting. I did the 305 alright, but I was so mentally preoccupied with avoiding the pain I think I may have cut depth a hair short. So… bleah. not too happy about it.

What it tells me is maybe I should get back to wearing the belt. I mean, if part of the intent of Base Building is to drill technique well… technique with the belt is a bit different than beltless. So maybe I should get back to wearing the belt so I can make sure technique is happy in this regard. I’ll think about it.

Sumos… after the weeks of experimenting, I figured today would make a good case for actually programming it BB-style model 1. I have no idea what weight to use, so I figured just work up in 45’s. The 315 was quite the working weight, perhaps a hair much… 305 might have been better, but it’s possible 315 would be fine under normal circumstances. It was a workload for sure, so I reckon I’ll just stick with the 315 for a bit.

I did NOT want to do lunges — I was pretty spent, but that’s the perfect reason to press on — the body will stop when it truly can’t do any more, and it’ll help improve work capacity even more. Glad I did it, but I know I’m going to be sore. 🙂

So, a mixed day. Some good, some bad. Either way, lots of learning.

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
    • 285 x 1
    • 305 x 1
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
    • 190 x 5
  • Sumo Deadlift (model 1)
    • 135 x 5
    • 225 x 5
    • 315 x 3
    • 315 x 3
    • 315 x 3
    • 315 x 3
    • 315 x 3
  • Lunges
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 15e
    • BW x 15e

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