2015-01-22 training log

I keep thinking I should up the Press amounts, then I do it and realize I’m where I need to be.

The work-up weights are just nothing… I can do much more. But then I hit the rep sets and they are where I should be given percentages and whatever else in Carter’s Big-15 template. So, just keep it where it is.

All in all tho, things are feeling alright here. I look back and think that things are normalizing, that I’m feeling right and good… but when a few days later you feel better, you can look back and realize that a few days ago you weren’t as good as you thought you were. That said, I think I’m on the tapering end of a parabolic curve here, as the day-to-day changes aren’t as stark.

Speaking of that, my weight is been a little stable the past few weeks. It’s up and down, it fluxes during the week, but my semi-weekly checkin points are generally flat with just a slight downward. Given the past couple weeks, given how I’ve been eating, how I’ve been watching the weight go up/down, I think my body is still realigning itself and normalizing. It’s been 2 months on this cycle, and Nick @ RP and I have spoken about another 1-month maintenance. I’m not ready to do it yet, but it may be like a deload — that you don’t WANT to do it, but it’s good for you and you should. We’ll see.

Anyways, back to the weight-room… the one thing that has nagged at me and I realized today I should do something about is the triceps work. I’ve been hanging on to doing the close-grips 350-method because of templates, but it’s really not the way I should do it. I’ve been wanting to do a heavier exercise first, then rep out afterwards. Like with biceps I do some heaver hammer curls for 3×8-15 then finish with BB curls 350-method. I should do the same here, close-grips for 3×8-15 and pressdowns 350-method. So… didn’d do that today, but will next week.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Basebuilding

  • Press
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 60 x 5
    • 75 x 4
    • 90 x 3
    • 110 x 2
    • 125 x 1
    • 110 x 13 (AMRAP)
    • 110 x 6 (50%)
  • Upright Rows
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
    • 80 x 10
  • Polquin-style Side Laterals
    • 15e x 12
    • 15e x 12
    • 15e x 12
  • Face Pulls
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
    • 75 x 12
  • Close-Grip Bench Press (350 Method)
    • 115 x 25
    • 115 x 15
    • 115 x 10
  • Triceps Pressdowns
    • 60 x 15
    • 60 x 12
    • 60 x 8
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