2015-05-18 training log

Today starts the new routine in earnest. And oh… this is going to be interesting. πŸ™‚

Last week I figured out some numbers, and I think these numbers should hold me well. I think they are where they should be for the purposes of this program, and I expect things should improve over the course of it. I don’t necessarily expect to increase weights (unless I did underestimate), but I do expect to increase reps on the AMRAP sets and see some sort of progress. Hopefully the increase in carb intake as well as going back on creatine should help out here.

So Squats went fine.

Stiff-legs were fine too. I did them without a belt, but I think I should use a belt at least on the 2, 1, and AMRAP sets. If nothing else, it does help me keep my back a little flatter/straighter simply due to the 4″ of stiff leather making it hard to get too much bend. πŸ™‚ The work-up felt very light, but given how many I hit on the AMRAP I say I’m where I should be.

That said, on both Squats and Stiff-legs I peeded out more from other things. Like on the first AMRAP set of Squats I stopped more because my torso was just starting to collapse, the exhaustion was primarily there. It’s interesting to discover where I’ve become weaker due to the dieting.

But I expect I’ll adjust/adapt to the workload over the next few weeks and things should improve.

Oh, the split squats? Damn… I hate that shit. πŸ™‚ First, I really hate working up to 20 reps, but it’s really 40 reps per set since it’s all 1 leg then the other leg. But man, that kicked my ass. Ouch! I have to remember tho, Paul tends to view 8-12/15 reps as the best range for building upper body mass, and 12-20 as the best rep range for building lower body mass. So, if I’m going to follow Paul’s stuff, I gotta follow Paul’s stuff, even if I hate it. πŸ™‚

Based on Paul Carter’s “Guaranteed Muscle Mass” article.

  • Squat
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 115 x 5
    • 145 x 4
    • 175 x 3
    • 225 x 2
    • 250 x 1
    • 205 x 11 (AMRAP)
    • 205 x 6 (50%)
  • Stiff Legged Deadlift
    • 135 x 5
    • 165 x 4
    • 200 x 3
    • 250 x 2
    • 285 x 1
    • 235 x 9 (AMRAP)
  • Split Squats
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 20
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 12

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