2015-08-24 training log

4th week, and feeling good.

Really, getting tight beyond tight is what it’s about. Crush that bar so hard the steel oozes from between your fingers. It makes a huge whole-body difference.

The other big help is having a clear head. I’ve been so busy, my brain buzzing with work and life issues, that my gym sessions are more thinking about that than the weights. It’s not about being focused — if anything it’s about having a clear mind, no mind. All I’m thinking about is what’s immediately in front of me. That’s been huge too.

Hitting 285 today isn’t much in the grand scheme, but coming back from all my losses it’s one of the bigger weights I’ve moved in ages. Next week’s 295 will be telling, but I feel no qualms about that going down and then coming back up. 315 is going to happen! I’m very happy about that, because I’m getting closer to regaining where I used to be.

Anyways, all in all today went well. Not much else to say.

Strong-15 Short Cycle, from LRB365

  • Squat (goal: 315)
    • bar x 5 x 2
    • 155 x 5
    • 185 x 4
    • 215 x 3
    • 235 x 2
    • 270 x 1
    • 275 x 1
    • 285 x 1
  • Pause Squat
    • 235 x 3
    • 235 x 3
  • Leg Press
    • 315 x 20
    • 315 x 15
  • Leg Curls
    • 40 x 15
    • 40 x 12
    • 40 x 9
  • Calf Raises
    • 105 x 10
    • 105 x 10
    • 105 x 10

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