2015-12-24 training log

Dang, that hurt. 🙂

So there’s progression, and I’m happy to be making it again. I mean, I was making a lot of good progress on the bathroom scale, but I’m happier making progress in the gym.

Squats went well. It’s “light”, but this has been really good for helping me focus on form. Had to eagle-claw-grip the bar today — feeling a lot of elbow and wrist pain.

Pause split squats. The thing to improve today was the pause part. I’ve been pausing, but not as strictly as I should. So today was about getting all the pausing in, while keeping my own balance (no external help). That certainly ratcheted things up. I tell you, the pump you get off these is crazy.

Leg presses. Man, when I do these I have to think about John Meadows, because there’s just such a pain, such a burn, but you can keep going well beyond that point of pain. It’s crazy. 🙂

And speaking of that, doing calf raises with a strict 5-second pause between each rep, man, that really adds up to some serious pain. I’ve tried lots of calf exercises in the past, but nothing seems to burn and pump like these extended pauses. Geez.

So hey, a good day.

Based upon Paul Carter’s Inception program

Week 3

  • Squats
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 115 x 3
    • 135 x 1
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
    • 155 x 5
  • Pause Split Squats (rear leg on bench)
    • BW x 15
    • BW x 13
    • BW x 10
    • BW x 10
  • Leg Press
    • 95 x 20
    • 155 x 20
    • 205 x 20
    • 245 x 25
  • Standing Calf Raises
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 19
    • 40 x 15
    • 40 x 15
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