2015-12-31 training log

Just not feeling it today.

But you go anyways.

No idea what it is… just woke up, had zero desire to do anything — even go back to bed. Did not want to lift, but figured I’d feel better after I started squatting. Sure enough I did feel better, but then I wanted the bag the rest of the session. No, can’t do that.

The session itself went well. Everything does feel stronger, progressing. It’s all good. I just feel “blah” today.

On split squats, the progression there was to take a wider/longer stance, so my feet were further apart. That ups things, plus it added more to the stretch in the bottom position. That was painful. 🙂

I am thinking about next week tho and looking forward to it. The progression changes to start to prime things for the strength phase. That should be excellent. 🙂

Based upon Paul Carter’s Inception program

Week 4

  • Squats
    • bar x 5
    • bar x 5
    • 95 x 5
    • 135 x 3
    • 155 x 1
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
    • 185 x 5
  • Pause Split Squats (rear leg on bench)
    • BW x 12
    • BW x 12
    • BW x 12
    • BW x 12
  • Leg Press
    • 115 x 20
    • 165 x 20
    • 215 x 20
    • 255 x 18
  • Standing Calf Raises
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 20
    • 40 x 15
    • 40 x 15
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4 thoughts on “2015-12-31 training log

    • Paul speaks to the lack of deadlifts in Inception (in the eBook) — it’s intentional, and I agree with his reasons given his goal and intent of the program.

      It’s also fine for me personally. Given my knee issues, deadlifting is unfortunately something I cannot do too much of — just too much culmulative abuse. I love deadlifting and hate not deadlifting, but I’m OK with it. For the purposes of the program, why I’m doing it, etc. it’s fine.

      That said, once I finish a full cycle of Inception, I’m intending to do a Strong-15 Short Cycle, which will have deadlifting.

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